Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Slick Filth by Erato

Are you a fan of historical stories? This one takes a comedic look satire and censorship based on a true story from a few centuries ago in England. Even more fun is you'll really feel like you're back in the 1700s with how the book is laid out. I have a sneak peek to help you understand what I'm talking about. Be sure to let the author know what you think and then follow the rest of the tour for more peeks! Best of luck entering the giveaway!

Slick Filth

It's 1737, and England is on edge: someone has tried to assassinate the King at the theatre, and every stageplay is a satire of the royal family. Enter Prime Minister Robert Walpole with a cunning scheme that will grant him power to censor anything that goes on stage -- by writing the filthiest play ever conceived.

Get ready for sex, castratos and cannibalism, because the Prime Minister is ready to shock the city!

Based on true events, Slick Filth includes a recreation of the notorious play The Golden Rump, which so offended Parliament that new censorship laws were enacted for the first time in England's history. The book is typeset in historical fonts, making you feel like you've been pulled back in time to watch the drama unfold first-hand.

Take a sneak peek inside!

About Erato

Be taken to another ERA with ERATO.

Erato (also stylized erAto) is a Hispanic American author of historical fiction. Her stories are often set in the Georgian/Regency period, taking the characters past the traditional bonnets and balls into gritty cities, medical mishaps and painful love affairs. Her stories color in the forgotten and irregular aspects of history, and several of her books are written in the historical English of the period.

Erato will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. So we are talking/reading Olde Englishe. Curious.

    1. Ahem! *Ackchyually...*
      Old English is usually considered to span the period from about AD 500 to about 1100. Early Modern English (aka Shakespearean) goes from around 1500 to about 1700. So, the story of Slick Flith taking place in 1737 it is considered Modern English.
      Henry Fielding, author of Tom Jones and other famous English novels, actually has an involvement in the Slick Filth/Golden Rump story. He was primarily a playwright before the 1737 Licensing Act ruined that career, but his offensive play Pasquin was named as one of the shows that inspired the Act.

  2. Who was your favorite character to write for?

  3. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  5. Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

  6. Erato's books are new to me. I want to thank this blog for the introduction. I went to Goodreads and saw all the books written by Erato, and I can't wait to get started. It was like a, "Where have you been all my life?" moment.


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