Blog Tour + ARC Review & Giveaway: Inspire by Cora Carmack

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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

Inspire by Cora Carmack
Series: The Muse #1
Release date: December 16th 2014
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Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

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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review

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!

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Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.

about the author

Cora CarmackCora 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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giveaway

One $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Cards (Winner’s Choice) for Two Winners

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Tour Schedule

December 15th
Smart & Savvy with Stephanie – Review & Character Interview
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review
Book Angel Booktopia – Review
Tales of the ravenous reader – Review
In Between The Pages – Review
The Book Cellar – Guest Post

December 16th
Between Order and Randomness – Excerpt
Lost in Lit – Review & Character Interview-Kallie and Wilder
The BookWhisperer – Review
NC 2 DC – Review
The Cover Contessa – Review
Movies, Shows & Books – Review

December 17th
Typical Distractions – Review
K-Books – Review
Book Boyfriend Reviews – Review
Britt’s Book and Life Blog – Review
The Boyfriend Bookmark – Review
Romance Addict Book Blog – Dreamcast

December 18th
Author Groupies – Review
Booklovers For Life – Review
Bloggers[Heart]Books – Excerpt
Snuggling on the Sofa – Review
Mary Had a Little Book Blog – Review
Ficwishes – Review

December 19th
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review
Worn Down Glories – Excerpt
Jen in Bookland – Review
Vi3tbabe – Review
Ticket to Anywhere – Guest Post

December 20th
Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review & Playlist
A Life Bound By Books – Review
Watcha Reading – Character Interview Lennox
Keep it Fictional – Review

December 21st
Literati Literature Lovers – Review
The Shadow Realm – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Author Interview
StuckInBooks – Review

December 22nd
Anna’s Book Blog – Excerpt
Lovin’ Los Libros – Review
Spare Time Book blog – Review
shelf life – Review
Novel Grounds da – Review
Mean Girls Luv Books – Review

December 23rd
Stuck In YA Books – Review & Guest Post
LuLo Fangirl – Review
Give Me Books – Review
The Irish Banana Review – Review
Step Into Fiction – Review
Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review

December 24th
Grown Up Book Reviews / Mundie Moms – Review & Author Interview
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Review
Up All Night Book Addict – Review
Wendi Galbreath – Review
Behind Closed Covers – Review
Cocktails and Books – Review

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Cover Reveal: The Muse by Raine Miller

The Muse by Raine Miller

The Muse by Raine Miller
Release Date: Summer 2014
Cover Design credit: Michelle Preast
Graphics: Jena Brignola
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What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it’s been told to be? What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation? The story of a painting… The motivation behind the work, Flaming June—Romanticist painter, Lord Frederic Leighton’s magnum opus—a woman sleeping in a chair. Hauntingly beautiful, but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past.

1811…

Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt, an unwilling Lord Rothvale, one Graham Everley, returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England. The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny, but find her he does. Imogene Byron-Cole, a girl as lovely as her past is tragic. Graham can’t walk away from her, and so he marries her instead, in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence.

As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together, they express their love through a series of portraits. The art ensnares them completely, and in the end, becomes their salvation, bearing them through their deepest pain of loss, and inspiring a masterwork.

[This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series.]

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about the author

Raine Miller

Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A part-time teacher and writer of sexy romance stories every other chance she gets pretty much fills her days. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books.

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