Sunday, July 24, 2011

Reviews & Giveaway x 3 - Forever Historical Romance Blog Tour




Series: Children of the Mist #3
Author: Paula Quinn
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult

My thoughts: 

This is a series I absolutely adore. After literally devouring the first two books in the matter of days, the long wait for Connor and Mairi’s story was torture, but oh so worth it. Paula Quinn’s writing stayed true to the swoon worthy romances I’d enjoyed so much in the first two books of this series, Ravished by a Highlander and Seduced by a Highlander. I adored the main characters, and also enjoyed the secondary characters immensely. The plot also featured a nice mix of mystery and political intrigue. I don’t usually enjoy political elements, but it works well in this series without being overwhelming. The ending was stellar and has left me pining for Colin’s story. This is an author and series you don’t want to miss!

Books in this series:

Ravished by a HighlanderSeduced by a Highlander (Children of the Mist)Tamed by a Highlander




Series: The Daughter’s of Erin #3
Author: Laurel McKee
Available: Now
Reading Level: Adult

My thoughts:

I had difficulties getting into Lady of Seduction initially simply because I hadn’t read the two earlier books in this series. It was apparent main characters, Grant and Caroline, had a tempestuous history I was not privy to. The author did try to highlight events from earlier books, but unfortunately I found I did myself a serious disservice by diving into this series with the final book. This was in no way the fault of the author. Thankfully the amazingly developed characters and beautifully creepy setting caught my interest and kept me reading. This was another historical romance with a healthy dose of political intrigue and seriously troublesome villains. It also featured a very passionate romance with some very erotic scenes. Not what I usually expect from this genre, but it worked perfectly to highlight the intensity of Grant and Caroline’s connection. I’d wholeheartedly recommend this series, but please read in order. You’ll thank me later ;)

Books in this series:

Countess of Scandal (The Daughters of Erin)Duchess of Sin (Daughters of Erin)Lady of Seduction (Daughters of Erin)


Series: Highland Warriors #2
Author: Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Available: 8/1/11
Reading Level: Adult

My thoughts:

Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel takes us back to the beautiful Glen of Many Legends. I fell in love with the world Sue-Ellen Welfonder created when this series debuted earlier this year. In the first book of this trilogy the sisters of the chieftains of three rival clans vow to woo and marry a man from the rival clan to help keep peace in their lands. This installment explores the unconventional romance of Kendrew Mackintosh and Isobel Cameron. Both are unlike any character I’ve encountered in the historical romance genre. Kendrew portrays himself as quite the mad man until the lovely Isobel gets under his skin. I truly admired Isobel’s moxie and go get ‘em attitude. This is a romance for anyone who enjoys watching two stubborn and strong-willed individuals losing themselves to love.

My absolute favorite thing about this trilogy is it features not only knee weakening romances, but also an intriguing mix of legends and ghost stories.  I can’t resist the pull to a book set in a beautiful historical setting when it is paired with a healthy dose of fantasy. Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s fascinating trilogy is just that!

Books in this series:

Sins of a Highland Devil (Highland Warriors 1)Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel (Highland Warriors 2)

Giveaway Details:

I also have 3 sets of Tamed by a Highlander, Lady of Seduction, and Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel up for grabs courtesy of Hachette Book Group.

Open to residents of the U.S & Canada
No P.O boxes please
Leave a comment with a way to contact you (Email, Twitter, etc) to enter
Ends August 1st

26 comments:

  1. What a wonderful giveaway. All three books sound fantastic, but looks like I might have to do some shopping if I were to win since they're all part of a series.

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  2. Thanks for the great giveaway! I can never say no to Highlanders!

    Annie
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  3. I just love Historicals. Highlanders are a favorite. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway and please count me in.


    gfc follower ChrisS
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  4. I could use a little romance and with a highlander...no problem lol! Amazing giveaway! Thanks!

    Margaret
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  5. Thanks for the chance to win these.I'm looking forward to reading them.
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  6. Thanks for the great giveaway-love highlanders!

    myra0502 at yahoo dot com

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  7. Hoping to win this set of what looks to be wonderful books. I really enjoy books featuring highlanders just because they always seem so strong and capable. Similarly, it's fun reading about a lady who does the seducing.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your views on these - I look forward to reading them!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win this.

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  10. What a fantastic givaway! You painted all three of these books in such wonderful light that I can't wait to read them!

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  11. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks
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  12. What a wonderful giveaway from some great authors.
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  13. All 3 of these books sound good..this is a great giveaway. Thank you!
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  14. Victoria ZumbrumJuly 25, 2011 at 7:56 AM

    Please enter me in contest. I would love to read these books. They sound very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  15. never can wrong with a man in a kilt...love historicals

    seachele71@hotmail.com

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  16. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  17. Thanks for the opportunity!!!

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  18. Thank you for including me. =)
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  19. Thank you, Christie, for featuring my new title, Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel, on your blog yesterday. And thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the story so much. It's wonderful to see that you appreciated the legend and lore (and ghosties) that I so love weaving into my books. Sorry I missed you yesterday.

    Everyone Else ~ Good luck and Highland Blessings!

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  20. Awesome giveaway!

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  21. Awesome giveaway. I would love to read these books.
    CrystalGB
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  22. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  23. All of these books sound great, thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. All three books sound really good. I would love to read them. Please enter me. Thanks!

    Anita Y
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  25. Thansk for the great giveaway!
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  26. Have really enjoyed the previous in Paula's series and the other two sound great. ty for the giveaway!

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