Please welcome J.A. Nelson today as she tours with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in support of her book, A Man of Honor.
About A Man of Honor:
Winner of two silver medals
Best First Book, Fiction
Best Cover, Fiction
Awarded by the IBPA (2020)
2020 Notable Indie, Top 100 – Best Indie Book Awards, Shelf Unbound
Finalist, Literary Fiction
14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (2020)
A Man of Honor tells the fictional tale of how one man’s oath gave birth to the legend of Hamlet.
How far would you go to keep a deathbed promise?
Surrounded by the bodies of slain monarchs, a dying prince extracts a promise from his friend, Horatio: “Tell my story.”
Rival kings of warring nations strive to lay claim to the throne, now vacant, but what will happen to the people who live there, at Helsingør’s Krogen Castle? How will Horatio preserve his honor and the prince’s legacy while surviving this murderous kingdom and the men who would rule it?
Despite the odds and threats against him, Horatio persists, weaving the story of his dear friend into the fabric of one of their oldest and most revered medieval texts.
But when a nefarious Spaniard thwarts his plans, Horatio must once again risk everything to fulfill his oath.
With the help of some unexpected allies in the form of Margrete, a courageous lady-in-waiting, and Lanier, a disgraced French nobleman, Horatio undertakes this perilous quest that will lead him on a journey none of them could have ever predicted, to a place none of them ever thought they would see.
And after their hard-fought journey will it all be for naught?
Will Hamlet’s glory be Horatio’s downfall?
About the Author:
J. A. Nelson’s passion for exploring connections between history, literature, and evidence in written texts has shaped her life—from a BA (Occidental College) and MA (The George Washington University) in cultural studies to a two-decade career at the National Archives of the United States, working with historical documentary treasures and helping people access unique stories in those records. Ms. Nelson is a native of Culver City, CA, a Los Angeles suburb. She lives with her husband in Northern Virginia. A Man of Honor, or Horatio’s Confessions is her debut novel.
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Monday, January 4
Spotlight at Books, Cooks, Looks
Wednesday, January 6
Feature at Reading is My Remedy
Monday, January 11
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews
Thursday, January 14
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Monday, January 18
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Wednesday, January 20
Feature at What Is That Book About
Thursday, January 21
Excerpt at Journey in Bookland
Friday, January 22
Review at Amy’s Booket List
Monday, January 25
Review at Passages to the Past
Wednesday, January 27
Interview at Passages to the Past
Friday, January 29
Feature at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals
Monday, February 1
Review at YA, It’s Lit
Wednesday, February 3
Review at A Book Geek
Friday, February 5
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Saturday, February 6
Review at Bibliostatic
Monday, February 8
Review at Books and Zebras
Wednesday, February 10
Review at Impressions In Ink
Friday, February 12
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads