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The Jouster's Lance

The Jouster s Lance Dale O Toole aka Diederik the Demon Knight of Denmark takes his renaissance festivals seriously He has been on the jousting circuit for five years and enjoys his gypsy lifestyle traveling to fairs

  • Title: The Jouster's Lance
  • Author: A.J. Marcus
  • ISBN: 9781623804770
  • Page: 449
  • Format: ebook
  • Dale O Toole, aka Diederik, the Demon Knight of Denmark, takes his renaissance festivals seriously He has been on the jousting circuit for five years and enjoys his gypsy lifestyle, traveling to fairs around the country It s fun and he has good friends Austin Renfro has worked in a pirate gift shop at the Colorado ren fair for several years but has a life outside the meDale O Toole, aka Diederik, the Demon Knight of Denmark, takes his renaissance festivals seriously He has been on the jousting circuit for five years and enjoys his gypsy lifestyle, traveling to fairs around the country It s fun and he has good friends Austin Renfro has worked in a pirate gift shop at the Colorado ren fair for several years but has a life outside the medieval fantasy world When Austin spies Dale during the first joust of the season, he knows he must find a way to meet him, even if the jousters and royal cast don t normally associate with the working class Their first chance meeting causes than a little embarrassment for both men, but they don t let that stop them They try to let their budding love find its place while keeping it from becoming common knowledge But when a particularly conservative knight catches them in flagrante, it s bound to cause problems After all, jousts are dangerous.

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    1. A.J. Marcus

      A.J Marcus grew up in Texas He s always had a fascination with cowboys, comic books and the great outdoors He started writing in high school and at times spent time writing than he did reading, and he s a voracious reader Maybe it was growing up in Texas, but his love of rugged men showed up even before he realized what was going on He likes his men manly, hard, tough and caring, men with hearts, and other parts, as big as Texas.A.J currently lives near Colorado Springs, Colorado with his loving partner and several horses The men here are still men.Facebook facebook pages AJ Marc

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    1. Review written for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 3.5 starsI found this nice little romance story somewhat refreshing with its unique setting at the renaissance faires. Dale is a professional jouster who travels to Colorado to fill in for a jouster who was injured in an accident. While there, he meets Austin, who works in the pirate shop of the ren faire. Due to cutbacks, he must pick up hours helping out peddling pretzels. He first meets Dale when he trips and falls into Dale (or his horse, actually) [...]


    2. 3.5 StarsI am rather nerdy. Over the years I’ve read lots and lots of science fiction, I’ve seen every Star Trek and most every episode of Dr. Who, and I’ve engaged in role playing games and heard things like, “Come on, you guys can kill 9 ogres.” We couldn’t. I’ve also been involved in some historical recreations in my time. I draw the line at L.A.R.P. I’m so not going there! So, when I saw The Jouster’s Lance, by AJ Marcus, I knew I would want to read it. It’s the story of [...]


    3. Dale is a jouster, traveling the gypsy lifestyle from one festival to another. He heads off to Colorado to replace an injured black knight. At the faire he meets Austin—in an unfortunate happenstance. Austin, who works for the faire as a pirate by selling pretzels and pirate paraphernalia, is mortified at his accident, and tries his best to earn Dale’s forgiveness. What he gets, however, is Dale’s respect, interest, and attraction. Starting a relationship would be easier if it weren’t fo [...]


    4. Really struggled with this one until I put it down at about 55%. The whole thing was too dorky and stilted. The best thing I can say about it is that the author seemed very familiar with what goes on at Renaissance fairs.


    5. C+This was my first renaissance festival romance. It had me intrigued enough to google and see if there was a local one in my area, to be honest. A little gypsy, a little carnie, a lot of fun. I enjoyed the world the author described. We were able to know what it’s like to be traveling jouster.But I had a hard time with a couple of things in the storyline that made it difficult for me to connect with our couple. First there was Austin’s relationship with his ex, if you can call being broken [...]


    6. As this is apparently the first in a series, some of the dreadful loose ends can be forgiven, but some of the action in the story makes me wonder if the author has even seen a horse up-close in person. You cannot ride a horse into a fire. You cannot lift an unconscious man who weighs the same as you over your head onto said horse IN A FIRE, even if you were completely healthy and there was no fire and the horse was perfectly familiar to you and perfectly trained. This is not even considering the [...]


    7. The Jouster's Lance by A.J. Marcus touches the behind the scenes life style of two Ren Fair cast members, and how different regions can react to the two men being in a relationship. The circumstances that bring Dale to Colorado to substitute at the Larkspur fair seem random enough. Jousters often end up having an accident put them out of comission, and Dale is happy to step in, even if it means he has to alter his natorious title: The Demon Duke of Denmark.At the same time, Austin, who works in [...]


    8. mushy - MCs are too perfect, all supporting characters too perfect, bad guy stereotypical evilstruggled to read last 30 pages - over the top on all parts; then the whole fire and horses thing was so unreal I started laughing at the story.




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