New Historical Fiction by Bestselling, Award-Winning Author, Jana Petken, To Be Released March 30, 2016!


Swearing Allegiance

Part 1 of The Carmody Saga, about love, war, and betrayal, set during the First World War

April 1916

 An Irish Easter uprising lays waste to Dublin and fractures a British Empire struggling to supply men and arms to defeat Germany.

In Dublin’s ruins, the affluent and celebrated Carmody family are not only forced to confront the rebellion’s devastating effects on their personal lives but also the terrible secrets and lies uncovered in the midst of grief.

Forced to abandon their home in the Irish capital for London, each family member must strive to survive poverty, the horrors of war, and personal bouts with excessive pride and passion – but loyalty to family proves to be the most difficult cross to bear.

Danny, the youngest, is a republican rebel who risks everything to fight for an independent Ireland.

 Patrick, a surgeon, swears allegiance to Britain and joins His Majesty’s Royal Navy, which is engaged in tense battles to control the seas.

Jenny, self-entitled and strong willed, sees her wedding plans and grand ambitions disintegrate. With a fiancé incarcerated in a rebel prison camp and no prospects of her own, she faces the unimaginable challenge of working in one of London’s munitions factories.

Swearing Allegiance will be available today in eBook and print formats at Amazon worldwide. It will also be available, free, on Kindle Unlimited.

About The Author

81wKDIOJXdL._UX250_-1Jana Petken joined the (British) Royal Navy at the age of seventeen. She was a leading Naval Policewoman, equivalent to a sergeant in the military police. After the Navy, she went to work for a travel company as an overseas representative and, during the first Gulf War,  was a security guard at the BBC World Service radio station. After leaving the BBC, she spent twelve years as a bodyguard for a Saudi Princess.

Later, she found a new career as a cabin-crew member for British Airways, which allowed her to travel to every corner of the world.
Unfortunately, she had an accident on board a flight. The aircraft, a Boeing 747, was flying at 39,000 feet above Africa when it was caught in clear-air turbulence. As the plane dropped, Jana flew upward causing her head to hit the cabin’s ceiling. As a result of this accident, she has had three major operations on her spinal cord.

Retired, she now resides in Spain and devotes full-time to writing.

The award-winning historical novel, The Guardian of Secrets was her first major work. That was followed by the bestselling Mercy Carver Series:  Dark Shadows, Book 1, and Blood Moon, Book 2.

In July of 2015, she published an additional highly acclaimed novel –  a historical thriller about the Spanish Inquisition – entitled, The Errant Flock.

All of her works can be found on Amazon worldwide. For more information about Jana and her works, click below to visit her Author Page on Amazon Author Central: