January 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway ~ Savor by Kate Evangelista

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the Savor Blog Tour hosted by Paranormal Cravings Book Tours. Click here for the full blog tour schedule. :D

Title: Savor 
Series: Vicious Feast #1
Author: Kate Evangelista
Release date: December 2013
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Source: Review copy

~ Synopsis ~

Mature and explicit content. Not recommended for readers below 18-years-old. Yup, you've got to be that old to read my story. Consider yourself warned. 

I'm Dakota Collins, a tough talking, eye patch wearing, workaholic photography student. Why am I important? Well, maybe because I get to spend an entire month with Vicious, only the sickest indie rock band out there.

You see, I needed a subject for my Spring Showcase introspective in order to graduate. During a chance encounter at a club I'd been sent to cover for the Daily Gossip, our ironically named college paper, the features writer I usually teamed up with introduced me to the band - by accident, I might add. It involved a run in with a scary, bald bodyguard. Anyway, long story short, I signed a contract to take pictures of Vicious.

I should have known their handsome yet way too serious for his own good bassist, Luka Visraya, wouldn't be able to keep his hands to himself. He's gorgeous and all, but the way he smiles spelled trouble with a capital L. I'm in for a long month with him around.

Crazy shit happens and then some. So, if you want the skinny on Vicious and the events revolving around my stay at Lunar Manor, read my story. 

Again, refer to the warning above. 

~ My Thoughts ~ 

I. Am. Addicted. SAVOR was so flippin' awesome, I need more! Dakota swept me away the minute she stepped out of the cab at the club opening the very first page of the book. I don't think I've met many characters who are as cool as she is. She's rockin' that eye patch. Yes, she has an eye patch - the first character I've read about wearing an eye patch who isn't a pirate - and she checks for it often, feeling comforted when she has confirmed it's in place. While she has some vulnerability and insecurity, she is for the most part bold and outspoken, and I adored her.   

SAVOR has a mysterious and alluring atmosphere, much of that due to Vicious, the band Dakota stays with to photograph for her project in order to graduate college. I was drawn in immediately, and my attention was completely captured. When I read SAVOR, I didn't realize TASTE is a prequel and haven't read TASTE yet, but this didn't affect my take on the story at all. As a matter of fact, I'm looking forward to TASTE and seeing the characters' history together, not to mention having it to tide me over until the next book comes out! 

Speaking of the characters besides Dakota, I liked them all. They were well characterized, each with his or her own personality. It really did feel like the band was a family that Dakota grew to be a part of. I loved the group dynamic. I wasn't terribly fond of Luka's sister at first, but she became one of my favorite characters other than Dakota.        

Luka Visraya. His name alone is sexy let alone the fact that he's hot and a rockstar. The chemistry between Luka and Dakota sizzles, melting the pages I swear! There were mood swings, tenderness, and just a mass of all different emotions surrounding the two of them. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn't pay attention to the paranormal undercurrents of the story until the ending. What ends up happening to them was nothing I could have imagined. I am dying to find out what happens next. It's going to be a long wait for the second book!       

~ My Rating: 5 / 5 ~ 

~ Purchase Links ~
Amazon | B&N

~ About the Author: Kate Evangelista ~

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. Today, she lives in the Philippines and writes full time.

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  1. Fantastic review, Jennifer! I LOVED Taste and I'm looking forward to reading Savor. It sounds really exciting!

    Happy Monday!

    1. Thank you, Brandee! I can't wait to read Taste! Savor was really awesome - can't wait to talk about these once we've both read both of them, lol. :D

  2. I have never read a story with someone wearing an eye patch either. This sounds great. I chuckled that you didn't pay attention to the paranormal undercurrents. Now I want to be that engrossed! I hope you're having a great week, Jennifer!

    1. Last night I was just thinking about this character and thought about Daryl Hannah's character in Kill Bill. She rocked an eye patch. I know! That isn't like me is it? lol I am - I hope you are, too, Robyn! :D


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