I have already told you about some of my favourite tropes, like the friends to lovers or enemies to lovers ones, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention another one of my all-time top favourite tropes: the arranged marriage/marriage of convenience/faked engagement one. Yep. It may sound like a mouthful, but they are SO delicious
Arranged marriage tropes are usually found in historical romances. I was introduced to them through some Pride and Prejudice fanfiction where Lizzie had married Mr. Darcy while still hostile towards him, but usually he was unaware of her feelings and when he realized that his wife hated him after he got over his heartbreak they tried to make their marriage work by getting to know and respect each other. And the more similar stories I read, the more I craved. …
Format Read: eARC from Netgalley.
Genre: YA, Magical Realism.
Release Date: June 1, 2013.
Number of pages: 350 pages.
Formats Available: ebook, paperback.
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Powells, Book Depository, Amazon, Author.
I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.
Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.
Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her …
Please give a warm welcome to Lori Austin, who stops by Book Lovers Inc. to celebrate the release of An Outlaw in Wonderland, the second book in her Once Upon a Time in the West historical romance series! Please give a warm welcome to Lori and read on to learn more about this new story and its characters, and you could even win yourself a copy of An Outlaw in Wonderland!
Stella: Hi Lori, having LOVED Beauty and the Bounty Hunter (folks, it was one of my favourite reads of 2012!), it is a great pleasure welcoming you to Book Lovers Inc and sitting down to grill you with all my noisy questions! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Lori: Thanks, Stella. BEAUTY is one of my favorite novels in a career (so far) of over 50 books. I’m very excited that …
Hello my fellow Book Lovers everywhere in the world! How are you this weekend? Had an interesting week? The week here in Greece as I’m sure everyone by now will now was really interesting and quite frightening in some aspects. For one more time Greek people find ourselves in the midst of some unprecedented events and if I wasn’t part of the book blogging community and this one not a post about books I may never made a mention on those events, but I think that for all of us who share publicly their opinion whether it is on books or anything else, freedom of speech is crucial. Whether it is spoken or written. A freedom that is seriously jeopardized here in Greece from the recent events and the suspension of our public TV. Since for personal reasons I need to prepare this post in advance I don’t know the latest …
Lately things have been kind of slow on the blog giveaway-wise as well (and I almost forgot we had a giveaway ending today, hence the title of today’s post), but today I’m back to announce the the lucky winners, who won each a copy of Generation V by M.L. Brennan, who are… *drumroll please*
Congratulations winners, you have been sent an e-mail notifying you of your win. You have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to draw a new winner.
Hope you all had a nice weekend!
Please give a warm welcome to the lovely Carmen Falcone, who stops by Book Lovers Inc. to celebrate the release of Heating Up Hawaii, her brand new romantic suspense novel! You might remember how much I loved Carmen’s debut novel, so you can bet I have Heating Up Hawaii on my TBR list! So join us as I interviewed Carmen about this new novel of hers, how she realized her dream of becoming a published author and what she originally wanted to be when she grew up! And she comes bearing gifts, so don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win a $15 USD Amazon gift card!
Stella: Hi Carmen. Both Marlene and I loved your Entangled release, A Vengeful Affair, so it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Book Lovers Inc.! Could you please …
Stella: Hi Eve, welcome to Book Lovers Inc! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Eve: Hi Stella, thanks so much for having me here today. Let’s see, I live in leafy Surrey in the UK with my very own hero Hubby. I feel most like “me” when I’m creating stories and still have to pinch myself that I get to call this my job. I love Castle, Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory and all things Agatha Christie. I’m a bit suspicious about exercise! Oh, and I’m really bad at singing (we’re talking dogs howling, bad). Why is it that people who can’t sing, love to?
Stella: Oh I LOVE those shows as well! Are you a planner or pantser? Can you tell us a bit about your writing process? How do your novels come to life?
Eve: I think I’m a little of both. I’ve learnt over …
As discerning readers have no doubt noticed….This blog has been taken over by dragons!
This really shouldn’t come as a shock. Dragons are magnificent and powerful creatures. They range from brilliant, duplicitous, magic-wielding immortals – to the less-strategically inclined, but equally deadly, fire-breathing, poison-spewing, feral winged-creatures terrorizing all who dare to enter their territory.
Even as we speak, they are shoring up their defenses and laying in siege weaponry. Soon the dragons shall spread throughout the internet and into your computer.
THEY CANNOT BE STOPPED. (Plus, who would even want to try? Only soulless monsters who have to appreciation for literature, art, beauty, and the distinct pleasure of having one’s head still attached to one’s body.)
Dragons can, however, be placated. Through copious amounts of praise and treasure. Book Lovers Inc. has thus begun honoring our draconic overlords through Dragon Day (in which there has been much praise, and the promise of treasure). This shall be …
Series: Memoirs of Lady Trent #1.
Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction.
Release Date: February 5, 2013.
Number of Pages: 336.
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook.
You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon’s presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one’s life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . .
All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became …
Format read: paperback
Release Date: 2 July 2012
Publisher: Random House
Formats available: Hardcover, audio book paperback, ebook
Purchasing Info: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository US | Book Depository (UK)
Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints …