Thursday, October 17, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on Someone Else's Skye Blog Tour!
The tour is being hosted by Book Monster Promotions.

Someone Else's Skye (Men of Brahm Hill, #1)

Series: Men of Brahm Hill #1
Category/Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Tree House Publishing
Publication Date: 10/1/13
Format: ARC
Pages: 300
Source: Received from author for review
Rating: 4 stars

One night . . . one violent supernatural battle . . . and five stories of the men whose lives will be changed by it.

Kane, Brethren Guardian and one of the few, Natural Shape-Shifters left in existence, survived the bloody battle of Brahm Hill but lost two of his closest friends. For all of his good-natured sarcasm and eye-popping good looks, Kane finds himself unable to completely forget about that night, so he seeks comfort in the one thing he is truly good at . . . sex!

This shape-shifting bad boy believes in having a good time—a very good time, usually involving some mingled heavy breathing with a sexy Dhampir in a tiny closet somewhere. But when he is sent into the freezing tundra of the Northwest Territories to investigate a troublesome supernatural being on the loose, he ends up crossing paths with a woman who almost instantly drives him insane with want . . . because she doesn’t seem to be falling for the shifter’s charms.

It’s completely inexplicable.

Skye Matthews has a job to do, and she needs to be focused on that, not spending all her time rebuffing the advances of this way-too-cocky and handsome stranger. Yet, there is something irresistible about this self-involved playboy that Skye can’t seem to stay away from. And when the unidentified Kane is sent to investigate takes an unnatural interest in Skye, protecting her becomes the Guardian’s top priority.

But . . . can he save Skye from a supernatural being no one has ever encountered before?

I know my blog doesn't reflect it these days, but I actually am a fan of Paranormal Romance, particularly Adult. Last year, I began reading The Charmed Trilogy by Christine Wenrick. It was a romantic and exciting take on vampires, dhampirs, and more, but it was an especially good romance. I was sad to see the series end early this year, but very excited when I learned there would be a spin-off, The Men of Brahm Hill.

The first book in the spin-off, Someone Else's Skye picks up fairly quickly after the events at Brahm Hill that ended The Charmed Trilogy. It centers around Skye, a mysterious woman who showed up on the battlefield, seemingly immune to the danger, and Kane, a Guardian Shifter. And a sexy one, at that. In the aftermath of the Battle at Brahm Hill, the Guardians are regrouping, and recovering. A new type of supernatural being draws Kane to the North, where he once again crosses paths with Skye. This sets them both on a new and unexpected path.

Kane, a serial ladies man, is confused by the overwhelming feelings he quickly develops for Skye. He's never felt the urge to pursue a relationship, and never planned to. He sets out to seduce Skye and learn her secrets along the way. Skye is a complete mystery, and she is definitely hiding some big secrets. I absolutely loved this part of the story, because I never expected the direction in which it turned. Besides uncovering what is truly going on, this book was also an intense and funny love story. Funny because Kane is a riot. It's not that he was cracking jokes or being silly, he was just the best kind of smartass. That's my favorite kind of humor and one most of the Men of this series employ.

I love when an author can surprise me, and Wenrick did multiple times in Someone Else's Skye. I really didn't expect the paranormal aspects to take such in-depth and unique turns. I should expect it, though, because Wenrick did the same thing in her Charmed books, and that's one of the reasons I enjoyed them so much. The end of the story was pretty fabulous. Shocking revelations were made, on multiple fronts. Someone Else's Skye came to a very satisfying conclusion, and set up well for the next book in the series.

Favorite Quote:

  Skye's heart was racing at a rate that would launch it right out of her chest. Her lips felt her way along his freshly shaved but rougher skin until she made contact with his mouth. He had been waiting for her. And once her lips skimmed over his, at first petal-soft, then deeper, he groaned and took the kiss further until they were fused together and she felt sure the world would spin out of control beneath her.   ~eARC, 35%

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About the author:
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.

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Christine Wenrick's SOMEONE ELSE'S SKYE Tour Schedule

9/30 - Crazy Four Books

9/30 -Just Paranormal Romance

9/30 - Rather Barefoot than Bookless

10/01 - Mythical Books

10/01 - Adria's Romance Reviews

10/02 - Penny For Them...

10/02 - My Reading Obsession

10/03 - Redheads Review it Better

10/03 - Deal Sharing Aunt

10/04 - Ramblings From This Chick

10/04 - KT Book Reviews

10/05 - Toot's Book Review

10/05 - The Snarkology


10/06 - Cocktails and Books

10-07 - The Reading Café

10/07 - Wicked Readings by Tawania

10/08 - Offbeat Vagabond

10/09 - Night Owl Reviews

10/09 - Mad Hatter Reads

10/09 - Salacious Reads

10/09 - Bex 'n' Books

10/10 - Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!

10/10 - A Novel Review

10/11 - CS Maxwell ~ Where's My Muse?

10/11 - Contagious Reads

10/12 - Book Lovin' Mamas

10/12 - Victoria's Gossip

10/13 - Reader Girls

10/13 - Dalene's Book Reviews

10/14 - A Cauldron of Books

10/14 - Hesperia Loves Books

10/15 - Paranormal Fans For Life

10/16 - That's What I'm Talking About

10/17 - Bitten by Paranormal Romance

10/17 - Book Monster Reviews

10/18 - Swept Away by Romance

10/18 - The Bookish Babe

10/19 - Inner Goddess

10/20 - Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf

10/20 - Book Sniffers Anonymous



  1. I love paranormal books so looking forward tor reading this!

  2. Oh I love a good adult pararomance! This sounds so awesome and right up my alley. Great review!

  3. Another paranormal book to add to my TBR list! Thanks for the review!

  4. I wouldn't have thought that this book was a paranormal romance from the cover. I thought it would be of a contemporary novel.
    I haven't read a paranormal romance in a long time. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed this one, Andrea. I also love it when an author can surprise me with twists I didn't see coming. I'll keep this one in mind for when I want a paranormal romance book.
    Great review, Andrea!

  5. I might have to check this out. I've been in the mood for PR.

  6. I loved the excerpt and the post. The book sounds very interesting.

  7. LOL My blog doesn't show I read much besides NA/Adult Romance either, Andrea. And I'm a huge fan of paranormals! I haven't read Ms. Wenrick before but I'm sure going to now. I'm glad you're getting to stay in a familiar world a bit longer and that Ms. Wenrick was able to surprise you. Oh, and Kane sounds like my kinda guy! ;) Awesome review!

  8. Sounds good. I am the say way Andrea. It looks like all I mainly read is romance. I guess I've been on a contemporary kick for a while now, but I love paranormal romance to. Great review.

  9. This sounds wonderful, and I love paranormal romance, since it often has a suspenseful feel to it, and of course Urban Fantasy is a fav. I love all the paranormal woo-woo!

  10. You have no idea how glad I am to see this here and that you do enjoy the occasional PNR like how I read the occasional contemporary romance. I feel like a fraud sometimes stopping by here because I don't read "real" romance novels on a regular basis lately.

    I will take note of that trilogy you mentioned, it sounds right up my alley.

  11. This sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it.

  12. I love paranormal romance too! This books sounds really intriguing. I love when a book surprises me, and goes in a different direction that I expected. Great Review Andrea :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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