This week's Wine and Books Wednesday is brought to you by the lovely author Eve Kasey's Force of Forever and Kuranui's Sav Blanc. These two are a delightful pair you can easily slip into of an evening or afternoon during the busy holiday season and relax with. I love reading feel good novellas this time of year because I can fit them into my crazy schedule with ease. No muss, no fuss. If you're looking for a couple of reading hours well spent before year's end, (or anytime) grab your glass and a copy of Force of Forever and pamper yourself for a little while. If you love contemporary romance novels and haven't read the rest of Kasey's All In series, I highly recommend it.
Ten years before All In begins...
French billionaire Matt Geier is launching a new business venture, a space tourism company called OrbitAll. Though he’s accepted the 'legacy over love' life handed down over generations, there isn't a damn thing he wants that he doesn't have.
Until her. Until the sexy flight attendant who changes his world in the course of one flight.
Pia Taparo is in flux. She's questioning every decision she's made that's brought her to this point in life. She's twenty-three and still so lost.
Until him. Until one sinfully handsome passenger makes her feel like she's finally found solid ground. On a whirlwind tour of Paris, a city she's always wanted to see, their night together brings them both to new places.
One flight. One night. Two lives changed.
Force of Forever is a prequel to the All In series. This is a steamy one-night stand, accidental pregnancy contemporary romance with no trigger warnings and a guaranteed happily ever after.
From My Review:
The famed “City of Love” plays host to this prequel novella for Kasey’s All In series, and for Matt and Pia, it lived up to its name. Once again, Kasey takes us on a luxury vacation with her writing and we get to indulge in not only some of Paris’s amazing hotspots but a sumptuous, love-at-first-sight romance. Pia is instantly likeable—devoted to her family, beautiful and quick-witted—she’s the perfect book bestie of a main character, and right away I wanted all the best things to work out for her. Enter handsome, French Billionaire Matt Geier, to sweep her off her feet. From the first moment these two see each other on the plane, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put this book down till the very end and I didn’t. Force of Forever is a delightful, short read and is the perfect icing on the cake for one of my favorite series.
Happy first day of December and welcome back to another Wine and Books Wednesday edition of Romance, Reads & Wine. This week's pairing features author Juliette N. Banks' The Vampire King and The Prisoner Wine Company's Sauvignon Blanc. Read on for the full book description, links and my review!
Will the vampire king fulfill his deadly promise to his queen?
Powerful vampire king, Francis Moretti, travels with his sons to the Yorkshire coast in 1891 where he's confronted by one of the rebels of the race. When Robert Russo throws down an official challenge for the throne, he is unconcerned. He knows his royal blood holds great potency and he will walk away unscathed. He's more concerned about the promise he made to his queen nearly one thousand years ago. The deadline is drawing near and his sons, the Moretti princes, are unaware of the destiny about to catch up with them.
Brayden and Vincent Moretti are eager to return home to Castle Moretti, where the season is kicking off, and females are lining up to attend one of their infamous orgies. When the king shares his darkest secret, the two big alpha vampires are in shock. They now face one of the biggest decisions of their lives that will change their future forever.
Can Francis follow through on the thousand-year promise, and will his sons help him prove his love to his queen one last time?
From my review:
I enjoyed this novella introduction to the Moretti family vampires and thought it was well done of the author to supply readers with an in depth look at where their story began. It’s clear that the series going forward will hinge on things that are explained in this short, sexy prequel book. There are lots of very steamy sex scenes as well as a look at the intrigues involving ancient vampire families that promise lots of conflict ahead. I’m glad I read this book first and am excited to get into the rest of the series. Judging by the excerpt in the back, the next book, “The Vampire Prince,” promises to be very good.
Amanda V Shane - Fantasy Romance Author of the Tides of Atlantis Series and Enchanted Lands Romances.