Monday, February 25, 2013

A review of Seduced by Pain

Their passion will destroy them.
Only true love can save them.

"Hope is a fragile thing, yet strangely enduring. It hides in the crevices of pain, burrowing deep until unseen, for fear that sorrow, in its rage, will devour hope's desperate hold on the heart.

It can live there for years, silent and waiting. Or, it can be slaughtered with a word-- mankind's most powerful weapon.

They say that universes are created with words.

And with words, they are destroyed.

Just as mine has been."

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In the sequel to Seduced by Innocence, Derek and Rose face even greater threats to their love as Derek fights to protect the core of his family's power while Rose struggles to control her own dark gift.

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Recommended for 17+ due to explicit sexual content. This is a new adult paranormal romance with erotic content and includes shifters, demons and witches. 


**Rose's story is a trilogy, not stand alone books. The first two books have cliffhanger endings. Her complete story in one book will be available as "Seduced" when the author finishes writing all three books and they are out. If you do not like cliffhanger endings, please consider waiting to purchase until Seduced the omnibus edition is out.**


Submit to the Seduced Saga as Derek and Rose face their future while unraveling the mysteries of their past.


Look for these books in the Seduced Saga coming 2013.
Seduced by Innocence (Rose's Story, Book 1)
Seduced by Pain (Rose's Story, Book 2)
March 2013- Seduced by Power (Rose's Story, Book 3)
TBA - Seduced by the Sea (Ocean's Story)
TBA- Seduced by Love (A Surprise!)

Buy it now AMAZON 

My Review:
I have never had a book series actually leave me in physical pain waiting for the next book but this one did.  Seduced by Pain picks up right where Seduced by Innocence left off.  I imagine Seduced by Power will do the same.  And from what I hear this series will be issued as a omnibus with all three books under one cover sometime this spring.  SQUEEEEEE!  I was torn between hating demon Blake and cheering him on for the way he wants to protect Rose and her sister from their 100% evil mother.  Again I LOVE Ocean!  She is such a great friend and perfect as Roses side kick.  But my all time favorite secondary character is Master Kyoung, I adore his wisdom and cheekiness.

I really like the way the Forbidden series is woven into this series in this second book.  I look forward to how it will play a role in book three

BIO:
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes fantasy and paranormal stories for all ages and still believes in magic worlds. Check out her YA paranormal series The Forbidden Trilogy, her lower grade fantasy series The Three Lost Kids, and watch for her New Adult romance and fantasy books coming in 2013 including The Seduced Saga, Sunrise and Nightfall, Death by Destiny and The Fallen Trilogy and her next YA fantasy adventure, The Reluctant Familiar. You can find her books on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads among other fine retailers.

When she's not writing, she runs Daring Books Design & Marketing with her husband, Dmytry Karpov, where they help authors with all manner of marketing, editing, and design needs until such a time that their brilliant children take over the business for them.

She lives with her three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers, her two cats who think they're gods (and probably are), her two dogs who think they're humans and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.

ONLINE LINKS:
 Website  http://KimberlyKinrade.com
Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kkinrade
Amazon: http://Amazon.com/author/kimberlykinrade
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4687115.Kimberly_Kinrade



Friday, February 22, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow
It's that time again! Another Feature and Follow hosted by Parajunkee Alison Can read. This is a great way to find other blogs and for other blogs to find you. This is a "follow for a follow" type meme so make sure to comment on the blogs that you've visited to let them know how you're following (GFC, RSS, Linky, g+, Networked blogs, etc...) so they can do the same. Oh! and you must also follow both hosts as well (requirement to play)  Alison Can Read & Parajunkie Make sure to pay attention to the post and read it all the way through as each host has a question for all who participate to answer in the comments section of the blogs that you visit and follow. Thanks for joining in and have fun making new friends!



Leave a Comment and Follow me and I will Follow you back.


Q: The #FF is 150 weeks old! And we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? Or just suggest a question to be used for next week!

A:  I would like to see more people visiting my blogs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review of "Moone Rise" by Marilee Brothers

Her mom is still dating losers. Her boyfriend’s gone back to Mexico. Dad still hasn’t told his wife and kids that she exists. At school, the drama queens and bullies still rule. But worst of all for Allie Emerson (aka the Star Seeker of an old Gypsy prophecy) is that her powers have taken a hike. She can’t read minds anymore. She can’t move stuff just by looking at it. The other Star Seekers are counting on her psychic gifts more than ever, and the evil Trimarks are closing in, eager to snatch her magic moonstone necklace while she’s helpless. The hot new guy at school is ready and willing to fight her battles, but he comes with some wicked baggage.

Dear diary: I’m a little worried. My new BF is a demon.

Welcome again to Allie Emerson’s funny, scary, amazing, and always unpredictable life, as the girl voted least likely to save the world from evil.

MY REVIEW:
Book two picks up where book one left off. Faye is still dating gross losers and needs to grow up and be the parent instead of Allie taking care of her. She is starting to deal a little bit with her birth father but her powers have gone on the fritz.

Junior is gone and there is a new hottie in town with his own issues. I was sad that junior has left the storyline but then again we are dealing with high school love. Teenage relationships can give you whiplash. Plus now we get Beck *swoon*, I still adore junior and hope he returns in future books though. Beck proves to be a wonderful hero to Allies Heroine and they make a great team.

I have been reading a lot of vampire and shifter books so this was a wonderful change of pace! There is magic and hot guys, young love and evil bad guys. Through in the fae and guardian angels, sprinkle some demon dust and you have a hit from Marilee Brothers.


EXCERPT:

      My mother and I were engaged in a squinty-eyed, visual smack down, neither of us willing to blink. I gripped the edge of the table and glared at her.

    “Just because you’re bitter and spiteful doesn’t mean I have to be.”

     My voice was shrill with anger. ”Besides, half of me came from my dad, whether you like it or not.”

     Faye was sitting at the dinette in the twenty-four-foot travel trailer we called home. “”Brain Dead Roy,” an underwater welder and Faye’s current boyfriend sat between her and the wall, probably so she would wait on him.

    “Yeah,” Faye said with a bitter smile. “And I’m seeing his half right now. The half that always has to be right, the half that won’t listen to reason, the half …”

     I released my pent-up breath. It whistled through my teeth making a noise that sounded like, Phhhhtttuuuiii.

     Faye popped u, danger signs flashing in her eyes. “What did you say?”

    Apparently, she’d heard some kind of “f” word in that gibberish and, combined with the uh sound, it wasn’t looking good for me.

     I raised my hands and backed away. “Nothing. No way. I wouldn’t say that to you. You heard wrong.”

    “Hey, ladies. Take a chill pill.”

      Roy said lame stuff like that all the time. He stood, stretched and gazed at us through heavy-lidded eyes, Roy’s version of a look so compelling, so sexy, we would stop fighting and focus on him. If I hadn’t been in the middle of a fight with my mother, I’d have busted out laughing.

      Faye and I spoke in unison. “Shut up, Roy.”



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BIO:
A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. 

ONLINE LINKS:
Twitter  @marileeb
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