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Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

Review: The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon

Crista’s Review 5 Magical Stars!!! Captivating, Enchanting, Mesmerizing, and Mystical These are just a few words that I can’t seem to shake from my mind as I try to recover from the experience of reading The Bird and the Sword.  I sit at my computer wondering how to conjure up words that will do this book even a hint of justice.  The gift that lies in between the first and last pages of The Bird and the Sword is the rare and beautiful gift of writing genius.  It’s a gift that is utterly spellbinding, has the power to transport you into another world, and will leave you wondering how to summon […]

Posted August 1, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Falling for Gracie (Los Lobos, #2) by Susan Mallery

Flashback Friday: Falling for Gracie (Los Lobos, #2)  by Susan Mallery

Dorsey’s Review 5 Feel Good Stars!! Fourteen-year-old Gracie Landon falls in love with eighteen-year-old Riley Whitefield, really truly in love. Her antics to discourage him from dating got so out of hand that she made the local small town newspaper which became to be known as “The Gracie Chronicles”. Her mother, in desperation, and in what was supposed to be a temporary solution, shipped Gracie off to live with her aunt and uncle, however, it would be 14 years until she finally returns. Much to Gracie’s dismay, her antics are town lore and NOT forgotten. “She’d been so hopeful that people would forget her.” Gracie is now a successful and popular wedding […]

Posted July 29, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Exclusive Excerpt: Midnight Soul (Fantasyland, #5) by Kristen Ashley

Exclusive Excerpt: Midnight Soul (Fantasyland, #5) by Kristen Ashley

MIDNIGHT SOUL is coming! Being released on August 15th, this amazing fantasy takes place in our world and a parallel universe where fantasies are true…but perhaps not all you would expect. MIDNIGHT SOUL is the highly anticipated finale to Kristen Ashley’s bestselling Fantasyland Series. As a special treat, the first books in the series are on sale for a limited time only, including the first book in the series, WILDEST DREAMS, for just $.99! Pre-order this amazing novel today, and be sure to check out the exclusive excerpt below! Book Blurb Against his will, Noctorno Hawthorne, an undercover vice cop, finds himself embroiled in magic, mayhem and parallel universes. Too late, […]

Posted July 27, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Review: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Review: Addicted to You (Addicted, #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Crista’s Review 4 Disturbing Stars! Addiction. Codependency. Dysfunction. Wealth. These are the words that come to mind when thinking about the relationship between Loren Hale and Lily Calloway.  The Ritchie sisters take a no-holds-bar look at the high cost of codependency in a relationship and the devastating impact that addiction takes on peoples’ lives. Loren Hale is a raging alcoholic.  Raised by a critical and condescending father who withheld his love, Loren now spends his days trying to forget it all in the “comfort” of the bottle.  His family believes that his drinking problem was simply part of growing up and that his drunkenness is in the past.  Lily Calloway makes […]

Posted July 19, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Saddle Up (Hot Cowboy Nights #4) by Victoria Vane

Review: Saddle Up (Hot Cowboy Nights #4) by Victoria Vane

Karla’s Review 3.5 Stars! While I loved the detail about the plight of the  mustangs I felt that it might have overshadowed the romance element in the story. For that reason, I had a hard time feeling the chemistry between the 2 main protagonists, Keith and Miranda. I loved them well enough as individuals but I didn’t get that all-consuming feeling that they belonged together, something I look for in my romance reads. I also would have liked more information as to why Keith had the falling out with his tribe due to the documentary that was filmed about him. There were bits and pieces but nothing concrete that would help […]

Posted July 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Release Day: Not a Game by Cardeno C. ~ Exclusive Excerpt, Review + Giveaway!

Release Day: Not a Game by Cardeno C. ~ Exclusive Excerpt, Review + Giveaway!

Happy Release Day Today we’re celebrating the release of Cardeno C.’s latest book, Not A Game. We have an exclusive excerpt, Karla’s review, and a giveaway! One lucky winner will get an ebook of Not A Game and from what Karla says in her review, they are going to love it! Along with filling out the Rafflecopter make sure you leave a comment, it’s mandatory. Enjoy and good luck! Available  at: All Romance eBooks | Amazon |  Amazon CA |  Amazon UK  | Smashwords  | iBooks Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love. Exclusive Excerpt   Oh my God. This is him. Oliver kept his head down but couldn’t stop himself from flicking his gaze back and […]

Posted July 15, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour / 10 Comments

Review Rewind: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Review Rewind: Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne

Steffi’s Review 5 Stars! What a pleasant surprise! Silver Lining is the story of Low Down or Louise Downe, a woman who just wants to be one of the guys. Or rather she has to be because she is one of many prospectors searching for gold in the Rockies. When everyone around her suddenly falls ill, Low Down nurses the men through the pox. In return, they agree to grant her, her deepest wish. Low Down’s deepest most heartfelt wish is….a baby but no one volunteers for the job, so the men have a drawing. The man who has to step in for his friends and comrades is Max McCord. When […]

Posted July 14, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Review: Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

Dorsey’s Review 3.5 Rockin’ Stars!! Storm and Evelyn meet during a blizzard when Evelyn loses control of her car and gets stuck in a ditch and Storm saves her. Later they both get stuck and learn a lot about each other during their confinement. Storm is very cocky, yet sweet with a tragic past, he’s very sexy and can pretty much have any woman he wants and he wants Evie, Evie makes him feel like himself. With Evie, he can give up the rock star persona he has to show the world. The only problem is, Evie is in a long-term relationship (12 years) with her live-in boyfriend. She’s at a […]

Posted July 13, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: One Small Thing (One Thing #1) by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

Review: One Small Thing (One Thing #1) by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea

Karla’s Review 5 Satisfying Stars! Beautiful, heart-warming LOVE story! The first few pages into this book I thought I was going to read about “Club Kids” and didn’t think the read was for me, but I kept at it and boy am I glad I did. Rue works in a dance club and is a somewhat flamboyant character, but he’s also hard-working, devoted, loving and when life dealt him an unexpected hand he was up to the challenge! Without a moment of hesitation…yes, he wanted his baby! He embraced fatherhood and was an exceptional dad! That in itself made for a beautiful story, but then bring the sheltered, quirky, anxious, owl-eyed Erik […]

Posted July 12, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Review: Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Crista’s Review 5 Stars! This is the Lisa Kleypas that I know and love.  When she is writing at the top of her game, no one compares, and I am thrilled to report that Lisa Kleypas is writing at the top of her game!  The best part of the first book in this series, Cold Hearted Rake, was Rhys Winterborne and Lady Helen, so I have been eagerly awaiting their book, Marrying Winterborne! Rhys Winterborne is the quintessential Kleypas hero: a self-made and filthy rich entrepreneur, who lives with shame and doesn’t feel like he will ever be worthy.  Rhys nearly died after a horrible accident in the first book, and […]

Posted July 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments