Sherry D. Ficklin is a full time writer from Colorado where she lives with her husband, four kids, two dogs, and a fluctuating number of chickens and house guests. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she's on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs. She is the author of several YA novels ranging from contemporary romance to science fiction. In her spare time she co-hosts the Pop Lit Divas radio show and is constantly trying to take over the world.
The Stolen Empire series follows the life of young Sophie, a German Princess destined to become Catherine The Great, as she enters the lavish-and deadly-world of Russian Imperial Court. She will have to navigate political upheavals, rebellions, romantic entanglements,and ultimately pay the ultimate price before the crown will sit upon her head. But after sacrificing so much, what will be left of the girl she was?
The Stolen Empire series is a decedent look at one of history's most scandalous queens, Catherine the Great of Russia. Don't miss the series dubbed a "must-read romance" by the USA Today and "An entertaining and racy read" by School Library Journal.
If her time at court has taught Catherine anything, it's that there is no room for weakness in Imperial Russia. With the Empress' health failing and rumors of a change in the line of succession, her place in the royal line is once more in jeopardy. Tormented by her sadistic husband, Catherine must once more walk the fine line between pleasure and politics—between scandal and survival.
Sophie—now Catherine, Grand Duchess of Russia— must sacrifice her own innocence on the altar of Russia if she is to save the nation and herself. To survive, she will have to do the unthinkable, betray those closest to her and become something greater and more dangerous than she ever imagined she could be… a queen.
Join us for a series of stories that explore time, through the eyes of those bold enough to conquer it, and foolish enough to try to control it. From the award-winning team of authors at Clean Teen Publishing, TWISTS IN TIME will both entertain and challenge the way you see the world around you. Because when one finds a way to break the barrier of time, endless worlds of possibilities emerge.
Before she can become empress, Sophia has to survive her mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia. Betrothed to one man, but falling for another, Imperial Court holds unimaginable danger. When surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her cruel nephew, she will need her wit and strength to make it to coronation day alive.