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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Hear Me by Skye Warren

Friday, October 12, 2012

OMIGOSH! You have no idea how excited I am to have this opportunity to be a part of Hear Me Blog Tour! If you haven't guessed already, Skye Warren is one of my most favorite Erotica authors. This below is basically a Book Spotlight Post on the awesome book 3 of Skye Warren's Dark Erotica Series, Hear Me. I loved that book and Highly Recommended! If you're interested, I've already done a review (here) of Hear Me. In the following you'll find an excerpt of the book in Spotlight and means to connect with the author and buy links for Hear Me. Please don't forget to enter in the giveaway!

Skye Warren has also written a Guest Post for my blog about her Dark Erotica series (here).
Best of Luck!
 

Book Information and the Blurb:

 

Title: HEAR ME 
Author: Skye Warren 
Length: 32,000-word novella
Genre/Heat Level: Dark erotica
ISBN: 9780988363205
She doesn’t remember her past, only her training. She can’t talk, not that a good slave should speak out of turn. None of that matters when she wakes up in the warm, rustic room. Her new master is distant but kind. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t want her.

Longing for the shackles of safety, she pulls from the last dregs of her will to prove her worth as a slave. It seems to be working. He responds first to her body and next to her submission. The secrets of his past haunt the cabin, fraying the tightening bond between Master and slave, but it is her own memories that may finally unravel it.

This book contains a bonus short story Escape, set in the same dark erotica world.

WARNING:
This book contains explicit scenes of sex, including dubious consent and captivity situations. The BDSM does not conform to literary conventions, making it sometimes more realistic, and other times not. This is a work of fiction not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen.
 
Book Trailer:

 

An Excerpt of Hear Me:
(be warned, sexual content but damn, this was one of my favorite scenes!)

Her training wasn’t about how to stand or to suck, not really. She had become an expert at reading expressions, at decoding body language. He was a formidable cipher, but she only needed time.

Meanwhile, she knew well enough what those heavy lids and flattened lips meant. She saw the tinge of red on his cheeks. All of that would have told her, even if she hadn’t seen the bulge in his wet jeans. He wanted to take her and this time, it wasn’t in his sleep. It wasn’t in some awkward moment, born of pity—no. He had initiated this. He had brought her to this magical place. No dream.

He seemed to like her forwardness, like a release valve to the curious guilt he had about her status, so she tentatively reached up to sweep a wet lock of hair from his forehead. He remained still for her touch, his expression one of approving forbearance. But when she went to stroke down his neck, he caught her wrist.

“I’m going to ask you something, and I want you to say no if you don’t want it too. I’m afraid you can’t. If I were better—stronger—I wouldn’t even make you choose, but I…” He sighed. The moisture in the air beaded on his eyelashes. “It’s been so long. I’ve waited so long.”

He pulled her in deeper, until the water climbed her thighs and lapped at her cunt. They followed the wall of the cave until it opened up onto a small beach that was completely enclosed by cool stone and reflective water. Barely enough place for both of them, but she knew that was the point. Here even the white noise of the water was reduced, and all she could hear was her breath and his.

“I never imagined a submissive as perfect as you,” he said lowly, but the words were as commanding as she’d ever heard him. “I keep thinking you’re not real, that I’ll wake up and find myself alone again. But this isn’t real, is it? You aren’t really like this. They made you this way.”

Don’t make me think about it. Just want me.

“Jesus Christ,” he said. “When you look at me, so damn trusting. It’s not right. I know that, but I can’t stop. Will you let me, subby? Can I hurt you?”

Interested? Then click on the links below to buy Hear Me!
Amazon | B&N | ARE | Smashwords


About the Author:

Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, where pain and sex and love collide. She has been called "a true mistress of dark and twisted erotica" and her dark erotica series has reached the bestseller lists at Amazon and been a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Connect with Skye Warren (click on the following links):
 
The Giveaway:

Skye Warren is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card and four $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards on this tour. Enter to win by leaving a comment below.


CONTEST OVER!!
 
Q: What do you enjoy about reading dark books?  






I sure hope you pick up this awesome story by Skye Warren soon. If you've read the story already, don't forget tell us your thoughts.

(Note: I'm not responsible for the contents of this post, including the book info and the blurb, the excerpt, the author profile and the giveaway information, as all of the above were provided to me by the author.) ~Punya

7 comments:

Lauryn said...

I enjoy your blog and to answer your question I enjoy reading dark novels because they allow me access into a world that I would otherwise not be a part of and really enjoy reading about it! :)

Shannon Ro said...

I love reading dark books since they are a fantasy and allow me to go further than I would in my everyday life

Punya said...

Hi Shannon and Lauryn, thank you so much for stopping by. :D

I'm rather a newbie in the Dark Erotica world. Yes, I also like the fantasy of 'what could've been'. Even though I still cringe at some things, I'm duly fascinated by the mind games authors like Skye Warren plays in their stories. I'm exploring more of this genre and hope to do the same in the future.

Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

Punya,
I came to your blog through the tour page!

I think the psychological aspect of darker erotica is what draws me to reading the genre too. If you're looking for more authors, Kitty Thomas is a fantastic writer. But warning: her stories can be just as uncomfortable as they are addicting!

Punya said...

Hi Lillie, many thanks for stopping by! :D

I actually have read 2 books by KT, including Comfort Food. I'm still not sure about her though, as I have been about SW since book 1 of her Dark Erotica series. I just knew I'm going to continue with that series. But I'll try more of KT stories later. I also have CJ Robert's The Dark Duet series, but I think I need the right kind of mood to read that one.

Saira Jatoi said...

Hello,
I am not new to erotica or romance but I am slightly new to dark erotica, having been exposed to it once or twice before. I usually wonder what the thoughts go through the authors minds when they write these published works. And not in a "they are so sick and twisted", but what are they thinking of. I love Skye Warrens work because she gives erotica point blank, there is no sugar coating or unnecessary fluff. I thank her for this give-away. I very much want to read Hear Me.

Punya said...

Hello Saira, thanks for stopping by! You can win a signed copy of Hear Me, you know? Just leave another comment on the Guest Post by Ms. Warren and you'd be automatically entered. This giveaway is International. :D

http://punyareviews.blogspot.com/2012/10/guest-post-into-woods-dark-erotica.html

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