Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + Teasers + Giveaway: CHIMERA by Stephie Walls @stephiewalls

Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Publish Date: May 11, 2016
Review Source: eARC provided by Author for review

I couldn’t be anything other than a romantic at heart — it’s my nature, it’s who I am. But this isn’t a typical story of traditional love. It isn’t a fairy tale. No happily ever after neatly tied up with a shiny bow. It’s a memoir of the reality left behind in the wake of grief — the desolation, the resurrection, and final culmination life offers to the fallen. 

This is a journey through love…the love of self, love of a friend, and sometimes love is ugly, messy —destructive. 

My name is Bastian Thames…and this is my story.

WOW!  This story blew me away.  When I received the novel, I was informed of it being a dark romance.  These typically aren't my thing.  But then I was told further there is no HEA.  That's usually a huge deal breaker for me.  But onward I went.

CHIMERA is the story of Bastian Thames as he finally comes out of the land of the dead and back to the land of the living after five long years in hiding after the death of his wife, Sylvie.  Sylvie was and to this day remains Bastian's muse, but with her absence went his will to carry on painting.  Now out of the game for five years, Bastian feels its time to try and rejoin society.  With the help of a new muse he finds the courage to come out from behind the shadow of his past and move on to the future.  But his new muse is as dark and twisted as the past five years.  She's stuck in a loop with a man she can't or won't break free from.  Can Bastian save his new muse before it's too late?

What an incredible story.  The twists and turns were enough to keep me on me toes but then new elements come to light and I was just blown away by the depth of this wonderfully talented Authors voice. The tale she weaves is unique and catching, it wouldn't let me go.  To this day I still remember reading it several months ago, I will definitely be going back to read CHIMERA again.  I can't wait to see what this voice brings us in her next story!

Highly recommended!


I've lived all over the country but have made Greenville, South Carolina my home for the last 20 of my 37 years. I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it. If you follow me on Facebook you'll also find that I'm slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam. I'm an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a year. I have a penchant for great love stories, sensual poetry and am a romantic at heart.

I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my "extra" time with writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. I couldn't do it without the support of my family and friends who push me to keep going when I don't have the confidence or patience.


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