Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Giveaway: Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland

It's that time again! Flashlight Commentary and Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours are pleased to offer fans of historic fiction a chance to win a free edition of Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland!

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British Occupied Manhattan, 1777. American actress Jennifer Leighton has been packing the John Street Theater with her witty comedies, but she longs to escape the provincial circuit for the glamour of the London stage. When the playwright General John Burgoyne visits the city, fresh from a recent success in the capitol, she seizes the opportunity to court his patronage. But her plan is foiled by British intelligence officer Severin Devere. Severin’s mission is to keep the pleasure-loving general focused on the war effort…and away from pretty young actresses. But the tables are turned when Severin himself can’t resist Jennifer Leighton... Months later, Jenny has abandoned her dreams of stage glory and begun writing seditious plays for the Rebels under the pen name “Cornelia,” ridiculing “Gentleman Johnny” Burgoyne and his army - and undermining the crown’s campaign to take Albany. By the time Severin meets up with Jenny once again, she is on a British hanging list, and Severin is ordered to find her - and deliver her to certain death. Soon, the two are launched on a desperate journey through the wilderness, toward a future shaped by the revolution—and their passion for each other...

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“Held me spellbound…I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it!”—Mary Balogh, New York Times bestselling author of Beyond the Sunrise and Longing

“Thorland’s most amusing, clever, adventurous and thought-provoking novel yet…Vivid descriptions, fascinating historical events and dynamic characters alongside a powerful love story.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars

"Donna Thorland is an author I adore, and I loved Mistress Firebrand every bit as much as her first two books, The Turncoat and The Rebel Pirate…Stunning, sensual stories you cannot put down."—Jennifer McQuiston, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of What Happens in Scotland

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A native of Bergenfield, New Jersey, Donna graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History. For many years she managed architecture and interpretation at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, and wrote and directed the Witch City’s most popular Halloween theater festival, Eerie Events. She later earned an MFA in film production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Donna has been a sorority house mother, a Disney/ABC Television Writing Fellow, a WGA Writer’s Access Project Honoree, and a writer on the ABC primetime drama, Cupid. Her screenwriting credits include episodes of the animated series, Tron: Uprising. Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Albedo One. The director of several award-winning short films, her most recent project, The Night Caller, aired on WNET Channel 13 and was featured on Ain’t It Cool News. Currently she is a writer on the WGN drama SALEM. She is married with one cat and divides her time between the real Salem and Los Angeles.

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Format: Print & eBook
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
Released by: NAL Trade
ISBN-13: 978-0451471017
Length: 416 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
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In accordance with the promotional guidelines set forth by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours, this giveaway is open internationally.


Colleen Turner said...

I can't believe I haven't read one of her books yet! And the fact that you gave it 4 stars really makes me want to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Denise said...

I have not read any books dealing with the American Revolution, with the exception of the Outlander series. This sounds like a good author to start with.

Dawn Crandall said...

This looks interesting, but the fact that the author used the name "Jennifer" spelled like that in 1777 kind of stopped me in my tracks for a moment. I thought that spelling wasn't used until the 1900s.

Nancy said...

I've meant to read one of her novels. This one sounds like a great place to start, thanks.

Magdalena Johansson said...

I would very much want to read the book. It looks very interesting and I love the cover!