Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dauntless

GIVEAWAY

SLEIMAN, DINA L.
DAUNTLESS

Where Legend and History Collide,
One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent
Born a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father's failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village--a group that becomes known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest." Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.

Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he's forced to reexamine everything he's known.

My Review:

What a great new series in the Christian YA genre. First off -- love the time period. There is something so alluring about the Middle Ages. Castles and treachery and knights in shining armour, oh my! Loved the historical details and the way the author carried me back in time with her words.

Merry leading a band of juvenile outlaws is sheer brilliance. She's tough and capable and so very, very brave but Sleiman shows the softer, womanly side through the inner yearnings of Merry's thoughts. A startling juxtaposition that makes this heroine deliciously complicated. And that makes things difficult for Timothy who is plodding through life with boring predictability. Meeting Merry stirs things up and makes him begin to question his views and goals. Lots of fodder for angst and mayhem which the author delivers with superb timing.

A captivating read full of adventure and romance.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Dauntless please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 8, 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

48 comments:

  1. THIS. My Robin Hood of a kind lifelong obsession coming to life! I would love to read this.

    Count me in, please!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. This book was definitely written for you, Janka. Very Robin Hoodish for sure. Good luck!

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  2. I'd love to win! Enter me please!!

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're entered, Kate. Good luck.

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  3. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck.

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  4. I haven't that many books set in the Middle Ages. Would love to read this one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I know, it's not a common time period so it's a real treat when I find one. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. I am loving this cover! Thanks, Kav, for the review.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. The cover's really fresh and exciting, isn't it. And all the green reminds me of spring which I want to come soooon! LOL Good luck, Amy.

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  6. Do you think this is appropriate for a 13 year old? My niece reads a lot of secular fiction, demon hunters, vampires, you get the idea. I'd like to introduce her to something that's better. I just bought her Remnants by Lisa Bergren and am wondering if Dauntless would be good for her too. Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. I think it would be appropriate for a 13 year-old, Lis. There is a romantic element but it's beautifully down. And there's tons of great details about living in the woods and the whole inner conflict of the heroine. Merry is seventeen by the way and Timothy is nineteen -- so definitely YA fare. Good luck.

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    2. Oh -- and I should mention that this is Medieval times so you can be hanged regardless of your age. That's the fate awaiting Merry if she's captured. Mind you, if your niece is reading vampires and demon hunters that's likely not a problem.

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  7. I have heard so many great things about this book! Thank you for the giveaway and fun review.
    bekaboobear(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Lots of good things to say about this book. Good luck, Rebekah.

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  8. I read Love in Three Quarter Time by Dina a year or two ago. I know this is a totally different time period, but I remember enjoying the writing!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. This is my first read by this author, guess I need to backtrack. Good luck, Patty.

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  9. I've always enjoyed Robin Hood like adventures, Dauntless sounds really interesting. Please add me!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. The adventure and action elements are awesome. Good luck, Merry.

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  10. With the Robin Hood connection, I've been super curious about this one!

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

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    1. Interesting who thrilled we all are with that aspect. Just goes to show how powerful an impact a story can make -- Robin Hood continues to live on generation after generation. Good luck, Bluerose.

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  11. Dauntless sounds like an enchanting tale! Thank you for the review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck.

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  12. This book looks wonderful <3

    jennifersauer73(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That sums it up perfectly. Good luck, Jennifer.

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  13. Dina is a new author to me so I am looking forward to reading this one. I really love the cover too. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. Isn't it fun discovering new to me authors? Good luck, Loraine.

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  14. Would love to be entered! I saw this title a while back and think it looks so interesting! Thanks, Kav!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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  15. Looks like fun! :-) Please enter me:
    aliciagraceroque (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thanks!

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    1. You're entered, Alicia. Good luck.

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  16. I have a young niece who would probably like this book. Actually, it sounds pretty good to me too! Thanks for the chance to win it.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. It's one of those books that appeals beyond the YA age group. A great universal read. And a fun way to bridge reading generation gaps. :-) Good luck.

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  17. Great review! I loved this book and I'm entering for my sister!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're such a good sister, Abbi. Good luck.

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  18. I agree, there really is something about the Middle Ages.. I'm fascinated by the time period whenever I read a book set in it! Plus, since this is an adventure, sounds like a very good combination :)

    lieniitte(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And a wonderful adventure at that. Good luck, Lieniitte.

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  19. This would be an interesting read.
    melissa(d0t)snoopy(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  20. I'd like to read this book and pass it on to my granddaughter. I'm trying to get her to read more. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    1. Great idea to pass it on to your granddaughter, Kay. Sharing your love of reading is the perfect grandmotherly thing to do. Good luck.

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  21. Hi Kav. I would love to win this book. After I have a chance to read it, will give it to a great-granddaughter. She is that YA age.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. More sharing the love of reading between generations. Love that. Good luck, Maxie.

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  22. Would love to win!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    thereadergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Rebecca. Good luck.

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  23. I been wanting to read this!!!!
    Thanks!
    Deborah

    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com

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