Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my giveaway for The Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop! Honestly, there are just too many New Adult books that I love for me to offer just a few for this giveaway. So, up for grabs is the winner's choice of a Nook or Kindle copy of any New Adult book up to $8 in value. I have a few suggestions from my favorites shown below, but the winner can choose any New Adult book. Open INT. Ends December 12.
Don't forget to hop along to the other blogs for more chances to win!
Good luck!

The Blacksmith's Son by Rebecca Thomas

The Blacksmith's Son
Release date: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Flirt
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: N/A

Captain Quentin Drake returns home after his Naval commission ends to find a young groom being beaten in the village stables. Weary from his travels, Quentin only wants a good night's sleep, but refuses to turn a blind eye to the lad's mistreatment. He intervenes, taking the lad to his room, only to discover a woman masquerading as a boy.

After Ally Lockwood's family dies, she supports herself by assisting the local blacksmith with his horses. She's not allowed to do the work as a woman, so she dresses as a boy, but her ruse is up when, due to injury, she's disrobed by a handsome stranger. What starts as a shared supper, leads to so much more...

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

A lovely little novella, The Blacksmith's Son was an enjoyable read. Romantic and full of secrets, this novella was a wonderful read.

Have You Any Rogues? by Elizabeth Boyle

Have You Any Rogues? (Rhymes With Love, #2.5)
Release date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Rhymes with Love #2.5

The Seldons and Dales have been mortal enemies for centuries, but that hasn't stopped the roguish Crispin, Viscount Dale and the impetuous Lady Henrietta Seldon from waging their own battle … of the heart. Every stray glance, every chance encounter threatens to reveal the secret passion that keeps drawing them together.

But finally after years of flirting with disaster, Crispin and Henrietta find themselves locked in a wine cellar, and now there is no denying the love and loyalties that have lured them and torn them apart time and time again. Will this one last chance, this tempting night of desire be the one that ignites a fire that will never be extinguished, no matter the price?

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet, lovely story about love finally conquering all, Have You Any Rogues? was a wonderful historical romance novella. It was sweet, romantic, and a thoroughly enjoyable read.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Entangled: Embrace Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Entangled: Embrace tour, celebrating the launch of the New Adult imprint from Entangled Publishing! I will be featuring Ruined today, and I have a guest post from the author coming up, as well as a giveaway for a gift basket and swag. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Andrew: Lord of Despair by Grace Burrowes

Andrew: Lord of Despair (Lonely Lords, #7)
Release date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Lonely Lords #7

Andrew Alexander will do anything to protect those he loves...

After a tragic yachting accident leaves him wracked with guilt and despair, Andrew Alexander becomes certain he doesn't deserve to be around his own family, let alone the beautiful, forthright Astrid Worthington. He wanders for years, only allowing himself respite from his self-imposed exile when he thinks Astrid safely married. He returns home to find instead that the only woman he's ever loved has been recently—and mysteriously—widowed.

...especially from himself

When Andrew leaves, Astrid refuses to pine. She finds an amiable husband and contents herself with a cordial if unexciting marriage. But her husband's sudden death and Andrew's reappearance threaten to break her heart all over again. When Astrid's life is threatened, she finds Andrew will do anything to protect her not only from her enemies, but also from the truth of his dark past.

My Rating: 5 Roses

I have very varied reactions to Grace Burrowes' books. I love some, I only like others, and still others fall into the didn't like category. But, I'm happy to say that Andrew: Lord of Despair fell firmly into "I loved it!" This book was absolutely wonderful, romantic, and full of secrets. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

A Duchess in the Dark by Kate McKinley

A Duchess in the Dark (By Invitation Only, #1)
Release date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Forever Yours
Genre: Erotic Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: By Invitation Only #1

When a well-bred young lady opens the wrong bedroom door at a Regency house party, she has no idea of the sensual delights that await her on the other side…

Miss Daphne Hayward is on the hunt for a safe, honorable husband and she has set her sights on the perfect target. He’s kind, titled, and miraculously single. She plans a full-scale seduction that will bring him to his knees, begging for her hand in marriage. But when she mistakenly climbs into another man’s bed, sparks ignite, threatening to send all her plans up in smoke.

Ashton Fitzgerald, Earl of Claymore, is surprised by the powerful desire that surges through him when he sees Daphne for the first time. So when he unveils her as his mysterious midnight visitor, he is determined to make her his…forever.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Hot, steamy, and sweet, A Duchess in the Dark was a lovely historical romance novella. I absolutely loved this book.

Secrets of a Gentleman Escort by Bronwyn Scott

Secrets of a Gentleman Escort
Release date: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: N/A

He's the talk of the ton for all the wrong reasons!

Society's most outrageous and popular escort Nicholas D'Arcy is renowned for his utmost discretion. So when he suddenly finds himself named and shamed by a jealous husband, he reluctantly accepts a summons to the countryside a fate worse than death!

Annorah Price-Ellis isn't what Nick is used to innocent, feisty and decidedly uncomfortable with the spontaneous heat between them! Suddenly, London's most audacious lover is out of his depth, and in danger of revealing the real man behind the polished facade

Rakes Who Make Husbands Jealous: Only London's best lovers need apply!

My Rating: 5 Roses

Sweet, hot, and a lovely romance. Secrets of a Gentleman Escort was a fantastic historical romance read. I absolutely loved this book!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mutilate My Heart Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ever After Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Ever After book blitz, organized by Book Monster Promotions! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for 5 paperback copies of Ever After. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Fireblood by Trisha Wolfe

Fireblood (Fireblood, #1)
Release date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: YA Dystopia Romance
Series: Fireblood #1

To save a kingdom, Zara must choose between a prince who could be the answer and a rising rebellion that threatens to take control.

When Zara Dane is chosen to marry Prince Sebastian Hart, son of the man who ordered her father’s capture, Zara knows she must fight to save everything she loves from ruin.

Being betrothed to the prince means a life trapped behind the towering stone walls of the Camelot-forged realm. Under the watchful eye of the prince's first knight, Sir Devlan Capra, changing her future becomes difficult.

When an unlikely rebel reveals the truth about the deadly secrets that fuel King Hart’s twisted world, Zara’s path to rescue her father becomes clouded by deception. The Rebels clear her path by forcing Zara’s hand with an ultimatum: sway Prince Sebastian to join the Rebels, convincing him of his father’s evil nature, or they will take him out.

But Zara is uncertain about a future under the Rebels’ command and where the prince’s heart truly lies. She must decide who to trust, what to believe, and what she’s truly fighting for before the king destroys all of Karm, including her heart.

My Rating: 5 Roses

Absolutely lovely! Fireblood was yet another amazing book from the fabulous Trisha Wolfe. This book has thrills, secrets, betrayals, and, of course, romance. It was totally amazing and I loved it!

Monday, November 25, 2013

For Real Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the For Real book blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a huge giveaway for a $100 gift card grand prize. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Entangled: Flirt Blitz + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Entangled: Flirt blitz! Entangled is launching its new line of sweet, short reads and we're celebrating with a huge giveaway for a Nook and gift cards! But, before we get to that, allow me to introduce the books in this new line:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

Three Broken Promises (Drew + Fable, #3)
Release date: December 31, 2013
Publisher: Random House: Bantam 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Drew + Fable #3

Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.

My Rating: 3 Roses

A good New Adult romance. I didn't love this book, but I did enjoy reading it. The romance was sweet and super steamy and the emotions were deep. I thought this book was lovely.