22 February 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Obsidian by Kimberly Loth



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Obsidian by Kimberly Loth.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: February 17th 2016.
Aspen---a skydiving, rock-climbing, bear-cuddling---adrenaline junkie, finds herself in real danger when she unwittingly ensnares the heart of Obsidian, the dragon king.

Reviewed by Kelly.

Obsidian is a dragon that really just wanted to coast through life with Skye, his girlfriend/dragon. He was one of several dragons (not blood brothers but called brothers) who would someday become king of the dragons. Obsidian didn’t want it. He was also supposed to spend 10 years as a human so he could read and learn. He put that off until the last minute. That last minute is when he found himself not appearing as a gold dragon anymore but a black one. There is only one black dragon and that dragon is the king.

Now Obsidian is in human form with the name of Sid. One of his brothers is to be with him and help him while in human form. He needs to stay in human form and not bond with anyone, especially not with a human. That would mean death.

Aspen is a nature junky and loves dragons. One day she sees a black dragon land near her and she just stares at him. She thought while she was watching him that a snake bit her but when she looks down after the dragon flies away that it is a tattoo that appeared on her ankle. She doesn’t know what it means. Aspen has also had an overwhelming bad experience with a guy who looks a lot like Sid. She stays away from Sid because it brings back bad memories.

But Aspen can’t help it as she is drawn to Sid. Sid can’t resist either. He had no idea humans felt this way. He can’t stay away from her. Even though she loathes him. Sid tells her about a dragon that will be at a certain spot at a certain time so she can see him in dragon form since that seems to be the only thing Aspen wants. But Sid is the dragon, Obsidian that she sees and finds alluring.

Now people are being eaten by dragons. Sid knows it has to be one dragon because dragons don’t eat humans. If they can’t find who is doing it humans may go to war with them.

Now the action and mystery gets going. Who is doing this? Why is Aspen so taken with Obsidian and Sid? Can Sid keep his feelings about Aspen a secret from the dragons? Because if he can’t, he will be killed. And what does the tattoo mean on Aspens ankle?

I loved the action. I loved the mystery. I had some idea of what may happen but did not guess the full impact of what did happen. I enjoyed watching Sid learn to like being human. I liked Aspen and her adventurous spirit. I liked the idea of the story.

My only negatives are that sometimes I had to reread sentences because a word was left out. I also felt confused about this Marc guy. We don’t know about him to over half way in the book and it bothered me that the reader didn’t know about him. I couldn’t feel Sid’s pain if I didn’t know what had happened to her and Marc. I also didn’t get why it would be Sid’s death if he fell for a human and bonded with her.

But, I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book because the ending was a cliff hanger and I am scared for Aspen. I want her and Obsidian/Sid to be together. I want to know more about the dragons. It was a great story and I want more right now! This book promises to be the start of a great series!




Guest Post - Playlist

My playlist for Obsidian is centered around one artist. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but even six years later, when I dusted off the manuscript and rewrote it, I still listened to the same artist. New songs though.

My main character would be mortified. Aspen is a hard rock kind of gal and somehow I think Taylor Swift would make her ears bleed.

But I’m such a huge fan of Taylor’s. She has a song for every occasion.

Here’s my top five favorite Taylor Swift songs (Narrowing the list down was soooooo hard!):

Love Story

Fearless

Enchanted

Long Live

I Know Places

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A gorgeous, humongous black dragon. Aspen’s pulse raced, and a huge smile formed on her lips. She needed her freaking camera. She didn’t dare move, afraid he would fly away.
She’d never seen a black dragon before. He moved toward her until his gigantic head was nearly above her. Twenty feet up, but still right overhead. His wings quivered, and his jaw opened, revealing teeth as long as swords. Silvery black flames erupted from his throat. The forest behind her disappeared. He didn’t set it on fire; he disintegrated it, leaving only smoking ash-covered stumps.
He closed his mouth and brought his head down. Aspen’s heart fluttered, and she took a small step backwards. Her palms began to sweat. He turned his neck so she could look straight into his eye, the sea-blue disk as large as her upper body. His lids clicked every time he blinked. His eyes were haunted, like he was carrying the weight of the world.
Aspen traced one of the scales under his eye, marveling at the feel of it on her fingertips. She inhaled. He smelled like a campfire. A sharp pain stung her ankle, almost like a snakebite, and she jerked her hand away in surprise. As she lifted her foot up and looked down, the dragon jumped. Aspen took a few steps back in an effort to stay upright. His wings opened, and he hovered for a few seconds. Then he was gone.
She’d waited years to come face-to-face with a dragon and could’ve done a thousand different things. Instead, she stood there like a dumbass. The highlight of her life and it was over in thirty seconds.
Her ankle burned. It had to be a snakebite, and she cursed herself for being the third person in the history of Yellowstone to be bit by a prairie rattler. She hobbled back to the car, knowing the snake was long gone. Surely the reptile had warned her, but she was so in love with the sight in front of her that she ignored the ground.
This would put a damper on the Hawaii trip. Aspen’s sister was going to kill her. She called at least three times a day for the last two weeks. Her parents wouldn’t be happy about this latest development either.
The only hope was that it was a dry bite with no venom. Which was possible but not probable. Considering how bad her ankle burned, she wouldn’t be that lucky.
This was the third time she’d been bit. The first had been a cottonmouth in Florida—a dry bite. The second had been a cobra, and that was just a result of stupidity. She was twelve and wanted to pet it, assuming since it was in a glass cage it wouldn’t strike. She ended up in the hospital for a week.
She peeled away her sock in search of two tiny dots. Instead, a swirl of black cover her ankle. She gasped.
An intricate inch-wide tattoo looped and swished, encircling her entire ankle. The pattern was deliberate, a marking of some kind. Where on earth had that come from? She thought for a minute of what would suddenly cause a tattoo to appear on her ankle. Unless it hadn’t suddenly appeared. Had she done something dumb the night before? She thought about the evening and couldn’t find any gaps.


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Kimberly Loth can’t decide where she wants to settle down. She’s lived in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Utah, California, Oregon, and South Carolina. She finally decided to make the leap and leave the U.S. behind for a few years. Currently, she lives in Cairo, Egypt with her husband and two kids.

She is a high school math teacher by day (please don’t hold that against her) and YA author by night. She loves romantic movies, chocolate, roses, and crazy adventures. Kissed is her first novel.






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20 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. Aspen sounds like quite a character!

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  3. What a unique cover! I'd love to read this!

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  4. This sounds great, and the cover is gorgeous.

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  5. Taylor Swift is an excellent performer.

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  6. Thank you for both the excerpt and giveaway.

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  7. Obsidian sounds great ♡ Looking forward to reading this book. Thank you

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  8. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Love the cover and excerpt! thank you for the chance to win!

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  10. Thanks so much for that awesome review!!!! I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

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    1. I enjoyed it very much! Can't wait for the next one!!

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  11. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  12. sounds like a good read. thank you!

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  13. Thank you for all the hard work and imagination that you put into your work. I just found your site, so I haven't had a chance to read Obsidian yet. I will be purchasing it on Amazon and reviewing it as soon as I am finished. I am really looking forward to searching your site. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity with this giveaway.

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  14. Thank you for this excerpt! Love the playlist :)
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  15. This book sounds great and I would love to read it. ty.

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