Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BLOG TOUR with REVIEW and EXCERPT plus GIVEAWAY - RICHARD'S REIGN (The Enthrall Sessions #6) by Vanessa Fewings:


TITLE: Richard's Reign
SERIES: The Enthrall Sessions
SERIES PLACEMENT: #6
SUB-PLACEMENT: Novella #3
AUTHOR: Vanessa Fewings
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Erotic Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2015
PUBLISHER: VMK
PAGES: Approx. 213
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RATING: 5 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: Nope

BOOK BLURB:
Richard Booth, best friend of billionaire Cameron Cole and senior dominant at the elite BDSM club Enthrall, will attempt to prove to the women he loves and the enemies he loathes that he is a force to be reckoned with.

His life starts to change when Andrea Buckingham, a gorgeous, fledgling Hollywood starlet, coerces him to introduce her to the BDSM subculture and the unique, controversial services offered by Enthrall. The intense pressure of a celebrity lifestyle and having to carry a blockbuster movie has taken its toll on Andrea’s delicate psyche.

What this woman needs is discipline and liberation.
What she needs is Enthrall.
Who she needs...is Richard Booth.


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REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


5 Insatiable Stars!
This one will consume you! And you will devour it! Intelligent and seductive, Vanessa Fewings has once again created an unforgettable story! 

The Review: 
Richard, Cameron and Mia. Their story? Two men who are more than brothers and one woman who would Enthrall them both. But ultimately, only one would win Mia’s heart and command her body.

I’m Team Cameron. It’s no secret and it’s really kind of an obsessive addiction. The man is fine! I’ve loved him since the moment he stepped on page in book one. Even with an exciting look into that perfectly brilliant mind of his, with his own two novellas, I still find him an incredible mystery. He is perfect for Mia in every way. No one could command her so completely, as he could. I felt it from the first time they interacted with one another.

And then there’s Richard. I’ve always loved him but I could never see past Cameron to fully understand Richard’s indelible charms. So when there was word that he would get his own novella, I was beyond thrilled to get a closer look at what made up his character. Plus, I am ALWAYS up for a Vanessa Fewings book. She is one of my favorite authors, ever! Her clever and sexy writing always inspires, as it did this time. She presented a new Richard and proceeded to carve out a place in my heart for him, and through this novella and his POV, I have seen just how remarkable the man is.

Like the series, I LOVED this book!

Story/Characters... 
Richard had been at Mia’s side since the beginning of this series, as her love interest and intended long term relationship, set up by the delectable Dr. Cameron Cole, Richards best friend. But as their story unfolded, and through his inability to let his walls down and give her what she needed, it was clear to Richard where Mia’s heart and soul truly lay. So Richard lets her go and now he’s once again sporting a battle weary, broken heart. He may not be looking for commitment but he is looking for a distraction and the enchanting and beautiful Andrea Buckingham, Hollywood's A-list movie star, could be just what he needs.

Andrea needs coaching for the role of a lifetime. And she needs Richard's expertise in the world of domination and submission, to help her with her goal. But Andrea also needs to find herself and find her strength. She’s hoping Richard will guide her to her awakening.

Richard’s aversion to training inexperienced submissives lead to him losing the woman he loved, so it’s no wonder he’s reluctant to take on Andrea, whose inexperience and naivety shine bright. But Andrea is more than capable of kneeling to the occasion. I loved her character. Though she didn’t feel self assured, her personality and actions showed just how strong and unbreakable she really was. And her fortitude made her Richard's perfect match. With her courage, he could truly let himself go. It was clear after this read, why Mia and Richard were destined for failure and why in the end, he had to give her up.

Richard and Andrea were sensational together as Richard guides her into his world. Thier story is one of healing as she finds sweet surrender in the unknown and he finds something he thought lost to him forever... love. His gentle but firm guidance of Andrea on the heels of his heartbreak was indulgent but genuine. He exudes a confidence previously unseen and proves his demanding ego’s worth. As stated before, I always cared about Richard's character but the author pushes his boundaries in this read. She made him more competent, gave him more depth and infused a vulnerability not before shown, shining a light on his passionate side and his courageous side, all of which allows the barriers he’s erected around his heart and psyche to slowly fall away while taking Andrea under his tutelage and immersing her swiftly into the erotic world of BDSM. These things combined, not only made me love him, but ADORE him! 

The Wrap Up: 
Richard’s Reign is Richard’s conclusion, in his POV. We get to see things from his perspective, indulge in his thoughts and feel his true character. The author takes us back to the world of the elite and forbidden, playing out dark fantasies and the stimulating lifestyle that is Enthrall.

I also enjoyed the melding of both worlds as this book briefly revisits Richards scenes with Mia and Cameron from Cameron’s novellas, focusing on Richard's time in between. It was a nice way to round out the storyline. I’m going to miss these characters more than I can express. One can hope there might be future novellas, but if not, the author ended everything on the best note, giving all the characters a life to be envious of.

Do I suggest this book? Hell yeah. Do I suggest this entire series? Without a doubt! And I’ll shamelessly promote this series anytime I can. It’s just that amazing!

EXCERPT
FREEFALLING.

Adrenaline spiking my veins. 

Just how I liked it.

Wind whipping my clothes, this rush of air, the peacefulness of nothing.
Thoughts dissipating.

Gravity owning me as the ground drew near.

Skydiving, the wind blasting my face, my body pummeled, death nipping at my heels and the arrogance of knowing I’d survive.

Those painful thoughts returning and my inability to outrun them, or even outfall them, reminding me I’d messed up again.

And lost my lover to another man.

The same arrogance that had led me to pursuits like this. The same trust that made me believe giving my girlfriend to my best friend to train was a great idea. A stellar endeavor that was supposed to turn out a world-class submissive. After all, this brilliant dominant who I’d entrusted her to was renowned for his unique talent that turned our lovers into legends. He was also the same person who’d pulled me back from the brink time and time again, saving me in Dr. Cameron Cole’s own indelible way. His psychological craft so effective that those of us who endured his special brand of therapy survived it with a sense of having saved ourselves; a profound statement of his brilliance.  

Though genius was not without consequence.

This morning I’d told Mia goodbye.

Left her outside Cameron’s Malibu beach house knowing full well he loved her more than me, and he was fatefully waiting inside.

No, it wasn’t that he loved her more…he loved her differently. The kind of passion I’d never seen in Cameron before, the kind that made him willing to give her up for me.

Cameron and I shared an endearing “bromance” – a connection as strong as brothers. Cameron had counseled me back from the edge of madness, back when my life was all about my father’s betrayal and my fiancée’s suicide. I’d been there for Cameron, too, when his life had spiraled after his fiancée Zie had betrayed him and he’d called off their wedding. Together we’d gone on the ultimate bender at Chrysalis which had left subs in our wake, giddy and sated. Cameron, me and Shay – our club’s head of security – had drunk and fucked our way into mythic status.  

Cameron had always been such a private man. A good man. So, I threw myself onto my sword and gave him what he deserved: The love of his life – the woman who was meant to be mine.

I’d lied to myself that Mia would come round and learn the ways of a high-class submissive and enjoy being subjugated as she bowed down to me as her master. She only responded to Cameron like that. Proof that her soul had bonded with his…that only one man could truly set her free.

I’d had no choice but to shake my bad boy ways and do the right thing for once. Even if it meant my heart was going to be ripped out of my chest. Getting over her seemed impossible.

The strike to my back sent me spinning.

A flash of a face.

Brendon, my skydiving partner, yelling…something about pulling my cord. Something about deploying my emergency line.

He shot up and that white cloud of a parachute billowed behind him, sending him rising.

Yeah, good point.

My flesh crawling as I realized the danger.

Fuck.

Plummeting. Spinning. So close to blacking out.

My hand tugging, slipping off and trying again, my breath stuttering to fill my lungs with the air it forgot it needed. The cord ignoring these frenzied attempts, palms sweaty, fingers numb as they fumbled.

Unable to tell which way was up or down—

Refusing to give up, forming my body into a D-arch to slow my rate.

Fucking death in the mouth as the ground came up fast. 

A yank backwards and I flew upwards, my canopy cordial enough to respond to that final frantic tug and blasting open, slowing my descent.

Silence surrounding me.

The patchwork ground now a solid color of dark green and fenced off boundaries becoming smaller.

With legs bent, my feet hit the dirt hard and I tumbled into a sprint until the parachute’s drag rescinded. I leaned forward, both palms resting on my knees as I sucked in adrenaline- drenched breaths.

My grin widened.

Standing tall I howled my joy.


THE ENTHRALL SERIES
Enthrall (Enthrall Sessions #1)
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Enthrall Her (Enthrall Sessions #2)
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Enthrall Him (Enthrall Sessions #3)
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THE ENTHRALL NOVELLA'S
Cameron's Control (Novella #1 - Enthrall Session #4)
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Cameron's Contract (Novella #2 - Enthrall Sessions #5)
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Richard's Reign (Enthrall Sessions #6, Novella #3)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Vanessa Fewings is the bestselling romance author of the highly acclaimed Enthrall Sessions.

Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. 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.

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Literary Agent: Trident Media Group


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