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Review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Posted September 4th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

The Faerie Queen’s review Charming princes weren’t always what they seemed. Shining armor went out of fashion with the Crusades. And if fairy godmothers existed, hers was running several years late. Most of the time, a girl needed to rescue herself. How you feel about books is often dictated by what you’re going through at the time of reading them. And I read this one while heartbroken. You see, the evening before I opened this up, my boyfriend and I made the horrible decision to break up. In so many ways, we were perfect for each other, but there was one thing that just kept coming back up. You’d think, after having my own heart destroyed, I wouldn’t be able to read a romance. I didn’t think I would be able to. And yet, I did read this. In fact, it was the only thing that could take my mind […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels

Posted September 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels

Ever gone on holiday and accidentally become engaged to two men? Yeah…me neither… But that’s what happens to the heroine in The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels. Enjoy the prologue below, along with a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card! About the book Prologue Mendicino, Calabria, Italy—1833 “It was the most glorious treasure the world had ever seen. Gold, silver, rubies, diamonds bigger than a man’s fist, priceless statues and urns, all carried on the backs of the loyal army of the great Visigoth king: plunders and spoils from King Aleric’s successful sacking of Rome.” Isabella Maria Penderley stopped short with a start, hovering just outside the slightly ajar door of her baby daughter’s bedroom. A calm and melodic voice was recounting the tale of the fabled lost treasure. It was the voice of a man she had dreaded ever hearing again. Slowly, she pushed open the door until the […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Stealing Tranquility by J.L. Weil

Posted September 2nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Stealing Tranquility by J.L. Weil

It’s time for a lazy Sunday, and also to celebrate this week’s release of Stealing Tranquility by J.L. Weil! Because you should know by now that this Faerie Queen is a reverse harem junkie. I’ve got an excerpt from you, plus the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card at the end, so start scrolling! About the book Excerpt Zade moved so he stood just slightly in front of me as if protecting me. Odd. Did I need protection from Jase? “Just making sure our little gem doesn’t get herself in trouble.” Zade cocked his head to the side. “Isn’t that what we agreed on?” The tranquility-breathing dragon stood inside the arched doorway, glaring at Zade with a mean scowl—his eyes so dark they almost appeared black. “Yes, but that doesn’t include you seducing her.” “Since when do you meddle in my extracurricular activities?” Zade challenged him, with an edge […]

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Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Until We’re More by Cindi Madsen

Posted September 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Until We’re More by Cindi Madsen

The Faerie Queen’s review Cindi Madsen and I go way back. And by way back, I mean that it was through Anatomy of a Player that I was first introduced to ice hockey romances, which are basically my crack nowadays. That was 2.5 years ago, so not that long ago, but still almost a year before I started this romance blog. You’ll have to go over to my other blog to read my review of that steamy college romance! Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that Cindi is pretty much a sure thing for me. She can deliver great characters with plenty of chemistry, and that proved true for Until We’re More. I devoured this book. I couldn’t stop reading it, except to briefly sleep, and I am massively sleep-deprived today (a Saturday!) all because when I got up to go to the bathroom (I shouldn’t down a glass of water right before bed…), […]

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Excerpt: Finding Felix by Jo Platt

Posted August 30th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Finding Felix by Jo Platt

For those of you who like your lighter “women’s fiction” romantic comedies, I’ve got a wonderfully cringeworthy scene for you today from this month’s release, Finding Felix by Jo Platt! This is a contemporary mash-up of a few romance tropes: friends-to-lovers, fake relationship, and second chance. If you like these and want to read about a couple finding their way back to each other in their 30s after more than a decade apart, Finding Felix is just waiting to download onto your preferred device! About the book Excerpt As it turned out, I had to wait to see Felix whether I liked it or not. Because when I phoned his office, with Kate standing over me, at 9.05 a.m. two days after Becca had handed me his phone number, I was told by his secretary, Linda, that Mr Davis was out of the office all week and that the earliest available appointment […]

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Review & Excerpt: You Promised Me Forever by Monica Murphy

Posted August 30th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: You Promised Me Forever by Monica Murphy

The Faerie Queen’s review This… did not work for me. And it was only after I finished the book that I understood why. And yes, I did finish it; it was like that urge to watch a car crash in slow motion, and I couldn’t look away. I had to know how it ended. But here’s why. You see, a lot of people have rated this book highly on Goodreads, and I noticed a trend with the reviews I read. A lot of these reviewers had read the author’s books before, notably her YA romance, More Than Friends. Well, dear readers, it turns out that You Promised Me Forever is a revisiting of the relationship that develops in that book. But nowhere does it say that in the blurb. Maybe the author was banking on this second-chance story standing on its own? Well, it didn’t, and that’s for a few […]

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Review & Excerpt: Break My Fall by M. Mabie

Posted August 29th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Break My Fall by M. Mabie

The Faerie Queen’s review WHAT IS THIS SLOW-BURN, CLIFFHANGER BUSINESS?! Ok, strong reaction to that ending… But I mean, that’s a good thing, right? Because I was soooooo into this story, and then it all went up in flames in the last few pages. Now I can’t get into anything new because all I can think about is what’s going to happen next. I need the next two books immediately. Let’s back it up, shall we? This is a story about Abraham and Myra. Both come from a town called Lancaster, where Abraham’s father is the pastor in a weird, pseudo-Christian cult. Twisting the words of the Bible, men are given enormous power over women, making all decisions for them; meanwhile, women are raised to be subservient and domestic, and to give birth to as many new souls for “God’s army” as possible. Abraham knew something was up from a young age […]

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Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Three-Way Split by Elia Winters

Posted August 27th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, First Chapter & Giveaway: Three-Way Split by Elia Winters

The Faerie Queen’s review I know I’ve gotten into reverse harem this year, which you could argue can be a form of polyamory, I’d say the subgenre is still very much a sensual/sexual fantasy geared towards women who like the idea of multiple men fawning over them. And who can blame them? It is a lovely fantasy! But I seem to have stumbled upon a menage romance that is actually about polyamory, where the two men are not there to worship the woman but actually have a relationship between them. And it helps to know that the author has actual experience with polyamory. Because the end result is a book that’s both red-hot and pretty educational! I think the first big thing to note about Three-Way Split is that the book is very heavy on the sex. I mean, I’m not going to complain because it was really sexy, but this definitely counts […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Private Charter by N.R. Walker

Posted August 24th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Private Charter by N.R. Walker

Remember when we featured Galaxies & Oceans? Well, N.R. Walker is back with a new M/M romance, Private Charter, released today! Learn more about the book and enter a giveaway down below to win $50 to spend on Amazon! About the book Excerpt “You know what we do need?” he said, standing up and disappearing down into the cabin. He appeared a second later with a bottle in one hand, two lemons in his other. “Tequila.” I snorted out a laugh. “My favourite cocktail mixer. A shot of tequila with a dash of good intentions and you have a cocktail aptly named ‘What the Fuck Have I Done?’.” Stuart laughed as he trudged up the stairs. His towel was long gone; just his tiny scrap of swimwear remained. “Well, two What the Fuck Have I Dones? coming right up.” He sat back beside me and held up the bottle. “What even is […]

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Excerpt: Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels

Posted August 22nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels

Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels was released this week, and you can get started with an excerpt right here! When I first learned about this book, I was drawn to it by the prospect of some serious emotions. Two people who are incredibly attracted to each other but don’t think they’re right for the other, thrown together by a shared tragedy? Sounds like a great read, and I’m so excited that it’s available now to see just how hard it hits me in the feels! About the book Excerpt “Ian,” my bartender, Toby, calls with his hand out. “What’s up?” “You have a call.” He pushes the phone toward me. No one calls the club for me other than vendors, and it’s eleven-thirty at night, so whoever it is can wait. “I have to deal with something now, send them to my voicemail.” He shakes his head. […]

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