THE SKY WORSHIPERS: An Interview with F.M. Deemyad

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F.M. Deemyad looks beyond the majestic landscape toward the history of Mongolia in The Sky Worshipers. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Ghengis Khan was the founder of one of the largest dynasties in history, the Mongul Empire, which united many of the nomadic tribes in Northeast Asia during the 13th century. Now, debut author F.M. Deemyad has courageously dared to retell his epic story in her new novel, The Sky Worshipers, and she is here with us today.

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Brenda Jackson Makes White Chicken Chili [VIDEO]

Bestselling author Brenda Jackson dishes on her career, her marriage, and her cooking in Harlequin’s new video series, Books & Cooks. (Photo courtesy Harlequin Books, YouTube)

We know our readers love two things: a great read and a delicious recipe. Apparently our friends over at Harlequin realized this is the perfect pairing too, because they recently launched a new Web series called Books & Cooks, which pairs one of their bestselling authors with a culinary expert. In the first installment, actress and singer Princess Elmore teaches New York Times bestselling novelist Brenda Jackson to make her yummy white chicken chili.

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THE CANTERBURY MURDERS: 7 Questions for E.M. Powell [INTERVIEW]

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Timeless Canterbury has seen everything… even murder. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Sherlock and Watson. Poirot and Hastings. Dean and Sam. The list goes on and on. When you stop to think about it, we love sleuthing duos! So when E.M. Powell’s medieval detectives, Stanton and Barling, appeared on the scene in 2018, it is no wonder they quickly became reader favorites. They are the epitome of an unlikely pairing, and yet they are absolutely perfect for one another. It’s the reason we get all excited every time we find out there’s a new book coming out in this beloved series. Now we’re thrilled to tell you the third book in their story, The Canterbury Murders, is now available. To tell us more about it, we invited E.M. Powell herself to come by and dish on their latest adventure. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview! —J&H

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THE LAST KING: Seven Questions for M.J. Porter [INTERVIEW]

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They may have been violent, but M.J. Porter shows that the Vikings weren’t what you may expect. (Photo courtesy Canva)

I love a great historical novel, particularly if it is equally immersive and winds up teaching me something new. M.J. Porter’s The Last King does just that. It transports us back to a part of early English history you may not be that familiar with, when Viking violence spread throughout the land. And while reading this story fueled my imagination, it also brought up some burning questions. We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview with the author. —J&H

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A KNIGHT AND A SPY 1410: Nine Questions for Simon Fairfax [INTERVIEW]

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Simon Fairfax embellishes history in A Knight and a Spy 1410. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Intrepid spies, valiant knights, and the fair maidens who win their hearts. There are good reasons we romanticize the Medieval period and are captivated by its pageantry. Somehow, even now, the legends of iconic royals tease our imaginations and lure us back to their own era, centuries before any of us ever walked the Earth. It takes a deft writer to capture these stories on paper, to resurrect faded characters and bring old world history to vivid life. Yet that is exactly what author Simon Fairfax has done with his new series and its debut novel, A Knight and a Spy 1410. That’s why we were delighted to catch up with Simon and learn some of the stories behind the story in this insightful interview. Enjoy! —J&H

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