Friday, August 15, 2014

Aubrie Dionne - Minstrel's Serenade versus Game of Thrones

Today, we have a special guest. It's been a while since we've had her here. Please welcome back, Aubrie Dionne.

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine and BTS Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews.

She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happy Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference.

Her books are published by HarperImpulse, Entangled Publishing, Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Inkspell Publishing, and Lyrical Press. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

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3 Ways Minstrel’s Serenade is like Game of Thrones and 3 Ways it’s not!

Alike
  1. There are dragons, zombies, and warriors! (Although the zombies are stories from the past. The real threat in this book is the dragons.) 
  2. Epic battles abound. (Not kingdom against kingdom- people against dragons!)
  3. Marriages are for political reasons. (Which is the central romantic conflict through the story.)
Not Alike 

  1. There are no prostitutes and no one’s running around naked. (Thank goodness!)
  2. The dragons are already taking out towns in the beginning. (No waiting around.)
  3. No dogs are killed. (Thank goodness again!) 

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Minstrel's Serenade

 He’s sworn to protect her, but can he save her from himself?

Danika Rubystone has hated the minstrels ever since her mother ran away with one. As Princess, she’s duty bound to marry Valorian, a minstrel from the House of Song. But problems in the kingdom are mounting.

With her father dead she’s the sole heir to an imperiled throne, and wyverns attack Ebonvale’s southern shores. But after Danika finds a lone survivor of a wyvern’s attack who holds the key to protecting the kingdom and she finally meets the enchantingly sly Valorian, everything changes.

As Ebonvale’s Royal Guard sails with the minstrels to smite the uprising of wyverns, Danika dances a line between sticking by duty like her father, or following her wild heart like her mother.

Buy Links: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
Author Links: Website, Blog, Twitter @authoraubrie

You may also enjoy:
Interview with Aubrie Dionne
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6 comments:

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Killing dogs, or other pets, can be a real tricky issue with readers. Slay a human character in some nasty fashion, readers accept it. Happens to a dog? Far stronger reaction it seems.

Aubrie said...

Thanks for hosting me, Cher!

Terry- you are so right. The dog's death scene really got to me- more than any humans'. Maybe its because they are so innocent and without fault.

Cherie Reich said...

Love your ways they are alike and not. I enjoyed Minstrel's Serenade and am looking forward to the next one.

Cher Green said...

Aubrie - Thank you, for being a guest.

Terry, animals and children - the innocent ones, kill or abuse one and you are sure to get a strong reaction.

Cherie, Thanks for stopping by. I haven't read Minstrel's Serenade yet, but am currently reading Pan's Conquest. Enjoying it very much.

TBM said...

Glad to hear no dogs are killed. That's a good difference in my book. Hate violence in general, but innocents like animals, children, older people and others really get to me.

Cher Green said...

TB, Thanks for stopping by. Always nice to see you in the comments. :)

 
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