Monday, August 26, 2013


Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Hold Tight (Embrace #2) by Cherie Colyer.  The tour is hosted by AToMR tours.  You can see the tour schedule here.  There is also a giveaway going on, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Title: Hold Tight (Embrace, #2)
Author: Cherie Colyer
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication: August 20, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours 
Links to find the book:
Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble

Book Description:
What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want...and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she's the next victim of a threat she's powerless to resist...and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.

My Thoughts:  Hold Tight is the second book in the Embrace Series by Cherie Colyer.  Things are finally settling down after the events that occurred in book Embrace (Book #1), or at least as much as things can settle down when you are a witch.  Isaac is helping Madison develop her powers, and they are working really hard on trying to help Madison be able to reel in her power so they can kiss without shocking the daylights out of one another.   After reading one of Isaac's book, Madison decides she is going to cast a little spell to get some help around the house with her chores since she is busy watching her little brother Chase so much.  Well, she ends up getting a lot more than she bargains for, to say the least.  Little does Madison know, but her actions set have off a sequence of events that  results in the disappearance of her friend, and puts her, as well as those she loves in danger.  Meanwhile, there are two new hotties on the scene, Caden and Reed, who prove to both be far more than ordinary humans.  Isaac also has a history with Reed that doesn't help things one bit.  As Madison tries to resist the power that she is slowly losing herself to, Isaac and her friends Josh and Kaylee are doing everything that can to prevent it.  Then things really begin to get nasty, and Madison finds herself in precarious and dangerous position, having to make a decision on how much she is willing to sacrifice in order to safe someone she loves.  What remains to be seen, is just how much this decision will cost her in the long run.

I really enjoyed Embrace and have been looking forward to reading Hold Tight.  Cherie Colyer takes us on another suspenseful journey with Madison, Isaac, and their friends into the world of the supernatural where magic is abundant and supernatural beings walk and live among humans, seemingly normal, yet far from it.  I like Madison's character.  She is still learning about magic and her powers.  She messes up, but she is also determined to correct her mistakes, and progresses to being quite the heroine.  Isaac is the hottie boyfriend who is also the most powerful in their coven.  He cares for Madison deeply and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her.  We are introduced to a couple of new characters in Hold Tight, Caden and Reed, who are really hot themselves, but both are also very different and very dangerous in their own right.  The romance between Isaac and Madison is continuing to grow and progress to the next level, both physically and emotionally, and I enjoyed seeing where the author took them and their relationship.  Then there is the matter of Caden and Reed, the mysterious and dangerous hotties who pose a threat to Isaac and Madison's relationship, as well as to Madison's future.  Cherie Colyer has delivered a great sequel that is filled with action, suspense, and romance, and is both thrilling, and entertaining.  If you are a paranormal romance fan, then this is a fun series that you may want to check out.


“Lip-locking with a supernatural hottie to save your little brother doesn't count as kissing.” 

“You sure you're not just trying to get into my pants?" I joked, but I was already trying to figure out what one wears to a detox session in her boyfriend's dungeon-like bedroom.” 

“Oh my god! Madison, what is with you and non-human guys?” 

“Three stupid pieces of chocolate can't mean a lifetime away from the people I love." Tears streamed down my face, and my body trembled. "I don't want to forget what I have here." 
"I won't let that happen to you."
"I want it. The candy," I whispered, ashamed to admit it out loud and scared to death because the ache in my stomach was a hunger I'd never felt before. "Even though I know what it is, I can't stop thinking about it.” 

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About the Author
Cherie Colyer is the author of  YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, book and special offers.

Author Social Media Links:
Twitter - @CherieColyer;

Catch up with Madison and her friends in Embrace, book one in the series.

Amazon | Barnes and Noble

(2) Print Copies of Embrace and Hold Tight- US/Canada
(10) eBooks of Embrace (emailed in PDF, mobi and epub ePack) – International
Approx. value = $70.50 USD

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  1. Though I don't usually go for paranormal romance as often as I'd like to, I do really enjoy it. I could use something a little different than my usual YA contemps. :)

  2. I really did like Embrace too, Ellen. I'm curious to see where the series goes next, and happy you enjoyed Hold Tight. So many books, so little time!

  3. I love the cover on this one, so pretty! I had no idea the second book was already out, I am so glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Hi Ellen. Thanks for being a part of the tour and for reviewing Hold Tight. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the book.

  5. looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing ;)

  6. Great review! I haven't actually heard of this series before, but I'll definitely have to check it out! Thanks for the giveaway! :D


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