Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Undertow (Giveaway Included!!!)

Description Provided by Goodreads: Luckless Eila is unknowingly the last of her kind: Rare. Gifted. Breakable. Stunning Raef is her kind's historic enemy: Soulless. Lethal. Lost. A legendary death 160 years before would set their lives to collide, forcing a beautiful killer to become a savior, a simple wallflower to become a warrior, and ruthless destiny to become a death sentence. Eila Walker knows luck is not a friend, so she is downright shocked to inherit a million-dollar Cape Cod home. And yeah, her new town isn't perfect: the cheerleaders are heinous clones, the local undertow can kill ya, and her Great Grams was supposedly fried by lightning in the harbor square. Still, Eila is hopeful her luckless days are in the past . . . until history decides to repeat itself. When drool-worthy Raef O’Reilly becomes her friendly, yet weirdly protective shadow, Eila thinks life is pretty darn perfect – until she is hauled beneath the waves by an unnatural undertow. Revealing coal-black eyes and iron-like strength as he rescues her, Raef can no longer hide what he is . . . or what she can do. Eila, last of her kind, can supposedly channel the power of human souls, while Raef is more adept at stealing them. Even worse, the legend about her ancestor isn't such a myth, since Eila’s grandmother was one kick-butt warrior until her lightning-like power backfired. A power that is written all over Eila's DNA. Determined to stay one step ahead of a dangerous clan that is hunting her, Raef, along with three unlikely allies, will do all they can to protect her. But as hidden pieces of their brutal histories unravel, Eila begins to understand just what went down in the harbor square. She soon realizes that following in her grandmother’s fearless footsteps may be the only way to save those she loves . . . including Raef. TO BUY THE BOOK CLICK ANY OF THE LINKS: AmazonBarnes&NobleKobo

Story Line: I loved the plot of this book. This book revolved around fallen angels and good guys versus bad guys; however K.R. Conway has taken these concepts and showered them with refreshing new twists and made them into completely new ideas. The twists that this book takes were unbelievable and while I don't want to give anything away I will say that not everyone is who they say they are or think they are.

Writing: The writing was amazing. K.R. Conway creates a world in which her readers can dive in and get lost in the lives of the characters. I loved the descriptiveness of the characters and the scenes because they just made every part of the book more realistic and entertaining.

Eila&Raef: I love Eila and Raef as a couple. Raef and Eila are both protective of each other and even though they're supposed enemies they can't help but be attracted to each other. I loved their interactions and I loved reading about their blooming relationship.

Ana&Kian: I absolutely loved Ana and Kian's relationship even though they weren't the main characters. To see both of these strong characters reveal a softer side of themselves and show their vulnerability with each other was amazing to read about. I hope to read more about about their progressing relationship in the next book. 

Eila: I LOVED Eila's character especially when she's dealing with the preppy cheerleaders. She definitely has a backbone and isn't afraid to show it. I loved that her character experienced doubt in her abilities throughout the book; however, what I loved the most was her ability to overcome the doubt.

Raef: I loved the almost tortured soul in Raef. He's a sweet, gentlemanly, gorgeous, protective, helpful, thoughtful, caring, and perfect character. He has some hard choices to make, especially at the end of the book that I never saw coming.

Overall: I enjoyed reading this book and actually finished it in a day. It was definitely an entertaining book and a great read which I recommend reading, especially for the Thanksgiving Holiday!!

Rating: I would give this book a 9!!!

2 – Signed print copies of Undertow (US only)
1 – ebook of Undertow (INT)

About the Author:
I have been a journalist for 15 years and serve on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Writers Center. I also drive a 16-ton school bus because I am ENTIRELY NUTS. In addition to working jobs that should come with a warning label, I hold a BA in Psychos (Forensic Psych), torment the tourists about Jaws, and occasionally jump from the Town Neck bridge in an attempt to reclaim my youth. I live on Cape Cod with two smallish humans who apparently are my kids, my fishing-obsessed husband, two canines (adept at both flatulence and snoring), and a cage-defiant lovebird that sleeps in a miniature tent. Nope-that's not a type-o. The bird is quite the indoor camper. REACH HER BY: WebsiteGoodreadsTwitterFacebook

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