Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway ROUGE (Cheveux Roux #1) by Leigh Talbert Moore

Welcome to my stop on the Rouge Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound. Click HERE to check out the full blog tour schedule!

          Rouge (Cheveux Roux, #1)


Trapped in the underground theater world of 1890s New Orleans, Hale Ferrer has only one goal: escape. But not without Teeny, the orphan-girl she rescued from the streets and promised to protect.

Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.

Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.

Mature YA/light historical/theater romance

Release Date: November 11, 2012
300 pages


WOW! Leigh Talbert Moore just knocked my socks off with Rouge! Yep! I love this novel. Rouge is a totally wonderful surprise, with the story taking place in a Cabaret during 1890 New Orleans, and with what’s happening off stage behind closed doors…let's just say, I was not expecting this, but am so thrilled that Moore wrote this sadistic storyline with a beautiful romance between Hale and Beau. Rouge’s awesome storyline and amazing characters stole my heart from the first page, and I couldn't put this book down. Moore’s talents as an amazing writer and storyteller are clearly seen as you read.

Hale sings for Gavin's theater/cabaret to keep her and Teeny from starving and living on the back streets of New Orleans. Hale saved Teeny (who is twelve now) from the streets five years before. Hale is turning eighteen and time is running out for her, but she has a plan, a plan that will save her and Teeny from the evil that is coming. Hale's plan is all working out with the rich Freddie Lovel, until a new stage hand is hired to work at the cabaret. Beau is gorgeous and sweet, and Hale's heart has betrayed her, falling in love with a poor stage hand is not part of her plan.

I quickly loved Hale. She’s strong and her protectiveness in keeping Teeny safe won my heart right from the first page. I also loved Hale and Beau's steamy and tender romance. But there was one part between them that made my mouth drop open and I grasped. I could’ve kicked Beau's beautiful, sweet little ass. Moore definitely got me when Beau did this. I have never known this to happen in a novel before. Don't get me wrong, it was friggin’ fantastic how Moore wrote this part. It definitely got a WTH? reaction out me. When Beau did what he did, it seared pain through my heart, and of course me being the kind of woman I am, wanted to give him some very serious painful hurt to his downstairs parts lol! You will love this scene between Hale and Beau when you read it. I know I did! After I kept reading and understood how Beau was thinking in this scene. Leigh Talbert Moore, you got me good with Beau on that one!

Rouge has everything an awesome story needs for me to totally fall in love with this light historical novel: New Orleans in 1890, spine-tingling suspense, intense drama, fantastic characters, a cabaret/brothel setting, and a beautiful, heart-gripping, steamy romance. I highly recommend Rouge as a must read! PLEASE I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW!!


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About the Author
Leigh Talbert Moore is a wife and mom by day, a writer by day, a reader by day, a freelance editor when time permits, a chocoholic, a caffeine addict, a lover of YA and new adult romance (really any great love story), a beach bum, and occasionally she sleeps.

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Cover Reveal: Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3) by Raine Thomas

Elder (Firstborn Trilogy #3)
Raine Thomas

The cover was created by the amazing Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs.


Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate The Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn't making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemiestoo close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she's endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can't get any worse.

She's wrong

Coming December 27, 2012
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Brief author bio: Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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On Dublin Street (On Dublin Street #1) by Samantha Young

                  On Dublin Street

              (On Dublin Street #1)

Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare… Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached. But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: December 31st 2012 by NAL Trade
(MY THOUGHTS)   Adult Romance
On Dublin Street is just HOT. HOT, steamy HOT! I love when a man pursues what he wants and won’t give up (no, not a stalker). But a self-assured man, who will show the woman that he wants her, and that his motives are sincere. Braden Carmichael is that kind of luscious man. Samantha Young has written a saucy, can't-have-me, steamy romance with Jocelyn and Braden. This romance is dramatic and sexy, but Young also gave me great laughs between these two. And seriously, I couldn't stop laughing for an hour when I read a certain scene. You’ll know what I'm talking about when you read it. Hint: Braden and Jocelyn are on the sofa wrestling around, and it's one of those things that just happens and makes you wish you could crawl under a rock. It stills cracks me up!

Jocelyn is a woman with a wild past, and she feels like some of the bad choices she’s made are the reason she has lost the only two people she loved. So when “I can have any woman I want" Braden meets Jocelyn, he finds out real fast that Jocelyn’s not going to be one of his toys, and no way is she interested in a serious relationship. Braden discovers this is one lady he won’t be bringing into his bed…on his terms.
On Dublin Street is a heart touching romance as Braden becomes the man that can heal Jocelyn’s damaged heart, but Jocelyn and Braden’s romance is also a bittersweet emotional roller coaster, and insanely sexy. I highly recommend On Dublin Street as a must read!

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