Friday, March 22, 2013

Author Renee Vincent--from fabulous historical fiction to fun, fresh contemporary romance

"The Emerald Isle Trilogy" by author Renee Vincent--Marvelous Medieval Historical Romance--unforgettable!!!

I want to express my admiration for Renee Vincent, whose generosity and shared love of history and romance brought this wonderful book series to life. I have always lived in historical romance. I just “reside” in the modern world. From as far back as I can remember, I was always drawn to times of old, ladies and gentlemen from another era, and clothing and customs from days gone by. I love history, and that is one of the reasons that I have been a lifelong reader of historical romance. I know that some readers state that they want a romance, not a history lesson, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. The setting of the book, the era, culture, social mores, religious beliefs, fashion, art and literature of the times all affect the way the characters would develop as people. Therefore, they are very important elements of the story line details. I appreciate the amount of research and love of subject an author invests into a well-written historical romance.

Ræliksen (The Emerald Isle Trilogy, #1)

Today, I am focusing on Renee Vincent's remarkable book series, "The Emerald Isle Trilogy". This is a series to savor, one that will stay in your heart and mind and lead to your own dreams of irresistible Irishmen and magnetic Northmen!  A highly recommended read. The powerful and moving love story of Daegan Raeliksen and his Lady Mara will resonate long after the last page is read. This is historical romantic fiction at its best, written by an author inspired by the legends and lure of ancient Ireland and Norway. Renee Vincent has brought to life a turbulent time in history when cultures collided and to the victor went the spoils! Only a love story as intense as "Raeliksen" could match the true passions and intrigue of tumultuous Ireland of Olde! Daegan is a charismatic Northmen, a world-traveling tradesman, and a leader of his people. One look at a beautiful maiden who visits his favorite secluded woodland spot takes his breath and steals his heart. He soon learns that she is Mara, daughter of an Irish king, a woman who should be forbidden to a Northman. Daegan is not a man to be denied, and fate and undeniable love soon set in place an adventurous course of events. When two hearts truly love, no risk is too great to keep that love safe. The timeless melding of two souls in spiritual and sensual union is both poignant and passionate. Not to be missed!

 Mac Liam (The Emerald Isle Trilogy, #2)

Breandan Mac Liam is a man who knows his heart belongs to only one woman, the beautiful Irish princess, Mara. For years he has loved her, dreamed of her, and held her close in his thoughts. However, Mara was the wife of a charming Northman chieftain, Daegan Raeliksen, and she was to remain unattainable to Breandan. When their paths unexpectedly cross years later, much has changed, and Breandan is once again a captive of his love for Mara. Sent to retrieve Mara by her dying father, Breandan must put his own desires aside to protect the woman he loves and return her to her home to grant the last wish of the king. In, "Mac Liam", the second book in "The Emerald Isle Trilogy", Renee Vincent once again takes us back to a time of great adventure and grand passions. Skillfully blending historical fact with exciting action and battle scenes and soul-scorching romance, she places the reader in Ireland of Olde. Her brave and brawny Northmen, the explorers and conquerors, are intriguing and vividly drawn. The conflicts and merging of these two cultures would change the face of the world forever, with far-reaching consequences. An endlessly fascinating era in time for lovers of history and great romantic characters.


In "The Fall of Rain", Leif Dæganssen, an archeologist from Norway, is determined to trace back his Scandinavian roots as far as the Dark Ages and find proof of their existence on the Emerald Isle. After several years of living off the west coast of Ireland, he finally uncovers an ancient artifact—an intricately decorated chest with pagan carvings—buried beneath the very porch of his coastal cottage. Knowing it only confirms the presence of a glorified Norse-influenced settlement on Inis Mór, he’s determined to establish a link between himself and those who once inhabited the rugged isle. For as long as she can remember, Lorraine O’Connor has had dreams of a Norse warrior kissing her. And even though she’s never fully understood the reason for her vivid subconscious imagination, she welcomes the meaningless and wanton pleasure of being in a Viking’s protective embrace—until the day she meets that brazen Northman on an impulsive vacation trip to Ireland. Though blindsided by the relevance of her dreams and the strange familiarity of the man within them, Lorraine can’t help but feel a deep-seated intimacy toward Leif. And the more she gets to know him, the more she’s convinced they’ve shared a life together in a time long forgotten.
Are the clues to their ancestral past hidden within the contents of the chest or buried deep within their hearts?

Renee Vincent writes award-winning historical & contemporary adult romance. From the daunting, charismatic Vikings, to the charming, brazen Alpha male heroes of modern day, you'll be whisked away to a world filled with fast-paced adventure, unforgettable romance, and undying love.

The Warrior Sagas:
The Temperate Warrior (Book 1)

The Emerald Isle Trilogy:
Ræliksen (Book 1)
Mac Liam (Book 2)
The Fall of Rain (Book 3)

Silent Partner (contemporary romance)

"This author earned my highest recommendations and I feel privileged to have read one of the best. It is a must read for any lover of historical romance or even lovers of romance in general."
5 Stars TOP PICK ~ Night Owl Reviews

"An ingenious ending to an amazing trilogy. The gifted author Renee Vincent will capture your attention from the very first page."
5 Blue Ribbons ~ Romance Junkies

Renee Vincent--as "Gracie Lee Rose"--also writes fun, fresh contemporary women's fiction:


  1. Oh my goodness!!!! What an amazing morning to find this humbling post about my trilogy! AND to top it off even more, that YOU now have your own blog/website!!! I am super proud of you and thrilled beyond belief that you've taken the time to do this. I've always said you should start your own book blog and yay!!! You've done it! I will be adding this to my Past The Print under FAVORITE BLOGS.

    Thank you from the very bottom of my heart for posting these remarkably written reviews about my books. I cannot be more happy right now!

    Thank you for being such a loyal and dedicated fan, and most importantly such a wonderful friend. God has blessed me.

  2. You are most welcome, Little GB : ) All praise is well-deserved. Stop by here any old time, and bring Gracie Lee Rose with you ; )

  3. Virginia! wow that is beautiful review for Renee's books. I love her books and Gracie's! nice of you to share!

    1. Virginia is good for writing reviews with such a poetic lilt to them. She certainly has a way with words! I luv her so!

  4. How nice to have visitors--thank you! Ladies, you must come back soon : )