Friday, 4 December 2015

The Kiss That Killed Me by Kristy Nicolle Blog Tour and Review

 Title ~ The Kiss That Killed Me
Author ~ Kristy Nicolle
Series ~ The Tidal Kiss Trilogy - Book 1
Release Date ~ December 1, 2015

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When Callie Pierce turns 18 she has three very simple goals: avoid her stepfather, escape to an Ivy League University of her dreams, and party with her friends. But on a night like any other, when the moon is full over the ocean, her life changes in a way that no one could have ever seen coming.

On the sandy beaches of San Diego, she meets Orion, a man with whom she cannot stay away, to whom her return becomes as inevitable as the tide kissing the shore. If that isn't enough, a kiss which changes everything plunges Callie head first into a world of mythic responsibility, epic danger, and heart-stopping romance.

The Mer, an ancient race of warriors brought forth to defend the seas, show her the wonders beyond what is humanly possible, forcing her into an archaic chain of events that bring together power, seduction, violence, and beauty in a terrifying, yet exhilarating mix. Then there's the Banished to contend with, a group of Psirens corrupted by the ocean's abyss that stand to destroy the eternity Callie has been promised.

Will she sacrifice herself for the greater good, or is the gravity that pulls her to Orion just too great to bear?

"The sound I can hear is something ethereal, calming, calling me. I listen in, letting it soothe my jumpy nerves for a few minutes before my calm is broken as I hear something stir behind me. I turn, but nobody is there. I hear it once again, the call, otherworldly, beautiful in its own right. Is it the alcohol, or just my imagination this time? I swear I hear it, that alluring chant, a melody of some kind calling my name, calling me, just me, into its warm embrace. I am lost in the music, so lost that I begin to hum, moving my head from side to side … so indulging the sound that it comes as a complete surprise when someone taps me on the shoulder. I jump up, disoriented and full of fear at the thought it may be some kind of rapist, whose watchful stare was what made the hairs on the back of my neck rise earlier. Then as I pivot to face the intruder, it hits me like a freight train.
It’s him. He’s the one."


ARC Review

That was an interesting and slightly crazy read, mermaids, mermen and demons.

In this underwater world, mermen have soul mates, and orions happens to be callie a human girl of 18. Orion is sex on a fin! And occasionally legs, yes for 3 nights a month on a full moon Mer people can walk, if they chose to, it's also the only time they can get seriously physical! 

What a wonderful underwater world the author has created, luckily she doesnt just say they have this, it all gets explained, Callie wouldn't accept anything else. 

Callie, 18 years old and falls for a hot guy she meets on a beach, they eventually kiss and it's an amazing kiss, toe curling good, next thing she knows she's living in the sea and doesn't have legs anymore...... She adjusts well to her new world thanks to her soul mate Orion. She does have flaws though, yes she's an independent woman, with a good brain and doesn't want to be smothered and kept in comfort and shielded, she wants to live and explore her new life, Orion is trying to protect her and let her settle. Back to her flaws, she's a no romance girl, she doesn't want a cute nickname, she wants to be useful, which is fine but she tells orion too many times that she's there because she chooses to and will leave if she wants, soul mates or not, while I appreciate her being a strong woman I found that hard to hear over and over. She's also slightly obsessed by the other women his been with, he is a few hundred years older than her!. I should say she Is only 18 so maybe I shouldn't be so hard, just cause I'd be caught up in the romance of it! 

As I mentioned I loved the underwater world and the many characthers she meets along the way. It was amusing that many didn't understand her language and humour as many don't go on land so are out of date, luckily Orion isn't so out of the times, but he is old-fashioned in the way he wants to look after his woman. 

There was lots of world building in this first book of the series, you also get danger and baddies, I really enjoyed watching Callie and Orions relationship develop.

I'm really interested to see where the next book goes.

Four underwater stars

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