Category: Blog Tours

Guest Post: Shani Petroff, author My New Crush Gave to Me, on why she writes romance

Posted October 31, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 2 Comments
Guest Post: Shani Petroff, author My New Crush Gave to Me, on why she writes romance

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Shani Petroff, author of My New Crush Gave to Me! Today, Shani will be talking about writing romance. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Why I write romance I love reading and writing all sorts of books, but I have a special place in my heart for romantic comedies. For me, they are the perfect escape – a chance to momentarily put aside any stress or problems going on in the “real” world. For several hours you can lose yourself in the exploits of the leading character, who undoubtedly gets herself into amusing and cringe-tastic situations. While she experiences highs and lows and moments of failure and disappointment—at the end, there’s always a happily ever after. It’s the type of book that leaves a smile on my face. With a good portion […]

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Review & Excerpt: Nailed It by Cindi Madsen

Posted October 30, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 0 Comments
Review & Excerpt: Nailed It by Cindi Madsen

The Faerie Queen’s review When I signed up for this tour, I didn’t realise at the time that this was a follow-up to 12 Steps to Mr. Right, one of the first books I reviewed on Love in a time of Feminism. If it had dawned on me then, I would have been even more eager to get started, as I knew while reading Savannah and Linc’s story that there was a little something something going on between Savannah’s brother and best friend. I remember hoping there would be a sequel featuring them, and voila. Cindi Madsen delivered. The chemistry was delicious in this. Home renovation lent itself to numerous innuendos, and Cindi took full advantage. There were plenty of sexy scenes, as well as just funny, banterous ones. (Is that a word?) And while Ivy was battling with her inner relationship demons, Jackson was so sure and stable and wonderful. He gave her […]

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Guest Post & Excerpt: Mara Gan, author of Joined, on her writing routine

Posted October 23, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post & Excerpt: Mara Gan, author of Joined, on her writing routine

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Mara Gan, author of Joined! Today, Mara will be talking about her writing routine. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Mara Gan’s writing routine I have a full-time job apart from writing, so I tend to daydream a lot of my stories for a while before I get around to writing them down. But when I write, either for my job or for my life as an author, I make myself a cup of green tea, read a little bit of news on my laptop, and turn on Netflix. I often stray toward Friends or Star Trek: The Next Generation, because I know all the episodes so well that it doesn’t distract me into paying rapt attention, but I like having a little bit of conversation noise in the background. For whatever […]

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Playlist & Excerpt: Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder

Posted October 12, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts / / 1 Comment
Playlist & Excerpt: Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder

It’s two for the price of one today! I’ve got a playlist AND an excerpt from Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder! About the book Playlist For every book I write, I create a playlist before I sit down to compose a single word. I listen to the music all the time—in the house, in the car—because it’s my way of keeping the story moving in my head. I use it to connect with my characters – at least who I think they’ll be once I start writing. Here’s the playlist for Meeting His Match. Put Your Hands on Me – Joss Stone After You – Meg Myers Hero – Enrique Iglesias I Want to Be Loved – Etta James Woman – John Lennon I’ll Trust You – Josh Abbott Band Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional Collide – Howie Day The Story – Brandi Carlile The Shoop Shoop Song – Cher […]

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Review and Excerpt: The Duke by Katharine Ashe

Posted October 9, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review and Excerpt: The Duke by Katharine Ashe

The Faerie Queen’s review Talk about a slow burn. This book made me wait. I’ll admit that I am not the most patient with books, and I did find this really difficult in the middle, but I’m glad I stuck it out because the last 30% was worth it. I don’t really read historical romance, but it’s a very popular subgenre of romance, so I naturally have to try a book every now and then. I find that it can be a bit OTT with the language of the time, and the last one I tried reading for review basically took a bunch of Austen characters, gave them new names, and threw them into a different historical setting. Yes, there are commonalities that are acceptable across the genre, but there should also be originality. And I think that’s why I made it through The Duke when I haven’t been able to with other […]

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Review: Breakaway by Sophia Henry

Posted October 7, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 1 Comment
Review: Breakaway by Sophia Henry

The Faerie Queen’s review Ice hockey romances are this lady’s crack. (Ok, maybe, in the context of something in this book, I shouldn’t have said that.) Again, I know nothing about ice hockey, nor have I ever seen a game, but hey, not everything in life makes sense. I really liked the dynamic between Bree and Luke. It felt natural and sexy, as did the non-physical connection as it slowly built. Two things, in particular, made this stand out for me. First, Bree knew what she wanted – especially in the bedroom – and didn’t try to be all coy or embarrassed about it. Second, the attitude to flings on both parts was refreshing. There was no shame to it. And then the girl was the one to be hesitant to make it more serious. Love it. While there was drama, it wasn’t overpowering like romance novels can be. It was […]

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Excerpt: This Baby Business by Heatherly Bell

Posted October 4, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: This Baby Business by Heatherly Bell

Hiya! Today, we’ve got an excerpt of This Baby Business by Heatherly Bell, plus a giveaway for digital versions of the first two books in the Heroes of Fortune Valley series! About the book Excerpt Carly sat on a chair in Stone’s office, streaks of mud on her chin, cheeks and nose. Blond hair wild and unruly. Short dress muddy. Even her sandals had been through the wringer. She looked like she’d been in a fight with a…well, a pig. Which told him two new things about this woman: she did not give up easily, or mind getting a little dirty in the process. Good to know. He wiped mud off her chin with the wet towel Emily had given her and bit his lower lip. “There’s an old saying. If you wrestle with a pig, you’ll get dirty. And the pig will only—” She held up her index finger. “Don’t […]

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Excerpt: Perfect Love by Amanda Cowen

Posted September 28, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: Perfect Love by Amanda Cowen

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of Perfect Love by Amanda Cowen! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt I’m not a light sleeper. I never wake up in the middle of the night. Which is exactly why I’m surprised when my body is startled awake out of a peaceful sleep. It’s like I could sense his warm body missing from mine. I’m alone. I sit up on the edge of the sofa hearing nothing but silence. The living room is dark, the television is off, and the only light I can see is faintly coming from under the door of Cash’s bedroom. Could he be awake? I tiptoe down the hallway and push open his door a crack to see him sitting on the edge of his bed, an empty glass […]

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