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text 2017-03-31 14:32
Blog Tour and Giveaway for When Two Hearts Collide by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel

When Two Hearts Collide

by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel A Game of Hearts Novel Publication Date: March 23, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Purchase: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Charlie Williams’ view on relationships is simple—one night, no strings, move on. But when the opportunity to see a girl from his past comes up, Charlie finds himself breaking all his own rules. Ever since the night he’d turned her away, Charlie hasn’t been able to get Charlotte off his mind. A break from his pub for a vacation across the pond should be enough to cure him of his curiosity and get her out of his system. At least, he hopes… Charlotte Mackay channels love through coffee. Running her fandom-themed store and specialty coffee bar keeps her nerdy heart busy after one too many relationship disappointments. Until the man she can’t manage to forget calls. Charlie’s coming to The Hamptons for a two-week vacation. She’s going to be his host—nothing more. She’d fallen under the spell of his bedroom eyes and roguish charm once before, and it nearly wrecked her. Charlotte can’t risk the same mistake twice. But love knows no boundaries when two hearts collide.

About Sonya Loveday

Sonya Loveday is a full time author. Mother of two teenagers. Wife to an amazing man for 18 years. Dog lover. Cat lover. COFFEE addict. Night Owl. She’s a sucker for a good book. Loves the quiet life. Has the bestest best friend in the whole world. Her imagination never shuts off which makes it hard to sleep. The worst cook. Seriously. To see what’s coming up for releases be sure to follow Sonya on her author page at http://www.facebook.com/sonyalovedayauthor

About Candace Knoebel

Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys.
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review 2015-08-25 16:32
Book Review of Everlost (The Night Watchmen Series Book 3) by Candace Knoebel
Everlost (The Night Watchmen Series Book 3) - Candace Knoebel

One truth will unravel them all.

Faye Middleton thought the worst had come to pass the night she and her friends barely escaped from Ethryeal City and the clutches of the evil Priestess Clara. Officially shunned from the Coven, Faye is forced to lay low in order to come up with a plan to bring Clara down.

At Jaxen's childhood manor, they were supposed to be safe from any outside issues, and they were… until his long-lost mother shows up. Determined to win back what she lost so long ago, Evangeline reveals a secret that could shatter their beliefs, or be their saving grace.

Now, with two Covens searching for Faye, they must find a way to start over. With the help of the Rebellion, they begin the arduous task of forming their own army. However, the choices they are faced with leave them questioning everything they've ever known.

Review 5*

This is the third book in The Night Watchmen Series. I loved it!

Faye Middleton is a wonderful character, although I didn't like her very much when I first met her in Everlasting. She is a teenager who has had some major angst in her life. She has faced the culling and found out that she not only does she have affinity to both witch and hunter powers, she is the only one able to handle the Dagger of Retribution. Now older and wiser after her run in with Clara, Faye finds herself facing an even bigger challenge: dealing with Evangeline Gramm and fighting a war she's not sure she'll survive.

The story is again told through Faye's point of view. It is an emotional roller coaster ride from beginning to end. There are some new characters introduced into the story and they each bring their own personalities and problems, from werewolves to vampires. Evangeline Gramm did what she thought was right in order to protect her boys, but I'm not sure if she did the right thing or not, as she left them with some deeply scarred emotional baggage, especially Jaxen. However, it was the introduction of the other rebels where things begin to get interesting. I loved getting to meet Chrissa. She is a wonderful character, with an innocence that made me want to hug her; she is very sweet. It was also nice to meet Weldon, Jaxen, Gavin, Jezzi and Cassie again. Faye's friend Katie also returns, but she is now emotionally scarred from being held captive and tortured in Ethryeal City.

There is excitement, danger and adventure aplenty in this book, with lots of twists and turns and more than a few surprises. The relationship between Faye and Jaxen moves on to a new level and their intimacy is sensual without being too explicit. The end of the story has a surprising twist and, although it doesn't end in a cliffhanger, it does give the reader the feeling that there are some unfinished loose ends that require tying up. I do hope that there is another book, because I would love to see if Clara and Bael get their comeuppance!

Candace Knoebel has written a fantastic continuation in this YA paranormal romance series. I loved her writing style, which is fast paced and it flowed wonderfully. I haven't read her other series, Born In Flames Trilogy yet, but having read this book, I will definitely be doing so at the earliest opportunity!

I highly recommend this book if you love YA paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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review 2015-07-26 21:06
Book Review of Evernight (The Night Watchmen Series Book 2) by Candace Knoebel
Evernight (Night Watchmen, #2) - Candace Knoebel

The stunning sequel to the thrilling paranormal romance novel Everlasting!

One lie will change everything.

Faye Middleton has secured the Dagger of Retribution for the High Priesthood, but in doing so, she’s opened the door to more demands set by them. She now has to break the Holy Seal, and soon. Trapped in the alluring Ethryeal City, Faye is pushed to the breaking point trying to discover just what she is truly capable of, even if it means destroying herself in the process.

With the clock ticking down to the war between both Covens, and the truth about her parent’s mysterious disappearance within her reach, Faye is faced with tough choices that will forever change her. Will Faye be able to handle the demands from the Priesthood, and still be able to continue her search for her parents?

But more importantly, can she survive the truth she finds?

Review 5*

This is the second book in The Night Watchmen Series. I loved it!

Faye Middleton is a wonderful character, although I didn't like her very much when I first met her in Everlasting. She is a teenager with some major angst in her life. She has faced the culling and found out that she not only does she have affinity to both witch and hunter powers, she is the only one able to handle the Dagger of Retribution. Now in Ethryeal City, along with her partner Weldon, the Gramm brothers, Jaxen and Gavin, and their partners Jezzi and Cassie, she finds herself facing the biggest challenge yet. Survival.

The story is told from Faye's point of view, and takes the reader on an amazing adventure. This story reminds me a little of Divergent, although there is no real similarity between them apart from a spunky heroine. There are some new characters introduced in this tale and we get to meet Clara Ravensmoore, Mack's witch partner. I took a real dislike to this character. She cold, cruel, calculating and ambitious. She pushes, torments and forces Faye to do things, but Faye is equally determined to succeed. I really wanted Faye to stand up to her more and when she does, I cheered!

There is excitement, danger and adventure aplenty in this book, with lots of twists and turns and more than a few surprises. The relationship between Faye and Jaxen is as hot as ever and is a smoldering cinder that could burst into flame at any moment - the sexual tension between the two is that palpable. The end of the story has a surprising twist for a cliffhanger, but it does give the reader the feeling that there are some unfinished loose ends that require tying up in the next book in the series. I am most definitely looking forward to reading it as soon as possible!

Candace Knoebel has written a fantastic sequel in this YA paranormal romance series. I loved her writing style, which is fast paced and it flowed wonderfully. I haven't read her other series, Born In Flames Trilogy yet, but having read this book, I will definitely be doing so at the earliest opportunity!

I highly recommend this book if you love YA paranormal romances. - Lynn Worton

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review 2014-10-04 18:09
Review: Everlasting by Candace Knoebel
Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1) - Candace Knoebel

I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review

Everlasting is filled with intrigue, suspense, romance, and paranormal fun galore. This is one of those books that boasts a great supporting cast in addition to the main characters. It begins in a stereotypical manner, with a teen girl knowing she's a failure, dreading banishment, only to find out she's super special. The first part of the book drags due to this internal struggle, but fortunately for the reader, the pace picks up as the story progresses.

I liked main character Faye-- most of the time, that is. She's strong with a stubborn streak that I enjoy in a heroine. Her internal weakness was annoying at times, but frankly with the cards she's been dealt it's completely understandable. Jaxen is the typical closed-off male lead present in lots of paranormal books. I know these guys usually have a reason for this behavior but it still bugs me.

I really liked the cast of secondary characters, including the villains. These secondary characters make the story shine. There is enough suspense to keep the pages turning, even though it starts slower than I'd like. I'm not sure how I feel about the love triangle of sorts. Jaxen and Faye's budding relationship is like a rollercoaster and not the fun kind.

Since Everlasting is book one of a series, the cliffhanger ending is really no surprise. If you're looking for a YA paranormal with lots of twists and turns, I think you'll enjoy this book. BTW, I love the colors on this cover.

Source: onceuponayabook.blogspot.com/2014/10/blog-tour-everlasting-by-candace.html
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review 2014-09-30 00:00
Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1)
Everlasting (Night Watchmen, #1) - Candace Knoebel Nice start for a series!

First off, I just want to say that I was attracted to this book because of the cover. It's kind of colorful and very interesting to look at. Kudos to that.

Now about the plot... It's pretty good. Witches aren't really new to me, but the way things went here, it's a breath of fresh air. The fact that they have to have a "hunter" or a partner makes it so unique. Their way of doing things is kind of awesome. It's really like being plunged into this secret community living among us and it's all new because they have a different way of life. I like the mysteries, the revelations and how things just wove themselves. If you have read the Covenant series of Jennifer L. Armentrout you are also bound to like this book. They kind of feel the same when it comes to the training and jobs to do.

The characters are good actually. I truly rooted for the main couple and totally hated the villain.

Faye is actually a typical girl with a not so typical problem in a totally not typical world. She doesn't want to be abandoned and she has insecurities just like a normal person. She can have a spine of steel on the outside, but on the inside, she's melting. That's her real weakness as well as strength if you ask me. Her conflict just stems from the fact that she wants to be just like everyone. I guess the saying "careful what you wish for" does apply to her. She wished to be just one of them since she was very afraid of being "defective and she got more.. so much more than she wished. Unfortunately, as much as I'm happy for what she got.. the "more" that I'm talking about is not really all it's cracked up to be.

Jaxen on the other hand reminds me of so many heroes that I love from many other YA books. Jace, Aiden, Ash and many others. I'm not sorry that I can compare them with them. They are all good and they would do everything for their girls. Jaxen.... He has that sense of "good". He's distant to others but with Faye, he just can't stay away. He's so closed off that when he speaks, I get shocked with what he says, He has that I-have-to-sacrifice-myself air around him and it kills me as a reader because he's not just hot... he's actually pretty nice. Man oh man, how I want to just beat the curse off of him and his brother.

FAYE AND JAXEN'S LOVE STORY - It's a delicious waiting game... with a dark promise.. which I hope will be stopped... RIGHT AWAY!!!! I wish that they can just be.. them.. together without any other outside problems.

The other characters are also vital in this story. I don't know if this book would be complete without Jaxen's brother or Cassie.,. especially Katie. I just love Katie's relationship with Faye. In fact, I envy them because their bond is just so strong. I admit to tearing up in two particular scenes between them. They make me feel so emotional..ugh. Oh well.. the best books are the ones that affect you emotionally, right? :)

I just have to dedicate one paragraph to Jezi. In every book, a villain is always present. When the villain is effective, it highlights the qualities of the main character. With that said, I would definitely say that Jezi is a darn perfect villain. Even though she's not the main villain, I can't help but feel a measure of hate towards her character. She's so much of a b***h! I swear. I mean, I know that she's somehow the.. umm.. "wronged one" here, but ugh. She makes life harder for Faye when she doesn't really need it anymore. She's like the "Nan" of the YA-PNR world, if you know what I mean. >.<
See how I just dissed her? I'm telling you.. she's so effective!

To the main villains, I only have one message: Watch out! I think Faye has more in her than you've already seen. Be ready to get your asses fried! hah! *smirks*

All in all, this book has a very interesting main plot, a number of action parts that will make you read closely and characters that you would appreciate, I guess the only negative comment that I would make is the abruptness. When I started the book it was just like falling in a rabbit hole. I was not eased into their world, I was pushed. More explanation regarding their world from the start would have been better. :) Just saying.

What I want to see next: I want to see that curse broken! I want to know about Faye's parents and I want all of the bad guys to surrender. I don't want Faye to be controlled by the elders or the people higher than the elders since apparently, there are such people in this book. I want Jezi to meet an unfortunate non-life-threatening accident that will erase her affinity bond with Jaxen. The girl just can't let it go, so an accident to help her get over it would totally be appreciated if you ask me. heh! I'm so mean... but.. but. but... :)

This is a pretty good start of a series. I'm giving it 4 fairy wings!

A review copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.
This review can also be seen on our blog Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies, inc.
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