Book Tour & Giveaway ~Illusions Begin by N.L. Greene

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Title- Illusions Begin

Series-A Mystic Seeker Novel ( #1)

By- N.L. Greene

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Publication Date- January 16th, 2014

Blurb-

Katherine Rebecca has always done exactly what was expected of her.  Her prim and proper upbringing taught her the importance of family, sacrifice, and social stature.  She has followed in her parent’s footsteps, being trained and groomed daily almost from birth, to take over the family law firm.  It was never a question of IF she wanted to but WHEN she would take the reins of the company.  She worked rigorously toward that predetermined goal her entire life. She gave up friends, boyfriends, and an exciting social life in order to propel herself through school and college.  Katherine Rebecca strived to please her parents.  More than anything, she basked in their praise and approval.  But now, at 21 years old, she finds herself leading a life that is nothing like the life she imagined for herself.

Becky has always possessed a deep love of magic.  Ever since she was a small child she has been fascinated with magicians, illusions, mystery, and the vague hope that there was some sort of real magic in the world.  But this is a secret no one knows, or at least that’s what she thought.  Until one day Becky finds a mysterious business card in her pocket that leads her to an equally mysterious man.  He opens up a whole new world of possibilities to her, one with a tantalizing proposition that she never thought imaginable.

Could magic actually be real?

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Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19155463-illusions-begin?from_search=true

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Illusions-Begin-MysticSeeker-Series-Volume/dp/1494364859/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1389811892&sr=8-3&keywords=N.L.+Greene

Review by Sue Ellen

 

What happens when you are a young child and see something that fascinates you so much it follows you through your adult life! You find out everything about it including how it works, right? In this story, you receive a paranormal romance of a women whose live involved exactly that. Only thing is she has been doing it in secret because she is afraid of what everyone around her will possibly think of her, especially those that matters most, her parents.

The author has taken magic and created one of her own with this book, I would definitely call it original. There was a couple of spots that could have used maybe a little smoothing out from my reading side, but in all this book did keep me want to continue reading it because it was not your everyday paranormal or romance type read. I love a new type of book! Where there were twists in this book, the author kept my interest by adding turns that I did not expect. Including a mystery man that appears and changes her life possibly forever! It is part of a series that the author has only just begun so get ready for a ride, I am anxious to see where the characters will go with the next one

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About the Author-

N.L. Greene, who is 1/2 of the author duo Riana Lucas, has decided to venture outside of the Fantasy world that she and her best friend created with Poppy and The Deadly Flowers Series to write a few books on her own.  While she loves working with her best friend, writing solo has allowed her to explore interest that had solely been her own.  She spends a lot of time reading her favorite authors which range all over the place and in every genre, but spends just as much time with her husband and two daughters, traveling, shopping, and playing video games.  Nichole was born in Pennsylvania but grew up in Florida, where she and her high school sweetheart live with their two children.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ A Pirate Princess by Brittany Jo James

 

Synopsis: The only thing a pirate desires more than his ship is his treasure and the crew of The Beloved Loss holds the most valuable jewel on the sea… their pirate princess.

Enchanting and spirited Corisanda St. Aubin has been a prisoner aboard The Beloved Loss since she was born. Cori’s dream of escape has been crushed countless times by her father, the heartless Captain Marin St. Aubin. She’s accustomed to her father’s hatred but nothing can prepare Cori for the malicious quartermaster, Falco de Vries, who schemes to marry her. 

The Count of Calais and sea trader, Burke Belcourt, has been trapped by a malevolent woman’s demand for marriage. In an attempt to prolong his wedding, Burke agrees to bring the unlawful pirate captain of The Beloved Loss to justice for the King of France. He soon discovers that Marin St. Aubin is no easy target… but not until he finds himself locked aboard The Beloved Loss with the beautiful pirate princess.

Cori doesn’t believe Burke’s ridiculous claim of being a respectable man but Burke has no desire to convince her otherwise. The last thing he needs is another conniving woman trying to snare him. Risking their lives for freedom, Cori and Burke prepare for a hazardous escape together. The desperate prisoners are confident about defeating their enemies but the one thing they cannot overcome is their unwanted yet undeniable feelings for each other.

                         Review by Sue Ellen

First I would like to tell you that I am completely entranced by this cover. I fell in love with it from the beginning when I did the cover release for it and immediately knew I wanted to grasp my hands on it when it came out. Some covers don’t fit the book, but this one was meant for it perfectly. On another note, this is the first time I have read anything by this author, but just reading what the synopsis was and my fascination with pirates and the ton this was another reason where I needed to find out if it was up to my expectation. On books like this I tend to sometimes criticize these more because of my love for the time period. However, with that being said, the author has done a phenomenal job with this book. The way she included some historical details were also a great thing to peak her readers minds. Not many books will keep me up all night and into the morning reading it because I didn’t want to put it down (including reading it while cooking, yes I did that).

She starts off by giving you a little back story of why Marin way he is going from a well trusted navy captain to a pirate, and the father of Cori. Marin has turned his heart into ice after that incident so long ago he can’t even love his own daughter, you need to read this to understand the way a daughter should NEVER be treated by her own father. While, she still has felt this coldness all her life she still loves her father but is held as a prisoner on her own father’s ship and is treated as such including working to the bone. This has definitely built her up for the unexpected that the author throws at her readers, trust me I think you will be hooked as I was. Captain Burke Belcourt is sent on a mission to capture the most notorious pirate of all but after a stupid move gets himself caught and must work together with a certain prisoner to escape, yet keep his heart at bay due a lie told by the deceiving Lady Oldie.  Can you see the wonderful twist the authors has brought to you and how many ways your mind is wondering just with these different scenarios? Oh and the topping to the cake is of course the romance that starts to weave between Burke and the beautiful Cori, but Cori believes him to be just another pirate!

She describes her characters and the story surroundings so you know what is going on and can picture them in your mind down to what they look like, but also leaves you with some to be able to throw your own little parts into. Will Captain Belcourt capture the notorious pirate Captain Marin? Will Belcourt be able to escape both his captors and the evil clutches of the deceiving Lady Oldie or will be end up having to marry her and be unhappy? Can love conquer all!!!!! To answer all of these questions you definitely must read this book by the author because to me it is one unlike any I have read before with her own little twists. I have found a new author to follow and will be looking at some of her other books to read in the near future!

 Meet Brittany Jo

Brittany  

Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is

happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is now a soldier in

the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her

life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing,

writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska

until the USAF decides otherwise.