Friday, October 27, 2017

BOOK TOUR: The Fabergé Entanglement by Lesley Meryn & Elle Brookes



Book Details:



Book Title: The Fabergé Entanglement by Lesley Meryn & Elle Brookes

Category: Adult Fiction: 306 pages

Genre: Suspense/Action/Romance

Publisher: Lisa Kolber

Release date: July 2015

Content Rating: PG + M (There is some, not much, bad language, sensuality, one alluded sex scene but not described, possible triggers for sexual abuse/non-consensual sex as a plot point, action-style violence)



Book Description:



Sabinne ‘Saber’ Darrieux’s father, the billionaire CEO of Frontenac Global Security has been kidnapped. His ransom is not cash in a numbered offshore account, or a briefcase of Bearer Bonds but something utterly unique, incredibly valuable, and until recently, hidden away from the world.



The kidnapper seems to know Saber very well and knows that the next day, through her work as an elite translator she will be in the same location as the Object. She must steal the Object and deliver it to the kidnapper to ransom her father.



Adrian Steele, a British Intelligence agent has just come off of two harrowing missions. Upon returning to London for a well-earned rest, he learns that his friend and fellow agent has been murdered in Moscow, but not before he made use of a unique Object as a mobile ‘drop site’ for the valuable intelligence he was carrying.



The drop site is traveling from Moscow to England. Steele insists on completing the mission to honor the death of his friend, Gerry Cornell.



At an ultra-chic quasi-diplomatic gathering in a mansion in Windsor, England, Saber and Steele meet and find themselves faced with a powerful, undeniable attraction. But at the moment, this compelling attraction is very inconvenient.



In reality, they are at the mansion to check out the security arrangements — for their own reasons — to steal the Object, a Fabergé egg worth thirty million dollars. But who will get to the egg first?



Fabergé eggs are very famous for their unique surprises. Saber and Steele are about to be very surprised, indeed.



And when Saber clashes with Steele; more than sparks will explode!


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Meet the Authors:



LESLEY MERYN

Enjoyed an exotic, adventure-filled childhood, following her anthropologist father and travel writer mother to the farthest corners of the world. She later took inspiration from her Aunt Sophia Francesca and became the author of romantic adventure novels. She alternates her time between Los Angeles, and a family property located in Yorkshire England.



ELLE BROOKES

She is the author of the first two books of the Time Frame Series, LUST. MECHANICS. MINI COOPER. and SEX. COFFEE. TIME TRAVEL. Loves travel, discovering new foods to try, reading and writing. She currently lives in the central highlands of Costa Rica with her dog Pixie and her hedgehog Quiller.



Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook ~ Twitter

​INTERVIEW WITH ELLE BROOKES:​


Which was the hardest character to write?
Steele was something of a challenge, I wanted to find the right balance between his focus for his work. which is not at all a nice kind of job, and that yearning for something "normal", which he is clueless about. He is a closed off person because of his work, yet tries to be honest, even though he lies for a living. One thing I enjoyed was his strange sense of humor. I'm not quite sure where that came from, because it is not at all me, and it sort of leapt onto the page all on its own (typical character takes over scenario.) 

There are many books out there about spies and capable women. What makes yours different?
Even though my book is deeply grounded in real-life scenarios (ones relating to family dynamics and tragedies), I think it is the sense of humor/quirkiness that makes my book different. While it may not be "your" sense of humor or quirkiness, I feel that keeping things off-kilter makes for a more entertaining story. I know I'm not writing great literature. I just want people to have a good time, an enjoyable adventure for a couple of hours. The story is layered with references and asides. You may not "get" one but you should get the next one. I want my readers to have a good time.

What is your next project?
I have so much affection for these characters, even grumpy Emmanuel. I've been doing preliminary research, and making notes on a second book about these characters. They have such strong connections to each other. I want to explore that. I enjoy where the characters take me, and sometimes that's a big surprise! There will be more traveling the world, I recently completed my second trip to Cuba, and literally just got back home from Japan. They will figure into the next book as I've got it planned out in my head. (At this point: things can change)


Where do you write?
I write everywhere and anywhere. Sometimes things happen. I see something or read something, and have to make notes. I will use anything I have to make the notes. This may be my Tablet, iPhone, or the back of a napkin in a bar. I often write from little stacks of paper on my desk. It's kind of messy and disorganized, but I've accepted that its part of my process.


Do you snack while writing?
Not usually, the most I'll go is coffee. When I'm in the zone, the world slips away and all that exists are the people and stories I'm writing about. Sometimes I forget to eat. Really.


Favorite travel spot?
One of my most favorite things to do is travel. I guess it is a hobby (of sorts). I love the adventure, meeting people who challenge the way I see things, those cultural differences. I love the pure delight of the different. I also try to study a bit of language, so that I can interact a bit with the people I meet. I was just in Japan and during a taxi ride realized that the driver was listening to the Sumo match on the radio. I asked him about it, and told him I had been at a match the week before (they run about 2 weeks.) He was surprised with my interest and that I had managed to get tickets to go, but we had a great interaction. There's a whole other thing about taxi drivers in Japan, but that's for another time. I really enjoy Japan, but there are others on my favorites list. Each place has it's own special qualities. I can't pick just one. I know I'm lucky to have been able to travel. But I make it a priority, and work toward it. If you don't do that, it doesn't happen.


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4 comments:

  1. Good Morning Teresa!
    Thank you so much for featuring our book The Fabergé Entanglement on your blog today.
    Happy reading,
    Elle Brookes & Lesley Meryn

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  2. Sounds like a great book.
    Best wishes for you and your book!!

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  3. Sounds very interesting, thanks for hosting.

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  4. Thank you or choosing me as a winner. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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