Cross of FireAuthor Mark Keating has a new novel  Cross of Fire which is due for release on 18 July 2013. It is now available for pre-order in hardcover and for kindle in the UK but just for kindle in the US.

The pirate Olivier Levasseur, 'the Buzzard', has captured the greatest ship ever to sail the high seas, the Virgin of the Cape, a Portuguese ship carring a solid gold cross seven metres long. The Fiery Cross of Goa. Levasseur is hiding somewhere in the Indian Ocean, but Patrick Devlin is on his tail. However, Devlin's former master, and bitter enemy, John Coxon, has been sent to kill him . . .

Cross of Fire sees Devlin traverse Guinea and the slave coasts of Africa and the pirate islands of the Seychelles with the Royal Navy blocking his path, his old pirate enemies hunting him and his murderous former master hot on his heels.

The Spoils of ConquestAuthor Seth Hunterhas a new novel The Spoils of Conquest which is due for release on 4 July 2013. It is now available for pre-order in hardcover and for kindle in the UK but just for kindle in the US. 

The Mouth of the Nile, 9th August, 1798: Admiral Nelson has sent Captain Nathan Peake on a desperate journey across the Middle East to convey a grim warning to British India. Bonaparte's army is poised to deliver a fatal blow to the source of Britain's wealth and power by marching overland to India.

Arriving in Bombay, Nathan takes command of the East India Company's naval wing - the Bombay Marine - an under-armed and poorly crewed flotilla of sloops and gunboats.
With these meagre resources he must stop the flow of French supplies to their Indian ally and protect the Company's trade from the pirates and privateers swarming in the Bay of Bengal.

But when Nathan discovers the truth behind the East India Company's honourable facade he confronts some tough personal choices - and a crisis of

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A Sea of TroublesThe Paperback version of A Sea of Troubles by David Donachie is now available for pre-order worldwide. It is due to be published in 25 November 2013 in the UK and on 15 February 2014 in the US.

Lone Star Rising: T.S. Wasp and the Heart of TexasJason Vail recently released a new novel in his alternate US history series, Lone Star Rising: T.S. Wasp and the Heart of Texas, which is available in paperback worldwide and for download on Kindle.

British forces spread across the rebellious colonies, crushing all resistance now that George Washington is dead and the American army is dispersed.

But defeat is merely a reckoning postponed. A few die-hards flee west into the Tennessee and the unsettled wilderness beyond the frontiers of British control, where after many years a leader arises among them, Andrew Jackson.

Yet the British cannot ignore these upstarts, and Banastre Tarleton eventually arrives to crush them as well. Those who survive, lead by Jackson, escape into the Spanish Empire — to Texas.

The Spanish ArmadaA new book by Robert Hutchinson, The Spanish Armada, was released last month in hardcover and for Kindle.

After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic sea battles of 1588.

Robert Hutchinson's tautly written book is the first to examine this battle for intelligence, and uses everything from contemporary eye-witness accounts to papers held by the national archives in Spain and the UK to recount the dramatic battle that raged up the English Channel. Contrary to popular theory, the Armada was not defeated by superior English forces - in fact, Elizabeth I's parsimony meant that her ships had no munitions left by the time the Armada had fought its way up to the south coast of

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