Holiday Book Review: The Mistletoe Bride

Sometimes we all need a little bit of a pick-me-up during the holiday season. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year and all that, but it’s frickin’ stressful. Between the in-laws and the holiday shopping (not to mention the calories. Yikes!), December can quickly turn into a jolly nightmare. However, The Mistletoe Bride is perfect for getting into the holiday season.

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Diversity in Romance With Brilliant Author Elise Marion

71xltwle9xl-_ux250_Elise Marion, author of the Chained series, was generous enough to do an interview with me in anticipation of our War Bride giveaway event. It’s a pleasure to be working with her and to have her on the blog. She has some great answers, including her opinion on the lack of diversity in books. I highly recommend you read her work, because she really is a fantastic writer.

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Book Review: War Bride by Elise Marion

25606218Genre: Medieval, Fantasy, Adult

Goodreads rating: 3.7 out of 5 stars

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

I’m going to earn your trust, Emery Toustain, he thought as he released her hand. Perhaps, if you let me, I’ll earn more than that. 

The first time I read War Bride was several months ago. It was so good I actually missed a call from my boss because I was so busy reading it. No, really. I didn’t even “ignore” the call. The fact that my phone was ringing didn’t even register because I was so absorbed in the book. I ended up finishing it in less than a day. 

I just finished it for the second time today, and it’s still incredible. 

Emery Calliot kicks ass.

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Win Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne’s Once Upon a Time Boxed Set Today

Once Upon a TimeTwo weeks ago, my dad stormed into the living room to find me sitting on the couch, reading Once Upon a Time by Maggie Shayne. “Why weren’t you at breakfast?” He asked.

I pointed to the book (well, my phone with the downloaded ebook). “This is more important than food.”

Anyone who knows me knows this. Nothing is more important to me than food. All of my impulse buys are food. The only way to get me to show up to most events is to give me food. If I’m hungry at three in the morning, then I walk to the grocery store to get food.

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Discover a Picturesque Island With Magic and Romance Today

22522045When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three Sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband—and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago… But even in this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore café—and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him—for she must continue to guard her secrets if she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s created so carefully could shatter completely. Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse—one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women—and with the nightmares of the past haunting her every step—she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself…

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Irish Kisses: The Fast Love Story That Is Almost Amazing

51l6w2bso5xl-_uy250_On Fiona Flannigan’s sixteenth birthday Aaron O’Malley kissed her by the wishing fountain at Ballyglass Castle. He said he loved her, then he left and broke her heart. Ten long years later he’s finally back, but his work as an undercover cop has left him fighting inner demons. She wants to help him recover, but dare she let him into her heart again?

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Servicing the Target: Finally an Alpha Female Romance Worth Reading

51v4pyikabl-_sx331_bo1204203200_The quest to find a good Domme romance can be treacherous and dangerous, full of characterless protagonists, typos, undesirable kinks (for me), cold-hearted women, miserable and psychologically damaged men and women, and did I mention effing typos?

After reading several unsatisfying stories and novels, I concluded that  unlike the saturated alpha male niche, the alpha female niche was just too underserved and risky to keep venturing into.

But sometimes the mood still hits. This time my quest was fruitful. Servicing the Target is without a doubt the best alpha female romance I’ve ever read.

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Scandal, Mischief, and Heartbreak in Lady Falls

22588876For Raven Wells, nothing can be better when a nobleman rescues her from a cruel orphanage when she is ten. But little does she know that her benefactor, Lord Trent, really has a less altruistic motive than what she believes. In reality, his only reason for taking in the fiery and head-strong Raven is to ruin a man named Philip Warrick, who had betrayed him long ago. Seven years later, as Trent finally puts his scheme into play, Raven becomes in danger of ruining herself when she finds herself falling in love with Philip Warrick. Continue reading “Scandal, Mischief, and Heartbreak in Lady Falls”