Friday, 1 March 2013

Spotlight: Sex Club Secrets by Jennifer Lynne


Sex Club Secrets (Gods of Love 3)
by Jennifer Lynne

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Ella is in love with her best friend Kade. But her love has not been returned, and when bisexual Kade shows no signs of becoming romantic toward her, she decides to call a halt on her unrequited love and accept an invitation to a celebrated Melbourne sex club.

Kade is distressed when the woman he is beginning to see as more than a friend decides to visit Secrets before he can tell her how he feels. He follows her into the club and witnesses her at play with the enigmatic Anteros, a sexy god-like man who seems to know exactly how to satisfy her innermost cravings. But Anteros also feeds the hidden desires within Kade. How can he admit his feelings for Ella when he's not sure he can commit with his whole heart?

Anteros is one of the erotes, an aspect of Eros and the ancient Greek god of requited and unrequited love. He has heard the call of these would-be lovers and intends to show them that friendship can sometimes be the best place to kick start a lasting romantic relationship. But love cannot flourish unless it is returned, and how will he convince Kade—a man who occasionally enjoys other men—that he can be true to the woman he loves? What will happen to this couple when the night ends and they return to the real world outside the door of Secrets?

Has one of the gods of love finally taken on a challenge he cannot fulfill?

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Excerpt:

One too many margaritas and she was about to spend the first night of her thirties holed up in a sex club. Hmm. Not much of an excuse, really, when she thought about it. Not like I'm drunk or anything. Three drinks, mostly laced with watered down lime juice, did not a crazy woman make.

So why the heck was she standing here on the street in front of a door covered in padded black leather, about to accept the dare that her friends had automatically assumed she'd refuse?

"Do it," Theo had insisted, and the other three echoed his laughing plea. "You're thirty, now, Ella; it's time you did something exciting in your life. For once."

Only Kade was silent, his long, slim frame rigid, staring at her with those penetrating hazel eyes that reminded her of an amber gemstone bracelet she'd recently assessed. He'd been so quiet tonight she couldn't read him, even though they'd been friends for close to ten years—a third of her lifetime.

"Kade?" What was going on behind that dead-pan expression? "What do you think? Should I go ahead with it?"

He shrugged and shook back the light brown hair that always threatened to flop down into his eyes. "It's not you, Ellie. You're too…vanilla for what's behind that door. I think you should go home."

Too vanilla? The muscles across her shoulders and neck began to tie themselves into an unpleasant knot. Oh, Kade. You should have known better than that.

She smoothed her hands down her short black dress, adjusting the hem of the skirt over her hips and giving herself a moment to gather courage, before pressing the buzzer set discreetly into the wall beside the door. "Right then," she said. "Guess I'm going in."


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jennifer Lynne is multi-published in sensual and erotic romance and writes from her home in Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in literature and media studies and has worked as a business writer and journalist for companies both large and small. She has even worked in an optical store! She lives in hope that readers will continue to enjoy her novella-length tales of love and lust.

Find Jennifer on the web at

Website/blog

http://www.jenniferlynne.com.au/blog

Twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/JenniLynnAuthor

Facebook 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Lynne-Romance-Author/297504180262670

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Buy Links:

Amazon  - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4G4ZS2
Smashwords  - http://smashwords.com/b/277733
All Romance ebooks - https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sexclubsecrets-1047147-340.html

27 comments:

  1. Hi Melissa, thanks for having me to visit today!

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  2. "Too vanilla" - now there's a challenge.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. LOL Mary, I know! If someone said that to me I'd do exactly as Ella did and step right inside that door :) Thanks for commenting today!

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  3. Am really enjoying this series and can't wait for the next one.

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    1. Thank you! So glad you are enjoying it :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  4. I think it's crazy how phrases from 50 shades of grey have worked their way into being part of the urban dictionary...Now everyone's trying to stay away from "vanilla sex"...

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Andra, I first heard that vanilla phrase many years before 50 Shades was published!

      But it has been fascinating to watch the massive influence that series seems to have had - and across so many countries too.

      Thanks for following along the tour :)

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  5. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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    1. My pleasure! Thanks for commenting :)

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  6. I'm guessing someone will rue the vanilla comment :)

    shadowrunner1987 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Ami, Kade certainly does by the end of this :) Thank you for stopping in to say hi!

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  7. I loved another book about a sex goddess training and this one looks just like that one!

    lennascloud AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Lena, this story and the others in the series so far are not about sex gods training others in love. They are more about finding someone - whether you are mortal or immortal - who can accept you for yourself. There are many lonely souls in this series, and hopefully they can all find their HEA or at least HFN ending :) What was the book you enjoyed? Thanks for commenting!

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  8. How did you come up with the names for your characters?

    lyra.lucky7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Ella's name just came into my head as soon as I thought of her, and Anteros is one of the erotes from Greek mythology. But Kade's names was an interesting one - I ran a contest at my blog last year for help in naming my bisexual hero, and the winning name was Kade! The winner has her own dedication at the start of the book. Thanks for the question, Lyra, and for stopping by!

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  9. Is this m/m/f or m/f/m? Sounds fun either way!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It is a bit of both, and I hope it is fun! Thank you for the query and the comment :)

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  10. Great excerpt, will there be other books featuring characters from this book?

    hopefull1978ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. This is the third in a series but each of the stories is stand-alone with different characters. However, the erotes mother, Aphrodite, appears at the end of this story and her presence is felt throughout all three stories so far. The next one, called Immortal Seduction, is her story. Thanks for commenting, Hope!

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  11. Immortal Seduction? Sounds good to me, will there be some succuby?


    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. No succubus, sorry Emiliana! It is about Aphrodite who wishes to be seduced by a mortal - someone who can ease the loneliness in her soul. She has challenged all three of her sons - Pothos, Himeros and Anteros - to find a mortal they think would be worthy of her. Their concern is that compromise is part of human love and acceptance - but who will be strong enough to teach the goddess of desire about the true nature of human love?

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  12. Cant wait to read this one! I have it on my wishlist!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I love being online around the same time as those commenting - I'm in Australia so I'm usually fast asleep when the comments come in and have to play catch up in the morning :)

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  13. What a sexy, sexy cover! When I read these books, I wonder where all these sex clubs are? LOL. I've lived a lot of different places but have never stumbled upon a sex club. Of course, I'm so naive I probably wouldn't believe it if someone told me I was standing in front of one!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. I know, Catherine! We do have sex clubs in Melbourne, but I doubt they would be quite the same as this one :) I did a lot of online research, including a virtual tour through a sex club in NY, and used bits and pieces of information from each one to create the club in this story. Lovely to see you here - thanks for commenting.

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  14. I want to say thank you to everyone who participated in the SEX CLUB SECRETS book review tour – the organizer, Goddess Fish, plus all the fabulous commenters and generous reviewers/blog hosts. I’ve had a lovely time chatting with fellow book lovers over the past week.

    The giveaway draw is now closed and I'll be using random.org to pick the winners. I’ll announce the winners on my blog later today: http://www.jenniferlynne.com.au/blog

    Once again, thank you everyone!

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