Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Second Nature by D.L. Roan

Title: Second Nature
Series: When Seconds Count #2
Author: D.L. Roan
Genre: Adult, Erotic Suspense Thriller
Publish Date: October 15, 2013
Review Source: eARC provided by Author for Review

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Grant Kendal has spent his life hunting the shadows of evil. He can feel it changing him; twisting him into the very thing he despises; a mindless killer. 

Thalia Brezlin is a marked woman, hell-bent on revenge. She is haunted by the nightmares of her past. A past that lies in wait to destroy her. When she washes ashore Grant’s desolate island of exile, beaten, stabbed and clinging to life, their worlds collide.

Follow them across Africa, Madagascar and India into the underworld of human trafficking. Where innocence isn’t lost, it’s stolen.

Passion will rage, rules will be broken, lives will be shattered and the truth will be revealed. Survival is Second Nature.
WARNING: Second Nature is a contemporary erotic romance and contains explicit sexual content, adult language and graphic violence. Recommended for the adult reader only. While Grant’s story can certainly be enjoyed on its own, the author recommends becoming better acquainted with him and his journey by experiencing his debut in Second Chances (When Seconds Count, #1)


This series isn’t exactly “continuing” since it’s not about the main characters in Second Chances book but about a back character, Grant Kendall. I like this very much in that there is closure in each book but you get glimpses of the same characters in the next one.

Thalia is out for one thing…..revenge. Her uncle was killed and she knows who did it. She is also on the run from these people since they want a thumb drive she has. It’s a race to see who will get whom first. This book opens with her being tortured and her finding her way out of it. She is on a boat and had no choice but to dive & swim to hopefully a nearby island….

Grant Kendall has sequestered himself on a small island away from all human population whatsoever. After living a life of killing the country’s worst imaginable human scum he needs a break. It’s just him and his monkey friend, Winston.

Imagine his surprise when he finds a beautiful woman has washed up on his island. She is so badly beaten and exhausted he can barely feel a pulse. He nurses her back to health as they drive each other crazy. He’s trying to be nice and she trust no one. The back and forth spunk she has with him and his appreciation for this spunk is very entertaining. They are forced off their island for a couple of reasons and so begins their running. Trying to create a plan to take down these bad guys once and for all. This way Thalia can get her revenge and Grant can make sure they never get away with anything again.

The connections that this book makes between the characters is surprising. The lives all connect in some way or another and I found it interesting, making me stop and think a bit on how they all come together. The author found a way to really put closure to some small things that were left over from the first book. Will Thalia learn to trust Grant when she’s never been able to trust anyone? When she learns of the things he has done will she get past it and still love him? Grant has never felt love before in any form. He knows he loves her but does she love him enough to forgive and trust him? This is a wonderful story and I definitely recommend Second Nature.

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D.L. Roan lives and writes in her "beautifully wild and southern" home state of Florida with her "perfectly flawed hero" husband and two 80lb lap dogs.
Completely addicted to the written word, she's had a brood of characters residing inside her imagination for as long as she could remember. Being able to bring them to life and let them out to play has been a life's dream fulfilled.
Romance has always been her favored genre. While erotica is her favored spicy flavor, she also enjoys paranormal fantasy and has been known to stalk the work of certain historical romance writers.

In addition to exorcizing her characters' lusts, D.L. enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and sitting by a bonfire on a starry night. She loves to hear from her fans so check her out on Facebook or send her a tweet.



  1. I loved Second Nature! DL Roan is an amazing writer and I can't wait to see what she writes next. Thanks for hosting her on her Blog Tour!

  2. she is a very talented author and I have read the first Second Chances and am reading and loving Second nature now. I am so looking forward to future books by this author