Smoke In Her Eyes Blog Tour Plus First Impressions Review

Smoke In Her Eyes
by Anna Belfrage

Publication Date: March 15, 2019
Timelight Press
eBook & Paperback; 352 Pages

Series: The Wanderer #2
Genre: Romance/Erotica/Paranormal

Six months ago, Helle Madsen would have described herself as normal. Now she no longer knows if that terms applies, not after her entire life has been turned upside down by the reappearance of not one, but two, men from her very, very distant past.

Helle Madsen never believed in mumbo-jumbo stuff like reincarnation—until she came face to face with Jason Morris, a man who purportedly had spent fifty lives looking for her. Coping with being reunited with the lover from her ancient past was one thing. Having Sam Woolf, her vindictive nemesis from that same ancient past join the party was a bit too much. Suddenly, Helle finds herself the reluctant heroine of a far-flung, time-transcending epic story, one in which pain and loss seem to play a very big part.

This time round, Jason and Helle are determined to make it to the happily ever after. Unfortunately, Sam Woolf will stop at nothing to crush them. That ride into the golden sunset seems awfully far away at times…

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Review for Book 1! 

First Impressions Review

I am currently around 150 pages into this book, so less than halfway through, and I am loving it so far! Helle and Jason’s relationship is going through a rough patch, as Jason isn’t spending any time with Helle. He feels responsible for Juliet’s severe burns, and so he spends all day at the hospital with her. When he gets home, he barely pays any attention to Helle. Helle is feeling extremely neglected, and Jason won’t even talk to her to explain what he is going through. She also doesn’t like the fact that he is spending so much time with Juliet, given that the two had a romantic relationship in the past. Woolf is out of commission at the start of the novel, but if Jason and Helle do not work together to put him out of commission permanently, he will come back again.

My favorite part about the beginning of this novel was how it showed that no relationship is perfect, and that every relationship needs communication. Even though Helle and Jason work so well together, they still need to talk to one another. And that is what they aren’t doing in this book. Helle wouldn’t have been upset, and Jason wouldn’t have been so bottled up. I can’t wait to see how they will work out their differences and fight Woolf again later on in this novel.

If I gave this novel a rating right now, I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars. Seeing Helle and Jason bicker for quite a few chapters can become annoying after a while, but I know that it is necessary to see how they will grow later on in the novel

About the Author

Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a time-traveller. As this was impossible, she became a financial professional with three absorbing interests: history and writing.

Anna has authored the acclaimed time travelling series The Graham Saga, set in 17th century Scotland and Maryland, as well as the equally acclaimed medieval series The King’s Greatest Enemy which is set in 14th century England. (Medieval knight was also high on Anna’s list of potential professions. Yet another disappointment…)

With Jason and Helle, Anna has stepped out of her historical comfort zone and has loved doing so.

Find out more about Anna by visiting her website, www.annabelfrage.com, You can also connect with Anna on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Tuesday, April 30
Feature at Broken Teepee

Wednesday, May 1
Feature at What Is That Book About

Monday, May 6
Review & Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads

Wednesday, May 8
Interview at The Book Connection

Thursday, May 9
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, May 13
Review at Bri’s Book Nook

Tuesday, May 14
Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Friday, May 17
Review at A Chick Who Reads

Saturday, May 18
Feature at The Lit Bitch

Monday, May 20
Review at Bookish

Thursday, May 23
Feature at Just One More Chapter

Monday, May 27
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time

Tuesday, May 28
Review & Interview at Passages to the Past

Friday, May 31
Feature at Coffee and Ink
Review at CelticLady’s Reviews

Giveaway

During the Blog Tour, we will be giving away two copies of Smoke In Her Eyes by Anna Belfrage! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on May 31st. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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Court of Secrets Blog Tour Plus Review

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Title: COURT OF SECRETS Reverse Harem Fantasy (Forbidden Queen #1)

Author: Dyan Chick

Pub. Date: October 15, 2018

Publisher: Dyan Chick

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 216

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Four Sexy Fae Princes. A Changeling Fae. A Secret that could end them all.

When Cassia’s wedding is ruined by a monster attack, her whole life changes. Destined for the dull and uneventful life of a Baron’s wife, Cassia always dreamed of more. She never thought it would come in the form of three sexy fae princes. 

When she accidentally uses magic, Cassia discovers that she’s not human. She’s a changeling, a fae hidden in the human world. She no longer belongs in the human realm, but she won’t survive on her own in Faerie. 

Now, her only hope is the three sexy fae princes who saved her life on her wedding day. On the run from the monsters that attacked her, Cassia must help the princes hunt them down. Her life depends on them, and by the time this is over, they might need her as much as she needs them. 

Court of Secrets is a full-length Reverse Harem Fantasy Novel

Book 1 of 4 

My Review

I love reverse harem fantasy novels, and this one is going into my collection of favorites.

Let me start with the Cassia. She isn’t powerless in this one, she always helped them with their monster kills from the start of the novel. She might not have full control over her powers, but she definitely has strong powers and uses them to help the boys at every turn. She is a changeling, a Fae placed into a human home, and she was able to escape in time so that her powers wouldn’t be permanently erased. She has always been on her own, whether she was with her father or her betrothed, so she does enjoy having someone else that she can trust. Nevertheless, she is determined to strike out on her own in the Fae realm eventually. She just needs the help of the boys to get rid of the monsters that are coming for her.

I honestly can’t wait to read the next three books in this series. If this is how things are starting, I can’t imagine how Cassia will be by the end of the series. I imagine that she will be fighting alongside the boys like she already has, but with her trained powers. It will definitely be something that I will be interested in reading.

I don’t know too much about the boys, but they all are unique in their own way. I hope that the next three books will allow the readers to see their pasts and their relationship with Cassia grow. Personally, I think that Cormac will have the most interesting backstory. The characters that seem stoic/cold always seem to have a story that could take up a whole extra novel.

There was a little character development as Cassia had to adjust to the Fae realm from the human realm, but I think that there will definitely be more development in future books. The plot moved smoothly, and this definitely felt like a full-length fantasy novel even though it was short. There were no grammar errors that I saw in the advanced copy of the novel.

I would recommend this book to lovers of fantasy and reverse harem novels.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

 

 

 

Dyan.jpgAbout Dyan:

My story is probably similar to a lot of other writers out there. As a kid, I was creative, imaginative, and loved to write. I’d write scripts for plays and make my sisters act them out. I got excited about the writing prompts for standardized tests in elementary school. I started writing my first (unfinished) novel in 5th grade. Then started another one in middle school. For a long time, I was a closet writer. I didn’t tell anybody that I had a hard drive full of abandoned stories. After years of not finishing anything, I finally took the plunge and started taking writing, and myself as a writer, seriously. My first novel, Heir of Illaria, published January 23, 2017. Book 2 is right around the corner. It’s gone from closet hobby to full on addiction. Thankfully, I have a wonderfully supportive husband who doesn’t look at me like I’m crazy when I talk about my characters as if they’re real.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/15/2018- Bri’s Book Nook– Review

10/15/2018- BookHounds– Interview

10/16/2018- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

10/16/2018- Writer of Wrongs– Excerpt

10/17/2018- Reese’s Reviews– Review

10/17/2018- Books,Dreams,Life– Spotlight

10/18/2018- Ace Reads– Review

10/18/2018- A Gingerly Review– Excerpt

10/19/2018- Belle’s Archive– Review

10/19/2018- Patriotic Bookaholic– Excerpt

 

Week Two:

10/22/2018- Book Briefs– Review

10/22/2018- Dazzled by Books– Excerpt

10/23/2018- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

10/23/2018- Parajunkee– Spotlight

10/24/2018- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write– Interview

10/24/2018- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

10/25/2018- Nay’s Pink Bookshelf– Review

10/25/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

10/26/2018- Cutting Muse Blog Review– Review

10/26/2018- Colorimetry– Excerpt