Saturday, December 2, 2017

6th Blogoversary! 📚

Hi everyone! 


I can't believe it's been one month since I posted last. I never went this long without posting. I'm not back to blogging because I still don't feel up for it. But... I really wanted to do a quick post today because it's my 6th blogoversary today. I can't quite believe it's been six years since I created my blog and started doing this thing. I've met so many awesome people through blogging... fellow readers and bloggers, amazing authors, publishers. I'm super grateful to you all! ♥

Sadly enough I can't do a giveaway right now but maybe once I'm back to feeling good and healthy I'll do one to make up for lost time. 

And I also wanted to say that I miss everyone who has been commenting on my blog (you know who you are!) and I hope to chat with you all soon again. And as always you can always say hi to me on Twitter or Instagram.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Blogging Break (Last Update)

Hi again, everyone.

I already posted two updates before but this will be the last one for now. I'm not doing so well at the moment. I've been to the hospital's ER twice in less than a week because I've been in too much pain but they haven't been able to help me much or figure out what's wrong. So I don't know when I'll be going back to blogging. Just wanted to let you all know this.

Xoxo

Stephanie

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Blogging Break Update

Writing this quick post on my phone. I went to the hospital tonight because I was in too much pain. They said I have a bladder infection so I won't be back to blogging just yet. Hopefully after I start taking the medication I'll feel better.

Miss you all!

Xoxo,
Stephanie

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Book Blitz: The Captain's Rebel by C.B. Halverson — Excerpt + Giveaway (INTL)



Hi everyone and welcome to the book blitz of The Captain's Rebel. I haven't read this book yet but when I read the synopsis I felt really drawn to it. It just sounds really amazing and steamy. It's only 99¢ for a limited time so be sure to grab it. I already did! Below you can find a giveaway to win a $25 Amazon gift card (open INTL) so definitely don't forget to enter .

{ Update: I still don't feel well enough to blog regularly but I'm gonna try to be back by monday. }




The Captain’s Rebel
C.B. Halverson
(Irish Heroines #1)
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: April 3rd 2017
Genres: Erotica, Historical, Romance

Land. Power. Influence. Mary O’Malley knows these are the only things that matter in her war-torn country. Determined to win back her ancestral home, she must embark on a journey across the Atlantic disguised as a cabin boy. But her ruse brings her under the control of a dangerous sea captain who demands from her the one thing she will never give—complete and total submission.
Captain Richard Grant runs a tight ship, and he didn’t claw his way up through the ranks of the Royal Navy to be undone by a headstrong Irish girl hell-bent on jeopardizing his mission and his crew. If she insists on dressing like a man, then she can take his punishments. He demands obedience, but his insatiable need for her leads to a complex game of sex, desire, and dominance not even he can control.
Awakened by the passion Grant stirs in her, Mary finds herself falling for the stern captain. But when her false identity leads to rumors of her spying for the French, she must choose between her love for Ireland and the man who commands her body—and her heart.
Only 99¢ for a limited time!

EXCERPT:
“What are you doing aboard my ship?”
I swallowed hard, my lip trembling as I fumbled for the words. I didn’t even know where to start, and my face burned as I tried to gather my thoughts. No matter how I told the story, it all seemed so ridiculous.
“Tell me!” he commanded.
“I’m searching for my fiancé.”
He took a step forward, his boots thudding hard on the floor. “Your fiancé.” He took another step, and I flinched. The ship rolled and tumbled beneath my feet, and I grasped onto the panels, my fingers digging into the polished oak planks.
“Are you mad?” His fists clenched at his sides, powerful and trembling.
“It would look that way, sir.” My eyes drilled into a tiny knot on the floor, willing myself to shrink in size so I could dive into it and scurry away like a little mouse. But his boots thundered forward, the small buckles making a sound like clinking chains.
“Are you in some sort of trouble? Is that it? Are you with child?” His voice softened, and I looked up, startled at the sudden change in his tone.
“No, sir.”

“Well, then?” he boomed.
I jumped, folding myself deeper into the corner of the room. What could I have possibly said to him in that moment? Telling Captain Grant that Johnny’s father had accused me of stealing, so I had to run away to consummate our marriage in order to clear my name and win back my homeland was perhaps not the best way to endear myself to him.
“There’s been…” I swallowed the lump in my throat. “There’s been trouble at home.”
Grant let out an exasperated sound, shaking his head and turning away with a curse. “You do understand you are aboard a ship with over seven hundred male sailors, correct? A woman has no place on a ship of the line bound for battle. I cannot guarantee your safety.”
“I know that, sir.”
“And due to the nature of our mission, I am in no position to turn us around.”
“Yes, sir.”
He shook his head, pacing the room. “You have endangered yourself and my men with your presence. I know officers who would hang you for treason against England for what you have done.”
“I suppose it’s a good thing I’m not English, then.” The words popped out before I could stop them, my latent nationalism waving a pitiful green flag in the dim light of the Captain’s chambers.
A muscle flickered in his jaw, and when he turned to me again, I nearly gasped at the rage in his bright eyes. All the blood drained from my face, and I bit my lip, willing my saucy tongue to hold still.
“You think this is some sort of game?” His eyes narrowed, and he pressed closer to me.
My courage fired back, and I straightened, raising my shoulders in a challenge.
His eyes flitted over me from head to toe, and he made a low sound in the back of his throat. “I should throw you overboard and let the fish eat at your rebel heart.”
“Better to die a rebel than live as a slave.”





Author Bio:
Colleen Halverson is a writer, educator, wife, and mother of two. She is the author of the Aisling Chronicles and writes erotic romance under the pen name C. B. Halverson. She lives in the Driftless area of Wisconsin.





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Monday, October 23, 2017

Blogging Break

Hi everyone! ♥

I just wanted to do a quick post to say that I'm taking an unexpected blogging break for at least a week. I've started feeling unwell since mid last week and it's bothering me enough that I just can't focus on my blog right now. I have a pretty busy weekend coming up and I just wanna take some rest and make sure I'm better by then. I also won't be commenting as much on people's blogs sadly enough but I will try to catch up on posts when I'm better again. 
I might return sooner or stay on a break longer depending on how I'll feel. I'll still be around a little bit on Twitter and Instagram if you wanna say hi or talk about books. :)

Thanks for understanding!