Review: Breakaway by Sophia Henry

Posted October 7th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours /
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: Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin

Posted October 6th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin

Short on time but in need of a pick-me-up? How about a sweltering hot novella with a HEA! Today, we’re giving you a peek at Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin! Sit back, enjoy, and don’t miss the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Yes, it’s weird that it’s an image but what the hell. 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 425 other subscribers. Email Address Subscribe

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Excerpt: This Baby Business by Heatherly Bell

Posted October 4th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
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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Review: Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool

Posted October 2nd 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool

TRIGGER WARNING: References to rape and physical abuse. Faerie Queen’s review It’s not about being perfect. It’s about having more good days than bad. Hmmm. HMMMMMMMMMMM. Ok. This book and I got off to a rocky start, much like the two main characters. It was so cliché, starting with a gorgeous guy only interested in meaningless sex. Then there was the rampant slut-shaming. And let’s not forget that I was nervous about how it would handle the topic of rape. That’s not to say that books should not talk about rape, but it’s important that they don’t use it as a plot device. Well, the whole plot revolved around a young woman after escaping her rapist, so… You should decide whether you want to dive into that. BUTTTTTTTTT Man, did I get wrapped up in this story after I had my fair share of eye-rolling at the clichés. I felt […]

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Excerpt: Perfect Love by Amanda Cowen

Posted September 28th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
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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Excerpt: Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool

Posted September 26th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of Mad Love by Shana Vanterpool! I actually picked up the book earlier today through Kindle Unlimited because I’m a sucker for gruff guys (in books…because I’d give them a slap in real life). First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Life had a way of expunging your expectations. But it also had a way of rebuilding them. I met a hero the day I walked into Klayton’s tattoo shop, broken and terrified. My heart was tattered, and my mental state was a plain of rubble in my skull. He wasn’t your typical hero. But atypical was exactly what I needed. I needed strength to combat my weaknesses. I needed love to fight my terror. And I needed someone to look at me like I was […]

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Review: Blame It on the Bet by L.E. Rico

Posted September 25th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Blame It on the Bet by L.E. Rico

The Faerie Queen’s review “You’ll get hurt again at some point in your life. We all do. That’s the price of living. But what’s the point of living if you don’t at least try?” Fellow readers, I have been on a heartwarming journey about home, family, and finding out who you are alongside someone who loves that very person. It was full of fuzzies. I can understand why this is an Entangled Bliss story as opposed to one of the other Entangled imprints. The focus of the romance was very warm but not hot, if you know what I mean. The steamier stuff was hinted at, but while Hennessy and Bryan did find each other very attractive, it was their respective personalities and vulnerabilities that drew them to each other. I also loved how there wasn’t any messing about, not really. Hennessy was especially direct, and it was unexpected and […]

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Deleted Scene: Between You and Me by Lynn Turner

Posted September 20th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Deleted Scene: Between You and Me by Lynn Turner

So not quite an excerpt today… We actually have a deleted scene for you this time from Between You and Me by Lynn Turner! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Deleted scene Christmas Eve Finn removed the large gift box he’d hidden in Emanuela’s closet and set it on the bed in front of her.  He sat at its edge, his obvious anticipation of her opening it almost as great as hers. “Happy Christmas Eve, Emmi.” She smiled and, at his nod, lifted the lid.  “Whoa.” She reached in, carefully lifting the model house from the box.  It was alabaster in color, and the detailing was incredible. She recognized the floor-to-ceiling windows at the south end and gasped, turning it to admire the familiar wrap-around deck.  There were grooves indicating the planks of wood the deck was made […]

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Excerpt: The Best Man’s Proposal by Wynter Daniels

Posted September 18th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: The Best Man’s Proposal by Wynter Daniels

Today is the release day of The Best Man’s Proposal by Wynter Daniels, and we’re here to let you try before you buy! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Saying a quick prayer that he didn’t have any nosy neighbors with itchy 911-dialing fingers, she kneeled down and peered under the door. The paper was only an inch or two away. If she could stick something long and thin through the space, she could pull it out. Rifling in her purse, she found a nail file. Perfect. On the first attempt, she missed by a fraction of an inch. She held her breath, ready to give it another try. Out of nowhere, an orange furry paw landed on the note. Before she could grab the paper, a triumphant meow let her know that Grant’s cat had moved it […]

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Review: With This Collar by Sierra Cartwright

Posted September 15th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: With This Collar by Sierra Cartwright

The Faerie Queen’s review Uh. So yeah. This one was free in a BookBub email, and I was intrigued… This is the first BDSM erotic romance I’ve ever read. (No, I haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey, for several reasons.) I was curious to try it, especially given the description (independent woman tries the lifestyle out for a night for ‘research’ purposes) and the reviews (exposes 50 Shades as terrible). So I went for it. WELL, MY DEARIES. I can tell you two things. It was educational. By contrasting Marcus and Julia’s controlling ex, it showed how BDSM does not automatically equal being abusive (though that’s not to say there aren’t abusive Doms). So much care was put into showing that everything is consensual, and explaining how BDSM can work in various ways for various people, all to their tastes. Safety, consent, and communication were repeatedly brought up. I’ve read […]

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