Thursday, April 9, 2015

"Mistress Firebrand," by Donna Thorland: Guest Post and Paperback Giveaway!

02_Mistress Firebrand Cover
Publication Date: March 3, 2015
NAL Trade
Formats: eBook, Paperback
416 Pages
Series: Renegades of the American Revolution (Book 3)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Romance

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British-Occupied Manhattan, 1777. American actress Jenny 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 Jenny 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. With Jenny’s name now on the hanging list, 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 an uncertain future shaped by the revolution -- and their passion for each other…

Guest Post from the Author

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About the Author

03_Donna Thorland
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.

For more information, visit Donna Thorland's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Mistress Firebrand Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, April 6
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Excerpt & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, April 7
Review & Giveaway at Flashlight Commentary

Wednesday, April 8
Interview at The Maiden's Court

Thursday, April 9
Guest Post & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing

Friday, April 10
Spotlight at Broken Teepee

Sunday, April 12
Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Monday, April 13
Spotlight, Excerpt, & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Thursday, April 16
Review at Caroline Wilson Writes

Friday, April 17
Spotlight at I'd So Rather Be Reading

Saturday, April 18
Excerpt & Giveaway at A Dream Within a Dream

Monday, April 20
Review at Book Nerd

Tuesday, April 21
Guest Post & Giveaway at Book Babe

Wednesday, April 22
Guest Post & Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

Thursday, April 23
Spotlight & Giveaway at So Many Precious Books, So Little Time

Friday, April 24
Review at Back Porchervations

Monday, April 27
Review at Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, April 28
Review at Historical Readings & Views

Wednesday, April 29
Review & Giveaway at Unshelfish
Guest Post at Boom Baby Reviews

Thursday, April 30
Review at Bookramblings

Friday, May 1
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway at Drey's Library
Spotlight at Genre Queen

Sunday, May 3
Review at Forever Ashley

Monday, May 4
Review at A Chick Who Reads
Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read, or Not to Read

Tuesday, May 5
Excerpt at CelticLady's Reviews

Wednesday, May 6
Review at Unabridged Chick

Thursday, May 7
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Friday, May 8
Interview at Scandalous Woman

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  1. Aside from her books looking like fab reads Donna graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History

  2. I hadn't heard of these books before! They look so good! Can't wait to add them to my stack! :)

  3. She is a writer on the WGN show SALEM

  4. I enjoyed reading the post on the Sons of Liberty. I have it on my DVR and cannot wait to see it.

  5. I went to the author website and I fell in love with the synopsis of the book "The Rebel Pirate"! I've already added it to the top of my TBR list, because it gives me the same vibe of Pirates of the Caribbean and I just have to read it!

  6. I like that all her books are stand alone, so I don't have to read a second or more, to finish a story ;)

  7. Now THIS is the the kind of book I desperately wanted to read. I really love historical fiction books with spies. And there was so much to enjoy here!

  8. Love the synopsis of each of her novels and am pleasantly surprised by her connection to Salem.

  9. She is a writer for Salem. Thank you!

  10. Her books are standalone but aside from this she has 2 other books I want to read. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  11. I found it interesting to learn that Donna has been a sorority house mother. I'd love to know for which sorority - I was a Phi Mu in college.

  12. I love the design of her blog

  13. Donna is a native of Bergenfield, New Jersey.

  14. She wrote three novel I love the covers

  15. I learned that the books are all about the American Revolution.

  16. I learned the author graduated from Yale.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  17. She has written three novels, very very cool.

  18. I learned that she write the kind of books that are my favorties!

  19. I learned that Donna graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History

  20. Donna graduated from Yale with a degree in Classics and Art History. She is married with one cat.


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