Monday, May 2, 2016

Book Blast for Interludes by Harmony Kent (Review & GIVEAWAY)


Readers looking for an erotic collection of stories to bring a blush to your cheeks while pulling at your heartstrings will find themselves drawn to Interludes by Harmony Kent.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of these stories with a British flair, along with my impressions of it, and find out even more about it by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  In honor of this collection make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 bookstore GC too!

A collection of short erotic fiction that will tickle more than your taste buds and wet more than your appetite.
With a range of genres and styles, this book has enough steam for everyone.
GREY MANCHESTER—contemporary romance in 1000 words. Will Nadine choose to drop her knife or her knickers?
DOUBLE TROUBLE—ménage a trois in 2000 words. After a dry spell, Sophia gets more than she bargained for with a solicitor and a teacher.
DRAGON KISSED—shifter romance in 3000 words. Jenna’s life is fairly run of the mill until she has a flying accident. With a dragon. All is not as it seems in this fiery romance.
TRYST—contemporary romance in 4000 words. Polly pushes the boundaries on a workplace night out.
LOVE ON THE CORNISH LINE—contemporary romance in 5000 words. Becky falls flat on her face, and madly in love. Her weekly commute home proves to be anything but routine.
THE INLAW—contemporary romance in 6000 words. At 43, amputee Carla never expected in her wildest dreams to be called a MILF by a hot young stud. Trouble is, he’s her son in law’s brother. And young enough to be her son. Sparks fly when she’s caught with her hands in the biscuit tin.
NIGHT NURSE—contemporary romance in 7000 words. Denise has only weeks left to live. What constitutes life, though? What fills the yawning hours of empty days? Who are you once the chemo and the cancer have stripped you bare? What to do?—Go out on a slow fizzle, or with a big bang?
OVERBOARD—contemporary romance in 8000 words. When Stella falls overboard in the middle of the Pacific, she gets more than she bargained for. Sharks and storms not withstanding.
ALIEN LIAISON—alien romance in 9000 words. When the military transport, Lunas Two, crash lands on Zorth, Jay is given the job of liaising with the locals. She’s seen plenty of aliens in her four years of service, but never one as finger licking good as Lemo. How far will she have to go to keep the peace?
SAVING FACE—historical romance in 10,000 words. Non-related step brother and sister, David and Annalise, break all the rules in this steamy historical romance. Forced to live apart from the love of her life and into an arranged and loveless marriage, Annalise has to grow up fast. When all is lost, will she be able to save face?
READER ADVISORY: This book contains explicit sex scenes and language hot enough to melt your Kindle. For mature readers only.

EXCERPT:

From The Inlaw....
They both jumped and froze at the distant shout of, ‘Mom?'
With a nervous giggle, Carla grabbed her prosthetic leg and stood up as she shoved her stump into the socket. It clicked like some kind of deranged cricket as she ratcheted the pin into the lock. Clicked and locked, she cast a panicked glance around until she located her dress, crumpled on the far side of the desk. With a nervous giggle, Carla lunged for it and pulled it hurriedly over her head.
A quick look at John showed that he’d managed to pull on his boxers, but only had one foot in the top of his jeans. Not quick enough by a long shot. Only one thing for it. She headed for the door, to stop her daughter before she could burst into the office and find them like this. Before she pulled it open, she caught John’s eye. He grinned and winked and mouthed, ‘Later.’ Carla smoothed her hair down, swallowed, and took a fortifying breath before venturing into the hallway. She had to suck her cheeks in hard to wipe the silly grin from her face.
Emma watched her from the kitchen doorway, eyes narrowed in suspicion. ‘Where did you get to? I thought you were going for drinks.'
Carla moved toward her, so the young woman had to back up and edge into the kitchen. ‘Sorry. A call came in, and then things … got on top of me.'

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Readers looking for a little afternoon delight will get just that with this collection of erotic stories set amidst all your favorite genres.  From menage to historical to paranormal to sci-fi, readers will get quickly caught up in the sensual haze these tales engender with each turn of the page.  Those there's a lack of polish, a bit of incompleteness to some of the stories, I still found myself entertained by these naughty tales and think others will too.

As with any anthology some of the stories I preferred over others.  The first story to catch my attention was The Inlaw and involved the theme of the older woman/younger man and was a favorite for its divorced heroine who dealt with losing a limb and addressed issues of self-image.  Though I would've loved to see her disability dealt with more fully I did enjoy the spunky, strong-willed older heroine and the sexy and playful young man who renewed her faith in herself.  A story that was ultimately over far too soon.  The next story to catch my eye was Night Nurse for its intensely emotional storyline of a dying woman finding her soul mate on her deathbed.  It was heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting in its message of living life to the fullest no matter what the future holds.  It's a powerful message in a small package.  The weakest of the lot, and one I had high hopes for, was Grey Manchester for its deaf hero.  Unfortunately, I felt as though I was dropped into the middle of the story and saw no purpose to the actions of the characters.  The remaining stories though were satisfying and steamy and provided a few hours of escapism.

Readers who enjoy erotic tales will find something to whet their appetite in this collection of stories of various genres and word lengths.  The British slang throughout further set the stories apart and helped immerse me in the erotic world Ms. Kent crafted.  Though it's not a perfect read, it's one I won't soon forget.

My rating for this is a B-/C+

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

AUTHOR INFO:

Indie Author Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author. Her publications include:
The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
Elemental Earth (YA Fantasy Fiction)
Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
Slices of Soul (Contemporary Poetry)
Interludes (Erotic Romance short stories)
As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers editing, proof reading, manuscript appraisal, and beta reading services. As well as reviewing and supporting her fellow indie authors, Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the indie publishing arena. She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today and helping me celebrate the launch of Interludes. I appreciate you taking the time to read and review my book, too! It's great to be here today :)

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  2. Sounds like a great read.

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