Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur is Live and GIVEAWAY!


A Charm of Finches
Suanne Laqueur
Release Date: November 1, 2017
From the author of An Exaltation of Larks comes the long-awaited second book in the Venery series.

“I swear. Give me one more chance, and I will make the most of it.”

Ex-escort Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. The third time proves to be the charm when he meets an art therapist named Steffen Finch. What starts as casual deepens into a passionate relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing.

Stef’s business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful nature have made him into a talented therapist, the one to call for tough cases. His professional success can’t conceal a deep need to connect with someone, but Javier Landes is the last person Stef expected.

Geronimo "Geno" Caan is Stef's most challenging case. To cope with his ordeal, he's allowed an alter-ego called Mos to make decisions, and now lives a double life within a web of lies. Under Stef’s navigation, Geno uses art to express what he can’t yet speak aloud. But as Geno’s attachment to Stef gradually extends to Jav, the boundaries between professional and personal begin to blur.

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Darra's Review:

I have waited a month to write this review. Perfectly good reason for this. My brain has shut down and has finally came back to the land of the living. Whereas I kept going over and over parts of A Charm of Finches and what conversations or situations that occurred. All my what if's that have been stewing in my mind and I want to call Suanne and pick her mind how she has made the characters come to life.

If you read for a fairy tale, you need to dig further into your heart and read this book. I will warn you now, the beginning of the book was hard to get through. My whole body was broken, not just my heart. I didn't know Geno much at that point, but I was on the verge of a full on hard ugly cry. Imagining things like this happen in this world makes me beyond sad. And Geno now has to move on with his life. With this memory. With half of who he was, no longer exists. And because what happens to him continues to linger, he finally meets Stef.

While Geno's life story is unfolding, Jav is living his life the best he can and moving forward. He has loved but cannot travel down that street because he belongs to another. Jav is ready to find love. Tired of being alone. Over with being worried about who he can trust. If you read An Exaltation of Larks, then you met Stef for a blimp at the end. And as I am sure you have read by the synopsis, their relationship turns into more. It is lovely reading how two people become even more amazing by just loving each other.

Yes, these are fictional characters. Yes, I have an attachment to them and not in the least worried of what anyone thinks. This is because when you read the book, you will be feeling the same way. There was a part where Jav introduces Stef to the past love he had to leave. While the conversation is going on with Jav and Alex, Alex is flat out flirting and a big way. This is where I got mad. He completely disrespected his wife, who was standing in the same room. I had to take a breather. So I went back to Exaltation of Larks to understand how Alex can act like this and it calmed my nerves. I still think there is a huge crack with Alex and Val but that may or may not be part of another book. Who am I to know? Apart from Jav's relationship with Alex, Stef is Jav's future and no matter what, they belong together. Stef was wonderful from first time I read his name till the end.

I am beginning a novella at this point. This is what you need to know.
Suanne Laquer is amazing writer. She has written some of the most beautiful characters. with flaws and imperfections, they are still perfect. All of her stories not only have memorable characters, the story will live my mind for years. Just like The Fish Tales. Which is on your reading list if you haven't read it already. Stating Suanne brings life to her characters is not enough. Her characters bring life and meaning to others.

So if you cannot tell already, I loved the book. Only if I could rate higher than a 5, I would.

And now I have to reread Fish Tales. I miss Erik and Daisy.

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Release Week Giveaway
1 Grand Prize winner will receive:
1 signed copy of An Exaltation of Larks
1 signed copy of A Charm of Finches
1 $25 Amazon Gift Card
1 Custom Larks Bangle (Alex & Ani style with bird charm and "L" initial)
1 coffee mug - choice of Larks or Finches cover art

3 additional winners will receive a signed copy of A Charm of Finches.

Author Bio

A former professional dancer and teacher, Suanne Laqueur went from choreographing music to choreographing words. Her goal is to create a new kind of emotionally-intelligent romance that appeals to the passions of all readers, crossing gender, age and genre.

Laqueur's An Exaltation of Larks won the Grand Prize in the 2017 Writer’s Digest Book Awards. Her debut novel The Man I Love won a gold medal in the 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Awards and was named Best Debut in the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Her follow-up novel, Give Me Your Answer True, was also a gold medal winner at the 2016 RFBA.

Laqueur graduated from Alfred University with a double major in dance and theater. She taught at the Carol Bierman School of Ballet Arts in Croton-on-Hudson for ten years. An avid reader, cook and gardener, she started her blog EatsReadsThinks in 2010. Suanne lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.

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