Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog Tour: In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde

Title: In the Firelight
Author: Sibylla Matilde
Date of publication: December 19, 2013
Blog tour Dates: December 30th-January 6th

***** Mature Content, Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Strong Language *****

She found him on a snowy night. He sparked her desires and inflamed her dreams. 

Independent and feisty, Shea Madison has a tussle on her hands. Living in and loving her quiet little corner of Montana, she’s fiercely determined to fight a real estate developer trying to turn her quaint little mountain town into a touristy ski resort. So, when an outsider shows up to study the effects on the area, she instantly attempts to sway his impression… even if it means a little harmless flirting with the enticing visitor. 

Rhys Weland’s charade has one purpose—to bring the locals around to the idea of the resort, primarily the ringleader, Ms. Shea Madison. Embroiled in his deception, he’s stunned by the feelings she draws from deep inside him. Her integrity and sincerity quickly have him second-guessing his twisted morals. Her spirit arouses his soul. Her sensuality steals his breath. 

In the dark of the night, in the warmth of the fire, the passion smoldering between them combusts. But just when it all seems to make sense, one small stubborn mistake shreds the fragile bond between them. Will an impetuous act reignite their flame, or will their love vanish like sparks in the air?

In the Firelight is a sweet romance where two completely different worlds collide together. The tough business world verses the quaint country side. Shea Madison and Rhys Weland definitely do not have anything in common but they find themselves unable to stay away. 

Shea lives in her grandfathers mountain cottage in a quiet little town in Montana, where everyone knows you and everyone knows your business. Shea prefers to be left alone, she prefers to stay locked in her cozy cottage away from the gossip, away from the hectic life, and certain away from any heartbreak. Only when she is told that an up and coming Ski resort is trying to weasel their way into their quiet town, is she forced to take a stand.

          Rhys didn't think life could get any better... knowing his sexy panty dropping smile got him anything he wanted, he used it to his advantage. He is the best at what he does, and very rarely hears "no". Only when he is sent to Montana to convince the 'squeeky wheel' to sell her land to the resort, he wasn't quite expecting this beautiful woman to be that 'wheel'.  

         Shea finds Rhys stuck on the side of the road in the snow, although she wanted to, she couldn't just leave him to freeze to death. Not having any idea who he is exactly, she invites him into her home and reluctantly into her life. Could this be the biggest mistake of her life?

          Determined to win over her vote, and her land, Rhys neglects to tell her who he really is. Gaining ammunition to take her land out from under her nose. Well... this is until he begins to fall for her. Shae desperate trying to maintain neutral. Convince him that this town needs to stay quaint, needs to stay the way it is for the towns people themselves. Can she keep her heart to herself?

          There where several times in the story where I was yelling at both characters. Shea for being so nieve and not seeing right through Rhys. Rhys for dragging Shea's heart through hell. All in all I really enjoyed In the Firelight! Sweet romance with a bit of steaminess. Can both Shea and Rhys find there happy ending or will Rhys ruin Shea heart and home?

*I received this book from the author as an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Each blog on this tour has a teaser pic. In each one of those teaser pics there is a letter that is different. There are four pictures in total that spell a four letter word. Figure out that word and type in the answer in the Giveaway/Rafflecopter.  To get a tour schedule for the day go to each day for the blog tour stops. The Prize? A signed Paperback from Sibylla Matilde herself.

Sibylla Matilde grew up in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana exploring the dusty Old West gold country on the back of a horse. She attended a two-room schoolhouse beginning in 1st grade & had the same teacher until she changed schools after 7th. Beginning at about age 12, Sibylla discovered historical romance, feeding off of work of Jude Deveraux & Lisa Kleypas. She loves a book that can make the reader run the gamut of emotions, from the sweet glow of new love to gut-wrenching heartache. She is a true romantic & always has stories floating around in her head, living in a fantasyland until she writes them down to free them. 

Music is her emotional trigger. Growing up with a Wagnarian-loving mother, Sibylla was raised to treasure music that digs deep into the psyche, drawing out elation, sorrow, grief, desire. The soundtrack to her life includes many genres spanning centuries. She looooooooves Thirty Seconds to Mars (rather obsessively, actually... but, really, how can you NOT be crazy about this guy!? 
Jared Leto. Shhh. ) & pimps them out to all her friends through Spotify. She also delights in Met Opera HD broadcasts at her local movie theater & hopes (listening Met?) to someday see Diana Damrau reprise her role as Mozart’s Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. 

Sibylla lives with her husband and hero who saved her from her own calamitous, young-adult self. He makes her laugh daily, even when things are tough. He's proved to her that love really can heal a shattered soul. In 18 years, they have never had a fight, although argue regularly with their two teenage kids who have, unfortunately, inherited their father’s quick wit (unfortunate as it is a quick wit that Sibylla, herself, definitely does not possess – there is a reason she is a writer & not a stand-up comedian). They live a quiet life with their two weird little rescued Chiweenies. Wait… teenagers & little yap-dogs? OK, maybe not so quiet.

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