Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Maid of Deception Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Maid of Deception book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a spa kit. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

A Vault of Sins Book Blitz: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the A Vault of Sins book blitz! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for the winner's choice of a New Adult sci-fi/fantasy. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Taming the Wicked Wulfe Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway

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Welcome to my post for the Taming the Wicked Wulfe book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $10 gift card and copies of A Traitorous Heart. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

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Release date: December 8, 2014
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Series: A Wicked Saga #1

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

About the Author:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories....which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 2014 New Release Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my giveaway for the September New Release Giveaway Hop! Up for grabs here is the winner's choice of a Nook or Kindle copy of one of the prize books, shown below. Open INT. Ends September 30.
Don't forget to hop along to the other giveaways for more chances to win!
Good luck!

Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

Forest of Whispers
Release date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy

Raised by an old fortune-teller within the dark veil of the Bavarian Black Forest, Rune has learned two valuable lessons: only take from the forest that which you can use, and never, never look anyone in the eye in the village. For something terrible happened in the forest long ago... and now, the whispers of a long-dead mother with a vengeful secret have come haunting.

Forced to flee all she has ever known, Rune soon learns of a legacy she is bound to--one that is drenched in fear, witchcraft and murder--a birthright that stretches beyond the grave to the trees where Rune is no longer safe.

My Rating: 2 Roses

I went into this book with high hopes. I mean, a book about a girl caught up in the witch trials? That's definitely my kind of book. However, though the idea was good, the execution wasn't what I hoped it would be. It had its good points but, overall, I found Forest of Whispers to be just an okay read.

Tempted by You by Tiffany Clare

Tempted by You
Release date: July 17, 2014
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Nothing to lose . . .

As a renowned pianist, Rosalie Montgomery had the world at her feet until a tragic accident took it all away. She lost so much—her fiancĂ©, her dreams, and her sight. But Rosalie refuses to let her blindness define her, and she becomes a sought after courtesan. When her brother goes missing, Rosalie will do anything to find him—even if it means risking her heart.

Everything to gain . . .

Thaddeus de Burgh is on the brink of becoming a great composer. Except that future depends on the success of his newest concerto, if he can ever finish it. When he hears Rosalie playing the piano, Thaddeus knows he’s found his muse. He offers to find her brother if she helps him with his music. It’s a perfect solution so long as he doesn’t fall for her.

My Rating: 3 Roses

A good historical romance, Tempted by You was an overall enjoyable read. It wasn't anything special, but it was a nice romance and I liked it.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Return of the Highland Laird by Amy Jarecki

Return of the Highland Laird (A Highland Force Novella, Book 4)
Release date: August 16, 2014
Genre: Historical (Highlander) Romance
Series: Highland Force #4

Untimely tempests transport two miserable and lost souls to England’s Abbey Wood where they stumble across each other’s paths. Lady Jane, a battered woman and accused murderess—Laird Alexander, fleeing his keep after blaming himself for the accidental death of his wife.

Both souls must heal their wounds. Both souls have reason to keep their identities hidden. This misshapen pair discovers each needs the other—though neither is willing to admit dependence.

Alexander must return to his kin and resume his laird’s mantle. Lady Jane must clear her name and find forgiveness. But before healing can begin, it is essential they learn to trust…and love.

My Rating: 4 Roses

Another wonderful addition to this fantastic series, Return of the Highland Laird was a lovely novella. With sweet romance and secrets of the past, this book was an enjoyable read and I really liked it.