Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review + Giveaway: Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) by Carrie Butler

Series: Mark of Nexus #1
Publication: March 7th 2013
by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation--and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do--even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.
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In my opinion, this falls on the border between a mature YA and New Adult contemporary romance. This debut paranormal love story was tons of fun to read. I was surprised to discovered just how much emotion the author invoked between even the secondary characters {loved Aidan}; looking forward to reading some future stories. 

I must be completely honest – I never read YA; and rarely read New Adult. However, once I read the blurb I had to read this one…Have you ever read a blurb so intriguing that you disregarded the fact it’s not within your customary genres? This is the second time this year that it has happened to me.

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Xpresso Book Tours for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Welcome Carrie Butler

Carrie daydreamed her way through college—until they thrust a marketing degree into her hands, slapped a summa cum laude seal on the corner, and booted her out into a less-than-stellar job market. Instead of panicking at the prospect of unemployment, she used her Midwestern logic to steer into the skid and point her life in the direction she really wanted to go: writing out those daydreams. 

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  1. Glad you enjoyed it, Heather! I'm pretty new to NA myself but there are some great reads in the genre! I like that it's a little more mature without so much insta love of angst. This sounds like a fab read! Great review! :)

    1. Thanks! I enjoyed it! Looking forward to future reads in the series. Heather

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! I thought about joining the tour but I just didn't have the time for another review book unfortunately.

  3. The book sounds interesting.
    Thanks for the intro o a new author.