Thursday, September 24, 2015

{Blog Tour}{Giveaway} The Affiliate by K.A Linde.

The Affiliate Synopsis:
On the day of her Presenting, in front of the entire Byern Court, 

seventeen-year-old Cyrene Strohm's lifelong plans come to fruition 

when she's chosen as an Affiliate to the Queen.
Or so she thinks. When Cyrene receives a mysterious letter and an 

unreadable book, she finds nothing is as it seems. Thrust into a 

world of dangerous political intrigue and deadly magic, Cyrene's 

position only grows more treacherous when she finds herself drawn 

to the one man she can never have...
King Edric himself.
Cyrene must decide if love is truly worth the price of freedom. Find 

out in this first book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s 

new Ascension series.

The way this book is written makes time disappear and when I had to pull away for something important, like peeing or little minions, I was dazed and confused. The world of an Affiliate sucked me in like a Dyson vacuum and demanded to be read! 

What is going to happen? Who is this consort? The king is married but only by obligation? This kingdom is so fucked up!!!!
 WTF happened in the beginning? Who was this person the former king talked to?

So many questions ran through my mind in a whirlwind of trying to solve this riddle. I was anxious to know what was going to happen and why this queen was such a thunder-cunt, but I was patient and waited out my time. 

I had read more than 3/4 of the book and was coming up on the end. The sweet ending I had been craving since the beginning. I wanted to figure out the secrets that were wrapped around this plot since the beginning.


The book just ends after an obvious secret was revealed and I pretty much figured that secret out from the start!! 

SO, WTF?!?!? 

I was frustrated by the ending because I feel like the first half of the book was a waste and had no point to it. The back and forth was unnecessary unless it will be relevant in the following books??

I don't know. I am still 100% committed and intrigued by this story, but I feel cheated from book one. I really hope the books to come will solve a lot of my curiosity and back stories I was missing from this novel. 

So until then, I can't rate this book. It wouldn't be right to rate because on one hand, I LOVED the world, the drama, the anti-hero, the STRONG heroine but on the other hand, NOTHING was revealed that wasn't already obvious to everyone!! 

So I will sit on this series and eagerly await the next installment that will hopefully quench my curiosity! 

Until then, I would recommend reading this book because it is the first in the series and must be read in order to know WTF is going on in the upcoming stories. 
But, if you are an instant gratifier like myself, I would wait to read this one until the release date for the next book is closer or else you will be like me and grumbling nonsense and being angry at fictional characters...

I don't think talking to characters who aren't your own is normal but I found myself asking Cyrene a lot of questions and she kept silent... jerk!

If you want to check this book out yourself, look below for the buy links!!

Here is an excerpt to give you an idea... 
“I see the way you look at her, Edric. Your eyes follow her, you dance the longest dances with her, and now, you’re sending her presents. I’ve known you too long not to know that this is unlike you. You’re not Kael. You don’t fraternize with the Affiliates who parade themselves in front of you, hoping for a scrap of your time. Yet here you are with this Cyrene. What is she to you?” Daufina asked.
At her question, Edric paced the long room. She watched him through the silence and wondered what he was thinking.
“You told me once that you would inform me if you wanted to take a mistress—”
“I do not want to take a mistress,” Edric snapped.
Daufina straightened in surprise. He never raised his voice with her.
“I apologize,” he said with a sigh. “I didn’t mean to startle you.”
“Just talk to me.”
“Would you believe me if I said that I didn’t want anything to do with her?” His eyes were pleading.
“No,” Daufina admitted.
“No,” he agreed. “No, I wouldn’t either. I keep telling myself that I’m acting like a fool, Daufina, but then I see her again.” He stroked his chin as he tried to find the words. “She has this pull. When I’m with her, the throne slips away, and I’m just a man with a beautiful woman. It both intrigues and terrifies me.” He splayed his hands before him. “I can never be anything but the king…but when I’m with her, I want to be.”



USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde is the author of The Affiliate, the first book in the Ascension Series.  As a military brat, she traveled the world with her family, imaginary friends, and ever-increasing supply of books.  She has spent much of her life dreaming up new worlds and characters and forcing them into uncomfortable, usually life-threatening scenarios.  After graduating from the University of Georgia with a masters degree in political science, she began spending every waking hour putting those characters onto paper. 
When not writing, she spends her time dancing, collecting paperbacks in the hopes of filling a Beauty and the Beast style library one day, traveling to visit her friends who live all over the country, and still reading anything she can get her hands on.  She currently resides in North Carolina with her husband and two puppies, Lucy and Riker, where she is hard at work on her next novel.

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