Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Quinn Loftis' "Rapture"

Rapture (Elfin Series Book 2)
By Quinn Loftis


Triktapic, the deadly dark elf assassin, has been restored by the Forest Lords to his rightful place as king of the Elven realm. Now, he must face his former comrades as he attempts to stop Lorsan, king of the dark elves, from enslaving the human race. Lorsan has already begun distributing Rapture, the irresistible drink that destroys those who unknowingly become addicted to it. Will Cassie, his Chosen, be able to give Trik the strength he needs to face his dark past?
Meanwhile, Cassie’s best friend, Elora, is in a fight for her own life. Elora, her mother, Lisa, and a small band of light elves have traveled deep into the dark elf realm in hopes of rescuing Cassie and Trik. But their mission quickly turns into a battle for their own lives as they are surrounded by Lorsan and his warriors. Though outnumbered ten to one, the humans and elves fight heroically. They fight for a King once lost, but now found. They fight for the human realm that doesn’t yet know it is in need of saving. They fight for love; a love that has already been discovered and a love that is waiting to be revealed. Despite their valiant efforts, the band is captured and held captive by the dark elf king.
The peaceful world that Cassie and Elora knew is long gone, shattered by their realization that elves walk secretly among them, and are bent on their destruction. Soon, each of the girls will be forced to choose her own path. Cassie must decide to which world she belongs and Elora must decide if she will fight for a warrior hell bent on keeping her from his side.
Two species, human and elf, stand on the precipice of war, united in one goal; shatter the dark elf king’s plan, and unite a divided race under the rule of the one true King.
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My Review:

OK before I begin I have two very important words for y'all Cush and Trik......holy cow does Quinn know how to write about gorgeous men or what?? Prepare to fall in love ladies!! You think you love Trik now?? Prepare thy selves because you haven't seen anything yet, when his limits are tested and his boundaries are pushed he comes out swinging and willing to do anything to protect his Chosen, Cassie.
Then there's Cush, the fearless, sexy, determined, sexy, powerful, sexy, talented did I say sexy warrior. He's never thought beyond protecting the Light Elves let alone having a Chosen until it hits him smack in the face? No longer able to ignore the pull, he gives in and listens to his heart instead of his head for a change.
No worries, there's plenty of drama and action mixed into all this romance to keep everyone happy.  Trik and Cassie have not only become separated from Elora and Cush, each of the groups are locked in different realms unable to get to each other. Lorsan is up to his old tricks again. Determined to take Trik's place as king by any means necessary. His evil spills over into the human realm as he continues to make and distribute his poison that turns humans into a zombie like state, making them dependent on the drug.
Now the elves and humans must work together in order to save their worlds from the evil that threatens to rip them apart.
What I thought:
I just can't get enough of Quinn's work!  I fall in love with all her characters (even the "bad" guys) because they're all so well rounded, I feel like I get all of their points of view without it feeling redundant.  Rapture picked up right where Elfin left off, BUT I never felt lost because everything was recapped so beautifully.
She has such a talent for defusing tension with humor with a sexual (yet appreciate) joke or a snarky comment.  Can I say how much I adore  Elora???She didn't care what anyone thought she just spoke her mind and said how she felt, about everything!!
From the exciting fight scenes to the romantic and swoon worthy alone time, Rapture is the perfect book for any lover of  elves!  This is a MUST read and you'll want to add it to your collection of Quinn books!!


“No comments on saving the world, huh?” Elora asked sarcastically.
“I think it goes without saying that I and my sword are capable of saving the world,” Cush answered.
Elora was struck mute by the sheer confidence he exuded. She was trying really hard to not want him, and if he wasn’t so self-assured, handsome, calm under pressure, and funny—in a totally unexpected way—she’d be doing alright. But he was all of those things and he kept saying things that threw her off balance. She glanced at him from the corner of her eye. Bad move genius, she told herself. Rule number one; do not look at the hotness. Okay, maybe this could work if she could just set up some ground rules for herself. She could call them: Rules to stay un-elfed. She mentally smiled at her made up title and then mentally kicked herself for basically have a conversation with herself, complete with laughing at her own jokes. She settled down into her seat without responding to his sharp, witty, and admittedly hilarious comment.
“Wake me when we get to the restaurant,” Elora said to no one in particular.
“Elora, it will take all of five minutes to get to a place to eat,” Lisa pointed out.
What Elora wanted to say was, that’s five minutes too many to be stuck in this ride with the only guy she had ever met that made her want to bat her eye lashes and giggle like a moron, but what she actually said was, “Five minutes of sleep is better than none.” Witty? No. Drama free? At least on the outside she was.
About my girl Quinn:
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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