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Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Blackthorne Curse


 Those who compile statistics have come up with a figure for the storm damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey (Texas), Irma (Florida), and Maria (Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands). An eye-raising $360 BILLION. And in Florida . . . as of this week, 7200 children from Puerto Rico have enrolled in schools here, 800 more in college. How many Puerto Ricans total now in Florida? I haven't seen the stats on that, but add parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, couples without children, etc., to 8000 and . . .? Note: we're told water has been restored to most of PR, but the electricity situation remains a disgrace. Besides the general destruction, no wonder so many have relocated!

My sixth Regency Gothic, The Blackthorne Curse, is now available on Amazon and Smashwords. (As always, Smashwords allows a 20% free read.) Links below.

A little inside information: The plot of The Blackthorne Curse is based on a story told to me some years ago by a very upper class British lady about a curse in her own family. (Without the sad tale she told me, I don't think I ever would have thought of anything so bizarre, or the hope of escaping by moving to another country.) You'll find a provocative question on Blair's Facebook Author Page (link below).

Here's the blurb for The Blackthorne Curse

After the death of her father, young Serafina Blackthorne of New Haven, Connecticut, becomes a reverse immigrant, traveling from the New World to the Old. To her grandfather, who lives on Dartmoor, a place where eerie legends abound and where she discovers, to her horror, she is marked for death by the Blackthorne Curse. The more Serafina attempts to outmaneuver the Curse, the more she seems to jump from the frying pan into the fire. She finally has but one hope left. But does her childhood friend really want to save her, or is he destined to be her executioner?

Grace note:  This book is a Gothic novel set in the Regency period—a style of story where a young woman finds herself basically alone and battling threats to her life, some from humans, some from possibly supernatural sources. But in spite of all the angst, it is also a romance. I hope you will enjoy reading this tale in a style made famous by Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, and Phyllis Whitney as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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And since it is the "season to be jolly," I would like to call your attention to my Christmas novella, Mistletoe Moment. It's been around for a while, but if you haven't read it, it's a lovely little tale of two lonely people who find each other while hiding from the world.

A young lady, humiliated and hiding from the world, finds love under the mistletoe with a soldier wounded in both body and spirit.

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Links to Amazon and Smashwords are below. If you read The Blackthorne Curse, I would very much appreciate a review posted to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or Smashwords.

And don't forget the 20% free read offered by Smashwords.

For a link to The Blackthorne Curse at Amazon, click here.

For a link to The Blackthorne Curse at Smashwords, click here.

For a link to Mistletoe Moment at Amazon, click here.

For a link to Mistletoe Moment at Smashwords, click here.

For a link to Blair Bancroft's web site, click here.

For a link to Blair's Facebook Author Page, click here. 

Thanks for stopping by,


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