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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A Hundred Lies by Jean M. Grant - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Jean M. Grant and her new book, “A Hundred Lies”!  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 $25 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 Lies
by Jean M. Grant


GENRE: Historical Romance with Fantasy/Paranormal Elements



1322, Scotland

Rosalie Threston's fortune-telling lies have caught up with her. Uprooted yet again, she's on the run from a ruthless English noblewoman. She flees to Scotland and seeks refuge in the arms of a laird's son who happens to be a real Seer.

A bloody past and inevitable future plague Domhnall Montgomerie. He avoids physical contact with others to ease the painful visions. When an accidental touch reveals only delight, he wonders if Rose is the key to silencing the Sight. Mystical awakening unravels with each kiss. But can Domhnall embrace his gift in time to save her life, even it means exposing her lies?



Rosalie huffed but shuffled around him. “Excuse me, Sir Montgomerie.”

“It’s just Domhnall.” Shame skittered to the forefront of his mind. He lived a privileged life, hardly understanding the commoner, try as he might by pacing the streets afoot. In his mind, all people were equal, though society and nobles held other opinions of the lesser born. Not him. Not if he became laird. When. He sighed. When he became laird. Despite his parents’ noble upbringing, they celebrated every man, woman, and child’s God-given gifts. All should have opportunity. Here, men and women were treated fairly, as fair as they could get with the demanding barons and the king.

He was trying hard to help a woman who maybe didn’t want his help. When would he learn he could only help others so much?

Burned. Dead.

He blinked away that pain. Why now? Why remember that awful memory? He’d only been a lad himself at the time. He hadn’t understood the power that rested in his visions. He swallowed.

“Here.” He grabbed a crate from her, his hand accidentally brushing hers. A cool rush traveled up his fingers to his elbow. His blood pressure dipped, darkness luring him. No, he chided. Blazes, no! He commanded the vision to relent. The black curtain crossing his eyes quickly dissipated as blood flowed to his fingers. His extremities instantly warmed.

What was that?

Had he successfully halted a vision midstream? It had been years—years!—since his last true vision, if he didn’t count the strange man’s reappearance this week and Venora’s chilling words. Och, plus the misstep with that drunkard in Edinburgh a month ago.

He picked up another crate, handed it to her, deliberately touching her fingers, testing the radical idea. Heart in throat. Bold. So bold. Nothing. Nothing but an attraction to the golden-haired lass welled within him. No vision. Only interest. Only…

He wanted to try again. And again. Too bold. Rein it in, Domhnall.

“Wh-what’s your name? Uh, family name, I mean?” He coughed to mask his discomfort.

She shook her head whilst accepting his help and blew a winded breath. “Why does it matter? I’m not associated with any clans. My name is just a name. I’m not the one hiding behind a family name, Domhnall Montgomerie.”

“But it is your name.” Did she hail from the isles? Was she an Ancient?

She narrowed her eyes but softened the glower on    her face with his gentle words. “Threston. Rosalie Threston, and you’ve met Oswell. Nelda is in Edinburgh keeping the shop with the aid of our neighbor, the herbalist.”

“You’ve no other kin?” He kicked at the ground, cursing his tongue. He loaded the crate with the cats into the cart. “I-I mean, parents, siblings?” Husband?

She rushed to the cat crate. “Let me.” She cooed and hushed the yowling beasties. “Duo, Trēs, there, there.”

“Two and three?”

Her cheeks flushed. Stitches, he was embarrassing her when all he wanted was to find a common ground. She liked cats. He liked cats. He was a Seer. She was—

“Yes, what of it?”

“Is there a ‘one’?” He recalled his Latin teachings at Dryburgh Abbey with the priests. Where had Rosalie heard or studied Latin? In Mass?

“Afraid not. Una died three years ago. Quattuor is in Edinburgh with my aunt.”

He smiled, pleasure expanding in his chest. “You like Latin?”

She shrugged. “I like numbers. I can’t read words, but numbers I understand well. I saw a tool at the engraver’s in the marketplace. An abacus. Have you heard of it?” Interest replaced her glower.



This book is an interesting, intriguing, exciting, adventurous, historical romance read with a dash of fantasy and paranormal elements!!!

I have had the fortunate opportunity of hosting Jean several times over the many years on my blog.  However, for some reason this was the first time that I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing one of her books.  When I saw the chance to read her latest book, “A Hundred Lies,” I jumped right on the first open tour date lol!!!

So, even though “A Hundred Lies,” is Book Three in Grant’s Book Trilogy I was still able to easily dive right in without fumbling around or getting lost and confused about what was going on in the story.  Don’t get me wrong there is strong story line and character overlap.  However, I truly feel the author provided a smooth transition for book three to start at.  Grant included just enough details for new series readers to be able to follow along, but not too much overwhelmingly repeated details that readers who have been reading since book one don’t feel annoyed or bogged down.  I hate when I binge watch TV shows and they recap the previous episode for the first couple minutes of the next episode.  I literally had just watched it lol!!  I don’t need a recap!!  I know, I know, it was created to help people remember what happened since the episodes originally aired a week apart.  But when you binge watch like two or three seasons back-to-back those “previously on last week’s episode” scenes get so annoying if you can’t skip past them.

Thankfully, Grant's book series transition writings are nothing like those irritating recap episode transitions.  Grant uses a meticulous amount of details to set the scene for new readers joining mid-series.  She quickly engages them and immerses them into the story world she has created since page one in book one.  While at the same time Grant targets her regular readers who have been following the series since day one by continuing to reveal new things about the characters and the world she created.  She focuses on driving both her main and secondary characters while pushing them to grow, improve, evolve, and reach their character arc journey.  In addition, Grant keeps upping the stakes with each book keeping the readers on their toes and glued to the pages.  I really like that Grant has found a way to appeal to and please both types of readers.

I liked that the author used old language and terminology in her writings as it made the story feel more time-period accurate.

I loved the amount of historical content and precision.  It is clear the author did a thorough and extensive amount of research while constructing this book.  That plus her own unique advantage spending time in Scotland created reliable and credible details throughout the story line.

I really enjoyed and appreciated the author’s depth of research that was thoroughly highlighted in this book.  I liked that she kept the material educational, but not overpowering as it was easily to grasp and follow.

I enjoyed the story line and felt engaged in the story structure and plot points.  The writing was steady and easily flowed.

I really liked that this book had a clean, tidy, HEA ending.  There were no cliffhangers or unexplained situations or missing information or strings still hanging.  Everything was neatly finished and tied up with a bow – and in a good way.  I don’t like my books ending with more questions than answers.  And from what I’ve gathered it seems like Grant ended each book in the series with satisfying endings.  Also, I really liked that she wrote each book as a standalone.  I LOVE book series!!!  But sometimes I come across book series where books one, two, four, and five sound great!!  But book three sounded boring or they were going to hurt an animal and so I didn’t want to read it.  However, many authors write their book series where you really can’t miss out on passing up one or two of the books without getting lost or too far behind in the series timeline.  So, I really appreciate Grant catering to the reader by allowing them to still enjoy the benefits of a book series – same great characters, cute town, story lines, etc. but without having to commit to reading every book if for some reason it didn’t appeal to them.  Or if the reader wanted to read the books out of order.

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is Book Three in A Hundred Kisses Trilogy Book Series.  It can be read as a standalone.  Although I had not previously read either of the two books in this series beforehand, I did not get lost or confused while reading this book.  However, there are strong and significant character and story line overlaps so it may be more enjoyable to start with book one to get the full benefits of this book series!

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it!  I think all historical romance readers and fantasy/paranormal fans will like this book too – and this book series!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**



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 and websites. When she's not writing or chasing after children, she enjoys tending to her flower gardens, hiking, and doing just about anything in the outdoors.








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  1. Jean ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

  2. I am delighted to be hosted by you again! And what a fabulous review from a fabulous brunette! So glad you enjoyed it. I will stop back throughout the day to answer questions. :)

  3. Great excerpt & review, thanks for sharing them!

  4. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  5. I love historical fiction like this. And this book sounds like an excellent read. Very pretty cover!

  6. The cover is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!