Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Virtual Book Tour ~ In His Majesty's Service by Elizabeth Silver & Jenny Urban (Review + Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour ~ In His Majesty's Service by Elizabeth Silver & Jenny Urban (Review + Giveaway)

Hi and welcome to our blog tour for In His Majesty’s Service! We’re Elizabeth Silver and Jenny Urban and we’re so excited to share the next few days with you. Join us as we talk about our writing process, our book, and how we’ve managed not to kill each other after a decade and a half of friendship. And don’t forget to enter for one of two prizes: a swag pack including a t-shirt, a bag, and a $5 Riptide gift card among other goodies; and an all new Kindle Fire 7!

About In His Majesty’s Service

Everyone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match—the one person in existence with the same soul mark as yours—is the best thing that could ever happen. But the last thing Lord Anders Hawthorne is thinking about when he boards a ship to Drion for the king’s funeral is finding his soul mate.

Captain Zachary O’Connell has the perfect life—his ship, the stars, and no emotional entanglements. When heat sparks between him and Lord Hawthorne, Zach gleefully dives into a no-strings arrangement. He doesn't expect it to last beyond arrival at Drion, any more than he expects trouble along the way.

Trouble quickly finds them, however, and it soon becomes clear that Lord Hawthorne is not only not who he says he is, but also that he's the target of a deadly plot. With danger all around them, Zach and Anders must work together to save the Collective. Meanwhile, Zach must come to grips with losing everything he always thought he wanted, to have the one thing he never dreamed he needed.

4 Stars!

Lord Anders Hawthorne is on his way to the king's funeral and the last thing he expects is to feel so attracted to the captain of the spaceship that is transporting him. They start a no-strings attached entanglement but Anders can't stop his growing feelings for Zach, especially once he realizes Zach is his match. Zach doesn't want to find his soul mate, he's seen first hand what finding his later in life did to his own father and the effect it had on his family, never mind that he's not willing to give up his life for anyone.

Trouble seems to follow Anders, though, who's been keeping secrets and soon they find themselves in the midst of a battle for the Collective's throne.

The story itself, with Anders real identity and the whole plot to take the Collective over was amazing. I couldn't get enough of all the twists and turns that the story took. It was full of intrigue and suspense as we followed Anders and Zach in their quest to getting to the bottom of it all.

I absolutely loved Anders! He was such a sweet, supportive, patient character. I loved that he never pushed Zach into agreeing to their bond, even if my heart broke along with his at every one of Zach's refusals. I had a bit of a trouble with Zach. I liked him, but I was fed up with his attitude. I get his reasons for not wanting to find his match, but truly, Anders was so perfect for him and Zach harping on not wanting to bond over and over, didn't endear him to me. The worst was when after bonding, at Zach's request, by the way, Zach acted like he'd been forced or cornered into doing it. Ugh, enough is enough already! By then, I wasn't even sure I wanted him to be with Anders, to be honest. *sighs*

The book is really good, well-written and interesting, I loved Anders, even if Zach got on my nerves, there were a lot of hot, sexy scenes between them and it all worked out well in the end, so there's that. Recommendable!

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via NetGalley by Riptide Publishing for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About Elizabeth Silver

Elizabeth Silver is a writer, a tarot reader, a Level Two Cat Lady, and an internet junkie. Her day job is terribly dull, her hobbies oddly specific and quirky, and her husband the most patient person a writer could ask for.

A New Jersey native, Liz is a proud nerd and an awkward human being. She likes to think it makes her endearing. When not writing, Liz can be found collecting tarot cards, chasing Pokemon, fighting her way out of YouTube spirals, and/or performing online searches that will probably land her on a government list somewhere someday.

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About Jenny Urban

Jenny Urban lives not too far from Las Vegas—but not too close—with two cats named after fictional wizards. She has been writing with coauthor Elizabeth Silver for nearly fifteen years, with their first book published in 2010.

When not writing or at the evil day job, she loves to sing, play the piano, read, and watch monster-hunting brothers on TV.

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To celebrate the release of In His Majesty’s Service, one lucky winner will receive a Kindle Fire 7, and a second lucky winner will win a swag pack including a bag, a t-shirt, a $5 Riptide gift card and a collection of paper goodies!

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Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 16, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


  1. What an exciting time! I get very happy for authors who have their new release day so ...CONGRATS and I wish you the very best of luck.
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  2. Thanks for the review!
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  3. congrats and enjoyed the blog post today
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  4. Enjoyed the post. I have it up to buy.
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  5. Thank you for the review!
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  6. congrats on the new release


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  8. Congratulations for the book release and thank you for the awesome giveaway chance. Good luck with the rest of the tour :)


  9. Thanks for the review!
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  10. Thanks for the good review, and congrats, Liz & Jenny. I love that this is gay sci-fi, It allows one to build a world and insert characters and social issues that can make it exciting and meaningful at the same time. - Purple Reader,
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  11. Congrats on the new release! And thanks for the review.

  12. Fantastic review! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Looking forward to checking it out! Thanks - allyswanson at hotmail dot com.