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Friday, 20 November 2015

NBTM REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Hidden by Amy McKinley


GENRE:  

Paranormal Romance

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Cursed since birth, hunted by gods, and desperate for love—Jade never stood a chance.
                                                                                     
Half-demon, half-goddess, Jade’s fate makes her a pawn in an epic battle among the gods. Hidden on Earth with her sisters, she successfully avoids the Oneiroi—the dream gods—bent on her destruction until the prophecy, long dormant, awakens a dark shadow within her.


Roen, a reclusive Worr demon known for his battles against the Oneiroi, is called to protect Jade. Together they must unlock their mysterious connection and find a way to beat back destiny. Can she outsmart the prophecy, change her fate, and find love—even when she learns who is connected to her destruction?


Excerpt:

Hades kissed his wife, Persephone, one last time before reluctantly relinquishing her above ground, where her mother impatiently waited.

“Behave while I’m gone, Hades.” Persephone traced a pink-kissed nail along her husband’s dark jawline.

He was loathe to shave too often as the rough stubble against her skin excited her. “Six months is ridiculously long,” he murmured against her lush lips. “Find a way to meet me at the meadow.”

Mischief danced in her eyes as she stepped onto the boat which would ferry her along the River Styx, leading her out of the Underworld. “It’s a date,” she purred, blowing her husband a sultry kiss.

That woman slays me. He watched until she was out of sight. Once his bride was gone, his attention returned to his beloved Underworld and the current state it was in.

Hades leapt onto his chariot. A resounding crack split the air as he commanded his four black horses to lead him past boiling lava pits and stalagmites to the deepest, fiery pits of the abyss—Tartarus.

Creatures scampered out of his way. Fallen angels and demons went about their business—lest they draw his anger—as he thundered past. Tormented screams echoed off cavernous walls and pools of fiery despair. His pulse roared in his veins. He reveled at what he was about to see…

The Fates’ curse had begun.

Reining his steeds to a halt, he dismounted, his black boots crunching on a mixture of bones and jagged pieces of rock. Amidst the prisons, the things of nightmares tortured imprisoned souls.

A laugh rumbled up from his gut and rolled out. He threw back his head then ran his hands through his black hair, freeing it from its tie. Pers wasn’t here right now, due to his brother, Zeus’s, acquiescence to Demeter.

Hades ignored the slow burn in his chest at the thought of his wife being gone for six long months and focused on the game of persecuting his brother instead, for he knew a thing or two about Aiesa’s offspring that Zeus did not.

An ear-splitting scream rent the air, snapping Hades out of his thoughts. New souls.

He knew who sent them. Although he benefitted from so many entering his domain, his brother would not be happy.

What a perfect time to pay Zeus a visit.


4 out of 5 (very good)


Jade is a demi-goddess - she has a god for a father and a demon for a mother. Not only that, but she has a curse from the Fates hanging over her and the Oneiroi hunting her. Jade isn't alone in this though, her four sisters share the curse and the circumstances. She can feel the darkness inside her growing and gaining control as the curse starts to awaken. She needs to find her 'balance' if she is in any way going to stop it from taking her over.

This is a story that manages to be steamy whilst not actually describing anything in too much detail. There is lots of action as Nightmare - one of the Oneiroi - finds Jade and takes her to his realm. Fighting demons, zombies, poison-dart throwing monkeys, it's all in here.

Smoothly written and with a fast but flowing pace, this is one to enjoy and from all indications, is the first of the series. Recommended.

* I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

Amy will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.




Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here




Amy McKinley is a freelance writer and author. She lives in Illinois with her husband, their four talented teenagers, and three mischievous cats. Her debut novel, Hidden is the first in the Five Fates Series.

Connect with Amy

Twitter: Amy McKinley@amymckinley7


Tour Organised By: 

Goddess Fish Promotions


24 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting and the wonderful review, Merissa! I'm happy to answer any questions and good luck in the drawing. :)

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  2. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  3. What is the nicest thing anybody has said, or you believe they would say, about you?

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  4. My first instinct was to reach for all the wonderful comments about my kids. I think those are the ones that stay with me the most. As for myself? This is going to be boring, but probably that I'm compassionate. And right now, in these moments or weeks, the nicest thing is when people tell me how much they are enjoying my book. :) Thank you so much for stopping by Mai and good luck in the giveaway!

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  5. Thank you for the excerpt. I enjoyed reading it.

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    1. Hi Rita, I'm glad you liked the excerpt. I hope you enjoy Jade's story as well. Thank you for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway. :)

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing it and the review!

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    1. Hi Eva! I'm glad you liked the excerpt and I too liked the review. It was nice to wake up to this morning :) I appreciate you stopping by and good luck on the drawing!

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  7. Awesome excerpt - I'm looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Victoria! Good luck in the giveaway and thank you for stopping by. :)

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Happy writing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. This book sounds great and I would love to read it. ty

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    1. Thank you, Bridgett. I hope you enjoy it and good luck in the drawing :) Happy weekend!

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  11. Thank you for the chance to win and for the excerpt :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mafalda! And good luck in the drawing :)

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