Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blog Tour: King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Kim Headlee Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Book Summary
Morgan le Fay, 6th-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.

Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball…and the human heart.

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Author Biography
Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins—the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century—seem to be sticking around for a while yet.
Kim is a Seattle native and a direct descendent of twentieth-century Russian nobility. Her grandmother was a childhood friend of the doomed Grand Duchess Anastasia, and the romantic yet tragic story of how Lydia escaped Communist Russia with the aid of her American husband will most certainly one day fuel one of Kim’s novels. Another novel in the queue will involve her husband’s ancestor, the seventh-century proto-Viking king of the Swedish colony in Russia.
For the time being, however, Kim has plenty of work to do in creating her projected 8-book Arthurian series, The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles, and other novels under her imprint Pendragon Cove Press.

Praise for the Book

“Packed with politics, pop culture, sports, business, time travel, magic, deceit, humor and love, this story will keep you enthralled right up to the end. Whether you have ever read an Arthurian romance before or not, give this one a try. I am sure you will love it as much as I did.” ~ Dottie of Romance Junkies

“KASIWC is irresistible, passionate, and intriguing. Definitely check out this amazing new Arthurian Romance!” ~ Jill of Arthurian Romances

“It’s like Ms. Headlee has the touch of Twain in her.” ~ Darlene of Mousiey Books

My review: King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court by


This is supposed to be a sequel to Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, my problem is that I only remember a little about reading that book from decades ago.  I had a hard time connecting with
the main characters like Morgan Le Fay.

Morgan Le Fay was a Queen and a sorceress.  Who cast a spell to time travel to 1879 Connecticut to get revenge on Sir Boss Hank Morgan.  Instead she got Washington 2079.

She gets involved with politics and offered to be Campaign Boss for reelection of American President Malory Beckham.  Also she ends up owning a London Knights baseball franchise.

While this is a clean read, the characters have a lot of bad sides to them. Lots of sleeping around, murder, power hungry which made it hard for me to care about what happened to them.

Morgan did grow as a character and I respected her towards the end of the book, but took a lot for me to care.

I think she did a good job of staying true to Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Blending the past with the future.

There is lots of drama, humor, baseball, royalty and magic in this tale.

The setting is the past, future, England, America.

I was given this ebook to read and in return agreed to give a honest review and be part of King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court blog tour.

EXCERPT (from A Word of Explanation; ~150 words)
ALL CALL ME Queen. For my unparalleled skills in leechcraft, most call me “The Wise.” No man dares call me “le Fay,” lest he die.
I hight Morgan.
That is to say, my name is Morgan, so chosen by my mother, Duchess Igraine, to honor the Great Queen of the Old Religion, Mór Rigan, goddess of war. My mother never knew how prophetic her choice would prove to be.
I am the daughter of Duke Gorlois, the sister of Queen Margawse and Queen Elaine, the wife of King Uriens of Gore, and the mother of Sir Uwaine of the Table Round. Blessed good fortune made me all of these things.
By the capricious hand of ill fortune, King Arthur became my younger half brother, spawned upon my most virtuous and blameless mother by that demon in man’s raiment, Uther Pendragon.
I despised Arthur from the very hour of his birth.

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Blog Tour Schedule
May 5th
I Am A Reader – Guest Post
The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass – Spotlight
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Periodical Gazette – Spotlight
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May 6th
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Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Spotlight
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May 8th
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1 comment:

Kim Iverson Headlee said...

Thank you for hosting #KASIWC on your blog and for your review!
Kim Headlee
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