The Black Lotus blog tour runs from February 22nd to March 4th. Check out the schedule below to see fellow blogger reviews and posts.

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Blog Tour Schedule

February 22nd

Literary Musings   http://literarymusing.weebly.com   Promo Post

Just Us Book Blog  http://justusbookblog.blogspot.com/  Promo Post

The Cubicle Escapee    http://TheCubicleEscapee.com     Review

3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,&,Sissy, Too!   http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com Promo Post

V’s Reads    http://vsreads.com      Review

A New Look On Books     https://anewlookonbooks.wordpress.com   Promo Post

Andrea Buginsky, Author     http://andreabuginskyauthor.blogspot.com/     Promo Post

February 23rd

The Page Unbound      http://thepageunbound.com      Review

Live Laugh & Love Books    www.livelaughandlovebooks.wordpress.com    Promo Post

5 Girls Book Reviews    http://5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com     Review

Book Stop Corner       http://bookstopcorner.blogspot.in      Review

Hope To Read     http://hopetoread.com      Promo Post

February 24th

Happy tails and tales       Http://happytailsandtales.blogspot.com     Review

Addicted Readers     http://addictreaders.blogspot.com/     Promo Post

All in One Place      http://kirstylovesbooks.wordpress.com    Review

DJ’s Book Corner     http://www.djsbookcorner.com     Promo Post

SolaFide Book Club     http://solafidepublishing.net/solafide-self-publishing-and-book-blog/ Promo Post

February 25th

Reviews of a Shameless Fangirl    http://yafangirlreviews.blogspot.ca/   Review

A Dream Within A Dream    http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com  Promo Post

The Voluptuous Book Diva  http://voluptuousbookdiva.blogspot.com   Review

Dark Treasury     http://audenstreasury.blogspot.com/  Promo Post

Book Briefs       http://bookbriefs.net   Review

February 26th

Cover2Cover      https://chocomeiske.wordpress.com   Review

Dani Reviews Things    http://www.danireviewsthings.com   Review

A Bookish Escape    http://www.abookisshescape.com   Review

Bibliophile Mystery     http://bibliophilemystery.blogspot.ro/   Promo Post

February 29th

MomReadIt     http://momreadit.wordpress.com     Promo Post

Reading Addict    http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/    Promo Post

Forever Obsession     https://extreemeobsessed.blogspot.com  Review

Bell, Book & Candle      www.bellbookandcandleblog.com   Review

Mythical Books      http://www.mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/   Promo Post

March 1st

deal sharing aunt      http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/  Promo Post

Kovescence of the Mind     http://kovescenceofthemind.blogspot.com/     Promo Post

novel.book.blog    http://novelbookblogreviews.blogspot.com.au Review

We Do Write    http://we-do-write.blogspot.com     Promo Post

March 2nd

Mama Reads Hazel Sleeps      http://mamareniazen.WordPress.com     Review

Readiculously Peachy      http://readiculously-peachy.blogspot.com   Review

U.S. – Brazil Book Review    www.usbrazilbookreview.blogspot.com    Promo Post

Literary Meanderings     http://www.literaryme.net/    Promo Post

Bedazzled By Books     http://www.bedazzledbybooks.com     Promo Post

March 3rd

books are love     http://hello-booklover.tumblr.com   Review

Book Butterfly in Dreamland   http://purpleshadowhunter.blogspot.com/     Review

kariny’s teen boox frenzy     http://karinysteenbooxfrenz.blogspot.com/   Review

Romance Junkies        http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/    Promo Post

Book Enticer      http://www.bookenticer.com   Review

March 4th

Smada’s Book Smack     http://Smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com      Review

CBY Book Club     http://cbybookclub.blogspot.co.uk     Promo Post

New Syndrome Book     http://newsyndrome.blogspot.com     Promo Post

Around the World in Books    http://www.aroundtheworldinbooks.ca/      Promo Post

Reading to Unwind       http://readingtounwind.blogspot.com/      Review

 

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The Black Lotus
by Claire Warner
Release Date: June 29th 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

….though I would dearly love to play court to you, I would hurt you more than any other.

It is 1752.
The year that will change the life of heiress Melissa De Vire. As she makes her first fumbling steps into society, she meets the handsome young cad Justin Lestrade and his world tears her perceptions apart. For Justin is more than he appears and his secrets and enemies are manifold. Drawn irresistibly to him, she finds herself sinking into a realm of feuds, magic and old curses and her life will never again be the same.  

 

Excerpt:

“I’m Justin Lestrade, I’m sure you’ve been told about me.” In his warm voice she could hear suppressed laughter and she smiled, answering his amusement with some of her own. Even so she wondered at his hidden laughter for she felt that it was not directed toward the conversation but at something she couldn’t quite understand.

“My brother did mention you,”

“Of course he would have done,” The amusement thrummed through his voice and she was sure that he was quite aware of her brother’s warnings. “And you would be Melissa De Vire? Yes I’ve heard quite a bit about you. You’re the toast of the room.” The laughter spilled from his voice and spread across his face, it made his features look less jaded, more human. There was something magnetic about his voice; it held a confidence beyond the norm for a man his age and a mildly derisive humour that she couldn’t fathom.

“Only because I’m a fresh face,” Melissa replied, a soft smile touching her lips. “I got the impression that I was a shiny new toy.” She took a sip of the sweet wine and relaxed a little more.

“Well that silk does suit you well,” Justin responded, the compliment falling easily from his lips. “Green is your colour,” He beckoned a waiter carrying a laden tray forward and removed a small glass of canary. Dismissing the servant with a wave, he turned his attention back to Melissa. “I daresay shiny new toy is the best description for you at this point. It’s your first night in society; people are supposed to be curious and intrigued.”

“Intrigued?” Melissa asked, her eyes shifting from his handsome face with required modesty.

“You are an unknown. And the unknown is always to be explored.” His eyes sparked as he regarded her and he smiled. Melissa felt her breath catch as he turned that devastating smile full on her. There were layers to his conversation, meanings that she knew were not for a lady or at the least were meant for someone more versed in the arts of seduction. Ordinarily such a conversation would leave her tongue tied and stammering, yet he put her at such ease that she felt confident in replying.

“Perhaps the unknown is best left a mystery.” She answered finally, her fingers sliding over the smooth glass in her hands as she stared at him.

“Perhaps,” He conceded, “but exploring a mystery is a wonderful venture.” He lifted the glass to his lips and delicately took a sip. Melissa followed the motion, drawn to his mouth and its sensual twist with an interest that could not be considered academic.

“What if the unknown wishes to remain unexplored?” It was a bold question and one she should not even be thinking of saying, yet his manner seemed to draw it from her. His rakish smile encouraged indiscretion and for once in her ordered existence she revelled in the opportunity to be free with her thoughts.

“Does the unknown have a choice? What if the explorer decides to find out all he can?” His voice was honey soft and seductive.

She met his eyes boldly. “Then perhaps the unknown will poison him unexpectedly.” Shock flickered through his gaze like summer lightning at her daring and for a second, their conversation stuttered to a halt. Melissa did not drop her gaze as a modest lady should and they both stared at each other. Melissa’s frank gaze meeting his startled one as the room gossiped and danced around them.

Justin laughed; a low chuckle that broke the unnatural silence and relaxed the tension surrounding them.  “This explorer always treads carefully,” He conceded finally as the chuckles subsided. “And chooses the safe path,” He sipped the canary and sat back, regarding the girl before him with more interest than before. “What has your brother imparted about me?” His eyes laughed as he looked down at her. “All bad I daresay,”

 

Links

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Goodreads

 

Author’s Playlist for Black Lotus:

Burn: The Cure

The Kill:  30 seconds to Mars

Prayer: Disturbed

Moonchild: Fields of the Nephilim

Gimme Shelter: Rolling Stones

Closer to the Edge: 30 seconds to Mars

In the end: Linkin Park

The Farthest Star: VNV Nation

Bring me to Life; Evanesence

Sadeness: Enigma

We are Glass: Gary Numan

Down in the Park: Gary Numan

Seed of a lie: Gary Numan

Queen of the Damned Soundtrack: Various

Anyplace Anywhere Anytime: Kim Wilde and Nina

 

Meet the author – Claire Warner

 

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When I was a child, I made up games and characters when my sister and I played with dolls. As I grew older, I would make up scenarios and scenes, fully intending to write them down but never finding the time. In my late teens, I discovered the world of role playing and settled into an avid ‘geeky’ life of D&D, comics, sci-fi and fantasy fiction. Years passed and I finally gave voice to the stories in my head. I write romance, fantasy, action and adventure. I love tales of steampunk and history, tales of magical powers and dark curses lurking in the shadows. Though The Black Lotus is not my first attempt at a novel, it is the first I have finished.

 

And some fun facts about Claire:

  • I sew.
  • My favourite Disney film is Atlantis.
  • I’ve been a film extra and stood 5 feet away from Sam Rockwell.
  • Babylon 5 is my fave sci-fi show.
  • I cried at the end of Toy Story 3.

 

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