Friday, September 16, 2011

Ardeur Virtual Book Tour: Review + Giveaway

Today I'd like to welcome you to my stop on the Ardeur Virtual Book Tour. If you're a lover of Paranormal Romance, Fantasy and Erotic Romance, this is one author you must add to your list. Read my review of her latest release, learn a little more about this talented author and stick around for a great giveaway!

Author: Danielle Gavan
Series: {Abbey of Angels ~ Book #1}
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Red Hot Publishing
Format: ebook, 190 pages
Source: Bewitching Book Tours
Buy it here: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Born a necromancer…

Sold by parents who wanted a normal child, Ardeur Lisle now hosts a demon and was trained to be a killer for hire. As an adult possessed, dreaming of escape and of a kind face from her childhood helps keep her sane.

If she breaks free from her captors, what will this new world full of paranormal beings hold for her? Ridding herself of her demon parasite will be her first priority.

A promise kept...

Brody Callaghan never forgot the angelic blonde from his childhood. After years of military service, he swears to track down the face still haunting him from his youth.

But Brody has a furry secret of his own; one unveiled with each full moon. Will the two hold onto love with danger, deception, and an obsessed angel driving them apart? (Goodreads)

My Romancing Thoughts:

Sexy, romantic paranormal romance with a dark side!

As a born necromancer, Ardeur Lisle has had a dark and tragic childhood. At the age of twelve she's handed over to a powerful demon and his goons by her parents, a demon who uses her as his host to do vile and horrible acts that Ardeur endures for years. Throughout the years of pain, she hold on to the memory of Brody, the young and handsome boy that showed her the only kindness she remembers in her life. When Ardeur decides to take her life back from the demon that possesses her, she escapes and crosses paths with the one person she has kept in her heart for years, Brody Callaghan. Now she must find a way to rid herself of the demon who holds her captive which she knows will not be an easy feat. Her search for freedom will lead Ardeur to a sanctuary of angels who eventually confess the truth about her origins, a revelation which will change the course of her life forever.

When I first started reading this story I thought it was a Paranormal YA novel and was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be an adult paranormal romance. Ardeur is a great heroine who has her demons, literally, and is a fighter above all. Although I love her character throughout the book, I feel that when she falls in love she loses that little bit of edge and feistiness which I really liked about her.

Her relationship with Brody, while hot and romantic, develops quickly due to the fast paced story line and I personally would have liked to have seen it grow at a slower pace but understand the author's choice of speeding things up. The one thing that I had a hard time with while reading is Ardeur's nickname for Brody, Puppy, I get it he's a werewolf but really, an Alpha such as him deserves a better name! Brody is a great hero, he's strong, protective and is sensitive to Ardeur and everything she's endured. I loved his character but wished I would have had a little more detail on him and his family that is briefly introduced.

The angels play a significant role and all have unique personalities, some more endearing than others. Rae is the strong and silent type, Tate is sexy and sarcastic, and as the only female, Remielle is a caretaker and grounded. They each contribute to Ardeur's recovery and give her the family structure she's yearned for so long. First impressions can sometimes be deceiving and some of the characters are proof of that, they'll keep you guessing and surprise you with their actions as the story progresses (that's all I'm saying!). I enjoyed the angels and their world immensely, the author's depiction of good vs. evil is boldly expressed, she shows you both the dark side and the light side of her paranormal world and how even a good soul can cross from one side to the other at any given time.

Ardeur is a an emotional journey of a young woman who comes from a very dark place and fights for a chance at freedom and love. The story starts off a little slow but you're quickly immersed into the dangerous world of demons, angels and werewolves that make taking a break from this enthralling book difficult. There are moments of darkness, sadness, joy, romance, betrayal and humor that make for a fantastic read. This is my first Danielle Gavan book and after reading this one it surely won't be my last!

My Rating

About the Author:
Danielle Gavan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and their two sons. Danielle has been writing since she was in middle school.

She loves a good book and is usually found with her nose in one. She has an extensive list of them on her book pile. When she's not writing or reading, Danielle keeps herself busy editing, designing book covers and baking.

Her guilty pleasures are her favorite television shows Bones, House and Hawaii Five-0. Danielle welcomes email and you may contact her at You can also find her hanging out on the forum she shares with Jennifer Feuerstein. The Crowded Minds is a great place to relax and have a little fun.

To learn more about Danielle visit her here:

Danielle has generously provided a fabulous giveaway for this stop. 
One lucky winner will get to choose one of Danielle's ebooks listed below.


Ardeur | Cursed | Tarnished Tiaras | Unwrapped

Giveaway Details:
You must be 18 years or older to enter.
Giveaway will run from September 16th - September 30th, 11:59pm, EST.
Open to US, CAN & Internationally.

To Enter:
1. Show Danielle some love by commenting on this post.
2. Fill out the form HERE.

Good Luck!

For the entire tour schedule click here.


  1. I can't wait to read your book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. No problem, Tore.

    Thanks for stopping in and good luck!

  3. A wonderful giveaway thank you!!


  4. Your a brand new author to me but I have to say that I love the way your books look and sound. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  5. I also thought this was a YA book by the cover and blurb. Must be the long blonde hair. Sounds like a good adult read.

  6. This is the first time I've seen this book and it looks really good! I'm very glad you brought it to my attention :)

  7. I had just heard about Ardeur the other day, and immediately went and picked it up on Amazon. Can't wait to read it, it sounds like a great read!

  8. Sounds like a fantastic book! Thanks for the chance to win one of your awesome creations!

    mary_reiss @

  9. Ardeur looks really good. I love werewolf romances, and I'm putting this one on my wishlist.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Your covers are interesting, enticing. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria
    geschumann at live dot com

  11. Thank you, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind words. Good luck!

  12. Demons, Angels, Werewolves, oh my! I love it!!


  13. Glad you stopped by Tina. Good luck with the giveaway. :)

  14. I love these covers, the books sound great, thank you so much! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! This a new author for me so I'm anxious to ready more by Danielle.


  16. Thanks for sharing your views on this book! I've been following along its blog tour and would love to read it!


  17. This sounds like a good book. I haven't read any necromancer books besides Anita Blake.

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  18. When I first heard the title I was unsure, but after the synopsis and review I would definitely love to read Ardeur. Thank you for sharing and for the wonderful giveaway opportunity:)


  19. Thanks for stopping by and following along on the tour ladies! Good luck to all in the giveaway.

  20. sounds like a great read...your other books look fantastic too!

    Thanks for the chance

  21. Good luck, Maria. Thanks for stopping in. :)

  22. Wow! A new to me author of hot paranormals with demons and shifters....Yay! This book sounds great and I would love to win a copy of it. Thanks so much for the chance.
    GFC: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  23. well i find it really funny of her calling him puppy XD
    would like to read the book myself.

  24. Thank you for the great giveaway! This sounds like a great book would love to read it thanks for the chance!

  25. Nice to meet you, June! :)

    Latisha! Good to see you again.

    Yto - it is funny. ;) He's a foot taller than her, ex-military Alpha wolf and she calls him Puppy.. funny and cute.

  26. Awwww, how are we supposed to choose JUST ONE? They all sound great!

    I always enjoy reading a new-to-me Canadian author! Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. The book looks and sounds incredible! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  28. Darlene - Enter all of the giveaways. ;) You run a greater chance of winning all of my books then.

    yadkny - Nice to see you again. Thanks for stopping in!

  29. I love all the books and would be happy to win any of them, how am I meant to choose?
    I hope I cna win, I would love to have another book to read.

  30. your books look very good! looking forward to reading them! thank you for the giveaway!

  31. I have never read anything about necromancers nor have I heard of them being born instead of made. Sounds interesting!


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