Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Book Tour for Pure Torture by Tania Sparks (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a fan of rock star romances I'm thrilled to introduce you to this tale of forbidden love set amidst the glitz, glamour, and sensuality of the rock star world.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Pure Torture by Tania Sparks, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more about it when you visit the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this third installment in the Oblivion on Tour series, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $10 Amazon GC too!

Cody’s the sexy drummer extraordinaire of the hard rock band Oblivion.
Kitty’s the little sister of one of Cody’s band mates and she’s had a secret crush on him for years.
When the band are back home for a few days, the chemistry between them is both unexpected and undeniably off-the-charts.
She quickly realizes that the prospect of having what she’s always fantasized about is a very real possibility.
He quickly realizes that although he feels this mind-blowing attraction towards her, she’s the little sister of one of his band mates - he would get his ass kicked from here to hell if he ever laid a finger on her.
But can Kitty convince him? After all, no one else needs to know, a one-time hook-up might suit both of them…or could it ruin everything.


Everyone else is already up and they look like they’re just about ready to leave for the day. As soon as I walk into the room mine and Cody’s line of sight connects and we lustfully hold our gazes as I stroll towards the kitchen. He must have just showered too because his hair is still damp. He looks absolutely edible. The electricity between us is definitely still there. In fact my desire has been fueled even further by all the erotic dreams I had last night and now we’re in the same room again my cold shower seems to have been a complete waste of time. By the way he’s looking at me it makes me wonder whether he’s been thinking about me too.
The next thing I know I hear my brother Nikki growling angrily as he stomps towards me pointing at my leg, “What the fuck’s that?” he snarls.
Shit, I’d forgotten about my tattoo. About three months ago I got a colorful tattoo. I think it looks cool and I’m told it’s extremely sexy. I glance down at my leg and then glance back up to Nikki who’s still pointing angrily. I mock surprise by holding my fingers to my lips, widening my eyes and inspecting my thigh as I snark, “Oh my gosh, I think it might be a tattoo! How the hell did that get there!"
Nikki scowls and admonishes, “I know it’s a fucking tattoo Kit but what the hell’s it doing on your thigh!"
Nikki’s attitude annoys me. “Don’t be such a hypocrite Nikki, you’re covered in ink. Anyway, I think it looks sexy."
Cody gets up from his seat and saunters casually over to me. His eyes run over my leg, carefully inspecting the ink on my thigh. He steps so close to me that we’re almost touching and I can feel the heat of his body radiating off him. He smells divine, fresh from the shower, all musky and clean. I’m struggling to control my urge to reach out and touch him.
He moves his focus to my face and winks at me self-confidently, “Looks as sexy as fuck if you ask me sweetheart.” His fingers gently glide over my thigh, but as quick as he’s there, he’s gone and is strolling back to the other side of the room where he slouches back down into his armchair. My skin tingles at his touch and that small amount of contact definitely leaves me wanting more. I hope like hell I’m not visibly panting!
Nikki scowls at him. “She’s my god-damned little sister Sticks. I don’t want her to look sexy. So keep your opinions to yourself…and your fucking hands for that matter. Don’t think I didn’t see that dickhead."
Nikki’s comment doesn’t affect Cody in the slightest as he mumbles, “Not my fault she’s scorching hot, I’m just admiring the view and saying it how I see it.”





As a reader who voraciously consumes rock star-themed romances I've found the Oblivion on Tour series to be an entertaining and emotionally engaging addition to the genre.  With this third installment it's drummer Cody who steps into the spotlight with his forbidden connection to his bandmates's little sister. Theirs is a connection teeming with sexual tension from years of her trying to gain his attention and here it's finally given the attention it deserves in a combustible joining that's emotional and sprinkled with heartbreaking and frustrating moments.

Cody's the quintessential rock star in his views of the rocker lifestyle and his enjoyment of all the decadent delights offered to him.  He's enjoyed many women over the years but the moment Kitty walks through the door they all fade from memory.  Though he struggles with the forbidden fruit that is Kitty, he can't deny their combustible connection.  It's ultimately endearing seeing him drawn to her so entirely and throughout their time together readers discover a softer and sweeter side to him.  He shows a romantic and caring side to his usual jaded persona that drew me to him but left me angry over a choice he made late in the story that left his and Kitty's HEA in doubt.  It's a choice that disappointed me yet added to the emotional ups and downs of this story and made it a more engaging story overall.  Despite that I enjoyed his pairing with Kitty and the joy and heartbreak of their burgeoning relationship as it fully immersed me in the overall story.

Kitty has grown up to be a beautiful woman after years of being seen just as Nikki's little sister.  She's always felt an attraction to Cody, but it's not until an unforgettable meeting puts them on equal footing, and thinking of the fires they could ignite, when things change.  A one-night stand soon leads to more but when tragedy strikes their path to HEA becomes shadowed.  Questions of keeping a long-distance love alive soon permeate the story as does Kitty's choice in where her life will lead her.  Kitty's a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants and goes after it.  That's not to say she doesn't make mistakes in her handling of their long-distance relationship.  Flashes of immaturity and doubts have her bruising the tenuous connection she's made with Cody.  Most importantly she's also a loyal and loving daughter, whose family is important to every member of the band, and its all these conflicts that keep readers on the edge of their seats with kleenex at hand.

This is an emotionally intense story with a few unexpected twists and turns that will leave readers screaming as well as crying.  It's an engaging tale though too, full of scorching encounters and sexy banter between Kitty and Cody.  Along with this memorable main couple comes an equally engaging cast of secondary characters who vividly depict the gritty and sexualized rocker lifestyle.  It's a lifestyle teeming with groupies and drugs that leads to temptation and puts Kitty and Cody's HEA in doubt.  Once the final page is turned though readers will feel exhausted but satisfied, despite a few flaws, counting down the days until the next installment in this steamy and angsty series!

My rating for this is a B.

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


Tania Sparks is a romantic at heart who genuinely believes in true love and soul mates. She met her husband while still at school, she was sixteen, he was seventeen. They are high school sweethearts who more than twenty five years later are still very much in love and are happily married with two beautiful daughters.
Tania does have a full time job, but in her spare minutes enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and reading. She's an avid reader who tends to chomp through a large volume of books, mainly in the romance genre. Her other major 'hobby' is writing steamy rock star erotic romances!
In 2014, after finding herself constantly being inspired by numerous romance novels, she decided to try her hand at writing. After penning her first scene she discovered that she enjoyed it immensely and so resolved to continue with the rest of the story that was swirling in her imagination. That story resulted in her first novel, Heaven Sent which is the first book in her Oblivion on Tour Series. This was soon followed by Bolt From The Blue and Pure Torture. Each book in the series is a stand-alone story which follows a different band member from a hard rock group called Oblivion - and of course the feisty ladies that steal their hearts! The other books in the series are at various stages of completion.
Now-a-days Tania finds it very difficult to control her imagination and swears that her rock stars are constantly chanting their stories in her head. She can't wait to share them with you.


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  1. What a fabulous review! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Thank YOU for stopping by & for your kind comment! I LOVE rock star romances and find this series to be a good representation of what appeals to me about the genre. Looking forward to more!

      The Scarf Princess