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November 25, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 18 comments

MASTER OF TORMENT releases today!!!!!

Here what the reviewers are saying!!

“Karin Tabke creates a dark but oh so compelling ambiance in MASTER OF TORMENT. It was refreshing to see an author not gloss over some of the issues of that time period and yet still write a tale of hope. Karin Tabke shows the strength of character and personality exhibited by women in the medieval times. She doesn’t make Tarian a hapless victim of circumstances but neither does she ignore the worldview surrounding her. Instead, Karin Tabke provides a picture of a strong woman in a very trying time.

MASTER OF TORMENT is a rich, deeply moving tale of bitterness, betrayal, love, and yes, hope. Karin Tabke takes readers through a gamut of emotions as there are characters who will evoke very strong reactions. MASTER OF TORMENT is not necessarily an easy read as the story delves into some very dark pieces of history in which violence permeated everything, but it easily ranks among the best historical books I have ever read. Kudos to Karin Tabke for such a deeply moving tale!”  Reviewed by Debbie Ck2S Kwips and Kritiques

“MASTER OF TORMENT by Karin Tabke is a thoroughly engaging historical romance worthy of any library.  The plot is suspenseful and superbly written – I despised Tarian’s uncle by marriage the first time he arrived on the scene – the characters were realistic with human failings and with passionate human emotions.  I sat on pins and needles and aching for a happy ending. 

Don’t miss MASTER OF TORMENT.  Karin Tabke has taken a medieval setting with genuine historical figures and added vibrant fictional characters to equal a magnificent historical romance.  As an added bonus, I highly recommend going back and reading the first installment of this fabulous series, MASTER OF SURRENDER.  You’ll be glad you did!”  Wild on Books

“Tabke gives medieval fans what they dream about: a Saxon warrior princess
and a bold Norman knight in a heated battle of wills, set against
a tense political situation. Tabke taps into the classic plot with the
freshness and hot sensual tension of a master craftsman.”  Romantic Times


“Sumptuous, Sexy, Superb! Master of Torment grabs hold of you on page one and doesn’t let go.If you’ve been waiting for the perfect Medieval series, this is it. Karin Tabke does for Norman knights what JR Ward has done for vampires, with hot alpha heroes and the fiery heroines who tame them. I can’t wait for the next book!” Monica McCarty, New York Times Bestselling author

I hope you all enjoy Wulfson and Tarian’s story as much as I enjoyed writing it!



  1. HollyD

    Wow, Karin! Way to go. Those are awesome reviews and you deserve each and every one.

  2. Buffie

    Ladies, this is one fantabulous book! You really should run out and grab it off the shelf. Not just because Karin is a great gal, but because the story is just as wonderful as she is! Lady T is one kick-ass heroine and Wulfson is her perfect match!

  3. Karin

    Thanks, Holly! I’m really excited about this release!

    Yay, Buffie! I can’t wait to read your review. when does it go up? And be sure to put the link here!

  4. Edie

    I have MASTER OF TORMENT, and I agree with all the reviewers! It’s that good. 🙂

  5. Jane

    Happy Release Day, Karin.

  6. Buffie

    Oops, forgot to add that I will be adding my review to Amazon after it is posted at Romance Novel TV.

  7. Karin Tabke

    let me know amanda, how you like!

    Edie and Jane, thank you!

    Buffie, I can’t wait to read the review! thanks a bumch!!

  8. Amanda

    Wow! So thrilling to have such great reviews on what I’m sure is a great book. Must rush out and get mine today.

  9. J. Carson Black

    Whoo-boy! Those reviews are serious stuff. I know I’d be glowing if I got them. Sounds like you nailed not only the time and the passion of the characters, but the complexities as well. Looks like I’m going to Borders – yet again.

  10. Karin Tabke

    hey, jake, i think you’ll like this one. buffie sent me and email earlier today about the book that made me cry. no lie. as i read her email the story just poured back over me and i wanted to be there again!

  11. Cele

    paraphrasing Sally Fields, “They like you, they really like you.”

    Umm we really do too, now on to to order

  12. Tawny Weber

    Rock ON!!! I’m so excited about this release, Karin. Apparently a lot of reviewers are too *g*


  13. Margaret

    MOT is in my hot little hands. . . too bad I’ll have to wait to read it. 🙁 Hm,maybe I can punt the relatives out of the house a little on the early side.

  14. Buffie

    Karin, I didn’t know you and Tawny were good friends!! My goodness, I can just *imagine* the trouble you two could get into together 😉 I’d love to tag along sometime 🙂

  15. Karin Tabke

    Thx, Eli and you have one coming up! I’m really excited for you!

    Thank you, Cele. This is my best book to date, I hope you enjoy!

    Yo, T, thnx!

    Margaret, I can’t wait for you to read! Punt those relatives asap!

    Buffie, Tawny and I go waaaaaaaaay back, and we have been known to get into a wee bit of trouble…and you are always welcome to tag along.

  16. Fedora

    Woohoo! Congrats, Karin! Can’t wait to go out and get my own copy!

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