Today I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for the Secrets of Casanova by Greg Michaels!
Genre: Historical Fiction
Loosely based on the life of Jacques Casanova, The Secrets of Casanova is a rich, lush novel of love, sex, family, ambition, intrigue, and adventure. Set in Paris of 1755, Casanova's luck is fading and his past is shoving up against his present with potentially disastrous consequences. What price must he pay to uncover a treasure of inestimable value? What hearts must he break along the way? Casanova's will and destiny collide again and again in this riveting historical fiction that brings to light a man of great passion and not a few secrets.
Praise for The Secrets of Casanova
“A Shakespearean actor with a flair for the dramatic and a superb ear for dialogue, Michaels's debut novel puts a brilliantly original spin on an historical figure whose very name is a cliché. This Casanova must wrestle not only with falling hopelessly and passionately in love, but embarking on a mysterious quest that is as much a spiritual awakening as a swashbuckling adventure. The Secrets of Casanova is so erotic and so sensitively written, I found it difficult to believe its author was a man.” -Robin Maxwell, national best-selling author of The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn
I have always been intrigued by the man that is Casanova both in fact and fiction, so I jumped at the chance to read and review this book! Jacques Casanova is, to put it mildly, a bit of a rogue. We all know the tales of his bed-hopping and authority-dodging ways, and this is exactly how we find him at the beginning of the novel. He is a character that we ought to hate but just can't. There was definite character development with him throughout the novel that made him more than the stereotypical bounder, and I couldn't help but will him to succeed in his quest. The theatrical background of the author shines through his prose; his characterisation is spot on and I found myself transported into Casanova's world. Full of intrigue and adventure, The Secrets of Casanova is a well-written tale that brings the legend to life, and makes him so much more than the lady-loving cliché.
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About the Author
After receiving his B.A. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin, a chance experience thrust Greg into a career as a professional actor and fight director. To date he's acted in over fifty theater productions, more than forty television shows, and choreographed dozens of swordfights for stage and screen. In THE SECRETS OF CASANOVA, Greg again proves his skill at telling a theatrical story. He lives with his wife, two sons, and Andy the hamster.
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