Monday, April 29, 2013

Finding Hope Blog Tour

I am so excited to be participating in this tour. I loved the cover and the novella was just enough to pull me in to this world and leave me wanting book two. There is an excerpt, my review, and awesome giveaway so let's get started and meet the author Krystal.

Krystal Shannan is a born, raised, and current TEXAN. She is married to a wonderful man who supports her dream of writing and allows her to spend many evening and weekend hours glued to her laptop. During the day she moonlights as an elementary music teacher. In addition to a doting husband, a young daughter is also part of the picture and keeps her hopping! An ornery little Welsh Corgi completes the household.
Krystal has been writing stories since she could hold a pencil. She has always dreamed of writing romance and sharing the "movies in her head" with the world. If she's not writing, she's reading -historical, paranormal, action, adventure -anything she can get her hands on that ends with a Happily Ever After!
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Warning: The plot thickens with a passel of pissed off Olympians, but Ares and Aphrodite are in for a double dose of trouble! More Olympians join the mix in Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2. A jewel addict, a kick-ass possibly-virgin huntress, and an insatiable ancient oracle are just a few. But don’t worry; Ares and Aphrodite are still front and center.
Addison Connelly has given up on men. She is disappointed yet again when her best friend tries to play matchmaker, and the match falls flat…or does it? Her friend knows all Addison needs is a chance, a little hope, and maybe a dropkick in the right direction. With an extra push from Aphrodite, will this lonely soul learn to trust again? Or will she run from the only man who could make her happy?
Adrian Colter, Nashville Police Detective and certifiable bachelor, puts his foot in his mouth in a big way when his roommate’s fiancé tries to match him up with her best friend. After making a horrible first impression, can he earn the trust of a woman who won’t speak a civil word to him?

Adrian isn’t the only one trying to earn the trust of a beautiful woman. While Ares fights to rebuild the trust he lost thousands of years ago with the Goddess of Love, his parents do what they do best —show off their greed and selfishness. Will he find the hope and forgiveness he so desperate seeks or will his parents destroy his chance at happiness?

The hairs on Aphrodite’s arms tingled.  She could sense his essence in her palace. It reached for hers. Besides Dionysus, Ares was the only other Olympian with a pass through the wards to enter her palace uninvited.
Sure enough, moments later, Ares came strolling into her bedroom.  She turned from the window where she’d been staring out into the garden. Since the strange feeling she’d gotten the other day, she had kept a very close watch on the garden. Her wards were in place, but still she worried over them as a mother worries over her children.
Ares slid his hands down her shoulders, along her arms, and came to a stop on either hip.  He pulled her against his hard, muscled chest, his erection hot and throbbing against the small of her back.
Gods, she had missed him.  He had been off Olympus for almost three weeks. Her body trembled in response, and white tendrils of her essence crept outward to intertwine with his red.
“I have missed you, Ditee.” His voice rumbled low in his chest.
Red tendrils of his essence began weaving through hers, entwining around her body. It was like wearing a full body vibrator –if one could imagine such a thing.
She twisted in his grasp to face him and draped her arms around his neck. He bent down and took her mouth. His tongue danced with hers. He tasted of sandalwood and spice. She pulled away and looked up into his brown eyes. Flecks of red glowed brightly in the irises.  At the height of passion they would change completely to a brilliant crimson, just as her blue eyes would chance to an iridescent white. In that one moment, the moment of ecstasy, a god was vulnerable and unguarded, their essence could blend, linking them forever. But the risk was worth the pleasure of the reward. True ecstasy was difficult to find as an immortal or human.

My Review:
I loved this story so much. Even though I enjoyed Addison and Adrian’s story line for me my favorite part is Aphrodite and Ares. We really get to see more of their relationship in this part.

Addison and Adrian are soul mates who have missed each other over many lifetimes but this time around they have some help from the Goddess of love herself Aphrodite. But they need to get past the scars from previous relationships if they have any chance of connecting in this lifetime.

I really enjoyed that we get more history in this book compared to the novella that sets up this series. Adrian is just a great hero I loved watching him put his foot in his mouth around Addison. Addison is defiantly the right girl to keep Adrian on his feet. But as I stated before as much as I loved the main couple what kept me turning the pages and loving this book was Aphrodite and Ares. I am so hoping for a book just about them.
4/5 Bloody Fangs 

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I wanna say Thank You to Krystal for letting me review your book and Thank You to RBTL for letting me participate in this tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting! And THANK YOU for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Finding Hope. I have to agree with you that Aphrodite and Ares are my favorite characters as well, though Adrian was so much fun to write. I just adore him...As far as a book just for never know :-)