Review: Inceptio (Roma Nova #1) by Alison Morton

This is my first experience reading an alternative history novel. Inceptio is not just an alternative history novel though…it’s part political thriller, part romance, and part fantasy.

Karen Brown leads an unassuming life. She grew up in rural Nebraska and moved to New York where she continues living a quiet life.

She works in a cubicle with no major responsibilities. She isn’t seeing anyone special, and like most young women on their own, she’s barely making ends meet.

But all that is about to change, in a big way.

When she starts working on a new account for a Roma Nova organization, she has no idea they are actually there surveying her. She soon learns that her mother, a fellow Roma Novan, made arrangements for her to be rather well off.

But as the saying goes, more money, more problems….someone wants her to disappear.

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Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

This book has been flooding my social media feeds for the last month. It seems like everyone has been reading this new YA series. So naturally I needed to see what all the fuss was about.

And really, how can you ignore this stunning cover? I’m in love with it….yes I am totally judging a book by it’s cover right now.

Princess Lia is a First Daughter of Morrigham and with her regal status comes obligations. One of those obligations is to marry.

Her father arranges a marriage with a prince from the neighboring kingdom of Dalbreck to secure a much needed peace in the realm.

As a First Daughter, Lia is also supposed to have The Gift. That is another reason for the marriage…..but she doesn’t have it.  This isn’t the only issue….Lia has never met this prince and how can she marry a man she barely knows let alone love him?

On the day of her wedding she makes a rash decision–she runs like hell.

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Book Blast/Giveaway: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee

Author Alison Atlee’s The Typewriter Girl is now an audio­book, nar­rated by Audie win­ner Ros­alyn Lan­dor, and in celebration she’ll be touring the blogosphere from August 4-29 with HF Virtual Book Tours!

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Audible Audio Book Edition
Audible.com Release Date: April 4, 2014
Listening Length: 12 hours and 39 minutes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Language: English
ASIN: B00JH0L9HW

Genre: Historical Fiction

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A Pub­lish­ers Weekly Best Books of the Year pick: The Type­writer Girl is a “spec­tac­u­lar debut, set in a per­fectly real­ized Vic­to­rian England.”

When Bet­sey Dob­son dis­em­barks from the Lon­don train in the sea­side resort of Idensea, all she owns is a small valise and a canary in a cage. After an attempt to forge a let­ter of ref­er­ence she knew would be denied her, Bet­sey has been fired from the typ­ing pool of her pre­vi­ous employer. Her vig­or­ous protest left one man wounded, another jilted, and her char­ac­ter per­ma­nently besmirched.

Now, with­out money or a ref­er­ence for a new job, the future looks even bleaker than the deba­cle she left behind her.

But her life is about to change … because a young Welsh­man on the rail­road quay, wait­ing for another woman, is the one finally will­ing to believe in her.

Mr. Jones is inept in mat­ters of love, but a genius at things mechan­i­cal. In Idensea, he has con­structed a glit­ter­ing pier that astounds the wealthy tourists. And in Bet­sey, he rec­og­nizes the ideal tour man­ager for the Idensea Pier & Plea­sure Build­ing Company.

After a life­time of guard­ing her secrets and break­ing the rules, Bet­sey becomes a force to be reck­oned with. Together, she and Mr. Jones must find a way for her to suc­ceed in a soci­ety that would reject her, and fig­ure the price of sur­ren­der­ing to the tides of love. Read the full post »

Review: Tempting Fate (The Immortal Descendants #2) by April White

Since discovering her power as a ‘clocker’, or an Immortal Descendant, life for Saira Elian hasn’t gotten much easier.

Being a clocker means Saira can transport herself through time at will. She is currently living at St. Brigid’s school where she is learning about her power as well as the powers of the other Descendants.

For the first time in her life she is stable: she has friends, her mother, excelling in school, and her super attractive boyfriend, Archer who happens to be Death’s Descendant–better known as a Sucker, or vampire.

But she is struggling with what it means to rely on others and to truly open her heart to her friends and boyfriend. It’s been easier for her to remain closed off and alone then to have others support her.

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Special Feature: FREE Audio Sample of THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing the latest book by Daisy Goodwin, THE FORTUNE HUNTER.

This book had a distinct Downton Abbey feel to it, not to mention lots of horses, scandal, and upper crust opulence to keep readers engaged.

I am thrilled to announce that the novel is also available as an audio book! The charming Clare Corbett narrates this story about the conflict between love and duty.

You can listen to the first chapter narration for free by clicking the link below.

https://soundcloud.com/macaudio-2/the-fortune-hunter-by-daisy-goodwin

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