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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Guest Post & GIVEAWAY with author Michelle McLean

Guest Post & GIVEAWAY 
with author Michelle McLean

Hello everyone. Sincere apologies for the late post. I had it scheduled but for some reason it did not go live when it was supposed to. When I went in to edit the post, all of my font and size adjustments were reverted to TNR. It was a mess and had to be completely rewritten. If anyone happens to know why this occurred, feel free to throw me some theories. In any case, I am beginning to believe that Blogger has a mind of its own. Quite aggravating at times. But enough about that … today I have an awesome post from a terrific author. I asked Ms. McLean to provide us with some background on her series and she did a fantastic job for us. The reason for this post is for those of us who are new to the series. This is book 2 so I thought it would be nice to catch up just a bit to where the series is now. I am excited to find out more so I will ramble no longer. Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. Expanding that love into writing was inevitable. Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at.
She is the author of the historical romances To Trust a Thief and the Blood Blade Sisters trilogy, the non-fiction Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers, and several upcoming historical, paranormal, and contemporary romances. She is also a contributor on The Naked Hero, and the Operation Awesome, Scene 13, and Scandalous book blogs as well as maintaining her personal blog. If she's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. Michelle resides in PA with her husband and two young children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.
If you would like Michelle's signature, you can request one for her ebooks through or request a signed bookplate through her website.

You can find out more about Ms. McLean in the following places:

**Blood Blade Sisters Series, Book 2**

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous Imprint
Genre: Historical Romance
Number of pages: 167
ISBN: 978-1-62266-228-9


A woman with a past

Widowed mother, Brynne Richardson, gave up her bandit activities when she left California to make a fresh start with her young daughter in Boston. Working for a handsome doctor fulfills her need to be useful and independent, but he creates another yearning she cant deny.

A man with a purpose

Dr. Richard Oliver assumes Brynne is just another debutante hunting for a rich husband, until she intrigues him with her steady hand for stitchesand guns. He cant put her out of his mind, but the young widow has mysteries hes determined to unravel.

A love in danger

When smugglers raid the much-needed supplies from the clinic, Brynne must resurrect her bandit persona for the good of the sick and the poor. Her secret life threatens to destroy everything shes worked so hard to protecther life, her family and her heart.

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**Blood Blade Sister Series**

          Thanks for hosting me today! Well, since A Bandit’s Broken Heart is the second book in my Blood Blade Sisters series, I thought I’d go ahead and give you a little background on the series, where this book fits in, and a little background on book two’s main character, Brynne.
The Blood Blade Sisters series follows the Richardson sisters, a trio of women in post-Gold Rush California who have banded together to help save their ranch and their town from their half-brother, the corrupt sheriff of the town. The middle sister, Cilla, assumes the persona of the bandit Blood Blade, and like Wild West Robin Hoods she, Brynne and Lucy rob from the corrupt and give the spoils to the poor.
Book One, A Bandit’s Stolen Heart, sets up the series and introduces the sisters and their situation. The romance centers on Cilla and Leo, a city-bred cowboy they accidentally captured during a routine robbery. Leo helps the sisters in their fight against the sheriff and he and Cilla go through a couple tough scrapes and near-death experience or two before they find their happily ever after.
Book Three, A Bandit’s Betrayed Heart, will tell Lucy’s story. Her book is set in the South about a year after the Civil War and will follow Lucy as she searches for her lost love…and what happens after she finds him :)

The current release is Book Two in the series, A Bandit’s Broken Heart. This is the eldest sister, Brynne’s, story. After the death of her husband in book one, she takes her young daughter to start a new life in Boston. Only things don’t really turn out as she’d like.

I’ve always thought of Brynne as the most refined of the three sisters. The Meg of the family (to put it in Little Women terms) :) But she’s still a feisty country girl who will fight tooth and nail to protect those she loves. She’s very loyal, level-headed, hard-working, and self-sufficient and is used to being in charge. She can also be rather stubborn :)

Brynne’s a bit of a fish out of water in this book. She’s a little lost, still grieving, not sure what to do with her life or where she belongs. Over the course of the book, she finds herself again. And she finds love again ;-) But she’ll have to beat a few obstacles, including a group of really angry smugglers, before she can reach her happily ever after.

For a little taste of what happens to Brynne, take a peek at the trailer :)

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~ $20 Gift Card
~ Blood Blade Sister necklace- It has the sisters' signature red poppy and a dagger pendant – open to US Shipping

So what did you think? How did you like the background provided for the series? Would you be likely to read this story? And do you enjoy series novels? Have you read Ms. McLean before? Or maybe you have even read book 1 before. Your feedback is always welcome. Feel free to answer any of my questions or comment on anything else on this post.

I want to thank Ms. McLean for stopping by to spend some time with us today. I really appreciate her taking the time to create this post for us today. And thanks to all of you as well. It always makes me happy to see you all coming back again and again. If you were caught by what you experienced here today, please consider buying a copy of the book(s) for yourself. That is, after all, the best way to support this author. I hope that you all enjoyed yourselves here today. I know I did. I will be seeing you all very soon. But until then ...



  1. Thanks so much for having me on your blog :)

    1. You are more than welcome! Thanks so much for being here!


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