Sunday, March 9, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Dancing on Air with Author Nicole Hurley- Moore

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Title- Dancing on Air

Author – Nicole Hurley-Moore

Genre – Historical Romance

Publication Date – 1st November 2013

Length (Pages/# Words) –  182 pages

Publisher – Escape Publishing – Harlequin Enterprises



Book Blurb

Book Blurb/Synopsis – Cinderella meets Swan Lake in a cross-class, Victorian novel about a ballerina, an aristocrat, and the space in between them.

Lisette yearns for freedom, security and love, but none are offered on the run-down stage of The Imperial Theatre. Instead she has hard work, a tyrannical aunt, and the hope of one day becoming a prima ballerina. Dancing on the stage she catches the attention of two powerful men: Lord Gainswith and Lord De Vale.

Lord Evander Gainswith never expected to fall in love, let alone with a woman so wholly unacceptable to his family and his peers. The sinister Lord De Vale covets Lisette's youth and strength, and is willing to pay well for it. Lisette may dance roles in fairy tales and fantasies, but the real world is about to intrude, bringing with it the harsh realities of life for a young girl with dreams of rising above the demimonde.

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Our Review


What a enjoyable light easy read with a hint of danger and murder.I really enjoy reading Nicole's romance novels.She is fairly a new author to me and what I have read of her books so far I have really enjoyed so far.


The plot was  interesting story about a Ballerina's journey to stardom where she found love and  true friends and 
an odd collection of individuals she called her 
family.

The two main characters Lisette and Lord Evander Gainswith were like-able and easy to connect with.Also I found the one they called Uncle a cheeky sort of follow who I really loved.There were two villain's of the story 
Lord De Vale -which I could not wait to see his downfall and Lisette's Aunt which I absolutely despised.As you can imagine they on the other hand I could not wait to see there comeuppance.

Favorite character would have to be Evander as he really surprised me and became the man
 I thought he was all along.I must say I had my doubts but he impressed me.

Lisette was the biggest surprise of all.She was this meek little thing that turned out to have some spunk and backbone after all.She was willing to take chances to create the future she truly deserved and not settle for the one society accepted.

The story had a interesting plot with danger and murder and a touch of romance.The story was engaging from beginning to end.The plot had many surprises and unseen dangers that lurked around the other Ballet dancers along with some really big secrets that came to light.

I love a romance where a couple decides to follow there hearts and choose to be happy and fulfilled instead of miserable and alone .Throughout this story we saw great growth of both characters Lisette and Evander.I have to say there were some sicking surprises that were righted which made me very happy.The other characters of this story added just what was needed to make this such an enchanting tale.

Looking forward to seeing the other stories that Nicole is yet to create.


A Recommended read to all.Be sure to check out Nicole' other books as well.








   
  





Author Interview


What was your inspiration behind this book? 



My mother was a dancer and I spent my early childhood around old theatres. So for Dancing on Air I mixed history and a few faded memories. 

Why did you become a writer?

Always something I felt compelled to do.

Do you have a favorite author or authors?

I have a wide range of favourite authors which cross different genres. Some of my favourites in the romance genre are – Nora Roberts, Julie Garwood, Anna Campbell and Anne Gracie. 

Do you like to write your books in a continuing series? 

Sometimes. I’m working on a series at the moment but Dancing on Air is a stand alone. 
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?
Mr Darcy… because he’s Mr Darcy 

What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time?

Historical romance, fantasy, murder mysteries, paranormal, history books and myths

As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books .Do you agree with that?

I enjoy connecting with readers. Love to hear their insights and perceptions of my stories. 

Do you cry when writing sad scenes?

Try not too.

Did you have a Cover Designer?

Yes, but unfortunately I don’t know their name. 

Who is your fictional boyfriend or girlfriend crush? 

Mr Darcy


Do just re-read your favorite books? 

I love re-reading my favourites but I also enjoy discovering new authors and stories as well. 



   


Excerpt 1

London, 1884

Lisette was weightless as she leapt into a grand jeté across the stage. She was free and in that moment her heart soared past the walls of the Imperial Theater. She landed lightly and began the fouetté en tournant, whipping her leg from fourth position to behind her knee; she created impetus to spin on pointe. After the eight revolutions, she planted her feet and lifted her hand in the air, stopping in front of her aunt. There was a slight wobble in her legs and she tried not to wince. Fixing a smile on her face, she prayed that her aunt had not noticed. Lisette had wanted perfection but had fallen short. 

A trickle of sweat slid its way down the middle of her back. Her heart beat rapidly and she tried to catch her breath as her aunt stepped forward.
 Marie Devoré regarded her niece for a second. Her eyes bore into Lisette’s before she raised her hand and slapped her across the face.
Lisette’s head jerked to the side as the burning sting radiated over her cheek.
‘What was that? A farce...? A comedy, perhaps?’
‘No, Aunt Marie, I am sorry that I wobbled,’ she said as she looked at the well‐worn wooden floor and resisted the urge to cradle her cheek.
‘When you finish, the movement must be sleek, clean and set in stone, without any trace of a tremble.’
‘Yes, Aunt.’
‘Go, out of my sight. Prepare the costumes for tonight’s performance,’ Marie said with a wave of her thin hand. ‘You will practice again tomorrow. Without the wobble.’
Lisette bowed her head before running off into the wings of the stage. She ran as fast as she could past the burgundy velvet curtains, beneath the scenery fly and the rigging, down the narrow flight of stairs that ran beneath the stage, until she was in the cool and narrow corridor, which led deeper into the bowels of the theater. Her cheek burned but it was the sting of failure that hurt all the more.


Meet the Author 


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Nicole has always been a lover of fairy tales, history and romance. She grew up in Melbourne and has travelled extensively, whilst living her life through the romance of books. Her first passion in life has always been her family, but after studying and achieving a History degree and Honours in Medieval Literature, she devoted her time to writing historical romance.

She is a full time writer who lives in the Central Highlands of Victoria with her family, where they live in the peaceful surrounds of a semi‐rural town.

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1 comments:

My Familys Heart Book Reviews said...

As always thanks so much luv for helping on the tour - for the amazing review and great interview - Tonya