Sunday, August 10, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ Red Tape by Kathy Kulig

 Red Tape (FLC #1)
by: Kathy Kulig
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Published Date: August 5, 2014
Organized by Literati Author Services

Handpicked for an underground White House society, Jason Merritt and Zoe Summers are assigned to take down a sadistic leader through the use of blackmail, coercion and sex. Former CIA agent Jason must train his ex-lover for her role as a submissive in a dangerous BDSM sex tape project. Distracted by their tortured past, he’s unprepared for their reignited passion or his overwhelming need to protect her, possess her and do whatever it takes to make her his.

Tough and tenacious Zoe Summers has tried to forget her former field partner and lover. She hasn’t forgiven Jason, or herself, for their failed missions. The BDSM training sessions with Jason stir up deep yearnings and sparks fly. She’s obsessed into exploring this realm of her sexuality, but worried it will undermine both their relationship and their project. Danger escalates when their target discovers the plan and devises one of his own. Now the two must fight and choose between life, love and National Security.

Sensual, dangerous, adrenaline-pumping…


****4 ½ Unique, Intriguing, and Intense Stars****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

After all these months, they'd barely had enough time to say hello and already they couldn't keep their hands off each other. Nothing had changed. He rested his forehead against hers, and she heard his intake of breath and a long sigh. Outside, Melissa shouted orders, and the man groaned. Jason pressed his lips to Zoe's ear and barely mouthed, “I want you.”
Then why did you leave me?

~Zoe Summers, ex CIA, has just started her new job at the White House; having no idea she was hand selected by the FLC for an undercover mission she couldn't be less prepared for. And to complicated matters further, she will be working closely with her ex partner and boyfriend, the guy who up and disappeared six months ago without so much as a good-bye.

~Jason Merritt regrets leaving things with Zoe the way he did, but he had his reasons. Working together again brings everything they went through together rushing back to the surface; but what he worries about the most is how she will react when she learns exactly what her role in the FLC entails. Will he be able to stand idly by and watch her dive into her role in the underground BDSM dungeon while keeping his feelings for her separate.

~Together they must ensure Zoe is properly trained in the art of submission while battling their white hott passion for each other and navigating the treacherous waters of sexual blackmail. But when the monster they are trying to take down uncovers their secrets, a decision must be made; that that threatens national security and the lives of everyone involved.

You're purpose is to be a complaint slave and exhibit unconditional surrender. Questioning every order, chore or test with logic is not in your realm as a slave unless you don't understand the specifics of what I expect you to do or you fear a certain aspect.”
I'm sorry, sir,”

Right from the beginning you just knew this was gonna be a ride unlike any other. You never knew who you could trust, anticipation and deception lie around every corner, the chemistry between our leads was intense while they each battled their own insecurities where the other was concerned, but the biggest player in this story was the danger lurking behind everything they did;it kept you on the edge of your seat. Each and every one of the characters brought something to the table, no one was forgettable and you wanted to know everything you could about them. This was an explosive start to a new series and I cannot wait to see what it brings us next. The ending was not a cliffhanger, but there was no denying Kathy Kulig has so much more in store for us and I can bet it will not be boring.

What are we going to do when we get back? Leave the FLC? Go back to Langley? We can go anywhere, do anything we want. Do something less dangerous, more routine?”
“We would never be happy doing a routine job. We crave the adventure and danger.”

~Six Words to Describe Red Tape~
By Kathy Kulig
Red Tape, book 1 in a new erotic BDSM thriller series called the FLC by bestselling author Kathy Kulig.

Awaken Sparks fly and awakens the heat between two ex-CIA agents and ex-lovers when the couple is reunited in a secret organization called the FLC. Their new mission is to create an international sex scandal to target a sadistic leader. The highly sensual nature of their project, and the danger involved, complicates their relationship and threatens their lives.

Secretive - Secret Society, spies, conspiracy theories, hidden passageways within the White House, among other surprises are within the pages of Red Tape. How far should the members of the FLC go for the price of freedom?

RiskyThe risks are high, very high. Exposure of the FLC would be detrimental to the US government and present administration. There is a secret assassin who is a member who will stop at nothing to protect the FLC. Even if he/she must kill one of its own members.

FreedomThe FLC has been around since the Civil War. A secret organization of men and women who fight for freedom, using unconventional methods without the public knowing.

DangerousZoe is the newest member of the FLC. Her skills from the CIA include role-playing as an arms dealer and drug dealer, now she plays a role as a seductress in a dangerous sex game of blackmail and coercion. When her target discovers the plan, she becomes the new target.

Sensual Sexy, hot to the sizzling core. Add a suspenseful element, a scorching love story, and a few surprise twists and that will pretty much sum up Red Tape, book 1.

 ~10 Things I Love About My Characters in Red Tape~
By Kathy Kulig

Zoe Summers and Jason Merritt were ex-CIA agents and ex-lovers, and now they’ve been hand-picked for a secret organization that uses sex, scandal and coercion to manipulate some of the most dangerous leaders in the world. In Red Tape, they’re assigned a dangerous project that reignites their love affair. When the mission, and their love affair, spins out of control, their target discovers the plan and creates a deadly one of his own.
Zoe’s failed mission as a CIA agent continues to haunt her. She’s reminded of this botched job where she almost lost her life by a ragged scar on her neck. She manages to hide it with a scarf, but she can’t forget the mission or Jason. When they’re reassigned together several months later, their job and relationship become even more complicated and dangerous.

Without giving anything away:
I love:

  1. Zoe’s vulnerability and fears, how she hides them with her kick-butt attitude.
  2. Jason’s sense of loyalty and love to his country and Zoe. But he’s aware of the old wounds and not sure how to deal with them.
  3. Sometimes Jason understands Zoe better than she understands herself.
  4. Zoe knows how to stand up for herself, but she can’t quite figure out how to connect with Jason.
  5. Jason did leave her, but he had a really good reason.
  6. Zoe and her brother have a great relationship. He’s in Special Forces overseas and they have a special code they use via text/email. When he can contact her.
  7. Jason believes by working closely with Zoe on this project, he’ll keep her safe. He’s wrong.
  8. Despite her fear of failure, Zoe’s good, really good, at role playing with terrorists, and can improvise as needed.
  9. I love her curiosity. But it can be a strength and a flaw.
  10. Jason is the type of hero who’d risk everything, absolutely everything, for the woman he loves. Isn’t that a true hero?

 Kathy Kulig is an award-winning erotic romance author whose works include elements of BDSM and the paranormal. She has published several nvels and novellas for Ellora’s Cave. Her latest release, Summer Sins, is part of a BDSM/ménage series called Dark Odyssey.And her upcoming release, Red Tape, is book one of the new FLC series of romantic suspense. Besides her career in writing, she has worked as a cytotechnologist, research scientist, medical technologist, dive master and stringer for a newspaper. Kathy resides in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband.

Pair of silver fishhook earrings with snowflake obsidian stones to give as a prize. A $20 GC of the retailer of choice (Amazon, BN, Ellora’s Cave) and 5 Free ebooks of either Summer Sins or Damned and Desired. Winner’s choice.