Blog Tour: Review: Shadows of Asphodel

Dec •  11 •  2013

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blog Tour: Review: Shadows of AsphodelShadows Of Asphodel by Karen Kincy
Published by Self-Published on September 13th 2013
Genres: New Adult-Paranormal/Fantasy
Source: Blog Tour, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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When Ardis discovers a man bleeding to death on the battlefield, she knows she has to walk away.

1913. In her work as a mercenary for Austria-Hungary, Ardis has killed many men without hesitation. One more man shouldn’t matter, even if he manages to be a charming bastard while he stands dying in the snow.

But when he raises the dead to fight for him, she realizes she must save his life.

If a necromancer like Wendel dies, he will return as a monster—or so the rumors say. Ardis decides to play it safe and rescues him. What she doesn’t expect is Wendel falling to one knee and swearing fealty. Ardis never asked for the undying loyalty of a necromancer, but it’s too late now.

Ardis and Wendel forge an uneasy alliance underscored with sexual tension. Together, they confront rebels, assassins, and a conspiracy involving a military secret: robotically-enhanced soldiers for a world on the brink of war. But as Ardis starts to fall for Wendel, she realizes the scars from his past run more deeply than she ever imagined. Can Ardis stop Wendel before his thirst for revenge destroys him and everyone else around him?

(Dieselpunk romance. Recommended for ages 17 & up.)


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When I was aproached about this book, I was pretty sure, just by the cover that I would like it. And sure enough I did.

Plot: This is my kind of plot. Lots of action, always moving with plenty of drama and secrets. If anything, this story and the way it was build made me want to want more. I fell in love with the characters easily and can understand them as well. The plot moves at a fast paced but that did not derail me. I kept reading the book once I started it.

Love: Wendel! He is the man!! This guy is ah-maz-ing!! Even though he is harsh there is something about him that just draws me in. NOt to mention Ardis. She is one tough gal. She fights and survives. She has this strength about her that just draws the reader. And bring both characters together…EXPLOSION!!!!!

Fight/Ending: I think I held my breath pretty much at the end. I just could not read fast enough. I wanted to take everything in but I wanted to slow down to enjoy it as just overwhelmed me! Needless to say, that i really enjoyed this book. It has lots of magic, great fights, a good interesting love that captures the reader right away.

My only gripe is that sometimes the book slow down but I felt that did give the reader to catch up. Like one minute their on to something when the next, it goes off to something else. Still, I over all liked it.

This is a great book! It’s certainly different from what I normally read so it did give my reading palette a good cleanse. Action packed with plenty of excitement, Shadows Of Asphodel is great!

I give it 4 BITES!


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About the Author:

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Karen Kincy (Redmond, Washington) can be found lurking in her writing cave, though sunshine will lure her

outside. When not writing, she stays busy gardening, tinkering with aquariums, or running just one more mile. Karen has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College.

Happy Reading!


  1. Wendy Darling
    Dec 11, 2013

    That really is an awesome cover–I need to get off my butt and read this author! I’ve been seeing some great reviews for this one, and I’m excited to hear that you loved it, too. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Dec 11, 2013

    Wow — this sounds really interesting! Unique setting too — thanks for letting me know about it 🙂
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Candace
    Dec 11, 2013

    YAY, I’m so glad you loved Wendel too! He really is great and I couldn’t help but totally love his character. Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop for this one!

  4. Stephanie F.
    Dec 11, 2013

    I’ve had this on my TBR since I first saw it. The cover initially drew me in but I loved the blurb and the whole Dieselpunk aspect. All the reviews I’ve been seeing on it make me eager to get my hands on it. That and I love stories on necromancer, especially sexy ones.
    Awesome review and spotlight.

  5. LOVE this cover. It’s stunning! I think I’ll have to pick this one up soon. I love an interesting story that is fast paced and full of secrets. You have me convinced!


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