Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Terrible Love by Marata Eros

Today, I am exciting to join ATOMR in hosting a blog tour stop for A Terrible Love by Marata Eros. For my stop, I am sharing a review of this book. Enjoy!
A Terrible Love by Marata Eros
Published February 11th 2013 by Tamara Rose Blodgett
Purchase Links: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble
About the book
Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.

Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being.

My Thoughts
“Malevolence hangs just out of reach, waiting for its companion, opportunity.”

With A Terrible Love, Marata Eros delivers a sinister yet erotic plot casted with captivating characters that twist and turn the story at precisely timed moments. The initial chapters immediately drew me in, but it was the ultimate direction of the novel that kept me furiously turning the ePages. This is an original and intriguing story that provided constant intrigue and excitement, which was exactly what I was in the mood for!

In A Terrible Love, we meet Jewell MacLeod who flees from her wealthy and politically recognized family because of her dangerous step-brother Thad. She escapes with a dark secret and a vow to seek vengeance. Disguising herself as Jess Mackey, she enrolls as a student in a Seattle University. Her conscious effort to remain ambiguous begins to unravel when she makes the mistake of auditioning for a lead part in a ballet production and catching the attention of Devin Castile and Mitch Maverick. As this trio of characters engage in a sensual dance of deception, Jewell opens the door to her past and paves the way for her step-brother to strike against her.

“…something that encourages a predator to attack… opportunity.”

First off, let me just say that Jewell and Cas make one explosive pair!! In the beginning, I felt their relationship was extremely volatile and full of combustible emotion, but as the details began to unravel, it became clear why Cas responded to Jewell the way he did. Once it was all said and done, their undeniable chemistry provided the fuel to prove these two were meant for each other.

“We’re terrible together… If it were love then it’s a terrible love…~Jewell”
Aside from the captivating main characters, I have to admit that I struggled a bit with the dialog among the various cast members. At times, it felt confusing and incomplete. Almost like thoughts strung together and disguised as conversation. There were several passages I found myself re-reading in order to try and figure out if I missed a statement or a few words. After a few instances, I realized that the dialog between the characters was a bit sloppy and confusing.

In addition, I really came to like a few of the secondary characters including Brad and Amber. However, I don’t think Eros quite knew what to do with them because they simply vanished from the scene rather suddenly. I would have liked to see what happened with these two.

Overall, Marata Eros kept my attention with her intriguing story despite the few flaws along the way. I enjoyed the twists and turns that she weaved into her dark tale A Terrible Love. Well done!
3 Suns
About the Author 
Marata Eros is a mixed-genre writer of dark erotica and fantasy with elements of romance and horror. She has completed her first contemporary romance, A TERRIBLE LOVE as her next new release. Marata is a passionate reader who loves interacting with her readers and is more grateful than she can express for their support.
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As part of this blog tour, the host is offering two giveaways!! Be sure to enter and good luck!!
(5) Print Copies of A Terrible Love – US Only
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  1. This sounds like a good, suspenseful story. I am very interested is seeing how the couple survive her step-brother.

  2. Great Review the book looks and sound awesome thanks for sharing

  3. I enjoy stories that I can't put down and this sounds like one of those.