Monday, June 10, 2013

Blushing Book Reviews with Tonya Callihan

Hi, and welcome to Mondays Blushing Book reviews. My name is Tonya and every Monday you will find me here posting insanely hot books and awesome reader comments. If you blush...that's okay. I will admit to my blushing from time to time. I hope you enjoy. I look forward to bringing you  some new books every week with great reviews!


MuseitUp Publishing

5.0 out of 5 stars Characters and plot are well thought out
3 April 2013
By Carole "The Romance Reviews" - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition 

In this inspiring love story set in Regency England and France, there was great turmoil in the world and the author added legends and supernatural occurrences too. It was very unusual and interesting.

Marie-Ange was a poor widow of Christopher Norton for six lonely years. She is desperate for money as her estate is falling down around her and her young brother in law. She is given notice that a relative of hers has died in France and all she has to do to claim this much needed money is travel to France and sign some papers. She feels she has no choice but to go.

Hugo Saintclair is a self-made French Captain of the ship that takes Marie-Ange to France. There is an immediate attraction between her and Saintclair. She has vowed to grieve for her husband until she dies until she looks into the blue eyes of the Captain.

Then she discovers that her husband might not be dead, after all. This is just the start of a very exciting and mysterious adventure. You learn to love and grieve for these two star crossed lovers. They have a very hard time just staying alive much less loving each other.

I was captivated by the determination and courage of Marie-Ange but frustrated with her trust and innocence. She was a fast and furious heroine though, despite her many problems.

Hugo rescued her so many times I lost count and although he was brave and heroic as well as handsome, he was stubborn and always had a point to make. He seemed to have an inferiority complex that inspired him on to do great things and become the heroic figure he was. I must say that I fell in love with him, too.

The characters and the plot were very well thought out and fully fleshed. You even felt sorry for the evil Maleval. Even his name told you this was not a nice man but he had his obsessions, too.

I really enjoyed this exciting mysterious paranormal regency romance. I look forward to more stories from this author. I give her five stars out of five for an excellent read.

Reviewed by Linda Hays-Gibbs


A mysterious Templar relic.
A web of intrigue and lies.
A woman about to lose her heart.

January 1815 - Marie-Ange, the young widow of an English officer, accepts an inheritance in France only to find that everything in Beauregard is not as it seems. Why is the sinister Malleval so obsessed with her family? And could her darling Christopher still be alive? Marie-Ange finds herself trapped in a dangerous web of lies, intrigue and mystical possession, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is Captain Hugo Saintclair. Yet the enigmatic Hugo represents a danger of a different kind …

‘Angel Heart’ is a lavish mix of romance, adventure and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in France against the turbulent background of Napoleon’s return from Elba.

About Marie Laval

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie Laval studied French History at university there, and developed a passionate interest in the Knights Templar and their association with the occult. She has used her specialist knowledge now to create this stunningly lavish mix of romance, adventure and a hint of the supernatural, largely set in her native France. Marie have been living in Lancashire, in Northern England where she tries to combine her three passions: her family, writing and teaching.
ANGEL HEART is Marie Laval’s debut novel. Her second historical romance, THE LION'S EMBRACE, was published as an ebook in February 2013 by MuseitUp Publishing. You can find Marie at

Customer Reviews:  (Sunday, 07 April 2013)

This is Book FIVE in Kat Holmes' Gods At Work Series brining the Greek Pantheon of Olympian Gods down here to work among us mere mortals and more.rnrnThis is Apollo's story and not even ZEUS can stop him from claiming what is his! 

Apollo, God of Light, Dance, Prophesy, and Healing is about to find his ETERNAL MATE, here among the mortals...but with Zeus on a warpath, how far must Apollo go to claim her? Elijah Lidener runs a successful Dance Studio in Texas. Lynda Gabriel, the most brilliant Prima Ballerina the world has ever seen is being cut down by the Big C. Elijah has the power to cure her, but will Zeus, furious over the influx of mere mortals loving his family and being CONVERTED allow his son to save his Forever Mate, or will Apollo have to go over Zeus' head to a force not even Zeus dares defy? 

DANCES AT DAWN by Kat Holmes is the latest in her Gods At Work Series and perhaps her most touching. I know it stayed with me and still does resonate within me, long after I read the final word, and promise you it will stay with you as well. Kat Holmes' is developing as a writer as is this series. Each book takes us more deeply into the realm of the power of the gods and yes, the limits. I hope this series never stops, and with the number of gods, demi-gods and titans, I may just get my wish. Well done, Ms. Holmes.

Dances at Dawn 

Book Five in The Gods at Work Series
by Kat Holmes
Genre: Erotic Romance/Greek Myth/Paranormal
Editor: Christine I. Speakman
Line Editor: Greta Gunselman
Cover Designer: Delilah K. Stephans

Back Cover:
Apollo, God of Light and Music can’t believe it when Zeus tells the gods they are broke and have to go among mortals to work. He decides to set up his own dance studio and takes the mortal name Elijah Lidener. He is quite content, at least until he finds a beautiful woman crying in his waiting room.
Lynda Gabriel is a world famous ballerina, at least until recently.  When she receives devastating news her world crumbles. She can’t resist entering a local dance studio, but it only reminds her of all she has lost.
The Fates brought them together. But when her time runs out, Apollo will call on them to follow her, even in death.

The room was completely shattered, as shattered as her heart and soul. Shards of glass lined the floor, their jagged edges gleaming in the bright light of the room. Each shard felt like a piece of her covering the hardwood floor.
This had once been her sanctuary, a place where she’d found joy and laughter. Now it was a testament to her pain and broken dreams. She had nothing left. Everything that ever mattered to her had been taken away in a matter of seconds with a few casually spoken words.
She laughed bitterly to herself. He’d spoken those words so many times they’d lost all meaning to him. He could say them so easily and feign remorse. But for her, one little sentence changed everything. In the space of seconds, her life had gone from charmed to disaster. “You have cancer.”

About Kat Holmes:
I’m a dreamer and a lover of words. Books have been my passion since I listened to my mother reading to me as a child. The love she instilled in me has culminated in my desire to write the kind of stories I have always loved to read. I believe books are the single most important invention mankind has ever created. I started writing when I was only fifteen for my own enjoyment. I still write for my own pleasure, but now I get to share that love with my readers.


Anonymous said...

Tonya - excellent picks on the Blushing Book Reviews - thanks so much for sharing:)

Can't wait to see what's up for next week;)

Tonya Callihan said...

I know I am a week late...but better late than never right :)

Thanks for stopping by! I have some hot reviews and even hotter books for tomorrow!!

Marie Laval said...

Hello Tonya and thank you very much for featuring 'Angel Heart' this week!