Betrayal Anthology

A big welcome to the Char Newcomb and the authors of the Betrayal Anthology.


With the exception of Char’s short story, “A Knight’s Tale”, Betrayal is straight – no pun intended – historical fiction. There are tales of noblemen, highwaymen, pirates, knights, and of ordinary men and women. The twelve authors hope to entice you to their worlds, from post-Roman Britain to the 21st century, with this free anthology.

“A Knight’s Tale” is Char’s contribution, a fun, yet bittersweet story of Sir Stephan l’Aigle in this prequel to her novel Men of the Cross. Stephan is 18, newly knighted, and has no hopes of inheriting land or titles, probably a good thing as he has no interest in women, nor any desire to marry or produce heirs. He finds pleasure in the arms of other men.

If you like the short story, Men will be on sale for 99c/99p on Amazon US & UK from Nov. 18-25.

About Betrayal
Betrayal, treachery, treason, deceit, perfidy—all names for the calculated violation of trust. And it’s been rife since humans trod the earth.

A promise broken
A mission betrayed
A lover’s desertion
A parent’s deception
An unwitting act of treason
Betrayal by comrades
Betrayal by friends

Could you resist the forces of misplaced loyalty, power hunger, emotional blackmail, or plain greed? Is there ever redemption, or will the destruction visit future generations and even alter history? These questions are still with us today.

Read twelve tales by twelve accomplished writers who explore these historical yet timeless challenges from post Roman Britain to the present day.

The Stories
AD455—Roman leader Ambrosius is caught in a whirlpool of shifting allegiances
AD940—Alyeva and cleric Dunstan navigate the dangers of the Anglo Saxon court
1185—Knight Stephan fights for comradeship, duty, and honour. But what about love?
1330—The powerful Edmund of Kent enters a tangled web of intrigue
1403—Thomas Percy must decide whether to betray his sovereign or his family
1457—Estelle is invited to the King of Cyprus’s court, but deception awaits
1483—Has Elysabeth made the right decision to bring Prince Edward to London?
1484—Margaret Beaufort contemplates the path to treason
1577—Francis Drake contends with disloyalty at sea
1650—Can James Hart, Royalist highwayman, stop a nemesis destroying his friend?
1718—Pirate Annie Bonny, her lover Calico Jack, and a pirate hunter. Who will win?
1849/present—Carina must discover her ancestor’s betrayer in Italy or face ruin.

Betrayal is free at all online retailers from 17th November. Meet the authors at their new Facebook Group.
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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Betrayal Anthology

  1. Char says:

    Thank you for sharing our anthology announcement with your readers, Anne! We’re hoping Amazon fixes the price at $0.00 sometime today, which matches the price on B&N, Kobo, and AppleBooks.

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    • Anne Barwell says:

      You’re very welcome. I’m crossing my fingers Amazon comes to the party quickly. I’ve updated the link to the universal one so your readers can find it at other retailers too.

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