Review: The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

Posted February 12th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Food Romance Month, Reviews /
Review: The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

The GingerSnap’s review I love chocolate. I love Paris. I read the first book in this series and didn’t hate it. That means I should’ve at least found this book tolerable, right? Wrong, friends, wrong. I hated this book so much that I had to bribe myself with banana bread to actually finish it (“You can only get another slice of banana bread if you get to 75% first”, I told myself). This book tells the story of Jamie (Jamie? Which is her real name? Unsure, since it switches in the book) Corey, who has come to Paris to recover from injuries sustained during her humanitarian work with fair trade cacao farmers, and Dominique Richard, one of Paris’ best chocolatiers and a perpetual grouch who takes an immediate liking to Jame/ie when she sits silently in his cafe for days in a row, sampling and savouring his confections. What makes […]

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Cover Reveal: The Renovation by Mika Lane

Posted February 12th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Cover Reveals /
Cover Reveal: The Renovation by Mika Lane

If you enjoyed our Reverse Harem month and the teaser from The Inheritance, we’ve got more up your street today! Behold the cover for The Renovation by Mika Lane, revealed today! Scroll down to see the cover and read more about the book. Plus, enter to win a signed copy of the book! The cover! About the book Giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 411 other subscribers. Email Address

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Excerpt: Love Over Lattes by Diana A. Hicks

Posted February 11th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Love Over Lattes by Diana A. Hicks

How’s everyone’s Sunday going? On this day of rest, get your drink of choice and enjoy an excerpt from Love Over Lattes by Diana A. Hicks! Stick around to the end for the chance to win a signed book and goodie bag (US) or a digital copy of the book (international)! About the book Excerpt The path next to the pool ushered us by the grand staircase and down more steps toward a courtyard. Tucked in the corner was the cottage. I hugged my belly to keep myself from squealing or jumping up and down. It was perfect. And too good to be true. “Why are you doing this?” I asked. “I need to rent the place, and you need a place to stay. I’m doing it for the money.” “Because you obviously need more of that.” “Everyone needs more money. That’s what money does.” He dug his hand in his back […]

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Review: Seared by Suleikha Snyder

Posted February 10th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Food Romance Month, Reviews /
Review: Seared by Suleikha Snyder

The Faerie Queen’s review I DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A BDSM STORY. Ok, now that that’s out there, I can breathe again. I don’t mind BDSM stories, and I’ve enjoyed several in the past, but it would have been nice to know it was one going in. But honestly, that was torture, and not of a good kind. It started out ok, if a bit more on the erotica-sans-plot side. Then a plot was introduced, but I never cared. Because I couldn’t bring myself to care about the characters. Fine, I cared enough to force myself to the finish line, but only because the book is like 150 pages long. And yet it took a lot of willpower to read one page after the next. But I got there, and I can say with 100% certainty that this book and I were not meant for each other. […]

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Guest Post & Excerpt: Relationship advice from Alethea Spiridon, author of Kissing Strangers

Posted February 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts /
Guest Post & Excerpt: Relationship advice from Alethea Spiridon, author of Kissing Strangers

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Alethea Spiridon, author of Kissing Strangers! Alethea has been touring blogs these past two weeks sharing her wisdom, and she’s talking today about red flags. We’ve also got an excerpt from her new release and a giveaway at the end! Little big red flags on dating profiles I’m always wary of the profiles that seem to cater to what a man thinks a woman wants to hear. You know, all the sweet things, like he’s looking for love, his best friend, his soul mate, wants to walk hand in hand with the love of his life…most men do not talk like this or think like this. Maybe once he’s head over heels in love. Maybe. Most catfishing profiles start and end like this because they want to draw in all the lonely women who are desperate for love and a man to […]

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Teaser: The Inheritance by Mika Lane

Posted February 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Teasers /
Teaser: The Inheritance by Mika Lane

Since January, the Faerie Queen hasn’t been able to stop with the reverse harems, and today, she’s got a few teasers from the newly released RH novel The Inheritance by Mika Lane! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Teasers! God, they were both gorgeous—Nat with his preppy, chiseled looks, and Linc with his short ponytail and facial scruff—each of them bringing their own unique brand of sexy to the table. But there was something about the two of them together, as if they were feeding off one another. Their combined sensuality was way more intense than merely taking each’s lust and adding it together; it was as if two plus two equaled way more than four. Move into some goddamn mansion with a bunch of other guys so she could choose one of us? That was the stupidest […]

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Excerpt: For the Sake of His Heir by Joanne Rock

Posted February 7th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: For the Sake of His Heir by Joanne Rock

Today seems like a good day for a snowball fight, and we’ve got just that thanks to this excerpt from For the Sake of His Heir by Joanne Rock! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Brianne was busy scooping up another snowball, scraping red gloves through the foot of accumulation on the wooden deck. She’d traded her wool cape for a red down parka and boots. A gray knit cap was pulled low over her eyes, her ponytail covered with snow and hanging bedraggled over one shoulder. His loafers would be ruined, but he had no intention of leaving the aggression unanswered, especially after he’d heard that laughter of hers. Had she moved on from their earlier disagreement? Or simply found an outlet for her frustration with him? He’d thought dinner would smooth things over between them, […]

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Review & Excerpt: The Bastard’s Bargain by Katee Robert

Posted February 6th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Bastard’s Bargain by Katee Robert

The Faerie Queen’s review This is the sixth book in The O’Malleys series, but the first I’ve read. That maaaay have been a mistake. I thought it might be like other romance series, where there are references to some previous characters and events, but the story itself is contained for the most part. Nope. You are better off reading this as part of a series, as I learned when I was completely confused for the first chapter or two. Even once I’d gotten into this story, there were references to other characters and previous events that kept me from fully enjoying the narrative. That being said, I did actually enjoy this! This is one for those of you who like organised crime families, darkness, and power plays. The relationship between Dmitri and Keira can be very aptly described as love-hate, with all that anger and attempts to control each other infused […]

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Review: North to You by Tif Marcelo

Posted February 5th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Food Romance Month, Reviews /
Review: North to You by Tif Marcelo

The GingerSnap’s review I picked this book as part of our “Foodie February” theme, and oooh am I glad I did! I love any romance that somehow includes food in the plot, and this book delivered. I was drooling every time the word “panini” was mentioned, and by the time cake pops were being crafted, I was so hungry I was ready to raid my kitchen, book in hand. This book follows the trials and tribulations of Camille Marino and Drew Bautista. Camille is the owner of Lucianna, a food truck that she runs with her best friend, Jasmine. The truck is dedicated to turning out delicious Italian-inspired eats that Camille crafts herself, using the knowledge and prowess her grandmother taught her. Camille is also the sole guardian of her little sister, Ally, a talented young artist with big dreams. Between juggling the truck and Ally, Camille’s plate is already pretty […]

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Excerpt: Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

Posted February 4th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Tempest by Beverly Jenkins

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of Tempest by Beverly Jenkins, the third book in her Old West series! First, here’s a bit more about the book. About the book Excerpt “Being shot tends to make a man short-tempered. . .” She held his gaze unflinchingly. Despite his doubts concerning her suitability, Colt found himself drawn to the determination she radiated. “I can cook, set a proper table, and have impeccable manners. I speak English and Spanish. I hunt, fish, swim, and ride. I’d hoped to find a husband who’d view these qualities as assets, but if you’re seeking what society considers a proper wife who’ll defer to you in all things, and spend time sitting in a rocker with an embroidery hoop in her hand, you should say so and I’ll return to Arizona.” Colt blinked. He didn’t know any woman with the pluck to toss down […]

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