Saturday, 4 January 2014

Blog Tour - In the Firelight by Sibylla Matilde


Title: In the Firelight 
Author: Sibylla Matilde
Release Date: December 19, 2013
** Mature Content, Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Strong Language **

 She found him on a snowy night. He sparked her desires and inflamed her dreams.

Independent and feisty, Shea Madison has a tussle on her hands. Living in and loving her quiet little corner of Montana, she’s fiercely determined to fight a real estate developer trying to turn her quaint little mountain town into a touristy ski resort. So, when an outsider shows up to study the effects on the area, she instantly attempts to sway his impression… even if it means a little harmless flirting with the enticing visitor.

Rhys Weland’s charade has one purpose—to bring the locals around to the idea of the resort, primarily the ringleader, Ms. Shea Madison. Embroiled in his deception, he’s stunned by the feelings she draws from deep inside him. Her integrity and sincerity quickly have him second-guessing his twisted morals. Her spirit arouses his soul. Her sensuality steals his breath.

In the dark of the night, in the warmth of the fire, the passion smoldering between them combusts. But just when it all seems to make sense, one small stubborn mistake shreds the fragile bond between them. Will an impetuous act reignite their flame, or will their love vanish like sparks in the air?
Each blog on this tour has a teaser pic. In each one of those teaser pics there is a letter that is different. There are four pictures in total that spell a four letter word. Figure out that word and type in the answer in the Giveaway/Rafflecopter. 
To get a tour schedule for the day go to each day for the blog tour stops. The Prize? A signed Paperback from Sibylla Matilde herself.
First and foremost, I loved Sibylla Matilde’s first book, Little Conversations, and so I was definitely looking forward to her second book In the Firelight. Ms. Matilde did not disappoint me at all in this book because I loved it. Loved that she was able to incorporate her home state of Montana as the backdrop to this book once again.  And I most definitely loved the sexual chemistry of Rhys Weland and Shea Madison.

With that being said.. Wow!!!...what a prologue!! I just read the first line of the prologue and I was hooked and I knew this book would be hot, steamy, and fun. In the Firelight was one of those books that I devoured in one sitting and couldn’t get enough of Rhys and Shea…. These two definitely knew how to stay all cozy and hot on a cold winter night!!!

Rhys Weland is what you would call as the “secret weapon” go-getter for McHugh Corporation, a multi-million dollar  development firm. He oozes sexiness and can charm the pants off anyone. He knows how to seal the deal in business and in the bedroom. So when Rhys was sent to a little town called Snowcreek, Montana, his mission was to persuade the townspeople to let McHugh Corporation develop a ski resort. But the only thing standing in way is Shea Madison.  

Shea Madison is one feisty independent woman. She grew up in Snowcreek all her life and is adamant that she doesn’t want McHugh Corporation to develop and ruin her small town. She knows that once Snowcreek is developed, property taxes will rise and force the townspeople to move out.  Having grown up in this small town, Shea loves her small cabin in the mountains that her grandfather had left behind for her so she will go at all cost to protect the natural beauty of Snowcreek and her sanctuary of a home.  

On his way to Snowcreek, Rhys is left stranded on the side of the road due to the intense winter weather conditions. Well who comes to the rescue is no other than Miss Shea Madison.  Shea invites Rhys into her home as they wait for the snowstorm to pass and for the tow-truck to arrive. When introductions were made, Rhys is stunned when he learns that his savior is also his target in securing the deal for the ski resort.

As Rhys and Shea gets to know each other, they develop this instant sexual attraction to one another.  Shea is attracted to Rhys’ gorgeous and rugged features and of course his body. Its been several years since a man has caught the interest of Shea.  As much as Shea wants Rhys, she tries to stay away from his magnetic pull since she doesn’t want to grow attach to a man who is only in town for two weeks.  Well, as much as these two try to stay away from another, their paths always seem to collide especially since Snowcreek is a small town.  Well like two moths to a flame, these two couldn’t deny their attraction to one another.  When they finally submitted to their desires, sparks, steam, and holy smokes ignited!!!  Rhys and Shea together could only be described as HOT!!!  These two have no problem getting a little naughty in the kitchen, floor, couch, bedroom, dressing rooms, elevators, and the public library.  It may have been winter in Snowcreek but Rhys and Shea have no problem with the cold because they sure were melting lots of ice with their intense hot romance.

As Rhys develops these strong feelings for Shea, he develops a guilty conscience. He’s afraid to tell Shea the truth of his true intentions of why he’s in town but he knows that he must.  Shea is finally letting Rhys into her heart and life. After years of secluding herself for fear of getting hurt, Rhys has captured a piece of her heart. But after a night of sheer happiness and bliss, all comes tumbling down the next morning for Rhys when Shea learns the truth of his lies.  Will Shea be able to forgive Rhys? After years of protecting of heart, can Shea let Rhys in? What will Rhys choose: work, money, or love? How far will they go to protect their love? With a relationship that started off in lies, will it be able to survive?

Holy hotness!!! After reading In the Firelight, I couldn’t get enough of Rhys and Shea!!! The sexual chemistry they were emitting couldn’t be extinguished. Will I be reading more books from Sibylla Matilde? The answer is ABSOLUTELY!!!  Ms. Matilde knows how to write romance with an added spice and steam thrown into the mix.  After reading two of her books, it makes you want to go visit Montana and go find a man like Rhys Weland.  So if you are looking for a book to keep you all nice and toasty warm this winter, go read In the Firelight!!


~ Review by Michelle

Sibylla Matilde grew up in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana exploring the dusty Old West gold country on the back of a horse. She attended a two-room schoolhouse beginning in 1st grade & had the same teacher until she changed schools after 7th. Beginning at about age 12, Sibylla discovered historical romance, feeding off of work of Jude Deveraux & Lisa Kleypas. She loves a book that can make the reader run the gamut of emotions, from the sweet glow of new love to gut-wrenching heartache. She is a true romantic & always has stories floating around in her head, living in a fantasyland until she writes them down to free them.

Music is her emotional trigger. Growing up with a Wagnarian-loving mother, Sibylla was raised to treasure music that digs deep into the psyche, drawing out elation, sorrow, grief, desire. The soundtrack to her life includes many genres spanning centuries. She looooooooves Thirty Seconds to Mars (rather obsessively, actually... but, really, how can you NOT be crazy about this guy!? Jared Leto. Shhh. ) & pimps them out to all her friends through Spotify. She also delights in Met Opera HD broadcasts at her local movie theater & hopes (listening Met?) to someday see Diana Damrau reprise her role as Mozart’s Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte.

Sibylla lives with her husband and hero who saved her from her own calamitous, young-adult self. He makes her laugh daily, even when things are tough. He's proved to her that love really can heal a shattered soul. In 18 years, they have never had a fight, although argue regularly with their two teenage kids who have, unfortunately, inherited their father’s quick wit (unfortunate as it is a quick wit that Sibylla, herself, definitely does not possess – there is a reason she is a writer & not a stand-up comedian). They live a quiet life with their two weird little rescued Chiweenies. Wait… teenagers & little yap-dogs? OK, maybe not so quiet.

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