Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blog Tour + Reviews + Giveaway: Perception (Club Destiny #6) by Nicole Edwards

Title: Perception
Series: Club Destiny #6
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Adult, Erotica
Publish Date: April 1, 2014
Review Source: Purchased eBook

Xander and Mercedes both know firsthand what it feels like to be in total control.

The question is...
who really holds all of the power?

Xander Boone has never had a problem going after what he wants. In fact, he has built his life around doing just that. And he has a rather impressive track record. But Xander finds himself up against his biggest challenge yet.

As fate would have it, Xander’s greatest desire is a woman who has always been off limits to him. One he wants more than his next breath. Nothing about her is easy, but then again, things that are worth it never are.

So, when the perfect opportunity presents itself, Xander knows it’s time to call in a favor.

Mercedes Bryant believes there is only one way to do something. She also knows what Xander wants isn’t possible. But she‘s about to learn that you shouldn’t always believe what you think you see.

And Xander is going to be the one to teach her that lesson.

Alright alright ... finally another in the Club Destiny series we all have grown so fond of! Not that we haven't loved The Walkers, because they are absolutely breathtaking and delicious all the time but we've definitely missed out on all the hot Alpha's living up in the Dallas area!  Now, let's get this show on the road shall we?

Xander Boone was introduced to us at the end of Devotion.  He is a financial backer of Devotion as well as the Alluring Indulgence Resort.  He's a ruthless business man, cunning and smart as a whip.  He is a good friend and has a kind heart.  He loves his parents so much so that he talks to his mother every day even though they are traveling around the country in an RV Xander purchased for them!  How swoon worthy is that?  So take that package put it in a 6'6" tall, 275 lb Alpha male and oh btw ... he's a Dom!  Yeah, soaked panties much?!  If the description didn't do you in, reading about how he feels toward Mercedes and how he handles his subs will leave you begging, "Please Nicole, may I have another?!"

Mercedes Bryant met Xander almost a decade ago.  They've been best friends ever since.  She's a force to be reckoned with in the land of real estate and an absolutely stunning woman inside and out.  She's 5'8" tall, dark raven black hair and has curves that can bring a man to his knees.  Which is a good thing, I assure you cause this woman is all Domme!  So what might you ask does a Dom see in another Domme and how can this possibly work out? Well I assure you it isn't easy but when Xander asks Mercedes to join him for Devotion's opening night to do a demonstration for none other than the insatiable Logan & Samantha McCoy, she has no idea what she's gotten herself into. 

These two have been best friends along with their pal, Shane, for almost a decade.  They all travel in the same circles in their personal and professional lives.  They are all members of the sex club, Kink.  Shane has also had his sights set on Mercedes for as long as Xander has but you can't change the woman in the drop dead gorgeous package.  She's set in her ways.  She had a shitty childhood and is making up for too many years of being smacked around by the sperm donor known as her Dad.  She can't have a relationship with just any man.  She's got trust issues, so she dons the five inch heel boots, corsets and short leather skirts, and brings her more than willing subs to heel.  

Appropriately enough, Xander is looking for the one woman he can trust enough to be a part of his happily ever after.  Oh yeah did I mention he wants the whole package?  He's not just looking for a sub, he's looking for a partner to share his life with.  Mercedes is that woman for him, he's always known it but he also knows that if he so much as spouts a word of that in her direction, she would go running for the door and he'd probably never see her again.  So sure, he uses the demonstration as a way to try to get to Mercedes and boy does it work.  

These two are on FIRE!  The D/s interactions between them will leave you squirming in your seat and praying your partner will come to bed to play at the end of the night.  Keep those sex toys handy and get them charged up because once you crack Perception open you won't be able to stop.  I joke, you know you're reading a Nicole Edwards book when you aren't paying attention to what percentage you're at in the story and you look down and all of a sudden half the book has flown by.  That's how good Nicole is.  Her writing is to the point, its graceful and elegant and her stories are nothing short of mouth watering.  She always leaves you feeling satisfied but at the same time, wanting more.  That my friends is why I keep coming back.  As long as Nicole has stories to tell, I'll be faithfully picking them up and reading.  I don't know how you do it darling but keep on doing it because I can't get enough!

Ok... well to get to follow up after you see Jennifer's review of Perception is tough.  As you know by now we are introduced to Xander Boone and Mercedes Bryant.  As in true to Nicole Edwards style Xander is a hot, sexy alpha male from the great state of Texas.  And with every spectacular male you need the beautiful woman to accent him and Mercedes does just that.  

We have been introduced to Xander back in Devotion and Nicole left us wondering who the woman in red was in Travis with the opening of the Alluring Indulgence that was occupying all of Xander's attention.  Well now we know who that woman was and how much of Xander she has control off.  

I loved how Xander found away to get Mercedes to willingly try out being a submissive so he could see if they could have a relationship together.  What he did not account for was that Mercedes would agree to it under one condition, that being  Xander allowing  her to dominate him on two different public outings.   The way that Nicole was able to write the D/s interactions was amazing.  The TRUST between these two lovers is amazing and shows you the true depth of their feelings for one another.  

Nicole could not have come up with a better name for this book, because PERCEPTION was exactly what Mercedes had to understand and see for herself that there was more behind Xander's reasons for getting her to submit to him.  Xander had already come to the understanding of what true trust and PERCEPTION is and what Mercedes meant for him.  This story will not only keep you hot and bothered, but will also give you that heart warming love as well.  Mrs Edwards, I don't know how you do it, but you again have given us a story that will rock our worlds.  From the first one to the fourteenth one I have been a loyal follower and will continue on beside you through the rest of our journey's.  

Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, Colt, three kids and four dogs. It's quite the household and most of the time you'll find her locked away in her office... writing. When she's not, you'll likely find her reading, swimming, or hanging out in the yard with the dogs, doing her best to keep them in line. (And no, it doesn't usually work)

Ever want to let that other part of you loose? The part that has secret desires and taboo fantasies? Well, that's what brought about Nicole Edwards. She's an alter ego. In truth, she's a full fledged part of me. The secret part made up of sinfully hot desires and erotic thoughts. Get to know how Nicole's naughty mind works by checking out her books!

About me... hmmm...

Ok, I've been asked to provide a little bit of "real" information about myself. That's harder to do than you think it is, especially for someone who has difficulty talking about themselves. ;) But, here goes...

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a kid, I loved creative writing and as I got older, I got acquainted with those voices in my head and that led to putting my stories on paper. And now, here I am all these years later, spending my days doing what I love most. I decided to give myself over to writing full time in 2012 and I haven't looked back. I spent nearly 13 years in the corporate world and I have to say, this is a bit of a change (just a little) and I am loving every second of it.

I live in Texas with my husband and three amazing kids and our four beloved dogs. If I'm not writing, I'm usually reading. I devour everything I can get my hands on. I love romance of any type and being an Indie author myself, I'm always looking for new Indies to support. I haven't always been into reading - at least not after high school - but about eleven years ago, I picked up a book - I'm pretty sure it was by Nora Roberts - and from there, I haven't stopped. Before I began writing full time, and my characters started taking up so much of my time, I was reading about 200 books a year. That has dwindled somewhat, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't read.

An interesting fact... I don't watch television - aside from the occasional news anyway. I will go see a movie or two rarely, but for the most part, I get all of my entertainment from a book. Some of my favorite authors include J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Lora Leigh, Jayne Rylon, Maya Banks, Lori Foster, and Jaci Burton just to name a few.


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