On Tour with Elin Gregory – A Taste Of Copper! (contest)



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Check in with Elin Gregory and her latest release, A Taste of Copper,  soon to be published on September 26th by Love Lane Books.  The cover is gorgeous and Elin Gregory is always on our TBR list of authors!

Elin Gregory – A Taste Of Copper
Published date 26 September, by Love Lane Books.
More information, buy links, reviews, and excerpts can be found here: at http://lovelanebooks.blogspot.co.uk/

Buy Links to follow when available when released on September 26th.

Cover Art by: Meredith Russell

 A Taste of Copper Blurb

Your master has the field for today, but his name, whatever it might be, is without honour.
Olivier the squire worships the Black Knight and takes a fierce joy in his prowess as he defends a bridge against all comers. Olivier only wishes that his master loved him as much in return instead of treating him as a servant and occasional plaything.

Then word comes that the King desires to cross the bridge. With an army approaching, a bright eyed archer enticing him to desert and the first cracks beginning to show in the Black Knight’s gruff demeanour, Olivier is left wondering if his honour is worth more than a chance for happiness.
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A Taste of Copper Excerpt

Olivier knelt at his master’s side and used a little of the hot water and a clean rag to clean around the gash. More blood ran as he pinched the flesh to search the wound, but it had to be done. There—almost invisible against the flesh—a shred of thread from the torn shirt. Such a thing caused bad humours in a wound, caused it to stink and rot, could cause a limb to blacken, a man to die. Olivier took a silver needle and silk thread. He seared the needle in flame and soaked the thread in spirit. Even in the dimness of the pavilion, the tip of the needle shone bright against the exposed meat of Maheris’s arm. Olivier teased out the shred of fabric, wincing on Maheris’s behalf as the muscle tensed, then closed the wound with three even stitches.

Maheris breathed deeply through his nose, his right hand clenching on the arm of his chair until Olivier was sure the wood would crack, but he made no sound at the bite of the needle. Olivier pushed his hair back from his cheek with his wrist, grimacing at the scent of blood on his hands. He could taste the coppery tang of it, mingling with the far more pleasant smell of Sir Maheris’s sweat.

“Done, sir,” he whispered once the final stitch had been tied off, the bandage secured.

Connect with Elin!

Elin Gregory lives in South Wales and works in a museum in a castle built on the edge of a Roman fort! She reckons that’s a pretty cool job. It certainly provides more than enough inspiration for her writing.

“The button from a military jacket found in an orchard, a 16th century Venetian coin found between the cobbles of a Welsh street, a carnelian from a Roman signet ring – one can’t handle them without wondering who lost them, how much they regretted it and what kind of disaster was sparked off by the loss.”

Although Elin usually writes on historical subjects, she has also written contemporary and historical paranormals, science fiction, crime and a Western, none of which have, as yet, been published. She likes her heroes hard as nails but capable of tenderness when circumstances allow.



Competition:  Enter to win: $15 ARe/Amazon voucher using the link provided below for the entry form and for all  other contest details.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.


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18 thoughts on “On Tour with Elin Gregory – A Taste Of Copper! (contest)

  1. Ancient times, when people believe in all kind of gods. I love reading stories with them or in that period.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    • I don’t think there’s a period of history that I don’t like, Serena, but I have a particular love for ancient Greece. Oh and Rome. And I like Westerns. All of it 🙂


  2. Thanks for the post and contest! A Taste of Copper sounds really good and the cover is wonderful. I can’t pick a favorite historical period. I think all of them have something interesting to offer and I love to read m/m romance stories set in various time periods.

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    • Thanks for commenting Jen 🙂 I don’t think I could pick my favourite period either, though I incline towards the more flamboyant and tolerant ones. Such great fun. 🙂


  3. I don’ tread many historicals but the ones I do are usually set in the 1800’s or prehistory. I prefer science fiction or fantasy because the author can write in the tolerance that is still sadly lacking to date.


    • Historicals, apart from Regency, seem to be very much a niche market but one worth feeding, I think. More choice has to be better for everyone. Good luck with the contest and thanks for commenting.


  4. I love historical m/m books – mostly partial to medieval England and the era of the Scottish clans before Culloden. This books looks awesome and have added it to my wish list.


    • Thanks for commenting, Lisa and good luck with the contest. I don’t think I’ve ever read anythiing about the Scottish Jacobites. I’ll have to check it out.


  5. The authors of historicals I’ve loved to read, including you, Elin, have made me fans of the periods of history they’ve written of. I don’t have any time in particular I’m drawn to except “then.” I’m so glad there are enough fans of “then” that authors are still not giving it up for contemporaries. I read those certainly, but I could see myself being an almost exclusive glbtq historical reader if it were possible.

    Congrats on your latest, by the way! I’m so looking forward to reading it.

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  6. My favorite period of history? oh man….. that’s…. a good question…
    Hmm… I think.. I think it would be during the meiji era of Japan. I love the history of japan… I find it fascinating.

    Really like the cover! Thank you for the contest!


    • Thanks for commenting arella3173. I know very little about the history of Japan. I feel I should make time to find out more. Good luck in the contest.


  7. I’m a fan of all sorts of periods, but ancient history is by far my favorite.


    • Hi Ashley, thanks for commenting. I love ancient history too. There aren’t that many ancient history books available so we have to cherish them all 🙂 Good luck in the contest.


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