Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Taste by Kate Evangelista & Giveaway!

Taste Giveaway!!


Paperback, 259 pages
Published April 30th 2012 by Crescent Moon Press (first published April 29th 2012) 
To Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

At Barinkoff Academy, there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.

When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.

My Thoughts:
A Must Read!! Taste is a fresh and enticing story. Kate Evangelista is one fresh voice to be on the lookout for. Her writing is supurb, witty and engaging.

Looking at the cover itself, I was intrigued but once you nestle into your comfy reading spot and settle into the story, you will be whisked away into a whole new realm. That's a major reason we read, right? To be taken away to another place and time, live vicariously through someone else. This story was easily the escape I looked for.

The characters were written with great depth and detail. It was easy to picture them as we learned more about each and every one. Phoenix is the protagonist in Taste. She bends the rules and doesn't shy away. She was such a strong character and easily liked. I appreciated the fact that she wasn't a damsel in distress or a big chicken when things got tough or scary. I loved Demitri! He seemed dark, alluring and mysterious but I just knew he was packed with major hotness. Two gorgeous prince's...need I say more?

The evil plotting Vladimir, adds angst, and twists of deception. The rest of the secondary characters fit in perfectly. I liked the whole cast.

The story takes place at Barinkoff Night Academy, which is a mystery all in it's own. The storyline was fresh and unique. There is enough tension, mystery and heat all wrapped into one fantastic tasty story and will leave you wanting more, no doubt.

I would recommend this without a doubt.

**We would like to send a special Thank You, to Kate Evangelista for this awesome Giveaway!! If you would like to learn more about this amazing author, follow the links provided below.**

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About this author
When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing.
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  1. I like strong characters and Phoenix sounds like it. I'll appreciate the adventure even more.

  2. This book sounds awesome! I heard about it awhile back and it's been on my TBR list ever since.

  3. am SOOO excited for this book. have read several excerpts and can't wait to read it. thx for the giveaway!

  4. First off the cover looks amazing. After reading your review I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. I love books with strong women and dark and mysterious men!

  5. What an amazingly unique and action-packed book! Taste had me from the moment I read the 1st page and until I put it down and even then I wanted more. I mean really who knew Zombies could be so smoking HOT!!

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