Friday, February 15, 2013

Book Tour for Eternity by Kim Carmichael (Review & GIVEAWAY)


The path to true love is never easy as is shown in Eternity by Kim Carmichael.  This short story packs an emotional punch from beginning to end as two very different people put everything on the line for a HEA.  Ms. Carmichael is here today giving us a glimpse into this sensual story as well as giving away a gift card so you buy this book for yourself.  Just post a comment and you're in the running.  So please welcome Kim Carmichael.........

Therin Athan faces a choice…eternal salvation or eternal damnation.
After centuries of pining away for a love never realized, Therin's last assignment as a Cupid depends on helping the lonely, shy Lucy Carlton. The mission's success or failure will determine where he is transferred. He can study the heavens or be condemned to hell.
Lucy Carlton spent her life searching the stars for answers, but finds them in the form of a gorgeous man who comes in her dreams.  Therin shows her the joys of physical pleasure and encourages her to try to find love.  She wakes with a new found confidence, but soon her timid nature takes over and she retreats back to the comfort of her home…alone.
With only a week to decide his fate, Therin breaks every rule.  What starts as a job to save himself, becomes a love that can never be…except maybe in eternity.

EXCERPT:

"Why stars?" He retrieved the bottle and poured her some more, staying quiet hoping she would continue to reveal bits of herself.
"Stars are endless, they are sort of like looking at hope."
He stared at her profile.
She let out another laugh, this one heartier than the first. "Right there." She motioned up at the night sky.
"Where?" He leaned over.
"Right there." She put out her finger and leaned toward him as if to show him her perspective.
He moved the basket to the side and slid over, sighing when he finally focused on what she pointed out. "Pisces." The two fish represented Aphrodite and Eros. A few wisps of her hair tickled his face but he didn't move them away.
"Is she your mother?  Are the stories true?"
"Nothing is ever exactly as it seems." He repeated his words from earlier, but appreciated the way she was fluent not only in the stars but the mythology. "Just like Pegasus, there is more than one Cupid. He was the just the most famous."
"Are you a God?" She kept her eyes on the night sky.
"I am what they call an immortal. I work for the Gods." He lowered his voice as to not scare her.
She finished off her wine. "Why is this your last assignment?  Did I break you or something?"
He put his hand over hers. "I was broken way before you were even born."
"What broke you?"
"Every being has wants and needs." He paused. "Sometimes when they go unfulfilled it's hard to keep going."
She looked at her lap. "What happens after you deal with me?"
"It depends on how successful I am." He balled his other hand in a fist. This was not something to put on a human.
"Do you mean how successful I am?"
From one day in her apartment he knew she was not only intelligent, but also insightful. "Something like that."
"What happens if I don't end up with him?" She stared into the empty glass.
"There are things only Gods know. I need to guide you."
She shook her head. "I don't want to think of you down in Hades."
He almost smiled. "Something like that."
"Must be frightening for you," she whispered.
"What do you mean?"
"If you are immortal then you are never really know how or when it will end." She turned her hand over. "Infinite can be as terrifying as finite."

MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Kim Carmichael's Eternity is the kind of story that reminds you that true love IS possible and happens when you least expect it.  Lucy has never been comfortable around men but is desperate to find love as she longs for a connection to another.  She thought the love of her life was her coworker Joshua until the night Cupid enters her life to coach her in the ways of love and sets her on a journey of decadent delights. Lucy is a dreamer who feels comfortable in her own world but feels uncomfortable making the first move.  She has a shell around her that feels safe and yet she's lonely.  Her loneliness is palpable and made me sad for her and rooting for her to become more vocal in the fate of the future.

Therin hates being called Cupid as he doesn't wear a diaper and he's tall, sexy, and to die for.  He's a Facilitator whose final mission is to help Lucy find love.  He has rules he's supposed to live by but the honesty, sweetness, and joy he sees in her eyes at the smallest things completely wins him over as their lessons take on a more intense turn. With his soul on the line the teacher has now become the student as Lucy shows him the meaning of real love if he's just willing to take a chance.

Therin and Lucy are a wonderful couple!  Their sexual encounters are steamy and you can see Lucy coming out of her shell the longer she's with him.  From these steamy encounters to the quiet moments spent talking you see a connection building that transcends their mortal/immortal differences.  His jaded nature needs her dream-like ideals and they both give the other exactly what they need to reach an immensely satisfying HEA.  Though the ending of the story is rushed, their romantic journey was nicely paced to allow the sexual tension to build and knowing they only had a week together leant a frantic feel to every moment they had together.  Ms. Carmichael's ultimately written a truly romantic story that incorporates intriguing paranormal elements and it was the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day.

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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**********GIVEAWAY**********

Kim will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter.

-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 2/22.

13 comments:

  1. Facilitator just doesn't have quite the same ring as Cupid. It really does sound like the perfect Valentines read.

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  2. I do appreciate an honest and thoughtful review and yours always are, joder. Sounds like a good read. Happy Friday.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  3. Great review and excerpt, thank you.

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  4. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

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  5. I love that it reminds you that true love is possible, and a lot of steamy scenes too doesn't hurt!

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  6. Great review for an awesome sounding story.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful story! *sighs* Thanks for sharing a great review!

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  8. Really like the excerpt where they talked about the stars and the differences in the myths.

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  9. Sexy Hot cover WOW!!!!

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  10. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
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  11. What an interesting book! Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  12. Sounds like a great read!

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