Give Away: A Tainted Dawn by B.N. Peacock

Welcome to author B.N. Peacock as she joins us on her blog tour for her new novel A TAINTED DAWN coming out from Fireship Press.

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I’m happy to be giving away a copy of this novel. Just leave a comment below to put your name in the hat 🙂

A TAINTED DAWN by B.N. Peacock

August 1789. The Rights of Man. Liberty. Equality. Idealism. Patriotism.

A new age dawns.

And yet, old hostilities persist: England and Spain are on the brink of war. France, allied by treaty with Spain, readies her warships. Three youths–the son of an English carpenter, the son of a naval captain, an the son of a French court tailor–meet in London, a chance encounter that entwines their lives thereafter. The English boys find themselves on the same frigate bound for the Caribbean. The Frenchman sails to Trinidad, where he meets an even more zealous Spanish revolutionary. As diplomats in Europe race to avoid conflict, war threatens to erupt in the Caribbean, with the three youths pitted against each other.

Will the dawn of the boys’ young manhood remain bright with hope? Or will it become tainted with their countrymen’s spilt blood?

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Praise for A Tainted Dawn

“As America is born, the superpowers of Europe clash with one another for power and territory. A Tainted Dawn is a historical novel set at the end of the eighteenth century, as the powers of Europe head off to war. Following youths of these nations as they find their way through their lives and the conflict, A Tainted Dawn creates a riveting setting with plenty of twists and turns that should prove difficult to put down, very much recommended.” – The Midwest Book Review

“Barbara Peacock has a masterful knowledge of both nautical lore and the history and politics of the age. Her characters are sympathetic, and they come alive though her writing. She deftly captures the spirit of this fascinating and critical time, both its positive and negative aspects. Her characters inhabit a world that is squalid, gritty , and dangerous, but not without hope.” – Robin E. Levin, The Death of Carthage

B.N. Peacock

About the Author

B. N. Peacock’s love of history started in childhood, hearing stories of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire from her immigrant grandparents.  They related accounts handed down from their grandparents about battlefields so drenched in blood that grass cut there afterwards oozed red liquid. Such tales entranced her. These references probably dated to the time of the Napoleonic Wars. No wonder she was drawn to this time period.

In addition to history, she showed an equally early proclivity for writing, winning an honorable mention in a national READ magazine contest for short stories. The story was about history, of course, namely the battle of Bunker Hill as seen from the perspective of a British war correspondent.

The passion for writing and history continued throughout high school and undergraduate studies. She was active in her high school newspaper, eventually becoming its editor-in-chief. After graduation, she majored in Classical Studies (Greek and Latin) at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. In her junior year, life took one of those peculiar turns which sidetrack one.  A year abroad studying at Queen Mary College, University of London in England led to the discovery of another passion, travel. She returned and finished her degree at F&M, but now was lured from her previous interests in history and writing.

Her work continues on Book Two in The Great War series, tentatively to be called Army of Citizens, with new trips planned to England, France and Belgium.

6 Responses to “Give Away: A Tainted Dawn by B.N. Peacock

  • What a fascinating time and subject. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck, Ms. Peacock!

  • Certainly an exciting era with immeasurable impact on the US’s future.

  • Thank you, Christy, for hosting my blog tour today. It was a pleasure to be here. Thanks also to Jo Ann Butler and Liz V. for your encouraging comments. Yes, it was a fascinating period in history, my favorite!

  • Thank you for the giveaway. Please count me in if it is open to all.

  • Kathryn Hughes
    7 years ago

    Please count me in -sounds really interesting. I am a history teacher always looking for a good book to read.

  • Raquel M.
    7 years ago

    This book sounds very interesting. Love the late 18th Century.

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