Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Distant Desires by Cambria Hebert

Title: Distant Desires
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Publish Date: June 14, 2014
Review Source: ARC
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An erotic tale from beyond the stars

Sophie Perez has never believed the stuff she reads online about possible life in space. Aliens are for the movies, for the weirdos, and they most definitely are not real.

One night on the way home from a late shift at work, her car breaks down. Stranded on the side of a country road, with a dead cell phone, doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. 

Until strange neon lights appear in the sky. She thinks it is her imagination.

When an inexplicable circular ship appears overhead, she can’t deny what’s clearly right in front of her. Especially when moments later, she’s taken onto the ship, a human hostage among those who are most definitely not human.

About to become a human guinea pig, possibly worse, the last thing she ever expects is to like the things these otherworldly beings subject her to. In fact, it is unlike anything she’s ever experienced.

Will Sophie find her way back to her planet, or will she beg to stay where her pleasure is literally out of this world?

Now, I've heard of Cambria Hebert; how phenomenal her books are,the fact that you can't put the book down. I was not sure what I was getting myself into when I dove into Distant Desires, and I just have to give her so much praise for this serial series. Distant Desires is a must read for anyone that loves a hot, passionate connection between main characters, Si-Fi action, and some hot steamy action in the sheets. There is so much about this series that I don't even know where to begin.

Sophie is your average woman; works her butt off at the local bar as a waitress, and attending college full time to get her bachelor's degree. Never in a million eons did she think that she would be the chosen one for an experiment for a far away planet, with people that she had no idea existed. Her life takes an unexpected turn one cold, chilly night on her way home when a bright light appears above her, and she's thrown into a world of devastatingly beautiful people. 

Now, when I say "experiment" I don't mean the typical stereotype that comes with the word aliens. The type of experiment that Tarek performs on Sophie is HOT. Sophie is devastated when he states he wants to wipe her memory, and begs him not to. When he returns her to Earth she waits patiently for their next encounter - one that shocks her into not knowing what to think, or what to do! I don't want to spoil the plot twist, but was thrown for a loop myself when it all came out as to what the experiment was for. 

Can I just say that Tarek just seems like the perfect man? Not does he have out of this world good looks, but he has raw emotions that allow him to completely fall for Sophie. Don't forget the fact that his species is a dying breed, and he has come to Earth to repopulate his home planet. Toss in a love triangle with bad boy, Matt, and you've got yourself an outstanding Si-Fi love story. Without giving too much away, this story will have you wrapped up in the suspense, the hot steamy in-between-the-sheets action, and the well written characters.

The only dislike is that I don't think there is anything in the works for this story to continue. It would be a great several part series, but alas all good things must come to an end. As stated before; this is a phenomenal read. It took me all of two hours to finish the three part series, and I do plan on going back to re-read it when I get the first chance to do so.

This was my first Cambria Hebert read, and I just have to say that I will be reading her other series. Don't be swayed by the "alien" Si-Fi that she has written so well through Distant Desires. The story behind Tarek, and Sophie is outstanding, and HOT. If her other series is anything like Distant Desires was, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. 

I give Distant Desires a phenomenal five bar review, and really wish there were more bars to give! One-click it on Amazon today!

The heat from his fingers seared through the back of my shirt. I wondered if his handprint would permanently scar my skin. He used his body almost like a shield, guiding me back down onto the couch, this time sitting much closer to me. 

"I know this is a lot, but try not to overreact." 

I laughed.

His hand lay between us. I could feel his fingers against my thigh. Without thought, I reached forward, linking our fingers together and drawing his hand into my lap.

 "Don't you think I should at least be allowed to see your face?"

I sensed his hesitation. But instead of trying to convince him, I waited for a reply.

"I don't look like you."

"No one else looks like me either," I said. 

"That's true," Tarek agreed, but it didn't sound like he was speaking to me. Then he spoke out, "I mean the people of your planet. I don't look like your version of humans."

"Then what do you look like?" I asked.

"Like a Sapien." He shrugged his shoulders as he said the words.

"Show me," I said. 

Tarek untangled our fingers and withdrew his hand. Slowly, he reached up and grasped the edges of the hood. Then he paused.

I groaned out loud.

This guy was going to kill me!

"I'm afraid I won't please you," he said softly.

The words pierced my heart. He thought I was going to think he was ugly. He didn't realize how those words made him so very similar to me and every human I knew.

He was vulnerable and self-conscious, just like the rest of us.

The fact he even cared at all what I thought of him took away some of my shock and panic.

"Try me," I said equally as soft. 

You could have heard a pin drop through the silence that encompassed the room.

The silver silky hood fell back, lying against his neck, the folds of the fabric bunched in a way that created a loose frame for everything above his neck.

He was right. He looked nothing like the human's here on Earth.

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com


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