Saturday, March 16, 2013

A Shout-out To The Entrants

Our giveaway at Goodreads has ended and the winners have been selected.

Congratulations to the five who beat out the other 795 to win a novel that will keep them turning the pages until they reach the end.

THE KING OF THE IRISH is work of historical fiction that is based entirely on facts, set in an era when Chicago was the last outpost of civilization on the edge of the frontier that was America's Wild West.

In 1889, the Irish in Chicago were coming to the fore of politics, immigrants freed from the constraints placed on them by their English overlords. They took to it readily, with a knowledge that political power was what stood between liberty and tyranny in the Old Country.They had every intention of using their newfound might to support a rebellion in Ireland.

They were ready to assassinate Queen Victoria on the day of her Golden Jubilee to as an act of war.

With their fondness for secret societies, their Papist religion and their customs that allowed for drinking on a Sunday, the Irish were not welcome in Chicago.

Pick up a copy of THE KING OF THE IRISH and enter that world, where an Irishman had no chance of justice because the packed jury sitting in judgment presumed his guilt because he was Irish. Put yourself in Daniel Coughlin's shoes as he fights against prejudice, fights to save his neck while struggling to remain loyal to his people and their cause.

The novel is an intriguing read, and one you won't be able to put down.

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