TWTBANNERTWTNOOKTitle: The Witching Time  by Rachel Faugno
Genre: Horror, Suspense, Romance
Length: 273 pages
Format: Ebook
Publication date: April 20, 2016
Publisher: Craigh na Dun, an imprint of Ravenswood Publishing
Rating: 4/5

Caroline Burdick is still mourning the death of her toddler son when she inherits an isolated old house from her great aunt Hetty, a woman she barely knew. But the unexpected windfall comes with a catch: she must live in the house for six months to claim her inheritance.

Set on a lonely hilltop in Brookfield, Massachusetts, the house terrifies Caroline, as does her aunt’s menacing companion Sarah Stratton, who has stayed on as housekeeper. Even more disturbing are the repeated appearances of Bathsheba Spooner, a distant relative who was hanged for murder in 1778, and the discovery that Hetty was high priestess of an ancient coven of witches.

The only light amidst the darkness is a beautiful young man named Eddy Ross, with whom Caroline falls helplessly in love. But that fleeting joy cannot save her from the deadly maelstrom of witchcraft and family secrets that shatter her world.

images

Happy Monday!! I’m excited to kick off this week and a whole new month with my thoughts and review on The Witching Time by Rachel Faugno . I’d like to send a big thank you to both the author and the publisher for giving me the chance to read this book for the tour in exchange for my honest review of it.

The Witching Time is about a young woman who has just recently lost her young son in a freak accident. Still grieving over his death she goes to visit the property that has been willed to her by her estranged aunt who has also recently passed. Intent on selling the place and getting back to trying to pick up the pieces of her life, she is surprised to find that her aunt has written surprise requirements in her will that cause Caroline to stay on the property longer than expected. But the house feels strange and the stories she learns about her family and the history of the town are just as unsettling leading to more than she bargained for.

It has been a long while since I have read a witch-y story and I didn’t know how much I missed witch-y stories until now. I had a lot of fun reading this book and I really wish I had read it around Halloween.

I thought the book and the plot were really well written. It had a very spooky feel to it right from the start which I appreciated and totally put me in the mood to read more books in the horror genre. It was very well written and well paced, it caught my attention immediately and held it throughout. I loved our main character Caroline and I found myself really feeling for her at various times throughout the novel, I commiserated with her and grieved with her. I was spooked with her and just generally connected with her.

It was a very light read for me, definitely possible to read it in one sitting due to both length and pacing.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. When it began it had a historical fiction feel to it because of the witch hunt vibe so that is what I initially thought the rest of the story was going to feel like but no, it was even better because it was certainly felt very dark and spooky throughout. I have always been fascinated with Wicca, witches and nature and this book was such a treat for me to read. I am giving this book four stars since I enjoyed it so much and I recommend if you love books about witches or want to get in the “Halloween is coming” mood.

images

About the AuthorRFaugno_011

Rachel Faugno, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, makes her home in central Massachusetts. She teaches English at a community college and has worked as a newspaper correspondent, freelance writer, and magazine editor.

Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Kobo | iTunes | Google Play | Createspace

 

CraighNaDun900x250RWVT

Book Review: Sweet Revenge: A Scandalous Proposal From The Rogue Billionaire by Serene McCarthy

51IJ+dSea-L._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_Title:  Sweet Revenge: A Scandalous Proposal From the Rogue Billionaire by Serene McCarthy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Length: 88 pages
Format: Epub (read on Microsoft Surface Kindle App)
Publication Date: August 14, 2015
Rating – 4/5 – really liked it!

An incidental mishap after a lunch break sends Kaitlyn Monroe skidding onto the path of a commanding debonair of a billionaire – Roy Hearst – the heir of Hearst Group. Half swooning from the chance meeting with him, she never expects to bump into the sexy stranger again! Lo and behold! He makes his appearance at the personal shopper store that she works at and makes her conclude he’s out to get back at her for colliding into him earlier by reporting on her non-punctuality. Little does she realize that this is just the beginning of a forbidden attraction between the charming playboy and her? Not only does he hire her to be his personal shopper, he even offers her an indecent proposal to play the role of his private social escort whom he can string along to various socialite functions. Can she escape from the clutches of the scheming billionaire, game for a casual cling with his new playmate? Or, is she destined to be treated in a similar fashion as one of his usual conquests after he’s gotten tired of her?

images

Hello everyone! Today I am happy to share with you my review for Sweet Revenge: A Scandalous Proposal From The Rogue Billionaire, Book 1 in The Seduction Romance series by Serene McCarthy. I want to start off by mentioning that I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This story is about a young girl who is working as a personal shopper to earn enough money for college. One day a billionaire enlists her personal shopping services and she soon realizes that she is in for much much more.

I ended up really enjoying this story. At 88 pages this story is a very light read and went by really fast. I liked the storyline a lot but found myself always wishing that there was more detail in some scenes or that there were scenes left out that would have added to my enjoyment of the story like when Kaitlyn plays the piano at Arthur’s party. I would have loved to have seen that in the story and seen Roy’s reaction to her but that may also have been giving too much away about his true feelings for her.

I really enjoyed the little twist the story took at the end, it definitely surprised me and was a really sweet ending. I liked Kaitlyn a lot as our protagonist, I really liked how she blossomed towards the end of the story into a more confident and sassy character. I feel like she was still pretty sassy to begin with but I think being jilted gave her a bit more edge as it does in most of us as well. I wasn’t a fan of Roy at first though he definitely seemed intriguing and sexy but he grew on me and at the end I was like yes!

I thought the steamy scenes were great and I would definitely be interested in reading more stories in this series. When I finished reading this I found myself wishing it was longer so I could have spent more time with the story and more time basking in their romance. I love a good romance and am so late on getting on the billionaire romance train but I think I like it! You can purchase this story on Amazon (click the link). If you are a romance fan and specifically a fan of billionaire romances, check this one out! Happy reading!

images

About the Author

Serene McCarthy enjoys reading contemporary women’s fiction and historical romances to get some inspiration for her own writings. A true romantic at heart who’s residing in New York together with her family, she loves to dream up new heart-warming, spicy romance comedies, coupled with some sensual details to tickle and amuse her readers. In her spare time, she loves listening to jazz and piano pieces, other than playing the game of Reversi online. As for her exercise regime, badminton tops her list of favorites.

Book Review: The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne

959745Title: The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne
Genre:  Historical Romance
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Page count: 373
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: January 2008
Rating – 3/5 – liked it

She’s braved battlefields, stolen dispatches, played roles from worldly to naive, lady to boy. But Annique Villiers, elusive spy Fox Cub, is thrown in prison with British spymaster Robert Grey, ordered to enter France and bring her back. Their uneasy alliance holds, but passion builds as they flee.

images

The Spymaster’s Lady was the pick of the month for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club read (you can click the name to be linked to the Goodreads forum). This book is a historical romance that takes place during the Napoleonic wars. Our main character Annique Villiers is a pretty badass spy for the the French Army who finds herself captured and sharing a cell with two male prisoners. Managing to escape with her cellmates she finds herself in their custody when she finds out that they are actually her enemies, English spies. She is pretty much a master at role playing and uses her skills to play a dangerous game with her captors until she begins to fall in love (and lust) with one of the most dangerous ones.

I have to first mention that this book cover is legit romance lol. I have seen alot of people complaining about the cover and I’m normally not one to really care about what other people think of the books I’m reading (like if I’m reading in public) but even I was like…I’m keeping this in my purse and not taking it out until I get home or get a book cover. Plus, it literally had zero to do with the plot unless you picture Grey looking like that guy on the cover, which for me was not the case.

I struggled with whether to give this book a three star or a four star rating and finally settled on a three star rating. I really enjoyed the first half of the book, I thought it was super interesting and fast paced. It was awesome to see this really badass female spy as the lead in a romance. She was so powerful and skilled her job, she was literally among the best of the best…everyone seemed to know and fear her. Then it just lost me at the halfway point and I had to really work to get through it. It seemed to slow down a bit and start to lag but I’m a completionist so I held on and it started picking up again towards the end. Although I loved Annique’s character during the first half of the book, I was disappointed at what I would consider a devolution of her character towards the end of it.

There were a few twists in this book that were awesome, although the eyesight twist was far too convenient for my liking but I was glad that it did happen at some point even though I really liked the dynamic between Grey and Annique while she was blind a little more. I really liked the setting of this story…having the Napoleonic Wars and spymastery as a backdrop was SUPER interesting and I would definitely read more books that took place in this type of setting and that dealt with spies.This is a series and I don’t think I’ll be giving the second book a read but I’d recommend this particular book to people who love historical romances. I don’t read too many of them but I did like this one.

Book Review: Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night #2) by Nina Bangs

5961342Title: Eternal Craving (Gods of the Night #2) by Nina Bangs
Genre:  Romance – Paranormal
Publisher: Leisure Books
Page count: 308 pages
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Rating – 4/5

He’s been promised a new life as the hunter he once was. But Al soon learns that all the rules have changed. Now he must control his most basic urges: the need to kill, to feed, to mate. And the woman he wants looks at him with both heat and fear in her eyes. Jenna Maloy doesn’t buy this story that he’s come to Philadelphia to save souls. She seems to see through the layers of deception to the primitive heart of him. With her beside him, Al stalks the dark forces that crouch in the city’s night shadows. But the real battle rages in his heart. Love is a formidable opponent. How can he ask her to stay with him after she’s seen the savagery of his beast? He only knows that if she turns from him he’ll be cursed with an eternal craving.

images

Eternal Craving is the main pick of this month for Vaginal Fantasy Book Club over on Goodreads. I hadn’t read a Vag Fan pick in awhile and decided to get back into reading the picks and watching the hangouts. This month’s theme was dinosaur fiction!

Eternal Craving is about a pack of immortals trying to save humanity from the events of the Mayan doomsday prophecy. Immortals along with demons, werewolves and vampires are planning to bring about humanity’s fall but the eleven have vowed to wipe out the troublemakers one by one. The eleven, although they appear human, have the souls of dinosaurs trapped within them and they are able to release their dinosaur souls to get their jobs done. They are rage filled and primal with all of their primal instincts to lead them. One in particular, Al, finds himself in turmoil over a beautiful woman named Jenna whom is also a key to humanity’s survival. Little does he know how much she is going to impact his soul.

I am really surprised at how much I ended up enjoying this book. I really went into it not expecting it to be great but I thought it was really entertaining and fun to read. I thought that some parts of the story and specific lines were really cheesy and made me chuckle to myself but that just made it even more fun to read. I thought that the story itself was pretty interesting and really different from anything I’ve read to date. The pacing was really good as well. I’ve definitely never read, nor thought I would ever read a romance novel that featured a dinosaur as a main love interest. Interesting right? It sounds outlandish but it was rather interesting and fun. This happens to be book two in the series and I can say for sure that I would definitely be willing to read the other books in this series. It was pleasantly steamy in some parts and the steamy scenes weren’t cheesy so I was happy about that. It wasn’t a complex book but it was a good little read…light, entertaining and unique. Definitely a guilty pleasure read and I’m one hundred percent sure it can be read in one sitting. I do recommend it to paranormal romance fans looking for an entertaining book to read!

Book Review: The Mine by John A. Heldt

19353394Title: The Mine by John A. Heldt
Genre:  Science Fiction – Time Travel Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Page count: 324
Format: EPUB
Publication Date: December 6, 2013
Rating – 5/5 – It was amazing and I loved it

In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

images

Hello everyone! I am excited to share with you my review of The Mine by John A. Heldt. Full disclosure, I received the book from the author in exchange for an honest review and after reading it could not wait to share it. We have a huge storm here in Texas and I’ve had this book for good company and was able to complete my reading of it earlier this morning. Once I read the description for this book I got excited about it, I don’t have alot of experience reading Time Travel Romances so I was happy to give this book a read.

The Mine is about a soon-to-be college graduate Joel Smith whom is returning home from a bro-trip with his best friend Adam. Taking a detour in order to avoid a road block, Joel and Adam come across an abandoned old mine. Joel, being a geologist at heart, takes off to explore the mine. He ends up hitting his head, blacking out and waking up in the 1940s where as his luck would have it, he proceeds to make a new life complete with friends, love and some pretty tough decisions – including what he will give up to home again.

This book is a true gem. I cannot recommend it enough. I thoroughly enjoyed my reading experience of this book. It was well written, the setting was beautifully setup, the historical details were well worked into the story…I just really loved everything about it. I fell in love with the cast of characters, especially with Ginny and Joel. I also loved that Grace worked in a library – being a library school myself I always love when I encounter libraries or librarians in books. That was a sweet treat for me. The characters were all very real and human to me. I love the moral dilemma that Joel faces in the possibility of leaving lives altered in his time travel journey and how he carves out a life for himself in 1940s. I love what his time there has done to him, it seems to have made him grow up and become a man, whereas at the beginning of the story he still seems like a careless, college frat boy (albeit a super intelligent one).

The plot was fresh and interesting to me. It has definitely made me want to delve more into the genre of Time Travel Romances. I can always tell if I’ve been reading a really good book because I’ll always stop what I’m reading and commence to give my husband a run down of the story and rant and rave about it. I’m sure I looked like a complete lunatic when I was frantically trying to explain this book to him so he could love it as much as I did. He’s super into time travel and conspiracy theories so while I was describing this book to him, he also thought the plot was interesting! I wish he were a reader so he could read this book!

I was so devastated for Joel and Grace (especially Grace) towards the end but boy was that turned around on me! That ending…ugh so good. So. Freaking. Good. This book needs to be a movie. While I was reading it, I was just playing the movie out in my head and imagine my cast of characters and I really want Bradley Cooper to play Joel and Rachel McAdams to play Grace…at least that’s who I saw in my head! PLEASE do yourself a favor and add this one to your TBR list and give it a read. You will not be sorry. I am giving this book a full five star rating and adding it to my list of top reads for 2015. I think it’s a book that everyone can enjoy. This is a must read.

Blog Tour Book Review – A Perfect Man by Cecilia Dominic

PerfectMan-A72lgTitle: A Perfect Man by Cecilia Dominic
Genre:  Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Page count: 293
Format: EPUB
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
Rating – 4/5

How far will she go to find her perfect man? How far will he go to be one?

When Karen Hardeman sets foot on the Foothills University campus, it’s her first step toward proving her abusive ex wrong. Just her luck, her first writing assignment in Intro to Romance sends her in search of the perfect hero—a quest she’s never managed to conquer.

Worse, her professor forces her to collaborate with the most overconfident, annoying guy in the class.

Seth Sayers is also at Foothills to find new direction—preferably one that takes him far away from the family drama that’s followed him since his father’s death. He didn’t mean to humiliate Karen by rewriting her manuscript from the hero’s point of view. He blames the painkillers the ER doctor gave him after stitching up a wine-induced cut on his hand.

As their collaboration progresses, Karen begins to trust Seth with her manuscript, then maybe a little piece of her heart. But Seth’s half-brother resurrects Seth’s suspicions about his father’s death. Until he finds the truth, he can’t be the hero in anyone’s life. Even his own.

 Warning: Some alcohol consumption. Okay, writer amounts of alcohol consumption. There are also some adult situations, but nothing too explicit. It is a romance-writing class, after all.

A Perfect Man will be released May 12 from Samhain Publishing. If you’d like to read the first part of the first chapter, please check out: http://ceciliadominic.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-perfect-man-first-chapter-and.html

 You can pre-order A Perfect Man here:
Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Samhain

images

Hello my beautiful readers and thank you for stopping by stop on the blog tour for Cecilia Dominic’s The Perfect Man. I want to give a BIG thank you to Cecilia Dominic for giving the the opportunity to read and review The Perfect Man and participate in the tour!

A Perfect Man is a dual perspective romance novel about a girl named Karen and a guy named Seth. They meet in a creative writing class in an MFA program where both are struggling to create their perfect stories. Sparks fly at first but then a trail of misunderstandings leads them apart until they get stuck collaborating on a romance story together for their class. It’s a bumpy ride at first but it definitely gets smoother!

A Perfect Man was just the read that I needed. I have been reading novels with some pretty heavy subjects recently and I really needed a good, light, funny, and romantic read. This book was just that for me.

I loved the dual perspective aspect of this book, as you know stories told in multiple perspectives are my favorite. I always love romance books told like this, in particular, because I love seeing the other party through the eyes of their admirer. It makes the story all the more interesting to me and just gives me another way to see the character myself. Without Seth’s perspective of Karen, I really wouldn’t have liked Karen. At first I thought she was far too dramatic but I also think that is a product of her past relationship with Marius, who sounds far too much like an ex of mine (which really made me laugh!). I’m sure we all have one of those under our belts. But, I really really liked Seth. He was a typical guy in some aspects but he was a rather sensitive type which I really loved and he was funny.

I loved how they both were attracted to each other at the beginning, sort of lose alot of that in their misunderstandings of each other (even though that aspect is still sort of there) but then start to fall for each other all over again. To me, the story that they are working on in class, is totally reflective of the evolution of their own story, which was really really cool. I also sort of liked Isaac, I think as we saw more and more of him in the story he grew on me…at first I thought he was just a jerk but no, I ended up liking him as a supporting character. I, however, detested Albie…I don’t think anyone can get more chauvinistic and I’ve definitely known these types in real life. Makes me laugh to think of him having read all those Romance novels for class!

Reading this book also made me want to go back to writing the novel I’ve been trying to write for years, so I think this book gave good writing advice which I think was inevitable since we are sort of sitting in on some of their writing classes and in their minds as they try to develop their stories. Really cool!

I ended up loving this book and read it just at the right time. I could totally see this book being made into romantic comedy movie. I’d definitely watch it and love it. I’d be interested to see who would play Seth and Karen. They are grad school students but for some reason I just kept picturing them as undergrads. I’m thinking it’s because they remind me of my friends and I when we were undergrads…probably because my grad school experience has been as a married distance education student which is vastly different from the book. Anyway, I am giving The Perfect Man a 4 star rating because I loved it. Please make this into a romantic comedy movie. That is all. I hope you enjoyed my review and please see the link below the summary above to pre-order your copy!

Discussion: What is your perfect pet and/or animal if you’re not a pet person? Do you prefer fur, scales, feathers, or something else? Imaginary animals are perfectly okay to talk about, too. Comment below for the chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card. Just please be sure to include your email address with your comment so Cecilia can contact the winner. By the way, she’s partial to cats and sharks, and she’s always wished fire lizards (from Anne McCaffrey’s Pern) were real.

To start the discussion, I’d like to say that I am a total dog person in my daily life but my favorite animal is an elephant. It’s super hard for me to choose an animal because I’m all about the animals. I’ve been vegan for the animals for 9 months! But yeah I love love love dogs, I have a super awesome, super cute dog who I feel is more like my daughter since I don’t have kids so I would be remiss if I didn’t say that she IS definitely my perfect pet. She’s a cutie, here’s a pic of her!

10006226_228728740661294_485333927_n

Aww the feels! There’s also Rafflecopter giveaway for grand prizes including a $50 Visa gift card, to enter click here: A Perfect Man Rafflecopter Giveaway
A full description of prizes is available here!

images

About the Author

Cecilia Dominic became a clinical psychologist because she’s fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn’t stop writing fiction. By day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction that keeps her readers turning pages past bedtime. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she’s been told, is a good number of each. She has been published in short story and novel-length fiction and currently writes urban fantasy, new adult contemporary, and steampunk for Samhain Publishing.

You can find her at:
Web page
Wine Blog
Facebook 
Twitter: @RandomOenophile

Blog Tour Book Review: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova

WildaloneTitle: Wildalone by Krassi Zourkova
Genre: Fiction – Fantasy
Publisher: William Marrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Page count: 374
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Rating – 4/5

 In this darkly imaginative debut novel full of myth, magic, romance, and mystery, a Princeton freshman is drawn into a love triangle with two enigmatic brothers, and discovers terrifying secrets about her family and herself—a bewitching blend of Twilight, The Secret History, Jane Eyre, and A Discovery of Witches.

Arriving at Princeton for her freshman year, Thea Slavin finds herself alone, a stranger in a strange land. Away from her family and her Eastern European homeland for the first time, she struggles to adapt to unfamiliar American ways and the challenges of college life—including an enigmatic young man whose brooding good looks and murky past intrigue her. Drawn to the elusive Rhys and his equally handsome and mysterious brother, Jake, she ventures into a sensual mythic underworld as irresistible as it is dangerous.

In this shadow world that seems to mimic Greek mythology and the Bulgarian legends of the samodivi or “wildalones”—forest witches who beguile and entrap men—Thea will discover a family secret bound to transform her forever . . . if she can accept that dead doesn’t always mean gone, and love doesn’t always distinguish between the two.

Mesmerizing and addictive, Wildalone is a thrilling blend of the modern and the fantastic. Krassi Zourkova creates an atmospheric world filled with rich characters as compelling as those of Diana Gabaldon, Deborah Harkness, and Stephenie Meyer. (Goodreads)

images

Happy Monday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Wildalone! Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Krassi Zourkova for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book for the tour!

Wildalone was a very unique read and I rather enjoyed reading it. It is about a young, gifted pianist who leaves her native country of Bulgaria to attend university at Princeton. This all sounds normal but it is far from it! She has unearthed secrets from her families past that ultimately drive her to America and Princeton. But what she finds awaiting her there is not only a whirlwind, complicated romance but also, the secrets of her family tragedy and heartache whose foundations lie in Greek mythology. Fascinating right?

This was definitely a unique story and didn’t end up going at all where I thought it would. I love how the narrative is propelled by these tragic myths and I loved travelling with Thea as she connects all the different facets of her experiences and the myths together to create the story of what happened to her family. That was definitely my favorite piece of this story.

I was, however, not really a fan of the romance between Rhys and Thea. I do think that there were some great moments there but I just didn’t like Rhys at all. He was so possessive and that just didn’t jive well with me. I did, however love the Jake romance angle. I was rooting for Jake the whole time and I just felt like they were just so passionate about each other…I felt like their connection was special…the Thea and Jake scenes were awesome but I did feel bad that they all got caught up in this terrible love triangle, although it really wasn’t a triangle at all now was it? The romance between Rhys and Thea reminded me a lot of the Twilight romance between Edward and Bella. Edward sometimes comes off as possessive and Bella just plays into that and lets him and that’s exactly what Thea did and that just annoyed me a little but that’s really the only thing about this book that I didn’t love.

Also, I have to mention that the writing was extremely beautiful and I commend the author for her superb storytelling and writing skills. The language was beautiful and the book is full of some of the most beautiful sentences I have ever read. Sometimes I would get to a passage that was just so beautiful that I had to write it down and save it. Do you ever find those sentences in books that just squeeze your heart and leave you breathless? I felt that quite a bit in this book. I will also say that this book kept me up ALL NIGHT. I was literally up until 5 o’clock in the morning reading this book because I couldn’t put it down. I love books like that, don’t you?

I wanted to share a few quotes from this book that I absolutely loved, so I hope you enjoy these as much as I did because WOW they are beautiful.

Something about his voice got to me. I wanted to keep hearing its sound. Warm. Quiet. Disarming like the sound of a piano when your fingers are barely pressing the key.” (38)

Hushed, delicate sounds filled the room with a haunting fragility I had never heard in music. Each tone drifted up and died in the air almost instantly, leaving behind a silence that made one’s heart fold in on itself with aching.” (91)

“I had imagined it so many times, but he erased everything. No one had kissed me before him. No one had touched me, or looked at me, or known that I existed. I began and ended there. He found me. Tasted me. Lost himself in me, as if I was the universe.”(279)

Swoon. Beautiful right? That’s only a taste!

I ended up giving this book a 4 out of 5 star rating which means that overall,  I loved it. I feel like this book fits comfortably into a few genres so I would recommend it to anyone wanting a good mystery, fantasy or romance…I also think elements of this story can be classified under supernatural and historical fiction! When I first read the synopsis, I leapt at the chance to be a part of the blog tour because it sounded so intriguing and I hope you feel the same way. If you decide to pick this book, please stop by and let me know what you thought of it!

Have a great Monday everyone and thank you for spending time with me! You can purchase a copy of Wildalone at Amazon, IndieBound, and Barnes & Noble. Also be sure to add it to your TBR list at Goodreads.

imagesAKrassi Zourkova photo credit Evonne Dunnebout the Author

A natural born storyteller, Krassi Zourkova grew up in Bulgaria and moved to the US to study art history at Princeton. After college, she graduated from Harvard Law School and has been practicing finance law in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles where she currently lives. Her poems have appeared in various literary journals, and her essay, Book Collecting in the Absence of Books, about compiling a personal library under Communist censorship, won first prize in essay contests at Princeton and Harvard. Krassi is an accomplished musician and was inspired by her love of Chopin and her national folklore for Wildalone.

You can connect with her via @zourkova on Twitter!

tlc logo