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Guest Post: Melissa Chambers, author of Falling for Forever, on discovering romance novels

Posted July 14, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post: Melissa Chambers, author of Falling for Forever, on discovering romance novels

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Melissa Chambers, author of FALLING FOR FOREVER! Today, Melissa will be talking about discovering and writing romance. You can also find out more about their book and enter a giveaway at the end! Discovering Romance So often, when I hear romance authors talk about their path to writing, they say they would sneak their mother’s Harlequin novels as preteens and teenagers, or they would ditch class in college to read a new romance novel from their favorite author. They talk about how they have read romance novels since the dawning of their time…and I sink down lower in my chair. Here’s a secret I don’t tell very often. I read my first romance novel in 2011. It’s true. I would read chick lit like Bridget Jones’s Diary and Sex and the City, but it never would have dawned on me to go […]

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Excerpt: More Than This by Clare James

Posted July 8, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: More Than This by Clare James

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of MORE THAN THIS by Clare James! There’s a sale on at the moment, and you can pick up this particular book in the Impossible Love series for FREE. First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt If a picture is worth a thousand words, I’m pretty sure this one includes every dirty term in the dictionary… and even some that aren’t. Because…whoa! But it’s not so much a picture that’s currently conjuring up these filthy words as it is a live image, complete with a real-life man. And as I stand in the room, like I have so many times, I assess him as I would any subject—taking in the light and the lines, the colors and composition. My eyes are the lens and I zoom-in […]

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Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

Posted June 15, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

The Faerie Queen’s review I LOVED THIS BOOK. The timing of its release was perfect. I had a group project to work on and was getting stressed, and this helped me to escape into romantic lalaland. I found myself drawn to my Kindle any time I had a free moment to spare, and I sure as hell did not get as much sleep as I could have. I found Ruby relatable as a 23/24yo. She had certain skills, but she didn’t really believe in herself or have it all together. She was ok-ish with her looks, not hating them but not thinking she was Hot Stuff. There was just enough clumsiness and funny reactions to make her believable without her being The Clumsy Stereotype. I could also understand Ruby’s relationships with family members, and how living at home made her feel and behave like a kid, as even though I […]

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Excerpt: Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson

Posted June 8, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson

In honour of the release of the book, we’ve returned to give you a little taste of Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Austin pulled me past Jet City Comicon’s VIP waiting area to the front of the general admission crowd waiting to see the stars of Jamie. He seemed energized. Several fan clubs gathered together at the front of the line, wearing buttons and holding banners. He approached the throng and blew them kisses. “Lovely ladies!” Suddenly, Austin was Jamie, as played by Connor, right down to the convincing, and sexy, Scottish accent. The cheering crowd felt his charisma and did a collective swoon. I was so close to him, I was nearly bowled over by the switch and power of personality. “Beautiful lasses, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Especially as you’re […]

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Review: Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe

Posted January 25, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews / / 3 Comments
Review: Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe

The Faerie Queen’s review I knew I was going to like this one, but I didn’t realise I would like it as much as I did! What a pleasant surprise! I liked both Eden and Adam from the start. Eden was relatable in so many ways, from her interest in biology and genetics (YAY STEM) to her desire to find a guy with a stable job (but, ya know, that goes out the window fairly quickly). I loved Adam and how down-to-Earth he was (now). Their chemistry was really well-written, though I never felt consumed by it. I LOVED that Adam wasn’t Broken, which is the rock star stereotype in books. In fact, I think part of the conflict in the book came down to Eden thinking he’d be like a rock star stereotype, partying all the time and sleeping around, even when his words and behaviour showed he wasn’t. As with 90% […]

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Review: Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

Posted January 20, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews / / 1 Comment
Review: Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert

The Faerie Queen’s review This was a quick, easy read. Starring Charlotte –a reluctant rich college girl– and Mason –a Masters student on the rebound after a failed relationship– who meet on spring break, have an obsessive fling and then split, not sharing personal info because they believe they’ll never meet again. And yet they do meet, and the truth comes out. Both Charlotte and Mason were likeable enough, and they worked well together, except when there was drama. (There’s always drama.) While there was some heat in this book, it wasn’t too graphic, at least compared to some other NA books I’ve read. My main issue with this book was that it was a bit too formulaic. Petite heroine (seriously??? Again???); towering hero (ok, not complaining about this one); repetitive, “perfect” sex; secrets that, if they came out, would ruin everything. I know NA books do tend to have a similar basic plot structure, […]

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Spotlight: Tidal Patterns by Rachelle Paige

Posted December 9, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 0 Comments
Spotlight: Tidal Patterns by Rachelle Paige

Happy Friday! We’re just swinging by to put this little gem on your radars! Read more about Tidal Patterns by Rachelle Paige below, keeping in mind that it and its sequel are both on sale for 99p at the moment! Tidal Patterns Follow the tour Monday 5th December Fiction Fascination Tuesday 6th December Carry On Beautiful Wednesday 7th December A Daydreamer’s Thoughts Thursday 8th December Whispering Stories Friday 9th December Love in a Time of Feminism Saturday 10th December Sparkly Word Blooming Fiction Sunday 11th December Big Book Little Book Tales of Yesterday

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Interview: Stephanie Fournet, author of You First

Posted December 5, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Interviews / / 1 Comment
Interview: Stephanie Fournet, author of You First

Hey everyone! Today, we’re joined by Stephanie Fournet, author of You First, for a special Q&A! See what Stephanie thinks about her characters, their relationship and romance in general. You can also find out more about their book and enter a giveaway at the end! An interview with Stephanie Fournet Describe your book in three words. Meant to be. Were Gray and Meredith based on anyone you know? Did you put any of your own personality into them? Gray and Meredith aren’t based on anyone I know, but Gray is a writer. Granted, he writes crime and suspense, and I don’t, but some of his creative processes reflect the way I work. What are you favourite and least favourite aspects of Gray and Meredith? Both Gray and Meredith are stubborn to a fault, and it puts them in danger. If I knew them in real life, this would drive me crazy. It doesn’t […]

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Excerpt: Royally Wed by Pamela DuMond

Posted December 1, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: Royally Wed by Pamela DuMond

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re sharing the first chapter of Royally Wed by Pamela DuMond! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Chapter 1 I lay collapsed on my back, naked except for the tiara on my head. An ornate silver cheese platter rested on the bed next to me. “Hey, aren’t we supposed to be attending a surprise party tonight?” I fanned my face. “No, Lucy.” Prince Nicholas Frederick Timmel of Fredonia picked up the tray and placed it on a nightstand. “But thanks for the appetizers.” He wrapped his muscular arms around me and squeezed me tight as he lay next to me—scratch that—for-the-most-part on top of me, on the king-size feather top bed. “We’ve attended back-to-back pre-wedding galas, cocktail parties, and family gatherings. Tonight is blessedly free. I think you’re simply exhausted from the […]

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