Katiebird Reviews Royally Screwed (Book #1) by Emma Chase

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Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.

Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Oh man. *happy sigh* This book…I have always been a fan of Emma Chase, but she really outdid herself.

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Stacking the Shelves (1/10)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Katiebird reviews The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

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The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

“I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next.”

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother, Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick’s sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he’s fated to become.

Which is how she gets into trouble.

Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she’s sacrificed for love-her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself-will have been for nothing.

I completely understand why this book was a Goodreads nominee this year. Being an anglophile myself, I knew I would love this book!

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Katiebird Reviews The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M. J. Rose

Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.

Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires.

Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic nature as a lover and painter. Then darker influences threaten—her cold and cruel husband is tracking her down and something sinister is taking hold, changing Sandrine, altering her. She’s become possessed by La Lune: A witch, a legend, and a sixteenth-century courtesan, who opens up her life to a darkness that may become a gift or a curse.

M.J. Rose’s prose has a very descriptive style that lends itself to the historical period that she tends to write in. It was easy to get lost in Paris with Sandrine, her main character. This is the second book that I’ve read from this author, and enjoyed it so much….

 

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Katiebird and Annie review Frequent Flyers, Romantic short stories collection

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Frequent Flyers (The Friendly Skies) by Amanda Weaver

 

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Romance flies the friendly skies in this diverse collection of short stories from a talented group of best-selling and up-and-coming authors.

There’s something for everyone in this mile-high compilation – from a love story born in a blizzard to a steamy encounter spawned by a series of crazy events. For supernatural fiction fans, how about the tale of an airport that’s also a portal to another world… or a scheduled flight that takes a detour into an alternate reality?

From an unexpected trip that reignites a twenty year old flame, to a quirky liaison between a ticketing agent and an adorable doctor, Frequent Flyers takes you on a journey that will touch your heart and leave you flying high!

 

I am a huge fan of Amanda Weaver.  Michelle and Annie wrote amazing reviews for her book Always here. When she asked me and Annie to read and review Frequent Flyers, specifically The Friendly Skies, we couldn’t say no, but why would we?!?

 

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Katiebird and Tamie Review: The Weight of Words by Georgina Guthrie with GIVEAWAY!

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Book summary:

Aubrey Price is in the final months of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto. Bright, witty and fiercely independent,

Aubrey works part-time for the college Dean and has her sights set on graduating with distinction. When she meets Dean Grant’s son, Daniel, the TA in her senior Shakespearean studies course, a shared love of the Bard’s works and an instant mutual attraction draw Aubrey and Daniel together. Unfortunately, a strict anti-fraternizing policy, made more perilous by a black mark on Daniel’s record, keeps them apart.

Against this academic backdrop, Aubrey and Daniel navigate their way through a steamy courtship, their forbidden romance aided, abetted and sometimes thwarted by a colorful cast of friends, family and classmates.

Like I mentioned before in my interview with The Weight of Words author, Georgina Guthrie last Friday, which you can check out here. I’ve been a fan of her work for a while.  Tamie and I were lucky enough to get an ARC to help promote the release of her books. We are so thrilled that GG decided to publish her fantastic work. There is also a link to a giveaway!!

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Katiebird Reviews: The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

Steam Punk is a paranormal genre that I’ve enjoyed reading for a long time. This is the second part to a post I started last week.

You can check out my first post here, where I reviewed the two series, The Chronicles of Light and Shadow by Liesel Schwarz and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

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In this post I want to talk about the amazing and hilarious book series The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger.

“I suspect that might be the difference between a drinker and alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day.” Gail Carriger

Well, bottom’s up then! One should never “drink” alone, right?

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