Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cover Reveal: Full Count by Lynn Stevens

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FULL COUNT Westland University #1 Lynn Stevens Entangled, Embrace June 19, 2017
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ABOUT FULL COUNT:
Anyone who says they're having the worst day hasn't met me. My girlfriend cheated, I blew out my knee, and probably trashed my chance of going pro. All in one day. Then my jerk professor tells I'm almost on academic probation.   Awesome. Now I get to find a tutor. Enter Mallory Fine, quiet, a little intense, and my kind of gorgeous. Who also happens to hate baseball and any guy who plays it.   Hello, curiosity.   I tell myself this will be nothing more than a tutoring relationship. I'm a liar. I want this girl. How hard can her secrets be to unravel? It might be a challenge, but so is getting back on the ball field and I'm determined to make that happen—no matter the cost.
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ABOUT LYNN STEVENS:
Lynn Stevens flunked out of college writing her first novel. Yes, she still has it and no, you can't read it. Surprisingly, she graduated with honors at her third school. A former farm girl turned city slicker, Lynn lives in the Midwest where she drinks coffee she can't pronounce and sips tea when she's out of coffee. When she's out of both, just stay away.
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Steal alert! All three of these books, which each kick off a series, are on sale for just 99¢ through June 4.

Historical Sale Blitz

Hopefully summer frees up a little bit of time for reading. And with Book #1 of these three series on sale for just 99¢, it's time to start a new series (or 3).

To celebrate the sale, authors Robyn DeHart, Ally Broadfield, and Harmony Williams are spending the week with us! To start, we asked them a bit about the characters in their series.

What do you love about the hero & heroine in the first book in the series?

Ally Broadfield (author of the How To series): How stubborn they are. They're a classic enemies to lovers couple, but both of them fought hard against the pull of attraction.

Harmony Williams (author of The Ladies of Passion series): I love the banter between them. Rose can be stubborn but Warren is not willing to back away from the obvious chemistry between them.

Robyn DeHart (Author of The Brotherhood of the Sword series): How stubborn they are. They're a classic enemies to lovers couple, but both of them fought hard against the pull of attraction.

What characters have been your favorite to write? Why?

Ally: Thornbrook and Louisa from How to Bewilder a Lord. They were both secondary characters in How to Bewitch an Earl, and I had no intention of anything ever happening between them. Luckily they had other ideas.

Harmony: Mary's go-getter, brazen, "I'll fix this" attitude is a huge amount of fun to write. She is fearless, even if she is sometimes out of her depth.

Robyn: I love Evie from Undercover With the Earl. She was so fun. I kind of imagined her as Mary, the middle Bennett sister from P&P only with more personality. ;-)  

Start the How To series, by Ally Broadfield, with How to Beguile a Duke.
A finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards!
A proper gentleman.
A not-so-proper lady…
The spirited Catherine Malboeuf has just arrived in England to reclaim her ancestral home, Walsley Manor, and a valuable missing heirloom. Nicholas Adair, the attractive and frustratingly inflexible Duke of Boulstridge, however, is quite unwilling to sell the estate back to Catherine. Unless, of course, she accepts a small wager…
Nick will sell Walsley Manor if—and only if—Catherine secures an offer of marriage from an eligible member of the ton before the end of the London season.
Of course, Nick is certain he’ll win. After all, no proper gentleman would ever marry a woman who conceals a cutlass in her skirts. Yet something about Catherine’s unconventional disposition seems to ignite a need deep inside him. A need that won’t just cost him the wager, but the very heart he swore to never give away…
Start the Ladies of Passion series, by Harmony Williams, with How to Play the Game of Love.
He’s everything she thinks she doesn’t want.
When Miss Rose Wellesley’s father threatens an arranged marriage, she knows she’d better settle on a choice quickly or end up having no say in who she marries. Fortunately, she’s garnered a rare invitation to Lady Dunlop’s “Week of Love” house party, an annual affair notorious for matchmaking. Her plans to expedite a proposal would go smoothly if not for the brash younger sister she must chaperone, her outspoken, disagreeable best friend, and the bullish Lord Hartfell who seems determined to dog her every step.
Lord Hartfell embodies every last thing Rose dislikes in a man. He’s domineering, tenacious, argumentative, and a little too casual with his nudity for her tastes. Worst of all, Rose can’t seem to get him—or his kisses—out of her mind.
Rose is determined to find a more appropriate husband, even if her heart disagrees with how unsuitable the stubborn lord is…

Start the Brotherhood of the Sword series by Robyn DeHart, with Undercover with the Earl.
To capture the most eligible bachelor in London…
London, 1838
The handsome Earl of Summersby may just be the most eligible bachelor in London, but has no interest in a wife. As a member of the Brotherhood, Bennett Haile is far more vested in his undercover duties for the crown and protecting the Queen from would-be assassins. For now he has the perfect tool with which to lure out the villains—a young woman with an uncanny likeness to the queen.
The spirited Evelyn Marington is about to live out every country girl’s dream—becoming royalty overnight. Under the tutelage of the arrogant Earl of Summersby, she’ll have to fool the entire court that she is, in fact, the queen. But as danger threatens from every side, Bennett realizes that his lovely little protegĂ© isn’t just placing her life in his hands… She’s stealing his heart.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Review: Scandal of the Season by Liana LeFey


Synopsis

Five years ago, Lord Sorin Latham fled England’s shores to avoid heartbreak and scandal in the form of one Lady Eleanor Cramley. On returning home, he finds the young miss he used to scold for lack of decorum is now a stunning woman who fires his blood. But he must resist temptation or risk losing his honor as a gentleman and the friendship of those he holds dear, including Eleanor.

Lady Eleanor is determined to be the paragon of propriety Sorin urged her to become. But now that he’s back, the man she once thought of as an older brother makes her long to be anything but proper. She must make Sorin see her as worthy of his heart and his desire without losing his good opinion, or her Season will end in disgrace.

5-Stars Review

I loved it! It reminded me of Jane Austen's Emma. Friendship between Lady Eleanor and Lord Sorin is very strong. They've known each other since Ellie was quite young, she practically grew up with him and he has been her role model for sometime now. But she has always considered him like her cousin Charles, she never thought of him as a man. She is sure that Sorin things of her like a little sister as well. So when she starts thinking of him as more than a friend she has no idea how to act, or what to do. Surely he will never think of her as wife material. Besides she isn't anything like a woman Sorin will love. She is too strong minded, and stubborn. It's better if she never marries and live an independent life. That's the only way to ensure her happiness.

Sorin knows exactly when he stopped thinking of Ellie as a sister, she has grown into a beautiful woman and despite their age difference and his friendship with the family he finds himself thinking of her in a way he shouldn't. He has to find out how she feels about him because he certainly wants to marry her, may be over the years her feelings for him has changed as well...

So they both have their misgivings, and secretly love each other. But that's not all there is a lot more drama in this book. It's quite entertaining. I enjoyed reading it and will have no problem recommending it to all my reader friends.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Tour Stop + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Nanny Arrangement by Rachel Harris


Their story would make one heck of a country song. 



THE NANNY ARRANGEMENT
Country Blues #2
Rachel Harris
Releasing May 22, 2017
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Soft-spoken and shy Hannah Fisher is determined to make the man she’s loved her entire life finally see her as a woman. With the help of a makeover, a new mission—Operation Find My Happy—and the convenient forced proximity of a tour bus, she vows to win her best friend Deacon’s heart.

Former bad boy and current fiddle player Deacon Latrell has the world at his fingertips: a new gig with a famous band, plus his best friend on tour as his son’s nanny. Life couldn’t get much sweeter. Now if only he could stop imagining kissing the daylights out of his childhood BFF…

With one friend set on pushing the boundaries and the other afraid to rock the boat, one thing’s for certain—their story would make one heck of a country song.




I loved it! It's a sweet, and touching romance. Two friends who have always been there for each other fall in love without even realising it. Now they both feel as if they're the only one in love with the other so keep trying hiding their true feelings until those feelings can no longer be hidden.

Hannah was used to people being cruel to her. She didn't have many friends until she met Deacon. He changes her, taught her to be strong. For as long as she can remember he has always protected her, helped her, and been a good friend to her. But now she wants more. She is in love and somehow she needs Deacon to realise that she is the one for him. He is her family and she wants to be the same for him.

Deacon is having very inappropriate feelings for his childhood friend. It bothers him, he should not be thinking of her romantically. Will their friendship survive if they start wanting more?

Soon they realise that whatever happens they just need to follow their hearts. And their hearts belong with each other.

It's a lighthearted romantic novel. I think anyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance will love this book.


Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he’s not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay’s shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles’ schemes.

Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.

Through dreams and flashes of her past, Rose begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realises the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart.



New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing. 

An admitted bookaholic and home school mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review + Author's Interview: When a Lady Dares (Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service #2) by Tara Kingston

Synopsis

Sophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she’s so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium’s confidence. When a dashing archaeologist seeks out the charlatan’s services, Sophie suspects he’s after more than a long-lost heirloom. Their electric attraction storms her defenses, but loving the rakish scholar would threaten her investigation and the life she’s crafted.

Gavin Stanwyck is a man on a mission. Masquerading as a treasure hunter to trap the spiritualist, he's drawn to the medium’s enigmatic assistant. As treacherous forces close in, passion awakens his hardened heart—he’ll protect Sophie at all costs, but he cannot give her his love. Uniting to survive a sinister plot, they must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.

Review


I loved it, it's full of mystery, and romance. One of the most interesting historical fiction I have read in a while, it's quite engaging story.

Sophie is working undercover. This is her first assignment full of real dangers. She must uncover what's going on in London, after few unexplained deaths it has become of utmost importance to find out the truth. And that's why she is pretending to be a medium. She is good at her job. She is resourceful and can take care to herself in any difficult situation. Although will she be able to stay alive this time is another question because this time the danger is more real than ever.

Gavin is devastated to learn about the death of one of his associates. He was a good man and didn't deserve to die the way he did. So he decides to investigate his death, and that leads him to Sophie. A woman pretending to talk to the dead. Gavin doesn't believe her even for a second and now he more determined than ever to learn the truth about what has been going on here. Unfortunately, he has no clue that his investigation will put him directly in the path of danger.

Sophie and Gavin are perfect for each other. They both try to protect the other. Along the way they fell in love. But will they ever uncover the truth? If not then will they be able to stay together when there is so much they must hide from each other? It's very intriguing story of deceit, murder, mystery, and romance. I quite enjoyed reading it.

Interview with Tara Kingston


Thank you for inviting me to your blog. It’s a pleasure to discuss writing with you.

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a young child. My mother gave me a Smith Corona manual typewriter when I was in the third grade and I wrote my first short stories on it.

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
When I’m writing, I’m much more productive if I’m listening to music. I love to listen to artists such as Adele, Lady Gaga, and the Beatles when I’m writing.

3. As a child what did you want to do when you grew up?
When I was a young girl, I wanted to be a teacher and a writer. I’m happy to say that I achieved both of these goals. I taught school for years, and now, I’m writing…yay! I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to pursue these dreams in my life.

4. Where do you get your ideas, or information for your books?
I love historical research. Even when I was in school, I loved writing research papers, unlike many of my peers. I could while away hours in the library, which was one of my favorite places to be. Now the internet puts so many resources at our fingertips, only a few clicks away—such a wonderful resource. While I use a variety of online sources for historical research, I also love reference books. I have a collection of books on history, Victorian life, Scotland, and London in the late Victorian era.

5. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
When I’m not writing, I’m eager to be outdoors. My husband and I enjoy long bike rides, hikes through the woods, and lazy beach days. I’m also a football fan, and I’m a movie buff who loves comedies and adventures, but I detest sad movies.

6. I have read your historical romances so I was wondering is this your favorite genre to write in? If so then is there any specific reason?
Historical romance is definitely my favorite genre of romance because there is a sense of exploring another time and place in historical romance. I especially enjoy Victorian romance. It was an exciting time of change for society and advances in technology, a time when societal roles were changing and expanding.

7. I recently read your book When a Lady Dares, I adored Sophie's character. She is smart, courageous, and very resourceful. What kind of female characters you prefer to write and/or read about?
Thank you so much. I loved Sophie in When A Lady Deceives and enjoyed writing her own journey to happily-ever-after. I love to write and read about smart, spirited heroines like Sophie. My favorite kind of heroine doesn’t passively wait to be rescued. In addition, I enjoy writing heroines who are vulnerable to the hero’s charms, but are predominantly drawn to qualities in the hero’s character, not just his muscular biceps and broad shoulders. She sees through his outer persona to what’s in his heart and falls in love with the true man.

8.  What do you think makes a good story?
To me, a good story draws the reader in and makes the reader root for the characters. I am a huge fan of Raiders of the Lost Ark— to me, that’s a wonderful example of a great story. I rooted for Indiana Jones and Marian to survive the dangers they faced and to find their happiness together.
Thank you again for hosting me today. If readers would like to learn more about me and my books, please visit my website at www.tarakingston.com. Happy Reading!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Review: Code Wolf by C. D. Gorri

Synopsis

"He never thought of himself as a family man, but sometimes things changed... "

Randall Graves spends most of his time writing lines of code in his air-conditioned office at Macconwood Manor. He’d rather be alone than risk involvement of any kind. Everything was going fine, until his Alpha sends him on a forced vacation.

It's all good with Randall, as long as there's WIFI at the small, beachfront, bed and breakfast in Bloody Point, South Carolina. He could work and get some sun at the same time, but he wasn't counting on Tulla Nirvelli. The beautiful single mother owned and operated the small B &B with her seven-year old son.

Charmed by the small island and the young family, Randall finds himself enjoying his time at the Sea Mist Bed & Breakfast. When trouble starts brewing for Tulla and her son, Randall is ready to jump in, but that means revealing his secret. Will she accept the truth about him?

5-Stars Review

Is it just me or does this series keeps getting better and better with each new book. I am loving it more than ever! It's Randall & Tulla's story. Randall needs vacation, everyone can see this except him. For him his work is everything. He simply can't sit idling around. But when he was forced to take a break from work, he just had to manage somehow. Although all will be well as long as he got a working computer and wifi connection. Unfortunately for him things didn't go his way.

Tulla's new guest arrived and he wasn't anything she expected him to be. Instead of a middle aged, workaholic cliche she got a hot man. And she can't help but be attracted to him. She can't afford romantic entanglement though. Firstly, she must think about her son. Secondly, she must think about the threat hanging over their heads. May be her worrying is pointless but what if whoever is threatening her son is serious? What then?

Randall soon realises that Tulla is the one for him. His wolf has claimed the mother and the son and now he will do anything to protect them.

It's intriguing, romantic paranormal tale, which I enjoyed reading a lot.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Review: The Rainmaker by Shauna Allen


Synopsis

~ Five brothers, one family tragedy, untold heartache. ~

The world callously moved on when my sister disappeared without a trace ten years ago.
My life—my family’s lives—froze in grief that torturous summer day.
My soul crumbled completely, a few years later, when I buried my son.
I survive the agony by hiding it neatly beneath my businessman facade and all the accolades that money can buy.
But Harper Devlin is my Achilles heel. The one who got away . . . with my broken heart.
Now she’s back and as irresistible as ever.
I shouldn’t want her. I can’t have her. But I need her.
And she needs me. I may have to conceal all my wounds just to survive being around her again, but I’m willing to do it to help her build her dreams and her business. It’s what I do. It’s what I know. I’m damn good at it.
My name is Levi Creed.
I am the Rainmaker.

***Reader note: This is the second of a 6-part emotional family saga series. Each story is 100% male first-person point-of-view, and while each full-length novel is guaranteed to have a complete HEA romance, their family mystery remains unsolved until the end of the series.
***Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

5-Stars Review

This second book in the Family Creed series is just as amazing as the first one was. It's Levi Creed's story. He lost love of his life when he needed to do what was right, or at least that's what he thought at the time. Later he regretted his decision but what was done was done. Harper was out of his life, his son dead, and his marriage in shambles. His family is still struggling with the loss of his baby sister after all these years. Not knowing what happened to her is killing them. But they are stronger together and somehow they will face whatever happens.

When Levi comes home because of his father's health and see Harper again he realises that he never got over her. He still wants her as much as he ever did. But will she give him a second chance? Harper was hurt when Levi left without backward glance but now he is back in her life. It's hard for her to think of him as 'just friend', he can never be that for her. Because she is still a little in love with him. Soon they stop trying to stay away. This time it might just work between them.

It's a touching, heartbreaking, and very romantic story. I love all of Creed brothers and can't wait to read more about the family.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Forgetting You, Forgetting Me by Monica James

 
   FORGETTING YOU, FORGETTING ME
   Monica James
   
   Series: Memories From Yesterday Book 1
   Genre: Contemporary Romance
   Release Date: June 26th 2017
   German Rights sold to: Heyne, Random House
   
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   My name is Lucy Tucker, and my life…it was perfect.
 
   I worked the dream job. I had the most incredible family and friends. My    home, Whispering Willows, a ranch in Montana, was everything I could ever    wish for. My adoring fiancĂ©, Samuel Stone, loved me unconditionally.  
 
   I had everything a girl could ever want.

   But one fateful event shattered my perfect life. It’s unimaginable how    simple, ordinary words can change a person’s life forever. For me those    words were, “There’s been an accident.”  
 
   I thought Sam was my forever, but that forever came to a close the day    Saxon Stone, Sam’s identical twin brother, came back. Saxon returned to    Montana to help save Sam, however, the moment he entered my life, he turned    my world upside down. But through chaos I somehow found clarity—clarity of    who I was meant to be.

   As time progressed, as seasons changed, and as a fire began to burn, I soon    realized that Saxon was there for another reason…he was there to help save me.

   ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
   Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William    Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.
   When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she    always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest,    heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her    readers. She draws her inspiration from life.
   She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France,    Germany, Israel, and the U.K.
   Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family,    and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and    lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.
   
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   Instagram: @MonicaJames
   Website: http://monicajamesbooks.blogspot.com.au/
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Review: A Different Kind of Lovely: A Novel by Petra March


Synopsis

“A man with a damaged soul fell in love with a ballerina with a broken body.”


When Neal Medwin glimpses Mina Automne for the first time, he's a man whose soul is darkened with memories of a painful past, whereas Mina is a vibrant, strong, young woman. She's a determined ballerina who's carefully planning and painting her life.
Neal steps into her existence and threatens to shatter Mina's plans with an impossible request.
Mina can't help the fragile man who's invading her home, even though their parents used to be close friends and she knows of Neal's hurtful background. She allows him to linger within her lovely and artistic world, however, hoping he might find some peace and solace.
Slowly, their conflict turns into friendship, and eventually into love, until a terrible discovery ruins Mina's projects and forces her to let go of all her dreams, and of her sweet, damaged man.
Neal is unable to fight for Mina and for the unripe love they share, because he's not ready to leave his past behind. He's not strong enough – not yet.
(Ages 18+)
Publisher's Note: This stand-alone Novel is a spinoff of Petra March's award winning series, A Touch of Cinnamon.
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Review

It's a beautiful, tragic story. I always enjoy Petra March's unique writing style. It's happy, and sad both at the same time. Story itself is both happy and sad as well. It's written in a very nostalgic way. Author describes everything, characters, places, feelings, in  such a detailed manner that it will bring the story alive for you. All I can say is that this story made me fall in love with the places I've never even visited, and admire the characters which aren't even real. Although they feel as real as can be.
Mina is a dancer. Her grandmother left her a cottage. She wants to make it her dream to live there and may be someday turn it into a dance school just like her grandmother wished it to be. She wants to live her dream. But some dreams are just not meant to be. She soon finds out that dancing is not in her future and now she must comes to term with her broken body.
Neal is living a nightmare. since his younger brother died his life has not been the same. Once he was an actor, an artist, and now he is trying his best to keep his family and himself from breaking down. So here he is trying to buy the cottage in which his brother stayed before his accident. But Mina, the beautiful owner, does not wish to sell. At least she lets him stay there with her. For now that will have to suffice. Soon the two of them start liking each other. They are such a perfect fit. Mina soothes Neal's demons and he gives her strength to fight hers. But will they be able to overcome the tragedies in their lives? If they want to move forward they must dream another dream, a new story, something they didn't think were possible... but may be, just may be, it will be...
Did I mention how much I love this book? It's truly an amazing read. I enjoyed it a  lot and will recommend it to all my reader friends.

About the Author


Petra March is the Award Winning Author of the A Touch of Cinnamon Series and of the stand-alone novel, A Different Kind of Lovely.
Her book, All the Skies I will not See, is a Library Journal SELF-e Selection. The book won the 2016 Pacific Book Awards for Best Short Story, and was a Gold Medal Winner (Fiction - Short Story) in the 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. In 2015, the book was a Finalist in the 2015 Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Novella, earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, and received a 5-Star Review Seal from Readers' Favorite. The literary magazine Shelf Unbound listed All the Skies I will not See amid the 2015 Top 100 Notable Books.
The multi-award winning All the Skies I will not See features characters from Petra March's other works: A Veil of Glass and Rain(Special Edition), A Dream of Lilies: A Novella, and A Different Kind of Lovely: A Novel.
A Veil of Glass and Rain(Special Edition) was a Finalist in the 2016 I Heart Indie Contest (New Adult), organized by the Las Vegas Romance Writers of America, and was featured in the June 2015 issue of the literary publication InD'tale Magazine.
Petra March graduated summa cum laude in Theater and Cinema Studies at the University of Rome 3, and earned a MA degree from the Catholic University of Milan. She studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU, and worked as screenwriter in Italy and France, where she also taught Creative Writing in elementary schools and junior high schools.
Presently, she keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels and stories; just like Petra, her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA.

Website: authorpetramarch.weebly.com
Facebook: @AuthorPetraMarch

Tour Stop + Review + Giveaway:The Rogue of Islay Isle by Heather McCollum

The Rogue of Islay Isle

by Heather McCollum
Publication Date: May 15, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Scandalous, Historical Romance

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SYNOPSIS: 

Cullen Duffie, a Highland warrior and charming rogue, is the new chief of Clan MacDonald. Determined to prove he’s not his father, Cullen works to secure his clan against the English. When a woman washes onto Islay’s shores, Cullen protects her from his uncles’ schemes.

Waking up not knowing who she is or where she comes from, Rose is at the mercy of the man who found her. Unable to speak from the swelling around her throat from a rope tether, she learns as much as she can about the new world around her and the powerful, sword-wielding Highlander who has sworn to protect her.

Through dreams and flashes of her past, Rose begins to rebuild her memories. But the more she recalls about the horror she escaped, the more she realizes the jeopardy she is bringing to Islay, Clan MacDonald and the Highlander who has captured her heart.
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Review

Cullen Duffie's life changes when his grandfather names him chief of clan MacDonald. He can no longer stick to his roguish ways. Now his clan will always take priority. He must be cautious in his actions, his two troublesome uncles are there to remind him this fact every day. He understands his responsibilities but sometimes listening to your heart is more important...
Rose, that's what Cullen called her when he found her washed up along the shore of Islay Isle. She was badly injured and unable to speak. Now, even though she has healed she still can't remember who she is or where she comes from. But one thing is quite obvious from her speech, she is French. Her presence can cause serious trouble for Cullen's clan and yet he refuses to leave her without protection. She might turn out to be a murderer, thief, or even a spy but for some reason Cullen refuses to acknowledge that. Rose needs his help so that's what he will do, help her.
It's an interesting story, which starts with intrigue and mystery, and continues to surprise until the very end. I loved all the characters, it's well-written, and very entertaining read. I'd recommend this book to all historical fiction fans.

ABOUT HEATHER MCCOLLUM

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical and YA paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay, and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. When she is not picking her teen’s brain for authentic attitude for her YA books and finding time to write, she is usually found educating women on ovarian cancer symptoms. Ms. McCollum has recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own hero and 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Review: The Doctor's Redemption (Shadow Creek, Montana #3) by Victoria James

Synopsis

Gwen Bailey has been busy taking care of everyone but herself. After a tragedy tore her family apart, she put her dreams aside to be with family. Now that her life is getting back on track, and her new Chocolaterie is open, she can concentrate on snagging the handsome, mysterious customer who has her dreaming about her own happily-ever-after...

Doctor Luke Thomson has spent the last five years filled with guilt. He hopes to make amends in Shadow Creek, however he doesn't count on falling for the adorable and gorgeous Gwen Bailey. He vows to not get involved with her, but she's too sweet to resist. It's only a matter of time, though, before the truth comes out. Luke knows there's no way Gwen will look at him the same way once she discovers his secret...
 

Review


Absolutely adorable story, I loved it! Gwen and Luke are a perfect match. I enjoyed reading their story. It was both happy and sad at the same time, it made me laugh, and it made me cry, that's why I loved it so much. It's a must read if you enjoy contemporary romance.


Gwen hasn't been able to find her perfect man. But she is ready. And TMM is handsome in a roguish way, now all she needs to do is get his attention. She is prepared to take the first step. He has been coming to her shop for quite some time now. May be he hasn't noticed her because she is always dressed in lose, baggy clothes, so with the help of her sister-in-law she tries to pay attention to her looks. Now he won't be able to ignore her charm.


Luke has been admiring Gwen from afar. He is too afraid to talk to her even though there is so much he needs to say. So when she takes initiative he is confused. He can't be involved with her but now that she has made her intentions clear he is having even harder time resisting. Soon they're spending time together and falling in love every day... but what will happen when the truth finally comes out?

It's a beautifully written story. I loved all the characters, and enjoyed reading it a lot. I'd definitely be recommending it to my friends. <3