Book Series Spotlight | Whip Smart by Kit Brennan

Whip Smart Series by Kit Brennan

The wild and sexy Whip Smart series is based on the audaciously cosmopolitan, uniquely influential, and true-life historical figure Lola Montez—the actress-turned-political diabla of Victorian times.

Whip Smart #1 book coverTitle: Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards (Whip Smart #1)

Author: Kit Brennan

Publication Date: August 7, 2014

Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions

ISBN: 9781938231452

Description:

It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-capricious twenty-two-year-old Eliza Gilbert, (aka Lola Montez) is in deep trouble and seeks escape from a divorce trial. Desperate to be free, Lola accepts an alluring offer of a paid trip to Spain, if she will only fulfill a few tasks for Juan de Grimaldi—a Spanish theatre impresario who is also a government agent and spy for the exiled Spanish queen, Maria Cristina. Lola soon finds herself in Madrid, undercover as a performer in a musical play. But when she falls dangerously in love with the target, General Diego de Léon—the “perfect Spanish soldier, lover, and horseman”—Lola becomes a double agent, and the two hatches a plot of their own. Disaster strikes when the plot is exposed, Diego is captured, and Lola is forced to flee on horseback to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit. Will Lola’s reckless daring, feminine whiles, and signature whip be enough to save her life and preserve her cause? She will have to be more whip-smart than ever.


Whip Smart #2 book coverTitle: Whip Smart: Lola Montez and the Poisoned Nom de Plume (Whip Smart #2)

Author: Kit Brennan

Publication Date: April 1, 2015

Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions

ISBN: 9781938231728

Description:

Kit Brennan’s frothy, sexy second in the Whip Smart Series opens with the gorgeous, ever-headstrong Lola Montez careening around Europe, on the run from the haunting memories of Spain and the wild adventure that nearly cost her life. It is 1844. Lola encounters celebrated pianist and composer Franz Liszt at a concert near Dresden, and he encourages her to set her sights on Paris to establish her dancing career. The night that Lola performs her racy Spider Dance at the Paris Opéra, she meets quite possibly the man of her dreams: the co-owner of La Presse Newspaper and best friend of novelist and playwright Alexandre Dumas, whose recent novels about three musketeers and a certain Count of Monte Cristo are running concurrently in newspaper serialization. Lola seems on the verge of breaking Victorian tradition and actually having it all, but forces are at work to foil her designs. Shadowy figures will stop at nothing to sabotage Lola’s new endeavor (unheard of for a woman): to pen an adventure novel about a feisty female character…using a nom de plume. In the heady atmosphere of Parisian writers, artists, and courtesans, with reckless duels fought over every small slight, will Lola survive to find true love and the career of her dreams?


Whip Smart #3 book coverTitle: Whip Smart: Lola Montez Starts a Revolution (Whip Smart #3)

Author: Kit Brennan

Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions

Publication Date: December 7, 2014

ISBN: 9781938231872

Description:

In her most flamboyant adventure yet, Lola Montez gallops to Bavaria and on an outrageous dare, seduces King Ludwig I.  The aging royal cannot resist Lola’s fascinating moves as a Spanish dancer, nor the exciting wardrobe malfunction which ensues.  As their scandalous love affair gains momentum, all of Europe seethes with explosive unrest not seen since the French Revolution.  During the opening months of 1848, Lola finds herself the target of a terrifying witch hunt, and it will take her considerable wiles to not only save herself but foment a revolution that can change the known world.

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