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Bone of Contention
Forge, Sept 2002, 25.95, 431 pp. ISBN 0765300192 Once she was a wife to a minor lord and mistress of her own manor until her husband, in a fit of jealousy, tried to kill her and she defended herself by killing him first. She ran away and thanks to her beauty became a courtesan but even then two men were killed because of her beauty. Now, Magdalene la Batarde is determined to be her own woman. She is the whore mistress of the Old Priory Guesthou...
Lucrezia Borgia and the Mother of Poisons
Forge, Sept 2003, 24.95, 336 pp. ISBN 0765300206 She is the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and the sister of Cesare Borgia, a ruthless and powerful person, who lives to make war and add land to his empire. Respect of his power and fear of his anger keeps his sister safe at the royal court of Ferrara where she is married to the Duke's heir Alfonso. Their marital state is no love match, but a political alliance that furthers Cesare's goals. Aft...
Overstars Mail
Five Star, August 2004, 25.95, 265 pp. ISBN 1594142289 In the far distant future, the Free Traders are the only group which provides order within the chaotic Empire, which is in trouble due to fighting between the Emperor and the Empress. Cyn Lystris is not interested in interstellar politics but in keeping himself safe which is why he transferred out of Free Trade to take a job with OVERSTARS MAIL. He believes that he will not be shot at, kidn...