Jul 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Counterpart by K.J. Hunter-Brown Guest Review & Giveaway

Counterpart by K.J. Hunter-Brown
(Succubi & Incubi Assn., #1)
Release Date: May 21, 2013
Publisher: Amazon Digital Service; 367 pages
Cover Design – Redbird Designs

For twenty year old Maya Simmons, being a succubus wasn't much of a worry. It was when she needed to fulfill the demon inside her that annoyed her. The lifestyle of drugs, alcohol and sex wasn't one she bragged about, especially to the one guy she knew she could never have, Tristan James.

Much of Maya's college life consisted of flirting with Tristan, seeing Tristan, watching Tristan, but never once did she ever attempt to taste the empowering energy that consisted inside him. She wouldn't dare. It almost helped that he had a girlfriend.

But when a threat of Tristan's life comes into play, and a rogue succubus is out to kill, Maya must play detective with her fellow succubus and incubus, Melinda and Daniel, before it's too late. Not only does she need to find out who's killing people, but Maya needs to make sure no one finds out, especially Tristan, and especially the SIA.

Sometimes, secrets become too much to handle. And the one thing Maya always wanted may be within more reach than she thought.

But it could be too late, because the clock's ticking and the heartbeat's slowing.

Counterpart by K.J. Hunter-Brown is a titillating story that sucks you immediately into the world of a young succubus. 

The story follows Maya Simmons as she balances her life as a twenty year old college student and her life as a succubus.  Lucky for her she has great friends, both her roommate Jamie, who does not know about her demon side and Melinda and Daniel, fellow succubus and incubus.  She also struggles to balance her relationship her friend Tristan with her demon's lust for a taste of his soul. 

The first time you meet Maya, she's in bed, so you quickly learn what the feel of the book is going to be and it had me hooked right from the start.  Maya's character is one that I fell in love with due to her quick wit and sarcastic responses, throw in her fierce loyalty to her friends and she's somebody I'd want to be friends with.

You are quickly immersed in her world and are rewarded with some steamy, yet not over the top sex scenes (I mean, come on, the book is about a succubus...you have to have steamy sex scenes, right?!).  There is immediately some build up between Maya and Tristan that keeps you turning page after page, hoping for that pay off.  Tristan is a sexy, human MMA fighter, who, despite his obvious attraction for Maya, has a girlfriend.   Tristan is written so well, you find yourself wishing he was real.  I stood at attention with every scene he was in. 

The book takes you on a trip through Maya's life as she goes to class, hangs out with her friends and feeds her demon.  But when people are being killed and suddenly Tristan's life is endangered, the book takes a dark turn and Maya is forced to face some things that she'd rather not deal with.   

What I really appreciated about how K.J. wrote this book, was that she kept in mind the history development behind the succubus and incubus.  She, in a very clever way, introduced the history of the demons as well as Maya herself.  It never once felt like it interrupted the flow of the story and it added so much depth that just aided in making me more invested in this world of demons. 

The twist takes you on a really fun roller coaster ride and once I started reaching the climax of the book, I simply could not put it down and the whole thing just leaves you yearning for more!

About the Author:
No one really knows what they're going to be until they actually experiment different things. I did that, and now I know what I want to be.

I could say something like, "I've been writing since I was some young age" but that would be a lie. I have been reading since I was able to understand the word 'the'. So, it really all started when I read book after book, and then soon enough I had read so much books that even I was starting to get sucked into the fictional life.

On a cloudy day, I decided to write my first novel (I didn't really have anything else to do). The thing here is that I'm known to have a weird imagination, and I guess the first time I got told that, was the day I actually realized that I did. Which led me to putting my weird imagination on paper, turning it into a novel, and loving the fact that I actually did it. And had fun with it.

Buy Counterpart at: Amazon

Amber (Guest Reviewer)

1 comment:

  1. K.J. Hunter-BrownJuly 11, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    Thank you for this amazing and honest review, Amber!! :)


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