Book Review, Excerpt, and #Giveaway: DEATH OF A WATERFALL by Kara Leigh Miller

June 27, 2013 Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult, Past Giveaways, Romantic Suspense 2

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Welcome to the Death of a Waterfall Blog Tour! Read and excerpt and my review of this HOT and exciting Erotic Romance and enter to win an ecopy of the book or a swag pack!

 

About the Book:

 

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Title: Death of a Waterfall (The Hayden Falls Saga #1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Suspense Romance, New Adult Romance

Flame rating: Hot

Released: 6/10/2013

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

Word count: 70K

 

Teghan Jacobs didn’t think anything could be worse than learning she’s pregnant by a man she’s been dating less than six months. Boy was she wrong. Her mother, whose drowning in the river of denial, refuses to take a side on the issue. Her overbearing, manipulative father threatens to disown her and cut her off from her trust fund if she doesn’t have an abortion. And she’s lying to all of her friends for fear of being ostracized.

Donnie Marks couldn’t be happier. The woman he loves, the woman he fought so hard to be with, is going to have his baby. Life has never been better. But when she shows up in his dorm, sobbing and heartbroken, he learns the horrible truth of what happened. He vows to get revenge on the man who’s responsible: Teghan’s father.

 

My Review:

 

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

 

Death of a Waterfall is a good start to what I think will be a very compelling series.

The plotline is compelling: twisty and turny with plenty of suspense. It unravels smoothly if a bit slowly; as the pieces came together, I was completely drawn in. I had to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next with Teghan, Donnie, and their group of friends.

Unfortunately, though it isn’t a deal-breaker, I just couldn’t form a strong emotional connection with these characters.  There is chemistry between Teghan and Donnie, but something is missing. The only character I was able to really feel anything for was Teghan’s father, Rob. His absolutely horrible actions made me hate him with a fiery passion. Towards the end of the book, as we really get in to the story, there are some very intense moments that I should have felt more strongly about, but just didn’t.

The verdict: this is a solid start to a series. The reader is introduced to the characters and the groundwork is laid for what has the potential to be a very thrilling and intriguing new series. The pieces are all there, and perhaps they will fit together more solidly in the next book.  Am I attached to these characters? Not really. Would I read the next book in the series to find out what happens next? Absolutely.

 “‘I’d do anything for you, Teghan. Don’t ever forget that.” He brought her mouth to him and kissed her softly. In that moment, he vowed to do anything and everything in his power to show her just how far he was willing to go for her.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Excerpt:

 

She looked at him, at the remorse in his eyes, at the bruises on his face, and at the sadness pulling on his lips. Teghan tossed her clothes and makeup to the floor. Taking his face into her hands, she gently kissed his bruised cheek before making her way to his mouth. Her kiss was soft at first, and then became harder, demanding. It was a greedy kiss, ripe with passion that left her hungry for more. She kept her lips on his as she adjusted her position on his lap and straddled him.

“Teghan.” He groaned with pleasure as he began to work the buttons on her blouse.

Her breath hitched when he guided her shirt from her shoulders. He wrapped one arm around her waist, holding her on his lap as he fumbled to unhook her bra with one hand. “Here.” Teghan reached behind her back. “Let me help.” Donnie cupped her breast in his hand before taking it into his mouth. His tongue raked over her nipple, coaxing it into a tight, hard peak. Teghan arched toward him, her head falling to her shoulders. The feel of his hot mouth on her lit a fire deep in her that raged with each flick of his tongue. She ran her fingers through his hair and held him to her. She bit her bottom lip. “Mmmm,” she moaned. God, why hadn’t she let this happen sooner?

 

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About the Author:

 

Born and raised in the small town of Mexico, New York, Kara was an only child who was forced to find ways to entertain herself. Playing make believe with her Barbie dolls and stuffed animals was her first real taste of storytelling before she became old enough to develop a love affair with the written word.

In early 2010, Kara picked up her very first erotic romance novel, and she was instantly hooked. She loves to write contemporary romance, erotica, and young adult romance. Currently she has several full-length novels in the works, a series of novellas, and a handful of short stories. Kara is an active member of the CNY Writers Haven, the Romance Writers of America, and the CNY Romance Writers.

Today, Kara resides in New Haven, New York with her husband, five kids, and three cats. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. And when she’s not doing that, she’s spending time with her family and friends.

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