Monday, June 14, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Romanov Legacy by Marilyn Baron

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Romanov Legacy by Marilyn Baron. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Romanov Legacy
Author: Marilyn Baron
Publication Date: June 14th 2021
Print Length: 314 pages
Genre: Historical Romantic Thriller
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Two women, centuries apart, and the secrets that bind them...

Melody, a young single mother, discovers she’s descended from the last Tsar, Nicholas II. She becomes the best hope of a secret global society, Guardians of the Romanov Legacy, dedicated to restoring a Romanov to the throne of a New Russia. A diary and an heirloom necklace inherited from her murdered grandmother hold the key to her identity and to the location of the Tsar’s lost shipment of gold.

She must accept the sacrifices her birth demands and trust the machinations of the estranged father of her child. To refuse means turning her back on her heritage, her daughter’s legacy, and the long line of her family’s women who were keepers of the secret. Will her longing for true love have world-changing consequences?

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EXCERPT:
A tiny tear slipped down her cheek. But that was as far as she would display her emotions. She held her head up regally. After all, she was an Empress. She was determined to die with dignity. She wondered if Marie Antoinette had held her head high before it was unceremoniously severed and dropped into a basket.

“There won’t be a last-minute reprieve if that’s what you’re thinking,” warned Miss Cormier.

Would they actually go through with it? Would they really execute her in cold blood like they did the Tsar and his family? She was terrified they would. She could hear the sound of her heartbeat amplified. She was having a full-blown panic attack. She couldn’t breathe. She feared she would die of fright before they had the chance to cut her down in a hail of bullets.

Miss Cormier lifted her hand to give the command. Hatred flared in her eyes. What had she done to deserve the woman’s anger? Fallen in love? Then the guards raised their rifles in unison to open fire. She closed her eyes tightly so they couldn’t see the hope fade from her face. She couldn’t bear to confront her own mortality. She held her breath.

Then she heard the bullets ping. Where was she hit? How long would it take to die? She hoped it would be over soon. She sagged in her chair, mercifully blacking out.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marilyn decided to become a writer when she read Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her first short story was The Gold Lace Dress. She wrote her first book, East West Island, in grade school. It featured all of the children in her third-grade class and her teacher read it to the students in installments during class every day. She wrote and directed her first play at age 13, starring her brother and sisters and some of the neighborhood kids. The show raised money for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.

Marilyn is a public relations consultant in Atlanta, a PAN member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) and winner of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. She is also a member of Atlanta Writers Club. Marilyn was past chair of the Roswell Reads steering committee and serves on the Atlanta Authors committee. She writes in a variety of genres from humorous women’s fiction, historical romantic thrillers, romantic suspense and paranormal/fantasy. She loves to travel and often sets books in places she’s visited.

She was born in Miami, Florida, and graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Public Relations) and a Minor in English (Creative Writing). Go Gators! She lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband, and she spends a lot of time hovering over her two wonderful daughters.

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GIVEAWAY:
Marilyn Baron will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

59 comments:

  1. The cover is just beautiful.. Best of luck with the book...

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    1. Michele, thank you so much for your good wishes. I love the cover too. Thank you for commenting and if you buy the book, I hope you enjoy it. Have a wonderful day.

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  2. I love the beautiful cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Christina, thank you for saying so. Thank you for commenting.

      Marilyn Baron

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    1. Leonie, I appreciate you saying that. Thank you so much for commenting.

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  4. Thank you All the Ups and Downs for hosting me and I love your site.

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  5. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a wonderful book.

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    1. Thank you so much, Peg for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it.

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  6. Wow, the followers on this site are amazing. So glad to be hosted and to meet all these nice readers.

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  7. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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    1. Rita, thank you. I hope you will read it and thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

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    1. Thank you, Danielle for saying that. And thank you for commenting.

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  9. Two of my favorite genres in one. I love historical reads and thriller reads are my all time fave. I would love to see the entire dress/gown she is wearing on the cover.

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    1. Katie, I know (and the top of her head). Thanks for commenting.

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  10. This sounds like a very good book.

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  11. this sounds like an interesting book

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  12. Thank you for sharing this great book.

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  13. I wish I lived in that time period. Good work.

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    1. That's an interesting idea. I guess the only way we can do that is through books. Thanks for the comment.

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  14. thank you for a chance to win!

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    1. Zelda, you're so welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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  15. sounds like a fun one

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  16. Sounds great, I love the cover.

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  17. This sounds like an enjoyable book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  18. Neat historical. Hope your book blast goes well.

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    1. Thank you. This site is the best. Everyone is engaged and so complimentary. I appreciate it.

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  19. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  20. Good book for summer reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    1. You're welcome and if you get the book, I hope you enjoy it.

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  21. I like the formal looking book cover. It sounds like an entertaining book.

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    1. I like the formal look of the cover, too. It reminds me of that period of history. Thanks for your comment.

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  22. Where is your favorite place to write?

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    1. My favorite place is write is at the beach.

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  23. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  24. The Little House books were the greatest! I read them over and over when I was young and I wanted to be an author because of them as well.

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  25. How long was the writing process?

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  26. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  27. Sounds like a great beach read!

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