Amazon’s lauded Kindle First program, which allows Prime Members the chance to receive an early Kindle copy of 6 curated books from the Amazon Publishing lineup, has expanded to include a deeply discounted hardcover edition for those who still prefer the experience of reading a paper book. We’re thrilled to announce that our very own Aimie K. Runyan’s DAUGHTERS OF THE NIGHT SKY is one of the pioneer books for this program! Read on to learn more about this gripping work about the women who flew for Russia in the Second World War:
From the back cover:
A novel—inspired by the most celebrated regiment in the Red Army—about a woman’s sacrifice, courage, and love in a time of war.
Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she’s dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband—a sensitive artist who fears for her safety—can dissuade her from doing her part as a proud daughter of Russia.
After years of arduous training, Katya is assigned to the 588th Night Bomber Regiment—one of the only Soviet air units composed entirely of women. The Germans quickly learn to fear nocturnal raids by the daring fliers they call “Night Witches.” But the brutal campaign will exact a bitter toll on Katya and her sisters-in-arms. When the smoke of war clears, nothing will ever be the same—and one of Russia’s most decorated military heroines will face the most agonizing choice of all.
Kindle Edition: http://bit.ly/DaughtersNightSky
Hardcover Edition: http://bit.ly/DaughtersNightSkyHC
Aimie K. Runyan writes to celebrate history’s unsung heroines. She is the author of two previous historical novels: Promised to the Crown, and Duty to the Crown from Kensington Publishing. Her upcoming novels Daughters of the Night Sky and Girls on the Line will release from Lake Union Publishing in January and November of 2018. She is active as an educator and speaker in the writing community and beyond. She lives in Colorado with her wonderful husband and two (usually) adorable children.