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A Fierce Wind by Regan Walker

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A Fierce Wind

Book 3 in the Donet Trilogy, the story of Zoé Donet, Jean Donet’s niece, and Frederick West, Joanna’s younger brother. You met them in Echo in the Wind. Set in England and France during the French Revolution, it’s an exciting story of love in time of war when loyalties are torn and love is tested and when the boy Zoé knew as a child turns out to be the man of her dreams.
  • Publication date: August 23, 2018
  • Publisher: Regan Walker Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07FYPFVRL

About the book:

Simply Magnificent!” – Stew Ross, author of Where Did They Put the Guillotine?

France 1794. Zoé Ariane Donet was in love with love until she met the young commander of the royalist army fighting the revolutionaries tearing apart France. When the dashing young general is killed, she joins the royalist cause, rescuing émigrés fleeing Robespierre’s Reign of Terror.

One man watches over her: Frederick West, the brother of an English earl, who has known Zoé since she was a precocious ten-year-old child. At sixteen, she promised great beauty, the flower of French womanhood about to bloom. Now, four years later, as the Terror seizes France by the throat, Zoé has become a beautiful temptress Freddie vows to protect with his life.

But English spies don’t live long in Revolutionary France.

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About the author:

Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 Amazon bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She writes historically authentic novels with real historical figures along with her fictional characters. Among the awards she has won are the International Book Award for Romance Fiction, the San Diego Book Award for Best Historical Romance, the RONE Award for her medievals and the Gold Medal Illumination Award.

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My thoughts

 

 

A Fierce Wind by Regan Walker is a  magnificent Georgian Romance!  While, book 3 in the “Donet Trilogy”, it can be read as a stand alone. It does have appearances from characters from previous books, which I love catching up with them.
Set in 1794 France and England,  during the French Revolution when the Terror seizes France by the throat, and complicates lives. 
 Fast paced with believable,  engaging and charming characters. Loved the storyline!! Well crafted with intrigue,  adventure,  danger, mystery, spies and romance. Readers will be glued to the pages as they follow Zoé Ariane Donet and Frederick West, a British spy, on their journey to helping French
 émigrés fleeing Robespierre’s Reign of Terror and finding their own  HEA. 
Beautifully written story which weaves historical details with Historical fiction. Mesmerizing story with a climatic ending. Regan Walker never disappoints her readers with her vivid descriptions or her art of storytelling.  
Simply magnificent!!  Another must read by Regan Walker  
 
Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewer: AprilR 
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ON TOUR~~JANE GREY~~NINA MASON

 

Today we’re celebrating the release of Jane Grey, an historical romance in the style of the classics by Nina Mason. Set in France’s Loire Valley in 1850, Jane Grey tells the story of a frustrated painter and a beleaguered English governess who comes to France to tutor a flirtatious young heiress in the social graces. Jane Grey meets Matthew Brontë when he takes a spill from his horse near where she is walking—the same way Jane Eyre met Mr. Rochester in the book our Jane is reading at the time. Jane finds it uncannier still that Matthew is a cousin to the author of Jane Eyre.

As the weeks pass, Jane and Matthew discover they have many shared interests. They seem perfect for each other apart from one significant snag: Matthew cannot marry without forfeiting his fortune, and Jane can only marry a man with the means to support her and her dependent relations back in England.

Will the strength of Jane and Matthew’s devotion be enough to overcome this seemingly unsolvable dilemma? Or will Jane be forced to choose her duty to her family over her own greatest desire?

Jane Grey is an original work with subtle shadings borrowed from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Anne Brontë’s Agnes Grey.


Here’s the blurb:
Matthew Brontë, a true romantic at heart, believes the only happiness in life is to love and be loved. And yet, he fears he lacks the capacity to love…until he meets Jane Grey. Jane, a humble English governess, seems perfect for Matthew, apart from one significant snag: Jane can only marry a man of means and Matthew must give up his fortune if and when he marries.

When faced with the choice between love and money, which will each of them choose?


Here’s an excerpt:

“If you don’t mind my asking, was your relationship with the countess an affectionate one?”

“Hardly.”

Matthew’s candor pleased Jane on more than one level. “So, you didn’t love her?”

After an extended silence, he said, looking pained, “To be truthful, Miss Grey, I’ve never loved any woman—and often doubt myself capable of experiencing that most-coveted of emotions.”

His words crushed her hopes and brought more tears to her eyes. “Surely, you are wrong. For you strike me as a man of great passion.”

“I used to be.” His countenance grew even more sullen. “But now, my heart is like a tree in winter. Barren, leafless, and encrusted with ice.”

“Perhaps it will thaw when you meet the right woman,” she offered hopefully.

He brought his face very close to hers and, for a breathless moment, she thought he meant to kiss her. Instead, he said in a strained voice, “I probably should keep this to myself, but my cold heart has warmed some since making your acquaintance.”

For several hellish-yet-heavenly moments, they sat together in silence. His mouth was so close to hers she could feel his breath warming her lips. As her heart leapt toward him, her body impulsively followed. Their mouths met ever so sweetly. Then, mortified by her forwardness, she jerked back and turned away.

“Forgive me. I shouldn’t have been so presumptuous.”

“There’s nothing to forgive,” he said. “I rather liked the feel of your mouth on mine.”

She liked the feel of his, too—very much indeed—but carrying on like a common hussy would only lead to her ruin. “Perhaps we should return to the house and see if Cécile’s headache is any better.”

“Yes,” he said with audible strain. “Perhaps we should at that.”

He stood and offered her his arm. She took his coat sleeve between her gloved hands and let him lead her farther along the path. After they’d walked several paces, he said, “I don’t believe I’ve yet asked your favorite flower.”

“No, you haven’t.”

He waited a few moments before letting out a small laugh. “Will you not tell me what it is?”

“Very well.” She released a sigh. “I shall tell you. As queer as it may seem, my favorite flower is bleeding heart.”

He laughed, drew to a stop, and freed his arm from her grasp. Turning toward the bed to their right, he bent over the boxwood border and plucked several stems of the flower she’d named. Then, he offered the bouquet to her with a gallant bow. “Please allow me to offer you this humble token of my admiration.”

She accepted the flowers with joy in her heart. It was foolish, perhaps, to experience so much elation in response to so simple an offering, but no man had ever given her anything before. He’d also demonstrated tremendous compassion when she told him about her family—and had admitted to liking the brief intimacy they’d shared.

Might he have some feelings for her? Or was he just being kind? Oh—and what about his secret? She must take care not to let him turn her head, lest she end up brokenhearted when the truth came out.

 

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Note: Jane Grey will be 99 cents until May 21 and thereafter will revert to the regular price of $3.99.

 

 


Here’s more about the author:

Nina Mason, the author of eleven published books to date, is an incurable romantic who strives to write love stories that entertain and edify. A research fanatic, she goes to great lengths to ensure the locations and time periods in her books are accurately portrayed (and thanks the Powers That Be for the internet). Born and raised in Southern California, Ms. Mason lived in Oregon briefly before moving to Georgia, where she lives with her husband and college-bound daughter. When she isn’t writing, she makes historic dolls, fairy babies, and putters in her garden.

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MY THOUGHTS:

Jane Grey: A Homage to the Brontë Classics (The Brontë Brothers Book 1) by Nina Mason, set in the Loire Valley, France and England in 1850.
In “Jane Grey” the reader will be shocked and thrilled by the similarities between the story of “Jane Eyre” to Matthew Brontë and Jane Grey. Matthew is the cousin of the author of “Jane Eyre” books.

A story of a frustrated painter, and a “kept” man and a beleaguered English governess who comes to France as a teacher, to a young heiress, thus meets Matthew, in much the same manner as Jane Eyre met her Mr. Rochester, except Jane ran away from and her feelings for Matthew until she just couldn’t possibly run anymore.

Readers will also find a slight departure from Nina Mason’s other stories. Masterfully written, I felt, anyway.
This is a story of disappointment, fortitude, unwavering love, hardship, the difficulties of a painter, in the 1850’s, and the romance of the century.
Can wealth come before love? If you had a choice between weath or love, which would you choose love or the money? A delimma for most, especially when you meet the love of your life.
“The only happiness in life is to love and be loved.”, my favorite passage.

“Jane Grey” has many avenues for which to take the reader on, here’s just a few, forfeiting a fortune but never marry, never marry unless the spouse can provide for the other’s dependent family, or throw all away for marriage, love and finding a HEA.

I found “Jane Grey” to be endearing and romantic with a bit of a sad side. I enjoyed watching Matthew and Jane find their joy and contentment. Don’t be mistaken, in “Jane Grey”, while the story has similarities, this story takes a few twists, turns, with a few surprises along the way, lingering doubts and and a round about detour to happiness.

Ms. Mason is a talented author and once again, her talent shines through with the telling of “Jane Grey”. She never disappoints her readers in her plots, her characterizations, or her details. I’m truly excited for this new adventure. I hope readers will enjoy reading “Jane Grey”, it truly makes you wish to read “Jane Eyre” after all these years. Yes, I haven’t read it since high school! This story is definitely a departure from her other stories. The passion is not explicit nor over done, if that makes sense. I throughly enjoyed “Jane Grey” and I think you will as well.

Fans of the “Brontë Classics” will surely enjoy “Jane Grey”, with unusual circumstances, contentment and finally finding true love, what’s not to enjoy. This is an incredible story by Nina Mason! I can’t wait to read the next installment in what promises to be an amazing series.
Bravo, Ms.Mason!! Well done, indeed!

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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~GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW~ ALYSSA LINN PALMER,THE PARIS GAME….

~The Paris Game (Le Chat Rouge Series #1)~

BY ALYSSA LINN PALMER….

~RELEASES TODAY~

The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer

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WE ARE HONORED TO HAVE THIS TALENTED AUTHOR WITH US TODAY…..

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO….

WELCOME ALYSSA!

MBA&M: Welcome, Alyssa! Please give our readers some insight into the mind and life of Alyssa  Linn Palmer?

ALP: I’m afraid my life isn’t too interesting. When I’m not at my day job, I’m writing, or editing (freelance), or trying to catch up on my reading or TV watching. (I’m especially fond of the series “Case Histories” with Jason Isaacs.)

MBA&M: What was your inspiration for writing “The Paris Game”?

ALP: I’d had a bit of a fascination with Paris/French culture for a few years, but it really exploded (and my first ideas for the book came to fruition) after I visited Paris in 2003. We took in some jazz at a famous jazz club called Le Bilboquet, and it all started from there. I really wanted to go back to Paris, but for a long time I couldn’t afford it, so writing about it kept me happy.

MBA&M: Who was your favorite character to write and why?

ALP: I don’t know if I could answer with just one. I loved writing Marc because he was so perfectly imperfect (as my friend Cathy Pegau put it), a successful art dealer, talented musician, but also morally questionable, but I also loved writing Sera (again, perfectly imperfect), a woman who resorts to turning tricks to pay off a debt. However, for sheer personal amusement, writing the character of club owner Monsieur Royale has to take the cake. He needed to be physically and mentally repulsive, so I had a lot of fun with him.

MBA&M: What was the worst scene for you to write? Why?

ALP: Probably the fight scenes. I’ve never been in a fight myself, not since I was a kid, so it isn’t really something I’ve had experience with. It’s hard to make it seem realistic, but to also keep the action moving. Those were the scenes most edited.

MBA&M: Why Jazz, gangsters, a wager and Paris for your plot and setting?

ALP: I love jazz, for one, particularly the classic jazz, the “hep cats” from the 1930s, like Bix Beiderbecke and Hoagy Carmichael. Gangsters are fascinating because by definition they’re on the wrong side of the law, and what they do can be violent and unethical, but they often have a moral code of their own that is as strict as anything society has. The wager was inspired by reading ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’ by Laclos, the classic French epistolary novel. It’s one of my favourites.

MBA&M: What advice would you give to any new authors?

ALP: Work hard, write every day if you can. Learn the craft, take workshops, maybe join a writing group, find critique partners. The first draft might be all you, but the revisions are easier when you have someone else looking at your manuscript.

MBA&M: In today’s world of internet, where would you advise new authors to start first in promoting their stories?

ALP: I think the best sort of promotion is to keep writing. Write more, give your readers something to move on to when they’ve finished reading your first work. Rinse, repeat.

MBA&M: How, where can our readers connect with you and where may they purchase “The Paris Game”?

ALP: They can find me on Twitter (@alyslinn), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AlyssaLinnPalmer), or on my website http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com. The book is available from Amazon currently, in trade paperback (http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/) and ebook (TBA). It will be available from other retailers soon.

Alyssa, what a pleasure to have you with us today and our readers! Do you have anything you would like to add?

ALP: I’ve always been of the opinion that publishers should offer a free ebook when you buy a paper book, because often I’d like to have an ebook for portability, but the paper book for my collection. So, I have put my money where my mouth is. If you buy the trade paperback of The Paris Game, you can email me and I will send you an ebook in the format of your choice.

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The Paris Game (Le Chat Rouge Series #1)~

 

BY ALYSSA LINN PALMER

The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer

 

The Paris Game

Book 1 in the Le Chat Rouge series

By Alyssa Linn Palmer

Available in Trade Paperback and eBook

Paperback purchasers can receive a free eBook by emailing the author.

ISBN-13: 978-1484834824 (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 978-0-9920065-0-1 (Kindle)

ISBN-13: 978-0-9920065-1-8 (Smashwords)

Release Date: June 17, 2013

Blurb:

On the darker side of Paris, it’s dangerous to not pay your debts…

A singer in a jazz club past its prime, Sera Durand must come up with thousands of euros to pay back her boss, a ruthless gangster.  A confrontation with her ex, an art dealer profiting on the wrong side of the law, leads her into a questionable wager, but one that could solve her problems.

Marc Perron knows a winning proposition when he sees one. Seducing a shy young woman of Sera’s acquaintance will be the easiest thing in the world, and the prize, to have Sera in his bed once again, is worth the chance of losing a sizable sum. What he didn’t expect was the depth of Sera’s desperation.

When one of his deals goes awry, Marc’s solution could cost them more than money…

Praise for The Paris Game:

“The Paris Game is a sexy noir romance–a gritty, thrilling peek between dangerous Parisian sheets.” -Tiffany Reisz, Award-Winning and International Bestselling Author of The Original Sinners series (Mira Books)

“Characters who grab you. A plot that takes hold and won’t let go. Sexy and seductive, ‘The Paris Game’ is modern noir at its best.” -Cathy Pegau, author of Rulebreaker and Caught in Amber

 

“Dark, mysterious, sexy. Noir at its best.” -Roxy Boroughs, author of A Stranger’s Touch

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Author Information:

Alyssa Linn Palmer is a Canadian writer and freelance editor. She splits her time between a full-time day job, and her part-time loves, writing and editing. Her novella PROHIBITED PASSION and short story BETTING THE FARM are available as ebooks. Her short story VEE is a part of the charity anthology FELT TIPS, and its sequel is in the anthology ANYTHING SHE WANTS. She’s currently working on several new projects. She loves to hear from readers, and you can find her online at www.alyssalinnpalmer.com, or on Twitter @alyslinn.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com

Twitter: @alyslinn (https://www.twitter.com/alyslinn/)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyssaLinnPalmer

Book Links:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17972014-the-paris-game

Direct website link: http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com/books/the-paris-game-le-chat-rouge-series-1/

Paperback buy links:

I’ve always been of the opinion that publishers should offer a free ebook when you buy a paper book, because often I’d like to have an ebook for portability, but the paper book for my collection. So, I have put my money where my mouth is. If you buy the trade paperback of The Paris Game, you can email me and I will send you an ebook in the format of your choice.

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4253464

The Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Paris-Game-Alyssa-Linn-Palmer/9781484834824

Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

Amazon FR: http://www.amazon.fr/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

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Amazon IT: http://www.amazon.it/Paris-Game-Rouge-Series-Volume/dp/1484834828/

ebook buy links:

Smashwords (all formats): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325427

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.es: http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

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Amazon.com.br: http://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Amazon.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

 

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***If you buy the trade paperback of  The Paris Game, email the author,and she will send you an ebook in the format of your choice,free of course.*** Please email her with your proof of purchase of the trade paperback*

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Now isn’t this a great offer,how could you go wrong,you end up with both the paperback and a digital copy for your, on the go lifestyle?

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The Paris Game - Alyssa Linn Palmer~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the author)

Thanks to Alyssa, we are offering 2 lucky commenters a digital copy of  THE PARIS GAME.  Yes, 2 winners have a chance to win. Giveaway will run from June 7 until June 14,2013.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!

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~~BOOK SPOTLIGHT~~WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS BY KATHERINE KEENUM…

MBA&M IS ONCE AGAIN PROUD TO PRESENT…

~~KATHERINE KEENUM~~

WHERE THE LIGHT FALLS….

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Book Description(from Amazon)

Release date: February 5, 2013
As the Belle Epoque dawns, Paris attracts artists from everywhere. One is Jeanette Palmer, daughter of a prominent Ohio family, who has left Vassar College under a cloud of scandal.

Amid the city’s great bohemian neighborhoods and teaching studios, Jeanette befriends other female artists, as well as an American Civil War veteran named Edward Murer. She begins to achieve a level of artistic success. And her happiness increases as she and Edward grow more intimate with each other.

But Edward is plagued by his demons and addicted to laudanum—and as the world opens its arms to Jeanette, and the society around her is transformed by cultural and scientific innovations, she must resolve a conflict utterly new to so many women: the choice between ambition and love.

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425257789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425257784

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Katherine graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in English and earned a Ph.D. in medieval studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She worked in the publicity department of the New Orleans Public Schools, taught in the expository writing program at Yale University, and served as the executive editor of the book publishing program of the Council on East Asian Studies at Harvard University. She now lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, John Keenum, and a Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

For more information,please visit her at: http://www.katherinekeenum.com/

**Photo by Tammy Woodard**

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