I’ll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal Rose

I’ll Be Your Drill, Soldier by Crystal Rose

I loved the storyline; the ideas and world the author created, adored the men, these wonderful brothers in arms, and took all the lessons learned to heart. So, why only 4 stars? At times the writing was basic at best. It didn’t flow as well as it could have, the writing seemed a bit choppy. The constant use of the phrases, “smaller/larger man”, “older/younger” man, “other man”, made the scenes where they were used to describe the characters, feel very impersonal. I’m not one for flowery prose or overly descriptive writing, but had the author embellished a little more, stayed with the point at hand, injected some more mature dialogue, polished […]

Posted July 17, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Winner of Kele Moon’s Star Crossed

Winner of Kele Moon’s Star Crossed

We have a winner for our Kele Moon: Star Crossed giveaway! The winner is…… Taryn Congratulations, Taryn. You will have so much fun with Romeo and Juliet. We also want to thank Kele Moon again for answering all our questions and being so honest. We really appreciate you, Kele! Check back for more reviews and fun tidbits. We are joining our fellow bloggers and a number of amazing authors in the Sweet Sexy Scorching Summer Giveaway Hop, starting on July 27th. The title really says it all…Again, congrats to Taryn and happy reading! Star Crossed is now also available on AllRomance and amazon. AllRomance is having a 25% off rebate from July 15 – 31 […]

Posted July 15, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden

After a couple of more emotional books I was in need of something more fun and wicked when I stumbled upon the latest What To Read Wednesday blog post by author Ruthie Knox. She highly recommended The Theory of Attraction by Delphine Dryden and I thought I’d give it a try. I am so glad I did!! Camilla has been stalking watching her nerdy neighbor Ivan for quite a while. She just can’t keep her eyes off him but he doesn’t seem to notice her as more than a friendly neighbor. Ivan is not the most social of guys but when he needs help with schmoozing investors on a fundraiser, he turns […]

Posted July 14, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Interview with Kele Moon and Giveaway of Star Crossed

Interview with Kele Moon and Giveaway of Star Crossed

We are so in love with the new book in the Battered Hearts series, Star Crossed, that we decided to do a giveaway on it. We want to share our love for Kele Moon’s writing with you and asked her a few questions about her new book, the series and what she likes to do in her spare time. Thank you, Kele, for answering our questions and for sharing your book with us. Beneath the interview you get to read the Ten Things We Love About Star Crossed. Giveaway rules are down below! It really worked and we loved the idea, but why Romeo and Juliet? Did you ever think it […]

Posted July 7, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 48 Comments

Winners of the MacKinnon’s Rangers contest!

We have our two winners for the Pamela Clare: MacKinnon’s Rangers contest! Winner of the signed copy: Jennifer Lane Winner of the series: Vicki Thanks to everyone for participating. We loved reading all your comments and talking about the MacKinnon’s Rangers with you. It was great fun! Keep your eyes open for our next contest if you like your books to take you on a fun and steamy ride. Kele Moon is coming over and talking about her new book Star Crossed, the second book in the Battered Hearts series. In addition to the interview, we’ll have a review and a little giveaway for you. Congrats again to Vicki and Berta. […]

Posted July 3, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Pamela Clare Giveaway: MacKinnon’s Rangers Series + signed copy of Defiant

Pamela Clare Giveaway: MacKinnon’s Rangers Series + signed copy of Defiant

The long awaited and most anticipated book of the year is just days away from being released…Defiant by the incomparable Pamela Clare!! To celebrate the return of the MacKinnon’s and Connor’s story we have huge giveaway.  Actually we have TWO!! We are giving away the entire series!  Yes that’s all three books, Surrender, Untamed and Defiant!! Surrender and Untamed have recently been re-released and have new and extended scenes. Plus…Pamela Clare has graciously offered to send another lucky person a signed book of Defiant!!! How great is that?!?! We think it’s pretty damn amazing! The countdown to Connor begins! The contest basically consists of two parts: 1.     series giveaway: Surrender, Untamed and Defiant in ebook or […]

Posted June 29, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 58 Comments

Untamed by Pamela Clare

Untamed by Pamela Clare

Surrender was a blast but Untamed has given the MacKinnon’s Rangers series by Pamela Clare a whole new dimension. I discovered Pamela Clare through her I-Team series and was then introduced to her historicals. I wasn’t expecting to be as drawn into the stories as with her suspense books, but I was….no surprise there. Anyone who has read Pamela Clare knows that she always manages to create an amazing web of different stories when she writes a book and it never fails to amaze me. Untamed is Morgan MacKinnon’s story. After Iain has found love with Annie, it is Morgan’s turn to give his heart to a courageous woman. The following […]

Posted June 29, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

Winner of Victoria Vane’s DeVere series!

We have a winner for our DeVere series giveaway! The winner is: GPemberton  Congratulations and have fun with your books! We are having another great contest starting today. We’re just getting ready and preparing for an amazing chance to win the complete MacKinnon’s Rangers series by Pamela Clare. Even better, one lucky winner will get a signed copy of Defiant (MacKinnon’s Rangers #3), coming out on July 3rd. We can’t wait to get started. Check back soon! **winner was chosen using random.org**

Posted June 29, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Surrender by Pamela Clare

Surrender by Pamela Clare

We’re starting our celebrations of the upcoming release of Pamela Clare’s Defiant on July 3rd with this fabulous guest review of Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers #1) by Kristen. In the next couple of days we will be posting a review of the second book in the series, Untamed, and to make the wait a little easier we have an amazing giveaway for you, starting on June 29th. You definitely don’t want to miss that!  Surrender To say I loved Surrender, by Pamela Clare, is an understatement. This is my first book by Ms. Clare and did she ever make a fan of me. I was in awe of her ability to not […]

Posted June 28, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Train Station Bride by Holly Bush

Train Station Bride by Holly Bush

Train Station Bride is a really sweet story about an educated young woman from a well-to-do family who learns that sometimes you have to leave duty and obligation behind to do the right thing. Julia Crawford feels like an outsider in her own family. The third of four girls, she doesn’t feel as beautiful as her sisters and gets told about her inadequacies quite frequently. One day, she decides that she’s had enough and replies to a mail-order bride ad in the paper. Shopkeeper Jacob Snelling needs someone to care for his ailing mother and a mail order bride is his best bet. When Julia arrives at the train station, it […]

Posted June 27, 2012 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments