Wednesday 7 August 2013

True Loves First Kiss blog tour


True Love's First Kiss (Queen of the Realm of Faerie 1-3) Synopsis via Goodreads:

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.

Release date: June 18th 2013
Purchase: Amazon

Shona's reviews:

Nandana's Mark 4 of 5 stars. When I finished with the story I was keen to start reading the second, but I'm struggling to put down in words what I felt about this one. This story starts slowly, building towards a confrontation near the middle of the book. This is where the story really starts to unfold and where secrets are revealed. As the book ends you realise you are not reading the glittery Faerie story you thought it might be, but instead you are faced with a series of secrets and betrayals, mixed in with adventure, danger and maybe even a little love story in there too.

Flower of Isbelline 4 of 5 stars. I said Nandana's Mark started slowly, the same cannot be said for this one. The story starts with Melia rushing to warn her friend about the danger she's in and from there its non stop action. I literally could not put this book down, I read it one sitting, I have gone without sleep to finish reading this book. I cant wait to read The Dragon Carnivale.

Melia has grown so much in just a few short days, she's stronger and she doesn't even see it. With Ryder by her side she's starting to see herself more clearly, to feel more comfortable in her own skin. I just really hope she doesn't push him away.

The Dragon Carnivale  5 of 5 stars. There has been a gap between me reading the first two books in this series and reading The Dragon Carnivale which made the beginning of the book a little confusing as there was a few details that I had forgotten, but I was quickly back up to speed. So you don't need to read them all back to back (though definitely in order) to understand what's going on.

This was by far the best book of the series (so far). Perhaps that's because Melia has grown so much, maybe it's because I felt like I really connected with Melia this time round. Melia has gone from being the young naïve half-faerie who didn't want to take a chance on love because it would take away her ability to fly, to this young brave woman who is putting her own feelings and needs on hold to help others; even those who wouldn't necessarily have done the same for her before. All this leaves me wanting more of Melia's story.

About the Author

Heidi GarrettHeidi 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.



  1. Wonderful reviews! Glad you enjoyed them :)

    Thanks for participating!

  2. Shona, Thank you for having me back on Booky Ramblings, and thank you for being part of the first street team! It's been wonderful getting to know you, and I appreciate your reading and reviewing all of the books. Cheers, Heidi

  3. Its been my pleasure Heidi, thank you once again for writing such a great series of books. I honestly cant wait to see how the rest of Melia's story turns out.

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