Monday, July 14, 2014

Review & Giveaway: "Bound By Prophecy" by Stevie J. Cole

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Title: Bound By Prophecy (Prophecy, #3)
Author: Stevie J. Cole
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2014
Gavin Hunter had said Brooke Davis belonged only to him, but he had no idea exactly how true that statement was. The moment he plummeted from grace he bound himself to her and created a need for her to exist. For three-thousand years he had been able to resist the urge to take an unmarked mortal’s life,but he lost all control when he fell for Brooke. Out of rage Gavin broke an agreement that was never be broken and set a series of events in motion that nothing could stop.

Brooke would be forced to witness things that would test her love for Gavin. Could she accept the fact that the “man” she’d fallen in love with was the very creature that had damned mankind, seduced sin from woman’s heart, and who was also a murderer of innocence?

Hunted by demons, sought after by the devil; Gavin would do anything to protect her – even if it meant the entire world would be slaughtered to keep her hidden. Being forced to fight his internal demon, he would learn just how tempting Brooke was and would have to learn to control his innate need to kill.

An eternal creature faced with an end. A mortal trapped by fear and love. Two souls bound by a prophecy that only one person knew the ending to. They say love has waged many wars, but the battle stemming from the love Gavin and Brooke shared was one that would bring death, destruction, and eternal night to everything in existence.
This book and the entire series will have you riveted from the start. It's a fresh take on the beginning of time and how original sin, lust, and death was created. It starts with the novella "Bound By Sin", continues with "Bound To The Fallen" and ends with "Bound By Prophecy".
This is a conclusion that I didn't see coming. As dark as the other books can be they were more "human". This book is full of "other worldness". The prophecy has started, though no one is certain what is. Pages are missing and though we know who the main players are, there is someone lurking in the midst.
When I say this is dark, I mean it's full of death and it's VERY descriptive. Don't eat anything while reading this. You will be transported to this world where even the smells are real enough to smell. The visualization is unreal and part of what has made this series superb.
The prophecy is full of suspense right down to the ending. Even when you think it has ended, it hasn't. The villain was both a surprise, yet I had suspicions. This ending couldn't have been better. The turns and twists, the way the developments came out, and the pace was right on target with the other books.
This book is a definite 5 stars. It's the type of conclusion that is etched in your mind and a series that isn't forgettable. I would love to see this made into a movie. I'll be following this author for years to come.

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About The Author
Oh, what to say?
I love writing (obvious since I'm on here, right?) I don't have a specific genre - I just write whatever story manifests its self inside my brain.

Writing is like therapy. There is nothing else that I can lose myself in the way I can a book - the way a well written story can take you away from reality and leave you in a dazed state once you've finished... that is unbelievable. I can only hope that whoever reads my work will be sucked into the little world I've created on the pages.

Aside from writing, I love sloths and mythology. I kind of have a thing for vampires, because let's face it, something about the fact that they have to fight the urge to bite your neck and drain the life from you is rather sexy. I have an irrational fear of the zombie apocalypse. I honestly cannot imagine a more horrifying way to go than by being ripped to shreds by a mass of mumbling, decaying, and oozing corpses with clicking teeth. Ugh! I just shuddered typing it.

Now the boring basics: I grew up in the south listening to a ton of grunge rock (I'm sure if you read my books you'll be able to guess who my favorite bands are). I wanted to major in theatre and creative writing but my parents refused to let me. They told me those weren't "reliable professions". Reliable? I'd just rather do something I enjoy!

When I hit 30 I decided to start a bucket list and publishing a book was on the top (followed shortly by meeting a certain celebrity). Proud to report I've accomplished both.

So, here I am with my first novel and working on the second one. The journey of writing Bound to the Fallen has been amazing and allowed me to meet many wonderful individuals.

I hope if you read my work that you will enjoy it. After all, writing is the most amazing magic trick of all... it puts the reader in the mind of the writer (kind of creepy if you think about it).

I hope you love my little world as much as I do.

Xx- Stevie J
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