17 April 2012

A-Z Challenge Day 15 - O

 O - is for Options

so today I am choosing the OPTION to share the blurbs and excerpts from Books one and two of The Gasquet Princes four book series:-
Book 1 - From Now Until Forever
and
Book 2 - His Chosen Bride
And Amazon.com




From Now Until Forever
Blurb:-
For Prince Liam, families meant bad news, unwanted commitments, and the loss of his personal freedom. Love spawned white picket fences, slippers at the hearth with a wife and kids making demands, so why did those images disappear when he met Melanie Babcot?

Melanie Babcot fought hard to escape the horrors of her youth and vowed to remain single and free, so when paid to protect Prince Liam from insurgents why did her personal pledge fly out the window?

EXCERPT:

Liam Fitzwilliam Gasquet stared in amazement at the blooming patch of red milliseconds before the pain exploded in his arm. Some trigger-happy idiot had fired in his direction. Indignation didn’t have time to take root before another bullet kicked the dust at his feet.

Not ‘trigger-happy’.

Intentional.

The rebels had found the fourth and youngest son of Jean-Phillipe Gasquet, ruler of the tiny kingdom adjacent to the Swiss border. When had they discovered his whereabouts?

With a reluctant sigh, he faced the truth of it. They hadn’t ‘found’ him at all. They’d followed him.

What people are saying about From Now Until Forever:-
03-12-11  J. Gunnar Grey "the mystery writer"
This is a taut romantic suspense thriller, well written and edited. If you enjoy a fast-paced, sweet suspense story, then I strongly recommend it....Author Sherry Gloag allows no fluff in this novella, nor does she pander to lazy readers: if you want to keep up with her fast pace, then pay attention and keep up.

Sizzlinghotbooks Review 08-01-12 From Now Until Forever received 4 hearts.
www.sizzlinghotbooks.net
Assassinations, dangerous safe houses and royalty abound in From Now Until Forever! The fast paced story will leave you breathless while the romance takes your heart away!
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His Chosen Bride - Blurb:
Prince Henri Gasquet is happy to let his father, the king, choose his bride for him until he meets Monica Latimer.

Monica Latimer is not prepared to risk letting any man close enough to learn about her Gift. A gift that normally has men running for the hills when they find out about it.

Excerpt:
She lost track of time until the flames caught her attention once more. They flickered from orange to gold, to silver, to white.

A flurry of snowflakes masked the flames and for a second Monica watched the most beautiful, pristine snow-scene she’d ever seen. Her lips curved in longing. How she’d love to get a toboggan and slide down that slope. She knew where it was, and had done just that many times in her childhood, first with her parents and then, in clandestine manner, with her brother. Sneaking an old tin tray from the back of her mother’s walk-in pantry, she’d then grabbed Billy’s hand and they’d rushed out the back gate, heading for the lakeside track that led up into the hills.

Darkness, dense and thick with grief dropped over the scene. Startled and disconcerted by the strength of emotion emanating from the vision Monica shifted to her knees, ready to stand, when a voice, a deep male voice, sharp with fear called out her name.

“Monica!”

She knew she’d never heard the voice before, and yet—it was as familiar to her as the image she saw in her mirror each morning.

"Help me, Monica.”

Desperate for more clues, she searched the darkness within the flames until it sputtered and faded. With a curse she jumped up and ran for the phone. With her outstretched hand hovering over it she halted and let her hand drop to her side once more. What could she say? What would the police or rescue team think of her if she called them and told them she’d seen a vision of a man in distress?

They’d laugh in her face and classify her as a lunatic. Well, maybe not. It wouldn’t be the first time she’d contacted them with positive information but something—an instinctive gut reaction told her what she’d seen this time hadn’t happened yet.

What people are saying about His Chosen Bride:-
...Sherry Gloag’s story is one that picked me up and did not put me down until I finished it. Definitely a breath of fresh air.  I give this story 4 ¾ Sunflowers.

http://reviewsrmine.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/his-chosen-bride-by-sherry-gloag/

**
Tiffany rated it 4 stars 

I really like Monica and her Gift she has to help others! How cool is that? I think pretty cool. I also like Henri and understand him having a hard time being force to take a break and wanting to blame someone. I liked the tension between Henri and Monica. I did feel that Henri was a bit fickle with his feelings. But he seemed to work that out in the end. I sure hope that Ms. Gloag has plans to write the Henri's younger twins stories. I felt she did a great job of setting that up toward the end. This is a sweet romance so it does not have any swearing or sex. This was a fun read and I read it in one sitting. If you love romance and don't have tons of time then this may be the read for you.http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13519040-his-chosen-bride#other_reviews

and finally

http://www.greatmindsthinkaloud.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=romance&action=display&thread=1230 
...The characters: Henri, Liam, Melanie, Monica, Simeon, and Sacha were simply wonderful. I enjoyed how the author was able to get this story all together quickly and very smoothly. In the end will Henri and Monica  be able to get together? What does the future hold for them?

I found "His Chosen Bride" a very delightful read and if you are in for a  good romance this read is for you. This novel was one that I could not put down until I was finished.


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14 comments:

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Sounds like good stuff Sherry!

Kate Larkindale said...

Some good books in there...

Hildie McQueen said...

Wow, the story sounds very intriguing! I may have to just read it...oh no my pile of books to read is about to topple over!! Have a great day!!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Thanks for taking the option and sharing the book review. Stopping by from A-Z

Jen McConnel said...

Good deal! Sounds like you've got some good books up your sleeve! :)

Damyanti said...

Love the excerpts!

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 16 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z
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Sylvia Ney said...

These both sound like great books! New follower here. I’m enjoying reading my fellow “A to Z”ers. I look forward to visiting again.

Sylvia
http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Small Town Shelly Brown

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Thanks Kate.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Hilde, I know what you mean about my tbr pile of books. I hope you enjoy both books when you get to them.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) STILLMAGNOLIA I hope you enjoy them when you get to read them. Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Jen McConnel thanks for coming by. I hope enjoy them when you get to read them.

Sherry Gloag said...

Damyanti thanks for coming by, I'm delighted you enjoyed the excerpt. Yes I'm thoroughly enjoying the challenge. Thanks for coming by.

Sherry Gloag said...

Thanks for your kind words and your visit Sylvia.