Monday, September 29, 2014

BOOK BLITZ w/GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY - SEIZE ME FROM DARKNESS (Pierced Hearts #4) by Cari Silverwood:

TITLE: Seize Me From Darkness
SERIES: Pierced Hearts
SERIES PLACEMENT: #4 (stand alone)
AUTHOR: Cari Siverwood
GENRE: Erotic Romance
RELEASE DATE: Sept. 23, 2014
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 274

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This book is part of a dark erotic fiction series and may disturb some readers.

In this dirty, bloody world we live in, the answers to prayers aren’t always pretty angels.

Retaken by human traffickers, Jazmine’s one hope is ex-cop, ex-mercenary, Pieter, a man with a glower that stops lesser men in their tracks.

She prays he can save her.

But this savior is far from perfect and his flaws may prove as devastating to Jazmine as the torture of her captors.

The fire of dominance never dies.

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Corrupting the Innocent

     Are you an innocent or do you read dark erotic fiction? Because I have a strange hunch those two things don’t go together.
     Dark erotic fiction seems to attract readers for all sorts of reasons. Its naughty, it’s shocking, it’s disturbing and often it will hit the taboo button. Why do you read it? Do you know? Do you even care?
     I’ve got a bit of a fetish for figuring out the whys and hows of what I write. 
     Readers love to see the woman in dark books, who may often be forcibly ravished or kidnapped, become the one and only woman who can evoke some sort of caring or loving emotion from the man. When someone first said that to me, my first thought was, ohmigod, that’s no different to what many romance readers want from the average hero. I’ve heard exactly that reason given for why Fifty Shades of Gray became so popular. They loved seeing Christian get hung up on a one and only woman, and get his darkness healed – made ‘better.’ Not that I agree that BDSM needs to be exorcised from people. It’s consensual, it’s between adults, what’s not to love about people being open about sex?
     That aside, it was the idea of a ‘fallen’ man being redeemed by the love for his perfect mate that readers supposedly fell for.
     Is that your reason for reading these? Maybe you’re new to reading dark fiction and are still at the exploding brain stage where you sit back and go, why oh why am I reading these, after each book? The morality in dark erotic fiction is generally so far outside the normal range that it can really make you doubt yourself. But it is normal. A lot of people, mostly women, love these. It’s fiction, remember that. You can always put a book down. Basically, it’s a consensual way of role playing sexual fantasies in a safe way – similar to roleplaying rape with your partner because it turns you on. No one forces anyone to read.
     As I’ve written more of these books I’ve figured out a little of why I like to write them. All the usual attractions of writing apply but with dark stories there is an extra thrill because you can go all out with the pivotal scenes. Both the hero and the heroine can be tormented with awful decisions as well as put through grueling scenes where there may be erotic tortures. These scenes are often mindfucks. The more of these what-the-fuck situations in a book the more interesting these dark reads become.
     In a way, everyone involved can be corrupted and taken to that edge of the awesome abyss of darkness – reader, hero, heroine, even perhaps the author. Whether you’re still borderline innocent or thoroughly corrupted, I hope you enjoy these books for what they are – one of the ultimate genres of thrilling reads.

About the Author...

Cari Silverwood is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of kinky darkness or sometimes of dark kinkiness, depending on her moods and the amount of time she's spent staring into the night. She has an ornery nature as well as a lethal curiosity that makes her want to upend plots and see what falls out when you shake them.

When others are writing bad men doing bad things you may find her writing good men who accidentally on purpose fall into the abyss and come out with their morals twisted in knots.

This might be because she comes from the land down under, Australia, or it could be her excessive consumption of wine.

Freaking out readers is her first love and her second love is freaking out the people living in her books. Her favorite hobby is convincing people she has a basement...though she really doesn't. Promise. If it existed it would be a terrifying place where you would find all the dangerous things that you never knew you craved.

Own me Until Forever, Book 5 in the Pierced Hearts series, will be out late 2014

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  1. I enjoy reading darker books from time to time because of the mind-fuck, shocking, wtf did I just read factor. Darker books force me out of my comfort zone, challenge my brain and emotions to consider something different than I normally would. I like feeling challenged by a book on occasion. Great guest post and giveaway.

    1. I love your response and I feel the same way. I love getting put out of my comfort zone, even if I'm feeling anxious and my nerves are wrecked during a read. Love that feeling. Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway!

  2. Wow, this book sounds awesome. I would love to read it! Thank you for the post.

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    1. I can't wait to read this one also! Thanks for stopping by :)


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