April 1, 2013

Blog Tour Post: Bound by Elisabeth Naughton

at 4/01/2013 01:01:00 PM

TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…
Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.
Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

Ahoy there peeps! We have a special post today! Today we are hosting the lovely Elisabeth Naughton and her newly released book, Bound. I heard about Elisabeth from another blogger buddy (Viviana, Enchantress of Books) and once I read the first book in the Eternal Guardians series, I was hooked and this book was no different.

This volume focuses on Titus, Argonaut warrior, who can hear other people's thoughts and see memories through touch. And his lucky lady? A tough, strong, resourceful young woman, who's fate is either destined for great destruction or the key to the Gods' master plans.

I love the chemistry between the Titus and Natasa. The playful banter between these two helped develop their relationship into a stable give-and-take, instead of a one sided "I'm the man, you're the woman" roles. For the first time, Titus found someone who's touch doesn't hurt him and Natasa found someone she can generally depend on. 

Another thing I love about Elisabeth's books are the subplots. While the main couples' story develops throughout the book, the other Guardians and their mates' side stories are also continued to show the strains of royal life, the complications of soulmates, and the evil plans of the Gods.

I give this book a (drumroll).....
5 stars!!!!!

I loved this book. It's a great addition to the Eternal Guardians series. The characters are strong with a bit of vulnerabilities that make them  more relate-able. I highly recommend this book, so all of you Elissabeth Naughton fans, this book is another homerun. And if you're not a fan or haven't read Elisabeth Naughton before, I HIGHLY recommend this book!

Now as a special bonus, this blog tour is hosting a giveaway as pictured below...
which includes....

~ 1 eBook copy of Bound
~ Character Trading Cards
~ 1 Eternal Guardian Bookmarker
~ 1 Eternal Guardian Drink Coaster
~ 1 Eternal Guardian logo Temporary tattoo
~ 1 Bound Car Charm
~ 1 Bound Keychain

....isn't that awesome?

As you follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. A list of tour dates can be found here: 

Here are some links below, to purchase a copy today!

About the Author:

I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

Author Links:
Eternal Guardians FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/EternalGuardians


Glittergirl on April 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM said...

The more I hear about this series the more I am glad I got the books. They are now on top ofmy TBR pile :-) I can not wait to start them!

gussie on April 1, 2013 at 2:08 PM said...

I'm reading slowly so that I can savor every word and I won't finish too fast. Don't want it to be over.

Artemis on April 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM said...

I agree with you about Ms. Naughton's subplots. It is a joy to continue reading about the other characters that make-up the world she has built.

Supru on April 1, 2013 at 2:51 PM said...

I haven't read them yet but are my next reading for sure :)

Raonaid Luckwell on April 1, 2013 at 6:18 PM said...

Everyone start calling her Naughtiness. LOL. She's in on the way. But it's tough waiting for the next book.. I need to read Bound.. But I know if I read it too fast it's longer than ever waiting for the next one!

Marci Stamas on April 2, 2013 at 8:05 AM said...

I can not express enough, the love I have for this series. It is by far the best I have EVER read.

Victoria on April 2, 2013 at 1:06 PM said...

I really love this series. Thank you so much. I like the idea of calling Elisabeth her Naughtiness too ;).

Sónia Cristina on April 7, 2013 at 2:10 AM said...

I'm dying to read BOUND, it's taking too long for my copy to arrive.
Love this series! Since the beginning it's one of my favorites.


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