Tuesday 23 December 2014

Blog Tour - Inspire by Cora Carmack

Title: Inspire
Series: The Muse #1
Author: Cora Carmack
Release Date: December 15, 2014

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.


HO-LY SHIT. Wow. I need the next one now!! Inspire by Cora Carmack is like nothing I have read before. Intense, exciting, and emotional, the plot is unique and the characters completely draw you into the story. Inspire is a combination paranormal romance, greek mythology and New Adult all wrapped up in a modern day Austin, Texas. And in true Cora Carmack fashion, the book was fun, funny, slightly awkward, completely real, and gave all the feels. In other words, absolutely entertaining! This is Cora at her best, a beautifully written story that feels fresh and new. Seriously… everyone needs to read the amazingness that is Inspire now!

Inspire centers on Kalliope (Kalli), one of the nine greek muses, and Wilder Bell, a normal human boy. And by normal human boy I mean a hot, sexy, mysterious man that could charm the panties off every girl in the room. Wilder is a strange and wonderful mix of gentleman and bad boy – pretty much the best of both worlds. While he is chivalrous and takes care of Kalli when she is injured, he also is one of the best dirty talkers I have read in awhile! Prepare to fall hard for your newest book boyfriend. Did I mention how hot the chemistry is?! The steam was spewing from my kindle.

Overall, I LOVED this book. It was a gorgeous read – the characters, plot and writing were all fantastic! I recommend this book for everyone who likes to read!

~ Review by Alicia

Biggest book hangover I have had in a long time is happening. I. Loved. This. Book. I loved how different it was from the typical New Adult novel. Kalli is an immortal muse, BUT WAIT! Even if you are not the paranormal/fantasy type, this book is sooooo much more than JUST that. The creativity behind combining ancient Greek Mythology with a present day relationship is genius. Not to mention hot, sexy, swoony and....wonderful. 

Perfect dual POV. I love getting inside both main characters heads. Cora does an amazing job with building Kalli and Wilder's relationship. And then the ending....unforgettable and I am honestly glad for this cliffhanger....that means there will be more!!!

I only give 5 stars to books that I want to scream from the rooftop how great they were... and call my closest book friends and demand they read it. So, here I am on my metaphorical rooftop, people. "Read Inspire! You will not be dissapointed *sighs and hugs kindle* 5 (oh, gods) stars from me.

~ Review by Krissy

Ahhh!!! What an ending!! I need the second book NOW! Inspire is the first book in Cora’s new Muse Series and it is so very different from her other books. There is a paranormal aspect to it and while I don’t normally read much paranormal, Cora is one of my favorite authors so I had to try it. And I am so glad I did because I absolutely LOVED it!

Kalli is a muse, an immortal, who is put on Earth to inspire. After thousands of years of existence she finally meets the one who she is willing to give it up for, Wilder. Wilder is the bad boy musician and the good boy who will do anything to take care of his family all rolled into one.  The chemistry between the two is absolutely explosive!!

“Passion. It comes from a Latin word that means to suffer. And that’s what the slick thrust of his tongue against mine is- a suffering so sweet that my head spins.” 

Kalli fights with everything she has to stay away from Wilder. She is dangerous and doesn’t want him or his family to suffer.  She finally thinks she has it figured out when she meets a group of artists who she can inspire and use her energy with. However, fate had other ideas!

Like I said before – sizzling chemistry!! I think this is one of Cora’s hottest books yet.

“Fuck, Kalli. I need to be inside you. I don’t know if I can be gentle. Not right now. Not with you wet and up against the shower wall.” 

See what I mean? HOT!!!!

One of my favorite parts of this was Gwen, Wilder’s little sister. I loved how sweet and innocent she was and how she accepted Kalli immediately. My heart felt for Kalli, over and over. How can you live forever and never know what it is to love or be with someone forever?
Inspire was amazing! It is full of love, emotion, angst, suspense, and secrets. One of my favorite lines is: 

“I don’t give a fuck about genius. But I’ll take madness if it gives me you first.” 

Wilder is swoon worthy! I could not put it down and I cannot wait for the second book. Please don’t make me wait too long Cora!!

~ Review by Tiffany


Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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