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Blood for Ink: The Scarlet Plumiere Series, Book 1 | [L. L. Muir]

Blood for Ink: The Scarlet Plumiere Series, Book 1

As the mysterious writer who exposes gentlemen's secrets, it is not the first time The Scarlet Plumiere has been hunted. But this time it's different. This time, she interferes with one of the Four Kings, and the brotherhood will not rest until they marry her off and place her securely under a man's thumb. Only they have to catch her first. The Earl of Northwick is falling for this writer, sight unseen. Will she be pretty? Will she have all her teeth? In his rush to claim her for himself, regardless of who she might ultimately be, he places her in grave danger - her desperate enemies are watching closely for the moment her mask is removed.
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If he unmasks her, she's as good as dead....

As the mysterious writer who exposes gentlemen's secrets, it is not the first time The Scarlet Plumiere has been hunted. But this time it's different. This time, she interferes with one of the Four Kings, and the brotherhood will not rest until they marry her off and place her securely under a man's thumb. Only they have to catch her first.

The Earl of Northwick is falling for this writer, sight unseen. Will she be pretty? Will she have all her teeth? In his rush to claim her for himself, regardless of who she might ultimately be, he places her in grave danger - her desperate enemies are watching closely for the moment her mask is removed.

Blood for Ink is a full-length Regency romance and is the first of four novels in The Scarlet Plumiere Series. The sequel is Bones for Bread and an excerpt is included at the end of Blood for Ink.

©2012 Lesli Muir Lytle (P)2012 Lesli Muir Lytle

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    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 01-28-13
    Heather Forest Hill, MD, United States 01-28-13 Member Since 2005
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    Blood for Ink was a captivating book, I loved the plot.
    This was the First L.L. Muir book I have bought and I will be buying the next in this series as soon as Audible releases it. If you like mystery with romance and a strong heroine that is not settling in life for average or what is the norm, a Heroine with whit and humor that a strong women today can relate to, a women who takes life in her own hands.. and the hero ( what a MAN) a man that will let a women be herself and save her from danger if he can???
    As you can see I loved this book via the five stars all around.. I hope that you enjoy this read as much as I did for I could not put my IPHONE down......

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    christine Miami, FL, United States 01-26-13
    christine Miami, FL, United States 01-26-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed it!"

    A pleasant surprise!
    After a detour over the last few months to my kindle, I was pleasantly surprised to find an audio book which kept my interest from start to finish. The narrator helped a lot and brought
    out the quirky humor the author intended.

    Worth a credit!

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    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 02-19-13
    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 02-19-13
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    "this was a great audible book!"
    Where does Blood for Ink rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this was fantastic and I really enjoyed the narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself was very good and kept my attention.


    Which character – as performed by Jim McCance – was your favorite?

    Ash. Ash is definately the coolest character and I look forward to reading.... or hearing... more of his story


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes!


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    Marcheta Suffolk, VA, United States 03-08-13
    Marcheta Suffolk, VA, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2006

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    "Very satisfying start to the series"

    “The only way to control a woman these days, gentlemen, is to marry her off.”

    This is the story of a woman who publishes less than flattering articles about certain men of the ton in newspaper articles under the fiction section, a manipulated drawing for the hand of the Scarlet Plumiere in a man’s club, dueling newpaper correspondence between Ramsey and the Scarlet Plumiere, red cravats, and a threatening man from the Scarlet Plumiere’s past with a great dose of humour throughout. I loved it!

    The narrator, Jim McCance, was excellent. I hope he reads the rest of the series.
    Muir’s two other audio books on audible were not so fortunate in their narrators.

    Each of Ramsey’s friends will probably have their own book in this series. Together, Ramsey and his friends are known as “The Four Kings”:
    + Ramsey Birmingham, Earl of Northwick – who signs his newpaper entries as Mr. Lott
    + Stanley Winters, Viscount Forsgreen – white-blond hair, blue eyes; engaged to
    Irene Goodfellow
    + Presley Talbot, Marquess of Harcourt – gold-brown hair; chronically jovial
    + Earnest Merriweather, Earl of Ashmoore – black hair; very serious

    And the Scarlet Plumiere herself!

    Minor characters:
    - The Marquess of Landover – small property in Scotland he keeps trying to get rid
    of; not good at cards
    - Count Germaine – white hair, steel eyes, large mustache; secrets
    - Lord Gordon – man from the Scarlet Plumiere’s past

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    Donna Birmingham, AL, United States 01-30-13
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    "NOT WORTH THE CREDIT / CASH"

    Jim McCance did a good job as reader. His deep voice was perfect for the male characters and he also did a good job with the female voices. The story however was superficial, the characters uninteresting. It seemed long & boring. It was a chore to listen to the end. I plan to get my credit returned.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    anne LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-13-13
    anne LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "First time giving low score for narration!"

    I almost stopped listening from the beginning because the narrator seemed such a mis-match to the story. It is a pretty "hoaky" romance novel, but the mystery in the story line kept me listening. I kept thinking I would eventually get used to the narrator, but didn't. I never give the narrator low scores because I love listening to books and admire anyone that can make a book come alive, but this one was just plain bad for this book.

    Also, I had to keep rewinding because I thought maybe my iTouch had skipped some chapters, only to find out it hadn't! Then I checked to see if it was abridged, again, it wasn't. Something really dramatic would happen, and I was left wondering when and how did that happen? In the middle of the story there is a short chapter that occurs in a different country, and with totally different characters. Theonly way I knew it was related was because one of the main character's name was mentioned. Then the story continued as if that chapter hadn't occurred!

    I now wonder if somehow Audible put in a chapter from one of the other books by accident! All in all, I cannot recommend this book. I will be asking for a refund. Because the mystery kinda kept me engaged, (or perhaps because I didn't want to have wasted my credit...) I would be willing to try another book by the author if there is a different narrator.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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