Author: The Faerie Queen

A Month in Review: January 2019

Posted February 2nd 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Wrap-ups /
A Month in Review: January 2019

Another month has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection! It’s been while since we’ve done this, I’ll admit. The grand plans I had for the blog got a bit derailed in 2018, but that’s ok. It’s just me, the Faerie Queen, this month, as the GingerSnap has gone on a grand adventure with her OTL to New Zealand. She’s reading like a boss, but we’ll give her a chance to settle, yeah? What I read I read 10 books in total in January, half of the 20 I read this time last year. But work has been crazy, and I’ve been extra social on top of that (friends and dating and tutoring). I might be behind schedule for my Goodreads challenge of 150 books, but I’m not too worried. I’m picking up momentum and getting back into audiobooks, too. Of those books, 7 were romances. That doesn’t […]

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Cover Reveal: Fluffy by Julia Kent

Posted February 1st 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Cover Reveals /
Cover Reveal: Fluffy by Julia Kent

Gasp. Two posts in one day? Well, today’s a big day! I must bring to your attention this book about a professional fluffer. If that shocks you…or if you’re like me, it made you giggle…then you should read on to find out more about Fluffy by Julia Kent, as well as see the just-released cover in all its glory! The cover! I am in love with the heroine’s hair. It’s so pretty and bouncy and lush! 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 405 other subscribers. Email Address Subscribe

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Release Day Excerpt & Giveaway: Millionaire B&B by Robin Daniels

Posted February 1st 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Excerpts, Giveaways /
Release Day Excerpt & Giveaway: Millionaire B&B by Robin Daniels

Happy Friday! Oh lovelies, I am so excited for it to be Friday. January was a very long, very intense month. I got some reading done, but work fried my brain, so I have no reviews to show for it…yet. But it’s February! And I have a new release to tell you about!!! Today, I’ve got an excerpt from Robin Daniels’ first adult romance! Robin has written a number of sweet and funny YA romances, but she’s venturing into a new domain now. I hope you’ll all join me in welcoming her into the community. Plus, to celebrate the release, there’s a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback at the bottom! About the book Excerpt “What’ll it be?” I looked at Miles after grabbing Ethan’s beer and a Diet Coke for myself. “What do you have?” I leaned over and hung on the refrigerator door, […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell

Posted January 18th 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Lera of Lunos by Alex Lidell

The Faerie Queen’s review The series is now over! Last year, I discovered reverse harem, and one that stood out to me was Alex Lidell’s Power of Five. You can read my reviews of Power of Five, Mistake of Magic, and Trial of Three to see how this series kept delivering just what I wanted! And not just beautiful, colourful covers. Remember when the trials were Lera’s biggest problem? Well, the final trial was nothing in comparison to the real struggle introduced in Trial of Three. There were basically two tense plot scenes: the final trial in the first quarter and the showdown at the end. I honestly had no idea how that final showdown would work out, and I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out, even though one point was a bit …convenient. (I have questions, m’kay.) You’re probably then wondering what was going on in the middle of those […]

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Guest Post: Darcie Boleyn, author of Love at the Northern Lights, on why you should visit Norway

Posted December 12th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts /
Guest Post: Darcie Boleyn, author of Love at the Northern Lights, on why you should visit Norway

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Darcie Boleyn, author of Love at the Northern Lights! Today, author will be sharing why you should visit Norway. Then read her book to see visit it in your imagination before you book your flights! Why visit Norway? Love at the Northern Lights is dedicated to my dad and to the dreams we shared. The story isn’t about him, or me, but it was inspired by our conversations and our bucket list. My dad was one of my best friends and we always planned on travelling together. Norway was one of the places we talked about visiting. With its mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords, it sounded perfect. There would be the chance to see authentic Viking ships in Oslo’s museum, to take a cruise on the Sognedfjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord – and to hike and ski. And, of course, there […]

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Review & Excerpt: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Posted December 2nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

The Faerie Queen’s’s review This book was an utter delight. So much so that I did not want to stop reading, even when I had to get off the train to see friends or go to sleep so I could function at work the next day. Because, dear readers, the banter in this book was excellent. Andrew was such a tease at times, the innuendos flowing gloriously. And Poppy kept falling into his little traps, until she was winning points of her own. I was in heaven reading their dialogue. What I loved most about Andrew was that, even though he found Poppy rather annoying at first, he was always a gentleman. But not too much of a gentleman. He could play around with his words, but he always ensured he didn’t take things too far, and that at the end of the day, Poppy was safe and sound and not too unhappy with […]

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Review & Giveaway: Game All Night by Lauren Helms

Posted November 27th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: Game All Night by Lauren Helms

The Faerie Queen’s review Link and Ruby finally have their story. All that bickering is coming to fruition. Hallelujah. Do you know when you can see a car wreck coming, and time slows down? You can’t look away? That’s what reading this book was like. In a good way of course. But also a sort of terrible, angsty way. You see, both Link and Ruby are dating other people at the start of this book, and both of those relationships are not ideal. Link, on the one hand, is with someone only superficially interested in him. That’s easy enough to understand, right? He wants Amber because he doesn’t want anything serious. (Also, he totally wants Ruby from the beginning, let’s not kid ourselves.) And she wants Link (or should I say, “Lincoln”) because he’s rich and famous. Whatever. I get it. I won’t judge. What’s harder for me not to […]

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Listen Now: Heavy Equipment by Skye Warren

Posted November 26th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours /
Listen Now: Heavy Equipment by Skye Warren

There’s a new romance podcast in town, and it’s delivering narrated novellas from some of Romancelandia’s favourite authors! This week, you can delight your ears with Heavy Equipment by Skye Warren thanks to Read Me Romance. Yes, the wonderful Skye Warren responsible for Survival of the Richest and The Evolution of Man. In fact, Heavy Equipment is a little bit of a spin-off from The Trust Fund Duet! While you can start listening to the novella now, it will also be available in the new year in eBook format. 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 405 other subscribers. Email Address Subscribe

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Review, Excerpt, Playlist, & Giveaway: Feels Like Falling by Elle Keating

Posted November 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, Playlist, & Giveaway: Feels Like Falling by Elle Keating

The Faerie Queen’s review Well that was a lot more angsty and messed up than I was expecting. Before I get started, this book comes with a massive trigger warning – and I don’t care if this is spoilery because it needs to be – for child abuse and rape. The instances are described and explored in enough detail to (hopefully) make the most sheltered, blessed-with-a-perfect-life reader squirm uncomfortably. That being said, I did enjoy reading this book. Enjoy doesn’t really feel like the right word, actually… I felt compelled to read it is probably more appropriate. Even with all the darker parts bringing things down, I needed to know that Luke and Peyton made it through ok. Luckily, the connection between them was strong, the heat palpable. While a lot of scenes upset me, there were plenty that made me feel uncomfortable…in a good way. A few things did […]

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Review & First Chapter: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted November 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & First Chapter: I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Faerie Queen’s review First thing’s first, this book is clearly dedicated to me. You can read the dedication in the Amazon preview, and there you will find a description of me. Second, this gif basically sums up my expression over and over during this book. Here are just a few of my creepy grin triggers… Being a romance novel, the most important aspect is the relationship between the hero and heroine. Well, this book had me on edge. The chemistry. It was insane. And they didn’t dooooo anythinnnnggggg for ages except stare at each other and have intense silences and sparks and uuuughhhhh. My heart. Every time I thought they’d actually act on the very palpable attraction, they’d Do The Right Thing. Ryker was a damn boy scout, really. Even when he messed up, he was quick to apologise and try to make things right. Aside from The Secret, they were […]

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