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Friday, 17 April 2015

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Fury of Obsession by Coreene Callahan

Fury of Obsession

by Coreene Callahan


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BLURB:

Dragon-warrior Venom lives in self-imposed isolation. Cursed by his toxic touch, he is deadly to anyone who has contact with him for too long. Set apart from others and hounded by intense loneliness, he craves the lasting connection he believes he cannot possess. Until a chance encounter with a sultry mortal offers a ray of hope

Evelyn Foxe is the woman of Venom’s every desire, but she’s too busy running from the Russian mob to think about love. As she accepts Venom’s offer to help her escape her precarious situation, she’s skeptical, afraid that he’s in league with those sent to harm her. But when a biological weapon is unleashed in her hometown, Evelyn is forced to trust Venom—or risk the dangers of going it alone.


Will they survive the firestorm that rages around them? And can they pull from the ashes a love that will defy all the odds and last through the ages?


Excerpt:

“It’s nothing serious,” he said, lying through his teeth. Tell her . . . tell her about energy-fuse. He’d revealed so much already, trusting her with a secret only Wick knew. Still, the words refused to trip off his tongue even as honor urged him to be honest. Down and dirty. Quick and clean. The truth tied up in a neat little bow. Venom cleared his throat. He opened his mouth. Nothing came out. Goddamn it, he was pathetic. In need of a good ass-kicking or something. A boot to the balls. A fist to the head. The method didn’t matter just as long as it allowed him to move forward. Away from the fear of her rejection. “Really, it isn’t, but I’ve still got to go.”

Her brow furrowed. “Why are you lying to me?”

“I’m not.”

“You’re asking me to take a lot on faith, Venom.” Raising her hand, she stroked a finger along his jaw. “To trust you without proof or knowing why.”

“I know.”

“A tall order.”

“It is, but . . .” He trailed off, struggling to find the right words. Again. Like always, but like it or not, he needed her to stay put until he got home. Her safety wasn’t optional. It qualified as a must. Especially now that Ivar knew her name. The rogues weren’t stupid. Masters of technology, the bastards pulled intel off the Internet in the same way Sloan mined human data- bases. Personal information—address, job history, friends, bank account numbers—ranked as important when hunting prey. Which meant his enemy would already be tracking her credit cards, looking for patterns and preferences in the hopes of finding her favorite haunts. “Do this for me, Evie. Stay here. It’s not safe for you in the city after dark.”

Chewing on the inside of her lip, Evelyn held his gaze. One second ticked into more. Silence spun into tension. Venom stayed quiet, forcing himself to be patient, waiting her out, praying she fell in line.

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© 2015 Coreene Callahan


4 out of 5 (very good)

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*Disclaimer* I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

This is the story of Venom, a toxic dragon who longs for a mate but can only spend 40 minutes maximum touching a woman before he kills her. Bit of a turn-off, that! Now that his friend and brother-in-arms has found his mate, Venom finds himself at a bit of a loss and takes matters into his own hands to make himself feel better. What he doesn't expect is to find Evelyn.

She is a wonderful character but certainly takes things more on trust than I would! I love that she is sassy and strong, stands up to Venom but also stands up for him, even against the rest of the Nightfuries.

There is a helluva lot that goes on this book - we have Gage and Haider being held and tortured by Rodin, Osgard who is being abused by Rodin and wants to go with Gage, Ivar unleashing a super-toxin on a human town, the story of Venom and Evelyn and the fact that soon the Nightfuries may be exiled with a price on their heads although Bastian isn't bothered about this fact and, indeed, hopes that it happens. There is also the part where I started to sympathise with Ivar's viewpoints. That's not supposed to happen!!! He's a bad... dragon and I just want to hate him, not understand his motives! Only joking but it is an example of how every character has depth and are not straight-forward. 

So settle down for the ride and enjoy Venom's story. He's such a cutie - probably not what a toxic dragon expects to hear but he is. 

Dragon shifters are amongst my favourites and the Nightfuries are among the best!! I love them all but would definitely recommend you read them in order as they won't make much sense otherwise. Brilliant! Already looking forward to the next one.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

After growing up as the only girl on an all-male hockey team, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys and loves to write characters inspired by them. After graduating with honors in psychology and taking a detour to work in interior design, Coreene finally gave in and returned to her first love: writing. Her debut novel, Fury of Fire, was a finalist in the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Contest in two categories: Best First Book and Best Paranormal. She combines her love of romance, adventure, and writing with her passion for history in her novels Fury of Fire, Fury of Ice, Fury of Seduction, Fury of Desire, Fury of Obsession, Knight Awakened, Knight Avenged and Warrior’s Revenge. She lives in Canada with her family, a spirited golden retriever, and her wild imaginary world.

Visit her at www.CoreeneCallahan.com.

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3 comments:

  1. What part of your writing time do you devote to marketing your book?

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  2. I loved the blurb~great cover! Thank you for the post and contest!

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