Monday, 1 October 2012

Blog Tour: Playing With Fire by Tamara Morgan


Hi Guys!  And welcome to my tour stop of Playing With Fire by Tamara Morgan.  I'm really excited to be part of this blog tour.  For my stop of the tour I have an author interview with Tamara, and exciting giveaway of an e-book of Playing With Fire and also my review of the book.  I hope you enjoy it :D


Released: 7th September 2012
Publisher: Entangled - imprint Ever After
Series: Yes - Holding Out For A Hero Anthology
Format: E-book
Source: From publisher for review purposes
Find AtGoodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Author SiteTamara Morgan

Goodreads Synopsis:

Fiona Nelson has always been one hot ticket—even before she took the conversion serum that gave her superhuman abilities. Fiona's powers come at a price: lack of human contact, or she won't be the only thing burning. When she loses control of her emotions, her fire powers run rampant...and she's hurt enough people already.

Including herself.

But when the man behind her conversion returns to blackmail her into helping him gain power, the only person she can turn to is Ian Jones, the man who broke her teenage heart. The man determined to expose the criminal known as Fireball, whose explosive escapades are just a little too close to Fiona's M.O.

Ian is convinced Fiona's dangerous, convinced she's Fireball, and convinced he'll damn himself if he doesn't resist a heat that's always drawn him to Fiona like a moth to a flame—but Ian has his own secrets.

And he'll learn far too soon what happens when you play with fire.



My Review:

I have to say when I first came across this book both the cover and the synopsis really stood out for me. It sounded just like something I would have picked up in a bookstore, so when I was offered a chance to review this book I leapt upon it.

This is a very fast and easy read, the writing flowed nicely and I really felt myself connect with the characters and the story. It didn't take me long to finish this book and I do wish it had been a little bit longer.  I would have liked to know more about the characters.

 I did find a times though that the main character, Fiona, had terrible issues with self-worth and it was a little bit annoying at times.  As you read into the story you do find out why she is like that, but I really did want to shake her by the shoulders and say get a grip girl.  Aside from that I did enjoy the story.

There were no real twists or turns to the story, it was a little bit predictable.  But this was fine, I had no real issues with the plot.

It did tick the paranormal romance side of things for me.  The "hunk" in the story was just how I would want him to be, so that was good.  There were a good mix of villains in there too, which kept the story edgy.

I would definitely read another book by this author as I did enjoy the story and liked her writing style. 

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Overall:
A fast and easy read that ticked the right boxes.

My Thoughts On The Cover:
I really like this cover, the colour scheme is lovely and really stands out.  I like the girl on the front with the swirly magical fire, it's very apt to the story.  I also like how they have made the title go down the side of the page rather than across the top, this makes the girl stand out more.


*** Many thanks to the publisher for supplying me with a copy of this book for review.***


Author Interview:  Tamara Morgan

Tell us a little bit about yourself. 
I'm a secret, undercover superheroine whose superpowers are undisclosed at this time…though I will reveal that romance novels are my source of strength and wasting time on the Internet is my Kryptonite. Also, I like coffee. And cake.

 What inspired you to want to become a writer? 
 There’s a saying that floats around the web every so often that falls along the lines of, “Write the book you really want to read.” That, more than anything else, is what gets me to put my proverbial pen to the proverbial paper. I love reading books—always have—but writing them fulfills a different, more demanding Tamara who lurks inside. She’s quite insistent. Insatiable, really.

 Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Superheroes, second chances, and sexytimes, oh my!

Who is your favorite character from Playing with Fire, and why?
 Oh, you’re making me choose favorites among my babies! How cruel. I think I’d have to go with Neil, Ian’s sidekick and cohort. Every now and then, one of these characters with a really distinct voice will pop into my books, and I can’t seem to stop them. Neil’s not quite likable and slightly odd, but he’s unapologetically himself. I wish more people were like that.

Your favorite authors?
 For me, the basis for this question has changed over the past five years. If you’d have asked me before I became a writer, I would have said without question Georgette Heyer, Isabelle Allende, and Mary Doria Russell. While I still greatly admire the works of all three of these women, I find myself drawn more and more to authors whose personalities I’ve gotten to know via Twitter and other writing channels. These days, my “favorite” authors are ones like Moira Rogers, Alexia Reed, Elyssa Patrick, and Gwen Hayes—great writers in their own right, but also women I’m proud to call friends.

If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? 
Julia Child. She’s going to do the cooking, too, right?

Giveaway:

 Chance to win your very own e-book copy of Playing With Fire by Tamara Morgan.  This is open to Everyone!!


So here are the details: 
  • There will be 1 winner- winner will receive an E-book copy of Playing With Fire sent directly from the Publisher.
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  • Giveaway will end 12th October 2012
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