Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway - Allure by Nina Lane

 Title: Allure (Spiral of Bliss #2)
Author:  Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a very sexy married couple.
Publication Date:  May 13, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers  

Amazon: Allure: A Spiral of Bliss Novel (Book Two)
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Book Description:
“We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense.”
After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his lovely wife are determined to fix their mistakes, and Liv’s unexpected pregnancy intensifies their desire to fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Dean fights to shield Liv from the hostility, but for the first time, Liv resists her white knight’s defense. Her newfound resolve clashes with Dean’s desperate need to protect her.

Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but bitter family conflicts now endanger their fragile intimacy. And when Dean’s career is suddenly threatened, he and Liv must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.

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 Women’s 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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Not since Christian and Ana has there been another couple so fascinating to me, another couple that I have fallen truly, madly and deeply in love with. I’m not sure what it is about Dean and Liv. Maybe it’s how intense and passionate they are about each other. Maybe it’s how Dean calls Liv beauty and she calls him Professor.
“So what are we, then?” I asked. “When someone asks who I am, what am I supposed to say?”
“You say, ‘Hi, I’m Liv, Dean’s very hot and sexy lady.’” I couldn’t smother a giggle. “Seriously.”
“Cuddle bunny?”
“God, no.”
“Valentine? Sweetheart? Girlfriend?”
“Girlfriend.” I rested my forehead against his chest. “I guess.” “Not the best word, but it’ll do in public.” He kissed my
temple. “In private, you can just be my beauty.”
Maybe it’s because Dean is Liv’s white knight and she’s his safe haven.
“The allure, huh?”
“I’ve learned a few things about castle architecture over the years.” Liv wraps one arm around my waist. “The allure is a passage behind the parapet of a castle wall. Great for defense when the enemy is approaching. You know you’re safe on the allure.” She tucks her head beneath my chin, twining her hand with mine. “Like we’re safe with each other.”
“No doubt about it, beauty.” I press my face against her sweet-smelling hair. “You’ll always be my allure.”
Maybe it’s Liv’s strength and courage.  Maybe it’s their witty banter and seductive rendezvous'.
Dean opened the glove compartment and took out a package of condoms.
“You keep condoms in there?” I asked.
“It is called the glove compartment,” he replied with a wink.”
Or maybe it’s everything about them together as one beautiful package.

Sure, they have much to work through. Sure they have marital difficulties like every other married couple. Sure, they have secrets and painful pasts. But somehow, someway, they manage to work through it, never giving up on themselves or each other. People seem to give up too easily these days. We get married and when there’s a problem, we get divorced. Please don’t get me wrong, sometimes there’s just no other option and I completely understand that. In no way am I judging nor do I want to offend anyone. I myself am a product of divorced parents. But when the statistics tell us that 50% of marriages end in divorce, doesn’t it just seem a little bit too easy to give up? And Dean and Liv don’t give up on each other.
Silence falls, pulsing with the truth of what I’ve learned and what Dean has yet to acknowledge. Our relationship, our love, cannot and will never be perfect. It will, however, always belong only to us in all its flawed, intense beauty. Perfect in its very imperfection.
I guess that’s why I admire them so.

Nina Lane tells a phenomenal story from both Dean and Liv’s point of view so we are privy to both sides. I silently cursed out Dean; yelled at Liv; and told off Helen, Paige and Joanna.
Helen’s gaze flickers to Liv. “I’m Helen Morgan. Dean and I were once married.”
“I’m Olivia West,” Liv replies. “Dean and I are married.” The possessive tone in her voice does me some good.
I laughed and cried with the Professor and Beauty. My heart broke for them. I saw Archer for more than he appeared to be. If none of this makes sense to you it’s because you need to read this book. The character development was tangible and the storyline spectacular. This tale is poetry in motion.

After reading Arouse, Professor Dean West made it to the top of my favorite BBF list for 2013. After finishing Allure, he’s most definitely sharing the top spot with my #1 main man. The Professor is such a dreamy beautiful hunk of man! I can hear his voice when reading his dialogue, that deep seductive wave of sound; I can visualize his swagger, the way he saunters ever so slowly towards Liv; I can practically taste the way he kisses her, um yeah, I better stop now. Nina Lane is truly gifted when it comes to detailing sensual romance. She is tantalizingly talented, expertly crafting the aura to enhance the reading experience.

And the ending, well, no spoilers here, but I absolutely did not see that coming. When an author can astonish me like that, wow, just wow! I was quite shocked. And honestly, I had no idea there was going to be a third book. What a pleasant happy surprise for me! I’m more than thrilled to read further about my new favorite couple in Awaken debuting summer 2013 (which can't come fast enough). Rock on, Nina Lane, rock on!

Quick Giveaway:  (1) digital copy (EPub or Mobi) of Allure by Nina Lane. Open internationally.

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  1. Sheri, what a wonderful review! I can't thank you enough, and I just love the scene you quotes about "cuddle buddy." :-D I could just hear Liv and Dean when I was writing that scene, and admit to thinking it was pretty cute myself! I'm so pleased you're enjoying Liv and Dean's story and that you admire them for fighting for each other - exactly what I wanted to convey. Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour and for the support! ♥♥♥

    1. It was my pleasure! LOVE this series so much! :)

  2. Thank you very much for your giveaway. Would love to read Allure.

  3. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  4. I am really looking forward to reading this! Thanks so much for the giveaway!