Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Mad Countess by Erica Monroe



Title: The Mad Countess (Darkest Regency #1)
Author: Erica Monroe
Publisher: Quillfire Publishing
Genre: Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Publication: March 21, 2017

My Rating: 4/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

When two best friends become lovers, their scandalous path to happily ever after is fraught with danger in this emotional, Gothic novella from USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe.

Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him--but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she's terrified she'll only hurt him if they act on their feelings. When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together on All Hallows Eve, they'll work to break her family's curse...and find true love.


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter



Title: Beauty of the Beast (Fairy Tale Retellings #1)
Author: Rachel L. Demeter
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Retelling, Fairy Tale
Publication: March 15, 2017

My Rating: 5/5

Source: NetGalley

Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more… 

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Life on the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux


Title: Life of the Edge (Edge #1)
Author: Jennifer Comeaux
Publisher: Astraea Press
Genre: Sports, Romance, Contemporary
Publication: January 3, 2012

My Rating: 3/5

Source: NetGalley


Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream-to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily's dreams of gold.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Beauty and the Beast (2017)


I can't believe this movie is finally here!! Seems like it was ages ago that it was announced, and I've been eagerly waiting ever since!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Manga Classics: Jane Eyre by Stacy King, Charlotte Brontë



Title: Manga Classics: Jane Eyre
Author: Stacy King, SunNeko Lee, Crystal S. Chan, Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Udon Entertainment & Morpheus Studios
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: November 15, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers.

Fully unabridged adaptation of the original Bronte classic. Universally appealing manga format brings new meaning and context to the story. Manga Classics on-going series of classic adaptations.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Forbidden by Katrina Snow



Title: Forbidden (A Zafarian Novel #1)
Author: Katrina Snow
Publisher: KL Andersen
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Publication: November 7, 2015

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Lady Katherine Durant has perfected the art of hiding her Gifts—a valuable skill in a land where any hint of sorcery could lead to the burning stake. But, hiding her Gifts isn’t the same as not using them, and that troublesome difference has led to capture each time she’s run from her uncle.

Now, using a newly-discovered spell, she binds her powers and flees again—this time for her life. Unfortunately, her plan to hide as a maid in a distant kingdom goes awry when she unwittingly gets entered into a festival competition for the hand of a prince—a man with a wicked kiss and a sense of adventure that rivals her own.

All she’s ever hoped for is a quiet existence as a servant, never imagining she could find laughter and belonging and love. And now the mischievous prince has her dreaming of all those things.

With a bounty on her head, sorcerers closing in, and a prince threatening to steal her heart, could it finally be time to stop running? Time to trust? Time to love?


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, Siobhan Curham



Title: Girl Online (Girl Online #1)
Author: Zoe Sugg, Siobhan Curham
Publisher: Atria / Keywords Press
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Publication: November 25, 2014

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

I had no idea GirlOnline would take off the way it has - I can't believe I now have 5432 followers, thanks so much! - and the thought of opening up to you all about this is terrifying, but here goes...

Penny has a secret.

Under the alias GirlOnline, she blogs about school dramas, boys, her mad, whirlwind family - and the panic attacks she's suffered from lately. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets the gorgeous, guitar-strumming Noah. Suddenly Penny is falling in love - and capturing every moment of it on her blog.

But Noah has a secret too. One that threatens to ruin Penny's cover - and her closest friendship - forever.


Friday, February 3, 2017

To Win a Viscount by Frances Fowlkes


Title: To Win a Viscount
Author: Frances Fowlkes
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scandalous)
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: July 25, 2016

My Rating: DNF (41%)

Source: Author's Publicist

England, 1820. To gain a certain marquess’s notice, Lady Albina Beauchamp aims to win the derby. What she hadn’t planned for is the price handsome Mr. Edmund White asks in payment to train her to race: each lesson for a kiss.

A first place finish isn't the only thing worth racing for.

Lady Albina Beauchamp is in love with the Marquess of Satterfield. Unfortunately, his only interest is in horses, and doesn’t know she exists. But when the marquess confesses he will bestow his undying admiration on the jockey racing the winning horse at Emberton Derby, Albina sets out to win his affections by training to race.

Mr. Edmund White is a master groomsmen for the Earl of Amhurst in line for a viscountcy, should he abandon his passion for horses and become a respectable sheep owner. But horses are his love--until he meets Lady Albina and her silly notions of racing. When she affirms she will enter the derby with or without his assistance, Edmund not only instructs his student in racing, but seduction as well.

For Albina, a first place finish isn’t the only thing at stake. She must decide whether to take her place in society...or follow her heart and love a groom.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Christmas Project by Maxine Morrey



Title: The Christmas Project
Author: Maxine Morrey
Publisher: Harper Collins UK
Genre: Holiday, Romance
Publication: November 14, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Professional organiser Kate Stone has never – NEVER – been tempted to hit a client over the head with a snow shovel, but Michael O'Farrell is the most obnoxious – and heart-stoppingly gorgeous – man she has ever met. If he weren't her best friend’s brother, she would not have waited on his doorstep in the freezing cold for five minutes, let alone an hour.

Kate knows, however, that her job isn’t just about tidying up, sometimes she needs to be part therapist too, and Michael clearly needs her help to declutter his heart as well as his home.

But with the festive season just around the corner there isn’t much time to get Michael’s house ready for the O’Farrell family celebrations, but everyone knows that at Christmas anything can happen…


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas by Jun Asuka


Title: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Author: Jun Asuka
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors / Tokyopop
Genre: Manga, Holiday
Publication: November 8, 2016

My Rating: 3/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP brings you a special edition gorgeous hardcover manga based on the classic Halloween masterpiece Disney Tim Burton s Nightmare Before Christmas. A must-have for manga fans, Tim Burton fans, and Halloween fans alike!! Collect this horrifying masterpiece!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tainted Bride by A.S. Fenichel


Title: Tainted Bride (Forever Brides #1)
Author: A.S. Fenichel
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Publication: September 27, 2016

My Rating: 3.5/5

Source: Publisher on NetGalley

Only trust can save her….

Sailing to London, Sophia Braighton only hopes to escape certain ruin. But when she arrives, her Great Aunt Daphne has other plans for the American-born beauty. Determined to marry off her niece to a man of means, she propels Sophia into London society, not knowing that the young woman’s trust in men is shattered. In fact, Sophia never expects to ever feel anything for a man. Then again, she never expects to find herself in the company of the dashing earl of Marlton….

From the moment he sees Sophia, Daniel Fallon feels alive in a way he has not since his broken engagement. Though the vulnerable beauty shies from the passion burning bright between them, Daniel is determined to court her and make her his bride. And when he learns of the painful secret she harbors, he is equally determined to take revenge on the man responsible. But will the quest destroy him—and his future with his beloved?


Monday, January 2, 2017

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