Genre: Historical

First Chapter: An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord by Cathleen Ross

Posted April 16th 2020 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
First Chapter: An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord by Cathleen Ross

This is your reminder that today is a Thursday. And your reward for making it this far through the week is the first chapter from An Unsuitable Lady for a Lord by Cathleen Ross! About the book Chapter One Edinburgh, 1811 Friday evening When the wild Scottish wind swept Lady Crystal Wilding’s straw bonnet from her head, she didn’t expect it to fly, complete with ostrich feathers, right into the hands of the most compelling gentleman she’d ever seen. He leaped with masculine grace, snatched the offending black hat from the air, and, on seeing its owner, bowed deeply. His thick, dark hair and perfectly trimmed sideburns had not been mussed by the leap, and the first thing she noticed was the amusement in his midnight blue eyes. He was exquisitely attired in a double-breasted black tailcoat, tan breeches, and black leather shoes. His cream silk cravat was tied superbly in […]

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Review: A Highwayman’s Mail Order Bride by Blythe Carver

Posted April 8th 2020 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: A Highwayman’s Mail Order Bride by Blythe Carver

The Faerie Queen’s review Have you ever read a book and disliked it right from the start, but then kept reading anyway? Usually, I’ll DNF things if I’m not enjoying them. But I also sort of wanted to see where this one went? Plus, I started reading this while going through a significant depression wave, and my brain could only handle the equivalent of plain oats or something. I can tell you a few things about A Highwayman’s Mail Order Bride. 1) Lots of men die. 2) There’s a lot of domestic abuse mentioned, so beware. 3) The book could do with another round of proofreading (typos, missing words, etc.). 4) There is no sex. Hell, there’s barely any kissing. Some of y’all are looking for romances like this, but I at least want to Grade A makeout scenes. Plural. The next romance I read has to be sexy AF or […]

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Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

Posted August 3rd 2019 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways, Reviews /
Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards #2) by Sarah MacLean

The Faerie Queen’s review I cannot be objective about this book at all. It really hit too close to home for me to not be completely swept away by it, and it consumed me. I loved the first book, and I didn’t think Sarah would let me down, but I also didn’t think it would be possible for me to love this book even more. We were introduced to Beast, AKA Whit, in Wicked and the Wallflower as Devil’s half-brother and fellow Bareknuckle Bastard running Covent Garden. He isn’t much of a talker, communicating much like a teenage boy in grunts and monosyllables. Our heroine is a new but immediately incredible character, the Lady Henrietta, or Hattie. She pushes him out of a moving carriage after kissing him in the first few pages! Hattie is, in some ways, very similar to Whit, not concerned with finery, caring about her employees, and […]

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Review & Excerpt: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

Posted December 2nd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Reviews /
Review & Excerpt: The Other Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

The Faerie Queen’s’s review This book was an utter delight. So much so that I did not want to stop reading, even when I had to get off the train to see friends or go to sleep so I could function at work the next day. Because, dear readers, the banter in this book was excellent. Andrew was such a tease at times, the innuendos flowing gloriously. And Poppy kept falling into his little traps, until she was winning points of her own. I was in heaven reading their dialogue. What I loved most about Andrew was that, even though he found Poppy rather annoying at first, he was always a gentleman. But not too much of a gentleman. He could play around with his words, but he always ensured he didn’t take things too far, and that at the end of the day, Poppy was safe and sound and not too unhappy with […]

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First Chapter & Giveaway: Summer of Scandal by Syrie James

Posted September 19th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
First Chapter & Giveaway: Summer of Scandal by Syrie James

Summer may be fading away, at least here in the northern hemisphere, but Avon Impulse is sneaking in some more summer romance in the form of the recently released Summer of Scandal by Syrie James! Get started with chapter 1 down below to see if this historical romance is up your street, plus enter to win a paperback copy of Runaway Heiress, the first book in the series! About the book Chapter 1 Bolton, Cornwall, England June 21, 1889 The brisk wind bit Madeleine Atherton’s cheeks as she stepped down from the train. Cornwall might be known for its temperate climate, but it felt more like November than June. At least the rain had stopped—for the moment. The rural station at Bolton was much smaller than Madeleine had remembered. Just a redbrick building that resembled a cottage, with a single wooden bench facing the tracks. The platform was empty. Beyond the station […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum

Posted September 15th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum

Runaway Englishwoman meets Highland chief in A Rose in the Highlands by Heather McCollum, the first in her new Highland Roses School series. To get you excited, I’ve got a wee excerpt – the couple’s less than friendly first meeting… – and a giveaway for an Amazon gift card! About the book Excerpt Black soot scorched upward around the door, the glass windows burst out, the remaining shards like jagged teeth set in a series of open-mouthed screams. Had the captain mistakenly set her castle ablaze? She flattened her hand to her chest and straightened as James came to the door. “The storm is upon us, milady. Best to get you three inside. I will help ye in while Thomas holds the horses.” “Thomas won’t be able to hold the horses by himself if they spook,” Evelyn said, placing her hand in James’s. “We will be fine.” Had he not seen the soot? […]

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Review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Posted September 4th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Reviews /
Review: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

The Faerie Queen’s review Charming princes weren’t always what they seemed. Shining armor went out of fashion with the Crusades. And if fairy godmothers existed, hers was running several years late. Most of the time, a girl needed to rescue herself. How you feel about books is often dictated by what you’re going through at the time of reading them. And I read this one while heartbroken. You see, the evening before I opened this up, my boyfriend and I made the horrible decision to break up. In so many ways, we were perfect for each other, but there was one thing that just kept coming back up. You’d think, after having my own heart destroyed, I wouldn’t be able to read a romance. I didn’t think I would be able to. And yet, I did read this. In fact, it was the only thing that could take my mind […]

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Excerpt & Giveaway: The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels

Posted September 3rd 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Giveaways /
Excerpt & Giveaway: The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels

Ever gone on holiday and accidentally become engaged to two men? Yeah…me neither… But that’s what happens to the heroine in The Elusive Earl by Maddison Michaels. Enjoy the prologue below, along with a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card! About the book Prologue Mendicino, Calabria, Italy—1833 “It was the most glorious treasure the world had ever seen. Gold, silver, rubies, diamonds bigger than a man’s fist, priceless statues and urns, all carried on the backs of the loyal army of the great Visigoth king: plunders and spoils from King Aleric’s successful sacking of Rome.” Isabella Maria Penderley stopped short with a start, hovering just outside the slightly ajar door of her baby daughter’s bedroom. A calm and melodic voice was recounting the tale of the fabled lost treasure. It was the voice of a man she had dreaded ever hearing again. Slowly, she pushed open the door until the […]

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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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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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