Monday, August 31, 2015

#Review: Honor Among Thieves by J.M. Aucoin

France, March 1609. The French Wars of Religion are over, but forces still conspire against the crown…

Darion Delerue, former soldier turned highwayman, has only two things of value—the hope in his heart and the steel at his side. After a heist on a royal ambassador goes wrong, Darion is thrown into a political plot to undermine the crown, pitting his old life as an honorable soldier against his new life as a thief and bandit. His actions could send France back into civil war.

Honor Among Thieves is a gripping tale of daring sword-play and political intrigue, with superb historical detail of 17th Century France that will have readers wanting to draw their swords and fight for glory!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe - The Duke's Vial

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe

#100WordsonSaturday 22 August 2015
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You'll have to go to the "100 Words" hub on WriteTribe to see the pictorial prompt for today.  My computer is not letting me upload the picture. :(

Anyway, here's my "100 Words":

Elizabeth had been looking forward to the ball since she received the invitation.  Wanting to shine and sparkle beyond the other young ladies in attendance, she had had her dressmaker add sequins and Swarovski crystals to the original design.  The brother of Elizabeth's rival asked her to dance, and, not wanting to be rude, she accepted.  The cad stepped on her gown, loosening a key thread holding the baubles on, and they scattered across most of the room.  The duke came off the dais, handed Elizabeth a small stoppered vial, and they picked up the shiny pieces of decoration together.

Friday, August 28, 2015

#Review: Treasure on Moon Lake by Amy Gamet

True love is hiding where you least expect to find it...

Jewelry designer Tori Henderson’s first year in business was far more expensive than she could have imagined. Faced with closing the doors of Tori’s Treasures, she sinks her last dollar into one final promotion—a widely publicized treasure hunt for a chest of fine, handmade jewelry that could drum up enough business to get her back in the black... or kill her shop once and for all.

The last thing she needs is her mother's announcement that she's preparing to marry Edward Trainor, the father of Tori’s long ago summer crush, Gabe - a man who regularly makes his way into Tori's dreams some ten years later.

Corporate tycoon Jed Trainor has no intention of attending his estranged father’s wedding, and he certainly doesn’t need to see his half-brother Gabe after the other man put the moves on Jed's one-time fiancĂ©e. But with business problems looming, Jed needs time to think, and the small town of Moon Lake seems like the perfect place to hide away while he figures out how to save his empire.

The last thing he needs is the distraction of a beautiful woman who thinks she’s in love with his idiot half-brother.

Tori is determined to win Gabe’s heart, but Jed has other plans. When they learn Gabe is bringing a date to the wedding, Jed offers to bring Tori himself, knowing any woman on his arm is sure to be on Gabe’s radar. But his ploy for her attention just may blow up in his face. Can Jed prove to Tori he’s the Trainor brother she really belongs with?

Write On Review-A-Thon August 2015

Write On Review-a-Thon

The Write On review-a-thon is a monthly event created and hosted by Brianna at The Book Vixen. This edition it’s THREE days dedicated to getting reviews done, whether you have one review to write or 30+. This edition of the review-a-thon takes place all day Friday, August 28th and Sunday, August 30th. Let’s get those reviews done!


Here's my list this month:

***I'm going to include a couple of reviews I did (the first posted this morning, the second tomorrow morning, since they are part of book tours.  I look at it as "hey, at least they won't be on this list next month, eh?"  And the reviews were actually completed within the review-a-thon.

Honor Among Thieves by J.M. Aucoin  

Uneasy in New Orleans by Carol Carson
  1. Treasure on Moon Lake by Amy Gamet *DONE 8/28
  2. Tennessee Waltz by Trana Mae Simmons
  3. Ready to Were by Robyn Peterman
  4. Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher
  5. Julia by Ashley Merrick
  6. Ashes by Kelly Cozy
  7. Sir Dudley Dinklebottom by T. J. Lantz
  8. Gathering Bittersweet by JoHannah Reardon
  9. My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse
  10. Maid for Love by Marie Force
  11. Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff
  12. The First Cut by Dianne Emley
  13. Visions of Love by Joynce and Jim Lavene
  14. This Time Forever by Rachel Ann Nunes
  15. Slow Curve on the Coquihalla by R. E. Donald
  16. The Case of Moomah's Moolah by Jim Stevens
  17. Under the Ice by Aaron Paul Lazar
  18. Celtic Viking by Lexy Timms
  19. Rest in Pieces by Katie Graykowski
  20. Mine all Mine by Ella J. Quince
  21. Purling Road by M. L. ardner
  22. Perilous Pranks by Joyce & Jim Lavene
  23. High Heels Mysteries 1-3 by Gemma Halliday
  24. Black Sands by Carl Goodman
  25. Mistaken Kiss by Kathleen Baldwin
  26. Sinjin by H.P. Mallory
  27. Imogene in New Orleans by Hunter Murphy
  28. Hollywood Dirty by MZ Kelly
  29. The Executioner: War Against the Mafia by Don Pendleton
  30. Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot
  31. Streetlights Like Fireworks by ? Pandolfe
  32. Defending Turquoice by John Ellsworth
  33. The Taming of Lady Kate by G. G. Vandagriff
  34. A Winter Wrong by Elizabeth Ann West
  35. Around the Bend by Rosemary Hines
  36. Play Dead by Leslie O'Kane
  37. A Time to Live, and a Thyme for Murder by Phoebe T. Eggli
  38. The Singularity: Heretic by David Beers
  39. Chloes by Dean Garlick
  40. The Hunter Awakens by J. R. Rober
  41. Goodey's Last Stand by Charles Alverson
  42. The Duke and the Baron by Jenn LeFlanc
  43. What if it's True? by Dixie Burns
  44. Seaside Secrets by Cindy Bell
  45. Double Trouble by Deborah Cooke
Geez.  The bad news is that with the exception of one title, the list is the same as last month's.  The not-so-bad news is that I have been busy with book tours this past month, so I haven't been totally sitting on my TBR (in this case, to be reviewed) stack!

#GuestPost: J.M. Aucoin of Honor Among Thieves

Don Pedro de Toledo and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Mission
By J.M. Aucoin