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The Secrets of Casanova by Greg Michaels

Please join author Greg Michaels as he tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for The Secrets of Casanova, from October 13-24.

02_The Secrets of Casanova 

Publication Date: October 21, 2013 | Booktrope Editions | Formats: eBook Paperback; 334p

Genre: Historical Fiction

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2014 Nancy Pearl Award Winner for Fiction.

Loosely based on the life of Jacques Casanova, The Secrets of Casanova is a rich, lush novel of love, sex, family, ambition, intrigue, and adventure. Set in Paris of 1755, Casanova's luck is fading and his past is shoving up against his present with potentially disastrous consequences. What price must he pay to uncover a treasure of inestimable value? What hearts must he break along the way? Casanova's will and destiny collide again and again in this riveting historical fiction that brings to light a man of great passion and not a few secrets.

Praise for The Secrets of Casanova

“A Shakespearean actor with a flair for the dramatic and a superb ear for dialogue, Michaels's debut novel puts a brilliantly original spin on an historical figure whose very name is a cliché. This Casanova must wrestle not only with falling hopelessly and passionately in love, but embarking on a mysterious quest that is as much a spiritual awakening as a swashbuckling adventure. The Secrets of Casanova is so erotic and so sensitively written, I found it difficult to believe its author was a man.” -Robin Maxwell, national best-selling author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn

My review:
4 stars
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour for  an honest review.
When I started to read "The Secrets of Casanova" by Greg Michaels I thought I knew where the story was going and what it was about.  I definitely did not expect all the twist and turns.  This was a very interesting and fascinating novel and I was completely engrossed with Jacques Casanova.  The writing flowed as did the storyline. I was surprised to learn this was a debut novel. I really enjoyed this story and recommend it to anyone. This story has a little bit of everything! Fun read!

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About the Author

03_Greg MichaelsAfter receiving his B.A. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, a chance experience thrust Greg into a career as a professional actor and fight director. To date he's acted in over fifty theater productions, more than forty television shows, and choreographed dozens of swordfights for stage and screen. In THE SECRETS OF CASANOVA, Greg again proves his skill at telling a theatrical story. He lives with his wife, two sons, and Andy the hamster.

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The Secrets of Casanova Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 13

Review at Bookish

Tuesday, October 14

Review at Flashlight Commentary

Review at With Her Nose Stick in a Book

Spotlight & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Wednesday, October 15

Interview at Flashlight Commentary

Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection

Spotlight at Historical Fiction Obsession

Thursday, October 16

Review & Interview at Carpe Librum

Spotlight at Historical Tapestry

Friday, October 17

Review at A Chick Who Reads

Monday, October 20

Review at A Book Geek

Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 21

Review at A Bibliotaph's Reviews

Spotlight & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Wednesday, October 22

Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Review at Good Friends, Good Books and a Sleepy Conscience

Guest Post at Mina's Bookshelf

Thursday, October 23

Review at Beth's Book Reviews

Spotlight at What Is That Book About

Friday, October 24

Review at Book Nerd

Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

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