Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall Into Winter Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my giveaway for the Fall Into Winter Giveaway Hop! I have two giveaways for you-the hop grand prize and my own giveaway.
Up for grabs for the Grand Prize is a $50 gift card. 
Up for grabs for my giveaway is the winner's choice of any e-book under $5.
Both are open INT and end November 7.
Don't forget to hop along to the other giveaways for more chances to win.
Good luck!

Phantom Summer Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Phantom Summer book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $50 gift card and a signed copy of Phantom Summer. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Daughter of Isis Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!


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Welcome to my post for the Daughter of Isis book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of Daughter of Isis, swag, and prize packs. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Once She Was Tempted by Anne Barton + Featured Freebie

Once She Was Tempted (Honeycote, #2)
Release date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Honeycote #2

A Portrait of a Lady

…or is it? The risqué painting owned by Benjamin Elliot, the Earl of Foxburn, features a stunning beauty with sapphire eyes, golden hair, and creamy skin. Ben recognizes this particular English rose the instant he meets her—though she's wearing considerably more clothing. In person, the demure debutante is even more irresistible…

In desperate need of money for her sick mother, Daphne Honeycote had posed for two scandalous portraits. Now she must hide her secret to save the Honeycote family name. Ben's possession of one painting makes him an insufferable thorn in her side—and yet he may be her best chance at finding the canvas's companion. As she becomes drawn to the dark-tempered earl, can Daphne risk laying bare the secrets of her heart?


My Rating: 5 Roses

A proper lady, a scandalous painting, and an unapologetic rake. Put those together, add some sweet and steamy romance, and we have this lovely book. Once She Was Tempted was a fantastic historical romance! I really enjoyed reading it. I thought it was a wonderful read.

It Happened Under The Mistletoe by Valerie Bowman

It Happened Under The Mistletoe (Secret Brides, #3.5)
Release date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Secret Brides #3.5

Can happily ever after begin with one Christmas kiss?

When Oliver Townsende escapes to his friend’s house for a Christmas party, he intends to avoid the hordes of marriage-minded misses who have been dogging his steps in London ever since he inherited a dukedom. He soon learns a bit of Yuletide peace and quiet is too much to ask for. When he encounters Miss Cerian Blake, who’s dodging her own unwanted set of admirers, the two decide to join forces and fake an infatuation to keep their suitors at bay. But when a bough of mistletoe becomes involved, will their Christmastime prank turn into a love to last all seasons?

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

Sweet, light, and a perfect holiday read, It Happened Under the Mistletoe was a lovely historical romance novella. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book. It's the kind of sweet romance that just makes you smile. I loved this book!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Darkness Watching Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!


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

The Wicked Wallflower by Maya Rodale

The Wicked Wallflower (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #1)
Release date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Bad Boys and Wallflowers #1

Maya Rodale's captivating new series introduces London's Least Likely—three wallflowers who are about to become the toast of the ton…

Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement—to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade.

A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring.

London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity—among other things—of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers…being perfectly scandalous together.


My Rating: 5 Roses

Sweet, steamy, and a brilliant historical romance! The Wicked Wallflower was absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed reading this wonderful book. Loved it, just loved it!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Entwined by Kristen Callihan + Featured Freebie

Entwined (Darkest London, #3.5)
Release date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Forever
Genre: Historical (Steampunk) Romance
Series: Darkest London #3.5

Eamon Evernight has always lived in his older brother's shadow. While his brother is fair of hair and lithe in body, Eamon sparks fear with his fiery locks and massive frame-and rumors of a mysterious power. But when his brother has the good fortune to be betrothed to a beautiful stranger, it's Eamon's help-and quick wit and romantic heart--that he needs. Eamon agrees to write the noble lady...a generous offer that will forever leave him a changed man.

Lady Luella Jane Moran has no interest in an arranged marriage and tries valiantly to dissuade her betrothed from afar. Though her own letters plainly state her case, the words her husband-to-be writes her leave her aching for his touch. Will Lu give in to the desire the missives have kindled within her? Or will desire turn cold when she discovers their true author?


My Rating: 5 Roses

Dark, romantic, and full of secrets, Entwined was a brilliant historical romance. It was an absolutely wonderful read. Loved this novella!

Falling For The Highland Rogue by Ann Lethbridge + Featured Freebie

Falling For The Highland Rogue (The Gilvrys Of Dunros, #3)
Release date: November 19, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Gilvrys Of Dunros #3

THE ONLY MAN TO SEE BEYOND HER COLD BEAUTY...

Disgraced lady Charity West lives in the dark world of the city's seedy underbelly. She's used and abused, yearning for freedom, and her distrust of men runs deep... until she meets Highland rogue Logan Gilvry.

Whisky runner Logan lives outside the law and is used to looking danger in the eye. Charity may just prove to be his most dangerous challenge yet. Her beauty is unrivaled, but it's her fire that lures Logan. He'll do anything to save Charity and even face her inevitable betrayal...

The Gilvrys of Dunross... Capturing Ladies' Hearts Across the Highlands


My Rating: 3 Roses

An okay read. Falling for the Highland Rogue was a sweet, steamy historical romance. Though I didn't love it, I did enjoy reading it.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Only One Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my for The Only One book tour! I have a review of this wonderful book coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a necklace and a couple of other awesome prizes. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Friday, October 25, 2013

All Hallows Eve Indies Tour Featuring Jennifer Blackstream: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the All Hallows Eve Indies Tour! This tour is HUGE and tons of fun, featuring over 100 Indie authors! I'll be featuring the lovely Jennifer Blackstream and her fantastic Blood Prince series, including a review of book 2, One Bite. Also, I have two giveaways coming up, one for copies of the Blood Prince series, and an epic giveaway including a Kindle Fire and 100+ e-books! But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the author and her books:

Fury of Desire Book Blitz: Series Spotlight + Giveaway

Welcome to my post for the Fury of Desire book blitz! I have a series spotlight coming up, as well as an awesome giveaway for books, swag, and gift cards. Now, allow me to introduce the books:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pawn by Aimee Carter

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1)
Release date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: YA Dystopia Romance
Series: The Blackcoat Rebellion #1

YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.


My Rating: 4 Roses

Thrilling, romantic, and full of secrets and betrayals, Pawn was a wild ride of a book. And I loved it! It was absolutely wonderful. I really enjoyed reading this book.

Olivia Twisted by Vivi Barnes

Olivia Twisted
Release date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance/ Retelling
Series: N/A

Olivia

He tilts my chin up so my eyes meet his, his thumb brushing lightly across my lips. I close my eyes. I know Z is trouble. I know that being with him is going to get me into trouble. I don’t care.

At least at this moment, I don’t care.


Tossed from foster home to foster home, Olivia’s seen a lot in her sixteen years. She’s hardened, sure, though mostly just wants to fly under the radar until graduation. But her natural ability with computers catches the eye of Z, a mysterious guy at her new school. Soon, Z has brought Liv into his team of hacker elite—break into a few bank accounts, and voila, he drives a motorcycle. Follow his lead, and Olivia might even be able to escape from her oppressive foster parents. As Olivia and Z grow closer, though, so does the watchful eye of Bill Sykes, Z’s boss. And he’s got bigger plans for Liv…

Z

I can picture Liv’s face: wide-eyed, trusting. Her smooth lips that taste like strawberry Fanta.

It was just a kiss. That’s all. She’s just like any other girl.

Except that she’s not.


Thanks to Z, Olivia’s about to get twisted.


My Rating: 4 Roses

Thrilling, romantic,and very twisted, Olivia Twisted was a fantastic YA retelling. I really enjoyed reading this awesome book.