Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rebel Ink Press Blog Hop!

I want to welcome all the new readers who have come to my blog today as a part of the Rebel Ink Press Blog Hop and say hi to my regular visitors!  Just leave a comment at the end of this post to be entered to win an ebook copy of The Arrangement and then be sure to head back to Rebel Ink Press's hop link above to find out how to win $25 in Rebel books and find out what kinds of goodies the other participating authors are giving away! 

Today I'd like to introduce you to the hero and heroine of my WW2 historical erotic romance The Arrangement, Freidrich Weiss and Elsa Mostek.

Freidrich is our hero. On the surface, he is an officer in Hitler's army and when we first meet him he is on patrol in the Warsaw ghetto when he meets our heroine Elsa. He is the son of German-Italian parents who both died in the first war. He is a proud German, eager to return his country to its former glory and so he joins the Hitler Youth as a boy. He marries a German woman, Anna, whose father has important military connections but by the time Friedrich is promoted to an SS guard and transferred to Auschwitz, he has become disillusioned with the Nazi regime. He, and many other officers, realize that their dream for Germany will never be realized under Hitler's regime and they join forces with those in the Resistance to overthrow the dictator. Friedrich straddles a very fine line as he inhabits the monstrous world he must to help the resistance and it's taking a toll on both him and his now loveless marriage when he once again encounters our heroine Elsa who offers him herself in exchange for his protection. This is an offer the young, handsome guard has received often in the camp. However, he abhors the way his fellow SS guards take advantage of the female prisoners. He has never been tempted to make such arrangements. With Elsa, for the first time, Friedrich is tempted.

Elsa is our heroine. When we meet her, she has been living in the Warsaw ghetto with her sister, older brother and parents along with another Jewish family in a two room apartment. She first encounters our hero Freidrich when a fellow SS guard tries to accost her and Friedrich manages to stop him. She has the same dreams as her Jewish girlfriends, to complete her schooling, find a nice Jewish boy, marry and raise Jewish children of good, moral character. Then the Nazis invade Poland. All her dreams of a peaceful, loving future are crushed under Hitler's might and when Elsa and her family are split up and transferred to the Auschwitz concentration camp, she realizes her nightmare is only beginning. Elsa and those she loves are tortured and starved. Her world is now one of constant chaos and desperation and this is never made more clear than when her little sister is taken by a female SS guard, Maria Mandel who likes to 'adopt' children from the camp to abuse. Elsa is aware that the guards like to violate many of the female prisoners and that some of those prisoners have managed to make arrangements with some guards in exchange for extra food, protection etc. The other women quickly turn on those who make these kinds of arrangements. Elsa knows what she is risking when she makes such an offer to a certain guard who seems to go out of his way to keep her from harm in many little ways, SS Officer Friedrich Weiss. She doesn't expect that when he accepts, it will open the door to the greatest agony and ecstasy Elsa has ever known.

Don't forget to comment here for a chance to win a copy of The Arrangement, I'll be picking a winner Monday night! Then head over to the Rebel link at the top and check out the other participating authors and grab your chance to win $25 in free Rebel books! 



jnewberry said...

Loving the sound of your book, very intriguing, don't like reading about war type stories normally, but after reading your run down on characters, I think it would be an interesting read, It is now on my TBR list, Thankyou for a wonderful giveaway x x

Angelica Dawson said...

What an interesting book, I'd love to read more! Please include me in your giveaway. authorangelicadawson at gmail.

E. Jamie said...

Thanks so much for commenting! The winner of a free copy of The Arrangement is Angelica Dawson! I shall e-mail you your copy in an itty bitty!

Linda Hays-Gibbs said...

It sounds like it would be a very interesting love story. I would love to read it. Your work is brilliant keep up the great work. Your books are superb.
Linda Hays-Gibbs
My Angel, My Light As Darkness Falls