Thursday, March 28, 2013

SUNNY: BLOG TOUR , REVIEW & GIVEAWAY- "Bound" by Elisabeth Naughton



Welcome and thank you for coming by my stop on the Bound Blog Book Tour.  Bound is Book 6 in Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardian series.  Today you'll have the opportunity to read my review of Bound and participate in a wonderful giveaway of Eternal Guardian goodies including an e-copy of Bound.  Please be sure to scroll down to the end of the page to enter the drawing.  Hope you enjoy your time on Love Affair With An E-Reader.  


SUMMARY:
TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…

Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.

Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

REVIEW:
It's kinda like putting on your favorite pair of slippers - the happy feeling you get after you put them on.  This is how I felt about reading Bound by Elisabeth Naughton.  I was thrilled to be back in familiar territory, in the world of the Eternal Guardians.  I got to see my old friends - Theron, Casey, Zander, Callia, Isadora, Demetrius, and Nick, as well as share in the story of Titus and Natasa.  

After the fall of Atalanta, we are left to wonder, who will be the next villain?  Elisabeth Naugthon reminds us that we should never underestimate the machinations of the gods.  For mythology lovers, you get an extra dose in this book. The story is rich, colorful, and agonizing at times. Titus is an Argonaut, a descendant of Odysseus, gifted with the "superpower" to hear people's thoughts. But for every blessing, there can be curse and this one comes with double edges. What if you don't want to hear what others are sayingIs it always right to know? Is it possible that you are being exploited for your gift? As readers, it is sometimes difficult to watch Titus deal with the burden and responsibility.  Natasa is a mystery, but she has a pivotal role in the powerplays between Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades and in the greater struggle between the Olympians and the Titans.  Oh, it is just getting good!

The question that keeps coming to mind while reading this book is, how do you fight destiny?  What would happen if you knew your destiny?  Would you try to change it? If so, to what ends?  What follows is a story about love, sacrifice, courage, and finally peace.  

IN A NUTSHELL:
A must for all Eternal Guardian fans, this book raises the stakes and ups the dramatic ante.

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Elisabeth Naughton

I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.
 


Author Links:
Eternal Guardians FB Page
https://www.facebook.com/EternalGuardians

GIVEAWAY



  • 1 ebook copy of “Bound”
  • Character Trading Cards
  • 1 Eternal Guardian Bookmarker
  • 1 Eternal Guardians Drink Coaster
  • 1 Eternal Guardian logo Temporary tattoo
  • 1 Bound Car Charm
  • 1 Bound Keychain

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17 comments:

  1. I love this series. Thanks for the tour and Congratulations Elisabeth!
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. This series keeps getting better with each book. Cannot wait to read this struggle between Titus and Natasa!

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    1. I'm sure we all have our favorite stories, mine being Zander and Callia, but this one is unique and captivating.

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  3. I can't say enough about this series. It is my all time favorite and highly recommend it!! I loved Titus' story, and I love the Eternal Guardians!!

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    1. Right on board with you. I appreciate how the stories just keep on building.

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  4. I have not started reading this series yet but I will now. Fight destiny ? At first probally yah, but as it progresses I would probally trust God's plan. He allways has my back in the end!

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  5. Such a fantastic series! Totally love every minute of it

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  6. Haven't read Bound yet (or bought it). I've been preoccupied with writing and anime. But I am anxious for this one.

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  7. Had the series in my TBR pile...once I read the first I quickly read the rest!

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  8. Loved your review. I absolutely love The Eternal Guardians. And I'm looking forward to reading about Titus. Thanks for participating in the tour.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Thanks for the review, it is such an awesome series! Very excited to read this one!

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  10. Love your review. Hope my BOUND arrives soon so I can review it too.
    Thanks for the contest.

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