Death on the Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914 – Cassie Brown GUEST REVIEW

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  • Title: Death on the Ice: the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914
  • Author: Cassie Brown
  • ISBN: 0385685068 (ISBN13: 9780385685061)
  • Series: Stand Alone
  • Published: March 3rd 2015 by Anchor Canada (first published January 1st 1972)
  • Genre/s: Non-fiction/History

SYNOPSIS – (From Goodreads) Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fishermen sailed out “to the ice” to hunt seals in the hope of a few pennies in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John’s. The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life.
For two long days and nights a party of seal hunters—132 men—were left stranded on an ice-field floating in the North Atlantic in winter. They were thinly dressed, with almost no food, and with no hope of shelter against the snow or the constant, bitter winds. To survive they had to keep moving, always moving. Those who lay down to rest died.
This is an incredible story of bungling and greed, of suffering and heroism. With the aid of compelling, contemporary photographs, the book paints an unforgettable portrait of the bloody
trade of seal hunting among the ice-fields when ships—and men—were expendable.

 REVIEW

In the cafe where I prefer to read and write, there are three possible problems that I can face. One – my coffee will be too cool. Two – the people sitting near me will be obnoxious or, at the least, too loud. Or three – the place will be full and I will have to skulk away dejectedly. Obviously these are the minimalist of trifles, but if I’m not careful, I can slide into my first-worldliness and be annoyed.

Death On The Ice, written in 1972 by Newfoundland author Cassie Brown, is the perfect slap-in-the-face reminder not to take our comparatively peaceful life for granted. In the 19th and early 20h century, the Newfoundland seal hunt was easily one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet. Every winter, crews of usually poor, small-town men would sign up for the hunt and venture out into the icy sea. By 1850, in a season that only lasted a few weeks, half a million seals could be killed. The ship owners and pelt merchants made a fortune and became Newfoundland’s aristocracy. The sealers averaged $29. The risk was atrocious. Between 1863 and 1900, forty-one out of fifty wooden ships were lost at sea. Not until 1913 was a law passed that guaranteed the sealers “decent food, full-time cooks, and other crumbs of civilization”. Still, there was so little food that they had to eat melted snow and raw seal hearts to survive.

In the winter of 1914, the Newfoundland, a forty-two year-old wooden ship with a new young captain, joined the fleet and sailed out into the “constantly moving, splitting, wheeling, cracking, roaring, jagged mass of ice”. At the first sight of seals, the hunters left the ship. It was the beginning of the end. When a blizzard of “apocalyptic fury” hit, the men got lost on the ice. For two days and nights, they wandered blindly, trying to keep their minds occupied by singing, dancing, pretending to fish. Several times, they were close to rescue, with other ships less than a mile away, but the storm was so bad that they could not be seen and the ships sailed away obliviously. With hope shattered, some men gave up and walked purposefully into the sea to die. The majority of the one hundred and thirty-two man crew did not survive. It was the worst tragedy the industry had ever experienced. Disgustingly, even before the final body count was tallied, some ship owners were demanding that the hunt continue.

Injured Sealer, 4 April 1914
Injured Sealer, 4 April 1914

Based on court documents, archival newspaper articles, and witness testimony from the fifty-two survivors, Death On The Ice is a gripping re-telling of a largely unknown tragic episode outside of Newfoundland, where the book has actually been required reading in schools. But it is more than just a historical account and classic Canadiana. It is also another example of the haves versus the have-nots, where the poor are seen as expendable, and where the greed of the powerful few can snuff out the lives of the desperate many. The document is historical. The underlying themes are timeless.

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Home from the Sea – Sealers Memorial in Elliston

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

cassie-eileen-brownCassie Brown was born in Rose Blanche, but moved to St. John’s with her family in the 1930s. She began writing as a teenager and later worked as a freelance writer of scripts and educational broadcasts for CBC.

From 1959 to 1966, she was a reporter for The Daily News. During this time she also published and edited the magazine Newfoundland Women (1961- 1964). Cassie retired from The Daily News to work on her book Death on the Ice (1972), a gripping account of the 1914 sealing disaster and a work that established her as an author. Her other works include: A Winter’s Tale (1976) and Standing into Danger (1979).

CKIn his own words – Surly Joe is a moderately nondescript Toronto-based white guy who spends too much time contemplating the nature of boredom.  His aspirations waver between wanting to be either a professional gambler or a Zen monk, with a touch of writing on the side.  After completing university with a degree in a subject that does not readily lead to any sort of viable employment, he wandered through Europe and Northern Africa for a while collecting stories and useless trivia, circumstance led to a career back in Toronto.  He now spends his money on food, friends, wine and annual trips to Las Vegas.

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Flirting With Scandal (Capital Confessions #1) – Chanel Cleeton GET IT TODAY!

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by Chanel Cleeton


  • Date Available: May 19, 2015
  • Series: Capital Confessions #1
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Publisher: Penguin/InterMix

 SYNOPSIS – The author of I See London sets her sights on Washington, D. C., with a sexy new series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals…

Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.
William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret…

EXCERPT

He moved forward, just an inch, but enough that his hand reached out, circling my wrist. We both froze the instant he touched me. His eyes widened, almost as if he were surprised by his own actions.

We both looked down at the same time, our gazes glued to the spot where our flesh met.

His hand was tanner than mine. It was easy to imagine him outdoors—sailing, maybe. Maybe he still played lacrosse. He looked so masculine, and physical, and something about the sight of his hand—long, tapered fingers, neatly trimmed nails—was enough to make my breath catch. His hands, like everything else about his body, were big. With him arched over my chair, it was impossible to not feel like he dominated me.

We didn’t look at each other, instead we both watched as he turned my hand over, palm up. For a second I forgot to breathe. Everything around us, the sounds of glasses clinking and deals being made, fell away. I forgot that I was at the Hay-Adams, forgot everything but the image of his hand, so male, so strong, so capable, encircling mine.

I waited. It must have been only seconds, and yet it felt like an eternity. Waited until I felt it, the brush of his finger, feather-light, on the inside of my wrist—stroking, teasing, tempting—unravelling me with the slightest touch.

I went completely still, my body anchored by his. The fire alarm could have gone off and I wouldn’t have moved an inch. My eyes closed, savouring the feel of his hand on my bare skin.

It was the kind of touch that was nothing and everything at the same time. It was an invitation, a proposition, a claiming, possession. With one finger, the power completely shifted.

My eyes fluttered open, unable to resist the urge to watch. His fingers stroked the inside of my wrist, lazy patterns and swirls that somehow looked like art. Each touch sent a shiver through me, my nipples tightening, heat flooding my body. I’d never been so turned on in my life, and all he’d touched was the inside of my wrist.

BOOK TRAILER

An emotionally satisfying page turner, deliciously steamy and set against a complex political backdrop that yields satisfying plot twists and a hefty dose of scandal. – Lia Riley, author of Upside Down

Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton has it all. A sexy hero, strong heroine, delicious romance, sizzling tension, and plenty of breathtaking scandal. I loved this book! – New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

Scorching hot and wicked smart, Flirting with Scandal had me hooked from page one! Sizzling with sexual tension and political intrigue, Cleeton weaves a story that is as complex as it is sexy. Thank God this is a series because I need more!! – New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

Sexy, intelligent, and intriguing. Chanel Cleeton makes politics scandal-icious. – USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King

Chanel Cleeton knocked it out of the park with Flirting with Scandal. The banter was refreshing, the political storyline captivating, and the sexual tension was through the roof. Smart, emotional, romantic, and sizzling hot–this book is fantastic! – Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series

Chanel Cleeton delivers again! Featuring a strong heroine, a steamy romance, and juicy dose of political scandal, Flirting with Scandal is completely engrossing. Clear your calendars–you won’t be able to put this one down! – Brenda St. John Brown, author of Swimming to Tokyo


 

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AUTHOR INFORMATION

 Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

 Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.
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She didn’t miss the note of intimacy in his comment. And while his admission and the underlying innuendo should have her running from the house, she found herself intrigued. What in the world was wrong with her? Her imaginings from last night were what was wrong with her. She’d sketched a picture of this man in her mind that was too perfect and without flaws. Everyone had flaws.

She decided right then and there that she couldn’t trust herself in his presence. Her imagination had run wild with this man’s character, and she couldn’t help but paint him as some sort of hero, not only for rescuing her but also for giving her the things she desperately needed right now—a safe place, a job . . . a chance.

With self-preservation finally at the forefront of her thoughts, she managed to take an uneven step away from him. The misstep shot a heavy dose of pain up her leg, and it felt like her stomach was in her throat with the sudden correction in her balance. But Mr. Riley grasped her arm firmly. Instead of toppling back, she was crushed along the length of his body.

With her hands wrapped around his strong forearms, she let him steady her long enough that her head stopped spinning. His thumbs brushed back and forth over the inside of her wrist, letting her focus on the intimacy of his touch instead of the pain radiating from her ankle.

His nearness did strange things to her, things that made her want to step closer instead of away from him, to be touched everywhere as familiarly as he stroked her wrist. She shook her head and dropped her arms to her sides. She needed to get a better grasp on her emotions, her desires.

 

Deciding that life had far more to  offer than a nine to five job, bickering children and housework of any kind (unless she’s on a deadline when everything is magically spotless), TIFFANY CLARE opened up her laptop to write stories she could get lost in. Tiffany writes sexy historical romances set in the Victorian era. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids and two dogs and you can find out more about her and her books at www.tiffanyclare.com



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Flirting With Scandal (Capital Confessions #1) – Chanel Cleeton RAVE REVIEW

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Flirting With Scandal: Capital Confessions #1
Chanel Cleeton

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FROM GOODREADS – Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

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When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret…

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Flirting With Scandal definitely appealed to my Shonda Rhimes lovin’ heart, however this flirty and fun N/A is no hack of our beloved screenwriter/producer’s work. What it is, is an example of the very best N/A has to offer. Jacqueline Gardner, named for iconic first lady despite her very Marilynesque looks, is the illegitimate child of a prominent politician and his mistress. Long accustomed to her “dirty little secret” status Jackie has grown up to be an expert manipulator of the inner workings of the Washington DC political machine. She is determined to win the game, pay her own way and never be any politician’s plaything, an occupation at which her mother has spent a lifetime.

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Will Clayton is making a run for state senate. At 26, he is an idealist, born and bred for politics and the last person Jackie should get involved with. However, an accidental meeting at the Hay-Adams hotel bar sparks an undeniable attraction that even the complication of working together on his campaign cannot extinguish.

I have long bemoaned my uneasy relationship with N/A fiction but recently came to the conclusion that within certain parameters I can find N/A to be an enjoyable diversion. I am a sucker for a hero who is a “nice guy”, thankfully Flirting With Scandal is largely tattoo and angst free. Couple these must haves with a smart sassy heroine and a solid storyline and I’m sold. Flirting With Scandal came through on all accounts. Undoubtedly Will Clayton is a perfect hero, political aspirations notwithstanding and Jackie is intelligent and driven but not to the point of obstreperousness.

Flirting With Scandal was a vastly entertaining read complete with likeable characters, the only exception being Jackie’s parents and a setting more than compelling enough to ensure that I am eagerly looking forward to reading the next offering in the Capital Confessions series featuring Jackie’s half sister Blair. My recommendation would be to one-click them both now and be prepared for a trip to DC that you won’t soon forget.

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION

 Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

 Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.


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Flirting With Scandal (Capital Confessions #1) – Chanel Cleeton Teaser Day 5

  • FWSTitle: Flirting with Scandal
  • Author: Chanel Cleeton
  • Release date: May 19, 2015
  • Publisher: Penguin/InterMix
  • Series: Capital Confessions #1
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance

The author of I See London sets her sights on Washington, D. C., with a sexy new series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals…

Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret…

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 Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton has it all. A sexy hero, strong heroine, delicious romance, sizzling tension, and plenty of breathtaking scandal. 

I loved this book! – New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

Scorching hot and wicked smart, Flirting with Scandal had me hooked from page one! Sizzling with sexual tension and political intrigue, Cleeton weaves a story that is as complex as it is sexy. Thank God this is a series because I need more!! – New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

Sexy, intelligent, and intriguing. Chanel Cleeton makes politics scandal-icious. – USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King

Chanel Cleeton knocked it out of the park with Flirting with Scandal. The banter was refreshing, the political storyline captivating, and the sexual tension was through the roof. Smart, emotional, romantic, and sizzling hot–this book is fantastic! Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series

Chanel Cleeton delivers again! Featuring a strong heroine, a steamy romance, and juicy dose of political scandal, Flirting with Scandal is completely engrossing. Clear your calendars–you won’t be able to put this one down! Brenda St. John Brown, author of Swimming to Tokyo


 

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About the Author

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.

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  • FWSTitle: Flirting with Scandal
  • Author: Chanel Cleeton
  • Release date: May 19, 2015
  • Publisher: Penguin/InterMix
  • Series: Capital Confessions #1
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance

The author of I See London sets her sights on Washington, D. C., with a sexy new series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals…

Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret…

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 Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton has it all. A sexy hero, strong heroine, delicious romance, sizzling tension, and plenty of breathtaking scandal. 

I loved this book! – New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

Scorching hot and wicked smart, Flirting with Scandal had me hooked from page one! Sizzling with sexual tension and political intrigue, Cleeton weaves a story that is as complex as it is sexy. Thank God this is a series because I need more!! – New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

Sexy, intelligent, and intriguing. Chanel Cleeton makes politics scandal-icious. – USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King

Chanel Cleeton knocked it out of the park with Flirting with Scandal. The banter was refreshing, the political storyline captivating, and the sexual tension was through the roof. Smart, emotional, romantic, and sizzling hot–this book is fantastic! Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series

Chanel Cleeton delivers again! Featuring a strong heroine, a steamy romance, and juicy dose of political scandal, Flirting with Scandal is completely engrossing. Clear your calendars–you won’t be able to put this one down! Brenda St. John Brown, author of Swimming to Tokyo


 

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About the Author

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.

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Flirting With Scandal (Capital Confessions #1) – Chanel Cleeton Teaser Day 3

  • FWSTitle: Flirting with Scandal
  • Author: Chanel Cleeton
  • Release date: May 19, 2015
  • Publisher: Penguin/InterMix
  • Series: Capital Confessions #1
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance

The author of I See London sets her sights on Washington, D. C., with a sexy new series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals…

Jackie Gardner knows all about dirty little secrets. The illegitimate daughter of one of the most influential senators in Washington, D.C., she grew up surrounded by the scandals and shadows of politics. Now that she’s landed an internship with a powerful political consulting firm, she’s determined to launch her career and take this city by storm.

William Andrew Clayton was born for politics. He knows the drill: work hard, play discreetly, and at all costs, avoid scandal. At twenty-six, his campaign for the Virginia State Senate is the first step to cementing his future. It’s time for him to settle down, to find the perfect political spouse. He needs a Jackie Kennedy, not a Marilyn…

When Jackie meets Will in the bar of the Hay-Adams Hotel, sparks fly. But the last thing Will needs is to be caught in a compromising position, and an affair with a political candidate could cost Jackie her career. When what began as one steamy night, becomes a passion neither one of them can walk way from, they must decide if what they have is really love, or just another dirty little secret…

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 Flirting with Scandal by Chanel Cleeton has it all. A sexy hero, strong heroine, delicious romance, sizzling tension, and plenty of breathtaking scandal. 

I loved this book! – New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

Scorching hot and wicked smart, Flirting with Scandal had me hooked from page one! Sizzling with sexual tension and political intrigue, Cleeton weaves a story that is as complex as it is sexy. Thank God this is a series because I need more!! – New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris

Sexy, intelligent, and intriguing. Chanel Cleeton makes politics scandal-icious. – USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King

Chanel Cleeton knocked it out of the park with Flirting with Scandal. The banter was refreshing, the political storyline captivating, and the sexual tension was through the roof. Smart, emotional, romantic, and sizzling hot–this book is fantastic! Christina Lee, author of the Between Breaths series

Chanel Cleeton delivers again! Featuring a strong heroine, a steamy romance, and juicy dose of political scandal, Flirting with Scandal is completely engrossing. Clear your calendars–you won’t be able to put this one down! Brenda St. John Brown, author of Swimming to Tokyo


 

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About the Author

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise and a fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure.

Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her husband.

Chanel writes contemporary romances. She is published by Harlequin HQN, Penguin/InterMix, and Penguin/Berkley and is the author of the International School, Capital Confessions, and Wild Aces series.

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