Thursday, January 30, 2014

Review The Royal Wizard (Dragonborn, #1) by Alianne Donnelly

"The Royal Wizard"
17226552Author: Alianne Donnelly
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: N/A
Source: Author for honest review
Published: March 3, 2013
Author's Website

Buy Links: N/A

Goodreads Blurb:

The kingdom of Wilderheim stands bastion between the world of humans and the Otherlands. It is ruled as much by people as it is by creatures Other and as such, it must always have a wizard at the right hand of its king. Nico has seen three generations of rulers sit the throne; he knows he will not see the fourth. Desperate to find a worthy apprentice, when Nia appears like a godsend in his path he wastes no time taking her under his wing as his last sworn duty to the young king Saeran.

But Nia and Saeran have many trials ahead of them. With destinies converging toward an inevitable battle for power, countless lives hang in the balance, including theirs. As love brings them together, so strife tears them apart and as the balance between justice and magic shifts, the royal wizard and her king get caught in a maelstrom of colliding forces. Nothing is ever as it seems with a trickster hiding in the shadows. When the gods begin to play, mortals tremble…

The Royal Wizard is a fun, exciting, magical, emotional and memorable story that many fans of the genre will truly enjoy!

Found as a young child by the wizard Nico. Nia has been trained very well by him and is glad he is happy with his apprentice. Nia will serve his highness and complete the duties as a wizard better than any other. Well that's according to Nico. Nia on the other hand is scared to bits! Luckily she does not allow a bit of fear to stand in her way or she'd never know what she was truly capable of and she would never have built such an amazing relationship with Saeran...

I loved all of the characters, both good & bad. Loved the world the author created and deeply admire both Nia and Saeran (LOVE Saeran!) An excellent start to a new series that has me hooked! I will definitely be looking into more from this author in the very near future! 

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review Compromising Willa (Accidental Peers #3) by Diana Quincy

"Compromising Willa"
18454088Author: Diana Quincy
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 267
Source: Author for honest review
Published: December 9, 2013
Author's Website

Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
England, 1805

Lady Wilhelmina Stanhope is ruined and everyone knows it. Back in Town for the first season since her downfall, Willa plans to remain firmly on the shelf, assuming only fortune hunters will want her now. Instead she focuses on her unique tea blends, secretly supporting a coffee house which employs poor women and children. If her clandestine involvement in trade is discovered, she'll be ruined. Again.

No one is more shocked by Willa's lack of quality suitors than the newly minted Duke of Hartwell. Having just returned from India, the dark duke is instantly attracted to the mysterious wallflower. His pursuit is hampered by the ruthless Earl of Bellingham, who once jilted Willa and is now determined to reclaim her.

Caught between the clash of two powerful men, a furious Willa refuses to concede her independence to save her reputation. But will she compromise her heart?

I'm always iffy when deciding to read new historical romances by new to me authors because, to be honest, some are rather dull. I have to say I'm glad I got adventurous and read Compromising Willa. While very original, it was very entertaining, exciting and fun to read. A good read for any fans of the genre.

Willa has her future all set and mapped out in her mind. There's nothing she can possibly do that would ruin her or her reputation that's not already been said about her or supposedly done by her. She's learned from experience, not to care and accepted the fact she'll never find love. That's until an old flame returns and a new one ignites!

I'll definitely be looking into more by this author in the near future. I enjoyed the story and characters as well as her writing style. A 3.5 rating rounded to a solid 4 :)

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway: "Heights of Desire" by Mara White

Title: Heights of Desire (Heightsound Series #1)
Author: Mara White
Genre: Erotic 18+
Publication Date: December 22, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
A woman who has everything meets a man who can offer her nothing but trouble. They bring each other to a height of desire neither thought possible, but is it enough to overcome the differences that tear them apart? Kate Champion, a forty-two-year-old, married mother of two, leads an enviable upper class life of luxury. Her comfortable path takes an unexpected detour after a chance encounter at a neighborhood playground. Jaylee Inoa is a twenty-two-year-old, second generation New York Dominican with close ties to the Heights and the gangs that run them. Her life of privilege is no match for the code of the streets he navigates with ease. When a crime of the heart leads to a crime in the flesh, how far will she go to redeem him? Can she risk all in her life that is golden for the love of her golden-eyed man?

Heights of Desire is on sale for $.99 during the blog tour!!!

I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela, and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.
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Review Texas Outlaws: Jesse (Texas Outlaws #1) by Kimberly Raye

"Texas Outlaw: Jesse"
18168540Author: Kimberly Raye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 224
Source: Netgalley
Published: December 17, 2013
Author's Website

Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
WANTED: A Red-Hot Rebel

Ever since his father's famous bank robbery years ago, rodeo cowboy Jesse James Chisholm has been the bad boy of Lost Gun, Texas. A rule breaker. A heart breaker. But he's still haunted by his history, and the only girl who could match his wildness with her own—until she ditched her own bad-girl ways in favor of respectability….

But mayor-elect Gracie Jones isn't quite the upstanding role model she projects. Underneath those conservative skirts and blouses? Very naughty underthings. Jesse's return has stirred not only her long-slumbering wild side, but an insatiable hunger for this rugged, sexy cowboy. And this Texas town is going to see a side of the Wild West they never expected.

Texas Outlaw: Jesse is a sweet story about a rekindled love that never should have lost its fire to begin with. A good read for any fans of the genre looking for a quick fun read.

Gracie was once the town’s bad girl. But she's changed that and much more about herself since her high school days. She’s now the town mayor and...Well sort of happy. Plans she once had for herself and her life, she just let go of. The only thing she still holds onto for over the last decade is her love for a certain cowboy.

Jesse has a reputation that he was born with due to his father's past. He on the other hand is nothing like his father. But that doesn't matter. No one in the tow, except for a special lady and a couple of the town inhabitants are willing to see...him.

This story was not what I expected from its title and description and its ending left me...wanting. But it's still a well written and worthwhile story that I enjoyed my time reading.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: "Kiss of Fire" by Rebecca Ethington

Author Rebecca Ethington has given KISS OF FIRE a cover make-over! Check out the BRAND NEW COVER! It's beautiful!!!

Rebecca Ethington is also giving away a $15 gift card and a signed copy copy of KISS OF FIRE. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Facebook Romance Giveaway Hop!


Do you love discovering new authors? Well, this is a great way!

Over 30 authors have come together and are each hosting a giveaway on their facebook pages for readers!

Below you will find a linky list of author names. You can ENTER every contest!!!

Please read the links carefully. Some giveaways are US ONLY, US/CANADA, and INTERNATIONAL (INT). Also, the ones that are young adult are labeled (YA). Some are New Adult, and some are strictly for the older crowd. :)

This is a romance giveaway, so no matter that genre each book has some form of romance in it.

The giveaways are a mix of ebooks, paperbacks, ARCs, and gift cards.

Are you ready to have fun???

Get clicking!!!

Good luck!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

January: Monthly Giveaway!

It has been a long time since I have done a monthly giveaway. So, one of my many New Year's Resolutions is to spend more time on the blog making it even more exciting and fun things to do and what's more fun then winning great books to read.

So here is the first monthly giveaway for January:
Goodreads Blurb:
The MacAlasdairs are not like other men.

Descendants of an ancient alliance, they live for centuries, shifting between human and dragon forms. Some wander the earth; some keep to their lands in Scotland. And Stephen MacAlasdair, the newest lord of the family, must go to London to settle his father’s business affairs. He brings an object of great power and greater darkness. He finds an enemy from his past, whose wrath is still living and deadly. And he meets an ally he’d never have expected.

1894 London, doesn't provide an easy life for women of the lower class, but Mina Seymour has managed to work herself up to a position as the secretary of a famous scholar. When a tall, dark Scottish stranger demands to see her employer, Mina is irritated; when MacAlasdair's departure leaves the professor worried, she’s suspicious. Determined to figure out the situation, she investigates further - and finds a world and a man she could never have imagined.

This is a ARC copy of this book. This giveaway is open only to US mailing address. You must also be 18 years old +

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Review Wrecked by Priscilla West

18815522Author: Priscilla West
Genre: New Adult
Pages: 286
Source: Netgalley
Published: December 11, 2013
Author's Website

Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
“There would be no happy ending for us. He was too damaged. I was too broken.”

Two years ago, Lorrie’s mother was murdered. But that wasn’t the end of it. Reeling from the tragedy, Lorrie’s father spiraled into alcohol, depression, and finally suicide.

The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.

Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”

Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “the Hammer.”

Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.

Lorrie knows that Hunter is the exact type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.

As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?

My Review:
A good start to a new series with one HELLUVA cliffhanger ending! I've heard book 2 is due out early 2014 and I'm a patient female reader. So I'm cool with that/ Wrecked is a great read for any fans of the genre that enjoy an emotional story with one hot main character ;)

Lorrie has been through a lot in only a few years time. Both of her parents are gone. She has no siblings and is pretty much...numb! She basically shut down to allow herself to deal with her pain. But is that really the answer to solve such emotional distress?

Hunter has also been through a lot. Very different from Lorrie. But he's also shut himself off in his own way so he can deal with HIS pain and...secrets. That's until he met Lorrie. Just looking into her eyes has changed everything for him...

I'm itching for the next book of the series and hope it picks up RIGHT from where it left off!

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Cover Reveal—Wind Chime Cafe by Sophie Moss

We are excited to ring in the New Year with a cover reveal showcasing our design for the "Wind Chime Cafe." This is the first book in the brand new Wind Chime novel romance series by Sophie Moss.
Ms. Moss is the award-winning author of The Seal Island Trilogy featuring The Selkie Spell, The Selkie Enchantress, and the Selkie Sorceress.
Get ready for the Wind Chime novels—a romantic series that will charm and captivate you—coming soon!
Available February 7th, 2014 in print and eBook
Blurb: Wind Chime Cafe
When single mother, Annie Malone, purchases a quirky Main Street café on Heron Island, she thinks she's finally turned her dream of opening her own restaurant into a reality. Hearing rumors that a developer is about to build a five-star resort on the sleepy Chesapeake Bay island, she plans to transform the café into a premier upscale bistro. But Navy SEAL, Will Dozier, has no intention of selling his grandparents' property to a developer. Back on Heron Island for the first time in ten years and secretly struggling with PTSD, Will decides that a fling with the new girl is the perfect way to help him "get his head straight." The last thing Will expects is to fall in love...with his hometown and with Annie. But Will's life and career are in San Diego with the SEALs. Will Annie's love and the healing magic of the island be enough to convince him to stay? Connect with Sophie:

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