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The Secrets of Milan by Edale Lane - Book Tour


Get ready to take the next step in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy with Secrets of Milan in an exciting blog tour taking place June 30 to July 8th!

Power, passion, and payback intertwine in Renaissance Italy in this enchanting new installment of the Night Flyer Trilogy! This story appeals wonderfully to those who love historical fantasy and historical romance alike!

The Secrets of Milan Blog Tour features reviews, interviews, guest posts, top ten lists, and more!

Come aboard for a grand adventure and explore the worlds of Edale Lane!

Book Synopsis for Secrets of Milan:  While Florentina as the Night Flyer searches for a mysterious underworld organization that has attempted to murder the woman she loves, Maddie struggles to deal with the danger Florentina is courting. Her brother, Alessandro, has become the most prominent merchant of Milan, but the Night Flyer uncovers a secret so shocking it could destroy them all.

Secrets of Milan is the second book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy. If you like drama and suspense, rich historical background, three-dimensional characters, and a romance that deepens into true love, then you’ll want to continue the Night Flyer saga.

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Author Interview
1. What is the first book that made you cry?Which John Steinbeck novel did I read first? Hmm… The Red Pony, perhaps.
2. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?It seems to be getting shorter each time… six months, maybe.
3. How do you select the names of your characters?I do Google searches for the correct ethnicity and time period of my book and make a long list, then narrow it down and pick out the main character names that I like the best. I Want them to be unique to some extent, but not too difficult to pronounce. Except in Heart of Sherwood, where all but a few of the characters already existed in history or literature.
4. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?A dragon.
5. What are your top 5 favorite movies?The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Star Wars Series, The Harry Potter Series, The Jurassic Park Series, Titanic (the James Cameron version) and it is really hard to pick only 5!
6. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?Enjoy the peace and quiet 😊
7. What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?Yoda. I could learn a lot from Yoda.
8. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?Two serious things – edit, edit, edit, hire an editor if necessary. And don’t give up. You write what’s in your heart, and that is something an author is compelled to do. Take classes, online courses, get a mentor, whatever you need to hone your skills, but don’t give up because you get a bad review or someone criticizes your work. Maybe you’ll never be able to give up your day job, but you have a message and you have a voice. That story needs to be told because somewhere out there is a person who needs to hear it. Do what it takes to build your confidence, and then let your light shine.
9. What book do you wish you had written?The Grapes of Wrath. Who wouldn’t want Pulitzer and Nobel Prizes?
10. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself! :)1) I play the French horn 2)I used to barrel race on my appaloosa 3) I dyed my hair for years because I started turning gray at 30 4) when I taught school I could beat all the teenage boys in my classes at arm-wrestling (except a few of the football players) 5) I marched in the drum corps The Cadets in 1980 6) I raised Australian Shepherds 7) I have dyslexia and still get left and right mixed up 8) I enjoy big family vacations that we get together for every several years 9) when in college I once went to the top of the World Trade Center and called my mother to say, “Guess where I am?”; she didn’t even know I had left Mississippi. 10) I’m a green belt in Karate
11. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?While I would love to visit a myriad of time periods in the past (being a historian and all), I think the time period I would choose is now. Women have more rights than ever before and I’m not getting lynched for being gay. Today ordinary people have more freedom to live their lives and there are exciting new discoveries happening every day. I feel we are on the verge of something monumental and I want to be in on it.
12. What is your favorite genre to read?
No, can’t pick just one. I like fantasy, historical, romance, mysteries, and adventure. Therefore, I threw all of those genres together and came up with the Night Flyer Trilogy!

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About the author: Edale Lane is the author of an award winning 2019 debut novel, Heart of Sherwood. She is the alter-ego of author Melodie Romeo, (Vlad a Novel, Terror in Time, and others) who founded Past and Prologue Press. Both identities are qualified to write historical fiction by virtue of an MA in History and 24 years spent as a teacher, along with skill and dedication in regard to research. She is a successful author who also currently drives a tractor-trailer across the United States. A native of Vicksburg, MS, Edale (or Melodie as the case may be) is also a musician who loves animals, gardening, and nature. Please visit her website at: https://pastandprologuepress.lpages.co/


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Author Links:

Twitter:   @EdaleLane




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Tour Schedule and Activities


6/30     The Literary Underworld        http://www.literaryunderworld.com      Guest Post


7/1       Jorie Loves A Story      http://www.jorielovesastory.com       Review


7/2       MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape      http://mylifemybooksmyescape.wordpress.com       Author Interview


7/3       Jazzy Book Reviews     https://bookreviewsbyjasmine.blogspot.com/           Interview


7/4       Horror Tree     https://www.horrortree.com      Guest Post


7/5       Armed With a Book     http://www.armedwithabook.com     Guest Post


7/6       Jorie Loves A Story      http://www.jorielovesastory.com       Interview


7/7       The Seventh Star Blog  http://www.theseventhstarblog.com            Interview


7/8       The Paperback Voyager  http://thepaperbackvoyager.wordpress.com         Review


7/8 A lot of Pages http://www.A-lotofpages.com Review

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