Monday, March 27, 2017

DISCUSSION: "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT", IS IT A MUST?

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Paranormal Romance fans know that having a destined or chosen mate for the main character is part of the norm, especially, but not exclusively when it comes to shifters. The concept behind the trope is a major part of the genre's foundation. The “insta-love” some like to call it may or may not appear in all books, some do have a slow burning love, but mating is none the less inevitable.  For the true paranormal romance fans, that is what you love about the genre, right?  Or not?  In the rest of this article I will be discussing whether or not a fan can love the genre without liking the “insta-love” factor of the genre.

As a die hard paranormal romance fan, the one aspect of the genre that I absolutely LOVE is that being destined for that one person as your soulmate, fated mated, whatever you want to call it THAT idealistic fantasy part of the genre is what I love.  Call me a hopeless romantic, call me what you like but that is the most magical, and powerful kind of destiny that we all search for in our real lives, we just don't believe in it as much as our fictional selves do. The entire novel is based on that fact.  The story is built around fate putting these two individuals together to fulfill their destiny. Then after that comes the trials and tribulations they must conquer, and with that is where the individuality comes from the author separating their story from any others.

SO, can you love PNR without loving the mating?  Sure, that is what other genres such as Dark Paranormal and Urban Fantasy are. There are genres of books in the paranormal realm that do not submit to the romance of it all.  One could argue if you don't like the “insta-love” thing, then move along to this other genre and stop bitching about the romance part of a romance novel.  But I love the storyline, can't the author just take the soulmates part out...NO she can't douche!  Well do they all have to be instant love and attraction meetings then?  YES they do. The unseen force that pulls two people together that were meant to be together is what causes that reaction for the individuals.  That is how they know, how they feel the part of them that they have been looking for.  If you take those parts out of the story then you just have a regular ol' romance, and with this being paranormal and all, nothing about the story can be ordinary.  Does there have to be so many sex scenes in the book, I mean really!  Uh ya there does!  The coupling of the soulmates in the storyline must be believable.  The reader needs to feel the passion between these two or the connection is never formed. When you meet a man/woman that makes you feel like baring your soul, and you are sexually charged for, the one primal drive you have is to be with each other.  So ya, fucking like rabbits is a must in a PNR.  The insta-love seems so unrealistic to me and therefore ruined the story.  It’s OK sweetie, you're in the wrong isle you need the isle marked “Go Fuck Yourself”.   See it?  It's right there, OK bye bye.

My conclusion on the matter is this, if you find yourself scowling over the “insta-love” in the story or the numerous sex scenes then you bought the wrong book.  It is not the author's fault, nor was the book badly written, and therefore does not need your negative review.  What the book, the author and the PNR community needs is for you to own your mistake and walk away.  We don't need to hear your Facebook rants, or belittling on forums, or shitty review on Amazon.  It is not anyone's fault but your own that you are an ignorant fuck that needs to learn what the fuck PNR is before you stroll down that isle in the bookstore.  How rude, I've never heard of PNR before!  Well guess what douche, there is this thing called “the internet”, and “Google”, look it the fuck up!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

SALE BLITZ: TRISTAN'S LYCEUM WOLVES

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Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.
Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit. Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?



Kade

Kade Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1)
Luca

Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2)


Tristan

Tristan's Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3)
Logan

Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4)
Leopold

LĂ©opold's Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5)
Dimitri

Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6)
Lost Embrace

Lost Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6.5)
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Jax (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 7)




Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. She also has a new erotic romantic suspense series, Club Altura Romance. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym enjoys reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: PASSION AWAKENED

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**ARC, (Advanced Readers Copy) provided by the author for an honest review**




Rated it






AVAILABLE ON MARCH 27, 2017

 CURSED
With his clan trapped and starving, vampire Andrei Vladimir will stop at nothing to save them. But an ancient curse compels him to waste precious time hunting the vile creatures he creates every time he feeds. With the clock ticking, he weaves a trap to lure the fated female who can save them all.



 
Sonia Covaci has been experiencing erotic dreams with her mystery dream lover for quite some time, who her old world gypsy grandmother Adela has been telling her is her destined soul mate. When Sonia meets Korinna the shop owner of Bedazzled Jewels, she is quickly swept up in a fantasy world beyond her wildest dreams. Will Sonia ever see the truth in the stories betold her before it's too late for her soul mate?

This story is told through the point of view of three very different people, but which fate ingeniously brought together for the most heart stopping romance today. The story begins with Korinna, a beautiful witch with an evil step-mother, (can totally relate) that places a curse upon her out of jealousy as well as a dash of spite. This is the backdrop of the story for Andrei Vladimir and the horrible fate he is facing. So the story goes that for Andrei's people, (vampires) they dream of their fated mates, and the closer their mate is to them, the clearer the dream of them is and that is when they go out to sweep her off her feet, but when Andrei falls prey to a manipulating witch he is cursed for forsaking the witch, and never allowed to return to his own realm with his people. Here is where Sonia comes in, a gypsy, and her family is from Romania which is where Andrei lives. She has been having some really steamy dreams of a man she has never met before. She's reluctant to believe the stories her grandmother has been telling her about since she was a child. Can something that sounds like a Disney flick be true? The story is just that, very Disney like quality to the fairytale of two fated lovers. The mystery behind the magic is alluring, and what pulls you into their lives. Although we don't have much time to go into detail with this novella, it is the way the story is told that holds you in place.

The characters of the story were easily empathized with by the personal connection I felt to both Sonia and her best friend Emma. Andrei stole my heart with his fierce compassion for human life, and especially the wrongful treatment of women. He is a man of stature, who has morals, love, and sympathy for all, and never once wanted for himself, but only wanted the best for his people. Who ever thought that a cursed witch, a cursed vampire, and a love sick gypsy would be so loyally devoted to one another only after a short period of time, but it worked. The story was believable, the characters were genuine. If I ever marry a billionaire, or uncover a family secret revealing I am a gypsy, I will not hesitate for one second that I am destined for a happily ever after... You rock Valerie Twombly!













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Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

RELEASE BLAST: SWEET AS SUGAR

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SWEET AS SUGAR
The Celebration Township, book 5
by Stacy Eaton

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: BURNED

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Audiobook Review On Burned, (Fever #7)





Rated it









Another shockingly suspenseful installment in #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Karen Marie Moning's Fever series.

"Burned" picks up right where the surprising conclusion of "Iced" left off, and will feature beloved characters Mac and Dani O'Malley as they embark on another high-octane adventure in the Fever world.





MacKayla and Barrons are back, and in for the adventure of a lifetime...again! Iced left us in the street where Mac finally caught up with Dani, ready to confront her about her sisters death. In the heat of the moment, and Dani thinking Mac is wanting to kill her, she runs right where she remembers the exact location she could enter the fae world. With Barrons and Mac hot on her heels, Dani charges forward deeper into the unknown, and royally screwing herself in the process. Will Dani find her way out, or be stuck forever?

Burned is one of those books that has you saying wtf a lot! While Mac is beside herself about Dani, Barrons continues on with business as usual. He reassures Mac several times in regards to Dani, and how they would only get just as lost as her if they tried to continue to chase after her. While Barrons is discussing business with the Seelie and Unseelie, a new threat comes into town...doubly so. In her attempt to keep a tight lid on “the book” Mac is turned invisible, and the real fun begins. I would have to say that Mac being invisible and the snooping she takes advantage of is the best part of the story, however Jada, (new threat #1) is very close behind in second. And our favorite Celtar Christian is not forgotten, and a plan formulates to rescue him from the Crimson Hag.

Looking back on the story after a weeks time, I don't find any part of the story I didn't like or enjoy. But it is rather difficult to relay what I thought and felt about the story without giving away spoilers. During Iced and now Burned I've learned more intimate details about the main characters, which puts me in a more emotionally attached position with them. The two characters I loved to hate in Iced, (Ryodan and Christian) have redeemed themselves somewhat in Burned and my perspective of them is totally different than before as their true intentions are revealed! And for Gods sake, Barrons shows vulnerability with Mac, and I just melted. Yup, Barrons, Ryodan, and Lore got under my skin in all the right ways, and I am definitely coming back for more.

Narrator Review


Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross continue another great performance! I'm not sure if it's just that I can so imagine them as the characters or cause I'm that much in love with their voices. Either way, I love them both for the way they rock this story!












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