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Larkspur's Quest by Emily Larkin

Friday, September 30, 2016

Larkspur's Quest (novella)
The Fey Quartet #4

Emily Larkin
Historical Romance
Expected Publication: October 8, 2016 [requested review]

H/h - Cadoc Ironfist/Larkspur Miller
Setting: Around the time of Norman invasion of England.

Read in September, 2016.
My rating:

                                                   [spoiler alert]

Larkspur’s Quest brings the conclusion to the magical new historical romance series by author Emily Larkin. This short “prologue” to the Baleful Godmothers series, and book 4 of The Fey Quartet, was more of a wrapping up for the Miller Sisters’ tales.

The Fey Quartet portrays the backdrop telling the tales of the ancestors of the heroines of The Baleful Godmothers series, the first scheduled to be published in November 2016. Even though it’s not necessary, after reading all 4 prologues, I highly recommend that you start with them as each story clarifies how a bloodline of humans, particularly the females, came to be in possession of a special ability of their own.

The Fey Quartet is set in Dapple Vale, a place hidden from the human eyes, though the ones that dwell there are humans...

Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: Confessions of Us by Alexandra Forry

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Alexandra Forry's Confessions of Us as a part of the ongoing VBT. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment.

Alexandra Forry will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC  to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
Confessions of Us
Alexandra Forry
Published: June 9, 2016
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30626440-confessions-of-us

As a girl, Adaline was left orphaned due to gang violence and to be raised by her grandmother and her parents’ old friend Frank, now following in her parent's footsteps she finds herself at a crossroad in her life of what she wants and what she feels she has a responsibility to do. As soon as Adaline makes the commitment to the mafia however her life becomes riddled with lies, betrayal, lust, and murder.

When the one person Adaline always thought she could believe in becomes the one person she can't trust a question begins to pull at Adaline's mind one day will she live through it or will she find herself in an early grave just as her parents did? Adaline is unsure of the answer but will do anything for the possibility of becoming a famous news journalist.

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Promo Spotlight: Blue by Jill Patten

Monday, September 26, 2016

I'm hosting, today, a promo on Jill Patten's latest new adult romance, Blue, as a part of the ongoing VBT. Also find an excerpt and teasers for some enjoyment. Note: Blue is free on Kindle Unlimited!!!
Blue
Jill Patten
Publication: September 22, 2016
He is a thief.
She is his victim.

Lance King, known as Blue, is the charming, local surfer bad boy everyone falls for. This comes in handy since he enjoys taking advantage of privileged college kids as they throw money around wherever they go. What turns out to be a typical spring break quickly changes when he meets the one tourist who exceeds his expectations.

Phoebe McCormick is on her way to having the time of her life. With Panama City Beach in her sights, and her two best friends by her side, the possibilities are endless, or so she thinks. What she isn’t expecting is Blue, the local surfer to nearly ruin her long anticipated spring break. Her carefree attitude and his charismatic personality is the perfect combination for a successful friendship, but their relationship turns out to be anything but. Once the fantasy world of spring break is over and life resumes in Pennsylvania, a secret she thought she’d be able to keep hidden emerges, making it difficult to ignore.

He steals her money, but she will steal something far more valuable from him — a memento that will forever change his life.

She is a thief.
He is her victim.

**This is a standalone**

Ivy's Choice by Emily Larkin

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Ivy's Choice (novella)
The Fey Quartet #3

Emily Larkin
Historical Romance [requested review]
Published in 2016

H/h - Hugh Dappleward/Ivy Miller
Setting: Around the time of Norman invasion of England.

Read in September, 2016.
My rating:

                                                           [spoiler alert]

Ivy’s Choice is the third installment of the magical new historical romance series by author Emily Larkin. This short “prologue” to the Baleful Godmothers series, and book 3 of The Fey Quartet, had quite a different storyline. Had to be my favorite one so far! :)

The Fey Quartet portrays the backdrop telling the tales of the ancestors of the heroines of The Baleful Godmothers series, the first scheduled to be published in November 2016. Even though it’s not necessary, after reading first 3 prologues, I highly recommend that you start with them as each story clarifies how a bloodline of humans, particularly the females, came to be in possession of a special ability of their own.

The Fey Quartet is set in Dapple Vale, a place hidden from the human eyes, though the ones that dwell there are humans...

Promo Spotlight: This Love by Lea Darragh

Friday, September 23, 2016

I'm hosting a promo, today, on Lea Darragh's contemporary romance, This Love, as a part of the ongoing VBT. Also find some teasers for your enjoyment.
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This Love
Lea Darragh
Publication: September 15, 2016
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Forgiveness can be hard—even when it’s the only way to save your life.

When Emmy’s fiancé, Ethan, is killed by a speeding driver on the way to their wedding, she is devastated beyond words. Numb and confused, she withdraws from the world.

Eighteen months later, Emmy has settled herself into the coastal town of Cobbler’s Cove. With satisfying work in a new restaurant, a quiet home by the sea, and friends who pick her up when grief comes back to haunt her, she’s finally daring to dream of a bright future.

That is, until she meets Jack Archer—a worldly chef who draws people to the restaurant. Emmy and Jack have mutual friends and a common goal, but their history could tear them both apart.

When Emmy finds herself falling for Jack, she begins to question her love for Ethan. She’s tortured by the past and scared of the future. Does she have the strength to forgive and move on?

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Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Petite Madeleine by Eva Charles

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Today, I'm hosting a promo on Eva Charles's latest contemporary romance, Petite Madeleine (Meadows Shore #3), as a part of the ongoing blurb blitz tour. Also find an excerpt for your enjoyment. Note that Petite Madeleine is free on Kindle Unlimited!!

Eva Charles will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
Petite Madeleine
Eva Charles
(Meadows Shore #3)
Published: September 12, 2016
 
The Claytons and Harringtons are back!

Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit. 


Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.


Now eight years later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?

Buy Link:
Amazon

Release Blitz and Giveaway: Amore: Part 1 by Bella Jewel

Monday, September 19, 2016

I'm hosting a promo of Bella Jewel's latest mafia romance, Amore: Part 1, today, as a part of the ongoing release blitz. Also find some teasers for your enjoyment. The giveaway includes a $50 Amazon GC, so don't forget to enter via rafflecopter below!!
Amore: Part 1
Bella Jewel
Publication: September 19, 2016
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26092048-amore-part-1
“It is not love that defines us, Julietta. It is love that destroys us.” 

I’m just a normal girl.
Or so you would think.
I’ve never thought of myself as anything different.
Until I met him.
He doesn’t think I’m normal.
He thinks I’m special.
Special enough to be in his life.
Special enough to enter his world.
Special enough for his bed.
Rafael Lencioni. Dangerous. Beautiful. Terrifying
My story is the one that’s never told.
I’m not the daughter.
I’m not the wife.
I’m not a sister or a mother.
I'm not his enemy and I'm not his friend.
I’m not who you think I am.
So for me to fit into their world, I have to do something I never wanted in my life.
Something I would have frowned upon until I met him.
I have to change who I am.
I have to shut down my heart.
I have to accept my place.
My body belongs to him.
My heart isn’t permitted to.
Those are his rules.
But rules were made to be broken…right?

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Hazel's Promise by Emily Larkin

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hazel's Promise (novella)
The Fey Quartet #2

Emily Larkin
Historical Romance
Published in 2016

H/h - Wistan "Tam" Dappleward/Hazel Miller
Setting: Around the time of Norman invasion of England.

Read in September, 2016.
My rating:

                                                       [spoiler alert]

Hazel’s Promise is the second installment of an exciting new historical romance series by author Emily Larkin. This short “prologue” to the Baleful Godmothers series, and book 2 of The Fey Quartet, was rather lovely.

As stated above, The Fey Quartet portrays the backdrop telling the tales of the ancestors of the heroines of The Baleful Godmothers series, the first scheduled to be published in November 2016. I wasn’t sure how I should proceed until Ms. Larkin explained it to me. Even though it’s not necessary, I’d highly recommend that you start with the prologues as each story clarifies how a bloodline of humans, particularly the females, came to be in possession of a special ability of their own.

The whole series is set in Dapple Vale, a place hidden from the human eyes, though the ones that dwell there are humans...

Dapple Vale is surrounded by woods and hills and forests. It seemed to me like one of those magical places that no trouble, manmade or otherwise, can touch. Each little village of Dapple Vale has been blessed thus. There was, of course, a reason behind it. Dapple Vale bordered with the Fey world by a thinnest of thin, very invisible, line. Yes, the story takes place at a time when Fey rumored to have walked the earth. Or when the Norman’s invaded England.

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