Blog Tour: Heroes and Hearts by Noemi Betancourt

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

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 Review: 
I'm not ashamed to say that I like a little Romance in my Fantasy story. Noemi Betancourt definitely delivers on that account. I actually think the Romance in this story was better than that of some straight Romance Novels. I loved the development of the characters feelings for one another and especially how they had to learn to look outside what they were used to in the opposite sex. 

Don't get me wrong, the Fantasy is definitely there. I actually felt very drawn to the world she has created. There was a perfect amount of detail to really help me feel like I was experiencing it through Isabel's eyes. 

The plot flowed smoothly and the action/romance really made this book difficult to put down. 

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 them.

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  1. Thank you so much for reviewing Heroes and Hearts, Bailey. I'm glad you liked it:) Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!