Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Touching Evil Plus Furthermore Tour *Amber Garr* (Giveaway+Review)

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  
Date Published: November 1, 2012
Series: Leila Marx (book 1)
Language: English  
ISBN-10: 1480021598
Event organized by: I Luv Tours
My Rating: 5/5 Stars

With one touch, Leila can see it all.

Leila Marx is trying to put her life back together after her fiancĂ© is murdered. When Detective Garrick Pearson enlists her help with a difficult case, she is thankful for the distraction and the opportunity to use her talents as a touch clairvoyant. Leila and Garrick delve into the mystery behind a series of missing teenage girls and mummified corpses while discovering their own growing attraction to each other. 

Conner Hoffman is an intriguing lawyer and striking half-demon who enters Leila’s life unexpectedly. Although her visions are terrifying, she is fascinated by his charm and his legacy. When it becomes evident that the murders are linked to a paranormal event, Conner introduces Leila to a world unbeknownst to ordinary society. She suddenly finds herself immersed in supernatural politics, sorcery, and danger as she becomes the killer’s next target. 

Staying alive will mean relying on friends, accepting the unbelievable, and trusting in her heart again.

Read the First Chapter.
Read an excerpt with Leila and Conner.
  Where to buy: Amazon Kindle | Paperback | Smashwords

Book Trailer: 

My Review: 
*this book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review*

If you’re looking for a murder mystery with paranormal elements, tons of action, humor, shocking discoveries, and a bit of a blooming romance… this is the book series for you!

Writing Style:

I would describe Amber Garr’s writing as straightforward and genuine. Her writing style flows smoothly making it easy to follow. The storyline moves at a steady pace and builds-up quite pleasantly. Her characters are well-developed, each having their own distinctive personality. (Considering there is a bushel of them, this is very important!) Overall, Garr’s writing is enjoyable and left me craving for more. (Yes, it’s true!)

My Overall Opinion:

I loved everything about book! Here is a breakdown of my main two reasons why:

     1. Nearly every aspect of the paranormal world is included in this book such as:
 Clairvoyants, Mediums, Psychics, Fairies, Werewolves, Sorcerers, Witches, Vampires, Ghosts, Demons, & Cambions (product of a incubus and human, technically half demon)

     2. It has not one but three mysteries build into one storyline that mostly tie in together; 
o   Who murdered Leila Marx’s fiancĂ©?
o   Who is kidnapping young girls and then killing them?
o   Who wants Lelia and Garrick dead?

 I instantly felt a connection with Lelia. She is such a strong willed-woman who can handle anything life has in store for her. She is determined, passionate, and witty. I loved her interactions with Garrick and Conner but Garrick is my choice for her. (I can’t help it, he is perfect for her!) I truly wanted her to find love again but I admired her cautiousness. (No instant-love, thank goodness)  The way she responds to situations is very realistic. At times I had to keep reminding myself that she is a fictional character because I so wanted to reach out and hug her. She has a special place in my heart and has landed a spot on my top favorite character list. 

So, if that isn’t enough to convince you that this is a must read let me continue. Touching Evil has so many twists and turns that I could not figure out what would happen next; most novels that have the “who is the killer” theme are nearly always predicable, at least for me. I have also read a few novels that attempt to connect three or more different plot lines together but fail because everything becomes confusing or jumbled. That was not the case for this one, everything fell into place seamlessly. I also enjoyed Garr’s take on the supernatural, it’s not like anything I’ve read before. She blends many unique elements with a few classic stereotypes. I honestly cannot wait to read the next installment of this series!

Giveaway Time

 Want a Chance to win 3 Great Prizes? 

1 Signed copy of Touching Evil
1 Signed copy of Furthermore  
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About the Author

Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire.  Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids.  Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell.  She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.

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  1. Replies
    1. Your welcome Abby. I hope it's okay that I edited my post to include the rest of the information. :)

    2. it's very okay.. I'm actually glad you did..:D

  2. Replies
    1. You are so very welcome! Thank you for giving me the chance to be a part of this tour along with letting me read Touching Evil! I have enjoyed everything I've read from you thus far and look forward to reading more! :)