Monday, March 11, 2019

Giveaway: Abiding Fire by MJ Logue

Sapere Books and author MJ Logue are offering one paperback copy and one e-book copy of Abiding Fire.

How do you solve a murder when you are one of the suspects…

1664, London

Life should be good for Major Thankful Russell and his new bride, Thomazine. Russell, middle-aged and battle-scarred, isn’t everyone’s idea of the perfect husband for an eligible young woman but the moment Thomazine set eyes on her childhood hero, she knew they were destined for one another.

But Russell, a former Roundhead, now working for the King’s intelligence service, was never going to have a simple life in Restoration London.

Unable to shake suspicions of his Parliamentarian past, someone seems hell-bent on ruining his reputation — and his life.

Whispers about his sister’s violent murder follow him and accusations of treason abound.

When more deaths occur Russell finds himself under suspicion.

He is ready to escape from the capital, but Thomazine is determined to find the truth and clear the name of the man she loves.

But who is the real killer and why are they so keen to frame Russell? More importantly, will they succeed?

And has Thomazine’s quest put them all in mortal danger?

An Abiding Fire is the first book in the Thomazine and Major Russell Thriller series, compelling historical mysteries with a dash of romance, set in seventeenth century England.

‘written in a deceptively light, easy style that draws the reader in, until you’re frantically turning the pages to find out what happens, and the flavour, sights, sounds and smells of Restoration London, in all its crowded, often squalid vitality, leap into life. Highly recommended’ - Pamela Belle

‘everything in this book is utterly believable and solidly historical, right down to the gloriously funny dialogue and rather personal details…’ - P F Chisholm

‘a suspenseful read peppered with humour, and earthy language enough to lighten and lift the reader in between the more sinister elements as they unfold’ - Romance Reviews Magazine

‘London is brought vividly to life, the historical setting is impeccable, the plot is well-constructed, but it is the characters that make this book. Both Thomazine and Thankful step out of the pages to become real, believable, people. M. J. Logue has delivered an excellent read and I hope there will be many more books about Thomazine and Thankful—preferably sooner than later’ – Discovering Diamonds

For a chance to win, please leave a comment stating your preference for e-book or paperback and leave your contact details. If you prefer not to leave your contact details then please check back after the giveaway closes at midnight Sunday 17 March Pacific Daylight Time which is 8am Monday 18 March GMT to find out if you are a winner.


  1. I would enjoy having an e-book copy of this book please.

  2. Sounds fantastic! Either version would work for me. lauren at heyerwood dot com
    Thank you!!

  3. This sounds fabulous. A hard copy thanks.


  4. It is fascinating when a historical novel is a murder mystery as well. There SO many opportunities for such a gene. A paperback, please, and thank you

  5. If P.F.Chisholm recommends it, that's good enough for me! I'd love an e-book please.

  6. I would love an e-book copy! Thanks (I'll check back later, hate leaving my email for web bots to find.) ;-) Thanks for the chance at winning

  7. This sounds like so much fun ... and 1664 offers so many opportunities for a fine whodunit. I'd love to win the paperback, please. SJohnson dot InternetLC dot USA @ gmail dot com

    1. Sally, you are our new e-book winner. Sapere Books will be in touch with you soon to arrange delivery of your prize.

  8. Would love to have a paperback! This sounds like a fabulous book.
    Debbie Platt

  9. Replies
    1. Nicky, can you please contact us via our email address: so that we can arrange for your prize to be sent out? If we don't hear from you by midday GMT Sunday 24 March we will redraw. Thanks!

  10. I would love a paperback copy, please 😄

  11. This giveaway is now closed. Using random number generators we have found our winners and they are: for the e-book, Nicky, and for the paperback, Debbie Platt. Debbie, we have your contact details so we'll pass them on to MJ Logue who will be in touch with you. Nicky, could you please email us at with your contact details so that we can pass them on to Sapere Books. Many thanks to all who entered and congrats to the winners!

  12. This sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read this.

    1. Sorry Karen, as you'll see from the comment above yours, we closed this giveaway a few hours ago.

  13. As we did not hear from the winner of the e-book, we have now done a redraw and the new winner is Sally Johnson. Congratulations Sally - the publishers will be in touch with you to arrange your prize.


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