I’ve known Hunter S Jones for quite a while. She’s one of the authors who belongs to ASMSG and I met her very early on my journey into indie publishing. I read one of her novels at the time and was thoroughly impressed, by her imagination, her mastery of language and her beautifully rendered historical details. I have a few of her novels in my TBR list, that I keep looking longingly at but so far haven’t managed to get through.
But very recently I saw she’s published a novel that has been receiving a lot of attention, and I had to bring it here.
Hunter S. Jones is the author of many award winning books including “September Ends” which won awards for Best Independently Published Novel, based on it’s unique blending of poetry and prose. Her short story “Fortune Calling” received best selling status on Amazon in the Cultural Heritage category and Historical Fiction category. She has been published by H3O Eco mag, LuxeCrush, Chattanooga Times-Free Press, and is now a freelance contributor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She has two undergraduate degrees, one in English Literature, the other in History with an emphasis on the English Renaissance and Reformation. Hunter has written “Phoenix Rising”, a historical novel about the final hours of Anne Boleyn’s life. Come on a historical journey through some dark hours…
And her novel:
The last hour of Anne Boleyn’s life…
Court intrigue, revenge and all the secrets of the last hour are revealed as one queen falls and another rises to take her place on destiny’s stage.
A young Anne Boleyn arrives at the court of King Henry VIII. She is to be presented at the Shrovetide pageant, le Château Vert. The young and ambitious Anne has no idea that a chance encounter before the pageant will lead to her capturing the heart of the king. What begins as a distraction becomes his obsession and leads to her destruction.
Love, hate, loyalty and betrayal come together in a single dramatic moment… the execution of a queen. The history of England will be changed for ever.
“Compelling, captivating and moving.”
-Claire Ridgway, The Anne Boleyn Files
“Historically accurate yet suspenseful – although we know the ending, this page-turner has many surprises.”
-Dr. Beth Lynne, Editor
“An interesting look at the events of May 19, 1536 from an unexpected angle!”
-Cyndi Williamson, blogger, QueenAnneBoleyn.com
“Anne Boleyn is unarguably one of history’s most fascinating and controversial women. Temptress, opportunist, witch, adulteress, or martyr? Generations after her death, we’re still intrigued by her rise and fall. In Phoenix Rising, Hunter Jones transforms the legend into flesh and blood. You don’t want to miss this clever and marvelously entertaining account of Anne Boleyn’s last hour.”
-OCMD, Amazon Vine Reviewer
“Thought provoking, esoteric and heart wrenching.” –
-R.J.Askew, blogger, reviewer, author and journalist.
And I copy one of the reviews in full:
5.0 out of 5 stars Phoenix Rising! May 19, 2015
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“Surely our love is beyond misunderstandings and whispered innuendo.”
Phoenix Rising by Hunter S. Jones is historical fiction but in the most enjoyable, unique way. I love how the author has fun with her stories and gives her characters such unexpected quirks. She has a way of making what could be a rather dry story into something fresh, contemporary and spellbinding.
This tale contemplates the last hour of Anne Boleyn and the rise of Lady Jane Seymour as predicted by an astrologer to the King of England, Henry VIII.
Phoenix Rising shares more than one viewpoint which makes it even more compelling. I relished in discovering the different opinions, outlooks and of course the gossip. Drama-filled and fast-paced this is an easy escape to an earlier time and an extraordinary place.
A tear tumbles down his left cheek. I look into his eyes and see pain. He must be shocked from the resent events. How can he have his wife executed? The mother of his daughter, Elizabeth? But, mine is to do as I am told. I am not to judge a man with ancient and noble blood. A king deemed as divine by his birth and chosen by the hand of God to lead our nation.”
Thanks so much Hunter for your new novel, thanks to all of you for reading, and if you know, like, share, comment, and CLICK!