Tuesday, October 1, 2013

BOOK TOUR: Divine Temptation - Nicki Elson + REVIEW, GIVEAWAY!!!

Released: March 26th, 2013

Maggie Brock has everything under control. Even her divorce, though painful at the time, only registers as a minor blip in her carefully constructed universe. Life in Prairie Oakes has once again returned to a smooth, predictable pace… until an angel shows up in her bedroom.

The angel is just as bewildered as Maggie about why he's been sent to her, but their unsuccessful effort to gain understanding of the mystery fade to the background as their relationship grows. Soon, Maggie's biggest problem becomes the angel himself, as her feelings for him develop into something less than saintly.

While Maggie struggles to keep her desires pure, a nefarious being lurks in the shadows of Prairie Oakes, watching and waiting for the opportunity to fulfill his ambiguous purpose. Preying on her conflicted emotions, the demon manipulates her at every opportunity, but the the one to deliver Maggie directly into his hands is the last person she'd expect.

"Yet in this big world, even the smallest sliver of a human had purpose."
AAAAH. This book was so fucking confusing honestly. It was here one second and there the next.

Divine Temptation was, well, divine, in a way. It was beautifully twisted with the suspenseful storyline leading up to the giant climax at the end of the book. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time. The book not only explores the idea of faith and Christianity, but also how the devil is always lurking close by, especially when you least expect them.

I liked Maggie's character and how the theme focused on the strong theme of Christianity. There were angels, demons, devils, faith, everything! The whole damn package. I thought that the author made the antagonist seem too obvious here but man, oh man, complete mind fuck. I really didn't expect that.

The book was awesome honestly despite some minor faults. The characters were wow. I especially liked Evan *waggles eyebrows* damn, that is one shmexy angel I'd like to tap. Damn all the rules. If I was Maggie, I'd totally jump his bones.

Maggie is actually cool too. I liked how chill her character was and how her personality stayed true from beginning to the end.
"Given his personality, I'd say exorcism makes perfect sense as a favored pastime."
But Maggie was pretty sexy in a way too. And damn if that sex scene wasn't hot, even though it was… wrong???
"She didn't dare expose her heart the way she'd exposed her body."
Damn straight. That's the way to survive, girl.

I guess Maggie's also a sucker for all sorts of forbidden romances like me. She likes an angel now and Evan is obviously restricted from fraternizing with her.

But the book, overall, was an exciting read. The climax totally saved it because I was just like: "What the fuck just happened?"

Minor Faults:
  • Wayyyyy too prolonged in the beginning; it was like the story was just being dragged on with no main plot
  • The ending (not the big main scene) sucked. Honestly, it didn't really seem like a closure and then it was too rushed in a way? It didn't make sense.



★ Goodreads | Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon (Kindle) | B&N ★


Get a chance to win a set of 4 wine glass charms, a beaded angel wings bookmark, and a pair of antique gold-colored angel wings earrings (hypo-allergenic & nickel-free, which I find totally gorgeous just fyi). AND THIS GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL!!!

Extra info:
Divine Temptation has a special tour price of only $2.99 in all digital formats, including Kindle and Nook.  Enter to win the Angel Swag Pack* below, and if you read and review Divine Temptation by October 15, you can enter to win a second giveaway – details here.

About The Author:

Nicki writes with two goals in mind: #1 to keep the characters realistic, even when their circumstances are anything but, and #2 to make the reader feel. Her published works include Three Daves, a light-hearted romantic romp through a 1980s college campus, Divine Temptation, a romantic novel of angelic proportions, and short stories “Sway” (available as a single), “I Don’t Do Valentine’s Day” (part of A Valentine Anthology), and “Impressionism 101” (included in the debut issue of Insatiable: The Magazine of Paranormal Desire).

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