#BookBlitz of The Sins of the Sire by Emily Royal @eroyalauthor @rararesources @tirgearr #giveaway

Posted May 5, 2019 by Zoé in Book Blitz, Reviews and Stuff / 2 Comments

Today I welcome Emily Royal to my blog, as I help close her tour for The Sins of the Sire. Be sure to also check out Kati @ Kati’s Bookaholic Rambling Reviews and Julie @ Bookish Jottings to see what they have for you too!

Also…psst…I have a secret…The Sins of the Sire is on 99p until 7th May, so GO GO GO GO GO

So what is this book about that I want you to go and buy?

The Sins of the Sire by Emily Royal
Series: Dark Highland Passions #1
Published by Tirgearr Publishing on March 13, 2019
Pages: 283
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Two years ago, English noblewoman, Elyssia De Montford, risked her life to free the Highlander held prisoner by her sadistic fiancé. She cannot forget the man who first stirred her heart–a memory that burns anew when she finds herself once more on the road to Scotland.

Tavish MacLean has sworn vengeance. It’s been six years since his beloved sister was raped and murdered by an English lord, a tragedy which almost destroyed his family. On his deathbed, his father demanded retribution and Tavish pledged before his clan to enslave the lord’s daughter then send her back to her father, pregnant with a Scottish bastard. When he learns that she is travelling north, he seizes his opportunity and orders her abduction.

But when his men fling the prisoner before him, Tavish recognises Elyssia, the woman who once saved his life. Loyalty to his clan trumps the debt he owes her and he claims Elyssia as his captive. Though she’s one of the hated English, her willing body ignites passion in him at night, though she fights him at every turn during the day. As time passes, he questions his loyalty, finding himself increasingly enthralled by his fiery captive.

Treachery surrounds Clan MacLean. When long-buried secrets come to light, Tavish must risk his life and his clan, or all that he holds dear will be destroyed.

Ooh I think this sounds rather interesting indeed!!


So what has happened on this tour??

Everywhere and Nowhere says


I had a feeling like it was maybe going to be a bit fluffy but it was actually dramatic and not in an exaggerated way but in a gritty and intense way. There was a lot of action packed into this book, I never felt it lag in any way and got really caught up in what was going to happen next.

Jess Bookish Life says


I liked the characters and the flow of the story. It was fast paced at times and made me intrigued in others. I wanted to scream, cry and sigh, for good and bad moments.By good I mean the happy moments, by bad I mean all the cruel and sad moments. It is a revenge so you know a lot of unexpected moments can happen.

Carla loves to read says


This story is very fast paced. There was so much happening that I read it quickly wanting to know what was next for Elyssia and Alice. The Highlanders were depicted as people who hated the English for what had happened to them, but were able to love Elyssia and Alice eventually, based on who they were individually rather than hate them for being English. The suspenseful scenes are well-written, and while difficult to read, are riveting. Be prepared, however, for the violence. I was not ready for that based on the synopsis of this book, which is why I classified it more as Historical Fiction, Adventure and Suspense than Romance. If you enjoy Romance that takes place during the tumultuous Middle Ages and are ready for some violence and a lot of action, then this is the book for you. It appears to be the first in a series, so I am interested to see where Emily Royal goes with her next story. 

Jaffa Reads too says


The author’s obvious passion for storytelling comes across in the way that the story develops with strong themes of vengeance and retribution which run throughout its entirety. I thought that Sins of the Sire was a good start to a new series, and whilst the book is graphic in terms of sexual content, and with scenes of brutality which may not be to everyone’s taste, there is, however, an underlying story about two people who, despite all the odds, are attracted to each other, in a relationship which only comes about after an incredibly convoluted and dangerous journey for both lead characters.

Hers for the reading says


I love a Highland romance, and realized this would be on the dark side, but did not realize just how dark it would actually be.  Emily Royal did not romanticize this time period in the least and gave readers a realistic look at the harsh and brutal lifestyle of this time period as well as an intimate look at just how little control a woman had over any aspect of her life, regardless of her station.

The Magic of Wor(l)ds says.

…the story captivated my attention and I couldn’t put it down.
I guess it’s because I early on looked at it as historical fiction, rather than the romance genre it’s categorized in.
If you do that, you’ll find it, like me, masterfully written as it stays really true to the brutality of this period of history.
It overall shows a great historical accuracy, for which I applaud the author.

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Until next time xxx

I have 2 giveaways for you today!!

Giveaway Time

Emily Royal is running two giveaways for newsletter subscribers:
Giveaway #1 – notebook + mug with cover image + Scottish treats (UK only)

Giveaway #2 – notebook + 2 Scottish coasters (International)

So long as you are on Emily Royal’s mailing list by 10th May when the draw is happening, you will be eligible to win.
Click here to sign up to her list!

Follow the rest of the tour here

Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author  for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Emily Royal

Emily Royal is a mathematics geek who grew up in Sussex, UK and has always had a passion for romance and strong alpha heroes. After graduating from Oxford University and enjoying a brief dream of becoming an airline pilot, she started a career in financial services in order to indulge her love of mathematics.

She now lives in rural Scotland with her husband, two daughters, and a menagerie of pets including Twinkle, an attention-seeking boa constrictor. She reignited her passion for romance when she joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association under their New Writers’ Scheme.

When not working on algebra or keeping Twinkle from slithering over the keyboard, Emily enjoys painting and playing the piano. She can often be found wandering about the hills of Scotland looking for inspiration.


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