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Sunday, April 22, 2012
Oh, Sir Luca...
Hey all! So, I know I should be busy promoting The Future Savior Series and it's wonderful hero, Shaw...Give me a second to drool over Kellan Lutz, who is the perfect Shaw...
Okay now that I've got my drool under control, I want to tell you that Shaw is taking part in a really cool blog tour called Oh, My Hero! The tour doesn't officially start until Friday, but you can check out Shaw's contribution now (which has more super yummy pictures of Kellan)... and you can enter to win Future Savior Book One: Conception right now! Follow the link HERE.
All right... now on to the real point of my blog today. I want to talk about another hero who has totally captured my heart. Sir Luca Forelli from the River of Time Series. This wonderful series, written by Lisa T. Bergren, currently has three full novels (Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent) and a short novella called Bourne. A second novella titled Tributary will be released in June and I cannot wait! Especially since the cover will feature Sir Luca himself...***sigh***
Here is a brief premise for the series: Gabriella and Evangelia Betarrini are the daughters of Etruscan archeologists. Stuck on a hot, dusty dig site for yet another long, dreary summer—far from the nearest boys—they go exploring. They enter a forbidden tomb and find two handprints among the frescoes. And when they touch them, together, they are catapulted back in time…and into the adventure of their lives.
But honestly, I don't think this summary does this fantastic series justice. The adventure will have you devouring the pages! I read all four of these books in less than a week. If I had one complaint about the River of Time Series it would be that there's just not enough Luca! He's really the secondary hero... the love of the main heroine's sister... so his page time is minimal until he gets some good spotlight in Bourne.
Sir Luca Forelli (yes he's a knight as in knight in shining armor! ***sigh again!***) is wonderfully funny, witty, and romantic. Here's just a small sampling of his tantalizing sense of humor. This snippet comes from Bourne. There are other super fun scenes I wish I could share with you, but I certainly wouldn't want to give any spoilers of this great series. Enjoy this lovely bit of Sir Luca and Lia, the girl that he loves.
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"You are free to believe what you wish," I whispered back with a teasing smile, edging away. "There is no law against such things." I turned back toward the door, intending to go in, but he held it shut, hovering close. Deliciously close again. Teasing me.
"Evangelia," he said, his lips practically on my ear, his breath tickling my neck. "How long shall you torment me so?"
"That remains to be seen," I said, smiling up at him from the corner of my eyes.
"Ahh, how you wound me! Such...is the excruciating...pain," he gasped, pantomiming injury, "of unrequited love." He stumbled back a step.
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Oh, Luca! He is just so much fun! I think I love him because he acts exactly how my husband acts. It's silly, sure, but it's real. My hubby is every bit the funny, goofy romantic that Luca is... and believe it or not, the picture of Sir Luca resembles my hubby... except for the hair :) No wonder I'm in love!
Anyway, I HIGHLY recommend this series! You will not be disappointed. Here's some links so you can find Lisa and the River of Time Series:
And don't forget to check out the amazing Shaw from The Future Savior Series on his first ever blog tour! Remember, you could win your very own Amazon Kindle copy of Future Savior Book One: Conception! Go to my blog to learn more.