|Breaking the Mould - VKM #8|
By: Jaymie Leighton Müller
From: Breaking the Mould
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
So... it's January. The excitement of Christmas and New Years is behind us, and everyone is settled back into school and work routines. Nothing to do. Nothing to look forward to.
Blah, blah, blah!
But wait... come on... are you kidding me?? This is the BEST time of year for... readers.
I'm one of those nerds who want nothing but gift cards for Christmas... gift cards for book stores, to be precise. And I got 'em from everyone this year! Here in Michigan it is coooold, and snowy, and dark. In my downtime, when Jakob is watching a hockey game and Jocie is at a sleepover, I like to curl up by the fire and read. And that means I'm looking for new books to read.
And this time of year more than any other, I like to step out of my comfort zone. I usually read romance novels, especially Regency romances. I love a happy ending, and I adore the lovely gowns and settings. But this month I'm in the mood for something meatier, something a little darker, maybe. Sometimes I enjoy books like Gone Girl, or Girl on a Train... you know... the kind of books that get made into movies... LOL.
Do you ever switch it up? Do you read out of your 'comfort zone', or are you sometimes in the mood for something completely different? Historical? Gritty urban mystery? Biography? True Crime?
Tell me how you vary your reading habits!
And now for something completely different...Hello, readers... Victoria Hamilton here.
Like Jaymie I read a lot of different genres. I love contemporary mysteries, true crime, historical mysteries and many many others!
And I write in different genres too! In my career I have written and published Regency romances, paranormal historical romances, historical romance mystery and cozy mysteries. I have a new book coming out February 8th from Midnight Ink. It is a historical mystery set in the Regency era; it's a little dark, and gritty, and it does include difficult subjects.
Perhaps not everyone's cup of tea. But I love my bold, strong new heroine, Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, and hope readers do, too.
Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, says: "Hamilton expertly balances the page-turning detection with the story of a hypocritical society where women, whether they are scullery maids or orphans, rarely get to make their own decisions. Readers will look forward to Emmeline's further adventures."
About A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder:Scandal and slayings among Regency London's elite
The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight's death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a scullery maid he had procured for his pleasure.
Did the man―or woman―who murdered the knight know of her visit? Her secret identity at risk, her reputation and life in jeopardy, Emmeline must solve the crime or face scandalous exposure and ruination, or worse―the hangman's noose―for a crime she did not commit.
Visit Victoria Hamilton Mysteries for pre-order links! And while you're there, sign up for my newsletter - you'll get all the latest info on my books - AND check out the link to an excerpt of A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder to see if it suits your reading needs!!