Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Coin: A Romantic Thriller set on the French Riviera

The Coin
by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
a Romantic Thriller

Gabriela Martinez never thought finding a simple French coin would place her life in jeopardy.  Richard Harrison never thought the woman he'd been tricked into protecting would be the one woman he could love. Now, with the help of Richard's counterpart in French intelligence, Maurice Nôret, Richard and Gabriela must stay ahead of a killer whose only purpose is to keep his identity a secret, even if it means silencing Gabriela forever.

Set in the exotic Côte d'Azur (French Riviera), The Coin has romance, action, thrills, and suspense. A fast read you won't be able to put down.

Goodreads Reviews:  
 ***** "This romance/suspense story is set in the lovely French Riviera. It is a fast read, the plot is tight and the characters are well developed with an unexpected twist to the standard romance story. This adds complexity and interest, not one character is stronger than the other, thus eliminating the "victim" or "superhero" tendencies so prevalent in modern Romance." 

 ***** "The author has a real talent for storytelling and her ability to control the action whilst keeping the integrity of the love story, adds a nice dimension to what is in effect a very well controlled and suspenseful thriller."

 Contact the Author

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra received Honorable Mention in the general fiction genre for her novel The Coin in the Southern California Book Festival competition.
Goodreads Giveaway:  https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/67975-the-coin   (open till Oct.31).

Amazon buy link:  http://goo.gl/iXaKeC


Inner Goddess is giving away a copy of The Coin.  One comment will be chosen by Randomizer on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.   You must leave a contact email to claim your prize.  Comment Topic:
Which European/Mediterrean area is the most romantic?

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway. The most romantic place to me is Barcelona, Spain. I would love to go there.


  2. I loved Barcelona but Paris will always be my favorite! It is magical.

  3. Oh and I forgot to mention that I started The Coin and it is terrific!

  4. I'll say Paris, France

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. It is impossible to compare the cities. Barcelona has great charm, it is smaller, intimate and easy to explore. Paris is huge and has been the center of culture for many centuries.
    The Coin is a great story, I read it in two days. Attention ladies, you will love Richard. I can't wait for the next book to come out.

  6. Congratulations to BN100! You have won a copy of The Coin! Check your email for a message from us on how to collect your prize.

    1. Congratulations as well. Enjoy the read!!
      Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, author