Thursday, May 29, 2014

Demon of Envy by Jennifer Lynne ♥ Review, Book Blast & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Erotic Romance)

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Phthonos, god of envy and jealousy, has been given a second chance at life and love in the mortal realm. He is desperate to make up for the mistakes of his past. But is Thon more demon than god? And if the demon Envy wins out, how will this lonely god ever find room in his heart for love?

Olivia is an ordinary woman living an ordered life, but at thirty-two true romance appears to have eluded her. Everywhere she looks people are in relationships or falling in love, but her career as an administrator and her charity work are enough to keep the demon of envy at bay.

Or so she thinks…until the moment he turns up on her doorstep with a demand that rips her life and her heart wide open and leaves her at risk of eternal torment.

DEMON OF ENVY is the fifth novella in the GODS OF LOVE series, but each story is designed as a stand-alone with the Greek gods of desire as a common theme. The series can be read in any order.
The need to engulf her with everything raging inside flooded over him with such force he went super-still. Get it under control. The darkness was too all-consuming, and she couldn't withstand him if he lost it. She was so delicate and easy to break, despite that elusive core of inner strength, and he had to remember at all times to hold himself back.

She was human. She was fragile. And she was about to become his if he could only control his demon long enough to keep her safe.

He shucked off his T-shirt and threw it to one side, before moving forward to take over from her fumbling fingers. "With pleasure." Remember. Do it slowly. He managed to release two more of the tiny buttons before a waft of her perfume teased his nostrils. It was a musky scent that reminded him of hot nights and seductive need, so long-forgotten that its sudden effect on his senses blasted his self-control to pieces. With a groan that rattled his throat on the way out he grabbed the two sides of her blouse and yanked them apart, the remaining three buttons flying off in all directions with a ripping pop, pop, pop.

"Oh!" Her gorgeous mouth formed into a round of surprise. He clutched at her wrists before she could cover her breasts, then released them slowly when he felt her peak of embarrassment begin to subside.

"No! Don't ever cover yourself when you are with me. I must look at you." She was solidly proportioned, with more flesh than was the current fashion, judging by what he'd seen in his brief time back here. But he liked it better when there was something substantial to hold onto.

His fingers trembled as he traced around first one large globe then the other. Her skin was so white he could see the blue network of veins peeking through from beneath. Her life force, so close to the surface. So tantalizing.

Copyright 2014 Jennifer Lynne
The idea and inspiration behind this book (and the series) is truly unique; an interpretation of Greek mythology. I enjoyed this story, and I would love to read the others!

Phthonos was very interesting to read. He played host to arguably one of the worst emotions in creation (Envy), and yet he needed and wanted so desperately to be loved. I cannot imagine a more tortured hero for a story!

Liv was a little trickier to read. She started off being somewhat of a shut-in, also tortured by events that occurred in her past, but as soon as Thon enters her life, she immediately reverts back to, what I assume, was her former self before the horrific event happened to her. I personally would have liked to read a little more transition between the two Olivias.

And the love scenes. My goodness! They were HOT and sprinkled throughout the story in juuuuust the right places! While some of the vocabulary during the scenes was very technical, I felt she did a great job delivering, and showing just how much Liv and Thon love each other!

***An eCopy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review***
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Jennifer Lynne lives in Melbourne, Australia, and writes short contemporary erotic romance, mostly with paranormal/fantasy elements. When she’s not writing what her family and friends call “porn for chicks” and what she prefers to call “super-hot romance for intelligent readers”, she is working in the admin day job, running around after two teenage daughters and trying to find time for her lovely new husband.

Jennifer is published with Red Sage and Breathless Press. Over the past two years she has also embarked on an indie journey with the publication of her GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing.
Jennifer will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card, plus a signed print copy of GODS OF LOVE (1-3) and a set of the GODS OF LOVE cover postcards to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (International Giveaway)

7 comments :

  1. Thanks so much for having me to visit today! Very glad to see that you enjoyed Demon of Envy :)

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    1. My aim in Demon of Envy, and the Gods of Love series, was to come up with a new way of bringing Greek mythology into the modern-day world, especially within the context of an erotic romance :)

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  3. You did an excellent job with the review. If I had doubts about the book you helped me make up my mind. Now I know I must have them all!! :)

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    1. Hope you enjoy them, Ms Awesome! This series can be read in any order, so if you want to try Demon of Envy first, please do! :)

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  4. Thanks for hosting, amazing review! I'd love to read the book, I'm very intrigued! ;) Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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