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Casual Affair - Blog Tour Promo

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Meet the Author:
Melanie grew up in a small town in rural Missouri. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life. A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back.

Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.

She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.

At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.
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About the Book:
Bea Paxton is a free spirit. She loves her fledgling interior design business, h…

The Duke Meets His Match - My Review

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As many of you know, Pride and Prejudice is my favorite book in the entire world.  I have read it more than ten times and I never tire of revisiting it!  In my opinion, Jane Austen was the greatest romance writer of all time.  The struggle between Mr. Darcy and Lizzie Bennett is one of the best known and greatly enjoyed battle of wills in all literature. Many writers attempt to emulate Jane Austen's writing and most come up short.  However, the conflict between the main characters in The Duke Meets His Match by Tina Gabrielle, strongly reminded me of P&P and I absolutely loved this book!
Chloe Somerton is the youngest daughter of an infamous art forger, who was well known throughout London and who swindled many of the elite upper class.  She and her two sisters opened and ran a printing shop after their father abandoned them.  Chloe however, was a sickly child and her medicine was very expensive, so she would pick the pockets of the wealthy, and sell her stolen goods in order…

The Duke Meets His Match - Blog Tour Promo

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Meet the Author:
Tina Gabrielle, an Amazon best-selling author, is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She often picked up a romance and let her fantasies of knights in shining armor and lords and ladies carry her away. She is the author of adventurous Regency historical romances: A Spy Unmasked, At The Spy’s Pleasure, In The Barrister’s Bed, In The Barrister’s Chambers, Lady Of Scandal, and A Perfect Scandal from Entangled Publishing and Kensington Books. Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical romance by Romantic Times Book Reviews. Tina loves to hear from readers. Please visit her website to join her newsletter and enter her free monthly contests and giveaways.

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About the Book:
The daughter of an infamous art forger, Chloe Somerton grew up poor. Desperate to aid her s…

The Duke of Defiance - My Review

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I'm just going to start out by saying this review is very late and I meant to write it the day of my blog promo post, however, life happens and I didn't get a chance to do this until now. With that being said, I will be diving straight in to this review without further ado.  This was my first introduction to the writing of Darcy Burke and I greatly enjoyed it!  I found it very easy to relate to the characters and the story had great passion, angst, and a sweet ending. 
Joanna Shaw is a widow currently residing with the family of her sister, after having endured an extremely unhappy marriage.  Bran is a widower recently returned from Barbados with his 5 year old daughter in tow, after learning that he has inherited his family title following the death of his two older brothers.  Jo's niece Becky, and Bran's daughter Evie strike up a close friendship since the two families live just down the road from each other.  This brings Bran and Jo in frequent contact with each othe…

Duke of Defiance - Blog Tour Promo

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Meet the Author:Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans. Connect:Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads About the Book:Difficult and defiant as a child, Bran Crowther, Earl of Knighton left England as a young man to pursue independence and adventure. He never expected to inherit the title and when duty calls him home, he still finds Society’s codes constricting and others’ expectations oppressive. Nevertheless, he needs a wife to be a mother to his young daughter, preferably a woman of intelligence and warmth who is, above all, immune to his id…

The Sweetest Jerk - Blog Tour Promo

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Meet the Author:Ava Claire is a sucker for Alpha males and happily ever afters. When not putting pen to paper or glued to her Kindle, Ava likes road tripping, watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix, karaoke and vintage fashion. Connect: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads About the Series:New Year’s Resolution: No. More. Jerks.
Natalee Madison's life is finally on the upswing. Her business, Madison Creations, is finally gaining traction, and if she slays a high profile wedding, she could be catapulted to heights she's only dreamt of. She doesn't do dating and it suits her just fine, because she ends it before things get complicated. And then she sees his face. Jason Cox. The best man. And based on their last run in, the biggest jerk alive. He's dangerous. Lethal for her 'no complications' approach to men, since he's the one that inspired the approach in the first place. But when she looks into his eyes, she knows that some rules are meant to be broken… B…

The Highlander's Viking Bride - My Review

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One of my favorite genres in the realm of historical romance novels is that of the Highlander.  I just love me a braw Scotsman wearing a kilt and little else!  I had the privilege to visit Scotland about five years ago, and it solidified my already great love for that country.  There is something so beautiful and mystical meandering through the Highlands with its creeping mists, majestic castles, and fathomless lakes.  I could just feel the pulse of the land in my veins and could easily imagine the people who lived there many years ago.  One thing our tour guide said was that the Scots constantly warred among themselves, and a bitter feud is at the base of this wonderful tale of The Highlander's Viking Bride by Cathy & DD MacRae.
The MacGerrys and the Sinclairs have been at each other's throats in a feud that has lasted hundreds of years.  No one can really remember by they were fighting in the first place.  After unexpectedly finding himself laird of the clan, Calder Mac…

The Highlander's Viking Bride - Blog Tour Promo

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Meet the Author:Cathy MacRae lives on the sunny side of the Arbuckle Mountains where she and her husband read, write, and tend the garden—with the help of the dogs, of course. You can visit with her on facebook, or read her blogs and learn about her books at www.cathymacraeauthor.com. Drop her a line—she loves to hear from readers! * * * DD MacRae enjoys bringing history to life and considers research one of the best things about writing a story! With more than 35 years of martial arts training, DD also brings breath-taking action to the tales. You can connect with DD through www.cathymacraeauthor.com. It’s always exciting to hear from readers! Connect:Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads - Cathy | Goodreads - DD About the Book:Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerry and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get mor…

How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days - My Review

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So this happens to be my first foray into doing a promo and a review for a blog tour and I have to say it is quite a great deal of fun!  I had always been hesitant to participate in these although I had been asked before, simply due to the fact I never knew if I could actually do my part.  What if something happened and I couldn't fulfill my obligation? Or worse, what if I didn't like the book and could not bring myself to finish it? Thankfully, neither of these things happened to me with How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days by Harmony Williams.



Since I already posted a promo for this book, I won't bother you with a repeat of the synopsis, but instead I'll just dive just into the story.  Francine Annesley is more interested in all things botany than men and would rather spend her time in her family's hothouse then in a crowded ballroom.  However, her father insists on her marrying, so in order to accommodate his wishes, she attends various events throughout Lond…

How to Ruin Your Reputation in 10 Days - Blog Tour Promo

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Meet the Author: Harmony Williams has been living vicariously in Regency-era England since she discovered Jane Austen. Since time machines don’t yet exist, she’s had to make do with books—fictional and non-fictional. On the rare occasion she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, she likes to drink tea and spend time with her 90-lb lapdog. A feminist, she writes stories about strong women and the men who support them as equals. Connect: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads About the Book:In 1814 London, England, a lady is defined as a demure, delicate flower. Miss Francine Annesley is not that lady. If men were like plants, she would have a garden of admirers to choose from instead of the thorn in her side since childhood, Julian Beckwith. But she would make an even worse nun than she does a lady, which will be her fate if she can't dig up a husband before the Season ends. However, Julian is not an option. With only ten short days left in the Season, Francine doesn't have ti…

How Do You Know When It's Real?

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Hello once again to my lovely readers.  It's been a while since we last spoke, but things get pushed back and, in short, life happens.  What are you gonna do? As the French say, c'est la vie.  Anyways, I meant to write this post a while ago and tell you about this awesome book I got an advanced ARC copy of, but better late than never.  In honor of the book's release date and without further ado.... 

Have you ever wondered what it would really be like to date a rockstar? I mean, I know we all have celebrity crushes and famous people we would love to meet and get to know.  But have you ever really thought about the nitty gritty of dating someone famous? Here's another quirk in the scenario for you: what if dating a rockstar was your job and you were getting paid for it? Add in the bonus that your first impression of this famous person was pretty spectacularly bad.  I'm talking downright loathing this celebrity.  This is the beginning of Erin Watt's book When It…

My Time in Ireland - Cork City

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So, I said in my last post, that this next time I would talk about Ireland.  Just to give some back ground information, I studied abroad in Ireland when I was in college.  I spent 4 months over there back in 2012 and I can honestly saw it was the best four months of my life.  Ireland is a beautiful country filled with amazing people.  I lived in Cork, the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland, in the southern part of the country.  I attended the University of College Cork, which has one of the most gorgeous campuses I've ever been to.



The top picture is the quad and the bottom is the Honan Chapel right in the middle of campus.  Here is a picture of the gate and the path I got to walk every single day.

Yet there is much more to Cork than just the campus.  I got to go grocery shopping at the English Market in the city center.  There, you can purchase fresh meat, cheese, fruits, vegetables, amongst other things.  I would usually go in through the door where the fruit was and…