Saturday, August 31, 2013

One Night with the Laird by Nicola Cornick + Featured Freebie

One Night with the Laird (Scottish Brides, #2)
Release date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Scottish Brides #2

A wicked attraction!

Fashionable society widow Lady Mairi MacLeod cannot understand the dark passion that binds her to Jack Rutherford. He is everything she dislikes in a man, rakish, arrogant and charming, and she would prefer to forget the night of wicked passion that she spent in his arms.

But when Mairi is threatened by a blackmailer, Jack is the only man who can protect her. As they work together to uncover where the danger lies, their passion reignites. Little by little, the masks they wear burn away, and their most private secrets come to light...

Scottish Brides - Where Regency elegance meets Highland passion!

My Rating: 5 Roses

A perfect blend of Highlander passion and Regency glamour, this book was a lovely read. The romance, the thrills, the mystery of who was threatening Mairi, it was all wonderful. Loved this romance!

Friday, August 30, 2013

The Silent Swan Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for The Silent Swan book tour! I have a review of this lovely book coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a copy of The Silent Swan. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Breathless Press 4th Anniversary Tour: Guest Post with Cover Artist Victoria Miller + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Breathless Press 4th Anniversary Tour! I have a guest post from Victoria Miller, a cover artist with Breathless Press, as well as a huge giveaway including a Kindle Fire and gift cards. But, first, allow me to introduce our guest:

Duchess By Chance by Wendy Vella + Featured Freebie

Duchess By Chance
Release date: August 10, 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: N/A

Daniel, Duke of Stratton learns of his betrothal to Miss Berengaria Evangeline Winchcomb minutes before his father death. Having gambled his fortune away, all the late Duke had left to sell was his son. To save his family’s honor Daniel agrees to the marriage, but society’s favorite bachelor is no longer a charming easygoing man - his father’s betrayal has left him angry and with a thirst for revenge.

Eva’s learns she is to wed the Duke of Stratton on way to the church, inside she feels a flicker of hope that at last she is to leave her horrid family, however that flicker is short-lived as she faces the cold unyielding man who is now her husband. Has she merely replaced one tyrant with another?

My Rating: 5 Roses

I went into this book with high expectations. I read another of Wendy Vella's books, The Reluctant Countess, and absolutely loved it so I had hopes that this book would be the same. And it didn't disappoint! Duchess by Chance was an absolutely wonderful historical romance. It had sweet and steamy romance, thrills, and a vindictive old suitor. I completely and totally loved this book.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Through Glass Cover Reveal

Welcome to the cover reveal for Rebecca Ethington’s THROUGH GLASS! The cover and description are awesome and a bit spine chilling. So excited for this book! Now, on to the cover reveal:

Once Upon a Wallflower Book Tour: Review + Guest Post + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Once Upon a Wallflower book tour! I have a review of this lovely book coming up, as well as a guest post from the author and a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Hyde Book Tour: Mini-Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Hyde book tour! I have a quick review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a copy of Phantom (book 1 in the series) and a prize pack. But before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes + Featured Freebie

The Naturals
Release date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: YA Supernatural/Thriller Romance
Series: The Naturals #1

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.

What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides— especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own.

Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length.

Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Wow. Just wow. This book is ridiculously amazing. Holy hell was it epic! Saying it's thrilling doesn't even cover how on-the-edge-of-your-seat this books keeps you. The Naturals was an absolutely fantastic YA read full of some crazy thrills, a spine-chilling murder mystery, and a sprinkle of romance. I LOVED THIS BOOK.

Monday, August 26, 2013

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner + Featured Freebie

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)
Release date: December 10, 2013
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Dystopia Romance
Series: Starbound #1

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Holy s***! I don't think there are even words to describe how totally, absolutely, completely amazing this book was. These Broken Stars was beyond words. It was just breathtaking. Saying I loved it would be a vast understatement. It. Was. Brilliant!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Breaking the Reins Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Breaking the Reins book blitz! I have an excerpt and a giveaway for 2 e-copies of Breaking the Reins and an e-copy of Destiny Gift. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Deeper by Blue Ashcroft + Featured Freebie

Release date: August 3, 2013
Publisher: Self
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: N/A

Rain Wilson isn’t ever going to love again.

It’s a promise she made the day her boyfriend died in a water park accident, one she still blames herself for. Now she’s a senior lifeguard in a new town with a new pool and she’s just going to keep her head down and everyone safe.

Until a mysterious guy follows her into the waves at the pre-season bonfire and kisses her senseless. It’s just one mistake, and Rain is determined to put it behind her, until the dark haired, blue eyed hottie turns out to be her new co-supervisor Knight Mcallister.

Knight is hot, tatted, and carrying baggage of his own. He’s not happy about having Rain for a co-supervisor, and he’s even less happy about his attraction to her.

But between lifeguard drama, hot underwater kisses, and a growing attraction between them that can’t be stopped, Knight and Rain are being pulled deeper into their pasts, and realizing that sometimes too much broken can make a relationship impossible.

Then again sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.

My Rating: 2 Roses

Not a bad read, but I had trouble connecting with the characters. Deeper was a nice New Adult read. It was okay and, while I didn't love it, I did enjoy reading it.

Lord of Snow and Ice by Heather Massey + Featured Freebie

Lord of Snow and Ice
Release date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Fairy Tale Romance
Series: N/A

An innocent Beauty. A fearsome Beast. A dangerous passion.

Mystery and speculation surround “the Dark Prince,” a sorcerer who dwells in a kingdom cursed by endless winter. Though shunned by all, Prince Stellan secretly crusades against a zombie plague unleashed by his tyrannical father against the Five Lands. But only an alliance with Aldebaran will provide the support he needs to eradicate the plague once and for all.

Clarysa, daughter of the Aldebaran king, struggles under the weight of her role as princess. She yearns for adventure, but her father prefers to keep his youngest daughter safe within the palace walls. During one of her rare sanctioned trips beyond the walls of the castle, Clarysa comes face to face with the answer to her prayers.

She’s heard the tales of Stellan’s dangerous nature. She knows a romance with him is forbidden. But one smoldering glance draws her deep into a world of dark magic and sensuous rapture.

CONTENT WARNING: Magic, mayhem, and epic snowfall.

My Rating: 2 Roses

An okay read. Lord of Snow and Ice was a nice retelling of Beauty and the Beast, thought I can't say that I loved it.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Seduce Book Blitz: Teasers + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Seduce book blitz! I have some teasers, as well as a giveaway for a copy of Seduce and some giveaway info from the author. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book.:

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan + Featured Freebie

Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1)
Release date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #1

Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs.

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.

Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…

My Rating: 5 Roses

Going into this book, I was a little wary. Though it sounded good, I was worried that a heroine that was using the hero for sex pointers would get on my nerves. But, it turned out that I had nothing to worry about. Foreplay was a wonderful New Adult romance. I absolutely loved it! And I have no doubt that other NA lovers will adore this book as well.

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Little Bit Scandalous Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the A Little Bit Scandalous book tour! I have a review of this lovely book coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book: