Inspire by Cora Carmack: Blog Tour and Book Review

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I am so excited to be able to share with you Cora Carmack’s New Adult Paranormal Novel INSPIRE!  There is nothing this lovely lady can not write about….go out and get this one today!


Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.



I will be surprised if Ms. Carmack ever writes a book that I don’t enjoy.  This was her first foray into New Adult Paranormal and INSPIRE didn’t disappoint.  For all of us that love mythology, I loved that Cora picked the muses to delve into with Kalliope.   Kalliope and her sisters live among the mortals inspiring artists to hone their crafts and be the best they can be; but her inspiration has a price.  Kalli isn’t allowed to fall in love and stay in a relationship.  Her inspiration in large doses can cause madness and destroy a person’s life.

As I was reading I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Kalli.  Yes, she is immortal, beautiful, easy to love and no “real world” worries but she lives her life as if it is the movie Groundhog Day except the faces change.  Same story, same ending, different players.  It would be sad to know that you start a relationship, watch the person become the best version of themselves, and then know you have to leave for fear of destroying a person.  When Kalli decides she wants more, you don’t blame her one bit.

Enter Wilder….Kalli thinks he is a safe bet.  He is the opposite of her normal artist type.  He wears a suit, has a responsible job and takes care of his mom and little sister.  Wilder is easy on the eyes, smart, loyal to his friends and family and is easy to be around.  He is everything a girl would want in a boyfriend but he is hiding parts of himself from Kalli just as she is hiding her true self from him.  Their relationship develops quickly and they both fall for each other but do they really know each other??  I don’t want to give away what happens but the best way I can describe the ending….utterly shocked.  I honestly didn’t see it coming.  I love endings that trip up your heart and give you a moment’s pause and I am a true glutton for punishment…I love books with no endings…these series are my favorite.  Especially when the ending is heart wrenching!  If you enjoy new adult and paranormal, this is a must buy.  Congrats, Cora!  You knocked it out of the park with this one!


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Headshot-3Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.





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