Genre: Adult

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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Review & Excerpt: Kiss My Ash by Leddy Harper

Posted August 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Kiss My Ash by Leddy Harper

The Faerie Queen’s review Here were my reasons for taking an interest in a book about an adult woman falling for the boy next door…who is in high school: It’s so wrong, but that only made me more curious, and books are a safe place to explore ideas like this. I’ve already done the older man thing with Wanting Mr. Cane by Shanora Williams, but the older woman thing seemed even more out there. (Thanks, patriarchy, for making the weird factor uneven on this…) If it did all work without being completely skeevy…how did Leddy manage to pull it off? I needed to know! I’m a sucker for a good boy-next-door trope. I think we should start off with one very important point: when they meet, Kristy is 32, and Ash is 17. BUT!!!!! Nothing happens between them until Ash is 18. And when Kristy guesses Ash’s age as 22ish, he […]

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Review & Giveaway: The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois

Posted August 7th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Giveaway: The Right Fit by Daphne Dubois

The Faerie Queen’s review Hooray for another ice hockey romance! This time featuring a curvy heroine and a hunky French Canadian with Greek roots. Maxine is trying to recover from the discovery of her fiancé’s adultery six months earlier, while Antony is trying to cling onto his position in a Toronto hockey team. After a couple accidental encounters, they get a bit hot and heavy on Maxine’s couch, and Antony finds himself playing better than ever. But wait! Maxine has been lied to before, and Antony doesn’t clue her in on the fact he’s a pro hockey player. Tension! Drama! But oh so much swooniness! I found it immensely satisfying to read about a curvy heroine. And no, she’s not celebrating her curves, but she is thinking of them in a relatable way. When Maxine goes to her favourite vintage store, she chooses clothes she likes with the intention of […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Love, Across the Divide by Krystal Ford

Posted August 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Love, Across the Divide by Krystal Ford

Ok. Look. I know the political situation in the US (and the UK, to be honest) is a bit tense. Where Republicans and Democrats could previously mostly get along, there seems to be a bit of a civil war happening now. That’s exactly what Krystal Ford tackles in Love, Across the Divide, and we have an excerpt for you! I’m currently reading it, and it’s getting quite a number of strong emotions out of me, which probably means it’s doing its job. It’s definitely making me think more seriously than other romance novels! About the book Excerpt He turned to her, holding out a bag of corn tortillas. “We are making tacos.” He put her in charge of prepping the toppings, then disappeared into the fridge. When he emerged, his hands were full. “Tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cilantro, avocado, cheese.” She took the ingredients one by one from his hands and set everything in […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole

Posted August 2nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole

We’re kicking off August with an excerpt from Deep Cover by Scarlett Cole! The third in her Love Over Duty series, fans of alpha heroes and workplace romance won’t want to miss this hot romantic suspense. About the book Excerpt “Where are you hiding my baby girl?” a large voice boomed from the Caesars Palace hallway. Valentina nodded her head in the direction of the doorway. “You should go find him before he disrupts any of the private tables,” she said with a smile. Amy wandered to the door and found her Stetson-clad father looking into one of the rooms. “I’m right here, Dad,” she said as she hurried to him and hugged him in the hallway. He smelled of leather and cigar smoke. Maybe it was because she’d lost her mother so many years ago, but it was impossible to explain the feeling of safety that washed over her when she was […]

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DNF Review: Condemned by Marianne Morea

Posted July 26th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
DNF Review: Condemned by Marianne Morea

The Faerie Queen’s review I was meant to publish this review on release day, but it’s always painful when you’re hopeful about a book and then discover it does not suit you. I was eager to read about vampires who lived through extraordinary historical events, and I liked the idea of an academic struggling to come to terms with the existence of creatures she’s considered legends. The biggest stumbling block from the beginning was how Dominic came across. Instead of a dark, sexy hero, he came across like a wise, old man. Yes, he is wise, and he is old, but when writing vampire heroes, you need to portray them as experienced but still as youthful as the day they “died”. At best, I could see Dominic being like Ned Stark. Instead of a hot vampire romance, Dominic initially came across as creepy old man lusting over a much younger woman. […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian

Posted July 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: A Gentleman Never Keeps Score by Cat Sebastian

Queen of LGBTQ+ historical fiction Cat Sebastian is back with A Gentleman Never Keeps Score, and we have an excerpt! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Now that he had this stranger in his library, Hartley was having misgivings about the soundness of his plan. First, this man was significantly larger than anyone needed to be. The Hepplewhite chair hardly contained him. Hartley had good reasons for not feeling particularly at ease around large men, but this man didn’t seem threatening. He sat in that chair as if it were a church pew, his hat politely on his lap. Hartley started to lower himself into the matching chair beside his guest, but then thought better of it and perched on the edge of a table, enjoying a false but comforting sense of height. Second, it was unwise to trust […]

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: A Taste of Pleasure by Chloe Blake

Posted July 6th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: A Taste of Pleasure by Chloe Blake

The Faerie Queen’s review Who loves food? Who loves Italian food? Because mmmmmmm. This book made me HUNGRY. For food… and for Toni. A Taste of Pleasure describes the way this book started off. Dani and Toni meet at their friends’ wedding, where Dani has done the catering and Toni has provided the wines. They have a night of pleasure – one they both need with their respective recent romantic experiences. Dani was in a weird sexual relationship with her boss, while Toni was just divorced from his wife (and mother of his daughter). The morning after their encounter, Dani sneaks away, not wanting any awkwardness. It’s not until a year later, when Dani’s career has blown up in her face (she catches the boss cheating, big surprise) and she takes a break with her mom in Milan, where she began her career has a chef. In a weird twist of fate, […]

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Excerpt: Freed by Carly Phillips

Posted July 5th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Freed by Carly Phillips

It’s almost Friday, guys. We’re almost there. To get us through one more day, here’s an excerpt from Freed by Carly Phillips! About the book Excerpt “What are you doing?” The first hint of true panic since he’d been found out sliced into her father’s voice. “I’m leaving.” He rushed over, placing a hand on her suitcase. “Juliette, no. We can work this out. I want to make this right.” “You can’t.” The damage was done by withholding information about her family. “Be reasonable before you storm out. You’ve never been away from home alone. Never held a job. What are your plans?” “And whose fault is that? You’ve kept me dependent on you, but now it’s time for me to be an adult. To meet my sisters and live my own life.” She closed her suitcase and zipped it around before turning to face him. “I can promise you, I […]

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Excerpt: The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands

Posted June 29th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt: The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands

Happy Friday! Lynsay Sands is continuing her Highlanders series with book 6, The Highlander’s Promise, and we’ve got an excerpt for you! There’s also a giveaway to enter at the end for the WHOLE SERIES (in paperback)! About the book Excerpt “Did I do something to anger you?” Jetta asked with a frown. His eyebrows rose at the question. “Nay. What would make ye think that?” “Because you have not kissed nor touched me again since then. I thought either you thought I did not want you to, or that I had somehow angered you, or that you simply tired of me and did not want me anymore because of my shorn head and my being too thin.” “Oh, lass,” Aulay said softly, cupping her cheek with his hand. “Ye’ve no’ angered me, and I am definitely no’ tired o’ ye. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Every […]

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