Monday, March 25, 2013

Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade

Title:  Seduced by Innocence
Author:  Kimberly Kinrade
Series:  Rose's Trilogy #1
Published:  January 28th 2013 by Daring Books 
(first published January 1st 2013)
Page Count:  190
Genre:  Young Adult Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Book Blurb:

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

My Review:

What a phenomenally unique take on witches, weres, and druids. I can honestly say that I’ve never seen them combined in such an intriguing way before. Kinrade also gives her reader a story with heartaches galore, but that somehow has an overall heartwarming effect on the reader, giving you hope. As a whole, I can’t believe how captivating this story was. I couldn’t put the book down.

Kinrade has such a laid back, easy to follow writing style that you can very easily immerse yourself in the story itself. The story is also very well and fluently written. Each section flows into the next without pause. She even manages to flow from one character’s perspective to the next, always in the first person, without as much as a blip in this flow. This story is flawlessly written with enthralling descriptions. I also love how she has woven Romeo & Juliet throughout the story. They are not random quotes thrown out, but rather passages that enrich the storyline.

Although the cast of characters in this novel are supernatural, they are also all real individuals with human emotions and idiosyncrasies. I really appreciate the fact that Kinrade developed such well rounded characters for this novel, and the fact that the development is not just skin deep. Even just within the first installment of the series you get to know what makes the characters tick. This is even apparent in the supporting characters. You may not have their entire histories laid out for you, but you get a very large hint into who they are and why they act the way that they do. She also weaves a very sinister feel around certain characters, while others exude a feeling of warmth, comfort, or goodness. This not only helps the reader get a feel for the characters but puts you on the correct track to figure out the mystery alongside the characters.

Everything that Kinrade puts down on paper aids in the forward progression of the story or in building the characters and setting. She weaves everything together into an amazing climax that leaves you reaching for the next installment in the series.

Author Bio:

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.

Connect with the author online:

Twitter: @KimberlyKinrade
Facebook: /KimberlyKinrade

Buy your copy of this book online here today!

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