Review & Excerpt: Stripped by Tara Wyatt

Posted May 26th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: Stripped by Tara Wyatt

The Faerie Queen’s review I think I’ve found a new niche: men in uniform. I thought it was just sports uniforms, but it seems I’ve got a thing for cops and firefighters, too. In this one, it’s a cop show, with two undercover detectives partnered up after a mind-blowing one night stand. She’s determined to prove herself, while he’s a grumpy man who admits to finding his attraction to her overwhelmingly distracting. The sparks were flying. Clothes were flying, too. I liked Brooke and Sawyer separately, with both showing dedication, intelligence, confidence, and humour. But together, they were incredible. The chemistry was off-the-charts, and there was a generous helping of heat without overshadowing the plot and characters. You know you’ve got a good romance when you’re squirming in your seat just as much as the heroine! But they also had their deeper and sweeter moments. Under his gruff exterior, Sawyer […]

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Excerpt: Royal Service by Leslie North

Posted May 24th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt: Royal Service by Leslie North

Happy release day to Royal Service by Leslie North! We’ve got a bit of a taster for you today, and then you can immediately pick up the book through one of the links if you want to continue. First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt King Phillip Gregory Humbert Alcott knelt beside his favorite vintage Indian motorcycle, grease coating his hands, and wished he could stay there forever. Or better yet, finish fixing it up and then just ride off into the sunset. Unfortunately, the sun’s current angle in the mid-afternoon sky put the kibosh on that plan—not to mention the gaggle of women halfway down the drive, any one of whom he was supposed to marry. Phillip loosened the rear axle nut with a grunt, putting more effort into it than was strictly necessary. A strand of […]

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Review & Excerpt: One More Round by Lauren Helms

Posted May 23rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: One More Round by Lauren Helms

The Faerie Queen’s review You may remember I listened to the first book in the Gamer Boy series, Level Me Up, last year. I called it a sweet romance, though on the tamer side for New Adult romances. I also said it nicely laid the groundwork for more books in the series, and I was right! As I hoped at the time, this second book focuses on Morgan’s friend Gia and Dex’s teammate Simon, who just so happen to know each other already. Gia has a secret, which only Simon happens to know, and it’s coming for her. The first quarter of the book was a bit awkward. There was some recapping of the previous book in terms of some of the plot, but not a lot about the characters themselves, so it took me a while to remember who everyone was and what the dynamics were. The blurb of this […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

Posted May 17th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

To get over being dumped, Lola McBride crashes a high school reunion looking for a rebound fling. Instead, she finds Luke Erickson who convinces her to pretend to be his girlfriend at his family reunion. Who said reunions had to be zero fun in this sweet romantic comedy releasing June 2018 from Kerri Carpenter and Entangled Publishing! Today, we’re giving you a little taste of Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt “If you’re not Kelli Martindale, who exactly are you? And why lie?” Then the whole story came tumbling out. “The thing is, my boyfriend broke up with me last week, and I’ve been kinda bummed about it. So my roommate had this crazy, stupid idea. She thought I should have some fun by coming here and crashing the reunion.” […]

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Cover Reveal: Cocktales by The Cocky Collective, a #cockygate anthology!

Posted May 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Cover Reveals /
Cover Reveal: Cocktales by The Cocky Collective, a #cockygate anthology!

So you may have heard of a bit of a scandal recently in Romancelandia. A certain author thought she had the right to trademark the word “cocky” in romance novel titles, to which I say I will never read her books because wow, what a stuck-up bitch. #sorrynotsorry. It was all in an effort to protect her brand, but I think we can all agree she’s tanked her reputation in the process. Anyway, a lot of fabulous authors have banded together to bring you… Cocktales! Behold the striking cover, and scroll down to see all the amazing authors contributing to the anthology. Plus, you can start preordering now! The cover! About the book Each story was specifically written for this anthology. The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words […]

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Excerpt: Succubus Lips by Lina Jubilee

Posted May 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt: Succubus Lips by Lina Jubilee

Happy hump day! 😉 We’ve got a little bit of taster to share with you today of a new reverse harem series starter Succubus Lips by Lina Jubilee! First, here’s a bit more about the book, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! About the book Excerpt In the library, my bare ass against some dusty volume of Descartes, his thick hands cupping me from below. Him nibbling on my ear, my hands threaded through his wavy, dark brown locks. Why, oh why, do my thoughts inevitably drift to that night…? I had to stop myself from dwelling on him too long. “I often find myself having such thoughts about that night, too. Though I certainly make no point of dismissing them.” That was why. That was Zander’s voice in my head—leader of the Renegades, traitor of the Veras team, all-around hunk but a little too aware of that. Having […]

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Review: Power of Five by Alex Lidell

Posted May 8th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review: Power of Five by Alex Lidell

The Faerie Queen’s review So you may have noticed my recent addiction to reverse harem romances. It really takes romance into the world of fantasy for me, entertaining this idea that I could have multiple gorgeous and interesting men all to myself. Add to that the fact that the men in Power of Five are fae and you’ve hooked me. There is a reason I call myself the Faerie Queen. I LOVE FAERIES. And I loved this book. As with all reverse harems, I could pinpoint the stereotypes that each guy played: the serious one, the playful one, the broken one, etc. But I was completely endeared to each and every one of them. They were each sexy and so warm in their own ways, though it took time for each to show this. Yes, ok, there was some insta-ness going on, given how magic had “chosen” them as a quint, […]

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Review: Secrets in the Shadows, a Shifter Anthology

Posted May 7th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review: Secrets in the Shadows, a Shifter Anthology

The Faerie Queen’s review Anthologies are always a risk for me, especially when published independently. The last one I tried was a disaster, with no proofreading and only half-baked ideas. Writing short stories can often be tougher than writing novels, as you have less time to get the characters, world, and plot together. But I do try to pick up an anthology from time to time, especially when delving into a genre I haven’t read in a while, as it’s a way to almost play catch up with the genre, plus it’s a great way to get to know some new authors. That’s why I gave this one a try. No, I didn’t read all of the stories. I’m a big believer in putting down books you don’t enjoy, and that applies to anthologies. If I wasn’t clicking with the story a couple chapters in, I moved on. In fact, […]

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Guest Post: Leslie North, author of Tempting the Rancher, on the hardest thing about writing

Posted May 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Giveaways, Guest Posts /
Guest Post: Leslie North, author of Tempting the Rancher, on the hardest thing about writing

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Leslie North, author of Tempting the Rancher! We asked Leslie what’s the hardest thing about writing. She shared the biggest hurdle for her, and what she does to combat it. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! The hardest part of writing Sometimes the hard part is just sitting down! There are so many distractions these days, but usually if I have the discipline to just turn off the outside world, sit down at my writing desk and start typing, the words just flow out of me! I have found having a routine is an important part of my writing strategy. So I will write Monday to Friday in the mornings, all morning. I like to write then as I always feel more creative and haven’t been distracted yet by the world outside. I […]

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Review & Excerpt: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne

Posted May 3rd 2018 by The GingerSnap in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Bride Takes a Groom by Lisa Berne

The GingerSnap’s review It is a well-known fact that I love me some historical romance, especially when it involves heroines doing the wooing; marriages of convenience that involve hot, hot sex; and strong family dynamics. Therefore, this book checked every box for me. I’ve been in a major reading slump lately, so I’ve been having trouble sticking with novels that are too detailed or involved. Therefore, this book was perfect. Despite Hugo’s huge family (which includes one hilarious parrot named Señor Rodrigo), each character had their own distinctive personality, making it easy to tell apart all his siblings. I also loved how obvious Hugo’s affection for his family was. He will do absolutely anything to help them, and despite his mother’s difficulty handling the family finances, he doesn’t admonish her– rather, he just sets out to make things right so she no longer has to carry such a burden. He […]

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