The Queen’s Dance Book Tour/Review

There may or may not be a giveaway in this post. ;3
Thanks for visiting via the book tour!

Title: The Queen’s Dance
Series: The Emerging Queens #3
Author: Jamie K. Schmidt


Publisher: Entangled Publishing


Genre: Supernatural, Dragon Shifters, paranormal, romance


Blurb: Despite his handicaps outside his natural habitat, water dragon Remy “Champ” Champlain fights to protect Queen Margery from those who plot to quash her damaging news reports by silencing her…forever.

He can never have her, but he’ll protect her with his life.

After newly shifted sky dragon Queen Margery is rescued from smugglers by water dragon Remy Champlain, she debates whether to flesh out the story that nearly got her killed or embrace her royalty and build a court of protectors and studs. Sparks fly between Remy and her. He’d love her to give up her job and settle down…hopefully with him…but he can’t fly and she can’t swim, so their relationship can never get off the ground.


.:: Pre-Order/Buy on Amazon ::.

Challenge: pick-para, flight

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The Peppercorn Project by Nicki Edwards

The Peppercorn ProjectTitle: The Peppercorn Project
Author: Nicki Edwards


Publisher: Momentum Books


Genre: Outback Romance, small town, aussie, contemporary, western


Blurb:

One heartbroken woman. One bitter cop. One community to save them.

After the tragic death of her husband, single mum Isabelle Cassidy is bereft and broke. When she hears about The Peppercorn Project – a scheme that offers affordable rent in the tiny but vibrant town of Stony Creek – Issie sees it as her family’s best chance at a fresh start.

Newly single police officer Matt Robertson moved to Stony Creek to lick his wounds after a bitter divorce. Wanting only peace and quiet, Matt is against the Project, seeing it as a threat to the peace he’s found in the country town – until he meets Issie. Despite himself, Matt is drawn to the widow and feels inexplicably protective of her fragile family.

Just when Issie begins to imagine a future with Matt, an accident proves how far she has to go before she can move beyond her grief. But the citizens of Stony Creek won’t rest until they see these two broken souls find a new beginning, together.

Can Issie move beyond the pain of her past and entrust Matt with her family, and her heart?


.:: Buy on Amazon ::.

Challenge: netgalley, pick-contep

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Summer at Rose Island by Holly Martin

Summer at Rose IslandTitle: Summer at Rose Island
Series: White Cliff Bay Book #3
Author: Holly Martin


Coming Out: May 13th, 2016


Publisher: Bookouture

Genre: Romance, comedy, British, romantic comedy, small town, contemporary


BlurbFall in love with the gorgeous seaside town of White Cliff Bay this summer and enjoy long sunny days, beautiful beaches and… a little romance.

Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals.

When Darcy swims in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she discovers the charming Rose Island Lighthouse. But it’s not just the beautiful building that she finds so intriguing…

Riley Eddison doesn’t want change. Desperate to escape the memories of his past, he lives a life of solitude in the lighthouse. Yet he can’t help but notice the gorgeous woman who swims out to his island one day.

Darcy is drawn to the mysterious and sexy Riley, but when it seems the town is trying to demolish his home, she soon finds herself having to pick sides.

She’s fallen in love with White Cliff Bay. But is that all Darcy’s fallen for?

Pull up a deck chair, sink back with a bowl of strawberry ice cream and pick up the summer read you won’t be able to put down.


 

.:: Pre-Order on Amazon Kindle ::.

Challenge: netgalley, pick-contemporary

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Thoughts on Soma Bringer (DS)

 photo 250px-Somabringer_boxart_zpsdv7ilpa5.png Note There is a english FAN translation somewhere on the interweb. Not going to help you there.

.:: JAPANESE IMPORT – Amazon ::.


 

Blurb: In a world where the a magical energy source known as Soma drives the technology and daily lives of all its inhabitants, there lies a huge continent named Barnea. In recent years, the natural balance of Soma has been disrupted by the arrival of mysterious beings called Visitors. To investigate these occurrences, Secundady – the organization that regulates Soma in the world, creates a military division to deal with these Visitors – the Pharzuph. The story follows the seven members of the 7th Division of the Pharzuph. What they discover on one of their missions will determine the fate of the world… [Taken from Soma Bringer’s Wikipedia]


There were some parts where I got really annoyed on where I was suppose to go or get items. Like the chimera heart. It’s in Isolation U 1 via 8 or 9 tunnel down or the drumming pigs. There I spammed Apocalypse a whole lot. There was quite a bit of hand holding in moving through the game which I did not mind as I hate running around trying to get to places/things and having no clue. Nice but pretty short for only 6 arcs. Wish Nintendo actually brought this over in English as I could see others playing it. Maybe as a digital download? I am still waiting for Detective Pikachu to come to the US. Reminds me of Radiant Historica which is a awesome underrated game to play.

Things I’ve found in Cambridge’s H-Mart

Wow! They have a Go Go Curry! (Which I avoid, allergic to a ingredient(s) they use)

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Caffe Latte Premium Sri Lanka Tea

Reminds me of the powdered milk tea I convert cause I love it. It has a nice milky taste.

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Matcha Love (Matcha in green tea) mini can

Interesting, something as a pick up for work maybe. Loved the small size of it. Great for the morning to wake up.

Canned Thai tea
Think my stomach didn’t like this…. Which is sad.

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Sweet potato fries

Really interesting and sweet. Though I did come across a few bits that were uneatable. They were not oily and those I shared with liked them enough to take some to go.

Sadly I had gotten sick the first night I was in Cambridge eating what my friend figures was from eating cut up dragon fruit… [Which you can see next to the Sri Lanka drink] If I did not get sick I would have bought more fries, Sri Lanka and mini matcha.

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Reading in the blood?

As far back as my memory serves me I have always piggybacked read whatever my mom was reading. I remember being on the airplane, bored as heck when I noticed my mom was done with her book. It was a Nora Roberts book, I believe Birthright as it had a deep red cover. Since then I love reading any book she was reading. Now a days it has reversed where something I read is passed to her. Most of the time… She gets into my netgalley books if they contain cowboys or thrillers before I have a chance to read them as our kindle account is connected. I mean what is there to do when waiting at the laundromat? When she came to me about reading more from X-Ops I had to do a double take. She surprised me that she enjoyed the supernatural arc, so what did I do? I introduced her to Mandy M. Roth I-Ops world and now I know if it has lots of thriller/suspense in it she may like it. I scan my free ebook email listings for thrillers to send to her. Have since told her she needs to read Midnight Men/Men of Midnight by  Lisa Marie Rice and anything by Miranda P. Charles. She already came to me for more by Miranda P. Charles. Sometimes she exasperates me to just shake my head at her though. Like last week or two I forgotten I had won a book from the lovely coyer ladies and my book came in the mail. What happens? She jumps right into reading it…. Did not even get a chance to even look inside the book. Was going to bring the book with me to read during my layover coming home from my trip. Did not happen as she was halfway through the book.

I actually saw a guy on the Boston bus with a Debbie Macomber book I just had to tell him that she writes great books, I love her Yarn series.

Right now I’m crazy for Midnight Men/Men of Midnight by Lisa Marie Rice and anything by Miranda P. Charles.

How do you guys work on your reviews?

I have the wordpress app so when I take a break or get to a really interesting part. I open a new post for drafting. Currently have 3-5 right now waiting to get a the book cover added, sometimes being fully setup. It can be a bit exhausting after a while. The copy a post is not that great when I just want a template from my drafts not published. I have seen a book plugin that looked interesting but it only worked for your own host. Anyone know one that works for wordpress.com?

Edit: I have since been using goodreads to post some of mine to help have covers already in the post as photobucket is being wacky and having problems as explained on their twitter.