Welcome to the Inspire by Cara Carmack blog tour!! I am so excited to be taking part in this tour! My review is posted below and don't forget to check out the giveaway!!
Kalliope lives with one purpose.
As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.
Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.
Her presence may inspire genius.
But it breeds madness, too.
Kalli is not your average college student. For her, time is a never ending loop. She lives to inspire mortals, to be their Muse. It is not simply something she should do but, something she must do. If she does not she will slip into madness. This book was the perfect blend of romance, love, action, and Greek mythology all mixed into one. The paranormal aspect was not overpowering but, a perfect complimentary piece to the story. I felt for Kalli throughout this story. She was completely ruled by her "gift". It was a curse at times. She never knew what it was like to live a normal life with a normal guy. She did like her artists and seeing them thrive but, it was such a delicate balance. She never truly gets to live for her. Then she meets Wilder and her whole world is turned upside down. Can she have a normal life or is the risk to great?
Wilder is a pretty awesome guy. Not Kalli's typical artist. He is a businessman with a family. He is also utterly gorgeous! So that always helps right?! He is drawn to Kalli from the first time they meet. He can't get her out of his head. There were times I wondered just how much Kalli's influence was effecting him. Don't get me wrong the romance between them is sizzling! I mean wow! Their love story is not an easy one however. Kalli has to always be vigilant to not over power Wilder. I felt bad for her. To constantly have to check yourself to make sure the man you are developing feelings for is safe has to be exhausting. When all she wanted was a chance at a normal life. Being Immortal isn't always as awesome as it may seem. She struggled with her secret a lot. Does she want to hide who she is forever? Can she handle the consequences of telling her secret?
The mythology aspect was great in this book. There were times I forgot about it completely and thought they were a regular couple. It was always there floating int he background and it became more prevalent towards the end. Dare I say we are going to get some action from the Gods in the next book!!?? I hope so! Mythology has always been a passion of mine and this book sucked me in completely.
I wouldn't say it necessarily ended on a cliffhanger. Maybe a little one. I am insanely curious to see where the story will go now. The Mythology really picked up at the end and I NEED to know what is going to happen with Wilder and Kalli. Their relationship is so fresh and now insanely complicated. I am anxiously awaiting the next book!!!
Blog Tour Schedule:
Cora Carmack’s INSPIRE Blog Tour Schedule:
Smart & Savvy with Stephanie – Review & Character Interview
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review
Book Angel Booktopia – Review
Tales of the ravenous reader - Review
In Between The Pages – Review
The Book Cellar – Guest Post
Between Order and Randomness – Excerpt
Lost in Lit – Review & Character Interview-Kallie and Wilder
The BookWhisperer - Review
NC 2 DC – Review
The Cover Contessa – Review
Movies, Shows & Books – Review
Typical Distractions – Review
K-Books – Review
Book Boyfriend Reviews – Review
Britt's Book and Life Blog – Review
The Boyfriend Bookmark – Review
Romance Addict Book Blog – Dreamcast
Author Groupies – Review
Booklovers For Life – Review
Bloggers[Heart]Books – Excerpt
Snuggling on the Sofa – Review
Mary Had a Little Book Blog - Review
Ficwishes – Review
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review
Worn Down Glories – Excerpt
Jen in Bookland – Review
Vi3tbabe – Review
Ticket to Anywhere – Guest Post
Four Chicks Flipping Pages Review & Playlist
A Life Bound By Books – Review
Watcha Reading – Character Interview-Lennox
Keep it Fictional - Review
Literati Literature Lovers – Review
The Shadow Realm – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Author Interview
StuckInBooks – Review
Anna's Book Blog – Excerpt
Lovin' Los Libros – Review
Spare Time Book blog – Review
shelf life – Review
Novel Grounds da - Review
Mean Girls Luv Books – Review
Stuck In YA Books – Review & Guest Post
LuLo Fangirl – Review
Give Me Books – Review
The Irish Banana Review – Review
Step Into Fiction – Review
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review
Grown Up Book Reviews / Mundie Moms – Review & Author Interview
Up All Night Book Addict – Review
Wendi Galbreath – Review
Behind Closed Covers – Review
Cocktails and Books – Review
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About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.