Sunday, May 5, 2019

Review of The Blue in NB Magazine!



I'm very happy to share a review of THE BLUE published in the UK literary magazine NB. It is a literary magazine and online platform for book lovers, book clubs and all round bibliophiles.
Nota bene is a Latin phrase, often truncated to simply NB, meaning take note and has been used as a mark to encourage readers to pay particular attention ever since. :)


The review begins:

While Nancy Bilyeau’s earlier trilogy of books, The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry, are historical mysteries set during the reign of Henry VIII, with The Blue she has leapt forward a couple of centuries to the 1700s and changed direction somewhat to produce a top-notch historical thriller that encompasses the oppression of women, the persecution and suspicion of religious minorities, the on-going conflict between England and France, the changing artistic landscape, and the early days of industrial espionage.

To read the review, go here.

 



Sunday, February 17, 2019

'The Blue' No. 1 Best-selling Historical Thriller for One Week


I'm very excited to tell you that 'The Blue' became the No. 1 Best-Selling Historical Thriller on Amazon U.S. on Sunday, February 10, and it's the No. 1 in that category today.




I'm grateful for the support and the reviews, including the endorsement from Annamaria Alfieri, author of the Vera and Tolliver series of historical mysteries set in British East Africa, beginning in 1911, who said:

"Nancy Bilyeau’s historical spy thriller The Blue is my absolute favorite sort of book: a compelling  story with a plot so twisty and suspenseful that you’ll forget to to eat your lunch.  Written in prose as smooth as Madame de Pompadour’s best gowns, with  characters every bit as colorful and vivid.  All of it deftly embroidered with engrossing history and a soup├žon of delicious romance. You will never look at the color blue the same way again."

Thank you!!


To find out more, go here.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

'The Blue' Discounted to .99 on Boookbub Day

It's a big day. My novel THE BLUE has been chosen as the Bookbub offering for all the newsletter subscribers whose chosen category is Historical Fiction. Since Bookbub wants to promote novels on discount, my publisher has lowered the price of the book to .99 for the ebook in the United States and the United Kingdom. The discount is in effect until Friday, Feb. 15th.



Other exciting news: the Historical Novel Review has bestowed on THE BLUE an Editors' Pick in the February issue: "...Bilyeau takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the history of porcelain making and through the world of 18th-century French and British espionage. On that ride, we meet Madame Pompadour at Versailles, walk the halls of the British Museum, and stroll the streets of 18th-century London. On that journey, too, Bilyeau introduces us to a memorable cast: Genevieve, who is faced with seemingly impossible choices which test her resolve and her faith; slick and despicable Courtenay; Sturbridge, clever, funny and always with something up his sleeve. Bilyeau’s research is impeccable, taking what might have been a dreary industrial novel and making it into a living, breathing drama. Kudos and highly recommended!" Full review here.

So please order the ebook today, and take advantage of this deep discount :). Click here.

Thank you!






Friday, January 11, 2019

Thank you, Ian Rankin!

I'm an admirer of the novels of Ian Rankin. I think I've read every Rebus book, and I've seen both of the TV series made from the books.

Which is why I'm so thrilled by his liking my book: