Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Elfin by Quinn Loftis Tour & Giveaway

Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until tonight, when Cassie saw something that no human was ever supposed to see; in the blink of an eye she was thrown into the world of the Light and Dark Elves.
He comes from a realm where light and dark have fought for millennia. He is of a race known to humans only in myths and legends. The darkness that lives inside him is a part of both who and what he is and it makes him the most gifted spy and assassin in the history of his time. His life is not his own; he lives in the service of the Dark Elf King. He slays who he must, has mercy on no one, is relentless in his hunt, and never tires of seeing his prey fall. He is Triktapic, assassin, spy, most feared of the Dark Elves.
Now, in the midst of his King’s complicated plans to expand the Dark Elves’ holdings into the mortal realm, for the first time, Trik finds his loyalties divided. For no Elf, Dark or Light, can turn away from their Chosen.
Unbeknownst to the mortal realm, the battle between Light and Dark is being brought to their doorstep. The only one who can keep it at bay holds darkness in his heart like a lover, and the one who can sway that heart must decide if she can look beyond his black past, beyond his evil nature and see the man he is destined to be.
The question must be asked, does love really cover a multitude of sins? Can true love actually conquer all or will his darkness consume those around him until all that stands is an assassin with the blood of the mortal realm on his hands?

I love me a good elf story!

Thumbs Up!
There is no messing about with this novel. From the very first page we are thrown head first into the action and I loved that. 

Our hero is a dark elf (with one or too secrets up his sleeve). But how cool is that. He has done BAD things in his life and he is aware of that and doesn't try to explain away or tone down his deeds. 

Cassie (heroine) was adorable in her awkwardness during her first few meetings with Trik and her father had me giggling with the questionnaire he prepared for any potential boyfriends. 

The idea that Cassie and Trik's souls could talk to each other was a great concept. 

The thing I loved the most was that although there are Dark Elves and Light Elves each of them have a streak of viciousness.

Thumbs Down!
I did feel that the relationship between Trik and Cassie moved very quickly  - but then there is a magical bond joining them...

Some slight info-dumping moments as characters explained the ins and outs of things to each other but with the bam-bam-bam speed of the story it was the best chance to get things across that we needed to know 

So actually I technically don't have any thumbs down points.

Except for...

*shakes kindle*

Why no more pages?

Final Thoughs!
I really enjoyed this book. As I said before at the beginning there is absolutely no messing about and I loved being sucked into the story. 

There were moments that had me on the edge of my seat and cringing in a 'NO don't do it!' kind of way, but like watching an accident about to happen I quite happily turned to the next page. 

Great fun. 

Author Info!
Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

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