Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Snowed In? So Read Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my giveaway for the Snowed In? So Read Giveaway Hop! When I think of books to read when it's cold out, I think of warm and fuzzy books that make me smile. So, up for grabs is the winner's choice of a Nook or Kindle copy of one of the prize books. All are feel-good romances that I loved. Open INT. Ends January 15.
Don't forget to hop along to the other giveaways for more chances to win!
 Good luck!

All That Glows by Ryan Graudin

All That Glows
Release date: February 11, 2014
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal (Faerie) Romance

Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.

When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Magical, romantic, and lovely! All That Glows was absolutely brilliant. I loved this book so much! It was absolute perfection. Loved it!

Finding Narragansett Book Blitz: Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Finding Narragansett book blitz! I have a giveaway for a $50 gift card coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Monday, December 30, 2013

Born in Blood Book Tour: Exclusive Story + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Born in Blood book tour! I have a section of the exclusive Sentinels story coming up, as well as a giveaway for 3 different Amazon gift cards. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

The Earl's Christmas Colt by Rebecca Thomas

The Earl's Christmas Colt
Release date: December 30, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Flirt
Genre: Historical Romance

Lady Arabella Sutton is stunned to learn her brother has betrothed her to a stranger despite his promises for a season in London. Although she is the first to admit no man would suit, since she’s more interested in horses than marriage, the last thing she wants is to become a brood mare to a stuffy old earl. Facing a future she cannot abide, she takes an impetuous ride to clear her head and ends up tending her injured mare instead.

Oliver Westwyck, the Earl of Marsdale, can’t believe his luck when he stops at an inn the night before he’s to meet his fiancĂ©e. In the stable, while tending the colt he intends to give to his future wife, he happens upon her—rain-drenched but beautiful. She assumes he’s a stable hand, a fine joke he means to end...until Lady Arabella declares all noblemen are egotistical, conceited, and arrogant. How can he reveal his true identity before he’s managed to change her mind and win her heart?

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

A sweet, lovely historical romance, The Earl's Christmas Colt was a wonderful read. I really enjoyed reading this sweet romance.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard by Vanessa Kelly

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard (The Renegade Royals, #1)
Release date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Zebra
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Renegade Royals #1

In this witty, sensual new series, Vanessa Kelly introduces the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal Princes who are finding their rightful places in society…

Accomplished spy Aden St. George prefers to stay away from the frivolouston, especially after the way his mother was used by the Prince Regent. But his latest mission compels him to guard unconventional, vibrant Lady Vivien Shaw. Rescuing her from kidnappers was easy. Resisting her beauty is not. Duty demands he keep an eye on her—and naturally, his lips soon follow. For someone who views entanglements as a weakness, this is pure, delicious folly…

Though grateful for Aden’s help, Vivien has secrets she must keep hidden. Yet with her abductors still at large, she needs Aden’s protection almost as much as she craves his touch…

My Rating: 4 Roses

Thrills, mystery, and romance make up this wonderful read. Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard was a lovely historical romance. I really enjoyed reading this book. Loved it!

The Awakening: Britton by Abby Niles

Britton (The Awakening, #3)
Release date: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Covet
Genre: Paranormal (Shifter) Romance
Series: The Awakening #3

Half-shifter and lead SPAC agent, Val Calhoun, has listened to women gush over the Don Juan of the precinct for the last four years. Yeah, Detective Britton Townsend is hot and has stunning blue eyes, but that foul mouth he saves only for her? What a waste of good looks. And no way does Val want that mouth anywhere near hers.

When the shifter community is threatened, Val is assigned to the case…and fails. So the High Council turns to the rogue shifter they'd sentenced to twenty years as a human--that same obnoxiously sexy Detective Townsend. And sends the two arch-enemies deep into the North Carolina Mountains-—together, and alone.

Being stuck in a tiny honeymoon cabin with Miss Castration and only one bed is definitely not Britton's idea of a good time. But the High Council doesn’t take no for an answer. After his shifter abilities are restored, Brit is once again susceptible to the dreaded, irreversible bonding instinct, the Drall. Thankfully, all he’s ever felt for Val is intense loathing, no reason to worry. Right? All he has to do is solve this case pronto, and he can go back to his footloose Casanova ways. That is, if they don’t kill each other first. Or worse...fall in love.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely paranormal romance, The Awakening: Britton was a fantastic read. It had sweet and steamy romance, surprises, and a mystery. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Deeper by Robin York

Deeper (Caroline & West, #1)
Release date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Bantam
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Caroline and West #1

In this New Adult debut by Robin York, a college student is attacked online and must restore her name—and stay clear of a guy who’s wrong for her, but feels so right.

When Caroline Piasecki’s ex-boyfriend posts their sex pictures on the Internet, it destroys her reputation as a nice college girl. Suddenly her once-promising future doesn’t look so bright. Caroline tries to make the pictures disappear, hoping time will bury her shame. Then a guy she barely knows rises to her defense and punches her ex to the ground.

West Leavitt is the last person Caroline needs in her life. Everyone knows he’s shady. Still, Caroline is drawn to his confidence and swagger—even after promising her dad she’ll keep her distance. On late, sleepless nights, Caroline starts wandering into the bakery where West works.

They hang out, they talk, they listen. Though Caroline and West tell each other they’re “just friends,” their feelings intensify until it becomes impossible to pretend. The more complicated her relationship with West gets, the harder Caroline has to struggle to discover what she wants for herself—and the easier it becomes to find the courage she needs to fight back against the people who would judge her.

When all seems lost, sometimes the only place to go is deeper.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Sweet, steamy, and deeply emotional, Deeper, was a brilliant New Adult. I loved every bit of it. It was absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to read more about Caroline and West in the next book. Loved it!

Forged by Fate by Reese Monroe

Forged by Fate (Bound by Hades #1)
Release date: December 9, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Series: Bound by Hades #1

He’s waited more than 900 years to love her…

Being the Gatekeeper to Hades is no small feat, and waiting almost a millennia to meet your mate is damn near impossible. But Theo Bradford’s mark has finally surfaced on his intended. Now all he has to do is find her and convince her to embrace her supernatural heritage.

Young genius, Sadie Nowland, has got life figured out. Graduating college at the age of eighteen and accepting a six-figure job is just what she needs to prove she’s made something of herself. But when a strange tattoo mysteriously appears on her shoulder and Theo starts talking about Mates, it catapults her neatly laid out life into chaos.

Somehow a vicious demon banished to Hades defies Theo’s vanquish and returns, setting his target on Sadie, and she is thrust into the volatile world of Shomrei warriors and a connection to Theo her brain can’t comprehend and her body can’t deny. That primal bond proves more imperative to their survival than either could have ever imagined—and just may be the key to the world’s survival.

My Rating: 3 Roses

Dark and romantic, Forged by Fate was a wonderful New Adult paranormal romance. I enjoyed reading this book and I'm curious to see what's coming up in the series.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Community Service Book Blitz: Review + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Community Service book blitz! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $10 gift card, swag, and e-books. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

A Countess by Chance by Kate McKinley

A Countess by Chance (By Invitation Only, #2)
Release date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: By Invitation Only #2

Things aren't as proper as they seem in Regency London...

The next passionate novella in Kate McKinley's erotic trilogy.

A gambler's daughter, Sophia Weatherby knows her way around a deck of cards. So when her family estate becomes threatened, she has no choice but to use her skills at the gaming tables to save herself from ruin. A lavish house party affords her the perfect opportunity-until the newly minted Earl of Huntington arrives. Adam Greyson has never forgotten the day Sophia rejected his proposal. Now to even the score, he challenges her to a shocking wager-his two thousand pounds against the one valuable commodity she has left: her virtue.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A sweet and hot historical romance novella, A Countess by Chance was a lovely read. I really liked the first book in this trilogy and I liked this one just as much.