Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reviving Bloom Blog Tour & Giveaway

Title: Reviving Bloom
Author: Michelle Turner
Published: Self Published – October 3rd, 2012
Word Count: Approx. 61,000
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Bloom was abandoned by her mother at birth, but thanks to her dad she never once felt unloved. When he is killed in a car wreck, leaving her without any close family, she spends a year mourning him. Her heart has been cut out of her chest and nothing is left but an empty hole that she doesn’t think will ever heal. Then one night after work she finds a wounded dog in the woods behind her house and takes him in, not realizing he’s more than just some stray dog but a wolf shifter, who happens to be her mate.

Pike is getting over the loss of his father by running full force away from his responsibilities. He’s getting ready to go back to face his new position as the Alpha of his pack when he catches the scent that can only belong to his mate.

When Bloom finds out she may not be the normal human she always thought herself to be, she’s forced to search out the woman who abandoned her at birth.

“Pike, I’m far from perfect,” I sigh, hiding my face back behind the door under the pretense of gathering the cooking supplies. I hear him hop down seconds before I feel his arms wrap around my waist.
His lips pressed to my ear and he whispers, “In my opinion you’re perfect and anyone that disagrees will have to answer to me.” Moving his mouth farther down to the crook in my neck he breathes, “Though you should know this little freckle right here might be the reason you are so perfect.” Then he takes my breath away by planting those deliciously kissable lips right on that freckle. I grab the counter in front of me and slam my eyes closed, praying for him to only move those lips if he’s going to take them from my neck to put them on my mouth, and for the first time since this madness began I thank the lord he can read my thoughts because he spins me around and gives me exactly what I was praying for.
He starts gently but when I throw my arms around his neck digging my fingers into his raven hair his lips become demanding and I part my lips so he can join his tongue with mine. We can’t get close enough, can’t get enough, and in that moment I feel fairly certain I’ll never be able to get enough of this man in my arms. His kisses taste sweeter than hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, and hot fudge sundaes combined.

About the Author:

Michelle is a 28 year old native Ohioan. Go Buckeyes! She lives with her husband and son. When she isn't spending time with her family or working you can find her with her nose stuck in a good book. On October 3, 2012 she released her first book as an independent author, Reviving Bloom.

Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway for anyone who would like to include it in their tour posts. Prizes include three (3) eBook copies of Reviving Bloom via Smashwords coupon. Giveaway is International. There may be some swag added at a later date.

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My Thoughts: 

Reviving Bloom starts off with an emotional punch. Bloom's father died a year ago and she is still feeling the loss of him like a giant weight on her heart. Since her mother walked out of her life the day after she was born it had been just her and her dad, saying they were close would be a complete understatement. He was her world.

Then one night after another day of barely getting by, Bloom hears a "dog" outside of her house and he sounds hurt. She rushes out to help him and then everything changes. She brings him home to clean up his wound and starts to feel her heart healing with his presence. After introducing Pike to the local vet who happens to be her best friend Bonnie's father and her "Uncle" Billy things start to become clearer to us, the readers.

I have to say for the most part I really enjoyed Reviving Bloom it has a nice twist on the werewolf myth which keeps it from reading like just another werewolf book, if you know what I mean. There are lots of struggles and touching moments that help you get to know the characters better throughout the story. My only complaint and this is really just a personal issue was that I was able to get to know Pike first as he was in wolf form and I really liked him. Once he becomes a man and starts to interact with the other characters as a man I didn't like him quite as much and I was never able to understand exactly why that was. My best guess was that his "voice" wasn't as I expected it would be. Maybe it was the constant "darlings". This didn't stop me from getting into the story and now I really hope that Michelle writes a book about Bonnie (she was my favorite character).

If you love those alpha male types that happen to turn a bit furry on occasion then you should grab yourself a copy of Reviving Bloom.


1 comment:

  1. Shari- Thanks for having Reviving Bloom on your blog last week. I'm glad you liked it. And just so you know I think Bonnie is everyone's favorite character. :-)


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