Category: Excerpts

Review & Excerpt: Stripped by Tara Wyatt

Posted May 26th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Stripped by Tara Wyatt

The Faerie Queen’s review I think I’ve found a new niche: men in uniform. I thought it was just sports uniforms, but it seems I’ve got a thing for cops and firefighters, too. In this one, it’s a cop show, with two undercover detectives partnered up after a mind-blowing one night stand. She’s determined to prove herself, while he’s a grumpy man who admits to finding his attraction to her overwhelmingly distracting. The sparks were flying. Clothes were flying, too. I liked Brooke and Sawyer separately, with both showing dedication, intelligence, confidence, and humour. But together, they were incredible. The chemistry was off-the-charts, and there was a generous helping of heat without overshadowing the plot and characters. You know you’ve got a good romance when you’re squirming in your seat just as much as the heroine! But they also had their deeper and sweeter moments. Under his gruff exterior, Sawyer […]

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Excerpt: Royal Service by Leslie North

Posted May 24th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt: Royal Service by Leslie North

Happy release day to Royal Service by Leslie North! We’ve got a bit of a taster for you today, and then you can immediately pick up the book through one of the links if you want to continue. First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt King Phillip Gregory Humbert Alcott knelt beside his favorite vintage Indian motorcycle, grease coating his hands, and wished he could stay there forever. Or better yet, finish fixing it up and then just ride off into the sunset. Unfortunately, the sun’s current angle in the mid-afternoon sky put the kibosh on that plan—not to mention the gaggle of women halfway down the drive, any one of whom he was supposed to marry. Phillip loosened the rear axle nut with a grunt, putting more effort into it than was strictly necessary. A strand of […]

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Review & Excerpt: One More Round by Lauren Helms

Posted May 23rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: One More Round by Lauren Helms

The Faerie Queen’s review You may remember I listened to the first book in the Gamer Boy series, Level Me Up, last year. I called it a sweet romance, though on the tamer side for New Adult romances. I also said it nicely laid the groundwork for more books in the series, and I was right! As I hoped at the time, this second book focuses on Morgan’s friend Gia and Dex’s teammate Simon, who just so happen to know each other already. Gia has a secret, which only Simon happens to know, and it’s coming for her. The first quarter of the book was a bit awkward. There was some recapping of the previous book in terms of some of the plot, but not a lot about the characters themselves, so it took me a while to remember who everyone was and what the dynamics were. The blurb of this […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

Posted May 17th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

To get over being dumped, Lola McBride crashes a high school reunion looking for a rebound fling. Instead, she finds Luke Erickson who convinces her to pretend to be his girlfriend at his family reunion. Who said reunions had to be zero fun in this sweet romantic comedy releasing June 2018 from Kerri Carpenter and Entangled Publishing! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt “If you’re not Kelli Martindale, who exactly are you? And why lie?” Then the whole story came tumbling out. “The thing is, my boyfriend broke up with me last week, and I’ve been kinda bummed about it. So my roommate had this crazy, stupid idea. She thought I should have some fun by coming here and crashing the reunion.” […]

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Excerpt: Succubus Lips by Lina Jubilee

Posted May 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt: Succubus Lips by Lina Jubilee

Happy hump day! 😉 We’ve got a little bit of taster to share with you today of a new reverse harem series starter Succubus Lips by Lina Jubilee! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt In the library, my bare ass against some dusty volume of Descartes, his thick hands cupping me from below. Him nibbling on my ear, my hands threaded through his wavy, dark brown locks. Why, oh why, do my thoughts inevitably drift to that night…? I had to stop myself from dwelling on him too long. “I often find myself having such thoughts about that night, too. Though I certainly make no point of dismissing them.” That was why. That was Zander’s voice in my head—leader of the Renegades, traitor of the Veras team, all-around hunk but a little too aware of that. Having […]

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Review & Excerpt: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne

Posted May 3rd 2018 by The GingerSnap in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne

The GingerSnap’s review It is a well-known fact that I love me some historical romance, especially when it involves heroines doing the wooing; marriages of convenience that involve hot, hot sex; and strong family dynamics. Therefore, this book checked every box for me. I’ve been in a major reading slump lately, so I’ve been having trouble sticking with novels that are too detailed or involved. Therefore, this book was perfect. Despite Hugo’s huge family (which includes one hilarious parrot named Señor Rodrigo), each character had their own distinctive personality, making it easy to tell apart all his siblings. I also loved how obvious Hugo’s affection for his family was. He will do absolutely anything to help them, and despite his mother’s difficulty handling the family finances, he doesn’t admonish her– rather, he just sets out to make things right so she no longer has to carry such a burden. He […]

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Excerpt: The Sweet Life by Dakota Star

Posted May 2nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Cowboy Month, Excerpts /
Excerpt: The Sweet Life by Dakota Star

We’re kicking off Cowboy Month with an excerpt from The Sweet Life by Dakota Star. Enjoy! Excerpt He tipped his hat and led Alexis to the herd. Feeling clumsy and off-kilter, she followed the rancher over to the available horses, trying not to stare at his long stride and tight backside. He stopped in front of a fiery chestnut thoroughbred. “Would you like the mounting block?” “I think I can get up from the ground.” The horse appeared taller as she inched closer to it. His intense red coat matched her hair. “His name is Blazing Star, but just call him Blaze.” Mitch patted the horse’s neck. “He’s a thoroughbred, but a good boy and won’t startle.” A smile reached his lips as he handed her the reins. “As long as you can get up on the first try.” “I’m sure I can.” The words came out harsher than expected. She […]

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Review & Excerpt: How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May

Posted May 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: How (Not) to Date a Prince by Zoe May

The Faerie Queen’s review Royal Wedding month is upon us, and I’m genuinely excited because I think Meghan is awesome, and I’ve also always had a thing for Harry. So it seems appropriate to kick off the new month with a royal romance! Like the heroine, Sam, I (usually) couldn’t care less about royal weddings. (Again, I love Meghan and Harry, so I do actually care this time.) Sam’s ex-fiancé left her at the altar three years before, and she was not interested in writing about love; nope, she was a political journalist. But her editor assigns her to write a “heart-warmer” about the Norwegian prince and his regular girl bride, and in the process, we get a heart-warmer of a story, too! This was a single POV story, and a lot of the beginning was focused on Sam and her life. It took a while for Anders to actually […]

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Review & Excerpt: Hot Response by Shannon Stacey

Review & Excerpt: Hot Response by Shannon Stacey

  The Faerie Queen’s review What a way to start a book… From the very first scene, I was on Team Gavin. He was so charming and caring and gaaaaah. I wanted him. His cockiness never came across as arrogance; it was just fun and endearing and sexy. He and Cait talked about how he might joke too much, and that sometimes he didn’t know when to quit, but I never saw that. Gavin was basically perfect; flawed, but nicely so. And maybe one of my favourite things about him? He had so much respect for Cait’s professional competency; there’s a scene that I wanted to share but won’t for spoiler reasons, but a man letting a woman take charge is definitely swoonworthy. Another win for Team Beta! And why did he have to have such a great smile? “See, you’re doing it right now.” “Doing what?” “That smile that probably makes […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey

Posted April 18th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey

We don’t feature a lot of YA on here (because the Faerie Queen tends to do all that on her other blog), but we wanted to make an exception today for a YA historical romance, given how rare those are. As such, we’ve got an excerpt from Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! Plus, if you’re looking for a review to read, the Faerie Queen has one. About the book Excerpt The young gentleman hooked her hand and with little fuss tucked it in place as if he took the arm of young ladies every day—which she supposed he did, being as he had been in London for the Season. Oh dear, and now he was walking. Imogene tried to match his pace, saw him look over with a friendly smile and then, suddenly, their […]

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