Monday, March 25, 2013

Review Tour & Giveaway - Alaina Claiborne by MK McClintock


Welcome to my stop on M.K. McClintock's Review Tour for Alaina Claiborne.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below for M.K. to let her know you stopped by.  M.K. will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  You can follow all of the tour stops here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.  My review will post before noon today.


Alaina Claiborn
by M.K. McClintock 
British Agent Novel, Book 1 

Publisher: Trapper's Peak Publishing
Release Date: January 8, 2013

Genre:Historical Romantic Suspense
Length: 257 Pages

ISBN: 978-0615742502

Buy Links: 

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Book Description:

How far would you go to avenge your family and save the one you love?

In nineteenth-century England, Alaina Claiborne had a loving family, a cherished friend, and devoted servants. She spent her days riding across the grassy hills of the English countryside, joyful and at peace.

Then tragedy strikes and her world is forever changed. Searching for those responsible is her only focus . . . until she meets Tristan.

Tristan Sheffield, a man of many talents, searches out those who don’t want to be found. His past is filled with secrets and deeds he would rather leave deeply buried. However, when his life unexpectedly entwines with Alaina's, he soon discovers they share more than a mutual desire to catch a murderer.

On their hunt for a man driven by greed, Tristan and Alaina find that love is the greatest weapon against evil, and they'll stop at nothing to survive.


Across the acres, darkness enveloped another, her surroundings illuminated by the flickering flame of a lamp. Alaina moved around in the attic, searching through trunks of the items that had come from her mother’s cottage in Ireland. It was difficult to see so many memories that reminded her of her parents, but she also found it calmed her. She had avoided these things since they had been delivered years ago, but now her fears became secondary. She hoped that something from her parents’ past would shed light on what was happening in the present.

Alaina rummaged through a trunk of some of her mother’s clothes, pulling them out and smelling them, hoping for a faint whiff of the soft rose scent her mother used to wear. There was something lingering around the old clothes, and it took Alaina back to a time when she was a little girl. Nevertheless, the memory ended there. She paused for a moment, as if the scent reminded her of something else besides her mother. She subsequently released the memory when she saw the bottom of the trunk was not as deep as it should have been. She pulled out the remaining dress and ran her fingers along the bottom and edges. She next looked on the outside of the trunk. Nearly six inches of extra space remained near the bottom on the inside.

Alaina felt along the inside edges and became excited when she found a gap. Slowly reaching her fingers into the hole, she simultaneously pushed down on the other edge for leverage and surprised herself when the bottom tilted to reveal the extra space beneath. Removing the thin board, she set it aside and gasped when she turned back to the trunk.

“Oh, Mother. What did you do?”


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

McClintock is an over-worked entrepreneur, baker of decadent desserts and all things chocolate, photographer of beautiful places, and most importantly, a writer.

She dreams of a time when life was simpler, the land rougher, and the journey more rewarding. With her heart deeply rooted in the past and her mind always on adventure, McClintock will always call Montana home.

McClintock is a member of Romance Writers of America, Montana Romance Writers, Hearts Through History Romance Writers, and Women Writing the West.

MK McClintock Website:

Official Blog:

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Don't forget to leave a comment or question below for M.K. to let her know you stopped by.  M.K. will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  You can follow all of the tour stops here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.  


  1. thanks for the post. M.K. McClintock is a new author to me and i will be adding the book to my tbr list

    1. Thank you for stopping by Laurie! I hope you have a chance to read and enjoy. :) Have a lovely day!

  2. Thank you for hosting me on tour! I look forward to connecting with your readers. Feel free to chat. :)

  3. I want to know what she found in the trunk. I just added the book to my read list, it sounds like a good read.


    1. I wasn't nice about leaving you hanging there was I? :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hi, what inspired this books, if you don't mind me asking?

    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

    1. I don't mind at all Lyra, though I wish I had a simple answer. There wasn't anything specific which inspired this particular story. At the time I began writing "Alaina Claiborne" I really wanted to visit England, so I had the country on my mind a lot. I love historical settings, so that was a given. Then the characters formed and the story followed. The mystery part of it was accidental. :)

      Thank you for asking!

  5. Did you ever visit England yourself?

    moonsurfer123 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Hi Anas! Not yet, but it's on my list for the near future. The closest I've been is to Scotland, so I had to rely on research for this book, along with a couple of people who live in England. :)

      Thank you for visiting.

  6. lol, I'm the opposite, I went to England, but plan to visit Scotland someday, all the nice looking castles :)


    1. Scotland is amazing! I'm certain you'll love it. I'll be sharing my Scotland memories on my blog in the coming months. I look forward to England. :)

      Thank you so much for visiting today.

  7. What places do you want to visit in England?


    1. Hi Lena! Thank you for stopping by. I'm not much of a city person, so I'd venture north. I'd like to combine my next trip with southern Scotland (went to Highlands last time) and northern England. Yorkshire Dales Natl Park looks nice, and then I'd stick with historical sites and castles. :) Have you ever been?

  8. Can't wait to read.


  9. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. It's time for one of the surprise giveaways during the tour! The winner at this stop is Ami! You'll be contacted via email. (Note: this is not for the end of tour gift card giveaway). Thank you all for stopping off at Queen of All She Reads to chat.

  11. This is going to be such a wonderful read thank you.


  12. Thank you for the post/excerpt on this book. What a beautiful cover!

  13. Sounds like a lovely mix of historical fiction and mystery and romance!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOt com

  14. Wonderful thoughts! I like the sounds of this one! Thanks for the chance to win!


    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu