Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuff Girl Legion Presents Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe Event + GIVEAWAY

A tragic love story.

Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Guardian Astarte was vowed to protect by the binds enslaving her to the Egyptian pharaohs. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls.

This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarion her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar creeps into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythan free themselves of their servitude, and protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.

New Adult/Mature YA: sexual content, drinking, drugs, violence, language, death, and other mature content intended for readers 17 and older. Astarte's Wrath is a companion novel to Destiny's Fire, but can be read as a standalone novel.

My Review:

She must protect Xarion at all cost, even if she has to die doing it. Because if she fails, all is lost.

Star’s duty has always been to protect Xarion, who is Cleopatra’s son. Being a Shythe Kythan, she can wield the power of Charge, or electricity. But, this also means she will always serve the Pharaohs because of a curse. She takes her duty very seriously, but it’s hard to stay focused when you have feeling for the future ruler of Alexandria. Who also happens to be human. And it's forbidden for Kythan’s to be with humans. Star has to put this all aside because there is a new threat to the throne. A new race of Kythan, that are far stronger that the Shythe’s and Narcos, rise. Star thought that being in love with the heir to the throne was dangerous, but it’s nothing compared to what’s coming after them.

There will be hope, there will be death and there will be the deepest of betrayals in this kick-butt novel by Trisha Wolfe.

Oh how I love a good strong Heroine. And that’s exactly what Star was. Throughout the book, duty always came first……well almost always *wink wink* I loved Destiny’s Fire last year, and I loved getting more background on the Narcos, which wield fire and the Shythe’s, which wield electricity. It’s like all this is leading up to that book and...well.. it I don’t know why I said that. LOL. Anyway.. for all you romance lovers out there, this is a tragic one. A human and a Kythan are forbidden to mate with each other. What’s even more tragic is that everyone wants to kill Xarion. Star is torn between love and duty. My thoughts are all over the place right now, and I don’t even know what else to say. I loved this book and I need MORE.

Star- She is fiercely loyal. She knows what needs to be done and the risk that she needs to take. She isn’t afraid to take a hit and to shed some blood. I would not want to be on her bad side.

Xarion- There was some times where he annoyed me, but all those thoughts vanished after the bathroom scene. ;) There is a sneak peek down below of that. :D    

Pheonix- hahahaha. he is hilarious. He is the man whore in the book, and I love him. He might seem all bad, but he’s really not.

Favorite Quote:

They are sisters to me, both Egyptian war goddesses, and I am a descendant- my name chosen for me by the gods.

I am Astarte.

I am wrath.

Sneak Peek: Bath Scene from Xarion’s POV

Star narrows her eyes at me, her full, bottom lip puckering out the way it does when she’s in serious thought—and though I’m listening to her words, all I want to do is trap that bottom lip between my teeth. Nip it and caress it with my tongue.
            “I knew you’d say that,” she says. “And that is precisely why I didn’t want you to know.” She raises her hand from my chest and swipes the wet hair from my forehead. Her body subtly moves against me with this action, and it drives me wild. “A possible retaliation by the guardians is just one more weighted burden on top of the many you already carry. You don’t need the added strain. Let me deal with Candra and the Kythan. They’re my kindred. As long as I’m their equal—in both power and status—I can protect you.”
            This woman—the woman I’ve loved my entire life—is my protector. She not only guards against physical threats, but watches over my mental well being. But I cannot allow her to carry all my problems alone anymore. I want to be her guardian, to be the one to comfort her when she’s fearful, and protect her against this world.
            I tilt my head and suck in a deep breath. “This is why you won’t be with me.” I want her to admit it. If she finally confesses that our titles and her battle with the right course of action have been the only reasons for her kept affections, then by Gods…help me from laying her out on this tile and taking her—making her mine. I won’t stop.
            She nods.
“This is the only reason.” She nods again, and that is all the conformation I need. “Then I refuse to let them keep us apart for one more moment.” I grasp her face between my hands and claim her lips with mine.
            Her lips are soft and warm as I achingly coax them into a fevered kiss, unable to hold back my desire for her. I had planned for our first kiss many times, imagined it over and over. The way I would caress her lips slowly and lovingly, conveying my affections. But every emotion I have ever felt for Star rushes to the surface all at once, and I can’t slow. I won’t. I won’t allow her a moment to question our actions, to reconsider us. I’m going to kiss her senseless—kiss the reason right out of her infuriatingly rational head.

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Bio: Trisha Wolfe is the author of the YA Steampunk DESTINY'S FIRE (Omnific Publishing), the NA Historical/Supernatural ASTARTE'S WRATH, and the upcoming YA Utopian FIREBLOOD from Spencer Hill Press, October 2013. Her NA Dark Fantasy OF SILVER AND BEASTS available May 2013.
She’s the creator of YA Bound, a promotional site for the Young Adult genre. Also a member of SCWW and The Apocalypsies. Check out for more on her books and bonus material. Follow Trisha on Twitter @TrishWolfe and like her Facebook page for updates.  

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