Tour Stop {Review}: Seduced by Innocence by Kimberly Kinrade

Seduced by Innocence (The Seduced Saga, Book 1 of Rose's Trilogy)Seduced by Innocence 
by Kimberly Kinrade 
Kindle Edition
Published January 28th 2013 by Daring Books
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Their passion will destroy them. Only true love can save them. 
"Liquid fire poured into me, filling me with the intimate sense of him as he leaned in to claim my lips with his own. I reached for him, needing him closer, but my arms couldn't close the distance between us, which grew wider with each hitched breath. So close to finally feeling something real, something carnal and deep, I cried out in frustration, dropping my hands as he disappeared. My cries deepened into a frenzy of panic and my eyes flew open. I clutched my blanket and stilled myself to calm my racing heart.
Just a dream. Always just a dream."
Rose Wintersong didn't have an ordinary upbringing. Raised in what most would call a hippy commune, but what is actually a powerful coven of witches, she never questions the life fate chose for her.
Until she meets Derek O'Conner.
Derek challenges everything Rose believes and forces her to see the secrets hidden beneath the whitewashed walls of her idyllic country life.
Rose knows she should walk away, that the sexy martial arts instructor is bad news bred to create discord in her tight community… but the animal magnetism between them is impossible to fight.
Caught between the passion of first love, and the steady beat of the life she's always known, Rose must choose between the innocence of her youth or the pleasures of womanhood—but lost innocence comes at a price, and Rose harbors a dark secret that could destroy everyone she loves—including Derek. 
Submit to the Seduced Saga as Derek and Rose face their future while unraveling the mysteries of their past.

"Rose-the beautiful flower with the deadly thorns." And yet a rose by any other name would not do her justice!  In Seduced by Innocence, Kimberly Kinrade did not retain that dear perfection which she owes. She delivers star crossed paranormal romance with each chapter softly serenaded with lines by William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.  This is not a tragedy people.  This is, I blush to say, tantalizing and engrossing.  Seduced is an appropriate name, but this is far from innocent!

Rose has an aversion to touching people.  She's been isolated her entire life because of her dark gift, even among her small gated compound of witches.  Her family's enemy and tormentors are the Druids.

Derek is like the prodigal son fleeing his Druid inheritance.  He is forced to return home when his brother becomes a casualty in their age old family feud with the witches.

When Derek meets Rose, there is chemistry.  But is their attraction enough to diffuse secrets or to end the war brewing inside of Rose and among the two households?

This story was like Memphis barbecue....tangy and sweet. There was suspense, mystery, and an underlying adorable romance. The alternating point of views makes for a full spectrum of the story line. The ending is like a douse of ice cold water.  It was a cruel cliff hanger. I bite my thumb at you, Kimberly Kinrade.  I immediately logged onto Amazon and purchased book two, Seduced by Pain.  While I would love to encourage all readers to check this New Adult title out, I have to designate my recommendation to the 18 & older crowd only.  There's some *no scratch that* a moderate amount of mature content and from what I've seen in Seduced by Pain, it'll only get more intense.

*Big thanks to the author for entrusting me with an honest review.

This Tour Stop was courtesy of I.O. Book Tours!


  1. What a fabulous review, I reposted bits on the Seduced by Power Facebook event :)


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