Thursday, 5 February 2015

Tour: Sing for Me by Gracie Madison

I received a copy of Sing for Me in exchange for my review.

Madeline is a Choir, an angel created solely to create music and for the entertainment of the Realm. But the Choirs are hunted, and so have been Veiled in the mortal world and protected by a Hunter. For Madeline her Hunter is Damascus, yet things aren't as simple as they seem. Despite knowing that a Choir must remain pure and untainted by emotions, both Damascus and Madeline have developed feelings towards each other, to the point where they can barely restrain themselves from acting upon it. But to live they must defeat the turned Angel, Corinth, and are joined by Madeline's mortal friend and prophet, Natalie, and two other Hunters, Shiloh and Tyre.

What looks like it is about to start out as a story about life in an opera company quickly becomes an action packed and intense story about Angels, Demons and the world beyond. What I particularly liked about the Angels in Sing for Me though was that they weren't the afterlife, it was made clear that that was their only real life. In fact for me the whole mythology behind it worked well, mainly because none of the characters were really black and white, they all had faults and all did things wrong.

One thing that I do feel needs noting is that this book isn't YA. I'm terrible at not reminding myself of the blurb before reading so I did kind of expect it to be! Saying that it isn't overly explicit, but I must say that I don't think I've ever read such a descriptive sex scene without anything explicit really being said, I was impressed. Plus the sex scene needed to happen for the story and felt right.

The fivesome of main characters, because it did feel like all of them were important, worked well. There wasn't just a relationship between Madeline/Magdala (depends on who was saying it and when as to what her name was) and Damascus, but you could believe the relationships between the various other characters as well. I liked the tension between Tyre and Natalie as well, I thought it worked well!

I really enjoyed Sing for Me, it dragged me in with both the characters and the way that the plot was executed. Definitely worth a read!

Sing for Me counts towards Winter COYER


Book & Author details:

Sing For Me by Gracie Madison
Publication date: January 23rd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Madeline Noel fled war-torn Heaven to hide within the mortal world, but the blessing that could protect her from evil is the holy realm’s forbidden power.
As a talented soprano for the Eden Theatre Company, Madeline hides among prima donnas and tone-deaf flutists. Her perfect voice may entertain audiences, but a careless laugh may shatter glass, and her greatest scream can kill. To control her unrestrained voice, the angels forbid Madeline from embracing the emotions that strengthen her song. Anger. Fear.
Love.
The demon-hunter Damascus vows to defend Madeline from Hell’s relentless evil, but he cannot protect her from her own feelings. Though they deny their dangerous attraction, her guardian becomes her greatest temptation.
Surrendering to desire may awaken the gift suppressed within Madeline’s soul, and neither Heaven nor Hell will allow such absolute power to exist.



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AUTHOR BIO:
Gracie Madison would spend every day, all day writing…if it were socially acceptable.  Ever since she was a little girl scribbling with a crayon, Gracie’s dedicated herself to her books and all the supernatural and paranormal, creepy and beautiful stories and characters born within the pages. Now Gracie is committed to finally sharing those books with the world.  When the laptop is pried from her hands, Gracie is probably working her day job, rooting on the Steelers, or out with her husband searching for Pittsburgh’s best sushi.

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