Blog Tour|Fallen Rebel Review + Giveaway

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Title: Fallen Rebel

Author: CG Blaine

Publisher: Gray Page Books LLC

Release Date: December 6th 2019


Synopsis: Cass
Watchers exist by one rule: keep your Nephilim alive. No matter what.
Protecting, following, watching from the shadows, I’ve served my time. Now, all that stands between me and returning home is her.
Hannah Kelley. The last of her line. My final charge. So long as she stays breathing for the next fifty to seventy years, I’ll have completed my punishment. No longer a Fallen.
Except now, she knows who I am. She knows what I am.
And I have no doubt she’s about to make my existence an absolute hell.

Hannah
I lost everything I loved at once, my world ripped apart in an instant.
I’ve been alone ever since. At least, I thought I was until I met him. A guardian angel. My Watcher. The immortal asshole interfering with every aspect of my life.
Once Cass steps out of the shadows, I have no way of putting him back. Even though I desperately want to. He’s not exactly thrilled with my existence either. I’m keeping him from the eternity he’s been waiting for after all.
But whether we love or hate each other, our fates are intertwined—his forever tied to my life.
And when Cass decides he wants that forever to include me, I fear for anything in heaven or hell that might try to get in his way.


My thoughts

“In the beginning, there was only darkness. Then there was bullshit.”

Cass is a Watcher, an angel in charge of making sure the Nephilim lines on Earth go out naturally. His current and final charge is Hannah. Once she lives out the rest of her life, he is free to return to Heaven finally. And he can’t wait.

“What’s that saying? One step forward, two steps back? With Hannah and me, it’s more like one step sideways, run backward for a quarter of a mile.”

When Hannah learns the truth about Cass, she is less than thrilled to have a guardian angel who has been following her her whole life and will continue to be around for the rest of it. But there’s not much she can do about the arrangement. When demons are suddenly trying to take out the remaining nephilim, the two find themselves starting to get closer and closer.

“The girl I thought was an obstacle between me and everything I could ever want. But that’s not Hannah anymore, and maybe it never was. She’s so much more. She might actually be the everything I stand to lose.”

This was just a great paranormal romance! Cass and Hannah are so swoony and I loved watching their relationship go from can’t stand each other to in love. It went at such a great speed too! No insta-love here thank god. I was completely captivated the whole time! This was a well developed story line with plenty of details and world building to really get you sucked in. Recommended for fans of Alpha-holes turned sweet cinnamon rolls, paranormal romances, and gripping storylines. I give this 5 stars and cant wait to read more from CG!

5 out of 5 stars

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own


Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48485070-fallen-rebel

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Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2NMAA99


GIVEAWAY

To celebrate her release, C.G. Blaine is giving away a signed paperback and a $25 Amazon gift card! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcgblaine/

EXCERPT
“Do you believe in God?” I ask, agitation apparent in my voice. “Angels and Heaven and all that?”
“About as much as unicorns and fairies.” Her eyebrows pull together. “Why? Are you going to try and tell me you’re an angel?”
The second she says it out loud, my throat seizes up. We’re at the point of no return. My hand actually shakes while I take a drag off my cigarette, and all I can do is nod.
Hannah catches me off guard with an amused smile. “You want me to believe you’re an angel?” Then she laughs and rolls her eyes. “Okay, John Smith.”
I stare at the sky, placing my hands on the back of my head. She’s starting to irritate me, and I want this done and over with now.
“You want me to prove it?”
She laughs again and nods.
“Fine.” I storm off toward the cliff, my head shaking the entire way.
“Cass…” she says, panic in her tone as I reach the edge. “What are you doing?”
“I’m fucking proving it.”
And then I jump off the cliff, Hannah’s screams following me down.

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C.G. Blaine writes contemporary romance and new adult novels. At one time, she was cool. Now she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband and plays pillow to a forever-hangry, blind cat. She’s terrible at texting back, and if she’s overly nice to you, chances are she’s not a fan.

AUTHOR LINKS

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#BookBlitz | Tequila by Rebecca Sharp

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It’s finally here! Tequila by Dr. Rebbeca Sharp is LIVE! #OneClick today!

BOOK BLURB

From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a new and sexy rescue romance standalone novel….

 

A pilot, a park ranger, and a bottle of tequila sit down at a bar.

One shot. One kiss. One night together on top of the Rockies changed everything… until morning rolled around.

 

Six years later, Shay Covington returns to Colorado. Famous. The best fighter pilot in the Air Force. Infamous. Pulled from her command and fleeing her shadow of shame. When torrential rains strand her in town, the mountain man who rescues her is none other than Logan Daniels – the Park Ranger she disappeared on after one night.

 

Shock. Logan never thought he’d see his tequila girl again. Betrayal. She hadn’t even given him her real name. Unfortunately, with highways closed and hotels full, he has only one choice: to bring Shay home with him.

 

But this time, fate decides to give them more than a single night.

 

By morning, they’re trapped by one of the worst floods Estes Park has ever seen. Shay and Logan join the rescue effort, but as the water rages and danger rises, so does the attraction between them.

 

When disaster tips the balance between duty and desire, and secrets float to the surface, can they risk their hearts as easily as they’ve risked their lives?

 

Add TEQUILA to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48720563-tba

 

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081GHFD3S

Amazon Universal: mybook.to/ReadTequila

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Tequila, Rebecca Sharp is giving away an Amazon gift card and a signed paperback! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/drrebeccasharp/

 

TEASERS


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.

She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.

After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

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Reader Group: http://bit.ly/BecomeASexySharpie

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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rebecca-sharp

 

Blog Tour| Fame You Promo+Giveaway

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I am thrilled to be hosting a stop on the FAME YOU blog tour by Hattie Lou, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours! Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:

Title: Fame You

Author: Hattie Lou

Pub. Date:  December 4, 2019

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Formats: eBook

Pages: 196

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon


Synopsis: Olivia has
learned that life doesn’t always go the way you want it to go. She didn’t
expect to be a widow and a single mother at a young age. Olivia’s life changes
for the better when she meets a woman who in time becomes a second mom to her.
She spends her days and nights taking care of the woman.
Growing up,
Luke destined to be a Hollywood star just like his famous screenwriter father,
becomes addicted to the celebrity life in Hollywood and lives for the camera’s
attention. It makes him feel good that guys want to be him and women want to be
with him. He can’t get enough of the fame.
Luke shows
up unannounced at his mother’s house after years of not speaking to her, and he
finds out that his mother has a live-in caregiver, Olivia. Luke and Olivia
don’t hit it off at first, but soon Luke comes to realize that the first
impression isn’t always the right impression. Sometimes there’s more than meets
the eye.

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Hattie has
had a love for romance as far as she can remember. Always believing in fairly
tales and happy endings.
She spent
most of her time reading about romance until one day when she realized she
wanted to write her own novel. A romance novel. Her dream to release a romance
novel came true when she released “Better With You” in 2019.
When she
isn’t sitting in front of her laptop writing, she likes spending her time with
her furry pets and reading books about romance. Most of her time is spent
plotting new stories and creating characters that people can relate to.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will win a $10 Amazon GC, International.
Tour
Schedule:
Week
One:
12/9/2019
Excerpt
12/10/2019
Excerpt
12/11/2019
Excerpt
12/12/2019
Excerpt
12/13/2019
Review
Week
Two:
12/16/2019
Review
12/17/2019
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12/18/2019
Excerpt
12/19/2019
Spotlight
12/20/2019
Review

 

Blog Tour| Zapata Review

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Title: Zapata

Author: Harper McDavid

Pages: 356

Publisher:Soul Mate Publishing (September 25, 2019)

Genre: Romance, Thriller


Synopsis: When engineer Avery McAndrews is offered a last-minute assignment to the rough and tumble border town of Zapata, Texas, she doesn’t think twice. Used to pushing past stereotypes, she’s sure this project will earn the long-awaited promotion.

Instead, she’s thrown in the crossfire between warring drug cartels and soon discovers that her captor, Javier Ramos, is more than just a power hungry drug lord. He’s crazy.

As lead attorney for the cartel, it’s Alejandro DeLeon’s job to manage Javier. But this time, Javier’s cruelty reaches epic proportions, and Alejandro finds himself wanting to risk everything to save Avery.

Running for their lives with Mexico’s underworld at their heels, Avery and Alejandro discover unintended and intensifying emotions, feelings neither sought and neither seem prepared to control…


My thoughts

Zapata was quite an entertaining read! The romance mixed with thriller was completely captivating!

Avery is an engineer who was just sent to  a town in Texas, Zapata. Being a female in a male dominated workplace, Avery is used to the stereotypes of the day to day things and is sure that this new job is going to get her the promotion she knows she deserves. But things go south quickly once arriving in Zapata. She learns that the drug cartels in the area are in a war and she is now directly in the middle of it. Alejandro is an attorney for the cartel, in charge of managing Javier, the drug lords son, and making sure he doesn’t do anything too stupid. But then Javier kidnaps Avery. And everything changes for Alejandro and Avery.

I am a huuuge fan of Avery, our main gal. She was a strong-willed, dependant, brave woman and something to be reckoned with despite all that was happening to her. Her and Alejandro’s relationship was sizzlin’ to start and only gets better as they are put through high stakes scenarios. Recommended for fans of slow burnin romance, fast-paced reads, and thrilling twists and turns that will leave you constantly guessing. I am giving this a 4 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait to read what is next for Avery and Alejandro!

4 out of 5 stars

*Copy received in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to the author and TLC Book Tours for including me on the tour!

 

Purchase Links

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

20190926_174339_0000.pngAbout Harper McDavid

As a child, Harper McDavid watched her mother ride the rollercoaster of writing books, swearing she’d never do it herself. But some things are just hardwired, and luckily for Harper the world has moved on beyond typewriters and ten-pound manuscripts.

Harper’s gritty romantic suspense incorporates her own background in science and engineering and work experience along the border. The result is a collection of brainy hard hat-wearing heroines that occasionally swap out their coveralls for the little black dress.

Harper is the mother of three daughters and lives in the foothills of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a fat cat. Her free time is spent traveling the world in search of that next story and perusing her local library for funny book covers.

Find out more about Harper at her website, and connect with her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Blog Tour| The Princess Plan Review+Excerpt

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Hello my dear bookworms! Today I’m excited to share with you The Princess Plan by Julia London! Keep reading for my review as well as an excerpt from the book!

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Title: The Princess Plan

Author:London, Julia

Genre: FICTION/Romance/Historical/Victorian

Publisher: Mass Market | HQN Books | A Royal Wedding

On Sale: 11/19/2019

ISBN: 9781335041531


SUMMARY:

Princes have pomp and glory—not murdered secretaries and crushes on commoners
Nothing gets London’s high society’s tongues wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefitted from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater one in Eliza.
With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart.


My thoughts

28 year old Eliza is a spinster who has come to terms with what she is. Spending her days helping care for her blind father, fixing clocks, and helping run a newspaper for ladies, she is content in her life and doesn’t feel the need to follow society’s rules so much anymore.

“Why not?” Eliza demanded. ” Because the prince doesn’t like it? I am weary unto death of men who think I haven’t a brain in my head, that I can”t understand complex matters.”

The Crown Prince Sebastian has lived his whole life with people fawning over him and carrying out his every whim. While visiting London for some trade business and possibly an engagement his close friend and assistant is found murdered in his sleep. With local law enforcement being absolutely no help he finds himself seeking assistance from the only source that has had any new information in regards to the murder- Honeycutts Gazette of Fashion and Domesticity for Ladies, AKA the magazine that is run by Eliza and her sister. A bit of investigating leads Sebastian to Eliza’s front door and the two clash for sure. I loved it🤣🤷‍♀️ Sebastian was not expecting a woman to be the one running things and says so which does not go well. Eliza is so outspoken and a force to be reckoned with. But soon the two find themselves working together to help figure out what exactly is going on.

“Miss Tricklebank was clever on her feet. And so very pretty, if he allowed himself to think about it. He particularly liked her smile, in spite of how many times she had used that lovely smile to laugh at him.”

This was such a fun, entertaining read! I completely adored Eliza and Sebastian’s banter! Their relationship was so fun to watch grow and I just loved the dynamic of it. The whole murder mystery thing was a fun addition to the story, but felt a bit forgotten at times considering it was a main part of the story. This started off a bit slow but kept a pretty steady pace once things got rolling. I really loved reading the little snippets of articles from the Gazette that were included at each chapter, it was a nice touch to the story and had interesting little anecdotes from the past(A DROP OF LEMON IN THE CORNER OF YOUR EYES TO MAKE THEM APPEAR MORE DOE EYED YIKES) Recommend for fans of murder mysteries, historical romances, and HEAS. I give this a 4 out of 5 stars and cant wait for the next book!

4 out of 5 stars

*e-ARC provided in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Many thanks to Harlequinn for including me on the tour!


Excerpt:

CHAPTER ONE

London 1845

All of London has been on tenterhooks, desperate for a glimpse of Crown Prince Sebastian of Alucia during his highly anticipated visit. Windsor Castle was the scene of Her Majesty’s banquet to welcome him. Sixty-and-one-hundred guests were on hand, feted in St. George’s Hall beneath the various crests of the Order of the Garter. Two thousand pieces of silver cutlery were used, one thousand crystal glasses and goblets. The first course and main dish of lamb and potatoes were served on silver-gilded plates, followed by delicate fruits on French porcelain.

Prince Sebastian presented a large urn fashioned of green Alucian malachite to our Queen Victoria as a gift from his father the King of Alucia. The urn was festooned with delicate ropes of gold around the mouth and the neck.

The Alucian women were attired in dresses of heavy silk worn close to the body, the trains quite long and brought up and fastened with buttons to facilitate walking. Their hair was fashioned into elaborate knots worn at the nape. The Alucian gentlemen wore formal frock coats of black superfine wool that came to midcalf, as well as heavily embroidered waistcoats worn to the hip. It was reported that Crown Prince Sebastian is “rather tall and broad, with a square face and neatly trimmed beard, a full head of hair the color of tea, and eyes the color of moss,” which the discerning reader might think of as a softer shade of green. It is said he possesses a regal air owing chiefly to the many medallions and ribbons he wore befitting his rank.

Honeycutt’s Gazette of Fashion and Domesticity for Ladies

The Right Honorable Justice William Tricklebank, a widower and justice of the Queen’s Bench in Her Majesty’s service, was very nearly blind, his eyesight having steadily eroded into varying and fuzzy shades of gray with age. He could no longer see so much as his hand, which was why his eldest daughter, Miss Eliza Tricklebank, read his papers to him.

Eliza had enlisted the help of Poppy, their housemaid, who was more family than servant, having come to them as an orphaned girl more than twenty years ago. Together, the two of them had anchored strings and ribbons halfway up the walls of his London townhome, and all the judge had to do was follow them with his hand to move from room to room. Among the hazards he faced was a pair of dogs that were far too enthusiastic in their wish to be of some use to him, and a cat who apparently wished him dead, judging by the number of times he put himself in the judge’s path, or leapt into his lap as he sat, or walked across the knitting the judge liked to do while his daughter read to him, or unravelled his ball of yarn without the judge’s notice.

The only other potential impediments to his health were his daughters—Eliza, a spinster, and her younger sister, Hollis, otherwise known as the Widow Honeycutt. They were often together in his home, and when they were, it seemed to him there was quite a lot of laughing at this and shrieking at that. His daughters disputed that they shrieked, and accused him of being old and easily startled. But the judge’s hearing, unlike his eyesight, was quite acute, and those two shrieked with laughter. Often.

At eight-and-twenty, Eliza was unmarried, a fact that had long baffled the judge. There had been an unfortunate and rather infamous misunderstanding with one Mr. Asher Daughton-Cress, who the judge believed was despicable, but that had been ten years ago. Eliza had once been demure and a politely deferential young lady, but she’d shed any pretense of deference when her heart was broken. In the last few years she had emerged vibrant and carefree. He would think such demeanour would recommend her to gentlemen far and wide, but apparently it did not. She’d had only one suitor since her very public scandal, a gentleman some fifteen years older than Eliza. Mr. Norris had faithfully called every day until one day he did not. When the judge had inquired, Eliza had said, “It was not love that compelled him, Pappa. I prefer my life here with you—the work is more agreeable, and I suspect not as many hours as marriage to him would require.”

His youngest, Hollis, had been tragically widowed after only two years of a marriage without issue. While she maintained her own home, she and her delightful wit were a faithful caller to his house at least once a day without fail, and sometimes as much as two or three times per day. He should like to see her remarried, but Hollis insisted she was in no rush to do so. The judge thought she rather preferred her sister’s company to that of a man.

His daughters were thick as thieves, as the saying went, and were coconspirators in something that the judge did not altogether approve of. But he was blind, and they were determined to do what they pleased no matter what he said, so he’d given up trying to talk any practical sense into them.

That questionable activity was the publication of a ladies’ gazette. Tricklebank didn’t think ladies needed a gazette, much less one having to do with frivolous subjects such as fashion, gossip and beauty. But say what he might, his daughters turned a deaf ear to him. They were unfettered in their enthusiasm for this endeavour, and if the two of them could be believed, so was all of London.

The gazette had been established by Hollis’s husband, Sir Percival Honeycutt. Except that Sir Percival had published an entirely different sort of gazette, obviously— one devoted to the latest political and financial news. Now that was a useful publication to the judge’s way of thinking.

Sir Percival’s death was the most tragic of accidents, the result of his carriage sliding off the road into a swollen river during a rain, which also saw the loss of a fine pair of grays. It was a great shock to them all, and the judge had worried about Hollis and her ability to cope with such a loss. But Hollis proved herself an indomitable spirit, and she had turned her grief into efforts to preserve her husband’s name. But as she was a young woman without a man’s education, and could not possibly comprehend the intricacies of politics or financial matters, she had turned the gazette on its head and dedicated it solely to topics that interested women, which naturally would be limited to the latest fashions and the most tantalizing on dits swirling about London’s high society. It was the judge’s impression that women had very little interest in the important matters of the world.

And yet, interestingly, the judge could not deny that Hollis’s version of the gazette was more actively sought than her husband’s had ever been. So much so that Eliza had been pressed into the service of helping her sister prepare her gazette each week. It was curious to Tricklebank that so many members of the Quality were rather desperate to be mentioned among the gazette’s pages.

Today, his daughters were in an unusually high state of excitement, for they had secured the highly sought-after invitations to the Duke of Marlborough’s masquerade ball in honor of the crown prince of Alucia. One would think the world had stopped spinning on its axis and that the heavens had parted and the seas had receded and this veritable God of All Royal Princes had shined his countenance upon London and blessed them all with his presence.

Hogwash.

Everyone knew the prince was here to strike an important trade deal with the English government in the name of King Karl. Alucia was a small European nation with impressive wealth for her size. It was perhaps best known for an ongoing dispute with the neighboring country of Wesloria—the two had a history of war and distrust as fraught as that between England and France.

The judge had read that it was the crown prince who was pushing for modernization in Alucia, and who was the impetus behind the proposed trade agreement. Prince Sebastian envisioned increasing the prosperity of Alucia by trading cotton and iron ore for manufactured goods. But according to the judge’s daughters, that was not the most important part of the trade negotiations. The important part was that the prince was also in search of a marriage bargain.

“It’s what everyone says,” Hollis had insisted to her father over supper recently “And how is it, my dear, that everyone knows what the prince intends?” the judge asked as he stroked the cat, Pris, on his lap. The cat had been named Princess when the family believed it a female. When the houseman Ben discovered that Princess was, in fact, a male, Eliza said it was too late to change the name. So they’d shortened it to Pris. “Did the prince send a letter? Announce it in the Times?”

Caro says,” Hollis countered, as if that were quite obvious to anyone with half a brain where she got her information. “She knows everything about everyone, Pappa.”

“Aha. If Caro says it, then by all means, it must be true.”

“You must yourself admit she is rarely wrong,” Hollis had said with an indignant sniff.

Caro, or Lady Caroline Hawke, had been a lifelong friend to his daughters, and had been so often underfoot in the Tricklebank house that for many years, it seemed to the judge that he had three daughters.

Caroline was the only sibling of Lord Beckett Hawke and was also his ward. Long ago, a cholera outbreak had swept through London, and both Caro’s mother and his children’s mother had succumbed. Amelia, his wife, and Lady Hawke had been dear friends. They’d sent their children to the Hawke summer estate when Amelia had taken ill. Lady Hawke had insisted on caring for her friend and, well, in the end, they were both lost.

Lord Hawke was an up-and-coming young lord and politician, known for his progressive ideas in the House of Lords. He was rather handsome, Hollis said, a popular figure, and socially in high demand. Which meant that, by association, so was his sister. She, too, was quite comely, which made her presence all the easier to her brother’s many friends, the judge suspected.

But Caroline did seem to know everyone in London, and was constantly calling on the Tricklebank household to spout the gossip she’d gleaned in homes across Mayfair. Here was an industrious young lady—she called on three salons a day if she called on one. The judge supposed her brother scarcely need worry about putting food in their cupboards, for the two of them were dining with this four-and-twenty or that ten-and-six almost every night. It was a wonder Caroline wasn’t a plump little peach.

Perhaps she was. In truth, she was merely another shadow to the judge these days.

“And she was at Windsor and dined with the queen,” Hollis added with superiority.

“You mean Caro was in the same room but one hundred persons away from the queen,” the judge suggested. He knew how these fancy suppers went.

“Well, she was there, Pappa, and she met the Alucians, and she knows a great deal about them now. I am quite determined to discover who the prince intends to offer for and announce it in the gazette before anyone else. Can you imagine? I shall be the talk of London!”

This was precisely what Mr. Tricklebank didn’t like about the gazette. He did not want his daughters to be the talk of London.

But it was not the day for him to make this point, for his daughters were restless, moving about the house with an urgency he was not accustomed to. Today was the day of the Royal Masquerade Ball, and the sound of crisp petticoats and silk rustled around him, and the scent of perfume wafted into his nose when they passed. His daughters were waiting impatiently for Lord Hawke’s brougham to come round and fetch them. Their masks, he was given to understand, had already arrived at the Hawke House, commissioned, Eliza had breathlessly reported, from “Mrs. Cubison herself.”

He did not know who Mrs. Cubison was.

And frankly, he didn’t know how Caro had managed to finagle the invitations to a ball at Kensington Palace for his two daughters—for the good Lord knew the Tricklebanks did not have the necessary connections to achieve such a feat.

He could feel their eagerness, their anxiety in the nervous pitch of their giggling when they spoke to each other. Even Poppy seemed nervous. He supposed this was to be the ball by which all other balls in the history of mankind would forever be judged, but he was quite thankful he was too blind to attend.

When the knock at the door came, he was startled by such squealing and furious activity rushing by him that he could only surmise that the brougham had arrived and the time had come to go to the ball.

Excerpted from The Princess Plan by Julia London, Copyright © 2019 by Dinah Dinwiddle. Published by HQN Books.


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Julia London is a

NYT, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. She is a six-time finalist for the RITA Award of excellence in romantic fiction, and the recipient of RT Bookclub’s Best Historical Novel.

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Blog Tour| Hot Nights in Morocco Review + Giveaway

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Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to be on the stop for Hot Nights In Morocco blog tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Keep reading for my thoughts and a giveaway for a $15 Amazon Gift Card!

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Title: HOT NIGHT’S IN MOROCCO

Author: Catherine Wiltcher

Pub. Date: November 18, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC (Scorched)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 236

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, KindleB&NiBooks, Kobo


Synopsis: I just started my dream job. Too bad it comes with movie mogul Jake Dalton who’s equal parts sexy and arrogant ass. He’s also a man who comes with a thousand warning signs. Good thing I have zero interest in complicating my life.

But while stuck on set in one of the most exotic places in the world, the desert heat isn’t the only thing making me sweat. The more time we spend together, the harder it is to deny the chemistry sizzling between us.

When we finally give in…the sex is off the charts. But Jake has too many secrets, and combined with my past, trust is impossible. This craziness is temporary, right?


My thoughts

“I’m twenty-two, Lucy.” I chuck my age at her like it’s a live hand grenade. “So far I’ve nothing to show for it except unhealthy fixations with parental avoidance and Kindle Unlimited. Stop worrying so much, I’m only his assistant.”

When Charlotte lands a dream job as an assistant for a film producer, she can’t wait. Despite her friends warning about her womanizing boss Matt, and her boss’s boss/brother Jake, Charlie is so excited to finally get out and do something on her own. This is about her and she has no time for a man in her life anyways. That is until she meets Jake.

“A belligerent bibliophile. How charming.” “A procrastinating producer. Aren’t I the lucky one?”

Jake is the producer for the movie and is known on set for his big mood swings and angry tendencies. And Charlie is completely drawn to him. I felt he was a pretty big jerk though(sorry charlie I don’t see it). Even though it’s a big no-no the two are both drawn to each other and start a secret romance.  They both have big secrets from their past that they refuse to share with each other which makes for a bit of a painful reading experience because you know what’s going on with them and why they’re acting that way but they don’t.

“I read somewhere that the right man is the one who seizes the moment,” murmurs Jake, filling the aching silence for me. There’s a pause to let his words breathe before I’m flicking my gaze up to meet his. “I guess I’m still waiting to be someone’s moment, then,” I say quietly.

I enjoyed this overall. It was a quick, mindless romance to read. I felt the ending wrapped up a bit too quickly. We finally get Charlies full backstory and it’s very quick and brief despite being led up to for almost the whole book. I enjoyed Jake and Charlies growth although I feel like they should’ve had more but whatever. Recommended for fans of SPICY romance, dark-brooding and a bit of an a-hole types, and fun,easy reads.

3.75

*E-Arc provided in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to the publisher for the copy and Rockstar Book tours for including me on the tour!


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Catherine.jpgCatherine Wiltcher is a romance author, mum-of-two, former TV producer and self-confessed alpha addict. Her writing is best described as sinfully sexy, and her characters always fall hard and deep.

For book and blog updates please visit www.catherinewiltcher.com

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Giveaway Details: 

1 winner will win a $15 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/18/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd Guest Post
11/18/2019 BookHounds Interview
11/19/2019 BookishRealmReviews Guest Post
11/19/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review
11/20/2019 Underneath the Covers Excerpt
11/20/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review
11/21/2019 Lilly’s Book World Review
11/21/2019 Two Chicks on Books Interview
11/22/2019 Simply Daniel Radcliffe Review
11/22/2019 Shelf-Rated Review

 

Blog Tour| The Piper’s Pursuit Review + Giveaway

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Hi everyone! Today I’m excited to be on the stop for The Piper’s Pursuit blog tour hosted by The FFBC. Keep reading for my thoughts and a giveaway for a copy of The Pipers Pursuit!

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Title:The Piper’s Pursuit

Author: Melanie Dickerson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release date: December 3, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling


Synopsis: A plague of rats. A giant beast outside the village walls. A host of missing children. And one young woman determined to save her people.

In 1424 Hamlin, Katerina faces threats from all sides. An outbreak of rats has overtaken the village, a mysterious beast is on a killing rampage of the village’s children, and her evil stepfather is a dark presence inside the walls of her own home. Katerina is determined to hunt and kill the Beast of Hamlin herself before more lives are lost.

When Steffan, the handsome but brash duke’s son, comes to town seeking glory and reward, Katerina decides he might be the ally she’s been looking for—even though the sweet music he plays on his pipe seems the only gentle thing about him. But there’s more to Steffan than she suspects, and she finds drawn to him despite her misgivings.

Can Katerina and Steffan stop the enemy from stealing every child of Hamlin? Or will their interference create a worse fate for them all? Melanie Dickerson delivers another exciting fairy tale journey of intrigue and romance in this reimagining of the classic Pied Piper story.


My thoughts

This is the first book I’ve read by Melanie Dickerson but definitely won’t be the last! The Piper’s Pursuit is book number 10 in the Hagenheim series but it can easily be read as a standalone. It follows Steffan and Katerina as they band together despite their differences, in hopes of ridding Katerina’s village of an unknown beast that has been stealing children.

Steffan is the rebellious son of a duke and is now trying to redeem himself for past mistakes and seeking glory. When Steffan hears of the town that has been plagued with rats and has had children going missing, he finally finds the means for his glory. The mayor of Hamlin(also Katerina’s stepfather) has put out a reward for the individual who can slay the beast- riches AND Katerina’s hand in marriage. Steffan is not really wanting a wife but the riches and fame on the other hand- yaaaaaas sign him up. Katerina has been working hard trying to determine what is going on in her town. She is a strong, fearless woman and has no desire to wed any man. When the two of them finally meet, things do not go smoothly. Katerina despises Steffan and his pompous ways and the two clash. They both eventually realize that they must work together to solve whats happening in Hamlin and kill the beast. And in doing that they begin to learn more and more about each other.

This is told from alternating points of view between Steffan and Katerina. It was so fun getting to peek inside each of their minds and see what they were thinking. I thought the pacing was wonderful and kept me on my toes the entire time. There was lots of humor in this( the banter between Steffan and Katerina was excellent) and twists and turns that will keep you on your toes. I loved the romance between the two, it was very sweet! I read this far too late into the late but just couldn’t put it down once I started! Recommended for fans of great adventures, The Pied Piper, retellings, and Happily Ever Afters!

4 out of 5 stars

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Thomas Nelson Pub for the copy of The Piper’s Pursuit and The FFBC for including me on the tour!


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MelanieDickerson.jpgMelanie Dickerson is the New York Times bestselling author who combines her love for history, adventure, and romance. Her books have won a Christy Award, two Maggie Awards, The National Reader’s Choice Award, the Christian Retailing’s Best Award, the Book Buyer’s Best Award, the Golden Quill, and the Carol Award. She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from The University of Alabama and has taught children and adults in the U.S., Germany, and Ukraine. Now she spends her time writing stories of love and adventure near Huntsville, Alabama.

Website: http://melaniedickerson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieDickersonBooks/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/melanieauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melaniedickerson123/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dickerson3046/


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Blog Tour|Reforming the CEO Review + Giveaway

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Title: REFORMING THE CEO

Author: Marisa Cleveland

Pub. Date: November 11, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 200

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAmazon UKAmazon CanadaAmazon Australia,  B&NiBooksKoboEntangled Publishing


Synopsis: What happens when your next door neighbor is the hottest, most notorious playboy in all of South Beach?

Reece Rowe is on hiatus from respectability. Before she returns to her stable, boring existence of charity events and dating predictable, stuffy suitors who are only interested in getting closer to the wealthy family who adopted her, she’s going to get a taste of what she’s been missing. She screws up her courage and heads to Vincent Ferguson’s office to find out what all the women in South Beach already seem to know about him.

Once CEO Vin Ferguson’s tech company goes public, he’ll have proved he’s no longer the poor, gritty kid from the wrong side of the tracks. But, citing his bad boy reputation, some financial backers waver, and his friends suggest dating a more respectable woman to improve his image. Ridiculous. Because delectable but snooty socialites, like his next door neighbor, are way out of his league.

And then, Reese walks through his office door and makes him an offer. To say his jaw hits the floor is an understatement.

And he can’t believe what she just proposed…



My thoughts

Reforming the CEO was a a sweet story that follows Vin Ferguson and Reece Rowe. Reece  was adopted into a rich household and has lived her life by the rules her whole life, always making sure every hair was in place and never taking any risks. Vin Ferguson is the exact opposite. Growing up poor, Vin made a name for himself and is now a millionaire Tech Mogul, and a bit of a bad boy. When the investors for Vin’s startup want him to tone down his image and settle down, a perfect opportunity arrives for both Reece and Vin. Reece wants a summer of fun and risk taking and Vin needs a “Good Girl” girlfriend to go on dates with. The two strike up a deal and so it begins.

I enjoyed this quite a bit! I felt it started off a bit slowly but once it got going, the pace was perfect. Reece and Vin were so fun to get to know, even though they are both terrible at communicating with each other! There was a few times where I wanted to shake them and tell them to grow up and C O M M U N I C A T E! Besides their terrible communicating, they had great chemistry and were so funny. This was just an all-around fun, easy read!

Recommended for opposites attract tropes, Romance( with a capitol R), and happy endings. Hoping for a sequel to this! Maybe, with Landon??

4 out of 5 stars

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Rockstar Book Tours for including me on the tour!


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Marisa.jpgNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often while enjoying the journey one sunset at a time with her husband. Expressing herself through writing, music, and dance is her lifestyle, and as a former gymnast, cheerleader, and dancer, she understands the importance of balance and encourages everyone to stay flexible. Marisa loves to connect with other readers and writers through social media, and she can be found on Instagram (@thereisnobox) and Twitter (@marisacleveland).

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Giveaway 1:

1 winner will win a $15 Amazon GC, International.

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Giveaway 2: 1 winner will win a $20 eGift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iBooks (winner’s choice), ends  11/23.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/11/2019 BookHounds Interview
11/11/2019 Twirling Book Princess Excerpt
11/12/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd  Review
11/12/2019 Underneath The Covers Review
11/13/2019 Simply Daniel Radcliffe Review
11/13/2019 Books_andPoetrii Guest Post
11/14/2019 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Excerpt
11/14/2019 Midwest Romantic Review
11/15/2019 Fyrekatz Blog Review
11/15/2019 Shelf-Rated Review

 

Week Two:

11/18/2019 Eli to the nth Review
11/18/2019 Two Chicks on Books Interview
11/19/2019 DJREADSBOOKS  Review
11/19/2019 A Gingerly Review Excerpt
11/20/2019 Becky on Books Interview
11/20/2019 Jaime’s World Guest Post
11/21/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review
11/21/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review
11/22/2019 A Dream Within A Dream Guest Post
11/22/2019 Book Briefs Review

 

Blog Tour| Titania Academy Spotlight+ Giveaway

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Title: TITANIA ACADEMY BOOK ONE: FAERIE MISBORN

Author: Samaire Provost

Pub. Date: October 22, 2019

Publisher: Black Raven Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 400

Find it: Goodreads, Amazon


Synopsis:

Called into the headmistress’s office on the first day.

Wonderful.

————–

Freezing cold winters, constant hunger: This was the life of a homeless orphan. This was my life. Then I got the letter.

I’ve been on the streets since I was born. It got very rough after my aunt got sick and died. But I made do.

The streets of New York city can very unforgiving, especially when times get desperate. Like in winter.

At least I never had to worry about the cold.

But then I got hurt. Things were looking very bad.

Then Chance showed up with the letter.

The letter that said I was misborn of the fae. A bastard, but the magic still counted.

The letter that said I’d been accepted into Titania’s Academy.

When the magic blood of the fae runs through your veins, they will find you, no matter what.


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Samaire Provost grew up in a lot of different places, and now happily resides on the

East Coast of America, laboring away at writing stories every day. She is an animal lover with far too many pets, yet she still muses how she’d like to add even more. A lover of all things night and gothic, she also loves to read and reread her favorite books. Owned by a cat named Tyrion, she can be found haunting the shadows and mists that hang low over the hills of southern Virginia.

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Giveaway

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/21/2019 Two Chicks on Books Excerpt
10/22/2019 Jaime’s World Excerpt
10/23/2019 BookHounds  Excerpt
10/24/2019 Mythical Books Review
10/25/2019 Texan Holly Reads Excerpt

 

Week Two:

10/28/2019 Burgandy Ice Excerpt
10/29/2019 Smada’s Book Smack  Spotlight
10/30/2019 Reese’s Reviews Review
10/31/2019 Hurn Publications @HurnPublications Review
11/1/2019 jypsylynn  Review

 

Week Three:

11/4/2019 Books a Plenty Book Reviews Review
11/5/2019 Parajunkee Spotlight
11/6/2019 Owl Always Be Reading Excerpt
11/7/2019 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt
11/8/2019 Book Briefs Review

 

Week Four:

 

11/11/2019 Fyrekatz Blog Review
11/12/2019 Shelf-Rated Review
11/13/2019 bookmark and fork Review
11/14/2019 The Hidden Bookshelf Club Spotlight
11/15/2019 Good Choice Reading Spotlight

Blog Tour| Glow Girl Review + Giveaway

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Title: GLOW GIRL

Author: M. Weidenbenner

Pub. Date: October 31, 2019

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 266

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooksKobo


Synopsis: Multi-Award-Winning and Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Writing Coach.

Willow is just your average sixteen-year-old girl. Okay, maybe not so average. She can heal animals. For her own safety, her veterinarian parents have made her promise not to use her powers. But sometimes her compassion just takes over, and she can’t help … well … helping.

Willow is a Droit, but hides her Droitism because people like her are feared and hated by those without special abilities. Two of Willow’s schoolmates, rumored to be Droits, have simultaneously disappeared.

When Willow’s non-Droit friend, Rain, is targeted, Willow wonders whether she should get involved–even if that means putting herself in the line of fire.

A mysterious new friend, Trae, just might be the key to unlock her courage.

In the end, she has a choice: she can deny who she is or declare her ability to heal, but either way, her life will never be the same again.


My thoughtsThis was a pretty fun read! Willow has secretly hidden the fact that she is a Droit for years. A Droit is a person that has special abilities and everyone who is not a Droit is very hateful towards the Droits. Willows power is helping animals and luckily for her her parents are veterinarians. But they are afraid of what might happen to her if people find out she’s a Droit so they ask her to keep it hidden. And she does. Until one of her friends service dog starts to die right in front of her eyes at school and she just knows she can’t do nothing. She thinks she uses her powers secretly but it only takes one witness for word to get out. And change Willows life as she knows it.

Glow Girl had a great premise and I enjoyed pretty much all of it. Set in a not too distant future, the world building was really neat and dynamic. I have always been a fan of super powers and what not and loved reading about this worlds powers. The pacing was fast but almost too fast at times which made this for a quick read. I was not really a fan of the romance bit of this and felt it could’ve just been tossed out and not taken away from the story. I loved Willows transformation as she goes from being terrified of being a Droit to accepting what she is and what she can do. And I was especially a fan of the fact that her power was helping animals as I am also a huge animal fan.

Recommended for fans of science fiction, X-Men, books that deal with discrimination, and quick, easy reads. I give this 3.75 stars out of 5.

3.75

*I relieved a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you Rockstar Book Tours for including me on the tour and Michelle for the copy!

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AWARD-WINNING and AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR.

GOLD Medal WINNER in the 2014 READERS’ FAVORITE International Awards.

Bronze Medal Winner in Dan Poytner’s Global eBook Awards. Winner of the Kindle Book Promotion Awards. SPIRIT and INSPIRATION MEDALS in the NEW APPLE LITERARY AWARDS.

AWARD-WINNING SPEAKER. John Maxwell Team Leader.

To obtain a free copy of one of Michelle’s children’s books, and receive her newsletters, go to www/MichelleWeidenbenner.com/gift/

M.jpgMichelle is an author, speaker, trainer and coach dedicated to leaving a legacy of leaders who care about bringing value to others and equipping the future generation. She’s also known as the UNCOVER AGENT who helps people uncover their messages so they can UNLEASH them into the universe.

She grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital Michelle cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting–without drama, Michelle discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews.

CACHE a PREDATOR and ECLAIR GOES GEOCACHING are currently hidden in geocaching sites throughout the US. If you’d like to see where they might be in your area, please log in to geocaching.com and search for trackables at IN SCRIBE–that’s Michelle.

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Giveaway Details:

50 winners will receive an ebook of GLOW GIRL, International. Via Goodreads

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Giveaway ends November 28, 2019.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/28/2019 BookHounds YA  Excerpt
10/29/2019 Lifestyle Of Me Review
10/30/2019 BookishRealmReviews  Review
10/31/2019 Yna the Mood Reader Review
11/1/2019 Cuz I’m a Nerd  Review

Week Two:

11/4/2019 Southern Girl Bookaholic Review
11/5/2019 PopTheButterfly Reads Review
11/6/2019 Tawney Bland Review
11/7/2019 lori’s little house of reviews  Review
11/8/2019 Shelf-Rated Review

Week Three:

11/11/19 A Dream Within A Dream Excerpt
11/12/19 The Pages In-Between  Review
11/13/19 A Gingerly Review Review
11/14/19 Turning the Pages Review
11/15/19 Adventures and Reading Review

Week Four:

11/18/2019 Jena Brown Writes Review
11/19/2019 @fictitious.fox Review
11/20/2019 Two Dogs and a Book Review
11/21/2019 Fire and Ice Review
11/22/2019 two points of interest Review