So I kind of want to show you guys something pretty darned special…

So this has been a long time coming and I am SO excited to finally be able to reveal the cover for my next book! This book has been a long time coming and has, at times, proven to be a very difficult ride. But let me tell you – it’s been worth it. Seeing the cover that the amazing team at Pen & Sword have designed has made it worth it. But more importantly, each and every single one of you has made this journey more than worth it. So thank YOU. Thank you for your support, thank you for sticking by me on this amazing journey.

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Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia: Brother & Sister of History’s Most Vilified Family is being published by Pen & Sword and will be out at some point in September. Keep an eye out for pre-order information – as soon as it’s available I’ll be sharing it all over the internet.

And the Title for the worst blogger ever goes to…

My goodness, it’s been a while. I honestly feel like the worst blogger ever! I promise though, dear readers, that I am still alive. Life has somewhat taken over and I’ve been super busy working on getting my next book polished and perfect for release. That’s all done now and the book is on course to be published later on this year! YAY! I’ll give you more information about the release as and when I receive it. I’m also planning on having an EPIC launch party – keep your eyes peeled!

Now that’s complete, I’ve been a busy little bee working on the NEXT book. You’ll all remember my little book “Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher” – well this next one is a rather large expansion on that, which I am really really excited for. I have a lot of love for Savonarola, despite the fact that he was a massive arsehole who destroyed so much beautiful art in his famous bonfires.

Other plans for this year include a trip over to Portugal, hopefully to coincide with the famous Templar Festival in Tomar. I’ve seen videos and pictures from previous festivals and let me tell you, it’s a sight to behold. The love that the people of Tomar have for their Templar history is just wonderful and I’m really excited to see this fabulous festival. My partner and I are also planning our own holiday and have decided that we’ll be avoiding Italy for the first time in a very very long time. At the moment Germany is looking like the winner though, given as this year is the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz (a separate blog post to come on that), I’ve also floated the idea of Poland so we can visit the harrowing site.

There are also LOTS more book reviews to look forward to. Honestly I have a pile of review books as tall as me to get through – something which makes me incredibly happy – though I am quickly running out of space to store them all.

I hope you’ve all had a fabulous start to 2020 and I promise I won’t let the dust build up here….much.