Dec 23, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Inspire by Cora Carmack

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.


It's not secret that I adore Cora Carmack and all she writes, but even I wasn't too sure about her dipping a toe in the very underdeveloped New Adult Paranormal genre. I mean, give the girl a football, some hot guys (maybe one with a British accent), colleges, and strong female leads and Cora can do no wrong. 

But paranormal...? Well, it's Cora, so of course I would try it. And of course, since it's Cora, I wasn't disappointed.

I've seen a few people saying this book wasn't paranormal enough for the,. Admittedly this read like light paranormal and heavy contemporary for majority of the book. But it works because Cora truly took time to develop the characters. I think the paranormal side had to be a little easy going because otherwise it took away from getting to know Kalli and Wilder and letting their romance blossom and thrive. 

But the end of the book? Holy crap, all bets are off with book 2 and I'm fully prepared to be immersed in a retelling of Greek mythology of epic proportions. This book is romantic and original and so delicious to sink into. 

Rating: 5 Stars

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Cora Carmack’s INSPIRE Blog Tour Schedule:
December 15th
Smart & Savvy with Stephanie – Review & Character Interview

The Book Cellar – Guest Post

December 16th

Lost in Lit – Review & Character Interview-Kallie and Wilder

NC 2 DC – Review

The Cover Contessa – Review

December 17th

K-Books – Review

December 18th
Author Groupies – Review

Booklovers For Life – Review

Bloggers[Heart]Books – Excerpt

Ficwishes – Review

December 19th

Worn Down Glories – Excerpt

Jen in Bookland – Review

Vi3tbabe – Review

Ticket to Anywhere – Guest Post

December 20th
Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review & Playlist

Watcha Reading – Character Interview-Lennox

December 21st

The Shadow Realm – Review

Nose Stuck in a Book – Author Interview

StuckInBooks – Review

December 22nd
Anna's Book Blog – Excerpt

Lovin' Los Libros – Review

shelf life – Review

Novel Grounds da - Review

December 23rd
Stuck In YA Books – Review & Guest Post

LuLo Fangirl – Review

Give Me Books – Review

Step Into Fiction – Review

December 24th
Grown Up Book Reviews / Mundie Moms – Review & Author Interview

Wendi Galbreath – Review

Cocktails and Books – Review


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