Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Good Rogue is Hard to Find Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the A Good Rogue is Hard to Find book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of A Good Rogue is Hard to Find. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake by Jade Lee Review @SourcebooksCasa @JadeLeeAuthor

50 Ways to Ruin a Rake (Not Quite Ladies, #1)
Release date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Not Quite Ladies #1


Mellie has a plan…

Mellie Smithson is trapped in the country with no suitors and no prospects on the horizon except, perhaps, the exasperating—although admittedly handsome—guest of her father. She's looking for any excuse to go to London to meet more eligible men.

Trevor has a problem…

Trevor Anaedsley's grandfather has cut off his funds until such time as he gets engaged. Trevor escapes to the country—ostensibly to visit his old tutor, Mr. Smithson, but actually to duck his creditors—where he meets Smithson's lovely daughter, Mellie. The obvious solution is suddenly before him—but the lady has ideas of her own, and Trevor's going to have to measure up…



My Rating: 4 Roses

A really sweet and enjoyable historical romance, 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake was a great read. I really liked it.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A Scoundrel by Moonlight Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Under the Spotlight by @angie_stanton Review @harperteen

Under the Spotlight: A Jamieson Brothers Novel
Release date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Harper Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: The Jamieson Collection #3


After an embarrassing stint on a reality-TV music competition years ago, Riley vowed never to sing again. Now she's behind the scenes, working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world.

Garrett has hit rock bottom, and he is desperate to reinvent himself. After calling in a few favors, he ends up working at Sound Sync to learn the ropes of record producing from the industry's best. And he can't believe his luck when he discovers that Riley has been keeping a secret—she is an amazing singer. By producing her album, he's sure to top the record charts again. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade the sassy girl to record.

Riley refuses to sing—or even entertain the thought of it—and sparks fly as Garrett finally meets his match. But in the heat of the moment, one stolen kiss changes everything. Will Riley be the first person to finally rein Garrett in, or will Garrett succeed in getting Riley back under the spotlight?



My Rating: 4 Roses

I liked this book. Emotional and sweet, Under the Spotlight was a lovely YA romance and I liked it.

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Devilish Mr. Danvers Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @avonbooks @AvonImpulse @VivLorret

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Welcome to my post for the Devilish Mr. Danvers book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a digital bundle including the Wallflower Wedding series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks Review @simonteen @jenbrookswriter

In a World Just Right
Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Romance

Imagination takes on new meaning for a uniquely talented teen in this debut novel that is a breathtaking blend of contemporary, fantasy, and romance.

Sometimes Jonathan Aubrey wishes he could just disappear. And as luck—or fate—would have it, he can. Ever since coming out of a coma as a kid, he has been able to create alternate worlds. Worlds where he is a superhero, or a ladies’ man, or simply a better version of himself. That’s the world he’s been escaping to most since sophomore year, a world where he has everything he doesn’t have in real life: friends, a place of honor on the track team, passing grades, and most importantly, Kylie Simms as his girlfriend.

But when Jonathan confuses his worlds senior year and tries to kiss the real Kylie Simms, everything unravels. The real Kylie actually notices Jonathan…and begins obsessing over him. The fantasy version of Kylie struggles to love Jonathan as she was created to do, and the consequences are disastrous. As his worlds collide, Jonathan must confront the truth of his power and figure out where he actually belongs—before he loses both Kylies forever.



My Rating: 4 Roses

An interesting concept that turned out to be a great story, In a World Just Right was a fantastic YA read. With the cool world-builder element and a romance that went across worlds, this book was definitely wonderful and I really liked it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Harlot Countess by @JoannaShupe Review @KensingtonBooks

The Harlot Countess (Wicked Deceptions, #2)
Release date: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Kensington/Zebra
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Wicked Deceptions #2


Maggie, Lady Hawkins, had a debut she’d rather forget—along with her first marriage. Today, the political cartoonist is a new woman. A thoroughly modern woman. So much so that her clamoring public believes she’s a man…

FACT: Drawing under a male pseudonym, Maggie is known as Lemarc. Her (his!) favorite object of ridicule: Simon Barrett, Earl of Winchester. He’s a rising star in Parliament—and a former confidant and love interest of Maggie’s who believed a rumor that vexes her to this day.

FICTION: Maggie is the Half-Irish Harlot who seduced her best friend’s husband on the eve of their wedding. She is to be feared and loathed, as she will lift her skirts for anything in breeches.

Still crushed by Simon’s betrayal, Maggie has no intention of letting theton crush her as well. In fact, Lemarc’s cartoons have made Simon a laughingstock…but now it appears that Maggie may have been wrong about what happened years ago, and that Simon has been secretly yearning for her since…forever. Could it be that the heart is mightier than the pen and the sword after all?



My Rating: 4 Roses

I went into this book a little wary, considering how easily it could have turned into misunderstandings and assumptions. But, it turned out I didn't have to be worried because this book was wonderful. Enjoyable and romantic, The Harlot Countess was a lovely romance and I really liked it.

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Necklace of Souls Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!


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Welcome to my post for the A Necklace of Souls book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $20 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Deception of a Highlander Book Tour + Giveaway!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Duke and the Lady in Red by @Lorraine_Heath Review @avonbooks

The Duke and the Lady in Red (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James, #3)
Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #3


Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match.

When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she’s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her.

However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she can have all the money she requires…for a week in his bed.

Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition: he must never question her motives. Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is more than passion and pleasure—she is everything he has ever desired. But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever. Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.



My Rating: 3 Roses

Emotional and romantic, The Duke and the Lady in Red was a great historical romance that I enjoyed. It was sweet, with some spice, and a couple of surprises along the way. I thought it was a lovely read.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Scoundrel and the Debutante by @JuliaFLondon Review @HarlequinBooks

The Scoundrel and the Debutante (The Cabot Sisters, #3)
Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Cabot Sisters #3


When a man on a mission takes on a beautiful but unlikely ally, seduction and adventure are inevitable…

The dust of the Cabot sisters' shocking plans to rescue their family from certain ruin may have settled, but Prudence Cabot is left standing in the rubble of scandal. Now regarded as an unsuitable bride, she's tainted among the ton. Yet this unwilling wallflower is ripe for her own adventure. And when an irresistibly sexy American stranger on a desperate mission enlists her help, she simply can't deny the temptation.

The fate of Roan Matheson's family depends on how quickly he can find his runaway sister and persuade her to return to her betrothed. Scouring the rustic English countryside with the sensually wicked Prudence at his side—and in his bed—he's out of his element. But once Roan has a taste of the sizzling passion that can lead to forever, he must choose between his heart's obligations and its forbidden desires.



My Rating: 4 Roses

A charming historical romance that I really liked, The Scoundrel and the Debutante was a lovely read. Packed with misadventures and romance, this book was wonderful and I enjoyed reading it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Chasing the Other Tisdale Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Chasing the Other Tisdale book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $10 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bite at First Sight Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @SourcebooksCasa @Brooklyn__Ann

Welcome to my post for the Bite at First Sight book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a set of the Scandals with Bite series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Monday, April 13, 2015

What the Duke Wants Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the What the Duke Wants book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a custom necklace. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones Review @samhainpub

Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Historical (Medieval) Romance

Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter.

Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen.
Instead, Warren is ambushed, taken prisoner by a hooded Welshwoman with skin that glows like moonlight. If he must die at her hands, at least his honorable death will silence the whispers of disloyalty hanging over his name.

Princess Eleri has never seen a knight as stoic—and as eager to die—as Warren. She’d love to oblige the bastard, but something in his ocean-blue eyes stays her hand. Plus, suspicion nags at her, for the arrows that wounded him and killed his men are Norman, not Welsh.

A ghostly prophecy portends danger that thrusts the enemies closer together, where hate explodes into passion that won’t allow Eleri to surrender Warren to her vengeful clan. But returning him to his king breaks more than it mends…and for Warren, retaliation will be sweet, indeed.

Product Warnings
Contains a Norman warrior with a thirst for justice, a Welsh rebel princess with second sight and a steady bow hand, magical prophecies, and a plot of royal proportions.



My Rating: 4 Roses

His Captive Princess was a nice historical romance. I thought it was a lovely read and I enjoyed it.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Love in the Time of Scandal by Caroline Linden Review @avonbooks @Caro_Linden

Love in the Time of Scandal (Scandalous, #3)
Release date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Scandalous #3


USA Today bestselling author Caroline Linden's third novel in her Scandalous series brings together a feisty heiress, a notorious rake, and a shocking book that could bring one woman the utmost despair—or the greatest pleasure...

Penelope Weston does not like Benedict Lennox, Lord Atherton. He may be the suave and charming heir to an earl, as well as the most handsome man on earth, but she can't forget how he abandoned a friend in need—nor how he once courted her sister, Abigail. He's the last man she would ever marry. If only she didn't feel so attracted to the arrogant scoundrel...

Once upon a time, Benedict thought he and Penelope got along rather well. Though he needs a wealthy bride to escape his cruel father's control, spirited Penelope just doesn't suit his plans for a model marriage—until a good deed goes awry, and scandalous rumors link his name to Penelope's. She might not be the quiet, sensible wife he thought he wanted, but she is beautiful . . . beguiling . . . and far more passionate than he ever imagined. Can a marriage begun in scandal become a love match, too?



My Rating: 4 Roses

I really enjoyed this book. Love in the Time of Scandal had sweet romance, quite a bit of scandal, and a couple of thrills along the way. I thought it was a lovely read.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Diamond Moon Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Diamond Moon book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $10 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book: