Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway - Spellbound by Sylvia Day

Holy Happiness! I'm so thrilled to be a part of this blog tour for the amazing Sylvia know who I'm talking about, the author that brought us the one and only Gideon Cross! Read on to learn more about her book, Spellbound. (Did I mention how thrilled I am!)


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day comes a story of the ultimate seduction. . . .

Max Westin. Sex incarnate. She could smell it, feel it with his proximity. Everything about him was a little rough, a little gritty. He was a primitive creature. Just like her.

He held her hand a little too long, his gaze, under thick lashes, clearly stating his intention to have her. To tame her. . . .


Her name, just one word, but spoken with such possession she could almost feel the collar around her neck.

"It's in your nature," he murmured. "The desire to be taken."

In this game of cat and mouse, everything is an illusion, but the passion is as real as it gets. . . .

My Two Cents:

First, let me start off by telling you that I had the honor of meeting Sylvia Day last year at her author signing in New York City. She is FABULOUS, not to mention gorgeous! She patiently spoke individually with all of her fans and posed for pictures before speaking to the whole group, then signed all of our books. (I've been meaning to write a post about that event, I better get on it.)

Okay, so now on to my two cents...

Hotness factor: 5 smokin’ hot sexy stars
Overall story: 3.5 stars

Okay, so this was a very different read for me. First off, the book was divided into three short stories taking place during different time frames. Secondly, I rarely read paranormal books although the few that I’ve read in the past I have loved. I can’t say I absolutely loved this book but I certainly didn’t dislike it either.  It held my interest in that it was quite a unique tale.

Max Westin is a super-sexy, alpha-dominant warlock and Hunter. Victoria St. John is a Familiar (feline) gone feral. The magic world’s High Council assigned Max to tame the feral Familiar gone rogue while she sought revenge for the tragic death of her true love, Darius. Upon Darius’ death, he transferred his powers to Victoria making her the most powerful Familiar in existence.

Collaring with a warlock is generally standard for a Familiar, however, Victoria is fiercely independent and unwilling to be collared.
“Submission. She wasn’t suited to it. She was far too strong-willed, far too independent to bow to a man’s demands."
She is a mischievous kitty, frequently taunting the High Council and outsmarting the Hunters sent to tame her. Max’s task was to tame her for eventual pairing with another warlock or to eliminate her if necessary. Victoria proved to be quite a formidable adversary. The playboy warlock wasn’t at all prepared for the intense connection that surfaced between him and Victoria or how possessive and protective of her he would become.
“The bond between Familiar and warlock always began with this tiny thread of awareness. It was early, too early, for the connection to be there, but it was.”
This isn’t a deep emotional story but it was fun. The chemistry between Max & Victoria was intense and their fierce love for each other was unconditional. I love how Max handled the hard-to-tame Victoria. Smart, smart man!
“Loving that spirit in her, Max had been careful in his care of her since she’d become his, maintaining the firm hand Familiars thrived under, yet giving her enough room to continue to challenge him. It was a delicate balance, one that kept them both content.”
If you’re a fan of  deliciously HOT paranormal ALPHA MALES, who thoroughly enjoy trying to tame their sassy female subs, then this story might be just the one for you. Sylvia’s writing flows brilliantly and there’s plenty of steamy sex to wet your appetite. I’d recommend reading this when you need a small break from those angsty, emotional books.

About the Author:

SYLVIA DAY is the #1 New York Times and USA Today  bestselling author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother, she is a former Russian linguist for the US Army Military Intelligence Corps. She's been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, the National Readers' Choice Award, the EPPIE Award, the Readers' Crown, and multiple finalist nominations for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award of Excellence.


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