My first short story, "Rumors of War" was published by The Copperfield Review in May, 2017! Read it here: http://copperfieldreview.com/?p=3266
In "The Last Battle," Colonel Zahara "Zac" Madison is one of the Army's highest-ranking female officers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. During her third deployment, Zac's convoy is attacked. After being forced into a disability retirement, Zac has no choice but to return to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where her grandfather left her property. Zac is now at a dead end in life: permanently injured, separated from the military, and too close to her small Arkansas hometown and her abusive, dysfunctional family. Zac’s battle scars have also produced PTSD and uncontrollable anxiety, and she is faced with the VA’s impenetrable bureaucracy at every turn. As her woes mount, Zac struggles to decide whether to plan her future- or whether to end her suffering once and for all.
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My latest short story, "A Promising Officer," has been published by Foliate Oak. Thank you to the editors for choosing this piece! Read the story here:
Tamar's latest book is now available! "Through the Fire: An Alternate Life of Prince Konstantin of Russia" is a novel in short stories about Prince Konstantin Romanov. Konstantin was a lifelong soldier who fought bravely in World War I. He was also a cousin of Nicholas II and was the third son of the Grand Duke Konstantin, the imperial family's greatest poet. "Through the Fire" examines the life that Konstantin might have lived if the Russian Revolution had not happened. It is set in the same alternate historical universe as Tamar's previous novel, "Triumph of a Tsar." "Through the Fire" is available both in paperback and as an e-book:
I am pleased to announce that my newest short story, "Dark Night, Bright Sky," has been published in The Sandy River Review. Thank you to the editors for choosing this story for publication. Read the story here:
"Triumph of a Tsar" is a work of alternate historical fiction in which the Russian Revolution of 1917 is averted, and Alexei, the hemophiliac son on Tsar Nicholas II, comes to the throne. It is August, 1920, when Nicholas dies suddenly. Overnight, Alexei becomes tsar of an empire that covers one-sixth of the world’s landmass. The Great War is over, but Russia is still suffering from the devastation and poverty that it brought. Communists such as Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky view the political situation as ripe for revolution, but they realize that the popular Alexei stands in their way. To make matters worse, Alexei’s hemophilia, the disease that has threatened him his whole life, returns to haunt him. With his life in constant danger from internal threats, Alexei must also navigate the external threats of fascism and Adolph Hitler. Slowly, Hitler’s menace increases throughout Europe until he tries to kill Alexei himself. Only then does Alexei realize that another World War is the only way to stop his German enemy.
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"The Russian Riddle" is the first published biography of the Grand Duke Serge of Russia. Serge was a son of Tsar Alexander II, the "Tsar-Reformer" who liberated the serfs. Serge was also uncle of Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, and was married to Princess Elizabeth of Hesse und bei Rhine, one of Europe's most beautiful princesses. After loyally serving in one of Russia's most famous elite guards regiments, Serge became Governor-General of Moscow.
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