March 2, 2012

Blog Tour Review & #Giveaway - Stella Cameron & Cynthia Garner


ABOUT THE BOOK:

After her husband's tragic death, Leigh Kelly arrives on Whidbey Island determined to start over. Yet the tiny town of Chimney Rock is not as peaceful as it seems. Women have been disappearing, and Leigh can't shake the feeling that she's being watched . . . especially at night. Soon, she's experiencing visions she can't explain and fighting her attraction to a handsome stranger who seems to know her most intimate desires.

As the leader of the Team, a pack of werehounds forced to hide their very existence, former special ops soldier Niles Latimer is desperate to prove a man's heart beats beneath his predator's body. And Leigh-the mysterious beauty possessing powers she doesn't yet understand-may be the one woman who can help him. But Niles isn't the only one who recognizes Leigh's true identity. Something evil is waiting in the woods-and the hunt has begun . . .

MY THOUGHTS:

I have been a fan of the paranormal genre since the fifth grade.  I never seem to get bored from reading paranormal books and that's because there are authors like Stella Cameron.  She can take a subject and make it her own.  I became a fan of Leigh's instantly and enjoyed the intensity of this book.  If you are a paranormal fan, Darkness Bound is a must read.

Stella Cameron Q & A:

How has writing changed your life?

1. Writing changed my life completely, my focus. I'm never alone because I have another populated world in my head. Also, writing has given me the opportunity to spend so much time with what I love most, reading and writing. From the early days when I had little children and had to write from 4 to 7 in the morning and after they were in bed at night, I've always found time to write every day unless something extraordinary got in my way.

What author has influenced you the most?

2. Now there's an easy question—I don't think. I can't pick out just one. Stephen King has inspired me with his imagination and excellence. Pat Conroy really taught me so much about emotion and the outrageous. Years ago Susan Howatch helped me develop my sense of spinning dark threat. Jayne Ann Krentz gave me a love of humor. Ann Maxwell is the queen of tension. My dear, now gone friend, Suzanne Simmons showed me it's okay to mix humor and pathos.

If you could change places with someone for a day, who would it be?

3. Now I'm going to bomb out. No one. I believe we have to play the hand we're dealt and deal with our strengths and weaknesses. There are things I wish I could do but they are all so unattainable. What I long for most is justice tempered with kindness and understanding. And if I had my one big wish, it would be that no child or animal would ever suffer. So you see, I start to sound silly, almost childish. Above all: WIPE OUT JEALOUSY AND ENVY.


ABOUT THE BOOK:

Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos. Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she's more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world's mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with the one vampire she could never resist . . .

Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn't interested in rekindling his relationship with Nix. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever. Once, their all-consuming passion nearly cost Nix her fragile hold on her humanity. Now, as their hunger for one another intensifies, exposing them to an unimaginable danger, it could cost them both their lives.

MY THOUGHTS:

Kiss of the Vampire is the first book of Cynthia's that I have read and I was instantly smitten with her writing.  It is impossible to put this book down once you start reading.  An unrelenting tale of suspense and romance, Kiss of the Vampire is an undeniable treat. 





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Disclosure: I received free copies of these books for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

35 comments:

Cynthia Garner said...

Thanks for hosting us today. And thank you for taking the time to read and review Kiss of the Vampire. I appreciate it!

michelle130 said...

Love the giveaway.

Julie W said...

I have never read either of these authors but if these two books are any indication of their work, I'm definitely going to be a big fan soon! Both of these books sound terrific, and what can I saw about the covers other than: Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for bringing these writers and their books to my attention, and for the awesome giveaway:)
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bn100 said...

These books sound very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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jodi nicole said...

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Linda Kish said...

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wanda f said...

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Sarita said...

Looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Beth said...

Gotta love a vampire book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Martha Lawson said...

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Tina B said...

Thank you for your thought Bridget! I have had these on my TBR and will be moving them to the top.
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michedt said...

These books look awesome. I'd love to read them. Thanks for the giveaway.