Wednesday, September 7, 2011

New Release Party: The Gladiator Prince by Minnette Meador

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Welcome to the New Release Party for Minnette Meador's The Gladiator Prince, released today by Resplendence Publishing.

Let me introduce you to our author:

Somewhere between thirty and dust...red hair, blue eyes...six kids, one slightly used husband, and any number of pets from time to time... wanttabe hippy... wanttheirmoney yuppie...pro musician and actress for 20 Years... native Oregonian... lover of music, beauty, and all things green. Willing slave to the venerable muse. Minnette currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, having replaced the children with one dog. The dog, Pierre, pretty much runs the show.


What's The Gladiator Prince about? I'm glad you asked!! Here's the blurb:

Prince Thane is the last surviving royalty of the Trinovantes Tribe in Roman Britannia, having surrendered to the Romans after the Boudicca Revolt to save his two daughters, whose identities he sacrifices his freedom to protect. He is condemned by Nero himself to become a gladiator, to fight until he dies in the arena. When his two daughters are taken in a slaver's raid, Thane escapes, forcing the daughter of his master to take him to Rome to save his children. Little does he know that the beautiful Syrian woman holds not only the key to his passion, but a secret that triggers a disaster that ignites the world. Will this spoiled willful girl betray him in the end or sacrifice herself to save them all? Book III of the Centurion Series.

Want more? Check out this excerpt in our Goddess Fish Excerpt Library.

More? View The Gladiator Prince book video in the Goddess Fish Video Library.

Minnette will be visiting here all day today, so stay tuned for lots of fun and excitement.

And remember, Minnette will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift certificate at the end of her tour and right here on the party blog she will be giving away a pair of green Roman earrings! Comment and be entered to win!

50 comments:

marybelle said...

I am so looking forward to this blog book tour of THE GLADIATOR PRINCE.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Leanne109 said...

Woohoo! Minnette! Another round and we're ready to go :D I came in bright and early to show my support. I hope you have much success with this book and I look forward to reading it! HUGS!

Leanne
leanne[at]booksnmakeup.com

Karen H in NC said...

Minnette is a new-to-me author. Her work sounds good.

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Marybelle! ~Waves~ It should be a lots of fun!

Oh, Leanne, You are such an amazing friend. Thanks so much for coming in early! Now, go get some coffee!

Hi, Karen... It's so nice to meet you. I hope you get a chance to read one of my books.

To everyone else...
GOOD MORNING!

T. R. Stoddard said...

Very nicely done. I followed because of her blog-hop, but will stay for upcoming blogs. Would love to have you follow me back. http://t-r-stoddard.blogspot.com/

Jean P said...

Just finished reading the excerpt, it sounds like it will be another great book. Wishing you much success with it and I look forward to reading it.

Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Karen Rose said...
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Karen Rose said...

I can't wait to read Gladiator Prince. I've read the other 2 and loved them. Please write some more.

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, TR - I'm so glad you joined us. I joined your blog last night and it's really amazing. M:o)

Hey, Jean! There are lots of excerpts coming up - that one is the Prologue and has changed a bit since I sent it over. But isn't that always the case; it's never done until it's done!

Hi, Karen! I can't wait for you to read it! I'll be putting up a link in a little bit. Gotta get my coffee first! :o)

Minnette Meador said...

Well, it doesn't look like the buy link to the book is quite up yet, but I'll check throughout the day. Stay tuned... :o)

Neko said...

Woohoo Minnette! This will be a fun and busy time for you! But I know you'll do awesome with this book!

Isis M. Nocturne said...

Yay Minnette! Another lovely blog hop and a new book for me to read (as if my TBR list wasn't big enough already...) :)

*hugs*

Stacie said...

Thane is by far my favorite character so far. Congratulations on the new book release and looking forward to more.

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, Neko! I love these events, so I don't mind being a little tired.

LOL, Isis - You know you love your TBR... especially when it has so many good books!

I love Thane, too, Stacie... He is gorgeous, sexy, honest, and honorable, but flawed too. One of my favorites as well! :o)

Hywela Lyn said...

Good Morning Minnette. Just popping in to say Congratulations on your release and I'm really looking forward to having you as the special guest on my blog tomorrow, as you continue your Blog Tour.

Molly said...

This book sounds really good! Congrats on the new release!

Molly AT reviewsbymolly DOT com

Peggy West said...

Congratulations, Minnette! The book sounds yummy.

Na said...

Hi Minnette, wishing you a great tour for your latest book. Sounds like an exciting setting for "The Gladiator Prince"!

Heather Hiestand said...

Congratulations on the new book! I love the title.

Jean P. said...

Congrats on the latest in the series. Can't wait to read it. Great video.

ejp5475 AT gmail.com
(the other Jean P lol)

Bama said...

Leanne Leanne... I was stalking this site when it struck 12 am my time until I decided to head to bed.... lol

Wheee on another blog tour!

Maria said...

This book sounds really interesting! I love historicals set during the Roman period! Congrats to Minnette on her new release!

Leanne109 said...

Looks like you've had a great turn out. It's afternoon now and I did get that coffee :D Hope your day is going well *Waves* Hope you get a chance to put your feet up and have a glass of wine :)

desitheblonde said...

i found the blog contest form a nother site and the site is great
and would love the book to read

Christiana said...

Congrats on the new release Minnette!

Minnette Meador said...

First off, I received the Resplendence buy link for the book: http://www.resplendencepublishing.com/m8/360-200-105-422-4--the-gladiator-prince-centurion-series-book-three-by-minnette-meador.html
If you want to purchase a Kindle or Nook, I'm still waiting for those links to go live... :o)

Hi, Hywela! Thanks so much.. I'm am so excited to be on your blog tomorrow!

I hope you get a chance to read it, Molly. Thanks for coming over!

Thanks, Peggy - Thane and Hasani are both yummy! LOL

Thanks, Na - I'm so glad to "see" you again!

You are so sweet, Heather... and thanks for the heads up on the Starsight books at Borders for so cheap.

Thanks, Jean - The video is thanks to the ladies at Goddess Fish... they always do an amazing job!

Bama! 12 am? My, you are dedicated! LOL I'm lucky if I make it past 9pm...

Hi, Maria - I really hope you get a chance to read it. This is one of my favorite times in history.

Tonight, Leanne... I'm making DH bring home dinner so I can play... I love these hops! :o)

Thanks, Desi! There are excerpts throughout the blog and on my blog site if you want to check it out.

Hi, Christiana! Here we are again! I'm so glad you could come over.

I'll post links as I get them, everyone. I got lucky with Ghost and was able to share the book links a little earlier, but we have lots of fun stuff ahead, so stay tuned. I'll see you again after work! :o)

Jen B. said...

What a cool concept. I am always looking for books in something other than the Regency period or in England/Scotland. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
jepebATverizonDOTnet

Minnette Meador said...

You're welcome, Jen... This period isn't done much, yet I think it's one of the most fascinating. This was during Nero's reign when the empire had basically reached its climax. I won't tell you what event is at the height of this story, but it changed Rome forever... :o)

Leanne109 said...

What did hubby get for supper? We had Corn on the cob. How long did it take you to write this book and was it accepted to be published right away or did you have to search for a publisher?

leanne_gag[at]hotmail[dot]com

Minnette Meador said...

DH got dinner from Taco Time (yum!) - This one took me about four months altogether, which is a little longer than I usually take. There was a bunch of extra research that took time. This was actually bought by Resplendence before I wrote it, so I didn't have to shop it. They were very gracious to wait so long since I promised it a couple of years ago before life took a dive for us. It's much better now and they were very patient with me. I love RP! :o)

COS Productions said...

Love the whole idea of this story!!

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, COS! M:o)

Bama said...

lol slacking off again briefly... lol

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Bama... I'm so glad your slacking off with us... :o)

Kym said...

Hi Minnette,

Had to stop just to say HI, and that I totally LOVED this story..I hope everyone will read it !

Any chance you will be writing the daughters story ?

HUGS

Kym

winnie said...

The book sounds great with an intriguing premise! Will definitely follow along the tour!

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Kym - Glad you made it over... Maybe the sisters story some time in the future. Hasani's story is next... :o)

Hi, Winnie! Glad to have to along for the ride... Lots of great stuff coming up. :o)

Toni said...

Love this girl! I will try to do better with this release. Wow this one sounds great! But it looks like I need to catch up. I need to go find the other books.

tsteinerid(gmail)

Minnette Meador said...

You are so sweet, Toni. The great thing about Gladiator is it's a stand alone book, so you can read it first, if you want, though I wouldn't mind if you wanted to read the other ones first... :o)

Vanetta Q said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES! OMGOSH SUCH A GREAT SERIES! CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FORTH... HOPEFULLY THERE IS A FOURTH!

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Netta! So glad you could come over and that you loved the books... There will definitely be a fourth. I have to write Hasani's story... nothing like an ancient Mediterranean pirate. :o)

Kristi Knight said...

Whoop Whoop gator soup!! I'm going to see if I can get it on Kindle tomorrow! Sorry I'm late, but it's still before midnight here!

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Kristi! ~Waves~ It's not quite out on Kindle yet... it always takes them a couple of days. Keep following and I'll post a link as soon as it goes on... I check it like every 2 minutes... :o)

Mary Lou Wilson said...

Hey, Minette!

This looks like a really great read -- of course! :)

Bama said...

Beth waves at Minnette... :)

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Mary Lou!

Oh, there you are, Bama... Who knew? :o)

Minnette Meador said...

Thank you all for making the first day of the Gladiator Blog Hop so successful. There were 25 different people who commented today and I' pleased to let you know that the winner of the green Roman earrings is Leanne! Woohoo! Leanne, send your address to: mmeador at Minnettemeador dot com.

Make sure to join me tomorrow at another blog hop over at my good friend Hywela's blog Romance That's Out of This World... Good night,everyone and thanks to my wonderful host Goddess fish for all the great job they do on these hops. See you tomorrow! :o)

Christiana said...

Minnette, I wouldn't miss a blog hop with you for anything!!

Cassandra said...

Looks good.

Following the blog hop!
Cassandra Ruiz
hernandezcassandra50@yahoo.com

Julie Robinson said...

Loved the video and the Prologue!
Great start, Minnette, though I'm a tad late.