Oct 8, 2013

Wicked Wind *Blog Tour*

Born with the ability to command the wind, Nicole Bonham spends her life hiding her gift. Deciding to take control of her power, she dispenses her own brand of vigilante justice in Chicago’s worst neighborhoods. Stealth and surprise are always on her side. 


Lash demon Gunnar prowls Earth and several supernatural realms to help maintain peace among the immortal species. His chance encounter with Nicole creates a hurricane of sparks between them, and he can’t let her out of his sight until he discovers her true identity. In his two hundred years, he has never seen a creature like her.


Nicole and Gunnar race to discover who - or what - is stabbing the city's most destitute residents and stealing their blood. The fire that forged their bond explodes into white-hot passion, weaving their souls together on an unexpected level. Haunted by the past, Gunnar's fiercely protective instincts battle with her need to defeat the creatures she was born to fight. As they track the mastermind behind the attacks, will Nicole’s unique talent unwittingly send her straight into his lair?

Everything faded from the room as his blue eyes locked with hers. Sapphire embers flamed. One bedroom. They would share a room tonight, or one of them would sleep on the couch. After last night, she knew what she wanted.
“I'll take the couch.” His voice rasped like sandpaper.
She shook her head, rising to walk toward the large armchair he sat in, not breaking contact with the turquoise glow of his eyes. Awareness coursed through her body as she remembered his muscles rippling and flexing when he fought off the Vipers, and the way his fingers stroked her into a frenzy of need the previous night.  She padded slowly over to him in her bare feet.
“No, you won't. Not after the way you teased me last night.” She wasn’t usually this bold, but Gunnar affected her senses like no man ever had. Leaning forward, she braced her hands on the arms of the chair. “You’re spending this evening right next to me.”
He stared at her, frozen. She thought he forgot to breathe. Did he need more convincing? “You're not kissing me senseless and then walking away, not this time–”
Her breath caught as he tugged her arms, tipping her off balance and tumbling her into his lap. He pushed her legs to either side of his so she straddled him. Gently, he cupped her face in his hands. “Hell no, I’m not going anywhere. But so much has happened in the last few days. I want you to be sure.”
In response, she took one of his hands in hers and slowly brought it to her mouth. She pressed a kiss to the center of his palm, and then kissed her way down the length of one finger before drawing it between her lips. Blue fire flared in his eyes as he held her gaze. He had to hear the pounding of her heart as it crashed wildly in her chest. She had invited a demon to her bed, and every cell in her body was on edge with curiosity and aching need.
She swirled her tongue around his finger and scraped gently with her teeth. He inhaled sharply as she began to suck, his eyes riveted to her mouth. With his free hand on her lower back, he scooted her forward on his lap until her core came into contact with the impressive bulge in his jeans. Humming in pleasure as her hips cradled his, she was unable to keep from rocking against him.
That was all it took. He pulled his hand from her mouth and threaded it into her hair. His lips covered hers with a rough groan. Demanding and possessive, he held her in place, claiming her with his kiss.
Her fingertips caressed the sides of his neck, tracing the line of his massive shoulders, and moved down to explore his broad chest. His pectoral muscles were hard sinew under her curious fingers, his abs steel bands of strength. Gently hooking her fingers into his waistband, she felt his lower body clench as he growled and moved both of his hands to her hips.

Wicked Wind (A Solsti Prophecy Novel) by Sharon Kay

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Kick ass heroines deserve kiss ass heroes and author Sharon Kay serves up a worthy pair in “Wicked Wind,” an exciting and scorching hot new paranormal romance.
Born with the ability to control the wind, 28 year-old Nicole Bonham has always known she was different. For years protecting the secret of her powers and the unique powers held by her younger sisters has been priority but Nicole is feeling compelled to do and be more. She and her sisters start training to use their powers for good and fight crime in their hometown of Chicago.
During a nighttime crime fighting excursion Nicole is spotted by powerful Lash demon Gunnar. Gunnar’s job is to patrol Earth and various other realms to maintain peace and the balance of power between other supernatural beings. When he feels Nicole’s power he is drawn to her and makes it his new mission to find out who and what she is.
When Nicole and Gunnar connect “Wicked Wind” rockets into full gear with fierce warrior demons, ancient witches, overly affectionate nymphs, a scary big bad, and a rare prophecy about four powerful beings called Solsti. Rumored to be myth the Solsti are actually four beings that only come to exist when the world is in dire need. The Solsti’s immense power over the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water will lead to either humanities salvation or destruction.
 “Wicked Wind” grabbed my attention quickly and I couldn’t stop reading until I consumed the whole story. This book has all the elements of a fun read – a solid couple with intense sparks evident in early chapters, cool action sequences, interesting but easy to follow mythology, and bedroom scenes so hot I had to occasionally fan myself.
 “He had to hear the pounding of her heart as it crashed wildly in her chest. She had invited a demon to her bed, and every cell in her body was on edge with curiosity and aching need.”
I’m a sucker for well-done multiple POV’s and Kay gives Gunnar his own distinct voice. Hearing both Nicole and Gunnar’s thoughts gave the heat between the two characters extra intensity.
“The need to claim her grew to a crescendo. Claim not just her body but her very soul. He didn’t want any other man to touch her, to caress her silky skin, ever again. She was his.”
“Wicked Wind” was a super fun and worthy read. I recommend checking it out. For those new to the paranormal genre “Wicked Wind” would be a great jumping in story. Give it a try.
 “Wicked Wind” will be followed by “Wicked Waves” which will focus on Nicole’s sister Brooke and Gunnar’s fellow Lash demon Kai. Both Brooke and Kai give off an edgier vibe in “Wicked Wind” so I’m really looking forward to their story and I can’t wait to see how author Sharon Kay continues to develop the universe she’s created.
Happy reading.

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