Friday, March 1, 2013

Book Tour for Sex Club Secrets by Jennifer Lynne (Review & GIVEAWAY)


Jennifer Lynne kicks off our weekend in a sexy and uniquely paranormal way with her latest release, Sex Club Secrets, the third book in her God of Love series.  Keep reading to get a brief glimpse of this book as well as my impressions of it.  Also don't forget to comment for your chance to win books and gift cards......

Ella is in love with her best friend Kade. But her love has not been returned, and when bisexual Kade shows no signs of becoming romantic toward her, she decides to call a halt on her unrequited love and accept an invitation to a celebrated Melbourne sex club.
Kade is distressed when the woman he is beginning to see as more than a friend decides to visit Secrets before he can tell her how he feels. He follows her into the club and witnesses her at play with the enigmatic Anteros, a sexy god-like man who seems to know exactly how to satisfy her innermost cravings. But Anteros also feeds the hidden desires within Kade. How can he admit his feelings for Ella when he's not sure he can commit with his whole heart?
Anteros is one of the erotes, an aspect of Eros and the ancient Greek god of requited and unrequited love. He has heard the call of these would-be lovers and intends to show them that friendship can sometimes be the best place to kick start a lasting romantic relationship. But love cannot flourish unless it is returned, and how will he convince Kade—a man who occasionally enjoys other men—that he can be true to the woman he loves? What will happen to this couple when the night ends and they return to the real world outside the door of Secrets?
Has one of the gods of love finally taken on a challenge he cannot fulfill?

EXCERPT:

"Welcome to Secrets, Ella. We're really glad you decided to join us this evening." Her voice was husky and sensual, and a primitive quiver darted across Ella's skin. Wow.
"Thank you," she answered, her skittering heart lending a slight breathlessness to her own voice. "My, ah, friend decided not to join me this evening, so—"
"That's fine." The woman's mouth curled up at one corner in an expression that was almost sly. "Quite often we find it better if patrons come alone, anyway. Less chance of inhibitions getting in the way. Come through, Ella. There's someone here who's been waiting to meet you…very impatiently, I must say."
Her tone was indulgent. Whoever was waiting was clearly a favored—what had she called it?—patron.
Ella's curiosity grew as the other woman wrapped long, crimson-tipped fingers around her upper arm and drew her further into the venue. Would whoever was waiting to meet her be the one who had sent the invitation? Would it be someone she knew?
I hope not.
The only person for whom she had sexual feelings had been left outside the door of the club seething with displeasure at his vanilla friend daring to try something new. And without his approval, either.
Bad luck, Kade. I'm here tonight for me. No one else. Just me. And my unrequited desires, apparently.
The flip-flop of her stomach sent a wave of warmth spiraling downward and her womb squeezed in nervous anticipation of what might lie ahead.
I'm in a freaking sex club! I can't believe I'm here.

MY IMPRESSIONS OF THE BOOK:

This uniquely sexual look into the lives of Aphrodite's children is the third book in the Gods of Love series and has a similar format to the others.  People unfulfilled in their love lives come into contact with Gods who are masters in the art of love and sexuality and through a night of off the charts sexual play find their lives completely transformed.  These Gods find their existences changed forever as well which leads to a HEA for all.

Sex Club Secrets adds in one of my favorite elements though with friends wanting to become lovers but unable to admit it until an outsider amps up the jealousy.  I enjoy seeing the slow burn of sexual jealousy, emotional intensity, and desperation this brings to the story. Although we don't get an in-depth look into the character's backgrounds there's no denying their deep connection.  A past life-altering event tethers Ella and Kade together and their finally getting together felt inevitable from the start.  Like in the previous books not much is known about the God except he too is lonely and capable of unending sexual antics.  They are superior to mere humans but still long to be a part of their lives.  There's always a sense of superiority surrounding the Gods and Anteros is no different.  He's too powerful to feel a true part of a human couple.  I enjoy the fun and sexual excitement he brings but he still feels like an outsider, a benevolent gifter of sexual gifts.

This series is fun and super hot with a unique view of the Gods.  It's like a caloric dessert though where it's decadently delightful but full of fluff.  While I enjoyed Ella and Kade and loved them being together, I found Anteros to be the weak link since he never REALLY feels like part of them, and can never truly be.  Ms. Lynne creates a satisfying dream but the reality isn't as satisfying.  This story is an entertaining getaway but not a life-changing one.  But something about these Gods keeps bringing me back and with the cliffhanger involving Aphrodite looking for love through some sort of dating game, I'll definitely be picking up the next book in this series.

My rating for this is a C+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

BUY LINKS:  AMAZON  |  SMASHWORDS  |  ARe

AUTHOR INFO:

Jennifer Lynne is multi-published in sensual and erotic romance and writes from her home in Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in literature and media studies and has worked as a business writer and journalist for companies both large and small. She has even worked in an optical store! She lives in hope that readers will continue to enjoy her novella-length tales of love and lust.

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**********GIVEAWAY**********

Jennifer will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC plus a Kindle copy of Platinum Passion (GODS OF LOVE 1) and Aphrodite Calling (GODS OF LOVE 2) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 3/1.

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me to visit today!

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  2. I always enjoy friends to lovers & then when you throw in some gods - yes please!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Mary, lovely to see you here! Adding in a sexy god would do wonders for anyone, I think :) I like friends to lovers stories too - so it isn't just an instant connection with a stranger but there's some history there as well. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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  3. Love, friendship. Sex. Then add Gods and you have it all. GREAT!!!!

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    1. LOL, Mom Jane! Lovely to see you here :) Your comment put a big smile on my face!

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  4. I'm not sure I would like gods meddling in my life...my bed? okay :P

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. I kind of agree with you about that, Andra - I like to feel as if I have some control over my own destiny. Whether that's really true or not, who knows? But I like to think so! And as long as they're sexy gods, then my bed would probably be ok, too! Thanks for commenting and lovely to see you along the tour.

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  6. I loved reading more about your book, looking forward to reading it!

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Ami, thank you! Hope you enjoy it :) Thank you also for following the tour.

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  7. Sounds awesome! Definitely going to have to read this! :)
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Thank you, Amber! Appreciate the comment :)

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  8. Will this one be a threesome?

    lyra.lucky7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lyra, yes it is a threesome. Both MMF and MFM, like the first one in the series, Platinum Passion. Thanks for commenting.

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  9. Thank you for the honest review!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I appreciate this review, too.

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  10. Great review, thank you for your honest words!

    hopefull1978ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Hi Hope, thanks for stopping by the tour!

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  11. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in the SEX CLUB SECRETS book review tour – the organizer, Goddess Fish, plus all the fabulous commenters and generous reviewers/blog hosts. I’ve had a lovely time chatting with fellow book lovers over the past week.

    The giveaway draw is now closed and I'll be using random.org to pick the winners. I’ll announce the winners on my blog later today: http://www.jenniferlynne.com.au/blog

    Once again, thank you everyone!

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  12. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a really good read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Can't wait to read your books.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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