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Friday, July 3, 2015

Book Blitz: Persuasion by Jannette Fuller + Giveaway!


Hello and welcome to the Book Blitz for Persuasion by Jannette Fuller!


Persuasion (Ambrosial Acres #1)
by Jannette Fuller
Paperback & ebook, 160 pages
Release Date: 04/29/15
Publisher: Splice Publishing
Genre: YA - Paranormal 



Agent Yagil is a seasoned Guardian Angel, but his newest assignment is going to take every bit of strength and commitment he has.

Seventeen year old Amber Reynolds is looking for freedom and independence from her ridged lifestyle. Going behind her parents’ back, she takes a part-time job at the renowned Inn located within Ambrosial Acres.

As Agent Yagil watches over Amber, he discovers that despite its mysterious beauty, Ambrosial Acres hides a dark and supernatural secret.

Between Amber’s new coworker crushes, her menacing stalker, a mysterious online stranger, and the evil Agents out to lead her down a path of self destruction, Agent Yagil faces the fight of his career.

Life is all about choices. Can he help Amber make the right ones, before it’s too late? 

Amber’s eyes shimmer with fascination. “What is this place?” she says, staring out into the meadow of dandelions underneath the moonlit sky.

“Honestly, it’s just an extension of our backyard. But I call it Arcadia. The place where the supernatural exists,” Josh replies.  

She looks over at him, eyes wide.  

“What?” he says with a small grin. “I’m serious. I’ve seen things here.”
“Like…what?” she asks, her voice dropping a few octaves.
“Angels,” he says with a solemn expression.  

Amber stares at him—stupefied.

“Are you okay?” he asks. “I didn’t mean to freak you out.”

“Well, you did. But not in the way you think,” she begins. “Millions of people believe in them, and so do I. It’s just when you said it…the way you said it…something resonated within me. Like a confirmation that maybe—I’m not crazy after all.”

“Trust me. You’re not. They really do exist.”

She smiles at him, looking relieved. “Well, that’s good to know.” And after a pause, she adds, “I don’t know about you, but when I see them, they look like—”

“Balls of energy,” he says, finishing her sentence.

“Yeah,” she whispers, giving him a sidelong look.

Josh takes her by the hand and leads her across the meadow. They stop at the bottom of the hill and as I tower behind them, I gaze up at a weeping willow shimmering beneath the starry sky. A summerlike breeze sweeps over the tree, unveiling a tire swing underneath its long, narrow leaves.  



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Jannette Fuller is the author of Persuasion (Book One in the Ambrosial Acres Series).  She lives in the beautiful and majestic mountains of Boone, North Carolina with her husband and children. And even though she loves coming up with fantastical ideas for her stories, and bringing them to life, she fancies other things as well: exercising, going on nature walks, watching Netflix, recording on Singsnap, drinking coffee, and she enjoys foot massages too, but that only happens when her husband's in the mood to give her one.


 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Book Review: The Duke and the Lady in Red by Lorraine Heath


TITLE: The Duke and the Lady in Red
AUTHOR: 
Lorraine Heath
SERIES: Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #3

FORMAT: ARC > 
384 pages
PUBLISHER: 
Avon Books
RELEASED: 
April 28th 2015 
GENRE: Adult > Historical Romance

PURCHASE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Sparks fly in the finale of the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Place series, as the last wicked rogue meets his match. When Rosalind Sharpe gains the attention of the deliciously wicked Duke of Avendale, she’s torn between her distracting attraction to the notorious rogue and the knowledge that he—rich as Croesus—is the perfect target for a deception that will put her swindling days behind her. However, Avendale is no fool. After he discovers the tantalizing lady packing up to leave London with his coins in tow, he confronts her with a scandalous proposition: she can have all the money she requires…for a week in his bed. Desperate for the funds, Rose agrees, but on one condition: he must never question her motives. Avendale quickly sees beneath her mask and discovers she is more than passion and pleasure—she is everything he has ever desired. But claiming her requires he unveil her secrets and lose her forever. Unless he can put his own dark past aside and risk everything for a chance at love.


The Duke and the Lady of Red is a unique story in more levels than one. I mean, how unique can it be with a con artist for a heroine? Of course, we would know she did it but the revelation was heart breaking.

The Duke and the Lady of Red is the third and final book in the Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James series, and is tied to The Scoundrels of St. James Street (confusing, right?).  As a little background for the story (there is a little bit of tie in on both series), we meet Whit, the current Duke of Avendale, in The Last Wicked Scoundrel, when he was a little boy. His mother, Winnie, the current Duchess of Avendale married one of Feagan's lads and is the hero in The Last Wicked Scoundrel. You do not need to read the previous series or the previous book in this series to appreciate the story but it does help with understanding the whole backstory.

Now enough of that. Let's talk about the hero, Whit. The Duke of Avendale is a scoundrel and loathes permanence in his life, avoids love, and his family. He really is someone with a whole lot of baggage in his life and what I love about this book is that we see his transformation from scoundrel to a hero that we all want to root for.

Rosalind (Rose) Sharp is a con artist. She goes into the Twin Dragons in search for her next mark and is immediately attracted to the Duke of Avendale. Sparks fly between the two, and as Rose starts to fall for Whit, she makes mistakes and is caught by the Duke himself.

As the story unfolds, we discover the real reason behind Rose's con and what drove her to do what she did. We also discover the true reason behind Whit's aloofness from his family.

What I really liked about this story is that it is unique. Both main characters had a lot of baggage behind them. Rose and Whit were also opposites in the way they deal with their family and because of this, it was Rose's devotion to her own that really changed Whit and mended the rift that he had with his own family.

I can't remember how much I cried over a book. The revelations in this story was just heartbreaking and the resolution in the end was immensely satisfying.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves historical romance books and a hero and heroine full of emotional baggage.

Totally Awesome! I loved it, would read again.



Monday, June 29, 2015

Welcome Zeee!


Guess what? Bittersweet Enchantment has a new reviewer joining us! 

Her name is Ezrah but she likes to be called Zeee. 

Zeee is a book blogger at I heart Romance and YA. Her reviews are amazing and I am looking forward to her reviewing books here at BE.




MEET ZEEE!

Zeee is a registered nurse and romance reader, grew up in the Philippines and is now living in Canoga Park, California.  She started reading when she was child, but her passion for reading started when she was in middle school and she picked up the Sweet Valley series.  She recently re-discovered her love for reading YA and alternates reading between YA and historical romance.  When she is not reading, she loves photography, digital scrapbooking, watching T.V. or annoying her cat, Twylah.  She is married, and has been for 7 years to a husband who indulges her reading obsession.

Zee reads and reviews the following genres: 

Young Adult: mostly Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Classic/Fairy Tale Retellings               
Adult Romance: Historical Romance, sometimes Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance and she has also started to read a few new adult romance. 


These are the type of books she'll be reviewing here. :) Her first review will be out tomorrow! YAY! So be on the lookout for that. Zee will also be doing discuss posts and joining in on memes occasionally. Please help me in welcoming Zeee to the family! 






P.S. - I am still looking for a co-blogger and another reviewer to join the team. If you want details click here


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