Ahoy, me hearties! I’m back, and I’m raisin’ the signal flag in honor of historical fiction Author TJ London and her new book, The Traitor! Happy release day, Lady TJ!!!
Spy. Liar. Scoundrel. Redcoat.
Provocateur and spy for His Majesty, Captain John Carlisle returns to Fort Niagara with the secrets he stole in the arms of the beautiful Oneida innkeeper, Dellis McKesson. Determined to complete his mission and clear his name, he’ll see justice done—and damn the consequences. Now, he finds himself drawn into political intrigue as the British prepare to launch a three-pronged attack that will bring the Rebels and the Mohawk River Valley to its knees.
A dangerous revelation finds Dellis as whispers of intrigue insinuate her beloved is not all that he seems. Unwilling to wait for her lover’s return, she sets out in search of the truth as the Onieda begin negotiations with the Rebels, breaking the neutrality agreement with the crown. A bold move that will stoke a fire between the brother tribes and lead to a bloody inter-confederacy war—one Dellis predicted, and one John incited.
While war between the colonies and the King smolders, the punishing winter of 1777 allows the perfect opportunity for old enemies to settle scores, lying in wait, ready to exploit John’s one weakness—his heart. John is not an innocent man. The truth he’s long tried to hide from can no longer be ignored, the ghosts of the past seeking justice, and karma wanting payment for sins so dark they cannot be forgiven.
In case you missed it, The Tory is TJ London’s first book in the Redcoats and Rebels Saga. (I ask you, aren’t these covers FABulous?) 🙂
His King or His Conscience…which will he choose?
It is the winter of 1776, and Captain John Carlisle, one of His Majesty’s not-so-finest, has gone back to the scene of the crime to right a wrong so dark it left a permanent stain on what was once an illustrious career and left a man broken, defeated, in search of justice…
In an effort to win back his commission, he must discover the true nature of the relationship between the Six Nations of the Iroquois and the Colonial Army. Undercover as a war profiteer, John travels to the treacherous Mohawk River Valley and infiltrates local society, making friends with those he’s come to betray.
But a chance meeting with a beautiful half Oneida innkeeper, whose tragic history is integrally linked to his own, will provide him with the intelligence he needs to complete his mission—and devastate her people.
Now, as the flames of war threaten to consume the Mohawk Valley, John has the chance to not only serve King and country, but to clear his name. When the truth he uncovers ties his own secrets to those in the highest positions of the British military and threatens the very life of the woman he’s come to love, he will be forced to make a choice…
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I’m thrilled that I got to meet Lady TJ in Riverside, CA, at the Historical Romance Retreat (HRR), Sept 12-16.
Lady Tj is spunky and fun, and oh so smart! (And that red coat with the bric-a-brac! LOVE!)
Here we are with Lady Kathryn le Veque and two unruly pirates. (What can I say? When the pirate’s away… Sorry, Lady Kathryn, we’re just followin’ our natural inclination to pillage and pilfer!) 😉
Lady TJ has been very busy researching her saga, with a focus on the six nations of the Iroquois. How ironic it is that I’ve chosen to spotlight the Napoleonic Wars and smuggling across the pond twenty-five years later where Britain experienced better success. (Pirate!)
(Hamming it up together. I’m dressed as Britain’s beloved and immortal Vice-Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. Lady TJ is sporting that impressive coat!)
One of the first books I read as a child was The Winter at Valley Forge from Landmark Books. The imagery was so vivid, I actually felt like I was freezing along with Washington’s doomed men. (Even now, I can feel the bitter cold on my fingertips.) The Winter at Valley Forge influenced my passion for history at an early age. And I can’t wait to step once more into the revolution with Lady TJ’s Redcoats and Rebels Saga!
Congrats, Lady TJ! Wishing you fare winds and magnificent success!!!