Blog Tour! Inspire by Cora Carmack - Review & Giveaway



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.


Inspire is another great read by Cora Carmack. Yes, it is a paranormal romance, something a little different for her, but it is great. I don't know that I have ever read a book about a Muse, though it did make me think of Xanadu which I love! This is not cheesy like that movie. This is just a sweet, hot, up and down love story.

Kalli is a muse. She inspires artists to create and it is kind of wears on her. She is immortal, every day at midnight she resets, so she can never change anything. If she gets hurt it is fixed at midnight. Changes her hair color? It gets rest at midnight. Her and how her powers work was very interesting. I don't know that I have ever read anything quite like this story. It was really a cool idea.

So Kalli. She dates the artists she is helping as that is easier for her to use her powers, but she doesn't always break things off quickly enough. She gets attached sometimes and she just wants a normal life. She wants to be loved and have kids and just be human really, but she can't. She has to use her powers or bad things happen. The way she has this power inside her, this thing that she needs to release every so often of it will make her go crazy, was really interesting. She has to be careful how she uses her powers as it can be very addicting. 

When Kalli first meets Wilder she thinks how he is nothing like the men she usually goes after. He just looks like a suit, not an artist type person. She really likes him and he is obviously intrigued by her. When they keep running into each other it becomes harder and harder for Kalli to keep her distance from him. She wants that normal life too. She wants to be loved for who she is not what she does. She really likes Wilder and they are pretty hot together. There is lots of sexy time in this book and it is great. 

Wilder has some issues he is working through as well. There is just something about Kalli that draws him to her. There is this connection so he doesn't give up when she is all hot and cold with him. It is a really interesting read. Though the entire time I was reading I was just like how in the world will this end well? It doesn't seem like there is any way for them to work things out and really be together, so it was one of those I am loving it but dreading the end. 

The end is a bit of a cliffhanger. Things aren't really resolved, but I felt like it stopped in a good place. I want to read more, see how Kalli and Wilder get their happily ever after, but it wasn't one that made me angry it stopped you know? It was more like no!! Okay, well i guess I will just have to wait for the next chapter of their story and see how this all works out. It worked. A really great read. I loved Kalli and her interesting abilities and background and Wilder was amazing. I can't wait for the next book!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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About Cora Carmack: 

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, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.      

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