Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Inspire by Cora Carmack!! Check out my review and a fantastic giveaway below!
Inspire by Cora Carmack
Series: The Muse #1
Release date: December 16th 2014
Kalliope lives with one purpose.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.
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I’m a big fan of Cora Carmack’s Losing It and when I heard she was going to write a new adult PARANORMAL book, I was all for it! There aren’t NA paranormal books that I’ve read, but it’s a genre I fully support. And if you’re thinking of venturing into the genre, then Inspire is the perfect way to start! I highly enjoyed Inspire – it’s a fun, unique, and deeply romantic read that will have you wanting so much more.
Inspire is about the mythical immortal being Kalliope, one of the nine muses who lives to inspire art, music, and the like. She HAS to let out inspiration into people, otherwise there are painful consequences for her. So she creates relationships with artists, musicians, etc. and gives them inspiration, but sometimes the artists get addicted or obsessed. So Kalli has lived for thousands of years not forming any long-lasting relationships, but everything changes when she meets Wilder Bell.
Kalli is a great heroine. She may be an immortal being who’s thousands of years old, but Cora Carmack created her in a way that she’s down to earth and relatable. She’s funny and sweet, and my heart went out to her and her pain of having been so alone for so long. When she meets Wilder, she feels a connection with him. If she were human, they would have been perfect together. But she’s immortal and nothing can happen between them. Kalli never expects to see Wilder again, but when she does, she can’t resist him a second time.
Wilder is literally the PERFECT guy. Okay, maybe he’s not perfect; perfectly imperfect would be a better word for him. I fell so hard for this man. He’s sweet and wonderful and naughty and sexy… There are SO many facets to his character and he truly made the perfect package. When Wilder meets Kalli, he never expects to see her again either, but he can’t get her out of his mind. One chance encounter later, he’s determined to make her his.
I honestly can’t even describe how sweet Wilder is. He’s patient but determined to win Kalli over. And when he falls for her, he falls so. hard. He loves her fiercely, willing to do anything to make her happy, because she makes him happy. And what makes him even better? The fact that he takes responsibility for his family. He attends college while working at a job to support his mother and little sister. His little sister Gwen is the most adorable thing ever! And Wilder + Gwen = melting heart.
It’s difficult for Kalli to stay with Wilder because she doesn’t want to hurt him by her power, and when she falls for him, she has to decide on how their future will play out. How long can she stay with him until he realizes that she’s not aging and he is? Kalli’s dilemma had my heart clenching, even while my heart was swooning when she and Wilder were together.
Inspire was such a fun, unique, romantic read. I adored Wilder and Kalli, and their romance swept me away. If you’re looking a new adult book with a unique twist, then Inspire is the perfect read!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
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