Experiencing Love’s First Bloom in Wildflower Crown

A huge thanks to Melissa the Orange for the nice review 😀

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Wildflower Crown
Charlotte Cyprus

An innocent free-spirit, aptly named Wild, finds herself in the middle of a royal mess. The king and queen, then, compels her to help them save their kingdom. As she partakes in etiquette and history lessons, Wild also learns about love itself.

Like Wild, this is my first foray into romance – in novels, that is. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this novel. It is funny, interesting, and quite easy to read.

The book is rather short at under 150 pages, but it is well-paced. The love scenes are tasteful, not unnecessarily long. I also liked how simple the ending is, it is quite sweet actually.

A few things about the novel irked me, however. The word “scowl” (and its other possible manifestations) appeared too often throughout the novel. There were also a couple of spelling and grammatical errors. All of these…

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Book Review: Wildflower Crown

Thanks so much to Wren for the review!

Wren's Writings

Wildflower Crown

After reviewing the novel, “Red Queen,” by Victoria Aveyard I got a message from author Charlotte Cyprus asking me to review her book. After reading and reflecting upon the book I am happy to announce my official review on the fantasy book, “Wildflower Crown.” Charlotte Cyprus or Bethany writes romance novels and likes fantasy as well. “Wildflower Crown” is self-published and is available at Amazon.com. She has also written the book, “Kiss of the Fey,” and while I haven’t read it, the description peaks my interest. You can read that description and learn more about the author at her blog.

“Wildflower Crown” tell the story of a girl who is given away to a lady in town when she is a baby. As the story goes on, it is revealed that Wild whose full name is Wysandra is blamed for killing a boy just by touching…

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Wildflower Crown by Charlotte Cyprus

A big thanks to Karen for the review 🙂

My train of thoughts on...

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The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).

 

My rating:  3.9  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Wild has been running her whole life from a power she never asked for. Determined to fill her life with excitement and fun, she’s done everything she could to push her dark secret from her mind. When outlaws come to her with a proposition to infiltrate the castle and switch places with the princess, she immediately accepts the job. What could be more fun than being a princess?

Daivat’s life has always been structured and orderly. He wakes every day at dawn and practices tirelessly at his knife work. His dream is to be a member of the king’s personal guard, but first he must prove himself by keeping an eye on the impostor princess while she fools visiting…

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Wildflower Crown by Charlotte Cyprus

Words. . . I Need Words. . .

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Purchased: Kindle – $2.99 [Gifted from author in exchange for honest review]

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Spoilers!

What’s it all about?

Wild has never known a true family, and that of her life had always been complicated. She has been running from her past, and has now landed in a future of outlaws, lies, and innocence. When Wild agrees to help with the kidnapping of a royal princess, she doesn’t see why it’s a bad thing. Soon though Wild is placed as the princess while guards roam in kingdom in a frenzy. Wild’s time as the princess is slowly distracted by the prince she must pretend to love, and the guard, Daivat who she truly loves. This war between her past and future brings out the uncertainty of her own life, and trying to find out who she truly is.

The Best Parts:

I was captured by this…

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Find Out What Your Name Would be if You Were Born Today

Interesting…

TIME

The popularity of your name is likely far different today than it was the year you were born. Maybe you’re one of those men born in 1983 and named Michael, the most popular name of the year. Today, if you were given the most popular boy’s name, you’d be named Noah. The following interactive shows you which name had the same popularity in the past year and every decade since 1890 as yours did the year you were born, using newly released baby name data for 2014.

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Methodology

Name trends are provided by the Social Security Administration. Whenever names were tied for popularity in a given year or decade, they were assigned the same rank. This tool only searches for names of the same gender as what you entered at the top. Many names have drifted from being associated with boys to being associated with girls…

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#Monday Blogs: Traditional vs. Self vs. Indie: What is the best way to get published?

Shannon A Thompson

Intro:

I have had the great honor of getting to know Kasi Blake through Clean Teen Publishing, and let me tell you guys, she is someone to watch. Her imagination began writing stories at a young – including one that was inspired by Star Wars – and she wrote across many genres. Now, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy…and of course, this lovely blog post about a constantly debated topic in the publishing world: which route do I take?

Traditional vs. Self vs. Indie: What is the best way to get published?

This question has been up for debate for some time, and that is why I am doing a post on it. However, I will not be telling you what you should do. Writing is a business with more than one way to do things. With that in mind, I will tell you about my experiences as…

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Let’s All Stop Shaming Women Who Read Romance

If I want to write 80,000 words of pure sex scenes, it’s still not a trashy book. Trashy is a book of poor quality, meaning editing, writing, the plot all suck. Adding sex does not make it trashy. (Unless they’re having sex while they let their baby chew on cigarette butts. That’s probably pretty trashy. Could still be a golden story, though.)

Romance and Chocolate

So This Happened. As you can imagine, I was not amused. Several other writers (like Zoe York, far more prominent than I am) were not amused either. Then in a business proposal I saw this as a list of genres:

  • Mystery
  • Thriller
  • Crime
  • Speculative
  • Literary
  • Horror
  • Paranormal
  • Historical
  • Trashy Romance

Trashy romance. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. Or sappy romance. Or just a romance. Stupid, silly, cheap romance too. I expect to hear those phrases from people outside the romance world. But I also hear them – as in this case – from writers of romance.

def2d-quotestarry“Here’s a stupid romance, and it’s perfect for you,” said no romance writer ever. Except when they do.

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