Happy Post Turkey Day, everyone! This week, I have a M/M historical to read to you - and you all know how much I appreciate historicals in addition to Regency - a medieval historical from Charlene Newcomb, Men of the Cross. A bloody, tumultuous, but fascinating time to write about - come have a listen!
Men of the Cross
Battle Scars 1
by Charlene Newcomb
They embarked on the Crusades as strangers.
They battled through as more than brothers-in-arms.
Men of the Cross (Battle Scars I)
The idealistic knight Henry de Grey was prepared to bloody his sword, to slay the enemy, when he joins the Lionheart’s crusader army. But Henry struggles to justify the violent acts he has committed in God’s name when innocents are slaughtered.
Battle-hardened Sir Stephan l’Aigle's prowess on the battlefield is well known, and he takes Henry under his wing. Through heroism and heartache, the two knights’ friendship will be tested.
Their greatest trial will not be fought with sword or lance, but with their hearts.
This epic saga reveals the fighting spirit and impact of war on the knights who serve the Lionheart, the bonds of comradeship - and love - that develop between them, and their personal joys, sorrows and struggles. Men of the Cross is a must-read for all who enjoy action-packed historical fiction with a slow-burn romance.
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Charlene Newcomb lives, works, and writes in Kansas. She is an academic librarian by trade (recently retired), a U.S. Navy veteran, and has three grown children. When not at the library, she is still surrounded by books trying to fill her head with all things medieval and galaxies far, far away. Men of the Cross is book 1 of the Battle Scars trilogy, novels taking place during the reign of King Richard I, the Lionheart, of England. The anthology, Betrayal, includes her short story, “A Knight’s Tale,” a prequel to Battle Scars. Her current WIP is Rogue, another medieval tale set at the end of evil King John’s reign. Char’s other love is science fiction. Echoes of the Storm was published in July 2020.
Char loves to travel and enjoys quiet places in the mountains or on rocky coasts. But even in Kansas she can let her imagination soar.
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.