The King's Courtesan

By Judith James
(Harlequin Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780373775590, 384pp.)

Publication Date: August 2011

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Her body is the battleground

Sensuous, beautiful and determined, Hope Matthews is a favored mistress of the king. Her many charms have helped her rise from the gutter to the king's bed. But with the new queen's impending arrival, her nights in the royal chamberand her hopes for securitywill swiftly come to an end.

His honor a distant memory

Haunted by his past, hardened by the recent civil war, Captain Robert Nichols lives only for revenge. When told he must marry the king's courtesan to provide a cover for their affair, he's faced with a new low. Both are pawns of a great man, but married to their dreams of independence, their clash is inevitable. Can these two wounded souls realize the answer to all their dreams might lie in each other's arms?

About the Author
Award-winning author Judith James has worked as a trail guide, horse trainer, and clinical psychologist. An avid reader and history buff, she has traveled, worked and lived in many places, including the Arctic, Ireland, London and France. br>
She has found the perfect place to write on the East Coast, with a view of the ocean from her window. Judith's writing combines her love of history, romance, and adventure with her keen interest in the complexities of human nature, and the heart's capacity to heal. She is currently in service to a cranky elderly cat who thinks she can type and delights in teaching lessons about backing up files.

Judith James awards include


-Nominated RT Best British Isles Historical
-Booklist starred review
-Romantic Times Top Pick
-AAR Desert Island Keeper

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE (The King's Courtesan)

-Romantic Times Top Pick


-Heroes and Heartbreakers Best Reads 2014


-Independent Publisher's Awards IPPY Gold Medal Winner
-Romance Novel TV Best Debut
-Historical Novels Review Editor's Choice
-AAR Desert Island Keeper
-AAR Honorable Mention Best Book
-AAR Buried Treasure


-One of the best of 2009 Barnes and Noble
-Historical Novels Review Editor's Choice
-One of the best of 2009 Dear Author

Ms. James is always pleased to hear from fellow readers and writers and invites you to visit her on Facebook, her webpage or on twitter.
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