Murder at the Sphinx Gets New Reader Review:

We have a brand new review for Dora Benley’s Murder at the Sphinx on amazon.com by Cheri Clay:

She put her hand to her belly and imagined she felt Edward’s baby move. She waited far too long already. Lawrence maps or no, intrigue or no, she was going to take the plunge.”

Edward and Dora have waited since the great war to be together. Nineteen long years later, and after the death of Dora’s husband, they are now to be married. However, their wedding day was not as planned as “H, the faceless ghoul in blue”, shouts “da gozee” at them from the gallery as It cuts a British uniform to shreds and dropping it to the floor below…

What a spellbinding tale of intrigue, murder, suspense and yes even romance! The story of Edward and Dora’s love affair is powerfully emotional, but add the twist of intrigue and suspense surrounding the Lawrence maps and you have a novel that grabs hold and won’t let go.

There is more to this story, as hiding in the shadows are secrets and lies just waiting to be revealed. What happened to Edward the years he was missing and thought dead? Who is Leopold, the young man who seems to be on a quest to kill Dora, only to save her life time and time again, as Edward grows more impatient with the young boy wanting nothing more than to do away with him?

Heart-stopping suspense that readers will not want to end. Exceptionally written, memorable characters and a story line, not to be forgotten, leaving one powerfully charged novel that readers of suspense will not want to miss.

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Julia: A Romance Goodreads Giveaway:

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway contest to win 1 of 100 free copies of the Amazon Kindle version of Dora Benley’s Julia: A Romance. A new edition of Dora Benley’s historical thriller set in the 80’s B.C. will be awarded to the winners on Friday, April 6, the day the contest ends nearly three months from now. The Goodreads Giveaway will start in only a few more days.

Julia has every reason to wish that she had not been born the daughter of a Roman senator during the Roman Civil Wars of Marius and Sulla. Her father, Rufus, is trying to escape the proscriptions lists and save his life by betrothing his only daughter in marriage to Marcus Sisenna. Marcus Sisenna is the right hand man of Marcus Sulla, one of the leading men of Rome of the day. Rufus needs his armies and the protection both Sulla and Sisenna can provide. But Julia does not want to marry a man who has already had five wives and who is just marrying her for her father’s money and estates. She does not want to be added to his collection of trophies. Julia wants personal happiness despite the time period into which she has been born. Her father thinks only of keeping his wealth and estates together. Her divorced mother is interested only in her own lovers. To whom shall Julia turn for assistance? The answer may surprise you. For it is obviously just the opposite of what the desperate Julia might expect.

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Coming Goodreads Giveaway For Book Of The Dead:

Missed the last special promotion several months ago? Heard about the Book of the  Dead by Dora Benley? Want to take a peek? Soon you will get your chance. Coming in January and February Amazon will be giving away up to one hundred copies of the historical thriller and historical horror novel, Book of the Dead. Never heard of this before? It is something brand new to ring in the New Year of 2018. You could easily be one of the lucky winners. Watch for the promotion in this blog post on http://www.edwardwarethrillers.org, the news feed for Cheops Books, LLC and the exclusive publisher of Linda Cargill and Dora Benley mystery and suspense fiction.

As soon as the King family settles in their new house in Cairo things begin to change rapidly. On Leona’s birthday her stepdaughter gives her an ancient scroll full of hieroglyphics. Her husband tells Leona it is a Book of the Dead, an ancient Egyptian text full of spells and magic chants to help the newly dead person gain admission into the afterlife, the Land of the Setting Sun. The scroll is to help him avoid getting eaten by the Devourer after his heart is weighed on the scales of truth against a feather and found wanting. Leona has no idea where Margaret got such a scroll. She remembers seeing her in the souk, taking something from a woman covered with dark veils from head to foot with only a claw-like hand protruding.

From that moment on Leona’s once perfect world closes in on her. She finds herself kidnapped, locked in a tomb, nearly driven mad, and tormented by an Egyptian spirit who has somehow been loosed on her. She must fight for her very life in this supernatural novel about Egyptian archaeology in the 1920’s.

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A Whole New Ending Julia: A Romance

Dora Benley is busy at work writing a whole new ending for the popular historical romance novel, Julia: A Novel. It is almost like a series. Did you like the first ending? You will like the second ending even better. The new title? Julia: A Romance, of course! And the authoress promises it will be even more romantic than before.

Julia has every reason to wish that she had not been born the daughter of a Roman senator during the Roman Civil Wars of Marius and Sulla. Her father, Rufus, is trying to escape the proscriptions lists and save his life by betrothing his only daughter in marriage to Marcus Sisenna. Marcus Sisenna is the right hand man of Marcus Sulla, one of the leading men of Rome of the day. Rufus needs his armies and the protection both Sulla and Sisenna can provide. But Julia does not want to marry a man who has already had five wives and who is just marrying her for her father’s money and estates. She does not want to be added to his collection of trophies.

Julia wants personal happiness despite the time period into which she has been born. Her father thinks only of keeping his wealth and estates together. Her divorced mother is interested only in her own lovers. To whom shall Julia turn for assistance? The answer may surprise you. For it is obviously just the opposite of what the desperate Julia might expect.

If you liked Julia: A Novel you will like Julia: A Romance even better! Dora will keep you posted. And meanwhile you might try a few of her other historical romances such as Caesar and Cleopatra: A Novel, Cleopatra’s Stone, Curse of Egypt, Helen of Troy, and Salisbury Plot.

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The 16 winners of the Goodreads giveaway for Dark Horse, the alternative history thriller published yesterday on Election Day by Cheops Books, LLC, have been chosen by Goodreads. They will be getting  free paperback copies of the novel during the next several weeks.

You can still enter the giveaway for Hitler’s Spy, part 6 of the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series. The 10 winners will be chosen on December 15, the day t he giveaway ends.

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Hitler's Spy by Linda Cargill

Hitler’s Spy

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Giveaway ends December 15, 2016.

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