Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blog Tour: Love's Forbidden Flower

Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella
Publication: November 28th 2012
by Midnight to Six
Genre: Edgy/New Adult Romance

The heart cares not what society forbids.

Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk.

But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities.

As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an unconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke?

Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart.

-Amazon: Here
--Barnes & Noble: Here

Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project  manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

She is currently completing the sequel to Love’s Forbidden Flower.

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My Thoughts: 
The premise of this story made me both curious and slightly uncomfortable. One part of me wanted to go ew ew ew, and then the other really liked this. Brother/Sister love is not something I ..well I'm not quite ready to co-sign on. The idea makes me seriously wanna hurl my lunch, BUT..and here comes Mr. Contradictions, this was a very well written book.

Lily and Donovan are two characters that will never EVER leave my mind. Their story is rife with the forbidden feelings that they try SO VERY hard to fight and change. It's sad, it's bitter sweet, yet also I can't help but feel so very disturbed. It's not their faults. They didn't try to feel this way about each other, but yet I do believe in the adage of, "You can't help who you fall in love with." 

This is a couple I didn't want to like, but yet I couldn't help but really want them to find the happiness that they desired. The book is just so  haunting and full of all sorts of feelings that just tug at your feel factory and won't let go! 

In the end I wound up loving the hell out of it! I think this is one of those that will probably have a 50/50 audience. You will either love it or you have no soul! (Jk..maybe)

Tour Stops: 
April 1st
-Mother/Gamer/Writer >> Interview
-Defiantly Deviant  >> Review 
-Paperback Princess >> Guest Post

April 2nd
-What the Cat Read  >> Review
-Book Crook Reviews  >> Review
April 3rd
-The Book Hookup  >> Interview
-lovely reads >>  Review
-Book Nerds Anonymous >>  Review
April 4th
-Book Loving Mom >> Review
-Seeing Night Reviews >> Review, Guest Post
-Ever and Ever Sight  >>  Review
April 5th
-A Soul Unsung >> Review
-Darkest Addictions  >> Review
-Reads and Thoughts >> Review, Excerpt 
-whirlwindbooks >>  Review
April 8th
-The Boundless Book List  >> Interview 
-All in One Place >> Review 
-Free eBooks Daily >>  Interview
April 9th
-Lust For Stories  >> Review
April 10th
-Manhattan Reader >> Review
-Wanted Readers  >> Review
-Rolling with the Moments >> Interview
April 11th
-Turner's Antics >> Review
-That Girl Reads >> Guest Post
-Imagine a World >>  Review
April 12th
-The LUV'NV  >> Review
-Froggarita's Bookcase >> Guest Post
-What's Beyond Forks?  >> Review, Excerpt
-I know that Book >>  Review
ophiles Thoughts on Books   Review
-Anna Reads Romance  Guest Post
-Lust For Stories  Review
April 10th
-Manhattan Reader  Review
-Wanted Readers   Review
April 11th
-Turner's Antics  Review
-That Girl Reads Guest Post
April 12th
-The LUV'NV   Review
-What's Beyond Forks?  Review, Excerpt
-I know that Book  Review


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