Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Cruxim by Karin Cox (Review + Giveaway)

*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Amedeo is Cruxim, a mysterious, immortal fallen angel. Destined to seek redemption as a vampire hunter, he quenches his insatiable hunger on vampire blood. But when the object of his passion, the novice nun Joslyn, is turned into a vampire and enters a vampire coven, Amedeo's worlds collide. Shattered by the loss of his beloved, he vows to rid the world of vampires once and for all, even if it means destroying Josyln in the process.

A Paranormal Game of Cat and Mouse Joining Amedeo on his quest to rid the world of the undead is Sabine. Half-woman, half-lioness, she is a Sphinx, a Guardian who has protected humans from vampires since the dawn of time. Yet Sabine comes to this fight pursued by her own enemies. An evil scientist, Dr. Claus Gandler, knows the secret of Sabine's mythological past, vowing to torment her for eternity or destroy her forever.

Immortal Ever After Captured by the evil doctor, Amedeo and Sabine are paraded as sideshow freaks in the Circus of Curiosities. Only vampire Joslyn has the power to intercede. Will she prove Amedeo's redemption, or his destruction?

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My Review

I love a book about Angels. And I really love books with sexy fallen angels, like Amedeo. But Amedeo is more than just an immortal fallen angel, he is a Cruxim; an immortal whose sole purpose is to seek out and kill vampires. Their blood calls to him and it is a call that he eagerly answers, a call he meets with an insatiable appetite. 

That is until Joslyn, a girl that has stolen his heart was turned into one. Then he is torn between the girl he loves and an undeniable hunger. 

Karin Cox managed to combine two of my loves in Cruxim, angels and vampires. Sexy angels and vampires at that. 

Though Karin Cox doesn't change the vampire, the idea of the Cruxim hunting vampires is completely awesome. And I had absolutely no problems routing for Amedeo in this book. Come on just say that name...Amedeo, it just rolls off the tongue, sounds sultry, alluring and sexy. But Amedeo is more than a sexy angel. He is powerful, relentless, intense, dedicated, and incredibly sweet, vulnerable, forgiving, has a deep heart and rises to any challenge. I love this angel.

Then you have Joslyn, the vulnerable girl who did nothing but love Amedeo. Who made the enormous mistake of trusting a vampire. Now she suffers with the knowledge of what Amedeo really is and the fact that they can never be together. But that doesn't stop her from loving him. Joslyn despite being a vampire has a very large heart and her love knows no bounds. She is loyal, dedicated and just might do anything for the one she loves.

But there is another woman, Sabine, the Sphinx that unlocked the deep recesses of Amedeo's heart. Destined to spend the day time as a statue, Sabine has cemented her place in Amedeo's heart forever. Sabine is a fierce warrior and can easily take care of herself, but will do anything for the one she loves. She is loyal, dedicated, and kind.

All these together makes for a great story. In Cruxim you have a story of love, tenacity and courage. Love angels, vampires, Fantasy? Then Cruxim is the story for you. 

"I gave away for you. You were the only god I prayed to, and prayed for, my guardian angel. And now, all there is left for me is to believe in you and to protect you." (kindle, loc. 2069).

I chose this moment because this is just one of those moments that broke my heart, it is one of those moments that touches that tender place in your heart.

About the Author
Karin Cox edits and writes in her "spare time" while being a fulltime mum to a toddler and to a black cat with the improbable name of "Ping Pong."
She is the author of more than 30 trade-published natural history books, biographies, Australian social history books, children's picture storybooks, and travel guides, several of which have won awards. Karin has had poems and short stories published in anthologies worldwide and her ebooks CRUXIM, GROWTH, CAGE LIFE, HEY LITTLE SISTER and PANCAKES ON SUNDAY are available on Amazon.
 Thankfully, the busier she gets, the more creative she is (and the more likely to afford to hire a housekeeper). Karin and her partner live in sunny Queensland, Australia, where she writes from her back deck overlooking the pool, her study (overlooking her messy desk) or her couch (overlooking Dr Phil, who gives her a lot of inspiration). You can follow her on twitter @Authorandeditor or visit her fanpage on Facebook Also, feel free to email her on
Find Her: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon Author Page | Goodreads


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  1. Vampires, they are one of the main reasons I started reading as much as I do now so definitely vampire!

  2. Angles, love books with them.

  3. Thank you for the lovely post! :)

    Melissa Caldwell

  4. Thanks so much for this, Danielle. It really made me smile today. So glad you enjoyed it.