Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review: MORTAL MUSINGS by Aria Glazki

Publication: Anika Press
Pub. Date: August 25, 2015
Genre: PNR
Source: E-ARC from author
Rating: 4 Stars

Muse Alexandra has had it with the arrogant, ungrateful humans she is obligated to inspire. When the internal ranting of her latest charge pushes her past reason, she disregards the rules and forces her own words through his fingers, and is instantly entrapped in mortal form. With no magic, no identity, and no resources, Allie has no alternative but to navigate the mortal realm, depending entirely on her reluctant host while discerning what exactly caused her transformation — and how to reverse it.

Brett doesn’t have a chance to consider the words that mysteriously showed up on his screen; he’s too distracted by the stunning woman who appeared in his office out of nowhere. Before his brain can catch up, Brett’s uninvited guest becomes enmeshed in his everyday life. Her artless innocence gradually lessens his suspicions. Most importantly, the writer’s block that’s been plaguing him dissolves under the fantasies the naively beguiling Alexandra inspires.

All too soon, the forced proximity sparks a confounding awareness neither writer nor muse are able to resist.

Mortal Musings had me at the acknowledgments. I liked the fact that it's dedicated to those that feel invisible. I know I've felt invisible a time or two. And it goes great for the theme of the book. Especially the beginning. Allie is a muse, a type of other world being that helps the process of creativity to artists, musicians, etc. She commits a huge no-no when she helps the process for one of her subjects by writing something that came directly from her. 

All of a sudden the human man, Brett, can see her and instead of calling the cops, he takes her in. It's clear she has no idea where, who, or what she is. Basic things such as clothes and food are lost to Allie. To add on to all the confusion is human emotions! So scary! The sensual and sweet way Allie and Brett were around each other, made me want to scream. I felt the "chemistry" early on, and all I wanted them to do was get it on. I know, I know, I'm a pervert. 

The story is one of sexy, slow burn romance. If you're looking for an insta- romance, you won't find that here. The beginning is a little slow to start but once you get several chapters in, it starts getting much more interesting. It's enjoyable watching Allie maneuver her way around our world. But she needs to get back to her realm. There's a way but she's going to have to figure it out all on her own. Follow Allie and Brett as they race to make sense of the predicament their in. 

Buy the Book!!!
About the Author:
Aria’s writing story started when her seventh-grade English teacher encouraged her to submit a class assignment for publication. That piece was printed, and let’s just say, she was hooked!

Since then, Aria has run a literary magazine, earned her degree in Creative Writing (as well as in French and Russian literatures), and been published here and there. Though her first kiss technically came from a bear cub, and no fairytale transformation followed, Aria still believes magic can happen when the right people come together – if they don’t get in their own way, that is.
Other than all things literary, Aria loves spending time with her family, including her two unbearably adorable nieces. She also dabbles in painting, dancing, playing violin, and, given the opportunity, Epicureanism.

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