Review: Viking for Hire by Jo Grafford + GC Giveaway
Giveaway , Reviews / May 15, 2015

    Branwyn O’Tyre’s estranged brother summons her for a healing ritual. Fearing he actually plans to arrest her for witchcraft, she drinks a protection potion before he arrives. Eirik, a Viking sea captain pretending slumber in the tavern corner, witnesses Branwyn’s magic and offers her safe passage from Exeter if she will reverse a curse that plagues him. Alas, every woman who touches him falls madly but falsely in love with him. There’s only one hitch: If she fails, Branwyn’s heart will fall prey to the same madness…forever!   Viking for Hire by Jo Grafford   A magic story to be entertained! Viking for Hire is a light fun read that you finish in one seating. This page turner has witches, mermaids, curses, potions, wands and all that is magic! Branwyn, or protagonist, really plays a heroine to this storyline, confident and clever. I really enjoyed the atmosphere the author has created and how she chose to keep it real even tough fantasy is there. Here’s an example, it’s how our heroine describes the men she encounters: ‘They were a jolly bunch, quick to swap jests and break into song and even quicker to tip up the bottle to lighten the…

Review: Twilight Over Moldavia by Stephanie Burkhart + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Reviews / May 5, 2015

    Romanian unification is on the horizon and the spirited Crown Princess of Carpathia, Caroline, would prefer to ride horses and archery to embroidery and dancing. Complicating her life is her recent discovery that she’s a witch. Prince Stefan Sigmaringen travels to Carpathia to meet Caroline. He discovers he has much in common with her. He also learns that a strange man, Timon, has an unnatural interest in him. Upon Stefan’s engagement, he overhears his mother confessing to a horrible secret – she cursed him in order to conceive him and Stefan will become a werewolf when he turns eighteen. There is a condition to overcome the curse, but it will require Stefan to draw on all his inner strength and Caroline, her courage. Can they break the foul enchantment and secure their future or will Stefan give himself over to the lupine curse that haunts his family? Twilight Over Maldavia by Stephanie Burkhart   I didn’t read the first book in the series, and turns out I was a little lost at the beginning, feeling bombarded with names. Overall, you can read this book as a standalone if you don’t have trouble catching up fast. Both protagonists are encouraged…

Review: A Woman of Love + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Reviews / April 16, 2015

  When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life. A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves. Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted. Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss? A Woman of Love by Marlow Kelly   Quickie gem! The beginning of story felt rushed but satisfying enough for a quick sexy read. The author could’ve spent more time describing the characters before the confrontations started, there were moments where I felt she had potential to do that, for example: “She expected him to turn over, and go to sleep once he was done, but he held her close,…

Review: What a Lady Desires by Ashlyn Macnamara + #Giveaway
3 stars , Giveaway , Reviews / March 30, 2015

Perfect for fans of Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, and Sabrina Jeffries, Ashlyn Macnamara’s blazing hot novel tells the story of mismatched newlyweds who discover a simmering connection.   Unlike every other proper young lady, Miss Emma Jennings views marrying well as little more than a means to an end. Such a merger would provide her industrious father with social credibility, and Emma with a chunk of her vast inheritance. Emma’s practical views are shattered, however, when her father ties her to the fabulously handsome ne’er-do-well Rowan Battencliffe, a man she loathes on sight—from the smile that promises all manner of wickedness to the way he ogles her with those striking blue eyes. Deep in debt, especially to his wine merchant, Rowan figures the sooner he gets his finances in order, the sooner he can go back to doing what he does best: burning through ridiculous sums of cash. Which is why Rowan agrees to marry the merchant’s daughter, a prim and proper woman with delightful curves and an ample dowry. But Emma seems to think it’s her business to reform him! Their marriage is a tinderbox—and it’s just too tempting to resist playing with fire. Amazon | Barnes | iTunes…

#Review: Avant Nation + #Giveaway
Giveaway , Reviews / March 27, 2015

CLARA SPINNER’S genetic code, future occupation and date of death have all been mapped out by the government. So when her innermost desires conflict with her rigidly planned life, she must hide them or risk losing everything. Fresh out of the academy, she loathes her new assignment as a medical technician, but those who complain tend to disappear, so what can she do? Deciding to make the best of the situation, it isn’t long before she becomes one of the top techs at the hospital, specializing in the use of memory retrieval equipment. As her skills gain recognition, she begins to make peace with the system until the day a loved one vanishes without a trace. Seeking answers, Clara’s search points to the Liberty Union Democracy, a nation at war with her own. Traveling incognito in enemy territory, where one wrong move could be her last, Clara retrieves a memory the government never intended anyone to see. Full of suspense, danger and romance—Avant Nation will take you on a wild ride into he near future. To be released March 17th by Misty Moon Media Avant Nation takes place in a futuristic world divided by 2 nations that are at war: Avantica and Liberty…