Spotlight: Skin Deep by Megan D. Martin



Title:  Skin Deep
Author:  Megan D. Martin
Series:  #1 of The Eternal Forces
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Dragonfairy Press
Expected Release Date:   November 2013

What would you do to have the body of your dreams?

Kiera hates being overweight and hides behind thick layers of clothing. One night, her friends present an opportunity that seems impossible to believe. With a single spell, she can have the thin physique she's always coveted.

But all magic comes with a price: no sex or she'll revert back to her old body. Kiera accepts the cost. It's not like she has men lined up at her door. Obeying this one tiny rule isn't difficult at all—until the night she meets Cain, a were-tiger and a soldier with the Eternal Forces.

When a slew of unexplained murders forces Kiera and Cain together, they'll have to face the horrors of their pasts. Will Kiera realize she is worth more than her outward appearance? Or will she make the wrong the choice and lose everything—including her life?



About the Author
Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. In her spare time she enjoys decorating her house with strange things that do not match, playing her old school Nintendo Entertainment System, and buying fish for her many fish tanks.

You can find Megan on pretty much every social networking site that exists.

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Review:

Kiera ran from a violent relationship, even though she believed her abuser was dead. Her weight and verbal abuse by just about everyone she's encountered gives her very low self esteem. She really doesn't believe that any man will love her for herself, and she makes a deal with a Gypsy that has a condition that makes her life even harder.
Cain is a Weretiger, part of an enforcement squad in Maine. He's always heard of the feorh, but doesn't believe he has one. He lives with the specter of killing his own father during the Black Plague period and believes he will never find a woman to love.
These people come together in a paranormal tale that speaks of a modern day Cinderella story, but not any Cinderella story I've ever read. I love this book. It has everything to hold a reader's interest. Great characters with serious flaws, a plot line that never falters, and a rocking ending.
Megan D. Martin yanks the reader right into the story on the first page, showing us Kiera's defining moment, where she must survive yet another physical attack by her abusive boyfriend. The realism of the reactions, of the dialogue, and of the situation will hit home for anyone who has gone through this, in addition to how Kiera avoids relationships after moving far from where she was attacked. The meeting between Kiera and Kyle brings home how each of their insecurities hold them back. Additionally, the appearance of an old enemy to distract Kyle at a pivotal moment is done with ease and perfection.
I highly recommend for everyone who loves onto only romance but also suspense.

Comments

Megan D. Martin said…
Thanks for reading Skin Deep. I'm so glad you liked it. :-)