Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day giveaway: Whip Smart by Kit Brennan


Whip Smart: Wild, Sexy,
Flamboyant History
Fact-Based Adventures of Historic Muse Delivers Bodacious Fun


"Whip Smart is a sexy, adventurous and intelligent tale that I would dare name a bodice ripper for the literary mind!"
-- Marisa Lancione, NOW, Montreal

"A fun and sexy romp! I can’t wait for the sequel!"
-- Gwyn Cready, RITA Award winning author of Seducing Mr. Darcy, A Novel Seduction and Timeless Desire: An Outlander Love Story


A wild and sexy romp through History based on the real-life adventures of the audacious Lola Montez—the “Sensation of Europe.”

Astor + Blue Editions is proud to present, Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards (ISBN: 978-1-938231-47-6; Trade Paperback; Romance, Historical, Women’s Fiction; US $14.95 CAN $14.95; February, 2013), the rollicking first installment of a new series by debut author, Kit Brennan. The Whip Smart series begins during the historic week that marks the actual birthdate of Lola Montez. (February 17).

It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-capricious twenty-two-year-old Eliza Gilbert, (a.k.a. Lola Montez) is in deep trouble and seeks escape from a divorce trial. Desperate, Lola accepts an alluring offer of a paid trip to Spain, provided she fulfill a few clandestine tasks for Juan de Grimaldi—a Spanish theatre impresario who is also a government agent and spy for the exiled Spanish queen.

Lola soon finds herself in Madrid, undercover as a performer in a musical play. But when she falls dangerously in love with the target, General Diego de Léon—the “perfect Spanish soldier, lover and horseman”—Lola becomes a double agent and the two hatch a plot of their own. Disaster strikes when the plot is exposed and Lola is forced to flee on horseback to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit. Will Lola’s reckless daring, feminine whiles, and signature whip be enough to save her life, her lover and her cause? She will have to be more whip smart than ever before.

Written with zest and a passionate, fiery fervor by debut author Kit Brennan, Whip Smart irresistibly whisks readers into a vivid journey through 19th Century France, England and Spain, riding sidesaddle with Eliza Gilbert, the young, hot-headed Irish girl destined to transform into Dona Maria Dolores de Porris y Montez—a.k.a. Lola Montez, The Sensation of Europe!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kit Brennan is a nationally produced, award-winning playwright, and teaches writing and storytelling at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

The Victorian era and its personalities have always been of major interest to Brennan. Her play Tiger’s Heart explores the life of Dr. James Barry, who was actually a woman living a double life disguised as a man in order to practice medicine, which was not an option open to women at the time.

Kit divides her time between the vibrant city of Montreal and the quiet lake wilderness of Ontario alongside her husband, Andrew, and a variety of animal friends. Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards is her debut novel.

--~ Book Giveaway ~--
WIN a copy of my ARC!

Open to all.

Offer ends: February 28, 2013

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ADD this book to your Goodreads or Shelfari reading list.

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11 comments:

  1. Added it on my Goodreads reading list(TheDaydreamer3)

    rallu(dot)93 (at) gmail(dot) com

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  2. Happy Valentines Day lovely. I know this one will be tough, but I'm thinking of you. <3

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  3. Happy V-day! it's been so long since my last visit, life has been chaos and I blog seldom in past years. Hope to visit regularly from now on ;p

    O, and added the book to my Greads list (Darlyn Rodzi)

    darlyn225 at gmail dot com

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  4. Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    Added to my GR to read shelf :)

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  5. Hi,

    added to GR: Mary Preston

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  6. Added it on GoodReads as Kristia Miltiadou.
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

    milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I added it to my goodreads shelf.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  8. Love that cover! Sounds like a fun & feisty read with that dangerous Spanish soldier fellow *drool* ... is it warm in here or just another hot flash?! ;D

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  9. thx u for the giveaway..i like ur book's cover :)
    i added at goodreads ( gr : nurmawati djuhawan )

    chikojubilee at gmail dot com

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  10. added to goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/6531796-avry15?shelf=to-read

    darkworld_cutie at yahoo dot com

    thanks for the giveaway

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