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Download the I, Eliza Hamilton Book Club Kit

Dear Friends,

Many thanks for your interest in my new historical novel, I, Eliza Hamilton.

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757-1854) was the wife of Alexander Hamilton (c1755-1804), a Revolutionary War hero, statesman, politician, and abolitionist, the first Secretary of the Treasury, a signer and promoter of the Constitution, the founder of the American financial system, and, perhaps most famously for posterity, the only Founding Father killed in a duel.

You might also have heard that he inspired a certain Broadway musical that carries his name.

Like so many women of the past, Eliza’s story has been overshadowed by her brilliant husband. She didn’t help her place in posterity by destroying (or asking her son to destroy) most of her own letters and virtually eliminating her voice. As a result, she’s too often been dismissed by historians, who variously describe her as shy and reclusive, a homebody, or a saint.

But the real Eliza’s still there: in the letters of others who knew her, in diaries, in portraits, in memoirs, and most of all, in the achingly beautiful love letters her husband wrote to her over the years of their courtship and marriage. She was a mother, daughter, sister, and wife. She was intelligent and resourceful and strong, a woman who lived in the thick of some of the most turbulent and exciting times in American history. Her marriage was filled with love and passion, regard and devotion, but also marred by public scandal and unimaginable tragedies that broke her heart, but not her spirit. I’m honored to tell her story.

I hope you’ll enjoy this extra content about Eliza, her life, family, and times. Over the next months, I’ll be sharing more about her, as well as discoveries from my research junkets, on my history-related blog here and my web site blog here, my Facebook page, and my Instagram account. You can also read a bit more about the book here in a recent post on Bustle.com.

Thank you

Susan Holloway Scott

Download the I, Eliza Hamilton Book Club Kit here.

Unpunished Book Review

Thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author for the opportunity to read and review this book!

I did not realize that this was second in a series of books involving Maggie (forensic tech) and Jack (cop) set in Cleveland. Reading Unpublished would definitely have been more enjoyable knowing the backstory. However, it was still a great mystery. I’m definitely going back to read the first in the series, That Darkness.

This book involves a series of murders at The Herald Newspaper. You definitely learn so much about the state of the newspaper and journalism in general in this book – very fascinating stuff. I really liked the characters and their interactions (again, would have been better having read the first book) and the list of suspects was long and kept you guessing.

Highly recommended!

Please Visit our Reviewer, Crazy Book Addictionhere.

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ALL IN by Simona Ahrnstedt

SYNOPSIS:
In the cutthroat world of Sweden’s financial elite, no one knows that better than corporate raider David Hammar. Ruthless. Notorious. Unstoppable. He’s out to hijack the ultimate prize: Investum. After years of planning, all the players are in place; he needs just one member of the aristocratic owning family on his side—Natalia De la Grip.

Elegant, brilliant, driven to succeed in a man’s world, Natalia is curious about David’s unexpected invitation to lunch. Everyone knows that he is rich, dangerous, and unethical. But she soon discovers he is also deeply scarred.

The attraction between these two is impossible, but the long Swedish nights unfold an affair that will bring to light shocking secrets, forever alter a family, and force both Natalia and David to confront their innermost fears and desires

AUTHOR BIO:
Simona Ahrnstedt was born in Prague and is a licensed psychologist, a cognitive behavioral therapist, and most importantly, a bestselling author. As her novels have swept bestseller lists in her native Sweden, she has become a spokesperson for books by women, for women, and about women. Her provocative women’s fiction has been sold in multiple languages as well as audio format. She lives outside of Stockholm, Sweden, with her two teenagers. Continue reading “August Blogger Tools”

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Title: That Darkness

Synopsis
In this tour de force of psychological suspense, bestselling author Lisa Black draws from her experience as a forensic investigator to create two of the most fascinating characters in crime fiction: a killer with a unique sense of justice and a woman in a lifelong relationship with death…

That Darkness

As a forensic investigator for the Cleveland Police Department, Maggie Gardiner has seen her share of Jane Does. The latest is an unidentified female in her early teens, discovered in a local cemetery. More shocking than the girl’s injuries–for Maggie at least–is the fact that no one has reported her missing. She and the detectives assigned to the case (including her cop ex-husband) are determined to follow every lead, run down every scrap of evidence. But the monster they seek is watching every move, closer to them than they could possibly imagine. Continue reading “May Blogger Tools”

February Features – Blogger Tools

Synopsis

A bodyguard, a bounty hunter, a P.I.–the men of Brodie Operations Security Service, Inc. are down for the job. . .

Sinners, whores, and sluts beware–your time is at hand: a faceless menace is threatening lingerie models on a cross country tour, and Ethan Brodie is there to defend and protect.

Ethan’s learned the hard way that beauty is no substitute for character. So even though Valentine Hart is one of the most breathtaking women he’s ever seen, he’s keeping his hands off and his eyes open. Or that’s what he tells himself. Continue reading “February Features – Blogger Tools”

January Feature – Blogger Tools

SYNOPSIS

From the hellhole of a Taliban prison to sweet freedom, five brave military heroes have made it home—and they’re ready to take on the civilian missions no one else can. Individually they’re intimidating. Together they’re invincible. They’re the men of ARES Security.

Rafe Vargas is only in Newton, Iowa, to clear out his late grandfather’s small house. As the covert ops specialist for ARES Security, he’s eager to get back to his new life in Texas. But when he crosses paths with Annie White, a haunted beauty with skeletons in her closet, he can’t just walk away—not when she’s clearly in danger… Continue reading “January Feature – Blogger Tools”

Games Women Play by Zaire Crown

SYNOPSIS
At thirty-seven, Tuesday is eager for a better way of life. That means getting out of the game her gentleman’s club has been fronting. Her all-female “business” team has made a fortune using the club to attract, seduce—and rob—wealthy men. But in addition to being squeezed by a corrupt cop, an unfortunate incident has put Tuesday deep in debt to a ruthless gun dealer and is creating dangerous dissent behind-the-scenes… Continue reading “Games Women Play by Zaire Crown”

Kensington’s Hot Guy of the Week

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Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman

SYNOPSIS
One of America’s most dramatic environmental battles is unfolding in southern West Virginia. Coal companies are blasting the mountains, decapitating them for coal. The forested ridge tops and valley streams of Appalachia—one of the country’s natural treasures—are being destroyed, along with towns and communities. An entire culture is disappearing, and to this day, most Americans have no idea it’s happening. Continue reading “Coal River by Ellen Marie Wiseman”

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