Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Erotic Dark and The Erotic light by Nina Lane- Book Tour with Reviews!

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Title: The Erotic Dark
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Erotic/BDSM
Published: March 5, 2012
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing

Synopsis

SUBMISSION IS HER ONLY ESCAPE…

And punishment takes many forms. Seeking escape from her criminal past, a woman agrees to enslave herself to a trio of men who own an antiquated Louisiana plantation.

Known only as Lydia, she becomes controlled by three very different men – the malicious Preston, the inflexible Kruin, and the gentle Gabriel, all of whom introduce her to a world in which the lines between pleasure, pain and shame are irrevocably blurred. The plantation becomes both Lydia’s haven and her prison as she surrenders to the desires of her unholy trinity.

Lydia’s submission is fraught with tension and hunger, but what happens when the outside world enters her dark, anonymous sanctuary?

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 My Review: 

The Erotic Dark (Erotic Dark, #1)The Erotic Dark by Nina Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lydia (as she is now known) has traded herself for safety and anonymity after her criminal past is discovered. Preston is someone she has known since childhood, and he has the means and abilities to help her disappear. in exchange, Lydia will be under the complete control of Preston, Kruin, and Gabriel, the three men who live on the plantation. In submitting to these men, Lydia comes to learn a lot about the line between pain and pleasure, and about relinquishing control.

This book is a little bit tricky to categorize because it may be a little dark for those readers who are unfamiliar with this genre, but not quite the intense level of dark that some readers of dark erotica are looking for. Myself, I enjoyed this quite a bit. It had a lot of moments that brought me out of my comfort zone, but I am a fan of any book that can get me feeling even when the emotions are uncomfortable. I enjoyed the differences in the three men that Lydia submitted to. Preston was mostly creepy to me, and i had a lot of anger towards him, but an interesting thing was how i came to see him through Lydia's experience as the story evolved. Gabriel is pretty tough not to like and definitely brought the softer edges to this whole story. Kruin is interesting in that he is a combination of brutal, and a source of safety. I liked how even in his coldness and strong discipline, he always seemed in control of himself and fair. Lydia evolves in ways that i didn't expect, and it was interesting looking back at the end of the story to see how the puzzle pieces all fit together. Definitely an interesting read, and I will be quickly reading the next in the series.


*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


Excerpt

 

EROTIC DARK

“You are under our protection," Preston said. "And we will not hurt you unless you have earned a punishment through disobedience. At the moment, you are clearly in need of a bit of discipline to remind you that you have chosen to be here.”

Lydia swallowed hard, her eyes flashing with a rising bubble of rage that threatened to burst forth. Preston’s hand slipped down underneath her bottom, splaying over her upper thighs and cupping the fleshy cushions in his palms. His groin brushed against her bare buttocks in a movement edged with lecherous enjoyment.

“Come, love. Kruin will do the honors.”

Nervously, Lydia’s gaze slipped to Kruin. His dark eyes watched her with a hint of dislike and coldness, his body as rigidly unyielding as the high-backed oak chair on which he sat. Lydia wrapped her arms around herself and shivered.

“Lydia.” Kruin’s deep voice echoed in the room. “Come here.”

Of the three of them, even Preston knew Kruin was the most difficult to disobey. Lydia walked across the room slowly, as if she knew what he would do to her yet unable to prevent it. At his instruction, she settled over his hard thighs, wincing when he lifted her skirt and arranged it with almost meticulous care over the expanse of her back.

A smile curved Preston’s lips. He settled into his chair. Lydia’s back arched forward in a graceful bow, her hipbones pressing against the top of Kruin’s thigh.
How Preston adored seeing her like this, reduced to being the recipient of a punishment as base as a spanking. Her pale buttocks quivered, as if trembling with dread for the discomfort that would surely result from Kruin’s large hand.

Preston shifted, feeling his penis start to expand at the thought of Lydia’s anxiety. Oh, how he wished he could be the one to administer her first punishment. He would love to feel her helpless weight over his muscular thighs, the growing furnace of her buttocks as he rained his palm over the smooth cheeks until they glowed and burned with the rosy evidence of his control.

All in good time, Preston reminded himself, still unable to prevent the stab of envy when Kruin landed the first loud slap on Lydia’s rounded backside.

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Title: The Erotic Light
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Erotic/BDSM
Published: May 1, 2014
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing

Synopsis

SUBMISSION IS HER ONLY POWER...and her desperate means of control.

When Lydia is ordered to leave the haven of the Louisiana plantation known as La Nouvelle Vie, she thinks she is free from the twisted desires of her dark trinity. Yet as she struggles with the question of whether or not she even wants to be free, Lydia finds herself again submitting to the depraved demands of the obsessive Preston Severine.
AS IN THE EROTIC DARK, THIS BOOK CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF SPANKING, CANING, DUBIOUS CONSENT, ENFORCED SUBMISSION, AND EXPLICIT SEX.

Read only if these themes do not offend you!

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 My Review: 
The Erotic Light (Erotic Dark, #2)The Erotic Light by Nina Lane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Erotic Light picks up right where we are left at the end of The Erotic Dark. Lydia has come to embrace her desire to submit to the three men she lives with at La Nouvelle Vie. A turn of events causes her to need to leave the plantation and return to her family and a life she no longer wants. Shortly before she is forced to leave the plantation, she starts to realize the depths of Preston's obsession with her and desire to possess her completely. She finds that even though she is now living in a different world, Preston has no intentions of letting her go.

This book has a much different feel to it than the first in the series. While that book explored Lydia's discovering her true erotic desires and coming to terms with her desire to submit, this installment looks at the unraveling of the system that Preston has put in place. I think we can tell from the first book that Preston is not a healthy person, nor one who will be able to maintain any sort of symbiotic relationship with other people. He is selfish, cruel, and obsessive. It is still interesting to watch how initially Lydia responds to him after he begins to have contact with her in the "outside world". Seeing how she has changed so much that her life with her family leaves her so empty that Preston's attention actually does give her some of what she needs even if in a way she knows she doesn't really want. Gabriel and Kruin are also struggling to know what the future will hold as the system of protection Preston once provided is clearly not going to be able to sustain under Preston's intense jealousy.

I found the second half of this book much more engaging than the first. Overall, I enjoyed the first book in the series more. There were some interesting elements to this story and I thought the different emotions and issues the characters were dealing with actually gave a more realistic feel to parts of this story. The life that the three men and Lydia lived on the plantation was interesting and erotic, but in reality it was bound to fall apart when the leader of the "program" was as obviously unstable as Preston was. I like this author a lot and will be reading more books of hers in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


Excerpt

 
EROTIC LIGHT


Lydia slid her hand down her rounded belly and between her legs. She closed her eyes. For a moment, she just cupped her hand over her sex and felt the heat emanating from her skin. Her clitoris pulsed.

She was struck by the sudden urge to feel Preston, Kruin, and Gabriel behind her, around her, their gazes hot with lust as they stared at her prone naked body, her sex spread open, pink and glistening, her bottom cleaved apart to expose the dusky aperture that only Preston had thus far breached.

She shuddered. Which one of them would take her? Would she hear the rasp of Kruin’s leather belt as he removed it? If so, would he choose to spank her with it or would he take out his big, thick cock and mount her from behind in one of his hard, fast fucks that made her whole body shake? Would she feel Gabriel’s hand stroking the length of her spine, the clench of Preston’s grip on her hair?

Once Kruin was finished with her, would Preston take his turn and press his erection into her mouth, whispering lewd things about her sensual nature and inability to control her own pleasure? And then would Gabriel be the one to slide his fingers between her legs and murmur his consent, allowing her to spend all over his hand while the three of them watched her ride the pleasure of orgasm?

Yes. Yes to all of it.

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About the Author
Nina Lane Author photo NinaLane-BampW_zps5fea952b.jpg 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.

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