Helen R. Davis is an American historical novelist specializing in historical fantasy and alternate history.
Have you ever wondered what would have happened had things gone differently in history? What if Cleopatra and Antony had won? What if Anne Boleyn had had a son with Henry VIII? What if Queen Isabella had not expelled the Jews from Spain and not allowed the Inquisition? Helen R. Davis is an imaginative, entertaining author that answers these questions and more in her novels. You will also end the books feeling you have just met Cleopatra, Anne Boleyn, and Isabella and many other heroines!
Anne Boleyn and Isabella of Spain are two of the women who made 16th century Europe. Though Queen Isabella was active in the 1400s, her actions during the latter half of that century moved and shaked Spain, Europe and the world. Known as 'The Mother of the Americas', Isabella is also known as the queen who started the Inquisition. Isabella Unashamed, done with my co-author, Carolina Casas, is a short novel that imagines Isabella taking a different route after the conquest of Granada. Many themes in Isabella's life-- Judaism, Christianity and Islam-- are still grabbing headlines in today's news. What can a 15th century queen teach us about our time period?
Anne Boleyn. Known throughout the world as 'Anne of the Thousand Days.' With recent dramas such as 'The Tudors', Anne is the woman everyone loves to hate. This novel explores Anne Boleyn's life in a different light-- imagining what would have happened if she had had a son and secured her position as Henry VIII's wife and Queen of England. This is a novel that empowers a queen that is too often reduced to a caricature of either 'tragic victim' or 'homewrecker.' Come and meet Anne Boleyn!
Helen R. Davis has a long interest in history. Author of "Evita, My Life," Ms. Davis has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for Egypt and the era of Cleopatra kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.
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CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, published with Savant Books and Publications, is the first in a series that tells the story of Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, from the perspectives of Isis, Cleopatra's goddess, and the great pharaoh queen herself. In this series, Cleopatra, not Augustus, is the victor at the Battle of Actium and history takes a different turn from here. The sequel, CLEOPATRA VICTORIOUS, will be released soon. Also available as an ebook. More information can be found at the following links.
A podcast on this novel is featured here: http://publishwithconnie.com/interview-with-helen-davis/
EVITA: MY ARGENTINA, published with Custom Book Publications, is the story of the infamous Eva Peron. Probably best known as the subject of the movie with Madonna, this novel tells the history of Evita told through her own eyes. Beginning with her flashing back and musing over her life on the death bed, Evita tells her whole story, from her painful childhood to her rocket like existence and her tragic rise and fall, which is also the fall of her nation, Argentina. Also available as an ebook for only 3.99!
A podcast is available here: http://publishwithconnie.com/evita-my-argentina/
ATHENA: THE WARRIOR QUEEN OF YAVDOLO, published by Christian Faith Publishing, tells the story of a woman far in the future on another planet. This is a story that is a pot apocalyptic fantasy set on Damlol, a peaceful world outside of our solar system, that introduces a patriotic girl of great courage set off to save her nation- and her planet—from darkness.
More information can be found at this link http://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=athena-vol-1
A podcast is here: http://publishwithconnie.com/athena-the-warrior-queen-of-yavdolo/
The Most Happy: An alternate history of Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn is known throughout the world as the beheaded wife of King Henry VIII. Probably best known to this generation from either Natalie Portman's portrayal in THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL or Natalie Dormer's portrayal in THE TUDORS, this novel centers on Anne, not Henry. It is a novel that imagines Anne Boleyn bearing Henry a son and Henry later dying in a jousting accident and leaving Anne Regent of England on behalf of their fictional son and how the 16th century, a pivotal one in Western civilization, would have been different if one of its movers and shakers had not been struck down in her prime. Truly, living on her own, without Henry, Anne is 'the most happy.'
RELEASE DATE JULY 25TH 2017
Queen Isabella is a thorny subject for many people in our time period. When her name is spoken, most people at best think of Columbus and at worst the Spanish Inquisition. These are certainly true but there is more to her story. This is an alternate history that imagines Queen Isabella choosing to complete the Reconquest of Spain, but not expelling the Jews. This is also a novel that gives a happier fate to her youngest daughter, Catalina—also known as Katharine of Aragon. Katharine shines as queen regnant of Spain and not Henry VIII's discarded first wife. Co-authored by up and coming author Carolina Casas with Helen R. Davis, Isabella is re-imagined and reborn.
Both of these novels will be published with Calliope Editorial, based out of Madrid, Spain, Isabella's homeland.
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