Wednesday, August 7, 2013

True Love's First Kiss Blog Tour {Review+Giveaway}

Release date: July 8th 2013
Purchase: Amazon


In the Enchanted World, true love’s first kiss is magic.

Nandana’s Mark, Book 1: When two half-faeries—Melia and her younger sister—are cursed under dreadful circumstances, true love’s first kiss is the remedy.

The Flower of Isbelline, Book 2: Nothing but true love’s first kiss can save Melia’s younger sister from blind ambition and ruin.

The Dragon Carnivale, Book 3: Melia must choose the freedom she cherishes or true love’s first kiss—and a relationship that promises to secure her place in the Whole.

The Queen of the Realm of Faerie is a fantasy fairy tale series that bridges the Mortal and Enchanted worlds. The main character, Melia, is an eighteen-year-old half-faerie, half-mortal. She lives in Illialei, a country in the Enchanted World, with her two sisters and their mother. Melia’s father has been exiled to the Mortal World, and her best friend is a pixie.

When the story opens in the first book, Melia is troubled by her dark moon visions, gossip she overhears about her parents at the local market, and the trauma of living among full-blooded faeries with wings—she doesn’t have any.

As the series unfolds, the historic and mystical forces that shape Melia’s life are revealed. Each step of her journey—to find the place where she belongs—alters her perceptions about herself, deepens her relationships with others, and enlarges her world view.

True Love’s First Kiss is a compilation of the first three books in this ongoing series.


Nandana’s Mark, Book 1

Melia has always accepted her fate with being different than anyone in Illialei. Now with her father’s vision demanding her attention she starts to question everything. She wants to know the truth and stop umbra from incarnating. How can she do that when her sisters and mother will not listen to her? They all have their own agendas. Melia will learn the truths about Illialei, but will she be able to forgive the lies?

The world of faerie lies in Melia’s hands.

Nandana’s Mark started off a little slow for me. After about a quarter in I started flying through the pages. I was shocked by how many different POVs there were. I never knew when a new one would pop in. They are crucial to the story though. It keeps you guessing. :D As you all know, I love a good adventure!! And I know that’s what these books are going to be. I think the second in the series is going to be much better. This one is basically all the info you need to know and why everything is happening the way it is. Now on to another matter, Melia’s Mother. That woman is VILE!!!!!! She is such a good actress. And the people of fairies are no different; they judge Melia and her sisters just because they are different. I came to realize that they were just scared, but it doesn’t justify their actions.

Overall: A light and fun read.

The Flower of Isbelline, Book 2

Now that Melia know where Plantine is, she will stop at nothing to stop her from marrying Lord Goring. But in order to do that she needs the sword and the bowl. So Melia and her friends travel to her Plantine’s wedding in hopes of stopping her and meeting the grey faerie. If anything happens to the Grey Faerie Umbra will be able to incarnate.

New allies will surface and loyalties will be tested and it’s up to Melia to try to save them all.  

This one was SOOO much better than the first. I enjoyed it a lot more. There was more at risk, Plantines life, all of their lives really. No one is safe in the second installment of The Queen of the Realm Faerie. This book mainly focuses on Melia and Ryder. I like how this one didn’t have the vast number of POVs like the other. Everything was more understandable in this one. We got mostly all the info in the first one so I wasn’t overwhelmed with the info, like in the first one. I felt more attached to the characters in this one as well.

Overall: Enchanting!!! Couldn’t put it down. :D

The Dragon Carnivale, Book 3

In Book 2 Umbra said he would find another vessel, so now Melia is trying to find that person. She only knows of three that could be used. It wont be easy to find them and she’s going to need her friends help. She also needs to patch things up with Ryder and possibly stop Sevondi from incarnating Umbra.

It’s just another typical day for Melia.

I know this isn’t the last book but this one left me satisfied. I’m still longing for the next one but the end of this one will keep me at peace…for now. :D Melia is faced with some hard decisions in this one, decisions that she doesn’t make lightly. Again in this on there was only about 4 POVs. I loved Melia’s and Ryder’s the most. :D There is hardly any mention of Melia’s mother but I know in a future book she will pop up again. As I draw this review to a close I feel like I missed a lot of important things and people. I just want you guys (HI) to read and experience the journey I did.

Overall: A magical journey, which holds many decisions and secrets.  

4 STARS!!!!!!

About the Author:
Heidi Garrett is the author of The Queen of the Realm of Faerie series. Her personal message to all her readers is: 
Once upon a time, you lived in an enchanted world, too…
May you always see the magic in your life.
The Queen of the Realm of Faerie includes many strong female characters within an intricate fantasy land. It is also a fairy tale fantasy.
The first book, Nandana’s Mark, is one of those free ebooks; the second book, The Flower of Isbelline, is now available; and the third book, The Dragon Carnivale, will be released in June 2013.
Heidi's hope is that when you read her books, you will rediscover the enchantment in your own life. 
She currently resides in Eastern Washington State with her husband and their two cats. So far, she loves the snow. Being from the South, she finds it very magical.


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  1. Tiffany, Thank you for having me on Book Marks the Spot. It was a long book and I really appreciate your taking the time to read and review it. Heidi

    1. I had so much fun reading it!!!! So it was no chore to write a review. :D


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