Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tempting a Devil (The Saint’s Devils #2) by Samantha Kane + Featured Freebie

Tempting a Devil (The Saint's Devils #2)
In Samantha Kane’s erotic tale of secrets and temptation, a woman whose only defense is seduction targets a rake who teaches her the true meaning of love.

As wealthy and beautiful as she is desperate, Harriet Mercer can have any man she wants—which makes picking the worst of the lot quite easy. By convincing the ton she is a ruined woman, Harry hopes to outwit the greedy, conniving cad blackmailing her into a loveless marriage. Roger Templeton is a rogue with a scandalous reputation, no expectations, and no shame. He is perfect for Harry’s fall from grace. Her brazen attempts at a very public seduction are delightful fodder for gossip . . . and pure torment for Roger.

With his pockets as empty as his heart, Roger is in no mood for games and decides to show Harry how foolish it is to tempt a devil. But behind her mesmerizing golden eyes, he sees something unexpected: a woman in trouble. Her scandalous behavior would be amusing if he wasn’t captivated by her lush, curvaceous beauty. Worse, every libertine bone in his body has turned traitorously noble. Only a rake would seduce her. But only a gentleman in love can save her.

Book 1: The Devil's Thief
My Rating: 5 Roses

Another great book the this series! Tempting a Devil was a wonderful historical romance. It was perfect, brilliant, fantastic! Loved it!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

His Seduction by Diana Cosby + Featured Freebie

His Seduction (MacGruders, #5)
An Impulsive Act…
Lady Rois Drummond is fiercely devoted to her widowed father, the respected Scottish Earl of Brom. So when she believes he is about to be exposed as a traitor to England, she must think quickly. Desperate, Rois makes a shocking claim against the suspected accuser, Sir Griffin Westcott. But her impetuous lie leaves her in an outrageous circumstance: hastily married to the enemy! Yet Griffin is far from the man Rois thinks he is—and much closer to the man of her dreams…

An Irresistible Outcome…
Griffin may be an Englishman, but in truth he leads a clandestine life as a spy for Scotland. Refusing to endanger any woman, he has endured the loneliness of his mission. But Rois’s absurd charge has suddenly changed all that. Now, with his cover in jeopardy, Griffin must find a way to keep his secret while keeping his distance from his spirited and tempting new wife—a task that proves more difficult than he ever imagined…

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely romance with two people caught in the middle of a battle between countries. His Seduction was a wonderful highland romance. Great read!

Friday, June 28, 2013

This Time Around Sneak Peak

This Time AroundNora Montgomery left home and heartbreak behind in South Carolina when she moved to New York City after her high school graduation. Now, four years later, she returns home and is forced to confront the past she left behind and the reckless boy who broke her heart. It’s not long before the pieces of her past begin to blur with the present and she realizes that the feelings she had for her first love never really went away. As old dreams resurface and new truths come to light, she begins to question the future she's always planned on. 

 Jake Harris has spent four years regretting the night he let her get away. When she finally reappears in his life, he is determined to win her back and prove how much he’s changed. She might never forgive him for that night, but if he tells her the truth about what really happened it will shatter the world she thought she knew. If he doesn't  he might not get a second chance. He’s already lost her once and he won’t lose her again. 

 They come from two different worlds that are threatening to tear them apart…can they make it this time around?

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His Wicked Heart by Darcy Burke + Featured Freebie

His Wicked Heart (Secrets & Scandals #2)
It’s hard to be respectable… 

Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with the devil—his father—to marry in one month's time. But instead of declaring his intentions for an acceptable debutante, he indulges his long-buried baser needs by joining a fighting club and pursuing a delectable woman who may not be what she seems. Soon he finds himself battling addictions that threaten his already wicked heart.

When you’d rather be wicked 

Orphaned seamstress Olivia West wants the chance to lead an honest, respectable life, but the arrogant Earl of Saxton launches a daunting campaign to make Olivia his mistress. Destitute and desperate, Olivia agrees to one night with the dangerous peer, and draws upon her mother’s courtesan experience to seduce him. After binding and blindfolding him, she brings him to the edge of release, only to switch places with an actual prostitute. However, Jasper detects Olivia’s deception and vows to claim what he's owed— not his money, her.
My Rating: 4 Roses

Who wants to be respectable when you can get away with being wicked? The characters in this book definitely live by that philosophy and that made this book a great read. His Wicked Heart was a wonderful historical romance.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Aberrant Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Aberrant book tour, organized by Girls *Heart* Books Tours! I have a review, an excerpt, and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a signed copy of Aberrant. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Morrigan Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Morrigan book tour, organized by CBLS Promotions! I have a review, an excerpt, and an amazing giveaway coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Perks of Being a Beauty by Manda Collins + Featured Freebie

The Perks of Being a Beauty (Ugly Ducklings, #3.5)
The beautiful Miss Amelia Snow is not accustomed to being snubbed by the gentlemen of the ton. But when her mother dies unexpectedly, forcing Amelia to take employment as companion to a wealthy cit’s daughter, she quickly learns to play down her looks or risk losing her position. When her employers, the Smithsons, decide to throw a country house party, she is determined to fade into the background. But how can she when the Smithson’s guest of honor is Lord Quentin Fortescue, the childhood friend who stole her heart?

Younger son, Lord Quentin Fortescue, is far more interested in his host’s cotton mills in the north than he is in courting the man’s dim-witted daughter. But it’s the girl’s companion who makes him look twice. Years ago, Miss Amelia Snowe rejected his proposal without a backward glance. Quentin has molded himself into just the sort of man she’d have wanted back then, but is Amelia still the smug beauty who broke his heart? And can either of them risk their newfound positions to indulge the fiery attraction that burns between them?

My Rating: 4 Roses

A lovely romance novella. The Perks of Being a Beauty was a quick, wonderful read about the redemption of a heroine. I really liked this novella.

An Heir of Deception by Beverley Kendall + Featured Freebie

An Heir of Deception (The Elusive Lords, #3)
A man devastated by love 

After three years of carousing and debauchery, Alex Cartwright, heir to the Duke of Hastings, has put his life back in order. Having embraced sobriety for two years, he has no intention of revisiting the past or risking his heart again. But the return of the very woman who introduced him to the darkest side of hell brings not only the painful, haunting memories of bittersweet love and abandonment, but the son he never knew he had... 

A woman silenced by secrets 

Threatened by the revelation of a secret that could destroy her family's place in society and forever tarnish a dukedom, Charlotte fled England on her wedding day five years ago. Now, although it appears that secret is safe, when Alex discovers her other secret-their son-Charlotte has an altogether different battle ahead. She must now fight one love to hold onto the other-the man whose touch still makes her burn, for the child who is her very world. 

Series: The Elusive Lords (Book 3)
My Rating: 4.5 Roses

I was a little wary going into this book. From the blurb, I was worried that I would get annoyed the the heroine. Run away from a guy, then keep his son from him? Really? But, though that was a small issue, I ended up really enjoying this book. With steamy romance, the mystery of the letter, and a shocking revelation at the end, this book turned out to be a great read.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Souls of the Stones Series Review + Featured Freebie

Souls of the Stones Omnibus

Souls of the Stones follows Emariya Warren as she navigates the three divided lands of her world, as well as the three families striving for control. The series incorporates traditional fantasy elements such as prophecy and magic with a love story that transcends genre and time. Books 1-3 are included. 

My Series Rating: 5 Roses

The Souls of the Stones series was absolutely brilliant! It was one of those series that started off good and just got better from there. I absolutely adored this series!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beguiling the Barrister by Wendy Soliman + Featured Freebie

Beguiling the BarristerEngland, 1814
Flick—more properly known as Lady Felicity Forster—was twelve when she decided she was going to marry her handsome neighbor Darius Grantley. Now, embarking on her second season, she's no nearer to that lofty ambition. She commits to making Darius fall in love with her, if only he'd take a break from pleading the case of the common criminal as a barrister at the Old Bailey.

Darius adores the lovely, high-spirited younger sister of the Marquess of Denby, but he's all too aware that Flick is far above him in social status, not to mention fortune. Winning the high-profile Cuthbert case will earn him a promised appointment to King's Counsel and just enough income to provide a home for his well-born lady.

But the cards are stacked against him. Not only do the newspapers trumpet his clients' guilt, but a powerful peer bribes the witnesses and threatens Flick unless Darius sabotages his own case…

For more of the Forsters, check out Compromising the Marquess , available now!

My Rating: 5 Roses

Just as brilliant as the first book in the series! Beguiling the Barrister was a fantastic historical romance.  I absolutely loved everything about it.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bewitching Book Tours Sizzling Summer Giveaway: Huge Prizes!

Do you want to win some AMAZING prizes? Well, you've come to the right place. I have 4 massive giveaways for you, hosted by Bewitching Book Tours and sponsored by over 30 authors! Now, run along and enter them all!

The Ruin of a Rogue by Miranda Neville + Featured Freebie

The Ruin of a Rogue (The Wild Quartet, #2)
Charm, wit, and nerves of steel have helped Marcus Lithgow gamble his way across the Continent. But when his heart is at stake, all bets are off for this most perfect rogue...

It's been years since Marcus set foot in England—why toy with the tonwhen he can fleece wealthy fools in Paris and Rome? Yet everything changes when he inherits a ramshackle estate. Marcus's first and only chance at a respectable life needs funding . . . the kind Anne Brotherton can provide. Such a wallflower should be ripe for the picking. So why does Marcus fell like he's the one hanging by a thread?

Anne Brotherton is sick and tired of being an heiress. She cannot bring herself to marry a fortune hunter. Why can't men like her for her sharp mind and kind hearts rather than her impressive dowry?

She nearly falls for Marcus's smooth seduction. But when Anne realized she's being strung along, a lust for payback empowers her like never before. Two can play the game of deception. The game of love, however, has its own rules.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Loved this book! Everything about it was wonderful: the romance, the plot for revenge, the mystery of the hidden valuables. The Ruin of a Rogue was brilliant, a top notch historical romance.