Book Review – Gems of Vice and Greed (and a giveaway)

In an effort to expand readership – and participation – I am going to be dedicating more time to my blog, and yours. To kick this off, I’m going to start reviewing books more frequently, and occasionally, I will give away a copy of the book I’m reviewing.

First, a few things of note – yes, I received this as an Advanced Reading Copy in exchange for an honest review, but I also purchased a copy to give away, so. Also, yes, this is an Affiliate link, but I will only be using the Affiliate link for products I like. not just to make money. That’s not what this is about, after all…

On to the review…

I feel like I should preface this review today with – I do not like most contemporary romances. I like contemporary chick lit, but not much current romance. It’s all the Billionaire’s this or the Millionaire’s that… So, when I tell you to read this book, I suggest you listen.

First of all, The Gems of Vice and Greed is book three in the Contemporary Gothic Romance series by Colleen Gleason. I have not read the first two, but you absolutely do not need to. That’s a major factor in a series for me – can it stand alone?

So, Vice and Greed tells the story of Leslie and Declan. Leslie, having removed herself from the corporate rat race, has settled down in Michigan to restore a historic mansion so that she can open an inn. Declan, the local blacksmith (drooling already,  aren’t you?) has moved to the same small town to raise the daughter he never knew he had.

Throw in a ghost and rumors of long lost jewels, and you’ve a sexy, intriguing story full of charming characters, simmering sexual tension, and mystery.

This is a must read!

Gems of Vice and Greed, Colleen Gleason

Now then, I promised a giveaway, did I not? So… Comment to tell me you want a copy, and I will pick a random winner 2 weeks from today – and that person will receive a copy of the book. This giveaway is only available for Kindle, and is not affiliated with Colleen Gleason or Amazon or anyone else. And if you’ve one available, share a picture of the sexiest (could be an ironsmith) you can find.

When I picture Declan, I am totally picturing Jason Mamoa, especially as the new (and improved) Conan.


7 thoughts on “Book Review – Gems of Vice and Greed (and a giveaway)

  1. Crystal Cox

    Shared everywhere for you 🙂 and when you say sexy blacksmith I can only think about Adam Black from KMM’s Highlander series

    P.S. Sorry I have no idea how to share a picture on here.

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    1. lauramichaela Post author

      I asked readers to do that, and then I have to stop and wonder if it’s even possible. I know that I can when I respond because I do so from the WP dashboard, lol.

      Isn’t that just like me? Asking people to do something, but not ensuring they can first.

      I am not familiar with the Highlander series from KMM, but Google assures me that many women are envisioning quite a sexy beast as your Adam Black. I love that about books – I can envision anyone I want while I read.

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      1. Crystal Cox

        OMGosh you totally have to go grab them and then you can drool about Adam Black too hehehe. My go to guy for almost all heroes that I read is Daniel Gilles AKA Elijah from VD and The Originals *sigh just love him 🙂

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      2. lauramichaela Post author

        Mine right now is the Regency drawing of Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. I mean, I loved him before, but… I’m done!

        Ok, if Jason Mamoa there were to appear before me, I wouldn’t say no. lol


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