Wellington’s Spies via Katherine Bone and Embracing Romance!

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While researching my next book, THE MERCENARY PIRATE, I came across interesting facts about espionage and the Duke of Wellington. The iron duke was dependent on intelligence officers to be ‘the eyes and ears of the army’ (Wellington’s Spies by Mary McGrigor) at times when Wellington himself questioned the state of his drunken, disorderly military.

At the height of Wellington’s success, which earned him accolades and notable titles, three cunning spies rose above everyone else: Scotsman Andrew Leith-Hay, humorous, perceptive, and detailed; Scotsman Colquhoun Grant, a clever master of disguise; and nobleman Charles Cocks, who zealously sought acclaim and rank under dangerous conditions.

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My Heroes Always Come Home

Here’s part of my writing journey, me hearties!

Penned By Candlelight

by Katherine Bone

Ahoy, me hearties! When I was a young officer’s wife and my husband was frequently away on duty, I turned to books to escape. At the time, I had two young children below thkatherine bonee age of two years old and we were living overseas in Italy and Germany (a total four and a half years), far away from family and friends. Books were my mainstay, companionship in times of trouble, and provided adventure far outside of the loneliness I experienced every day.

To stay sane, I devoured romance novels by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey, Elizabeth Lowell, Rosemary Rogers, and Fern Michaels. Their books led me to historical places where life was gritty and hard, but love ALWAYS won the day. Something I prayed would happen when my husband was serving our country and there were times I feared I would never see him again.

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Untying the Knot, Historically Speaking and #NewRelease from Collette Cameron!

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TheDivorceBestselling, Award-winning author Collette Cameron sails into port with a post about marriage and divorce. More importantly, she’s sharing her new release, PASSION AND PLUNDER! Huzzah and Hoorah!

Take it away, Lady Collette!

My most recent book had me digging into Scottish archives and researching the history of divorce in Scotland. Though it’s true, divorces were somewhat easier to achieve in Scotland than in England, where they were almost impossible to obtain, the process wasn’t so simple or all that common. Continue reading

#NewRelease Romance on the High Seas ~ Seven Swashbuckling Pirate Romances!

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Romance on the High Seas! 2Ahoy, me hearties! ‘Tis the day o’ all days… seven swashbuckling romances are here in one thrilling and epic box set. Did you pre-order your copy? If so, grab the rum, put your boots up, and enjoy!

If not, grab your copy today. Romance on the High Seas is available for only $.99The Pirate’s Debt, the second book in my Regent’s Revenge Series, is my contribution to the set, along with six other pirate romance books by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Danelle Harmon, USA Today Bestselling Authors Barbara Devlin and Amanda Mariel, Chloe Flowers, Jennifer Bray-Weber, and Kamery Solomon! Continue reading

Release Day is Almost Here for Romance on the High Seas! To Celebrate, Here’s a Treasure Hunt and 2 #Giveaways!

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Release Day for the ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS Box Set is almost here! Seven romance authors have formed a brethren court to share one epic box set of swashbuckling romance for #99cents. And to celebrate our May 18th release, we’re hosting a scavenger hunt for prizes and pirate booty galore throughout May and June!

Sail to the treasure hunt port for our two rafflecopter giveaways at Silver Dollar Book Tours and check out the schedule below to follow our clues. 😉

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Romance On The High Sea’s; Excerpts, Exclusive Interview with the Authors

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Don’t miss this great interview and excerpt post by Chicks, Rogues and Sandals for Romance on the High Seas, Coming May 18th, me hearties!

Thank you for the great post, Chicks, Rogues and Scandals!

Wishing you fare winds,

Katherine

Captain Jack is Back ~ Author Alexandra Christian and Naked: Phoenix Rising!

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Naked_Teaser[1]Oh, me hearties, you’re in for a treat. Captain Jack netted a very fine catch on board ship today. Join him as he interviews Author Alexandra Christian for a very rousing good time.

Jack: “Ahoy, Lady Alexandra! What a pleasure it is to have ye aboard. Imagine me surprise to learn ye enjoy ‘love monkeys’.” Shivers and aims pistol at movement in the rigging. “I’ve got one shot that won’t work on an undead monkey. Darn thing keeps pilferin’ me effects. Which brings me to me first question. Every pirate what’s ever been born steered their life by a compass. When ye were born, where did yer compass point to, eh?”

Alexandra: “Those curls at the base of Benedict Cumberbatch’s skull.” Continue reading

Week Two Indie RONE Nominations ~ Vote All Week!

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KathyBoneThePirate'sDebtFINALWeek Two of Indie RONE Nominations has arrived and I’m fortunate to have two nominations this week. Huzzah! I can’t begin to tell you how exciting this is!

InD’tale Magazine‘s prestigious RONE Awards celebrates the best of the best books reviewed by InD’tale reviewers throughout the previous year.

The 2017 RONE Awards gala event will honor industry professionals with entertainment and a glamorous party taking place at the Annual InD’Scribe Author and Reader Con in Burbank, California, Oct 12-15, 2017.

If you’ve read the books below and/or would like to cast your vote this week, here are the books and their categories. (You must sign in to vote, but the two-step process is easy and your information will not be used for any other purpose.) Continue reading

2017 RONE Award Voting Opens Today!

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Fireworks 5Voting opens today for the 2017 InD’tale RONE awards and I’m fortunate that two of my books THE PIRATE’S DUCHESS, THE PIRATE’S DEBT, and ONCE UPON A TRUE LOVE’S KISS box set have received nominations. Huzzah and Hoorah!!!

I’m totally jazzed! This is definitely a first for me. None of my published books have ever been nominated for an award before, and I’m humbled and honored to be included with all of the other talented authors whose books have been selected this year. (Best wishes to all!)

But books selected in these categories cannot go on to the final round without your support. If you’ve read my books or would like to offer your support, you can vote here: 2017 RONE Awards.

My books include:

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THE PIRATE’S DUCHESS is in the Novella category. (Voting takes place April 17th-23rd.)

 

 

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THE PIRATE’S DEBT is in the Historical 17th Century – Regency category. (Voting takes place April 24th-30th.)

 

 

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ONCE UPON A TRUE LOVE’S KISS is in the Anthology category including USA Today Bestselling Author Julie Johnstone, Collette Cameron, Jillian Chantal, Samantha Grace, Alanna Lucas, Lauren Smith, and Victoria Vane. (Voting takes place April 24th-30th.)

 

Below you can find the entire schedule, if you’re interested. (You will be required to sign in, in order to vote. Your information will not be used for any other purpose. After you register, you’ll be sent a verification link via email. Make sure to verify that link so that you can vote.)

2017 RONE Awards

The list of nominees in each genre can be found in the link of the corresponding week.

Week One (April 17th – 23rd)

Novella

Inspirational

Historical: Ancient – 16th Century

 

Week Two (April 24th – April 30th)

Paranormal: Long

Historical: 17th Century – Regency

New Adult

Anthology

 

Week Three (May 1st – 7th)

Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Time Travel

Chick-Lit / Women’s Fiction

YA: General

 

Week Four (May 8th – 14th)

Paranormal: Short

Suspense / Thirller: Long

Historical: Victorian – 20th Century

 

Week Five (May 15th – 21st)

Cops, Jocks and Cowboys

Contemporary: Sweet

Suspense / Thriller: Short

 

Week Six (May 22nd – 28th)

Mystery

YA: Paranormal

Contemporary: Steamy

 

InD’tale Magazine’s RONE Award is a very prestigious award for Indie Authors. Mega congratulations to all of the nominees in the 2017 RONE Awards!!! 😉

 

Wishing you fair winds and following seas,

Katherine

 

Katherine Bone meets Thomas Jefferson at Embracing Romance!

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I experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity this weekend. I met President Thomas Jefferson! Woo-hoo!!! Well, I should add I actually met famed historical scholar Bill Barker, who portrays Jefferson, 1800-1808, and is associated with Colonial Williamsburg. What a thrill!

The event I attended was West Point’s 250th Founders Day celebration. (Happy Birthday, West Point! Go Army! Beat Navy!) Mr. Barker, dressed in period costume, never once stepped out of character throughout the night. And you can imagine my glee when I discovered Barker was in attendance. His clothing, his mannerisms, everything about his speech and sentence structure, reminded me of characters in the series I’ve written, 1801-1810 England.

Read the rest of my story at Embracing Romance!