Saturday, May 30, 2015

ARC Book Review, Blog Tour and Giveaway: Siren's Call (Dark Seas #3) by Debbie Herbert

Welcome to my stop on the Review Tour for Siren's Call by Debbie Herbert. Come take a look at this paranormal romance with mystery, suspense, lots of drama and a sensual romance and also enter the Giveaway to win cool prizes! :)

About the Book:
Title and Author: Siren's Call by Debbie Herbert 
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Harlequin Nocturne
Series: Dark Seas #3
Publication Date: 1st June 2015
Publisher: Harlequin
Tour Dates: 30 May- 1 June 2015


Mermaid mythology meets Native American lore. 

She was irresistible to every man…except one 

Lily Borsage is the ultimate siren: gorgeous, aloof and irresistible to all the men in Bayou La Siryna. All of them, that is, until Nashoba Bowman comes back to town. The Native American kid whose innocent first kiss Lily remembers fondly is now all grown-up, hot as an Alabama summer—and immune to Lily's charms. What self-respecting mermaid could resist finding out more? 

But Nash has a dark history that puts any woman he loves in grave danger, and a heritage of power he isn't ready to accept. And Lily has a secret that no mortal man can ever know. When a mysterious enemy starts menacing Lily, they will both have to risk everything—and embrace their deepest destinies—if they want to survive.

*This book can be read as a standalone and has no erotic content.

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~Book Review~

Having read and loved Debbie's previous books, I was very excited when she told me about her latest Mermaid romance, Siren's Call which is the story of Lily Bosarge. I jumped at the chance to review it and am so glad that I did. 

The cover is beautiful and intriguing and the blurb further takes our interest forward and will surely make a reader take notice of the book.

I had already read the stories of the other two Bosarge sisters, Shelly and Jet in Siren's Secret and Siren's Treasure  and in both these stories met Lily and with her spell casting Siren's voice and her mesmerizing beauty, she was an enigma who had intrigued me and left me eager to read her own story.

Finally, in Siren's Call, Debbie tells her story and gives the readers a real insight into her character. Lily is a true siren and with all her beauty, expected to marry a merman but she wants to find true love first. Deeply loyal to her family and often misunderstood by people including her family, she finds herself yearning for true love and tired of explaining to everyone that she is not what they think, she has closed herself inside a shell.

In comes Nash, a Native American and a man she met as a boy, became friends and then fell in love with but he left. Now he is back and surprisingly, not affected by her siren voice. He has a secret of his own which he does not want to disclose and is determined not to let anyone near him. But Lily is determined to try for her love one last time. Will she succeed in making Nash realize that they are perfect together?

Debbie's writing style is simple, engaging and flows effortlessly making the reader live her stories. She took me to Lily's world with all the beauty of the Bayou and Nash's small cabin surrounded by the forest with its many sounds and smells. The world building is stunning and the author merges reality with fantasy so beautifully that nowhere did I feel as if something was stretched too far. The suspense, drama and danger angle is also handled admirably and I really got frightened and chilled with the mysterious killer on the loose, praying for my favourite characters' safety.

This is a fast paced story with a heartfelt family drama, a sensual and heartwarming romance and the thrill of danger that kept me hooked to the book and sitting at the edge of my seat right till the end. There is suspense, paranormal developments and emotional play that had me seeing all the characters through new eyes. A definite winner, I totally enjoyed reading this book.

All in all,  Siren's Call is a lovely book that I absolutely loved and strongly recommend to all lovers of romance. 4.5 out of 5 to it and I look forward to reading more from Debbie in the future. She is a very talented writer and has made a place in my list of favourite authors.

I received an ARC from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

~Buying Links~

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~Other Books by Debbie Herbert~

  Book 1: Siren's Secret by Debbie Herbert
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Book 2: Siren's Treasure by Debbie Herbert
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Book 3: Siren's Call by Debbie Herbert
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 Book 4: Bayou Shadow Hunter by Debbie Herbert
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~About the Author~

Debbie Herbert writes paranormal romance novels reflecting her belief that love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment. She’s always been fascinated by magic, romance and gothic stories. 

Married and living in Alabama, she roots for the Crimson Tide football team. Unlike the mermaid characters in Siren’s Secret, and Siren’s Treasure, she loves cats and has two spoiled feline companions. When not working on her upcoming books, Debbie enjoys recumbent bicycling with her husband as well as spending time with her two adult sons. 

A past Maggie finalist in both Young Adult & Paranormal Romance, she’s a member of the Georgia Romance Writers of America. Debbie has a degree in English (Berry College, GA) and a master’s in Library Studies (University of Alabama).

1) 1 Kindle copy of Siren's Secret, Siren's Treasure and Siren's Call each (US only). 
2) 1 signed, print copy of Siren's Secret (US only). 
3) 1 digital copy - either e-pub or PDF of Siren's Secret, Siren's Treasure and Siren's Call each (Open Worldwide).
Ends 15th June.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Feature and Follow (50)

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. 
If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

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Question of the Week: How many books have you got on your TBR list? - Suggested byObsessive Compulsive Reader

I dont keep a strict TBR list. Many of my friends do but I always like going with the flow and I love hoarding books so the closest that I have come to keeping a TBR is when I borrow books from the library. :)

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Book Review--> How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes

Title and Author: How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes
No. of Pages: 67
Publication Date: Seasons of a Story (November 19, 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult & College, Novella
Language: English

Book Review:
How a Star Falls by Amber Stokes is the first book by the author that I have read. The beautiful and mysterious cover and the intriguing title were the first things that attracted me towards this book and then the blurb sealed the deal for me.

Expecting a fantastical love story, How a Star Falls came as a complete surprise and nothing like my assumptions. The idea behind the story is great but the execution didn't come up to the mark. Somehow I didn't connect to the characters like I wished I would.

Parts of the story are great but when I compare the whole story, I wasn't very mesmerized by it. The whole idea of a star falling just didn't come out right when the protagonist applied it to herself and the coincidence of the usage of the same constellation and her excuse why she had been here when the hero found her didn't look very believable. The roommate angle also felt incomplete.

The inspiration part about following your dreams raised my hopes that now there would be some solid moral here but that too was left halfway. The hero suddenly started following those same steps which he had rejected for so long when his family had told him. Overall, the story lacked a dept that I had hoped to find here and so, despite the author's engaging writing and the beautiful descriptions of the night sky and places, the story fell short from becoming memorable to me.

All in all, How a Star Falls is a sweet, clean, light and a quick read romance that I finished reading very quickly. 3 out of 5 to it and recommended to romance lovers. Amber is talented and I would be checking out her other books in the future.

I received the book from the author and the publicists and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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