Saturday, August 16, 2014

Wonderfully Wicked by C.J. Burright

Title:  Wonderfully Wicked
Series:  The Wicked Series #1
Author:  C.J. Burright
Published:  May 13/14 by Swoon Romance
Length:  3003pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  Urban Fantasy Romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A dreamcaster with the ability to channel creatures from her nightmares, headstrong and cynical Kalila Montgomery longs for a peaceful, picket-fence life… until the man literally of her dreams kidnaps her.

Survival quickly becomes her number one goal, yet a growing attraction to the man in her nightmares is impossible to ignore. While she fears he will kill her, other, more terrifying enemies surround her, and Kalila succumbs to his scheme to escape. She may be his one hope for freedom…

A deadly combination of power, cunning, and cold-hearted charm, Lydon v'al Endrian fears nothing. Feels nothing. Chained to a brotherhood of men with the supernatural ability to invade dreams, he hunts dreamcasters to be harvested for their dreams and killed. His target: Kalila Montgomery. But Kalila awakens an undeniable dark desire and a longing for a freedom long-lost.

To gain everything he craves, Lydon must seduce Kalila before his plot is discovered… a hopeless challenge which, if failed, will earn him a death-sentence. Caught up in a dangerous world of secrets and obsession, doubt and betrayal, Kalila and Lydon face the nightmare of their lives, where love will either deliver them—or destroy them both.

My Review:

Burright had me hooked from the first sentence. The writing style was very easy to connect with and her storyline was both wildly imaginative and easy to imagine yourself into. Burright is simultaneously eloquent and sassy in her writing. Her writing is also dark yet vivid. Dreams become reality to the extent that there is no longer a division. As a reader you become trapped in this remarkable world alongside the characters.

The premise behind this story was very well developed. Burright works some of the most intriguing ideas into her concepts of the various entities in the story until they become very real for the reader. I couldn’t have come up with this in my wildest imagination. Burright’s creativity is astounding, insightful, and extremely entertaining.

The main characters in this novel were approachable and easy to identify with. They are well-developed individuals that I really felt I knew personally by the end of the tale. You can’t help but giggle at the situation these paradoxical characters find themselves in. Regardless of the dire straits they may be in, you can’t help but see the irony to it as well. The supporting cast is quite varied, bringing you to every dark corner of your nightmares. They also help to lighten the story with their antics and notions.

The creatures that Burright brings to life in this tale are vividly frightening yet the story itself is a fun, e citing, faced paced read. I’d highly recommend it to those looking for a well-developed journey that travels well outside the realm of our waking hours.

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About the author:

C. J. Burright was born and raised in Oregon and loved it so much she never left. While she has worked for years in a law office, she chooses to avoid writing legal thrillers and instead leans toward urban fantasy, paranormal romance, or—since all things medieval and magic fascinate her—fantasy romance. A member of Romance Writers of America and Secretary for the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal special interest chapter, C. J. also has her 4th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and believes stories should always include a gratuitous fight scene. In what spare time she has, she enjoys working out, reading, gardening, and rooting on the Seattle Mariners with a nice glass of wine. She shares a house with her husband, daughter, and a devoted herd of cats.

And now, enter to win with Wonderfully Wicked and C.J. Burright.

Entries in giveaway 1 are open to residents of Canada & the US (where applicable by law).
Entries in giveaway 2 are open internationally (where applicable by law).
Both giveaway is open from Aug 16/14 to 11:59pm Aug 27/14.
Winners will be notified Aug 12814 & will have 72h to respond or another winner will be drawn.

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  1. This sounds intriguing! Excited for the giveaway. :)

  2. I heard about this book from some blog. Supposed to be good. The Review tells me that i was not wrong.

  3. Best of Luck on your current writing endeavor girl !!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND with your family. !!! :-) :-) :-)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway. The Book sounds wicked good.

  5. This book sounds great! Looking forward to the giveaway! :)

  6. Sounds wonderfully, wickedly good. :)

  7. Thank You for the incite! :) There is nothing like getting lost in a book, right from the beginning!!

  8. I love the sound of this book! Cannot wait to read it!