Monday, 19 May 2014

★Enthrall Her (Enthrall Sessions #2) - Vanessa Fewings★ Blog Tour!

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Series: Enthrall Sessions


Author: Vanessa Fewings


Genre: Erotic Romance


Event Organized by: Literati Author Services Inc.




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Enthrall (Enthrall Sessions #1)
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Enthrall Synopsis


This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.

Mia Lauren is a single, twenty-one-year old working in a West Hollywood art store who dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. When an unexpected offer arises to work at Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy, Mia accepts. It's a salary beyond her wildest imagination.

Mia becomes the secretary to the club's assistant director, blond and broody Richard Booth. Richard is not only one of L.A.'s most beautiful and wealthiest men, he is also the club's senior dominant. Mia is both drawn and terrified when he reveals flashes of his white-hot passion, threatening an unbound pleasure like no other. She knows her attraction may be her undoing, but the spellbinding feelings render her powerless to resist his advances.

What Mia cannot know is that Enthrall's dashing director, thirty-year-old Cameron Cole, who is also the club's psychiatrist, has lured Mia to save his best friend and patient Richard from his obsession with thrill seeking. Cameron masterfully sets up sexy scenarios to ensure the collision of Richard and Mia, hoping that love will save him.

However, despite Cameron's noble intentions, he also finds himself enticed by Mia's haunting innocence. Passion and pleasure stir, forming a dangerous love triangle. This is the world of the forbidden. This is the embrace of Enthrall.



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Enthrall Her (Enthrall Sessions #2)
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Enthrall Her Synopsis


This is the escalation of the forbidden. This is the power of Enthrall.

Deemed too feisty to train. Too defiant to dominate. Mia's journey into the world of the forbidden takes its next step.

Richard Booth, her master, must make the crucial decision...let her go or give her over to the only man who can her truly subjugate her, Cameron Cole, Director of both Enthrall and the preeminent BDSM manor Chrysalis, and a connoisseur of the dark arts. Cameron's gift with shaping blossoming submissives will ensure Mia reaches her potential, a destination that may take her too far.

Mia's choices will lead her to places both within and without that she never dreamed possible.

But when her training is complete, will Cameron be able to return her to Richard, or will her transformation have bewitched him beyond repair?



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ENTHRALL HER VANESSA FEWINGS

EXCERPT I

CHAPTER 1

 

GIVING MY WRIST another pull, I tried to escape this handcuff securing me to the headboard of the four-poster. I’d been lying here for the last ten minutes, feeling a heavy mixture of arousal and frustration. Being restrained was doing crazy things to my body. My toes curled in anticipation.

Cameron Cole’s signature style was all dark wooden furniture with understated elegant pieces like this bed, that corner high-back chair, that mahogany dresser over there, and a flat screen TV halfway up the wall.

Breaking my stare from the fine silver chain dangling above, taking in deep calming breaths, I returned my attention to the d├ęcor, replaying the words I’d practiced before I left Malibu. Words that would change my life forever. The kind that meant there’d be no going back.

This wasn’t about securing your girlfriend to the bed as a precursor to a night of lovemaking. No, this was secure your best friend’s girlfriend to the bed and hope she tells you what the hell she’s doing here, dressed provocatively in a corset, high-top stockings, and a thong. My blonde locks were tussled to perfection and my makeup hid the fact I was only twenty-one. I’d gone for sex on a stick.

It was hard to tell from Cameron’s expression if it was working. Casually, he leaned against the doorjamb, his tuxedo rounding out his usual look of perfection, tieless and with an open collar, hinting he might relax that fierce demeanor.

He sipped from a glass of dark amber liquor.
“Can you unlock this?” I said.
He shook his head.
These were his handcuffs and this was one of his many

bedrooms in his million dollar Beverly Hills mansion. I trusted Cameron, really I did. How could I not? He was a respected psychiatrist and he’d also been the one to get me the job as secretary at Enthrall, L.A.’s elite S & M club. A place where the rich played out their darkest fantasies. Becoming Enthrall’s secretary had seen financial freedom for me as well as placing me on a fast track to maturity.

I needed to know that look on Cameron’s face wasn’t fury.

Not that I wasn’t used to that expression, and coming from one of the most handsome faces I’d ever seen it had the expected effect of stunning me into silence. It didn’t help that his genius outshone his beauty.

Short black inky hair framed that intelligent face. A chestnut gaze saw beyond what you willingly shared. As the director of Enthrall, Cameron could hire and fire at will and he’d plucked me out of obscurity, only it wasn’t my admin skills he’d been interested in but my innocence.

He’d used me to entice his best friend Richard Booth away from his obsessive thrill seeking. Richard thought nothing of swimming with sharks as a way to get his adrenaline fix. He faced off with danger and then gave it the finger.

Still, I adored my beautiful Richard. I hadn’t known love until I’d met him. It was that love that had driven me here tonight. The willingness to do anything to save the most important relationship I’d ever had.

“Dr. Cole,” I tried again, “you told me I could talk with you anytime.”

“It’s Cameron.” He strolled on in, exuding dominance.

This was the kind of man you could tell anything to. Though I’d never want to disappoint him. Cameron set the bar so high that those around him could never reach it.

That familiar slow and steady walk, that ability to rule a room without speaking a word. It was impossible to drag my gaze away. This man left both men and women alike spinning. His laser-sharp perception ensured any outcome he desired. Yet his kindness, his ability to always know what to say and when, put you at ease and balanced out his intensity.

I wondered what it might be like to get inside Cameron’s head. Turn the tables on him for a change. That ability of his to see the truth beneath the surface of avoidance was admirable. Cameron was a mystery. Surrounded by the city’s most beautiful women, yet even after the several months I’d known him I’d never seen him with a lover. I’d merely witnessed swarms of ever hopeful submissives encircling him at parties. The lure of an impossible conquest.

Cameron perched on the edge of the bed and it dipped slightly. He was close. Too close. Close enough for me to get a whiff of his cologne that sparked every cell in my body.

He knew he was affecting me. I gave the handcuff another tug and it clanked its disapproval.

His lips curled in amusement. “Mia, if you ever enter any one of my properties uninvited again I will not be held responsible for my actions. Understand?”

I slid down the bed frame. 
“Interesting response.” 
Focus, Mia, I warned myself. Ask him. Say it. Go through with why you’re here.
A thrill tingled between my thighs as my imagination ran off with thoughts of what I might experience if I dared to go through with this. The dominatrixes at Enthrall, the ones I affectionately called the ‘girls,’ had told me Cameron could make a woman pass out from pleasure. I believed it. He was making me lightheaded with merely his presence.
With Cameron’s laser-sharp perception, I didn’t stand a chance. He was intoxicating. Any woman would be hard-pressed to refuse his advances if she were lucky enough to get his attention. He oozed raw sexuality. The get under your skin kind. The stun you into silence kind. Even the way he set his glass down on the side table reeked of control.

Light glinted off his onyx handcuffs.

“Next time, Mia,” his tone was deep, cultured, “choose somewhere else to turn up in the middle of the night. Like Bailey’s. That’s what best friends are for.”

“Bailey’s out with Tara,” I said. “It’s her mom’s birthday.” He picked up his drink and ice clinked. “Want a sip?”
I rested my lips against the glass where his had been and he

tipped the tumbler. Bitterness burned my throat, sending a shiver through me. He reached in and removed a cube of ice and popped it into my mouth. I resisted the urge to nip at his fingers, grateful for the melting ice soothing this burn.

Cameron acted as though all this sensual tension was business as usual while placing the glass down squarely on the coaster, taking his time.

“Say what’s on your mind,” he said.
“Richard refuses to talk about it.” 
“It?”
 “Me becoming his submissive.” 
Cameron narrowed his eyes. “He has mentioned his concerns.”

Of course he had. Richard and Cameron were best friends.

They told each other everything. Life had been going along perfectly well, my relationship blossoming, my trust solidifying, our intimacy progressing. It had been decided that I would become Richard’s submissive. Days later my dream had been shattered.

Everything I’d known had been turned upside down when a family secret had reared its ugliness and caused my entire world to implode. A revelation so dark that it had sent me into a tailspin.

And Richard had changed his mind.

If there was one thing I knew how to do well it was survive. Though my ability to cope was apparently freaking out Richard. He’d expected something different, a crumbling victim of her circumstances. Richard didn’t believe I could get over something so quick. Move on. You’d have thought I’d have received a standing ovation for my strength in leaving family trauma behind me, but no. Instead, Richard treated me like I was made of china.

These men were infamous for helping victims deal with their pasts. Using pain to banish pain. Not with me apparently. I was too broken even for them.

“Share your thoughts, Mia,” said Cameron, shaking me from my daydreaming.

I didn’t want to talk about any of that now. Didn’t want my father’s betrayal to encroach on this moment. Not after the courage I’d rallied to be here. I was alone in a room with the most incredible man I’d ever met, other than Richard of course, and Cameron was the one man who could save my relationship.

I needed to focus.

Not only was Cameron a master of conversation, he’d also conquered the art of silence. I wanted him to speak the words I couldn’t say.

“How long have you lived here?” I said, slicing through the tension.

“I’ve owned this property awhile. I entertain here. My family’s coming into town, so I need to prepare the house.”

“To impress them?” 
“They don’t need impressing.”
 “The Venice Beach house is too small?”
 “It’s the location. Too many tourists.” 
“What about Chrysalis?” I cursed myself for sounding so stupid. 
Cameron looked amused. “I can’t have a naked gimp appear from nowhere and scare the hell out of my Great Aunt Rose, now can I?”

“That would not be good.”
 
“That would be very bad.” He flashed a mega-watt smile. “Very bad indeed.”

Chrysalis was a fetish manor extraordinaire, visited from all over the world by rich clients who wanted to live out their fantasies. A place where L.A.’s finest partied to the extreme, with Cameron Cole as the grand master.

Maybe I really did need therapy. I wasn’t going to let him into my mind, though. That was the promise I’d made to myself before stepping foot over the threshold of the grandest foyer I’d ever seen.

“Do you live here alone?” 
“Let’s talk about you—”
 “Will your dad be coming too?” I sounded casual. “That will be nice.”


“Why are you here, Mia? Straight to the point, please. It’s late.”

I could do this. I was ready. So I braced for the words I’d practiced to say.

“Mia,” he coaxed.
“I want...” 
“I’m listening.”
 I couldn’t say it.
 “Ah,” he said darkly. “You want me to teach you how to become a good submissive.”


My Review




 This is the escalation of the forbidden. This is the power of Enthrall.

Deemed too feisty to train. Too defiant to dominate. Mia's journey into the world of the forbidden takes its next step.

Richard Booth, her master, must make the crucial decision...let her go or give her over to the only man who can her truly subjugate her, Cameron Cole, Director of both Enthrall and the preeminent BDSM manor Chrysalis, and a connoisseur of the dark arts. Cameron's gift with shaping blossoming submissives will ensure Mia reaches her potential, a destination that may take her too far.

Mia's choices will lead her to places both within and without that she never dreamed possible.

But when her training is complete, will Cameron be able to return her to Richard, or will her transformation have bewitched him beyond repair?







 " Before the butterfly emerges from it's cocoon it must first retreat from the world. Next, it becomes completely transparent, revealing everything about itself. It knows to become still, vulnerable, surrender to it's metamorphosis and only then when this transformation is complete can it break free from the chrysalis."


I'm still speechless. Which is very unusual. After reading Enthrall, last year i was mesmerized. I loved every little thing about the story. The three main characters in the story. Mia, Cameron and Richard, were addictive, endearing and left me wanting so much more. Put them with the setting of Enthrall, L.A.'s premier fetish club for the wealthy. The fact that Mia is so innocent and intoxicating, and totally new to all this scene, is just the setting for what obviously is going to be a whirlwind of sensory overload. Cameron wanted Mia to be Richards savior yet finds himself captivated by her just as much.
Well, after what seemed liked the longest wait I have ever known. I finally got to lay my hands on Enthrall Her. I may add, this was my most anticipated release this year, amongst so many fantastic releases this year, this hands down was what i desired most. The intensity and pace of the first book picks up straight away from the first page. Yet, I did find an overwhelming urge to re-read Enthrall first. I reluctantly put down Enthrall Her until I had read through Enthrall first. Finally I start again and it picks back up with the familiarity I had gained from re-reading Enthrall. Richard and Mia, now a couple after book one, are finding it hard to agree on a subject that seems to overwhelm them. Mia, wants to continue training to become Richards submissive. What started in book one halted at the end with some revelations that made Richard question what he wants from his and Mia's relationship. Yet Mia, has never been more certain about what she wants. Her eyes were opened to this new world when she took the job at Enthrall as Richards secretary, and was continually thrust into all their world held, at many opportunities. Including the other side of the business, Chrysalis. The more intense side of the BDSM world that Enthrall lives in. Yet, even after all the shocks thrown at Mia, she still wants to see more. She is finally finding herself a place in amongst these new and exciting people in her life, and wants to be part of it fully. Cameron, Richards best friend who hired Mia to work at Enthrall, seeking her out and seeing her as someone perfect for breaking through Richards damaged exterior. Can also see that Mia wants and needs that kind of relationship, that she has learned about from Enthrall and that world. Richard, thinks Mia is too feisty and strong willed to be submissive yet too delicate that it may damage her irreparably. Cameron thinks she is perfect and it will be the making of her. Battle of wills ensues and the rest is all very secretive and spoiler inducing. What I can say is, I have yet again fallen in to severe book love with Enthrall Her. The first book had set such a high standard and it was slightly scary to wonder what the second book would be like. If it would do the first justice and continue my obsession with this series. It surpassed the intensity of Enthrall, it still overwhelms me now just how incredible the book is. The writing is flawless and addictive as it was in Enthrall, yet the story has stepped up so many notches it seems very surreal. I was always a sucker for Cameron right from the very start, and after reading this book it just confirms what an amazing character he is. VF has managed to make him desirable in so many different ways, it's impossible to get bored of him. My only worry is what does the future hold for Mia, Richard and Cameron and am I going to like what becomes of them all. Like they say, "Two's company, Three's a crowd" and I already know what I want to come of them all. Yet VF has made both her leading men so incredible in different ways, there is going to be no perfect outcome to all of this. I already fear it, even after an incredible ending to Enthrall Her, I'm worrying about the last installment in the trilogy. Those picking sides are ultimately going to be disappointed if their favorites are left heartbroken.


"The master who gave you that collar is the only one who is capable of releasing that love within you."

Another incredible installment in the Enthrall Sessions series. That has again left me craving more. Only one book left in this trilogy. I guess I can hope that Vanessa Fewings decides not to close the doors on Enthrall and Chrysalis for good, once this story concludes. 10 stars for this book, (although 5 is the max) just shows how much i love this book! 



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About the Author

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Vanessa Fewings is the award-winning author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. The fourth installment in the series, Bohemian, was released in October. Vanessa is currently writing book two in her erotic novel Enthrall trilogy.
Piper Day's Ultimate Guide to Avoiding George Clooney is her latest novel. Co-written with Author Christina Cannarella, their fresh and laugh out loud romantic comedy has already garnered a buzz of excitement from readers around the world.
Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus. Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.


Vanessa Fewings is repped by management firm IPG.



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Five Signed Books of Enthrall Her and One twenty five dollar amazon gift card