Category: Excerpts

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

October 5, 2016 0 Comments Regina
Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

This review is long overdue, but that is a common theme for me as of late. Over the past year, I have used any “spare” time (between school, work, commuting, spending time with my family) to attack my leisure/TBR list. So, when I have a moment to write a review/blog during the semester, that means I’m on top of my game. Yay for me! Check out this lovely book-look created by another fan: Book Look: […]

New Release: Bedmates by Nichole Chase (with Excerpt + Giveaway)

October 4, 2016 3 Comments Erin
New Release: Bedmates by Nichole Chase (with Excerpt + Giveaway)

Bedmates by Nichole ChaseSeries: American Royalty #1Release Date: October 4th, 2016Publisher: William Morrow BooksPages: 384Buy Now: Amazon | B&N | BAM! | iBooks | Indiebound | KoboGoodreads: Add to your bookshelf From the bestselling author of Suddenly Royal comes the first in a sparkling new series about America’s favorite royal—the First Daughter. Everyone makes mistakes, especially in college. But when you’re the daughter of the President of the United States, any little slip up is a huge embarrassment. Maddie McGuire’s latest […]

The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo

March 26, 2016 0 Comments Regina
The Violinist of Venice: A Story of Vivaldi by Alyssa Palombo

      “Playing the violin again ignited a permanent glow that I carried inside me, which burned gently and steadily just beneath my breast bone. Before I left Maestro Vivaldi’s house, we agreed I should return at noon in three days’ time, but I knew my frequent comings and goings would not go unremarked upon for long. I was tempting il destino, but I couldn’t stop.” The man, the myth, the legend: Most ears […]

#PastPostingDate: RE JANE by Patricia Park

January 29, 2016 0 Comments Regina
#PastPostingDate: RE JANE by Patricia Park

Yeaaaaah, I was supposed to post a review about this AMAZING book (more than) a few months ago but lets move on, shall we? *clears throat* The thing is, I enjoyed this re-telling of Jane Eyre so much that I was waiting for my intellect to catch up. RE JANE was incredibly clever, insightful, poignant, and funny. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with the words to review such a smart book. I bow down […]

Bohemian Gospel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter

January 7, 2016 1 Comment Regina
Bohemian Gospel by Dana Chamblee Carpenter

BOHEMIAN GOSPEL WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2015. “A fast-moving, seductive read. A fascinating mix of dark fantasy and rich historical detail.”  Author of The Bloodletter’s Daughter Like any good book, Bohemian Gospel is a book for all seasons. However, I suggest you hurry and go buy a copy to read now, during the Winter months, so you can cuddle up under a fuzzy blanket by a toasty fire. This book will make […]

Sneak Peek @ Titans by Victoria Scott

November 13, 2015 0 Comments Erin
Sneak Peek @ Titans by Victoria Scott

Are you guys excited for Titans by Victoria Scott? WE are! Here is a sneak peek at Titans!! [pdf-embedder url=”http://mereadalot.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/TitansSneakPeek.pdf” width=”500″] Title: TitansAuthor: Victoria ScottRelease Date: February 23rd, 2016Add to Goodreads.Pre-Order Links: Amazon | B&N| TBD | IndieBound From Victoria Scott, author of FIRE & FLOOD, comes a thrilling story of impossible odds. Ever since the Titans first appeared in her Detroit neighborhood, Astrid Sullivan’s world has revolved around the mechanical horses. She and her best friend […]

Blog Tour+GIVEAWAY: The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiousities #1) by C.J. Archer

August 31, 2015 5 Comments Regina
Blog Tour+GIVEAWAY: The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiousities #1) by C.J. Archer

You can find my reviews of C.J. Archer’s Freak House series HERE and her stand alone novel, Surrender, HERE. Don’t forget to ENTER to WIN at the bottom! Victorian Era London, England ATTENTION POLDARK FANS: You will LOVE the dynamic between the Female and Male protagonists in this novel. I wish I could buy stock in C.J. Archer. Once again, she’s blown me away with the start of another great series, The Ministry of Curiosities. […]

Bathing Beauties, Booze and Bullets ( A Jazz Age Mystery #2) by Ellen Mansoor Collier

August 19, 2015 2 Comments Regina
Bathing Beauties, Booze and Bullets ( A Jazz Age Mystery #2) by Ellen Mansoor Collier

You can check out my review of the first book in this series, Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play HERE. “”Boardwalk Empire” meets “Miss Universe” in 1927 Galveston, Texas-the “Sin City of the Southwest.” Jasmine (“Jazz”) Cross is an ambitious 21-year-old society reporter for the Galveston Gazette who wants to be taken seriously by the good-old-boy staff, but the editors only assign her fluffy puff pieces, like writing profiles of bathing beauties.” Here’s a fun alternate […]

Blog Tour Blitz: Lumiere ( The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline E. Garlick

August 14, 2015 2 Comments Regina
Blog Tour Blitz: Lumiere ( The Illumination Paradox #1) by Jacqueline E. Garlick

      I haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book yet but I’m definitely going to grab a copy with a beautiful cover and synopsis like that! ENTER TO WIN some awesome swag below! Title: Lumière Author: Jacqueline Garlick Pub. Date: August 11, 2015 Publisher: Skyscape Pages: 458 Formats: Paperback, eBook Find it: Amazon, B&N, Book Depository, Goodreads One determined girl. One resourceful boy. One miracle machine that could destroy everything. After an […]

Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play ( A Jazz Age Mystery #1) by Ellen Mansoor Collier

August 3, 2015 1 Comment Regina
Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play ( A Jazz Age Mystery #1) by Ellen Mansoor Collier

  I discovered Ellen Mansoor Collier’s Jazz Age Mystery series while doing some Historical research of my own, and by God, I feel like I struck gold, babies! GOLD! We’ve all read the 1920s Historical Fiction set in New York, Chicago, Paris, New Orléans, but I never would have thought about experiencing the Jazz Age via Galveston, Texas until I read Flappers Flasks, and Foul Play. To be honest (I admit with my head hung […]

Release Blitz: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

July 28, 2015 0 Comments Erin
Release Blitz: Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Every Last BreathSeries: The Dark Elements #3Author: Jennifer L. ArmentroutPages: 400Buy Now:Amazon | B&N | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo | BAM   EVERY LAST BREATH Synopsis: Some loves will last ’til your dying breath Every choice has consequences—but seventeen-year-old Layla faces tougher choices than most. Light or darkness. Wickedly sexy demon prince Roth, or Zayne, the gorgeous, protective Warden she never thought could be hers. Hardest of all, Layla has to decide which side of herself to trust. Layla has a […]

ARC REVIEW: This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

July 24, 2015 0 Comments Regina
ARC REVIEW: This Broken Wondrous World by Jon Skovron

I didn’t realize this was the second book in a series when I got it for review. Otherwise, I would have read Skovron’s Man Made Boy before diving into TBWW.   This book was like reading a graphic novel for me- something completely out of my comfort zone and my predictable preferences. The fact that I ended up enjoying this book (a lot, actually), makes me question how well I know myself. TBWW is rife […]

#ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: NEW TEASER!

July 21, 2015 0 Comments Regina
#ILLUMINAE by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff: NEW TEASER!

  October is around the corner and Random House has given us another Illuminae teaser to share! Illuminae is already available for pre-order at the links below: AMAZON     BARNES&NOBLE     BOOK DEPOSITORY Make sure to check out the awesome Illuminae website after watching the teaser video, and check out the out-of-this-world ships that are featured in the story. And grab the Illuminae COUNT DOWN WIDGET for your blog! <center><iframe id=”illuminae” seamless=”seamless” title=”Illuminae” width=”225″ […]

Once Upon A Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery by P.J. Brackston

July 15, 2015 0 Comments Regina
Once Upon A Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery by P.J. Brackston

You can find my other reviews of Paula Brackston’s novels HERE. I was sent a copy of Once Upon A Crime from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, so I have not had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series. In fact, I didn’t even know this series existed until the publisher emailed me. I’m going to have to start stalking Paula Brackston so I can stay in the loop […]

Monarch Madness: A Royal Experiment by Janice Hadlow

April 20, 2015 0 Comments Regina
Monarch Madness: A Royal Experiment by Janice Hadlow

Such a wonderfully written and thoroughly explored family dynasty. This is one of my new favorite Royal Biographies. A Royal Experiment is as compelling and absorbing as a novel. Most of us who dabble in Historical reading and Historical films might have a faint idea about who King George III is. Or maybe he sounds familiar from school days spent in American History class learning about the American Revolution. Those who live outside of America […]

Monarch Madness: His Last Mistress by Andrea Zuvich Review + GIVEAWAY!

April 18, 2015 4 Comments Regina
Monarch Madness: His Last Mistress by Andrea Zuvich Review + GIVEAWAY!

I’m wrapping up my Monarch Madness posts this weekend! Today I’m reviewing and posting a GIVEAWAY of Andrea Zuvich’s intoxicating novel, His Last Mistress. You will fall madly in love with this book if you are a fan of The Seventeenth Century, political intrigue, court gossip, romance, and betrayal. His Last Mistress follows the passionate love affair between the Duke of Monmouth, an illegitimate son of King Charles II, and Henrietta Wentworth, a Lady of […]

Monarch Madness: The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston + GIVEAWAY!

March 27, 2015 5 Comments Regina
Monarch Madness: The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston + GIVEAWAY!

  Okay, so this book doesn’t technically involve a monarch BUT it does involve a Duke and Duchess, so I’ve decided to include this review and the giveaway hosted by St.Martin’s Press. I had not had the pleasure of reading one of Paula Brackston’s books until The Midnight Witch, and I cannot believe it took me this long to get around to it. I can’t imagine a more magical combination for a Historical Fiction lover […]

Book Review: Easy With You by Kristen Proby

March 26, 2015 0 Comments Erin
Book Review: Easy With You by Kristen Proby

Erin’s Review Oh my, I think I liked this novella better than the last few books in the With You in Seattle series. Being that is a novella, this story went by so quick, I was sad when it ended. I wish that we would have gotten more time with Lila, Asher and Casey. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and their backstories. Especially Asher & Casey’s story. They’ve been through a lot and it’s […]

Monarch Madness: The Queen’s Dwarf by Ella March Chase + GIVEAWAY!!!

March 19, 2015 3 Comments Regina
Monarch Madness: The Queen’s Dwarf by Ella March Chase + GIVEAWAY!!!

  The Queen’s Dwarf was a completely engrossing historical tale of turmoil and  intrigue from the perspective of the cherubic, 18 inch tall Jeffrey Hudson- a spy planted in the Queen’s Menagerie of freaks. Jeffrey Hudson, The Queen’s Dwarf, and Queen Henrietta Maria   I have not read much historical biography or fiction from the reign of King Charles I, and this book was such a great introduction to the time period. The Stuart era […]

Special Excerpt: Turtle Bay by Tiffany King

March 18, 2015 0 Comments Christy
Special Excerpt: Turtle Bay by Tiffany King

I could almost see the tension leave their shoulders. “Look at our Rainbow, all grown up,” Butch said, pretending to wipe away a tear. Unlike the reluctance Buttercup had shown, Butch was all for me getting a job. He appreciated the fact I wanted to work for what I wanted. “Aw, don’t cry, Creston,” I said, patting him on the back. “Butch,” he corrected. “Rain,” I countered. “I’ll never understand why you’d want to change […]

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender

March 12, 2015 1 Comment Regina
Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender

A fresh and funny take on the classic possessed-doll-poltergeist story. I love Katie Alender. Her writing is clever and carries that kind of quick-wit charm you see on the big screen or current television shows aimed at teens. I really enjoy Katie’s writing and her simple yet effective characterization. I first fell in love with Katie’s writing in her book, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer. You can check out my review of that one, here. Alexis […]