Tag: Historical Fiction

Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane

Posted September 23, 2017 by Minx
Blitz Interview: Running With Wolves by Summer Lane

Running with Wolves by Summer Lane Publication Date: September 22, 2017 Genres: Adventure, Historical, Romance, Young Adult Alaska, 1898 “They always come back,” she whispers. “Always.” ​ He spilled their blood. Now, she’s out for revenge. ​ Jenna Renee is a woman wronged. When her adoptive parents are brutally murdered by an outlaw named Conroy Parker and his gang of thugs, they take everything from her: her family, her happiness, and […]


Review: Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll

Posted September 12, 2017 by Minx
Review: Where Dreams Merge by Maureen Driscoll

Where Dreams Merge is the second book in the Jasmine Cottage series. In this series, the Moore sisters had always lived out in the country but when their mother and father left for the Orient the sisters rented a small cottage to live in. This cottage, which they nicknamed the Jasmine cottage, was rented from their childhood friend Lord Audsley. The sisters soon faced reduced circumstances as their grandfather died […]


Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Posted August 22, 2017 by Minx
Review: Odd & True by Cat Winters

Odd and True is brilliantly written! I was kept on the edge of my seat always wondering what was going to happen next, if the monsters were real or not. This story gave me the whole “what is hiding around the next corner” feeling. It was tantalizing to my spidey senses. When I chose to read this book, it was because I really wanted a fast and furious monster hunt […]


The Duke’s Defiant Bride by Michelle McMaster, Excerpt & Giveway

Posted August 18, 2017 by Minx
The Duke’s Defiant Bride by Michelle McMaster, Excerpt & Giveway

HAPPY RELEASE DAY THE DUKE’S DEFIANT BRIDE Michelle McMaster The Duke of Hawksmoor reunites with a beautiful spy from his past…but can he trust the defiant Lady Blade? Series: Brides of Mayfair Book 4 Genre:†Historical Romance, Regency Romance Publication Date: August 18, 2017 Add to Goodreads Carver Adams, the powerful Duke of Hawksmoor and brave war hero, makes a shocking discovery at a glittering Mayfair ball. The one woman he […]


The Wolf Of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum, Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted August 14, 2017 by Minx
The Wolf Of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum, Excerpt & Giveaway

The Wolf of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum Published By: Entangled Publishing Publication Date: August 14, 2017 Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance Mairi Maclean is kidnapped on her wedding day by the enemy of her dead husband. Taken north to the water-surrounded Kisimul Castle, she is held captive in the name of retribution. But The Wolf of Kisimul Castle soon learns Mairi is not a docile pawn in this game of […]


The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross with Giveaway

Posted August 5, 2017 by Minx
The Thirteenth Gate by Kat Ross with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: There are two story lines that are happening simultaneously in The Thirteenth Gate but there is also a point where they intersect. The investigation of partners Lady Vivienne Cumberland and Alec Lawrence take place in London. They are after a man that Lady Vivienne suspected as being Jack the Ripper but lacked enough proof to bring him […]


Taming a Rogue Earl by Tammy Andresen

Posted July 28, 2017 by Minx
Taming a Rogue Earl by Tammy Andresen

Lucius Loudon made quite the impression in the previous installment of the Taming the Heart series. A negative impression that is. He was a drunk and acted like a petulant child. Not a very likable character indeed. At the end of that story he had given up his drinking ways and was aboard a boat heading for America where Barrett was giving him a chance to prove that he truly […]


The Flame and the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

Posted July 23, 2017 by Minx
The Flame and the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

I was excited to read Flame in the Mist mainly because of the setting and that I enjoy the writing style of Author Renee Ahdieh. I utterly enjoyed her re-telling of One Thousand and One Nights and just had to get my hands on her newest creation. Flame and the Mist was slow to grab my interest and it was basically 50/50 for me. The first fifty percent was slow […]


Book Blitz: Veritas by Quinn Coleridge, Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted July 22, 2017 by Minx
Book Blitz: Veritas by Quinn Coleridge, Excerpt & Giveaway

Veritas by Quinn Coleridge Publication Date: July 13, 2017 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical The ghosts are angry, thinking I’ve neglected them. Do not forget us, they call out from the grave. I won’t, I promise them. Upon my life, I won’t. Being a demigoddess in 1892 Stonehenge, Colorado isn’t all one might suppose, especially when the dead are involved. Yet as Veritas of the Rocky Mountain sovereignty, it is Hester Grayson’s […]


Cover Reveal: Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus

Posted July 19, 2017 by Minx
Cover Reveal: Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus

Monsters & Angels by Anne Marie Andrus Publication Date: October 2017 Genres: Historical, New Adult, Paranormal, Romance Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger. Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry […]


The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

Posted June 21, 2017 by Minx
The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

The Disappearances is a wondrous tale that is steeped in historical elements and a delight to the imagination. The writing is well crafted, eloquent and rich with details. The characters are developed, unique and memorable. This is a young adult novel and it has the strong emotional pulls that would resonate with that audience. It also has whimsy that would appeal to all readers. This story is set in the […]


The Underground River by Martha Conway

Posted June 20, 2017 by Minx
The Underground River by Martha Conway

The Underground River is a story set in the late 1830’s. The abolitionist movement was in its infancy and it would be years before the 13th Amendment to the Constitution – the Emancipation Proclamation – would be ratified. The story is a memoir told through the lens of the main character May Bedloe. This is not a book that really focuses on the abolitionists, the underground railroad or the realities […]


The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Posted June 19, 2017 by Minx
The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Second chance romances can be a hit or a miss with me. I had not read the previous installments of this series so I had no previous emotions one way or the other on the demise of the relationship for these two characters. Note that I said previous, after reading this book I have all sorts of emotions regarding this story now. I can say that this is absolutely one […]


Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain

Posted May 29, 2017 by Minx
Dominic’s Nemesis by D. Alyce Domain

Dominic’s Nemesis was a thrill ride into the paranormal. This story has an abundance of supernatural abilities, a little demon possession, and ooh la la romantic love. I know you are wondering how that is even works together but the writing weaves a story that has a strong plot with well-developed ideas and subplots that are tied together nicely. It makes for an exciting, steamy read that will haunt you. Dominic […]


Where Hearts Meet by Maureen Driscoll

Posted May 19, 2017 by Minx
Where Hearts Meet by Maureen Driscoll

When reading the synopsis for Where Hearts Meet that was the sentence that caught my eye in particular and I knew I had to read this book. I was curious to see how Arabella would go about convincing Jonathan that he, indeed, did not need a wife. Why did Jonathan need to advertise for a wife in the first place? I was delighted to get my hands on a copy […]


The Miseries of Mister Sparrows by Matthew A.J. Timmins

Posted May 16, 2017 by Minx
The Miseries of Mister Sparrows by Matthew A.J. Timmins

The Miseries of Mister Sparrows is not just a title intended to gather your interest. This book is truly about the misery that Robin Sparrows has to endure at the behest of his employers. He has been charged with retrieving an item and delivering it to the most hated criminal of the times. Beyond his task there is not much else that happens that matters to him. That is not […]


Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley

Posted May 15, 2017 by Minx
Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley

Let’s start with what I did like. The cover is beautiful and a bit saucy. Alrighty, now we move on to what did not work for me. The main character, Ariana Boxstall. At the start of this story I was just getting to know her and she was okay. I liked that she was looking out for her family and stood up for what she felt was right. I even […]


Taming a Savage Gentleman by Tammy Andresen

Posted May 12, 2017 by Minx
Taming a Savage Gentleman by Tammy Andresen

I do enjoy the Taming the Heart series and this addition is another gem! When I read the synopsis of Taming a Savage Gentleman and realized that this was the story of Tom Maddox I was all in. I adore the Maddox family and was excited to see how the events play out! As this story plays on the background information from the previous books you will get more of […]


The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

Posted May 3, 2017 by Minx
The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick

The time period is set in the 1930’s era of glamorous Hollywood and the location is a small town set outside of Los Angeles, California. The story starts off with Irene on the run from a situation that she did not fully understand. What she did understand was a message from beyond the grave from her employer that implored her to “run.” That was a fantastic way to start out […]


The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

Posted April 27, 2017 by Minx
The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

The Baker’s Secret is a powerful tale of the indomitability of the human spirit even under the worst circumstances. This story takes place in the small village of Vergers. This is a quaint town settled on the Normandy coast of France and has been under occupation by the Germans for several years. It is here that we meet Emmanuelle, at the start of the occupation she is the assistant baker […]