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Six authors bring to life overlapping stories of patricians and slaves, warriors and politicians, villains and heroes who cross each others' path during Pompeii's fiery end.
Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance's most notorious family, three outsiders must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power.
The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web.
The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.
The Year of Four Emperors - and four very different women struggling to survive
A brilliant and paranoid Emperor, a wary and passionate slave girl who will survive?

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The Page 69 Test

June 17, 2014

Tags: the page 69 test, guest blog, the lion and the rose

It's the Page 69 Test today: namely, what would any reader think if they opened your book to page 69?

Anybody who did that that for "The Lion and the Rose" would walk into the crossfires of a lethal female cat-fight. When a powerful man's current girlfriend locks horns with his ex-girlfriend, sparks quite often fly . . . but what if the man in the middle is His Holiness the Pope?

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