Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heroes and Hearts by Noemi Betancourt ~Book Tour & Giveaway~

Fantasy Romance
Date Published: November 24, 2012_by BookRix GmbH & Co. KG
 (Book 2 is set to release on May 3rd)

Isabel Kendra prides herself on being a strong independent woman.  She doesn’t fawn over men, doesn’t swoon and would rather take care of things herself than ask for help.  She has no use for heroes.  So when a dark stranger tells her of a kidnapped child who needs her help she approaches the situation in her usual practical manner.  Of course, with coming across her long lost father and gods and sorceresses who are constantly trying to kill her, Isabel soon realizes she’s out of her element.  Enter the dashing Prince Alaric for whom rescuing the damsel in distress is second nature, only this time the damsel doesn’t want to be rescued!
Together the two must thwart the evil forces that threaten their lives and their worlds while struggling against their own blistering attraction for each other. Can Isabel balance her aversion to the prince’s habit of coming to her rescue with the realization that sometimes it is all right to accept help from a man? Can Alaric handle himself around a woman capable of rescuing herself and learn to be simply the man who loves her?

The Crystal Palace Chronicles Part Two will be released at the end of the tour

~My Thoughts~
The writing is very engaging, the characters are very well developed and the story itself is sweeeet!
Isabel is awesome. She isn't the "Oh worries me" type of character, she wants to handle things herself and believes she can.....that is until things dip deeper than she could fathom.
In walks Prince Alaric....
Prince Alaric is interesting.....As most men are, but his character is interesting in the fact that he is always there when needed.
The passion that develops between Prince Alaric and Isabel is HOT!!
I totally look forward to what they have to over come in the next book....I mean how can one top the trials of this one.
Great read for anyone who has a love of Romance and Fantasy....It would make a great addition to you beach or poolside reads :)

~The Author~
Noemi Betancourt
Noemi Betancourt has been a lifelong fan of Fantasy, ever since her father introduced her to the works
of Tolkien, Baum, and C.S. Lewis as a child. An avid reader, she has since developed her writing style
over the years, and after becoming enamored with the Romance genre, Noemi began to blend a guilty
pleasure with an old love. Her first novelette, Heroes and Hearts, is the first of many books and stories in
which she interlaces the Fantasy and Romance genres.

Noemi lives in a seaside bungalow on Florida’s Sun Coast, indulging in her other passions: cooking, caring
for her gallant husband (a disabled vet from the British Isles), and the three fur-babies who rescued

~The Giveaway~
a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Disclosure of Material Connection: no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising*


  1. I plan on reading it. How many books total will be in the series?

  2. Thanks for the review, BJ, I'm glad you liked it:) Shannon, I'd originally intended on the series to just be a trilogy but the way book three is turning out it looks like there will probably be five books. Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

    Noemi B.

  3. I would read this book! The plot sounds amazing and just what I typically like to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Heroes and Hearts is in my list now. A strong and independent woman is the kind of character I really enjoy, but it's not so easy to find.