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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Review of Scorpio Rising

Welcome to my Review of Scorpio Rising.

Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.

There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.

Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs into the arms of a benefactor with an agenda all his own. When she finds out that her boss has an ulterior motive, she flees again, determined to earn her living through her art. This career brings her fame, but also the unwanted attention of her early abuser.

Monique Domovitch’s debut novel, Scorpio Rising, is a compelling tale filled with finely etched characters and a superb understanding of the power of ambition. Scorpio Rising promises to resonate with all who once had a dream.



Monique Domovitch is the author of Scorpio Rising and The Sting of the Scorpio. She also writes under the pen name Carol Ann Martin for Obsidian, an imprint of Penguin. She is represented by Natalie Fischer of the Bradford Literary Agency, and lives with her husband and her three dogs in La Jolla California.
Monique Domovitch was born the first in a family of ten children in a small town in Northern Ontario, and maintains to this day that she was not harmed by the experience. She attended The Sacred Heart Convent, an Ottawa boarding school where she learned to keep her hands folded neatly in her lap and to smile vaguely when people use profane language around her. Her first job was in Montreal as a fashion model, and she is credited with inventing the famous pouty pose that is now used by top models everywhere. She has turned thirty nine again this year and pledges to do it over and over. Just like everybody else in the world, she is working on a new novel, this one, her fourth.


ONLINE LINKS:
Website http://moniquedomovitch.com/
Blog http://moniquedomovitch.com/
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Monique-Domovitch/257672814265720
Twitter https://twitter.com/Moniquedomovitc


My Review:

This is a very well written, complex story about coming of age.  Many coming of age stories are unbelievable and unrealistic, not this one.  

The characters are brought to life on the pages of this incredible book, with crisp dialogue and a depth of details reminiecent of all the literary greats.

Monique Domovitch is often compared to Danielle Steele, Barbara Taylor Bradford,Early Sidney Sheldon, and Jeffrey Archer

This is a fast paced quick read so be ready for a ride.
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10/29  Celestial Reviews  Review
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Join the Street Team :)

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I am Vickieann and this is the first ever Kimberly Kinrade Street Team blog hop brought to you by Kimberly Kinrade,  T B R and Innovative Online Book Tours.
 Kimberly is giving away a Signed poster of the Forbidden Trilogy Cover!!!!
This is designed to:
1) Meet your team members {be sure to follow each others blogs}
2) Introduce the Lovely Kimberly Kinrade and her books to all your friends.
3) Invite New Street Team members to join the fun.
If you are not already a street team member please email me and I will get you some cool stuff.
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Here's what you need to do:
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Add your blog to the linky list below.
Add the Kimberly Kinrade book covers and any links to your blog side bar.
And Answer this Question in your blog hop post...
Q:  If you could have any special Power what would it be?
My Answer:  I like the Lie detector idea because I would like to know when someone is lying but not everything they are thinking. That would give me a complex. also the teleportation thing like in the movie jumper. There are so many places I want to see!
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Feature and Follow #2



It's that time again!
Another Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can read.

This is a great way to find other blogs and for other blogs to find you. This is a "follow for a follow" type meme so make sure to comment on the blogs that you've visited to let them know how you're following (GFC, RSS, Linky, g+, Networked blogs, etc...) so they can do the same. Oh! and you must also follow both hosts as well (requirement to play) Make sure to pay attention to the post and read it all the way through as each host has a featured blogger and a question for all who participate to answer in the comments section of the blogs that you visit and follow. Thanks for joining in and have fun making new friends!.

Leave a Comment and Follow me and I will Follow you back.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, just for fun, maybe get some online attention, or maybe something very different? 

A:  Pure fun  :)