Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Paranormal Pumpkin Patch Day Ten w/ Giveaway - Stephanie Rowe

"He was all male, a testosterone-laden specimen of strength and aggression and a threat to all she was as a woman. He was a ruthless temptation to her deepest, darkest desires, the ones she'd hidden away, even from herself." Darkness Seduced (Book #2 Order of the Blade) by Stephanie Rowe.
To say that I am merely a fan of Stephanie Rowe is a HUGE understatement. Stephanie rocks my book world. Seriously! I love this damn woman. She kicks ass at the whole writing gig! Day Ten is a day dedicated to one of my favourite authors. The author, who single handedly gave me a reason to open Bex 'n' Books in the first place! She was my very first blog review on Bex 'n' Books - and this is the actual book that I reviewed almost 18 months ago. Please read my review of Darkness Seduced and see why I feel in love with Stephanie's fabulousness!
Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies
Darkness Seduced is such a passionate book. From the first chapter, I was successfully hooked and absorbed into the plot and the characters; I knew immediately that I would love it.

We are immediately introduced to Lily, an intelligent professor who is being held hostage. Throughout the whole of Lily's remarkable journey of discovery, love and need for revenge, we are allowed to witness her fears, her logic and her desires. All of which are shared and developed through beautifully crafted writing, amazing imagery and a well constructed narrative.

What I really liked about Darkness Seduced, was how Stephanie Rowe enables us to see both points of view of the main protagonists, Lily and the gorgeous Gideon.

When Gideon enters Lily's life, he immediately is thrown by his overwhelming desire and need to protect her *sigh*. His reaction to Lily, not only at the beginning of the book but throughout, is so lovely to read. The passion behind his words, his actions and the passion he hides away in his heart, develops beautifully. Stephanie Rowe very effectively allows her readers to bond with her characters, which is an amazing feat considering the genre and nature of the novel. She shapes her characters so well that her characters come to life making them so very realistic.

As the novel progresses, there are times that the action slows down a little allowing us to glimpse different sides of Lily and Gideon. I really liked that we have the opportunity to see many sides to Lily and Gideon: their humour, their fears, their ambitions.

There were many times that I laughed out loud and several times that I had to concentrate really hard so that I wouldn't cry! Admittedly, I'm a wuss at times, especially when it comes to such tender, heart-wrenching moments.

The book was extremely passionate and fiery. The scenes between Lily and Gideon sometimes made me need a cold shower before I could continue, but were not so graphic that I blushed when I was reading! :-)

This book is a superb follow up, and I sincerely cannot wait to read book three.

Bravo to Stephanie Rowe!

Synopsis
Immortal warrior Gideon Roarke made an oath five hundred years ago to the woman who died for him. The ancient Calydon is ruthless in his quest to honor that promise, even if it means risking everything by teaming up with the one woman who will either destroy him, or finally bring redemption to his blackened, hardened soul.

After escaping from a two-year imprisonment at the hands of a madman, the only thing Lily Davenport wants is to go home and reclaim her life. Unfortunately for Lily, standing between her and that goal is a sensual, demanding protector whose dangerous seduction threatens to claim her life…and her soul.

 
"A wild ride of fun, fantasy and romance... Rowe is a paranormal star!"
~J.R. Ward
#1 New York Times bestselling author

PARANORMAL BOOK LIST:

Dark Paranormal

Order of the Blade Series

Darkness Awakend
DARKNESS
AWAKENED
Book One
Available Now
Darkness Seduced
DARKNESS
SEDUCED
Book Two
Available Now
Darkness Surrendered
DARKNESS
SURRENDERED
Book Three
Available Now
Forever in Darkness
FOREVER IN
DARKNESS
Book Four (Novella)
Available Now
Darkness Reborn
DARKNESS
REBORN
Book Five
Available Now
Darkness Arisen
DARKNESS
ARISEN
Book Six
Available Now
Darkness Unleashed
DARKNESS
UNLEASHED
Book Seven
Available Now

Humorous Paranormal

Soulfire Series

Kiss at Your Own Risk
KISS AT YOUR
OWN RISK
Book One
Available Now
Touch if You Dare
TOUCH IF
YOU DARE
Book Two
Available Now
Hold Me if You Can
HOLD ME IF
YOU CAN
Book Three
Available Now

Immortally Sexy Series

Date Me Baby One More Time
DATE ME, BABY,
ONE MORE TIME
Book One
Available Now
Must Love Dragons
MUST LOVE
DRAGONS
Book Two
Available Now
He Loves Me He Loves Me Hot
HE LOVES ME,
HE LOVES HOT
Book Three
Available Now
Sex and the Immortal Bad Boy
SEX AND THE
IMMORTAL BAD BOY
Book Four
Available Now
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