The thrilling conclusion to the Muskets Trilogy, releasing June 2025
Book 1 of the Muskets Trilogy
and a dance for freedom
Love. Politics. War.
Amidst mounting tensions between the British crown and the American colonists of Boston, Annalisa Howlett struggles with her identity and purpose as a woman. Rather than concern herself with proper womanly duties, like learning to dance a minuet or chasing after the eligible and charming Jack Perkins, Annalisa prefers the company of her brother, George, and her beloved musket, Bixby. She intends to join the rebellion, but as complications in her personal life intensify, and the colonies inch closer to war with England, everything Annalisa thought about her world and womanhood are transformed forever.
Join Annalisa on her journey to discover what it truly means to be a woman in the 18th century, all set against the backdrop of some of the most pivotal moments in American history.
GENRE: Historical Fiction
CATEGORY: New Adult/Young Adult
PUBLISHER: Zenith Publishing (imprint of GenZ Publishing)
TRIGGER WARNING: This novel contains violence and battle scenes, sexual assault, sexual content, and profanity. Reader discretion advised.
GENRE: Historical Fiction
CATEGORY: New Adult/Adult
PUBLISHER: Pompkin Press
TRIGGER WARNING: This novel contains depictions of substance abuse, pregnancy loss, battle scenes with violence.
Book 2 of the Muskets Trilogy
Sometimes a masks reveals more than a face
Jack and Annalisa are married only five months when, enroute to France, a shipwreck separates them. On different shores, each believes the other dead. But when Annalisa learns Jack is alive, she returns to America and discovers much has changed. After a betrayal, she flees town as her alter ego, Benjamin Cavendish, and joins the Continental Army,
Unbeknownst to Annalisa, Jack has also joined the Continentals, harboring shameful secrets from his days in mourning. Against the backdrop of war with Britain, façades mount between Jack and Annalisa, and the merry minuet of their adolescence dissolves into a masquerade of deceit, one which threatens to part them forever.
Praise for Muskets & Masquerades
"In the return of Annalisa Howlett, author Lindsey Fera has crafted another remarkable story driven by character but based in history. A Revolutionary War-era narrative, Muskets and Masquerades is an adventurous whirlwind that sends readers through the turmoil of war and the conflicts of the heart." – Colin Mustful, author, historian, and founder of History Through Fiction