Paperback - C Format
Passion, adultery and betrayal in the court of one of history's most-maligned queens.
I was ten years old when I discovered I might be a witch…The sixteenth century: the era of queens. Catherine de Medici is an impressionable, mystical girl. She is orphaned and taken hostage by her enemies, and manipulated by her advisors; yet she is to become France’s most powerful regent. History will make her name synonymous with evil, but she is all too human. Humiliated at the hands of her husband and his mistress, and haunted by her gift of second sight, she must rise above her troubles and fight to save her dynasty and adopted country from the brutal Wars of Religion…In THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI, C W Gortner vividly depicts the turbulent life of one of history’s most notorious yet misunderstood women.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.W. Gortner is half-Spanish by birth and his formative years were spent in southern Spain, where his lifelong fascination with history began. After years of working as a fashion marketer and editor, he returned to college to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing. He lives in Northern California with his partner of thirteen years and their Welsh Pembroke Corgi, and welcomes visitors at: www.cwgortner.com
Review by Susie Wilson
Another excellent book by GW Gortner. I couldn’t put it down. Having read many historically based novels, I find it hard to become enthralled by a new book. But this novel captivated me. It was well written and action packed. The development of the characters through the passing of the years is interesting.
Let’s just say it’s no Barbara Cartland novel, with flowers and kisses. Expect more desires, murder and mayhem. As you begin to get to know the main character, each new page will give you an intimate view of her life.
Fear, frustration and lust are just some of the emotions that you will feel reading this excellent novel.
Very entertaining, buy yourself a copy now!
The Fringe is open to submissions of poetry, flash fiction and short stories of any genre. Stories accepted will be published online in our Ezine and also in the monthly pdf magazine.
We are also open to submissions from artists for inclusion in the magazine.
Submissions should be in RTF format or in the body of the email. Send email submissions only to email@example.com
Currently we only offer payment for one story selected as the feature story in the monthly pdf magazine only. The successful author will be contacted to organise payment via paypal for a $5AUD payment. Authors of other accepted stories published on the webzine and in the pdf copy will receive a copy of the pdf version of the mag the story appears in.
We are open to unpublished and previously published stories up to 40,000 words in length.
About The Fringe Magazine
Here at The Fringe Magazine we publish Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry in all genres and reviews of books, roleplay games, music and movies.
Our variety seems to be hiting the mark with over 100,000 views of our Online Magazine with a good spread across all articles.
Our variety seems to be hiting the mark with over 100,000 views of our Online Magazine with a good spread across all articles.?xml:namespace>From surveys we've conducted, our readers are like most people and enjoy reading all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction.
With over 350 readers visiting our site each day, we listen to the voice of the masses and try and procure books in all genres to review. To date, we have reviewed over 600 books, including; non-fiction reference, music, art, photography, gardening, cooking, Self Help, architecture, design, biographies and roleplay games.
We also review fiction in all genres; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Horror, Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Western. We also publish Author Interviews, Paintings, Sketches, Art Work, Art Work by Susie Wilson, and non-fiction articles. The only thing you won't find at The Fringe Magazine is a bad review, if we don't like something, we won't put up a review at all.
You will also find music and dvd reviews and the occasional interview with musicians and actors.
- ► 2011 (753)
- Book Review: The Fallen 2 by Thomas E Sniegoski
- Book Review: Fanged and Fabulous by Michelle Rowan...
- Book Review: Horns by Joe Hill
- Book Review: Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl B...
- Book Review: Tattoos & Tequila To Hell and Back Wi...
- Book Review: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
- Book Review: Shakespeare Undead by Lori Handeland
- Book Review:Dawn of the Bunny Suicides by Andy Ril...
- Book Review: Guinness World Records 2011
- Book Review:Things That Suck by Jason Kaplan
- Book Review; Kisses From Hell By Kristin Cast, Ric...
- Book Review: Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz...
- Book Review:The Thief-Taker's Apprentice by Stephe...
- Book Review: The Ragged Man Book Four of The Twili...
- Review:Bring on the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready
- Book Review: The Black Lung Captain: Tales of the ...
- Book Review: Apartment 16 by Adam Neville
- Book Review; Is That Thing Diesel? By Paul Carter
- Book Review: The Way of Kings The Stormlight Archi...
- Book Review:Gallipoli A Short History by Michael M...
- Book Review:Shade By Jeri Smith-Ready
- Book Review: Down Among The Dead Men by Robert Gre...
- Book Review: Taylor Lautner by Sarah Parvis
- Book Review: City of Evil The Truth about Adelaide...
- Book Review: Tackling Depression at Work A practic...
- Book Review: Shadow’s Son by Jon Sprunk
- Book Review: Elves: Once Walked With Gods by James...
- Review: Cold Magic Spiritwalker: book 1 by Kate El...
- Review: The Cabinet of Curiosities by Paul Dowswel...
- Review: Ninth Grade Slays: The Chronicles of Vladi...
- Review: Eighth Grade Bites: The Chronicles of Vlad...
- Review: The Confessions of Catherine de Medici by ...
- Review: Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
- My Little Boy by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz
- Miss Ass by Joseph Carfagno
- Almost Equal by Edward Rodosek
- Birdsong by Sheldon Lee Compton
- Angela Slatter Interview
- Book Review: Sourdough and Other Stories By Angela...
- Book Review:Tomorrow, When The War Began By John M...
- Book Review:Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil By D...
- Book Review: The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory
- Summer Camp by Elizabeth Kate Switaj
- ▼ October (43)
- ► 2009 (214)