Today's lunch time post is a Spotlight Review of AMARETTO FLAME, one of the books up for grabs in our Prize Pack Giveaway. The author, the superbly talented Ms. Sammie Spencer, will be back around later this afternoon to teach us all about scheduling blog tours for your work.
So, enjoy this spotlight, follow the directions at the end to enter for a chance to win a copy, and then come back later to meet the author!
The name grabbed me first. Then the blazing cover. But when I actually started reading AMARETTO FLAME, it was the three-dimensional, superbly-written characters like Olivia, Everett, and Jenny that kept me turning the pages. And when Jackson Vance walked onto the page, it was all over.
First, the Goodreads Summary:
When Olivia Landry screams, people die. No wonder she's been shunned by humans her whole life. When Olivia makes a huge mistake, she's banished for a summer to a human town; forced to live as one of them. She's out for revenge when she discovers the humans are different than she imagined, especially the rugged, sexy guitarist, Jackson Vance.
The protagonist, Olivia Landry, is my kind of girl. She is strong and powerful—heck, she’s a freaking witch—but her very nature also leaves her vulnerable. And that is where Ms. Spencer reeled me in. Olivia’s hurt-filled past and her self-perception as an outsider is endearing. She is an amazing leader who also shows the softer, caretaker side with so many characters, including Everett who I really hope gets his own love story (or perhaps becomes a true triangle for Olivia and Jackson) in the sequel. Olivia is fiercely loyal, kick-butt passionate, and loves James Dean. That’s a heroine I can root for.
Jackson Vance is hotness personified, a sexy musician who literally electrifies Olivia’s veins. This is a love story you can lose yourself in.
But Ms. Spencer doesn’t let you.
Right when things get steamy, she throws fantastic fight scenes at you, along with pain and confusion, and the entire range of human emotion. She manages a careful balance of romance and humor, anger and action, and crafts authentic relationships and subplots that add just enough spice to keep the reader constantly engaged.
A copy of AMARETTO FLAME is up for grabs in our PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY! Believe me, you want to read this book. To enter, just leave a comment here and on any other post—every comment on any post = one entry. If you tweet this post or any other, be sure to include me @EndingUnplanned for another chance to win. And finally, you get TWO chances for hopping over to Ms. Spencer’s Amazon page and ‘liking’ her. If you do, please let me know in the comments. Good luck!