Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Tour + eARC Review & Excerpt: Seduction: One Fortune at a Time (An Anthology of Romance Stories and Novellas) by Lisa Carlisle, Carly Carson, Leigh Court, Anne Kane, Roz Lee, Jennifer Lynne, and Laura Sheehan

Book Title:  Seduction
Sub-title:  One fortune at a time
Release date:  2nd September 2014
Genre: Sexy romance (light erotic romance)

Seven steamy novellas from seven acclaimed romance authors, guaranteed to bring good fortune (or at least a hot read) to any romance fan. There's a seduction for everyone in this collection of never before published stories that range from sensual to erotic—all for one seductive price! 

Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle – Antonio returns from the Marine Corps and runs into the woman he never forgot at a rock club. Lina can't believe Antonio is back in town, right before her wedding. Can she resist temptation in the form of a dark-haired Italian Marine?
Love Charm for Fiona by Carly Carson – When Fiona receives a fortune teller's love charm, she casts the spell to bring her dead fiancé back to life. But a love charm has its own magic, and what she gets is a surprise in the form of a SEAL on "shore leave."
Fear Of Flying by Leigh Court – Book publicist Jessie Jordan is deathly afraid of flying, which prompts travel writer Regan Quade to come up with a highly imaginative (and intimate!) way to calm her anxiety. Thrown together on a two-week book tour, the result just might be a bestseller!
Hearts on Fire by Roz Lee – They’ve been burned before, but desire will rekindle the flames of love in this sensual and heart wrenching story of redemption and second chances.
Heart's Destiny by Jennifer Lynne – Eve Perroniʼs quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make — or break — both their hearts.
Moonlit Seduction by Anne Kane – Winston is a mutt with a mission - to convince Natalie that her fortune lies in surrendering to the seductive Jacob McKinley.
Hidden Fortune by Laura Sheehan – Ava has always played it safe, but after a midnight run-in with a handsome stranger, she discovers that perhaps fortune favors the bold. Can she find the courage to seek the ultimate treasure?

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Fortune tellers and alpha males; these are the common threads that tie Seduction together. It's not that far off, come to think about it. After all, wouldn't you be extremely lucky to end up with a sexy alpha of your own? It's not really that farfetched that seven different authors would weave vastly different variations on that one theme!

This is a full potpourri of contemporary romance novellas guaranteed to give hearts and libidos a thorough workout. Some are sweet, some are erotic (one, in my opinion, more sexy than the others however I leave you to your own decision on this), but they are all scorching hot. Word of warning. Don't read this at work or when you have a deadline. You'll lose track of time, have no drive to get work done, and end up with a definite bothered feeling. Guaranteed.

I won't go into this one novella at a time since it would be too long a review. I can say one thing, though. It's a good, light read for a lazy, cozy weekend. If you have a comfortable armchair, a cuddly pillow, and a snuggly throw, use them for this book. You won't want for anything for the duration.

What's the Seduction I predict for my own near future? I'm going to have in hand a hot, dark, creamy, sweet, strong, steamy ... cup of mocha café latté. What? Tell me who can refuse that?

Adult-rated excerpt from HEART'S DESTINY by Jennifer Lynne:

Eve Perroni's quest to find her past leaves no time for love, until a chance prediction leads to the seductive Ky Ransom and a destiny that could make—or break—both their hearts

Waves of sensation kept washing through her body. She couldn't stop shaking, especially when he stood, grabbed her butt cheeks and lifted her up in the air, and then straight down onto his waiting cock. There was no finesse. No delicate prodding to ensure the breach was gentle. No chance to change her mind. He was big, and she was out of practice, but the force of his thrust as well as their combined sex fluids aided his entry. Her eyes widened and she clutched at his shoulders to maintain balance. His guttural groan, and the pressure of his organ rooted so deep inside her, ignited little flames within her womb. She wrapped her legs around his hips, and hooked her ankles together behind his back.

Don't think. Just feel.

He took a step forward and lay her on the table top, their bodies still joined. When he bent to kiss her, she could taste her own fluids on his lips and tongue. It mingled with his flavor to create a heady aphrodisiac that ramped up her need ten-fold. She sucked in his tongue, forcing it deep in a parody of what they were already doing. He moaned down in his throat with a vulnerable sound that she swallowed into oblivion.

The thrust when he fucked her was harder than she'd ever felt, and she broke off the kiss to release her own pent-up moans. "Ky." She couldn't say anything beyond his name. There was so much going on, not only physically but in her mind and her soul. It's too much. All she could do was go with this moment, let him fuck her, until there was nothing left but this gorgeous creature hammering into her body with a force that rasped the flesh of her back along the wooden table. Pain. Pleasure. Up and down. Over and over. Pounding. Grunting. Groaning.

"Oh my God, Eve." He was shuddering, she could feel it in his limbs. His eyes were so dark with hunger they were close to black. His hands clamped around her wrists and imprisoned her arms somewhere above her head. "You're incredible."

"I'm just…" She could hardly get the words out. "Lying here."

"But so fucking sexy, spread out over the table." He pounded again and she dug her heels into his ass cheeks, trying to force him deeper still. "I can smell your need. I can see it in your face."

Their combined scent was wafting around them. "I can smell it, too." She wanted to touch him, to explore the straining muscles of his body as he continued to move, but he wouldn't let go of her wrists. She groaned and fisted her hands. "Let me…I can't…oh please, help me forget, Ky. I don't want to feel anything except you."

It was like someone else had taken over her body and was encouraging her to do and say things that were not of her own free will. Part of her stayed separate from the raging need, watching with a sense of dismay as she gave up her body to his. Not him. Not here, and not like this.

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  1. Thank you for having us to visit - and so glad you enjoyed the collection!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting this review! But now I'm dying to know, which story did you think was the steamiest?

  3. Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed our stories.

  4. Thank you for the review, and sharing our stories. :)

  5. Much thanks for the review and visit!

  6. Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed our stories :)

  7. Thanks for hosting us, and for the lovely review!

  8. Ladies! You're very welcome, although I should be thanking you for sharing the read! I loved all the stories and really found them all h-o-t. I won't come out and give the title of the steamer but I will say it's an inspiration since I often go places during that month. ;-*