Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tour Review & Giveaway: Timeless by Amy Richie

Paranormal Romance

After the earth is crippled by the asteroid Jewell, vampires come to the aid of the survivors. Some only want to help, others merely want to protect their way of life. And some simply have to be stopped. Eva was created for one purpose, to kill notorious vampire Dominick Letrell. Neleh has devised a plan that cannot fail; travel back in time to when Dominick was his weakest and attack him there. Along with the help of David, the most intelligent vampire alive, the plan is set in motion. But then suddenly everything goes wrong and Eva is trapped in the past with no memory of why or how she got there. What happens when all the rules change?Timeless is a story of betrayals and secrets and a love that will change everything.

Source: This book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Eva's sole purpose in life is to kill Dominick Letrell. She's bred from an infant into a super human using injections of vampire blood. These injections make her stronger, faster and some other abilities without turning her into a vampire. She is taught that Dominick is an evil, vile vampire that needs to be destroyed. Her mission is to be sent into the past to complete her task. Seems simple enough. Things don't go as planned and Eve is left without her memories in a strange time. 

I'll admit it took me a bit to get through the beginning. I liked the premise of the story, but I think I was having a time management issue LOL. This book turned out totally different than I expected even though it was a bit predictable. The world building was great. This gives you a mix of paranormal/futuristic dystopian. Eva was a bit of a whiny brat when she lost her memory, but I can overlook that. When she finally got her memories back she was a total badass! I wish there was a bit more action for her to be involved in. This book is full of angst and betrayal that will have you begging for more.  I had a few head banging on desk moments like "Why, oh why did you FRICKIN DO THAT!?!" Eva, seriously, stop being stubborn. Just let it be lol.

It's so hard to write this review fully because I don't want to spoil it. Here's what I'm going to do... This is where my spoiler free review ends. I have to rave a bit so don't read any further if you have not read this book.

Now where was I? Oh yes....the spoilers. The relationship between Eva and Dominick is like a double edged sword. I loved his possessiveness but I also hated it. I mean come on, Dom, she's trained to kick your ass so stop treating her like a baby.

Actually I changed my mind... I can't even spoil more that because I don't have the heart to. All you need to know is that this book is a must read.

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The atmosphere around us changed drastically. My breathing came out in uneven gasps and I was sure that he could hear my heart hammering in my chest. I reached my hand up slowly to touch his face. This time he let me. My fingers traced his jaw line, his cheek, and finally his hard lips, which were parted just slightly from his own haggard breathing.

Ever so painfully slow he brought his face closer to me. I closed my eyes and tilted my chin in anticipation of his lips against mine. Seconds ticked by and nothing happened. I opened my eyes in disappointment to find he was staring at me. He had moved further back in the saddle to allow some distance between us.

“What’s wrong?” I breathed.

“I want to kiss you,” he growled.

“So?” I leaned forward eagerly, but his strong hands stopped me.

“I can’t kiss you, Eva.”

“Why not?” My face felt hot.

“It’s against my rules.”

“What rules?” I was confused.

“I can not let myself fall for someone,” he paused, trying to find the right words, but finally he just finished, “like you.”

“What am I?” I felt my eyes sting with tears.

He groaned loudly and buried his face against my hair. He inhaled deeply and then abruptly pulled my face up to meet his again.

His kiss was sudden and unexpected, but not unpleasant. As I responded to him, he deepened the kiss and I soon found myself melted into his chest. I entwined my arms around his neck to hold him to me. He made small noises with his mouth that sent a thrill of pleasure down my spine.

After an amount of time that was too short he broke the kiss off, but his hands still eagerly stroked my face and my hair and my neck. He kissed me again and again until I was dizzy from the effect. I would have surely fallen off the saddle if Nickolas hadn’t been holding onto me so tight.

“Oh, Eva,” he whispered roughly in my hair, “who are you?”

I wear many hats. Author, mother, cook, housekeeper, laundry do-er, sister, daughter. I enjoy writing, it allows me to escape the realities of life: bills, day job, baths, supper, dieting, cleaning the litter box.
My writing is usually romantic in nature with a bit of humor and a bit of surprise. My books range from Vampires who fall in and out of love so many times I had to make it a series to christian stories of finding out what is important in life.
I have always loved writing. During my high school days I wrote one book. It was a vampire love story. It took me so long to write it that I began to think of the characters as real people. I still do that today.
On a personal note: I have three wonderful children - Gavin, Arabelle, and Elijah, two not so wonderful cats, and two rats. We all live in a small town in northern Ohio. There is more corn here than vampires or werewolves, at least that I know of.

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