Tag: romance

Review: Make Me Want by Katee Robert

Posted March 6th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: Make Me Want by Katee Robert

The Faerie Queen’s review This is the second book by Katee Robert that I’ve read, and I’m starting to notice a trend. Or rather, three trends. She writes hot sex. While her heroes are very alpha, her heroines are just as strong and powerful. Combining those two, there is a large focus on empowering heroines to express their own desires. It’s not all about what the heroes want in the bedroom. While Make Me Want didn’t have the same impact on me as The Bastard’s Bargain (but then that did have much higher stakes), I was still very impressed with this, especially considering the shorter page count. It was a quick jab of heat and emotion. The beginning was a whirlwind. Lucy was facing that wonderful challenge of being a working woman (I say sarcastically): despite being an incredible employee, she anticipated being passed up for promotion because of her lack of a […]

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Review: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

Posted March 5th 2018 by The GingerSnap in Reviews, Sports Romance Month /
Review: See Jane Score by Rachel Gibson

The GingerSnap’s review This book was published in 2003. 2003 might have been a long time ago, but I’m of the opinion that however far back in history we go, toxic masculinity, the derogatory use of the word “pussy” and the phrase “like a girl”, jokes about sexual harassment, blaming men’s inappropriate actions on women’s clothing choices, and the categorisation of women as either “smart” OR “pretty” are never okay. This book had it all going for it: Jane is a journalist (who also writes erotica!!) who gets assigned to cover the local Seattle hockey team, and despite the team’s collective attempts to box her out because, in their opinion, she has no place in their crew, she manages to not only win them over, but she also excels at covering their games. Luc is the hot, aloof team goalie that initially treats Jane with malice, but the more time […]

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Excerpt: Lady Be Reckless by Megan Frampton

Posted March 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Lady Be Reckless by Megan Frampton

Have you noticed an increase in historical romance on the blog? That’s thanks to the GingerSnap. Today, we’re sharing an excerpt from Lady Be Reckless by Megan Frampton, a new release from Avon! Learn more about Lady Be Reckless, Megan Frampton, and how you can win the first two books in the A Duke’s Daughters series About the book Excerpt “. . . Bennett.” His eyes widened at her use of his first name, and he blinked a few times. Overcome by his emotions, perhaps? She smiled reassuringly. “We feel the same way about so many things.” She put her hand on his sleeve. His gaze went to where her hand lay, and she wished she was daring enough to run the fingers of her other hand through his hair. She wasn’t, not yet. Perhaps later, after everything was settled. “And since we are of much the same mind, I know that it […]

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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: Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren Rowe

Posted February 21st 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren Rowe

The Faerie Queen’s review I loved this book because it surprised the hell out of me. I didn’t expect to enjoy a book about a male stripper. I didn’t expect to love a self-proclaimed man-whore. I didn’t expect said stripper to throw out so much wisdom about what women deserve, particularly in the sack. I didn’t expect to learn about my own damn anatomy from a book about a male stripper/player. I didn’t expect to question by own prejudices. But, my people, I did. Keane Morgan initially grated on my nerves. He came across as self-important, and his frequent use of terms like “babydoll” made me shudder. Maybe I should have paid more attention to the blurb; Maddie was just as annoyed with Keane at first, but he won us both over, slowly but surely. Well done to Lauren Rowe for making me fall in love with a male stripper […]

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Excerpt: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James

Posted February 20th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James

Fun fact. The Faerie Queen happens to love rugby, and a recent release happens to cater to that: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James! Enjoy an excerpt from the book, enter the giveaway, and look forward to a review next month as we explore sports romance! About the book Excerpt Nyree knew it was two kilometers to Achilles Point. She didn’t look at her watch to see how long it was taking. The point was, she made it. She puffed her way up the final incline, which felt more like a mountain, tried to tell herself, Gorgeous sea view, and failed. Maybe it was the black spots that were swimming in her vision. She bent over from the waist to haul in a few precious breaths and focused on not being sick. When she stood up again, she saw him. He’d just run the stairs from the beach. She […]

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Monthly Challenge March 2018: We’re Reading… Sports Romance!

Posted February 18th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Monthly Challenges, Sports Romance Month /
Monthly Challenge March 2018: We’re Reading… Sports Romance!

Another month is almost over, and we’re looking to the next! We hope you’ve been enjoying food romance so far, but quickly take a moment to find out what we’ll be reading NEXT month. This next theme is a personal favourite of the Faerie Queen’s, so she’ll be going all out. The theme in question? Sports romance! If you have any book recommendations for the challenge, share them in the comments below! The Faerie Queen already has a couple rugby books lined up, plus her personal favourite, ice hockey. Mmmmm. If you want to take part, all you have to do is join us as a contributor and read at least one book from the challenge. Then share your thoughts by logging in to the blog and writing a review or reaction post, which we’ll make live with a graphic for you to share around! OR!!! Tweet us your thoughts @liatof […]

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Review: The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke

Posted February 17th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews /
Review: The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke

The Faerie Queen’s review I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but contemporary romances have typically been my thing. You see, I adore Jane Austen, and though her books are very tame by today’s standards, they nevertheless have a power over me, one that brings me back time and again for more Darcy. (I love other classics, too, but I am an Austen fangirl.) I had an unfortunate experience with the first historical romance I read, back when I first became a blogger three years ago, and it has coloured my view of the genre. I have, for the most part, avoided it since then. This book was completely unputdownable. I haven’t eaten in 16 hours, aside from a couple pieces of dark chocolate. I managed to pull myself away long enough to get 5 hours of sleep and go to the bathroom when I couldn’t hold it in any longer. […]

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Guest Post: Nicole Sobon, author of Collide, on her journey to publication

Posted February 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts /
Guest Post: Nicole Sobon, author of Collide, on her journey to publication

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Nicole Sobon, author of Collide, the first in a novella series! Today, Nicole will be talking about the road to release. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Publishing Collide I’d always enjoyed writing and spent most of my teenage years writing songs and poems that I typically only shared with close friends. However, around 2010, I decided to try my hand at writing a book and signed up for NaNoWriMo. To my surprise, I completed the challenge and ended up with a very uneven, and far from finished edition of Capture, the first book in my Lunica City Duet. While I knew I still had plenty of room to grow and was in no way ready to approach publishers, I continued to write each and every day, finishing my second novel – Program 13 […]

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Excerpt: Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson

Posted February 15th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts /
Excerpt: Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson

Reverse harem time… We’ve got an excerpt from Dark Wish by Yumoyori Wilson! If you enjoy the taster, this book is available on Kindle Unlimited! About the book Excerpt Oh, hell no. I’m not getting caught up in that. Nope, no dark flames burning me to ash please. Spinning around, I strode forward in the opposite direction. I could feel the stares at the back of my head, but I didn’t give two flying fucks. I went back to my cell, grabbed my dust filled blanket and huddled in the corner. Might as well ride this invasion out in the comfort of my musty, cramped cell. “Did she really just go back to her cell?” A voice questioned, with a sound of amusement. I could hear footsteps approaching as I continued my hiding attempt. I tried to make myself as small as possible as I curled in a ball, tightening the […]

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