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Friday, February 28, 2014

Blog Tour/Review & Giveaway ($100 GC) - Defining Destiny by Deanna Chase (Only $0.99)

Defining Destiny by Deanna Chase 
Publication date: February 20th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal Romance


When destiny fails…

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore thought her life was perfect. At just twenty-one, she’s already met her soul mate and together they’ve landed a recording contract. But when her father dies and the love of her life betrays her in more ways than one, she returns home to pick up the pieces. On the shores of Mendocino, California, Lucy has some decisions to make. Should she start a solo career? Or should she leave it all behind for some semblance of normalcy in the quiet town she grew up in? And what about Seth, the tortured artist who always seems to be there when she needs him?

Seth Keenan has demons of his own. Eighteen months ago, he was involved in a horrific accident that he never talks about. His career as an accomplished oil-paint artist has been abandoned, replaced by the buzz of his tattoo gun. And women—well, he never sticks around for longer than a few hours of pleasure… until he meets Lucy. After one evening of listening to her seductive voice, he’s pulled under. But what about the vow he made to never get close to anyone again?

In a world where everyone has one true soul mate, can these two find love in the arms of each other?


ONLY $0.99

Review by Carol

Book – Defining Destiny
Author – Deanna Chase
Publication Date – February 16, 2014
Type – Stand Alone
Genre – Romance, New Adult
Rating – 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Book provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.


To start this off – I had no idea it was a paranormal romance but the author did such a spectacular job of meshing the paranormal and the romance aspect together that I breezed through this book.  It takes the - love triangle – new adult books -  and puts a unique spin on it by introducing a different world that our characters live in.

I enjoyed reading about Lucy and Seth and loved to hate Caden and based on the synopsis – I couldn’t wait to find out what Lucy decides do about her future and her choice to define her own destiny.  Lucy was a strong girl and didn’t want to succumb to the same mistakes her mother made, and I think this gave her the strength to not put up with the betrayal from her soul-mate.

I was a bit ticked off at Seth for all the “thinking of his past soul-mate” – and just wanting to have fun with Lucy at first ---- but I warmed up to him and then turned total Team Seth!

I normally don’t like love triangles but this one was so expertly done that the hints were subtle and the choice made easy to the reader.

Oh – one thing I didn’t like about the book was Lucy’s friend – she was annoying and bitched too much in the story.


Deanna is a native Californian, transplanted to the slower paced lifestyle of southeastern Louisiana. When she isn’t writing, she is often goofing off with her husband in New Orleans, playing with her two shih tzu dogs, making glass beads, or out hocking her wares at various bead shows across the country. For more information and updates on newest releases visit her blog at

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  1. Wow an enjoyable love triangle! That takes skills! I like the sounds of this one overall and I'm intrigued by the soul-mate angle and the addition of some paranormal elements! Great review! :)

  2. Great review! Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. book sounds good!! thanks for the giveaway :)

  4. Great review - I always love when people are honest in their opinions of books :)

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to try and win!

  5. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!! <3

  6. This story sounds so intriguing. I definitely can't wait to read to find out what comes of Lucy and Seth. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Unlike the reviewer, I love Love triangles! sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway!