Friday, November 16, 2018

Bound By Secret by Elena Lawson



I am so excited that BOUND BY SECRET by Elena Lawson is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Elena Lawson, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a finished copy of book 1 in the series and $10 GC courtesy of Elena and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.



About The Book:

Title: BOUND BY SECRET (The Queen's Consorts #2)
Author: Elena Lawson
Pub. Date: November 16, 2018
Publisher: Elena Lawson
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 221
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I'll be the first to admit it...my rise to power hasn't gone entirely as planned.

I'm still getting over Thana's betrayal and the news of the Mad King when a long-lost war hero reappears at court. He's beguiled the nobles, but I'm not so easily swayed or quick to trust.

At least amidst all the chaos has been one constant; my males. They've been there at every turn, and I'm falling deeper in love with them every day.

But the secrets are starting to pile up and weigh on all of us. Our forbidden romance and the matter of my multiple graces being the least of them...so why do I feel like the secrets others are hiding could be even more destructive than my own?

My males would give their lives to protect me, but I don't think they realize how much I'd sacrifice to ensure that never happens.



BOUND BY SECRET is the second installment in The Queen's Consorts series, a medium-burn reverse harem fantasy romance!

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About Book 1:


Title: CLAIMED BY NIGHT (The Queen's Consorts #1)
Author: Elena Lawson
Pub. Date: July 26, 2018
Publisher: Elena Lawson
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 714
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon

Trapped on an island, Liana’s life has been a boring montage of skipping stones and listening to lectures, waiting for her mother to die.

Now the wait is over. The Queen of the Night Court has been assassinated, and the ship has arrived to ferry Liana back to her birthplace and claim her throne.

But not everyone at Court wants Liana to rule.

To make matters worse, she worries her ancestors haven’t graced her with magic, and an ungraced Queen could never keep her crown. Overwhelmed and filled with self-doubt, Liana finds solace and protection in the arms of four Fae warriors.

Charming, devoted, and maddeningly eager to please—it’s clear the males crave more than just royal favor. They want her… and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.

Can Liana’s warriors help her claim her rightful place as Queen, or will she fall to the denizens of Night?


*CLAIMED BY NIGHT is the first book in a new reverse harem fantasy series featuring four irresistible Fae warriors and a Queen on the verge of becoming legend. Intended for Mature YA and up.

Excerpt:

If only he’d take off that ridiculous armored vest, I’d have a full view of his perfectly sculpted chest. But then, I don’t think we’d be playing chess anymore—at least, not the kind you played on a checkered board.

I swallowed back the hint of warmth spreading through me at the thought of Kade bared before me, swallowing air in a way I hoped he wouldn’t notice. I watched him consider the chess pieces before him, and I knew from where he looked what he would do, but it would be his end, he just didn’t know it yet.

Kade clenched his jaw, reaching out to move his bishop into the perfect place for me to check his king.

“I wouldn’t,” I warned, and he groaned in frustration, placing the bishop back to where it had been.

His shoulders relaxed as he realized once again that no matter where he moved, I would end the game within two turns. “You are maddening, you know that?”

I barked a laugh, “And you’re just mad you got beat by a female—sorry, that you keep getting beat by a female.”

Kade’s lips shifted into a coy smile. “One of these days, I will win. You’ll see.”

I put the pieces back into formation, “I doubt it.”

He chuckled low, standing from the armchair to stretch out his stiff muscles, “Oh, do you?”

“I do.”

“How about a deal then, since you’re so cocky?”

I considered what he could be after but could only think of one thing. Heat pooled between my thighs.

“If I win,” he said, his voice taking on a husky tone that vibrated through the air, settling over my skin like a warm blanket after coming in from the cold, “If I win, I get you.”

My lips were suddenly dry. I licked them. Kade growled in response to the gesture. When I didn’t answer right away, he added, “You don’t have to agree, if you don’t want to. I enjoy playing with you whether or not there’s a reward.” He winked.

He really had no idea, did he? How badly I wanted him. If I was being honest, how badly I wanted all my men. Alaric, the contemplative. Tiernan, the lionheart. Finn, the scholar. And Kade, the flame. They were all pieces to my broken puzzle of a self. Bits of my soul I lost along the road to finding my crown and accepting my duty.

I needed them to feel whole.

“I accept the challenge,” I said to Kade, rising to meet his wide-eyed gleaming stare, “But you have your work cut out for you, Kade.”

A delicious, slow smirk spread over his lips, crinkling the tan skin around his honey-amber eyes. His gaze roved along my frame, taking in my neck, my breasts, the curves of my waist and hips, setting on a spot somewhere just below my navel.

Swallowing, I offered him my hand, but not as his queen, as his equal. As a man does another man when a bargain has been struck. His smile faltered, replaced with an earnest respect. He put his hand in mine and shook it, once, hard, before he pulled me against his warm, solid chest.

About Elena:

Elena lives in a small town in Canada with her family. She writes reverse harem fantasy romance stories full of feisty heroines, unforgettable heroes and spellbinding romance. When she comes out of her writing cave, she can be found obsessively rearranging her bookshelves, drinking wine somewhere sunny, or cooking overly fancy meals for her family and friends.

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Giveaway Details: All International
1 Winner will receive a signed paperback of book 1 CLAIMED BY NIGHT, and a $10 gift card, International.

Ends on November 30th at Midnight EST!



The Christmas Gift by Jordan Ford


Author : Jordan Ford

Published Date : November 16, 2018

Publisher : Self-Published

Series : Barlow Sisters / Book 3.5

Genre : YA Fiction / Romance

Rating : 5 Star

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Rahn is counting sleeps until she gets to spend Christmas with her boyfriend Roman. But can she find him the perfect gift to make up for the fact her parents won’t even let him in their house?

Rahn and Roman are in love.
Her parents? Not so much. The last thing they want is their daughter dating the bad boy from the wrong side of town.
For the first time in her life, Rahn is willing to stand up to her family and fight for what she really wants.
But it’s tough.

Roman wishes he could be a better person for Rahn.
He wishes he could leave his checkered past behind, but he just can’t seem to shake it. 
He wants to give Rahn the perfect Christmas, but when she takes off without telling him only four days before the big day, he’s convinced he’s lost the girl he loves.

Can he find out why Rahn left? And where she’s hiding?
Can he convince her to come home in time for Christmas?


MY REVIEW

This story about the most perfect Christmas gift will leave you wanting more about a couple that is defining the odds of being together. Rahn and Roman are totally in love but Rahn's parents don't want Roman anywhere near their daughter. But as Christmas approaches, Rahn is willing to stand up to her parents until a unexpected surprise throws everything off. It's only then that Rahn realizes how far will Roman go for their love and what they will do in order to be together! 

I don't want to spoil too much about this short little novella that includes characters from the Barlow Sisters Series but it's something that is perfect for that series and for the holiday season! To be completely honest, I tried to read this book at night but couldn't finish it that night but I woke up the next morning with this book on my brain and was able to finish it not long after waking up!! I think the cool thing about this story is we get a inside look at Jordan Ford's next series that is coming in January and I so can't wait to read that series as well!!

Thank You to Jordan Ford for this short tale that is perfect for the holidays!!



I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of the book from the Author!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Blurred Lines by Lauren Layne



Lauren Layne has partnered with Chapters App to bring her amazing romance books to the video game world.


Lauren’s books start coming out in the app today with the release of Blurred Lines. Watch the book trailer! 


Chapters is an app you can download in your phone’s app store for free. You can play your favorite books and make choices affecting how the characters react to the situations you’ve already read about!

To celebrate Lauren Layne’s upcoming release schedule in Chapters five winners will win 100 gems of in game currency to buy outfits and look super hot for your dates with the boys you love.

Just download the app using the links below and comment your email on this post that you downloaded the app. Someone from Chapters will email you and talk you through getting your gems!

Download Links:

This winter there are five more books being released and a ton more in the new year!

v  Blurred Lines: 11/15 (Love Unexpectedly 1)
v  Walk of Shame: 11/19 (Love Unexpectedly 4)
v  After the Kiss: 11/21 (Sex, Love, & Stiletto 1)
v  Only With You: 12/13 (The Best Mistake 1)
v  Good Girl: 12/20 (Love Unexpectedly 2)
v  Irresistibly Yours: 1/21 (Oxford 1)

What do you think about video games made from books?




Giveaway Details: All International
20 Winners will receive 100 Coins for use in the Chapters App, International.
Ends on November 23rd at Midnight EST!


Rough Passage To London by Robin Lloyd


Author : Robin Lloyd

Published Date : October 1, 2018

Publisher : Lyons Press

Genre : Fiction / Historical

Rating : 3 Star

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Lyme, Connecticut, early nineteenth century. Elisha Ely Morgan is a young farm boy who has witnessed first-hand the terror of the War of 1812. Troubled by a tumultuous home life ruled by the fists of their tempestuous father, Ely s two older brothers have both left their pastoral boyhoods to seek manhood through sailing. One afternoon, the Morgan family receives a letter indicating that one brother is lost at sea; the other is believed to be dead. Scrimping as much savings as a farm boy can muster, Ely spends nigh every penny he has to become a sailor on a square-rigged ship, on a route from New York to London a route he hopes will lead to his vanished brother, Abraham. Learning the brutal trade of a sailor, Ely takes quickly to sea-life, but his focus lies with finding Abraham. Following a series of cryptic clues regarding his brother s fate, Ely becomes entrenched in a mystery deeper than he can imagine. As he feels himself drawing closer to an answer, Ely climbs the ranks to become a captain, experiences romance, faces a mutiny, meets Queen Victoria, and befriends historical legends such as Charles Dickens in his raucous quest.

MY REVIEW

Rough Passage To London is a Historical Fiction Novel that explores the young Elisha Ely Morgan's journey from running away from home to becoming the Captain of his own ship. With Ely set on finding his missing brothers, he also sets in motion this plan of becoming something he could have never dreamed of becoming with a mystery to solve as well.

There was something about this story that reminded me of the book Treasure Island by Robert Louise Stevenson, in a weird kind of way. It has all the action that Treasure Island had but Rough Passage also has this deeper historical value to it. Some of the stuff in Rough Passage went over my head and I really wasn't able to fully enjoy it but I can totally see how someone who loves books about the sea life would really enjoy it!

I also thought that the simple fact that the Author was writing this book from the view of one of his ancestors was pretty cool!

Thank You to Robin Lloyd for this interesting tale!


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Suzy Approved Book Tours!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR



Robin Lloyd's early years were spent on the island of St. Croix, where his parents owned a dairy farm and milk plant. As a boy, he grew up sailing in the Caribbean. Lloyd was a foreign correspondent for NBC News for many years, where he reported mostly from Latin America and Africa. He also covered the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations. Lloyd has created and produced news programs with foreign networks as well as documentaries and segments for domestic stations, including Maryland Public Television. Among his prestigious awards are four Emmys from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay region and an Overseas Press Award. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland. 


Blog Tour Schedule 
October 15, 2018 - Lindas Book Obsession
November 1, 2018 - Frean Bean’s Book Trove
November 6, 2018 - Courtney Turns The Page
November 10, 2018 - 832 Book Review
November 10, 2018 - Karinas Book Emporium
November 12, 2018 - Bookworm Mommy of 3
November 15, 2018 - Texan Holly Reads
November 15, 2018 - Marisa Gothie
November 16, 2018 - Bookapotamus
December 1, 2018 - Bookish Nicole
December 5, 2018 - Mary Beth’s Bookshelf
December 13, 2018 - Jennifer Tar Heel Reader / Instagram

False Memory by Meli Raine


False Memory
Meli Raine
(False Memory, #1)
Publication date: November 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
It all started with the bereavement flowers with my name on them.
Not the best way to wake up, right? I work in a flower shop. I know a funeral arrangement when I see one.
I know a killer when I see one, too. And one is standing in my hospital room right now, straight behind the man who saved my life.
I can’t tell anyone the truth, because that’s the fastest way to really die. So I do the next best thing. I “lose” my memory.
I fake my amnesia.
Pretending not to remember a brutal attempted murder has its perks. The killer is backing down, spending less time around me, loosening the noose.
The less I claim to recall, the more my rescuer, Duff, works to help me “remember.” I hate lying to him.
But he doesn’t understand that my memory is dangerous. To me. And to him.
Fooling everyone isn’t easy. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Except it’s starting to look like I’ve been fooling myself.
In more ways than one.
Read Book 1 in the newest series from USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.














Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family. 

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Twilight Of The Elves by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos


Published Date : November 13, 2018
Publisher : Disney-Hyperion
Series : The Adventurers Guild / Book 2
Genre : J Fiction / Fantasy

Where To Find The Book

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ABOUT THE BOOK


I should probably start at the beginning, Zed wrote, when things first went wrong? Zed, Brock, and their friends may have saved Freestone from destruction, but the fight against the Dangers is far from over. No one knows what to expect next from the dark power that forced the elves to abandon their city. And the influx of elf refugees in Freestone strains resources and brews resentment among the townspeople. Things have shifted between best friends Zed and Brock, as well, with their friendship crumbling under the weight of the secrets they're keeping from each other.
When tensions reach an all-time high, Queen Me'Shala, leader of the elves, approaches the Adventurers Guild with a mission. She wants a small group of adventurers to go behind the king's back on a covert mission to save her city, and Zed, Brock, Liza, Jett, Micah, and their elven friend Fel join the quest. To face a powerful form of magic thought to be extinct, the adventurers will have to learn how to rely on each other and fight harder than ever before. Don't miss this second installment of Zack Loran Clark and Nicholas Eliopulos's Adventurers Guild trilogy, where the stakes are raised, the action is breathless, and the dangers will stop even the bravest of hearts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


ZACK LORAN CLARK and NICK ELIOPULOS grew up in Florida and now live in New York. Best friends, they get together to play Dungeons & Dragons every week. Zack fervently hopes that magic is real; Nick desperately hopes that monsters are not. The Adventurers Guild is their first novel. Website | Zack Twitter | Nick Twitter | Facebook

Tour Schedule:
Week One:
11/5/2018 - Feed Your Fiction Addiction - Review
11/6/2018 - BookHounds YA - Spotlight
11/7/2018 - Bri's Book Nook - Review
11/8/2018 - Adventures Thru Wonderland - Review
11/9/2018 - Books a Plenty Book Reviews - Review   Week Two:
11/12/2018 - Here's to Happy Endings - Review
11/13/2018 - Oh Hey! Books. - Review
11/14/2018 - Texan Holly Reads - Spotlight
11/15/2018 - Do You Dog-ear? - Review
11/16/2018 - Two Points of Interest - Review

GIVEAWAY!!!

3 winners will receive a finished copy of TWILIGHT OF THE ELVES, US Only.

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She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed The Way We Think by Emily Arnold McCully


Published Date : November 6, 2018
Publisher : Disney Hyperion
Genre : J Non-Fiction / Biographies / Famous Women
Rating : 4 Star

Where To Find The Book

Goodreads / Amazon / B&N / BookBub / Google Play / iTunes / TBD


ABOUT THE BOOK


Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history. Written in compelling, accessible prose and vividly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, this collection of inspiring and expertly researched profiles charts the bold paths these women forged in the twentieth century. The subjects profiled include: Jane Addams Ethel Percy Andrus Ella Baker Gertrude Berg Rachel Carson Shirley Chisholm Joan Cooney Isadora Duncan Barbara Gittings Temple Grandin Grace Hopper Dolores Huerta Billie Jean King Dorothea Lange Patsy Mink Vera Rubin Margaret Sanger Gladys Tantaquidgeon Ida M. Tarbell Madame C. J. Walker Alice Waters Second Wave Feminism

REVIEW

She Did It! 21 Women Who Changed The Way We Think explores the background of  21 Women who changed our world in ways that is still being felt today! For being a book that only showed 21 Women, it was well written and pretty through on the info that all age groups can enjoy without being totally boring for the adults or get the younger readers not wanting to learn more about these special Women!

My only problem with this book is the simple fact that it should have included a real picture of each Women to give everyone a better view on that person and plus, it would just make each Women seem even more real than before. Granted that I don't agree with some of these Women, it was still a fascinating read that will get the curious reader wanting to learn more about their life!

Thank You to Emily Arnold McCully for this read that made me want to learn more about some of these Women who changed our world in ways that we can't ever forget!


I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from RockStar Book Tours!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Emily Arnold McCully received the Caldecott Medal for Mirette on the High Wire. The illustrator of more than 40 books for young readers, she divides her time between Chatham, New York, and New York City. Website | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads

Tour Schedule

Week One:

11/5/2018 - YA Books Central - Excerpt

11/6/2018 - Such a Novel Idea - Review

11/7/2018 - Here's to Happy Endings - Review

11/8/2018 - What A Nerd Girl Says - Review

11/9/2018 - BookHounds YA - Review

Week Two:

11/12/2018 - Novel Novice - Excerpt

11/13/2018 - 100 Pages A Day - Review

11/14/2018 - Texan Holly Reads - Review

11/15/2018 - Two points of interest - Review


11/16/2018 - Do You Dog-ear? - Review

GIVEAWAY!!!

3 winners will receive a finished copy of SHE DID IT! 21 WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WAY WE THINK, US Only.

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