Shamrocked by Joanne Kenrick: Promotion of Authors

Hi my readers. I am on an airplane heading to Toronto, ON, Canada today! Yes, after 9 months, I finally get to spend about 75 days with my husband. We will turn in the last of the paperwork needed for Immigration to Canada while I’m here, and then it’s Hurry up and Wait to see if I’m approved.

While I’m flying, I thought you’d like a little something to go with your Two for Tuesday.  So here, we have a Promotion for author Joanne Kenrick.

Enjoy. Please, if you’re so inclined, say a prayer, light a candle, think good thoughts, etc for a safe trip for me to be with my hubby. (Rob Graham)

Shamrocked by Joanne Kenrick

Will Devlin Kinney’s Irish charm and toys be enough to hold onto his leading lady, or will his heart be shamrocked into next week?

SHAMROCKED, Irish Kisses book 2, is OUT NOW in most major ebook stores.



Devlin Kinney is the crass Irish charmer who helped Shaun Bell out on his 1Night Stand by packing him up a few surprises in his overnight bag in the HUGE bestseller SWEET IRISH KISS. Surprises both he and Rachel were grateful for. And now you can have all of him because he’s back! With his toy box and a 1Night Stand of his own.

Set in Notting Hill, London and the now infamous Bell’s Irish Pub in Soho, London.

Bell’s Irish Pub is open for business, and Devlin Kinney is serving up one tasty treat.



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Devlin Kinney is focused on his Irish Rock band, Shamrocked. Between that and tending bar at Bell’s Irish Pub, he’s rushed off his feet. Still, he’s envious of Shaun who found his perfect woman through Madame Eve’s exclusive agency, 1Night Stand. Pushed for time, he follows his friend’s lead and hopes to be matched with a woman ballsy enough to share in his fetish for things that go buzzzz.

At the event of the year for soap stars, Elizabeth Grant meets Devlin and mistakes him for her soon-to-be The EastEnd co-star. Before she has a chance to confess she’s not his 1Night Stand as he seems to think, the silver-tongued smooth dancer proves irresistible. He seems perfect…for one night of pleasure. She’s ready to play the role of her


Will his Irish charm and toys be enough to hold onto his leading lady, or will his heart be shamrocked into next week?


Mini Excerpt

Surrounded by bridesmaids—the hottest guy in the place. His thick Irish brogue carried over the chattering wedding crowd and bad party songs.

Swallowing any signs of stage fright, she checked her fake hair in a mirrored wall, plumped her boobs, and plastered on a smile before making a beeline for her drop-dead gorgeous, future co-star.

She waded through the rough sea of pink-chiffoned up women, snapped out her arm, and took his hand like one of those shaking weight things. Thought she’d blown it until his mouth tilted up into a tempting smile. Dimples. Oh, my. He would be popular with the ladies. Might even help get her noticed by movie producers. Dating this hottie would get her on every front page known to the British public.

“Liz.” She fought to keep focused on his face rather than his thick muscles and rhythmic movements. She couldn’t recall ever seeing a man who could make dancing to All Night Long by Lionel Ritchie so goddamned sexy. His jig was infectious—her arm swayed in beat with his, their hands still clasped together.

“As in Elizabeth?”

“Uh-huh.” The swarm of bridesmaids knitted their brows and pursed their lips. One even stamped her foot. Liz couldn’t help but turning on a sweet smile. “Buh-bye, ladies.”

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JoAnne Kenrick

JoAnne Kenrick, an ex-Ghost Tour Guide turned Romance Author, is a Welsh lass who has lived in various countries around the world. She now calls North Carolina her home, where she lives with her husband, two children and two cheeky cats. When they aren’t demanding her attention, she can most likely be found watching a vampire movie, reading or baking up a British favorite in her N.C. kitchen. That is, when she isn’t writing or chatting up a storm on social networking sites. Travel across the pond and faraway…with JoAnne Kenrick


Capturing A Silken Thief by Jeannie Lin/The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas: Two for Tuesday Reviews

The Oracle of Stamboul

Late in the summer of 1877, a flock of purple-and-white hoopoes suddenly appears over the town of Constanta on the Black Sea, and Eleonora Cohen is ushered into the world by a mysterious pair of Tartar midwives who arrive just minutes before her birth. “They had read the signs, they said: a sea of horses, a conference of birds, the North Star in alignment with the moon. It was a prophecy that their last king had given on his deathwatch.” But joy is mixed with tragedy, for Eleonora’s mother dies soon after the birth.

Raised by her doting father, Yakob, a carpet merchant, and her stern, resentful stepmother, Ruxandra, Eleonora spends her early years daydreaming and doing housework—until the moment she teaches herself to read, and her father recognizes that she is an extraordinarily gifted child, a prodigy.

For me, The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas had so much promise, and just did not deliver it. The magical quality with which the story began, the flock of purple and white hoopoes, the mysterious midwives who suddenly arrive lead one to believe that the book will continue in this way, but it does not. For the first bit of the book it does, but once Elenora’s father dies, Elanora becomes really a very bland character with no real personality. The book also takes on a much more passive quality to it, where in things happen TO Elenora, rather than her actively participating in things.

It’s really too bad that the author, who had such a delightful premise going, apparently did not know how to bring it to fruition. Over at Goodreads, you’ll find some reviewers felt much the same way.

On a star rating, I’d have to give this only a ***. It truly was only average. I’ll admit, my star rating would lean more toward 2 1/2 stars than a three if it were possible to do a 1/2 star review anywhere.

Next up is a short story by Jeannie LinCapturing a Silken Thief by Jeannie Lin

Capturing a Silken Thief by Jeannie Lin was a quick, fun read. Set in Changan during the Tang Dynasty in China 823 A.D, we follow the heroine, Yang Jia-jing, and the hero, Luo Cheng through about 56 pages of a richly detailed novella.

Jia is a young song girl who plays the Pipa while Luo Cheng is a farmer boy who has studied for the Imperial Exams, which he has already failed once. If he fails again, he will be forced to return home in shame.

Jia mistakes Cheng for a scholar in possession of a rare treasured book. Eventually, the end up  searching for the book together. It’s a brief romp through Changan, but full of fun and adventure.

More happens, but you’ll have to read Capturing the Silken Thief for yourself to find out what, and how the story ends.

I enjoyed reading this short novella immensely, and it was my first time reading Jeannie Lin. I’ll be reading more of her books for sure. (Come back next week to find out what I thought of Jeannie Lin’s book, “butterfly Swords”.

On a Star rating, this is a **** for sure. Leaning toward 4.25 stars. I do suggest this if you want a quick read and haven’t read Ms. Lin before.

Have you read either of these books, and if so, what did you think of them? If you have not read either of them, are you interested in one or both of them? Comment below and let us know what YOU think.
Disclaimer: I received both books in exchange for an honest review.