Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 GraveTells Readers Choice Awards! #GTRCA15 #BookAwards #BookBloggers
What a great way to close out 2015! Before announcing this year's GraveTells Readers Choice Award winners, I want to give a huge shout-out to all the amazing fans of romance who nominated, shared, and voted for their favorite authors in this event. Half the fun of running a romance review blog is being able to recognize the efforts of all the authors, editors, and publishers who have worked so hard to entertain us throughout the year, so thank you to all my awesome GraveTells readers!
Without further ado...
Here are your 2015 GraveTells Readers Choice Award winners!
September 15, 2013
Micro-Review: Hers to Cherish (Verdantia #3) by Patricia A. Knight
One of my favorite aspects of the story, aside from the smoldering sexual chemistry between Steffania and Ramsey, is that it's edgy. Bad things sometimes happen to the characters and it gives the story weight amidst all the sinfully sexy encounters... not irreparably bad and the hero and heroine always recover, but other characters aren't always so lucky and this is a nice counterbalance to the romantic thread. Plus, you can't have a gladiator book based around D/s sex without some violence and cruelty... and without some good ole gratuitous smut!
The setting of Hers To Cherish is a planet called Vxloncia that closely mimics ancient Rome, from gladiators and slaves to opulent [...]
August 11, 2013
Book Tour: All tied up with Hers To Command’s Patricia Knight
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In the third book of the Verdantian series, the main character has a wee bit of a fetish. He likes to tie women up - artistically. When doing my research on this kink that is referred to as shibari or more properly for the erotic form, kinbaku, I found out some interesting facts.
The art form began in Japan and its original intent was merely to confine prisoners. It makes sense if you spend two seconds thinking about it.
August 2, 2013
Micro-Review: Hers To Command (Verdantia #1) by Patricia A. Knight
The prologue is a bit of an information dump, giving the reader a condensed version of the planet's history and the reason for the Tetriatch. It's a little difficult to follow all the unfamiliar lingo and references but is valuable information. That said, I agree it was the most efficient way to jump right into the heart of the story.
The voice of the characters, and the way they hold themselves, is both regal and a little old fashioned. Think modern day British monarchy with magic and a while lot more sexiness. The connection between each of the characters in the Tetriatch is intense and believable. I particularly enjoyed Doral's story and the lengths Ari and Fleur were willing to [...]
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