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Book Blast: A Moment Forever (Liberty Victory Series #1) by Cat Gardiner

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A MOMENT FOREVER (LIBERTY VICTORY SERIES #1)
BY CAT GARDINER
Publication Date: May 28, 2016
Vanity & Pride Press
eBook; 600 Pages
Genre: Historical Romance
Synopsis: In every footlocker, hope chest, and heart full of secrets there is a story waiting to be discovered and told.

     In the summer of 1992, a young writer is bequeathed the abandoned home of a great-uncle she never knew. The house has a romantic history and is unlike any home she has ever seen. Juliana Martel felt as though she stepped into a time capsule—a snapshot of 1942. The epic romance—and heartache—of the former occupant unfold through reading his wartime letters found in the attic, compelling her on a quest to construct the man. His life, as well as his sweetheart’s, during the Second World War were as mysterious as his disappearance in 1950.

     Carrying her own pain inflicted by the abandonment of her mother and unexpected death of her father, Juliana embarks on a journalist’s dream to find her great-uncle and the w…

Blog Tour: Book Spotlight of Princess Adele's Dragon by Shirley McLain

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Princess Adele’s Dragon
By Shirley McLain
Genre: Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: 22 March, 2016


Blurb:
     Princess Adele lives with her brother, Robert, the King of Valdoria in the castle. There has been a monster terrorizing the Kingdom for months. The King has finally come to a decision on how to deal with the monster but the Princess can't agree with him. For the sake of the Kingdom Princess Adele decides she must be the one to kill the dragon. She couldn't live with herself if her brother went ahead with his plans.

     What Adele found on her quest changed her life and the lives of those around her. She was a strong young woman who knew what she wanted and would do whatever it took to get it. Follow Princess Adele as she battles to save her home and her life.Excerpt: Princess Adele’s Dragon 

Chapter 1

     Princess Adele's face paled when she heard the words of her brother. Her large green eyes stared at his face as she spoke. "Robert, it's inhuman…

Blog Tour: 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa: A Book Review

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27 Days to Midnight
by Kristine Kruppa
Genre: YA, Steampunk, Adventure
Release date: May 3rd 2016 Giant Squid Books
Source: This book was given to me by YA Bound Books Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Everyone in Dahlia's world knows when they're going to die. Except her. 

     Her father has never shown her the pocket watch counting down the days she has left to live. When he sacrifices himself to save her from her scheduled death, Dahlia abandons her comfortable home and sets off after his murderer to uncover the secrets her father died top rotect...and the time research that could bring him back to life. 

     Then she meets Farren Reed. She should hate him. He’s an enemy soldier, a cowardly deserter, and the most insufferable man Dahlia’s ever met. Still, she needs all the help she can get, and Farren is the only chance she has to find the man who murdered her father. But Farren has only twenty-seven days left on his watch. 

     In that time, Dahlia must recover h…

Blog Tour: By Helen's Hand by Amalia Carosella: A Book Review

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By Helen's Hand (Helen of Sparta #2) by Amalia CarosellaPublication Date: May 10, 2016 Lake Union Publishing eBook & Paperback;
Genre: Historical Fiction

Source: This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Virtual Book tours in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: With divine beauty comes dangerous power.

     Helen believed she could escape her destiny and save her people from utter destruction. After defying her family and betraying her intended husband, she found peace with her beloved Theseus, the king of Athens and son of Poseidon.

     But peace did not last long. Cruelly separated from Theseus by the gods, and uncertain whether he will live or die, Helen is forced to return to Sparta. In order to avoid marriage to Menelaus, a powerful prince unhinged by desire, Helen assembles an array of suitors to compete for her hand. As the men circle like vultures, Helen dreams again of war—and of a strange prince, meant to steal her away. Every step she takes to protect herself a…

Helen of Sparta by Amalia Carosella: A Book Review

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Helen of Sparta
Author: Amalia Carosella
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Release Date: 2015
Pages: 402
Source:  This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review.
Synopsis: Long before she ran away with Paris to Troy, Helen of Sparta was haunted by nightmares of a burning city under siege. These dreams foretold impending war—a war that only Helen has the power to avert. To do so, she must defy her family and betray her betrothed by fleeing the palace in the dead of night. In need of protection, she finds shelter and comfort in the arms of Theseus, son of Poseidon. With Theseus at her side, she believes she can escape her destiny. But at every turn, new dangers—violence, betrayal, extortion, threat of war—thwart Helen’s plans and bar her path. Still, she refuses to bend to the will of the gods.

     A new take on an ancient myth, Helen of Sparta is the story of one woman determined to decide her own fate.

My Review: Helen…

Blog Tour: Guest Post by Chantal Gadoury: Allerleirauh

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Today's guest writer is Chantal Gadoury. She is the author of Allerleirauh, a retelling of the lesser known fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. In this guest post, she explores the history behind the Grimm's fairytale. I have a lifelong passion for fairytales, and I look forward to reviewing Allerleirauh soon! I hope this guest post gives you some insight into her fairytale retelling. Thank you, Mrs. Gadoury!





Allerleirauh 
     There’s always a story behind a story, whether we as the readers know that or not. Behind every great fairy tale, there is a place where it made origin; an event or person that influenced the past cultures to create the stories that we all know and love today. Even the untold fairy tales, like “Allerleirauh,” have a place in origin. It’s hard to say, “Yes! This is exactly how this story came to be,” but it can give a general idea of how a story might have been created. 
     My name is Chantal, and I’m the author to a new “retelling” of an old Grimm Brot…

Blog Tour: Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna: A Book Review

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Rebel Sisters
Author: Marita Conlon-McKenna
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Pages: 400
Source: This book was given to me by TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Synopsis: Published for the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, Rebel Sisters is the Number One Irish bestseller from award-winning novelist Marita Conlon-McKenna, who writes with all the emotional depth and warmth of Maeve Binchy.

     With the threat of the First World War looming, tension simmers under the surface of Ireland.

     Growing up in the privileged confines of Dublin’s leafy Rathmines, the bright, beautiful Gifford sisters Grace, Muriel and Nellie kick against the conventions of their wealthy Anglo-Irish background and their mother Isabella’s expectations. Soon, as war erupts across Europe, the spirited sisters find themselves caught up in their country’s struggle for freedom. 

     Muriel falls deeply in love with writer Thomas MacDonagh, artist Grace …