Thursday, January 1, 2015

Inviting Fire by Emily Kimelman | Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Vigilante crime mystery with a dash of romance, early readers call INVITING FIRE “Excellent”

Emily Kimelman's best selling Sydney Rye series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome mystery with tons of action that will keep you reading late into the night!

New to Sydney Rye? The first book in the series, UNLEASHED, is FREE. 

Recovering from a near fatal attack that has left her with residual trauma, including haunting dreams and flashbacks, Sydney Rye is regaining her strength at the jungle training camp of Joyful Justice, the vigilante network inspired by her now legendary acts of vengeance. However, when a routine reconnaissance mission goes horribly wrong Sydney Rye loses the trust of the leadership of Joyful Justice.

Her good friend and trainer, Merl, warns that if she wants to be in the action she’ll have to follow orders like everyone else. Never good with authority, Sydney struggles to suppress her independent streak for the greater good.

When she runs up against an old adversary he blows apart everything she has gained. With her and Blue’s lives at stake, as well as the future of Joyful Justice, Sydney must push aside her fears and take a leadership role before it's too late.

Inviting Fire by Emily Kimelman
Series: Sydney Rye, #6
Genre: Suspense Mystery
File Size: 1061 KB
Release Date: November 28, 2014
ISBN: 9781502238986
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The Excerpt

Blue barked and I knew the man was still alive and coming my way. My eyes were stinging from the smoke and the sweat. My thighs burned from crouching and my right arm throbbed from its wounds. I thought I heard him moving away from me. Maybe he was just trying to escape. It was possible the man didn't want to face me. I stayed still, waiting to see him. Then I heard Blue growl, a body hit the ground. A gun went off. I was flying toward the sound. My fear for Blue stronger than any other instinct. 

There was movement in the grasses ahead and I was suddenly upon them. Blue had the man's arm in his mouth. The gun pointed in my direction. The man was wailing at Blue's body with his free fist, grunting with the effort. The man spotted me and was about to pull the trigger when I brought my machete down onto his wrist, almost severing his hand. Blood spurted out of the wound and I felt it land, warm and wet, on my hands and forearms. Droplets splattered my cheeks and forehead. He screamed, piercing and hardly human. 

Blue held onto his forearm as the man struggled. His face was growing paler.  His blood soaked into the dust. I walked up to the man and aimed my gun at his forehead. He went to speak but I pulled the trigger. The bang was loud. His eyes were open, the wound between them oozing blood slower than the severed hand.

The Review

I read a really good book recently, y'all. I can’t begin to tell how much I enjoyed this book! Let me tell you a little about it. Inviting Fire, the sixth book in the Sydney Rye series by Emily Kimelman, takes up right where The Devil's Breath ends. 

I liked the growth in Sydney's character, that began in The Devil's Breath. She is learning that justice can be obtained through non-lethal methods. For example, Sydney is beginning to realize that, if a murder is avenged by another murder, two wrongs don't make a right. 

I also liked the presence of people from previous books, especially Merl, Mulberry, and Dan. I felt like I was visiting with old friends. There are also several new characters who are welcome additions to the series as well.

It's possible to read Inviting Fire as a stand-alone, but then you'd miss out on the complete back-story of all of the characters. I recommend that you begin the series with Unleashed, and read the books in order. As Emily states in her Bio, her books contain violence, dirty language, and sex; therefore, they are NOT for children. She makes a point at the end of each book to ask the reader to mention that fact in his/her review. For adult readers who are okay with violence, dirty language, and sex, and who want to read a really good suspense / thriller noir mystery, I highly recommend Inviting FireI look forward to the next Sydney Rye book by Emily Kimelman!

Note:  I received a complimentary copy of Inviting Fire in exchange for my honest review. 
All opinions shared are 100% my own.

The Author

About Emily Kimelman

Emily Kimelman is the author of the best selling Sydney Rye Series including UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, INSATIABLE, STRINGS OF GLASS, THE DEVIL'S BREATH and INVITING FIRE. This series feature a strong female protagonist and her canine best friend, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!

Emily splits her time between the Hudson Valley and traveling the world with her husband and dog, Kinsey (named after Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone), researching exciting locations for the Sydney Rye Series. You can follow along on their adventures through Instagram, Facebook, and on Emily's blog.

The first book in the Sydney Rye series, UNLEASHED, is available as a free download on all major ebook retailers. 

If you've read Emily's work, and enjoyed it, please let her know. You can reach Emily via email, on Twitter @ejkimelman, on Facebook and on her website

Visit her on the web at these locations:

Website   Newsletter  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads 

The Giveaway

Emily will be awarding 8 separate prizes to randomly drawn 

winners via rafflecopter during the tour: 
a Sydney Rye coffee mug, 
a $25 Amazon or B/N GC, 
2 signed paperback copies of Unleashed, 
2 personalized letters from author Emily Kimelman 
and 2 audiobook copies of Unleashed. 

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