I am beyond THRILLED to share this book with you all today–as part of the Tangled Hearts book tour. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review by publisher Entangled Publishing.
What is Tangled Hearts about?
The Tudors take on The Pirates of the Caribbean in this 16th century romantic adventure!
Pandora Wyatt is the most complicated woman alive. Raised by a pirate captain, Dory risks exposure of her magic to free the only father she’s ever known from the Tower of London. But when she’s tied to a smoldering witch’s pyre, her powers aren’t enough to save her.
Ewan Brody is on a mission to deliver a traitor’s corpse to King Henry VIII when he rescues a beautiful spitfire from a horrific fate. Saving the lass’s life leads him on an adventure he never intended. Thrust together in the roles of husband and wife, they dodge royal intrigue, dark twists, and secrets as they attempt to find the true traitor at the Tudor court.
Magic and adventure spark, igniting a fire between Ewan and Dory, consuming them and tangling their hearts together forever. But to reach forever, they first need to survive the day.
Author Heather McCollum is very talented, and it definitely shows–check out her biography here:
Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Maine, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. Ms. McCollum has four full length historical, paranormal romances released in both electronic and digital formats. She also has one short novella released in electronic format.
When she is not busy writing and answering calls of “Mom”, she can be found educating women about ovarian cancer. She is a teal warrior herself and just finished slaying the ovarian cancer beast.
She currently resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.
More information about Ms. McCollum and her books can be found at www.HeatherMcCollum.com.
I’m a sucker for anything Scottish, I even participate in a local gathering of Scottish clans in the area once a year for their lavish ball. I married a Scottsman (well, he’s American-born, but comes from hearty Scottish stock on both sides). So I jumped at the opportunity to read what promised to be full of intrigue and the high seas.
And Tangled Hearts did not disappoint. I love the character of Pandora–from the start I was hooked by her mystery and her backstory. As a fan of names, I adored the name Pandora (I think I’d want to be her if I could go back into time–it must have been really interesting to see the things she’d seen)–it must be because I am a greek myths fan. However, the name fit–I think Pandora Wyatt is a perfect name for a romantic heroine.
And, it is easy to see author Heather McCollum’s love of the subject–she sucessfully combines three concepts I hadn’t read before (witchcraft, piracy and those amazing kilted wonders) and does so with a good eye for research and believeability. Case in point–the subplot involving two others from a different time–Katherine and Rowland. I also loved the way that the Katherine and Rowland subplot weaved it’s way through the story. It was also richly steeped in history and equally in romance.
And Ewan, he was just sexy. Everything epitomizing Scotland, at least in my mind. There were many times when I was going over some of his words again and again just to think of how they sounded. I also really enjoyed the banter and the frustration at times between the two of them–she really exasperated him at times, and, I think it was good to see him have to work to get things sorted out–sometimes the problem with a hero is that he knows he’s a hero and gets a bit full of himself–this is not the case with Tangled Hearts ‘ Ewan.
I’m definitely going to be picking up more of Heather’s books–and I invite you to, as well.
Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book from your favorite retailer–please note, I receive no compensation for this–follow the details below:
About the Book
Author: Heather McCollum
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Select
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Also, check out the rest of the tour via the links below–cannot wait to see what you think of the take from these other gifted bloggers:
1/27/2014- A Step to the Side– Review
1/27/2014- Review From Here– Interview
1/28/2014- Dandelionn Wine Book Blog – Review
1/28/2014- Preternatura– Interview
1/29/201- My Book Addiction and More – Review
1/29/2014- Manga Maniac Café– Guest Post
1/30/2014- Doing Some Reading– Review
1/30/2014- Literary Escapism– Guest Post
1/31/2014- Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf– Interview
1/31/2014- Sarah’s Bookshelf– Review
2/3/2014- Swept Away By Romance– Review
2/3/2014- Reader Girls– Guest Post
2/4/2014- Always Reiding– Review
2/4/2014- Mundie Moms– Interview
2/5/2014- To Read or Not To Read– Guest Post
2/5/2014- 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!– Review
2/6/2014- In Vogue with Books– Review
2/6/2014- All Things Urban Fantasy– Guest Post
2/7/2014- a chick who reads– Review
2/7/2014- Fade Into Fantasy– Interview