Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Spotlight on Under the Approaching Dark by Anna Belfrage + Tour-Wide Giveaway!!

Pub. Date: April 28, 2017
Publisher: Matador
Pages: 424 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

Adam de Guirande has cause to believe the turbulent times are behind him: Hugh Despenser is dead and Edward II is forced to abdicate in favour of his young son. It is time to look forward, to a bright new world in which the young king, guided by his council, heals his kingdom and restores its greatness. But the turmoil is far from over.

After years of strife, England in the early months of 1327 is a country in need of stability, and many turn with hope towards the new young king, Edward III. But Edward is too young to rule, so instead it is his mother, Queen Isabella, and her lover, Roger Mortimer, who do the actual governing, much to the dislike of barons such as Henry of Lancaster.

In the north, the Scots take advantage of the weakened state of the realm and raid with impunity. Closer to court, it is Mortimer’s increasing powers that cause concerns – both among his enemies, but also for men like Adam, who loves Mortimer dearly, but loves the young king just as much.

When it is announced that Edward II has died in September of 1327, what has so far been a grumble grows into voluble protests against Mortimer. Yet again, the spectre of rebellion haunts the land, and things are further complicated by the reappearance of one of Adam’s personal enemies. Soon enough, he and his beloved wife Kit are fighting for their survival – even more so when Adam is given a task that puts them both in the gravest of dangers.

Praise for Under the Approaching Dark

“The writing is impeccable. The story has everything. Under the Approaching Dark is just perfect in every sense” – Sharon Bennett Connolly, History The Interesting Bits

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About the Author

Anna was raised abroad, on a pungent mix of Latin American culture, English history and Swedish traditions. As a result she’s multilingual and most of her reading is historical- both non-fiction and fiction. Possessed of a lively imagination, she has drawers full of potential stories, all of them set in
the past. She was always going to be a writer – or a historian, preferably both. Ideally, Anna aspired to becoming a pioneer time traveller, but science has as yet not advanced to the point of making that possible. Instead she ended up with a degree in Business and Finance, with very little time to spare for her most favourite pursuit. Still, one does as one must, and in between juggling a challenging career Anna raised her four children on a potent combination of invented stories, historical debates and masses of good food and homemade cakes. They seem to thrive…

For years she combined a challenging career with four children and the odd snatched moment of writing. Nowadays Anna spends most of her spare time at her writing desk. The children are half grown, the house is at times eerily silent and she slips away into her imaginary world, with her imaginary characters. Every now and then the one and only man in her life pops his head in to ensure she’s still there.

Other than on her website,, Anna can mostly be found on her blog, – unless, of course, she is submerged in writing her next novel. You can also connect with Anna on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

It's Giveaway Time!!!


To win a copy of Under the Approaching Dark by Anna Belfrage, please enter via the Gleam form HERE.


– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on May 30th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

Under the Approaching Dark Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 1

 Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Tuesday, May 2

 Interview at Let Them Read Books
Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, May 3

 Review at A Book Drunkard

Thursday, May 4

 Review at A Holland Reads

Friday, May 5

 Spotlight at The Reading Queen

Monday, May 8

 Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Tuesday, May 9

 Review at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, May 10

 Review at A Bookaholic Swede

Thursday, May 11

 Review at Pursuing Stacie

Friday, May 12

 Spotlight at Passages to the Past

Monday, May 15

 Review at Historical Fiction Obsession

Tuesday, May 16

 Review at Back Porchervations
Guest Post at Ms. Stuart Requests the Pleasure of Your Company

Wednesday, May 17

 Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Thursday, May 18

 Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Friday, May 19

 Review at Beth’s Book Nook Blog

Monday, May 22

 Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, May 23

 Review at A Chick Who Reads
Review at The Muse in the Fog Book Reviews

Wednesday, May 24

 Excerpt at Jo’s Book Blog
Spotlight at The Paperback Princess

Thursday, May 25

 Review at Broken Teepee

Friday, May 26

 Spotlight at Laura’s Interests

Sunday, May 28

 Review at Bookramblings
Review at Books and Benches

Monday, May 29

 Guest Post at Yelena Casale’s Blog

Tuesday, May 30

 Interview at Dianne Ascroft’s Blog


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