Review: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

Today I get to bring to you a great novel by the phenomenal Emma Chase.  This is the fourth book in her Royally series.  Every dynasty has a beginning and this is Lenora and Edwards story.  This was a really great book.  It has a lot of emotion that will definitely bring tears to your eyes.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.  Happy Book Birthday to Royally Yours!

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Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

Review:

Princess Lenora has been raised to be the first Queen of Wessco.  But, when it is her turn to take the reigns all her advisors and parliament want is her to get married.  Edward gave up on court life.  He has no drive to be anything but an adventurer.  That is until his brother asks him to come home to take back over.  His brother also has another request…marry the queen.  Lenora and Edward are like oil and water.  Until they finally give each other a chance.  Can a true love story come from an arranged marriage or will Edward flee the life that he desperately hates?

I loved this book.  This is the first in the series that I have read and now I really want to go back and read all the previous books.  This is technically the prequel that starts the family.  Lenora and Edwards love story, though non-traditional, becomes quite epic.  Emma Chase was able to bring all of the heart-wrenching emotions into this book.  You will laugh, cry and swoon before you finish the last chapter.  this is a story that sucks you in and won’t let you go.  I still have a book hang over from this epic love story.  If you are like me and haven’t picked up this series yet, then run out and pick up this fantastically written series that will leave you swooning.

 

Cover Reveal: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

We are so thrilled to reveal the cover for GETTING SCHOOLED by Emma Chase, a brand new standalone releasing on audible February 27th and everywhere else June 26th!

 

 

Head of the class…

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy — he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then…Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school…

Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances — that she’d prefer to never speak of again — have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times…

When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance – and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled — hard — by love.

Includes a special bonus interview with the author!

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Happy Release Day: Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

 

 

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
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Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

 

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Prologue

Logan

Some men think with their cocks.

You know the type. Quick smooth-talkers, shifty eyes always scanning for a nice pair of legs, a set of full tits, or a tight arse they can pant after.

Other blokes think too much with their brains. You know that type too. Annoyingly careful, slow-moving, constantly parsing their words like they already know whatever they’re saying is going to come back and take a bite out of them.

I’m not either of those.

I always go with my gut. When it clenches with a warning, I act—no hesitation. When it tugs and nudges, I pause and reevaluate. When it twists and writhes, I know, guaranteed, I’ve cocked up big-time.

My gut is my best friend, my conscience, my most lethal asset.

And it has never let me down.

It’s my gut that drags me to her door. That roots me in place as I knock. That gives me the words—pleading, unfamiliar remorseful words—I’ll gladly say to make this right.

To get her back.

Because while my gut is brilliant, sometimes I can be a real fucking idiot.

Yesterday was one of those times.

“Ellie. It’s me—open up, we need to talk.”

I sense movement on the other side of the solid oak door—not in sounds or shifting shadows beneath it, but more of an awareness. I can feel her in there. Nearby and listening.

“Go away, Logan.”

Her voice is tight, higher-pitched than usual. Upset.

“Ellie, please. I was a twat, I know . . .” I’m not keen on begging from the hallway, but if that’s what it takes . . .  “I’m sorry. Let me in.”

Ellie is difficult to anger, quick to forgive; she just doesn’t have it in her to hold a grudge. So her next words fall like an axe—cutting my legs right off from under me.

“No, you were right. The princess’s sister and the East Amboy bodyguard don’t make sense—we’ll never last.”

Did I actually say that to her? What the fuck is wrong with me? What I feel for her is the one thing in my life that makes sense. That matters.

But I never told her that.

Instead . . . instead, I said all the wrong things.

I brace my palm against the smooth wood, leaning forward, wanting to be as near to her as possible. “Elle . . .”

“I’ve changed my mind, Logan.”

If a corpse could speak, it would sound exactly like my Ellie does now. Flat, lifeless.

“I want the fairy tale. I want what Olivia has . . . castles and carriages . . . and you’ll never be able to give me that. I would just be settling for you. You’ll never be able to make me happy.”

She doesn’t mean that. They’re my words—the insecurities I put on her—that she’s hurling back in my face.

But God, it fucking hurts to hear. Physically hurts—stabbing deep into the pit of my stomach, crushing my chest, grinding my bones. I meant it when I said I would die for her . . . and right now, it feels like I am.

I grab the doorknob to walk inside, to see her face. To see that she doesn’t mean it.

“Ellie—”

“Don’t come in!” she screeches like I’ve never heard her before. “I don’t want to see you! Go away, Logan. We’re done—just go!”

I breathe hard—that’s what you do when pain wrecks you, breathe through it. Then I swallow bile, straighten up, turn around and walk down the hall. Away from her. Just like she wants, like she asked. Like she screamed.

My brain tells me to move faster—get the hell out of there, cut my losses and lick my wounds. And my heart—Christ—that poor bastard’s too battered and bloody to say anything at all.

But then, just over halfway down the hall, my steps slow until I stop completely.

Because my gut . . . it strains through the hurt. Rebels. It shouts that this isn’t right. This isn’t her. Something’s off.

And even more than that . . . something is very, very wrong.

I glance up and down the quiet hall—not a guard or a maid in sight. I look back at the door. Closed and silent and still.

Then I turn and march straight back to it. I don’t knock, or wait, or ask for permission. In one move, I turn the knob and step inside.

What I see there stops me cold.

Because whatever I was expecting, it sure as fuck wasn’t this.

Not at all . . .

 

 

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Cover Reveal: Royally Endowed by Emma Chase

 

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.
***
Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.

 

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Happy Release Day: Royally Matched by Emma Chase

 

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Royally-Matched-3D-bookSome men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

 

 

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EXCERPT

Sarah stands up and presses her lips against mine. And it’s so unexpected, so surprising—I freeze up. But only for a moment. As her mouth gently moves over mine, I begin to thaw. She’s so fucking soft, her taste so very sweet. The kiss is almost chaste—at least it’s the most chaste I’ve ever had. Unpracticed.

And yet, it still manages to make my heart pound against my ribs like an animal in a cage.

“What are you doing?” I whisper, when she pulls back just a little.

“I’m distracting you.” She looks up at me uncertainly. From behind those ridiculously prim little glasses with those big, dark eyes that could bring me to my knees. “Is it working?”

My tongue traces my lower lip, craving more of her.

“I’m not sure. Keep trying—I’ll let you know.”

She smiles quick and relieved . . . and then she reaches back up, wraps her arms about my neck, and kisses me.

Her two lips envelop my lower one, then the upper, all eager, pleasing sweetness. My hands find Sarah’s lower back and I pull her in close, tight against me. Slowly, I open my mouth and she mirrors my movement, opening for me. And it’s good. So very, very good.

It’s like my blood has turned to gasoline, and the touch of her wet, warm tongue is the spark.

I delve deeper, kiss her harder—more demanding—taking the lead. I cup her head in my hands, holding her still while I plunge and devour. A moan seeps from her lips and I devour that too.

But then, breathing harshly, I tear my mouth away.

“Sarah, maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we should just—”

“I’m sick of being afraid, Henry. And I’m so tired of being alive . . . but not really living. I’ve wanted this for a long time. I want . . . you.” It’s only then that hesitation dims her eyes. “Do you want me too?”

I grip her arms. “More than I’ve wanted anything or anyone in my entire life.”

She takes my hands in hers, lifts them and presses my palms to her breasts. They’re soft and full and absolutely perfect.

“Show me.”

Beneath her robe, her bedclothes are paper thin. I trace my thumbs across her nipples, feeling them harden and peak. I want to suck on them until she’s mindless. I want to lick every inch of her skin and watch her flush with desire.

I wrap my arms around Sarah and lift her right off her feet. With a groan, my mouth is back to hers. Her small pretty hands cup my jaw as I carry her toward the bed. I stop against a wall on the way, knocking a frame sideways, lifting her leg in one hand and wrapping it around my hip so I can thrust against her.

There’s so much I know—deviant, filthy, lovely moves. And I want to teach her every damn one.

 

 

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Recap and Giveaway: Indies Invade Philly Author Signing

This past Saturday totally rocked when I went to the Indies Invade Philly author signing.  40 plus authors were there signing yours and offering for you to purchase their books.  I had a couple of fangirl moments and yes I am a total nerd when it comes to that.  I was also lucky enough to have a lot of the authors give me swag to offer to you guys.  So, at the end be sure to look at the rafflecopter link and enter for your chance at lots of swag both signed and unsigned.

Fangirl Moments:

Michelle A. Valentine author of the Black Falcon Series

Michelle A. Valentine author of the Black Falcon Series

Ok…so I am gonna give you little snippets with some pics for your entertainment.  First, I got to meet Michelle A. Valentine.  She was totally awesome.  Also, she signed all of her books for me which consisted of a total of 5.  This didn’t please a few of the other fellow fans but cest la vie.  You only get to meet most of these authors once and I was definitely not going to lose out on my opportunity.  🙂

The very awesome, Tara Sivec

The very awesome, Tara Sivec

Second, I made a bee line over to Tara Sivec.  Now, this was my biggest fangirl moment.  I love this chick!  This is one of the most awesome people I have met and totally want to be her when I grow up.  Not only was she one of the most approachable authors I have ever met she was constantly interrupted by her “asshole” whistle because most people wanted to know why she wasn’t having her vibrator races.  I could have just hung out with her the whole time.  If you ever get the chance to meet Tara Sivec I guarantee you it will be a time you’ll never forget.

Third, I got to meet the very sweet Emma Chase.  She was one of the most humble people I met.  She really came across as very genuinely shocked by her popularity.  It was a real pleasure talking with her and hearing about her inspiration for Drew and his boys.

Eye Candy:

A couple of the authors brought their cover models.  Of course being the healthy woman I am I had to stop by and meet both the author and the cover model.  Now, some of the fans took it a bit far and I saw one too many women pawing at these poor guys.  Oh believe me I wanted to but by the time I got to see them I kinda felt bad they were being so “woman-handled”.  🙂

T.H Snyder and Joey Skundrich

T.H Snyder and Joey Skundrich

T.H Snyder who is an author who keeps popping up on my TBR list.  She is the author of the Cursed series.  Believe me when I say you will know you have seen these books just by the cover models…whoa baby!  The only book currently out is Cursed Love which I will be getting to in the very near future.  T.H Snyder brought the cover model for her third book in this series, Cursed Fate. The very sexy cover model was Joey Skundrich.

M.R Joseph and Reuben Ordonza

M.R Joseph and Reuben Ordonza

M.R Joseph is the other author who brought along her cover model.  She is another one who has been popping up on my TBR list.  She is the author of the Sandy Cove and Reunion Series’.  Her cover model was Reuben Ordonza.

TBR and New Authors:

Not only did I have some great fangirl moments and some wonderful eye candy, I also got to see and meet some really great authors I’ve been wanting to read.

Toni Aleo and I posing!

Toni Aleo and I posing!

Toni Aleo writes the Assassins series.  This has been one I’ve been wanting to read since I’ve done a cover reveal for her before.  She was a lot of fun to talk to and I got a chance to learn more about her books.  Of course I had to buy one and it is one that I will be reading pretty soon.

The very fun Carey Heywood and I.

The very fun Carey Heywood and I.

I also met Carey Heywood.  She and I talked for quite a while.  We shared a lot of fun stories about our kids and her books.  She is another author who has been popping up on my TBR list.  Well now, I guess there is absolutely no excuse since I got her book, Him.

R.E Hunter

R.E Hunter

R.E Hunter I came across when I was browsing for another interesting new author.  She was very sweet and she took me back by actually knowing my blog.  I am not ashamed to say that she made my day by just saying that :).  Her book Undone has now popped up on my TBR list and I will be picking it up in the near future (summer time).

It was a wonderful experience meeting all the authors I mentioned and even more (Amanda Maxlyn, Laura Kaye, Laurelin Page and Nikki Worrell to name a few) .  I feel like I need to start a support group for addicts like myself who are addicted to autographed books and meeting really awesome authors.   I would totally recommend going to a signing if you haven’t done so before.  So, since I grabbed so much swag its only fair to share the wealth.  I am going to giveaway 5 swag bags from authors at the Indies Invade Philly signing.  All you have to do is go here:  http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/9a32d81/

Good luck to you all and I will share one last pic with you…here is Tara Sivec flipping the bird to another author who is trying to photobomb her pic.

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Review: Tangled by Emma Chase

Happy Tuesday!  My review today is one that I’m excited to post.  I really loved this book and I will be lucky enough to meet Emma Chase on Saturday.  Her book, Tangled, was witty, fresh and unique in its narrator.  I know you will love this book the moment you open the book.  As always keep reading after the book blurb for my full review.   I hope you all have had a great beginning to your week.

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Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?

He’ll tell you he has the flu.

But we all know that’s not really true.

Katherine Brooks is brilliant, beautiful and ambitious. She refuses to let anything – or anyone – derail her path to success. When Kate is hired as the new associate at Drew’s father’s investment banking firm, every aspect of the dashing playboy’s life is thrown into a tailspin. The professional competition she brings is unnerving, his attraction to her is distracting, his failure to entice her into his bed is exasperating.

Then, just when Drew is on the cusp of having everything he wants, his overblown confidence threatens to ruin it all. Will he be able untangle his feelings of lust and tenderness, frustration and fulfillment? Will he rise to the most important challenge of his life?

Can Drew Evans win at love?

Tangled is not your mother’s romance novel. It is an outrageous, passionate, witty narrative about a man who knows a lot about women…just not as much as he thinks he knows. As he tells his story, Drew learns the one thing he never wanted in life, is the only thing he can’t live without

Review:

We meet Drew when he is home sick with the flu.  Well, that’s at least what he says at first.  But, Drew begins to tell us a very different story.  It all begins with his usual trolling for women at bars.  When he encounters this beautiful girl he is entranced and feels this is his next lay.  Unfortunately for him she turns him down flat and he moves on to the next easy girl.  The next day as Drew is going over his previous nights escapades with his colleagues he meets the new associate his father hired, Katherine Brooks.  He is floored when he realizes this is the girl who turned him down the night before. Katherine and Drew are thrown together as both competitors and partners.  Unfortunately, that only fans the flames between them.  When they eventually come together the ending isn’t as happy as either would like it to be.  But, Drew refuses to sit back and get anything but the happy ending he deserves.  The question is if Katherine is willing to forgive his multitude of sins and let him have things his way.

I adored this book.  It was such a refreshing take on a romance novel.  With this story being told so very blatantly from the male lead’s perspective it was unique and fresh.  Drew is one character that won’t be leaving me anytime soon.  It takes quite a talent to write what the male psyche holds.  Most of us have no idea what is going on and with Drew he confirmed what we all know…all they think about is sex.  I think one of my favorite parts about this story was that Drew was very plain in his speech and very unapologetic.  That being said made the dialogue and his inner dialogue so hilarious.  Now that I have gushed about our hot male lead I can’t forget our heroine, Katherine.  The was a wonderful foil for Drew.  It was like they were opposite sides of the same coin.  She was definitely a strong female character that refused to just fall to Drew’s feet.  The story of these two is such an instant classic almost like a pairing out of a Jane Austen novel.  But, you wouldn’t ever find some of the things Drew says, describes or does in Pride and Prejudice or Emma.  Overall,  this is definitely one I will be recommending to all my friends and I can’t wait to pick up the next book with Katherine and Drew, Twisted.

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