Monday, November 30, 2015

#Review: How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English

How to Seduce a Scot (Broadswords and Ballrooms)How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received an ARC of "How to Seduce a Scot" via Netgalley.

I haven't been reading historical romance lately, it has be quite some time actually. So when I started reading "How to Seduce a Scot" by Christy English I was rather happy that I decided to dip back into this genre.

Catherine needs to find a husband before the season is out. She has one chance at finding a suitable one to help her and her mother and her younger sister. After the death of her father, 5 years previous, money is growing slim, so one season to make a match is all she has.

Not having much luck at the start, Catherine finds herself torn between two men. A gentle Englishman who is caring and kind and a handsome Scotsman who makes her feel safe and comfortable yet brings a blush to her face whenever he looks at her.

Who does she chose? Does she follow her heart or her honor?

I found it to be a delightful and humorous read, refreshing to say the least. The main character at time where frustrating, but that is the norm in most historical romance novels. The secondary characters I enjoyed immensely, I can not wait to meet them in the future novels, especially Mary Elizabeth what a breath of fresh air that one was.

"How to Seduce a Scot" is set to be released December 1st, 2015.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

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Author Bio

Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in North Carolina.

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“I like you, too, Alex Waters. A very great deal. More than any man I have ever met, save my father. And he was a great man.”
“I am sure he was. Miss Middlebrook…”
“Catherine,” she corrected him.
“Catherine,” he amended. “We are standing a bit too close. Someone might see.”
She smiled at him then, and felt as if a little sun had risen in her heart. Even in that dark corridor, when any other man would have taken advantage, he was still trying to care for her. She leaned close, as if to whisper once more in his ear, but at the last moment, she turned her head, and brushed her lips against his.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

5 Stars #book #review Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told YouEverything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is one of those books that once it is finished all you can think is wow. It leaves you with a tightness in your chest. It makes you think. Makes you realize that you never really know a person, you never truly can understand what things are like what they ate thinking.

This is the kind of book that makes you wonder about all the lives you know and interact with those close to you that you think you know them so well, when in fact that have secrets, thoughts, words left unspoken. You know this because you yourself have things you have never said aloud, private thoughts, your hopes, your fears, your dreams who you are and who you show the world depending on the situation.

This is the kind of book that is powerful.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Magonia (Magonia, #1)Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Words? Words? I do not have the words to discribe my thoughts and feelings for this book. Wow just wow. Magonia is unlike anything I have read before, it was like a breath of fresh air ( no pun intended). Magical adventure with pirates and bird people, sadness and despair, love, loyalty and betrayal. Just a wonderful fantastical story that hit me in the heart.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

#booktour #review At Water's Edge by S. McPherson

At Water's Edge by S. McPherson:

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Every wonder if there was another "you" out there, another world? A world you can travel to by portals.

Dezaray and Lexovia look almost exactly a like, yet they are from two different dimensions. They are each others counterparts, one from the world as we know it. The other, Lex is from a magical world filled with dwarves, vampires and other magical creatures.

I find that this is the kind of book that you can't speak much about because by doing so it will spoil it for those wishing to read it. I can say however that if you are looking for an exciting magical and action filled book, with a love story to neatly tie it all together, the look no further then "At Water's Edge". But on top of the magic, portals, dimensions and the love story there is a darker side to the story, abuse. I'm only informing you all of this just incase it is something the reader avoids or uncomfortable reading, just want to prepare the reader. With that begin said I am thankful for the opportunity to review this book and I absolutely would recommend this book to fans of young adult fantasy literature.

Publisher: by S. McPherson Books (November 10, 015)
Category: Romance/Fantasy
Tour Dates: October/November, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-993360503
Available in: Print & ebook, 47 Pages
慉t Water抯 Edge tells the tale of two lovers trapped in two different worlds. One world is Earth, and the other is Coldivor; a dimension full of magic and danger. When Dezaray Storm is mistaken for the most powerful sorceress of this other realm her life changes forever. She finds love in the arms of Milo Thor, but this love can also lead to her death and the destruction of seven empires.
慉t Water抯 Edgeis book one in the 慦ater Rushesseries.

Praise for Chapters One-Three of 'At Water's Edge' by S. McPherson:

"Loved the teaser! It pulled me in and made me want to read more. Your writing style is clean, uncluttered and brimming with tension. Well done!" "You got a lovely and interesting story, 爃ope to read more from you." "I liked it a lot! While I was reading it, I was able to be drawn into the story easily by your words. A stormy night like you were describing sets the perfect scene for a suspenseful fantasy novel." "I really enjoyed reading your first chapter. It was gripping. The descriptions are well written."

About S. McPherson:S. McPerson

S. McPherson is a young British expat living in Dubai and working as a Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) teacher. When she was younger S. McPherson travelled a lot with her family, though, no matter how often her surroundings changed, one thing never did. And this was her love of writingand dreaming up the impossible. After combining her two loves of teaching children and writing, S. McPherson self-published her first book; a rhyming verse children抯 story titled 慡hania Streep wanted to Sleep Thus fuelling her love of seeing her work in print and sharing her stories. This is S. McPherson's first novel. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest:

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#Review: Xavier: St Griswold College for Abandoned Boys by E.M. Cooper

Xavier: St Griswold College for Abandoned BoysXavier: St Griswold College for Abandoned Boys by E.M. Cooper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given an e-copy for review.

Not everything and everyone are what they seem to be at St. Griswold College for Abandoned Boys. The School it's self is surrounded by a great forest which contain creatures or things that will cause harm to those that venture into it. The teachers themselves are not friendly and appear to be sinister. Once you are sent there you are unable to leave, when you are there long enough your soul won't let you.

So why did Xavier's parents bring him? Why did they leave them there?

With the help of his friends Gabe and Ethan they hope to escape and find his parents, to find out why the place and people are the way they are. And to hopefully help those children and others who have no way of helping themselves.

The only question is, who can you trust?

I rather enjoyed this book, it was well written and entertaining. The "first strike" was a little aniti-climatic I found. I was hoping for something more, it kind of started and then it was finished. The ending left me a little irked as it's a here we go again kind of thing, you'll have to read it to understand. But with that being said, I really really want to read book 2.

While this book is aimed for those younger, it can be enjoyed by adults, as I am one. I would recommend this book to fantasy readers, especially those who like middle grade/young adult literature.

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