Thursday, May 26, 2022

An Unfamiliar Duke by Sian Ann Bessey - blog tour/giveaway


An Unfamiliar Duke

Author: Sian Ann Bessey

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Paperback/ebook: 290 pages

FYC FYI: I received an eARC from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own.


At eleven years of age, Rosalind Ainsworth was convinced that Sebastian Lumley, the future Duke of Kelbrook, was the most odious young man she’d ever met. And ten years later, after having had no contact with the nobleman in the intervening time, her opinion of him has not changed. Unfortunately, neither has the marriage contract their fathers signed soon after her birth.
As Rosalind’s twenty-first birthday and the appointed wedding day approaches, Sebastian makes a rare appearance in London. His first meeting with Rosalind since childhood goes less than perfectly, but Sebastian has a compelling reason for honoring their marriage contract—a reason outlined in a document kept behind his workshop’s locked door.
After a quick wedding, the new couple relocates to Finley Park, where their acquaintanceship slowly blossoms into affection. But when Sebastian’s secretive work threatens their fledgling relationship and Rosalind’s life is placed in jeopardy, Sebastian finds himself forced to choose between the man he has pledged to help and the woman he has come to love.

My review
This book was a joy to read. I loved every page. I enjoyed so much the relationship between Sebastian and Rosalind. They were so unsure of each other at first and I felt it progressed so nicely and effortlessly. It wasn't perfect, of course, and there were things they needed to work out, but I loved the communication between them. I appreciated the way the scenes flowed. There was some well written tense moments I felt added to the story so well. The ending was especially sweet. 

5 out of 5 stars. One of my top reads of the year! 

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Amazon Kindle / Amazon Paperback / Deseret Book / Seagull Book

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Cover reveal for Shield and Blade novella by Heather Frost

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SHIELD AND BLADE by Heather Frost releases July 14th, 2022

It is a YA fantasy romance.

His to protect

When Vera broke Venn’s heart, he was shattered. When she was abducted by mercenaries, he vowed to tear Mortise apart to find her. Now, reunited, he is determined to keep her safe–and win back her heart. Of course, things are never that simple.

Hers to defend

Vera has regretted hurting Venn ever since that fateful night in Wexon, but finding the right time to tell him is proving difficult. Traveling with him to Duvan should give her the perfect opportunity, but things take an unexpected turn when they find young children abandoned near a roadside.

Theirs to save

Helping the children isn’t in question, but the detour leads Venn and Vera into the heart of a sinister mystery. The truth they fight to uncover could change everything in Eyrinthia–and may cost them their lives.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Red Cicada by Gregg Luke - blog tour/giveaway


Red Cicada

Author: Gregg Luke

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Published: May 1st, 2022

290 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ebook from the publisher, all views and opinions are my own.


Twenty-eight-year-old Lana Baker knows the signs: the intense flashes of light and building pressure in her head herald yet another migraine. But this time, the unavoidable pain lands her in the hospital, where her unusual past raises more questions than answers. Her medical history is a complete mystery. Stranger still, her battery of tests reveals a shocking secret: Lana has a metal disk embedded in her skull—but she has no idea how it got there. Even more disturbing is the fact that the disk is etched with words—in Russian.

Lieutenant Lance Kipling has been tracking down information on a former marine he believes may have had ties to Cold War biological weapons. So when that man’s daughter turns up in a hospital with a metal disk in her skull, it does not go unnoticed. But Lance has competition for the information stored in Lana’s head—dangerous individuals with Soviet ties. 

Together, Lance and Lana follow a trail of clues her father left, bits of information that reveal Lana’s past and paint a deadly picture of a weapon that has the potential to wreak havoc on the planet’s entire population.

My review

Red Cicada is an exciting thrill-ride! The author does a fantastic job of keeping me needing/wanting to turn those pages quickly. I loved the premise of this book and the mystery surrounding the disk in Lana's head was an adventure to read. Lance was a great hero. I loved every scene he was in. I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the disk and Lana's past. There are many great twists and a really icky bad guy.

4 out of 5 stars. 

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Kindle / Paperback / Deseret Book / Seagull Book

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