Saturday, May 3, 2014

Blog Tour for Permanent by Kim Carmichael @KimCarmichael4

What is Permanent? 

Always on the outside looking in, accountant, Lindsay Stevens, has calculated her transformation from a small town, nerdy bookkeeper to a sleek, high-powered accountant down to the last penny. With all her checks finally in balance, she moves to California to start a new life free of her embarrassing past she never wants revealed.

As Hollywood's hottest tattoo artist, Shane Elliott thrives on standing out. Charismatic and free of commitments, he travels through life with a wink and a smile, hiding the letters he receives from the IRS as if they don't exist. Now with bills to pay and tax collectors breathing down his back, for the first time in his life Shane can't charm his way out of his situation. However, when his new neighbor literally falls into his life, he knows he has struck gold once again.

Though Lindsay tries to keep her distance, she suddenly finds herself trying to hide her true self as she thrust into a world she doesn't think she belongs, but can't resist. In his good-time life, Shane must discover there is more to life than a party if he wants something more.

With their lives intertwined, the two must learn accept each other, themselves and their love.

Worlds collide as they decide what is truly permanent.

Permanent is the first book in the Indelibly Marked Series that follows the lives and loves of those surrounding Permanent Tattoo.

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She didn’t realize she’d held her breath until her lungs demanded air and she gasped and grabbed Shane’s leg. When her hand grazed across his jeans, she swore she’d never felt anything quite so supple and pliable, a well-worn fine nap not unlike the most expensive velvet beneath her fingertips. Beneath his jeans she could clearly make out the definition of his toned thigh. The contrast of textures overloaded her senses.  “Did you know the 5 freeway and the Golden State freeway are the same?” 

He chuckled but didn’t move away from her. In fact, his dark blue eyes stared so intently that she studied his arm tattoos. One thing about Shane was that every part of him was interesting to look at. 

Reviewer: Nicole
Rating: 4 Groupie Stars

This book called to me because I love tattoos, especial men with tattoos, and I'm studying to be an account. It took me a little while to get into it but after a few chapters I found myself really enjoying it and about at about halfway through I couldn't put it down. I needed to know if Lindsay and Shane would find their HEA. Lindsay had left her life in Ohio working at her dad's accounting business to be a corporate accountant in LA. She changes her appearance and tries to be someone else and fit in. However the place she actually fits in is exactly the opposite of where her the careful formed ledger says she should be. Shane is a tattoo artist with a mo-hawk (the total opposite of a corporate business type). He is extremely talent at what he does but has some issues with the dreaded IRS. He doesn't do relationships, he enjoys his carefree no strings attached like, that is until Lindsay walks into his life, well actually falls in to his life. Lindsay and Shane's worlds collide. They are totally opposites in appearance but just work together. There is a mutual instant attraction. Lindsay is naive and has been hurt in the past and she likes to run away from her problems. Shane doesn't have relationship experiences and feels he isn't good enough for Lindsay. Can they both get past their issues to find a permanent future together? I really enjoyed the main characters, but what makes the story even better are the secondary characters. I loved Carson, Emily, and Ivan ( maybe even Dillion) and I can't wait to get their stories!!! We even get a little peek into Book 2 at the end and boy is that a shocker!!! This was a funny read that proves opposites do really attract, with enjoyable characters, hot guys, and lots of tattoos.
About the Author 

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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