Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Not Quite a Wife Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Aug 25th - Sep 19th
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Welcome to my post for the Not Quite a Wife book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for copies of Not Quite a Wife. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Deliverance by C.J. Redwine

Deliverance (Defiance, #3)
Release date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: YA Dystopia/Fantasy Romance
Series: Courier's Daughter #3

Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.

Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.

Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.

But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?



My Rating: 5 Roses

An absolutely brilliant conclusion to a fantastic series, Deliverance was just amazing. Full of thrills, secrets, and quite a few twists and turns, this book had me on the edge of my seat. This book is a conclusion that definitely doesn't disappoint.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Secrets of a Heart Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!


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Welcome to my post for the Secrets of a Heart book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Traitorous Heart Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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

How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries

How the Scoundrel Seduces (The Duke's Men, #3)
Release date: August 19, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Duke's Men #3


The third deliciously sexy novel in the New York Times bestselling Duke's Men historical romance series, featuring an investigator who sets out to find gypsies— and unexpectedly finds love.

Investigator Tristan Bonnaud has one aim in life— to make sure that his half-brother George can't ever ruin his life again. So when the pesky Lady Zoe Keane, the daughter of the Earl of Olivier, shows up demanding that the Duke's Men find a mysterious gypsy woman, he seizes the opportunity to also hunt for a gypsy friend who knows secrets about George. Tristan doesn't expect to uncover Lady Zoe's family secrets, as well... or end up falling for the woman who will risk all to discover the truth.



My Rating: 4 Roses

A fantastic addition to a wonderful series, How the Scoundrel Seduces was a lovely historical romance. From the secrets of the past to the sweet romance, this book was a delight of a read.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Maiden of Ireland by Susan Wiggs

The Maiden of Ireland
Release date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin: Mira
Genre: Historical Romance

John Wesley Hawkins was condemned to hang, accused of treason and heresy. As he's transported to the scaffold at Tyburn, however, the Lord Protector steps in and offers him the hand of mercy--if Wesley agrees to travel to Ireland on a dangerous mission into the heart of the Irish resistance against English rule. He'll have to seduce the rebels' secrets from a headstrong Irishwoman, but that shouldn't be a problem for a man of Wesley's reputation....

Caitlin MacBride is mistress of the beleaguered Irish castle Clonmuir, and she makes no secret of her loyalty to her countrymen. She's determined to remain strong for her people, but a wish for true love one evening at sunset yields the one thing that may sway her resolve. When Wesley walks out of the mist that fateful night, Caitlin's faith in the magic of Ireland is briefly restored--until she discovers he's one of the treacherous Englishmen she has spent her life fighting against.



My Rating: 3.5 Roses

A richly detailed, enjoyable historical romance, The Maiden of Ireland was a lovely read. I liked this book. I haven't read many romances set in Cromwell's era, especially not in Ireland, so it was new for me and I'm happy to say that I thought it was wonderful.

His Forbidden Lady by Nicola Davidson

Release date: August 11, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical Romance

Their love is treason…

Tudor England, 1542

When beautiful widow Lady Annabelle Benton-Hayes is ordered to court, she is terrified. Henry VIII desires a sixth queen for his bloodstained throne, and her scheming family cares not for her wishes. Annabelle yearns for love, but there is no escaping her fate: escorting her is Rafe de Vere, the man who abandoned her to become England's most loyal and brutally successful soldier.

Rafe is utterly weary of war and its impossible demands. Thankfully, his final task is the easiest: accompany a wellborn lady to London for Henry's perusal. Until he discovers she is Annabelle, the woman who swore to wait for him but married another. Rafe isn't permitted to care, yet time hasn't dulled their sizzling attraction and his orders are increasingly difficult to obey. To love her, he would have to risk all and cross his king to secure the ultimate prize—Annabelle' s heart.



My Rating: 3 Roses

A quick, light, and sweet read, His Forbidden Lady was a lovely historical romance. While not particularly amazing, it was a nice read that I enjoyed.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hood's Obsession by Marie Hall

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Release date: July 21, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Series: Kingdom Series #9

Erualis' time is running out and now Rumpelstiltskin says there are only two who can save him...

Lilith Wolf, the daughter of the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood has a problem, she's an unmated female in heat. She has to get away from the males of her village unless she wants to find herself involuntarily hand fasted to the first one to tame her wolf. So when Giles Damien comes to her calling due the pact she'd signed with Rumpelstiltskin years ago, she doesn't really think twice about the fact that she'll be journeying to Fyre Mountain, even though that means she'll be crossing paths with an angry water dragon, a pub full of rowdy Merry Men, and rock dwarves with a taste for flesh... For an alpha female that's an adventure. No problem. Find the Chalice of Hope, come back home, and life will return back to normal again.

But she hadn't counted on an honorable Giles Damien to intrigue not only her female sensibilities, but her wolf too. He's a warrior, but he's sweet, he's patient, and he's altogether different from the aggressive, rough males of her village. Problem is Giles is a demone, and everyone knows they don't mingle outside of their species. But now her sights are set on him and she's going to make it her mission to prove to the stubborn headed demone that sometimes love can come from the most unexpected of circumstances...

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My Rating: 4 Roses

Another wonderful book in the utterly fabulous Kingdom series, Hood's Obsession was a lovely read. With magic, secrets, and a sweet romance, this book was great and I really liked it.