Monday 20 April 2015

{Blog Tour} Fated for Sacrifice (Inherited Damnation #5) by Claire Ashgrove

INHERITED DAMNATION INHERITED DAMNATION is an 8 book paranormal romance series being released as one book every three weeks between January 27th and June 23rd, 2015. Damned at birth, eight immortal children of a high priestess are compelled to kill the one that holds their heart. They can never fall in love. Driven by the need to finally destroy their evil sire and break the curse, each struggles to balance their desire for innocence against the dark needs of their conflicted souls. The series contains mythos shared between the volumes, but each book stands on its own with a newly featured couple. 

The first five volumes – Cursed to Kill, Tormented by Darkness, Destined to Die, Bound by Blood and Fated for Sacrifice are available now!

Keep up with all things Inherited Damnation over on the Inherited Damnation Facebook page!

Posted by Melanie 
Release Date: March 11th, 2015
Finished Date: April 17th, 2015
Publishers: Untamed Spirit
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Adult
Source: For Review
Format: eBook
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US 

When Reese Hamilton is abandoned in the snow-laden woods, she must find her way to Dáire McLaine’s cabin—a friend she’s known for years, and the man who makes her pulse triple. Little does she know that a cozy night in the woods will lead to passion they both have been longing to explore. But with the new change in their relationship comes something darker and more terrifying, and Reese must confront danger, even death, before she can be free to love.

Dáire McLaine will do anything to escape his demonic blood and attain mortality, even if that means defying nature’s laws and manipulating Reese’s thoughts for his own means. But when he delves into her hidden secrets, the staggering emotion he encounters makes it impossible to deny the forbidden longings of his own heart. He’s yearned for Reese over the years. Yet to love Reese will demand the ultimate sacrifice—his life.

Book #6, Doomed to Torment, will be coming on 5/12/15. Keep your eye out! 

The Review:   Fated for Sacrifice is the fifth book in the Inherited Damnation series that follows 8 immortal siblings as they try to break the curse that was placed upon. The curse makes them immortal but also means that when they fall in love, their dark side and that of their father, compels them to accept the darkness and kill their soul mate or they can choose light – the side of their mother – and become mortal which delivers a blow to their demonic father that will eventually end him…. If all 8 find their true loves and release their priestess mother’s soul to find peace.
This time around it Daire who is about to get his wish come true. Daire has popped up in all of the books and has a really strong bond with his ‘twin’ sister. When she found her soul mate and became mortal, Daire took it badly, he always assumed they would find mortality together because of their bond and how close they are but when two more of their siblings were redeemed after her…. He was not pleased. Daire is about to find hope in Reese Hamilton, a lady he has known for years but belongs to another man…his friend in fact and even though they share a great platonic relationship, both have been secretly desiring the other.
When Reece and her man go camping on Daire’s land and she suddenly finds herself dumped and abandoned- she must try to find shelter at Daire’s cabin. After getting lost she finds an ancient cabin, but it will do for the night. As she tries to get some warmth, Daire turns up, knowing she is alone and will need help and the forced closeness they share that night will be the building block for something special to start……that and the discovery of a scroll…. A magical scroll that just might be what Daire has been hoping for.
I really enjoyed this story and its definitely fitting to the rest of the series. I liked the scenario to this – the way Reece is dumped in the woods and how it made her come to some realisations. You know where these books are headed so we know that Daire will show up and be her protector in her time of need *swoon*. The setting on the first night was great – they were stuck in an eerie cabin with only firelight and a nice cosy bed – I liked that Reece found her scroll when she was with Daire to set the seed of their relationship in his head from the start. They were characters that made sense to be something more, they shared that connection that makes their relationship believable and of course – lust filled with plenty of sexytime. I really enjoy the alternating point of views because I like being in both of their heads and Daire’s was really interesting in that he could be inside of Reece’s head too. We know that things aren’t going to run smoothly for them and just as Fintan had his sister put his mate in danger, Daire’s brother is on the scene to do just that for Reece. Daire does his own brand of messing up too and really needs to understand boundaries before he can ever be ready for his change.
I felt the danger element has been amped up in this book because now we have some of the darker siblings stalking who is left, hanging around at the times that the scroll would be due to appear and threatening whoever was in possession. They in turn tell Drandar and he is getting to know a lot quicker now than previous books which gives the overall feel of the book a more sinister feel. It was nice to see the others from previous books and see how they’re doing too. I’m always left wondering if they will succeed with every book and how it will affect their Father, there was more than one run in with him this time around and I was more than happy that the mate was more involved in the ending this time. I can’t wait to find out who’s next to find love and deal their demonic Father another blow.
Character Profiles:

Name:  Dáire (daw-ra) McLaine
Birthdate:  Ostara, 191BC
Hair: Long auburn
Eyes: Sky-blue
Alignment:  Neutral; both positive and negative influences
Magical Strength:  Though and memory manipulation.
Profession:  Wanderer
Unique Feature:  Intricate tattoos across nose and cheekbones
Closest Sibling:  Near-twin to Dáire McLaine
Secret Fear:  Something he does will negatively impact the balance of nature

A tremble rolled down her spine, into him. He wound his free arm around her waist and pulled her into his embrace, steadying her. But all that accomplished was to meld every delectable curve against his body and taunt him with the promise of sweet surrender. When her subconscious rushed into his like an out of control freight engine, Dáire’s own balance  waivered.  Reese  surrounded  him.  Body, mind, and soul.

It was more than he could handle. More than he’d ever encountered before. Too much. If he didn’t pull  back  somehow, he  would become hers completely and his dark soul would have its wish.HHH
Name:  Reese Hamilton
Age:  Thirty-two
Hair: Long golden blonde
Eyes: Tawny brown
Alignment:  Mortal
Profession:  Teacher
Personal Hope:  To be accepted for who she is
Greatest Regret:  That she hasn’t stood up for what she believes in often enough
Secret Fear:  That she will end up disappointing Dáire

“I won’t kiss a man who smokes.” Reese’s eyes went wide as the confession burst free. Good grief, where  had  that  come  from?  It  wasn’t  like  he’d offered. Heat crept into her cheeks.

Once more, Dáire’s gaze sparked with dark intensity, leaving her feeling like he could read the sinful fantasies in her mind. “Maybe I’ll find that motivation.”

No. No, no, no—she was imagining this. They were not having this discussion.

About the Author: Building on a background of fantasy game design, a fascination with history, and a lifetime love of books, Award-Winning Author Claire Ashgrove brings to life action-filled, passionate journeys of the heart. Her paranormal series, The Curse of the Templars, marries the history of the Knights Templar with the chilling aspirations of the most unholy--a must-read for speculative fiction fans. For romance fans, she also writes as the National Bestselling Author Tori St. Claire and historical romance as Sophia Garrett.
 In her non-writing time, she owns and operates Finish The Story, a full-scale editing house co-founded with Bryan Thomas Schmidt. She lives in Missouri and enjoys cooking, studying ancient civilizations, and spending downtime with her two sons and too-many horses, cats, and dogs. To learn more, visit her at: or toristclaire.comFor all the latest updates look for the Untamed Spirit blog, via any of her websites.
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