Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Tour - Connected by Kim Karr

What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 
Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.
When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. 
Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift -- 
  but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?

He’s standing in front of me, gloriously naked, and I can’t help but smile a huge smile. He really is the sexiest man alive. His body is just amazing. He has chiseled arms, hard abs, and taut muscles. He grins back at me as he bends down and kisses my lips, my jaw, my ear. He lightly sucks on my lobe and then returns to my lips.
I pull him on top of me as his hands go from my hips, to my breasts, to my hair, and then clutching my face with both his hands he loudly groans. “I want to touch you everywhere, all of you.”

- Review

One thing I want to mention before I start this review is by saying how amazing the book cover is, I can hands down say this is my favorite book cover couple I have seen in a long time and the concept Kim came up with was just amazing. This cover is just beautiful and sexy and passionate which will always draw me towards a book.

Something people like to know before reading a book is if there is a 'cliffhanger' and the answer to that question is yes BUT personally I loved the ending and the fact it means there is a second book makes me want to do the gangam style down the street.

This book connected to me on a level that most book don't thing kind of connection where you don't want to put it down and everything in the outside world can wait until you have finished the book. This book made me smile and cry and I was grateful for every emotion as it just made me fall in love with it that much more.

The book begins with us meeting Dahlia; she is in collage and has been with her boyfriend Ben for a very long time. But then one night her friend Aerie take her to her bar to see a band; The Wilde ones. It is at this bar that she feels a connection so strong to the singer River (can I just say I love that name), knowing that if she hangs around to talk with him more there is a strong possibility of them ending up in a compromising position she decided to head home before he has the chance to finish his set . . . Fast forward five years and yet again she comes face to face with him BUT a lot has happened since then. 

When our eyes connected it felt like minutes, in reality it was mere seconds. At that moment, something happened inside of me. The connection was like nothing I'd ever felt before. It was an electric pull that willed me in and forced me to keep looking at him.

For a moment there, I felt as though I believed in love at first sight, which I didn't. And how could love at first sight even exist when you were already in love with someone else?

This is a book with a love story of epic proportions and if you are anything like myself then you will let it drag you in until the very end where you are let go (very reluctantly might I add).

I cannot believe this is a first Novel, it screams that it has been written by someone who has been doing this for years and that is a huge compliment. Kim Karr is one to watch out from and from now on I will religiously be reading everything that she writes . . . hell is she wants to write on a napkin when bored sign me up to have a copy.

I cannot tell you enough how much you MUST read this book I can already feel that it will be placed highly on my 'best reads on 2013' list and it is only March.


I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I’ve always had a love for reading books and writing. In college I majored in English and wanted to teach at the college level, but that was not to be. I went on to get my MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and recently decided to embrace one of my biggest passions - writing.

I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer mom, taxi driver, and just the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outing when my kids were little was to take them to the bookstore or the library. Today my oldest child is seventeen and no longer comes with me on these now rare and infrequent outings, but honestly I don’t need to go on them anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented, a kindle.

I believe in soul mates  kindred spirits, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I have many favorite things ranging from books – to movies – to words. I love to drink champagne and listen to music. I hope to always stay young at heart.

Connected is my debut novel and will be available at Amazon, B&N, iBooks, & Smashwords on March 22nd, 2013. 

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

~ Kim

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