I have a huge grin on my face this morning. The review for Gladiator's Honour has gone live on Romance Junkies. GH received a 4.5 Blue Ribbon rating and reviewer Dorine Linnen said The rarity of finding a romance set during this time period is just part of the joy of reading THE GLADIATOR’S HONOUR. Michelle Styles fills this book with just the right amount of historical flavor, without overwhelming with too much detail. Feel the rush of the crowds in the marketplace. Experience the tension of the gladiators, while they train for that ultimate day when they may meet death. All while following a love affair between two people, that societywill never accept as a couple. Just as the gladiators’ games build to a climatic end, so does the relationship between Valens and Julia. It’s a breathtaking, satisfyin gending that brought tears to my eyes. THE GLADIATOR’S HONOUR is a lush realm for historical lovers to explore, with the right amount of emotional impact to melt your heart.
I have a lot of time and respect for Dorine as I know she really loves her historicals. She is also one of the main reviewers for RJ and as such is very experienced.
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Romance Junkies is about to launch its third annual contest. Although it is a bit nerve-wracking, I do know a number of people who have sold after they have entered the contest -- including myself and Kate Allan for The Lady Soldier. It is a worthwhile exercise.