September 28, 2013

Kinetic Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

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Welcome to my stop on the Kinetic blog tour! Today I have my review of the book and don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter the tour wide giveaway! To follow the rest of the tour, click HERE.

Kinetic (The Luminaries #1)
Author: S.K. Anthony
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Release Date: September 20, 2013


Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything… 

** Kinetic is a stand-alone novel. All books in series are part of the same world with the characters intertwined. **
Kinetic is the first book in an edgy New Adult urban fantasy series that follows Annie Fox and her fellow coworkers at the Organization. Annie and the other have been genetically altered to gain superhuman abilities. Annie's luminary ability is strength. On top of saving the day at her job and hanging out with her best friend Beth, Annie has to fend off the amorous advances of Derek, her friend and boss. Soon the Org learns that Annie's ex-husband, Nick Logan, is after a weapon to increase his abilities and do more harm to others. The weapon that he's desperate to get? Annie. Will she have the strength to do what must be done to stop Nick before he hurts anyone else? Or will her old feelings come back and bite her?

This was a fun and thrilling first book in a series that promises to have fans of urban fantasy begging for more. The plot was intriguing and had me eagerly reading to see what was going to happen next. The characters were all well written, especially the heroine Annie. She's an awesome lead - super strong, smart, devoted to her job and her friends, and does what's right - even when it's hard. She has her flaws, like all of us, but I think that made her all the more realistic and easy to identify with. The plot was definitely interesting and blended genres to make a unique story line. I loved learning about the luminaries and the history behind the program and the organization. There's a bit of something for everyone - fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, romance, action, and adventure. There were smaller story lines that threaded throughout the book underneath the major plot. I thought it added depth to the novel and gave it layers of material. The pace was quick, but not overly fast or slow. The author used vivid descriptions and great imagery to engage the reader from the beginning. Overall, this was a great start to a promising new urban fantasy series that promises to be a hit.
S.K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!


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Giveaway: (1) ebook copy of Kinetic - Open Internationally!

Tour Wide Giveaway:
• Two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards {INT}
• Three (3) signed print copies Kinetic + notebook, pen & bookmark {US only}
• One (1) signed print copy of Kinetic + notebook, pen & bookmark {INT only}
• Ten (10) swag packs of notebook, pen & bookmark {INT}
• Three (3) bookmarks + pen {INT} 

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