Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway - Arouse by Nina Lane

Title: AROUSE (Spiral of Bliss #1)
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a very sexy married couple.
Publication Date:  January 2, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers

Purchase Links:

AMAZON: Arouse: A Spiral of Bliss Novel (Book One)  
BARNES & NOBLE available after May 1stGOODREADS: 

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said. 

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other...and sex might not be enough to save them.

About the Author:

Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.

Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as Best Womens Erotica and Erotic Travel Tales. Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

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My view:

5+ OOOOO-OMG!!!!!

You. Don't. Want. To. Miss. This. Book.

Especially if you're married. Or thinking about getting married. Or never want to get married. Or are just simply curious.

Luckily, I found this book by chance. And it was a delicious accident waiting to happen! I fell head over heels in love with this book and the characters, down to every minute detail. Every spec of happiness, every twinge of sadness, every heartfelt pain, every tear, every smile, and especially every time he called her, “Beauty.”

“Hey beauty.”
“Come here, beauty”, he says. “You need to be kissed.”
Move over Gabriel Emerson. There's a new Professor Hottie in town!
Dean’s seamless combination of Brilliant Professor and Hot Hunk never fails to quicken my blood.
Arouse is a thoughtfully written poignant love story that gives us a peek into what was once a seemingly perfect marriage that is now on the road to falling apart. It’s quite a bit different from the books I’ve been reading lately and maybe that’s just one of the many significant reasons I enjoyed it so much. This story begins a few years into a marriage instead of at the beginning of a courtship. First told from Olivia’s point of view, then later from Dean’s, we journey through the trials and tribulations of their marriage while also being treated to their intimate backstory, brilliantly presented via flashbacks.

It is without a doubt one of my new top favorite books of all time. The writing was contemplative, introspective and emotionally powerful. The characters were genuine and relatable. There were times I wanted to smack Olivia upside the head and scream at Dean, “You idiot! You fool!”

Then there were the times I could literally experience their excruciatingly intense connection. The sincere passion and love Dean had for his wife worked its way right off the page. Olivia’s inner turmoil and confusion was unfeigned as she discovered what Dean withheld from her.

Kelsey was an added bonus. She's exactly the kind of friend Dean and Olivia both needed. No nonsense, tells it like it is, get your s*#t together kind of friend. And I had a feeling she was going to do what she did and I was so happy she did it and that she got the response she was after! Now, aren’t you curious?

And Tyler, well, I wouldn’t mind taking a cooking class with him, but I was a bit annoyed at him because he knew Liv was married. I’ll leave it at that.

Nina Lane wrote the perfectly imperfect love story. He’s her knight in shining armor. She’s his damsel in distress.
“I don’t want you to walk away,” I said.
“Good.” The lines between his eyes eased with relief.
I gripped his wrists, a knot of fear binding my throat. “But you…you might want to go,” I warned.
Darkness flashed in his expression. “Why?”
My eyes stung. I swallowed hard.
“Here be monsters,” I whispered.
A heartbeat of silence, brewing with danger, filled the space between us. Then Dean tightened his hold on me and, with his thumbs, brushed away the tears that spilled down my cheeks.
“Liv,” he said, his voice rough with tenderness, “you don’t have to be afraid.”
“Why not?”
“Because I’ll slay monsters for you.”
I couldn’t put down my Kindle. I stole a glance every chance I could. I couldn’t get enough of Dean and Olivia’s story. And I was rooting for them through it all. The sequel is due to be released very soon and I can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on it. While it didn’t end on an “oh my” cliffhanger, it certainly made me gasp and left me wanting much more. If you’re ready for a read that’s less new adult and more mature adult, then I highly recommend this heartfelt work of art.

(Reviewers Note: I went to three different colleges and teach in a fourth, and NONE of the professors look like this. NONE! If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.)

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  1. Heard A LOT of good things about this one! Can't wait to read it!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read the book!

  3. I can't wait to read Arouse. I hear nothing but good things from my friends about it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Sheri, thank so much for participating in the AROUSE blog tour and to everyone for the excitement about the book! I so appreciate the support.

    1. You're so very welcome! This book is one of my new top favorites! Working on my review! Can't wait to read the next one. Need me some more Professor Dean!

  5. I've been reading good things about this book today - looking forward to reading it. :-)

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I can’t wait to read Arouse! Been hearing amazing things about the book and I’m really excited! :) Congrats Nina on the release!

    Tess xx


  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. I have heard so many great things about this book. I can't wait to read it! The cover is beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway!

  9. This book sounds really good! I can't wait to read it :)

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