Monday, January 14, 2013

Taste by Kate Evangelista ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Taste Blurb:

At Barinkoff Academy, there’s only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why when she is left behind at sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark eyes, and mesmerizing voice, Demitri is both irresistible and impenetrable. He warns her to stay away from his dangerous world of flesh eaters. Unfortunately, the gorgeous and playful Luka has other plans.
When Phoenix is caught between her physical and her emotional attraction, she becomes the keeper of a deadly secret that will rock the foundations of an ancient civilization living beneath Barinkoff Academy. Phoenix doesn’t realize until it is too late that the closer she gets to both Demitri and Luka the more she is plunging them all into a centuries old feud.


I'm gonna be honest, I was over the whole supernatural being stories and so over vampire stories, but I was intrigued with reading this book when I found out it was about zombies.  I am so glad I gave it a chance and read was so good and kept me captivated through the entire book.

When Phoenix McKay finds outs why curfew is at sunset at Barinkoff Academy, she is intrigued. Phoenix finds a group of students walking the halls and finds herself in trouble.....basically she is about to become supper....they threaten to taste her flesh. Enter Demitri - he is handsome even beautiful and Phoenix finds herself attracted to her saviour. Phoenix gets sucked into their secret world and society and learns she may be the only thing that can save the Zhamvy's existence.

Kate has definitely got a talent for writing and even though this book is classified as YA there was enough sexual tension between Phoenix and Demitri to keep me interested.  There was even a bit of a love triangle involving Demitri's cousin Luka.  Great story, my only complaint....I thirsted for more! I don't think there is any plans for a sequel but I would really love to see Phoenix and Demitri's story continue.


Author Bio:

When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.

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  1. Thank you for participating in the tour! *hugs* There are two companions slated to release this year called SAVOR and FERVOR. They feature Luka in parallel universe stories. *winks*

  2. I liked this book too!

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    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books