Blog Tour: Minstrel’s Serenade by Aubrie Dionne (Melissa’s review, giveaway)

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Minstrel's Serenade
Minstrel’s Serenade
written by Aubrie Dionne
published by Lyrical Press

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooksBook Depository, Goodreads

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange  for an honest review.

Did I enjoy this book: 
Every time I tell myself I don’t really like reading love stories I come across a book like this. I’m not saying it wasn’t cheesy — it’d be hard not to be with names like Troubadir, Rubystone, and Darkenbite flying around — but let’s just say it was my favorite flavor of cheese. Yeah, the characters said “tis” more often than I would have liked, but let’s face it: I didn’t chose this book hoping for some mind-altering literature. I’m actually kind of impressed that Dionne got me to take a character seriously whose main battle skill is, um, singing. So yeah. I might hide it under my bed, but I’m definitely keeping this book around.


Would I recommend it: If you’re interested in a cheesy-but-satisfying love story, go for it.

About the book – from Goodreads: 
He’s sworn to protect her, but can he save her from himself?

Danika Rubystone has hated the minstrels ever since her mother ran away with one. As Princess, she’s duty bound to marry Valorian, a minstrel from the House of Song. But problems in the kingdom are mounting. With her father dead she’s the sole heir to an imperiled throne, and wyverns attack Ebonvale’s southern shores. But after Danika finds a lone survivor of a wyvern’s attack who holds the key to protecting the kingdom and she finally meets the enchantingly sly Valorian, everything changes.

As Ebonvale’s Royal Guard sails with the minstrels to smite the uprising of wyverns, Danika dances a line between sticking by duty like her father, or following her wild heart like her mother.


Aubrie DionneAbout the author: Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her books have received the highest ratings from Romance Times Magazine, as well as Night Owl Reviews and Two Lips Reviews. She has guest blogged on the USA Today Happily Ever After Blog and the Dear Teen Me blog and signed books at the Boston Book Festival, Barnes and Noble, and the Romance Writers of America conference. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Astraea Press, Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

Find Ms. Dionne here: web, blog, Twitter, Goodreads



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  1. My thoughts on romance novels is much like yours – I try to avoid them. But it’s nice to mix things up once in a while, so I’ll keep this book in mind. Thanks for your review.

  2. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop!

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