Welcome to my stop the tour for Skin Deep, a New Adult Paranormal Romance. If you would like to follow more of the tour, just follow the Link
Title: Skin Deep (The Eternal Forces #1)
Author: Megan D. Martin
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 3rd 2014 by Dragonfairy Press
Source: Dragonfairy Press
What would you do to have the body of your dreams?
Kiera hates being overweight and hides behind thick layers of clothing. One night, her friends present an opportunity that seems impossible to believe. With a single spell, she can have the thin physique she’s always coveted.
But all magic comes with a price: no sex or she’ll revert back to her old body. Kiera accepts the cost. It’s not like she has men lined up at her door. Obeying this one tiny rule isn’t difficult at all—until the night she meets Cain, a were-tiger and a soldier with the Eternal Forces.
When a slew of unexplained murders forces Kiera and Cain together, they’ll have to face the horrors of their pasts. Will Kiera realize she is worth more than her outward appearance? Or will she make the wrong the choice and lose everything—including her life?
I came across this a while back, and thought it sounded like it would be good and maybe a little different. So, when the opportunity to be part of the tour, I jumped on it and I am glad that I did. It was really good.
Kiera has always had a rough time being picked on for her weight, and when her relationship when her boyfriend turns violently abusive, she manages to escape and try at a new start. She is presented with a chance to have the body she has always dreamed of, but the new body comes with one stipulation. No sex. At all. Or the body she has will go back to the way it has always been. Of course she isn’t going to pass up being everything and looking like she has always wanted. Kiera will have to learn for herself is her beauty is really going to bring her happiness.
The two main characters are Kiera and Cain. Kiera is one of those characters that you feel for from the beginning. She has a good heart, and her friends can see it too and just want her have some kind of happiness. Cain is a shifter and a ladies man, the all seem to fall all over him, or his case mostly under him from they way he sees it and he likes it that way. Kiera despises the way she looks and has since she was little, she hid her body in frumpy clothes and didn’t go out much because of the way she thought people looked and thought about her. So I couldn’t blame her for taking the chance to change herself into the beauty she thinks will make her happy, I did wonder if was going to be what she thought she truly wanted. But the no sex thing though becomes harder when she meets Cain. There is a pull towards each other, but they fight it, well she fights it. Kiera has a lot riding on keeping to her agreement, no sex or back to looking the way she always has. I liked Kiera, she has a determination and sweetness about her that I just enjoyed. As for Cain, he’s was a little much to take at first with the whole I am what all woman want thing going on, but he grew on me, because there turned out to be a lot more to him. The cast of secondary characters were a fantastic addition, especially Maryline and Darla, and I am hoping that is more their story as well as a few others in the next book.
The story starts out with a horrifying dream that Kiera is having, and at the same time there are unsolved murders that have been taking place, and a force call the Eternal Forces that are trying to find who is behind them. The Eternal Forces are an interesting group, they are basically the police for all supernatural beings. It is hard to say a lot about the plot with out giving too much away. It was exciting, and with the steamy tension between Kiera and Cain to the attacks and murders and secrets being revealed from all sides, there wasn’t any lack of actions and suspense, which is what I loved the most about the story. The ending gave some closure for the two main characters, but there are still so many questions that need to be answered, I am looking forward to reading the next book.
Skin Deep touches on a couple of pretty serious issues, and I thought they were done very well and the message that came along with it was too. With characters that each were amazing, a mystery that me guessing and being all blended together, it was a incredible read and I highly recommend picking it up.
Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.
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