Category: Uncategorized

The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna_Blog Tour: Book Review


By Christina McKnight

Series: The Undaunted Debutantes Series (Book Two)

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date: June 13, 2017

Word Count: 45,000


Quick-witted hellion Lucianna Constantine has no doubt who was responsible for the death of her dear friend. And she will stop at nothing to expose his transgressions—and those of every despicable man in London. Lucianna has witnessed the cruelty of London’s beau monde her entire life…starting with her own father. So she is more than willing to singlehandedly take down every vile man that crosses her path.

Roderick Crofton, the Duke of Montrose, had his entire family fortune stolen when his father trusted the wrong men. After a scandalous article surfaces in the London Daily Gazette, written by the notorious Mayfair Confidential columnist, Roderick finds himself financially destitute, without a betrothed, and lacking the means to find the lords responsible for duping his sire. With little option left, Roderick has only one choice: find another wealthy heiress to wed. His quest brings him to Lady Lucianna Constantine, and soon, he can’t deny that he wants her for more than just her dowry. 

However, Luci has secrets that could change everything. And when Roderick uncovers what those confidences entail, it could mean misfortune for all involved. 


This is second book that I have read from this author, and now I can safely say that I have totally become her fan. Having said that I would like mention that I loved The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna a bit less than The Disappearance of Lady Edith, maybe because The Disappearance of Lady Edith had a lot of mystery and I always had a soft corner for anything suspense or mystery but this book didn’t have even a little bit of mystery.

Now jumping straight to the main characters. I loved both Lucianna and Roderick even more Lucianna. Lucianna is beautiful, witty, brave and someone who won’t allow any man to dictate her life. Then comes Roderick, he is a perfect gentlemen who loved Lucianna fearlessly and was always ready to save Lucianna whenever needed.

“In fact , she wanted nothing more than to be lost in Roderick’s embrace, sheltered from the cruel world around her. Away from the reach of Abercorn , and no longer her father’s pawn.”

This book is written in third person, with the narrative shifting between two point of views (Lucianna and Roderick). Like her previous book the author did a really good work in expressing both the character’s emotions.

Through course of the novel, there were some really funny moments that made me laugh out loud.  But mostly it was a heartwarming, romantic tale that made me feel happy. I definitely enjoyed this love story of Lucianna and Roderick. Now I am waiting for the last installment of The Undaunted Debutantes series that will mark the end of the mystery surrounding Tilda’s death and reveal the murderer. I can’t wait to read who it is.

I would like to recommend this book to all historical romance lovers.



(4 out of 5 stars)

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

More from The Undaunted Debutantes!

The Disappearance of Lady Edith Cover 

The Disappearance of Lady Edith

Just 99cents!

Pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks


 The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia Cover

The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia

Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks


Author Bio:

Christina Photo

Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

Connect w/Christina McKnight: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon


Follow the tour and enter to #win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Enter at:

June 12th

The Sassy Book Lover – Review
Just Us Book Blog – Spotlight
What Is That Book About – Spotlight
Becky on Books – Spotlight
Evermore Books – Spotlight
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Spotlight

June 13th

Joyfully Reviewed – Spotlight
Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff (NWoBS) – Review
Just Books – Spotlight
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight
OMGReads – Spotlight

June 14th

Oh My Growing TBR – Spotlight
Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions – Spotlight
Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog – Spotlight
Booklove – Review
Yearwood La Novela – Spotlight
Celtic Dragon Book Reviews – Interview

June 15th

Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course) – Spotlight
Confessions From Romaholics – Review
The Avid Reader – Guest Post
Life at 17 – Review

June 16th

Twinsie Talk – Review
For Love of Books4 – Spotlight
Long and Short Reviews – Spotlight
Eskie Mama Reads – Spotlight
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

June 17th

The ReadingCafe – Review

Before the Rain Falls: Book Review


By Camille Di Maio

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing


After serving seventy years in prison for the murder of her sister, Eula, Della Lee has finally returned home to the Texas town of Puerto Pesar. She’s free from confinement—and ready to tell her secrets before it’s too late.

She finds a willing audience in journalist Mick Anders, who is reeling after his suspension from a Boston newspaper and in town, reluctantly, to investigate a mysterious portrait of Eula that reportedly sheds tears. He crosses paths with Dr. Paloma Vega, who’s visiting Puerto Pesar with her own mission: to take care of her ailing grandmother and to rescue her rebellious younger sister before something terrible happens. Paloma and Mick have their reasons to be in the hot, parched border town whose name translates as “Port of Regret.” But they don’t anticipate how their lives will be changed forever.

Moving and engrossing, this dual story alternates between Della’s dark ordeals of the 1940s and Paloma and Mick’s present-day search for answers?about roots, family, love, and what is truly important in life. 


How far can a person go to make sure that their loved ones are happy both before and after life? If you want to know then this story would provide you the answer.

Before the Rain Falls is a story of sacrifice. A sacrifice so profound that would make you think whether it is really possible to love someone so deeply.

“Grief was the most terrible feeling possible. Suffocating under the heaviness of regret. A body filled with rocks, each one placed there by a pain that grew until it hurt to move.”

Before the Rain Falls is supported by really strong characters. They are well built and felt very real. Della both as a old woman of today and young woman of 1943 or 44 is likeable. Though there is much difference between these two characters like the older woman is more mature and somewhat immune to the pain rather than the younger​ one but they both are very strong characters. Apart from Della, Paloma and Mick’s characters are also very good.

Before the Rain Falls has a lot of emotional moments where I could not stop myself from crying. The description of the pain Della suffered was enough to shred my heart into a million pieces and the joys that came in between and after the spells of her pain was enough to give me happy tears.

“She looked around this room, unfamiliar to her, and yet made of the same gray concrete as the hallways and the cells and the workrooms. How did one say how cold nights were with concrete walls and thin blankets? How hot the sun could burn in an open field? How bland the food, how lonely the heart, how desperate the ache? How did one say that here there could still be joys? The music, the love for a child not yet seen?”

The author described the emotions and dilemma of all the characters not only Della’s really beautifully.

This novel does not only tell the story of Della but also of Mick and Paloma. This two side stories are like cherry on the top for this book. The romance between Mick and Paloma is sweet and sometimes a much needed reprieve from the painful tale of Della.

Before the Rain Falls is a really well written novel and is one such story that stays with you long after you have finished reading it. This is book is recommended to everyone.



(4.5 stars out of 5)

Buy the book here

*I received my book from Netgalley*

Loving Kalvin: Cover & Blurb Reveal

Loving Kalvin

(The Kennedy Boys #4)

By Siobhan Davis 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult 

Release Date: July 2017


A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger. 

Lana: I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much. Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart. Until he destroyed it. Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones. So, I ran. From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality. But I could only run so far. When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions. Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now. How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again? 

Kalvin: Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her. I tried to stay away, but I was weak. And I hurt her. Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen. And then she was gone. And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely. She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed. But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside. I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words. Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.

You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads. You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.


Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler

The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon



USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series. Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons. You can find and contact Siobhan here: – WebsiteBlogFacebookTwitterGoogle +InstagramGoodreadsAmazonKennedy Boys Newsletter

 This Cover & Blurb Reveal is organised by Lola’s Blog Tours.

banner Lola's Blog Tours

The Disappearance of Lady Edith_Release Tour: Book Review

(The Undaunted Debutantes Series#1)

By Christina McKnight

Historical Romance, Regency England

Release Date:
May 23, 2017

Word Count:


One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord. Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of this brilliantly handsome lord.

Triston Neville, Viscount Torrington, has been tasked with two duties for the upcoming Season: see that his sisters make the most of their debut, and avoid embroiling himself in another scandal. What he does not expect is the captivating, fair-haired beauty that literally falls into his path. When the mysterious Lady Edith suddenly disappears without a trace, Triston fears his past misdeeds may have returned to destroy his life once more.

Can Triston piece together the puzzle in time to save Edith and prove that his love is nothing less than honorable?

PRE-ORDER : Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks


The disappearance of Lady Edith was my first historical romance read, so I was pretty excited to read it and I have to admit that my initial excitement was well paid off and this book didn’t disappoint me even a bit.

Lady Edith is a headstrong woman, determined, sensible and brave. She has set out along with her friends to find out whether her childhood friend Tilda’s newly wed husband was responsible for Tilda’s mysterious death on her wedding night. I loved Lady Edith’s character right from the beginning. Her character is really well built and absolutely likeable.

Next coming to the man who stole Lady Edith’s heart. He is Lord Torrington alias Triston, Marquis’ son, tall, handsome and strong. He is good at heart and definitely loved Lady Edith a lot, and didn’t think twice about endangering himself to save Lady Edith. Lord Torrington is another very likeable character.

“He’d wage war against a fire-breathing dragon to make certain she was unharmed. And Triston would lay down his own life to make bloody certain Edith lived a life full of happiness and love.”

The mystery of this book is the disappearance of Lady Edith and not the death of Tilda. Though it was not the mystery that I had expected when I read the blurb but still this mystery hooked me completely. The the last part of the novel totally kept me at the edge of my seat and I could not keep the book down

The romance between Torrington and Edith was sweet but the mystery in this book became a highlight for me rather than the romance. 

Though the book has a HEA for the main couple but it doesn’t reveal the person who murdered Tilda, so that’s​ a cliffhanger. Now, I have to wait for the next installments​ of The Undaunted Debutantes Series to know more about Tilda’s death. But in spite of the cliffhanger I found The Disappearance of Lady Edith to be quite a enjoyable read.

If you are a fan of historical romance mixed with mystery then you would definitely like The Disappearance of Lady Edith. 



(4 stars out of 5)


Triston watched Lady Edith as she leaned close and whispered something to Lady Lucianna before nudging the auburn-haired chit to gain her attention, as well.

Their glares still intensely observed Abercorn’s every movement. Did they wait for the man to strike again—in the middle of a crowded ballroom?

If Abercorn were able to get away with killing his young bride, he would not be so foolish as to cause a scene before all of society.

Suddenly, Lady Edith’s stare scanned the room—landing on him.

Prudence tugged at his arm and hissed, “They are watching us, brother. Mayhap they will talk to me.”

The excitement in his sister’s tone was evident; though Triston also sought to speak with the women, or more accurately, one of the women.

Lady Edith owed him answers, and Triston was determined to gain them, even if that meant confronting her in a crowded ballroom.


Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

You can visit her online at the following places: Website Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon

             Pre-order the next books in The Undaunted Debutantes!

The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna

Pre-order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

The Misadventures of Lady Ophelia

Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks



May 22nd

The Sassy Book Lover – Review

It’s All About the Romance – Spotlight

Just Us Book Blog – Spotlight

What Is That Book About – Spotlight

Becky on Books – Spotlight

Evermore Books – Spotlight

Debbie’s World of Books – Review

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Spotlight

Romance Playlist – Interview

May 23rd

Booklove – Review

Njkinny’s World of Books & Stuff (NWoBS) – Review

Coffee Time Romance – Guest Post

Miranda’s Book Blog – Spotlight

Life at 17 – Review

May 24th

Confessions From Romaholics – Review

OMGReads – Spotlight

May 25th

The ReadingCafe – Review

Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course) – Spotlight

Reese’s Reviews – Spotlight

Joyfully Reviewed – Spotlight

Oh My Growing TBR – Review

Long and Short Reviews – Guest Post

May 26th

Twinsie Talk – Review

Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog – Spotlight

For Love of Books4 – Spotlight

Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions – Spotlight

The Avid Reader – Interview

EskieMama Reads & Dragon Lady Reads – Spotlight

Ashael Rising _Blog Tour – Excerpt

Tour banner ASHAEL for JENNY

Ashael Rising Cover


By Shona Kinsella


Ashael is a hunter-gatherer woman, apprenticed to Bhearra, the healer and spiritual leader of their tribe.

The Zanthar are invaders from another world who extend their own lives by stealing the life-force of everything around them. They were last seen on KalaDene 200 years ago. They have returned, looking for The Vessel, a being prophesied to hold the life-force of the land.

Iwan is a slave to the Zanthar, descendant of the folk that were taken as slaves the last time the Zanthar visited this world. He is sent out as a spy, while his mother is held hostage to ensure his compliance.

When Iwan and Ashael meet and she invites him to stay in Oak Cam, neither of them realise that she is the one the Zanthar seek. The fate of KalaDene and all of its people rests on Ashael’s shoulders.


‘Lady Merelle, you sent for me?’ Meegrum said, entering Merelle’s chamber and looking around. ‘Where are your maids?’
‘I told them to leave.’ Merelle’s voice came from behind an elaborate screen on the other side of the room.
‘Your husband would not approve of us being alone, my lady.’
‘My husband is an oaf. What do I care for his approval?’ Merelle snapped.
Meegrum eyed the door, wondering if Varald was due to return soon. ‘Why did you wish to see me?’
‘How is Daven?’ Merelle stepped out from behind the screen, wearing only a thin, loose-fitting robe. Meegrum could see the shape of her body beneath it and quickly averted his eyes.
‘My lord is well. He is enjoying the celebrations,’ Meegrum answered, looking over Merelle’s shoulder.
‘You never could lie to me, Meegrum,’ Merelle said, stepping in close and allowing Meegrum to smell her perfume.
‘It is no lie, my lady. Only yesterday, Daven was laughing with joy.’
‘Was it at the expense of another?’ Merelle asked.
‘Did you have some reason for bringing me here, Merelle?’
‘Ah, there’s the man I know; no false courtesies.’ Merelle walked over to the sideboard and poured two glasses of wine. Her robe slipped as she handed a glass to Meegrum, exposing the skin of her shoulder.
‘Perhaps you should put on something more suitable before your husband returns.’
‘Varald has gone hunting with the king. He will not return until sometime this evening, no doubt drunk and poorer.’
‘And your son?’
‘With his bride.’ Merelle sipped the wine thoughtfully. ‘Have you given any thought to what you will do when Daven is gone?’
‘Gone where?’
Merelle tutted. ‘Now, now. We both know that he will not be successful on this campaign of his. He is too weak, too bitter. When he fails again, the king plans to execute him. What will you do then?’
Meegrum swallowed hard. He had faith in Daven and knew there was far more to his plan than Merelle was aware of, but to hear the future pronounced so baldly was difficult. ‘Of course my lord will succeed. But if he were to fail, I am sure the king would see me executed also. He has never had any love for me.’
‘Daven is your saviour and your curse. He allows you to use the Old Magic, granting you life despite your low caste. But in the doing, he has made you many enemies in the court.’
‘You tell me nothing I do not know. Do you have a point?’
Merelle leaned in so close that Meegrum could feel the warmth of her body. ‘Come and serve in my household. I will continue to allow you the Old Magic.’
‘Why would you do that?’ Meegrum scoffed.
‘I seem to remember that not all of you is small,’ Merelle said, grabbing the front of his breeches. ‘It’s been a long time since my needs were met.’
‘I cannot betray Daven,’ Meegrum said through gritted teeth, but already his body was responding to Merelle.
‘I seem to remember a similar conversation when I was his wife but it didn’t stop you then.’ Merelle began to undress him.
Meegrum looked into those grey eyes and saw his own desire mirrored there. ‘It is a dangerous game you play, Merelle.’
‘Then I hope you’ll make it worth the risk,’ she answered, stepping back and letting her robe fall to the floor.



Shona Kinsella is a fantasy author who lives near the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, in the west of Scotland. She is a member of the British Fantasy Society where she writes reviews of indie books. Shona has a degree in Law from the University of Strathclyde where she learned a lot about narrative structure.; everyone loves a story.

Shona enjoys spending time outdoors and much of her writing is inspired by the environment that she lives in, at the edge of Scotland’s first national park. When she is not writing, she enjoys geocaching with her husband and children and reading as many books as she can get her hands on.

Twitter: @shona_kinsella
Instagram: shona.kinsella

A Way Back Into Love_Release Day Blitz

~ Release Day Blitz ~

A Way Back Into Love by Veronica Thatcher

21st February, 2017

About the Book:

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes, uncertain. People, irrational. But love… Well, that makes complicates everything complicated. When you are caught in a tangled web of secrets, lies, and complex affairs, someone is bound to get burned.

Emily Stevens is a spunky, spirited college girl whose life is turned upside-down when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend of fifteen years, Derek Thorpe. As Emily prepares to confess her feelings to Derek, something happens one night which changes her life forever. Five years later, Emily finds herself in Boston, alone and heartbroken. Will she ever be able to forget the past? And what will she find when she returns home… to the man she left behind?

Book Links:
Goodreads * Paperback * eBook

Read an Excerpt:

Emily stepped back from him and shook her head. “Oh, you know damn well what I mean. You know what, Derek? I’m done having this conversation with you. I’m so done with this conversation and I’m so done with you,” Emily spat out angrily before brushing past him.

“Emily, wait,” Derek said, catching her by her arm. “Where are you going?”

Emily spun around and gave him a bitter look before looking down at his hand gripping her arm. “Leave my arm,” she said in a low yet threatening voice, “And why do you care where I’m going? It’s none of your business.”

Derek didn’t leave her arm in spite of her warning and said, “Em, you’ve had too many drinks. You can’t drive in this condition. I’ll drop you home.”

Emily jerked her arm free from his grasp and replied in a bitter voice, “Thank you, but no. I’m perfectly capable of getting myself home on my own. I don’t need you to drop me home. Do you get it, Derek Thorpe? I DON’T NEED YOU!” Emily yelled the last words, causing a few people to look their way.
About the Author:

Veronica Thatcher is an exciting new contemporary romance author. Ever since she was very young, she’s dreamed of becoming a doctor when she grew up. While still forging ahead with that, majoring in pre-med in college, she unwittingly stumbled upon a new dream—becoming a published author. Some may call her an introvert or a wallflower, but she has always found she could express herself better in written, rather than spoken, words. However, never in her wildest dreams had she envisioned she would pursue writing as a prospective career, not just a hobby. Her love for writing goes hand-in-hand with her love for a good romance novel—whether it be a feel-good, sweet romance or a dark, suspenseful one. When she’s not studying, reading, or writing, she is usually found blasting her favourite songs, sometimes singing and dancing along to them.  She dabbles in a number of activities, including painting, karate, singing and dancing. She is a huge chocoholic – probably the biggest – and she is an ice-cream junkie too. She considers herself technologically handicapped forever and has no shame in admitting that. She also deems chocolates her boyfriend, Patrick Dempsey the love of her life, and Friends her life!

Her first book, A Way Back Into Love, is slated for release in February 2017, and she hopes readers will enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. You can reach Veronica through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad and Gmail.

Contact the Author:
FB Page * FB Profile * Twitter * Wattpad

2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Happy New Year!!! I hope you people are having a blast. 
For me 2016 was not a year, but a lifetime in its own. There were just too many transformation in me, that none of my past 16 years before 2016 could bring.

Not going into the details, I am jumping straight to the post. This year I am participating in 2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. Find all the details below:

  • This challenge will run from January 1st, 2017 until December 31st, 2017.
  • You can join anytime. You do not have to post a review of the book. Books can come from any genre.
  • You do not need to link up each spoonful.
  • Make a page or a post or a GoodReads shelf where you will keep track of your spoonfuls. I keep track of mine on my Challenge Page.
  • Crossovers to other challenges are allowed and encouraged!
  • It’s an alphabet challenge!!! The challenge is to read one book that has a title starting with every letter of the alphabet.
  • You can drop the A’s and The’s from the book titles as shown below.
  • The First Main Word Needs To Be, the Letter You Are Counting 
  •  For those pesky Q, X AND Z titles the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title.

So there are two different ways you can set up your own A-Z Reading Challenge.

A – How I plan to do it: Make a list on your blog from A-Z. Throughout the year, as you go along, add the books you are reading to the list. Towards the end of the year, you can check and see which letters you are missing and find books to fit.


B – Make a list now of 26 books, picking one for each letter of the alphabet. For example: A – Assault and Beret by Jenn McKinlay B- Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton  C – Cold Pressed Murder by Kelly Lane   D – Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle etc.

To sign up visit the link:

I have already made a page solely dedicated to this Challenge:

Actually it is my TBR list, where you will find a name of a book beside each alphabet, as I finish reading a book, it’s colour would turn from black to blue, in that way I will be able to keep tab of the books I have read and would have to read. You might find blank spaces beside some alphabets, that means I have not yet decided the book for that particular alphabet.

       Do tell me if you people are taking part in this Challenge.