Monday 7 January 2019

#NewRelease — Of Knights and Dogfights, by Ellie Midwood #Giveaway #HistoricalFiction

Of Knights and Dogfights
By Ellie Midwood

“Has it ever occurred to you, Johann; the fact that we’re fighting on the wrong side?”

Austria, 1938

On the verge of the most devastating war of all times, four young men found themselves sharing a room in a flying school dormitory. A bohemian Berliner, a Flieger-Hitlerjugend member, a prodigy pilot, and a butcher’s son, with nothing in common but their love for the Luftwaffe and the freedom the sky has to offer. The bond they develop is put to the test by what might be a stronger adversary - war itself. Over the English Channel, in the dusty skies of Africa, on the brutal Eastern front, they will discover where their loyalty lies, and what true bravery means.

“It’s Großdeutsches Reich, soldier. When one has a family at home, it doesn’t leave him many chances for the revolt.”

As the war progresses, Willi and Johann grow more and more disillusioned with the regime they’re protecting with their lives. An SS unit appearing on their base to claim one of their own; bits of conversation revealing the truth about the extermination program accidentally overheard during the official reception - the pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together, but it’s too late to do anything but fight to the bitter end, whatever it may bring.

Set during one of the bloodiest wars in history, “Of Knights and Dogfights” is the story of the shattered illusions of youth, tyranny and freedom, friendship and love guiding one out of the darkest hell of Soviet captivity.

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Giveaway is now closed.

Ellie Midwood is giving a way five ebook copies of her fabulous book “Of Knights and Dogfights” plus a *$10 Amazon gift card as a bonus for the winner

To be in with a chance just answer this question...

What is your favourite movie set in a WW2 era? 

Giveaway Rules

• Leave your answer in the comments at the bottom of this post.
• Giveaway ends at 11:59pm GMT on January 31st.
• You must be 18 or older to enter.
• Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY for ebook. *US only for Amazon gift voucher.
•Only one entry per household.
• All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
•Winners will be announced in the comments.


Ellie Midwood

Ellie Midwood is an award-winning, best-selling historical fiction writer. She's a health-obsessed yoga enthusiast, a neat freak, an adventurer, Nazi Germany history expert, polyglot, philosopher, a proud Jew, and a doggie mama.

Ellie lives in New York with her fiancé and their Chihuahua named Shark Bait.


Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical fiction category (2016) - "The Girl from Berlin: Standartenführer's Wife"

Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical fiction category (2016) - "The Austrian" (honorable mention)

New Apple - 2016 Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing - "The Austrian" (official selection)

Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical fiction category (2017) - "Emilia"

Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical fiction category (2018) - "A Motherland's Daughter, A Fatherland's Son"

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  1. I'm afraid I'm going to be totally predictable and say 'Casablanca' - partly for its iconic status and stars, partly because of its contemporaneity - and because it's still fabulous! (...though being British, I have to add in 'The Dambusters' and 'Bridge of the River Kwai' for a little 'balance'!)

  2. Where Eagles Dare With Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton.

  3. Now that looks just like my cup of tea! I don't have an ebook reader, I am always seeing them being mentioned on this blog, I think I must see if I can get one. My favourite war time film is Memphis Bell. I thought that was a wonderful film.

  4. Great premise, love the cover too:)

  5. V Neve Nochnui Vedmi, although it's not in English yet, and probably never will be.

  6. Congratulations on your New Release, I love your cover by the way. My favourte WW2 war movie, that is a tricky one. I think it is probably Pearl Harbour.

  7. My favorite movie set in a WW2 era is Pearl Harbor!

  8. Giveaway is now closed. Ellie has kindly offered to give an eBook to all of you — Alex, as you were the first to post you win the gift card. If you could send me your details to I will send your details onto Ellie. Congratulations, everyone!


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Mary Anne xxx