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 Hanging Day

London, 1751: It's hanging day at Tyburn and nine condemned criminals, six men and three women, are about to meet their end on the infamous triple tree. Among the crowd come to see them hang is Jack Blackstone, better known as Blackjack the highwayman.

But Jack has not come to Tyburn on this day merely to gawk at the spectacle of a public execution. For among those to be hanged today is Eliza Colson, Jack's beloved, sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit.

Jack is going to save her from the gallows… or die trying.

 

This is a short story of 5500 words or approx. 17 print pages.

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 Hangman's Wages

Germany in the Middles Ages: Ulrich, executioner to Count Dietmar of Finsterwalde, finds his workload unexpectedly doubled, when Count Dietmar orders him to hang Anna, a young thief caught picking pockets during the public execution of a notorious bandit.

Ulrich feels sorry for Anna, but orders are orders. And so he leads the terrified Anna to the hanging tree, determined to make sure that she suffers as little as possible. But as he places the noose around Anna's neck, Ulrich finds that she touches his heart like no one before her.

But how can he save Anna, when the merciless Count Dietmar has already ordained her death?

 

This is a short medieval romance of 3300 words or approximately 12 print pages altogether.

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 Hostage to Passion

En route from Spain to the New World, the ship carrying Dona Rosaria is attacked by English pirates under the command of Sir Nicholas Harcourt, the infamous Black Falcon. Rosaria fears the worst, when she is taken prisoner, but Sir Nicholas proves himself surprisingly courteous - until he places a noose around Rosaria's neck and threatens to hang her, should her wealthy uncle fail to pay a ransom in exchange for Rosaria's life and virtue.Sir Nicholas Harcourt has a reputation of being the most merciless pirate to prowl the Spanish Main. But his beautiful prisoner Dona Rosaria both manages to touch his heart and stir the fire of passion in his chest. Nicholas is resolved to have her by any means. However, he has also sworn to hang her on the deck of his ship, should her notoriously sting...


 Outlaw Love

Once Lola Laverne was the toast of Europe, singer, dancer and mistress to kings and millionaires. But those days are long over, and now Lola is rotting in a cell in Silver Dollar City, a mining town in the Old West, sentenced to hang for killing the man who tried to rape her. Men have always been Lola's downfall. But could this really be the end for Lola Laverne? Will she perform her last dance at the end of the hangman's rope? Or does fate have other ideas for Lola? And will she finally realize the true nature of her desires?

This is a short story of 4300 words.

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 Seraglio

The peaceful life of sisters Naira and Margarid is shattered when their Armenian village is raided and their family slaughtered. Sold into slavery, the sisters are separated. Naira eventually ends up in the harem of the mighty Sultan Abdul Selim, ruler of the vast Ottoman Empire. Here, even the slightest hint of disobedience is punished with utmost severity, as the sadistic head eunuch assures her. And indeed the torments that await a disobedient slave in the Sultan's harem are manifold. But with her sister in mortal danger, Naira is willing to face even death and worse to regain her freedom and save Margarid's life.

This is a novelette of 11000 words.

Warning: There is quite a bit of violence and cruelty in this story, so sensitive readers should tread carefully.

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 The Butcher of Spain

Spain during the Napoleonic Wars: Captain Jonathan Farnsworth of the Rifle Brigade only wanted to meet with some Spanish allies and spend a few stolen hours with Comandante Teresa, rebel leader and the woman he loved. But instead Jonathan stepped into a scene of pure horror, when he found the village burning and its people slaughtered.

Teresa was not among the dead. However, she had been captured by the Napoleon's troops and was now the prisoner of the notorious French colonel known only as El Carnicero, the butcher. And tomorrow, Teresa would be executed on the garrotte as a rebel…

 

This is a novelette of 7600 words or approx. 24 pages and was originally published under the title El Carnicero.

Warning: There is some fairly graphic vio...


 The Kiss of the Executioner's Blade

France in the year of the Lord 1516: Born a nobleman but long since reduced to the dishonourable profession of executioner, Geoffrey de Bressac is the most skilled headman in all of France. But when he is called to the town of Charentes to put a traitor and assassin to death, a shock awaits him. For the traitor and assassin Geoffrey is supposed to execute is a woman, beautiful and young Angeline de Golon. Geoffrey has long since hardened his heart against the plight of the men and women he is forced to put to death. But Angeline manages to stir feelings in him that he thought dead. What is more, she insists that she is innocent of the crime of which she has been accused.Geoffrey does not want to behead an innocent woman? But how can he save Angeline, when she is to die at sunrise? ...


 Under the Knout

Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great: The sisters Natasha and Irina had been born serfs, property to the wealthy lords, destined to be worked to death on the fields. Yet Natasha and Irina had been lucky, for their talent at dancing caught the eye of the powerful Countess Rashkova, who made the girls part of her personal ballet company, to dance for the delectation of the wealthy and the powerful.

But life is dangerous in the ballet company of the Countess Rashkova, for even the slightest misstep is punished most harshly. And so Natasha and Irina find themselves thrown into a rat-infested cell deep beneath the elegant Palais Rashkov in St. Petersburg. But the dungeon is only the beginning, for the sadistic Countess Rashkova and her pet, the torturer Dimitri, are about t...


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This title was added to our catalog on December 16, 2013.