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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

GIVEAWAY!!!! "Alaina Claiborne" by MK McClintock~Exciting Historical


 
 SUMMARY:
 
How far would you go to avenge your family and save the one you love? In nineteenth-century England, Alaina Claiborne had a loving family, a cherished friend, and devoted servants. She spent her days riding across the grassy hills of the English countryside, joyful and at peace. Then tragedy strikes and her world is forever changed. Searching for those responsible is her only focus . . . until she meets Tristan. Tristan Sheffield, a man of many talents, searches out those who don’t want to be found. His past is filled with secrets and deeds he would rather leave deeply buried. However, when his life unexpectedly entwines with Alaina's, he soon discovers they share more than a mutual desire to catch a murderer. On their hunt for a man driven by greed, Tristan and Alaina find that love is the greatest weapon against evil, and they'll stop at nothing to survive.
 
 
PARTICULARS OF THE BOOK :
 
Published by:  Trappers Peak Publishing
Pages:  257
Genre:  Historical Fiction/Suspense
More Information:  Author MK McClintock
Purchase the book here:  Amazon
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MK McClintock Website: http://www.mkmcclintock.com




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SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
 
 
McClintock is an over-worked entrepreneur, baker of decadent desserts and all things chocolate, photographer of beautiful places, and most importantly, a writer.

She dreams of a time when life was simpler, the land rougher, and the journey more rewarding. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, McClintock will always call Montana home.

McClintock is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and Women Writing the West.  
 
 
 
 
 
THE BOOKISH DAME REVIEWS :
 
Readers of historical fiction and romance will absolutely eat up this first book in the Alaina Claiborne British Agent novels!  It is beautifully written, intriguing, romantic and heat wrenching.  The historical content is worked in well, but it's the conversational content that makes it a magical and rewarding read.  MK McClintock is one to really be watching on the historical romance scene!
This one is a winner. 
It broke my heart several times, the poignant moments she describes are so real.
 
The primary protagonists, Alaina and Tristan are gorgeous, strong and brilliant characters.  Each has well-developed personalities and psychological make ups.  They blend and work together beautifully as they are bent on their single goal in espionage and revenge.  Their love story is so moving in McClintock's hands...not mushy but ringing so true and honest it pierces the heart.
 
I particularly love the strength of Alaina that MK gives her.  No matter what the circumstances she encounters, she is brave and noble.  It's wonderful to have a heroine of this caliber in historical romance novels.  I'm looking forward to reading more about her and I hope she inspires others to continue to bring such capable women to the forefront in romance and mystery.
 
This is an engaging and fast-moving book to read.  One you'll finish before you know it.  The action is steady and swift, and the characters are beguiling and beautiful.
I highly recommend the book and look forward to the series!
 
5 stars for this historical romance
 
Deborah/TheBookishDame
 
 
SMALL EXCERPT :
 

Across the acres, darkness enveloped another, her surroundings illuminated by the flickering flame of a lamp. Alaina moved around in the attic, searching through trunks of the items that had come from her mother’s cottage in Ireland. It was difficult to see so many memories that reminded her of her parents, but she also found it calmed her. She had avoided these things since they had been delivered years ago, but now her fears became secondary. She hoped that something from her parents’ past would shed light on what was happening in the present.
 
             Alaina rummaged through a trunk of some of her mother’s clothes, pulling them out and smelling them, hoping for a faint whiff of the soft rose scent her mother used to wear. There was something lingering around the old clothes, and it took Alaina back to a time when she was a little girl. Nevertheless, the memory ended there. She paused for a moment, as if the scent reminded her of something else besides her mother. She subsequently released the memory when she saw the bottom of the trunk was not as deep as it should have been. She pulled out the remaining dress and ran her fingers along the bottom and edges. She next looked on the outside of the trunk. Nearly six inches of extra space remained near the bottom on the inside.

Alaina felt along the inside edges and became excited when she found a gap. Slowly reaching her fingers into the hole, she simultaneously pushed down on the other edge for leverage and surprised herself when the bottom tilted to reveal the extra space beneath. Removing the thin board, she set it aside and gasped when she turned back to the trunk.

“Oh, Mother. What did you do?”
 
 

THIS REVIEW WAS HOSTED BY BLACK LION VIRTUAL BOOK TOURS
 

 
Please go to http://blackliontours.com to see all the tour stops and read more reviews, interviews and guest posts regarding this book and author, MK McClintock!
 
 
 
 
GIVEAWAY!!!!!
 
 
ONE COPY OF THIS BOOK WILL BE GIVEN
AWAY BY THE AUTHOR!!!   YAY!!!
 
YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS BOOK...
 
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This giveaway ends Jan. 31st  :] 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 
Deborah
 
 
 
 

6 comments:

MK

Thank you for hosting on this tour. It's a pleasure to be reviewed on your blog.

teena3940

I tweeted this post became friends with you on FB. My email is adgali(at)ymail(dot)com
Thanks for a Great Giveaway!!
Looks like a really good book!!!

cyn209

can i still enter if i only do 2 out of 3??? we are friends on FB & my email is cyn209 at juno dot com......

thank you for the giveaway!!!!

Deb

I'd rather all 3 requirements be met for this one, Cyn. I'm sorry! :[

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