For Castle and Crown

bookToday I have a super thrilling medieval romance to review. For Castle and Crown by Sian Ann Bessey. Here’s the blurb:

After years spent fighting alongside King Richard in the crusades, Lord Edmund of Hawksford is finally returning to his ancestral home. But far from a joyful reunion, what awaits him is devastation. His elder brother is dead, killed in a tragic fire at Hawksford Castle—and the title of duke now falls to Edmund.

When he strives to rebuild the fire-scarred castle, Edmund learns that his was not the only life the fire shattered: his childhood friend Lady Phillipa survived the flames that took Edmund’s brother, but badly burned, she has hidden herself away from those she loves. Yet as the pair renews their acquaintance, they find that their affection runs deep—perhaps even deeper than they’d ever realized.

As Edmund and Pippa begin to question whether the fire was truly an accident, they must discover the truth of the past before they can plan for their future. While coming perilously close to the answers they seek, Edmund and Pippa find themselves at the mercy of a dangerous foe who will stop at nothing to lay claim on Hawksford—and he will destroy any who stand in his way.

My Review

Decadent5This medieval romance was super intriguing. Lots of knights fighting, mysterious, dark happenings that bring about superstition and suspicion in the townspeople, exciting plot twists, a cool English/Wales setting, and great character development. I really liked everything about this story, and practically inhaled it in two days. It was hard to put down. Medieval settings can be gruesome and cruel, but this has those elements without being graphic about it. It’s still clean and not offensive. I really can’t say enough good about this book. It was a solid 5 all across the board.

Giveaway

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Perfectly You


Just finished this fun YA contemporary romance, and thought I’d give you a heads up about it. This author (Robin Daniels) is Kelly Oram’s sister, and this is her second book. I’m a fan of Kelly Oram, so thought I’d give her sibling a try. Here’s the blurb for Perfectly You:

Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming.

Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction. Continue reading

Romancing Daphne

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This newest book by Sarah Eden was completely delightful. Regency romance at its best. Last month I attended a writer’s conference where Sarah was the Emcee along with James Dashner (Maze Runner). She’s this short, cute redhead with a bubbly personality. I loved listening to her banter about with Dashner and learn from her wisdom during one of her classes. I’ve read lots of her books, and she is an expert at writing emotionally gripping characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. Continue reading

Defiance

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Wow! This one really took my breath away. Defiance by A.L.Sowards is not a romance like I normally read. This is a story set during the latter part of World War II, and it is a gripping journey. Our young hero is Lukas. He’s just barely graduated from high school and is anxious to be drafted and go serve his country. His older brother, Bastian, who is home after losing his leg, tries to warn him about what he will see and experience. But Lukas, like most normal 18-year-olds, wishes his brother would leave him alone. He already knows everything, right? Continue reading

Petticoat Spy

bookTime for another blog tour adventure. Pull on your petticoats and grab your spy glasses for this next book.

Wait! Did I hear you say you don’t own a petticoat?

Well, boo. 😦 I guess you’ll have to make due with a bathrobe then and hope you don’t stand out too much.

Petticoat Spy is set in Revolutionary War times in Massachusetts 1775. It was quite a delicious read, and I’m excited to tell you about it. Here’s the blurb: Continue reading

Tour de Highway – Kansas

Well, Dorothy. We’re in Kansas today. We’ve zipped all over the U.S. on this biking book tour as you can see from the map below. From Utah to Texas and on to Nebraska. If you’ve missed any of the action, here’s a quick summary of the stops we’ve made so far:

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Now we’re pulling into Kansas where my good friend, Michelle Terry, is spotlighting Between Hope & the Highway. Whoohoo!

I hope you’ll join my book and I over at Michelle’s for some more prairie-fied goodness. Michelle is the most genuine, authentic woman I know. Once I stumbled onto her blog, I couldn’t leave. She is one of the kindest people I know…and funny. I know you’ll love her too. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of my book  yet, it just went down in price this week…so lucky you.

Happy reading…and biking.

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