‘The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl’ [EXCERPT]

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An adventurer and a writer learn a lesson in love in Victoria Alexander’s third Lady Travelers novel. (Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com)

You could call me a sucker for romantic comedy. I know, I know, it’s not the manliest thing to admit to, but there it is. And few writers can knock it out of the park like Victoria Alexander. She has a knack for throwing men and women together who are looking for anything but love, pitting them against a wild adventure, and spinning hilarious banter between everyone involved. The result is comic genius along the lines of Romancing the Stone, except placed in a historical setting. Read the following excerpt from Alexander’s latest novel, The Lady Travelers Guide to Deception with an Unlikely Earl, and you’ll see what I mean. Enjoy! —J.R. 
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National Geographic’s ‘Journeys of a Lifetime’ Has Us Renewing Our Passports [REVIEW]

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Unless you’re fascinated by mythic folklore, Transylvania may not be high on your list of dream vacations. But with beautiful summers, loads of historic sites like Bran Castle to explore, and plenty of inexpensive flights from major European cities, it is quickly becoming a top destination for world travelers. (Photo by NH53, Flickr)

Ever since I was a boy in Mrs. Harris’s seventh grade world geography class, I have anxiously awaited each issue of National Geographic. The yellow box on the cover always seemed like a magic telescope that allowed me to peer into other places and cultures where I discovered untold wonders and met fascinating people. That’s a feeling I still get to this day, whether I’m reading the magazine or watching a Nat Geo documentary. Now National Geographic is igniting our wanderlust once again with its second edition of Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, published on the 10th anniversary of the original edition’s initial release date.
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Gideon Crew Takes One Last Adventure In Preston and Child’s ‘The Pharaoh Key’ [REVIEW]

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Gideon Crew goes on one last adventure in search of what may be his greatest discovery yet in Preston and Child’s The Pharaoh Key. (Photo by Phil Robinson, Flickr)

Time is running out for one legendary adventurer. Facing a death sentence, he wants to pursue one final treasure, perhaps the biggest of his career. But will he be able to accomplish his task in time? And will it prove to be the salvation he so desperately needs? Find out in Preston and Child’s fifth and final Gideon Crew novel, The Pharaoh Key. 
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Brian Andrews Blows Our Minds with ‘Reset’

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Prepare to have your mind blown with Brian Andrews’ new stand-alone thriller, Reset. (Photo courtesy Thomas & Mercer)

Two years ago I had the chance to review Tier One, a novel by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. It was the kind of fast-paced action adventure I love, one which launched a series and which I praised as being “as real and relevant as tomorrow’s headlines.” Now, prepare to be amazed because Andrews is back with a brand new novel which is guaranteed to thrill. This one is called Reset, and it tackles some pretty interesting ground. Thankfully, Brian agreed to shed some light on this relentless novel in today’s Q&A. Enjoy!

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Man Teeters on Verge of Extinction in James Rollins’ ‘The Demon Crown’ [REVIEW]

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Even science isn’t ready for the horrors that wait off the coast of Brazil in James Rollins’ latest thrill ride, The Demon Crown. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

When a team of scientists sets out to explore an island off the coast of Brazil, they are horrified by what they find. But someone doesn’t want their discovery to be made public, and soon they are imperiled themselves. Now only Sigma Force can stop the attrocities from wreaking havoc on an unsuspecting public. But will they be able to do so in time? Find out in James Rollins’ breathtaking rollercoaster ride of a novel, The Demon Crown.  Read more of this post