Thursday, February 20, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Shannon's Law by Emma Calin

Join author Emma Calin on her Virtual Book Tour for Shannon’s Law, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, from January 31 – February 27, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Emma to let her know you stopped by.  Emma will be awarding a $30 Amazon Voucher to one randomly drawn commenter, a print copy of Shannon's 
Law will be awarded to two randomly drawn commenters and a digital copy of Shannon's Law will be awarded to three randomly drawn commenters during the tour. ALL ENTRANTS get emailed a digital cookery book of recipes (including photos!) for meals/food eaten in Shannon's Law. The book is called 'Cops Cuisine'. You can also enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. Follow the rest of Emma's tour here. My review of Shannon's Law will be posted by the weekend. 

Thank you so much for letting me showcase my forthcoming steamy action-romance novel SHANNON’S LAW. It’s  the second in my PASSION PATROL series - stories where sassy female cops lock up the criminals and always get their man.
February marks the start of my “Pinterest Reveal Virtual Book Tour” in the run-up to the launch on the 28th February 2014. 

Every day there are feature posts on topics relating to SHANNON’S LAW on blogs all around the world.  They’re all linked together on one big Pinterest Board. Each post replaces a ‘mystery’ silhouette that was posted in January. I saved all  my notes and photos as I was writing, on a private Pinterest Board and now I can share them with you.

Today’s subject is:  Joséphine – lover and wife of The Emperor Napoléon.

Love needs ideals and icons. When you don't have love, all those famous couples can seem both to mock and to encourage. Finally they can comfort your loneliness with the knowledge that generally everything ends up as an emotional bonfire. Maybe another evening with the cat and a romance novel  is a better bet in the end?

But who would not want to be Cleopatra, Juliet, Dido or indeed Joséphine, Empress of France? Big love is big risk. Joséphine was a woman of appetite and generosity. She was older than Napoléon and already had two children when he fell for her. And how hard he fell! This ruthless soldier abandoned his heart to her at first sight. 

Her story plays a role in Shannon's Law. Items of furniture at “Bloxington Manor” were once owned by her and feature in the story. She was an extremely generous person and seemed to enjoy giving  pieces to her favorite servants – you find them all over Europe, handed down from generation to generation.   As a well-known spendthrift, I think she did it to make way for some latest must-have fashionable item that she had seen in someone else’s palace or  royal apartment.

Yet, beyond the hardware, her life of passion, spilled blood, loss, gain and ambition flavor the narrative mix of the story.

A piece of Joséphine’s furniture at Bloxington Manor (Avington Park, Hampshire UK)

On a personal level, her affair with Napoléon echoes a small slice of my own life. The second time I met my poet mate, Oscar Sparrow, he presented with me with a copy of a book in French - “The Letters Of Napoléon To Joséphine”. He had bought it for me in Paris shortly after we met. When I had unwrapped it he asked me if I liked to read in bed and I replied that I preferred to be read to....

The old boy is still here and can still read without glasses.  I must be getting something right.

Their relationship knew many ups and downs. When he died in exile in 1821, the last word on the lips of Napoléon was “Joséphine”. I think that as facts go, it is one of the most beautiful I know.

Snippet from Shannon’s Law:

“It’s unbearable.”
“And naughty. Your Joséphine’s being a naughty girl my Emperor.”

Shannon’s Law
By Emma Calin
Passion Patrol Series, Book 2

Publisher:   Gallo-Romano Media
Release Date: February 28, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 270 Pages
ISBN: 9781494290795

Pre-Order Links:  Amazon Barnes& Noble

About the book:

Wild child inner-city cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. When the bosses lose their nerve, after yet another maverick mission, she is transferred to green pastures to play out the role of a routine village cop. When she encounters signs of slave and drug trafficking she homes in on serious millionaire criminals.

As a loner she has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky and widowed Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Their social differences mean nothing to their passion and need. 

Already in the mix is an upper class female rival – who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. 

Often inhibited by a sense of duty and honour, Spencer is slow to reveal his feelings. When Shannon confronts him with the need to choose between her word and that of her rival, he does not immediately support her.

All issues are set aside, when they are forced together to carry out a desperate rescue mission. Their love is stronger than everything ranged against them.

In addition to SHANNON’S LAW, I’m launching a companion digital cook-book with illustrated recipes for all the meals from the novel.

 It’s called  COP’S KTICHEN - Read the love story and taste the romance!

To celebrate the launch of SHANNON’S LAW, there is a special FREE gift for you in my RAFFLECOPTER draw. As well as great, unique prizes to win, EVERY ENTRANT will get their own digital copy of – COP’S KITCHEN. There are many ways to get bonus chances – by commenting on this post, liking Facebook Pages etc.


  1. Thanks for hosting me today and for your introduction. Love your site name...almost has me warbling out some tuneless Mozart. Emma x

  2. Great guest post! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Love the cookbook companion. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  3. The piece about Josephine and Napoleon very interesting. Deb P

  4. I love all the history you put into this book. It makes it so much more than just another book--it takes you to places and times of the past and teaches us about different cultures as we read. Thank you!
    kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com

  5. Thanks guys for all your comments. Not long now until lift off! Emma x

  6. To love & be loved like that is wonderful.

  7. Wow, I *loved* this post! I really enjoyed the background on Josephine and the lovely way it segued into your personal anecdote about your poet ;)
    I too am a history buff, and for all their personal faults, Josephine and Napoleon have one of the greatest love stories.