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Friday, April 19, 2019

Book Tour: The Impaler's Wife by @autumnbardot #review #giveaway #blogtour #historical #romance #gothic @RABTBookTours

Part of a Fearless Women in History series
Historical fiction, Historical Romance, Gothic Romance
Published Date: April 3, 2019

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The year is 1464 and young King Matthias controls Hungary, his family, and the fate of the world’s most notorious political prisoner, Prince Vlad Dracula. 

 Ilona Szilágy, the king’s cousin, is young and ambitious. Dracula is determined to marry into the Hunyadi family. It is love at first sight…but the king has other plans. The Impaler Prince, however, never takes no for an answer.

This begins Ilona’s journey into the treacherous world of court intrigues, family betrayals, and her husband’s dark desires. Eager to become Vlad’s trusted confidant, Ilona soon discovers that marriage to man tortured by his past comes with a price.

Woven throughout is a peek into the life and times of one of the world’s most enigmatic and maligned rulers…the man before the legend.

With Bardot’s decadent period detail and a cast of gritty evocative characters, The Impaler’s Wife offers a fierce yet sensuous glimpse into the violent 15th century.


Often times the female character really makes or breaks the story for me in these kinds of books. Ilona really made this one for me. She is fierce and she is strong as a female, especially in historical times. I always like to read about characters who break the mold and give me a reason to root for them. 

Vlad is a typical male lead in books like this, but I loved that he was redeemable. He does things to make you really question if you like him, but understandably so for the time period and premise of the story. 

It's dark at times and it's beautiful at times. There are many ups and downs for these characters both personally and together. 

A great attention to detail from the author in which she uses wonderful imagery to transport you to the time and her mind for the story.

About the Author

Autumn Bardot writes smart erotica and historical fiction about sassy women, spicy sex, and daring passions!
 Her erotica includes Legends of Lust, ( Cleis Press )and Confessions Of A Sheba Queen ( Cleis Jan 2020).  Autumn has a BA in English literature and a MaEd in curriculum and instruction. She’s been teaching writing and literary analysis for fourteen years. Autumn lives in Southern California with her hubby, rescue pooch, and ever-increasing family.  Her favorite things include salty French fries, coffee, swimming, and a great book.

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