Friday, June 20, 2014

Blog Tour Stop ~ The Erotic Dark/The Erotic Light by Nina Lane

The Erotic Dark
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Erotica/BDSM
Sexual Content: Adult Erotic
Published: March 5, 2012
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing


And punishment takes many forms. Seeking escape from her criminal past, a woman agrees to enslave herself to a trio of men who own an antiquated Louisiana plantation.
Known only as Lydia, she becomes controlled by three very different men – the malicious Preston, the inflexible Kruin, and the gentle Gabriel, all of whom introduce her to a world in which the lines between pleasure, pain and shame are irrevocably blurred. The plantation becomes both Lydia’s haven and her prison as she surrenders to the desires of her unholy trinity.

Lydia’s submission is fraught with tension and hunger, but what happens when the outside world enters her dark, anonymous sanctuary?

You are under our protection," Preston said. "And we will not hurt you unless you have earned a punishment through disobedience. At the moment, you are clearly in need of a bit of discipline to remind you that you have chosen to be here.”

Lydia swallowed hard, her eyes flashing with a rising bubble of rage that threatened to burst forth. Preston's hand slipped down underneath her bottom, splaying over her upper thighs and cupping the fleshy cushions in his palms. His groin brushed against her bare buttocks in a movement edged with lecherous enjoyment.

Come, love. Kruin will do the honors.”

Nervously, Lydia's gaze slipped to Kruin. His dark eyes watched her with a hint of dislike and coldness, his body as rigidly unyielding as the high-backed oak chair on which he sat. Lydia wrapped her arms around herself and shivered.

Lydia.” Kruin's deep voice echoed in the room. “Come here.”

Of the three of them, even Preston knew Kruin was the most difficult to disobey. Lydia walked across the room slowly, as if she knew what he would do to her yet unable to prevent it. At his instruction, she settled over his hard thighs, wincing when he lifted her skirt and arranged it with almost meticulous care over the expanse of her back.

A smile curved Preston's lips. He settled into his chair. Lydia's back arched forward in a graceful bow, her hipbones pressing against the top of Kruin's thigh.
How Preston adored seeing her like this, reduced to being the recipient of a punishment as base as a spanking. Her pale buttocks quivered, as if trembling with dread for the discomfort that would surely result from Kruin's large hand.

Preston shifted, feeling his penis start to expand at the thought of Lydia's anxiety. Oh, how he wished he could be the one to administer her first punishment. He would love to feel her helpless weight over his muscular thighs, the growing furnace of her buttocks as he rained his palm over the smooth cheeks until they glowed and burned with the rosy evidence of his control.

All in good time, Preston reminded himself, still unable to prevent the stab of envy when Kruin landed the first loud slap on Lydia's rounded backside.

*****5- Dark, Depraved & Obsessed -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

Oh, he would help her. He would definitely help her. Her identity beyond the perimeters of La Nouvelle Vie no longer existed. Now she was nobody except Lydia. Now she was his.

I have been known to lean more towards dark, dirty, and downright devious books-they are my GoTo books actually, the more angst, drama, tears, and nastiness the better....Well, that is exactly what this book delivered. It wasn't a romance, not really, it was more about a woman finding herself in an impossible situation, learning of her true inner-strength and inner-desires, and the long hard road of sexual discovery. It is not always pretty, there are some incredibly intense situations in here and some that will make you uncomfortable, so be prepared, but you will also be surprised a time or two by just how erotic things get.

Why won't you just help me? Why does it have to be this?
It doesn't. I would never ask you to do anything you didn't want to do.
I don't want to do this!
Then don't.
You won't help me unless I do, will you?
This is utterly your choice. You contacted me, remember? And I give you an unequivocal guarantee that you will be safe. No one will ever find you. You will cease to exist.
Who will I become?
Preston had smiled then. Ours.

Jane finds herself in a bit of a situation when her embezzlement scheme finally catches up to her after ten years. With no where to turn and desperate to keep out of jail, she turns to the one man she knows can help her disappear, long-lost childhood friend Preston Severine. Preston promises to help her and keep her safe, but it comes with a hefty price....she will be known only as Lydia from now on and she must move to his Louisiana plantation, La Nouvelle Vie, and submit herself fully to the three men who live there- Preston himself, along with Kruin & Gabriel. She has to hand herself over to the dark trio to do with what they will-their every wish, command, and desire, are hers to take on or risk punishment. Losing complete control over her everyday life is not an easy pill to swallow, obedience does not come naturally to the woman who used to hold a powerful job of her own, but the men are all to willing to dole out as many punishments as necessary to teach her how, in fact, they seem to thrive on punishing her. If Lydia has any chance of surviving this she will not only have to learn how to submit to their wills, but she must get a feel for each mans individual needs.
Preston is the cruel, sadistic one who thrives on her embarrassment and pain. He has been obsessed with her since they were teenagers and takes a great deal of joy from her discomfort as his own form of revenge for rejecting his advances all those years ago.
Kruin is the seemingly emotionless one, yet he is the one who strikes to most fear in her.
Gabriel is the one who shows the most kindness, is understanding of her situation and often tries to be gentle with her...that doesn't mean that he is not enjoying his time with her as much as the other two.
And just when Lydia feels as though she is finally starting to find her footing in her new situation, doing what it takes to survive while struggling to understand the strange desires these men stir in her, the outside world comes crashing back into her hiding place and threatens her strange new life.

Don't worry about him. He'll never betray you. He's too obsessed with you.”
“He has been for years, since you were children apparently. Didn't you know that?”

This book turned me into a hott-mess of mixed emotions. Preston's cruelty seemed to know no bounds and Lydia's struggle to turn herself over completely was tough. But what was harder for her was her confusion over the feelings and desires her dark trio seemed to pull unbidden from somewhere deeply hidden inside. There was a whole lotta sex taking place in this book, a lot, but it didn't bury the story-it was all part of Lydia's journey. Each man brought a uniqueness to her situation, but it wasn't always all bad -I know that seems strange, and I could be in the minority here, but there was some pretty hot scenes in this book-all things considered. And while the story didn't have an HEA exactly, it wasn't a cliffhanger and it did seem fitting to the overall story. This was the first book I have read from Ms. Nina Lane, but it will most definitely not be the last.

Lydia tried to imagine what it would be like to actually have contact with people beyond her dark triad. In such a short time, the sheer intensity of emotions that drenched the plantation had conspired to bind her irrevocably to this place and the men who inhabited it. She couldn't even conceive of interacting with anyone else

 The Erotic Light
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Erotica/BDSM
Sexual Content: Adult Erotic
Published: May 1, 2014
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing

SUBMISSION IS HER ONLY POWER...and her desperate means of control.

When Lydia is ordered to leave the haven of the Louisiana plantation known as La Nouvelle Vie, she thinks she is free from the twisted desires of her dark trinity. Yet as she struggles with the question of whether or not she even wants to be free, Lydia finds herself again submitting to the depraved demands of the obsessive Preston Severine.


Read only if these themes do not offend you!

Lydia slid her hand down her rounded belly and between her legs. She closed her eyes. For a moment, she just cupped her hand over her sex and felt the heat emanating from her skin. Her clitoris pulsed.

She was struck by the sudden urge to feel Preston, Kruin, and Gabriel behind her, around her, their gazes hot with lust as they stared at her prone naked body, her sex spread open, pink and glistening, her bottom cleaved apart to expose the dusky aperture that only Preston had thus far breached.

She shuddered. Which one of them would take her? Would she hear the rasp of Kruin’s leather belt as he removed it? If so, would he choose to spank her with it or would he take out his big, thick cock and mount her from behind in one of his hard, fast fucks that made her whole body shake? Would she feel Gabriel’s hand stroking the length of her spine, the clench of Preston’s grip on her hair?
Once Kruin was finished with her, would Preston take his turn and press his erection into her mouth, whispering lewd things about her sensual nature and inability to control her own pleasure? And then would Gabriel be the one to slide his fingers between her legs and murmur his consent, allowing her to spend all over his hand while the three of them watched her ride the pleasure of orgasm?

Yes. Yes to all of it.

 *****5 Sadistic Obsession & Blackmail Stars*****
~this review may contain spoilers from book one~

Preston hated the way Gabriel and Lydia looked at each other, hated their growing closeness and the idea that Gabriel occupied a place in Lydia's thoughts that crowded Preston out. That last bit was the worst, for Preston wanted every one of Lydia's dreams, hopes, thoughts, and desires focused unerringly on him.

This series will most definitely push you to the ends of your comfort limits, it's one of those stories that you will either love or hate with very little gray area. DO NOT let the title of book two here fool you, it may be called 'The Erotic Light' but IMHO it's even darker than book one. Preston's cruelty knows no limits in this one as his obsession soars to all new heights. But, some characters will surprise you and Lydia shows a strength I'm not sure I would posses in the same circumstances.

She had become a captive to Preston with his dark, wicked streak and his desire to possess every aspect of her being. She had become submissive to Kruin, a huge, muscular man whose commanding presence alone caused fear to shimmer in Lydia's blood. And she had become enraptured by gentle, handsome Gabriel with his beautiful black hair and green eyes that seared through to her very soul.

Lydia has been at La Nouvelle Vie for several months now and has actually become accustomed to her situation. She now knows what is in store for her from her dark trio and though she is loath to admit it, she enjoys being the center of their world. She may not always enjoy the treatment she sometimes receives at the hands of the sadistic Preston, but she doesn't always hate it either and has found comfort in his unpredictability. She and Gabriel have become closer than ever and though Kruin still scares her more than the others, she still feels safe and protected with him. She may not always understand her reactions to these men, but she is finding some satisfaction in submission even as shame still creeps up on her at time, but she cannot imagine her life any other way.....
When she is forced to leave her haven at La Nouvelle Vie, she should be happy to escape the harsh demands of her trinity-but she has a difficult time to adjusting to life outside the plantation. She is unsure of how to switch off the behavior she has become accustomed to under the eyes of her men and feels more lost and alone than ever. But she is adjusting....slowly. And when she finds herself in the clutches of the obsessed Preston Severine once again, she slowly starts to unravel as she fights to keep her two very different worlds separate. Preston is all too happy to have his lovely Lydia all to himself and makes it clear that she will never escape his grip again.

He wanted her to know the freedom she thought she had lost, to be able to live in the world without a storm cloud of fear hovering over her. Still, Gabriel knew that as long as Preston Severine's poisonous obsession with Lydia continued, she might very well never be free again.

It was truly amazing how this author forced you to feel such conflicting emotions right alongside Lydia. I knew I shouldn't have found sooo much eroticism in the story (both of them), and yet.... I did. I knew I should be wary of the dark triad, and yet.... I found something to love in each of them.
Gabriel for his sweet and caring nature despite his obvious dominate streak.
Kruin may be scary and appear emotionless, but he is just very good and hiding what is going in inside his head. And there is no doubt that he protects those he holds close. Also, I wouldn't mind suffering one of his spankings ;)
Preston may be cruel, sadistic, obsessed... ok, so there wasn't much to love about him. However, I did feel for him when we learned his back-story. More so, I actually started to understand why he turned out the way he did.
In the end, as hard as it was sometimes to get through the story, there is no denying how thoroughly Ms. Lane draws you in. She has definitely landed on my watch list and I look forward to reading more from her.

Her hopes and wishes would flower beneath her willingness to do whatever he asked of her, whatever he ordered, because she knew that she could risk anything with him. She knew she could surrender unreservedly to the part of her that still longed to be controlled, to submit.

USA Today
bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.
Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list.