Author Donna Russo Morin will be touring the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours from February 28th through May 4th for her latest historical mystery release, The King’s Agent!

Release Date: March 1, 2012
Publisher: Kensington


To the casual observer, Battista della Palla is an avid art collector, or perhaps a nimble thief. In reality, the cunning Italian is an agent for François, the King of France, for whom he procures the greatest masterpieces of the day by any means necessary. Embroiled in a power struggle with Charles V, the King of Spain, François resolves to rule Europe’s burgeoning cultural world. When he sets his sights on a mysterious sculpture, Battista’s search for the elusive objet d’art leads him to a captivating woman on a mission of her own…

Having spent her life under the controlling eye of her protector, the Marquess of Mantua, Aurelia longs for freedom. And she finds it in Battista. Together, they embark on a journey to find the clues that will lead him to the sculpture—a venture so perilous it might have spilled from the pen of Dante himself. From the smoldering depths of Rome to a castle in the sky, the harrowing quest draws them inextricably together. But Aurelia guards a dark secret that could tear them apart—and chance the course of history…


Donna Russo Morin was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1958. Her writing endeavors began at age six and covered such timely topics as The Pink Pussy Cat for President and The Numbers 2 and 4 are in Love.

Traveling through adolescence on the wings of the ‘60s gave Donna a lot of grist for her writing mill. Feminism, civil rights, the Vietnam War were all a disturbing yet highly motivating muse.  Donna found her voice in fiction and with the appearance of a new horror writer on the book   scene, a little known author named Stephen King, she turned her pen to the gruesome and the grotesque.

After graduating from the University of Rhode Island, Donna worked in marketing and advertising for large corporations and small non-profit arts organizations. When she had her children, she knew with a certainty that she needed to show them, by example, that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible. 

In addition to writing and teaching writing, Donna has worked as a model and actor since the age of seventeen, when she did her first television commercial for Sears. Since then she has appeared in more than thirty television spots and print ads, everything from changing the oil in her car (that was acting) to modeling fur coats. She also appeared in three episodes of Showtime’s THE BROTHERHOOD, as well as in Martin Scorsese’s THE DEPARTED.

Donna lives peacefully, close to the beautiful shoreline of Rhode Island that she loves so much, with her two sons, Devon and Dylan, her greatest works in progress.

For more information on Donna and her novels, please visit her WEBSITE.


Tuesday, February 28th
Review at Unabridged Chick

Wednesday, February 29th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, March 1st
Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

Friday, March 2nd
Author Interview & Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Monday, March 5th
Review at Peeking Between the Pages
Author Guest Post at C.W. Gortner’s Historical Boys

Tuesday, March 6th
Review at The Owl Bookmark Blog

Thursday, March 8th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at Reflections of a Bookaholic

Friday, March 9th
Review at Luxury Reading

Monday, March 12th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at The Owl Bookmark Blog

Tuesday, March 13th
Review at Reflections of a Bookaholic

Thursday, March 15th
Review at Historical Fiction Review
Author Interview & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Friday, March 16th
Review at The Book Garden

Monday, March 19th
Review at Jenny Loves to Read

Tuesday, March 20th
Author Interview & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, March 22nd
Review & Giveaway at The Bookworm

Friday, March 23rd
Author Guest Post at Jenny Loves to Read

Monday, March 26th
Review at To Read or Not to Read

Tuesday, March 27th
Review at A Bookish Affair

Thursday, March 29th
Author Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Friday, March 30th
Author Guest Post & Giveaway at To Read or Not to Read

Monday, April 2nd
Review at Let Them Read Books

Tuesday, April 3rd
Author Interview & Giveaway at Tanzanite’s Castle Full of Books

Thursday, April 5th
Review & Giveaway at The Maiden’s Court
Review at The Broke and the Bookish

Friday, April 6th
Review at The Eclectic Reader

Monday, April 9th
Review at Tanzanite’s Castle Full of Books

Tuesday, April 10th
Review at Medieval Bookworm

Thursday, April 12th
Author Interview at The Eclectic Reader

Friday, April 13th
Author Guest Post at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

Monday, April 16th
Review at Bippity Boppity Book

Tuesday, April 17th
Review at Books, Belles & Beaux

Thursday, April 19th
Review at Life in the Thumb

Friday, April 20th
Author Guest Post at Books, Belles & Beaux

Monday, April 23rd
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, April 24th
Review at Reading the Past

Thursday, April 26th
Author Interview at The True Book Addict

Friday, April 27th
Author Guest Post at CelticLady’s Reviews

Monday, April 30th
Review at The True Book Addict

Tuesday, May 1st
Author Guest Post at Historical Tapestry
Thursday, May 3rd
Review at Historical Tapestry

Friday, May 4th
Review at Just One More Paragraph


2 responses to “Donna Russo Morin on tour for The King’s Agent, February 28th – May 4th”

  1. Donna says:

    I can’t wait for this book!

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