Thursday, October 15, 2015

Release Day + Review + Excerpt: Transparent (Luminous #2) by Erin Noelle

Title: Transparent
Series: Luminous #2
Author: Erin Noelle
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publish Date: October 15, 2015
Review Source: eARC

Her elusive past didn't worry me,

Her heartbreaking scars never made me cringe,

And her haunting demons only made me a stronger man.

But the day Blake Martin was stolen from me,

I was scared to death.

Prepared to do anything necessary to get her back,

Little did I know it just might cost me my life.

My name is Madden Decker, and this is my story.

 Stop what you're doing, if you haven't read Translucent, pick it up, read it, and then jump right into Transparent. There was so much emotion, and passion in these two books that it was outstanding. These are a series, and they must be read in ORDER. Anyways, on to my FIVE BAR REVIEW!!

Erin Noelle has a new follower! After reading Translucent where we meet Blake Martin who is running from a horrid, unknown past, and alpha male, Madden Decker, you'll be begging for more! Blake is not who she says she is. Frightened, and constantly looking behind her, she finally, and slowly gets into her own groove, and settled, Madden Decker rocks her world. A really great introduction to what this couple has to look forward to takes place in Translucent, and it only continues into Transparent. But, the SUSPENSE that rolls into this novel will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, or bed, or wherever you might be reading.

We pick up right where Translucent left off. And it's a whirlwind of emotions. From feeling the frustration that Madden does, to the confusion that Blake is experiencing is just...THERE. The emotion is there.Erin Noelle really did a great job bringing everyone's emotion to the table with this novel. There was not a dull moment in this book. I think that this time around my favorite character was Raze. A go-between with Blake and the people who want her dead, he confides in her, and realizes that he sees himself in her when she thinks of Madden.

Raze has his own secrets that he hides well. When Blake pulls him out of the shell of a man that he has turned into since his own incident, strangely enough linking him and Blake together more than they thought possible, I was saddened because I knew that his ending would not go well. (There was a part of me that was hoping, maybe, there would be a book on Raze.) The ending is very heartfelt, and warm, and makes readers sigh with happiness. A wonderful novel, by a wonderful author!

Luminous #1

Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take any more — a breaking point, some call it.

The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break, it exploded like a full magazine’s worth of hollow points firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47.


I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave.

Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira, and that was my story.

Translucent is one woman's story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission.

His turbulent blue gaze cuts around the room until they land on where I’m curled up in a ball in the corner of the room, and when I don’t jump up right away, he begins to stalk in my direction.

“Did you hear me, girl? I said we have to leave. Right no—” He stops in his tracks once he takes notice of the spaghetti dinner the housekeeper, or at least that’s who I assume she was, delivered a short time ago, now splattered against the wall above where the plate it was served on lies in fragmented pieces on the floor. I tighten my grip on one of the porcelain shards entangled in my trembling fingers. The sharpest one I could find.

“What in the fuck did you do? Are you fucking crazy?” Boring a hole in me with an incredulous stare, he closes the distance between us and squats down to my level.

I keep my eyes trained on him, but say nothing. I’ve got a split-second to make the decision on whether to attempt an escape now with my makeshift weapon, or to wait until a better opportunity presents itself. All day, I’ve been trying to listen to the different muffled voices through the walls as I watched the cars come and go out the window, compiling as much information as possible about my whereabouts and the people in the house. I haven’t learned much except that Raze has been here with me the whole time.

After Anatoli informed me last night of my purpose here with the Russians, Raze escorted me back to the room—this room—where I was permitted to shower and given a bowl of chicken and rice to eat. The rest of the night I lay awake in the darkness, the sound of crickets in the trees, and my conflicting thoughts. Thoughts that ranged from planning my getaway, to wondering how sweet the revenge would be if I actually killed Vincent Ricci.

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child.

A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. Her titles published include the Book Boyfriend Series, the Dusk ‘Til Dawn Series, Translucent, Conspire — co-authored with SE Hall, Surviving Us, MILF: Wrong Kind of Love and Spark.

Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.


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