January 02, 2013

Wicked Paradise Tour, Review, Giveaway & Excerpt

Hey everyone! Today we have a stop on the Wicked Paradise tour. I have a giveaway for you located at the bottom of the post, my review of the book and an excerpt of the book. ~Pam
Book Blurb
Balanced between the future and the past lies a pre-utopian paradise that may be mankind’s last hope for survival. Yet the island hides a sinister secret…a fearsome demon from ancient Ireland is imprisoned there and it’s about to escape to the twenty-first century.

Desperate to save a future post-apocalyptic world from total destruction, sorcerers send the most powerful sorceress from medieval times, Morgan of the Druids, through time to an island prison to kill WindWraith, the long-imprisoned Fomorian demon.

After a deadly squall tosses Druid-assassin Ryan O’Rourke into the Pacific Ocean, he washes ashore on an unchartered island brimming with magic. Ryan’s determined to find a way to return to Earth’s wasteland to battle the resurrected Fomorians plaguing the dwindling human race. When he stumbles across the enchantress who tantalizes his dreams to the point of madness, his plans turn upside down. For she stirs in him a hunger that puts his life’s purpose at risk.

Morgan has no choice but to kill the Fomorian before it kills her. But Ryan has other plans for the demon . . . Now Morgan and Ryan must decide between love and duty in a perilous race against the evil that could destroy Earth
My Review

The world has become very different. Fomorians or demons have took over the world. There isn't a whole lot of humans left. Some of the ones left are Druid descendants. Ryan is one of the few left and only wants to get back home when he finds his self on an island. He is a demon assassin with some unusual special powers. He knows his people need him. He soon has company as Morgan appears on the island. She is different than him because she isn't from his time. She is from the past. She was sent to the island to stop WindWraith one of the most powerful Fomorians there ever was. He has been trapped on the islands for years but may have found a way off. If she doesn't defeat him what is left of the earth may be no more. Morgan and Ryan must work together to stop him. It may cost them what they have found on the island. What they have found is love. 

 This is a wonderful fantasy book. It is a quick read cause you get attached to the story right from the get go. Morgan and Ryan both have special powers but they do try to hide exactly what they can do from each other. They don't fully trust each other and I liked that. Even if they are attracted to each other they still manage to keep their heads. You can tell they have sparks but they don't immediately let anything happen. Very nice touch because some books the pair immediately forget to think with their heads and fall into each others arms this made it more believable. The plot is a good one and keeps your attention you have sparks flying, fighting going on, an island that seems to be changing all the time, magic and lots more. You really don't know what is going to happen to Morgan and Ryan till the end. What will each one decide to do and will they walk away from love. Great job from the author keeping you guessing. If you want a different type read give this one a try. Oh did I mention one of my favorite parts of the book. It has a baby Pegasus. How cute is that I just love it. 
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

“Run.” Ryan gently pushed her in front of him. “Keep to the right.”

She tore off in the direction he pointed, heedless of the limbs and plants lashing her arms and legs, snagging her clothing, reaching for her and trying to cling. Was the island also afraid of the Fomorian?

“There’s a path down the cliff you flew off earlier. It leads to a naturally shielded
cave.” He nudged her from behind, his hand firm in the hollow of her back.

Tornado howls grew deafening. Morgan tripped over a crumbling log, and Ryan grabbed her waist from behind to prevent her from planting her face in a prickly bramble. Hot and solid, his hands pulled her against his slick torso. Wretched jungle! You wasted no time to push us together again.

“Thank you.” Waning energy forced her to wheeze out the words. Before she lost all her stamina and wilted to the ground, Ryan picked her up, cradled her to his chest. His heart pounded against her shoulder, his internal fire wrapped around her, turning her muscles to mush. “Is it much farther?” She gave into his strength. So be it, island. You’ve had your say for now.

He shook his head. “I’m sorry,” he muttered, shame flirted with his immutable arrogance in the downturn of his mouth. He veered to the left and headed down a short, steep incline. “I shouldn’t have been a power-tripping jackass.”

A voracious reader since childhood, it was no hard leap to recognize that Erin wanted to be a writer at a young age. After bemoaning the lack of young adult books to read, Erin wrote her first novel at the age of eighteen hoping to shift the tide. Then everyday life took its toll on her writerly dreams until 2003 when she couldn’t ignore the writing bug any longer. By then, she had immersed herself in reading adult fantasy and romance novels. Writing paranormal & fantasy romance was a no brainer. Her first novel CHASING SHADOWS, a paranormal romantic suspense, is now available in print for the first time. Crimson Romance released her second novel WICKED PARADISE, a fantasy romance, on August 13, 2012. Erin will finally realize her lifelong dream of publishing a young adult novel when VIGILANTE NIGHTS debuts in July 2013.

About the Author & Buy Links
Erin Richards lives in Northern California where she drafts and negotiates high-technology contracts during the day. When she’s not working or writing, she enjoys reading, photography, and American muscle cars.

Readers can reach Erin at:
Twitter: @erinrichards


Now for the giveaway. The author is awarding to one winner an eBook copy of her paranormal romantic suspense novel, "Chasing Shadows"(published by Ellora’s Cave Blush imprint). Also one randomly drawn commenter on the tour will receive a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the tour to better your chances to win the gift card. Simple comment below with your email to be entered for both!

The tour link.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Hi Pam, thanks for hosting me today and for the great review! I really appreciate it.

    Erin Richards

  3. It sounds like a really rich fantasy. I love that it keeps you guessing though I do hope their is some happy ending and they manage to defeat the demon. Thanks for the review

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Great review, thank you.


  5. Can't wait to read it! Laurie Foley. Mamabear41499 at aol dot com. MamaBear41499@aol.com

  6. What an exciting excerpt. This really sounds like a great sci fi story.

  7. Chelsea B.1/2/13, 7:27 PM

    This book sounds all kinds of wonderful! I'm really looking forward to it!


  8. I like that it's a quick fantasy read. Sometimes, fantasy books are a slow read for me. Thanks for the review.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  9. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting. And thanks to my blog host for having me here and spending time reading/reviewing WICKED PARADISE.


  10. Nice review.


  11. Hi Erin, I really enjoyed reading the book blurb, the review and the excerpt on Wicked Paradise. It sounds very interesting and I am looking forward to reading the book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. Hey, Erin! Well, you did it again! Another great review! You are doing your Crimson Sisters proud! Good luck with the rest of your tour and happy 2013!

  13. I like the word Fomorian. Not one I had heard before.


  14. Great review!

    lennascloud at gmail dot com

  15. Another great review! Just hopping around and showing the love. Wishing you the best for 2013!

    Happy New Year,

  16. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com