Thursday, August 28, 2014

Temporary Blog Tour by Kim Carmichael

Content, consistent and calm described Ivan Harlow’s life to a tee. Satisfied with being a artist at the world-famous Permanent Tattoo, playing the role of eternal side-kick, and of course, hooking up with his best friend’s baby sister, his days are predictable and fun, and nothing has to change. With his live story permanently embedded in his skin, he still can’t help but feel anything he dares to love will only be temporary.

All Emily Elliott wants are some big changes in her life. She wants to make it big in the world makeup, needs to show her three big brothers she is all grown up, and dreams of truly being with Ivan, the man she has wanted since she was seven years old. 

However, when the fate of the tattoo shop is put into Ivan and Emily’s hands, they must not only work together outside of the bedroom, but face their own personal truths, and figure out what is permanent, what is temporary and where love fits.

Temporary is Book Two in the Indelibly Marked Series that revolves around the lives and loves of the Elliott Family and Permanent Tattoo. Each full-length book can be read as a stand-alone, and features its own couple.


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Review: 4 Temporary stars!!

Temporary is book 2 in the Indelibly Marked Series. While you do not have to read Permanent, I suggest you do. You get more detailed background about Emily and Ivan's past. Kim gives you all the info you need to understand everything that happens, it just adds more to the story if you read book 1 first. 

Emily is the little sister to the legendary tattoo artist Shane Elliott. Ivan is Shane's best friend and has been for years. He also does tattoo work. Emily has loved Ivan for as far back as she can remember. But Ivan only sees her as Shane's little sister, until one day he doesn't.

Even though they have slept together on more than 1 occasion, Ivan refuses to take things further for fear of losing not only Shane but Emily as well. So he refuses to change things. A family crisis occurs and forces Emily and Ivan to work closely together for a couple months. Emily tries to resist Ivan, but her love for him shines through and she can't refuse him, even though it ends up hurting her every time.

While running the tattoo shop, another crisis occurs and they want to keep Shane and his wife stress free so they attempt to smooth it over themselves. Can they manage to save the tattoo shop and keep themselves sane? 

Temporary is beautifully written, with some hot tattooed men who adore the woman they love. They may be hard headed and refuse to see what is in front of them, but when they finally see the light they charge full steam ahead. That's why I love Kim's writing, she knows how to make the perfectly flawed men who need love and are scared to go for it. The character development is amazing to watch in each book. Kim has a fan for life in me. Now, when can I get my hands on Carson?? I'm most excited for that one!!


Interview with JB Fellers, Cover Model for Permanent.


Have you read Permanent? I have not read it.


If so, is there anything about Shane that you relate to? If not,whats stopping you? I have dyslexia so spending my time reading my school textbooks is all the reading I can take.


How many Tattoos do you have? Any meanings behind them?I have 5 tattoos. All of them have meaning. My first was my 21st bday gift to myself. It is a sun with 3 moons. 3 is my favorite number. My tree is by my favorite artist mc Escher. My lion is colored blue so the tattoo stands for strength, honesty and loyalty (all attributes I hope others see in me). My 4-5 are birds in relief on my back that I drew myself.


Three things about yourself that most people don't know? 1. I have written 2 books of poetry when I was younger and tried to get them published when I was a teen. 2. My favorite poet is Edgar Allen Poe. 3. I believe the most valuable thing someone can give me, or I them, is time.


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What inspired you to write the Indelibly Marked Series?  I loved the idea of the bad boy with a heart of gold.  I wanted someone who was off the beaten track and totally and completely Los Angeles.  Shane was born because I love that look and that image.


Who is your favorite character to write?  Oh geez, thats like asking to choose a favorite child.  I have to say that while Shane will always hold a special place in my heart, the title of my favorite person to write has to go to his best friend, Ivan.  He is so damaged and so worried and just wants to do the right thing.  He’s so afraid of anything upsetting his little universe and I just could really identify with him.  


What is your attraction to Tattooed men?  It seems like men with tattoos are very deep, so deep that they need to put on their skin what maybe they can’t say in words.


What kind of research did you do for the series?  I visited a lot of shops in Hollywood, I interviewed tattoo artists from around the country, and I did an extensive interview with Dirk Vermin (Bad Ink).  For some of the plot points in the second book I did consult with two dermatologists.


Are there going to be more books in this series?  There will be two more to round off the series.  Carson, the quiet brother, and we will end with Dillon.


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