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Book Review, Excerpt, and #Giveaway: SURRENDER TO LOVE by J.C. Valentine (@brandellavanela)

November 27, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Past Giveaways 7

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Surrender to Love

Night Calls Book Three

By: J.C. Valentine

After finding herself out of luck and out of love, Patricia Jacobs has written off the male species. No one but her father has ever given her the love and devotion she knows she deserves, and she’s sick and tired of it. Until she collides, literally, with a man whose devastating smile and seductive charm that should be considered illegal, destroys her plans. He’s everything she’s ever dreamed of in a man: handsome, intelligent, successful, they share a love of cars and best of all; he looks at her like she’s his light in the dark. What more could a girl ask for?

Jonathon Bradshaw, destroyed by a past that has haunted his every waking moment for the last five years, isn’t looking for a serious relationship, until he meets Patricia. Sweet, saucy and as hot as the summer is long, Jon can’t deny the draw he has toward her. For the first time, he has hope. Determined to shake the ghosts of his past, Jon focuses on forging a future with Patti, but he’s always been a master at standing in his own way.

When Jon’s past refuses to be forgotten, will Patti be able to live with the truth about the man who’s stolen her heart?

 

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My Review

 

My Rating: 4 Stars

 

The third book in J.C. Valentine’s Night Calls series is an enjoyable, sexy read.

Jon and Patti are a couple with tons of chemistry, evident in their fast moving, nearly love-at-first-sight romance, and HOT sex scenes. They are engaging characters, relatable in their emotions. They feel genuine, and are quite easy to connect with.

The story is a smooth read: well-paced, easy reading, complete with dialogue that feels real. It’s not super dark or terribly angsty but there’s a great balance of hot sex, romance, drama, and emotion, with a touch of humor, sweetness, and fun.

Though this book is part of a series, it is a stand-alone, with characters from the other books making appearances. A great read that will make you want to read the others in the series!

” ‘You’re right, things are moving fast, but sometimes I think that’s what it takes to open your eyes to what’s standing right in front of you.’ “

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

Excerpt

 

“What kind of business person do you think I am, Patricia?”

She grinned at his playfulness. “I don’t know you well enough to speak on your business habits, but I think I should tell you now, I don’t mix business with pleasure.”

Jon pushed open the first set of doors and stopped in the enclosed space that separated the outside from in. He slipped his arm around her waist and pulled her closer. “Am I to take that as an invitation to give you pleasure?”

Patti’s chest heaved with her shortened breaths. She became increasingly aware of how close they were, of the heat emanating from everywhere their bodies touched. “You can give me anything you want,” she whispered.

His eyes flared with desire. Cupping her face in his hand, Jon tilted her head back and leaned down. Patti’s stomach tumbled and need thrummed through her veins with white-hot intensity.

Before their lips could meet, a roll of thunder crashed outside and a bolt of lightning split the night sky. Patti nearly leaped out of her skin.

“Looks like rain,” Jon chuckled at the exact moment the skies opened up to unleash a torrential downpour. Patti, still a little shaky from her unexpected shock from the heavens, shuddered. “Easy, baby, it’s just a little thunderstorm.”

Patti released a stilted laugh, her cheeks heating in humiliation. “I’m not afraid of thunderstorms. That was just a little unexpected is all.”

Looking out across the rain-soaked parking lot, Jon considered this. A wicked smile crossed his face. “Wanna make a run for it?”

Patti peered through the glass doors. “I don’t mind getting wet,” she said, biting her lip when he tugged her tighter to his body to let her know the deliberate double entendre hadn’t escaped him. “But I don’t know how well I’ll fare running in this weather in these heels.” She pointed to her shoes, which bore no need for explanation. It would be obvious even to a blind man that she would break an ankle if she attempted anything faster than a leisurely stroll.

“You’re probably right,” Jon conceded. “I guess I could just bring the car around…” he trailed off, thinking. “Or…”

Patti squealed in surprise when Jon bent low, grabbing her around the knees, and hefting her over his shoulder. The next thing she knew, she was bobbing up and down as he burst through the doors and raced across the parking lot. 

 

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J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.

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Book Review and #Giveaway: SOLDIER IN CHAINS by Megan D. Martin (@Megan_D_Martin)

November 18, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Erotica, Novella/Short Story, Past Giveaways 10

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Soldier in Chains

An Erotic Short Story

By Megan D. Martin

 Print Length: 39 pages

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing

Publication Date: April 12, 2013

Dorian North, a soldier in the United States Army, is only hours away from being finished with her final tour in Afghanistan. It’s only when she’s ambushed by al Qaeda that Dorian is knocked unconscious and awakens to find herself bound and gagged in a stranger’s bed. She desperately tries to escape, but quickly finds herself enamored with her captor’s alarming handsomeness.

Rob Hutcherson is a former Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps, who stumbled upon an al Qaeda ambush. He rescues the surviving soldier: the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. Taking her back to his home he finds his attraction to the fierce young woman to be overwhelming. When she wakes for the first time her goal is clear: escape. In fear for her safety he chains the little hell cat to his bed. He can’t bear the thought of losing her, so he plans to show the little spit fire all the reasons she should stay…

 

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My Rating: 5 Stars

“Helplessness was not something she was used to. Never had she been defenseless in the face of a man and yet here she was, at his mercy.”

Gritty sexiness, complete with a bit of non-con bondage (but completely consensual sex) and a bit of romance are packed in to this hot little short. An unexpected twist and some action complete the package.

Martin succeeds in creating sizzling chemistry between Dorian and Rob in a short period of time, resulting in some very steamy sex. This couple of tough soldiers is made for each other and though they have a very shaky beginning, they are able to find their own version of a happy ending.

I recommend this for anyone in the mood for a HOT erotic quickie with an edge.

“He had to help her, protect her, but most of all his primal side called out in fervor… he had to have her.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Excerpt

 

She gave Rob the motioning look with her eyes again, which indicated she wanted him to remove the gag.

“No!” he growled, bucking his hips against her. His erection slid up between the globes her perfectly shaped ass. He wouldn’t have her tricking him again. Not now. Not when things felt so right.

She arched her back again, attempting to rub against him more. His eyes met hers, her hooded stare pleaded to be freed of the cloth in her mouth.

He gave in.

Leaning forward, he snatched at the tie on the small rope which fell to the floor of the shower and, with more patience then he knew he had, removed the material. She coughed and tried to speak, but he couldn’t understand what she was saying.

“What?”

She was breathing hard, her perky breasts bouncing with each intake of breath. Water droplets slid slowly down her lightly tanned skin since she was no longer under the direct stream of liquid. It was his back that the water was rushing down, the chain that bound her to the wall rubbing against the side of his torso, but he ignored all of that. He leaned forward in anticipation, suddenly desperate to hear what she had to say.

 

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Author Megan D. Martin

 

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. She has always had a special place in her heart for love that is forbidden between two characters as well as the idea of the soul mate. These two themes play big roles in Megan’s writing, especially in her debut novella Forbidden Angel that released in December 2012 with Breathless Press. She likes to push the envelope when it comes to controversial topics in romance and instead of brushing over them, she deals with them head on. Why does she do this? Simple. Real life pushes people out of their comfort zone every day and the characters in Megan’s books don’t get so lucky when it comes to avoiding hard situations. Along with Breathless Press, she is also published with Pagan Writers Press, Secret Cravings Publishing, and Dragonfairy Press.

In her spare time Megan plays Batman with her incredibly sweet son, watches too many episodes of Vampire Diaries (Ian, call me!), buys fish for her many fish tanks, and has long talks with Gandaldore (the little writing wizard that sits on her desk.) She is well known for losing her keys and has more than one nerdy tattoo.

Wanna contact Megan? Send her an email–she would love to hear from you MeggieM823@gmail.com

 

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5 Star Book Review and #Giveaway: DIVINITY by Patricia Leever

November 12, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Paranormal Romance, Past Giveaways, Urban Fantasy 1

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Title:   Divinity (Divinity #1)

Author:  Patricia Leever

Genre: Supernatual Romance

Publication Date:  September 25, 2012

Publisher:  Omnific Publishing

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Demons.

They’re everywhere, hiding in plain sight. Chances are, you’ve interacted with one or two of them in your lifetime without even realizing it…

Demon hunter Evelyn Brighton saves unsuspecting humans from the malevolent creatures masquerading around them every day. Working under the Lebriga Corporation’s direction, she never fails to bring her A-game with her keen skill, fiercely independent spirit, and the best weapon in her arsenal: the Divinity blade.

Evelyn’s world is turned on its ear, however, when she is ordered to train cocky new recruit Daniel Summers. They both feel an instinctive pull drawing them to one another, the ancient spells tattooed into their skin illuminating whenever the two hunters come into contact. But with evil looming over the city of Los Angeles, Evelyn and Daniel’s mutual competitiveness and sense of duty to Lebriga and all humankind forces them to hold back their desires. Will their restraint be enough to keep them focused and save southern California, or will the dark forces prevail?

Set in modern-day Los Angeles, Divinity is an action-filled, fast-paced marriage of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Edgy, witty, and sexy, it will bind you in its spell.

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My Rating: 5 Stars

“All of it was wonderful and maddening at the same time. The two of us were like oil and water, and we were either going to kill each oner or screw each other stupid. If I had anything to say about it, it would be the latter.” -Daniel

Fun, fast-paced, action-packed, and romantic, Divinity is a fantastic paranormal read.

Evelyn is a century old demon hunter, with a fear of getting close to a man. She’s a kick-ass heroine, a focused killer with a tons of sass, but she’s seen what happens when a hunter loses the one they love, and she refuses to take the risk. Enter Daniel, the new recruit. Sexy as hell, with a cocky attitude, this talented rookie hunter makes Evelyn feel something she’s never felt before. The chemistry between this couple is undeniable; sexual at first, but morphing into something more. Their story and connection is sizzling and fun, filled with witty banter and stolen kisses and touches, eventually punctuated by real and intense emotion. I couldn’t get enough of this couple together. They are not just attracted to one another, it is clear that this couple belongs together.

The author tells the story from both Daniel’s and Evelyn’s points of view. The transitions are perfect, the book flows smoothly. The writing is clean and easy, just the right amount of detail when it counts, allowing for fast-paced action, great fight scenes, well realized settings, witty banter, balanced humor, and palpable emotions. A great cast of secondary characters adds another layer to the story.

A great read for paranormal romance an urban fantasy fans, this book is “unputdownable”: a perfect combination of romance, action, and magic. This chapter has a conclusive and satisfying ending, but I can only hope that we will get to read more of this series.

“In the ring and out in the field, I was in charge, I called the shots, and I was the one pushing him to mental and physical capacity. But this, right here, was where he ruled; this was where he pushed me to my breaking point, and Heaven help me, I liked the feeling of being putty in his skilled hands, bending to his will and trembling at his every touch.” -Evelyn

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Patricia Leever is a wife, stay-at-home mom of four and owner of one dog and one really old cat. On the average school day she runs about town like a lunatic picking up and dropping off kids and trying to find a moment of quiet to write down a word or two.

She’s a sci-fi geek that loves to dress up like a zombie and participate in the local zombie march down Main St. and laugh as much as possible; laughter frees the mind and heals the soul.

Live. Breathe. Write.

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Book Review and Excerpt: BROKEN DOLLS by BR Kingsolver (@brkingsolver)

November 4, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Urban Fantasy 2

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Welcome to the Broken Dolls by BR Kingsolver Book Tour! This is not my usual romance/erotica but something I think fans of mystery/suspense with a bit of paranormal mixed in will enjoy! Read my review and an excerpt from the book… The ebook is only $0.99!

 

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Broken Dolls

BR Kingsolver

 Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Suspense

Number of pages: 235

Word Count: 79,600

Cover Artist: Mia Darien

 

Private investigator RB Kendrick makes her living nailing cheating spouses, digging up other dirt to help in a divorce, finding long-lost relatives, and occasionally sniffing out criminal activity and fraud.

When she takes a job to find a missing girl, she has no idea she is headed for the most dangerous case of her career. Usually, her ability to read minds gives her an edge. But when the people she’s hunting are also telepaths, that advantage is limited.

The search takes her into the dark underbelly of telepathic society, where anything, and anyone, is for sale. She discovers that telepathic women and girls are being trafficked as the ultimate sex slaves.

With people trying to kill her, she’s on the run, not knowing who she can trust. Will she find the missing girl, or become a victim herself?

 

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My Rating: 4 Stars

“He dropped my right arm. I raised the pistol a pressed the barrel under his chin. His eyes widened. I hesitated, a part of me horrified at what I was doing. I was killing a man I had slept with. A man who had been tender and loving. A man who had briefly made me feel less alone. A man who planned to wipe my mind and enslave me. I pulled the trigger.”

A great reads for fans of action-packed mystery and suspense. Broken Dolls has the added bonus of a fantasy/paranormal twist and a sexy-as-hell, kick-ass female heroine.

RB (Rhiannon) Kendrick, is a telepath, and a powerful one at that. When a clan leader asks her to try and mind a missing telepath, she’s discovers a dangerous human trafficking ring, and as the story goes on, she finds out that this ring reaches far and wide. Government officials, powerful bankers, and powerful telepaths are all involved, and the human trafficking is just another layer of shaky and often violent clan politics. The plot line is quite in depth; though the plot moves quickly, with tons of action, there are a lot of key players. There’s a ton of information to absorb: Gifts, clans, people and places are thrown at the reader in quick succession. The author does a very good job in filling in information and background as necessary (there’s also important info provided in a forward and appendix) and keeping the story moving. Intense action sequences and moments of pure tension and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat for much of the book.

Our heroine, Rhiannon, is a fantastic female lead. She’s smart, sexy, and powerful, at times feeling like a superhero, and other times human and vulnerable. She usually works alone, and struggled with the amount of other people required to help her in this operation, but I loved her genuine interactions with them and the depth that the secondary characters brought to the story.

This book is paranormal mystery/suspense, with no romance and most sex was “off camera”. But, the story has a sexy edge: many of are main cast are extremely beautiful telepaths who aren’t afraid of their beauty or the effect they have on men. And these women will stop at nothing to end the men who might exploit these gifts in others of their kind. Much of the content is dark: they are dealing with sex-trafficking, and there are violent conflicts between good and evil, but there is humor added to balance it out. Overall, a great read for both fans of paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense.

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

Excerpt

 

I walked into the restaurant to meet my prospective client, scanned the diners and slipped into the booth with her. She started to say something, then her eyes widened and nothing came out of her open mouth.

“Mrs. Sanders? I’m RB Kendrick,” I said, extending my hand.

“Oh, my,” she breathed. “The description you gave me is wholly inadequate.” She stared at me for a minute, then said, “Copper.”

Confused, I looked around. There weren’t any police in there. “Huh?” I said intelligently.

“Your hair. It’s not ginger, it’s like polished copper. It shines.”

Women notice different things than men. As I suspected from our conversation on the phone, Sylvia Sanders was a norm and so was her husband. What I read in her mind matched what she told me verbally. It’s so much easier when clients tell you the truth. I understood why she had suspicions about her husband. The changes in his behavior and schedule screamed other woman to me also.

“So what do you want, Mrs. Sanders? A report, photos, a confrontation? A basic report of what and who he is or is not doing will run a thousand pounds. Photos catching them in the act are another thousand, if I can get them. Unlike the telly, most people don’t conveniently provide evidence in front of windows with the shades open. If you want to confront him in the act, I’ll accompany you for an additional fifteen hundred pounds.”

She blanched at my rates.

“If what he’s doing isn’t obvious, and I have to put him under surveillance for an extended period, my rates are five thousand a week.”

“I don’t think that will be necessary,” she said with a quiver in her voice. She gave me a thousand and I wrote down all the pertinent information.

“I’ll check on it this afternoon. I’m going to be out of town for a few days,” I told her. “If I don’t find anything by tomorrow morning, I’ll call you when I get back.”

“Thank you, Miss Kendrick. This has been going on for several months. I don’t think it’s going to change.”

“Mrs. Sanders, you need to think about what you’re going to do if your suspicions are correct. Are you going to confront him and hope he ends it? Or do you plan to divorce him? It’s something you should decide before hand.”

“I want a divorce,” she said. “I know he’s cheating on me. He called a little while ago and told me he had to work late this evening.”

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Edward Sanders worked about a mile away. I took the Tube to his building. About twenty minutes after I arrived, I saw him come out and head for the Tube station. Obviously, he wasn’t working late.

I followed him and sat behind him on the train. I read his mind to get his destination, then sat back and used my phone to check my email.

When we left the tube station, I took a slightly different route than Sanders to reach the house of his mistress. I stood across the street and watched as she answered the door for him. I could understand why he was attracted to her. She was even more beautiful than what I had expected from the images in his mind.

I read her mind, also. She was the lonely trophy wife of a successful businessman who traveled often. Edward Sanders was good looking, and twenty years younger than his mistress’s husband. She wasn’t in love with him, but considered him a wonderful diversion. He wasn’t in love with her, either, but was infatuated that such a rich and beautiful young woman wanted him.

The shades in the living room weren’t drawn, and the amorous couple started their activities immediately upon his entering the house. I pulled my camera from my bag and walked across the street and across her lawn. There was a small tree in an ugly plastic pot sitting in the middle of the lawn, and I had to detour around it.

I could see glimpses of the lovers through the living room window, but reflections in the glass prevented me from a good view. It appeared he was doing her on the dining room table. This was going to be the easiest thousand pounds I’d ever made.

I was so focused on what was going on inside that I didn’t see the hole hidden by the small tree sitting in front of it. I should have realized what a potted tree was doing on the lawn. Someone planned to plant it.

I took a step and my left foot found only air. The world spun around and the camera slipped out of my grasp. My chin hit something hard and I bit my tongue.

When I came to my senses, my right leg was sticking straight up and the rest of me lay twisted in the bottom of a hole. My chin felt like it was on fire, and my tongue hurt like mad. It took me some time to get myself situated and crawl out onto the grass. I looked back. The hole was about two feet deep. I spit, and a spot of bright red blood landed on the green lawn.

I picked up my camera and checked it to make sure it was still working. Looking around, I didn’t see anyone. I waited until my head stopped spinning, then crept up to the window. They were still going at it on the table. I took some pictures, but had to wait for them to shift positions so I could get his face. After a few minutes, I had all I needed.

A sudden noise behind me caused me to turn around. A white-haired woman with binoculars hanging from her neck stuck her head out of the window of the house next door.

“You clumsy cow,” she shouted at me. “Get out of the way. You’re blocking the view.”

I retreated in a hurry, and she raised the binoculars, trained on the window through which I’d been snapping pictures.

Case closed. I walked back to the Tube and went home, holding a handkerchief to my still-bleeding mouth.

 

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I made silver and turquoise jewelry for almost a decade, ended up in nursing school, then took a master’s in business. Along the way I worked in construction, as a newspaper editor, a teacher, and somehow found a career working with computers.

I love the outdoors, especially the Rocky Mountains. I’ve skied since high school, with one broken leg and one torn ACL to show for it. I’ve hiked and camped all my life. I love to travel. I’ve seen a lot of Russia and Mexico, not enough of England. Amsterdam is amazing, and the Romanian Alps are breathtaking. I was in Paris and Iceland this summer.

I have a very significant other, two cats and two Basset Hounds. I’m currently living in Baltimore, nine blocks from the harbor, but still own a home in New Mexico.

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5 Star Book Review, Author Interview, and #Giveaway: SEDUCTIVE SECRECY by Marni Mann (@MarniMann)

October 31, 2013 Adult, Author Interview, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica, Favorite Books, Past Giveaways 0

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IT’S HERE! Seductive Secrecy, the follow-up to Marni Mann’s absolutely brilliant Seductive Shadows is on tour! I have some fabulous things going on today including: my review, an excerpt from the book, an interview with Marni, and a HUGE giveaway!! Seductive Shadows (Shadows #1) is one of my favorite reads… read my 5+ star review HERE.

 

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Title: Seductive Secrecy (Shadows Series #2)

Author: Marni Mann

Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 24th, 2013

Publisher: Booktrope (http://booktrope.com/)

 

“We were two broken souls who had found each other in a world of shadows. We were held together by a connection of secrets, dark and fearful and reluctant to leave. Their depth was seductive and overwhelming, an endless ocean of black that threatened to cover the brilliance we kept reaching for with each other.”

With her art career flourishing and the mansion predators no longer a threat, Charlie is creating a new life. Her desires have changed, and she has a chance at a healthy, loving relationship with Cameron—if they can bury the memories and doubts that plague them.

Can they overcome the destruction of their clouded pasts, or will the revelation of more painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the shadows?

**This book is for mature audiences. It contains explicit language and sexual content.

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A gust of cold air burst through my body, tightening every muscle and clenching my lungs. The feeling was always the same, and it only came when I thought of that place…when the memories were thicker than the lessons I had learned by leaving there.
I set both brushes in a jar of water and walked across the hall to the apartment. Then I moved through the kitchen, my hands yanking at my sweater, lifting it over my head and releasing it once I got to the entryway of the bedroom. I peeled off my black skinny jeans until I reached my knee-high boots and dropped both along with my pants in front of the bathroom sinks. My panties and bra fell before I stepped into the shower and turned on the water.
The wall of glass that separated the shower from the rest of the bathroom began to fog, and the marble under my feet turned warm. Windows spanned both sides, overlooking different sections of the Back Bay; below the ledges were niches that held our bottles of shampoo and body wash, and benches for us to sit on. The back wall was a mosaic, an abstract. Water shot out from every direction, spraying from all sides as well as the ceiling. There were even streams below that covered my feet.
My skin was sweating now. Drops of scalding water ran off my body. The places that were being hit directly by the jets had turned a bright red. But it couldn’t stop the chill that continued to spread beneath my flesh.

Six months had passed since I’d left the mansion. I didn’t think about it as much as I used to, but when something instigated those thoughts—something like the mirrored floor in the painting—I had a hard time calming them down again. I still wasn’t sure how I was supposed to process what I had done there, what I had allowed to happen and how much I had once enjoyed it. Part of me didn’t want to take it back; part of me could barely keep down the bile that threatened to rise when I remembered. But that time in my life had gotten me here. And I was here, unlike some of the girls I had shared that house with.
I moved closer to one of the shower heads and pressed my hands against the cold marble that tiled the wall, leaning into the stream of water. It massaged the top of my head.
Breathe.
The drops that filled my ears blocked any noise that was around me. I could taste the product that drizzled from my hair—the spray I had used to hold my curls and the oil that gave it shine. My eyes closed and I inhaled the steam, trying to find a place of relaxation.
A place where the images and the screams would quiet to a dull moan.
And just as I found it, just as my palms no longer kneaded against the stone and my back didn’t pump and arch to find that place of complete comfort, just as I had finally gotten used to the temperature of the water, his arms wrapped around my chest. His hands cupped each of my breasts, his thumbs grazing my nipples.
“Why didn’t you wake me?” he whispered into my neck. His lips followed his words to my skin, his tongue circling the spot just to the side of my throat. It didn’t matter how often he had roamed my body, or how many times, it still felt so new, so unexpected.
“You need your sleep…” I told him. As soon as he touched me, I completely lost my voice. All I had were my desires, and they consumed me.
“I need you more,” he breathed.

 

My Review

 

My Rating: 5+ Stars

“What if Cee was really the soul of me, and Charlie was just another mask I wore?”

This book is one that have been anxiously waiting to read from the moment I knew that it would exist; and I’m absolutely ecstatic to say that it did not disappoint. The reader gets to see in to Charlie’s soul as she struggles with her new life after the mansion. She no longer feels the weight of poverty and abuse and has an amazing man in her life: a man whose dark past and bright future rivals her own. The story is deliciously dark, gritty, and sexy; intense emotions, both ecstasy and despair, mesh perfectly with a suspenseful and engaging story. The plot itself, with its twists and surprises, is compelling enough. But, what makes this book truly special is the artistic style to Mann’s writing: scenes described with a sensual artistic quality using beautifully realized colors, textures, and details.

I was impressed by how much Charlie’s character has grown. She is stronger and braver, she still struggles, but is trying to come to terms with her demons, to find comfort, stability and love. But this story is not only about Charlie. It’s also about the people around her and the relationships she is forging. Now that she is not simply surviving, but actually living, she is connecting with people on more than just a sexual level. She is forced reconcile these new found connections with her past and her future, and moving forward will not be easy.

We are introduced to a whole new cast of well-realized secondary characters. I truly enjoyed getting to know new angels and enemies, and witnessing new stories of darkness and light, of tragedy and triumph. Especially Cameron; He is my perfect broken hero. Gorgeous and damaged and sexually insatiable, his connection with Charlie is undeniable and I loved seeing the evolution of their relationship, in spite of nearly insurmountable obstacles.

“I tilted my head, looking in to the crystal clarity that stared back at me. The only thing cold about him was the blue of his eyes. Everything about Cameron spoke of his warmth. ‘Do you think I’m crazy?’

‘No,’ I said as I shook my head. ‘I think you’re wonderful.’ “

I must admit, I am such an enormous fan of Seductive Shadows that it would be nearly impossible to top that book for me. I highly recommend reading it first; the background is necessary to fully enjoy this book (and it’s an AMAZING read!!). Seductive Secrecy is it’s own story, though. We have a new Charlie, with glimpses of Cee, but this Charlie is more accessible and I feel that this book has a more relatable quality. It is heartbreaking and intense, but the pinpoints of light are just a bit brighter in this installment. These books, with their perfect combination of romance, sex, suspense, devastating darkness, and brilliant hope have captured my heart and soul.

“Maybe I should stare at the sky more often. Maybe I should enjoy the night air instead of shielding myself from it. Rather than letting the the never-ending blackness overwhelm me, maybe I should appreciate it for what it is; a background for the brilliance of stars. After all, without darkness there can’t be light.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

Author Interview

1.     Seductive Secrecy is the sequel to Seductive Shadows, how does it differ from the first book? 

Seductive Secrecy really focuses on Charlie and Cameron’s relationship, if they’re able to move on and grow from everything that happened while they were together as well as what had occurred in their pasts. Of course, with the sequel comes a whole new set of problems and they either have to weave through them together or the issues will drive them apart.

2.     What character have readers asked you the most about? Which left an impression on them, and did it surprise you?

Cameron is the most asked about character: who inspired his looks, is he based on someone I know, will he receive his own story? I would also say he’s left the strongest impression on my readers. Cameron has haunted me for a while (he still does!), so I can’t say I’m surprised by their curiosity. I’m more intrigued by their questions, if anything.

3.     What is the best personality trait of your heroine, Charlie?  Worst personality trait?

Underneath Charlie’s mask, her scars, her erotic behavior, is a survivor. She truly has an instinctive will to survive regardless of what she’s faced with. Her worst personality trait is that she’s fearless.

 4.     Did you know how Seductive Secrecy was going to end, before you wrote it? It was quite the shocker! 

Ha! Thank you! 🙂 I knew the main events that were going to take place, but the details weren’t flushed out until I wrote the actual ending. Because the ending is so layered, those points were smoothed out even more during the editing process.

5.     Is there a message in the Shadows Series that you want readers to walk away with? If so, what is it?

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

6.     Will there be a third book? What can we expect in the next installment?

As of right now, there is no plan for a third book. I did write a short story in Cameron’s point-of-view that readers can receive by purchasing a copy of Seductive Secrecy before November 1st (details are here: http://marnismann.com/claim-your-electronic-copy-of-camerons-point-of-view/) My next release is tentatively scheduled for January and it’s a New Adult title.

7.     Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Write as much as you can. Every writer has his or her own unique voice and it’s impossible to find that voice unless you experiment. My other piece of advice is read everything you can get your hands on because behind every great writer is a great reader.

 

 

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A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann, now a Floridian is inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps a mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.

 

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5 Star Book Review, Excerpt, and #Giveaway: MADELEINE, ABDUCTED by M.S. Willis

October 28, 2013 Adult, BDSM, Book Tour, Favorite Books, Past Giveaways, Romance 0

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Welcome to the Madeleine, Abducted Blog Tour! Today I have my 5 Star review, an excerpt from the book, and a giveaway! Enjoy!

 

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She was meant to be his destruction…
A pawn played in a perilous game between
father and son…
Yet, her strength was more than either
man could imagine.
As Maddy learns to save herself…
She becomes the one thing that could
set the son free.

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.

Seemingly, dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse.

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places.

 

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Finding her voice, Maddy spoke out of turn, not thinking about the repercussions her words could elicit.  “I would prefer you call me by my name.”  She peaked up at him through her lashes.  “Maddy, I would prefer that you call me Maddy.”

 Aaron stopped with his bare back turned to her, taking several minutes to finally respond, he asked, “What makes you think you are allowed to ask that?  If I wanted, I could call you slave…”  He turned to face her, the contours of chest perfectly shadowed, his strength unquestionable.  “…or whore.”  His swagger was slow as he approached her, a hunter skilled in pursuit.  “Would you prefer those names to ‘Mouse’?”

 Sucking her bottom lip between her teeth, Maddy fidgeted with her hands, refusing to look Aaron in the eyes.  She could feel his gaze touching her skin, his perusal of the woman barely half his size.  The heat of his body rolled off of him as he circled her.  It was the feeling of a soft blanket and lustful threat wrapped around her at the same time.  When the deep resonation of his voice occurred again, she cringed, fearing he would strike out at her for the incorrect answer.  “Why do you dislike the name I have given you?”

 Continuing to fidget, Maddy trained her eyes on her feet, not daring to look up into the endless green she knew stared down at her.  Gripping her under her chin, Aaron pulled her face up to look at him, his eyes searching hers for the answer to his question.  “You will speak when I tell you.”  Dropping his hand from her face, he took a step back placing distance between them.  “Now answer me.”

 Her heart pounded against the walls of her chest, her throat constricted, making it difficult for her to breath.  Fear consumed her as she stood in the shadow of the man who’d taken at least two lives that day.  Barely a whisper, her voice squeaked out the answer to his question. “Because a mouse is a furry little rodent, something detested.”

 Aaron stood thoughtful and silent above her.  When he didn’t respond, Maddy quietly added, “I guess it’s better than Xander’s name for me.”

 Laughter bellowed out, causing the toned muscles of Aaron’s broad chest to flex and relax before her eyes.  The sound of his amusement so real, it caused her to want to smile in response to seeing a piece of his mask falling away, revealing parts of him not witnessed by many people.  Containing himself, Aaron’s eyes sparkled as he asked, “And what, exactly, is Xander’s name for you?”

 A scowl creased the fine skin between her eyes, her mouth pulled into the pout of a sulking child.  “He calls me ‘cricket’…an insect.  It’s odd that you both refer to me as nothing more than a common household pest.”

 Aaron’s smile faltered as he looked down upon the beautiful girl who didn’t fully understand her role.  “No, Madeleine, you are not a common household pest…”

 Maddy looked up at him, anticipating what he would say next.

 For a fleeting second, he looked genuinely amused, but his expression was quickly replaced with indifference and contempt as he stated, “you are lower than even a pest in your role as a slave.”

 

My Review

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

“Her name is Madeleine Clark, and when she was abducted, she was not only dragged in to hell… She took over.”

I LOVED this book. From the first sentences to the ending, I was held captive along with Madeleine; taken prisoner by this story, breathtaking in its darkness, violence, and glimmers of hope.

The story’s engaging and well realized characters taught me a few things…

Never underestimate an introvert. Don’t mistake the quiet shyness of a pure, innocent, talented, and artistic woman as weakness. She may hold a strength that not only can withstand torture and abuse at the hands of evil men, but the power within herself to topple an entire criminal empire headed by a madman.

“Such bravery for a woman who faced the unknown; it amazed him to see that her heart had changed form that of a mouse into that of a lion in a matter of weeks, that her strength was enough to heal them both.”

 Conversely, don’t underestimate the emotions of a cold-blooded assassin. He may be without remorse for his killing, but he is not without the capacity for love; and that love may be the one thing that can truly guide him in his quest for power and ultimately redemption.

 “Aaron’s beauty was a wicked veil; mystifying and lulling those that looked upon him into a false sense of awe, only to have security ripped from them when they saw the menace lurking beneath.”

This book also taught me that even in places of complete darkness, there is light. The flow of the story is much like Maddy’s life in the The Estate: a bleak and horrifying nightmare, but with moments of light and hope. This book is not for the faint of heart. It has slavery, unimaginable violence, drugs, and scenes that made me cringe and squirm. But there were also moments that took my breath away with their tenderness and beauty. The book is emotional, heart-wrenching, and full of suspense and tension. The writing has a musical quality, a complement to the musician at the center of the story. This is a brilliant read, the book complete in itself, but I can not wait for more of the story.

“She is light while I am darkness…”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.

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Book Review and #Giveaway: WORTH THE FIGHT by Vi Keeland (@ViKeeland)

October 12, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Past Giveaways 3

Welcome to the Worth The Fight by Vi Keeland Book Tour! Enjoy my review and enter the giveaway for the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

 

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Title: Worth the Fight

 Author: Vi Keeland

 Release date: October 3, 2013

 Age Group: Adult

 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half.  But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for

 

My Review

 

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

“His breath is so close to my ear when he speaks, I feel the words throughout my body as he speaks them. ‘But when I finally get you underneath me, I’m definitely not going to treat you like a lady.’ “

*Shivers*. That what Nico Hunter does to me, gives me the chills, makes me tingle all over. He’s smokin’ hot, tattooed, possessive, sweet, and broken. Though you may not see it on the surface, Elle is broken, too. They have more in common than they realize, but their dark pasts threaten to tear them apart. This a fantastically sexy story, a great romance, and a difficult journey towards healing and understanding.

Keeland writes a romance that transitions easily from dual points of view. Both main characters are given a unique voice and perspective, but the flow of the story stays perfectly intact. I enjoyed each voice equally, his rough and hers a bit more refined, but their feelings were clear: this thing that is brewing between them could change their lives forever.

The chemistry is absolutely sizzling, and the sex scenes are super hot. Nico is a possessive alpha-male both in the bedroom and out. Elle is a great match for him: smart, sassy, and determined. I loved this couple together and was so pleased that the author let their relationship start to solidify somewhat early in the book. The reader gets to spend time with Elle and Nico; we get to experience their blissful happiness, the difficulties that occur when their pasts come back to haunt them, and the intense emotions that come along with facing demons and finding love, healing and redemption.

I truly enjoyed Nico and Elle’s story: the juxtaposition between the rough fighter and lawyer with the polished exterior. This is a complete story, carrying the reader from the relationship’s sizzling early chemistry, to a tentative romance, times of difficulty, a tear-jerking climax, and a hopeful conclusion. The author promises more books in this series, and I can’t wait to read the next one.

“God, the man is beautiful. And not just on the outside… on the inside too… and he doesn’t even have to try. It’s just who he is. Underneath 220 pound of tattooed hard muscle that screams trouble is the most sensitive and beautiful soul I’ve ever met. For the first time since I was eight years old I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Book Review: LANDSLIDE by NJ Cole (@NJCole1)

October 11, 2013 Adult, BDSM, Book Review, Erotica 0

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Title: Landslide

Author: NJ Cole

Publication Date: August 4, 2013

 

My Rating: 4 Stars

 

 

About the Book

Senator Maxwell Joseph has it all—money, power and good looks—the trifecta when it comes to attracting the ladies. He even has women willing to be tied up, spanked and fucked all while calling him Daddy, fulfilling his secret fantasy. On the night of his thirty-fifth birthday he finds a goddess waiting for him in his hotel room. She is beautiful, sexy and very willing, yet the fruit she offers is very forbidden. Not only at nineteen is she barely legal, but she is the daughter of his best friend and political advisor.

Mackenzie Wade has had a crush on the senator for years, and when an overheard phone call affords her the opportunity she needs to make her fantasies a reality, she jumps on the chance offering herself as a birthday gift.

Throwing caution to the wind, Max gives in to temptation and gives them both what they have been yearning for—a night filled with ropes, floggers and toe-curling sex. Although satiated, one night of passion wasn’t enough for either of them, and they began a clandestine affair.

The solid ground on which he’d built his career now began to shift as his wants and dreams for the future began to change. In what he can only describe as a landslide, Max hold on tight to the only thing that he can, Kenzie, and goes on the ride of his life, knowing all along that in the end, he may have to make a choice between the woman of his fantasies and his career.

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“In the past, I’d known what I’d wanted with my pets and they had all been extremely willing and able- bought and paid for- but Mackenzie was different. She didn’t have to play by my rules, and that little detail made me want her more than anything I’d ever wanted.”

This sexy, entertaining story begins when two people seek one another to fulfill their fantasies, and before long, it becomes clear that they connection they have is something much more.

If you are completely turned off by Daddy/little girl relationships, then this book is not for you. (Keep in mind, this relationship exists between consenting adults!) But, if you’re on the fence, or know that you enjoy that particular relationship dynamic, along with spanking and SUPER HOT sex, then this book is for you. Max and Kenzie’s relationship begins with just sex, like, some “one-handed reading” type of sex, but as they begin to realize they have deeper feelings for one another, I also realized I had been rooting for them all along. I enjoyed them as Daddy and little girl, and loved the progression to Maxwell and Kenzie. But theirs is a forbidden romance, he is high powered politician and she is the nineteen year old daughter of his political advisor. But the risk seems worth it: they have it all, an amazing sexual chemistry, and a beautiful romance. But theirs is a precarious situation… will their love be strong enough?

The author does a very good job of using both main character’s points of view; I enjoyed the balance it gave to the tone and emotion of the story. This is a great book for those that enjoy a sweet and spicy read, with a bit of kink, plenty of hot sex, and unlikely but heartwarming romance.

“It couldn’t be more wrong, yet everything felt so right.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.


5 Star Book Review: ETERNAL ECHOES by Anastasia Virgas

October 8, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance 0

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Title: Eternal Echoes (Sisters of the Divine #1)

Author: Anastasia Vargas

Release Date: October 8, 2013

 

My Rating: 5 Stars

 

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Ariston Dago is a sentry, a protector for his people. He watches the waters of his territory, keeping his god and his race safe both above and below the murky depths around Venice, Italy. When he’s compelled to save a human that falls from a transport, his life is forever changed, because the human he saves, Teagan Moss, is his mate, the first human to ever mate a Dagonite.

Teagan Moss is the kind of woman to shoot first and then question the body later. When she wakes with a Hydro bomb strapped to her body, she knows someone is going to pay for trying to kill her, and that she is going to need the help of the sexy exotic Dagonite to find out who exactly needs that bullet in their brain. What she doesn’t count on, is the scorching attraction she feels for the male who is so certain she is his.

Thrust into solving the mystery surrounding the attempt on his mate’s life, Ari and Teagan uncover more than the answers they are looking for, and the truths they unearth could send the world into another war.

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” ‘Well where I come from that’s called first base, and I just don’t go any further without the threat to my mate lifted, or the very least dinner. But I like that you want me to.’ He winked. ‘So shall we go see about those weapons?’

Teagan scowled. ‘Let’s. I have the need to shoot someone.’

‘Bring it babe, that’s foreplay.’ “

This book had me at “Hello, here’s my blurb”, and imagine my excitement when  it turned out to be fantastic! I’m pretty much all in for stories of romance post-apocalyse, but this book was so much more. With it’s original fantasy elements, great cast of characters, super steamy sex, and action-packed plot it was everything I was looking for and more.

The world as we know it has been destroyed by humanity and is now populated by other races that are not quite human, and humans face rebuilding their society alongside these other beings. Teagan Moss is an ambassador, and though she is well-liked and respected among most races, hers is a dangerous job in these volatile times. That becomes abundantly clear when there’s an attempt on her life that is also an attempt to off-set any shaky world peace that exists. Fortunately, she is rescued. Fortunately for the reader, she happens to be rescued by the incredibly sexy octopus shifter (yes I said “octopus”; we’ll get to that in a minute), the warrior, Ari. It’s clear from their first moments together that there’s absolutely sizzling chemistry. I love this couple together. Strong and protective as Ari is, Teagan’s a bad-ass in her own right; no damsels in distress here. Their connection is laced with humor, incredible sex, and eventually, genuine love that has the potential to change to world.

Oh yeah, octopus shifter. I am aware it sounds a bit strange and I was a a bit skeptical at first, but you’re just going to have to trust me on this one. Sex with a Dagonite is HOT! I’m in love with this totally new and totally original brand of shifter.

I enjoyed this book, start to finish. The exciting plot moves quickly is is filled to the brim with action, humor, intrigue, sex, and romance. Even though the author has the difficult task of building a new world and introducing new races, technology, an political system, she accomplishes it seamlessly. I felt completely immersed in the world she created, even while the plot never slows. This book is a perfect start to a series: it has it’s own complete story and introduces a compelling cast of characters, and a it’s clear that a much larger plot is just beginning. I can’t wait for more of this series.

“The man was everything she had ever wanted, sexy, funny, accepting of who she was and what she wanted outta life. He didn’t try to shelter her; he didn’t try to control her. Ari loved her for who she was.”

*I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

 


Book Review and #Giveaway: ADAM’S APPLE by Liv Morris

October 4, 2013 Adult, Book Review, Book Tour, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Past Giveaways 8

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Welcome to the Adam’s Apple by Liv Morris Book Tour! Enjoy my review, a teaser, and enter the giveaway for the chance to win gift cards, signed copies of the book, ecopies of the book, and swag!

 

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Adams Apple

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By: Liv Morris

Adam Kingsley reigns as the young prince of Manhattan. Everything he touches turns to gold, making him the envy of Wall Street. Women swoon at his feet, money falls out of his pockets, and his killer good looks are as wicked as sin. A dangerous trifecta.

What more could a thirty-two-year-old man wish for? Maybe that his life never changes and his past stays far away? Sounds reasonable, but life seldom is.

Kathryn Delcour is a beautiful and alluring socialite with unique erotic tastes. When she suddenly appears on the New York City social scene, Adam finds her too tempting to resist. He has to have her, but she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways. She tries her hardest to keep him at arm’s length, but Kathryn’s arms may not be strong enough to hold Adam at bay.

Hidden secrets, Kathryn’s passion for an ancient sexual practice, and a former business partner wanting to inflict a deadly revenge set the scene for a wild ride as Adam tells the story in his own words.

 

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“My breath hitches as I feel her fingers undoing the ties of my pants. Loosening them until they’re free and hanging open. She places her hands on the area above my boxers and gives me a devilish look. One which promises to undo me. I keep eye contact with her, though; I’ve learned to follow rules tonight.”

 

My Review

 

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

“So far the beast in me remains wild and undomesticated. However, I don’t remember a woman inducing such a raw desire in me like Kathryn Delcour.”

Adam’s Apple offers a little something different than the more typical billionaire romances. This is not a story of a young, innocent ingenue being swept off her feet by the sexually brilliant but emotionally flawed businessman. Adam is a wealthy man with no shortage of young, beautiful women to take care of his sexual needs. Enter Kathryn: stunning, clever, and with her own wealth and sexual prowess, she is Adam’s equal, if not his superior in many ways. She’s a strong, confident character, and they are a great match.

There are so many aspects of this book that worked for me. I loved Kathryn and her clever remarks, her confident sexiness. I enjoyed the engaging storyline, the original plot, and the chemistry between the main characters. I was excited to read a book from the male character’s point-of-view and the author does a good job creating an interesting, multi-layered character, but I didn’t love Adam. Something about Adam’s voice just read a little off for me. It didn’t sound natural or flow as well as I would have liked. It did interfere with my ability to really connect with his character.

As a whole, this is a completely enjoyable story, with a great combination of romance and suspense, an interesting tantric twist, and a fantastically refreshing female lead.

” ‘The truth is all the money you possess can’t make you a man.’ “

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Liv Morris resides in Manhattan with her husband of twenty-eight years. After relocating eleven times during her husband’s corporate career, she qualifies as a professional mover. Learning to bloom where she’s planted, Liv brings her moving and life experiences to her writing.

A native of the beautiful Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri, Liv feels blessed to have a supportive and close family. Her three grown daughters are scattered across the country, but thankfully call home on a regular basis.

She received a B.S. in Communication from the University of Maryland. Liv has published five short story series, Love in the City. Two of her short stories have landed on Amazon’s top best sellers list in Contemporary Romance. Her novel, Adam’s Apple, is due for release this summer.

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