Monday, 30 December 2013

Blog Tour: Thomas's Muse by Kris Austen Radcliffe

I received a copy of Thomas's Muse in exchange for my review.

Sammie lives with her boyfriend, and male model, Rick, but she is aware that everything isn't as perfect as it seems, and most nights she is left reliving a four year old fantasy about an art student. It takes her a few encounters, but she soon figures out that the guy in her fantasies is none other than the super hot new guy in the art department. All Tom really wants is for Sammie to realise how amazing she is, and just how much better for her he is than Rick.

The first thing that really struck me about this book was that the relationship between Sammie and Tom seemed to progress extremely quickly. But then again, some times relationships really do progress that quickly in real life. Plus they had been thinking about each other for four years. I thought that it was interesting to read a book which is kind of about the one that got away, everyone seems to have one, but not many people get a chance with them.

I liked that there was quite a bit of focus on art rather than just focusing on the romance and the sex. This made it much more believeable as a story, after all, there are very few real people that are solely focused on one thing. Plus it made Sammie falling for Tom much sweeter as she is his actual muse for art.

I enjoyed reading this book as a short, sweet romance.

Four years ago, for a brief moment, Sammie Singleton became the muse of an artist she didn't know. The moment vanished, and now Sammie spends her nights with a different man.

Her life is black and white. But she needs food for her soul to feel alive.

She needs color. She needs art.

Everything changes the moment she meets Thomas Quidell. Brilliant and talented, Sammie quickly realizes Tom is her artist--and the man she's been fantasizing about all these years.

Tom offers her more than a lifeline. He opens her eyes to a new life. Vibrant, loving, fulfilling. But is she strong enough to take a chance?

QUIDELL BROTHERS: (Contemporary Erotic Romance)
Thomas's Muse
Daniel's Fire (coming soon)

The FATE ~ FIRE ~ SHIFTER ~ DRAGON series: (Urban Fantasy Romance)
#0: Prolusio: Three Stories of Fates, Fire, Shifters, & Dragons
#1.5: Conpulsio: A Novella
#3: FIFTH OF BLOOD (available Feb. 2014)
"Allegories of the Tarot", an anthology of the Major Arcana, includes the Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon short story, "Dmitri and the Mad Monk".

"Honey to Soothe the Itch" (Science Fiction)

As a child, Kris took down a pack of hungry wolves with only a hardcover copy of "The Dragonriders of Pern" and a sharpened toothbrush. That fateful day set her on a path traversing many storytelling worlds--dabbles in film and comic books, time as a talent agent and a textbook photo coordinator, and a foray into nonfiction. After co-authoring "Mind Shapes: Understanding the Differences in Thinking and Communication", Kris returned to academia. But she craved narrative and a richly-textured world of Fates, Shifters, and Dragons--and unexpected, true love.
Kris lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, Handsome Cat, and an entire menagerie of suburban wildlife bent on destroying her house. That battered-but-true copy of "Dragonriders"? She found it yesterday. It's time to pay a visit to the woodpeckers.

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