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Hola a todos. Como sabéis, hoy es viernes, y toca autora invitada. Me he encontrado a Sandra Estévez muy atareada por Twitter, y me entró la curiosidad. Y una vez puesta a investigar, me pareció que a vosotros también os gustaría saber más sobre esta escritora y su obra. Así que, ahí va.

Sandra Estévez Calvar

Sandra Estévez Calvar

Sandra Estévez Calvar, nacida un trece de septiembre en Porriño – Pontevedra. Diplomada en Contabilidad, ejerciendo dicha actividad durante 16 años en empresas del sector privado.
Su andanza por la escritura comenzó en la época de estudiante, cuando escribía novelas de amor y sus compañeras se las rifaban para leerlas, quedando apartada durante unos años por motivos de trabajo y maternidad. Debido a una traumática experiencia laboral, se zambulló de lleno en la escritura, como una alternativa a sentirse viva y útil, realizando varios cursos de escritura creativa a distancia, y escribiendo su primer libro.
Autora de las novelas “Entre el miedo y el amor”, “No me dejes ahora” y “Entre ángel y demonio” publicadas en Amazon. También ha participado en el I Concurso de microrrelatos – libro digital “Mis vacaciones Ideales”. En su blog se puede encontrar variedad de reseñas de libros que va leyendo, y relatos propios de índole romántica erótica, otros reivindicativos. También cuenta con varios poemas de naturaleza romántica erótica.

Su página en Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/SANDRA-EST%C3%89VEZ-CALVAR/e/B00NU971Y6/

Y sus novelas.

Entre el miedo y el amor de Sandra Estévez Calvar

Entre el miedo y el amor de Sandra Estévez Calvar

ENTRE EL MIEDO Y EL AMOR by SANDRA ESTÉVEZ CALVAR

Marta era una universitaria con muchos planes para el futuro, alegre, feliz, responsable; hasta que Carlos, un depravado sexual, con un pasado ciertamente oscuro, se cruza en su camino de la peor forma posible. Ella intenta huir y ocultarse, pero en sus entrañas lleva el fruto de aquella desgraciada noche.
Pese al apoyo incondicional de su familia, su vida se convierte en un infierno, y el miedo consigue dominar sus sentimientos, sus actos.
Afortunadamente reaparece Jesús, el primer amor de su vida, transmitiéndole paz y seguridad, demostrándole que sí se puede amar sin condiciones, sin intimidaciones, sin coacciones, de corazón; enseñándole que sí existe el amor verdadero y que es posible alcanzar la felicidad, dejando atrás el pasado y los miedos.
Es una novela de superación personal inédita, con la cual podremos aprender, visualizar y disfrutar de las distintas fases de un embarazo, con todo tipo de detalles, una historia con una profunda esencia romántica y sobre todo humana.

http://www.amazon.com/ENTRE-EL-MIEDO-AMOR-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00NIC4KFS/

http://www.amazon.es/ENTRE-EL-MIEDO-AMOR-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00NIC4KFS/

Entre ángel y demonio de Sandra Estévez Calvar

Entre ángel y demonio de Sandra Estévez Calvar

Entre ángel y demonio: La segunda parte de “Entre el miedo y el amor” by Sandra Estévez Calvar 

Carlos, además de ser un joven muy atractivo que atrae a todo tipo de mujeres, es un chico que oculta un pasado estremecedor que le acarreará inmensos problemas. En su vida se cruzan muchas jóvenes y a todas ellas les costará separarse de él. Se levanta y acuesta pensando en la misma cosa: sexo. Da igual con qué mujer, en qué lugar y de qué forma. Un adicto que únicamente piensa en disfrutar y conseguir su propio placer.
Todo le va bien hasta que una chica osa meter las narices en su vida y destapar su escalofriante pasado.

http://www.amazon.com/Entre-%C3%A1ngel-demonio-segunda-Spanish-ebook/dp/B014AYH892/

http://www.amazon.es/Entre-%C3%A1ngel-demonio-segunda-Spanish-ebook/dp/B014AYH892/

No me dejes ahora de Sandra Estévez Calvar

No me dejes ahora de Sandra Estévez Calvar

No me dejes ahora de Sandra Estévez Calvar 

Carla es una joven policía santiaguesa enamorada de su trabajo. Una noche oscura, fría y lluviosa, reciben un soplo importante y debe acudir, junto a su compañero Sergio, a la detención de un delincuente que llevaban persiguiendo y vigilando desde hacía tiempo. En la operación no contaban con más refuerzos, por lo que tuvieron que separarse para poder bloquear su paso y, así evitar que llegara al centro de la ciudad y poner a civiles en peligro. Si a las adversas condiciones climáticas le añadimos la emboscada que sufren, la actuación se volvió suicida. El Tuerto jugó sus cartas con maldad, obligándola a disparar a su compañero por equivocación.
Después de más de un año de baja, ni la distancia ni el tiempo consiguen que Carla recupere su vida. Los recuerdos siguen persiguiéndola, atormentándola, hasta que decide anotarse en las clases de aerobic y conoce a su monitor, Alex.

http://www.amazon.com/No-me-dejes-ahora-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00QWHLCFW/

http://www.amazon.es/No-me-dejes-ahora-Spanish-ebook/dp/B00QWHLCFW/

Gracias a la autora por traernos sus tres novelas, gracias a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC!

Hi all:

I was going through my recent reviews and realised that  I had accumulated even more than I remembered, so I decided that perhaps I could share more than one at a time. Why these two novels together? Well, they are very different, so I thought they might appeal to very different readers, but I found both very compelling. I hope you find them as interesting as I did.

Eros. The Aegean Chronicles by Yelle Hughes

Eros. The Aegean Chronicles by Yelle Hughes

First, Eros. The Aegean Chronicles 2 by Yelle Hughes.

I know the writer from a writer’s group (ASMSG) and she’s always generously sharing everybody else’s content. She also designs her own covers and is always supportive of other’s efforts. She’s fascinated by Greek mythology and I read the first book in her series, Triton (you can check that review, here) at a particularly challenging time in my life and it made it more bearable. One of my favourite characters from that book was Erok (Eros but he’d changed his name. You’ll have to read the book to know more), and I’d been intrigued as to what had happened to the character since. So… I could not resist.

First, the description of the book:

Sindi Carrington is on a mission: Find a prop to pose with her young clients. She discovers a black and white tiger in the thrift shop that is absolutely perfect. So perfect, Sindi practically steals him out of the bin. Obsessed with her new find, she takes him home for herself instead of using him as a model in her studio.

Centuries ago, Erok Karlakos, the former God of Love, runs away from his baby cherub image to become a warrior of Greece. A tragic relationship and his mother’s incessant whining was the catalyst for his revolt. Caught and captured in an undignified way, disqualifies the immortal from taking on the title, “damsel in distress”. After he meets the quirky photographer, he has no complaints. Yet, there’s something familiar about this mortal, though he can’t quite put his finger on it. Erok needs to escape and finally meet Sindi face to face.

After one failed marriage, will he be able to trust Sindi won’t try to stab him if he reveals his true identity? Will she freak when she finds out he is a god? Alternatively, will he to pay the price of losing another true love? Does Sindi have what it takes to keep her man…warts and all? On the other hand, will she fall into the same pattern of mistrust? The Fates will test her. She hopes she passes this time.

P.S.

A head’s up; this is an adult book with some erotic content for grown folks.

Just because we’re older, doesn’t mean we don’t like to have fun.

Now, my review:

Eros. The Aegean Chronicles 2 by Yelle Hughes. Greek Gods Close and Personal and Romance in a Grand Scale

I read Triton, the first book in Yelle Hughes’s Aegean Chronicles some time ago and I enjoyed it enormously. I read it at a point in my life when I was going through hard times (illness in the family) and I found it very therapeutic as it took my mind off things. And the second book is worthy of the series. The mixture of fantasy, Greek mythology, fun characters, conspiracy, adventures, and fabulous locations ticks all the necessary boxes to ensure all around entertainment. There is erotica too. Erotica is not a genre I read often or I favour, so I wouldn’t dare to comment on how well this book compares to others in that aspect, although I must admit there is a scene in Eros’s house (although he prefers to be called Erok) that I found intensely beautiful. I’ll only tell you that wings are involved.

In the first novel in the series we met three Greek gods who come into contact with three women in Columbus, Ari, Sindy and Gail. What follows when the Gods set eyes on the women (and in some cases spend time with them, unwillingly or not) is only the beginning of the stories told in the series, as Greek gods are notably similar to human, and we have stories of resentment, revenge, envy, and conspiracies ahoy. In this novel we discover what had happened to Erok when he went missing, and how he reencounters his true love. Ms. Hughes gives us not only a hot romance (one of the most romantic stories I’ve read in recent times) but also chuckles, excitement, fights and tales of friendship and eternal bonds. There are many unexplained things and stories left to tell at the end of this novel that will keep us coming back for more, but on its own it is a memorable and satisfying read.

http://www.amazon.com/Eros-Aegean-Chronicles-Yelle-Hughes/dp/1514176084/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eros-Aegean-Chronicles-Yelle-Hughes/dp/1514176084/

The Damnable Legacy by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

The Damnable Legacy by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

Second, The Damnable Legacy by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer

I had not heard of the author before, but was contacted by somebody working for Booktrope (it’s an interesting concept and I admit to being intrigued by it to the point of submitting a book I’d written long ago. So far I haven’t heard anything, and to be honest I’d be surprised if I did, but…) who’d read some of my reviews and thought I might like this book (it’s not surprising I have a long list of books to read). When I read what it was about I couldn’t resist. And having heard from the author since, I have another one of her books (quite different), in my list to read. I’ll keep you posted. But first, a description, so you’ll see why I was intrigued.

Lynn Van Swol still regrets the decision she made thirty years ago to place her daughter for adoption so she could climb the highest mountains of the world. Frankie Rizzoni is the troubled biological granddaughter Lynn has never known. And Beth Mahoney is a minister’s wife with terminal cancer and the only one who knows the relationship between the two. She designs a plan upon her deathbed to bring Lynn and Frankie together, but now, narrating from the afterlife, she must helplessly watch as her legacy threatens to unravel. The Damnable Legacy is a story about both love and survival, exploring the importance of attachment, place, and faith, and asking how far we should go to achieve our goals -and at what cost.

Here, my review.

The Damnable Legacy by G. Elizabeth Kretchmer. Climbing to the top and discovering a few home truths.

I was offered a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

Although I don’t have a bucket list as such, on my list of things to do and places to visit, Alaska is pretty high up. As much as I love a good adventure and great plots, I’m always game for books that dig deep into characters’ psyches and are full of people being tested and revealing their strengths and weaknesses. A novel that promised complex characters and an expedition climbing Mount Delani ticked all the boxes for me. And I’m happy to say it delivered. And how!

The narrator of The Damnable Legacy is Beth. In some ways the novel is a standard (if there is such a thing) first-person narration. Only Beth happens to be dead, and what she narrates is, rather than her life, that of the people she has left behind and she cares about, or those who have somehow become embroiled in her plans for her husband, Ryan, and Frankie, the granddaughter of a friend also deceased. Beth made her husband promise he’d climb Delani and organised his trip as part of her ploy to ensure his wellbeing and that of Frankie.

Beth is not a ghost as we usually understand them. She does not appear to the living, to her upmost frustration at times, as she’d like to intervene, to be able to question or warn, but she can’t. This is not a novel in the vein of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, either. Beth doesn’t even know where she is now, but she thinks she might be in hell, condemned to be the spectator of things she set in motion, but that don’t always go according to her plans and that she has no control over. She is an enhanced spectator, and through her we see what happens to different characters, and she can tell us what they feel, but not, what they really think or what they plan to do next. Her reactions might guide or mirror ours, although sometimes they don’t, because she has a personal investment in the matter, and what she sees makes her reflect on her actions and her beliefs about herself.

Although thanks to Beth we have access to some privileged information, we have to interpret people’s actions based on the clues we are given, and on observations that are not neutral or always enlightened. We might disagree with her at times, but we are drawn into the action and the lives of these characters, and we get reminded that things aren’t always as they seem to be, that appearances might be deceptive, and that we must learn to question not only other people’s motives but also our own.

All the characters are complex, many of them are dealing with loss of one kind or another, and some are more likeable than others (Ryan, Marisa, some of the people Frankie meets on her way), some grow and change over time (Brad, Jack and Frankie), and some are difficult to fully understand or empathise with, but engaging and fascinating in spite (or because) of that, like Lyn.

I’m not a professional climber, but the organising of the climb to Delani, the dynamics between the members of the expedition, the omens, the difficulties they face, and the descriptions of the process and the landscape, rang true and are vividly and beautifully written. Frankie’s search for Ryan, that parallels that expedition, is interspersed in the narration and she also encounters many difficulties although of a different nature. There is closure to the adventure part of both stories, but what the future holds for some of the main characters is left open to the reader’s imagination. For me, at least, the novel ends in a hopeful note.

A novel that made me think, feel and marvel. I recommend it to readers who enjoy stories with a heart, in beautiful settings, with an interesting adventure background, and complex and challenging characters.

I look forward to reading more novels by the author.

http://www.amazon.com/Damnable-Legacy-G-Elizabeth-Kretchmer-ebook/dp/B012LJ8QEO/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Damnable-Legacy-G-Elizabeth-Kretchmer-ebook/dp/B012LJ8QEO/

As you see, two very different offerings today. Thanks to Yelle and G. Elizabeth for their books, thanks to all of you for reading, and you know, like, share, comment, and CLICK!

Hola a todos:

Como sabéis, los viernes os traigo nuevos autores y libros. Hace tiempo que conozco a Vivian Stusser, ya que pertenece a uno de los grupos de escritores que frecuento, e incluso nos hemos conocido en persona (en Londres), pero por una razón u otra no ha frecuentado mi blog.

Aunque no soy una gran lectora de erótica sé que hay mucha gente interesada, y estoy particularmente intrigada por la última obra en la que ha participado Vivian (que además es una gran editora, correctora, y en su blog ofrece consejos que merece la pena no perderse) ya que con otros dos autores y un prefacio de un tercero han publicado Historia Para Tres. Sé que la historia de Vivian sigue la trama de una de sus novelas Bisexual así que si la habéis leído, os la recomendaría. Y si no, es una gran oportunidad para leer una muestra de la obra de tres escritores.

Historia para tres

Historia para tres

Historia Para Tres

Autores: Vivian Stusser , BlogEntendemosEncarni ArcoyaRaquel Guillén (Prefacio)

Novela que consta de tres relatos eróticos y románticos escritos por tres autoras diferentes con una introducción común.

SINOPSIS DE HISTORIA PARA TRES

Otra ciudad gris más; una agenda complicada. En la víspera de Navidad, en una extraña librería, sus libros nos mostrarán el camino…

“Enrique y Elena volverán a encontrarse, tras años desde su turbia relación con Marcos… ¿Querrá el destino que esta vez sean solo dos? ”

“Julia, bajo las luces de la ciudad que nunca duerme, hallará las respuestas a unos misteriosos mensajes… No dejes de soñar. ”

“Un antiguo y poderoso códice escrito en s. VIII por el Papa León III llevará a Erick a descubrir… Nada como tú. ”

Tres historias eróticas con un mismo nexo. ¿Te atreves a entrar?

http://www.amazon.com/Historia-Para-Spanish-Vivian-Stusser-ebook/dp/B00QVNQR4S/

http://www.amazon.es/Historia-Para-Spanish-Vivian-Stusser-ebook/dp/B00QVNQR4S/

Autora Vivian Stusser

Autora Vivian Stusser

Biografía:

Vivian Stusser nació en La Habana el 8 de junio de 1968, y desde 1996 reside en Venezuela. Aunque estudió Psicología en la Universidad de La Habana, con el tiempo descubrió que su verdadera vocación era escribir y desde entonces se ha dedicado a hacerlo de todas las maneras posibles. En 2007 resultó finalista del Concurso de Cuento de la Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de Venezuela (Sacven) con su relato “La princesa triste”, que fue posteriormente incluido en una antología. Su primera novela “Bisexual” fue publicada en 2008 por la editorial La Casa Tomada, con buena recepción en el mercado local venezolano. Actualmente se encuentra en formato digital en Amazon, junto a las siguientes “Piel de naranja” y “Como a un primer amor”. Puedes encontrar algunos de sus relatos y fragmentos de las novelas en su blog “Erotismo en palabras”. Trabaja como correctora de estilo, evaluadora de originales y profesora de escritura.

http://www.amazon.com/Vivian-Stusser/e/B00A6TF8M0/

Y por si os interesa ver muestras de su escritura de ficción, este es su blog, erotismo en palabras:

http://erotismoenpalabras.blogspot.com.es/

Gracias a Vivian Stusser, Blog Entendemos y Encarni Arcoya por traernos su nuevo libro, gracias a todos vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLIC!

Hi all:

As usual on Friday’s I bring you a guest author or a new book. Today, I have both. Lucie Novak, whom I’ve met in Goodreads and we’ve had quite a few exchanges. She has never been a guest to my blog and this is her first book (brand new, published at the end of June), so you’re truly hearing it here…almost first.

I leave you Lucie’s press release and a picture of her paperback book. Do check her website for new adventures and follow her…everywhere…

Lucie Novak's 'A Woman with (No) Strings Attached'

Lucie Novak’s ‘A Woman with (No) Strings Attached’

 

 

 

A Woman with (No) Strings Attached:

A Memoir

by Lucie Novák

 

PRESS RELEASE

After spending decades putting everyone else around her first, a Czechoslovakian-born doctor discovers her true self with the help of a long distance lover who encourages her to explore her sexuality, break taboos and live life to excess.

 

“Sex without love is liberating, you worry less and have more fun.

Women like ‘no strings’, too.”

 

When it comes to matters in both the home and the bedroom, doctor Lucie Novák only does what her husband, Honza, wants and asks. Born and raised in Communist-era Prague with free-spirited and sexually-liberated parents, Lucie finds herself in a very controlling marriage and, due to her husband’s wishes, immigrating to England. Outwardly confident to the rest of the world, Lucie is troubled on the inside and lacks confidence, purpose and passion.

 

As her marriage to Honza crumbles, Lucie becomes deeply depressed. That is until she reconnects with Tom, an old family friend from America. For three years, Tom and Lucie are lovers, and then their relationship takes an unusual turn. With Tom’s guidance, Lucie begins to explore her sexuality for the first time in her life, becoming adventurous in ways she never thought possible. Tom’s relaxed, cavalier approach to sex inspires Lucie to test the boundaries of her sexual nature and break a few taboos along the way.

 

When Tom helps Lucie build an online profile for an extramarital dating website, they decide “Adrienne”will be Lucie’s alter ego. As Adrienne, Lucie corresponds with hundreds of men and meets some for sexual encounters. Occasionally, it is Tom himself who writes the emails to these men. Before the encounters, Tom advises Lucie on how to handle the rendezvous and, afterward, Lucie enthusiastically emails Tom in great detail about everything that has transpired. Suddenly, Lucie finds herself learning, developing, and having a lot of fun. But although she is enjoying a litany of new lovers, Lucie realizes that she is falling deeper in love with Tom, and is changing under his influence, becoming less concerned with what others think and expect of her. With no strings attached, how will Tom respond?

 

A Woman with (No) Strings Attached is a delicious new memoir addressing the sexual and emotional needs of women after fifty, a time when many are thought to lose their potency, when in fact, for many, they reach a new period of independence and desire. Lucie Novák’s carnal adventures range from the hilarious to the shocking, the poignant to the thought-provoking, but all remind us that with an open heart and an open mind, anything is possible.

 Lucie Novak's book

About the Author: Lucie Novák was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Her family relocated to England, where she works as a General Practitioner; for this reason, Novák has chosen to write under a pen name.She is currently working on a sequel. A Woman with (No) String Attached: A Memoir by Lucie Novák (published by Clink Street Publishing, RRP $12.99, e-book RRP $5.99) is available online at retailers including amazon.com and can be ordered from all good bookstores. For more information, please visit www.lucienovak.com.

 

For a review copy or to request an interview, please contact:Diana Rissetto, Marketing and Publicity Executive / diana@authoright.com / 646-664-4272

 

Thanks to Lucie for being a guest, to you all for reading, and you know the drill, if you’ve enjoyed it, share, comment, like and CLICK!

Today is Friday and I bring  you a new novel by an author who, although is a member of one of the groups I belong to and we have known each other for a while has not frequented my blog. When I read that she was publishing a new book I thought this was my chance to bring her here, especially as her new novel is called ‘The Good Life‘ and we can all do with some of that, right?

Genevieve Dewey has kindly offered us some information about herself, the cover of her book, a great teaser/sample and an audio sample of the author reading (that I love. It’s great fun!). I hope you enjoy them all!

Genevieve Dewey Pic

Genevieve Dewey Pic

 

Genevieve lives in Nebraska with her husband and three children. She has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology and a passion for reading, writing, and research. Her favorite subjects are organized crime, anthropology, and Chicago where her family is from (she still hasn’t quite forgiven them for leaving). Her books include:

 

The Downey Trilogy

First, I Love You

Second of All

Third Time’s The Charm

 

Dom & Kate

The Bird Day Battalion

The V-Day Aversion

The Good Life

 

Please feel free to connect with Gen online:

www.GenevieveDewey.com

(Get missing scenes and supplemental flash fiction!)

Twitter: @GenevieveDewey

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The Good Live by Genevieve Dewey Heaston

The Good Live by Genevieve Dewey Heaston

The Good Life

Detective Kyle Anderson is a man of simple tastes and reasonably low expectations. Give him a juicy steak and no homicides, and he’d call it good. When his sister Katelyn got engaged to his best friend Dominic, he’d figured the worst of the unnecessary drama in his life was over. But that was before Dom’s free-spirited, twig-eating, exasperating sister Demetria came back to Nebraska and completely hijacked the planning of the wedding, starting with inviting Dom’s ex-wife Isabel. Now Kate’s so determined to prove Isabel is up to no good that she insists Kyle date her to keep her away from Dom. Soon Kyle is so knee deep in Anderson-Valentini dramatics, he’s thinking of changing his name and moving to Tibet. If he could just get Demi the impossibly sexy granola-flake off his mind long enough to do it…

Author’s Note: Contains both Dom and Kate short romances The Bird Day Battalion and The V-Day Aversion as well as the full length novel The Good Life.

 

For further information Genevieve has also offered us the description of the other two romances, here:

 

The Bird Day Battalion

Meet Katelyn Anderson, a play by the rules, temporarily out of work archaeologist desperate to pull off the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Enter Dominic Valentini, her oldest friend and former neighbor, a take chances, take control, think outside the box kind of man. Kate needs his help. Dom just needs her.

 

The V-Day Aversion

It’s two days from Valentine’s Day, and Dominic is a man with a plan. Katelyn is a woman with her own plan: avoid whatever Dominic’s got planned. When Katelyn’s sister Kandace asks Kate to help catch her estranged husband cheating, Kate jumps at the opportunity because she hates Valentine’s Day. Poor Dom just wants Kate to stand still long enough to give her a Valentine’s Day to remember. Can he offer her something to change her mind?

 

 

TheGoodLifePaperbackCover

 

The Good Life excerpt:

“I can’t stay with you!”

“Why not? It’s not like we didn’t start the evening in bed together. All joking aside, I’m not in the habit of molesting my girlfriends while they sleep.”

“Kyle! That’s not—Err…” Demi growled, flailing her hands as she paced. “How—I mean why—I just…” she stopped and drew in a large breath. “How did you go from thinking I’m an idiot to deciding to hound me for a relationship?”

“Correction, I have never thought you’re an idiot. I think you are the farthest thing from an idiot. You are an intelligent, successful woman with an incomprehensible hatred of bacon who occasionally pretends to be a flake. Hence the nickname granola-flake. Which is way worse than actually being an idiot.”

She huffed.

“That’s my point though. Underneath all this,” she waved her hands again. “…is still that undercurrent of disapproval from you.”

“So change my mind. You’ve already proved me wrong on one major thing. I’m more open minded than you give me credit for. You seem determined to still see me as a narrow-minded bigot. This is a two-way street, woman,” Kyle growled.

“What was that one thing?” she asked, blinking in consternation.

“Let’s put it this way… I can tell when a woman hasn’t had a lot of sexual experience. Either that or you have shitty ass taste in men who are selfish in bed. But you deliberately cultivate this flower child, free love, come-and-get-it, sex goddess persona.”

Her mouth worked for several seconds. “I have too had a lot of sex!” She cringed and looked side to side, then spoke in a lower tone, “I mean, not a lot…but plenty.” Of course, most of it had been in the same calendar year, but he didn’t need to know that.

“So shitty taste, then,” he shrugged. “Alright, fine. Mystery solved.”

“Uh,” she huffed. “What’s that say about you?”

“Nothing, since I picked you.”

“No, you didn’t.”

“Yes, I did. I am currently the only person in this relationship who’s done any conscious picking.”

“We are not in a relationship!”

“Says who?”

“You are a maddening man…” she replied, utterly flabbergasted. “It takes two people to be in a relationship. You can’t just wake up one morning and decide you’re going to be with someone.”

“Sure you can. Technically speaking, it was you who made the first move.”

“No, I didn’t!”

“I guess that’s just how us Andersons roll. When we decide to do something, or change our minds about something and go in a different direction we just…” Kyle skipped his hands together, making a clapping sound, “…do it. Some, like Kate, take forever to get to that decision, but there’s no hesitancy on the course of action once the decision’s been made.”

Demi narrowed her eyes, mouth slightly parted. “You wouldn’t be saying that if you’d participated in any of the wedding planning with her.”

“That has never been about doubting her decision to marry Dominic and everything about Kate’s bad habit of trying to please everyone even knowing it is simply not possible to please everyone at the same time,” he said, then stood up and grabbed her again, scooping her off her feet.

She gasped and reflexively grabbed his shoulders. He sat back down on the chair and tucked her head with his again.

She sighed with a sudden realization, “You’re just trying to distract me, aren’t you?”

He smiled at her, “Maybe.  A little bit.”

She reached up and gently traced his swollen lip again then laid her head back against his shoulder.

“That’s what boyfriends do,” he continued.

She laughed and smacked his chest, “Are not.”

“She says while sitting on my lap… hours after having exchanged bodily fluids—”

“Stop!” she laughed and smacked him again.

He chuckled and squeezed her.

“Thank you,” she whispered after a moment.

He answered with another kiss to her head. She was willing to admit the ‘solid, dependable type’ did have its benefits.

She sighed and squeezed him back. “You’re a good man, Kyle Anderson.”

“Eh, I’m alright,” Kyle kissed her again. “I just wanted to let you know… I mean, I try to ease my girlfriends into this, but… my family’s sort of insane. Just so you know.”

She laughed so hard she started crying, and that seemed so silly that it made her laugh some more. He rocked her a bit and it wasn’t long before she dozed off again, held tight in his arms.

–The Good Life © 2014 by Genevieve Dewey, All Rights Reserved.

Here is Genevieve reading an excerpt in You-Tube. Don’t miss it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdr1lLlaxDM 

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Title: The Nightlife London
Author: Travis Luedke
Series: The Nightlife Series
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance/Vampires
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 23 2013
The Nightlife Series is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.
 
Vampires Aaron and Michelle prowl the dark, gritty, strip
clubs and back alleys of London on the hunt for Michael Jamison, the man who
stole Michelle’s blood and left her for dead. To assist them, Aaron’s new
master, Urvashi, calls in favors from her friends, Russian mercenary
werewolves.
 
Wolves Katya and Ivan, hunters adept at killing rogue
vampires, set aside their animosity for Aaron and Michelle to stop Jamison from
murdering another woman – he already has one bloodless victim lying in the
morgue.
 
Jamison, ex-special forces, feels his enemies closing in,
but he won’t go down without a fight –and like Aaron and Michelle, he also has
powerful friends.
 
Experience the violent, sensual underbelly of Nightlife
London, as Aaron and Michelle mix up a wicked blend of sex, chaos, mayhem, and
vengeance.
 
The Nightlife Series novels are Adult Paranormal Romance ~
Urban Fantasy Thriller:
 

#7 THE
NIGHTLIFE SAN ANTONIO (June 9th 2014)
Review:
 

The Nightlife London by Travis Luedke. Of vampires, fallen angels, werewolves, nightlife and…love? (5 STARS)

What is love? When thinking about writing the review for Mr Luedke’s novel (the fourth on the series of the Nightlife, following on from New York, Las Vegas and Paris) I came to the conclusion that most fictional novels are about love, in one way or another. Of course romantic novels make love their central theme, but other genres and even literary fiction orbit around love. Be it family love, love for art, love of animals, love for nature and the world, love of travelling, love of power and success, love of money, love of beauty, love of justice, love of revenge, love of God, love of science, love of philosophy, love of sex…I won’t push it further and say that even non-fiction is about love (although be it love of information, of exploring one’s life or that of others, or passion for a particular hobby or skill form the basis of a fair amount of other types of books) but I think you get my gist.

‘The Nightlife London’ is an urban paranormal novel with plenty of action, excitement, dangers, seedy locations, Afghan and Colombian gangs, criminals, prostitution, drugs, blood, sex…and vampires, werewolves, fallen angels, all within our contemporary world, but not as we know it. Mr Luedke has woven a net of complicated relationships, rewriting the folklore of vampires and the paranormal, giving the vampires’ bite and their venom wondrous and sensuous properties, mixing healing and life-giving properties with enslavement and extreme dependency. Like the Greek Gods, Mr Luedke’s vampires are much more than human, but at the same time very human, with their emotions, their weaknesses, their hatreds, their needs…and their love.

From the first novel, where he becomes a vampire, Aaron has tried to maintain his own sense of self (despite owing loyalty to Michelle and being connected, first to her and now to Urvashi, and able to read other people’s thoughts) and morality, and he’s been challenged by powers that are difficult to master, relationships that keep changing, and more than anything, by his human emotions. He’s still in love with Michelle, has a not fully-understood relationship with Urvashi (a fallen angel full of mystery and surprises), still mourns his wife Anastasia and to the mix is added Katia, one of the Russian wolves/allies sent by Urvashi. Would you be able to love somebody who smells of wet-dog? More to the point…Is it really love? Are any of the relationships in the book love? I guess that depends on your definition of love. I think although some of the relationships in the book are pretty alternative, dependent, predatory…they would still qualify as some kind of love.

I personally like the two new characters, Katia and Ivan and their loyalty to the pack. The clashes of personalities between vampires and wolves at the beginning of the novel make for some very humorous situations but things get more serious as the plot progresses and their mission to find Michael Jamison doesn’t go quite according to plan.

If you’re looking for thrilling action, passionate sex scenes (a word of warning, it’s an adult novel), urban underbelly settings, gore, paranormal, vampires, werewolves…you’ll find it all in the new novel of the Nightlife series. The writing is fast-paced; the plot is exciting and the characters well-drawn and very human. And as a bonus you might find yourself thinking about what is love, like I did. Maybe we’ll get the answer in the next novel. I was looking forward to Moscow but I have just heard that the series makes a detour through San Antonio (Texas) to warm up a bit after the cold winter in London. I sympathise although worry that if it gets any hotter it could burst into flames, not terribly good for vampires (or the rest of the nightlife). Saying that, I’m really looking forward to the San Antonio visit. I hope you do too.

 

 
 



Enter to Win – A Progressive Giveaway! 
 
For every 50 Adds of  THE NIGHTLIFE LONDON  to the Goodreads “To Read” Shelf, there will be a winner and a new prize level will be opened!
 
There will be 1 WINNER for each level below:

 

• 50 adds to Goodreads TBR 

 – Digital Copy Blood Slave 


• 100 adds to Goodreads TBR
– Digital Copy Blood Slave  + $10 Amazon Gift Card
 
• 150 adds to Goodreads TBR
– Digital Copy Blood Slave  + $20 Amazon Gift Card
 
• 200 adds to Goodreads TBR
– Digital Copy The Nightlife Series Omnibus  + $40 Amazon Gift Card
 

 

 

 

 

 



Coming June 9, 2014:

The Nightlife San Antonio
 
 
Vampires, Mafia &
Mayhem:
The Nightlife San
Antonio is violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.
 
All she wanted was to escape the police.
All he wanted was to get laid. They both got more than they bargained for.
EMT on call, Adrian Faulkner
resuscitates a beautiful woman after a Mexican mafia shootout. He can’t explain
why he picks her up in the hospital parking lot three days later and then ducks
the San Antonio police and the Feds. Well, the hot sex might have something to
do with it.
She needed to hide. With no memory of
even her name, she didn’t know from who. She only knew she wasn’t safe.
Adrian soon learns she is much more than
a damsel in distress, and he’s stuck with her. It isn’t long before the past
she cannot remember begins to catch up with them both…
THE NIGHTLIFE SAN ANTONIO is a non-stop
thrill ride through the shadowy borderworld of mafia politics and vampires –
and sex.



About the Author:
 
 
Travis
Luedke is a husband, father, and author of Urban Fantasy Thriller, Paranormal
Romance, Contemporary Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, and Sci-fi. He is currently
catching a 3rd degree sunburn in San Antonio, Texas, and loving every minute of
it.
 
As
the author of the Nightlife Series novels, Travis lives very vicariously
through his writings. He invites you to enjoy his macabre flights of fancy, but
be warned: The Nightlife Series is
violent, sexy, and occasionally violently sexy.

 

 
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 The Nightlife: New York (The Nightlife, #1)
• Title: The Nightlife New York (Book #1 in The Nightlife Series)
Author: Travis Luedke
• Release Date: August 18, 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Adult Romance

Synopsis ::
Vampires, strippers, escorts, night clubs, gangs, pimps and corrupt cops, the Nightlife of New York is never boring.
Is she a beautiful blond guardian angel as he imagined, or something else entirely? When Michelle saves Aaron’s life she shares the benefits of her blood (after getting him shot accidentally). He awakes a changed man, living in a purgatory of eternal night, never to see the sunrise again.
Michelle drags Aaron through a hardcore learning curve of vampiric slavery. Forced to adapt to servitude, Aaron is subject to her authority of compulsion. She orders him around like a puppet on a string, a dog on a very short leash. First things first, he must learn to feed properly without creating bloodslaves (humans addicted to the powerful drug-like effect of their venomous bite).
And then she puts him to work-a male escort in the sex trade-same as Michelle. Aaron walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intensely erotic sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak tendencies of his new master. It’s do or die, Michelle vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control. The real kicker-amidst all these shocking and degrading adjustments, Aaron finds he’s falling in love.
Can he maintain and keep a sliver of his humanity intact? Innocence is a luxury few can afford in the decadent nightlife of New York. In a world where sex, blood, and power over women is so readily accessible, Aaron struggles against the predatory instincts deeply rooted in his new psyche. He must find his way quickly, practicing rigid self-control, or risk the consequences of Michelle’s wrath.
The Nightlife: Las Vegas (The Nightlife, #2) 
 Title: The Nightlife Las Vegas (Book #2 in The Nightlife Series) • Author: Travis Luedke
• Release Date: November 17, 2012
Genre: Paranormal, Adult Romance Erotica Thriller

Synopsis ::
 
Vampires, Aaron Pilan and his master Michelle, live by one rule — no bloodslaves. EVER. Aaron breaks that rule when he meets Anastasia. All Anastasia wants is to be loved and cherished, but the predatory men she’s attracted to bring her only pain and abuse. Escaping one train-wreck relationship for another, she finds happiness with Aaron and Michelle as a bloodslave, a ‘pet’. When Aaron uses his telepathy to win thousands at the gambling tables, he attracts the deadly attention of the Colombian Cartel and Aaron and Michelle are ‘disappeared’. Addicted to the bite of her vampire lovers, Ana is desperate to find them. But, Las Vegas isn’t ready for vampires mixing heroin, sex and vengeance. Ana is trapped in the spiraling chaos.
Find out what happens in the second novel of the Nightlife Series.
★★★★★ “Go grab a copy before this much fun is declared illegal.”
★★★★★ “Mr. Luedke once again showcasing his considerable talent for crafting erotic, action-packed, supernatural thrillers that leave the reader saying “Wow!”
★★★★★ “A no-holds-barred, easy-to-read romp that mixes fantasy, suspense, horror and erotica, and does it well.”
Blood Slave (The Nightlife, #3)
• Title: Blood Slave (Book #3 in the series, but considered a stand alone novel)
Author: Travis Luedke
• Release Date: December 23, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Erotic, Adult Romance
Synopsis :: 
 
Her mother named her Esperanza de Salvador – Hope for Salvation. But when a girl works as an escort for Colombian cartel in the ghettos of Spanish Harlem, there wasn’t much hope, or salvation.
Hope’s telepathic ability keeps her a step ahead of ruin, but her unusual gift attracts the attention of a psychotic vampire bitch. Trapped in a Manhattan penthouse with the psycho, she thought she was dead meat.
Her survival lies in the hands of Vampire Master Enrique. He seems to respect her, perhaps even care. As a measure of protection, he makes her his personal Bloodslave. Helplessly addicted to his bite, Enrique rules her every moment. As always, Hope must adapt to survive.
Swept into the decadent nightlife of Manhattan’s elite, she falls in love with Enrique and prays someday he may grow to love her, too. But is it simply a relationship of convenience? Is she nothing more than a concubine desperate to satisfy his nightly demands for blood and sex?
And forever in the background is the fear that one day the cartel boss she abandoned will hunt her down to collect on old debts.
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And Friday, Dan O’Brien telling us the dos and don’ts of getting your work into a magazine…And remember, on Friday 1st March my YA novella  ‘Twin Evils?‘ (also in Spanish: ‘Gemela Maldad’) is FREE! For one day only. Don’t miss your chance.

Reminiscent of fairy tales but also touching subjects such as sibling rivalry gone awry, ‘Twin Evils?’ tells the story of a pair of Twins, Ruth and Max, who are extreme opposites, in looks and behaviour. Their friend Hilda tries to remain neutral but it’s no easy task. A tragedy completely transforms their lives, but was it fate or “something” else? It is also available in Spanish version ‘Gemela Maldad’.

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