Monday, March 4, 2013
Blog Tour: Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington
Amazon Author: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B009ZNTLPS
Amazon Buy link: http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Fire-Imdalind-Series-ebook/dp/B009ZF5SLM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-of-fire-rebecca-ethington/1113727795 Website: www.rebeccaethington.com
Book trailer: http://youtu.be/ZeKgbEwIzxU
About the Author
Rebecca Ethington has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then on stage with years of theatrical performances. The Imdalind Series is her first stint into the world of literary writing. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. She was born and raised in the mountains of Salt Lake City, and hasn’t found the desire to leave yet. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her amazing family.
Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.
The scar is the reason she is being hunted.
If only she knew that she was.
If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.
Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.
I loved this book from the very first lines. Joclyn is a character to which many can relate. She wears over-sized hoodies and jeans to blend in at school and even at home while her mother tries her best to get her to wear clothes that make her look more feminine. Joclyn has different reasons for hiding though; her oddly-shaped scar stands out much more than she would like and she is afraid of it being noticed. Her best friend Ryland is is the son of Edmund LaRue, her mother's employer. They have been friends since Joclyn was five, but Edmund has recently forbidden Ryland from associating with Joclyn and tarnishing his "perfection".
The writing flows very well and transformed the words into the scenes as I read. It was easy to follow along and get into the mind of Joclyn. I often felt like I was a spectator wanting to call out to her or Ryland. It was fun to follow Joclyn's path. I was often stopping myself from skipping ahead because it was so good and I wanted to see what was going to happen next but I didn't want to miss anything either. My mind has been in Joclyn's world for some time after finishing KISS OF FIRE and I think it will be hard to move on to another story for a while.
A HUGE thanks to Good Choice Reading for allowing me to participate in the tour! =)