Sunday, May 25, 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Enthrall Her by Vanessa Fewings

Series: Enthrall Sessions
Author: Vanessa Fewings
Genre: Erotic Romance
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Enthrall (Enthrall Sessions #1)
Publication Date: January 14, 2014

This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.

Mia Lauren is a single, twenty-one-year old working in a West Hollywood art store who dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. When an unexpected offer arises to work at Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy, Mia accepts. It's a salary beyond her wildest imagination.

Mia becomes the secretary to the club's assistant director, blond and broody Richard Booth. Richard is not only one of L.A.'s most beautiful and wealthiest men, he is also the club's senior dominant. Mia is both drawn and terrified when he reveals flashes of his white-hot passion, threatening an unbound pleasure like no other. She knows her attraction may be her undoing, but the spellbinding feelings render her powerless to resist his advances.

What Mia cannot know is that Enthrall's dashing director, thirty-year-old Cameron Cole, who is also the club's psychiatrist, has lured Mia to save his best friend and patient Richard from his obsession with thrill seeking. Cameron masterfully sets up sexy scenarios to ensure the collision of Richard and Mia, hoping that love will save him.

However, despite Cameron's noble intentions, he also finds himself enticed by Mia's haunting innocence. Passion and pleasure stir, forming a dangerous love triangle. This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.

*****5 Provocative, Sexy-as-Hell Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

There was something so wicked about this whole punishment and pleasure thing, and I was fascinated by what really went on.

Well damn that was captivating, intense, alluring, provocative, sexy, enlightening, mysterious, emotionally charged and did I mention sexy? This was the first book I have ever read of Vanessa Fewings but it is far from the last. This woman captivated my attention right from the start and refused to let go. Even as I write this review, all I can think about is continuing on my journey with the next book. These characters, every single one of them, will completely steal your breath away and suck you so far into the story you won't know where they end and reality begins. This journey was just amazing, for so many reasons. From the transition of innocence to seeking sexual freedom, or the transformation of an emotionless, damaged man to one whose love is pure and carefree. There was just so much to love with none of the usual things that frustrate me in a book- like the big miscommunication, that one is used far to often and so easily avoided it kills me when it's stretched the entire book. But you get none of that here, all the issues these characters have are derived from real life and completely understandable. I didn't roll my eyes once-though I did drool quite a bit.

It's what we do here. We control with pain. Bring pleasure with pain. Balance pleasure with pain. We banish pain with pain.”

Mia Lauren has just landed the job of a lifetime as secretary of Asst. Director of Enthrall, Richard Booth. The money is great and will go a long way to help her pay off her Step-Mom's medical bills. Seeing as Enthrall is LA's fetish club for the rich and famous, it doesn't take long for Mia's innocence to shine through. This may be quite a draw for a lot of Enthrall's top clients, but it causes her to butt heads with her boss Richard. He doesn't feel she belongs in a place like Enthrall and makes it no secret he wants her gone. But Mia takes matters into her own hands and shows her cranky, belligerent boss that she deserves this job in a way that even the Senior Dominant can't deny. The more time they spend together, the more Mia is drawn to the damaged man, finding it harder to fight off his demanding presence and smoldering passion. She admits he scares the hell out of her as much as he excites her, but she just can't keep away. He tries to keep her at a distance, but her innocence is hard to resist-he wants to teach her so much even as he doesn't want to be the man to strip her of the same innocence that draws him in. What neither of them know is that Enthrall's Director and resident psychiatrist Cameron Cole, who is not only Richards doctor but his best friend, lured Mia into the job and has orchestrated their encounters in the hopes that Mia can save Richard from his demons and bring him back to life. What Cameron didn't count on was being drawn to the beautiful and innocent Mia himself, and it's getting more and more difficult to turn her over to Richard. This is only the beginning....

Someone hurt you. They did this to you.”
“Mia. I'm made this way. What happened to me came along after I became established in this lifestyle.”
“What happened?”
“Life. The fuck you up royally, kind. Coming here and being with Cameron saved me.”

There is that hint of a triangle in here- it's not too in your face in this book, but I get the feeling it will be more prominent in the next one. But seeing as I completely fell for all three of the characters involved, I'm equal parts anxious and scared to see how it plays out. There is no clear-cut definites in this, both men bring something different into the mix and they are both hard to resist/extremely loveable. I honestly fell in love with both of them, though I will admit to my feelings being a little bit stronger towards Cameron. I don't know what it is about him but his pull has definitely had an effect me. Either way, it will be very interesting to see how things play out. Now that Mia has been introduced to their world, I'm very much looking forward to what lies ahead for her. I see lots of cold showers in my future ;)

If you're looking for love here, you will find it, but not the romance kind. The stick with you through thick and thin, kind. The kind that accepts you for what you are and doesn't judge you, kind.”

Enthrall Her (Enthrall Sessions #2)
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Enthrall Her Synopsis

This is the escalation of the forbidden. This is the power of Enthrall.

Deemed too feisty to train. Too defiant to dominate. Mia's journey into the world of the forbidden takes its next step.

Richard Booth, her master, must make the crucial decision...let her go or give her over to the only man who can her truly subjugate her, Cameron Cole, Director of both Enthrall and the preeminent BDSM manor Chrysalis, and a connoisseur of the dark arts. Cameron's gift with shaping blossoming submissives will ensure Mia reaches her potential, a destination that may take her too far.

Mia's choices will lead her to places both within and without that she never dreamed possible.

But when her training is complete, will Cameron be able to return her to Richard, or will her transformation have bewitched him beyond repair? 

 “POSSESSION IS THE ultimate pleasure,” said Cameron, admiring my nakedness from a few feet away.
Had he spoken those words prior to securing me to the Saint Andrew's Cross in the center of Chrysalis's dungeon, I may well have put up more resistance. This free standing crisscrossed board would allow him full access to my body from every angle. He'd seduced and coaxed me to follow him and I'd gladly held his hand all the way down here, taking the short journey from the foyer into the lowest depths of Chrysalis. Passing door after door, each room begged to be investigated, but we'd not stopped to peek in any of them. We'd entered the room at the end of the hallway.
The dungeon of his choice.
Cameron had undressed me and I'd willingly let him, lifting my arms above my head as he'd stripped me. I'd obeyed like a well trained sub as he unhooked my bra strap and removed it. After nudging me back against the fixture, he'd positioned me spread-eagled with my wrists and ankles secured within leather straps. He'd pulled them tight to ensure movement was impossible.
Operatic music bestowed a sensuous backdrop of soprano's dramatically vying for attention, an extension of this already exotic mood.
That daring decision had led me to this.
Rising from subspace, I opened my eyes as though awakening from a dream. Spellbound, my thoughts spiraled out of control. My body trembled with need and a lust for him to be closer. All I wanted was to have him inside me. That was the only cure I needed. I saw that now.
Five minutes ago, though it could have been longer, I'd been weighing the pros and cons of bolting out the front door and somehow, in true Cameron style, he'd casually led me into his red walled playroom.
I'd walked beside him willingly.
This dungeon was unlike any I'd seen, decorated with the decadence I'd come to expect from him. Several oriental-styled cabinets were flush against each wall and probably contained all sorts of whips, paddles, and other accoutrements. Mirrors and contemporary artwork hung between bronze sconces, providing an ethereal air. Low lights showcased the ceiling fixtures that were perfect for the art of suspension, dangling submissives and leaving them vulnerable, their body's secured with rope or chains or whatever else the dominant desired. The wonder of floating would ensure they remained in subspace. Sharp hooks were fashioned on the end of some for those with a overly masochistic leaning. I offered a silent prayer he'd never use those on me.
I wondered if, after our session, I'd get to recover on that regal four poster bed with its carved posts. It was artfully strewn with drapes and chains and leather cuffs, just in case the submissive got too comfortable.
A rush of excitement flooded my veins and my trembling limbs struggled to be free from these leather bindings. Twisting my wrists, I was shocked by the sting to my flesh. Being ensnared was mesmerizing. These straps felt agonizingly tight and trying to escape them was thrilling.
I was soaking wet, and my scent gave me away.
Cameron dragged what felt like a whip along my backside, sending spasms into the center of my universe, soothing, luring, seducing me to surrender.
His handsome face came into focus and shadows danced over his beautiful features, his stern stance proving he ruled the room. He held up the whip for me to see.
Cameron had stripped off his jacket and shirt and was now naked from the waist up, his black pants hanging loose over his hips, revealing his muscular sculptured body, that incredible toned torso flexing as he moved.
He snapped the whip. “Are you worthy of this?”
“If you deem me worthy, Sir.”
“I do.”
The strike to my left thigh made me flinch. He continued on, strike after strike, circling my
body with the ease of a predator overwhelming its prey. The stinging left bright red welts and they burned and hummed when his strike left them. The snap of the crop between my thighs made me jump. With his left hand, he eased apart my labia and flicked the leather strap across my clit. I let out a cry, and a groan of need. Working at a steady pace, he snapped it continuously until my moaning hinted I was close. He raised the whip to my pelvic bone and slid it along my abdomen, up and over my nipples.
Satisfied I'd calmed, he again lowered the whip, torturing my pussy once again with the curl of leather, teasing and striking, flicking and patting.
He ceased those delicious strikes, his face reflecting the triumph of masculine control. “Mia, you are soaking wet. Good girl.”
I shuddered when he squeezed my clit between his thumb and forefinger. “Who does this belong to?”
Well as it's on my body, I can only assume it belongs to me,” I said. He threw the whip down and disappeared behind me.
 Oh no. I really was out of my mind.

*****5- Breathless -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

This ache low in my belly, this longing, a yearning so intense I dared not turn my attention to it for fear of losing myself within the vortex that was Cameron Cole.
I wasn't ready for him. I'd never be ready for someone like him. Fantasizing about a BDSM relationship with Cameron was one thing. The reality of it was completely another. This man was hardcore. A self confessed sadist.

I didn't think it was possible for this book to live up to my impossible expectations after finishing the first book... I. Was. Wrong. This book blew it's predecessor away and that one was friggin amazing. This series has left me breathless, in awe, and incredibly turned on- that's right, I went there. Mia's character has grown so much through these two books and my love for Cameron has reached all new heights. Although I will admit, Richard kinda pissed me off in here. Even though everything gets cleared up in the end, I am still on-board 'Team Cameron' without hesitation. That man is just...yeah, he is definitely in full command of his environment and it is captivating to read.

He was intoxicating. Any woman would be hard-pressed to refuse his advances if she were lucky enough to get his attention. He oozed raw sexuality. The get under you skin kind. The stun you into silence kind. Even the way he sets his glass down on the side table reeked of control.

Session II picks up a few weeks after we left off in Sessions I, Mia has been introduced to Richards world and she wants nothing more than to be a part of it. Richard has opened up a craving in her to be dominated that she never knew she had in her, but now that that part of her has been exposed, she needs to explore it further. She yearns to reach her full potential as a sub and wants nothing more than to please the men in her life. But Richard isn't so sure. He doesn't believe she is ready and has no desire to train her. He wants his submissives to come to him already fully trained and believes she is too feisty to tame-too difficult to dominate. So he has a decision to make-deny his lifestyle and her desire to be a part of it, or turn her over to the one man who could handle her training-the director of Enthrall and it's BDSM Manor, Chrysalis- his best friend Cameron Cole.
The choices Mia makes changes her in more ways than she ever could have imagined. Self-discovery is just the tip of the ice-burg, her transformation will takes her places she never thought possible and it's not always an easy transition. Cameron sees her potential even if Richard doesn't, and though his methods aren't typical, the results are more than he could have hoped for. But when it's time to turn her back over to Richard, will Cameron be able to pass back the Master reigns or will Mia have him under her spell as well?

Richard was meant to be my master, yet I couldn't take my eyes off Cameron. My betrayal felt dreadful. A familiar angst welled within once more. Staring at the floor, I feared either one of them might catch me pining after this man who ruled the room with intensity.
He'll ruin you, warned my muse. Consume you.

This book, hell this series, has had me captivated right from the very first page. These characters will stick with you long after you have finished reading, the transformation of sooo many of them is just incredible and hard to forget. This book in particular takes you places you can't come back from, and don't want to. We get to spend so much more time with Cameron here and I loved every damn minute of it. If I didn't already love him going into this, it would be impossible not to by the end. If I had any complaints at all it would be only one-the lack of Male POV's. Both these books are told entirely from Mia's POV and I am dying to get in the heads of Cameron & Richard. I just have to know what the hell they are thinking, something tells me it would knock me on my ass. The ending wasn't exactly a cliffhanger, though it was unexpected, but I'm still left with this incredible yearning for more. The next book can't come soon enough, the journey these characters are going through is far from over and I see more transformations in their future. I CANNOT WAIT!! Vanessa Fewings has most definitely gained a hard-core Fangirl in the form of me and I see serious teaser stalking in my future while waiting for her next stroke of brilliance.

I haven't even begun to cherish you, my darling Mia.”
A delicious tingle twirled up my spine.
You're wrong about me. I couldn't be prouder to show you off.”
“Why me, Cameron? Why did you choose me?”
“You are the epitome of the sacred feminine. Holding the evolution of your beauty within my hands brings an ecstasy like no other. You are an intoxication I refuse to live without.”

Vanessa Fewings is the award-winning author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. The fourth installment in the series, Bohemian, was released in October. Vanessa is currently writing book two in her erotic novel Enthrall trilogy.

Piper Day's Ultimate Guide to Avoiding George Clooney is her latest novel. Co-written with Author Christina Cannarella, their fresh and laugh out loud romantic comedy has already garnered a buzz of excitement from readers around the world.

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.

Vanessa Fewings is repped by management firm IPG.