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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Excerpt & Giveaway: Unleashed by Bella Jacobs

Posted August 20th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Unleashed by Bella Jacobs

Happy Monday! Last week, Bella Jacobs released the first book in her Dark Moon Shifters’ series, Unleashed. You guys are in for a treat, as I’ve got an emotional excerpt for you, plus there’s a giveaway with three prizes to win! About the book Excerpt Kite’s breath rushes out, his shoulders sagging with a relief that makes me feel like I’ve done something more important than answer a question. “Good. Keep trusting me, bird girl, and I’m going to show you a whole new world. A world where you can be the powerhouse you are on the inside.” The backs of my eyes begin to sting, but I’m smiling when I say, “There’s no cure, Kite. I might never go back into remission, let alone get better.” He pauses, seeming to debate something silently before he whispers, “But then again, you might.” Before I can assure him that hope is a lost […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Better Together by Crista McHugh

Posted August 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Better Together by Crista McHugh

What I would give for a relaxing beach holiday right now… Hawaii sounds nice… And so does the upcoming Better Together by Christa McHugh! The book doesn’t release until later this month, but you can have a taster right here. First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end to win a Kindle Fire and Amazon gift card! About the book Excerpt The look of triumph on her face almost took his breath away. Alex couldn’t take his eyes off her. Brittney was radiant, a goddess of sunshine and surf who’d just conquered her fear and ridden victoriously toward the shore. She stood on her board until the water leveled out and jumped right into his arms. “That was the most amazing experience I’ve had in a long time.” I can think of a couple of other amazing experiences, he thought to himself, but […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: In Too Deep by Dani Collins

Posted August 10th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: In Too Deep by Dani Collins

The first kiss is such a Big Moment in a romance novel, or any novel with some romance in it. Today, I’m so excited to share the first kiss from In Too Deep by Dani Collins! You may remember I really enjoyed the previous book in the Blue Spruce Lodge series, From the Top, and you can definitely expect a review of this latest release very soon. But before then, get warmed up with this toe-curler… First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end for your chance to win From the Top! About the book Excerpt “Don’t make me cry, you idiot.” She lifted her free hand and swiped the heel of her palm beneath her eye. He chuckled and hooked his arm around her, drew her in and gave her a bear hug that crumpled her defenses. People didn’t usually touch her, which she […]

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