Oct 16, 2013

Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway! -- Kiss of Fire by Rebeeca Ethington

Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, #1)
Kiss of Fire
Series: The Imadlind Series (#1)
Author: Rebecca Ethington

About the Book
Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted. If only she knew that she was. If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air. Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it. 

Kiss of Fire is a Clean Young-Adult Paranormal Romance Language: Low to None Violence: Mild to Moderate Sexual Content: Low to None 

Kiss of Fire is a very interesting book, it is a play on good and evil and ancient creatures, and all things wonderful in a good paranormal fantasy read. The first half lets us get to know the main character Joclyn. She is a loner and scared to let people really see her except for her best friend Ryland who she cannot actually be with due to social status. I enjoyed reading this part of the book, the portrayal of the characters were interesting yet left enough to be desired for me to keep reading. The second half of the book is like a whirlwind of people, places, magic, explosions, and chasing. It really pulls you in to the end of the book.

Joclyn grows throughout this experience and becomes stronger both mentally and physically and that growth is great. I found myself rolling my eyes in some spots though because of the romance that is around every page. Yes, I understand there has to be driving force, but trying not to die for yourself is a good reason as well as love.

I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to YA readers, paranormal lovers, and those who like a romance without any raunchy bits.

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About the Author
Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn't found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.

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