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Monday, March 25, 2019

A Hundred Breaths by Jean M. Grant - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jean M. Grant and her new book, “A Hundred Breaths”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Jean and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

A Hundred Breaths
by Jean M. Grant


GENRE: Historical Romance



1263, Scotland

Simon MacCoinneach’s vengeance runs deep. The blade is the only way to end the blood-thirsty Nordmen’s reign upon Scottish soil. His soul might be lost, but the mystical Healer he kidnaps from the isles could be the answer for his ailing mother…and his heart.

Isles-born Gwyn reluctantly agrees to a marriage alliance with this heathen Scot in return for the sanctuary of her younger brother from her abusive Norse father. Her brother’s condition is beyond the scope of her Ancient power, for larger healings steal breaths of life from her own body.

As Simon and Gwyn fight to outwit her madman father and a resentful Norse betrothed, Gwyn softens Simon’s heart with each merciful touch. Gwyn’s Seer sister foresees a bloody battle—and an end to the Nordmen—but Simon will also die. Will Gwyn save Simon on the battlefield even if it means losing her last breath?



“I’m your wife, and still I am guarded?”

Simon shrugged though she couldn’t see. He’d given up on excuses. “What must I do to prove I won’t flee? I signed your marriage contract. I said my vows.” Her voice broke on those words.

Was she crying? He laid the tray of food on her table and approached. He didn’t touch her, as much as he wanted to link his arm within hers as they’d done during their walks. He reached inside his ganache and withdrew her small, simple dagger. Unadorned with jewels or carvings, it possessed a bone hilt and a blade worn from use. Likely from tree limbs, flowers, and household use. His smith had sharpened it and cleaned the hilt.

“Here,” he said, placing it in her lap. Gildy had retrieved the sheath from Gwyn’s laundered gown.

Gwyn stared at it, her fingertips dancing butterfly wings hovering over the hilt. After a moment, she drew her hand around it and pulled it from its leather sheath. She rose and whirled on him, the dagger pointed out before her, barely pressing into his chest.

He didn’t retreat as he met her fiery, misty gaze.

She made no move to remove the dagger’s tip.

“A smidge to the center, Gwyn, and you’ll be square over my blackened heart.” He held her glower. The heat blazed in her entrancing blue eyes like the devil. He fought a smile.



Five Reasons You Should Read My Book

1.)  I love my villain. He’s complicated, flawed (aren’t we all?), sympathetic…yet a bit too off for us to cheer for him. Well, we do hope for him a little. Pity, maybe? The poor fella has his own emotional wounds, yet ultimately, he remains in the villain category due to his own bad choices.

2.)  I toured a Viking ship for research. Last year I visited the Draken Harald Hårfagre while it was harbored in CT. I learned a lot about Viking nautical skills from the tour and from reading several books. In fact, I learned quite a bit about the Norse culture from my research. They were quite a fascinating culture.

3.)  Castles and Abbeys, oh my! A book set in medieval Scotland would not be complete without a castle or two. Windswept moors, rugged coastlines, desolate isles, journeys through the craggy Highlands, and a stint at a lowland abbey round out the settings in the book. If you enjoy breathtaking landscapes, you’ll be rewarded when you read it.

4.)  There are two more books after this one! Is that a shameless plug? I originally did not intend for these books to become a series. In fact, I wrote the first one (which is actually the middle book in the trilogy), and after it was done, I was left wondering…I had questions about this Ancient culture I developed, and I was eager to explore the heroine’s parents love story.
Hence, this book came to life. And while I was at it, I got itchy to wrap it up with their child’s story…and that will be book three.

5.)  There is a disease present in the book…lacking its modern name. Can you identify it?



Jean’s background is in science and she draws from her interests in history, nature, and her family for inspiration. She writes historical and contemporary romances and women’s fiction. She also writes articles for family-oriented travel magazines. When she’s not writing or chasing children, she enjoys tending to her flower gardens, hiking, and doing just about anything in the outdoors.







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Jean will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Thanks for hosting me today!
    Today's question: What is the first thing that draws you into a new book (cover, back copy blurb, author, genre/time period...)?

  2. Would you ever like to see a movie based off of your book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Definitely! I think a mini-series would be cool, too, for all three books in the trilogy.

  3. What book are you looking forward to read in 2019? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Not one specifically but I am reading through the Deerbourne inn series by The Wild Rose Press right now. Great shorter reads!