Friday, November 23, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Fae Games Duet (The Fae Games #1 & 2) by Jill Ramsower

The Fae Games Duet
Jill Ramsower
(The Fae Games #1 & 2)
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
When Rebecca Peterson walks away from everything she knows to follow her dreams in Ireland, she never expects to be thrown into a world of vicious Fae and deadly secrets. On the dreary streets of Belfast, her terrifying nightmares are rekindled, and this time they aren’t confined to her imagination. Complicating her life further, Becca crosses paths with two mysterious strangers—both alluring in different ways, but are either of them to be trusted?
Her journey takes her deep into the treacherous Shadow Lands, where both her knowledge and courage will be tested. Navigating this new landscape of deceitand manipulation is paramount if she is to stop hordes of blood-thirsty Faeries from invading Earth. With time running out, will her limited training be enough to take on a centuries old enemy hell-bent on death and destruction? To keep those she loves safe, Becca is willing to risk it all.
In this captivating duet, Jill Ramsower takes her readers from the streets of Belfast on a harrowing journey to the most dangerous corners of Faery, where fear is a lethal enemy and trust is a luxury few can afford.

My Review: 4 Out Of 5 Stars

Genre: Another-World, Faeries, Mystery, Romance, Royal-Court, Scary, Supernatural, Suspense--

Rebecca is over wasting her time working as a waitress in a diner, wanting to do something that actually pertains to her art degree. Deciding to take a risk, she quits her job and scours the internet to find something asap. Surprisingly, Rebecca finds her dream position in a Museum in Ireland and they hire her during her phone interview. Rebecca relocates across the ocean to an entirely new country, but it seems like there is something going on in her new land. Something she is not sure she can describe or is even real, but somehow Rebecca is in the middle of the situation and determined to get to the bottom of it.

I am always up for books about the Fae, there is just something about them and their customs, magic and word play that just resonates in me and I have to read all faery books I come across. When I read the synopsis for this series, I knew I was going to read these books. I found the story to be very engaging, from the second chapter on I was fully invested in Rebecca's journey and completely curious as to what was going on and what would happen next. I will say that I picked up very strong vibes of the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning when I first started the books, with the woman far from home and alone with strange, scary things after her that can't be explained and an enigmatic man who keeps showing up but who is very frustrating. The plot took it's own direction but I feel like this would be a good next read for fans of that world and series.

And sure, while there was a lot of mystery and cool supernatural danger doing on, I feel that the heart of this series was a romance. Even the ending sentence- Best of all, he was mine.- was full of heart and a little bit swoony. The first book started out introducing two attractive, intense, brooding (and maybe a little bit crazy) strangers, both of whom appear to be interested in Rebecca (for what purposes we do not really know). And there started my concern that this was going to be a love triangle, which are not my favorite, to be honest. But I was really happy when the triangle fairly quickly was broken and the heart throb of my dreams took the lead. The person (...sort of person?) that Rebecca ended up with was always my favorite choice with his dominant personality and unflinching morality. Yep, this is a love that I can fully support.

I really liked that The Fae Games are two books that make a complete series with no cliff hanger or real loose ends, and a HEA (for now) that I appreciated. There was an entire plot arc with character development that took place over the span of two books, which really read like one book, so make sure to pick up both or just get the set. I did see that there will be another book in the series but it will be about Ashley (who I absolutely adore!) so it is more a spin off and not necessary to read- but of course I want to. I had not read a book by Jill before but I really enjoyed her world building and the imagination used for the supernatural elements of the story- I would love to read more from her and see what else she can bring to life.

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this title.

Author Bio:
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.



  1. This sounds like a fun, unique read and the romance sounds especially well written! Great review, Katherine! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing my books and for the thoughtful review!