Category: Excerpts

Excerpt & Giveaway: Not Her Gargoyle by Annie Nicholas

Posted June 19th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Not Her Gargoyle by Annie Nicholas

We all know first kiss scenes are so difficult to write but so delicious to read. Well, we can safely say that the scene down below made the Faerie Queen squirm – in a good way! Take a peek, then get your hands on Not Her Gargoyle by Annie Nicholas! About the book Excerpt His mouth tipped up at one corner into a sultry smile. The kind that made women drop their panties. The kind that turned Ruby’s knees into jelly. “Really?” he asked as he strode forward. He looked like an animal, sleek and sensuous. Shoulders rolling as he moved. She might have ovulated. Her back hit the wall and only then did she realize her retreat. When had she backed down to a man? Sexual control was her super power. The only one she’d owned. Nick changed everything. He didn’t stop his advance until they were almost touching, and […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Not for Me by Kat de Falla

Posted June 18th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Not for Me by Kat de Falla

To keep you going on a Monday, we’ve got another treat for you in the form of an excerpt from Not for Me by Kat de Falla! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Women should meet men at balls, not bars. The doors opened, jolting me from my British Renaissance daydream enough to step inside the claustrophobia-inducing metal box. The doors started to close when a series of rapid clicks and heavy footsteps pounded toward the elevator. A deep voice yelled, “Hi ya, George! Hey, can you hold the elevator?” I knew that voice. Oh no! With a jerk forward, I managed to hit the little button with two outward pointing arrows. A hand appeared in between the doors to stop them from shutting. The doors reopened. My throat seized shut, and time froze. The sixth-floor hottie! […]

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Review & Excerpt: Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

Posted June 15th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren

The Faerie Queen’s review I hadn’t yet read a book by Skye Warren, but I’d heard of her, aware that she had written a number of series (some connected). When the opportunity arose to read the first book in a new series, I grabbed it. Especially with that blurb! What shone in this book for me were the characters and their complicated relationships that went far past the typical friend/enemy/lover labels. Harper surprised me the most with how she broke the typical “rich girl” mould. Because she wasn’t just a rich girl with an attitude. She was an artist with a complicated family who loved and hated each other all at the same time, a difficult but painfully real dynamic to understand. Money was such a toxic influence in her life. Her views on relationships and power and women in history and mythology made me think and want to learn […]

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Review & Excerpt: Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn

Posted June 14th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn

The Faerie Queen’s review Yesss that was glorious and I loved it. Not only was it emotionally satisfying, Knocked Up was also HOT. Cara – an artist from a rich family – and Braxton – a tattoo business owner from the wrong side of town – have a great weekend together at their best friends’ wedding. Weeks later, Cara finds out she’s pregnant and seeks Braxton out to let him know. She’s mortified, he thinks she’s disgusted by him, but both are insanely attracted to each other – and both want to keep and raise the baby. Fighting pride, prejudice (I couldn’t help it), hormones, and terrible parents, these two must find a way to deal with each other for the sake of their unborn child. But honestly, they’re meant to be! I thought Cara was very admirable. Yes, she was only 24 and wasn’t financially or logistically prepared for […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The First Time at Firelight Falls by Julie Anne Long

Posted June 7th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: The First Time at Firelight Falls by Julie Anne Long

The Faerie Queen’s review Again, I have been surprised and delighted by a book. I mean, I was already on board for a book about a single mom and a principal – just think of the sexual fantasies wrapped up in that one – but I wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did. If I ever become a single mom, I want to be Eden and have hot-as-sin relationship with the principal. Plus, then I’d have the coolest kid and some awesome family around me. Because, honestly, Annelise was awesome. She’s 10, she’s clever, she’s polite, and she has an awesome relationship with her mom. They’re friends. And, you know what they say, kids say the darnedest things, which applies to Annelise 100%. I know, I know. A romance book shouldn’t be all about a kid, but 1 of my stars is genuinely because of what a […]

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Interview & Excerpt: How to Forget a Duke by Vivienne Lorret

Posted June 5th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Interviews /
Interview & Excerpt: How to Forget a Duke by Vivienne Lorret

Hey everyone! Today, we’re joined by Vivienne Lorret, author of How to Forget a Duke, for a special Q&A and an excerpt! Learn about Vivienne’s writing process, what she’d tell her younger self, and more. You can also find out more about her book, read a short excerpt, and enter a giveaway at the end! An interview with Vivienne Lorret If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be? So many things, but most of all—be fearless. Of course, it’s difficult to start off this way when your internal editor is breathing down your neck. So, before you begin to write, take your internal editor by the hand and explain that you have to do this without her. Then write what you want to say, what’s in your heart. Pour it all out onto the page and don’t hold back. Keep going until every single word contains your DNA. Then, and […]

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Sweet Home Highlander by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan

Posted June 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Sweet Home Highlander by Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan

The Faerie Queen’s review So, something to know about me. I love Sweet Home Alabama. (I watch it almost every year.) Yet, somehow, it didn’t dawn on me until a third of the way through that this book is Sweet Home Alabama, except set in 1820s Scotland. You’d think the name would tip me off, eh? So many things were similar, from the reason Aisla returns for a divorce so she can marry someone else to the way she slips right back into her old accent when worked up. I was absolutely delighted. So the premise of the book is that two Scottish teens fell in love over the course of a few years, eloped, and then had a pretty bad start at life together. After a particularly terrible event, Aisla leaves, going to live with an aunt in Paris, where she stays for six years and befriends a Frenchman. […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: One Night Wife by Ainslie Paton

Posted June 1st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: One Night Wife by Ainslie Paton

Con artist meets charity fundraiser in One Night Wife by Ainslie Paton, and we’ve got the first chapter right here! About the book Chapter 1 Was she desperate enough to stand on a barstool in a crowded pub and ask for money? Finley Cartwright sipped her second Midori Sour and considered the state of her desperation and the amount of courage that was contained in a green cocktail. She hadn’t meant to overspend on their new Dollars for Daughters website, or be the cause for her stressed business partner, Lenny Bradshaw, showing up for work that morning with her shirt on inside out. Now they had to choose between paying for their gorgeous, new, electronic home or the rent on their pokey, made-of-old-bricks office. The charity was supposed to be Fin’s way out of waitressing and sweating on her agent finding her a TV commercial or getting a callback after an […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Back to the Start by Elle Keating

Posted May 31st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Back to the Start by Elle Keating

A second-chance sports romance? Sign me up! Today, we’ve got the first chapter from Back to the Start by Elle Keating! After you’ve dipped your toes in, scroll down to the end for an awesome giveaway! About the book Chapter One Jake Stand up straight. Stare dead ahead. Smile at your sister. Jake McGinnis watched his sister, Carina, sway to the music. Her fiancé of only five minutes brushed a lock of hair behind her ear and wiped away the tears from her still-flushed cheeks. But they were happy tears. Which meant Josh Graham was a lucky man. As long as Carina’s fiancé kept a smile on her face, he was allowed to live. “Look how happy your sister is, Jake. I’ve never seen her so in love,” his mom said. Though Jake towered over Lucrezia McGinnis by at least eight inches, he would always be her little boy. It wasn’t […]

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Excerpts: The Hunt for an Alpha tour, featuring Bitten Under Fire by Heather Long and Wolf of Her Own by N.J. Walters

Posted May 30th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpts: The Hunt for an Alpha tour, featuring Bitten Under Fire by Heather Long and Wolf of Her Own by N.J. Walters

We’ve got a double-whammy for you today! As part of the Hunt for an Alpha tour, we have excerpts from two new wolf shifter books: Bitten Under Fire by Heather Long and Wolf of Her Own by N.J. Walters! Excerpt Cottonmouth and cracked lips woke Bianca. Her eyelids weighed a ton, and her knuckles burned. Then the twinges along her back added insult to injury. Awareness following discomfort, Bianca jerked as her eyes opened. Beeping machines, a hiss of oxygen, dim lighting, and a swaying sensation all surrounded her. “Hello there,” an unfamiliar voice greeted her. The woman who appeared in her line of sight wore a uniform, her blonde hair perfectly tucked and pinned. “I’m Corpsman McGinnis, and you’re aboard the USS Seahawke. Do you know your name?” “Bianca,” she began, but the word came out strained and choked. Coughing, she closed her eyes and grimaced. “Easy, take a sip of […]

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