Giveaway and Guest Post: "To Trust a Thief"

 As part of the blog tour for To Trust a Thief, I am happy to have the author stop by for a guest post, and a giveaway of the ebook!

"To Trust a Thief"
by Michelle McLean

Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Scandalous)
Release Date: Jan 21, 2013

Summary from
Minuette Sinclair's parents are in trouble and her fake fiancé is too. A legendary lost necklace might be their salvation, and Min is determined to find it and use it to buy her family and fiancé out of their misfortunes.

Master thief Bryant Westley is also looking for the fabled necklace. He knows Min’s got information he can use so he poses as her dance instructor and tries to seduce it from her. What he doesn’t count on are his feelings for her. He offers to partner up in the search – even though she is a distraction he can’t afford.

Things become more complicated when Min realizes that her convenient engagement means more to her fake fiancé than her and that she’s fallen in love with Bryant. Bryant realizes that he can’t double cross the young lady he’s come to love. Can they find the necklace together and admit their love before it’s too late?

Guest Post
Now, I'd like to welcome Michelle McLean to In the Hammock for a guest post!

Here's Michelle!

Guest Post
 by Michelle McLean  

Thank you so much for having me on In the Hammock today!
Historical romances were my first literary love. I write other genres, and I very much enjoy doing so. But there will always be a special place in my heart for historicals.
I began reading at a very young age. The first novels I remember reading on my own were the Little House on the Prairie books. But the first romances I ever read were Victoria Holt’s gothic romances. I still love reading these books. I love getting swept into the distant past, into beautiful, mysterious settings, and most of all, into the romance of it all. Ms. Holt’s books are full of suspense and mystery, with heroes that are always dashing and handsome and very often a little (or a lot) dangerous. There is nothing I love more than getting swept into an intense love story that is surrounded by mystery and danger. A story that gets my heart pumping both because of the amazing romance between the heroine and her hero, and because of the dangerous, suspenseful, or mysterious situations in which they often find themselves. It’s what I love to read. So when I write, these are the types of stories I try to create.
History has always been a passion of mine; I even got my undergrad degree in history. So when I began writing my own novels, it wasn’t really a conscious choice for me. I just sat down and started writing a historical. I love being able to spend my creative time floating in a bubble of poofy dresses, sprawling manors, nobility and royalty, and spectacular balls. Where manly men strut with their bulging biceps and a gutsy, intelligent, independent heroine sticks out like a sore thumb among her gentle, refined peers. It’s fun to put a little modern sass into a historical character and watch what happens :)
While I will continue to write, and enjoy, other genres, historical romance is always going to be my first and truest love.

Thank you for stopping by, Michelle! I have a special place in my heart for historical romances too!

About Michelle: Michelle McLean is the author of historical and paranormal novels, including TO TRUST A THIEF (Entangled Scandalous Jan 2013), a historical trilogy, BLOOD BLADE SISTERS (Entangled Scandalous 2013), and a zombie fairy tale retelling WISH UPON A STAR (Entangled Ever After Oct 2013). She is also the author of the educational non-fiction book HOMEWORK HELPERS: ESSAYS AND TERM PAPERS.
Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an overly organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at. 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.

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Praise for TO TRUST A THIEF:
“This book has everything--chills, mystery, romance, and heartbreak. I loved every single page.” –Cole Gibsen, author of KATANA

Michelle McLean's debut historical romance is a wonderful read. Filled with romance, mystery, intrigue and characters I could really care about, this is a fun read.” – Christine Fonseca, author of the Lacrimosa trilogy



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  1. Congrats on the book Michelle!

  2. Fake fiancees and thieves? Scandalous! Enjoyed reading the guest post.:)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  3. So great to read about a writer based in PA who writes such fun historical romances. Victoria Holt's been on my to-read list for years, but I never know where to start! :)

    P.S. Thank you for the giveaway and the guest post. ^^

  4. Great post, Michelle! Best of luck with your book!

  5. I already have the book and LOVE it!! Congrats on the release. I'm with you - always loved historicals. And the first historical romance I read was Bertrice Small -- her books are SO full of information, I had to go research to see how much was fact and how much was her own fiction. It's amazing the factual details in her books.

  6. You rock, Hammy! (Not only is Michelle a swooning romantic, but also a world champion multi-tasker!)

  7. So awesome! That description is a winner. And I love that you put some modern sass in to your MC and see what happens!

  8. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win!


  9. Congrats, Michele, Like you, I started with historical, Victoria Holt, Agatha Christie, Jude Deveraux (my all time fav author), Amanda Quick and Johanna Lindsey. Sassy heroines are the best

  10. It sounds like Min has a lot of distractions and things that can go wrong in her search for the necklace, and I'm looking forward to reading all about them.

  11. Michelle, great post! I love that swept away feeling you get when you become lost in the story you are reading too.


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!