Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Review: Marquess To A Flame by Emily Windsor

Marquess to a Flame (Rules of the Rogue, #3)


A winter’s heart…
“Debonair, handsome and with a devil’s smile. How could any woman resist?”
The Marquess of Winterbourne has long been guided by his Rules of the Rogue, but as emissary for the Crown, his next mission will break every single one. Sent to the wilds of Cornwall to beguile secrets from a country miss, the last thing this rogue expects is to unearth his own buried heart.
A taste of spring…
“A rogue and a fribble. How could any woman succumb?”
Miss Tamsyn Penrose remains far from impressed by charming London scoundrel Lord Winterbourne, preferring a wild gallop over the moors to flashing black eyes and fulsome flattery. But as danger lurks and prejudice ebbs, she uncovers a complex man who awakens her hidden strength and arouses her forgotten fire.
Seasons collide…
Desire sparks and passion flares in this Cornish land of cove and tor. Can Tamsyn step from the shadow of her past? And will Jack Winterbourne tear up the rules for a woman who maddens his senses and thaws his heart?
A sensual Regency Romance with warmth and wit, this story also includes a fusty valet with a secondary love story, picnics, swordplay, peacocks and…piskies.


It is such a perfect novel, mysterious and romantic. I loved the Moth's story and I think Miss Tamsyn is perfect for him.
After facing death, she survived but lost her voice. She has struggles for many years, afraid of her own shadow. Now, she is finally coming back towards life. She believes that the villain who almost killed her is long gone and she is safe. Unfortunately, what she doesn't realize is that the danger lurks in the corners. Because she might know something that could put the enemy at a disadvantage. Slowly she is gaining her strength back and turning into a fighter she has always been. That is untill she meets her match and loses her heart... to a rogue of all people!
The Marquess of Winterbourne must find out what Tamsyn knows. But when he meets her and gets to know her, he starts caring for her. She is such an amazing and brave woman. Although, his feelings make his mission a little more complicated but he must save her and in the process find her happiness... and maybe his own as well.
This is the third book in Rules of the Rogue series. All three books can be read as standalone but reading them in order makes it all the more entertaining. I have read previous two books and loved them. This one is no exception, a very well-written story that has all the ingedients of a great romantic adventure. I think all historical fiction fans wil enjoy this book.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book for which I would like to thank the author.

Review: Her Wicked Sin (Sins of Salem #1) by Sarah Ballance


On a moonless night, he rides into the winter forest on his beast as black as midnight….

Dashing stranger, Henry Dunham, comes to Salem on a mysterious errand, but is thrown from his horse in the dead of night and rescued by the local Puritan midwife, Lydia Colson.

Haunted by her past, Lydia is running from her own dark secrets, avoiding intrusive questions by pretending her dead husband is simply…away. But when she and Henry are caught in a compromising situation, one punishable by Puritan law, he saves her from scandal by claiming to be her errant spouse…and claiming her bed.

Forced to fake a marriage, Lydia and Henry find their passion overwhelming and their vows a little too real. As their lies become truths, a witch hunt closes in on Lydia, threatening not only their burgeoning love, but her life.


I liked it. It's interesting enough and characters are also good. But the story was quite predictable in many ways. Yet it ended well so that's good. The writing style is very unique. I think the author has tried to stay true the time period and that did make it more interesting to read.
Lydia has been living in Salem for about a year now. She is used to being alone and the only purpose of her life is to help sick people. It is her duty as a physician. However, trouble seems to have found her at last. When she finds a stranger in the woods and decides to help him things starts to get out of hand. First, a local woman, she considered as a friend, starts spreading rumors about her. Then rich spoiled kids decides that she must pay for not helping them with their deceit. And let's not forget a stranger who has been asking about her around town. All this added up and Lydia finds herself in jail, accused to witchcraft.
Henry is looking for his brother and somehow ends up finding his true love. It all sounds too good to be true. His happiness may not last long. There is danger lurking around the corner as a stranger follows the happy couple. One thing is for sure though, he is willing to make this marriage work.
It's a good enough story. I think historical fiction fans will enjoy it. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Review: Bound By Air (The Wardens of Terra Book 1) by C.D. Gorri

Bound By Air: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance: Aquarius (The Wardens of Terra Book 1)

About The Book

Welcome to the Wardens of Terra, an elite group of Zodiac Shifters destined to save humankind!

The Hounds of God have been disbanded by the Catholic Church, leaving a terrible void in the fight to save humankind. As a result, a much older organization returns to power and takes up the reins to fight to save the Earth from the evil that stalks it.

They are the Wardens of Terra, an elite force of Zodiac Shifters each carrying the power of their sign to aid them in the never-ending battle against the forces of darkness.

Alone they are fierce warriors. Once they’ve found their true mates, they become an unstoppable force. These are their stories.


Instant attraction won’t stop him from doing his duty, but there are some things a shifter just can’t fight!

Troy Waman is a Thunderbird Shifter, bound to the sign Aquarius, and a Warden of Terra. He is sent to upstate New York to investigate a disturbance in the balance of magic and nature. His job is to decipher whether the sudden string of winter storms is natural or the work of darker forces in the area.

Andrea Kristos’ estranged great-aunt recently passed away, leaving her a house in Shadowland, New York. The novice Romani Caster moves into the ancient house hoping to learn more about the parents who left her long ago. During her search, she discovers that some things are better left undisturbed.

Just when things couldn’t get any worse, a huge, devastatingly handsome stranger shows up at Andrea’s door in the middle of the night and puts her in handcuffs!

How will she get him to believe that she is innocent?


I absolutely loved this book. It is a fast-paced, romantic, and entertaining story about an almost-witch and a Zodian shifter. The beginning is very good and so is the ending. All in all, it is a captivating story that you'd want to read in one sitting. For me, it was so difficult to put down the book once I started reading.
Troy is a powerful Zodiac shifter who has been brought up and trained for one purpose only; protect the Earth. That's his destiny and he has always been looking forward to it. Andrea is a witch who never learned how to cast magic. She has been running from her destiny all her life. When the two of them form a mate bond things become very interesting for both of them. Together they are far more powerful than any other shifter and witch and also they both get to live for the cause they believe in. Troy has found his destination and Andrea is no longer running from what is inevitable.

C.D. Gorri is not a new author to me. I already love her work and I think her stories are always very interesting but when she writes about witches she always makes it epic. Or perhaps it is I who enjoy a good witchy story more than any other. In any case, it is a great book, I liked it a lot, and would recommend it to all paranormal fiction fans who enjoy a good steamy romance story. It is a standalone read and also books one in what seems like a very promising story.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book for which I'd like to thank the author.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Review: Once Upon a Wallflower by Wendy Lyn Watson

Once Upon A Wallflower


A Perennial Wallflower…
When Mira Fitzhenry’s guardian arranges her engagement to one of the most scandalous, yet devastatingly handsome lords to ever grace the peerage, all of society is abuzz. After all, the man has left a trio of dead young women in his wake, including his first fiancée.

A Gothic Villain…

Expecting to scare the chit away within five minutes of meeting him, scarred and brooding Nicholas, the Viscount Ashfield, is intrigued by the unfashionably lovely Mira, but his family’s dark secret means he must fight his attractions. No matter what his heart wants.

As the wedding approaches, Nicholas and Mira grow ever closer, yet so does the very real danger. Will the truth bring Nicholas and Mira together or tear their love apart?


I really enjoyed this story. It's well-written and quite interesting. I loved all the characters and the mystery part of the story had me intrigued since the very beginning, all in all, it's an amazing read. It's definitely a must read for historical fiction fans.
Miss Mira is engaged to a man who is accused of, not one but three, murders. She has no choice but to marry him or else her reputation will not survive the blow. Still, she plans to convince him to cry off the engagement. She never thought about getting married anyway. It won't be a big deal for her even if this ruins her reputation. It's not like she has any prospects to speak of.
Lord Nicholas has no interest in marriage. He is a loner who likes to keep to himself. So, he is not happy with his father when he finds out about the engagement. He plans to make sure that Miss Mira cries off the wedding. That way her reputation won't suffer much. Not many people will fault her if she doesn't want to marry a murderer. Rumors about him have been circulating around society for quite some time now.
But when the two meet, things become very complicated. They liked each other and more time they spend together closer they become. Now it is too late to cry off because neither of them wants to. So, they will get married after all. Now Mira is determined to prove his innocence and make sure that scandal does not follow them as they entered marriage bliss. But will the truth set them free or end up ruining everything is yet to be determined.
A great historical romance/mystery. I loved and it would recommend to all my friends. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Saturday, January 26, 2019


(99c ebook sale ends January 30, 2019. Normal price $3.50)
Deeds has just spent the last few weeks jonesing after a woman he only knows as Hotlips. Apparently pissing off a female can be rather entertaining from the safety of a text and their witty banter has left the President of Broken Deeds MC wishing for more.
The annoying, yet funny, communication comes to an end when they meet face to face. Lynn is the sister of Zack, current president of Areion Fury MC. Brought up the daughter of an MC President, Lynn is hell bent on not being a biker’s bitch.
When an enemy of Broken Deeds MC comes to play, Deeds is willing to give his last breath protecting what he claims is his. Deeds, a former MMA fighter, will need to revive his old fighter skills to protect his woman. Will it be enough to bring their enemy down or will he not only lose his only love but also his life?
Each book in the Broken Deeds MC series is a complete standalone story featuring a new couple. The Broken Deeds MC series can be read together or separately. For a greater reading experience, recommended reading order:
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Cover Reveal: Claimed Royalty by Betty Shreffler

Title: Claimed Royalty
Series: Crowned and Claimed #1
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Royal Intrigue Fantasy Romance/
Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: PopKitty Design
Release Date: February 8, 2019


In a world where a woman’s purity is the fine line between being Queen and being killed, he was given one duty—to protect my purity and above all, to protect me. Both were a battle we weren’t ready for.

Forced by tradition, and as their chosen Queen, I must endure my trials and the suitor phase, ultimately giving myself to a man from the Royal Houses. Each one competes to be my King, all wanting what no other has had…my purity.

To have what I truly want would risk my entire reign, but to do what is expected of me would destroy my heart. My only protection is to follow through, giving each royal the opportunity to win their prize…me in a bedroom suite and a crown atop their head.

Behind closed doors, I commit my biggest sin, loving a man I’m forbidden to have. When the time comes for me to be crowned, I’ll be forced to make a choice—risk our love or risk my life.

From the Author: This story contains multiple men pursuing and having a relationship with the lead heroine. Story may not be suitable for readers who dislike love triangles, ménage, or why choose reverse harems. This series is as sexy as it is suspenseful. Packed with romance, drama, action, and unexpected twists. Once you start, you won’t want to put it down! 

Author Bio

Betty Shreffler is a USA Today and International Bestselling Romance Author. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don't expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. She's a fan of photography, reading, movies, hiking, traveling, wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and three fur babies in Tennessee. If she's not writing or doing book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cover Reveal: With Love From London by T.E. Black

Series: Voyages of the Heart, Volume 1
Cover Designer: T.E. Black with T.E. Black Designs
Release Date: 2/14/2019
Cities around the world have their own char

ming allure that pulls you in to enjoy all its secrets. They offer love, passion, laughter, healing and even heartbreak that each author pens for you one page at a time. Pack your luggage and join our authors on their voyages of the heart. Our first destination: London.

With Love From London

When the smoke clears, romance fills the pages leading you straight into the worlds created by VOTH’s authors. The sights are unknown. What will be revealed is a mystery. The only promise on this voyage of love is that we’ve sealed each story with a kiss of passion that entices you to come back for more. Bring your passport and enjoy the guided tour through London’s paved way into your hearts.
Alyssa Drake
Amy Allen
Amy Cecil
Ashlee Shades
Autumn Sand
Bella Emy
Brian Miller
Carrie Humphrey
Gianna Gabriela
Jade Royal
M.A. Foster
Maria Vickers
Natalie-Nicole Bates
Patricia D. Eddy
Rosie Chapel
Roux Cantrell
S.E. Roberts
Tamsen Schultz

New Release: Ricca (In Loyalty Lies Trust) by Esther E. Schmidt

Title: Ricca (In Loyalty Lies Trust)
Standalone Mafia romance
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Model: Jay Piggin
Photographer: Ritchie Duce of Level Eleven Photography
Release Day: 01/22/2019
Chiara was raised into the mafia world the hard way. Enduring the assault at the hands of her father until she was kidnapped and forced to marry a mob boss. One she’s sure is even worse than her father.
Ricca never backs away from a challenge. When the woman he kidnapped sneers he would never own her, he’s more than happy to prove her wrong. It doesn’t matter he is being forced into this marriage by The Syndicate, to cover-up the kidnapping.
An enemy is forging a plan to take Ricca down. Can a marriage, even one forced by the decision of others, turn into a solid band of trust, loyalty, and eventually love? Or will either one—or their enemy—rip out their heart to stop it from beating? Dive into this Mafia Romance where the value of human life is worth less than loyalty.
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Release Blitz: We Shouldn't by Vi Keeland

A Standalone Contemporary Romance

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland
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Bennett Fox walked into my life on one hell of a crappy Monday morning.
I was late for the first day at my new job—a job I’d now have to compete for even though I’d already worked eight years to earn it, because of an unexpected merger.
While I lugged my belongings up to my new office, a meter maid wrote me a parking summons.
She’d ticketed a long line of cars—except for the Audi parked in front of me, which happened to be the same make and model as mine.
Annoyed, I decided to regift my ticket to the car that had evaded a fine. Chances were, the owner would pay it and be none the wiser.
Except, I accidentally broke the windshield wiper while slipping the ticket onto the car’s window.
Seriously, my day couldn’t get any worse.
Things started to perk up when I ran into a gorgeous man in the elevator. We had one of those brief moments that only happened in movies.
You know the deal…your body lights up, fireworks go off, and the air around you crackles with electricity.
His heated stare left me flushed when I stepped off the elevator.
Maybe things here wouldn’t be so bad after all.
Or so I thought.
Until I walked into my new boss’s office and met my competition.
The gorgeous man from the elevator was now my nemesis. His heated stare wasn’t because of any mutual attraction. It was because he’d seen me vandalize his car. And now he couldn’t wait to annihilate his rival.
There’s a fine line between love and hate—and we shouldn’t cross it.
We shouldn’t—but straddling that line could be so much fun.
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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