Samuel Marquis – Writer’s Digest
ICYMI: Last week I released my latest book in my WWII series. Lions Of The Desert is available now on @Amazon. #NewRelease #LionsoftheDesert
LIONS OF THE DESERT, Book 4 of the WWII Series, is available now on Amazon, Independent Bookstores, and Barnes and Noble: Lions of the Desert – Book 4 of WWII Series – Amazon
LIONS OF THE DESERT is the true story of the WWII 1941-1942 Desert War in North Africa and Operation Condor, a story that has captivated the minds of authors, historians, and filmmakers for three-quarters of a century.
The story is told through the eyes of six legendary historical figures that lived through the epic events: Scottish Colonel David Stirling, leader of the Special Air Service, a brigade of eccentric desert commandos that raided Axis airfields and supply lines; German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, commander of the vaunted Africa Corps, who very nearly succeeded in driving the British out of Egypt; Egyptian Hekmat Fahmy, the famous belly dancer, regarded as a Mata-Hari-like German agent in previous accounts but in fact a far more intriguing and ambiguous character in real life; Major A.W. Sansom, head of the British Field Security unit that hunted down Axis spies and pro-German Egyptian nationalists operating in Cairo; Johannes Eppler, the notorious German spy of Operation Condor whose real story is finally told; and Colonel Bonner Fellers, the U.S. military attaché in Cairo, who was privy to Allied secrets in the North African theater and inadvertently played an important role in intelligence-gathering activities for both sides in the campaign.
Fans of Beneath A Scarlet Sky, The English Patient, and the WWII novels of Ken Follett (The Key to Rebecca, Jackdaws, Eye of the Needle) will enjoy this timeless tale of WWII espionage, romance, and derring-do in the North African desert–with the knowledge that this is how it all really happened.
Thrilled to announce that Blackbeard: The Birth of America is the 2018 Winner for Historical Fiction at the Beverly Hills Book Awards, Mount Sopris Publishing. Yesterday, Nov. 22, 2018, was the 300th anniversary of the murder of this notorious Jamaican-American seaman at the hands of Alexander Spotswood and the overreaching British Empire! http://beverlyhillsbookawards.com/7th-BHBA-Winners-and-Fina… … #BestSellers #historical #suspense #Hollywood #History #Thrillers
Today marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Blackbeard—the Robin-Hood-like American patriot and notorious privateer-turned-pirate, who lorded over the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy chronicled in my historical fiction novel Blackbeard: The Birth of America. Hoist a glass in his honor, mateys, and if at some point you would like to know more about this American anti-hero, check out my article on the real man–not the badly misrepresented and misunderstood figure of myth and legend! Blackbeard: American Patriot?
If you like Courageous WWII Resistance Women fighting against the Nazis, check out my article on Norwegians Dagmar Lahlum and Annemarie Breien: https://www.jkscommunications.com/tragic-heroes-two-persecuted-wwii-female-resistance-operatives-who-greatly-aided-the-allied-war-effort/ … …
@WomensGoodReads #WWII #HistoricalFiction #suspense #thrillers
“Spies of the Midnight Sun is not only a skillful, rapid-fire historical spy thriller, but also a fine source on one of the least-known and most heroic chapters of the Second World War.”–Kirkus Reviews https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/samuel-marquis/spies-of-the-midnight-sun/
Spies of the Midnight Sun – Amazon (WWII Series Book 3) is available now. The true story of legendary British safecracker & spy Eddie Chapman, the British Double Cross Spy System, & courageous Norwegian female Resistance fighters Dagmar Lahlum & Annemarie Breien. @Sammarquisbooks #WWII #newrelease #historicalfiction
“Overall, this is a thoroughly researched book that finely draws the pirate life; one can almost smell the bilge and salt air and taste the rum. An engrossing and historically grounded yarn.”–Kirkus Reviews
Check out the rest of this Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews for my new historical novel, Blackbeard: The Birth of America.