Friday, 25 January 2013

Evie's Knight by Kimberly Krey Blog Tour - Review + Giveaway



Evie's Knight by Kimberly Krey

Title: Evie's Knight

 Series: 
N/A

 Author: Kimberly Krey

 Published: 11th September 2012 by Kimberly Krey


 Source: Copy from the author for an honest review



Synopsis:

When Evie falls in love with Calvin Knight, their young, virtuous romance conjures a truly wicked spell.


Evie always thought her eighteenth year would be magical, but so far it's not what she hoped for. Her best friend has gone wild, her love life is void, and she misses her mom more than ever. But life for Evie is about to change. Calvin Knight, the object of her fascination, is about to fall madly in love with her. Just one problem: Their love conjures a murderous woman from beyond the grave who wants Evie dead. The same demon who has haunted the Knight men for over four generations. Soon Calvin is forced to make a choice: Set Evie free and hope to evade the wrath of The Raven- haired Ghost, or use his newly gifted strengths to fight against her. If he chooses to fight and wins, Calvin will free the Knight men of this demonic witch. If he loses, Evie will become her next victim.



Book Links

*Amazon ebook just $2.99 for a limited time.




My Review


I had more of an older day image in my head for this story so I was surprised at how modern it was. It wasn't bad, not at all, I thoroughly enjoyed the contemporary feel to this book and am glad it was set in modern times.


This is a paranormal romance and though I could definitely feel the romance, the first half of the book seemed to be lacking in the paranormal. I really enjoyed the first half, focusing on Evie and Calvin's relationship and their pasts and emotional insecurities. It was all very real and I loved losing myself in their lives. The paranormal aspect came on really suddenly. There had been hints of it throughout the story but all of a sudden it just hit you and that drew me away from the story. I was just following a young romance with all it's usual ups and downs and then I was suddenly dumped with all these magical powers and evil curses, and it just felt to be a bit much. I liked it, but I just felt it could've been worked in better.

The writing in this book was great and some of the issues it brought up were really important. This was a clean romance yet there were still some racy parts, nothing bad, just very deep and emotional. It was sexy without the sex, and that was really fun!

I loved all the main characters, I wasn't particularly fond of Calvin's name, it didn't fit with sexy guy image in my head, but that was easily overlooked in the rush of the story. Even though Jocelyn was a main part to the story, I felt she was kind of overlooked. I didn't get to see much of her character and was just a bit meh about her. All the other characters were fantastic and I loved them to bits!

This book was a good read and though there were a couple of things that didn't really mesh quite well, I still had a great time. I loved Evie and Calvin's relationship and the scenes when they were together were fun, flirty and just a little bit dangerous. This basics of this story were great and I hope to read  more of Kimberly and see her writing grow!

3.5/5 Whales






AUTHOR BIO - Kimberly Krey

Writing Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!


I’m a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry.
I’m not patient enough to enjoy a yoga class, or tall enough to be great at basketball, but I do love to run – anywhere but on a treadmill. I love the sound of a rainstorm when I have no place to go, the feel of SoftLips chapstick on my lips, and the first peek of blue water as we round the mountains toward our favorite getaway in Bear Lake.



Author Links

Website - Goodreads - Twitter - Facebook - Amazon




Giveaway




Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.


2nd Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

3rd Prize: $10 Amazon gift card, a signed paperback of Evie's Knight, SoftLips chapstick, recipe cards, E.K. calendar card, postcard of The Storm, and bookmark.

Five Runners-Up will receive an ebook version of Evie’s Knight!

*Paperback winners may choose between old cover (shown below) or the new cover, featuring Calvin Knight (shown above).



Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced on Colorimetry & Rafflecopter as well as emailed to winners who will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Laura, Burgandy Ice, @ www.burgandyice.blogspot.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



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Catch the Tour:



Jan 1st
 - Min Reads and Reviews – Blast!
 - Passion and Life – Blast!! – English/Spanish
 - Kelly Fox – Goodreads Review
 - I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Clean Romance I


Jan 2nd
 - Monique Morgan – All You Need is Love I
 - Letters to the Cosmos – Review


Jan 3rd
 - Getting Your Read On – Review - Clean Romance II
 - Reading with Anacrasia - Interview

Jan 4th

 - Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review


Jan 6th
 - Passion and Life – Peaches Recipe & Excerpt – English/Spanish
 - Paulette’s Papers – All You Need is Love II

Jan 7th

 - Bookworm Lisa – Review - Clean Romance III
 - Pages of Forbidden Love – Review


Jan 8th
 - Proud Book Nerd – Review
 - Vanessa Morgan – All You Need is Love III


Jan 9th
Kari’s Crowded Bookshelf – Review


Jan 10th
 - Geo Librarian – Review
 - The Literary Forest - Review, Exerpt

Jan 11th

InfectedLoser – Review

Jan 13th

 - Welcome to Couch Potato Reader – Review


Jan 14th 
 - One A Day YA – Drafts Guest Post
 - Little Miss Bookworm – Review


Jan 15th
 - Musings of a Reader Happy – ART excerpt Raven-haired Ghost
 -  Magical Manuscripts – Review 

Jan 16th

 - Proud Book Nerd – Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Jan 17th

 - Books, Books, the Magical Fruit – Interview
 - Book Sake – Review

Jan 18th

 - Kari’s Crowded Bookshelf – Aromatic Noodles Recipe

Jan 20th

 - A Life Bound by Books – Excerpt I

Jan 21st

 Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Reviews – Excerpt II
 - Oh, The Books You’ll Read – Review

Jan 22nd

 - A Backwards Story – Review, Excerpt III
 - Passion and Life – Review – English/Spanish

Jan 23rd

 - Framed In Words – ART Guest Post
 - Colorimetry – ART Guest Post


Jan 24th
 - Unputdownable Books – ART Guest Post
 - Living a Goddess Life – Crepe Cake


Jan 25th
 - icultgen – Review, ART Guest Post
 - Pieces of Whimsy - Review


Jan 27th 
 - The Reading Diaries – Review
 - Icefairy’s Treasure Chest – Excerpt


Jan 28th
 - Stressed Rach – Review
 - Literally Jen – Review


Jan 29th
 - Min Reads and Reviews – Review
 - Colorimetry – Grand Finale, Winners Drawn




2 comments:

  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour, Myra! Good luck to all entering the giveaway! :)

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