Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Highlander's Passion Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway! @readloveswept @VonnieWrites

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Welcome to my post for the A Highlander's Passion book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

The Replaced by @kimberlyderting Review @harperteen

The Replaced (The Taking #2)
Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Romance
Series: The Taking #2

Romantic and action-packed, The Replaced is the gripping second installment in the Taking trilogy.

Kyra hasn't been the same since she returned from her mysterious five-year disappearance. Now, on the run from the NSA, Kyra is forced to hide out with others who, like her, have been Returned. Yet she is determined to find Tyler, the boy she loves who was also abducted—all because of her. When her group intercepts a message that Tyler might still be alive but is in the hands of a shadowy government organization that experiments on the Returned, Kyra knows it's a risk to go after him. What if it's a trap? And worse, what if the returned Tyler isn't the same boy she lost?

Perfect for fans of The Fifth Wave and the Body Finder series, The Replaced is both chilling and explosive, with creepy, otherworldly elements and twisty, psychological thrills that will have you questioning what exactly it means to be human.

My Rating: 5 Roses

A truly excellent sequel that was full of even more action and secrets than the first, The Replaced was a fantastic YA read. From the twists, to the game-changing revelations, this book was great and I absolutely loved it.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sebastian's Lady Spy Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @readloveswept @SharonCullen

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Welcome to my post for the Sebastian's Lady Spy book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Ring from a Marquess by Christine Merrill Review

A Ring from a Marquess
Release date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Mistress or Wife?

Independent Margot de Bryun has no intention of giving a man control of her life! Although handsome rake Stephen Standish, Marquess of Fanworth, does pique her interest… Maybe a man can offer other advantages?

Stephen sees Margot as perfect marriage material—talented, intelligent and alluring. But when a stolen family ruby is traced to the jewelry shop Margot owns, Stephen is infuriated and demands she become his mistress. Except Margot's not one to be easily tamed—and whether she be mistress or wife, sparks will certainly fly!

My Rating: 2 Roses

A Ring from a Marquess was an okay historical romance. It wasn't perfect but I enjoyed it overall.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Claimed by the Rogue by Hope Tarr Review @samhainpub

Claimed by the Rogue (Claimed, #1)
Release date: March 4, 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Claimed #1

He crossed an ocean to find her. His secret could prevent him from claiming her heart.

When Robert Bellamy signed on with the East India Company and set sail for Calcutta, Lady Phoebe Tremont took his promise to heart. Their separation would be but brief; in six months he would send for her.

Six years later, believing her love to be drowned at sea, Phoebe hides her tears behind a disguise at a masked ball to celebrate her engagement to a dashing French aristocrat. It is there she encounters a handsome guest costumed as a rogue of the sea—a pirate. When he drops his mask, she finds herself looking into a dead man’s eyes. A ghost’s eyes. Robert’s eyes.

Through hardship and degradation, Robert never lost his resolve to return home to England a rich man. Now a successful ship’s captain, there is one prize left to reclaim—Phoebe.

But the demure debutante he left behind has grown into a dazzling, decidedly self-determined woman. Nor is Robert the callow youth who set sail in search of adventure. Yet the one thing that could win her heart is the very dark truth his pride warns him never to reveal…

Warning: This book contains steamy sex, some violence—and a hero so swoon-worthy you’ll find yourself seduced into staying up into the wee hours turning pages.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A nice romance about a second chance, Claimed by the Rogue was a lovely read and I enjoyed it.

Darkness Eternal by Alexandra Ivy Review @KensingtonBooks @AlexandraIvy

Darkness Eternal (Guardians of Eternity, #7.5)
Release date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Kensington/Zebra
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Guardians of Eternity #7.5

For the Guardians of Eternity, battle is a way of life—whether the plight of their world is at stake, or the fate of their heart…

After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of Hell, there’s no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by Uriel’s touch...

My Rating: 3 Roses

A nice, quick read that was both sweet and hot, Darkness Eternal was a lovely novella and I liked it.

Friday, March 27, 2015

What a Lady Requires Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @readloveswept @ashlyn_mac

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Welcome to my post for the What a Lady Requires book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Loveswept mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Duke's Disaster Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @SourcebooksCasa @GraceBurrowes

The Duke's Disaster
Release date: April 7, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

Noah Winters, Earl of Anselm, spent months sorting and courting the year's crop of debutantes in search of an ideal bride. When the sweet, biddable young thing he selected accepts another's proposal, Noah decides to court her companion instead.

Thea Collins, though, is anything but biddable. She has learned the hard way that men are not to be trusted, especially the handsome ones. When she reluctantly accepts, Noah rushes Thea to the altar before she can reveal her deepest secret. Can she finally move on from her past, or will it come back to haunt her?

My Rating: 5 Roses

A delightful romance that showed Grace Burrowes at her finest, The Duke's Disaster was a fantastic read. With sweet romance, charming humor, and a few secrets lurking in the past, this book was wonderful and I loved it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Kingdom Within Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the The Kingdom Within book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a copy of The Kingdom Within. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

YA Spring Fling Giveaway!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sins of a Duke by Stacy Reid Review @entangledpub @st_reid

Sins of a Duke (Scandalous House of Calydon, #3)
Release date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous
Genre: Historical (Victorian) Romance
Series: Scandalous House of Calydon #3

All of the young ladies whispered about the Duke of Mondvale in hushed tones, their eyes following his tall, dark figure with barely disguised lust. For the newly-ostracized Lady Constance Thornton, he is magnetic and altogether desirable. Irresistibly so. Since her reputation is already ruined in London society, why shouldn't she be impudent and dance with the scandalous “Lord of Sin”?

Little does she know of his plans.

The beautiful and innocent Lady Constance is no mere plaything for Lucan Wynwood. She will be his revenge. By ruining her, he will have his vengeance against her brother. Except that the Lady Constance is full of surprises...and now she could well be the ruin of him.

My Rating: 5 Roses

An emotional, sweet, and absolutely fantastic romance, Sins of a Duke was an excellent read. I really loved this book. It had likable characters, a great story, and a lovely romance.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Just a Little Flirt Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @readflirt @renitapizzitola

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Welcome to my post for the Just a Little Flirt book tour!  I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Flirt mug and nail polish. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dragon Marked Book Blitz + Giveaway! @JayminEve1

Welcome to my post for the Dragon Marked book blitz! I have a giveaway for a $10 gift card coming up. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

The Warlord's Wife by Sandra Lake

The Warlord's Wife
Release date: March 17, 2015
Publisher: Intermix
Genre: Historical (Viking) Romance
Series: Sons of the North #1

A stunning historical romance from debut author Sandra Lake transports readers to 12th century Sweden, where a powerful Viking lord will discover a fierce heart cannot be taken by mere force.

Lida was married to the love of her life for just two months when she became a widow. Pregnant and disowned by her late husband’s family for suspected infidelity, she was forced to return to her family in shame. Eight years later, uninterested in the prospect of finding another husband, she finds herself the unwilling object of a marriage contract with a powerful warlord. In a day, she is wed, bed, and put on a ship headed for Tronscar; an unknown icy stone and steel fortress.

Jarl Magnus is pleased to have taken a strong wife who, however stubborn she may be, will surely produce sons. However, he is less pleased with his wife’s additional baggage—a young daughter. But despite himself, Magnus falls for the daughter just as hard as the mother, and Lida’s heart is warmed to see the cold, serious Jarl move surprisingly fast into the role of stepfather.

When enemies attack Tronscar, Jarl Magnus’s nerves of steel waver, as the warrior fears his love for Lida will weaken him. But when his family is threatened, he’ll go to war to protect them, discovering along the way that they have the strength to protect themselves.

My Rating: 3 Roses

The Warlord's Wife was a good historical romance. It wasn't the best but I enjoyed it overall.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Red by @AlyxandraH @EntangledTeen

Release date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Bad girls burn hot…

Red is the color of Kia Alcott's hair.
It's her temper, which blazes hot and always gets Kia into way too much trouble.
And it's the color of fire. Fires that Kia can start…just by thinking about them.

When her latest “episode” gets her kicked out of school, Kia is shipped off to her grandmother, who works for the wealthy Blackwoods. It's an estate shrouded in secrets, surrounded by rules, and presided over by a family that is far from normal…including the gorgeous and insolent Ethan Blackwood.

Ethan knows far more about the dangers of the forest surrounding the estate than Kia can ever imagine. For this forest has teeth, and Ethan is charged with protecting the outside world from its vicious mysteries.

But inside, even the most vibrant shade of red doesn't stand a chance against the dark secrets of the Blackwood family…

My Rating: 4 Roses

An intriguing YA read that I really enjoyed, Red was a fantastic book. It had an interesting concept, great characters, and an enjoyable story.

Too Many Reasons by @KristenStrassel Review

Too Many Reasons (A Spotlight Series Novel)
Release date: February 9, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Abby Gauthier is close to getting everything she's worked so hard for. The band she manages, Sinister Riot, has been offered a major record contract. But it comes with a catch: the band must add Eli Jamison, winner of the talent show The Spotlight, to the lineup.

Devon Sinclair is the singer of Sinister Riot, and he's Abby's best friend. She's in love with him, but fears she'll lose him if she makes the first move. Devon knows adding Eli to the band is a mistake, and he's right. Eli's interested in more than just making an album. He wants to take control of the band, and he wants to get to know Abby better. A lot better. When tensions between Devon and Eli threaten to destroy Sinister Riot, Abby must act on her true feelings or lose everything she's ever wanted.

My Rating: 4 Roses

A story about two best friends who finally take the next step, Too Many Reasons was a great New Adult read. It had sweetness, a bit of spice, and some angst to go along with it. I liked it and I thought it was a nice read.