Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lana's Awakening by Kristin Elyon- Blog Tour and Review

Lana's Awakening

Kristin Elyon

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 Book Description
Publication Date: November 21, 2014
Inspired by True Real Life Events… 

Lana Martin had a simple life, uncomplicated by the things that normally plagued her friends. But then terror struck and she found herself the unwilling plaything of a sexual deviant. She is forced to do many things she otherwise would have never considered, the most horrible of all being to take a deep long look at herself. What she sees scares the hell out of her, and those around her. Sex for her is quickly transformed from the mundane to a dangerous way of life. Under his control, she is forced to endure things that would have crushed most people, but somehow she managed to stay alive long enough to be rescued and return to a normal life.

Something dark is awakened inside of her, an unknown desire, an insatiable hunger for a master to use her for his pleasure. Her need for submission takes her down a winding path of pain and pleasure, as she comes to grips with her carnal lust, and her need to have it satisfied. Her captor awoke a sexual beast he hadn’t expected, and no one is prepared for Lana Martin.

Only life would never be normal again for Lana, because she came out of the ordeal with an unsettling knowledge that she had never been truly happy before. The deeply terrifying events she had endured had done something she hadn’t expected; they had awakened something dark inside of her, a lust that could only be satisfied under the protection of a black hood. She found that only in that darkness, could she truly be free from her inhibitions.

When Daniel Morrow, the man who had held her captive is released from prison, Lana’s nightmare begins again, and she fears she will never be safe again. Her life, her future now relies on one man, the man she had once dismissed as unable to satisfy her longing, her former boyfriend Sergio Marsilis. Follow along with Lana as the darkness is awakened inside of her, and then as she searches for the one thing that has always eluded her, perfect sexual freedom.


My Review

Lana's AwakeningLana's Awakening by Kristin Elyon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lana awakens to find that she has been kidnapped and is being held hostage. During this time, her captor uses a lot of sexual dominance and punishment, along with the crazy abuse he inflicts on her. She is reduced, and when free finds that her time with her captor awakened a desire to submit to someone completely as well as a desire to be controlled and punished. She has some complicated relationships as the man who loves her finds that he is not able to give her everything she needs. Lana enters a new relationship that seems to be going well, but she is still haunted by parts of her past. There are a series of twists and turns, and her captor is freed from prison. In the midst of discovering her own needs and finding someone who will love her and provide for those needs, she is suddenly in danger again.

I do sometimes like a really dark read. This one was tricky for me because in the very beginning there was some confusion and I thought the tone was a little off. Lana's occasional snarky thoughts didn't quite jive with what was going on in her present situation. I will say that as more of the plot and characters became clear, I started to get more invested in the story. I did like the twists and turns and the very tricky situations the characters found themselves in. I would have liked a lot more character development. It would have been nice to know Lana a little better before her abduction so that the contrast of before and after could have been a little more clear. I would have also like to have known the motivations of her captor as well as Sergio and Think. All in all, I did engage with the story and was eager to see how things would turn out. I would read more by this author in the future.


* An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review


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Excerpt 

The thought of asking him to hurry never entered her mind. The wait was hell, but what a delightful hell it was. Her dark prince knew her sins and exactly how to celebrate them, incorporating her punishment into her heavenly reward.
His hand on the small of her back told her he was ready, gently holding her in place with the warmth of a deep embrace. His free hand slid behind her, his fingers protruding past the paddle’s handle, gliding lightly across her skin. The first swat stung deep, sending rapid shockwaves through her body, and causing her skin to tingle ecstatically beneath the paddle. Her legs began to tremble immediately as she allowed her head to hang motionless beneath her.
“Thank you,” she managed, trying to make the strain in her voice sound, at the least, like it originated a bit more from pain than pleasure. But was often a trick harder than she could manage. All he had to do was let one finger slip, and touch her there, and he would know damn well how much she liked it.
A second swat came harder than the first, sending an echoing ‘smack!’ bouncing off the walls before returning to her welcoming ears. Even the sound of the paddle as it quickly reddened her ass caused a barely controllable urge to beg for more. A third swat, then a fourth and fifth came in rapid succession, stealing any delusions of control from Lana’s body, her mouth. She moaned loudly as Sergio applied the wood again and again, any semblance of displeasure lost to her completely. When she felt the handle of the paddle placed into his left hand on the small of her back, she could not hold back the whimper.
“Yes,” she said, knowing he would now know her desire, her appreciation. His finger slid effortlessly inside her aching opening, the sopping sound it made only heightening her desire, her need. A second finger found no further resistance than the first, as he quickened the pace, plowing his fingers inside her again and again. It was only when a third finger was added, that the pace slowed, her pussy tightened around him hungrily.

Ten Fun Facts about Kristin Elyon

1. I’m 23 years old and have moved 24 times since I was born.
2.  I’ve been to 39 of the 50 states.
3. I HATE pink and love blue
4.I am extremely farsighted. (I can only see things close up) and I have astigmatism (my eyes are shaped differently than most people. Think mine are football shaped and yours are round) and strabismus (crossed eye). Those are both big words meaning my eyes don’t do what they are supposed to do. I see blurry things all the time and have trouble focusing. I should be blind but because of several surgeries I can see.
5. I write words or draw pictures with shaving cream before I smooth it over my legs. It’s a ritual.
6. When I find a movie I LOVE I watch it as many times as I can. When I hear a word or phrase that is in said movie I begin reciting lines. For Example “Bacon ” I think of the scene in Lord of the Rings when Frodo and the other hobbits are making bacon and make a fire. “Nice crispy bacon…we saved some for you Frodo.. No! put it out you fools…”  I’ve been told it is VERY annoying.
7. The smell of a forest after a night of rain is the scent of heaven to my nose.
8. Hot dogs are yummy and I couldn’t care less about what goes into them.
9. My favorite number is ‘24’ since childhood.
10. I’m a geek! I LOVE video games! I have the XBOX, XBOX 360. The Wii. Wii U. The Nintendo 3DS and can beat you in Halo and call of duty. 

About the Author

During the day I work as a senior portrait photographer and a graphic designer. At night I am a writer of DARK erotica and BDSM stories that are guaranteed to make your panties wet.

I'm also a college student who loves Starbucks! I live in California with my fiancé and a doxie puppy. In my free time, I watch The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, and True Blood.

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