posted by Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy
The big day is here at last! Time to celebrate the "OFFICIAL" Launch of The Treasures of Venice! So break out the cyber-bubbly, bring on the hunky cover models and turn the music up REALLY LOUD!
Here's the back cover copy to whet your appetite:
He's a charming Irish rogue who never met a lock he couldn't pick...
Keirnan Fitzgerald is desperate to locate the missing Jewels of the Madonna. With danger at every corner and time running out, he must use whatever means possible to to uncover the stolen jewels in time to save his sister's life...
She's simply in Venice to relax and heal her broken heart...
Samantha Lewis is shocked when a dashing stranger approaches her in a Venetian cafe, pretending to know her. She's ready for something new and exciting in her life, so she throws caution to the wind and accompanies the Irish charmer into his dangerous world of intrigue, theft, and betrayal...
As the centuries-old story behind the Jewel's disappearance is revealed, Samantha must decide whether the man she's so compellingly drawn to is her soul mate from a previous life, or if they are merely pawns in a relentless quest for a priceless treasure.
And here are what reviewers are saying about The Treasures of Venice:
"With references to reincarnation and eternal love, THE TREASURES OF VENICE is an atmospheric novel that really brings the sights and sounds of Italy to the reader..." The Romance Reader's Connection.
"McGary’s satisfying, fast-paced romance is filled with passion and deception that resonate through the centuries." BookList
"The Treasures of Venice is a captivating story of romance, suspense, and historical legend. Painted against a beautiful backdrop of romantic Venice , Loucinda McGary quickly draws you in with the legend of the Jewels of the Madonna. The suspense mounts as the legend is unfolded, and the characters are drawn vividly and honest, full of courage and integrity. I was entranced from page one and loved it!" Wendy's Minding Spot.
"The reader will stay emotionally involved in every aspect of THE TREASURES OF VENICE, as the characters are memorable and the premise is chillingly believable. With a trace of the paranormal being an added bonus, the story is even more mesmerizing throughout its entirety. This subtle indication of something supernatural occurring makes me want to believe, as it suggests the existence of true love being everlasting... Ms. McGary understands human nature, and she skillfully lets their lives play out for the reader with exceedingly genuine realism...THE TREASURES OF VENICE is daringly adventurous plus overflowing with heartfelt emotions and
passionate desires." Single Titles
"Samantha and Keirnan's romance is the stuff dreams are made of, and their adventures while trying to track down the jewels and rescue his sister will keep you on the edge of your seat. " Romantic Times magazine.
Are you excited yet? I certainly am!!! To help me celebrate, please tell Aunty what song you think we should play first at this party! And what kind of goody are you bringing to share? Share?!?! I guess that leaves out the cover models!
One lucky commenter will receive an autographed copy of The Treasures of Venice!