Monday, December 15, 2014

Inspire (The Muse #1) by Cora Carmack: Release Day Launch w/ Excerpt & Giveaway


Blurb:

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.



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Cora Carmack Bio:

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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Excerpt:

I can feel Wilder’s breath against my lips. More than that, I can see it. The sun has set and the temperature has dropped, and air fogs between us. There’s something about actually seeing it, like our lips are touching, we are touching, despite the distance between. And as we sway from side to side, my heart gradually begins to pick up speed.

The strains of guitar music flowing out from the restaurant are nearly indecipherable over the heavy heartbeat in my ears. But Wilder must hear it. His hands are strong on my body, guiding my movements, and I’m practically clay in his palms.

We dance, eyes on eyes, lips nearly on lips, and there is lightning beneath my skin each time his body brushes against mine in a new way. His touch is firm, but gentle, never pushing or pressuring, though I can tell from the dark look in his eyes that he’s just as affected as I am. The music shifts, building to a crescendo, and he spins us. My chest pushes tight against his, and I bite back a gasp. I don’t know if it’s the cold or him or some combination of both, but the tips of my breasts are painfully tight. Just the pressure of my bra is enough to rub them raw.

I remember the night at his apartment, the way he’d taken his time learning my body. I think of the heat of his mouth on my skin, and the memory alone is enough to make me shiver and clench.

He’s back to being business, grown-up Wilder tonight in his button down and glasses. Only now that I know him, it doesn’t seem like such a stark difference. He is neither the straight-laced man nor the tattooed bad boy. Or perhaps he’s both. Regardless of what he’s wearing, Wilder is caring and loyal and strong and so sexy that I’m having trouble remembering why I shouldn’t push him into the backseat of his SUV and crawl on top of him.


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24 comments:

  1. I would influence someone to follow their dreams! There are so many beautiful things in this world to make people happy and I wish everyone could do that one thing that will bring them happiness!!

    Happy Book Birthday Cora! Us Cats love you!!!

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  2. I would try to get my children to read more!

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  3. I would make my husbands job give him a raise, hes an lpn been one for 3 1/2 yrs and the place he works decided not to give anyone raises:(

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  4. I would influence Congress and the President to work together to get our country on the right track, and I would get them to stop being so concerned about political agenda and more concerned about the people. I would also have them give up their inflated salaries and perks that they get, and use that money to help those in need.

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  5. I would use my influence to persuade all countries to end all wars!

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  6. I would definitely convince my son to work hard and have more than what I was able to give him

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  7. I would influence people to forget their greed and work together for the better of all people

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  8. I would influence children to read more

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  9. I would tell people to be nicer to others. It's really sad sometimes.

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  10. Influence people to gossip less and be nicer to each other.

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  11. Encourage more people to read more.

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  12. I would influence kids to stop the bullying, we are all the same, and have the same feelings.

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  13. I would influence people to only say nice things to each other.

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  14. To be kind to others and be patient.

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  15. I would influence my girls to be confident and strong.

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  16. I would influence Health Care companies to STOP rapping the American people and start working together for the good of all and not just for their pockets.

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  17. I would influence people to see the best in each other and themselves.

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  18. I would influence people to work harder for what they want rather than sit back and wait for it to be handed to them

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  19. I would influence someone to always follow their dreams, learn from their mistakes and to enjoy life as much as possible! Love lots, hate less and be happy. :)

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  20. I wish that people, (this only applies to those who do not do this ;D) would practice more common courtesy. (Hold the door for some behind you, for someone coming out) You know things like that. It's the little things that'll make someone's day believe it or not.

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  21. I would influence people to take better care of them selves... health is so important

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  22. I would influence people to be more fearless and go after what it is that they want! People miss out on the opportunity to live their best and happiest lives because of fear or inability to be assertive and courageous. You only get to do this once, DO IT!

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