Wednesday, July 6, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Man of War - Audio Blitz, Audible Review #CaffeinatedPR

Today we are joining author T. J. London in celebrating the release of the full cast narration of MAN OF WAR. Narrated by Nicholas Boulton, Kathryn Vinclare, Patrick Zeller, Marnye Young, Tara Langella, Jason Clark, John Hartley, Dryw McArthur and James Chetham, this high seas romantic adventure is the prequel to The Rebels and Redcoats Saga. Huzzah! 

Man of War by T. J. London

Release Date: July 5, 2022

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The man who wants everything gets nothing…

July 1755

War is brewing between England and France. Impressed into the Royal Navy, Lieutenant Merrick, against all odds, advanced through the ranks to become an officer–but he is not a gentleman. A man with a tainted past from a traitorous family, cast down by King George–a stain no man can remove.

Merrick’s thrust into the role of captain, when the HMS Boudica is attacked by pirates off the coast of Nova Scotia. On a captured enemy vessel he discovers a King’s ransom in treasure and a woman chained in the hold from passenger ship that mysteriously disappeared at sea.

Beautiful, defiant, and hell bent on revenge, India makes a deal with Merrick to uncover the pirates’ scheme, promising him everything he desires: fortune, glory, and the chance to bring honor back to the McKesson name.

Now, they race against time to uncover a plot that links those in the highest ranks of the British aristocracy, to a failed rebellion that is once again trying to topple the monarchy and place an old pretender on the throne. But all that glitters is not gold as passions stir and an impossible love blooms, threatening to undermine all Merrick and India have done to protect their King and a country on the brink of war.

***This book contains violence and graphic depictions of war*** 

My Audible Review:

Man of War
T J London
Rebels & Redcoats Prequel

TJ’s Man of War is a non-stop action-packed nail-biting tale full of patriotism, heroics and barbarism featuring battles at sea and staring a large cast of unforgettable characters. The main protagonists the star-crossed lovers of Merrick and India/Carolyn are both larger than life. Carolyn is ahead of her time a ravaged beauty who wants to be known for her integrity and intellect and Merrick is running from his past and his family’s disgrace while longing for someone to love him unconditionally.

If there’s one word that keeps coming to mind in the Man of War novel it’s authenticity, the narrative is full of authentic seaworthy terms and descriptions of the workings on a ship of that era, it’s also full of authentic period perfect items of clothing and vocabulary that would be used by people of that time period. Then there are the characters some good some evil but all authentic and listeners who enjoyed TJ’s Rebels and Redcoats novels will easily identify the names of the characters in this novel.

As in all TJ’s Revolution novels she’s not shy about her brutal content but it’s apparent that it’s not used for shock value, it’s used for character building/development and especially for realism. If you’re a fan of no holds barred historical novels staring realistic, arresting characters than Man of War is for you.

The full cast of narrators is the absolute best, each voice fits the character both emotional and substantively and listeners will enjoy each and every narrator.

Against all odds a man with a dark past and a disgraced family rises to the rank of Captain in His Majesty’s Navy when in the summer of 1755 the HMS Boudica is attacked by French pirates killing her captain and making Lieutenant Merrick Ship's Captain. Merrick spent his whole life trying to atone for his oldest brother’s traitorous behavior colluding with the French and supporting the Jacobite cause and now maybe just maybe the tides have turned in his favor. During the battle Merrick rescues a nude woman bound by irons in the hold of the Pirate ship and he knows she’s not being totally honest about who she is and how she ended up at the mercy of French Pirates.

During her torture Caroline often wished she would die but once the ship she was on started sinking she knows she wants to live, scars and all, to enact revenge on her evil tormentor and all those involved in her abduction and abuse. Thankfully she’s rescued by a handsome captain and decides he’s the one she needs to convince to help her. Now she’s just got to come up with a plan without disclosing too many of her deepest secrets and hopes she’s found more than just a rescuer in her hero captain.


About the Author

T.J. London is a rebel, liberal, lover, fighter, diehard punk, and pharmacist-turned-author who loves history. As an author her goal is to fill in the gaps, writing stories about missing history, those little places that are so interesting yet sadly forgotten. Her favorite time periods to write in are first and foremost the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, the French and Indian War, the Russian Revolution and the Victorian Era. Her passions are traveling, writing, reading, barre, and sharing a glass of wine with her friends, while she collects experiences in this drama called life. She is a native of Metropolitan Detroit (but secretly dreams of being a Londoner) and resides there with her husband Fred and her beloved cat and writing partner Hamilton.

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One lucky US winner will receive a signed hardcover copy of Man of War. Giveaway ends July 14, 2022.

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  1. Your review gave me goosebumps. I am delighted you enjoyed it as much as I did! Thanks fo hosting.

    1. Thank you for the opportunity and for introducing me to TJ's fabulous novels

  2. I do struggle a little with the gruesome moments and hit that 30 sec advance through those moments, but yes, it is part of the period and I love the attention to authentic period descriptions and dialogue. Can't wait to get to this one.

    1. I know what you mean Sophia Rose, Hope you love it as much as I did

  3. I love these books so much!

    Anne - Books of My Heart