Saturday, May 18, 2013

Unleash - Felicity Heaton Book Review & Giveaway


by Felicity Heaton
A powerful vampire lost deep in his bloodlust, Snow is a savage animal, mindless with rage and a thirst for violence, and trapped with no hope of awakening from an endless nightmare… until a song draws him up from the abyss, restoring his sanity but leaving him haunted by the sweet feminine scent of lilies and snow, and fragmented familiar lyrics.
When the mysterious and beautiful songstress reappears in Snow’s room at Vampirerotique, she awakens a fierce protective streak and stirs dark desires that drive him to claim her as his female, even when he knows his touch will destroy her innocence.
A single forbidden taste is all it takes to unleash emotions in Aurora that she shouldn’t possess, tearing her between duty and desire, and luring her into surrendering to her wildfire passion and embracing hungers that burn so hotly they threaten to consume them both.
One act of kindness can lead to one thousand acts of sin though, each a black mark against the bearer’s soul and another grain of sand that slips through an hourglass. The clock is ticking and time is almost up. Can beauty save the beast?

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My review

Unleash is an intense, wild rollercoaster ride with fiery characters, tortured souls and a past that pulls at the heart strings.

I was given an Arc of Unleash and have to say I devoured it. I’m sure that I was not the only one awaiting the arrival of Snow's story. ** sigh **


Felicity certainly did not disappoint in this much awaited instalment.
We see a different side to Snow we have never seen and I have to say he is just pure ** Smoking Hotness**.  Perfectly flawed - sexyliscious and a soul that just needed a little understanding.
Many a times I felt for Snow - his past that still haunts him, his future that awaits him and a woman who is willing to look past his past flaws just to love him. I have to say that many a times, my heart broke for Snow - reliving past mistakes seemed to take its toll on his overall willingness to believe he deserved something more.


 I loved Aurora's such caring side. I have to say this is my favourite book in this series, and will be re-reading it again.


Her character was certainly not flawless; she was angelic in her own ways more than the celestial beings that ended up in the end of the story.


Snow and Aurora are from two different worlds, but when the chemistry becomes apparent neither can stop it. Aurora‘s constant faith in Snow just gave me Goosebumps. I think she is one of my favourite characters to date. So very brave, loving and strong. Beautiful inside and out and willing to do anything to save him, and his soul. (( sniff sniff )


But a love like this - there is consequences. The one above is not impressed and will wreak havoc on both Snow and Aurora testing Snow like no one has ever. 


The romance sub-plot between Snow and Aurora weaves its way throughout the story. The romance is gradually paced and the love is just sizzling. Hot and downright – Volcanic ….. You will feel the steam wafting off the pages. I had to say I was just a tad jealous of Aurora at times ;) grins.


Overall, if you love romance stories and characters with enough depth to match the action, suspense and kick arse scenes. Then this story is for you.


Unleashed is packed to the brim with a strong plot. Memorable characters with a loveable heroine and a kick arse strong and caring Vampire. Who certainly knows how to protect the ones he loves, right till the very end.


Felicity Heaton once again weaves her magic in this instalment - giving us vivid descriptions throughout, memorable characters, and characters brought forth from previous instalments.


This is a full length novel, and I have to say -----


The best yet in this series.


A must read.

Snow and UNLEASH   is everything I could’ve wanted in this book and more

Felicity has a fantastic giveaway going at the moment - click Here  to enter and win some wonderful goodies.


A Warm Place to Call Home - Michael Siemsen Spotlight

Frederick is a demon. Born in Maryland in the early 1980′s, he hasn’t a clue where he came from or why, but feels an irresistible desire to occupy a human body. Once inside, he finds the previous occupants’ consciousness and memories forever erased, an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to truly halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. In various bodies, he travels the world for decades–aimless–sampling cultures and experiencing life from the points of view of males, females, young, old, rich, poor.
Now, Frederick has an urge to return to his roots in America, explore the mystery of his origin, find someone to love, and settle down for a while. In his hometown, his mission bears fruit much faster than he expected, as person after person presents themselves, and following his impulses, he is lead directly to love, tragedy, answers, and the humanity he never knew he wanted.
Warm Place to Call Home (a demon’s story)
By Michael Siemsen
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Urban Fantasy Undertones
Publisher: Fantome Publishing
Released March 4, 2013
244 Pages
Goodreads | Book Trailer


Michael Siemsen struck it big with his debut novel, The Dig, a paranormal archaeology thriller that reached Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s Top 100 Bestseller lists, and spent weeks as the #1 Science Fiction book in 2011. Its success allowed him to escape his soul-leeching job and work as an author full-time. The sequel, The Opal, was released a year later, and the third and final book is in the works. His new novel, released in March of this year, A Warm Place to Call Home (a demon’s story) is a departure from his Matt Turner Series.
Michael has been featured by Barnes & Noble, been reviewed on several major blogs and sites such as Penny-Arcade and Boing Boing, and received a glowing recommendation from author Charlaine Harris.
He is currently at work on the prequel to A Warm Place to Call Home (which should be released this winter) while enjoying spending more time with his family, lazy dog, and mentally-unstable cat in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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