Update from Tina

Easter 2013 017-002I truly had a ball this week reading books by Samantha Holt and Eve Rabi and also welcoming Samantha to our blog to share her thoughts on being an author.  We were also very happy to receive an author post from M. C. Lavocat, author of Control (The Soul of Voodoo #1), which Caroline reviewed. Also thank you to everyone who commented this last week.

My Reads this Week

Whether it is due to the rise in the temperature (it reached the heady heights of 11 degrees celsius today), but the heat level in the books I have chosen to read this week seems to have increased!

Betrayed, by Christina Phillips, an erotic historical romance, set in Roman Britain. In 51 A.D., Druid priestess Nimue is enslaved by the hated Roman Legions. Although drawn to her captor, she’s determined to escape and complete her mission for the Briton king and her duty to Arianrhod, the goddess she is bound to. I was lucky enough to win this book last month and have already read the first two books in this series, Forbidden and Captive, which were both great reads. Click for Christina Phillips’ website.

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Dragons’ Mate, by Beverly Ovalle – An erotic romance, containing two dragon shifters and one very lucky woman who they have decided to claim as their mate! Click for Beverly Ovalle’s blog.

Tortured Hero Blog Hop

A Readers’ Review will be participating in its very first blog hop – some of you may have noticed the button below on our sidebar.

Sexy muscular male in white ripped shirtIt takes place on 25-28th April. Caroline and I will be posting on what we like about tortured heroes and we will be inviting comments from readers. At the end of the hop one commenter will be drawn at random, to win a £5 book voucher (or equivalent currency). Each commenter will also be put into the draw to win a grand prize offered by the blog hop. You can also hop across to others blogs to have a look at their thoughts on tortured heroes and participate in any giveaways they may be running and leave further comments to increase your chances of winning the grand prize draw. More details on the 25th April.

Purchases this week

Shield, New World #1, by S.L. Scholey – An erotic sci-fi romance featuring a human Grace, whose shuttle crashes on the planet Ulsy and who meets a massive fanged and ebony warrior Rask, who is very intrigued by her……… Whiskey Creek Press has 25% off all of S.L Scholey’s books this month in celebration of the fact that she is their author of the year. I have not read any of her books yet, but I could not resist this!

Wolfkeeper’s Woman, by Lisa Day – After Cassie’s husband is murdered, Native American Wolfkeeper takes Cassie’s child for his brother and sister-in-law to raise, as they have no children of their own. He brings Cassie along to ensure that her child lives during the journey. Thrown into an unfamiliar lifestyle and unable to communicate she must learn how to stay alive for her son and how to adjust to life which is so different to her own. I had to buy this as I love romances where the hero and heroine come from different worlds, cultures or social classes, as it increases the conflict and the tension in the plot. Lisa Day’s website

Coming Soon

Looking ahead we have a werewolf theme coming up and I will also be posting reviews on the first two books in Regan Walker’s Regency romance trilogy, Agents of the Crown. More on these very soon. Regan Walker’s website

Enjoy your week and your reading!

Tina 🙂

About Tina Williams

Book reviewer and blogger and co-organiser of Tamworth (UK) Literary Festival

4 thoughts on “Update from Tina

  1. I had a great time answering your interview questions, Tina! Betrayed sounds like it definitely needs to be added to my TBR list and I’m glad you’ve discovered Lisa, who is a friend of mine!

    • Thank you again for the interview Samantha. It was the first one I have carried out for our blog and I enjoyed it too. I am looking forward to all my reads this week as usual. I have been waiting for Betrayed to be published for a long time since reading the first two books in the series which I could only buy in paperback. Somehow Christina’s descriptions of ancient Celts and Romans in Britain are a lot more invigorating than my old ‘A’ level Latin classes where we read Tacitus’ Agricola! The plot of Lisa’s book caught my eye as I am wondering how she will be able to bring the main couple togrther romantically when the hero was instrumental in taking her child away from her. I’m so looking forward to reading this too.

  2. I also love books where people from different cultures and backgrounds negotiate the path to intimacy with each other

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