Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Highlander's Passion Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway! @readloveswept @VonnieWrites

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Welcome to my post for the A Highlander's Passion book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

The Replaced by @kimberlyderting Review @harperteen

The Replaced (The Taking #2)
Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Romance
Series: The Taking #2


Romantic and action-packed, The Replaced is the gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy.

Kyra hasn't been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted—all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it's a risk to go after him. What if it's a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn't the same boy she lost?

Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the Body Finder series, The Replaced is both chilling and explosive, with creepy, otherworldly elements and twisty, psychological thrills that will have you questioning what exactly it means to be human.



My Rating: 5 Roses

A truly excellent sequel that was full of even more action and secrets than the first, The Replaced was a fantastic YA read. From the twists, to the game-changing revelations, this book was great and I absolutely loved it.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sebastian's Lady Spy Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @readloveswept @SharonCullen

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Welcome to my post for the Sebastian's Lady Spy book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Ring from a Marquess by Christine Merrill Review

A Ring from a Marquess
Release date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Mistress or Wife?

Independent Margot de Bryun has no intention of giving a man control of her life! Although handsome rake Stephen Standish, Marquess of Fanworth, does pique her interest… Maybe a man can offer other advantages?

Stephen sees Margot as perfect marriage material—talented, intelligent and alluring. But when a stolen family ruby is traced to the jewelry shop Margot owns, Stephen is infuriated and demands she become his mistress. Except Margot's not one to be easily tamed—and whether she be mistress or wife, sparks will certainly fly!



My Rating: 2 Roses

A Ring from a Marquess was an okay historical romance. It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed it overall.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Claimed by the Rogue by Hope Tarr Review @samhainpub

Claimed by the Rogue (Claimed, #1)
Release date: March 4, 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Claimed #1


He crossed an ocean to find her. His secret could prevent him from claiming her heart.

When Robert Bellamy signed on with the East India Company and set sail for Calcutta, Lady Phoebe Tremont took his promise to heart. Their separation would be but brief; in six months he would send for her.

Six years later, believing her love to be drowned at sea, Phoebe hides her tears behind a disguise at a masked ball to celebrate her engagement to a dashing French aristocrat. It is there she encounters a handsome guest costumed as a rogue of the sea—a pirate. When he drops his mask, she finds herself looking into a dead man’s eyes. A ghost’s eyes. Robert’s eyes.

Through hardship and degradation, Robert never lost his resolve to return home to England a rich man. Now a successful ship’s captain, there is one prize left to reclaim—Phoebe.

But the demure debutante he left behind has grown into a dazzling, decidedly self-determined woman. Nor is Robert the callow youth who set sail in search of adventure. Yet the one thing that could win her heart is the very dark truth his pride warns him never to reveal…

Warning: This book contains steamy sex, some violence—and a hero so swoon-worthy you’ll find yourself seduced into staying up into the wee hours turning pages.



My Rating: 4 Roses

A nice romance about a second chance, Claimed by the Rogue was a lovely read and I enjoyed it.

Darkness Eternal by Alexandra Ivy Review @KensingtonBooks @AlexandraIvy

Darkness Eternal (Guardians of Eternity, #7.5)
Release date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Kensington/Zebra
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Guardians of Eternity #7.5


For the Guardians of Eternity, battle is a way of life—whether the plight of their world is at stake, or the fate of their heart…

After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of Hell, there’s no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by Uriel’s touch...



My Rating: 3 Roses

A nice, quick read that was both sweet and hot, Darkness Eternal was a lovely novella and I liked it.

Friday, March 27, 2015

What a Lady Requires Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @readloveswept @ashlyn_mac

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Welcome to my post for the What a Lady Requires book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Duke's Disaster Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @SourcebooksCasa @GraceBurrowes

The Duke's Disaster
Release date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Noah Winters, Earl of Anselm, spent months sorting and courting the year's crop of debutantes in search of an ideal bride. When the sweet, biddable young thing he selected accepts another's proposal, Noah decides to court her companion instead.

Thea Collins, though, is anything but biddable. She has learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted, especially the handsome ones. When she reluctantly accepts, Noah rushes Thea to the altar before she can reveal her deepest secret. Can she finally move on from her past, or will it come back to haunt her?



My Rating: 5 Roses

A delightful romance that showed Grace Burrowes at her finest, The Duke's Disaster was a fantastic read. With sweet romance, charming humor, and a few secrets lurking in the past, this book was wonderful and I loved it.