Friday, April 20, 2012

Blog Tour: Embrace by Cherie Colyer

Embrace by Cherie Colyer
220 pages
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Book Links: Goodreads | Amazon Kindle
Rating:  5/5 Stars

Description:  How far would you go to save the people you love?  Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.  Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.  Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.

My Thoughts:  I have to say that I was abosultey delighted with Embrace.  The story was both intriguing and entertaining.  I really liked the female lead character, Madison.  She is a normal teenage girl who doesn't like change, yet she finds herself thrust into the midst of it big time.  Her long-term boyfriend has moved away, and her best friend Kaylee, talks her into going to a party.  They meet up with Kaylee's boyfriend Josh at the party, and his super hot new neighbor Isaaac.  Romance begins to bloom between Madison and Isaac, who is totally swoon worthy.

Several questionable events take place that make Madison suspicous about things, but it isn't until her BFF Kaylee becomes sick with an illness that has the doctors baffled, that she begains to inquire about the paranormal.  Madison soon discovers that she has special "abilities," and that there is a lot more to Isaac than she originally thought.  Isaac helps Madison as she embraces her powers and teachers her that not everyone uses their powers for good, but that some embrace the "dark side."  Madison experiences this first hand as they discover that jealousy and envy have caused her former friends to plot against her.  Then, to top it all off, her ex-boyfriend shows up. 

I really enjoyed embrace.  The characters were fun to get to know and well written.  I especially like Josh and Kaylee.  The romance between Isaac and Madison was great.  I loved the plot and Cherie had me hooked from the very beginning.  I was constantly anticipating what was going to happen next and trying to figure out who was behind things, but the author had me fooled all along and it turned out to be someone I wasn't expecting at all.  Cherie Colyer has written a fun, exciting, and magical story that I thoroughly enjoyed.  If you love romance with a paranormal twise, then you will like Embrace.  It is a great read and I would highly recommend it 

Favorite Quote:  “You know, this would be a whole lot easier if you wouldn’t do that,” I said.  “What?”  He knew damn well what. “How am I supposed to concentrate with you looking at me like that?”  “I can’t look at you now?”  “Of course you can look at me, just not likethat.” I waved my hand up and down to indicate everything about him, from his sultry gaze to his close proximity.

About the Author:  Cherie Coyler is always dreaming of romance and expressing her dreams in stories. She combined her passion for writing with her fascination of all things mythical to weave together a youth romance story that led to her debut novel, Embrace.

She lives with her family in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.

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Grand Prize: One signed copy of Embrace, bookmarks, and Embrace bracelets, can be entered to win here on YA Bound using the Rafflecopter form below, or entered on other blogs on the tour. We are all using the same form for the Grand Prize. US only. 

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  1. Hi Ellen! Thanks for being a stop on the tour, and for reading and reviewing Embrace! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the story!

  2. Wow!! I do not know which I like better, the book review or the blog!! Thank you for sharing this book with us!! I am new to the book blogging community so please feel free to drop by my blog and say hello!

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  3. Hi! I just joined Southern Book Bloggers, and I'm trying to connect with the other people on the site. I'm following your blog now—it's really cute! Here's mine if you want to check it out:



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