Queens Don’t Play: Fear and Gender Equality in Elizabeth’s Court [GUEST POST]

Elizabeth Receiving Dutch Ambassadors, 1560s

Queen Elizabeth I lived during a precarious time for women. Still, she had a knack for handling the men in her life. (Elizabeth Receiving Dutch Ambassadors, 1560s by Levina Teerlinc, Public Domain)

We love a good mystery… especially when it transports us to a time and place we could never go on our own. In Suzanne M. Wolfe’s new novel, A Murder by Any Name, readers are taken to Elizabethan England, where the queen’s ladies in waiting are being killed off one by one, and only one man can find the killer. This premise made us wonder if while researching this story, whether or not Ms. Wolfe discovered any disparities between how the Queen dealt with men versus women. If so, to what extent did fear play a factor in how she dealt with each gender? The author answers all our questions in today’s fascinating guest post. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

‘Tier One’ Is An Unstoppable Thriller [REVIEW]

US Navy SEAL team

In Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson’s Tier One, an elite Navy SEAL must walk the fine line between duty and revenge to exact justice. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Scott Moak/Released)

In Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson’s Tier One, an act of terror changes an elite Tier One Navy SEAL’s life forever and plunges him into a world where nothing is what it seems, where the only thing that matters is justice and preventing another horrifying attack on American soil. But can a former SEAL walk the fine line between justice and revenge and become the world’s most lethal spy? Read more of this post