Sunday, 22 November 2015

Blog Tour: The Winter Laird by Nancy Scanlon; Review + Giveaway

The Winter Laird (Mists of Fate #1)
Author: Nancy Scanlon
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release Date: 17 November 2015


Successful matchmaker Brianagh O’Rourke believes in happily-ever-afters...just not her own. She’s convinced passion only exists in her dreams. When she reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal, Bri decides she needs a vacation―but she didn't expect it to be in 13th century Ireland.


Laird Nioclas MacWilliam just wants peace for his clan. The time for him to marry has come, and after waiting years for his ally to present their daughter, he’s agreed to marry another. But on the eve of his nuptials, a daring rescue brings his missing betrothed right into his arms.

And she does not want to be there.


Brianagh has to return to the future. Nioclas has to marry. He offers a solution for the both of them: She marries him and stays for three months, and they work together to convince his clan they are a love match. In return, he vows to safely return her home. But as the days turn to weeks, they both begin to see what a happily-ever-after could be. And when the time comes, does Brianagh return to the life she’s built, or does she remain in the past for a chance at true love?

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Blog Tour: The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior by Jennifer McQuiston; Review, Excerpt + Giveaway

The Spinster's Guide to Scandalous Behavior (Seduction Diaries #2)
Author: Jennifer McQuiston
Release Date: 24 November 2015
Publisher: Avon

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston's enticing new Seduction Diaries entry, a mysterious journal may provide a potential spinster with instruction—or lead her to her heart's desire...

Free-spirited Lucy Westmore isn't yet a spinster, although she fully intends to be. Fortunately, an eccentric aunt has left her both a diary detailing the secrets to spinsterhood and a cottage in Cornwall. Unfortunately, an insufferable marquess is angling for her prize! Turning Lord Thomas Branston down flat should be easy. So why does this man who won't take no for an answer make Lucy's body and soul sigh yes?

Thomas knows the real value of Heathmore Cottage, and he has no intention of letting some silly Society miss get her hands on it. He'll simply have to charm Lucy into selling. But the clever young woman he encounters, first in London, then en route to Cornwall, stands stubbornly on her own two (quite lovely) feet. And now, Thomas can think only of sweeping her off them.

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“Lord Branston,” Lydia mused from the sofa. Her tears were gone, though her eyes still bore traces of redness. “Isn’t that—”

“Yes.” Lucy knocked her head once, twice, against the door frame, but the violence did little to clear her thoughts. If anything, it muddled them further. She dug at the unholy itch that had sprung up beneath the collar of her shirt, almost as though her skin were telling her to run far and fast. She turned around to face her sister. “It’s the man who tried to buy Heathmore.”

Lydia’s forehead wrinkled. “Lucy, what else have you done besides cut your hair?”

“I may have sent him a letter demanding he vacate the premises,” Lucy admitted. She blew wisps of hair out of her eyes. “And accused him of trespass.”

And threatened to summon the authorities.

What was the bounder doing here? Why would he have come all the way from Cornwall, especially given the tone of her letter?

Not to thank her for her good manners, or to compliment her on her penmanship.

Oh, God, she needed a solid plan. And apparently an entire army of hairpins.

Unfortunately, neither were in ready reach.

“Are you really going to meet Lord Branston dressed like that?” Lydia asked, sounding horrified by the notion.

Lucy looked down at her clothing. Though she wore trousers when digging in the dirt, it had been years since she’d truly dressed as a boy, and then she most often pretended to be a groom to climb trees in Hyde Park. The subterfuge no longer came easily. She would have preferred to be dressed in her own clothes for this meeting, especially given how Geoffrey’s waistcoat bunched in the wrong places and strained in others.

And good God, how this shirt made her itch.

But as awkward as she felt, she refused to give Lord Branston the pleasure of dressing properly for his company. The man was trying to force her hand in a direction she refused to go, and she would see this to an end, once and for all.

Hopefully, before her father found out.


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Stacking The Shelves #128

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.
It's a fab way for bloggers to share what they've added to their bookshelves (virtual or real) this week!

For Review

And big thanks to Piatkus for the books I've received from them this week!

What have you added to your shelves this week?

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