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Matilda Empress by Lise Arin is on virtual book tour. The historical fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post. Be...

Matilda Empress by Lise Arin is on virtual book tour.

The historical fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Have you written any other books that are not published? 

When I was a small girl, I had a best friend named Christine, and apparently felt compelled to memorialize our banal suburban experiences in a series of novels, The Adventures of Lise and Christine. Although I gave myself top billing, I didn’t hog the limelight within the stories themselves. The books were booklets really, made of folded and stapled yellow legal paper. I also illustrated them, despite a dearth of artistic skills.  I had forgotten all about these early literary endeavors until I discovered the cache of them in a box of childhood memorabilia. But it seems I was a writer born, not bred.

Matilda Empress 
by Lise Arin 
Genre: Historical Fiction 

Matilda, a twelfth-century Empress of the Holy Roman Empire and daughter of Henry I, is twenty-four years old and a widow. She returns to her father's double realm of England and Normandy and is promptly married against her will to Geoffrey, a minor continental nobleman. When she is absent from England at the time of her father's death, Matilda loses her throne to her cousin Stephen despite their ongoing and secret love affair.

For almost twenty years, anarchy reins, and their passion fluctuates between hatred and obsession. The only hope in sight is Matilda and Stephen's two sons, whose rightful claim to the throne may finally end the bloody and endless war.

In the vein of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, Matilda Empress follows the real history of the early English monarchs, and what happens when a strong woman at the center of great upheaval refuses to play by the rules laid out for her. 

Lise Arin has a PhD in English Literature from Columbia, and an undergraduate degree in History and Literature from Harvard. She has two children, and lives with her husband in New York City. This is her first novel, although it has been in the making for twenty years. Please follow @lisearin on Instagram and Twitter. 

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1 comment

  1. The cover sort of looks like the autor...very pretty!


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