Monday, October 23, 2017

**Giveaway** The Fabergé Entanglement by Elle Brookes & Lesley Meryn **Review**

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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I love suspense and thrillers but romantic thrillers are still a bit new to me. This was a great one to break the ice with. I could not put this read down. I really liked Sabinne and was a bit jealous of her transliterate skills! I would think that normally, when someone is kidnapped it is (I know, cliché) normally the female main character or supporting character with the male main character coming to save her. Excerpt that this story does not exactly follow that story-line. I loved the fast-paced story, the building attraction between Steele and Saber along with the twist of what she needs to do in order to save the won't be bored with this book. Normally it takes about the first chapter for the story to pick up for me to finally get involved in the story-line but, not with this one. The author's waste no time pulling the reader into this story.

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Meet the Authors:

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.

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.

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How did you do research for your book?
I use situations and experiences from my own life. I also have an interest in a lot of eclectic things, so that counts as well. I do travel a lot, and make it a habit to study languages of the places I visit. I also try to keep up with various issues and policies in international politics (which figures in the next book) and of course, the latest in technology. I use the internet of course, but I also read certain publications and reports that are public, just not widely available. I also talk to people who are knowledgeable in the various fields I write about. Many of these decline to be mentioned in the acknowledgements.

Your book is set in Los Angeles, England and Las Vegas. Have you ever been there?
I was born in Los Angeles, and grew up there, traveled extensively in England, and made many "road trips" to Las Vegas. Of course as to which is most quirky, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, that's something I'm not sure about. They are each their own place. But Vegas is by far the most outrageous. People seem to lose their inhibitions there, and there's an "almost anything can happen" feeling there. I've been through Heathrow, and JFK. I like to write about places I've actually been to. This is a way of sharing the experience with the reader as well as adding more credibility to what can be an almost incredible (to believe) plot! There is also a reference in the book to the Noto Peninsula in Japan. I've been there, too.

Do you ever get writer's block? What helps you to overcome it?
Yes, I can get terrible writer's block. It can be caused by many things, so that makes a difference in how I overcome it (or don't.)  Sometimes it has to do with the trajectory of the book; what direction do I take?, is this the right decision?, that kind of thing. Sometimes, it's just Real Life Things that take over, and make it difficult to get back into the "zone."  Sometimes I just need to stop obsessing over it. Time helps with that. Travel usually helps me quite a lot, getting me out of my everyday surroundings.

Where do you write?
Almost everywhere, if the mood takes me. I'm not very disciplined, but when I go, I go!  I was just on a trans-Pacific flight, and while everyone was sleeping, I was jamming away on my tablet, trying to get some writing done. I couldn't sleep, but I needed to write! I actually got quite a lot done (it was a long flight.) At home I have my desk, in front of a big window with a tremendous view of the valley below. There are also animals that wander around, too (agoutis, coatimundis, squirrels, armadillos, lots of pretty birds). That can be distracting, but I enjoy  watching them. It's one of the reasons why I live where I do.

Do you snack while writing?
No, not really, coffee is about as far as I go. Most of the time when I get going, into the "zone" I forget to eat. 

What is one of the strangest things you ever did?
I was with a friend who was promoting a band called the Trailer Park Casanovas. We were at a gig at a dive bar in Hollyweird. I was wearing a really badass kind of leather bike jacket (note* I'm not really that badass, it just helped me feel safe, it was a skeezy area.) While the band was on stage, a bar fight broke out. No one was doing anything about it, just watching. I'd had enough. Forces quite beyond me propelled me up to break up the fight. Once I was up, little me (I am barely 5' tall), others came up and helped me to separate the two fighters and boot them out. I sat back down and the guys in the band all gave me thumbs up from the stage. A lot of people bought me lots of drinks after the set. I don't remember much after that.

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