Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shadows of Asphodel Blog Tour!



About Shadows of Asphodel:

When Ardis discovers a man bleeding to death on the battlefield, she knows she has to walk away.
1913. In her work as a mercenary for Austria-Hungary, Ardis has killed many men without hesitation. One more man shouldn’t matter, even if he manages to be a charming bastard while he stands dying in the snow.
But when he raises the dead to fight for him, she realizes she must save his life.
If a necromancer like Wendel dies, he will return as a monster—or so the rumors say. Ardis decides to play it safe and rescues him. What she doesn’t expect is Wendel falling to one knee and swearing fealty. Ardis never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer, but it’s too late now.
Ardis and Wendel forge an uneasy alliance underscored with sexual tension. Together, they confront rebels, assassins, and a conspiracy involving a military secret: robotically-enhanced soldiers for a world on the brink of war. But as Ardis starts to fall for Wendel, she realizes the scars from his past run more deeply than she ever imagined. Can Ardis stop Wendel before his thirst for revenge destroys him and everyone else around him?

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About the Author:
Karen Kincy (Redmond, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

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Review:

I am completely wowed by this book!  I had heard of dieselpunk before but never read anything definitely classified as such.  If this is dieselpunk, I'm sold.  The characters are so ridiculously amazing and the way they interact is so genuine.  Ardis is so sure of herself and so strong.  She does things that I could never do.  She's no damsel in distress that's for sure!  Wendel was interesting as he is so filled with the need for revenge and he's traveling down this road that is obviously going to lead to destruction but I feel like there is still so much good in him.  The tension between Adris and Wendel is PALPABLE.  Really!  Everything is so well written that you can feel everything that Adris and Wendel feel and you find yourself worrying for them as they travel.  What an awesome book!  Can't wait for more from Karen Kincy!  Shadows of Asphodel earns 4 Fairies for a story that I loved every moment of.


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Thanks to Candace at CBB Book Promotions for inviting me to join this tour! 

3 comments:

Candace said...

I'm so glad you loved this one too! Thanks so much for giving it a try and hosting a tour stop!

Steph F. said...

I am almost finished with the book now and have loved it. Such an interesting and unique story and characters. I am loving this diesel punk genre and can't wait to read more in it.

salena said...

I love this book cover! :) I can't wait to read this. it looks like a great read. Thanks so much for sharing :) Happy Reading & Merry Christmas :)