Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Review of Scorpio Rising

Welcome to my Review of Scorpio Rising.

Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.

There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.

Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs into the arms of a benefactor with an agenda all his own. When she finds out that her boss has an ulterior motive, she flees again, determined to earn her living through her art. This career brings her fame, but also the unwanted attention of her early abuser.

Monique Domovitch’s debut novel, Scorpio Rising, is a compelling tale filled with finely etched characters and a superb understanding of the power of ambition. Scorpio Rising promises to resonate with all who once had a dream.



Monique Domovitch is the author of Scorpio Rising and The Sting of the Scorpio. She also writes under the pen name Carol Ann Martin for Obsidian, an imprint of Penguin. She is represented by Natalie Fischer of the Bradford Literary Agency, and lives with her husband and her three dogs in La Jolla California.
Monique Domovitch was born the first in a family of ten children in a small town in Northern Ontario, and maintains to this day that she was not harmed by the experience. She attended The Sacred Heart Convent, an Ottawa boarding school where she learned to keep her hands folded neatly in her lap and to smile vaguely when people use profane language around her. Her first job was in Montreal as a fashion model, and she is credited with inventing the famous pouty pose that is now used by top models everywhere. She has turned thirty nine again this year and pledges to do it over and over. Just like everybody else in the world, she is working on a new novel, this one, her fourth.


ONLINE LINKS:
Website http://moniquedomovitch.com/
Blog http://moniquedomovitch.com/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Domovitch/257672814265720
Twitter https://twitter.com/Moniquedomovitc


My Review:


This book follows the lives of 2 young people, both from difficult lives and both coming of age.
The novel alternates between the 2 characters from chapter to chapter.  And somehow Monique uses her writing magic to weave their separate stories into a believable meeting.  

This is a romance book with SOOOOO much more!  The world building is amazing!  New York and Paris will come alive for you.

And of course since this is a series the book ends with a cliffhanger.


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10/29   Proses, Verses and Conversations  Review
10/29  Celestial Reviews  Review
10/29 T B R Review
10/29  Kindle Fever Review


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wicked After Dark Blog Hop



I have a Brand new Paperback with a Wicked title
Sophie Jordan's 
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My Giveaway is USA only
One of the most notoriouslyeligible bachelors in Europe isfinally ready to marry . . .

For fiercely independent Grier Hadley,being the illegitimate daughter of one ofLondon's most unsavory charactershas only one advantage: an enormous,ill-gotten dowry.

Prince Sevastian Maksimi knows wherehis duty lies: he must find a well-bredyoung lady—one with a considerablefortune to her name—wed her promptly,and get to the business of producingan heir.

The last thing Grier needs is someunattainable prince curling her toeswith his smoldering glances and wickedsuggestions. As far as Sev is concerned, she lacks the breeding to become aprincess. And yet one kiss from thisarresting female is all it takes for himto realize that anyone else in hisarms would be unthinkable . . .
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

JOin the blog Hop and have a chance to win the signed poster

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Hello!
I am Vickieann and this is the first ever Kimberly Kinrade Street Team blog hop brought to you by Kimberly Kinrade,  T B R and Innovative Online Book Tours.
 Kimberly is giving away a Signed poster of the Forbidden Trilogy Cover!!!!
This is designed to:
1) Meet your team members {be sure to follow each others blogs}
2) Introduce the Lovely Kimberly Kinrade and her books to all your friends.
3) Invite New Street Team members to join the fun.
If you are not already a street team member please email me and I will get you some cool stuff.
vickie@innovativeonlinebooktours.com
Here's what you need to do:
Copy and paste these instructions to your post.
Add your blog to the linky list below.
Add the Kimberly Kinrade book covers and any links to your blog side bar.
And Answer this Question in your blog hop post...
Q:  If you could have any special Power what would it be?
My Answer:  I like the Lie detector idea because I would like to know when someone is lying but not everything they are thinking. That would give me a complex. also the teleportation thing like in the movie jumper. There are so many places I want to see!
Now its your turn to spread the word!  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Alpha Male Blog Hop


This blog hop is curtsy of Carrie Ann's

The twitter handle is #AlphaHop

What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!  NOT INTERNATIONAL





Sunday, October 14, 2012

Join Kimberly Kinrade in the Launch of Forbidden Life with a Face book Event and Book Tour






Join me in celebrating the launch of the third and final book in the Forbidden Trilogy! Throughout the day on Monday I will be doing random giveaways at this event, so keep an eye out for prizes and help spread the word!!


"...a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~ Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews


"The plot is very ALIAS and DARK ANGEL-like with X-MEN as its backdrop (awesome combo!). Forbidden Mind BLEW my mind!" ~Sour Skittles Book Blog


Winner of 2011 Forward National Literature Award


Need to catch up? Check out Forbidden Mind and Forbidden Fire on Amazon. 


She reads minds. 

He controls minds.

Together, they might get out alive.


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Forbidden Fire http://amzn.to/NoJTT1

Forbidden Life

by Kimberly Kinrade


Friday, October 5, 2012

Forbidden Mind Is free Today!!!

Hey Everyone!
If you love a great YA Paranormal book here is your chance to get a fabulous one for free on amazon today. Get your free copy of Forbidden Mind on Amazon Today. You really don't want to miss this book!
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