Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Book Tour for Coming Unbound by Lacey Savage (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today's featured book presents a married couple discovering themselves for the first time on their second wedding anniversary. Coming Unbound by Lacey Savage is a steamy journey into BDSM while discovering unexpected emotional truths along the way.  So keep reading to get my impression of this story and make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a great prize.......

Ginny and Cole have struggled to connect intimately since before their marriage. When Cole suggests they surprise each other with the most sexually daring things they can dream up for their anniversary, Ginny reluctantly musters every ounce of courage she possesses to get nipple piercings.
Cole’s surprise?
He’s turned their suburban basement into a dungeon—and hired a sexy Dom to teach them the art of BDSM.
Desperately in love with his wife, Cole’s aware of sensitive sexual demons in Ginny’s past, and will try anything to beat them. Whips, toys, ménage play with the Dom…all these and more could help Ginny find pleasure, break through her issues.
Or, if they’re not careful, possibly just break Ginny.


By the time our third round of drinks arrived, we’d determined that I had no imagination of my own, which probably explained why I had chosen technical writing as a career.
We had also established that I’d never thought about dressing up as a naughty nurse or a strict schoolteacher or a sexy maid. I didn’t fantasize about being blindfolded or tickled with a feather or covered in chocolate sauce. I’d also never wanted to have sex in public or watch porn or pose for nude photos.
“Wow.” Donna twirled the stem of her martini glass between her fingers. “So what do you fantasize about?”
An image of a woman tied to a tree in a dark forest flashed through my head. It was brief and sudden, jolting me so I sat ramrod straight in my chair. “Nothing.”
She tilted her head at an angle and looked at me as if I’d just sprouted a third eyeball in the middle of my forehead. “Come on. You can’t be serious.”
I couldn’t hold her gaze anymore, so I looked past her right shoulder into the crowd. I used to have fantasies. Filthy ones that involved whips and pain and reddened flesh. But Ben had cured me of those long ago.
“There’s something wrong with me, isn’t there?” I was feeling more and more miserable with each passing second, and the cocktails weren’t helping. I huffed out a breath. “Listen, I like sex. It’s pleasurable and pleasant and nice.”
Donna’s laugh startled me. It went on and on. “Nice?” She gasped when she could finally catch her breath and dabbed a tear from the corner of her eye. “Sex is nice? No, no, no. A foot rub is nice. A perfect creme brûlée is nice. The sight of a sleeping kitten is nice. Sex is… It’s toe-curling, incredible, mind-blowing.”
I lifted an eyebrow. “Mind-blowing?”
She nodded. “If you’re doing it right.”
Clearly I’d been doing it wrong for a very long time. Was that my fault or Cole’s? I still had so many questions, and I was no closer to figuring out how to surprise my husband for our anniversary.
I stared down into my empty glass. “There aren’t enough drinks in the world for this.”

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Coming Unbound starts on the eve of a married couple's second wedding anniversary and as a gift, they give each other the gift of insight.  For too long Ginny has dealt with her failure to fully enjoy sexual encounters with her husband, taking the blame totally on herself by ignoring her deepest desires.  Her husband's been feeling equally as guilty and suggests a radical way to make her experience their time together to the fullest.  This results in some serious soul searching and an acceptance of what "normal" really means.  Through the assistance of another, Cole and Ginny finally tell each other what they really want and it sets their marriage on a new road to HEA.

Ginny's earliest and most profound concept of desire revolved around pain and power.  Unfortunately she was made to feel abnormal by a previous boyfriend which has left her damaged.  She now hides those desires behind a veil of vanilla encounters and a pristine style.  Once her husband encourages her to seek out the forbidden, it becomes a difficult and emotional journey for her to fully accept what she needs to be satisfied.  Lots of tears are shed and I was occasionally left frustrated by her belittling of herself and tendency to let past hurts rule her future, but thankfully Cole was always there supporting her.  Cole never made her feel guilty for anything.  He's the one who constantly wanted to work on things to make their interludes more satisfying.  By bringing in his friend Erik, he not only opened the door to Ginny's satisfaction but found a side of himself that he too needed to accept, a more dominant side.

Their journey to acceptance was super steamy with numerous scenes featuring BDSM.  These scenes were of a light variety but no less intense.  It showed the strength of their love for one another that they were willing to explore these other aspects of themselves.  It led to a stronger and richer marriage for them and a more definitive HEA.  Ms. Savage showed a loyal couple willing to do whatever it took to make each other happy and I found myself drawn to their emotional journey.

My rating for this is a B+

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


Award-winning author Lacey Savage loves to write about her dreams - or more specifically, she loves to breathe life into her steamy fantasies (and she's got plenty!). She pens erotic tales of true love and mythical destiny, peopled with strong alpha heroes and feisty heroines. A hopeless romantic, Lacey loves writing about the intimate, sensual side of relationships. She currently resides in Ottawa, Canada, with her loving husband and their mischievous cat.



Lacey will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift certificate to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-Winners 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 5/3.


  1. I think that's it for me. The 'emotional journey' is going to be terribly interesting.


  2. Thanks for being so honest in your review. Even though the female lead may be a bit of an emotional problem for a while, she seems relatable so maybe I'll identify with her?

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  3. Nice excerpt!! I enjoy reads that have people finding comfort in their own desires.


  4. The cover is hot! Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you for the review and excerpt, sounds like a steamy read.


  6. Congrats on getting such a good review. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the contest.

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  7. This is an interesting subject matter. I'm intrigued. Glad you enjoyed the novel!


  8. Interesting premise

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  9. Another good, thoughtful review, joder. It's always appreciated. A B+ great is very good!
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  10. Thanks for your review and the excerpt.
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