Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Touching Evil Blog Tour ~ Review, Author Interview & Giveaway

Touching Evil (Leila Marx #1)
By Amber Garr
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With one touch, Leila can see it all.

Leila Marx is trying to put her life back together after her fiance is murdered. When Detective Garrick Pearson enlists her help with a difficult case, she is thankful for the distraction and the opportunity to use her talents as a touch clairvoyant. Leila and Garrick delve into the mystery behind a series of missing teenage girls and mummified corpses while discovering their own growing attraction to each other.

Conner Hoffman is an intriguing lawyer and striking half-demon who enters Leila's life unexpectedly. Although her visions are terrifying, she is fascinated by his charm and his legacy. When it becomes evident that the murders are linked to a paranormal event, Conner introduces Leila to a world unbeknownst to ordinary society. She suddenly finds herself immersed in supernatural politics, sorcery, and danger as she becomes the killer's next target.

Staying alive will mean relying on friends, accepting the unbelievable, and trusting in her heart again.

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My Review: 
**4 Stars**
I received a copy of this book for an honest review as part of this blog tour.

MY OVERVIEW: If you are looking for a good paranormal adult mystery that reads as easily as a young adult book... then Touching Evil is for you. This book had a really nice flow to it. I have a hard time picking up adult books lately, cause they just don't grab your attention right away like most young adult ones do; this one did.

PROS: I like how all the supernatural beings live "normal" lives amongst humans. The mystery was great. You really don't know the who and why until the end. It really does keep you guessing. Oh, and I can't forget Garrett. I really liked him. He was my favorite character! (Yup, team Garrett.)

CONS: Ok, don't hate me for saying this... but I didn't like Conner. He seemed to try too hard to be "normal" and it just didn't feel right. I do wish that a little more had been left hanging, but then I can see that maybe she wants to do different storylines with each book. I just hope that Russ' storyline continues.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS: There are so many things that the author could do with this new series, and I really look forward to reading more!

About the Author: 

Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.

Author Interview: 

1) I thought Touching Evil was a fantastic start to the Leila Marx series! How many books do you plan to write in this new series?
Thank you so much! YEAH! As of right now, I don't have a plan for a set number of books. I figured I'd let the characters tell me when they're done.

2) I am already awaiting the next book's release... do you already have it written?
I hate to say, I don't have it completely written yet... but it's been started. I do have the whole book outlined though, so it's just a matter of finding the time. And I'm anxious to write it!

3) Who was your favorite character to write and why?
I like Leila. Probably an easy answer, but I can relate to her in some ways. I like the way she handles herself in the unpredictable situations and accepts her new role with ease. I also enjoyed writing Mac and look forward to seeing more of him in the next book.

4) Can you give us a hint as to what kind of mess Leila is going to get into in the next book?
The next book is going to explore a bit more of the werewolf/vampire relationship, we'll learn more about Conner and how he works, and Leila will be intricately involved with it all while finding out some things about her past that would have been better left unknown.

5) Do you prefer to write with pen and paper or on a computer/laptop?
I write my book/plot outlines by hand in a notebook, but then I do all of my typing on the computer.

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  1. Thank you so much Kari for your wonderful review and great interview questions!!

  2. I loved your interview questions! =-X

  3. Hi Kari,

    thanks so much for your post...I can really guess that you're on team Garrett..can't wait for the second book too.>:D