Review: Inspire by Cora Carmack

“Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.”

Someone should seriously give me a job that pays me six figures to read books all day long!  I had this book as soon as Amazon got their stuff together and yet it still took me what felt like forever to finish it!  Life, always getting in the way!

Inspire is a sexy, soulful, and alluring.  A beautiful yet forbidden romance between two people who really need each other.  Kalli really wants to feel real, passionate love but she can’t let herself get too close to anyone for fear of losing control of her powers.  Wilder is a lost soul who finds himself shouldering the role his father, who is away, and having to leave behind something her is really passionate about.  The two meet and the connection is instant, hot and steamy!
Although I’m not necessarily a huge fan of stream of consciousness style of writing, it worked here.  There really wasn’t a big need for a lot of descriptive passages or exposition.  It moved the story along nicely and because this story was so visceral and a lot of what happens in the book is less about conversation and more about what is going on inside the minds of Kalli and Wilder.
Carmack writes all her books in a way that really allows the reader to feel the emotions of the characters and feel like a part of the story.  This is intensified in Inspire, in my opinion.
Do yourself a favor and buy this book!  I promise you won’t regret it!  Then
you can join me in anxiously anticipating book two which won’t be released until some time in 2015!  Gah!
The book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks in ebook format.
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Most Anticipated Books of 2015!!!!!

Dear Twitterverse –

I so love you!  Besides the oodles of entertainment I get from reading what and how you feel and think in 140 characters or less, appaprently, in record time, Richelle Mead’s Twitter followers unlocked the first three chapters of The Ruby Circle!  You can read them here…

I so love the Bloodlines books and I am just dying to get my hands on The Ruby Circle, which is the final book of the series.  *tear*  I got to thinking about my list (I LOVE lists) of books I can’t wait to read in 2015.  I would love to share my list with you all.

Without further ado, QueSaraSera1973’s Most Anticipated Books of 2015…

1.  The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

2.  Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

3.  Every Last Breath  by Jennifer L. Armentrout  (We all know how much I love her!!)

4.  The Returned  by Kimberly Derting (Book 2 in the Taking Trilogy)

5.  Confess by Colleen Hoover

Of course this is an ever-evolving list, so more will be added eventually.

Review: Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

I should put a disclaimer on anything I review written by Jennifer Armentrout, because, seriously I think I have a big old girl crush on her.  I haven’t read one thing she’s written that I haven’t liked.  So beware, my girl crush may bleed through in this review.

Wicked is a paranormal romance.  Ivy, the heroine, is a member of The Order, a secret society that hunt and kill the Fae, the villans.  This is Ivy’s life calling, she was born into it.  Ivy is tough, smart, and kind of a loner.  Her bestie is Val, another Order member, who is like her polar opposite, but it works.  I love the character of Ivy.  She is quick with the snarky comebacks, she is dedicated to her job, she has a pet Brownie (more to come on that) and she needs some loving, pronto.

Tink is Ivy’s “pet” Brownie – a pixie-like creature that Ivy rescused even though she was supposed to kill him.  I love little Tink.  He is absolutely hysterical.

Then there is Ren.  Oh my, Ren!  He is some swoon-worthy yumminess.  I really wished I could jump into that book and lick his abs.

The romance is sweet and hot.  The sex is steamy, because Jennifer can write some serious sex scenes.

If you are a fan of Jennifer Armentrout this will not disappoint.  If you are a fan of paranormal romance, this should make you happy.

Really, do yourself a favor and get this book!  It is available on online retailers.