Whip Smart by Kit Brennan
Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards

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

It is 1842, London, and the gorgeous, ever-capricious 22-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 Leon, Lola becomes a double agent and the two hatch 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, her lover and her cause? She will have to be more whip smart than ever.

Written with zest and passionate, fiery fervor, Whip Smart irresistibly whisks readers into a wild journey through 19th Century France, England and Spain, riding sidesaddle with Eliza Gilbert, the young hot-headed Irish girl destined to transform into Dona Maria Dolores de Porris y Montez--a.k.a. Lola Montez, The Sensation of Europe!


About Kit Brennan

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Kit Brennan is a nationally produced, award-winning playwright, and teaches writing and storytelling at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. The Victorian era and its personalities have always been of major interest to her. Her play Tiger's Heart explores the life of Dr. James Barry, who was actually a woman living a double life disguised as a man in order to practice medicine, which was not an option open to women at the time. She divides her time between the vibrant city of Montreal and the quiet lake wilderness of Ontario alongside her husband, Andrew, and a variety of animal friends. Whip Smart: Lola Montez Conquers the Spaniards is her debut novel.
Published August 7, 2014 by Astor + Blue Editions. 261 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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