Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Bookanistas: TORN

 Do you like magic, hot guys or the mafia? If you answered "Yes!" to even one of those questions, you absolutely need to add Erica O'Rourke's debut novel, TORN to your TBR pile.

Here's What Amazon Has to Say:


Swirling black descends like ravens, large enough to block the glow of the streetlights. A dull roar starts like a train on the ‘L', a far-away rumbling that grows louder as it pulls closer, until it's directly overhead and you feel it in your chest, except this doesn't pass you by. Verity, white-faced and eyes blazing, shouts through the din, "Run, Mo!"

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend's murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo--quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo--will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she'll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys--protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc.  One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?

LiLa's Take:

OK, so I TOTALLY know who I would choose. And you guys will have to fight me to get him. TORN is fantastically paced, highly entertaining and super steamy. It's a totally different twist on paranormal romance (just wait until you read the end) and I had a blast spending time with Mo and her boys. TORN is absolutely the perfect summer read. Buy your copy TODAY!

And don't just take my word for it, here's what one of my favorite writers on the planet, Lee Nichols had to say about TORN:

"Who doesn't love a character torn between two dangerous worlds and two risky guys? The only thing safe about this book is how good it is." --Lee Nichols, author of Deception, A Haunting Emma Novel


Yeah, she totally said it better than me. As usual. Just one last thing, if you guys read this book you have to PROMISE me that you'll email me and tell me which boy you'd choose. It's kind of like a Rorschach test for YA readers.





Here's what the rest of The Bookanistas are up to this week!


Elana Johnson celebrates A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie


Christine Fonseca is crazy about Cryer’s Cross – with giveaway
Beth Revis interviews Goddess Test author Aimee Carter – with giveaway
Carolina Valdez Miller delights in Texas Gothic AND Bad Taste in Boys – with giveaways
Jessi Kirby is giddy about Hourglass
Shana Silver fawns over Forever
Jen Hayley is hot for Wildfire
Matt Blackstone savors Something Like Hope
Stasia Ward Kehoe jumps for Bumped
Veronica Rossi  devours Bad Taste in Boys

8 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

I (don't) like hot guys! But I (do) like the mafia and magic, or the magic mafia, or whatever. I would probably like this. I know I like the cover. That title font is freaking awesome.

Christina Farley said...

Oh I want to read this now! And isn't that a great cover? Thanks for the review!

Christina Farley said...

Oh I want to read this now! And isn't that a great cover? Thanks for the review!

Stephsco said...

I just finished Torn last night. Loved the mix of contemporary and Chicago setting with a hidden world of magic. Also liked both guys so now I'm torn! Got this as an ebook for under $7, what a steal.

Lee Nichols said...

Team Colin!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

It sounds like a great book. :) Wonderful review, now I really want to read it!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

It's set in Chicago, and that alone makes me want to read it. But paranormal romance and clash of two worlds? Sounds awesome.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Dude, this sounds awesome. A mob guy had a crush on me when I was 20 and it was a little scary but also a little exciting. So this one SO interest me.

Thanks for telling us about it cuz I hadn't heard about this one! xo