Tag: sportsman

Excerpt: Just Say (Hell) No by Rosalind James

Posted February 20th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
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!

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 & Excerpt: Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

Posted January 25th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Reviews / / 1 Comment
Review & Excerpt: Trouble With Gold by Melinda Dozier

The Faerie Queen’s review This is going to be a short review because the book was a short novella! Trouble With Gold was cute and fun, getting me in the mood for the Winter Olympics (opening in 3 weeks!), but it was not without its faults. Occurring over the space of the games, Nadia accidentally stumbles across snowboarder Ty, handcuffed in only his boxers and boots as part of an initiation. He immediately drawn to her, especially since she is so in control. It was pretty stereotypical in this regard: Ty is American and therefore fun-loving and a little reckless, while Nadia is an uptight Swiss with a desire to achieve and always be on time. Over the next few weeks, Nadia experiences a war between heart and head. Being a novella, it was really short, and I feel like it was unnecessarily so. A novella is no excuse to skimp on character […]

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Excerpt: On the Edge by Dani Collins

Posted January 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: On the Edge by Dani Collins

If hate-to-love is your kinda romance, we’ve got an excerpt from a new fiesty romance: On the Edge by Dani Collins! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Dani Collins shares fast facts! The working title for On The Edge was Uphill Battles. Glory is a romance author, like me! Also like me: she’s sarcastic, an introvert, and swears a lot. Glory writes a no-room-at-the-inn Christmas romance called Blessed Winter. You read it as you read On The Edge. My husband calls it ‘a book within a book.’ Murphy, the dog that Rolf’s brother brings to the lodge and leaves with him (against Rolf’s will!) is real. My brother-in-law rescued him two years ago. The name Blue Spruce Lodge is in memory of my grandmother. She loved Blue Spruce trees. (And romance novels, as do I!) Excerpt “I’m saying […]

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Cover Reveal: Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey

Posted December 17th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Cover Reveals / / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey

Happy Sunday! One week to go until Christmas!!! Anyway, down to business… We’ve got the cover for Cross Stroke by Elizabeth Hartey, revealed today! Scroll down to see the cover and read more about this book, featuring an ice hockey player (the Faerie Queen’s fave…). The cover! About the book Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 240 other subscribers. Email Address

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Review: Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh

Posted October 19th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews / / 0 Comments
Review: Necessary Roughness by Julie Brannagh

The Faerie Queen’s review After an ok start, this book slowly but surely got worse and worse. The only reason I kept going is because someone said the ending was ok. While the main characters – Jordan and Tanner – were fine, the secondary characters, particularly the women, were a joke. They all seemed to be caricatures: either they were ditzy, or they were ditzy AND cruel. Tanner’s first live-in nurse showed up for a couple of scenes, only to decide to sexually harass him out of nowhere, and this was somehow connected to the ex-girlfriend who dumped him but then kept sending him sexts. It was like all the women had to be nightmares to make Jordan look like the only option. The relationship between Jordan and Tanner also didn’t make sense. They claimed to hate each other, but there wasn’t enough showing of this. If anything, maybe they […]

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Excerpt: Holding On by Allie Everhart

Posted August 30th 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: Holding On by Allie Everhart

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re bringing you a bit of Holding On by Allie Everhart! First, here’s the book info, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt Becca “Raincoat or umbrella?” Ethan asks. “I don’t get the question.” “When it rains, would you rather have a raincoat or an umbrella? Assuming you could only have one.” “Raincoat,” I say, not even needing to think about it. “I like the feel of rain on my face. But being in soaking wet clothes isn’t fun. And even with an umbrella, your clothes still end up getting wet. So raincoat. Definitely. Which would you pick? Raincoat or umbrella?” “Neither. I don’t mind if I get soaked in the rain, as long as I’m not wearing jeans. Wet jeans suck.” “Totally. So you’re saying if you were wearing jeans, you’d pick the raincoat.” “Correct. Okay, next question. Chocolate or fruity? […]

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Interview: All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher

Posted October 22nd 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Interviews / / 0 Comments
Interview: All Laced Up by Erin Fletcher

Hey everyone! Today, we’re joined by Erin Fletcher, author of All Laced Up, for a special Q&A! Erin has already stopped by Books Are My Fandom on Monday for a guest post on how to write swoony characters, and you can find an excerpt on Dani Reviews Things! Chatting with Erin Fletcher Describe your book in 10 words or less. One figure skater. One hockey player. One too many relationships. What is Pierce’s favourite thing about Lia? What about Lia’s favourite thing about Pierce? Pierce’s favorite thing about Lia is how he can be himself around her, both online and in person. Lia’s favorite thing about Pierce is how sweet he is with his younger brother who has special needs. How much of an ice hockey fan are you? Who is your player and why? I watched a lot of hockey when I lived in Michigan! I was a Detroit Red Wings […]

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Excerpt: Rookie Mistake by Alice Ward

Posted October 1st 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts / / 0 Comments
Excerpt: Rookie Mistake by Alice Ward

Hiya! Today, Rookie Mistake by Alice Ward was released into the world, and we have the first chapter for you to try!!! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Chapter 1 Calvin I’d dreamed of this day, for how long I couldn’t even remember. I knew I was a boy, maybe seven, watching the New York Yankees play against… who was it? I couldn’t recall, but I remembered the excitement that soared through my grandfather’s living room that afternoon. My pops, grandfather, and I were all rooting them on. The way my pops screamed at the TV, you would have thought he was right there in the action, hoping to get their attention as he yelled for them to run! When they won, he grabbed me by the waist and lifted me high in the air. “You’re a man […]

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