Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Crimson Heart blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.
Book Title: CRIMSON HEART
Author: Heather McCollum
Elena has spent her entire life hiding her family name while walking the thin line between lady and servant in a Protestant household. She has kept the secret of her lineage for years, but with a new, fiercely Catholic queen on the throne, Elena's Protestant caretaker is being targeted. And when Bloody Mary discovers Elena's true identity, she must flee to Scotland to save her life. Highland warrior, Searc Munro, has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his dark, killing magic must never be known. When his father's life is threatened, Searc unleashes his lethal power to save him. With his clan's suspicious glances and whispers plaguing him, he sets off alone, only to find another use for his magic in saving a beautiful lass being attacked in the forest. Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland's regent, suspicion turns to Searc. As word of another British heir reaches the country, the two must learn to trust each other before it's too late. Goodreads Amazon Barnes & Noble Entangled
Searc has hid his darkness all his life. When he is forced to show it he leaves his home to get away from those that fear him. He comes across a girl in danger and saves her. He isn't done saving her even not knowing anything bout her he will do anything to keep her safe. Elena is on the run as well. She has to keep her past a secret and now she is on the streets. She is trying to find a place to go where she can live her life. She doesn't really know why bit she trust Searc. They end up in a dangerous place and have to tell a lie to keep them both safe. There is a killer on the loose and Searc seems to be getting framed. Elena is in danger as well as her past is close to catching up to her. They have to work together and learn to trust each other to be safe.
Searc is a great guy who is very wonderful about protecting Elena. He has a lot of control. He has a big power but is afraid to let anyone know about it or that it is good. Elena is a tough girl who while does need help, she also at times can be quite handy. She is innocent and hates to lie but has problems trusting people. I liked both of them.
This kept my attention as I never was sure who the killer was. I kept thinking ok I know but I was wrong. There is plenty of suspense that keeps you turning pages. I love how Searc is afraid to use his power and never wants to use it unless he has to. There is tons of sexual chemistry between him and Elena. Elena even if she is innocent knows she wants Searc. She does trust him and you can tell she is just afraid to tell him all. I love seeing these two together and how much they care for each other in a short time. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a magical read with a great plot.
4 out of 5 Stars
Author Bio: Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists. The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination every time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. For more information about Ms. McCollum, please visitwww.HeatherMcCollum.com.
Giveaway: $20 GC (Starbucks or Amazon )and previous two books in the series http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/1cb554379/