Friday, February 12, 2016

[Blog Tour] Review: Dancing In The Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead

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Dancing In The Athenian Rain by Katie Hamstead
Publication date: September 9th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Time-Travel

Synopsis:
When Donna is sent back in time to Classical Athens, she’s furious at Dr. Stephens for sending her against her wishes. Then a Greek soldier purchases her to be his wife.
She’s forced to learn a new language and culture and faces her fears of never returning to her own time. The society hates her, especially because they think she’s an Amazon, which forces her to confront her issues—being compared to her genius brother, borderline abusive friends, and a cheating boyfriend.
But her husband, Peleus, is kind and patient. He counters all the negative voices from her past, but those voices drive a wedge between them. She must let go of her fears, her inhibitions, and insecurities, and admit her feelings, or she could lose him and the life they’ve built.

 
~ REVIEW ~
4 STARS

This was actually a very interesting read of the author. I loved a good time travel romance and this was a bit different from other books of this genre. This was the second book I've read about time travel that's a world of its own but the heroine from both stories were both different and at the same time sort of similar.

I can totally relate to how Donna feels because that's how I felt about myself but I'm getting to where Donna is at now since she changed so much throughout the whole story. That was my favorite part of the story wherein Donna changed for the better. I won't get into details with Peleus and Donna's relationship but it was rocky at start because of some miscommunication and the opinion of others that gets in their road to happiness. The relationship between Peleus and Donna started slow because like I mentioned it was rocky at first, it took a while for them to understand one another and while the suspense was killing me, it was worth the wait especially when they admitted their feelings to one another.

On another note, I do like the teacher of Donna. It's because of him that Donna found the place where she truly belong and his cool, eccentric, and a genius. Donna also has closer relationship to him than her own family.  I also disliked her bestfriend and boyfriend but everything turned out better for the end.

I received an arc for a blog tour.



AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.

After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.

She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing.

When her debut novel, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh, climbed into bestselling status, she believed she was onto something, and now has a slew of novels now available, and is published through Curiosity Quills Press, Soul Mate Publishing, and REUTS Publishing.

Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports, and be a good wife and mother. She now works as an Acquisitions Editor to help support her family. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Chosen Fool (Forever Evermore #5) by Scarlett Dawn

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Chosen Fool (Forever Evermore, #5) by Scarlett Dawn
Release day: February 5, 2016
Purchase links -
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1RO8gQM
iBooks: http://apple.co/1WkEMZH
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1PSwFy5
Barnes&Noble: http://bit.ly/209Hz89
Find the entire series: http://www.scarlettdawn.net/forever-evermore/

Blurb:
The second saga in the bestselling, Forever Evermore series continues with Chosen Fool, where deception runs deep and Caro’s transitioning life turns even more deadly…
Caroline Jules has received news of a lifetime. She’s going to be Queen to ‘her’ people. Instead of running, as any sane criminal would, she faces the mêlée with all the wits and savvy that her difficult life has honed. With her best friend, Sin, at her side, Caro pushes past the animosity her power inevitably brings, and prepares to rewrite her future.
Until the night Sin leaves, and she is alone.
Now, Caro must face the Royal world and all its intrigues and intricacies by herself. People aren’t always as they appear—and danger lurks behind even the most pleasant face. When a threat not even the Elders can handle puts her new tribe in danger, Caro takes matters into her own hands. Armed with the power of the mysterious spirit Elementals, Caro’s determined to eliminate the evil ransacking the Mysticals. All she needs is time.
But time waits for no fool…and time isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

~ REVIEW ~
5 STARS
I kind of have mixed feelings regarding Chosen Fool but still 5 stars.

Chosen Fool surprised me. (Technically, I'm always surprised by this author). Anyway, the plot was the most interesting part because of the twist and turns. I even reread some parts because of all those secrets that were revealed.

Caro has much greatly improved in character but I'm kind of disappointed with her romance in which I really can't pinpoint whom she'll end up with. As much as I love the mystery, I'm also want to know whom she'll end up with. I've been rooting for Sin since the beginning. Their reason for not being together made sense but I just wished they weren't afraid to go for it. I feel like they are meant to be but with all her love interest it's kind of difficult to ascertain whom she'll be with. Then, there was that little twist with a certain leader of the Air elementals (which I'm sort of happy about) but that kind of went down the drain when I read the ending (lolz). Well, if you're rooting for Sin like me you'll understand but seriously I never expected that ending.

I am know wondering if that incident in the end is related to a certain character or is it just a coincidence?

I so can't wait for the next book. I'm hoping that it would be released by the end of the year.

I received an arc via netgalley and thank you to the author.


Author Bio:
New York Times bestselling author and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Mark new adult science fiction saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.
She lives in the Midwest, adores her music loud, and demands her fries covered in melted cheese.


GIVEAWAY
$350.00 Amazon Gift Card