Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mistress of the Stone - Release Day Giveaway


Thanks for coming by on a Tuesday.  Not my usual blogging day but I really wanted to dedicate this post to helping Maria Zaninni celebrate the release day for her latest book, Mistress of the Stone.

Don't you love this cover?


Here's a little something about the story.

Mistress of the Stone
Paranormal-Historical

A young woman at the helm of a pirate ship braves ghouls, ghosts and werewolves to find her father--or avenge his death.

Luísa Tavares has a list of sins the length of the Antilles, but there’s no time to repent for them now. When a pockmarked Frenchman hands her Papa’s ring—still attached to his severed finger—she orders the Coral back to the Caribbean, despite her father’s earlier warning never to return.

It’s Luísa’s luckless fate that the only man who can help her is a blasted Inglés pirate hunter who’s more dead than alive and locked in a curse he doesn’t want lifted. Worse, his feral sensuality sparks a hunger she can’t ignore.

Xander Daltry hadn’t planned on kidnapping this wild woman—or succumbing to his uncontrollable desire for her. But he needs Luísa and the moonstone she wears around her neck to rescind a witch’s spell. His sister, long dead, and others like her have been cursed to remain in the mortal plane for eternity. Only the stone can set them free.

The only way to convince the reluctant pirate queen to help him is to withhold one small bit of the truth. For if she learns who really betrayed her father, the longing in her fiery eyes could easily turn to murderous wrath…



I really enjoyed Mistress of the Stone.  Luisa and Xander are great characters, strong willed and determined, each on mission to save someone they love, but what will they have to sacrifice to succeed? The action was fast paced, with twists and turns and secrets revealed every step of the way. There were characters to love and characters to hate and the steamy love scenes were...oh, my... *fans self*



Okay, these two aren't really characters from Mistress.  They're Maria's Pirate Boys, Tank and Iko, but they look so cute, I had to include them.

You can buy Mistress of the Stone from Samhain Publishing here.
Or from Amazon here.
Or from Barnes and Noble here.
And you can visit Maria Zannini here.

Or even better, you can leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy.  Just make sure to leave your e-mail address (if it's not in your profile) so I can contact you.

When the last time you read a good swashbuckling pirate story?


Quote of the Day:  Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates”  ~ Mark Twain

28 comments:

Linda G. said...

Paranormal AND Pirates? Sounds fantastic!

And the pups are adorable. :)

Love the Twain quote, too.

Lydia Kang said...

Great Twain quote, great dog picture, and congrats to Maria on her book!

LD Masterson said...

Linda G. - Yup, it is. And they are. :-)

LD Masterson said...

Lydia - Thanks all around.

Carol Kilgore said...

Love the pups! And Maria's book sounds like a winner, too :)

LD Masterson said...

Carol - I agree on both counts.

Maria Zannini said...

Thank you so much for reading and posting about Mistress of the Stone. I'm so glad you liked the novel.

Hugs from me and stolen kisses from my pirate dogs.

Cate Masters said...

Hooray Maria! So looking forward to reading this one. No need to enter me, this one's already on my TBR list.
Love that Twain quote! Wish he were around today.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It is a great photo. Don't enter me, as I intend to buy one. Love the pirate dogs. I had a rottie years ago. loved the big lug.

Ciara said...

Congrats on your book, Maria. Love the Mark Twain quote and the pictures.

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats to Maria on her new release. I smile every time I see the boys dressed in their pirate finery.

LD Masterson said...

Maria - My pleasure.

Including the prirate dog kisses. :-)

LD Masterson said...

Cate - You're gonna love it.

I'd love to hear Twain's take on the state of things these days.

LD Masterson said...

Susan - Thanks for coming by. And I'll repeat myself and say you're gonna love it.

LD Masterson said...

Ciara - Thanks for coming by and commenting.

LD Masterson said...

Shelly - Tank and Iko are just too cute.

pml13504@aol.com said...

Hi
Thank You gor the Opportunity for the free book. I love your blog and email I look forward to them they help me a lot. Love the dogs so cute..I myself have 3. Thanks again :)

Liz Fichera said...

Steamy love scenes?! Count me in. :)

LD Masterson said...

pml13504 - Thanks for stopping by. Got you entered in the drawing.

LD Masterson said...

Liz - VERY steamy.

*still fanning self*

Maryann Miller said...

Congrats to Maria on the new book. I do love the cover, and also really like the Pirate Boys.

Will I be banned forever from your blog if I admit I have never liked pirates? Maybe it's because I so despised Captain Hook in the Peter Pan story. I may be the only woman on the face of the earth who has not seen Pirates of the Caribbean. (smile)

LD Masterson said...

Maryann - Well, I'd never ban you from my blog but you might want to give this pirate story a try. It will give you a couple pirates and some others you can definitely root for.

Annmarie Pipa said...

you are a great blogging friend! thank you for promoting your friends book on your blog. sounds like an interesting book!

LD Masterson said...

Annmarie - It's fun to promote a book you really enjoyed.

Mike Keyton said...

Where's the Champagne?

or

should that be rum?

Latochia Bell said...

I will definitely add this to my wish list. I am intrigued by the story. And already wondering about the secrets between them...

LD Masterson said...

Mike - That would be rum, me hearties!

(Good grief, I have no idea if that's how you spell hearties.)

LD Masterson said...

Latochia - Ah, got to read it to find out.