Friday, April 19, 2013

TUFF GIRL LEGION PRESENTS ASTARTE'S WRATH BY TRISHA WOLFE - Review, Bonus Scene & Giveaway


A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning. 

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden. 

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older. Astarte's Wrath is a companion novel to Destiny's Fire, but can be read as a standalone novel.



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Sneak Peek: Bath Scene from Xarion’s POV

Star narrows her eyes at me, her full, bottom lip puckering out the way it does when she’s in serious thought—and though I’m listening to her words, all I want to do is trap that bottom lip between my teeth. Nip it and caress it with my tongue. 
“I knew you’d say that,” she says. “And that is precisely why I didn’t want you to know.” She raises her hand from my chest and swipes the wet hair from my forehead. Her body subtly moves against me with this action, and it drives me wild. “A possible retaliation by the guardians is just one more weighted burden on top of the many you already carry. You don’t need the added strain. Let me deal with Candra and the Kythan. They’re my kindred. As long as I’m their equal—in both power and status—I can protect you.”
This woman—the woman I’ve loved my entire life—is my protector. She not only guards against physical threats, but watches over my mental wellbeing. But I cannot allow her to carry all my problems alone anymore. I want to be her guardian, to be the one to comfort her when she’s fearful, and protect her against this world.
I tilt my head and suck in a deep breath. “This is why you won’t be with me.” I want her to admit it. If she finally confesses that our titles and her battle with the right course of action have been the only reasons for her kept affections, then by Gods…help me from laying her out on this tile and taking her—making her mine. I won’t stop. 
She nods.
“This is the only reason.” She nods again, and that is all the conformation I need. “Then I refuse to let them keep us apart for one more moment.” I grasp her face between my hands and claim her lips with mine. 
Her lips are soft and warm as I achingly coax them into a fevered kiss, unable to hold back my desire for her. I had planned for our first kiss many times, imagined it over and over. The way I would caress her lips slowly and lovingly, conveying my affections. But every emotion I have ever felt for Star rushes to the surface all at once, and I can’t slow. I won’t. I won’t allow her a moment to question our actions, to reconsider us. I’m going to kiss her senseless—kiss the reason right out of her infuriatingly rational head.

Help Trisha and the Tuff Girl Legion get to 50 reviews on Amazon for the full scene release of the “Bath Scene” on Trisha’s blog! You can bookmark the bonus material here!


Author Bio: 
Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), the NA Historical/Supernatural ASTARTE'S WRATH, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. Her NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013. 

She’s the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies. Check out www.TrishaWolfe.com for more on her books and bonus material. Follow Trisha on Twitter @TrishWolfe and like her Facebook page for updates.  




My Thoughts:

My best friend, becoming my lover. A forbidden thought but it excites me.

I'm going to start by putting it out there. I am seriously crazy!!! I have never read anything by Trisha Wolfe before. Her writing is truly amazing and I deprived myself of the epicness of it for far too long!!!

Astarte (Star) is fierce, loyal and extremely protective. Her duty as a guardian is to protect Xarion. And she takes that task seriously. She will do whatever it takes to keep him safe. But the lines are blurred between the two of them. They have known each other since they were children and the love that they have for each other is definitely not permitted. 

Some times I find that books that are steeped in history and Mythology can be weighed down with too many facts and I find myself drifting a bit through a lot of it. But this was just spot on!! The information was woven into the story perfectly and precisely. 

I want him to touch every spot on my body, kiss every inch-own me, and not stop until I'm too exhausted to think of the consequences.

The romance between Star and Xarion was hot, hot, HOT!!! Xarion is perfectly swoony. Never at any stage does he hold back on how he feels. He knows what he wants and that is Star. They are each caring, loving, protective, loyal and devoted to the other.

I've touched Xarion many times-in many ways. But never out of longing, want, need. Desire.

I'm really struggling to adequately describe the experience of reading Astarte's Wrath. I expected to be given a gorgeous guy to swoon over and a kick ass heroine to be in awe of. What I actually got was so much more. I never expected to be drawn into the story so completely. I never expected to find myself staying up late so that I could finish the book in one day. I never expected to be so completely captivated by the words written on the page. I never expected to have times where I was grinning like crazy and I definitely never expected to find times where I had tears running down my cheeks over events that were happening in the story.

Astarte's Wrath was a complete reading experience. It contained everything that makes a book fantastic. Now that I have read my first Trisha Wolfe book, I will be making the time to read everything else that she has written. A truly outstanding and incredible read!!


“Everything is against us... But I have something they don't.
A love that will stop at nothing to defend the true heir to Egypt and Rome.”


5/5 Stars!!


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1 comment:

  1. Great review and the book looks great too.

    BTW--I have 7 giveaways going on at my site this week if you are interested in stopping over and checking them out. Hope you have a lovely week!

    Diane :)
    www.dianeestrella.com

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