Author: The Faerie Queen

Review: Level Me Up by Lauren Helms

Posted March 22nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Level Me Up by Lauren Helms

The Faerie Queen’s review I have found my niche: gamer romances. I’m a gamer myself (though not of FPS… first person shooters), and the Boyf loves his DOTA2. I’m only just discovering that there’s a whole subgenre of geeky new adult and adult contemporary romance. And this even fits the sports romance theme this month, as esports is a legit thing! (It brought in $1.5b in revenue in 2017, and The International 2017 winners won $10,862,683. That’s the biggest DOTA2 major, and yes, I watched some of the games with the Boyf.) Everything started out really great. I started listening on my way to a convention – RARE18 London, a huge romance event in fact. I thought it was fitting when the book starts at ComicCon (and I am actually going to the London Film & Comic Con with my boyfriend in July). Bookish Morgan tags along with her friend […]

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Monthly Challenge April 2018: We’re Comparing Alpha and Beta Heroes!

Monthly Challenge April 2018: We’re Comparing Alpha and Beta Heroes!

Another month is almost over, and we’re looking to the next! We hope you’ve been enjoying sport romances so far, but quickly take a moment to find out what we’ll be reading NEXT month. As voted on Twitter, our theme for next month is…Alpha vs. Beta Heroes! If you have any book recommendations for the challenge, share them in the comments below! If you want to take part, all you have to do is join us as a contributor and read at least one book from the challenge. Then share your thoughts by logging in to the blog and writing a review or reaction post, which we’ll make live with a graphic for you to share around! OR!!! Tweet us your thoughts @liatof and we’ll retweet! Before you go, make sure you’re following @liatof on Twitter so that you can find out about other people’s experience and vote for next month’s theme! […]

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Cover Reveal: Sparks Fly by Lauren Runow

Posted March 20th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Cover Reveals / / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: Sparks Fly by Lauren Runow

Good morning, wonderful people! We’ve got the cover for Sparks Fly by Lauren Runow, revealed today! Scroll down to see the cover and read more about the book. Then, look forward to The cover! Hellooooo gorgeous eyes… 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 345 other subscribers. Email Address

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Cover Commentary #2

Posted March 18th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Cover Commentaries / / 0 Comments
Cover Commentary #2

The world of romance is filled with all sorts of weird and wonderful books with equally weird and wonderful covers. They say not to judge a book by its cover, but covers have an important job. In a busy market, they need to get the attention of potential readers. We thought we’d have a little fun each Sunday, sharing with you all some of the covers that do manage to do their job and catch our eye. Share with us your covers and thoughts in the comments! Since this is all about covers, we’re not going to give you too much info on the books. If you’re intrigued and want to learn more, we’ve got links to both Goodreads and Amazon. If you hop straight to Amazon and purchase the book, it’ll help to keep LiatoF alive and sharing more of these covers! Faerie Queen This cover is worthy of a […]

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Review & Excerpt: A Scot’s Surrender by Lily Maxton

Posted March 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review & Excerpt: A Scot’s Surrender by Lily Maxton

The Faerie Queen’s review Fan of Scottish Highlanders? British Aristocrats? Hate-to-love tropes? Historical romances? This might just be the book for you! I really enjoyed this! There was a palpable tension between Ian and Robert, the two heroes, from the very beginning, and once Ian loosened up, some good banter. I particularly liked Robert, a very personable guy on the outside who sought to put everyone at ease, but who hid his insecurities and the fact that he wrote Gothic novels. Alongside the romance between these two was also a slightly humour mystery. For the record, I had an inkling about the mystery from the beginning. Don’t ask me how; I don’t even really read mysteries, but I just knew. High five, me. Ok, now some more serious stuff. This week has been a week of firsts for me. Earlier this week, I read my first novel written in verse (The […]

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Interview: Five Fathers by Kate Morgan

Posted March 15th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 1 Comment
Interview: Five Fathers by Kate Morgan

Hey everyone! Today, we’re joined by Kate Morgan, author of Five Fathers, for a special Q&A! See what Kate thinks about writing a reverse harem series. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Interview Describe your book in 10 words. Espionage, Romance, Steamy, Taboo, Violent, Emotional, Sexy, Suspense, Mobsters, #WhyChoose (it’s a one word tag haha) What made you want to write a romance about Fathers? They’re not actually Fathers. They’re undercover mercenaries posing as priests. Although I did have a reader contact me and ask for clarification on whether they were single dads or married and cheating… I laughed. (none of them actually have kids, it’s a play on priests not parents) What was it like writing sex scenes involving members of the clergy? I wouldn’t know! Haha, seeing as they’re not actually priests, its not really an issue? That’s just their disguise… […]

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Review & Excerpt: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley

Review & Excerpt: Virgin Territory by Lia Riley

The Faerie Queen’s review TW: High school bullying, grief, drug use, stalking Anyone who has stuck around for the last three years of me blogging will know that I developed a love for ice hockey romances. Don’t ask me why. I’ve never watched a game, and about all I know is that people play with sticks, pucks, and fists, and the game is divided into periods, not halves or quarters. That’s it. But books about ice hockey players really get me going, and I’m just going to go with it. I figured this book would be a safe bet. A goalie with a bit of a temper is sent to relax with a yoga instructor. Said goalie also happens to be a virgin (wow, a virgin hero?!), while the yoga instructor is a few years older and a quite a bit more experienced. Neither wants relationships for different reasons. And […]

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Excerpt: Thirsty by Mia Hopkins

Posted March 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: Thirsty by Mia Hopkins

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means… new releases! Today, we’re celebrating the release of Thirsty by Mia Hopkins! We’ve got an excerpt to get you in the mood, plus you could win some awesome prizes at the end of the post! About the book Excerpt The ride starts with a burst of music like a jack-in-the-box. We glide backward and over a couple of times. The Ferris wheel stops to let other passengers on. At the very top, our carriage swings back and forth before it goes still. Now I can see my neighborhood from a different viewpoint, high above. The lights of the carnival are bright and beautiful. The smells of tacos, hot dogs, and popcorn fill my nose. People pack the church parking lot. Cars line the street, and in the surrounding houses, lights in the windows show where families are talking or watching TV or […]

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Review: Consort of Secrets by Eva Chase

Posted March 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Consort of Secrets by Eva Chase

The Faerie Queen’s review Ever since Reverse Harem Month, I’ve been keeping an eye on the subgenre. There’s something extra delightfully naughty about not having to choose between your favourite types of heroes. You can have the bad boy, the nice guy, the dark and handsome figure… It may not be common in real life, but romance allows us to explore our fantasies, and having a group to give you the love you desire (physically and emotionally) is actually a rather nice one. And you know what? This was a rather nice reverse harem story. It was easy to read, and very quick, too. It didn’t take long to jump onto the action, and I had my suspicions and hopes set from the very beginning. The Big Bad was somewhat of a stereotype, but I was fine with that. And as much as I love my romance, it was sort […]

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Interview & Excerpt: My Once and Future Duke by Caroline Linden

Posted March 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 0 Comments
Interview & Excerpt: My Once and Future Duke by Caroline Linden

Hey everyone! Today, we’re joined by Caroline Linden, author of My Once and Future Duke, for a special Q&A! See what Caroline thinks about being a writer. You can also find out more about her book, read an excerpt, and enter a giveaway at the end! And if you want to know what we think about the book, the GingerSnap reviewed My Once and Future Duke on her blog. Our interview with Caroline What literary pilgrimages have you gone on? I went to Bath in England. It wasn’t entirely a pilgrimage, but it was very inspirational—I wrote a book (Blame It on Bath) set there solely because I’d been and seen it for myself, and also spent a fortune on research materials I was very keen to deduct as work-related. What are common traps for aspiring writers? I suspect the two biggest are almost diametrically opposite. One is thinking that your book must be […]

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