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Blog Tour: Wildfire (Everealm #2) by J.D.W.: A Book Review

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Wildfire (Everealm #2) by J.D.W.
Release Date: 9/1/15
Source: This book was given by me by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Summary from Goodreads:

The journey through Everealm continues as new evil arrives, casting mayhem about the realm. While war and wildfire are causing disorder, Bree and Rowan find that assistance from the fairies isn't what they imagined. As Dagan and Sidonie seek answers to uncover the truth about her family and her magic, they are plagued with even more mystery to unveil. As the wildfire burns, who will be left standing in the ashes?
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 My Review: Wildfire picks up where the first novel left off. Even though they had gotten rid of the evil villain in the first series, there are new villains that threaten their peace. This time Bree and Rowan must turn to other magical creatures that may help them, the fairies. The wizard couple Dagan and Sidonie are also looking for answers to family secrets. Can they be a…

Everealm (Everealm #1) by J.D.W.: A Book Review

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Everealm (Everealm #1)
Author: J.D.W.
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Createspace
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 284
Source: This book was given to me by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Breestlin cannot escape her destiny to become ruler of her father's kingdom, but she never planned to become queen at twenty-three years of age. Upon the return of her first love, Rowan, Bree must quickly learn how to adapt to both her new responsibilities as a ruler and her inability to suppress her feelings for Rowan. To make matters more difficult, her outcast uncle, Silas, will stop at nothing to get what he desires, putting lives and the kingdom in danger. Bree must seek the assistance of the wizard, Dagan, who in a twist of fate discovers much more about his family (and himself) than he could ever imagine in this steamy love story, full of mystery and romance... 

     Danger awaits, as we journey through Everealm, the first book of the Everealm Series

My Review: Bree has been in…

Blog Tour: Quest of a Scottish Warrior: The MacLomain Series: Later Years Book 1 by Sky Purington: A Book Review

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Quest of a Scottish Warrior
The MacLomain Series: Later Years 
Book 1
Sky Purington

Genre:  Time-travel Fantasy Romance

Date of Publication:  September 8, 2015

ASIN:  B010EKKQUE

Number of pages:  257
Word Count:  82,800

Cover Artist:  Tamra Westberry

Source: This book was given to me by Bewitching Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:

     Historian and ancestry website owner, Cassie first became interested in her long lost Broun clan when she realized life was about to change forever. Faced with possible blindness, she seeks out her Scottish bloodline only to discover there is so much more to it than she could have anticipated. Not only will she find answers to her questions but a doorway into the distant past via a Claddagh ring.

     Betrothed since birth to a lass he has never met, Chieftain Logan MacLomain thought the unending tie between his clan and the Brouns was long past. Never was he more wrong. When Cassie appears in a skirmish on the border of his clan’s land,…

The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood #1) by Jeff Wheeler: A Book Review

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The Banished of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood #1)
Author: Jeff Wheeler
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: 47North
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Pages: 357
Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: In a world full of magic and mystery, eighteen-year-old Maia is the exiled princess of Comoros and rightful heir to the throne. Forced to live as a servant in her enemy’s home, Maia flees her captors and begins a perilous quest to save her people. To survive, she must use magic she has learned in secret—despite the fact that women are forbidden to control it. Hunted by enemies at every turn, Maia realizes that danger lurks within her, too. Her powers threaten to steal not only her consciousness but also her sense of right and wrong. Can she set herself free and save the realm she loves—even if her people have forgotten her? In bestselling author Jeff Wheeler’s fantasy epic, the answer may be only the beginning to Maia’s journey throughout the mystical land of Muirwood.

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Blog Tour: The Sisters of Versailles (Mistresses of Versailles, Book One) by Sally Christie: A Book Review

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The Sisters of Versailles (Mistresses of Versailles, Book One) by Sally ChristiePublication Date: September 1, 2015 Publisher: Atria Books/Simon & Schuster Formats: Ebook, Paperback Pages: 432 ISBN-10: 1501102966 Genre: Historical Fiction READ AN EXCERPT.


Source: This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: A sumptuous and sensual tale of power, romance, family, and betrayal centered around four sisters and one King. Carefully researched and ornately detailed, The Sisters of Versailles is the first book in an exciting new historical fiction trilogy about King Louis XV, France’s most “well-beloved” monarch, and the women who shared his heart and his bed.

     Goodness, but sisters are a thing to fear.

     Set against the lavish backdrop of the French Court in the early years of the 18th century, The Sisters of Versailles is the extraordinary tale of the five Nesle sisters: Louise, Pauline, Diane, Hortense, an…

The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki: A Book Review

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The Accidental Empress
Author: Allison Pataki
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Howard Books
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 512
Source:This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Allison Pataki follows up on her critically acclaimed debut novel, The Traitor’s Wife, with the little-known and tumultuous love story of “Sisi” the Austro-Hungarian Empress and captivating wife of Emperor Franz Joseph.

     The year is 1853, and the Habsburgs are Europe’s most powerful ruling family. With his empire stretching from Austria to Russia, from Germany to Italy, Emperor Franz Joseph is young, rich, and ready to marry.

     Fifteen-year-old Elisabeth, “Sisi,” Duchess of Bavaria, travels to the Habsburg Court with her older sister, who is betrothed to the young emperor. But shortly after her arrival at court, Sisi finds herself in an unexpected dilemma: she has inadvertently fallen for and won the heart of her sister’s groom. Franz Jo…

Blog Tour: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart: A Book Review

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Girl Wait With Gun by Amy Stewart
Publication Date: September 1, 2015
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Formats: Ebook, Hardcover
Pages:416
Genre: Historical Fiction/Mystery

Source: This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis:From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling debut novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation’s first female deputy sheriffs.

     Constance Kopp doesn’t quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world since a family secret sent her and her sisters into hiding fifteen years ago. One day a belligerent and powerful silk factory owner runs down their buggy, and a dispute over damages turns into a war of bricks, bullets, and threats as he unleashes his gang on their family farm. When the sheriff enlists her help in convicting the men, Constance is forced to confro…

Avelynn by Marissa Campbell: A Book Review

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Avelynn
Author: Marissa Campbell
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: September 8, 2015
Pages: 352
Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: One extraordinary Saxon noblewoman and one fearless Viking warrior find passion and danger in this dazzling and sensuous debut

     Marissa Campbell's debut novel is a winning combination of romance, history, and adventure sure to appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon.


     It is 869. For eighteen years, Avelynn, the beautiful and secretly pagan daughter of the Eadlorman of Somerset has lived in an environment of love and acceptance. She hasn't yet found a man to make her heart race, but her father has not pressured her to get married. Until now. With whispers of war threatening their land, her father forces Avelynn into a betrothal with Demas, a man who only covets her wealth and status. The dreaded marriage looming, she turns to her faith, searching for answers in an ancient ritual alon…

The Lady Agnès Mystery - Volume 2: The Divine Blood and Combat of Shadows by Andrea Japp: A Book Review

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The Lady Agnès Mystery - Volume 2:  The Divine Blood and Combat of Shadows
Author: Andrea Japp
Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Gallic Books
Release Date: August 17, 2015
Pages: 624
Source: Netgalley/Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Agnès de Souarcy has survived the medieval Inquisition, but remains in grave danger. Her protectors must battle with powerful enemies.

     "Five women, in the centre the sixth" are the enigmatic words foretelling Agnès's destiny. But will she fulfill the role that has been prophesied?

     My Review: This story picks up where the first novel left off. Lady Agnes has escaped the French Inquisition, however she finds out that she is still in danger. Due to the prophecy that involves her, her enemies seek to get rid of her. Her allies who seek to protect her are determined to find out who wants to harm her at all cost. In order to protect all she holds dear, Agnes must figure out how to play her role in the pr…