Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Blog Tour: The Prelude by KaSonndra Leigh + Giveaway


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The Prelude

A Musical Interlude 1

Author: KaSonndra Leigh 
Pages: 328 pgs
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: March 31st 2013
Review Source: Author

After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless.

Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

This novel contains sexual situations and mature language. It is intended for an audience at 17+ years of age.
 This was the first book by KaSonndra Leigh that I got the chance to read and definitely a pleasant surprise. It was sweet, fun, and not what I was expecting.

For one the story alternates points of view between Erin and Alek, so we get to see what's going on in each of their heads. I really liked getting to know each of them through their narrated chapters and view them through the others eyes. Some author's prefer to do that in third person, but I liked the fact that KaSonndra maintained first person for both.

Now, this may be just me, but I loved the fact that KaSonndra added in little pieces here and there to show the foreign backgrounds of her characters. Messing up certain sayings and skipping words in sentences to show their accent. It showed to me that she really understood her characters and that she understood how someone from another country would handle it.

KaSonndra also gave us a good story. Yes, there's romance and two character's that you want to see together, but there's also pieces that come together that I definitely didn't see coming. She kept my interest in wanting to find out where it was all headed and allowed the story to unfold naturally.

I'm definitely interested to find out what else is in store for this series.


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About the Author

I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

KaSondra Leigh
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