Tag: musician

Review: Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Posted February 26th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Food Romance Month, Reviews /
Review: Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

TheGingerSnap’s review Truth be told, I knew there was basically no way I wasn’t going to like this book. It has all of my catnip: Jane Austen retelling, strong female friendship/sisterly bonds, and lots of scenes of people drinking tea. The book is a retelling of Sense and Sensibility set in modern-day Austin, Texas. Jane Woodward and her sisters Celia and Margot have lived above their quaint tea shop in San Francisco for years, but after their elderly landlord dies, Celia breaks up with her boyfriend of forever, and they’re forced to leave their home, the girls make the move to Austin, Texas. Celia reconnects with a long-lost relation, Ian Vandermeide, who’s more than willing to put the girls up in his property’s casita in Austin while they get back on their feet. When they get to Austin, Jane and Celia realise it’s much harder to find a new space […]

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Review: Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey

Posted December 25th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey

The Faerie Queen’s review Boy, was this an excellent Christmas present to warm me up on a dreary British day. To help you understand what I mean… “If I ever feel your fingers in my hair again, they’d better be pulling my face closer to whatever I’m licking.” Our hero, Sarge, has been crushing on his sister’s best friend since hormones flooded his body, and after running off to make it as a rockstar, he returns four years later to reconnect with his family…and hopefully “connect” with Jasmine. And boy, did Sarge make his intentions clear, toeing the line between too much. This is one of those cases where an alpha male acting up in a book is hot as hell but would not go down well with me in real life. “You’re so arrogant now,” she whispered on a huffed breath, unable to put the required exasperation in her […]

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Review: A Crazy Kind of Love by Mary Ann Marlowe

Posted November 27th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: A Crazy Kind of Love by Mary Ann Marlowe

The Faerie Queen’s review Waaay at the start of this year, I reviewed Some Kind of Magic, starring scientist Eden and down-to-earth rockstar Adam. I was pretty excited when the author reached out and asked if I wanted to read the next book in the series. This time, the focus was on Eden’s musician brother and a photographer looking to make a name for herself. One of the minor niggles I had with the first book was that, despite showing a great relationship, it didn’t have quite enough sizzle for my tastes. I went into book two hoping that, given how much of a flirt Micah is, this book would hit the spot. Our two leads are Jo, a photographer working to make it as a paparazza, and Micah, Eden’s brother and rockstar with a string of casual relationships. Micah showed how he was the less cynical of the two by […]

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Review: Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin

Posted October 10th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Perfect Ten by Kelley R. Martin

The Faerie Queen’s review This was so quick and easy to read! With a charming hero, a feisty heroine, and several sex scenes packed into the 125 pages, it was nice and naughty train read that I really enjoyed. So much so that I gave it 4 stars. That is, until I realised something. This blog is called Love in a time of Feminism, so you’d imagine we’d like ladies with substance round here. On the surface, there is a bit of that; Caroline doesn’t take shit from men, and she’s determined to support her retired mother and student brother. But dig a little deeper, and what do you find? A heroine with conveniently no dreams or aspirations of her own. Not once was what she wants in her future really discussed, aside from where she wants to live. Makes it super convenient for her to give up her life, doesn’t […]

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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 411 other subscribers. Email Address

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Review: Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe

Posted January 25th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: Some Kind of Magic by Mary Ann Marlowe

The Faerie Queen’s review I knew I was going to like this one, but I didn’t realise I would like it as much as I did! What a pleasant surprise! I liked both Eden and Adam from the start. Eden was relatable in so many ways, from her interest in biology and genetics (YAY STEM) to her desire to find a guy with a stable job (but, ya know, that goes out the window fairly quickly). I loved Adam and how down-to-Earth he was (now). Their chemistry was really well-written, though I never felt consumed by it. I LOVED that Adam wasn’t Broken, which is the rock star stereotype in books. In fact, I think part of the conflict in the book came down to Eden thinking he’d be like a rock star stereotype, partying all the time and sleeping around, even when his words and behaviour showed he wasn’t. As with 90% […]

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Excerpt: Dangerous Kiss by Crystal Kaswell

Posted November 2nd 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Dangerous Kiss by Crystal Kaswell

Hiya, and welcome back! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of Dangerous Kiss by Crystal Kaswell! There are THREE awesome excerpts because we couldn’t pick just one to share. They all make us want to read this book pronto! But we have to warn you now…these are STEAMY, so we trust you’re old enough to read them. 😉 First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpts Ethan Violet Violet …extra spicy! 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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Review: Drive Me Crazy by Tracy Wolff

Posted September 30th 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Drive Me Crazy by Tracy Wolff

The Faerie Queen’s review Drive Me Crazy started out a bit strange for me, but it quickly picked up after a few chapters. Before I get started, a few trigger warnings to mention: there is past child abuse, physical fighting and cheating in this one. At first, the interactions between Quinn and Elise felt awkward and forced, with the words claiming an intimacy and sizzle that didn’t come off the page. The author jumped right in and said that there should be something there, but we hadn’t had enough time to first get to know the characters. BUT THEN. It quickly escalated. The whole book takes place over several days, really, so it did seem a bit like insta-love, though this was tempered by the knowledge that, even though the two hadn’t seen each other for a decade, back in their teens, they had years of messing with each other – and then messing […]

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