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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