J. L. Spohr

Biography

J. L. Spohr has studied the trials & tribulations of royals since Princess Diana took that fateful walk to the altar. She turned her attention to historical fiction & monarchies after studying the Reformation in graduate school.

Her Tudor era historical series The Realm (Sword & Shield, Heirs & Spares, God & King, Crown & Thorns), has received rave reviews and has delighted fans since 2013.

She blogs about writing, parenting, and ideas that matter in culture, sprinkled with a random Peep Joust or two. She is an ordained minister & lives with her brood in Seattle.

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Books

Crown & Thorns
Series: The Realm, IV. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 146,190. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Romance » Historical
In Crown & Thorns, the final book of The Realm series, King William has more to worry about than the religious tension in his own lands. His country has unwittingly been made a pawn in the vast European fight for land, power, and religious freedom. When friends become enemies and enemies wield incredible power, will the kingdom of Troixden—and William and Anna’s marriage—survive?
Sword & Shield
Series: The Realm, I. Price: Free! Words: 32,280. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Sword & Shield is vignettes of the early lives of characters in The Realm series. Even if you’re new to the world of Troixden & its king & queen, I hope the tales in these pages will whet your appetite for more. Throw in foibles of young love & friendship, daggers & death, stolen kisses & hard-fought loyalties, and the stage is set for the breathless, timeless love story that is The Realm. Enjoy!
God & King (Book II The Realm)
Series: The Realm, III. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,380. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
In God & King (Book II of The Realm series), the eagerly awaited follow up to Heirs & Spares, Annelore and William, surrounded by courtiers who stop at nothing to gain their own power, must fight to keep their marriage, and their country, alive with repercussions neither king nor queen could have imagined. Plunge back into the thrilling, witty and romantic land of Troixden.
Heirs & Spares
Series: The Realm, II. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,380. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
Set amidst the backdrop of Europe's Reformation in the late 16th century, Heirs & Spares is one part history, two parts palace plotting, and a whole lot of juicy romantic intrigue. Break out the spiced wine and sink in to this rousing read.

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