Monday, October 31, 2016

Blog Tour: Once Upon a Royal Christmas by Robin Bielman with Giveaway

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Once Upon a Royal Christmas

by Robin Bielman 

Publication Date: October 20, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Holiday
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Synopsis: Colliding with a prince while walking four dogs isn’t how Rowan Palotay pictured meeting royalty, but then lately her life hasn’t gone according to plan. With one teensy tiny mistake, her job as a news reporter took a turn for the worse and now she’s lucky to have a small pet column in the local newspaper. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and magic, but she feels like she’s forever stuck on the naughty list.Prince Theodore Chenery is in Marietta shortly after the death of his mother to meet his grandparents for the first time. When an accidental run-in—literally—with Rowan leads to an unexpected friendship, he finds himself enchanted with the outspoken, feisty country girl. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met and her special brand of kindness and honesty make it harder and harder to keep temptation away. Giving into the passion and deep-rooted emotions between them, Theo and Rowan discover what matters most. But when their relationship makes worldwide news, Theo must decide whether or not to follow his heart or his royal duty. goodreads-badge-add-38px
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Rowan slipped off her coat and hung it on the iron wall rack in her small entryway. She took Theo’s coat and hung it up beside hers. Then she slipped her hand inside his much larger one and led him down the hallway to her bedroom. They didn’t talk and the silence acted like a form of foreplay, heightening the air around them, letting her mind wander to all sorts of sexy scenarios.
All night. She had all night with him.
At her silent maneuvering, Theo sat on the upholstered bench at the foot of her bed. “Stay,” she whispered into his ear.
Her sleepover. Her rules.
She’d left on the small bedside lamp, but the soft lighting wasn’t enough. She wanted to feast her eyes on him, not guess, so she walked over to the standing lamp in the corner and turned it on. Better.
His heated gaze ate her up as she stepped back into his personal space. “The way your body moves in that dress makes me crazy,” he said.
“Good crazy?” She slid her hands inside his tuxedo jacket, around his shoulders, and slowly slipped the coat down his arms, stopping halfway and trapping his arms behind him.
Excitement and I’m-game-for-whatever-you-want flashed in his eyes. “Unbelievably good.”
“I like that.” She undid the buttons of his white dress shirt, pressed her lips to his neck. He smelled so good she hoped his scent lingered on her skin and her sheets for days. “Know what else I like?”
“What?” he asked, his voice husky.
“You.”
“I like you, too. Let me show you how much.”
“After I show you.” She unbuttoned the rest of his shirt. With each open clasp, she placed an openmouthed kiss to his hot, smooth skin. A light dusting of blond hair covered his muscular chest. She moved lower to hard, sculpted abs. He must do at least a thousand crunches a day. The muscles there jumped when she kissed below his belly button.
“If you’re planning to continue progressing this slow, it’s going to be a problem.”
She’d noticed his “problem.” It was hard not to.
“Are you laughing at me?” he goaded, his voice full of fun.
“No, no. I’m laughing at my own silly joke in my head.” She put her hands on his thighs. “Sorry,” she added, suddenly realizing she was nervous and that was why she’d decided on a slow seduction.
This night with Theo meant more than a quick trip between the sheets.
“You never have to be sorry when you’re with me.” His hands cupped her jawline, and he leaned forward to brush a kiss to her lips.
“You freed your arms.”
“I’m taking over.”
She stepped back. “Really?” It wasn’t so much a protest as a challenge. One she had every intention of letting him win. Her rules were overrated.

ABOUT ROBIN BIELMAN

Robin Bielman
When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts all of her story ideas. She is a 2014 RITA Finalist, loves to frequent coffee shops, and plays a mean game of sock tug of war with her cute, but often naughty dog, Harry. She cherishes her family and friends and loves to connect with readers. Get the scoop on Robin, her books, and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com.

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Book Blitz: Gravity by A.B. Bloom with Giveaway

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Gravity

by A.B. Bloom 

Publication Date: October 31, 2016 
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

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They are calling it the End of Days. The world is plunging into darkness, the days growing shorter and the nights longer. Meteor showers are falling to the earth and there are some who would take advantage of the growing darkness. For sixteen year old Bronte Bell, her problems are closer to home. Since her birthday she’s become weaker, her bones breaking, her hair falling out and plagued with constant migraines. No one can explain why. Until a mysterious new boy arrives and tells her that everything is not as it seems. She is not what she seems. Drawn into a war that divides the sky, Bronte is torn between her desire to save the world and her growing connection with Nick. But she will have to let go of reality as she knows it, if she is to accept her role in destiny before the Hunter, who has been tracking her since birth, finds and destroys any chance she has of making the choice which is her birthright to make. Her destiny will change everything . . . goodreads-badge-add-38px

About A. B. Bloom

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna’s main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It’s a work in progress! Anna also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Lone Star Book Blogs Presents: Review of Sir Kaye the Boy Knight: Legend of the Forest Beast by Don M. Winn with Giveaway


SIR KAYE THE BOY KNIGHT BOOK 3
  LEGEND OF THE  FOREST BEAST
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  Don M. Winn
Genre: Children's / Chapter Book / Medieval
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Date of Publication: July 8, 2016
Number of Pages: 178
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The beloved tutor Alchir has vanished! And a dangerous criminal with a grudge against Alchir has just escaped from prison. Kaye is determined to find the tutor and earn a fine reputation as a knight. The search leads Kaye, Reggie, and Beau to a sinister manor house at the edge of a dark forest where nearby villagers live in terror of a deadly monster. As they investigate the mystery of the forest beast, they uncover a terrible plot that could destroy Knox. When there's no one to turn to for help, can they save the kingdom-and their lives-by themselves?

PRAISE FOR LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST:
*Silver Award Winner: Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
"A cracking, fun-filled adventure. Highly recommended!"
The Wishing Shelf Awards Book Review

"LEGEND OF THE FOREST BEAST captures colorful adventures, fun characters, and inspirational thoughts in a quick and easy read for children." —IndieReader Review

“OMG! My kids and I just finished reading book 3 of the Sir Kaye series. We loved, loved, loved this book. It was full of twists and turns, excitement, near misses, and lots of humor. . . It's a must read. The whole series is a must read. We are impatiently waiting for book 4!!” —Amazon Reviewer 
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Sir Kaye the Boy Knight: Legend of the Forest Beast is book 3 in the Sir Kaye the Boy Knight series. I have not read the first two books, but it was easy to jump in and follow along despite that! I would like to go back and read The Knighting of Sir Kaye and The Lost Castle Treasure since I enjoyed Legend of the Forest Beast so much! I also look forward to reading book 4, The Eldridge Conspiracy (out in 2017)!

Legend of the Forest Beast is for middle readers (ages 9-12), however, I think parents and anyone would enjoy this series. The story was full of adventure and suspense. I loved the character Reggie since he was sort of the bookish character! Parents will also love this series for their children as there are underlying lessons to be learned. Girls will also like this series, since there is a Queen and a very interesting character, LayLa. 

This book was incredibly well written and easy to follow. At times, it reminded me of Princess Bride and other stories taking place in medieval times. The illustrations are also a nice pause in the book and give some extra visual imagery to the story! I look forward to reading more from Don M. Winn!

 

Don M. Winn is a multiple award-winning children’s author of ten picture books and three children's novels. His Sir Kaye the Boy Knight® series of novels for independent readers include The Knighting of Sir Kaye, The Lost Castle Treasure, and Legend of the Forest Beast. Don's picture books include The Higgledy-Piggledy Pigeon; Superhero; Twitch the Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge; Shelby the Cat; Space Cop Zack, Protector of the Galaxy; and many others.
Don has been writing for over 20 years. After beginning with poetry, Winn moved on to writing children’s picture books. Almost immediately, his growing young readers begged for chapter books, which led to the creation of the Sir Kaye series. As a dyslexic himself, who well knows the challenge of learning to love to read, Winn's goal is to write books that are so engaging they will entice even the most reluctant or struggling reader. Winn lives in Round Rock, Texas.
  

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2nd PRIZE: Skype Visit + 3 Softcover Copies of Books 1-3
3rd PRIZE: Signed Softcover Copy of Book 3
*Winners of Skype visits can gift them to a school, public library, or homeschooling parent*
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October 22 - October 31, 2016

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10/22
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10/23
Guest Post 1
10/24
Illustration Preview
10/25
Review
10/26
Excerpt
10/27
Review
10/28
Author Interview
10/29
Coloring Download
10/30
Review
31-Oct
Guest Post 2
 



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