Thursday, January 9, 2020

'The Crown' is a Chirp Deal

In the UK, the ebook is discounted to £2.99

I'm pleased to share the news that 'The Crown' has received a Chirp deal, meaning that for the next month it costs only $2.99 for an audiobook--and not the usual price of $24.95!

For more info on Chirp, click here.

'The Crown' was my first novel. It went on sale in the US in January 2012, and was purchased by more than a dozen foreign markets, from Germany to Brazil.

As the Chirp page says:

“Compulsively readable” (Booklist): Set in England during Cromwell’s reign of terror, nun Joanna Stafford must find a powerful ancient relic — or risk the safety of herself, her family, and even her society. A historical page-turner that Woman’s Day called “part The Da Vinci Code, part The Other Boleyn Girl.”


In this debut historical thriller, an aristocratic young nun must find a legendary crown in order to save her father’s life and preserve all she holds dear.
When novitiate Joanna Stafford learns her rebel cousin is condemned by King Henry VIII to be burned at the stake, she makes the decision to break the sacred rule of enclosure and flee her Dominican order in Dartford to stand at her cousin’s side.
Arrested for interfering with king’s justice, Joanna, along with her father, Sir Richard Stafford, is sent to the Tower of London. Joanna’s father is brutally tortured by Stephen Gardiner, the Bishop of Winchester, who leads the Catholic faction bent on saving England’s monasteries from destruction. In order to save her father, Joanna must submit to Gardiner’s will and become a pawn in the struggle between religious extremes. Gardiner forces Joanna to return to Dartford Priory with a mission: find the long-hidden crown worn by Saxon King Athelstan in AD 937 during the historic battle that first united Britain. Gardiner believes the crown itself to possess a mystical power that will halt the Reformation.
Uncovering only dark betrayals and murder at Dartford, Joanna flees with Brother Edmund, a troubled young friar, and with time running out, their hunt for the crown leads them through royal castles, to Stonehenge, and finally to the tomb of the mysterious King Athelstan under Malmesbury Abbey. There Joanna learns the true secret of the crown—a secret tracing all the way back to Golgotha and the relics of the Passion—and must finally determine who to trust and how far she is willing to go to protect a way of life that she passionately loves.


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