Sunday, September 8, 2013

Giveaway, Guest Post, and Review of Love Entwined by Danita Minnis

Happy Sunday my paranormal cravers!!  I have the perfect book that literally has a little bit of everything to fulfill that need to be pleased.   I was hooked on this particular yummy from page one!  But before I tell you how I felt about the book, I have the author wanting to share her perspective of it.  Take it away Danita!

Love Entwined. Jewel wars … the blood will tell.
Thanks so much, Nikki, for having me on today! I am so excited to share my new paranormal romance Love Entwined.

What do you do when a man looks at you like that? You know, the smoldering look in his eyes that says, ‘You better be ready for this.’ 

Well, when my hero Roman Cardiff smoldered at me, I said ‘Bring it.’ Oh yes, I was ready - the only drawback? I was sitting in my living room and he was … in my story. That is, the story I was about to write, I just didn’t know it yet.

That’s how Love Entwined started; daydreams of my Joe Manganiello/Hugh Jackman look-a-like dream lover Roman. For weeks, I watched Roman save himself from one murderous being after another. Just when an enemy would attack, my muse would run and hide. I wanted explanations; who is this man I’m dreaming about? Why are beings trying to kill him? The scenes were bombarding me and I had to write them down. The best way I can describe the enfolding of Love Entwined is building blocks. One murder attempt led to a history which led to the Cardiff family’s enemies.

For me, inspiration comes in many ways; the curve of full bottom lip, dark brows bushed in anger, even a hearty laugh. When I became one with Roman and let him tell his story, my muse came out of hiding and sat on the recliner, propped her feet up on the ottoman and dove into her munchies for the long haul. 

When I think of the daydreams I had over Roman, I realize I connected with him, my hero, instantly. I knew the pain he was going to go through in this story because I saw it in his eyes. I saw determination, and he became a warrior. I saw lust, and my heroine Amelie was created. 

True story: this quote from Roman came to me one day while I was driving; “I’m talking car wrecks, stray shots on the grounds of my home. By now you’ve found out that I’m hard to kill…”

Yes, Roman is hard to kill, and when he’s around Amelie, he’s even harder. :)

They are a tragic Adam and Eve but don’t fret too long, my stories always end with a Happily Ever After. 
Come along for a sinfully good ride.

Run, little witch…
AMELIE LAURENT is on her way to the top of the jewelry designing world with no time for men. Her orderly life is about to come undone when playboy and jewelry tycoon ROMAN CARDIFF steals her away on assignment to a remote English estate. Roman wants Amelie all to himself but St. Clair Manor’s resident ghost has been waiting for her much longer than he has.
Run home…
An unseen gunman takes a shot at Roman and he blames a business rival. But Amelie and Roman are to blame, for falling in love 200 years before in a time neither of them remember.
From the heartbreak of pre-Revolutionary France to modern day corporate wars, Amelie and Roman uncover a history of blood jewels, lust and demons. 
Good witch, bad witch, you must decide…
When Amelie discovers her inner witch she learns the real reason she was summoned to St. Clair Manor. Il Dragone will kill to get her back. Amelie will kill if they do.
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The reasons why I loved this book....please allow me to count the ways. First, it had a little of everything! You had your classic contemporary scenes, your paranormal scenes, your historical scenes, mystery, intrigue, and HOT HOT sex scenes.  This book was literally a five course meal that left you oh sooo satisfied when you finished the book. Once you open it, be prepared to sit down and read it straight through.  You will NOT be able to put this book down once you start begin reading it.

We start out with an unusual occupation which introduces us to our main characters.  Amelie is a jewelry designer, one of the best in her field.  She draws the attention of Roman, who happens to be big in the industry because he believes she is working for his arch-nemesis and stealing his designs.  Seems like a pretty simply plot?  But this is only the first

Amelie has dreamed of Roman for years and is shocked when she is contracted for a job for him.  She never realized until then WHO her mystery lover was until she meets Roman face-to-face.  The heat and chemistry basically leap off of the pages.  Roman wants her with a fierceness, and used to getting what he wants her figures it's just a matter of time.  He doesn't realize in the beginning that this will be a seduction of the heart.

The plot thickens when our soon-to-be lovers land in the place where they will be working.  Roman intends to unmask her as a thief, Amelie intends to keep this professional and Roman at arms links, and our resident ghost, who has been waiting a LONG time for Amelie has quite another plan. Murder attempts on Roman escalate and the past comes to light almost too late.

This book is full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless and begging for more.  The complicated plot draws you in and refuses to release you until the story is told.  It is an incredible journey of two souls that were always meant for each other, but never given the chance at a life together. It has just as many thigh-clinching moments, as it does heart-wrenching.  I loved the journey and was so sad that it was over...or is it? 
Danita is giving one lucky commenter a five dollar Amazon card!!  I strongly suggest you buy this book!  It is an incredible investment!!
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roro said...

I love those kind Of relationships

Danita Minnis said...

Aren't those relationships just the best?

Thanks for stopping by!

Danita Minnis said...

Thanks for your lovely review, Nikki!

Lisa said...

For me, it always depends on the story. A love/hate relationship doesn't always guarantee I will like the book.

Sebella Blue said...

I think it depends on the reason for the hate. In a Hatfields and McCoy situation it is tres romantique. If you ran over their dog, that's just unforgivable.

Danita Minnis said...

You are so right Lisa. :) and these two definitely have a serious history to work through!

Danita Minnis said...

Yes, those Hatfields and McCoys were devious. Revenge is only one of the issues Roman and Amelie have to deal with. :)

lisagkendall said...

It's spicy for me. lisagk@yahoo

Denise Z said...

When a love / hate relationship is written well it can be great fun with sparks that light up the imagination. However, it can be tiresome if not done well or overdone. Looks to me like Amelie and Roman have some fun times ahead ;)

Marissa A said...

I think it does spice things up. I like a story sometimes that does not have the sweet romance but there's more, including the love/hate one.

Danita Minnis said...

Yes Lisa, a little spice with your paranormal. :) Enjoy!

Danita Minnis said...

Denise, Amelie and Roman will have fun working on their various 'concerns.' :)

Danita Minnis said...

I agree, Marissa - you definitely need your conflicts, and sweet resolutions don't hurt either. :)

Shelly said...

Love/Hate relationships are some of my favorites! They have some of the best chemistry and amazing tension.

Danita Minnis said...

I agree, Shelly! Come along for the ride. :)

Janice Hougland said...

Wow, Danita! This was a terrific review on today's post! It has convinced me to read your story about Amelie and Roman. It's odd that I haven't heard of you before now, and I think I've been missing something. :-) But that was in the past and now is now. I'm glad I was introduced to you on this blog today.

Danita Minnis said...

Thanks Janice! I'm still kind of a new author - this is only my second novel. I am so glad I've captured your attention. :)Enjoy Love Entwined!

Debby said...

HAte and love are both strong emotions. I like it when they see the good in each other.

Mary Preston said...

Fun to sit back & watch the sparks fly in a love/hate relationship.

Danita Minnis said...

Yes, Debby, raw emotion does tend to bring out the worst - and best - in us! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Danita Minnis said...

Sparks are definitely flying in Love Entwined! Thanks Mary. :)

Brenda said...

Oooo I NEED this book!

dv8 said...

I'm pessimistic about love/hate relationships.

Sherry Johnson said...

A love/hate relationship has the effect of bring out the best and worst in people.Thanks for the chance to win.I can't wait to read this book.

Danita Minnis said...

Hi Brenda! Roman and Amelie are waiting for you. :)

Danita Minnis said...

Hi dv8, I know what you mean. Love/hate relationships can be difficult. That's why it's important for the characters to have real, human qualities, which make them more believable. :)

DGarson said...

Great review! I need to grab a copy of that. Thanks!

Danita Minnis said...

Hi DGarson, thanks for stopping by!

Danita Minnis said...

We have a winner! But first, I want to thank Nikki for kicking off my release with a review and hosting duties. :)

I've had so much fun that I want to come back and do it all over again. Thanks to everyone who came along for a sinfully good ride!

Janice Hougland, congratulations! You are the winner of the tour prize. It's winging it's way to you now. :)

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