Posts Tagged: blog tour

Sep 15
Blog Tour: Review-Lecia Cornwall’s What a Lady Most Desires + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Lecia Cornwall’s What a Lady Most Desires + Giveaway

I admit that the only reason I wanted to read Lecia Cornwall’s What a Lady Most Desires was mostly due to the cover! I mean it’s drool worthy and made me want to just pet the cover while saying, “my precious.” When given the opportunity to participate in the blog tour, I couldn’t pass up the chance since it meant spending more time drooling over the cover! We have good character development. Delphine St. James is beautiful and charming, but it’s all a façade. When she’s out in society, she plays the part as expected, but she’s tired of it. I liked Delphine because she’s not afraid to sit around and wait for things to happen. She’s interested in taking an active role and finds a purpose after the Battle… Read more »

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Sep 05
Blog Tour: Review-Liz Carlyle’s The Earl’s Mistress + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Liz Carlyle’s The Earl’s Mistress + Giveaway

I’ve been a Liz Carlyle fan for a few years and she’s an auto-buy for me, but admit I haven’t really kept up with her like I should. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour for The Earl’s Mistress I couldn’t pass up the chance. We have good character development. Our heroine, Isabella Aldridge is trying to make ends meet and raise two girls. Her beauty makes it difficult to obtain a governess position but she’s not afraid to work hard. I had a bit of trouble warming up to Isabella because she tries to make a stand and then just goes with the flow. I wanted her to have a little more backbone. Our hero is Anthony, the Earl of Hepplewood and quite frankly I giggled… Read more »

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Aug 18
Interview: Mina Vaughn + Giveaway

Interview: Mina Vaughn + Giveaway

Today, I’m excited to welcome Mina Vaughn to Lit, etc! Mina has a new book out, How to Reprimand Your Rock Star and it’s the second book in her DommeNation series. I liked the first book, How to Discipline Your Vampire and am looking forward to spending some time with Reprimand. Also, one copy of Reprimand is up for grabs! Good luck! Q. Tell me something about Mina Vaughn other than the standard bio on your website. I’m a really silly person and I am almost always laughing. I’m incredibly loud, too. I was hanging out with my friends at RT in New Orleans a month ago and E. L. James herself had to clamp her hand over my mouth at times because I was so freaking loud. It was… Read more »

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May 21
Blog Tour: Review-Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love + Giveaway

I adore novels where one of the main characters is an author because it always gives the reader an insight to how an author views themselves (even if it’s on a subconscious level). So when I saw the synopsis for Melissa Foster’s Read, Write, Love, I knew I couldn’t pass it up! If you haven’t read Foster’s Love in Bloom or Remington series, it’s perfectly okay to delve right in. I haven’t read any books in the series and didn’t find anything that I would consider a spoiler. Character development is a bit weak. Our heroine is Leanna Bray and she’s a free spirit! Oh boy is she ever. I really liked her outlook on life and how she was cautious about saving the money she inherited. My problem with… Read more »

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Apr 04
Blog Tour: Guest Post-From Rabbits to Regency Rogues by Julie Anne Long + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-From Rabbits to Regency Rogues by Julie Anne Long + Giveaway

I’m excited to welcome Julie Anne Long to Lit, etc! Today she’s talking about the first story she wrote and how she came about to write about rogues. You can read an exclusive excerpt here. From Rabbits to Regency Rogues Between the Devil and Ian Eversea is my fourteenth published book. Well, fifteenth, if you count the Crayola-illustrated, bound-in-staples affair about a talking rabbit named Reddy I self-published when I was about six. It was a thrilling milestone—to me, the whole point of learning to write was so I could finally record the stories I was forever making up. Even before I could read, I would sit cross-legged with the grown-up chapter books in our house (our house was chock full of books of all kinds), and stare at the… Read more »

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Mar 24
Blog Tour: Review-Paula Brackston’s The Midnight Witch + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Paula Brackston’s The Midnight Witch + Giveaway

Paula Brackston is a new author to me and I admit I’ve never heard of her before. When I received an ARC for The Midnight Witch, I was intrigued and part of that has to do with the gorgeous cover (and the hardback is even more beautiful in person!). I had planned to read Brackston’s backlist starting with The Witch’s Daughter before starting The Midnight Witch so I could become familiar with Brackston’s writing, but decided to delve right in. If you’ve never read Brackston’s books it’s not necessary to do in order to enjoy The Midnight Witch. Brackston does a great job explaining terms such as necromancer and other terms related to the paranormal and being unfamiliar with aspects of the paranormal won’t hinder your reading experience. We have… Read more »

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Mar 20
Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Eloisa James’ Three Weeks with Lady X + Giveaway

Eloisa James is one of those authors who are hit or miss for me. I loved, loved, loved meeting Leopold Dautry, the Duke of Villiers in James’ Desperate Duchesses series and when I heard his illegitimate son, Tobias, was getting a book, I couldn’t resist the temptation to read it! Ah, Three Weeks with Lady X was everything I wanted! If you’ve never read James’ Desperate Duchesses series it’s not necessary to do so in order to enjoy Three Weeks with Lady X. There are no spoilers and you can even go back to read Leopold’s story, A Duke of Her Own, and not miss anything since both are good standalones. We have good characterization and James does a great job letting us spend an equal amount of time with… Read more »

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Feb 24
Blog Tour: Promo-Jennifer McQuiston’s What Happens in Scotland & Summer is For Lovers

Blog Tour: Promo-Jennifer McQuiston’s What Happens in Scotland & Summer is For Lovers

Jennifer McQuiston’s blog tour kicks off today and Lit, etc is one of the first stops! If you’re a historical romance fan, you’ll definitely want to look into these books since they sound really interesting. Title: What Happens in Scotland Publication Date: Feb 26th, 2013 Synopsis: She woke up married… And then she ran. When recent widow Georgette Thorold wakes up in a Scottish inn with a wedding ring on her finger and lacking all memory of how she came to be there, she does what any well-bred lady with a modicum of sense and a distrust of marriage would do: she panics, clocks the wickedly handsome stranger in her bed over the head with a chamber pot, and runs. James McKenzie, Esquire has either spent the evening protecting a… Read more »

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Feb 21
Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s Before You Break + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Review-Christina Lee’s Before You Break + Giveaway

I enjoyed Christina Lee’s All of You and when asked to participate in the blog tour for Before You Break I didn’t think twice. Before You Break is a heartbreaking journey and one where two people will unknowingly save one another. We have good character development. Even though we first meet Ella Abrams in Lee’s All of You, it was a real treat getting to know her in Before You Break. Ella wants to make a difference and is a psychology major. She also volunteers at a suicide hotline and comes from a large loving family. It’s very easy to see why Ella has such good friends and you’ll even want to be her friend. Daniel “Quinn” is a star baseball player living in the shadows of his past. Everything… Read more »

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Feb 07
Blog Tour: Steven Montano’s Path of Bones-Excerpt + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Steven Montano’s Path of Bones-Excerpt + Giveaway

Today’s our stop on the Steven Montano’s Path of Bones blog tour and I have an exclusive excerpt! Title: Path of Bones Author: Steven Montano Series: The Skullborn Trilogy #2 Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Darker Sunset Press Synopsis: Return to the world of Malzaria in the highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling epic fantasy adventure City of Scars. Hunted by Empires and crime lords alike, Ijanna Taivorkan and the young warrior Kath Cardrezhej make their north through the dire Bonelands, a twisted wastelands populated by unnatural terrors. Hoping to find the answers to her dark destiny and driven by a need to escape her fate, Ijanna won’t rest until she locates the last of the Skullborn. Azander Dane, fallen Dawn Knight, pursues Ijanna in order to help her as a way… Read more »

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Jan 13
Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

Blog Tour: Guest Post-A fine Fauxmance by Maya Rodale + Giveaway

I’m happy to welcome Maya Rodale to Lit, etc! Today she’s talking about her newest release The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement. You can read an exclusive excerpt here. A fine Fauxmance: when fake engagement leads to true love with the bad boy billionaire 1. It starts with a prank… Let’s be real—no one just decides to pretend to be engaged. But sometimes friends take your iPhone. And sometimes friends have a wicked sense of humor and post things like “Jane Sparks and Duke Austen are engaged!” on Facebook when Jane and Duke have only shared one super sexy kiss. 2. …And continues with a crazy scheme. Jane assumes they’ll tell everyone it’s a prank. Duke has other ideas. He persuades her to fake an engagement—it’ll help him repair his… Read more »

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Dec 26
Needing Her Prank-Tastic Blog Tour Unmasked!

Needing Her Prank-Tastic Blog Tour Unmasked!

If you’ve been following Molly McAdams’ Needing Her Prank-Tastic blog tour you know there were a few New Adult authors pretending to be Molly! Think you guessed who was the REAL Molly McAdams correctly? Well, here’s a who’s who of a prank-tacular New Adult authors. In bold is the impersonator featured on Lit, etc on December 21st. And the winner of the prize pack, as chosen by William Morrow Impulse was: Stephanie Zhang! 12/16—The Molly-Impersonator on the following sites was…JAY CROWNOVER: Books Over Boys The Eater of Books! Jennifer Weiser Reading on the Rocks A Life Bound By Books YA Bookish News The Novel List 12/17—The Molly-Impersonator on the following sites was…MONICA MURPHY: The Irish Banana Review Tart Sweet Urban Girl Reader Lebooksquirrel Judging Books By Their Covers Night Owl… Read more »

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