Thursday, 7 March 2019

Release Blitz & Review: L.M. Halloran's "Art of Sin (Illusions Duet #1)."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be part of the Release Blitz for L.M. Halloran's "Art of Sin (Illusions Duet #1)."


Gideon Masters is a wild god. 

Worshipped for his bold paintings as much as his divine looks, he’s the art world’s biggest celebrity. Under normal circumstances, our paths would never cross. 

But when his extracurricular activities threaten a high-profile business deal, I’m forced to take him as a client. My task : keep him out of the tabloids for six months. Jobs, including mine, hang in the balance.

But Gideon doesn’t want a publicist.
He wants a new muse. 

As I fall deeper under his sinful spell, a lifetime of secrets and carefully crafted lies unravels. Too late, I remember the sinister truths they protect:

I am already someone’s masterpiece.

And the original artist wants me back.

*Art of Sin is book one of a duet and ends on a cliffhanger. But don't worry, book two, Sin of Love will be released March 28th! 

*This duet takes place in the world of the Vision Series but can be read as a standalone.

Review: Jo 

I absolutely love LM Halloran’s work. This author amazes me with her writing every single time and this book was no exception. The way in which LM weaves words together is simply stunning. Every single paragraph leaves me spellbound. Such beautiful words that I have a job deciding which parts not to highlight rather than the other way round. I really just want to highlight the whole book but that would be a major problem when it comes to choosing quotes for my review. Anyway, I think you probably get that I love this authors way with words. Now, onto what I thought of the actual story.

"Whatever you've come from, whatever you've lived through, I don't care. I'm not afraid of your dark."
"But what if I am?"
"Then I'll set the world on fire to bring you light."

This book follows the love of Gideon and Deidre. Deidre was a girl with a secretive past. Secrets that refused to stay hidden and now threatened to ruin the life that she had made for herself . The hero of the tale was Gideon, a gorgeous man who wanted Deidre by his side. Unlike previous books from this author, this one took me a little while to become fully invested in. I wasn’t sure what I truly thought of Gideon and I wondered where the story was headed. However, this soon changed as I discovered more about Deidre’s past, and also became intrigued by Gideon and Deidre’s relationship. My interest was piqued and from that moment on I was gripped.

"He clears away all the muck and shadow inside me. He brings my world into focus."

Deidre and Gideon shared so much heat and passion. Together they were red hot, sharing some insanely sexy moments. I had high expectations for their relationship. I loved how Gideon treated Deidre and I became hopeful for what lay ahead for the pair. I truly thought that Gideon could help Deidre, if only she would let him. I really cannot wait for the next part of this duet to see how Gideon and Deidre’s romance plays out. I have a feeling that book two is going to be even better.

"I'm inside you, Deidre Moss. We belong to each other. 
We are each other's cornerstones."

"Art of Sin" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me.


When not writing or reading, the author enjoys walking barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her spirited toddler. She's a rabid fan of coffee, moon-gazing, and small dogs that resemble Ewoks. Home is San Diego, CA, but her heart lives in Portland.



Win a signed paperback of Art of Sin by L.M. Halloran, plus a candle, journal, adorable tote, and a $20 Amazon gift card (1 winner, US only).

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