Saturday, 30 November 2013

In My Mailbox #24


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren which allows us to share the books we’ve bought, borrowed and received.

Today's haul is filled with awesome. Why? Because this week, I got a package from Harlequin TEEN, and another long-awaited one from HarperCollins!
Check out the pics below :D



For Review



Pawn by Aimee Carter^
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi*
Perfect Lies by Kiersten White*
Split Second by Kasie West*
Frozen by Erin Bowman*
Sworn to Conflict by Terah Edun (from NetGalley)

^ARC from Harlequin TEEN (thanks Lisa!)
*ARCs from HarperCollins International (thanks Megan!)

EEP. Words cannot explain how freaking excited I am for all of these! Pawn looks amazing and I really can't wait to read it. And my HarperCollins box arrived just today, with four amazing books I'm dying to read. Can't wait to start Into the Still Blue, I've been waiting for that for ages :D

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I won this beautiful Allegiant poster from the HarperCollins International Facebook page. Thanks so much for this, Megan! It's so pretty and metallic 

So that's my haul for this week :D I love it and I can't wait to read all these books and to put up my poster. So what did you guys get? Leave me a comment and I'll visit you!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Drew + Fable Forever by Monica Murphy

Omg guys I'm so excited to reveal the cover of Drew + Fable Forever (Drew + Fable #3.5) by Monica Murphy! Check out the awesome cover below as well as an excerpt from the novella.


Man, I love that cover. It fits so well with the rest of the series covers. And I'm so freaking excited for another glimpse into Drew and Fable's lives!'

Here's the official synopsis - 

Monica Murphy returns with her most beloved characters, Drew and Fable, in this eBook original 40,000-word novella that brings her bestselling New Adult series full circle.

Fantasy. How I ended up with NFL player Drew Callahan, the guy every woman wants, is beyond my wildest dreams. All I know is that once he chose me as his one and only, I sure wasn’t looking back. I had past wounds and he showed patience and concern—even taking responsibility for my messed-up kid brother. Now, once again, he’s found a way to blow my mind: an exotic wedding and honeymoon miles and miles away from home. What else could a girl ever ask for?

Reality. Now the honeymoon’s over. Drew’s football schedule takes him on the road constantly, while I need to stay put and look after my brother until he finishes high school—because God knows our sorry excuse for a mother won’t. I know Drew loves me with all his heart, and I’ll always be over the moon about him. This just isn’t how I imagined our life as newlyweds . . . dealing with the distance, missing him all the time. But we’ve gone through hard times before. We can get through this, too, right? We’re Drew and Fable, together forever. At least I hope so. . . .

Release date: January 14th 2014
Publisher: Bantam Books
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Excerpt

“We should check out Ocean Avenue tomorrow,” Drew whispers close to my ear, amusement tingeing his deep voice.
“What? Are you serious?” Even though I’ve come to terms with being here, it doesn’t mean I want to linger and make it a serious vacation. Besides, Drew needs to get back home so he can resume practice.
“Well yeah, remember the spot where we kissed?” His eyes are warm as they search my face, filled with so much love I feel my heart swell.
“Yes,” I whisper achingly. “Of course I remember.”
“I want to go back there.” He tucks a strand of hair behind my ear, his index finger lingering on my skin. “I want to kiss you again in that little alley and remember how wet we were from the rain. How nervous I was. I was scared you might reject me.”
I’d felt the same way. We’d dealt with much of the same feelings and fears and hadn’t even known it.
“I want to take you to that store where you got the dress that just about killed me and buy you whatever you want,” he continues, his fingers drifting across my jaw. My eyes flutter closed as memories rush back at me. “I want to sit outside the dressing room and have you come out to show me every single thing you’re trying on.”
That he remembers all the little details sends a thrill of pleasure spiraling to the very depths of my soul.
“And then I want to wander off for a bit and let you do whatever you want, secretly hoping that you’ll send me a text that says marshmallow. Though if you don’t that’s okay because I’ll send you one instead.” He offers up a crooked smile and the sight of it cracks my heart wide open, overflowing with so much pure love for him I want to cry. “Because we made a deal. Whenever we see or hear that word, the other comes running. I’ll always be the one to rescue you, Fable. You never have to worry about that.”

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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Book Blitz: Sworn to Conflict by Terah Edun


SWORN TO CONFLICT, the third book in Terah Edun’s young adult fantasy COURTLIGHT series, will be released this December 6! Not familiar with the series? Check all three books in here and get a chance to win awesome prizes!

Sworn to Conflict (Courtlight #3)
Title: Sworn to Conflict (Courtlight #3)
Author: Terah Edun
Date of Publication: December 6, 2013
Ciardis Weathervane fought for the living dead and won. But worse than taking on a mass murderer, was her discovery that she had been deceived by her friends. Now she needs to not only fight a war in the North and survive, but also decide where she stands in the midst of competing sides.

A threat to all she holds dear lies in the North and her heart is not the only thing she might lose. A massive army awaits in the mountain pass, surging closer to the gates of the southern lands. Nothing the Algardis army has done so far has dissuaded their march forward and Ciardis finds out that her powers to enhance are needed now more than ever.

As she faces her greatest fears on the battlefields and her heart is torn between her love of Sebastian and loyalty to her family, Ciardis must choose her fate carefully. For in her path, lies the destiny of the empire.

This third novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Transfer.



For those new with the series (you can catch up now!), here are the blurbs for the first two books.

Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1)
Title: Sworn to Raise (Courtlight #1)
Author: Terah Edun
Date of Publication: April 10, 2013
Seventeen-year-old Ciardis has grown up in poverty, a cleaner in a small vale on the outskirts of the empire. But beneath her empire’s seemingly idyllic surface lies a hidden secret. Whispers of an inept crown Prince are growing ever louder—intensified by the five year anniversary of the soulbond initiations.

Amidst scandalous whispers, Ciardis finds herself chosen to train for the Companion’s Guild. She leaves her home and sets off on a personal journey to become a Court Companion. A position she’d never thought possible for a lowly servant to obtain, she must prove that she has the skills to attract a Patron.

But she must master those skills quickly. If the legends are true, only Ciardis can harness the power to raise a Prince in an Imperial Court sworn to bring him down.

This sensational series debut melds intricate storylines with remarkable characters and unforgettable magic. Sworn To Raise is ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore, Michelle Sagara, and Maria Snyder.
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Sworn To Transfer (Courtlight #2)
Title: Sworn to Transfer (Courtlight #2)
Author: Terah Edun
Date of Publication: September 17, 2013
Eighteen-year-old companion trainee Ciardis Weathervane has won the friendship of the royal heir and saved his claim to the throne. Yet her interference in the inheritance rights leaves more harm done than good. The Ameles Forest lies unprotected and its inhabitants are dying.

As humans begin to die in gruesome deaths, the Emperor dispatches the royal heir to the forests with the solution to the kith concerns.

With enemies closing ranks in Sandrin, Ciardis can little afford to leave the city’s nest of vipers to take on a new task. But she’s given no choice when her loyalty to the crown and courts are called into question.

To keep the Companions’ Guild happy and the favor of the Imperial Court, Ciardis will be tested in frightening new ways, especially when she’s faced with an obstacle that could risk the lives of her friends and the family she never thought she had.

This second novel continues the story of Ciardis Weathervane from Sworn To Raise.
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About the author:

Terah Edun is a young adult fantasy writer born and raised in the Atlanta metropolitan area, who transplanted to the Northeast region for college, and has spent years living abroad in South Sudan and Morocco. She writes the stories that she always loved to read as a young girl.

She prefers tales of adventure, magic, fellowship and courtship – in other words high fantasy. But she’s not adverse to the occasional contemporary fantasy coming her way. Sometimes you’ll see cloaks, daggers, independent and strong girls, independent and strong guys, sweet and soft spoken girls, sweet and soft spoken guys, sparkly magic and irritatingly know-it-all boys. The book she’s currently working on is SWORN TO SECRECY, the fourth in the Courtlight series.

Outside of writing, she’s a international development professional with a penchant for Starbucks.

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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Remy Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway


Hey everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Remy (Real #3) by Katy Evans! I'm so happy we got to read this one just days after Mine. Thank you to the SUBClub Books and Enn Bocci for organizing this tour!

Title: Remy (Real #3)
Author: Katy Evans
Release date: November 26th 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 361
Source: NetGalley

Underground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there's been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he's ever had to fight for.







I totally freaked out when I got the opportunity to read and review Remy just days after I devoured Mine! And man, did I love this book. I felt everything I did when I read Real, but in a different way. It was so amazing being inside Remy’s head. I want to re-read this book over and over again, it was that captivating!

Remy is essentially Real in Remy’s POV, with some slight tweaks. We also get some scenes from Mine in his POV, and we get to find out what’s happening in the present too. Remy and Brooke are getting ready for their wedding in present-day, and I really loved seeing how much they love each other and how comfortable they are with Racer now in the picture. Speaking of Racer, he is one adorable little boy! I did want to see more of him in the book. But I’m good with lots of Remy/Brooke time.

Initially I thought that Remy would get a little repetitive since most of it is Real in Remy’s POV, but I was wrong. I didn’t get bored for a second! It’s really different reading from Remy’s perspective. We get to see what he was thinking right from the beginning, and we get new scenes as well, that Brooke wasn’t a part of in Real. Like the part where Remy goes to find Scorpion after seeing the picture of Brooke kissing his tattoo. I’ve always wanted to know what exactly went down between them, and now I do. And it was so intense!

This book really made me empathize with Remy, way more than before. It shows different sides of him – the really sweet side, the protective and primal side, and also the broken parts of him that he doesn’t let anyone see. My heart broke for him quite a few times while reading, especially when he’d refer to his childhood and how he was treated.

I saw Brooke differently in this book too. If you’ve read Real, you’ll know the part towards the end, where Brooke leaves. Well, in this book, I experienced all the anger and pain that Remy did when he realized she left him, and I was hurt and mad on his behalf, too. But on the other hand, Brooke is portrayed as utter perfection by Remy throughout the novel, and it made me realize how and why exactly he fell for her.

The ending is absolutely perfect, and I can’t believe this is the last of Brooke and Remy’s story. I will miss these characters so much, and I’ll miss being in their heads. Remy has definitely satiated me for a while, though I’ll need to re-read this series all over again pretty soon. I can’t get enough of these incredible characters and beautiful story! Thank you, Katy, for giving us Remy and Brooke. And for those of you who haven’t had the fortune of meeting these two yet, what are you waiting for? Get to it!

*Thank you to Gallery Books for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4/5

About the author:

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!


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Entangled Embrace Launch Blog Tour: Spotlight + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the Entangled Embrace blog tour, featuring 4 different books - Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London, Trouble Comes Knocking by Mary Duncanson, Hushed by Kelley York, and Ruined by Jus Accardo. I'm spotlighting all these books, and don't forget to enter the giveaway below! Also, thank you to InkSlinger PR for organizing this tour. You can check out the full tour schedule here.

About Entangled Embrace:
EMBRACE…endless possibilities.  A new adult imprint from Entangled, launching November 11th! You can follow them and get more information about future titles @EPEmbrace or their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceImprint


Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London


Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens.

“Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly.

Henry is Spring's only hope at publication, but he's also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can't help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there's more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts Spring at odds with everything she believes in.

Definitely, Maybe in Love is a modern take on Pride and Prejudice that proves true love is worth risking a little pride.


Release date: October 28th 2013
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble



Trouble Comes Knocking by Mary Duncanson

It’s hard not to answer when trouble comes knocking.

A girl who can’t forget… 


Twenty-two-year-old Lucy Carver is like Sherlock Holmes in ballet flats, but her eidetic memory is more albatross than asset, and something she usually keeps hidden. When she notices that something’s amiss at her dead-end job, she jumps at the chance to finally use her ability for good. That is, until, a man is murdered, and she becomes the target of the killer. 

A detective on his first case…

Detective Eli Reyes is overbearing, pompous, way too hot for Lucy’s own good, and seems as determined to ruin her relationship with her boyfriend, John, as finding the murderer. He brings Lucy in on the case, thinking she can help him get to the truth, only to cut her loose when he realizes he’s gotten far more than he ever bargained for. 

A past that won’t go away… 

When memories from her childhood invade her present, Lucy discovers a mystery bigger than she could have imagined. With the killer still after her, and Eli nowhere to be found, she takes things into her own hands, determined to expose the truth no matter what—before trouble comes knocking…again.

Release date: November 11th 2013
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble



Hushed by Kelley York


He’s loved her. Killed for her. Yet he may not be able to save her.

Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids. Since then, he’s never stopped trying to shelter her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when skipping from one toxic relationship to another. Archer is always there, reeled in and tossed out, waiting to be noticed.

Then Evan Bishop breezes into town with a warm smile and calming touch, and Archer can’t deny his attraction to him. Evan is the only person who keeps him around without a single string attached. And the harder Archer falls for Evan, the more he sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is.

But Viv has her hooks in deep, and once she finds out Archer’s dark secret, she threatens to expose the truth if she doesn’t get what she wants. And what she wants is for him to end his relationship with Evan...permanently.



Release date: November 11th 2013
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble




Ruined by Jus Accardo


Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.

Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.



Release date: November 11th 2013
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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Review: Recipe for Attraction by Gina Gordon

Title: Recipe for Attraction (Madewood Brothers #2)
Author: Gina Gordon
Release date: November 25th 2013
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 274
Source: Publisher

Bad boy Neil Harrison may have sexy body and an even sexier smile, but there’s no way in hell architect Carson Kelly is falling for the elusive bachelor. For starters, he’s her boss, and getting intimately involved with the infuriating alpha male could be a career-killer. And secondly, he’s battling personal demons in one of the most dangerous ways possible: illegal street racing. After a friend’s tragic death years ago, Carson swore she’d never get involved in that life again.

Neil knows Carson’s keeping secrets and he’s determined to uncover all of them…even if he has to seduce them out of her. But as their antagonistic work relationship ignites a passionate affair, Carson must decide if protecting Neil from his need for speed is the perfect outlet for her own restless desire, or if they’re on a one-way path to destruction.


I'd been waiting for this book ever since I read and loved Recipe for Satisfaction, and this one definitely did not disappoint! I adored these characters and the sweet but intense plotline, and I managed to devour this book all in one go. That's how addictive it was! So don't start this book at night, it'll keep you up for hours until you finish it.

Recipe for Attraction follows the oldest Madewood brother, Neil. I remember him from the first book, and knew that there would be something between him and Carson! I'm glad to be proven right in this book. Neil loves speed, especially in racing. But when he goes to an illegal street race and meets his architect Carson there, he knows there's something about her she's keeping from him. And he strives to find out who she is. At the same time, Carson will do anything to keep Neil away from the dangers of illegal racing. The two of them come to an agreement, which turns out to be a lot more complicated than they initially thought.

I first thought that the sequel to Recipe for Satisfaction might be Cole and Penn's book, but theirs is the fourth installment in the series. I was really looking forward to reading about them, but I love Neil and Carson just as much. The street racing part reminds me a little of Crash into You by Katie McGarry, which I thought was awesome.

I warmed to Carson immediately. She's snarky and badass and she rides a bike! And she definitely doesn't let anyone walk all over her. She's stubborn like that. But her dad will never be satisfied with her, and I really empathized with her whenever that came up. Carson wants to prove her worth, and she's working hard to do that. But Neil comes along and suddenly her professional life is mixing with her personal life. It's obvious how much she cares for Neil throughout the book, even right from the start.

And Neil, oh my god I loved him. He's my new favourite Madewood brother. Though he seemed kind of obnoxious in the first book, we really get to know him in this one and everything he's been through. He's gorgeous and protective and kind, and Carson is so freaking lucky to have him. Neil has feelings for Carson pretty early on as well, and I found it amusing how neither of them would admit it until much, much later.

Needless to say, I can't wait for the next installment in this richly romantic and seductive series. Neil and Carson took over my mind for a while, and I can't wait for the same to happen with Finn next, and then Cole. Recipe for Attraction is a can't-miss for all Brazen lovers, and romance lovers in general too!

*Thank you to Jessie Potts at Entangled Publishing for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4/5

Waiting on Wednesday #48: Forged

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week's WoW is...


Forged by Jennifer Rush


Title: Forged (Altered #0.5)
Author: Jennifer Rush
Release date: December 3rd 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Before Anna and Sam, there was Dani and Sam.

There's one rule that all Branch operatives must live by: No attachments. When Dani O'Brien entered the Branch, she planned to trade her freedom so that her family could have a better life. But joining up with the mysterious organization is more than she bargained for. Branch head Connor watches over her closely--too closely. The training is brutal, the experiments are secret, and the missions promise to be anything but ordinary. The only thing getting Dani through each day is the hope that she'll run into Sam--a young man, about her age, who wears the world on his shoulders.

Find out how it all began in this short-story prequel to Jennifer Rush's thrilling and suspenseful Altered series.

I know I've previously never featured novellas as my WoW before, but I've decided to do that now. So the next few WoWs here will all be novellas, because I'm embracing the change! I'm super stoked for Forged, because the Altered series is one of my favourite series ever. I was lucky enough to have read an ARC of Erased, the second book, and I loved it. I can't wait to find out more about Dani and Sam in this one! Plus, I seriously can't stop staring at that cover O.O


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Review: Bitter Sweet Love by Jennifer L. Armentrout



Title: Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: December 1st 2013
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: eARC
Pages: 115
Source: Harlequin TEEN & NetGalley

Dez wasn't just Jasmine's crush. A gargoyle Warden like Jas, he helped her come to terms with her destiny—fending off demons and maintaining balance between good and evil. He was her everything...right until the moment he disappeared without a trace. It didn't help that Jas's father had just announced that she and Dez would one day be mated. Hard not to take that personally.

And now he's back, three years older, ten times hotter, ready to pick up exactly where they left off. But Jas isn't taking that risk again. Dez has seven days to meet all her conditions and earn back her trust. Seven days filled with terrifying danger and sweet temptation. Seven days to win her heart—or shatter it all over again...


“Nothing in this world is stronger than love. It should always be enough, no matter what.”
Bitter Sweet Love is an enticing prequel to what I guarantee will be a sizzling new series! I was ecstatic when I found out Jennifer Armentrout had a new YA series coming out, and jumped around when I saw this novella waiting for me in my inbox! I've read this thrice already, and it's still not enough. I loved the concept of the Wardens and demons, and it was amazing to meet these new characters.

Jasmine is a gargoyle Warden, living in a society with traditional rules. In order to mate, males 'claim' females, who then have a week to decide on an answer. When Jasmine's best friend and the object of her adoration comes back to claim her after three years of absence, she doesn't know what to think. Dez is adamant on showing her he's sorry and that he wants her. Jasmine gives him the seven days, fully intent on saying no. But as they spend time together like they used to, Jasmine feels things she hasn't felt in years, and the love and anger inside her battle for domination.

I've never read a novel about gargoyles before, and didn't know what to expect. And after reading this, I can say that they're now one of my favourite paranormal creatures! Jennifer gives us a detailed background of the Warden culture and the demon uprising, and we get to find out about how their society works. I love the originality of this concept. It's hard to find a unique premise for a YA paranormal nowadays, but Jennifer has got it bang on.

Jasmine is reminiscent of Jennifer's badass female heroines, which of course made me like her immediately. She's the fastest out of all the gargoyles she knows, and she loves flying immensely. She's also adventurous, brave, and determined. But Jasmine guards her heart carefully after it was broken by Dez three years ago, and she's not willing to give it away so easily again.

I absolutely adored Dez! How could I not? He's gorgeous, sweet, protective, and incredibly skilled. It was amusing but also really romantic to see how Dez used the seven days to win Jasmine back. It's obvious how much he cares for her, and we get to see that a lot in this novella. The chemistry between these two characters is undeniable, and it made the kissing scenes all the more hot because of it!

Another thing I loved about Bitter Sweet Love is that we get to meet the main characters of White Hot Kiss - Layla, Zayne and Roth. Well, Roth only briefly. But it was interesting to see how they interacted with each other. This novella is set a few years before the events of White Hot Kiss, so Layla is just about thirteen years old. Even in this, it's clear that she and Zayne care about each other a lot, so I can't wait to see that develop in their book.

All in all, this prequel novella is a delicious peek into The Dark Elements series, with a unique concept, striking characters and a spark-filled romance. I'm now dying to read White Hot Kiss! And I can definitely tell you that this series is a 2014 must-read.

*Thank you to Harlequin TEEN for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 5/5

Release Day Launch: Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase

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We are beyond excited to be able to share with you all the release of Nichole Chase's SUDDENLY ROYAL in paperback! This book is gorgeous and will definitely be one you'll want to add to your shelf!


Suddenly Royal

SUDDENLY ROYAL Synopsis:

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working on a master's degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it's to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed . . .

As crown prince of Lilaria, Alex D'Lynsal has had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures in the press have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She's stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone's front-page news. While Sam tries to navigate her new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

Release date: November 26th 2013
Publisher: Avon Books
Purchase links: Amazon | Barnes and Noble



Check out my review of Suddenly Royal HERE!

 About the author:

Author PhotoNichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.
For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.
Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Ms. Chase is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal (including several short stories).

Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, dog, tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.



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SUDDENLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase is on sale from Avon Books on November 26, and we’re celebrating this positively regal release by giving you a chance to pamper yourself like a princess! Pick up your copy of SUDDENLY ROYAL & upload a picture of yourself reading it while wearing a tiara (no royal leaves home without one!) for a chance to win this gorgeous Tranquility Bath Gift Basket from Overstock.com! From 11/26 to 12/6, tweet @avonbooks using hashtag #btwncovers or tag Nichole Chase on Facebook (www.facebook.com/author.nicholechase) with your picture, and a random winner will be announced on 12/7.

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