Sunday, May 25, 2014

Enthrall Her by Vanessa Fewings- Book Tour and Reviews

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Series: Enthrall Sessions
Author: Vanessa Fewings
Genre: Erotic Romance
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services Inc.
 

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Enthrall (Enthrall Sessions #1) Publication Date: January 14, 2014 Enthrall Synopsis

This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall. Mia Lauren is a single, twenty-one-year old working in a West Hollywood art store who dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. When an unexpected offer arises to work at Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy, Mia accepts. It's a salary beyond her wildest imagination. Mia becomes the secretary to the club's assistant director, blond and broody Richard Booth. Richard is not only one of L.A.'s most beautiful and wealthiest men, he is also the club's senior dominant. Mia is both drawn and terrified when he reveals flashes of his white-hot passion, threatening an unbound pleasure like no other. She knows her attraction may be her undoing, but the spellbinding feelings render her powerless to resist his advances. What Mia cannot know is that Enthrall's dashing director, thirty-year-old Cameron Cole, who is also the club's psychiatrist, has lured Mia to save his best friend and patient Richard from his obsession with thrill seeking. Cameron masterfully sets up sexy scenarios to ensure the collision of Richard and Mia, hoping that love will save him. However, despite Cameron's noble intentions, he also finds himself enticed by Mia's haunting innocence. Passion and pleasure stir, forming a dangerous love triangle. This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.

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My Review:
Enthrall (Enthrall Sessions, #1)

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Mia is a 21 year old trying to find a good paying job that will allow her to cover her step-mothers medical expenses. Through a friend, she is directed to a well-paying reception position at a swanky fetish club. Mia is sexually naive and finds herself a little out of her league, but quickly intrigued by her new surroundings. Richard Both is the club's assistant director and finds his new secretary Mia bringing up some conflicting feelings for him and isn't sure how to handle that. Cameron Cole is the club's director and psychiatrist who has been trying to connect Mia and Richard in an attempt to help Richard deal with some past emotional traumas while he tries to keep himself from taking Mia for himself.

Enthrall definitely has some elements that are similar to other books in this genre, but there are a lot of unique aspects as well. The naive girl finds herself drawn into a world of BDSM and falling for an intense damaged man theme felt familiar, but the interactions of these characters followed a story line that kept me guessing. At times I was frustrated with how judgmental Mia was of the people and behaviors of those around her despite her own obvious attraction to much of it. I enjoyed that despite her naivete she remained open and honest about her thoughts and desires. Richard frustrated me at times with his "you'll never understand, and I won't make any effort to help you understand" attitude. At times the "what is best for you is to not care about me" bit gets a little tired as well. Cameron is an intriguing character, mostly because it is hard to get a real read on him. I kept changing my opinion of whether I thought his intentions were good or otherwise. His relationship with both Mia and Richard was one of the most interesting aspects of this story.

I definitely enjoyed the chemistry between these main characters, and was hoping that they would allow themselves to give in to their obvious attraction to one another. I was also hoping that they would give Mia a bigger taste of the d/S play and power exchange she is obviously interested in. Towards the end some of the dialogue between Mia and Richard gets a little hyperbolic, but overall I enjoyed this story and will be reading the next in this series.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


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Enthrall Her (Enthrall Sessions #2) Publication Date: May 20, 2014 Enthrall Her Synopsis

This is the escalation of the forbidden. This is the power of Enthrall. Deemed too feisty to train. Too defiant to dominate. Mia's journey into the world of the forbidden takes its next step. Richard Booth, her master, must make the crucial decision...let her go or give her over to the only man who can her truly subjugate her, Cameron Cole, Director of both Enthrall and the preeminent BDSM manor Chrysalis, and a connoisseur of the dark arts. Cameron's gift with shaping blossoming submissives will ensure Mia reaches her potential, a destination that may take her too far. Mia's choices will lead her to places both within and without that she never dreamed possible. But when her training is complete, will Cameron be able to return her to Richard, or will her transformation have bewitched him beyond repair?

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My Review:
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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Mia is stuck. She is dealing with some shocking news that is causing her to reevaluate everything she thought she knew about her family Mia isn't really dealing with her grief, and Richard isn't sure he can train her properly as his sub. He feels he is too close to her and he doesn't want to do anything to hurt her. He makes the tough decision to give her to Cameron for training and so that he can help her unlock her past trauma and heal from her guilt, shame, and grief. As her training goes on, it becomes tricky to know who her real master is and whether Cameron will be able to return her once their time together is complete.

This story picks up right where Enthrall leaves us. Mia is someone who obviously needs and wants to be a submissive, and is aching for a strong Master. Cameron is strong, but dominating Mia is bringing up feelings for him that he hasn't experienced and didn't anticipate. As the reader, we are kept guessing and at times it was hard for me to decide who I was really rooting for and what I even wanted to happen. There are some twists and turns and I don't want to give anything away. The chemistry between Mia and Cameron is crazy hot, but it is hard to tell what the future will hold. I found myself changing teams throughout this book. The dynamics between these three main characters is very intriguing and they each have their own special type of loyalty and affection for one another. I hope this series continues because I would love to see what happens next for Mia, Richard, and Cameron. 3.5 stars.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


ENTHRALL HER

VANESSA FEWINGS

EXCERPT II

CHAPTER 19

“POSSESSION IS THE ultimate pleasure,” said Cameron, admiring my nakedness from a few feet away. Had he spoken those words prior to securing me to the Saint Andrew’s Cross in the center of Chrysalis’s dungeon, I may well have put up more resistance. This free standing crisscrossed board would allow him full access to my body from every angle. He’d seduced and coaxed me to follow him and I’d gladly held his hand all the way down here, taking the short journey from the foyer into the lowest depths of Chrysalis. Passing door after door, each room begged to be investigated, but we’d not stopped to peek in any of them. We’d entered the room at the end of the hallway. The dungeon of his choice. Cameron had undressed me and I’d willingly let him, lifting my arms above my head as he’d stripped me. I’d obeyed like a well trained sub as he unhooked my bra strap and removed it. After nudging me back against the fixture, he’d positioned me spread-eagled with my wrists and ankles secured within leather straps. He’d pulled them tight to ensure movement was impossible. Operatic music bestowed a sensuous backdrop of soprano’s dramatically vying for attention, an extension of this already exotic mood. That daring decision had led me to this. Rising from subspace, I opened my eyes as though awakening from a dream. Spellbound, my thoughts spiraled out of control. My body trembled with need and a lust for him to be closer. All I wanted was to have him inside me. That was the only cure I needed. I saw that now. Five minutes ago, though it could have been longer, I’d been weighing the pros and cons of bolting out the front door and somehow, in true Cameron style, he’d casually led me into his red walled playroom. I’d walked beside him willingly. This dungeon was unlike any I’d seen, decorated with the decadence I’d come to expect from him. Several oriental-styled cabinets were flush against each wall and probably contained all sorts of whips, paddles, and other accoutrements. Mirrors and contemporary artwork hung between bronze sconces, providing an ethereal air. Low lights showcased the ceiling fixtures that were perfect for the art of suspension, dangling submissives and leaving them vulnerable, their body’s secured with rope or chains or whatever else the dominant desired. The wonder of floating would ensure they remained in subspace. Sharp hooks were fashioned on the end of some for those with a overly masochistic leaning. I offered a silent prayer he’d never use those on me. I wondered if, after our session, I’d get to recover on that regal four poster bed with its carved posts. It was artfully strewn with drapes and chains and leather cuffs, just in case the submissive got too comfortable.
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A rush of excitement flooded my veins and my trembling limbs struggled to be free from these leather bindings. Twisting my wrists, I was shocked by the sting to my flesh. Being ensnared was mesmerizing. These straps felt agonizingly tight and trying to escape them was thrilling. I was soaking wet, and my scent gave me away. Cameron dragged what felt like a whip along my backside, sending spasms into the center of my universe, soothing, luring, seducing me to surrender. His handsome face came into focus and shadows danced over his beautiful features, his stern stance proving he ruled the room. He held up the whip for me to see. Cameron had stripped off his jacket and shirt and was now naked from the waist up, his black pants hanging loose over his hips, revealing his muscular sculptured body, that incredible toned torso flexing as he moved. He snapped the whip. “Are you worthy of this?” “If you deem me worthy, Sir.” “I do.” The strike to my left thigh made me flinch. He continued on, strike after strike, circling my body with the ease of a predator overwhelming its prey. The stinging left bright red welts and they burned and hummed when his strike left them. The snap of the crop between my thighs made me jump. With his left hand, he eased apart my labia and flicked the leather strap across my clit. I let out a cry, and a groan of need. Working at a steady pace, he snapped it continuously until my moaning hinted I was close. He raised the whip to my pelvic bone and slid it along my abdomen, up and over my nipples. Satisfied I’d calmed, he again lowered the whip, torturing my pussy once again with the curl of leather, teasing and striking, flicking and patting. He ceased those delicious strikes, his face reflecting the triumph of masculine control. “Mia, you are soaking wet. Good girl.” I shuddered when he squeezed my clit between his thumb and forefinger. “Who does this belong to?” “Well as it’s on my body, I can only assume it belongs to me,” I said. He threw the whip down and disappeared behind me. Oh no. I really was out of my mind.
     

About the Author  photo ness_zps84381018.jpg

Vanessa Fewings is the award-winning author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. The fourth installment in the series, Bohemian, was released in October. Vanessa is currently writing book two in her erotic novel Enthrall trilogy. Piper Day's Ultimate Guide to Avoiding George Clooney is her latest novel. Co-written with Author Christina Cannarella, their fresh and laugh out loud romantic comedy has already garnered a buzz of excitement from readers around the world. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus. Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband. Vanessa Fewings is repped by management firm IPG.
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Giveaway

Five Signed Books of Enthrall Her and One twenty five dollar amazon gift card

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