Jan 11, 2013

Wicked Paradise by Erin Richards Review & Giveaway

GIVEAWAY...Erin will award the following gifts.

  • One randomly drawn commenter at every stop an ebook copy of her paranormal romantic suspense novel, Chasing Shadows (published by Ellora's Cave Blush imprint)
  • One randomly drawn commenter on the tour will receive a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner's choice)
  • a $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winner's choice) will be awarded to a randomly drawn host.

Balanced between the future and the past lies a pre-utopian paradise that may be mankind’s last hope for survival. Yet the island hides a sinister secret…a fearsome demon from ancient Ireland is imprisoned there and it’s about to escape to the twenty-first century.
Desperate to save a future post-apocalyptic world from total destruction, sorcerers send the most powerful sorceress from medieval times, Morgan of the Druids, through time to an island prison to kill WindWraith, the long-imprisoned Fomorian demon.
After a deadly squall tosses Druid-assassin Ryan O’Rourke into the Pacific Ocean, he washes ashore on an unchartered island brimming with magic. Ryan’s determined to find a way to return to Earth’s wasteland to battle the resurrected Fomorians plaguing the dwindling human race. When he stumbles across the enchantress who tantalizes his dreams to the point of madness, his plans turn upside down. For she stirs in him a hunger that puts his life’s purpose at risk.
Morgan has no choice but to kill the Fomorian before it kills her. But Ryan has other plans for the demon . . . Now Morgan and Ryan must decide between love and duty in a perilous race against the evil that could destroy Earth.

Excerpt One:

"Drop your magic, sorceress. There's no call for that. I said I won't hurt you," he ground out, a tic in his jaw visible. "You sure as hell don't want to cross my magic." Ryan leaned forward as if to force his threat upon her.
Best she calm him lest his earlier regard for her wellbeing turned ugly. "I mean you no harm. I have much to explain to you." She'd tell him only enough to accomplish her goals. Otherwise, Fate determined. Wariness stiffened her spine. Her own mistrust over this peculiar twist had a ways to go before they granted her a moment’s peace. Reconciliation within her confused mind was leagues away on a road she would have to traverse all too soon if the farfetched truths rising to light in her head gave any indication.
Ryan released her and held out a hand. "Give me the pendant."
Reluctantly, she dropped it into his palm. As he slipped the thong over his head, old memories stopped her heart for an instant, freeing it with a jerk. With dawning horror, she recalled the invocation of the charm's spell.
"No!" She jumped up and clawed for the amulet, her fingernails raking his chest. Crimson drops welled up on his skin, burning her fingertips.
Too late. The amulet held her touch. And the right combination to set the spell in motion.
Review: What a good read! Wicked Paradise captures your imagination from the beginning. Erin Richards is able to draw you into the story with her descriptive words and smooth writing style. Wicked Paradise’s use of time travel and magical fantasy is well done.

The characters, Morgan and Ryan, heat up the pages of Wicked Paradise. Morgan travels to the present and meets Ryan on an island where they are destined to kill Wind Wraith.   By killing him, they will save the Druid's and begin to rebuild their race. Their immediate attraction made for some sexy scenes. They both struggle with accepting their destiny and the meaning of their attraction to each other. Will they complete their destiny? Are Morgan and Ryan meant to be together?  No spoilers here. What I will tell you is their journey makes for an interesting, surprising, and entertaining read. I highly recommend this book! I rated Wicked Paradise 4 STARS!! I look forward to reading more books by Erin Richards.

I was provided a free copy of Wicked Paradise from the author for an honest review.

A voracious reader since childhood, it was no hard leap to recognize that Erin wanted to be a writer at a young age. After bemoaning the lack of young adult books to read, Erin wrote her first novel at the age of eighteen hoping to shift the tide. Then everyday life took its toll on her writerly dreams until 2003 when she couldn’t ignore the writing bug any longer. By then, she had immersed herself in reading adult fantasy and romance novels. Writing paranormal & fantasy romance was a no brainer. Her first novel CHASING SHADOWS, a paranormal romantic suspense, is now available in print for the first time. Crimson Romance released her second novel WICKED PARADISE, a fantasy romance, on August 13, 2012. Erin will finally realize her lifelong dream of publishing a young adult novel when VIGILANTE NIGHTS debuts in July 2013.

Erin Richards lives in Northern California where she drafts and negotiates high-technology contracts during the day. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys reading, photography, and American muscle cars.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for allowing me to be part of the tour!

  2. It's been a great tour thank you. I look forward to reading WICKED PARADISE.


  3. This book really sounds exciting. I am really enjoying your tour.

  4. Hi, thanks for reading & reviewing Wicked Paradise and hosting me on your tour. What a great review! I appreciate it!


    1. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your tour!

  5. I am loving all the amazing reviews throughout the tour! :)

    Best wishes,

  6. Fabulous tour. I'm looking forward to reading Wicked Paradise.


  7. I'm putting this one on my too read list. Thanks for the review!
    michelletucker at baconnation dot net

  8. Oh, I saw this cover somewhere. Put it on my to -read list.

  9. Looking forward to reading this book. :)

  10. good review! The cover is gorgeous!

  11. Thanks for all the excerpts and reviews. It has been a fun tour.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  12. I think WICKED PARADISE would be a great read. Thanks for sharing!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  13. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting, and following my tour. Crimson Romance did a fantastic job on the cover! I hope you get a chance to read Wicked Paradise.

    Thanks again to My Paranormal Book Review for hosting me and the great review.


  14. Great review!I love your rating trees.