Friday, June 21, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: SIN AT SEA by Emma Nichols










Sin at Sea (Sinful Novella #1)

by: Emma Nichols



Release Date: June 25, 2013



Synopsis:


When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to take a cruise, regroup, and make a plan.

Then she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. Following her lead, they pretend to be married so that she can rid herself of the guy who started hitting on her before the boat left the dock. Though it was supposed to be a momentary arrangement, he asks her to take it one step farther. Then another and another. The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters. 

Along the way, Alysin learns that she won't have to fake an orgasm if she's with someone who knows what to do, that not all men suck, but the best ones suck really well, and that sometimes what starts out as something pretend, can fast become something completely real. Will the woman who lives life with no regrets, regret that she made that stupid rule about not exchanging names and contact info?






Review:

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 

Heat Rating: HOT!!


"I specialize in leaving uncomfortable situations with alarming speed.  Some people need closure; I need space.  When I need this  space, I do it in style."

Have you ever just wanted to pack it up and run away with your best friend?  Ever meet a guy, start up a romance and not even know his name?  Sin at Sea dives into Alysin's world where she doesn't settle and she never settles down.  Alysin is an expert at running away and finding new adventures, this time she runs away to regroup on a 7-day cruise and runs right into the arms of Mr. Bedroom Eyes (or BE).

This novella was the perfect story to read while sipping an icy, cold drink and sitting outside soaking up the sun; essentially the perfect beach read.  (Of course, you can read this inside in the comfort of your home so when you get flustered at the sexy scenes you have air conditioning to cool you down).  You get instant sparks and lots of steamy sex but you also get a story of two people who wanted no strings attached finding that maybe, just maybe the strings wouldn't be too bad.

Emma Nichols delivers a sexy novella that sets up a series about Alysin and BE perfectly, I can't wait to see what happens next between these two (I have a hunch I know where it is going but with these slick authors you never really know until they write it out for us).  This is an erotica story but isn't a done in a crude way, it was written tastefully and almost conservatively (you don't get a detailed play by play but it does have some situations where there are more than just Alysin and BE in the scene (m-f-f and m-f-f-m)

I enjoyed Sin at Sea, the writing flowed and it was easy to get wrapped up in the story of BE and Alysin, it really makes you want to take a cruise!  (I would have loved more detail and background on each of the characters, but this was a novella to set up a series, so it made sense)  Fo her debut,Emma Nichols really impressed me with this story and she will definitely go on my author to buy list!  I can't wait until Vixen in Vegas (Sinful Novella #2) comes out later this year!  Sin at Sea comes out June 25th and if I were you I would buy it right away!

**this book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review**


Excerpt:



The new guy sat down.  I stared over at him.  “Hey, don’t mind me.  I just ended up getting drawn into your little charade.  Hope you don’t mind if I enjoy my meal while we keep up appearances?”  He smiled

“Nope.  We’re good,” I replied.

Though I was smiling at him, I had little to say.  There was so much going on in my mind…and thanks to Jolie, having an orgasm wasn’t part of that.  Still, I wasn’t going to turn down the possibility of some amazing guilt-free sex with a hot guy for anything.   Only I wasn’t sure how to gain his attention.  My smile hadn’t worked.  The kiss hadn’t accomplished anything.  What was it going to take to get a man like that to be interested in spending a few meaningless days on a cruise with me?  Guess I’d simply have to try the direct approach.

“Are you married?”  If that didn’t break the ice, nothing would.

“No,” he said, cocking his head.

I leaned in.  “Really?  Because you look like the marrying kind.”  I took another bite of my potato salad.

Throwing his head back to laugh, he said, “I run too fast.  No one can catch me, let alone keep up!”

“Thank you for saving me.  I’m here with my friend.  She is napping right now.  I’m not used to having to fend off guys anymore,” I admitted as I kept on eating.  Isn’t it nice when you don’t want anything from someone and you can just be yourself?  That was the freedom I felt around Mr. Bedroom Eyes.

He smiled and I saw he started to extend his hand.  I knew he was about to introduce himself, so I stopped him.  “Listen, you can tell me your name, but I’m just going to forget it.  I’m lousy with names.”

“Okay, so we’re not exchanging names?  Is there anything you would like to exchange?”  He smirked.

“Yes, as a matter of fact.  How about bodily fluids?”  I smiled and stared at him with a suggestive look.

He…choked on his Coke.  When he finally stopped coughing, I was about finished eating.  I don’t let much come between my food and me even if I don’t look like it.  

“Sorry, I’m not used to women being so direct,” he said with a smile as he wiped his face.

“I don’t play,” I said honestly.  Then I stood.  I am known for my exits.  As I turned, giving him full view of what I considered my best feature, I shot over my shoulder, “Think about it.”  Then I walked away.  Always…and I mean always leave them wanting more.  I didn’t have to look back to know that he was staring at me.  Let him stare.  With my head up and shoulders back, I headed to the elevator.

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What made her decide to be an erotica author?

Simple.

How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.


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