Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway: The Prelude by KaSonndra Leigh

Welcome to my stop on the The Prelude Blog Tour hosted by AToMR Tour! Click HERE to check out the rest of the tour schedule!

                                                                    Title: The Prelude

                                                               Author: KaSonndra Leigh

                                                           Release date: February 14, 2013

                                                                 Age Group: New Adult

                                                            Genre: Contemporary Romance

                                                          Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description: 

 After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless. 

Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.


I make a silent vow. Love, I have this to say to you: "You tore open my heart. You made me feel pain when all I wanted to feel was joy. So now, I will remove your power over me. I'll never kiss anyone or trust in any dream that you can take away from me. I will never believe in you, ever again.

I'm starting my review with this heartfelt promise that Erin makes to herself when she’s sixteen. Erin blames love for having the power to destroy her world and her heart, preventing her from ever love a person again. Erin is twenty-one years old now, and she kept that promise to never trust love until she meets Alek Dostov. 

I really like Erin. She’s strong, even if she's broken. Though the pain she carries causes trust issues and a coldness, keeping her from getting too close to people or letting them in, she’s still a strong person. Alek is twenty-three year, and a gorgeous Russian hottie who's going to put the fire back into Erin’s life.

I loved The Prelude storyline, with Erin and Alek and the secret pain they share that will begin the healing for both of their trust issues. I recommend The Prelude for anyone who loves heart-melting romance that is set in the music arts world. 

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My favorite Quotes:

He reaches out for me. I run to him. Yeah, yeah, I’m super horny in this dream. That’s what happens when you read romance novels and draw pictures of sexy maestros before you go to sleep.

“I’m attracted to you, Erin. I know you can see that.” I really want to say: just look at the bulge in my pants. That’s all for you, baby!

"What's so funny?"
Releasing one last sigh, she glances at me.
"You are so used to having your way with women, Alek. I can tell. Do you even know what the word romantic means?"

“You’ll beg me to kiss you before it’s all said and done,” he told me a few nights ago.
   “We’ll see who begs who first, won’t we, Mr. Sexy as Hell?”

                                                               About the Author

I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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                                                            ***2 GIVEAWAYS!***

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Debbie,

    Thanks so much reading and reviewing the Prelude. I'm glad to hear you loved it.

    All the best,
    KaSonndra Leigh


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