Last week it came out that popular Christian author Rachel Ann Nunes's book, A Bid for Love had been plagiarized by Sam Taylor Mullens. Mullens planned to release her version The Auction Deal, only adding in sexual content and a few other changes. When Mullens, who uses a pen name, was confronted she came up with a lot of conflicting stories to try and justify what she had done. She then began to attack Rachel and any supports of Rachel. To read the full story, visit the links below. Rachel is close to finding the real Sam Mullens and plans to seek legal action. This whole situation is horrible and I hope that Mullens is caught and outed for the theif that she is.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: High Fantasy-Medieval, Kingdom of Karvana
Heroine: Scarlet Princess, Monet
Hero: Crimson Knight, Broderick
I've been getting ready for Swoon Fest and talking about it has made me even more excited to re-read Marcia's books. I couldn't wait for October, so I slipped this one in a little early. I’ve read this one a few times and I think I like it more each time. I really enjoyed it this time around; maybe I was just in the right mood for the whole knight in shining armor thing. I enjoyed the storyline quite a bit, the kingdom of Karvana is at war and in order to protect their future the princess must go into hiding. Who better to protect her than the kingdom’s greatest warrior, the Crimson Knight.
The book starts at a tournament of knights, which made me think of the movie A Knights Tale. I liked the time spent at the castle and tournament, but I especially loved the time Broderick and Monet spent in hiding. It was fun to see them living “normal” lives and build a strong friendship. (view spoiler)[The king asks Broderick to not consummate their marriage until they know what will happen with the kingdom. I don’t think an annulment was ever really an option, so I’m not sure why they have to wait. Although, it did add for some nice tension I suppose. (hide spoiler)]
I was sucked into the medieval world McClure created. The story moved along nicely and had a fun mix of romance and adventure. The only thing I would tweak is the title. I like A Crimson Frost, but I think The Champions Prize would be better. Overall, a fun and entertaining read. If you enjoy medieval stories be sure to pick this one up.
Romance: Clean, just kissing any intimacy is behind closed doors.
Violence: Mild fighting