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There’s an old proverb that says March comes in like a lion, but goes out like a lamb. That may be so. But this March 15, it will be more like a wolf and a raven!

Fela Dawson Scott’s Black Wolf and Patricia McAllister’s Fire Raven will both hit the e-shelves on the Ides of March.

In Roman times, the Ides were dedicated to Mars, the god of war. That’s a perfect segue to Fela Dawson Scott’s exciting Scottish historical, Black Wolf. Her feisty Highland heroine, Kolyn MacGregor, goes on the warpath against Ian Blackstone, bringing battle both literally and emotionally to her sworn enemy.

Legend also says that during the Ides, the “sea succumbs to chaos and the full moon brings high tides.” That’s a perfect foil for a high seas adventure in Patricia McAllister’s Fire Raven. A fierce female sea captain’s heart is tamed by a Welsh lord who carries a dark secret, but treacherous Tudor times will test them both.

In both books, these strong heroines wield more than wits — they swing a little steel, too!