Hey ya'll I am so excited to be a part of this tour. Cora has written an absolutely stunning book, and I loved every minute of it. I hope you all will go out and find a copy of it as soon as possible, it really is what I believe to be her best book yet :)
And from now until the 20th you can pick up Inspire for only $2.99
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.
About Cora Carmack:
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, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
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Where to begin? Where to begin? I have to say I loved every minute of this book and so I really don't know how to start with out totally fangirling out hehe.
But hey this book is worth the fangirling.
While I love to read New Adult books like Cora writes, my passion when it comes to books has always been the paranormal romance, but I only typically find the ones that I like are in YA. And this book brought both of my loves together. I got the romance and intensity that draws me into a good New Adult book while getting the type of paranormal story that I usually search out. Plus its Greek mythology so that in its self is a huge plus. I love stories based on the mythology and have read some pretty good ones in the past. But this one was so different, and I loved that. I haven't heard a novel about muses yet,and I thought it was a brilliant idea. Cora did a beautiful job of tightroping the line between inspiring beauty and art and inspiring madness and chaos. That there are two sides to everything, and too much of something can actually be bad.
Kalli is not your typical 21 year old college student. She is a muse who inspires the young artist at her school. Never able to stay with one person for too long, she has never experienced true and utterly full love. Enter Wilder. The clean cut business student just trying to support his family after tragedy strikes. He is the farthest thing from what Kalli is use to and something about him draws her in. The chemistry between the two is great. They challenge each other, and the raw emotion between them is truly stunning. After all the two go through they never give up, especially Wilder. With as much going against him as there is, he never gives up on his family or Kalli. Even after she keeps pushing him away and running. I loved that passion, it is something that draws me into books like this. And I don't know if its the fact that I'm single and pretty much dying to meet someone like this and all those book boyfriends I love so much (Yes I am single, and I'm not afraid to admit it lol, and yes I still have hope my sexy and sweet prince charming will find me one day)
Ok so time for one of my favorite parts of reviewing. My gush session on the H.O.T guy from the book. Today we will be talking about Wilder Bell.The sexy blond with a heart of gold. He cares a lot for his family, and helps to support them after they undergo tragedy even if it means giving up his wild past. Now it's all suits and business school so he can earn money to help out. But when Kalli enters his life, his look on things change. He can't get her out of his head, even when she keeps pushing him away. She is different from anyone Wilder has met, but there are secrets she's keeping from him, and no matter how hard he tries they may just keep them apart.
I don't want to give anything away from the novel, but there is this thing about him that makes him so super sexy (Even more than he already is) but I don't want to say it. So just read the book and I'm sure you will know exactly what I am talking about. Also Wilder has tattoos! and a lot of them. Which hello! that is just one more thing to add to the sexy (I think I may be obsessed lol) But Wilder does have a bit of a dark side, not in the bad way but in the weight of the world on his shoulders way. He feels responsible for his family, and has given up the way he use to live his life to go to school, get a job, and put his passion on a permanent hold. But enter Kalli and he may just decide to change things once again. There is another thing about Wilder that I find so sweet and cute. And that is his passion for his little sister. I love the scenes where they are together. And it could just be that girly instinct in me that gets all melty around guys that are adorable with little kids or kids of their own. He is incredibly sweet with her, and even when she becomes a bit bratty or unruly he still just rolls with it. To me all of Wilder's relationships add a good amount of depth to him. You get to see many sides to this amazing guy, and some will come as a huge surprise.
I loved this book so so much. And don't get me wrong I wanted to strangle Kalli at a few points. But I think that's just one of many things that makes it good. You get to see the struggle the characters go though and you just keep pushing and pushing wanting things to be good for everyone. And for Wilder and Kalli to open up about all their secrets and just be happy. Plus there are so many twists and turns this book makes. Some will leave you jumping up and down happy, others about to reach into the pages and full out smack some characters around.
But my one warning for you. Be prepared. The end of this book is freaking insane. I found myself reading the last sentence and just staring at the page for so long. I couldn't believe what had happened, and that I was going to have to wait all the way till sometime in 2015 to find out what will happen next. While the ending did make me mad (not in a bad way but in an oh sweet baby Jesus and mother Mary kinda way) I really was happy about the way it ended. A good story is supposed to leave you breathless and wanting, no needing more. And Inspire does just that.
I can not wait to see what Cora has in store for us and am truly thankful for being a part of this tour, and getting a chance to read Inspire early.
Happy Book Birthday Cora!
*****I give inspire 5 stars*****