Today on my blog I have the Give Me Reason tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, excerpt, guest post, and review.
It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.
The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.
Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn’t traumatic enough, she’s escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.
Along comes Mikah Blake, a handsome stranger who quickly takes an unexpected and persistent interest in her. On the surface, “Mr. Suit” seems to be Vivienne’s opposite: rich, well-fed, successful. As Vivienne will learn, Mikah is more than he seems, and for reasons unknown, he’s determined to be her knight in shining armor. But after having finally found her own two feet after years of abuse, it’s difficult for her to accept Mikah’s help.
Will her body’s unexpected response to Mikah’s touch be reason enough to overcome her pride and traumatic past and learn to love and trust? Or will her past, refusing to be left behind, come back to claim her?
He’s looking down at me, making me feel small at five feet two inches. He has to be at least six feet tall. Broad shoulders. His suit today is gunmetal grey with blue or black pin striping—I can’t tell which. His shirt is a beautiful lavender color with a darker purple tie.
"How do you know I'm not an addict?" I ask, softly.
He smiles at me, warm, genuine. "Because, you've come to return the money I left you last night as a tip." My jaw falls open.
"How"—I swallow hard—"did you know?"
His smile fades a little. "Because, why else would you come down here?"
I close my mouth and look down at the floor. His ability to read me is really scary.
"Since you haven't eaten since last night, I'm going to take you to lunch."
I feel my face flush bright red, both in anger and complete irritation. "That is not why I'm here. I've survived for my entire life fending for myself, I don't need some rich hot shot business mogul buying me food." I reach into the pocket of my bag and pull the folded up paper from it. I thrust it towards him. He refuses to take it. Tears of frustration trickle down my cheeks. "Damn it Mikah, take it." I push it at him again and again he refuses. "I'm not a damn charity case. I don't need your money or your food."
The bell chimes. We’ve finally reached the skyway. As soon as the doors open, I drop the folded up paper with his money in it and bolt from the elevator, turning left, hoping and praying I can get away.
"Vivienne, stop." I hear him say behind me. I keep going, walking quickly but not running. Yet. I'm trying hard to not make a scene.
But he doesn’t seem to care about that. He catches me quickly, spins me around. I grab hold of his arm to catch my balance so I don't go sprawling onto the floor.
Letter from the Heroine….
I want to thanks Sabrina for having me on her blog today, and then I want to thank each and every one for you for checking out our blog post and hopefully you’ll check out Zoey’s rendition of my story, Give Me Reason.
Things have been overly tough in my life. My mother is not a mom, she personal figured her life was more important than mine. But you know what? I came out okay in the end. Well, maybe. During high school, I met this guy names Riley who was all sweet, hearts, and well you know the type, until he more or less turned on me. I wont go into the gory details, but it was pretty bad.
I was finally able to get away from him, get away from his abuse, and more than anything, start to become my own person again. But what I didn’t expect was Mikah. *Dreamy eyes* Mikah is like nothing I’ve ever met before and I’m so excited to get to know him more.
I’m so happy that you are all enjoying my story and I hope that you keep coming back for me.
WOW! This story hooked me from page one and had me turning the pages to see what would happen next.
Vivienne’s life is not easy. Her mom was an alcoholic and drug addict and she has just escaped from her abusive boyfriend. Now she is struggling as a waitress at a diner and dealing with rude customers. One in particular rubs her the wrong way Mikah. He has taken an instant but unexpected and persistent interest her. Even though he is the complete opposite of Vivienne she can’t deny her body’s response to Mikah’s touch. But after finally standing on her own two feet, Vivienne has a hard time accepting Mikah’s help. Not to mention her past just might come back and take her away.
I don’t know how Zoey did it but she made the connection with Vivienne and Mikah burn through the pages even though they hardly kiss and have no sex. But there is something about them that just draws you in and has you rooting for them. But with Vivienne’s past she has such a hard time accepting Mikah and her feelings for him. The ending had my heart racing wanting to know what will happen. But with such a cliff hanger I have to wait until 2014. And I will be defiantly buying book two the day of release.
This is a great start to a new series. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
Thank you for stopping by my blog today for the Give Me Reason tour. I would also like to say Thank You to Zoey for letting me review your book and Thank You to RBTL for letting me participate in this tour.