Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SEDUCTIVE SHADOWS: Meet Charlie teaser and Giveaway

Countdown until the release of SEDUCTIVE SHADOWS by Marni Mann with fun excerpts, teasers and giveaways every Tuesday!

Expected Release Date:

July 17, 2013



For our final project in my Color Foundation class, Professor Freeman wanted us to create a piece that revealed the implications of value, hue, and saturation. Most of my classmates painted black-and-whites, or landscapes, and chose medium linens. I picked a portrait-textured canvas. The tight weave and parallel grain captured even the smallest markings on Kerrianna’s torso. I named all of my paintings, some after their model, others by a word that aroused me.Kerrianna had visited me in a dream. She wouldn’t reveal her face, hiding it behind a shadow, but she wasn’t afraid to unveil her story. There was so much pain in her voice, a gnawing agony in her words. She had no release, not even when she exhaled, so she handed me a razorblade and begged me to cut.
Instead of a blade, I used a paintbrush to mar her iridescent copper and fine gold skin. I slashed beneath her rib cage, the center of her arms, and her breasts, leaving behind thick white lines. Feeling her shudder after each stroke caused my legs to tingle. My clit throbbed when I pierced her nipple.
Would Professor Freeman agree that she was complete, would he believe I had fulfilled the project requirements? While I had worked on her during our last class, he wore a slight grin as he watched me fill in the outline of her body, and he nodded after each stroke. I hoped that was a good sign. He was the head of the art department at Northeastern University, and I was only eight classes into my bachelor’s degree. I couldn’t afford more than three credits a semester, and I had to work full-time. But with Professor Freeman’s approval and connections, I could get a job somewhere in the art industry, possibly even a full scholarship.Kerrianna needed to impress him.
This morning before class I had completed her hand, her fingers cupping her right breast with crimson nails. Now that I was back from school and the paint had dried, I added the final line, a jagged stripe over her heart. We both had scars, but at least I could make hers beautiful.

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Charlie is a passionate, sensually inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from an abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure and contact leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security, the money provides financial freedom, and the madam’s authority is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets the renowned yet mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense, baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. He’s sexy, and not in a subtle way. Cameron stimulates her art, intellect and desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, Charlie discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.

Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a memorable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.

This book is for mature audiences 17+. It contains explicit language and sexual content.

Author Info:

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children. 

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Twitter: @marnimann