The Knight Dreams re-release is now in stores!

Knight DreamsThe holiday season might be over, but I still have one extra special gift for all of my dedicated readers; I can’t keep the secret any longer!

On January 22, I released a revised second edition of my book Knight Dreams. Although this story is not part of my Knights of the Swan series, it does have similar themes and features romance, historical fiction, and intrigue.

The book is available both on Amazon, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK  and Apple iBooks.

Here’s a brief synopsis of what you can expect:

Would you give up your vengeance to save someone you love? 

The skilled archer, Terrwyn ap Hew, lost her young brother to the English years ago. Now, her night visions reveal that he is alive and she intends to bring him home. But the English soldiers have returned to her Welsh village in search of the famed archer to take on their campaign against France. If Terrwyn is to reach her brother in time, she’ll have to outwit the soldiers and infiltrate their army. This time, no one is going to stand in her way not even King Henry V’s spy, Sir James Frost.

The charming Sir James Frost captures the likeness of his prey with charcoal and parchment. This time, a plot to kill the king is uncovered, and it leads to Terrwyn’s family. When he discovers the maiden hiding amongst the archers, his attention is divided between protecting his king and the woman who pierced his heart with her passion.

To order your copy of Knight Dreams just click on Amazon, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK  and Apple iBooks.I can’t wait for you to read it!

KNIGHT TREASURES is now up on NetGalley!

Read, Review & Recommend!

In 15th Century England, alliances can be deadly for a Knight of the Swan. Especially those made in the heat of passion…

Knight Treasures #3

Here is the direct link to the page: http://netgal.ly/Z69Hwo

Fleeing for her life after a savage attack on her homeland, Lady Sabine of Clearmorrow finds sanctuary on the windswept shores of southern England, praying that her family reaches her before her foes. When Sir Darrick of Lockwood shows up in a swirl of raging wildfires, Sabine is not willing to trust the dark knight, though he may be her last hope.  And when she learns of his urgent quest to locate his sister, she realizes she may be his, too…

Lady Sabine is the last woman who saw his beloved sister alive, which is the only reason Darrick demands she join him on the perilous journey to bring Elizabeth home. But even as he shelters Sabine from their powerful enemies—and savors the sweet passion between them—he wonders if the brave beauty will bring him all that he desires, or draw him deeper into danger….

I’d love to hear from you. And, please, be sure to leave a review. 

Knight Quests #2 is uploaded on NetGalley

You don’t have to wait for Knight Quests’s release date, July 25, 2017. For a limited time, all you have to do is click on the book cover and follow the NetGalley link. Be one of the first to read and review Knight Quests: Knights of the Swan #2.

KNight Quests_FINALDon’t wait too long to act. It will be available as an eGalley until a few days after the books on sale date. After the eGalley is taken down from NetGalley, it will be automatically removed from most eReaders and reviewers will no longer be able to download it.

KNIGHT QUESTS #2
For a Knight of the Swan in 15th century England, falling for the enemy is an act of treason . . .

Orphaned as a young girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her . . .

As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire . . .

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The Blog Tour Starts Today

 

Check out two historical romances from Lyrical Press authors A. S. Fenichel and C.C. Wiley.

This Blurb Blitz Blog Tour starts April 24th and continues until May 19. It begins with Rogue’s Angels.

These two authors will be awarding a digital copy of both of the books on tour to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Foolish Bride: Forever Brides #2

by A.S. Fenichel

Knight Secrets: Knights of the Swan #1

by C.C. Wiley

 

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway For Knight Quests (Knights of the Swan #2)

Goodreads Book Giveaway For Knight Quests (Knights of the Swan #2)

Open for entries on April 21, 2017-April 28, 2017

Knight Quests by C.C. Wiley

  • Knight Quests (Knights of the Swan #2)
    by C.C. Wiley (Goodreads Author)

    Release date: Jul 25, 2017

    ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF KNIGHT QUESTS BY C.C. WILEY!

    Orphaned as a young girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. …more

    Opens for entries on April 21, 2017

    Availability:2 copies available, 0 people requesting

    Giveaway dates:Apr 21 – Apr 28, 2017

    Countries available:US and CA

    Format:Print Book

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/232609-knight-quests

Knight Quests: The Knights of the Swan Book #2

knight-quests_finalIf you are someone who loves to read and enjoys a juicy novel to end a mundane day, you need to pick up one of my historical romance novels.

My novels aren’t your ordinary historical romance books either, they are filled with intrigue, maidens, and of course, handsome rogues.

For instance, settle in with one of my favorites Knight Quests: The Knights of the Swan Book #2 starring Sir Drem and Brigitte; check out this passage:

For a Knight of the Swan in 15th century England, falling for the enemy is an act of treason …

Orphaned as a young girl, Brigitte de Marnier has learned to live by her instincts. Which doesn’t explain why she accepts protection from a soldier in the service of the enemy crown. But something about Drem Ap Dafydd has her leaning into his strength, and surrendering to his intoxicating kiss, even knowing he is duty bound to destroy her . . .

As a newly appointed Knight of the Swan, Drem is eager to prove his allegiance to the English crown in the battle against France. But in his sheltering arms, beautiful Frenchwoman Brigitte arouses in him another instinct—to love, honor, and protect. Then Drem discovers his beloved has a price on her head and he must choose between his vow—and his heart’s desire . . .

Order your copy today by clicking here. Then, Sit down, put your feet up and escape to worlds unknown!

Ring in spring with a juicy historical romance from C.C. Wiley

C.C. Wiley Knight Secrets - FINALNow that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are starting to warm up, it’s time to celebrate the change in seasons. Ring in spring with one of my juicy historical romance novels.

After being stuck in the house all winter long, you’re probably feeling a bit of cabin fever. Pack a delicious picnic lunch, download a few of my books and spend some time at a local park or body of water.

If you’re new to historical romance, or my writing, in particular, I highly recommend KNIGHT SECRETS: THE KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN #1.This is the book that started it all, and the story is one that will keep you interested and engaged.

Here’s a brief teaser to get you in the mood:

Sworn to protect the crown, a Knight of the Swan must never surrender—not even to love. England, 1415. Ordered never to leave the lonely tower on her family estate, Lady Clarice Margrave is suddenly set free when her home is plundered. Now she is determined to discover the truth behind her father’s alleged treason. But an act of daring only propels her into a new prison, with the very knight who destroyed her home as her keeper. Sir Ranulf, Lord of Sedgewic, is ruthless in his inquisition, though there is a searing tenderness in his touch. Is it possible her bold jailor is the Red Wolf of whom her father spoke—and the one man she might be able to trust?

Available on Amazon Kindle and Nook.

Discover the historical romance novels of author C.C. Wiley and learn a few things, too

3512842 - morning at squires castleIf you love history and romances, why not combine the two? That’s exactly what I’ve done with my historical romance novels and I’d love to share them with you.

My books cover a wide array of characters and stories, ranging from the re-release of Knight Dreams to my Knights of the Swan Series and Lilies of the Valley. If you love learning about medieval history with a mix of romance, passion, and intrigue, I think you’ll be a fan of my work.

As an author of historical romances, I spend a significant amount of time reading about the time periods my stories are set in and performing other related research. It might seem tedious for some, but I love the process of learning about bygone eras and the men and women who lived during them.

If you’re interested in learning more about my research process, I invite you to check out a handful of sources that I’ve made available on my website. They include:

Early America: http://www.earlyamerica.com/
National Endowment for the Humanities: http://www.neh.gov/
National Museum of American History: http://americanhisto…i.edu/index.cfm
Colonial Williamsburg Official Site: http://www.history.org/

And some of my other favorites:
Scotland
http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/The-Border-Reivers/
War of the Roses: http://www.warsoftheroses.com/index.htm

Don’t miss these either:
Medieval: The Orb: http://www.the-orb.net/
The Labyrinth: http://www8.georgeto…rinth-home.html
Clothing: http://www.virtue.to…les/extant.html

These research and reference links should keep you busy for hours. If you enjoy learning about the past or just want to learn more about my writing process, I invite you to take a look.

Break up the monotony with a historical romance

Knight DreamsDoes winter have you feeling the blues? Are you tired of being couped up, having to wear multiple layers or shovel snow?

If the traditional hot bath and box of chocolates won’t do, consider immersing yourself in a sweeping historical romance novel. Being able to experience a different place or time period can provide a sweet reprieve from the cold and clammy hands of cabin fever.

With so many books available in stores and online, it can be hard to determine which series or authors are worthy of your time. Fortunately, I’ve had the pleasure of building a fan base that has reviewed my work, and I currently carry a 4.65 out of 5-star rating on GoodReads.com.

My Knights of the Swan series as well as my standalone novel, Knight Dreams feature knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, complex political drama and plenty of romantic intrigue.

Stop letting winter weather sour your mood and visit my website to start browsing. I’m confident that you’ll absolutely love. Imagination and adventure await in 14th Century England. Lady Clarice Margrave, the knight Ranulf and Brigitte de Marnier request your presence. Won’t you join them?

Get on the historical romance train with a C.C. Wiley novel

C.C. Wiley KNIGHT DREAMS - Front Cover (for Book Interior)Are you desperately in need of some excitement in your life?

With period dramas being the ‘in’ thing nowadays, it may be time for you to jump on this fast-moving train to yesteryear.

From TV shows like Game of Thrones on HBO and The Crown on Netflix, current popular culture is all about going back in time. After all, everybody needs an escape from the humdrum of day-to-day life.

If you’ve already read my Knights of the Swan series, I invite you to read my newly released second-edition of Knight Dreams, via Amazon or Barnes & Noble NOOK.

Here’s a brief synopsis to whet your appetite:

“The skilled archer, Tarryn ap Hew, lost her young brother to the English years ago. Now, her night visions reveal that he is alive, and she intends to bring him home. The English soldiers have returned to her Welsh village, searching for the famed archer to take on their campaign against France. If Tarryn is to reach her brother in time she’ll have to outwit the soldiers and infiltrate their army. This time, no one is going to stand in her way, not even King Henry V’s spy, Sir James Frost.””

“Charming, but dangerous spy, Sir James Frost, captures the likeness of his prey on charcoal and parchment. This time, a plot to kill the king is uncovered and it leads to Terrwyn’s family. When he discovers the maiden hiding among the archers, his attention is divided between protecting his king and the woman who pierced his heart with her passion …”

Order your copy today and introduce some excitement into your life!

 

My journey as an author

C.C. Wiley Knight Secrets - FINALHave you always dreamed of being an author? Do you love telling stories to friends and family members? Is writing your creative passion or way to escape? If so, I encourage you to consider pursuing a career as an author. It might seem daunting, but achieving your dreams is absolutely possible.

Take me for instance, I grew up on a farm in the Midwest and quickly learned to escape the never-ending chores by storytelling. I’d slip off to the barn or the fields and settle into a book that would take me away. Before long, I started creating my own stories to keep myself entertained.

Eventually, career responsibilities prevailed and I put away my storytelling, but never my love for reading. That all changed one year, after a fabulous trip to England. I came home and my fascination with historical romance blossomed from a reader into a storyteller. Once the idea struck, I just couldn’t get it out of my head. I had to write.

So, I began the arduous task of learning all I could about writing a story. And things never stopped. In fact, to this day, those lessons continue.

I believe there are wonderful courageous characters waiting for someone to tell their story. When I write, my goal is to capture a moment in time, where the threads of history, adventure, hope, passion, and love, sweep the reader away. Each time I begin a new novel I’m excited to discover my character’s stories.knight-treasures C.C. Wiley

I now reside in Utah where my dreams are supported by my very own hunky knight in shining armor and our four dogs. This journey would be so much harder and lonelier without their love.

I invite you to share in my dreams by picking up a copy of one of my Knights of the Swan books. I believe you will get swept away to magical lands where princesses live in castles and really do swoon over handsome knights. After all, my books are: “Where Medieval history and passion and unite”

Here’s what readers are saying about the Knights of the Swan series

knight-treasures C.C. WileyAre you tired of reading the same old novels about detectives catching bad guys or powerful women running fashion houses? If so, maybe it’s time to put those books down and turn the page so to speak.

How about falling in love with a historical romance? My Knights of the Swan Series now includes three installments:

  • KNIGHT SECRETS: THE KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN BOOK #1
  • KNIGHT QUESTS: THE KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN BOOK #2
  • KNIGHT TREASURES: KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN, BOOK #3

And a fourth will hit digital retailers in July of 2018:

  • SIR NATHAN’S STORY: KNIGHT FURIES: KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN #4

If you’re wondering what to expect, here’s a handful of reviews from some of my readers:

It’s a refreshing change to find a Historical romance that ISN’T a Regency. This one is set in 1415, during the early years of the reign of King Henry V of England. It even features a historically verifiable fact, Henry’s departure for France in the summer of 1415.”

“Frankly, that’s quite impressive; historical accuracy in romances set in the Middle Ages isn’t exactly a given (don’t talk to me about potatoes). Knight Secrets, however, is an exception; meticulously researched and beautifully written, the historical knowledge of the author is very much on display here.”

“There are a few questions left unanswered in the book, but I suspect that’s deliberate, with a few loose ends to be tied off in other books in the series. They don’t detract at all from the story, which is an excellent, period-accurate romance…”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’ll be looking out for more of C.C. Wiley’s work in future. 5 stars.

“Fun, arresting and action-packed, Wiley’s first Knights of the Swan book will put readers in the center of action. The love scenes are hot and tender, the characters are well defined and the protagonists’ rocky road to romance is entertaining.”

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to review my latest work! If you haven’t already, please visit my website and do so now. Your feedback and insights mean the world to me. https://ccwiley.com/

 

Before more holiday madness, snuggle in with my latest romance novel

knight-treasures C.C. WileyHalloween has disappeared and so has Thanksgiving, but there is still more to come. From gift shopping, decorating the house, and of course, the madness of the malls, you might want to take a breather.

How about picking up a copy of my new historical romance novel KNIGHT TREASURES: KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN #3? This exciting addition to the series has been available since Nov. 28 and fans are already raving about how wonderful it is.

If you need a teaser here’s something to whet your appetite:

“In 15th Century England, alliances can be deadly for a Knight of the Swan. Especially those made in the heat of passion…

Fleeing for her life after a savage attack on her homeland, Lady Sabine of Clearmorrow finds sanctuary on the windswept shores of southern England, praying that her family reaches her before her foes. When Sir Darrick of Lockwood shows up in a swirl of raging wildfires, Sabine is not willing to trust the dark knight, though he may be her last hope. And when she learns of his urgent quest to locate his sister, she realizes she may be his, too…”

So, before further stress ensues, do order your copy of KNIGHT TREASURES: KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN #3 via Amazon for your Kindle, Google, Nook, Apple or Kobo. Get lost in this story where medieval history and passion unite!

Don’t Miss the Newest Releases

Knight Treasures: Knights of the Swan #3

In 15th Century England, alliances can be deadly for a Knight of the Swan. Especially those made in the heat of passion…

Knight Treasures #3

Fleeing for her life after a savage attack on her homeland, Lady Sabine of Clearmorrow finds sanctuary on the windswept shores of southern England, praying that her family reaches her before her foes. When Sir Darrick of Lockwood shows up in a swirl of raging wildfires, Sabine is not willing to trust the dark knight, though he may be her last hope.  And when she learns of his urgent quest to locate his sister, she realizes she may be his, too…

Lady Sabine is the last woman who saw his beloved sister alive, which is the only reason Darrick demands she join him on the perilous journey to bring Elizabeth home. But even as he shelters Sabine from their powerful enemies—and savors the sweet passion between them—he wonders if the brave beauty will bring him all that he desires, or draw him deeper into danger….

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Coming January 22, 2018: Knight Dreams

Would you give up your vengeance to save someone you love?

The skilled archer, Terrwyn ap Hew, lost her young brother to the English years ago. Now, her night visions reveal that he is alive and she intends to bring him home. The English soldiers have returned to her Welsh village, searching for the famed archer to take on their campaign against France. If Terrwyn is to reach her brother in time she’ll have to outwit the soldiers and infiltrate their army. This time, no one is going to stand in her way, not even King Henry V’s spy, Sir James Frost.

Charming, but dangerous spy, Sir James Frost, captures the likeness of his prey on charcoal and parchment. This time, a plot to kill the king is uncovered and it leads to Terrwyn’s family. When he discovers the maiden hiding among the archers, his attention is divided between protecting his king and the woman who pierced his heart with her passion.

Available on Amazon

Read, Review & Recommend!

 I’d love to hear from you. And, please, be sure to leave a review.