Monday, October 6, 2014

Unabridged by Melinda De Ross Book Tour

Book Length: 144 pages
Date Published: Aug. 17, 2014
Published by: Melinda De Ross (INDIE)
Steam Rating: Steamy
Main Characters: Angelina & Blade
Ironically, it all starts with a popular book about BDSM. When Angelina Jameson steps into her boss’s office armed with an acid article about ‘Billionaires, BDSM and Blah-blah-blah’, she thinks her career will take off. But her career aspirations drop into second place when she finds herself face to face with her nemesis.

Blade Spencer is the new editor-in-chief of Unabridged—the literary magazine where his ex-lover Angelina works. For three years, since she fled small town Jamestown without a word of explanation, they haven’t heard from one another. Now, when they meet again, the past and all the feelings they once had between them come rushing back, making them realize their love has never died. But can they reconcile their new circumstances and the changes that have occurred during the three years they were apart? Neither is the person the other used to know.

Then there is the faceless shadow who hunts them from the dark, driven by obsession and greed…

*This book contains strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

 3.5 stars 

I'll tell you I was a little torn on how to rate this book. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. At first I thought it was going to be a book bashing a certain other book and I was a little upset that I had agreed to review it. Then I thought it was going to bash a certain group of people and I was a little more upset. I actually almost contacted the tour host and told them I was not even going to finish it. I put it down and did some thinking and decided I would read some more. I ended up finishing it and it turned out to be an ok read. To me it jumped a lot and what I thought was just a few days ended up being a few weeks or even months down the line. There were parts that were slow and I was getting ready to stop reading but then it would almost switch gears and get good but the really good parts would end before I could really get into it. If you are looking for a "realistic" read then this may not be what you want but if you want just a true fiction read that is some what believable and just need a few hours to escape from reality then this is great. There was some funny parts and some sad parts but it says it is a steamy read and I didn't really find it that steamy. Like I said before it was not bad and I am glad that I did finish it because it did get better.

     “Choice?” His voice rose as the ambiguous surprise on his face faded, once he
understood. “You’re talking to me about choices? What choice did you give me, Angelina? We could have worked it out, but you took it upon yourself to make my decisions for me without even telling me. You left me like a coward, letting me think you didn’t love me anymore, letting me drown in misery all these years without a word of explanation! I didn’t even know if you were still alive!”
     His booming shout almost rattled the windows, and made me absurdly angry.
     “Well, you seemed to have recovered quickly, and enough to take a wife!” I screamed
back at him, pushing my face close to his. “And I’ll bet that Allie person wasn’t the only one
you’ve slept with during all this time!”
“Oh, you’re always quick to judge! Have you lived like a nun since you left me?”
The word vibrated in the abrupt, disbelieving silence.
Next thing I knew, his hand grasped the back of my head and his mouth came down hard
on mine. His tongue darted deep inside my mouth, forcing my lips to open, as he yanked me to him in a desperate embrace. It didn’t even occur to me to protest. On the contrary. I responded to his kiss with the blind surrender I yearned for. I swept his mouth with my tongue, thrilling in the masculine taste and scent of him. My fingers plowed through his hair, holding his head in place for our stormy, passionate kiss. Our breaths were shallow and loud, mingling together like swirling steam. Even though our clothes were still wet, heat was radiating from our hot bodies. 
     His hands were everywhere, cupping my face, sliding all over my body, combing through my damp hair. I trailed my tongue over his jaw, then descended down the skin of his throat, grazing my teeth greedily over him, intoxicated by the avalanche of unleashed desire that had gathered up inside me for three years. 
     I fumbled with the buttons of his clinging wet shirt, then tore them off impatiently to bare
his chest to my eyes and touch. He was superbly built, even more gorgeous than I recalled him to be, all subtle muscles delineated by shallow lines that defined his pectorals and abdomen. His chest was dusted with a perfect amount of dark hair.
     I tasted the low sound that vibrated in his chest when my mouth closed over his nipple
and sucked greedily. When I flicked my tongue over the other, his fist tightened in my hair and he dragged me back to him, kissing me with increasing urgency. His hands slipped under my wet T-shirt, cupping my breasts. They fit so right in his palms and I moaned, overwhelmed by the pleasure of his knowing touch. He slid the T-shirt over my head and took me in his arms. I pushed my body against his, rubbing my breasts against his bare chest, frantic to feel his naked body close to mine. His hardness pushed against my middle and he drew me closer, cupping my bottom with strong hands, as he continued kissing me hungrily.
     He lifted his head and I saw his eyes were smoky with arousal, just as mine must have
been. His voice sounded rough when he said, “Do you want to go to the bedroom?”
“No,” I whispered, biting his lower lip and dragging him to the floor.
The rug felt soft and cozy beneath my bare back, and I was thrilled by the feel of Blade’s
weight on top of me. He kissed my mouth, my neck, then stopped on my breasts, sucking one nipple deep in his mouth, then moving his attention to the other one. I gasped and struggled with the zipper of his pants. When I folded my fingers around his steely length, we both stopped breathing for a moment.
“God, I want you so much, Blade! You can’t imagine how I’ve longed for you all this
time,” I said raggedly.
“Yes, I do. I love you, Angelina,” he whispered raspily. “You are and always will be my
woman. Sweet and innocent, yet who inspires sin.”
     As he looked down at me, his eyes were filled with love and tenderness, and clouded by
primal lust. He tugged at my shorts and panties, and I kicked them aside. Then he discarded the rest of his clothes, remaining gloriously naked. I only had one moment to admire his impressive erection, before he stretched above me. Our bodies fit like the halves of a two-pieces puzzle. I quivered in response to the nearness of this monument of raw sexuality.
     He sent his tongue deep inside my mouth, just as he slipped inside me. The throbbing
pressure made me tense. After three years of abstinence on my side, I think we both relived the loss of my virginity, but this time I was more than ready. The pain of his penetration was brief, but the pleasure was infinite. I arched my hips up to meet his, as he rocked against me, inside me. He was hesitant at first, mindful of hurting me, but as I relaxed under him, his strokes became more powerful, more possessive. He pushed up hard, until I wrapped my legs around his waist and sank my teeth into his shoulder, shaken by a brain-melting orgasm. I think I cried out his name, but the pounding of my heart was so loud in my ears that I couldn’t be sure. When he felt me tensing around him, Blade sank all of himself into me and came, uttering a low, guttural sound, with his face buried in my neck.

Not long ago, to my surprised delight, somebody described me as being “charming, witty, supremely talented and dangerously fun”. I don’t know how accurate this description is, but I’m curious if the readers will find some of these features reflected in my writing. Speaking of my writing, I must mention that living in Romania – which is considered a projection of the enigmatic and much controversial Shambala, the supposed spiritual center of the Earth – is quite a source of inspiration. I have a native inclination to the occult and paranormal, to mystery and philosophy. The woman in me is a romantic and sensual creature. All these considered, I could describe my writing as being captivating, intriguing, sensual in places and, on the whole, a surreal experience. Enjoy!

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October 1st

Underneath the Covers – Excerpt

BookJunkyGirls – Review

A One-click Addict’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Book-Lover – Review, Excerpt, Interview & Promo Post

We Like It Hot, Hot, Hot – Excerpt & Promo Post

Words Turn Me On - Promo Post

Snugglebooks – Review

Fictional Boyfriends – Promo Post

Who Picked This? – Promo Post

Deliciously Wicked Books – Review, Playlist & Dream Cast

Romance of Daydreams – Review, Excerpt &Promo Post

Love, Lust & all the Pages in Between  – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

All Things Books – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Joyfully Reviewed – Excerpt & Promo Post

SBM Book Obsession – Excerpt & Promo Post

Little Shop of Readers – Excerpt & Promo Post

Queen of the Night Reviews – Excerpt & Character Drop-in

Relentless Book Chics Ramblings & Reviews – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

October 2nd

Country Gals Sexy Reads – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

Page Turners Book Blog  – Review, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Romance Obsessed Book Blog – Review & Interview

She Hearts Books – Review

Beautifully R.E.E. – Review

Sassy Ray Book Reviews – Promo Post

Southern Babes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Avid Reader Amy’s Reviews – Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

That Just Sort Of…Happened – Review, Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Addicted to books and authors – Review & Character Drop-in

Thirty Second Book Reviews  – Excerpt, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Excerpt & Promo Post

A Little Bit of R&R – Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

October 3rd

Eskimo Princess Book Reviews – Excerpt & Playlist

2 Girls a Book and a Glass of Wine  – Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Teasers

Promoting Authors, Books & Reviews – Review, Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character “drop-in” & Promo Post

Explicit Escapes – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Mommy’s Naughty Playground – Review, Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Drop-in & Promo Post

Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt

Books Eater – Review, Dream Cast & Character Drop-in

I Think I Need More Books – Character Drop-in & Promo Post

Sizzling Book Blog – Excerpt & Promo Post

Books, Tea and Sweets – Review, Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

My Dirty Romance – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

For The Love Book Blog – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

T. Strange – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Sassy Lit Chic Reviews – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Bookwench I Am – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

♥The Romance Vault♥ – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

October 4th

Rusty’s Reading – Excerpt & Playlist

This Girl Loves Books – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review, Excerpt, Interview & Playlist

BeanieBrain Reader – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Dream Cast

A Girl Who Loves Books – Review, Excerpt & Dream Cast

Book Boyfriend Junkies – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast, Character Drop-in & Promo Post

A Coffee Addict’s Book Reviews – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Dream Cast

White Hot Reads – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Killion Slade – Review, Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Breezy Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Naughty Girls of Romance – Promo Post

October 5th

Obsessed by Books – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Character Drop-In

BookSkater – Excerpt & Playlist

Double M Rocking Book Buddies – Review, Excerpt, Character Drop-In & Promo Post

Stephanie’s Sexy Reads – Excerpt & Promo Post

Rosie’s Book Heaven – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Shelly’s Books – Excerpt & Promo Post

Naughty and Devilish Book Blog – Excerpt, Interview & Character Drop-in

Reader’s Candy – Promo Post

Books are my friends, come see why – Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Undercover Book Reviews – Review & Promo Post

The Heart of a Reader – Excerpt & Promo Post

Archaeolibrarian – I dig good books! – Dream Cast & Promo Post

This Mommy Loves to Read – Review & Promo Post

2 read or not to read – Review, Excerpt, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Crystal’s Sweet Reads and Reviews – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

The Cantu Sisters Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

October 6th

Book Boyfriends Rock – Review & Excerpt

Coast to Coast Book Divas – Review, Excerpt & Character Drop-in

2 Chicks & Their BookBoyFriends – Excerpt & Promo Post

Discrete Divas – Review, Excerpt & Promo Post

Book Club Sisters – Excerpt, Interview, Playlist, Dream Cast, Character Drop-in & Promo Post

There’s This Book – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

It Started with a Book Blog – Review, Excerpt & Playlist

In The Pages of a Good Book – Playlist & Promo Post

Evocative Book Reviews – Review, Excerpt & Promo Post

Hooked On Books Forever – Review, Excerpt, Playlist, Dream Cast & Promo Post

Sexyways of Reading – Review & Promo Post

October 7th

Book Happiness – Review

Watz Books and Teasers – Review, Excerpt, Playlist & Dream Cast

Babu’s Bookshelf – Review

Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt

Pretty Girls Read Books – Excerpt & Promo Post

Sinamen Reads Romance – Playlist & Promo Post

Book Friends Forever – Promo Post

Cover to Cover Book Blog – Excerpt, Playlist & Promo Post

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Excerpt, Promo Post & Character Drop-in

Books and Friendz – Excerpt & Promo Post

Once Upon An Alpha – Review & Promo Post