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Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Erica Taylor's debut historical romance release, A Suitable Affair (The Macalisters #1), as a part of the ongoing blurb blitz tour. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment.

My review of A Suitable Affair can be found on this blog. If you're interested, please CLICK HERE for the post (spoiler alert!).

Erica Taylor will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour 
A Suitable Affair
Erica Taylor
(The Macalisters #1)
Published: June 6, 2017
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35201751-a-suitable-affair
Lady Susanna McCalister is young and beautiful, but her marriage prospects thus far have been rather lacking. Rather than living a life of spinsterhood, she decides a loveless marriage, to the dull and unromantic Lord Riverton, is better than none at all.

One day while strolling through Hyde Park with her suitor, she is almost trampled to death by a rambunctious rider, Lord Westcott. Little does she know that this earl, who is as handsome as he is arrogant, would weasel his way into her heart. But the earl has demons of his own that threaten to complicate their secret romance, as he blames Lord Riverton for his sister's death.

Can Susanna tame this tormented earl and help save herself and other women from a deadly fate?

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A Suitable Affair by Erica Taylor

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Suitable Affair
The Macalisters #1

Erica Taylor
Historical Romance
Published in June, 2017 [requested review]

H/h - Ian Carlisle, the Earl of Westcott/Lady Susanna Macalister
Setting: England, 1813.

Read in June, 2017.
My rating:

                                                        [spoiler alert] 

A Suitable Affair is Erica Taylor’s debut historical romance and book 1 of The Macalisters series. I do love well-written family sagas. When I went into this book, I didn’t know what to expect but glad to report that I emerged quite happy because the story and writing-wise, A Suitable Affair was wonderful.

In the beginning of the story, our H Ian and h Susanna met with quite a, uh, bang. Well, kind of a bang. She was strolling Hide Park with her soon-to-be fiancé Lord Riverton, while Ian was on the way to attend a meeting. And his horse almost collided with her, which could’ve been seriously bad but thankfully, it wasn’t. But it did introduce our H and h unofficially. Even from then I could tell these two are going to be a handful, their banters were already fun to read. True to that, I enjoyed most of Ian and Susanna’s banters to the fullest. After a while, you simply know these have to be together cause they’re going to have a lot of fun! :D

Susanna is one of the daughters of the Macalister family/Bradstone Dukedom, which somewhat reminded me of Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons. They have 10 siblings, now minus their eldest brother Sam, the heir to the Duke of Bradstone, who died in a carriage accident alongside their father. After Sam’s passing, the responsibilities of the Dukedom fell onto the next bother, Andrew, who wasn’t quite ready to shoulder it. This sudden and tragic transformation in their family took a toll on everyone, least of all Andrew, who had become distant and cold in the intervening years until he met Clara and fell in love. He’s now happily married to her. Susanna’s older sister, Sarah, was also married but now widowed. She’s got more brothers that I couldn’t keep a count on, 2 of them being overseas. Younger sister Norah has already had her come-out while the youngest, Mara is waiting. If all of them are getting a book each, we can safely say we’re in for quite a journey here!

Book Blitz and Giveaway: When Beauty Met the Beast by Khardine Gray

Monday, June 26, 2017

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Khardine Gray's latest contemporary romance release, When Beauty Met the Beast (Vandervilles #1), as a part of the ongoing book blitz Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes an e-copy of the featured book (open worldwide), so don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below! Also note that When Beauty Met the Beast is free on kindle unlimited!!


When Beauty Met the Beast
Khardine Gray
(Vandervilles #1)
Published: June 10, 2017
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34952509-when-beauty-met-the-beast
WhenBeautyMetTheBeastBetrayal, obsession, revenge. Can love conquer all? Deep beneath the veneer of luxury, beauty, and wealth, lie secrets that could be used to destroy the Vanderville family. Secrets that a cold, calculating, and vengeful person has been collecting, patiently waiting for the perfect moment to exact a cruel and painful revenge… Rejections turn to romance? An obsession brews into a whirlwind romance that threatens to be torn apart by a bad boy’s bad habits. Will a love so passionate yet unstable be able to withstand the turmoil that’s sure to blossom from a plot for revenge?

Double betrayal, despair… Waiting for a wedding proposal, Taylor is instead handed betrayal. Her cheating father betrays his wife and shatters his daughter’s heart at the same moment she discovers the man she loves has been lying to her. Careers hang in the balance… What do the Vanderville Matriarch’s powerful position in the fashion industry, a greedy States attorney, and a budding creative director all have in common? Careers compromised by the cold hunger of a vengeful person. Surrender yourself to the gripping story surrounding the Vanderville Family and their friends.

Discover for yourself if love, both romantic and familial, can survive the frigid reality of betrayal and revenge.

Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind by Carla Kelly

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind

Carla Kelly
Historical Romance
Published in 2014 (originally 1998)

H/h - Scipio Africanus Butterworth/Jane Milton
Setting: Regency.

Read in June, 2017.
My rating:


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Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind isn’t one of Carla Kelly’s best but it wasn’t bad either. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would because the first half of the story went over my head completely. The other half, of course, made the read worthwhile.

Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind is an older release by Ms. Kelly; a traditional (clean) regency at that. The story begins with Miss Milton AKA our h, Jane and her monologues. This book is mainly based on her POVs, though not first person. She’s the poor relation to a Marquess, Lord Denby. Orphaned at a young age, Jane had to go to the workhouse; an incident that had shaped her life so far. She had to grow up early, and ever since she’s been brought back as a charity case to Lord Denby’s household when her mother died, she’s been cruelly shown her place in the world many, many times. Though Lord Denby’s son Blair was nice to her, his sister, Lady Carruthers was another thing. She’s a mean, viciously entitled woman and a bully to boots. As a result, Jane has always been left in a place of neither a lady, nor a servant. More like a governess. If Lady Carruthers could, she’d be a servant of Denby House by now. However, Jane has persisted, maintaining a semblance of dignity so far.

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