Author: The Faerie Queen

Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

Posted July 15th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The Kissing Contract by Amy Andrews

The Faerie Queen’s review Who would have thought bunnies would be so effective at driving a plot and bringing two people together. I sure as hell wasn’t expecting it, and yet here I am, madly in love with Marshall and Gus as a couple, and as individuals. All thanks to a few bunnies doing what they do best on an island without predators. For a book with ONE penetrative sex scene, this was one of the hottest books I’ve read this year. The tension between Marshall and Gus was off the charts. And it shows that shoving it in is not actually necessary for a good time. My lordy. These two. We’re kept waiting for that one scene, but all the build-up was delicious. That being said, I would have still welcomed more. Other people (and rabbits) were going at it a lot more than these two, and that’s completely unfair to them and […]

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Review: He’s a Brute and She’s a Spitfire by Chloe Liese

Posted July 1st 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: He’s a Brute and She’s a Spitfire by Chloe Liese

Hey hey hey! It’s my birthday month, and I’m kicking things off with a 2-for-1 special! This is technically the blog tour for book 2 in the in Tough Love series, but I read He’s a Brute and She’s a Spitfire back-to-back, so you’re getting a review for both in one go. The Faerie Queen’s review Here are a list of things I like that happened to be in this book. If you don’t like these things, move on; however, if you share my interests, this book is available on Kindle Unlimited, the holy grail for romance readers. The heroine is a scientist! She’s smart and precise, and she knows what she’s doing. Yay for competence! The hero is an alpha, but he’s also very attentive, and he appreciates the heroine for her sass. He’s also a Mafia prince, but for once, he’s trying to get out of it. The […]

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Review & Giveaway: Courting Kate by Tori Kron

Posted June 26th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: Courting Kate by Tori Kron

The Faerie Queen’s review I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if I was going to end up enjoying this one. I was seduced by the cute cover, but when I started reading, I found myself not liking Kate or Miller. Kate was pretty insecure in a bitter way and generally needed to chill, while Miller was inconsiderate enough to jeopardise Kate’s job. We can pretend that there was a fair deal in place – Kate helps Miller woo Stella, while Miller helps Kate with her boss – but Miller only stood to gain something while he effectively blackmailed Kate, since she would actually lose her livelihood. So Courting Kate had an uphill climb to get me on its side. But it did slowly climb that hill as Miller showed a deeper, kinder side and Kate softened. They balanced each other out, and I almost thought the whole thing was orchestrated by […]

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First Chapter: Handle With Care by Helena Hunting

Posted June 21st 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
First Chapter: Handle With Care by Helena Hunting

Have any of you read/listened to a book by Helena Hunting yet? Because you should. I started off a few years ago with Pucked and have just relistened to it on audio before I continue with the rest of the series. (The whole series is available as part of Audible Escape, so you could listen to all six books for free with a one month trial!) But that’s not actually why we’re here. We’re here to get hyped about Helena’s next release, Handle With Care, the fifth book in her Shacking Up series, hitting shelves on August 27th! And if you haven’t read it yet, I’ve got the first little bit of the book right here for you to enjoy. About the book Chapter 1 What have I gotten myself into? Wren I slip onto the empty bar stool beside the lumberjack mountain man who looks like he tried to squeeze himself […]

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Review & Excerpt: How to Lose a Fiancé by Stefanie London

Posted June 18th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: How to Lose a Fiancé by Stefanie London

The Faerie Queen’s review It’s a weird day when my biggest problem with the book is the cover. And it’s not even a bad cover when you take it as it is. It’s just… the heroine of this book, Sophia, is frequently described as pale, paler than Dion at the very least. So why is this beautiful but very tanned woman on the cover??? Yes, I know that’s a very picky point for me to make, but ugh. Now that my worst criticism is over and done with… I read this book mostly in one sitting. Seriously. I pretty much read it all in one day, aside from the first few percent that I read before sleeping, only getting up for bathroom breaks. I barely ate on Sunday because I didn’t want to stop reading. I had plans for that day! Aspirations! I was going to accomplish things! And yet […]

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Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony

Posted June 10th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Recommendations, Reviews /
Audible Escape Recommendations: Rupert Channing’s voice is swoony

Heyyyy! We’re doing something new since we’re fans of Audible Escape (formerly known as the Audible Romance Package). Audible’s all-you-can-listen buffet of romance is filled with all sorts of delightful gems. Each week, we’re recommending some of our favourite finds! This week, I, the Faerie Queen, need to let you know about two books I binged last week on Audible. The first came to me as a random recommendation from the Audible app, and I could remember seeing it in Goodreads’ sexy covers of the month for September 2018. Once I’d devoured that one, Audible informed me the male narrator, Rupert Channing, had also narrated another book. (Funnily enough, also alongside Erin Mallon, who narrates a ton of romance novels. I now associate her voice with sexytimes basically.) This definitely worked for me, especially in audio form. Fake relationship trope with an Australian billionaire? He can get into my bathtub […]

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Review & Excerpt: A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette

Posted May 14th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: A Really Bad Idea by Jeannine Colette

The Faerie Queen’s review Let me start things off by telling you why you shouldn’t read this book. It is absolutely filled with broodiness and talk about how being a parent is the most fulfilling thing ever. So if that really doesn’t vibe with you, you should probably avoid this. On top of that, if you really want to have kids and can’t, this might also be a bit torturous. Now that that’s out of the way, I gotta say that I swooned my way through this story. Well, swooned and lamented being single, but that’s what it’s always like when reading romance these days. All that sweet-talking (and dirty-talking), all those longing looks and banter, all the orgasms. And then you top it off with all the talk about having kids? Some days, I wish I hadn’t decided I might actually want kids after all. I wish I could go […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: He’s a Brute (Tough Love #1) by Chloe Liese

Posted May 10th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: He’s a Brute (Tough Love #1) by Chloe Liese

Happy release week to He’s a Brute by Chloe Liese! This one is for those of you who like the alpha male athlete meets fierce female trope. Scroll down for a playlist, a giveaway, and an excerpt certain to get you revved up! (It certainly had me wanting more…) About the book Excerpt Her eyes caught candlelight like gemstones. Jade. Emerald. Glittering dark. She drank her whiskey and hummed while she scanned the menu. We needed to talk, because I’d told myself I wasn’t touching her until I knew more, and I couldn’t go much longer without contact. “I ordered ahead,” I said. “Prix Fixe.” She glanced up at me. “You just ordered without my input? What if I don’t like what you chose?” I shifted in my seat until our knees knocked. Better. “Without your input, yes. But I certainly considered what I thought you’d like.” She stared at […]

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Cover Reveal: Falling For You (All For You #2) by Jennifer Van Wyk

Posted May 9th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Cover Reveals /
Cover Reveal: Falling For You (All For You #2) by Jennifer Van Wyk

Fans of the brother’s best friend trope should get ready because Falling For You by Jennifer Van Wyk is releasing in just a couple of weeks! This one promises to be an emotional one, so if you’re in the mood for some angst and love some tropey goodness, you can preorder this now and not worry about buying it later. About the book Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 425 other subscribers. Email Address Subscribe

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Excerpt & Giveaway: A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

Posted May 4th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair

Today, I’m bringing you more of the Hades and Persephone retelling A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair! Enjoy an excerpt to get you excited, then enter the international giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Persephone sat in the sunlight. She’d chosen her favorite spot at The Coffee House, an outdoor table just out of view of the shop’s window. Shade trees and box gardens teeming with purple aster and pink and white sweet alyssum lined the crowded pedestrian street. A light breeze carried the scent of spring and the honeyed air was mild. This was her season. She should have felt more relaxed. But her eyes drifted to a bunch of narcissus flowers that sat in a slender vase on her table. It was a sparse bouquet, and one flower’s petals were crisp and brown, curling like the fingers of a corpse. The narcissus were the flower […]

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