Sunday, March 1, 2015

Captivated Book Blitz: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Captivated book blitz! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $10 gift card and two books from this author's backlist. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

The Observations Of A Curious Governess by @VivekaPortman Review @EscapePublisher

The Observations Of A Curious Governess (The Regency Diaries Book 4)
Release date: January 1, 2015
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Genre: Historical (Regency)/Erotic Romance
Series: The Regency Diaries #4

Viveka Portman’s latest instalment in the sexiest set of diaries you have ever read...

When Miss Martha Swan enters the fine home of Lord and Lady Stanton to become a governess, she is full of lofty ideals. Yet something is amiss in the hallowed halls of Stanton: whispers, laughter, and something darker and more wicked echoes from behind closed doors, and Martha is determined to find out what.

She soon discovers that all is not as it seems in this stately home. The lord and lady have secrets, lustful, carnal, shameful secrets that could spell ruination for all. Martha wants to be appalled, but she finds herself intrigued, and when her long-time friend Mr Jonathan Reeves comes to visit, Martha conceives a daring plan to assuage her curiosity.

Thing are not so simple however, as neither Martha nor Jonathan have the money to marry. Nothing can come from this relationship, nothing but the experience of ecstasy. In such a situation, what is a curious governess to do?

My Rating: 4 Roses

An enjoyable novella that definitely turned up the heat, The Observations of a Curious Governess was a sweet and steamy read and I liked it

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Deviate by Tracy Clark Review

Deviate (Light Key, #2)
Release date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: The Light Key Trilogy #2

Tormented after a daring escape, Cora Sandoval must find a way to stop the Arrazi from murdering innocent people and from violating, using, and killing the Scintilla for their powers. She must also accept one bitter betrayal: Finn Doyle—the Irish boy who has both a piece of Cora's heart and soul—is Arrazi...

On the verge of extinction and sought by those who would either consume or destroy them, Cora and the remaining Scintilla survivors must solve the mystery of The Light Key. If they fail, the truth will stay buried forever and mankind will pay the ultimate price.

No longer will she hide.

No longer will her loved ones be hunted.

And she will have her vengeance...even if she shatters her heart in the process.

My Rating: 3 Roses

A good sequel, though not quite as good as the first, Deviate was an enjoyable YA read. I had high hopes for it, considering I liked the first book so much, and, while it didn't meet them all, I did like this book.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Remote Book Tour: Review + Giveaway! @etopiapress @Apocalipstick_

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Welcome to my post for the Remote book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $20 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

What a Devilish Duke Desires Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @ForeverRomance @vickydreiling

Welcome to my post for the What a Devilish Duke Desires book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for 3 sets of the Sinful Scoundrel series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Married to a Perfect Stranger Spotlight: Excerpt + Giveaway! @SourcebooksCasa

Married to a Perfect Stranger
Release date: March 3, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Time and distance have changed them both...

Quiet and obliging, Mary Fleming and John Bexley marry to please their families and John immediately leaves on a two-year diplomatic mission. Now John is back, and everything they thought they knew about each other was wrong...

It’s disconcerting, irritating—and somehow all very exciting...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Interference Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Interference book tour! I have an excerpt and a giveaway for a $10 gift card coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Miss Truelove Beckons by Donna Lea Simpson Review

Miss Truelove Beckons
Release date: February 9, 2015
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

From the author of The Rogue’s Folly comes a Regency romance celebrating the witty and romantic world that fans of Georgette Heyer have fallen in love with.

When Truelove Becket’s betrothed went missing in a naval battle, she vowed never to marry unless she found someone she loved as much. In the seven years since then, the quiet vicar’s daughter has lived a simple and contented life helping the poor people of her village. But now another man has asked for her hand in marriage and, unsure if she is ready to commit to him, she agrees to accompany her beautiful cousin Arabella on a trip to visit friends so she can take time to think it over.

Viscount Drake cut a dashing figure when he returned from war to a hero’s welcome, but the Battle of Waterloo left him a shattered and haunted man. As his dreams are invaded by the terrors of war he becomes a sleepless shell of a man, and as his torment grows he begins to wonder if marriage to the lovely Arabella will help restore him again. But as Arabella coquettishly flirts to secure Drake’s hand and his riches, it is the pretty and practical True he turns to for solace.

With the weight of her marriage proposal bearing down on her, True finds herself irresistibly attracted to Drake’s quiet dignity and genuine distress, just as he finds himself drawn to her honest nature and soothing compassion. When a spark of passion ignites between these two who have both lost so much to war, they will have to confront their biggest fears—and everyone else’s plans for their futures—to discover if love can truly cure all ills.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A truly sweet and charming romance, Miss Truelove Beckons was a delightful historical romance. I really liked this book. It was a wonderfully romantic and enjoyable read.