November 19, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Pure and Sinful by Killian McRae

Series: Pure Souls 1
Format: Digital
Release Date: September 20, 2012
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore

Statistician Riona Dade knows all about probabilities. Still, even she'd tell you the chances of discovering you’re a witch, being appointed to the demon-slaying trio known as the Pure Souls, and finding yourself sinfully attracted to a catholic priest who uses amen and other four-lettered words with equal enthusiasm are pretty slim. Also learning your ex was once Hell’s first-round draft pick, and realizing you're a prize catch for Satan’s soul-damning quota leaves a girl feeling like she just won the lottery while being struck by lightning while riding a unicorn across Atlantis. 

Trying to keep her mind off role playing the Thornbirds with Father Angeletti, Riona leads the Pure Souls against a maniacal menagerie of Mephistopheles’s minions plaguing greater Boston. Giving in to lust is a direct flight to damnation for both her and the priest, leading Riona to distract herself by striking up a romance with her new, foxy neighbor, Lucy. But she can't shake her attraction to Marcello, and as the tension between them grows thicker than a lumberjack’s beard, temptation may become too difficult to resist. 

How long can they deny the pull growing between them, knowing there will be Hell to pay?

I'll just get out of the way and say that PURE & SINFUL by Killian McRae is not what I expected. When KMcRae asked if we could review her sexy PNR on our blog I was thinking along the lines of a couple of supernatural beings cross pollinating the hell out of each other with the focus being on sex and not so much on the plot. I mean just look at the cover! It promises a lot of cheap sex and lewd behavior right?

Well, PURE & SINFUL is straight up PNR and compared to some other books I've read it's actually pretty tame. It might not be as sexed up as I thought but the story was funny, well written and I. Loved. It. KMcRae knows how to tease you til you're squirming with eagerness then she throws a cokuple of curve balls that gave the story a lot of delicious twist and turns. I was engaged the entire afternoon as I was introduced to the bewitching Riona Dade and her run-in with The Devil. 
I bet you're beautiful when your body is exploding too. You purr, don't you? You look like a purr-er to me. Can't deny, I'd like to hear that I'm a little jealous of the one who'll get to claim you - Ramiel
So Riana is a Pure Soul, a soldier employed by the Council of Seven led by the Arcangel Ramiel, off to fight Satan and his minions. Every team has three players and Riona's teammates are the Greek God Dionysius and Father Marcello Angelletti who are both very gorgeous by the way. Every time these two are in the scene I get distracted by their sex appeal, add a raunchy Ramiel and Riona's tenacious ex demon lover, Jerry, to the mix plus a sexy brunette neighbor named Lucy and you have one sexual mayhem going on. Now Lucifer wants Riona and he will stop at nothing til he gets her to play for his side. Even if it means using the throbbing sexual attraction that Riona and Marc has for each other.

I love the heroine, the men are delicious, the dialogue funny and entertaining and though the smexy is sparse, the steam factor was hot enough to get me breathing shallow from anticipation. But who am I kidding, the men made the book for me! Each of them are their own person, nobody faded in the background, each had their own quirks heck, we even  get to play with Ramiel and Lucifer a bit and their bits were funny similar to that of Castiel in Supernatural when Dean is corrupting him with porn and burgers. Bottom line is PURE & SIMPLE was lewd and sexy but it wasn't cheap. It was awesome!
Why was it whenever you found a man you wouldn't mind using for non-committal, no-strings-attached sex, he already has a boyfriend?
Though KMcRae tried to make light of things, by PURE & SINFUL's end things got darker. The turn out was a killer and I got really frustrated there for a bit. Gah! Without giving out any spoilers it looks like the stakes are higher and it just became personal. I'm happy to report though that Pure Souls 2 is coming out soon and I won't be waiting long to see what the heck is going to happen next now that the players got shuffled. We need book 2 STAT Killian!!!

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  1. I would so hook up with a sexy demon!! ;) Fun review, Doll! Will be checking this one out in all it's hot cover glory!!

  2. Hecks yeah!!!!

    Thanks for a fun post and giveaway!

  3. I have this on NG so I am not entering. Love your review, so glad you enjoyed it and love the quotes:D


  4. Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! Ummm... I'd say all of the above! I ain't picky ;)

  5. Ooh - all dangerous, but I'd go with sexy demon.


  6. Greek God YES. The other 2...OK! (twist my arm!)

  7. Ohh, burning hot sexy demon :> haha!

  8. Hot as hell sexy demon - no questions about that! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!


  9. I'll have the Hunky Greek god thank you.

  10. I hate being limited to my choices, because I am equal opportunity, but the demon is more my style. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. I would hook up with a Greek God. I guess because I am from Greece.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  12. I'll take the demon. He probably knows all kinds of naughty things.

  13. Can I have all three? xD

  14. By the way, I love your review Braine! ^_^ I like a good twist in a story, leave you guessing, and the men hot and panting ;) LOL

  15. Yeah I would hook up with a Greek God!


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