Blog Tour & Giveaway~ French Blue(Study In Seduction #2) by Natasha Bond

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Title: French Blue (Study In Seduction #2)

Author: Natasha Bond

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: June 3, 2014

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Synopsis

The past can color the future…or wipe the canvas clean.

Study in Seduction, Book 2

In public, hotshot communications specialist Lisa Archer presents a perfectly polished image. Privately, she harbors a secret desire to shed her restrained exterior—and her business suit—to explore the world of discipline and domination.

She can’t risk being seen in a BDSM club, but when she’s introduced to the most sought-after Dom in Paris, his powerful presence makes her feel like she’s treading on safe ground. Even better, he has no interest in falling in love, which fits right in with her three-month break between contracts.

Bored with the club scene, Olivier favors private arrangements with one sub at a time. This keeps anyone from getting too close to emotional scars that run so deep he’s lost the will to paint—or to love. A temporary liaison, staying well within his boundaries while pushing hers, suits him perfectly.

Lisa’s first visit to Olivier’s apartment is deliciously shocking. Yet as they begin to strip away the layers guarding their souls, the pain and the pleasure could be too much to keep things strictly business…

Warning: Contains a smart, sassy heroine who thinks she’s in control—and a gorgeous French Dom who knows he is. Lots of gettin’ naked, in private and in public. A bit of voyeurism, a bit more spanking, and more hot sex than you can shake a riding crop at.

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Excerpt

Lisa hung on the fringes of their conversation, suddenly unsure what to do with any part of her body, hands, feet or brain. She’d been thrust back to the gauche, shy girl that had emerged from her boarding school, not the woman who was almost as sought after—if Mimi was to be believed—as the man now looking at her with intense interest. The tall, lean man with jet-black hair curling onto his collarless white shirt. The man with the black, buttoned waistcoat that emphasised his broad shoulders and slim waist. The man with the fleur-de-lis pendant hung around his tanned neck. Olivier Lemaitre, artist, renowned patron of the arts and gallery owner.

 

And to the privileged few in the know, the most desired Dom in Paris.

 

Mimi tucked her arm under Olivier’s. “We can do business later, but I have something even more important than parting you from fifty thousand Euros for my latest good cause. This is my friend, Lisa Archer, to whom I promised to introduce you.”

 

“How did I guess? Bonsoir, Lisa.”

 

Lisa expected the double kiss. She’d worked in Paris for six months now, but the brush of Olivier’s lips on each cheek, though fleeting, still made the skin tingle all over her body. His greeting was customary, expected and not in any way threatening, but it still didn’t stop her heart from thumping, now she’d finally met—and touched—the man she hoped would fulfil fantasies she’d kept hidden for so long.

 

“So. You’re a fan of the French impressionists?” Olivier nodded at the painting next to them on the gallery walls.

 

“Who isn’t?” said Lisa, painfully aware that every word she uttered might be a test. “I know some people think they’re unfashionable and populist, not that anyone would admit that at this launch.” She tried to keep her tone light, but the smile on her face was so forced, it almost hurt her face.

 

“No one would dare upset Roman after he’s loaned his private collection to the gallery for this charity exhibition,” said Mimi, tucking her arm through a smiling Olivier’s. Mimi had said she and Olivier were just old friends, but Lisa wasn’t so sure, judging by the chemistry she detected between them. Did it bother her that Mimi and Olivier might have been lovers? It shouldn’t concern her at all, because a no-strings and, more importantly, limited-term arrangement was exactly what she was looking for with Olivier.

 

“Lisa is being modest. She’s a true Monet connoisseur,” said Mimi.

 

Lisa laughed. “I do like Monet and Renoir, but I wouldn’t say I’m a connoisseur. Mimi will give you the wrong impression about me.”

 

Olivier’s eyes sparkled. “I hope not.”

 

When he spoke, Lisa felt as if she was shimmering inside, just like the beautiful Asian girl’s dress.

 

“Oh, Lisa just loves the Impressionists, and she’s very eager to learn more, aren’t you?” Mimi’s innuendo was so heavy-handed that Lisa wanted to dissolve into the marble tiles, and then Olivier smiled again.

 

He was old-fashioned handsome, as her grandmother used to say, with eyes the colour of darkest caramel, backlit with a wicked charm. He reminded her of a classic French movie star, laid-back yet effortlessly sexy. As for his voice, Lisa had lived in Paris for the past six months, but she still found his blend of French and English accent mouthwatering. He was the epitome of unself-conscious male allure and, she reminded herself, a Dom.

 

The moment she framed the word in her mind, her composure crumbled. If he was a Dom, that meant he enjoyed dominating and disciplining women. Mimi had said he wasn’t into the Paris fetish-club scene and preferred short-term private arrangements with a very select few women.

 

Wasn’t that what she wanted too? To abandon her desires and needs to this man? To be stripped of the outward shell she had built up, and become the sensual being she really was? To experience the fantasies that both terrified her and set her on fire with need?

 

As her mind struggled to work out her response to Olivier, her body answered loud and clear. Her nipples hardened, nudging the thin fabric of her dress, and the sudden urge to touch herself shocked her. A chill skittered along her spine. If he was as experienced as Mimi claimed, surely he could tell how she felt, no matter how cool she acted?

 

“Shall I get you some more champagne? Your glass is almost empty,” he asked, still perfectly at ease and polite.

 

“That would be good.” Damn, was that her voice? It sounded higher than usual. She’d trained herself to lower it and suggested many of her female clients do the same. It made you sound calmer, added gravitas to your words and ensured that people took you seriously, both men and women.

 

Bien. Mimi?”

 

Mimi popped her hand over her glass. “No, thanks. I’ve reached my limit, and I need a clear head for the rest of the evening, unlike Lisa, who is most definitely off duty tonight. And I see a Paris banker over there who I’ve been trying to persuade to sponsor my medical foundation. Olivier, can I leave Lisa safely in your hands?”

 

Olivier raised his eyebrows. “Maybe I’m the one who should ask if I’ll be safe in her hands?”

 

Mimi laughed and toasted him. “I doubt it, but you can have fun finding out. A bientot.”

 

All she needed now was for Mimi to give a theatrical wink, thought Lisa, but what had she expected? Mimi knew what Lisa was looking for, or thought she did, and it was too late now. Olivier was next to her and no doubt assessing whether he wanted to take her on—or not.

 

Realisation slammed into her. He had to take her, no matter how badly her head warned no, she needed this. She wanted him.

 

He pointed at Lisa’s almost empty glass. “So, shall I get some more champagne?”

 

“Thanks.” She let him take her glass, feeling as if she’d just handed over more than a glass to him.

 

He swapped the glass for a full one from a passing waiter and gave it to her. “Then I think it’s best if I put you out of your misery, don’t you agree?”

 

Wow. Lisa ran a tongue over her dry lips and then realised he was watching her intently. If she’d thought she was a good student of body language, this man was a native speaker.

 

“I don’t normally do this kind of thing, you know…” she stammered.

 

“What kind of thing is that? Drink champagne? Come to a gallery opening? No one is forcing you to do anything, and if you want to back out, then say so now. I won’t take on any partner who doesn’t know fully what she’s getting into.”

 

“I do know what I’m getting into,” Lisa said, stomach swirling at the idea he might walk away as much as at the sudden bluntness of his words. “I’m just…unsure.”

 

His gaze seared into her. “Unsure as in unwilling, or unsure as in curious?”

 

“Curious,” she shot back. Wow, that was emphatic. Maybe it was the wine making her bold, or maybe she’d finally decided she wasn’t going to lose this chance.

 

“Then, let’s lay our cards on the table. I want you to know how I operate and if what I’m offering is truly what you want.”
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The author did an amazing job with creating a plot that even though gou haven’t read Book 1, you don’t feel like your lost. The characters background are briefly touched but give you just enough insight on why they are on their current journey. Lisa has been through a bad relationship that also cost her more than her emotions and decided that life is to short not to fulfill her fantasy. She is headstrong and stubborn, with a side of sassy. So when she gets the chance to fulfill it, she may realize she is way over her head. Or is she? Olivier is sexy and all sex appeal at first glance. He lives in the now, and not the future because of his past experience with almost death. His motto is its better to keep your heart locked up and stick to short contracts, including in the bedroom. Yet when these two meet can they both stick to the contract?
The cover is gorgeously done. I truly enjoyed this novel, because it was a borderline bdsm and romance. You were able to feel how their affection started, even though there is one obstacle that may be an issue of them being together (this you have to read and find out if they will open up). I didn’t want to put this down, and recommend it to other readers.

About The Author

Natasha Bond is the pen name of a British author of contemporary and erotic romance. Her debut novel won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Award and was made into a TV movie by Fox/Lifetime. She has been published by major US and UK publishers and her books have been translated into many languages. She lives in an English village with her own Mr Bond.

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Website-http://natashabondauthor.wordpress.com/

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Blog Tour ~ The Eye of Tanúb by M. E. Cunningham

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Title: The Eye of Tanúb

Series:  Into Terratir Series # 1

Author:  M. E. Cunningham

Published:  June 13th, 2014 by Clean Teen Publishing

Word Count:  77,000

Genre:  YA Fantasy Adventure

Content Warning:  Non-gratuitous violence

Recommended Age:  14+

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

Everyone thinks she’s crazy. And maybe she is. But Lauren Marriott knows her journey into Terratir happened. It was real, and she’s writing all down in frightening detail.

 

She has no patience for her brother Zach and his passion for stupid computer games until she finds a mysterious pendant in his room, pulsating with magical power. Lauren wants it, not realizing it’s a portal between this world and one of monsters, sorcerers, and dangerous quests.

 

Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined what she’d find in the terrifying world of The Warlord—death at every turn, but also a love stronger than time itself.

 

In order to escape Terratir, Lauren, Zach, and their new found friends, must complete the impossible quest for the Eye of Tanúb, a relic of immense power, which The Warlord has already stolen for himself.

 Excerpt
 
I stood on the threshold, looking out over a wide valley dotted with trees and boulders and even a couple of small buildings. Our teammates cheered, running to steal the other team’s flag. Zach followed them down a steep hill and over the verdant valley that separated the Guild’s home base from the Legion’s.

I could hear the enemy before I saw them, their battle howls penetrating through a cloud of fear that was slowly developing like a storm in my mind, chilling my blood. I watched Zach slow as soon as he saw them too, and then stop dead in his tracks.

My mouth went dry.

  The Legion had giant werewolves with black chain mail on their team, saliva dripping from their exposed fangs. Zombie sorcerers, decked out in colorful magical robes, their skin dangling in clumps from their faces. Finally, the dark-skinned drows came screaming across the field, their daggers glinting in the sun.

I didn’t know we’d be fighting fierce monsters and demonic beings. Suddenly, the battlegrounds didn’t seem so exciting. I quickly hid behind a large rock, panting in fear, because the doors to the battlegrounds had shut and there was no way out. My teammates met up with the enemy in the center of the valley and battled hand to hand.  

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The eye of Tanub evolves around two siblings who are tranported to another realm much like a video game that the boy plays. Much like other siblings these two fight and have to learn to work together to get out unhurt, problem is will they be able to or will they continue on with their rivalry. The author did a great job with the scenarios that they brought into this novel. If you like books that are fantasy/video games/YA, this one is definitely for you.

About the Author:

M.E. Cunningham came from a land, far, far away, and ended up on a little farm in northern Utah, living with numerous magical creatures: horses, chickens, dogs, cats, and a goat. Cunningham began writing quite by accident, the fall through the fabric of time dropped M.E. into the mysterious land of Terratir.

Terratir is not the first magical realm Cunningham has discovered, but it is the only one to be written about so far. Favorite topics include ghosts, monsters, dragons, and magic. Cunningham also likes TV, going to the movies, and camping in the mountains as long as there are no spiders, mosquitoes, or ticks.

Cunningham’s first book, Reluctant Guardian, was published in August 2013. While always in search of the strange and unexplainable, this author will write each story as it is discovered. Be on the look out!

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Spotlight ~ Sémya Slotin Mystery Series by Danielle -Claude Ngontang Mba

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Title Book – Bird of Prey

Series- Sémya Slotin Mystery #1

By- Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Genre- mystery/suspense/ thriller romance

Length: 52000 words/ 200 pages

Release date: October 7th 2013

Blurb-

18+ adult content

Who killed the infamous Johanna Cartier? Sémya Slotin is thrown back in the business of solving mysteries when she found her body. With the help of her best friend Polliannah Koch, DCI Ally Gibbons and the mysterious but extremely sexy Josh Heinz, she vows to see this through.

This was supposed to be an easy case…

Sémya Slotin had spent the last three years living in London with her best friend Polliannah Koch staying away from solving cases. After Hawaii, she was taking a break from puzzles, cases and mysteries that could potentially get her killed. Instead, she had been doing her second and third favorite things, drinking and selling expensive vintage wines and having earth-shattering sex with the mysterious, sexy, beautiful but ever so secretive Josh Heinz. Life in London was good….until her funds ran out. Too much wine drinking, not enough wine selling!

 When fashion designer and adoptive mother, Annika Slotin, summoned her back to Paris to hire her for what Sémya considered being the easiest case of her amateur sleuth career, all she could think of and see was money signs and a well-deserved Cuban holiday once it was solved.

What Sémya didn’t see was her stumbling on the fresh corpse of supermodel Johanna Cartier. She didn’t think that male model turned fashion designer Julian Marais-Caldwin, who also happened to be Sémya’s ex, would be suspected of brutally murdering her. Johanna was his girlfriend, his muse and he loved her. Sémya didn’t see the dead bodies piling up or the conspiracy theories.

Sémya was a little rusty. But then again, it was supposed to be an easy case and she was going to solve it. One vintage wine at a time… Sémya Slotin was officially back in business!
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Title- The Plot Thickens

Series- Sémya Slotin Mystery #2

By- Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Genre- mystery/suspense/ thriller romance

Blurb-

18+ adult content

What happened while Semya Slotin and Josh Heinz were busy solving Johanna Cartier’s murder in Bird Of Prey?

Polliannah’s story… When Polliannah Koch Guryev meets John Allen, she thinks that she’s finally found her Prince Charming a tall, blond and handsome banker. What could go wrong?

John Allen has a job to do and getting closer to the beautiful Miss Koch Guryev is supposed to be a means to an end. But then they fall in love. He’s a hit man on a mission, she’s the sister of his targets. What possible future could they have? Now he and his Russian Princess have to leave London for their safety.But it may already be too late for them…

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Title- Polliannah Got Married!

Series- Sémya Slotin Mystery #3

By- Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Genre- mystery/suspense/ thriller romance

Length: 65000 words/ 250 pages

Release date: June 16th 2014

Blurb-

The truth this time, and nothing but the truth…

Polliannah Koch Guryev is in trouble and her boyfriend is dead. It’s not the first time amateur sleuth Sémya Slotin finds herself on the first plane to rescue her best friend, but nothing’s prepared her for what she finds in Toronto. Polliannah is a widow and her late husband John Allen was a hit man for the powerful Dovos family. What did they want from her? Why is this happening? One thing they do know: their carefree life back in London is officially over.

Sémya’s long-time boyfriend Josh Heinz knows more than he lets on, but as usual he’s not telling her anything. In fact, everyone knows more but nobody’s talking. But that never stops Sémya Slotin, Detective Extraordinaire, from finding out the truth beneath the lies…

But at what cost? Old conspiracies and secrets resurface that put them all in peril. Sémya’s worst fears about her relationship with Josh and his past are confirmed, and the rift between them may never heal.

Sémya and Polliannah’s world is falling apart. Will they be able to come out of this stronger?

Oh, and did I mention that Polliannah got married?
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Book Info- ***This book not included in series tour******

Title- Vincent Mallory Edgerton

Series- Sémya Slotin Mystery #4

By- Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba

Length- 78000 words/ 280 pages

Genre- Romantic suspense/ international thriller

Release date- July 16th  2014

Blurb-

The pursuit of peace is not always pacific.

Vincent Mallory Edgerton had always been an efficient FREGG operative. It was his family legacy and his pride. He had always loved his job, even when he had to leave everything behind for his safety and become Josh Heinz.

Every love story has a beginning.

Sémya Slotin had been coasting through life solving one mystery after another. While in Hawaii, her young protégée disappeared. When Sémya met Josh Heinz, her mind kept telling her to stay away from the handsome stranger with the hypnotic light brown eyes but she found herself inexplicably drawn to him. He awakened something in her and she was unable to resist him. It never happened to her before. Who was that man?

In Hawaii, Vincent had to work covertly with the sexy bold sleuth. Sémya’s beauty and intellect completely enthralled him, but his passion and growing love for her also changed him. There was nothing he wouldn’t do to finally win her trust and keep her safe, causing him to unleash events that would shape the rest of their lives. From the moment their gazes locked, Sémya and Vincent sealed their fate.

This is the final chapter of the Bird of Prey Saga.

 

Note: This book is part of the series and is not a standalone. You might be able

to enjoy without reading Bird of Prey and The Plot Thickens first BUT I really advise to read Polliannah Got Married! first.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21852430-vincent-mallory-edgerton

About the Author-

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Meet Danielle-Claude Ngontang Mba The Author, The Blogger, The Cheeky Reviewer

“My life journey is like my playlist, amazingly unique but full of contradictions with surprising joys with every song…”

 

In the past two years, while living in Canada, England and France I wrote four novels: This Could Have Been Our Song! A coulda woulda shoulda ballad… (Book one) currently available on amazon, iTunes, Kobo, Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords. The sequel This Would Have Been Our Song! Catchy tune and dancers’ tales has been in January 2014. Bird Of Prey, my first mystery romance novel has been released in October 7th, 2013 and its first sequel The Plot Thickens (a novella) in December. The second one Polliannah Got Married! will be released in June 2014 and the final in July 2014. I’m currently residing in Paris, France.

 Links-

Contact: info@danielle-claude.com

Author website:http://www.iamdanielle-claude.com/

Blogger website Danielle-Claude Indie Book Reviews: http://danielle-claude.blogspot.co.uk/

Twitter: @weissdaughter

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/DannyAuthorPage

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6920424.Danielle_Claude_Ngontang

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