Thursday, March 7, 2013
'Seduced by Innocence' by Kimberly Kinrade Review Tour
Seduction comes in many forms.
"Liquid fire poured into me, filling me with the intimate sense of him as he leaned in to claim my lips with his own. I reached for him, needing him closer, but my arms couldn't close the distance between us, which grew wider with each hitched breath. So close to finally feeling something real, something carnal and deep, I cried out in frustration, dropping my hands as he disappeared. My cries deepened into a frenzy of panic and my eyes flew open. I clutched my blanket and stilled myself to calm my racing heart.
Just a dream. Always just a dream."
Rose Wintersong didn't have an ordinary upbringing. Raised in what most would call a hippy commune, but what is actually a powerful coven of witches, she never questions the life fate chose for her.
Until she meets Derek O'Conner.
Derek challenges everything Rose believes and forces her to see the secrets hidden beneath the whitewashed walls of her idyllic country life.
Rose knows she should walk away, that the sexy martial arts instructor is bad news bred to create discord in her tight community… but the animal magnetism between them is impossible to fight.
Caught between the passion of first love, and the steady beat of the life she's always known, Rose must choose between the innocence of her youth or the pleasures of womanhood—but lost innocence comes at a price, and Rose harbors a dark secret that could destroy everyone she loves—including Derek.
Submit to the Seduced Saga as Derek and Rose face their future while unraveling the mysteries of their past.
Look for these books in 2013:
January -Seduced by Innocence
February -Seduced by Power
TBA-Seduced by Pleasure
TBA-Seduced by Pain
TBA-Seduced by Love(less)
I have been reading Kimberly Kinrade for almost a year now. She warned us that this New Adult series was going to be hot, but I wasn't quite expecting this! When I think of New Adult books, I am still thinking YA, but with older characters and more adult situations. I really didn't expect ADULT situations! It almost felt out of place at first, but I think that is because I have been reading mostly her chapter books for kids as of late.
Once I readjusted my thoughts on Kimberly writing explicit sex scenes in her book, I was okay with it. I actually really like this story and had been pulled in from the first chapter teaser that she gave us when she started writing the book.
Derek and Rose are a modern day paranormal Romeo and Juliet. They are completely drawn to each other, physically, emotionally, mentally, and in a sense spiritually. They feel the completeness and very quickly fall in love. Only they don't realize that they are sworn enemies. The reader knows it from almost the very beginning, making you almost squirm with discomfort, knowing that their worlds are about to explode when they find out.
Their other unique problem is that they hardly dare to consummate their relationship, because Rose could literally kill him with her bare hands. She's afraid that he will hate her when he finds out. He is worried about revealing his true identity. But both of them think that the other one is "normal" and just won't understand what life is like having special powers. Apart of me was yelling in my head to just be honest with each other, already! Save yourselves the drama later on down the road! But for some reason, they just didn't listen to me...
This book is novella length, which makes it a quick and easy read. Chapters alternate with each character narrating from his or her point of view, and not just Derek and Rose. Their story is only just getting started and I can't wait to find out what else happens.
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