A woman in search of revenge.
An honorable man with a dark past.
Heart of Vengeance

Historical Romance

Romantic Times: Best Medieval Historical Romance of 2004 - Finalist

2005 CAPA Awards: Best
Historical Romance - Finalist

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5 Stars! by Amazon's Top 1000 reviewer, Kristi Elhers

Finally another author not afraid to include historic details in her historical romance. After all isn't that the reason many of us read historicals opposed to other genres?

This was a wonderful story and as I stated earlier full of rich historic details and great characters. I truly felt that I was with Helena of York on her quest to find her father's killer brought to justice. While doing this she treads a fine line between two different kings and one man that knows her secret, and one man she finds is her strength and her love.

The chemistry between the two main characters is wonderful. It doesn't detract from the story and in fact only adds to it. You can tell that the author did her homework on York and Oxford. I have lived in England previously and have visited both of these wonderful cities. Ms. Cooper-Posey did justice to them both. Not to mention the fact that I loved that she included the myth of Robin Hood. But the most important part of any historical is actual historic figures being included. Again Ms. Cooper-Posey gets added points for including both King Richard and his brother John as part of the colorful cast of characters, as well as creating wonderful secondary characters that are very much a part of the story.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves rich details, and a wonderful story that will pull you into the time period. The romance is wonderful and well written. Ms. Cooper-Posey is a truly talented author and one that I will look forward to reading again in the future!

Kristi Ahlers for Amazon.com

5 Stars!

A great reading experience.

HEART OF VENGEANCE is an exhilarating medieval romantic suspense novel that transports the audience to the late twelfth century through historical tidbits and persona interwoven into the delightful plot. Stephen and Helena carry heavy emotional loads so that love is out of the question for both of them, yet neither can deny their feelings for the other. The support cast, especially the also-obsessed Prince John, adds to the feeling of being in Oxford. Though one of the most frequently-used eras in novels and movies, readers receive a refreshing, vivid picture of courtly intrigue inside a fabulous love story.

Harriet Klausner for Barnes & Noble.com

HEART OF VENGEANCE is a superbly written story of the time of King Richard. The Normans have taken over England and Robert, Earl of Loxley, is ruling Sherwood Forest. Tracy Cooper Posey transports us back to a time long ago, when injustice was normal and earning the king's disfavor could prove fatal. I really love the way Tracy Cooper Posey used the character of Robin Hood in this story as well. Even though he wasn't one of main characters, his legend was part of the focus of HEART OF VENGEANCE. I also enjoyed the strength of the hero and heroine and how they related to each other as equals. Helena is a very strong, capable young woman who has lived with more than her fair share of loss. Stephen was coping with the time he spent as a slave in the Holy Land. This is a very realistic medieval tale I highly recommend.

Chere, for The Romance Studio

With a myriad of secondary characters ranging from King Richard to Robin Hood, HEART OF VENGEANCE captures the reader from the start. Dialogue flows freely between characters, and descriptive narrative is imaginative and bold; pictures of Medieval England floated around in my head.

With romance, torture, betrayal, thievery, and evil, HEART OF VENGEANCE makes the grade as a really good story. Make sure this April that HEART OF VENGEANCE is on top of your reading list.

Catherine McHenry for Romance Reviews Today

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A woman in hiding Ö

In order to find her fatherís killer, Helena of York is forced to play the most dangerous game of her life. The Saxon noblewoman, now an outlaw, must adopt a false identity and pose as a Norman in the courts and great halls of Richard Iís England. Should she be unmasked, her life will be forfeit. But Helena is willing to pay any price for her revenge.

A man shunned Ö

Stephen, Count of Dinan, once Richardís greatest friend and most able knight, finds himself an outcast from the court for reasons shrouded in mystery. Now known as the ĎBlack Baroní, he finds himself a friendless outcast in a glittering world he has come to despise.

Two dangerous destinies Ö

The only goal in Stephenís life is to restore his honor and once again serve his king. The only desire in Helenaís life is to kill the man who destroyed her father and her future. Then the ĎBlack Baronísí suspicions draw him into Helenaís web of deceit and, together, they find themselves entangled in a greater conspiracy that threatens the throne of England itself Ö and two embattled hearts that have allowed themselves to be touched by love.

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Author's note:

I was very pleased that Heart of Vengeance was released in paperback -- I have an especial weakness for the hero, Stephen, and his lady Helena. I've always wanted to write a book set in this era, and it was fun to research, plot and write this one.

-- Tracy.

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Casting the Movie...
I often get asked who I would cast in the movie of my book, if it should ever come to pass, so just for fun:

Movie producer's pitch:
Robin Hood, The Black Shield of Falworth, and Ladyhawk all take a bow. Even though they journey together, their hearts canít be united until the injustices of their world are solved.

Casting call:

Stephen: Christian Bale.

Helena: Liv Tyler.

Robin Hood: Dennis Quaid.

Prince John: John Cusack.

Savaric: Brad Dourif.

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