Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snowfall and Secrets by Kierra Quinn (excerpt, review and GIVEAWAY) GFT

by Kierra Quinn


GENRE:  Contemporary Romance



Tess escapes from Florida with a secret as big as Miami. She needs to find someplace to lay low and be on hide from her overbearing family. Mackinac Island, Michigan, should be the perfect place to hide out. However, her timing is a little off, it's the dead of winter and she's never been in temperatures below fifty degrees. Just her luck, her landlord, Lukas, is as hot as the sun. He's also moody and hiding secrets as well. Which suits Tess fine. A man is the last complication she needs. A Michigan blizzard leaves them trapped in the same house together and things heat up, fast. Tess finds herself falling for Lukas, in spite of the secrets that could ruin everything before it even begins.



Tess had made a lot of mistakes in her short life. She thought she got it of her system after high school, but apparently at twenty-five, she was still as dumb as she was at eighteen. Maybe more. This was definitely the stupidest thing she’d ever done.

After the plane touched down on the nearly frozen northern Michigan runway, she turned her phone on and discovered twenty messages from her mother and four sisters. They all said the same thing.

“Come home.”

She’d lived in Southern Florida her entire life. But she had to get away from there. Though she sure picked a crappy time of year. The second week of January wasn’t exactly smart.

Passengers at the tiny airport disembarked down a stairway instead of into the airport. As she stepped off the plane, she knew she made not one big mistake, but two. Prior to this moment, she’d never been in weather under forty degrees. This was probably below zero. She wasn’t prepared for cold like this.

The wind bit at her face and hands as she ran for the airport. She had gloves on, but they were useless against the chill. Lost in thought, she waited for her bags. She would need to stop at a store to get a better coat before she headed to the island. Never mind that she blew most of her savings on the best winter weather gear she could find in Miami, which wasn’t the place to buy for a Michigan winter.

A hand tapped her on the shoulder. She turned and found herself having to look up at a man with chiseled features. She sucked in a breath. She always had a weakness for tall, dark, and handsome.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kierra Quinn and her husband Michael love to travel the world together. From the hills of Scotland to the beaches of Thailand, their wanderlust takes them on adventures all over the world. But their favorite corner of the Earth is their home on Nova Scotia, that they share with their two Dobermans, Calcifer and Turnip. Kierra dyes hair by day and at night she loses herself in the worlds of her romance novels. She loves to cook, binge watch Netflix, and cuddle up with her boys and watch storms roll in over the ocean.




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My review

4.5 stars

Snowfall and Secrets by Kierra Quinn is part of the ‘Omega Mu Alpha Brothers’ and follows Tess, who has fled to frigid Mackinac Island, far away from the warm climes of Florida, where her mother and four sisters are thriving.  Lukas isn’t sure how the clueless new teacher is going to survive in the distinctly non-tropical weather, but both he and his dog Dio are going to do everything they can to keep her happy.  Unfortunately, Lukas doesn’t believe that he deserves happiness and Tess has her own secrets that may keep her from getting too comfortable with her new position, despite everyone’s best efforts.

This lovely contemporary romance draws one in immediately (be warned, you may suddenly have a need for hot chocolate, lol) and introduces characters with such realism that one develops an instant rapport with them, enhanced by the wry humor that marks the beginning of the story.  I’m always a sucker for animals in a story and I adore Dio and the story of Lukas and his fraternity brothers.  It was impressive to me that such pertinent and heartbreaking issues were addressed in such a sensitive yet relevant manner and I was engrossed in the story as it picked up momentum.  The secondary characters provided excellent depth to the story and I daresay several of them will have roles in subsequent tales in the series.  Be warned that a tissue or two will be probably be needed and the ending is a little abrupt to me but I have definitely added a new author’s name to my list of those to watch and I look forward to reading about the other guys in the Omega Mu Alpha fraternity.

A copy of this title was provided to me for review


  1. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

  2. Thank you so much for having me. That was a lovely review!!!

  3. What is your writing routine? How do you discipline yourself to keep at it?

  4. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  5. Awesome review - I just bought my copy and can't wait to read it :)

  6. Good luck on your book. It sounds great.

  7. I love the title of this book. Reading this book under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate sounds like fun to me!!---Rae

  8. Sounds great,thanks for sharing!

  9. A wonderful review and a great excerpt.