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Thursday, January 10, 2013
VBT: Review and Giveaway ~ Eternity by Kim Carmichael
Therin Athan faces a choice…eternal salvation or eternal damnation.
After centuries of pining away for a love never realized, Therin's last assignment as a Cupid depends on helping the lonely, shy Lucy Carlton. The mission's success or failure will determine where he is transferred. He can study the heavens or be condemned to hell.
Lucy Carlton spent her life searching the stars for answers, but finds them in the form of a gorgeous man who comes in her dreams. Therin shows her the joys of physical pleasure and encourages her to try to find love. She wakes with a new found confidence, but soon her timid nature takes over and she retreats back to the comfort of her home…alone.
With only a week to decide his fate, Therin breaks every rule. What starts as a job to save himself, becomes a love that can never be…except maybe in eternity.
"Why stars?" He retrieved the bottle and poured her some more, staying quiet hoping she would continue to reveal bits of herself.
"Stars are endless, they are sort of like looking at hope."
He stared at her profile.
She let out another laugh, this one heartier than the first. "Right there." She motioned up at the night sky.
"Where?" He leaned over.
"Right there." She put out her finger and leaned toward him as if to show him her perspective.
He moved the basket to the side and slid over, sighing when he finally focused on what she pointed out. "Pisces." The two fish represented Aphrodite and Eros. A few wisps of her hair tickled his face but he didn't move them away.
"Is she your mother? Are the stories true?"
"Nothing is ever exactly as it seems." He repeated his words from earlier, but appreciated the way she was fluent not only in the stars but the mythology. "Just like Pegasus, there is more than one Cupid. He was the just the most famous."
"Are you a God?" She kept her eyes on the night sky.
"I am what they call an immortal. I work for the Gods." He lowered his voice as to not scare her.
She finished off her wine. "Why is this your last assignment? Did I break you or something?"
He put his hand over hers. "I was broken way before you were even born."
"What broke you?"
"Every being has wants and needs." He paused. "Sometimes when they go unfulfilled it's hard to keep going."
She looked at her lap. "What happens after you deal with me?"
"It depends on how successful I am." He balled his other hand in a fist. This was not something to put on a human.
"Do you mean how successful I am?"
From one day in her apartment he knew she was not only intelligent, but also insightful. "Something like that."
"What happens if I don't end up with him?" She stared into the empty glass.
"There are things only Gods know. I need to guide you."
She shook her head. "I don't want to think of you down in Hades."
He almost smiled. "Something like that."
"Must be frightening for you," she whispered.
"What do you mean?"
"If you are immortal then you are never really know how or when it will end." She turned her hand over. "Infinite can be as terrifying as finite."
About the Author:
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.
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Always generous, Kim will be awarding a variety of prizes to randomly drawn commenters during the tour. This contest is open internationally! :D
There are necklaces and e-books of Hands on Me, a Kim Carmichael Tote Bag, a set of vintage Harlequin romance books, as well as three pieces of Kim Carmichael Skin Care.
Autographed cover flats will be awarded at every stop!
Go here for the complete tour schedule.
Remember, the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning!
Eternity was a really quick read (only 57 pages)! It was just as I expected. It was made for adults, meaning it was pretty hot.
It amazes me how good Kim's books are considering the page count. The saying that comes to mind is sometimes less is more. :D
This book was about Therin a cupid for lack of a better word. He is sent on his last job and is told he will get reassigned if he is successful.
Lucy is suffering. She can't even take care of herself, ;-) if you know what I mean. She really needs help and when Therin shows up she knows just who she wants to help her out!
These two have one week to get her to fall in love and fix her problem. Sometimes a lot can happen in one week's time!
The plot had a shy, sexually frustrated heroine, a sexy wingless cupid with a job to do, romance and steamy scenes.
If you're looking for a quick, hot read, this book's for you!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Question: If you had the opportunity, would you want to live for eternity?
I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!
Posted by Brenda Demko at 12:30 AM
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I read the excerpt and it sounds very sweet. =) These days, I try to avoid Romances that pair an extraordinarily powerful hero with a relatively ordinary heroine, thanks to the cynical voice in the back of my mind that harps, "That stuff NEVER happens in real life. Get your head out of the clouds, Enbrethiliel!" =P But you're reminding me that it's all likely my own loss. ;-)
To answer your question, no, I wouldn't like to live on earth forever, not even with the prospect of eternal youth. I think there is something "enrichening" (What, Spellcheck? That's not a real word?) in learning how to age gracefully and to let go in the end.
As usual, wonderfully put! :DDelete
That is hard to answer but I do not think I would, but something could change and I would.ReplyDelete
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I don't think i would want to...the onditions would have to be very stong ( no illness, no aging, same for everyone i love etc) i wouldn't want to see the one i love die before me, i'm too emotionnal i couldn't stand that more than onceReplyDelete
yes there are possible advantage s( being able to learn more languages starting with those nearly extinct since i would have the time and wouldn't risk to be killed or ill while studying) but i think to cost is too high
thank you also to Kim for thinking about all her readers and potential readers by having prize for international!!
I think eternity would be too long and eventually I'd get bored. It would give me time to catch up with my never ending TBR list though!Delete
I agree with you though, If it were to happen to me, I would need my close friends and family to be with me as well.
Hi Brenda, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Good to hear that its short and hot. And the heroine sounds interesting.. :)ReplyDelete
Hi again Kim.. following the tour.
Can you associate your main characters with the Hollywood actors?
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Thank you for stopping by. It's always nice to meet new people. :DDelete
Hi Vidya!! I have been trying to do that, but usually I have my own visions in my head. I have a very hard time with heroines. yesterday I was asked this question and I told them maybe orlando bloom for Therin and Julia adams for Lucy, but no one ever seems to fit, except for my other story, The Promise, Dolan is definitely Josh Holloway.Delete
I think I would like eternity... Being able to spend eternity with those i love... Hubby and I always say "I love you Forever and A Day"... I know is sounds stupid but that Day will never happen so our love will be forever. So in that form yes Eternity sounds nice and i think being able to watch over my family's Family, Family sounds pretty cool to.ReplyDelete
When you put it that way, it does sound good. :DDelete
Hmmm...that's a hard question. I don't know. I guess it's like everything else and has its pros and cons. If my family could be with me then yes.ReplyDelete
I can see your point. I would never be able to agree without my family either!Delete
Not unless my family was with me. Eternity without them would be an empty existence.ReplyDelete
Yes because there never seems to be enough time to achieve all that you want to do or see.ReplyDelete
on the other hand part of me says No because then you will end up losing everyone who you care about when they pass, it makes for a lonely eternity
Yes. It would be a hard choice indeed. :DDelete
Thank you for having me here today. I think Eternity is almost as mind boggling as no eternity. It's a strange thought indeed!ReplyDelete
I think I would, but every 100 years or so I'd move create a new identity and experience a completely new life. I think that'd be cool to mix it up.ReplyDelete
Yes, if I were going to live for eternity moving and changing would be a must!Delete
Ooh that's a really tough question! Because in theory yes I would, like that's my gut reaction because I've got a big fear of death going on here and I know there'll be things I'll regret not doing. However there are downsides, and I feel like I might just end up feeling life is pointless if I could live forever, and the whole eveyone you knew is dead! I'm not great at making new friends and not sure I could deal great with all my family dying.ReplyDelete
Anyway thanks so much for the giveaway!!
It really would be a difficult decision.Delete
Not really into death but I think living for an eternity would be hard especially if nobody else did and I had to watch everyone dieReplyDelete
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I completely agree!Delete
I don't know. On one hand, it'd be really cool to get to live forever and see the changes in the world. On the other hand, it could get very lonely constantly seeing others you care about die, especially for me since I'm a very caring and social person, it'd be really hard. Plus, eventually it would get dull and potentially bad. You might end up wanting to actually die. So, I think I'd like to live a very long life, but I wouldn't want to live forever.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful very well though out answer! :DDelete