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review 2017-05-16 23:09
Arc Review: Jane Grey: A Homage to the Brontë Classics (The Brontë Brothers #1) by Nina Mason
Jane Grey (The Brontë Brothers Book 1) - Nina Mason

 

I’ll start by saying that Jane Eyre happens to be my least favorite classic historical romance. So when offered the chance to read this story I was truly intrigued and couldn’t pass the opportunity to read it.

 

Well, Jane Grey was a great romance story indeed! I don’t want anyone to think it wasn’t based on my rating. I did enjoy it from start to finish, true, however I also did have a few issues with the story itself. At any rate, I still recommend it to any fan of the original and to those looking for a worthwhile happy ending.

 

Matthew and Jane have a lot in common and that’s obviously what drew them together. They were both hopeless romantics to the point they could both recite poems by heart and Matthew was a painter hoping to revive his then-dormant muse.

At the start of the story, Matthew was hurt and vulnerable, thus he gave me the impression of just having fallen in love with the idea of the perfect woman that could possibly be Jane as opposed to the woman herself. As the story progressed and they got to know each other better, his attitude left no doubt in my mind that he had in fact fallen for Jane as a woman so I was happy on that end.

 

Their relationship was endearing and heart-warming. The story was heart-wrenching at times and hopeful at others. The descriptive settings made me feel I was part of the story itself and the writing was as beautiful as ever when it comes to this author.

 

As for Jane, she was sweet and considerate, but to an almost maddening point in my opinion. Most of the time she showed strength of character and common sense but when it came to trusting unworthy people or when it came to continue on the path she had already set her mind to follow she was inconstant and mutable. That whiplash attitude was one of the reasons I couldn’t enjoy the story more.

Also, the story is set in a place where propriety is not as strict as it would have been in England at the time but I still thought Jane didn’t come up to scratch as a governess to some extent. I’m not going to give specific examples because I don’t want to give spoilers but suffice to say her pupil would act incredibly unlady-like and Ms. Gray would just stand there and do nothing. I know, I’ve been told I need to let go of certain things when it comes to historicals but I just can’t!

 

As I said earlier dear reader, it IS a lovely story, full of passion, regrets, ambition, and true love. If this sounds like your cup of tea then I’m sure you are going to love it. 

 

*** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***

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review 2016-10-29 19:57
The Devils Who Would be King (Royal Pains #4) by Nina Mason 4/5 stars
The Devils Who Would Be King (Royal Pains) (Volume 4) - Nina Mason

Last one in the Royal Pain series and they must be read in order. It started a bit slow but it sure ended with a BANG!

Our hero Robert is away on an assignment by the King on England, missing his lovely wife like the devil and risking his life for King and country. Maggie, as the dutiful wife she is, stays behind dreading the day she may receive news that Robert is never coming back.

 

Ok, so I have to say I had loved this series because although it was high in eroticism it also stayed on the path of true romance when it came to Robert and Maggie. Those two had a relationship very different from anything I had ever read before. They were possessive and protective of each other but at the same time they let each other be and explore their own romantic, sexual, and whatever needs. That still rings true in this book however I felt that while Robert was putting his life on the line, Maggie was too content living the court life and in a way forgetting about Robert. Later, the story takes a turn for the better, IMO and it switched back to what I had always loved about this series. It had scandal, duplicity, espionage, power-hungry nobles, and of course a couple that was willing to face everything as long as they were together. In the end, everything was tied up perfectly in a way that only this author could have achieved.

 

I wouldn’t recommend it for those that like clean, sweet romances but I dare say it is for those that like erotic stories with historical accuracy.  

 

*** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***

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review 2016-10-24 13:27
Dark and Stormy Knight (Knights Of Avalon) - Nina Mason

Gwyn was reading the Knight Of Cups again it was probably for the hundred time. Gwyn had come to Scotland to try to see the reclusive author - Leigh Raithven. Gwyn had tried for weeks to go through the usual channels but didn’t have any success. Gwyn worked as an assistant to the head of production Mr. Robbins in a Hollywood movie studio. Gwyn lived in the background in fear of: rejection, criticism, and failure. Gwyn had a history of sexual abuse and neglect and hoped things would change now if she did get the screen rights.  Leigh was trying to keep up the grounds of Castle Glenavon. Leigh hates tourist and a shapeshifter who writes books. Leigh had escaped Avalon as the queen had tired of him and he was to be put to death. Then a bad storm happens and Gwyn’s in gets hit with lightning and goes over a cliff. Leigh rescues Gwyn starts to fall for Leigh but he tells her it cannot happen as he is cursed. To forget him or she will die. Leigh however is immortal.I didn’t love this story but I didn’t hate it either. The story did have a lot to it: magic, forbidden love, torture, romance, fae.vampire shapeshifter, suspense, Scotland, BDSM, a curse, got sex scenes, and a lot more. But for some reason this just didn’t have the WOW factor for me. I am sure others will like this more than I did.

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text 2016-10-18 16:49
New Release: THE DEVILS WHO WOULD BE KING by Nina Mason
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The Devils Who Would Be King, the fourth and final installment in Nina Mason’s historical erotica series Royal Pains is live today! Set in Scotland and England during the Restoration period, Royal Pains follows the political, religious, and erotic exploits of the Duke and Duchess of Dunwoody. 
 
Here’s the blurb:
 

Their loyalty, faith, and love will be tested like never before…
Maggie, pregnant and missing Robert like mad, invites Gemma Crosse to help ease her loneliness, only to get swept up in a whirl of naughtiness and heartache. Meanwhile, rebellion is brewing to the north, where her husband is acting as a spy for the king, who grows drunker with power by the day.
Will Maggie and Robert’s love be strong enough to weather the coming storm? Or will the winds of change blow their world apart?

Buy the book now in Kindle or paperback!


Haven’t read the first three books in the series? No worries. You can buy the first book right now for only 99 cents! Check out all four books in the series here: Amazon.com. They’re also available for free through Kindle Unlimited.
 
Here’s an excerpt from The Devils Who Would Be King:
 
When Maggie returned to the bedchamber, she found Robert waiting just inside the door. Before she could say aught to him, he captured her mouth with such passion she fell back against the jamb, needing its support as she reeled under a dizzying rush of desire.
 
It felt wonderful. Glorious. Better than anything else in the world. She ran her hands slowly up into his hair, over his stubbled jaw, across his hard shoulders, and along his strong arms. Yes, he smelled ripe, but his stink was pure raw male animal musk. She found it far more arousing than offensive. Moving her hands around to his back, she pulled his body firmly against hers, feeling all over again how much she had missed him.
 
Playing house with Gemma had been all well and good, but her friend was not Robert. No one was, or could ever take his place in her heart or in her bed. Suddenly ashamed of her behavior, she broke from the kiss.
 
Flushed and short of breath, she said, “Forgive me.”
 
“For what?” he asked, eyebrows drawing together.
 
“You were jealous when I went to bed with Juliette. I should have guessed how you would feel about Gemma, whatever you might have claimed to the contrary.”
 
A strange, unreadable look crossed his face before he stepped away from her and averted his gaze. “How funny that you should bring up Juliette, for I encountered her in my travels.”
 
“Juliette?” Maggie frowned and furrowed her brow, unsure she’d heard him correctly. “Was she not hanged?”
“No.” When he returned his gaze to hers, she was sure she saw guilt there. “King Louis bribed the judge to release her.”
 
“King Louis?” she asked, growing uneasy. “Why would he pay to free a Huguenot?”
 
“Because she is not a Huguenot,” he told her with growing fervor. “She is Romish, like us, and has been working in secret for her king and country. I ran into her in Orkney, awaiting the rebel ships. We joined Argyle’s forces together, posing as man and wife to protect our covers.”
 
“Man and wife?” she repeated, shocked again. “Did you..?”
 
“God, no!” He laughed, though nervously. “I was as faithful as the day is long—not that it was easy, given the sleeping arrangements.”
 
Though relieved he had not cheated on her, Maggie could not let such an inflammatory aside go unremarked upon. “Whatever do you mean by that?”
 
Before he could answer, someone knocked on the door. Presuming it was the servants with the hot water, Maggie pulled out of Robert’s embrace and went to let them in. After directing them to the bath closet, she went to check on Gemma and wee Jamie. Both, to her delight, were sound asleep. With any luck, they would not stir until morning, giving her hours yet to celebrate her husband’s homecoming.
 
Returning to the bath closet, she watched the maids fill the tub, offering instructions when necessary. When all was prepared to her satisfaction, she sent them away before returning to Robert’s bedchamber, where she found him seated upon the needlepoint settee in the window alcove, removing his boots and stockings. As he reached around to unfasten his cravat, he looked up to find her watching him.
 
“Shall I remove the rest?” The wolfish grin he gave her set her blood afire. “Or would you prefer to do the honors?”
 
“Let me,” she said, excited by the idea of peeling off his clothing, layer by layer. Doing so would afford her the chance to discover his body anew.
 
He got to his feet and stalked toward her like a predatory animal. When he was only inches away, he spread his arms wide and laughed. “I’m all yours.”
 
She started with his waistcoat, working the buttons out of their holes in silence. As much as she wanted to inquire further about Juliette and their sleeping arrangements, she wanted him naked even more.
 
When the waistcoat was off, she tugged his shirttail free of his breeches. Sliding her hands inside his shirt, she relished the feel of his flat belly and muscular chest. Locating his nipples, she gently pinched them between her thumb and forefinger.
 
Groaning with pleasure, he shut his eyes.
 
She pressed a kiss to his stubbled chin before unbuttoning the ruffled cuffs on his sleeves. When they were open, he lifted his arms so she could pull the shirt off over his head. Trembling at the sight of his naked chest, she kissed and licked each of his nipples to hardness before moving to his breeches. As she untied the ribbon closures, she did everything in her power to tempt and arouse him. When his breeches fell, she wrapped her hand around his c**k.
 
“Oh, Rosebud, my sweet seductress,” he breathlessly whispered. “You certainly know how to drive me wild with desire.”
 
She gave his erection a few ardent strokes before letting go. Yes, she knew how to inflame his passions, but she also knew when to back off to prolong the seduction.
 
He stepped out of his puddled breeches and kicked them aside before gripping her shoulders. “Now, it is my turn to undress you,” he said with a devilish grin. “For I should like you as naked as a nymph whilst you give me my bath.”
 
 
Here’s more about the author:
 
Nina Mason is an incurable romantic who strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, and educate. She has two series out at present, Royal Pains (historical erotica) and Knights of the Tarot (erotic PNR/UF). She also has published three stand-alone novels: Sins Against the Sea, The Queen of Swords, and The Tin Man. The latter two are not available at this time.

Born and raised in Southern California, Ms. Mason holds a degree in journalism from California State University at Fullerton and currently lives with her family in Woodstock, Georgia. To contact Ms. Mason, email her at ninamasonauthor@gmail.com.
 
 
Here’s where you can find Nina on social media:
 
Visit Nina's website: http://ninamasonauthor.com
Follow Nina on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ninamasonromance
Follow Nina on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ninamasonauthor
Find Nina on Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/ninamasonauthor
 
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review 2016-04-05 18:38
Blog Tour and Review: Sins Against the Sea by Nina Mason

“If the merfolk were real, imagine how they might feel about the way we humans treat the ocean. That was my premise for Sins Against the Sea, a story deeply steeped in the mythology and folklore of the Scottish isles.” --Nina Mason, author

 

Title: Sins Against the Sea

Author: Nina Mason

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Mythology

Heat Level: Moderately steamy

Format: Kindle and Paperback

 

My review: 

 

I'll start by saying all of Nina Mason's characters are complex and fun to read. There is not a single one I haven't liked as of yet.
Cuan and Cordelia meet after some horrible oil spill that may destroy more than they both care about. They are sort of natural enemies but that doesn't stop them from developing feelings for each other. And the tension! -yep, that's another thing Nina knows how to develop very well. And though it wasn't insta-love, it wasn't insta-lust either, it was more like insta-chemistry; it was more of a need to feel, to be loved and love the right person -or being in this case. They both were coming from different places and they both met each other's needs. It was a good combination.
I also liked the fantasy aspect of the plot. Being the mythology lover that I am, I wasn't disappointing with all the vivid details of the story. The description of the waves, the beach, and the salty wind... I felt I just needed a fruity drink with and umbrella adornment to feel complete ;)
It was a great story and I definitely recommend it to any fantasy lover that loves sexy romances.

** I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review **

 

 

About the Book: 


Cordelia Parker, an oil company spokeswoman, has never believed in magic, despite her late mother’s fanciful stories. Then, during an oil spill in Scotland’s mysterious Minch, her reality is shattered when she stumbles upon a merman in a hidden cave. Even more shocking, she feels the same soul-level connection to him she felt for the ocean before it claimed both her parents.

A fish out of water in his sexist culture, Cuan feels a powerful attraction to Cordelia, but, because she knows what he is, he is duty-bound to kill her. If humankind discovers the Blue Men of the Minch are real, they will destroy them the way they destroy the ocean, whose abundance belongs at once to all and none. Thus, the only way he can have a life with her is to prove she is more than she appears, trust her with his secrets, and give up his undersea world.

With so many obstacles to overcome, they will need a miracle to be together…or maybe just a splash of ancient island magic.

 

Here’s more about the author of Sins Against the Sea:

 

Nina Mason is an incurable romantic who strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten. She has one series out at present, Royal Pains, which follows a Scottish duke and duchess through the events of the Restoration period.

Born and raised in Southern California, Ms. Mason currently lives with her family in Woodstock, Georgia. When she isn't writing, she works as a consultant for Pure Romance, a line of relationship-enhancement products. Nina combines author readings with in-home Pure Romance parties. She also does Pure Romance parties on Facebook. For more information, email her at ninamasonauthor@gmail.com.

 

Nina is the author of two other series: Royal Pains, an erotic historical romp set in the Restoration era, and Knights of the Tarot, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy featuring shapeshifting faery heroes and various forms of divination.



Here’s where you can find Nina on social media:

 

Visit Nina's website: http://ninamasonauthor.com
Follow Nina on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ninamasonromance
Follow Nina on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ninamasonauthor

Find Nina on Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/ninamasonauthor


Subscribe to Nina's newsletter: https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/s/authorninamasonsnewsletter

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