Friday, August 16, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: VIXEN IN VEGAS by Emma Nichols



VIXEN IN VEGAS (Sinful Series #2)
by: Emma Nichols



Synopsis:


It was supposed to be a week of simply being, of living in the moment, and enjoying every minute while it lasted. Of course, that kind of intoxication can have lingering effects. For Sin, she found herself wanting to break all the rules, to extend her time with the stranger who stole her heart. Vegas was just the right kind of place to take such a gamble. Meeting up with BE at the gondolas was a risk. Love went against everything they had promised, but the best things in life can’t be planned.

Soon Alysin will be tested. 

After guarding her heart for so long, she finally let a man in and discovered that the worst things in life happened when she least expected them. When she walked in on BE with another woman and overheard their heated conversation, she suddenly remembered there was a reason she made these rules. 

Will broken rules lead to broken hearts or will she realize that though love was a gamble, she was all in?



Review:  


Star Rating:  4 out of 5 

Heat Rating:  HOT! 



 If you have not read Sin at Sea (here is my review), go read it first.  It is a fantastic novella that will get you ready for Vixen in Vegas, and YES you really need to read Sin at Sea first.

I love reconnecting with characters from previous books and getting to see what happens after the first book ends.  Wow! Vixen in Vegas gave me a LOT to read about! While Sin at Sea was a fun, sexy joy ride for BE and Sin, Vixen in Vegas is where things start getting real and life throws them some curve balls that can either make them closer or knock them flat.

It was great seeing these characters again and getting to dive deeper; really getting to know them and understand what makes them tick.  Emma Nichols did a great job giving the reader the insights into what these characters were thinking, feeling and learning.  We get to see how BE (we finally find out his name) and Sin turn what was supposed to be a week of fun-filled fantasies and turn into a relationship in the real world. 

Vixen in Vegas was a much more emotional and twisty journey that turns your expectations inside out.  I had an inkling this book would grab me by my heart and it did.  Emma Nichols does a great job unfolding this story and leaving you satisfied but craving more.  I would have loved more time at near the end of the story with BE and Sin, I wasn't a fan of the twist at the ending, but I am not the writer of this story and it did work out the way it was mean to be without leaving us with, what would have been, a crazy cliffhanger, so all is forgiven ;)

I really hope that Vixen in Vegas isn't the end of Sin, BE and Jolie, I am not ready to be done with this cast of characters and could keep reading about them for many books to come.  If you loved Sin at Sea, then Vixen in Vegas is a MUST read.  IF you haven't read Sin at Sea and are reading this review GO read it, THEN read Vixen in Vegas,  I promise this series will make you believe in the power of love. (Cue Huey Lewis and the News...)  Seriously, if you are looking for a book that will touch your heart, make you laugh, make you cry, make you a bit crazy and add a dash of steamy hot fun, this is the book for you.  Want a great way to kick off your weekend?  Grab a tasty beverage and read Sin and BE's journey.  Enjoy!  


       

Excerpt:


The water was just starting to boil when my phone rang.  I rushed to the bedroom because…well, how often does a phone ring jut after 4am?  It could be an emergency.  It could be a prank call.  Or, according to the picture that glowed on my screen, it could be Jolie calling to cheer me up.  That warmed me instantly.

“Hey, girl,” I said, all out of breath from my sprint for the phone.  You may recall, I am not a jogger.

“Hey, sexy,” he breathed into the phone.

It took me a minute to process just whom I was speaking to.  Then the tears started.  Actually, it was more of a waterfall effect.  Then came the snot.  “Oh my god!  It’s YOU!  And you’re on Jolie’s phone!”  I started sniffling while I wiped away the tears and tried my best to hold myself together.

“Yes, babe.  It’s me.  Jolie called me.  It’s a three way.  You know.  Again,” he joked.

I giggled.

“Are you crying?”  He asked concerned.

“No,” I lied.  “Must be a cold.”

“Good, I don’t want you crying, especially when I can’t be there to comfort you.”  He spoke soothingly into the phone and it reminded me of all those nights snuggled in his arms, talking, and making love. “What’s going on?  One day apart and you’ve already decided not to meet me?”  He asked.

My chest constricted.  It hurt so much.  My voice caught in my throat.  “I don’t know how to do this.  I’ve never done this before,” I whispered hoarsely.

“What?  You’ve never made plans a week in advance?  You’ve never moved?”  He asked questions he already knew the answers to just to make me think.

“I’ve never been in love,” I admitted.  “I’m scared of losing me to be with you.”  I was silent after that admission.  It took a lot for me to share that.

“Well, if it makes you feel any better…I don’t make a habit of falling in love.  I tried it once.  It didn’t go the way I expected.  I’ve been a little gun shy ever since.  For you, I’d take a bullet.  You are a once in a lifetime kind of love,” he said quietly.  “Promise me,
you’ll meet me.”

This conversation was what I needed.  Jolie had found the perfect way to soothe my soul and settle my nerves.  No wonder she was my BFF.  “Hmmm.  I suppose I could promise you,” I began playfully, “but what good are promises with you?  Here we are, talking on the phone…”


“I’ll have you know I thought this through.  I’ve broken no rules.You don’t have my name or my contact information.  Jolie does.  So there.”  He chuckled at his own cleverness.

I couldn’t help but laugh.  “And you think this information is safe with Jolie?  You think I couldn’t get it from her if I wanted?”  I asked.

His deep sexy voice responded, “Yes, that is precisely what I think.  Jolie loves you.  Jolie even seems to be rather fond of me and she thinks we make a phenomenal couple.  So let’s stick to our rules for now.  And when I see you on Saturday, you’ll discover what a big, bad rule breaker I am.  Just wait for me until then.  If one of us needs to, we have Jolie to reach out for us.”  He was silent for a moment.  So was I as I considered all he had said.  “I love you, baby,” he said.  “Saturday, I’ll be waiting for you.”

“Saturday,” I murmured.  “I’m going to rock your world.”

“Babe,” he said seriously, “you already have.”





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Meet the Author:


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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