The Romance Reviews

The Romance Reviews

A Spell in Provence

A Spell in Provence

Monday, 22 December 2014

Seaside Sunsets by Melissa Foster


BOOK 3 in the Seaside Summers Series
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away


http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/seaside-sunsets-love-in-bloom-seaside-summers-book-3

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Melissa_Foster_Seaside_Sunsets_Love_in_Bloom_Seasi?id=alkeBAAAQBAJ

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PCWBIIE

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seaside-sunsets/id909952527?ls=1&mt=11#
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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The giveaway on this tour will be 3 ecopies of Book 2 in the series Seaside Hearts. The rafflecopter code or link can be used.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mary Waibel is on the blog with Faery Marked!



Thanks so much for doing this blog swap with me today, Marie. I’m super excited to be here and to have you over on my blog. I hope those of you visiting here have a minute to stop by and see what Marie had to say about her writing process.

I’m always intrigued by the different ways authors write. While there are many similarities, each of us bring our own unique spin to the process. It’s the same for what inspires us. Most authors I know can find inspiration anywhere. A song. A poem. A picture. A person they see walking down the street.




Cinderella by Elena Ringo

My idea for Faery Marked came from an idea. My husband and I play D&D (Dungeons and Dragons). Well, it’s been a few years, but I was thinking about the difference between a sorceress and a mage. See, in the D&D universe, a mage learns magic by studying while a sorceress is born with the ability to use magic. However, the magic stays dormant, usually not revealing itself until the teen years, often with quite explosive events.

So, I wondered what it would be like to be an average teenage girl and wake up to find your ceiling on fire. But not with normal fire. No, with purple fire.  And from there I was swept away into the land of Faery, and Faery Marked was born.



When Callie Rycroft wakes to find purple flames flickering on the ceiling, she believes she’s still dreaming. But soon she’s forced to accept that she has magic―a special magic that grants her entrance into the Faery Realm.

For centuries humans have been banned from Faery, but dangerous times call for dangerous measures. Declared Champion by the Faery Queen, Callie is assigned a Guardian, and tasked with finding the Cordial―a magical elixir needed to keep the portal to the Faery realm a secret from humans.

The upside? Reece Michaels, the boy she's been crushing on for years, is her Guardian. Callie hopes that, by spending time with Reece, he'll start to see her as more than just his best friend's sister.

The downside? She's in a race not only against time, but against another Champion, and a rogue Guardian―a Guardian who stands to threaten her developing relationship with Reece.

Magic, mistaken identities, and hidden agendas are the least of Callie's worries when she learns that the Cordial requires a sacrifice. Will Callie be willing to risk everything―even Reece―to complete her task as Champion? Or will she let the portal open, and doom both realms?

Available at AMAZON

Win a signed copy of Faery Marked and other swag. Details HERE. Don’t miss out on this LIMITED TIME OFFER!!!


YA author Mary Waibel’s love for fairytales and happy-ever fill the pages of her works. Whether penning stories in a medieval setting or a modern day school, magic and romance weave their way inside every tale.

Strong female characters use both brain and brawn to save the day and win the heart of their men. Mary enjoys connecting with her readers through her website: marywaibel.blogspot.com


Thank you for being on the blog Mary and the best of luck with your wonderful new title FAERY MARKED.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

New Cover for A SPELL IN PROVENCE

I am delighted to present the new cover for A SPELL IN PROVENCE which is to be published on December 19th by Accent Press. Although I loved the original cover, Rebecca Lloyd, my fantastic editor at Accent, felt that it was a little too carefree for the storyline and that a darker, more mysterious picture would suit the plot better. So this is it!  What do you think?
With few roots in England and having just lost her job, Amy Carter decides to give up on home and start a new life in France, spending her redundancy package turning an overgrown Provençal farmhouse, Bellefontaine, into a successful hotel.

Though she has big plans for her new home, none of them involves falling in love – least of all with Fabien Coste, the handsome but arrogant owner of a nearby château.  As romance blossoms, eerie and strange happenings in Bellefontaine hint at a dark mystery of the Provençal countryside which dates back many centuries and holds an entanglement between the ladies of Bellefontaine and the ducs de Coste at its centre. As Amy works to unravel the mystery, she begins to wonder if it may not just be her heart at risk, but her life too.  

http://www.accentpress.co.uk/Book/13421/A-Spell-in-Provence.html