Friday, August 15, 2014

BLOG TOUR - Bound By Duty by Stormy Smith

Title: Bound By Duty
Author: Stormy Smith
Release Date: July 2014

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn't even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she'll be.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle?

So this story was super easy for me to get into. I love a good fantasy read. This one was gripping from the Prologue and continued on. I liked the characters alot and the MC, Amelia was a great character too. I like that she has all this power and is hidden in plain sight but has little knowledge of her abilities. I really like that she is a strong lead and very decisive. I like that she seems level headed but strong willed. 

Her friend Bethany is one of my favorite characters. Aside from her and Aidan of course. I liked the mysterious build up in the beginning and was swept up in this story completely. By the time revelations were happening I was all in and glued to my seat zoning out from the world. 

I like that things didn't go too quickly and everything was easy to adjust to. I also liked the steadiness of the pace and the intricacies of the characters as well. I am so looking forward to the next book in the series!!

Mystery, intrigue, great storyline, fabulous characters and some serious swoonidge. That is what this read was made of and I loved every second of it!

This is definitely a good series to get into and I recommend it highly!

I was born in Southeast Iowa, in a tiny town without much to do. I came to love reading honestly, with a Mom that had an entire room devoted to books. We read together until I could read alone, and then we often shared books. We talked stories and favorite characters, even shared tears over the best ones. I made friends who also loved books and we grew up with the likes of V.C. Andrews, L.J. Smith and Anne Rice.

I live in central Iowa now, and went into marketing because I could use my love of words and head for branding. I married a guy who hates fiction and loves video games, but we compromise with great movies (often my book adaptations) and live music. We have two crazy cats that constantly walk across my key board or curl into my lap for naps while I write.

I love chocolate peanut butter and mint chocolate chip ice cream and Sauvignon Blanc wine, though not at the same time. I always have music of some sort on and someday I'll convince my husband to move to the ocean. Someday.

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