The Impaler’s Wife
by Autumn Bardot
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
eBook; 452 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance
Legend, history, and passion collide in this gritty, evocative, and sensual story about history’s most notorious price and the woman who paid love’s ultimate price.
The year is 1464, and young King Matthias controls Hungary, his family, and the fate of the world’s most notorious political prisoner, Prince Vlad Dracula.
Ilona Szilágy, the king’s cousin, is young and ambitious. Dracula is determined to marry into the Hunyadi family. It is love at first sight…but the king has other plans. The Impaler Prince, however, never takes no for an answer.
This begins Ilona’s journey into the treacherous world of court intrigues, family betrayals, and her husband’s dark desires. Eager to become Vlad’s trusted confidant, Ilona soon discovers that marriage to a man tortured by his past comes with a price.
Woven throughout is a peek into the life and times of one of the world’s most enigmatic and maligned rulers…the man before the legend.
With Bardot’s decadent period detail and a cast of gritty evocative characters, The Impaler’s Wife offers a fierce yet sensuous glimpse into the violent 15th century.
Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble
About the Author
Autumn Bardot writes historical fiction and erotica about sassy women and daring passions!
Her erotic fiction includes Legends of Lust, Erotic Myths from around the World, published by Cleis Press. Confessions of a Sheba Queen (erotica) will be available Jan 2020.
The Impaler’s Wife is her debut historical fiction, releasing in April 2019.
Autumn has a BA in English literature and a MaEd in curriculum and instruction. She’s been teaching literary analysis for fourteen years
When Autumn’s not writing or working, you’ll find her hanging out with her ever-growing family, spoiled husband, and pampered rescue pooch. Her favorite things include salty French fries, coffee, swimming, and a great book.
Coffee and Ink’s Review
I shouldn’t have fallen in love with this book but I did. The main characters shouldn’t have had my sympathy but they did. The magic of storytelling, extensive research, and the power of love all mixed together to make this a potent, delicious, and harrowing read.
The narrative revolves on a double timeline and narrative—Vlad’s early years and his wife’s Ilona’s story set in the bloody 15th century in Hungary. Amid court intrigues and family betrayals, both struggle to free their country of the Turks on the last frontier of Christendom.
For all the fascinating research and darkly compelling narrative, the writing lifts this story of danger and erotic love into the heady and inspired atmosphere (yes, excellent prose makes me giddy) as Ilona proves again and again to be Vlad’s match in intellect and appetite. I couldn’t put it down and highly recommend this novel and this author.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, June 3
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Tuesday, June 4
Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Wednesday, June 5
Review at Amy’s Booket List
Friday, June 7
Guest Post at Let Them Read Books
Monday, June 10
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Tuesday, June 11
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Monday, June 17
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Tuesday, June 18
Feature at Just One More Chapter
Friday, June 21
Interview at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, June 25
Review at Passages to the Past
Monday, July 1
Review at A Darn Good Read
Tuesday, July 2
Review at Coffee and Ink
Thursday, July 4
Review & Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages
Friday, July 5
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews
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