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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Book Monster Blog Tour Stop: Someone Else's Skye by Christine Wenrick (Review + Giveaway)


First of all, happy release day to author Christine Wenrick! Someone Else's Skye is out today! Buy your copy now or enter to win one of ten SIGNED copies!

Second, thanks to Book Monster Promotions for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour. Again, make sure you stick around because there is a whopper of a grand prize on this tour: A Kindle Fire HD + a SIGNED copy of Someone Else's Skye for one grand prize winner and for 10 runner ups, SIGNED copies of Someone Else's Skye! So read on and good luck!


About Christine Wenrick
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.

To keep up on all the latest information about Christine and her books, visit her website or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.


Format: .pdf (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Release Date: October 1, 2013

Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survived the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but lost two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!

This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving some mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when he’s sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being on the loose, he ends up crossing paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with want . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for the shifter’s charms.
It’s completely inexplicable.

Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that Skye can’t seem to stay away from. And when the unidentified Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in her, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.

Let's get this out of the way so (hopefully) I can focus. Kane has some serious sex appeal. I'm not joking. When he first stepped onto the pages, he just exuded this raw masculinity that made me as a reader take notice right away. He's intense and loyal but also fun and intelligent.

Okay, here we go!

Someone Else's Skye is darker than its predecessors and begins on a somber note. The Brethren Guardians are trying to pick up the pieces after the bloody battle of Brahm Hill. The revelation that their former leader/enemy was not only a vampire but also killed one of their own has left them shaken and struggling to recover. Now that enemy's nephew, Alec is their new leader and though the Guardians trust him completely, it's clear to shape-shifter Kane that their leader has changed.

One of the last natural shape-shifters left, Kane is a powerful asset to the Guardians, so when Alec sends him up north to track down an unknown supernatural being, Kane thinks it's just a punishment for being caught with his pants down one too many times. He doesn't count on meeting Skye Matthews, a woman on a mission. Literally. She doesn't have time for Kane, as sexy as she finds him, and she has no intention of sharing the reason behind her mission.

Despite their attraction to one another, Kane and Skye find that they have to work together in order to find and deal with a new supernatural being, one that they don't know much about.

Someone Else's Skye technically picks up where The Charmed Trilogy left off and while the Charmed Trilogy was told in first person, Someone Else's Skye is told in third person, which is awesome because I didn't want to miss anything from any of the characters. Most of the characters I remember from the Charmed Trilogy and as a reader I've become very attached to them so being able to see the entire picture rather than just through one characters' eyes was interesting.

Kane and Skye were an interesting pair. Bickering one minute, making out like teenagers the next and then fighting their growing attraction after that. Watching the mighty playboy fall for one particular woman was fun, he deserved every obstacle that was thrown in his path. He had to learn to appreciate Skye and she had to learn to appreciate him, theirs was not an easy relationship. Though physically Kane and Skye don't get involved until late in the book, it wasn't really an issue with me (Surprised myself with that one) because there was so much developing in the book that it kept me intrigued all the way. There's more to both Kane and Skye than I originally thought.

One of the most pleasant surprises in the entire book was all the twists and turns in the story! Just when I thought I had things figured out, author Christine Wenrick would throw me for a loop. How could I not keep reading?

Christine Wenrick doesn't let her readers to get too comfortable with her characters. She shocked me with the deaths of two characters on Brahm Hill and I'm wondering how those deaths will affect her remaining characters, and of course, if she's planning on killing off any more characters (I hope none of my favorites bite the dust). Though Someone Else's Skye is a spin off of The Charmed Trilogy, you don't have to read the trilogy to understand Someone Else's Skye though you'll get a better picture of where Kane and the others are coming from, and in my opinion Olivia and Caleb's story shouldn't be missed, Christine won me over with The Charmed Trilogy, the very first adult romance I ever read (and enjoyed) that was told in first person. Someone Else's Skye may be the first book in The Men of Brahm Hill series but already I can see the series becoming one of my favorites. I truly cannot wait to see what direction these books go in.


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TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Christine is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
  • Tour Grand Prize: Kindle Fire HD & (1) signed copy of Someone Else's Skye
  • Secondary Prizes: (10) signed copies of Someone Else's Skye for (10) additional winners.

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4 comments:

  1. Awesome review and like the blog makeover! Very pretty :)

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  2. Thanks for the really comprehensive review otherwise I might have missed out. I thought this was another first person, and as a rule those are a pass for me. I checked it out on Amazon and there wasn't a kindle version :( *sigh* I'll have to break down and order the print copy.

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  3. 9 times out of 10 first person romances are a pass for me too but I really enjoyed the Charmed Trilogy. I hope you've entered the giveaway, there are 10 signed copies of Someone Else's Skye up for grabs. If you don't want to wait, you can buy a kindle copy off of Smashwords :)

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