Friday, March 29, 2013

Book Tour: I Kissed A Dog (Giveaway)

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Welcome to the I Kissed A Dog book tour! I Kissed A Dog is a Paranormal Romance / Fantasy book that was released in October 2012!

I Kissed A Dog by Carol Van Atta
Blurb:
Chloe Carpenter isn't like other women. She can communicate with animals. A gift she unwrapped following one of her frequent dances with death.
In her otherwise wacky life, she's finally found a semblance of sanity working at the Plum Beach Wildlife Park, where her unique talents can make life or death differences for the animals in her care. That semblance is shattered when a new veterinarian roars into the park in his spiffed up sports car and sets his golden gaze on her. If she had her way, he'd roar right back out.
 Problem: He's her new coworker and he's saved her life twice - in the past twenty-four hours.
Zane Marshall, Enforcer for the Pacific Pack of purebred werewolves, has a job to do - figure out who or what is mutilating the young men of Plum Beach.
With orders to find the woman who talks to animals, he accepts a position working alongside the fiery Chloe Carpenter, a female who ignites his interest far more than he ever expected. Remarkably, she's the one elusive female with potential to bring meaning and passion to his empty existence. 
Problem: She despises him.
Together, they're forced to unravel a mystery of supernatural proportions, a murderous mystery with eternal implications for everyone. In the process, they discover opposites really do attract. 
Major Problem: Zane is pledged to another woman, and she'll do anything to keep him from Chloe. 
This book is the first of the Werewolves of the West series.
Age: 18 years and up
Review: 3.5 stars
I wasn't sure about this book. I mean, it's about werewolves and fantasy, which is a surefire way to gain my attention, but the cover really didn't appeal to me and I wasn't so sure about the plot. But the beginning definitely caught my attention and it remained caught from there.
Chloe is an independent and bull-headed woman who can sometimes have crazy outbursts that make no sense. But she's strong and tries to help in any way possible.
Sometimes I felt like Chloe would make a scene out of nothing, especially in one occasion when Zane tried to pay the bill and Chloe went off on a rant about how he thought her incapable of paying and whatnot. I really, really wanted to slap her in the face and tell her that she was being irrational, especially when Zane was only trying to help and be nice.
Zane is an alpha male type, and he's a sexy one at that. It's obvious that he likes Chloe and tries to protect her, though that doesn't always work out well.
The writing style of the author was a bit strange, and sometimes threw me off. There were flashbacks in the middle of a rant and it cut off my train of thought. There were pauses in the writing and sentence structure wasn't the best. It was a little confusing and would make me pause, but the plot of the story (and my curiosity of what was going to happen) kept me going.
There were some things in the story where I felt like things occurred too quickly or too abruptly, but it wasn't much and it went with the story.
And the cliffhanger. What a cliffhanger! It definitely left me curious about what was going to happen in the next book in the series!
I recommend this book to people who like fantasy and werewolves, and lots and lots of drama.

A free copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author


Like most authors, Carol Van Atta is no stranger to the written word. She penned a short novel at age 12. (somewhat frightening illustrations included), and had a creative writing piece published in her high school newspaper (about David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs LP). Yes, she’s an ex-80’s rocker chick.
 She has contributed to several popular inspirational anthologies and devotional books, and lives in the rainy wetlands of Oregon with one terrifying teen (another in college) and a small zoo of animals. She is taking an undetermined hiatus away from inspirational writing to delve into her darker side. It is rumored that this genre-jumping occurred after Carol discovered two suspicious red marks on her neck, and experienced an unquenchable urge to howl at the moon.


Tour Wide Giveaway
2 ebook copies (INT)
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2 comments:

  1. Arely, thank you for participating in my blog tour! I appreciate you taking the time to read and review I Kissed a Dog. I'm pleased to know the end left you wondering "what next?" Book two is just around the corner.

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  2. Hey, Rely this book sounds great!!

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