Kick back, relax and enjoy Knight Furies: Knights of the Swan #4

C.C.Wiley Knight Furies coverWhether you’re sitting poolside or headed off to the beach, one of the greatest things about summer is setting time aside to read a great book.

And if you’re tired of the same old summer-reads like spy novels or how the guy got the girl, you might want to try something completely different.

Like what?

Any of my historical novels may do the trick. Each of my books is filled with love, passion, mystery, history, and of course, romance.

For instance, you could order my latest KNIGHT FURIES: KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN #4 and be swept away to Fletchers Landing. Here’s an excerpt to get you in the mood:

For a Knight of the Swan, any mission might lead to fortune—but the chance for love comes once in a lifetime . . .

Margaret Grace is the lady of Fletchers Landing, earning what she can as a beekeeper and mead maker, and playing a nerve-wracking game with the mercenaries who demand payment to ensure her village’s safety. When an unknown man appears on horseback one day, Meg knows she can’t trust him—especially when the dashing knight claims to be looking for fabled lost riches. But her desires are harder to control . . .

Tormented by the memories of his imprisonment at the hands of a vicious mercenary, Sir Nathan Staves is glad to be abroad on a quest for His Majesty. His task promises the chance to recover a legendary lost bounty, but also throws him into the path of the beguiling Meg. Their breathtaking passion awakens just as a familiar danger does, forcing Nathan to decide which is the greater prize—an elusive treasure, or the love of a woman he will die to protect.

 

Make sure Knight Furies: Knights of the Swan #4 is on your summer reading list

C.C.Wiley Knight Furies coverSummer reading doesn’t get any better than a juicy historical romance and I’ve got the perfect one to add to your reading list.

My new book KNIGHT FURIES: KNIGHTS OF THE SWAN #4 arrives July 28. However, it’s currently available for pre-order on AmazonKindle, Google, Nook, Apple and Kobo.

Here’s an excerpt to get you ready for the next installment in the Knights of the Swan series.

For a Knight of the Swan, any mission might lead to fortune—but the chance for love comes once in a lifetime . . .

Margaret Grace is the lady of Fletchers Landing, earning what she can as a beekeeper and mead maker, and playing a nerve-wracking game with the mercenaries who demand payment to ensure her village’s safety. When an unknown man appears on horseback one day, Meg knows she can’t trust him—especially when the dashing knight claims to be looking for fabled lost riches. But her desires are harder to control . . .

Tormented by the memories of his imprisonment at the hands of a vicious mercenary, Sir Nathan Staves is glad to be abroad on a quest for His Majesty. His task promises the chance to recover a legendary lost bounty, but also throws him into the path of the beguiling Meg. Their breathtaking passion awakens just as a familiar danger does, forcing Nathan to decide which is the greater prize—an elusive treasure, or the love of a woman he will die to protect . . .

 

Knight Secrets: perfect reading for the romantic

C.C. Wiley Knight Secrets - FINAL

Have you been wanting to sink your teeth into a juicy historical romance novel?

If so, I’d recommend starting with Knight Secrets: The Knights of the Swan #1.

This book is available from AmazonKindle, Google, Nook, Apple or Kobo and tells the story of Lady Clarice Margrave and Sir Ranulf, Lord of Sedgewic.

Here’s an excerpt 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?”

Intrigued? Order today and get reading! I don’t mean to brag, but this novel has a little bit of everything: action, adventure and of course, romance! I would be honored for you to explore the world that I’ve created!

 

KNIGHT FURIES is now up on NetGalley!

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For a Knight of the Swan, any mission might lead to fortune—but the chance for love comes once in a lifetime . . .
Margaret Grace is the lady of Fletchers Landing, earning what she can as a beekeeper and mead maker, and playing a nerve-wracking game with the mercenaries who demand payment to ensure her village’s safety.

When an unknown man appears on horseback one day, Meg knows she can’t trust him—especially when the dashing knight claims to be looking for fabled lost riches. But her desires are harder to control . . .
Tormented by the memories of his imprisonment at the hands of a vicious mercenary, Sir Nathan Staves is glad to be abroad on a quest for His Majesty. His task promises the chance to recover a legendary lost bounty, but also throws him into the path of the beguiling Meg. Their breathtaking passion awakens just as a familiar danger does, forcing Nathan to decide which is the greater prize—an elusive treasure, or the love of a woman he will die to protect . . .

Talking about this book? Be sure to tag it using #KnightFuries #NetGalley

Upcoming July 31, 2018

Also Available for Pre-Order at Amazonkindle Apple  Google Kobo Nook

RWA Fourth Annual Readers Luncheon

2018 Readers Luncheon Flyers (for Social Media)There are luncheons and then there are luncheons.

The fourth annual Readers Luncheon is one of the latter and is heading to Utah on Oct. 13.

I will be attending, as well as hosting an author’s table, and I’d love to see you there.

The RWA Readers Luncheon provides an amazing opportunity to spend time with other romance writers.

This year, RWA will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah and will feature a number of well-known authors who will share insight into the art of romance writing.

In fact, this year’s keynote speaker is none other than Susan Wiggs. Here’s a bit about her:
For Susan life is all about family, friends…and fiction. She lives at the water’s edge on an island in Puget Sound, and in good weather, she commutes to her writers’ group in a 21-foot motorboat. She’s been featured in the national media, including NPR and USA Today, has given programs for the US Embassies in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, and is a popular speaker locally, nationally, internationally, and on the high seas.

From the very start, her writings have illuminated the everyday dramas of ordinary people. Her books celebrate the power of love, the timeless bonds of family and the fascinating nuances of human nature. Today, she is an international best-selling, award-winning author, with millions of copies of her books in print in numerous countries and languages.

Her novels have appeared in the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and have captured readers’ hearts around the globe. She is a three-time winner of the RITA Award, the highest honor given for a work of romantic fiction. Her recent novel, The Apple Orchard, is currently being made into a film.

Other special guests include top romance writers: RaeAnne Thayne, Lisa Bingham, Irish Winters, and many more. Additionally, there will be book signings, door prizes and opportunities to speak with authors.

Come hungry, as there will be a buffet filled with goodies. Interested in going? You can register here.

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!