Monday, January 13, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway - Awaken by Nina Lane

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Title: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3)
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art and Design
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.


“I love that you love me, professor.”
“I love loving you, beauty.”

Since their intense, passionate beginning, Professor Dean West and his wife Olivia have fought dark secrets and betrayal in order to save their marriage. Now reeling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Liv and Dean are driven further apart by a vindictive threat to Dean’s career.

Struggling to stand on her own for the first time in years, Liv is determined to defend her husband and prove herself. Then an unexpected letter dredges up old insecurities and endangers Liv’s newfound independence. As Dean fights for his professional life, he is forced to confront his worst fear when he discovers that he can’t protect his beloved wife from her own painful past.


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Spiral of Bliss Trilogy


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.

Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list, and Allure is a USA Today Bestseller. 

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My Two Cents:

OOOOO+ OMG!!!!!! Intensely Passionate O's!

Once upon a time there was a knight in shining armor disguised as a university professor and a broken damsel in distress disguised as an undergraduate student. And they fell in love. A deep, intensely passionate, soul-searing, indestructible bond of love. Nothing could break them. They would withstand all of the ugly the world threw at them. Together. This is the story of Dean and Liv.

Professor Dean West is an intense, protective, controlling, dominant force to be reckoned with, but oh so chivalrous, romantic, and sensual. A true knight in shining armor not to mention a Holy Sex God with a bit of kink on the side!

Olivia West is his intelligent, beautiful (not to mention very lucky) wife who has learned to stand on her own two feet and pave her way after picking up the pieces of her broken childhood.

Awaken picks up right where Allure left off. Dean is in Italy working and Liv is at home in Mirror Lake about to embark on her own journey pursuing her dreams. The couple has thus far survived heartbreak and tragedy but unfortunately, there continues to be a threat looming over their heads.

Nina Lane offers us an intimate look into the marriage of Liv and Dean. She leads us on a journey through the trials and tribulations life throws their way and how they manage to endure together rather than letting those hardships tear them apart. Nina skillfully manages to capture the raw passion and tender emotions between these two characters so fiercely that they ooze off the page and settle directly within your heart.

The words are lyrical and the imagery is sublime. There isn’t one single detail I don’t love about this book. The writing is absolutely exquisite! It isn’t a frustrating, angsty read but a breathtakingly beautiful tale of perfectly imperfect love.

“My husband doesn’t just love me. He knows how to love me. He knows what I need and when I need it, sometimes even better than I do. He knows how to unfold all the tight, rough parts of me and smooth them out with one glide of his hand. He knows how to prove that he – and only he – understands every crevice of my soul. He knows how to remind me that I am forever safe within his heart.”

What woman doesn’t want to be loved like this? An all-encompassing, powerful, intimate connection that transcends the test of time. This story may be a work of fiction, but there are some fabulous lessons here to be learned from Liv and Dean. We all know relationships aren’t easy. Make no mistake about it; Dean and Liv put a great deal of effort into their marriage every single day. They communicate honestly and openly, both talking and listening intently. They open each other up while holding each other up. They show respect to one another. And they heal themselves while healing each other.
“How is it you’re always so warm?” (Dean)
“Because of you...You drive away the cold and melt the ice. You’ve always made me bloom.” (Liv)
Dean and Liv rank in the top two of my all-time favorite book couples. I adore them. I admire them. I love them wholeheartedly. Nina Lane has beautifully and brilliantly concluded this poignant trilogy of perfectly imperfect love. It is a truly unforgettable work of art that will always stay close to my heart. If you too enjoy touching, sensual love stories, I highly recommend this entire three-book series.

See my review of Arouse here.
See my review of Allure here.

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  1. Sheri, I can't thank you enough for your amazing review of Awaken and for all your support during the past year. Knowing you loved the end of Liv and Dean's story means SO much to me, and I'm eternally grateful for your praise and your love for them and for understanding all they they are. Thank you so much for everything!!

  2. Sheri, I can't thank you enough for your amazing review of Awaken and for all your support this past year. Knowing that you loved the end of Liv and Dean's story means the world to me, and thank you so much for your wonderful praise of my writing. I'm so grateful and appreciative of all you've done for me, and for your love of Liv and Dean. THANK YOU!!!



    1. You're very welcome. It was my absolute pleasure! I love Liv & Dean's wonderful story. These books will be ones I turn to again & again! xoxoxo