That quote by Benjamin Franklin gives a powerful feel for the turbulent atmosphere that swept the country during the American Revolution.  I spent years researching and writing historical romance novel, ENEMY OF THE KING, an exciting journey back to the drama and romance of that time period, with a focus on the Southern face of the war. Think Carolina backcountry and Francis Marion, 'the Swamp Fox.'

Blurb: 1780, South Carolina: While Loyalist Meriwether Steele recovers from illness in the stately home of her beloved guardian, Jeremiah Jordan, she senses the haunting presence of his late wife.  When she learns that Jeremiah is a Patriot spy and shoots Captain Vaughan, the British officer sent to arrest him, she is caught up on a wild ride into Carolina back country, pursued both by the impassioned captain and the vindictive ghost. Will she remain loyal to her king and Tory twin brother or risk a traitor’s death fighting for Jeremiah? If Captain Vaughan snatches her away, he won’t give her a choice."~

ENEMY OF THE KING currently has 13 Five Star reviews at Amazon, and nothing less.  I don't have any control over what readers leave there so this strikes me as significant, but it also means not enough people are reading it.  Every story has its critics.  Come out, come out, wherever you are.  But first, you have to read the book.  If you'd like to take the challenge and see if ENEMY OF THE KING lives up to its reputation, I welcome your thoughts.  Leave it a review.  

ENEMY OF THE KING received a five cup review from Coffee Time Romance, earned Five Books and won book of the week at Long and Short Reviews, received a super review and a You Gotta Read rating from You Gotta Read, came in third at the 2009 Publisher's Weekly BHB Reader's Choice Best Books, and made the Best Romance Novel list at Buzzle.

1780 South Carolina, spies and intrigue, a vindictive ghost, the battle of King’s Mountain, Patriots and Tories, pounding adventure, pulsing romance…ENEMY OF THE KING 

"An amazing and vibrant look into the American Revolutionary War...this sexy historical book is a must read!" ~Danielle Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More



  1. Donnell // January 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM  

    Off to download this book, Beth, looks fabulous! Congratulations, and your trailer was very compelling. Well done.

  2. Beth Trissel // January 20, 2011 at 10:48 AM  

    Thanks so much, Donnell. I loved the music for that trailer.

  3. Judy // January 20, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

    This book has all the right ingredients! No wonder it keeps getting 5 star reviews!! Congratulations on another great book!

  4. Beth Trissel // January 20, 2011 at 11:20 AM  

    Thanks Judy. The research for this novel was staggering.

  5. Mary Marvella // January 20, 2011 at 3:16 PM  

    Beth, this book will be one of the first on my new e-reader.

  6. Beth Trissel // January 20, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

    Thanks so much, MM.

  7. Caroline Clemmons // January 20, 2011 at 7:42 PM  

    Beth, this is the first time I've seen that trailer. Wow, very well done!

  8. Beth Trissel // January 20, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

    Thanks Caroline. It was rather pricey to make. :) My talented friend Pam Roller helped me with it.

  9. Scarlet Pumpernickel // January 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM  

    CONGRATS on all those great reviews.This is a fabulous story. Beth you are an inspiring author.

  10. Beth Trissel // January 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM  

    Thanks Scarlet. Very kind of you.

  11. Pamela Varnado // January 21, 2011 at 3:35 AM  

    Beth, I love the trailer. Wish I knew how to do them. I always enjoy reading your books and can tell a lot of research go in to making them perfect. Job Well done.

  12. Beth Trissel // January 21, 2011 at 8:25 AM  

    Thanks Pamela. I couldn't have done it without Pam.

  13. Dale Mayer // January 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

    This book looks wonderful! Congrats for all the wonderful reviews too. I soooo need to learn how to make a trailer, they look like fun and give such a visual perspective on books.

    Nice job.

  14. Beth Trissel // January 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

    Thanks Dale. I'm behind in my trailers.

  15. Tamara LeBlanc // January 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM  

    Great trailer! The book sounds fabulous!!
    I'm so glad it's being received so well by reviewers. I'm sure that, the plot and the awesome cover will make it tops on many an e-readers list. I know it will be on mine.
    Congrats on your success!!!
    have a great evening:)

  16. Nightingale // January 21, 2011 at 5:14 PM  

    I love the quote and this time period has always fascinated me. Growing up, I read every book about Francis Marion I could find. Enemy of the King must be great to have earned all these accolades. Congrats, Beth.

  17. Beth Trissel // January 21, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

    Thanks guys. The story is dear to my heart.

  18. Joanne // January 23, 2011 at 3:10 PM  

    Sincere congrats for so many 5 star reviews. Wow--this book sounds terrific. You continue to be a wonderful writer.