Giveaway #2 for 3rd Blogoversary

Posted June 1, 2017 by karenbaron in Blogoversary / 0 Comments

Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich and Pheoff Sutton (signed by the author)(Hardback)

 

This is the second giveaway for my blog’s 3rd Blogoversary. The book comes out in late June. I will preorder the book and have it sent directly to you.

 

Look for the review for this book later this summer.

 

To win these items you earn a drawing for each of the following tasks:

 

2 drawings for signing up for the “Baroness Book Trove Bulletin”

1 drawing for commenting on this post below

1 drawing for liking my Facebook page

1 drawing for sharing this post on Facebook

1 drawing for following me on twitter

1 drawing for retweeting this post

1 drawing for pining this post on Pinterest

1 drawing for following me on Instagram

1 drawing for liking this post on Instagram

1 drawing for following me on Goodreads

Please email me at baronessbooktrove@gmail.com with your name and the number of drawing that you have.

 

Thank you for entering my drawing and visiting my site! Have a wonderful and witty day!

 

Karen the Baroness

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Giveaway #1 for 3rd Blogoversary

Posted June 1, 2017 by karenbaron in Blogoversary / 0 Comments

American Journey: The First Three Novels by John A. Heldt (Kindle Edition)

Northwest Passage: The First Three Novels by John A. Heldt (Kindle Edition)

Three Wire Wrapped Crystal Point Pendant Necklaces, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Clear Quartz, all in a Velvet Pouch, packaged in a Handcrafted Wooden Treasure Chest Pirate Box, Dancing Bear Brand.

 

It’s my blog’s 3rd Blogoversary. This year I have 4 giveaways.

 

To win these items you earn a drawing for each of the following tasks:

 

2 drawings for signing up for the “Baroness Book Trove Bulletin”

1 drawing for commenting on this post below

1 drawing for liking my Facebook page

1 drawing for sharing this post on Facebook

1 drawing for following me on twitter

1 drawing for retweeting this post

1 drawing for pining this post on Pinterest

1 drawing for following me on Instagram

1 drawing for liking this post on Instagram

1 drawing for following me on Goodreads

Please email me at baronessbooktrove@gmail.com with your name and the number of drawing that you have.

 

I personally love both of these series. Check out my review of Indiana Belle and The Mine.

 

Thank you for entering my drawing and visiting my site! Have a fabulously fun day!

 

Karen the Baroness

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The Vampire’s True Love Trials

Posted May 31, 2017 by karenbaron in Berserkers, Cats, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal People, Review, Supernatural, Valkyrie, Vampires / 0 Comments

The Vampire’s True Love TrialsThe Vampire's True Love Trials by Kristen Painter
Series: Nocturne Falls, #6.5
on 1/14/2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 55
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals in town know better.

Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all.

Vampire Sebastian Ellingham wants one thing: to marry Tessa Blythe, the Valkyrie he’s fallen madly in love with. So meeting her parents seems like the natural thing to do. He’s even looking forward to it, until he discovers they’ve already found her a husband. Now the only way to keep Tessa in his life is to complete a series of tests meant for a very different kind of supernatural. And failing means losing her forever.

Proof that they are a team in love.

This novella The Vampire’s True Love Trials picks up the love story of Sebastian and Tessa. They have just finished testifying and the Vampire Council regarding Sebastian’s ex-wife, Evangeline. If you want to know more about that check out The Vampire’s Fake Fiancée.

Sebastian and Tessa are planning to stay in Europe for a short vacation when Tessa’s parents call. Now they are off to meet her parents in Paris. Tessa is nervous and Sebastian knows that this is important for their relationship. So, he is fine with it.

I have always loved the confidence that Sebastian puts out there. He seems like the perfect guy to bring home to meet Mom and Dad, except for the fang part. However, if your parents are a Berserker and Valkyrie maybe bringing a vampire home isn’t the easiest thing. Tessa just wants her parents to approve of Sebastian and her together.

Den is Tessa’s Dad and he is huge, just as you would think a Berserker would be. Den is a mixture of the traditional and the historical worlds. He seems like your typical over-protective father to me, with lots of grunting and super tight hand shaking.

Magna is Tessa’s Mom and she is a Valkyrie. She seems to love her daughters and really want them to be happy. I like Magna, she seemed sweet and yet has that don’t mess with me vibe. She is more compromising than Den but still believes that Sebastian needs to prove himself especially since Tessa didn’t tell them about him.

The True Love Trials are there for the Berserker to prove his ability to take care of and cherish the Valkyrie that he wants. Since Sebastian is a vampire, the trails don’t work in the same way. Or do they? I thought that the spark between Sebastian and Tessa worked great with this story, and we got to see how important the two have become to each other.

At the end, we find that Delaney has had her baby as Sebastian and Tessa stop by to visit at the hospital. I won’t spoil it, you will have to read it yourself to find out if the baby is a boy or girl.

My rating is 5 stars. I love this short story as much as the rest of the series. Kristin Painter has created a wonderful world full of exciting characters. I highly recommend this series, Nocturne Falls to all who read paranormal romance.

**Where to find The Vampire’s True Love Trials**

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This is a Guest Review for Baroness’ Book Trove. Thank you for the opportunity to review this book for your site. ~Jen

five-stars

About Kristen Painter

About the Author:

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The former college English teacher can often be found on the social media links below where she loves to interact with readers.


Memorial Day 2017

Posted May 29, 2017 by karenbaron in Blogoversary, Update / 0 Comments

Happy Memorial Day, Everyone

The countdown for Baroness’ Book Trove’s 3rd Blogoversary is coming up on June 11th. I am really excited! I have some really great giveaways this year.  Check out the posts for them on June 1st.

All winners will be announced on Sunday, June 11th. Hopefully, they will be mailed out on Monday, June 12th. Well, except for the one book that hasn’t been released and that will be shipped directly to you.

Keep watching for the Giveaways.

I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and were able to get in a little reading. My weekend has been great. I did some shopping with my mom, some reading, a little work on the blog and relaxed with my cat of course.  I am wrapping up it up with a family BBQ.

Karen the Baroness

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Chakana by W.E. Lawrence

Posted May 29, 2017 by karenbaron in Adult Fiction, Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Review, Romance / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Chakana by W.E. LawrenceChakana by W.E. Lawrence
on January 4, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 347
Format: Kindle
five-stars

In 1940, before the start of World War II, James Fleming, the original British secret agent, races on a high-stakes chase to track down the ancient lost treasure of King Huascar of the Incas. He must recover it before the Nazis do or the whole world will be in imminent danger.

But this is no ordinary treasure hunt. The Incas have proven their cunning and intellect in not only how they hid their treasure, but how they protected it. Fleming joins forces in the remote ruins of Peru, South America with Kate Rhodes, a policewoman on leave from the United States, her archaeologist brother, Nick, and their college professor, Dr. Charlie. Together, they must decode, interpret the clues, and face the challenges of the Chakana on their hunt for the treasure.

If this wasn’t difficult enough, the group is hounded throughout their search of the ancient Sacred Valley by international artifact smugglers, familiar with the Chakana and working with the Nazis, who are determined to acquire the treasure to help finance their war effort. Intrigue, danger, suspense, action, adventure, and even romance abound in this brave band’s quest to save the free world.

My take on this book:              Chakana by W.E. Lawrence is a great book. I was so happy when this book hit the top of my TBR List to read it. Most definitely a cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond.

The main character of this book is Kate Rhodes.

What I like about Kate Rhodes is the fact that she’s the youngest kid in her family. She knows what she wants in life. By this, I mean that by the age of eighteen she knew that she wanted to be the first female Chief of Police but that kind of changes further into the book. What I also like about her is that she can hold her own in a fight or even with a gun which is needed as a police officer but even more with what she needs to do thanks to her brother. What I didn’t like about her is that when it comes to James Fleming, who I will introduce soon, is that she at times lets her emotions get the better of her. And we all know that can be used against her. Then again, none of us can help that happening, at least most of the time or who we fall in love with.

The secondary character of this book is James Fleming.

What I like about him is that he tries to protect Kate even if she doesn’t want him. He tries to honor her request but he can’t help the way he was raised and wants to protect her as best as he can. Another thing that I like about him is that he tries to hide his obvious affections for Kate Rhodes and focus on the Incan trails that they have to face along with not being captured. He also struggles with this a lot throughout the book. James struggles with not only his feelings for Kate but also doing what is right by contacting his boss and stopping the smugglers from getting the gold.

The antagonist of this book is obviously the international smuggler.

He’s named in the book but I want you to find out about him on your own and draw your own conclusions about him. All I have to say about him is that Mr. Lawrence is great at creating bad guys.

Chakana by W.E. Lawrence is a great book and one that I couldn’t put down once I started to read it. I am giving this book a five-star rating. I love Indiana Jones and James Bond and that this book was a great mix of the two even though none of the two characters, that are in the male and female lead roles, have anything to do with archeology much. This book does have some grammar and spelling mistakes but not enough that it takes me out of the book to wonder what the author meant. I am definitely recommending it to my readers of this blog. Well to my adult readers this book does have some sex scenes in it.

Anyways until next time enjoy this book review brought to you by

Baroness’ Book Trove

**Where to find this book**

** Goodreads **

five-stars

About W.E. Lawrence

W. E. Lawrence graduated in 1978 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a BS in business administration. He has run a successful home health care supplies distributorship for the past twenty-three years.

Passionate about God, writing, reading, family, sports, politics, and America, Lawrence currently lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with his lovely wife and their two wonderful children.

W. E. Lawrence enjoys writing historical romance novels filled with action, adventure, and suspense. He published his debut novel Guardian of Paradise in October 2014.