Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Cruxim by Karin Cox

Amedeo is Cruxim—a rare, winged supernatural creature who knows neither his purpose nor his past, save but to feed on the vampires that plague the earth. When his one weakness, the girl and novice nun Joslyn, is taken and turned by his enemies, Amedeo vows never to rest until evil is expunged from his world.On his quest, he meets Sabine: a guardian. Half-woman, half-lioness, she is a Sphinx who has been protecting humans from vampires since the dawn of time. But when she fails in her task of protecting a young boy, she is relentlessly pursued by her evil employer, Dr. Claus Gandler, a scientist collecting a sideshow of freaks, and both she and Amedeo are captured and cruelly paraded in Gandler's Circus of Curiosities.When the stakes are eternity in a cage, what will Amedeo risk to save one or both of the women he loves?
This gothic paranormal novel explores the beast within amid a setting of mythology and forbidden love. Cruxim's dark world and conflicted characters are the antithesis of the sparkly vampire genre

Kobo: HERE

 About Karin Cox:

Karin Cox is an Australian editor and Whitley-Award-winning author. Since her first book was published in 2004, she has had more than 30 titles published across a range of genres, from children’s fiction and non-fiction, to creative non-fiction, social history, natural history guides, and coffee-table books. She is the author of Cruxim (a gothic paranormal romance novel), Cage Life (a book of short stories), Hey, Little Sister and Pancakes on Sunday (illustrated picture books), and Growth (an anthology of poetry). Karin lives on Brisbane’s bayside with her partner, her daughter, her two dogs, and a cat with the improbable name of “Ping Pong.” You can follow her on Twitter (@Authorandeditor), or on Facebook at or Sign up for her mailing list to be alerted to new releases

My Thoughts:
Here is the thing, I'm kind of a novice when it comes to Paranormal fiction. I dipped my toes in a very short while back and have wanted more ever since! So needless to say, I was quite intrigued by the synopsis of Cruxim.  A fallen angel, a sphinx, and a vampire? WOAH! What a combo! So yeah I am on board already!

I've never ever heard of book with a Sphinx. Sabine is a great character. She is definitely one of the most unique characters that I have read in a long time. I thought the addition of a figure like her, was a fresh new idea that Karin is ballsy enough to think up! Sabine  comes across as someone you definitely would not want to mess with.

Amedeo, oh you poor delicious Cruxim. You need all the TLC that you can get. He's definitely got that strong yet vulnerable thing down. His character is quite possibly the most sympathetic one I've read in a long time.

(Gah! Karin Cox why can't these characters just be happy?! The angst and emotional turmoil is making me all girly over here!)

This review will turn into a looong drawn out one if I hit on all the things that I liked about Cruxim, so I'll cut it short now. This was a great book, and an even better start to a series that I know will please any fan of this genre. It's got love triangles (I hear they are kind of popular,) great writing, and memorable characters that will make you feel all the feelings!

Thumbs up!

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