Danielle Steel Examines Who Pays the Price for Infidelity in ‘The Affair’ [REVIEW]

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How many lives does a broken vow really touch? (Photo courtesy Canva)

After more than a decade together, she thought she knew him. She thought he loved her. But when she learns what he’s done, her whole world comes undone at the seams. What will she do next? And will she ever be able to reconstruct the ruin that is now her life? Find out in Danielle Steel’s compelling new novel, The Affair.

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THE OATH: An Interview with A.M. Linden

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Few novelists tackle writing epic storylines on par with Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time saga, particularly right out of the starting gate. But that is exactly what newcomer A.M. Linden has done. Today she stops by to chat with us about her path to publication, the history behind the saga itself, and the characters who took on a life of their own and changed the trajectory of her tale. We hope you find this exclusive interview with the author as compelling as we did. Enjoy! —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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Author Gillian Harvey’s Love/Hate Relationship with Social Media [GUEST POST]

Author Gillian Harvey and her son Robbie overload on sugar.
Gill and her son Robbie overload on sugar. (Photo courtesy Gillian Harvey)

We love the premise of the novel, Everything is Fine, which is about a woman who has it all… at least on her Instagram feed. But in real life, things aren’t always what they appear. But how does a writer—who depends on social media platforms to get the word out about her work—truly feel about this aspect of online culture? Find out in today’s candid guest post from author Gillian Harvey. Enjoy! —J&H

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THE COPPER ROAD: Seven Questions for Richard Buxton [INTERVIEW]

Richard Buxton reimagines the Civil War in his series, Shire’s Union. (Photo courtesy Canva/Ocoee Publishing/Richard Buxton)

Gone with the Wind. Gods and Generals. Cold Mountain. North and South. There is no shortage of novels about the Civil War. But few capture our imagination like Richard Buxton, one of England’s rising literary stars. With the release of the second volume in his Shire’s Union series, The Copper Road, we sit down with the author to discover why he’s so fascinated with American history and how it compares to events that are taking place today. Enjoy the interview! —J&H

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