Saturday, December 15, 2012

Jurgasms for Everyone ~ Dark Waltz Making Connections Blog Tour

Dark Waltz, a Praestani Novel (#1) 

Dark Waltz, a Praestani Novel by A.M. Hargrove

Rocked my socks right off. I'd actually give it 4½♥'s, but fudged up to 5. I received an ARC from A.M. Hargrove in exchange for a honest review. This book was SO great... it reminded me of the Donnie and Marie Osmond song "A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock N Roll" only, instead substitute Sci-fi and Dystopian (and a healthy dose of Paranormal.) I really love how this book mashes up so many genres together into this little harmonious, entertaining package.

Those that have shied away from A.M.'s previous works due to them being in the YA Category can pick this book up with no anxiety. It's spicy enough to turn up the heat on any reader. "Jurgasms", anyone? (Trust me, they are a VERY good thing and I'm first in line.) It was just the perfect balance of instant attraction, alpha males, fights, and the romance remains this roaring fire underneath it all. There is no fear in this book of insta-love, rather the romance is more organic and passionate.

Any concerns about not being familiar with the series are not a problem as well. While you won't have the full background, previous books are not required to still love and understand the book. It's a futuristic and darker world with aliens and other dark creatures that go bump in the night. Anyone who would enjoy something a little different, a little spicy will find a gem with this first book of the Praestani series.

Favorite Bit:
"Be glad you're not in my pants right now."
"But I'd love to get in your pants right now. That's exactly where I want to be."
He roared with laughter. "And I'd love for you to be in my pants."

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Dark Waltz--A sizzling legend of loss, lust and love.

It’s the year 2030 and the human population has been annihilated by a virulent form of small pox.  Liasare Davidson is desperately searching for her brother, who has been missing for three months.  It’s been eighteen years since she was evacuated from Earth and she is horrified to see it’s become a cesspool of unimaginable things.

In her quest to find her brother, she meets Jurek, a powerful and enigmatic being that frightens her, yet she is unable to resist.  When things begin to unfold between them, they both discover a paralyzing truth that puts Liasare at grave risk.  She must make a choice to join Jurek and find her brother or fulfill a role she believes she is ill equipped to undertake.  

About A.M. Hargrove

Dark Waltz, A Praestani Novel

by A.M. Hargrove

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

A.M.’s Boss: Hello.
A.M: Hey Boss, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.

A.M.’s Boss:Why ever would I want to do that?

A.M.:Because I quit!

A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.
A.M.: Hey hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?

A.M.’s Hubs: Sure...having some car trouble?

A.M.: Not at all. I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.

A.M.’s Hubs: WHAT?!

A.M.: It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks.  Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love.
Survival, Resurrection are Determinant are her full length novels,and Beginnings is her prequel novella to the series.
Dark Waltz, an adult romance and the first in the Praestani Series, will be released 11/12.
(It didn’t really happen like that, but you get the idea!)

You can find A.M. Hargrove and more information about Dark Waltz and her other books at her website


I highly recommend this one to everyone!

Be sure to hit ALL the stops of the Dark Waltz Making Connections Dark Waltz Blog Tour!

Dec.16 - Sheri - Making Connections Group
Dec. 17 - Misty - Mistypro Blogspot
Dec. 18 - Tana - Tana-Some of My Favorite Books

Dec. 19 - Natasha Zaleski - A Bit of Dash
Dec. 20 - Jen Smith - Random Jendsmit

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