Sunday, July 24, 2011

Historical Romance Blog Tour!

Welcome to the Historical Romance Blog Tour!  I have 3 wonderful Historical Romance book reviews for you.  I am posting this on the last day of this tour though, so, if you happened to have missed a day or the previous post giving you all a heads up and links to the other blogs participating; then you can go to the other blogs now to read their reviews as well if you so wish. 

Here is the link for the participating blogs.

The books:

  • Tamed by a Highlander by Paula Quinn
  • Lady Of Seduction by Laurel McKee
  • Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Now, onto the reviews!

Tamed by a Highlander



The night he left, Mairi MacGregor banished Connor from her life forever. Now her heart belongs only to Scotland. As part of a secret alliance, she journeys to London in search of information . . . only to find herself face to face with the one man she swore she'd never trust again. Though Mairi's body still craves Connor's touch, she can't forgive his betrayal. But a traitor lurks in their midst and to protect her beloved Highlands, Mairi must make a leap of faith and join forces with Connor-even if it means losing her heart to him again.

I love Paula Quinn's Highlander books.  You always know that it is going to be a good book when it is by Quinn.  Tamed By A Highlander is no exception.  It was a great read.  Tamed By A Highlander is the 3rd book in the Children in The Mist series.  I have read the first 2 in the series so of course I had to get my hands on the 3rd in the series; these are some great books.

1st book- Seduced By A Highlander
2nd book- Ravished By A Highlander

The characters were great, lovable and well developed.  There really aren't any spots in the book where you think, 'oh hurry up and get back to the good stuff'.   From start to end, Tamed By A Highlander keeps your attention.  I love highlander books, and if you do too, pick this one up (and the first 2 in the series!).

Lady Of Seduction

It's a mad, ill-advised journey that leads the usually sensible Lady  Caroline Blacknall to the legendary isle of Muirin Inish, off the  windswept coast of Ireland.  Even so, she doesn't expect to find  herself shipwrecked and then rescued by a man she believed she would  never see again.  A man who, long ago, held her life in his  hands...and with it, her heart.

Reformed rake Sir Grant Dunmore knew he could never forget the  beautiful woman he once endangered, nor will he ever forgive himself  for placing her in harm's way.  But history seems doomed to repeat  itself, for as long as Caroline stays on the island, she is trapped  in a secret plot that could forever free Ireland--or turn deadly for  all.  And yet, now that she is in his arms again, how can he ever  let her go?

Lady Of Seduction is the 3rd book in the Daughters Of Erin series.  I have read the first 2 in the series and they were wonderful.

1st book- Countess Of Scandal

2nd book- Duchess Of Sin

The characters were seriously amazing.  The hero was someone you just have to completely fall in love with.  The heroin, someone you are rooting for the whole way.  I absolutely loved the whole thing- the plot, the characters, the love story; everything.  This was one awesome book. 

However- This is the last book in the series, and that is what I don't like.  I want more!  But, I know that McKee will have more books, so I will just have to content myself with looking forward to those.

Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel

Three proud warriors locked in a struggle for victory.

Three beguiling women united in their vow to restore peace.
Despite an official peace, old conflicts smolder in the Glen of Many Legends.  Kendrew Mackintosh, Chieftain of his clan, is famed as both a bold and hot-blooded warrior and a sensual lover. He has no intention of settling down . . . until he kisses a forbidden beauty whose passion matches his own.

Highborn and gently raised, Lady Isobel Cameron has long harbored a secret fascination for the fearless, charismatic Mackintosh—even though her brother is his sworn enemy. When destiny draws them together for one night, she can’t resist him. But what begins as a flirtation soon becomes a fight for survival. A deadly new threat has come to the glen, and Kendrew and Isobel must learn to trust and protect one another—or pay the ultimate price.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was truly captivating.  I liked the characters, like the rest of the book, they too, were well written.  The details and descriptions used were wonderful; it made reading Temptation Of A Highland Scoundrel all the more appetizing. 

The action/plot was mixed evenly with the love affair going on.  In fact, Temptation Of A Highland Scoundrel is the 2nd book in the Highland Warriors Trilogy, something I was happy to have found out.  I cannot wait to pick up the first book in the series.  And, for those of you wanting to know, it is Sins Of A Highland Devil.  The 3rd book is yet to come, but the name of it is Seduction Of A Highland Warrior.  So, make sure you keep your eye out for this one to hit the shelves.

To make it short and sweet, just know this:  I recommend this book to anyone who likes Highlanders and Historical Romances.  It was a great book.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blog Tour heads up! Reviews & Giveaways!

Historical Romance Blog Tour

One week only!

Here is the list of participating blogs for you.  I've also included when they are posting and if they are having a review, giveaway, or both!

Monday the 18th (that's today, sorry for the short notice)

Tuesday the 19th

Wednesday the 20th

Thursday the 21st

Friday the 22nd

Saturday the 23rd

Sunday the 24th

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Review: The Darkest Heart by Thea Devine

Ever since a terrible fire killed her older son, one ambition has ruled Countess Lazlaric. Desperate to continue the family legacy, she is determined that her rakehell second son wed and produce an heir. Now, she’s found the perfect bride. A distant relative, writing to beg for help, is ideal for her secret plans.Alone in the world, beautiful raven-haired Senna Landseth finds more than just Drom Manor’s isolation sending a shiver down her spine. Countess Lazlaric seems overly eager to welcome her, strange noises fill the cavernous corridors of the gloomy manor, and she senses she is being spied upon. Then a note mysteriously appears, inscribed with chilling words: “I’m watching you. Nicolai.”In the years since the fire that supposedly destroyed him, Nicolai Lazlaric has inhabited the world of a vampire, consumed with seeking revenge on the creature who turned him. Now, it is time to return to Drom Manor. But Nicolai has no idea how badly the Countess wants an heir—or that his hated brother’s prospective bride is residing there. Senna’s unexpected presence upends Nicolai’s plans, for he can think only of possessing the beautiful innocent, of taking her in a blood-binding seduction from which she will never escape. . . .   description taken from here.

I enjoyed reading The Darkest Heart.  It was a more dark romance.  Gallery Books (it's publisher) describes it as a 'sensual and compelling Gothic paranormal romance.'  They hit the nail on the head when they said that.  It does have a Gothic feel to it.  The book is well written with a compelling plot that has you up reading until 2 in the morning.

It's a good book for anyone who likes paranormal romances.

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**

Free Ebooks from Sourcebooks!

Sourcebooks has more promotions going on, which means FREE Ebooks for us!

You can always grab them through the Sourcebooks website:

However, it is easier for me to grab them through amazon, which also has Soucebook's promotions, so for while you can always click the link above to download the books via Soucebooks' website, I will also include the links for other's convenience.

Mistress' House by Leigh Michaels

Never A Bride by Amelia Grey

Kiss At Your Own Risk by Stephanie Rowe

Lady Of Hay by Barbara Erskine

The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Review: Moonlight Warrior by Janet Chapman

Eve Anderson is darned tired of Kenzie Gregor meddling in her business. She might be struggling to keep herself and her ailing mother financially afloat, but she's no princess in need of a strong, capable knight in a black SUV to rescue her -- even if he is easy on the eyes. Besides, there's something very odd about him...and she's sure the strange events occurring in their small coastal Maine town are linked to his recent arrival.

Once an immortal warrior cursed to live as a panther, Kenzie is finally free to live and die as a man, and his destiny is to help other displaced souls. Of course, if he can get tiny, blue-eyed, curly blond Eve out of the deal, doesn't get any better. But she's as stubborn and fierce as a lioness, and in order to win her love, he must tempt her with forbidden desires.... description taken from here.


I had reviewed this book in the past and I said that I did not like it.  As I mentioned in the review of the 2nd book in this series though, I go through spurts in books.  For a couple of weeks all I want to read is Historicals, then for a couple of weeks I am infatuated with Paranormals and so on.  When I read this book in the past, I had to have been in one of those spurts (that's not Paranormal) because I absolutely loved the 2nd book this series (Midnight Bay Trilogy).  You can read my review here of the second book, Dragon Warrior.

So, if you have already read my review of Dragon Warrior, then you would know that I had planned on re-reading and re-reviewing Moonlight Warrior.  (Which I just loved!)

The characters in Moonlight Warrior were also in Dragon Warrior, so I already liked the characters.  However, when reading their book, I couldn't help but love them more.  They were excellent!  So well written, the plot was great, AND it actually helped explain to me some of the beginning of Dragon Warrior.  The minor characters throughout Moonlight Warrior made the book all the more funny and adorable. 

I loved Kenzie and he was clueless when it came t sarcasm.  It was endearing.  Eve was a great female lead.  She had just got a divorce from her husband and was not about to fall for a man so soon.  However, while she was not about to commit, she did not fight overly hard (You know how sometimes you just want to reach into a book and slap some sense into the female character?  Well that was not needed in this case thankfully!)

To make it short and sweet:  This was a wonderful book and if you like Scottish accents, hot men, or paranormal romances, (or all of the above) then you should get this book, because you will love it as much as I did.

**** Keeper
Heat Rating= Sweet

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!

**I was sent a copy of the book in order to write a real and honest review. I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own.**