It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. - Seneca
Monday, April 25, 2011
"Getting to know" Author Renee Vincent...
Renee Vincent's lifelong fascination with the legends and lore of ancient Ireland, and the powerful, compelling Scandinavian explorers and conquerors known as the Vikings, led her to create the thrilling historical romance series, "The Emerald Isle Trilogy."
Book one in the series, Ræliksen, introduces us to Mara, daughter of an Irish clansmen who is loved by both Dægan Ræliksen, a Norse warrior, and by Breandán Mac Liam, an Irish hunter. Ræliksen, a triumphantly successful debut for Renee Vincent, has earned numerous accolades: Winner of two categories by LoveRomanceCafe--"Best Book Cover 2010" and "Best Historical 2010"; a 5 Star TOP PICK from Night Owl Reviews; and #1 Choice for Marissa's Top 5 Books of 2010 at Sizzling Hot Reviews.
The second book in the series, Mac Liam, begins seven years after Ræliksen ends, and it allows us entry into the heart and mind of the soulful Irishman. Highly anticipated and critically well-received, Mac Liam has earned a 5 Star TOP PICK rating from Night Owl Reviews, the “5 Heart Sweetheart Award” from The Romance Studio, and the coveted reader-voted "Book of the Week" award from Long and Short Reviews.
The eagerly awaited conclusion to the "Emerald Isle Trilogy" will be found in The Fall of Rain, which will be released in December, 2011. Renee recently created a stir among her devoted readers by announcing the upcoming release of The Temperate Warrior in December 2012.
“This book and author earn my highest recommendations and I feel privileged to have read one of the best.”
~ 5 Star TOP PICK! Night Owl Reviews
“This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys historical romance and I cannot wait to read the final book of the trilogy as this story has stayed with me days after I read the last word.”
~ 5 Hearts! The Romance Studio
Renee Vincent lives in the beautiful green hills of Kentucky with her husband and children. Horseback riding is a favorite family activity, and it allows Renee to dream of riding across lands of ancient times, and stirring romantic tales brought to life by her creative imagination.
Though reading and writing historical romances is Renee’s first love, she has also branched out into the contemporary genre with her latest release called Silent Partner, which features a sexy and wealthy nightclub owner in search of the perfect dance partner. When Grayson Anders finds talented artist Chloe LaRoche, he feels he has met the woman of his dreams. However, Chloe has a secret which could keep them apart forever unless she and Grayson forge their love of music, dance, and art into a love to last a lifetime. Silent Partner, just released in April, 2011, has already earned two awards from All Romance eBooks: "Best Selling Drama eBook" and "Highest Rated Drama eBook".
Renee is currently signed with Turquoise Morning Press: http://www.turquoisemorningpress.com/and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Hearts Through History, Kentucky Romance Writers, and Ohio Valley Romance Writers.