Friday, November 28, 2014

Series Book Review, Giveaway: Slay by Nina Levine



BOOK: Slay 
SERIES: Storm MC Series - Book Four
AUTHOR: Nina Levine
RELEASE DATE: November 21st

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SYNOPSIS

BLOOD WILL BE SHED...

The ghosts of Donovan "Blade" Brookes' life are closing in on him.  


Hardened by an abusive childhood and haunted by the murder of his fiancé, Blade struggles against the dark forces threatening to consume him.  When he helps Layla Reed in her hour of need, he has no idea she will be the light to his darkness.  As they spend more time together, he is powerless to fight his desire for her.  Powerless to fight his need for her.  However, as his feelings deepen, he pushes her away, reluctant to drag her into his world.  With enemies coming at him from all directions, Storm MC needing his help to fight off a rival, and his father still causing him grief, Blade needs the love of a good woman now more than ever.  Can Layla push Blade to the edge and get him to admit to both of them what he wants?  Or will the darkness pull him under once and for all?



EXCERPT 

I remained silent and waited to see how far he’d take this.  When his hand moved up the inside of my thigh and under my skirt, I parted my legs and rested my head against the seat, closing my eyes.  He kept going until he reached my panties.  A moment later, I moaned as he pushed his finger inside me and went deep, massaging me at the same time as his thumb played with my clit.  My hands gripped the car seat, and I held on tight.  The pleasure from Donovan’s fingers was intense and I knew it wouldn’t be long until he’d make me come.
“God, your fingers . . . ” My voice trailed off and he pushed harder inside me.
“Fuck, baby, you got any idea how fucking turned on I am right now?  You’re so fucking ready for my cock,” he groaned and I could hear his hunger for me.
I reached across and placed my hand on his dick.  He wasn’t joking when he said he was turned on.  My eyes flew open, and I pushed his hand away from me and sat up straight.  I looked out the window and realised we weren’t far from his place.  “Take me to your house,” I said.
He frowned.  “Why’d you stop me?  I nearly had you there.”
“Because I want you to fuck it out of me,” I answered him and prodded his arm.  “Turn here for your house.  It’s closer than mine.”
“You need to get back for work tonight.”
“Baby, what I need is your cock, so turn the damn car and get me to your place.  We can sort work out after you’ve fucked me.”
“Fuck,” he growled as he turned the car, “I hope you’re ready for this.”

***

Donovan pretty much yanked me from his car and into his house.  I’d fallen in love with his home the first time I’d visited.  It was very masculine, in grey and black tones.  Very Donovan.  Today I hardly had a chance to notice it as he dragged me through it and into his bedroom.  Fuck, I loved it when he was like this: demanding and bossy as hell.
And intense. 
Donovan’s intensity attracted me to him even before he’d rescued me that night.  I’d watched him for a long time, and while I found him a little scary, I’d wanted to know how that intensity would translate in the bedroom.  And now I knew – it was hot, and it made me crave his touch like I’d never craved a man’s touch before.
He got me into his bedroom, pushed me up against the wall, and shoved his hand straight up my skirt, and into my panties. 
Fuck.
His eyes blazed with desire as he growled, “I know you want my dick, but I need to feel you first.”
I grabbed his face with both hands.  “Make it quick,” I demanded before pulling his lips to mine.
His fingers pushed inside, and he grunted something unintelligible into my mouth as he kissed and fingered me.  I let his face go so I could reach down and hike my skirt up around my waist.  Then I wrapped one of my legs around him, and tilted my pussy forward so his fingers could go deeper.
“Oh, fuck,” I moaned as his fingers brought me so much pleasure.  It was too much.  I needed his cock now, so I pushed him away. 
He knew what I wanted and began tearing off my clothes.  Once he had me naked, he stripped himself while I stood and enjoyed the show.  Then he picked me up and deposited me on the bed before moving on top of me.
“One day soon, I’m gonna get fucking creative with you, but for the moment, I just need to get inside you and fuck you,” he said as his cock entered me.
I wrapped my arms and legs around him and moved with him.  “I don’t need creative, Donovan.  I just need you.”
He pulled out and thrust in again.  Over and over, he repeated this and kept up a slow, torturous pace. 
His eyes were focused on mine. 
Completely. 
As if this was his way of communicating with me. 
And I felt that; I felt what he wasn’t saying.
It seemed like he fucked me for an eternity.  He brought me close, then backed off, then repeated this over and over.  By the time I came, I was in a delirious state of bliss.  My body was not my own anymore, it was Donovan’s, and I simply moved with him while he skilfully controlled me.
My eyes were shut, and my mind and body lit up with the pleasure from my orgasm.  I screamed out Donovan’s name at almost the same time that his body tensed and he roared with his release.
I clung to him tightly as the last drops of pleasure rushed through me, until I eventually let go, and murmured, “You sure know what you’re doing, don’t you?”
He stared at me for a couple of beats before saying, “It’s you, baby.”
“What’s me?”  I was still half delirious from the orgasm, but I sensed something in his words and struggled to fight through the haze to grasp what he was saying.
“You bring it out of me.  I’ve fucked a lot of women, but I’ve never felt it like this before.”  He paused for a second before adding, quite firmly, “Never.”

REVIEW 


My Rating:

4.5


Favorite Quotes:

Storm:  #1

“Two hours ago we’d never met and less than two hours from now would be the last he’s ever see of me.  This was perhaps a shame because he was one hot guy; built with muscles that screamed to be touched, ink that begged to be traced and a face that any woman would kill to kiss.  But I didn’t do relationships, not anymore.”

“By the end of it, I was ready to stab myself in the eyes and cut my ears off; anything not to have to see or hear either of them.”

“Some people showed their love with gentle and tender moments; Madison and I only knew one speed in everything we did in life.  And doing it together, we fit together perfectly in our imperfect love.”

Fierce #2

“This was one complex man.  He smiled back, and oh my freaking god, when that dimple popped, I swear my panties almost caught on fire.”

‘“You say that like I should be thankful for your apology; like I should worship at your feet for it.’  I knew I was perhaps being a little snarky but, bloody hell, I’d had enough of men who thought I owed them something just for them being nice to me.  From now on, I would be an equal in a relationship or I wouldn’t be in the relationship at all.”
‘If J ever cheated on me, I wouldn’t hesitate to cut his balls off; the jail time would be so worth it.”

Blaze #2.5

I’d never had a guy like J before, but standing there, listening to him claim me like a caveman, I knew I was ruined for all men.  J was going to ruin me and consume me, and I was going to let him.”
“You might be a dirty mouthed, moody asshole, but you love with all your heart and that’s all a woman can ask for.”


Revive #3:

“That voice could charm a habit off a nun.”


Slay #4

“I craved someone with a genuine kindness to them, someone who cared about other people as much as they cared about themselves, and I’d rather end up alone than settle for less than that.”

“He was danger in all its glory, and yet he was safety and shelter at the same time.”

“Donovan, sometimes you have to shatter to find strength, and sometimes you have to let someone in to help you put the pieces back together.”

“I could get lost in his kisses.  Rough to show his passion and need.  Soft to show his tenderness and care.  And the way he injected rough and soft into the one kiss made my knees weak.”

“We’re still breathing, but we’re not living.  We need to stop blaming ourselves and get on with life.”

My Review:

I read all five books to complete this review – nearly 1200 pages according to Amazon.  My eyes have nearly burned a hole in my head – but I have loved this series and would gladly do it again!  I was slow to discover the MC genre, and have to admit, seeing a grouping of Hells Angels barreling down the freeway has yet to provide a thrill - as the ones I generally see in real life tend to have massive beer bellies, deeply textured faces, and appear to have been rode hard and put away wet.   Not at all like the sex god hotties detailed in this book.  But then, I’ve never met a Christian Grey type to have offered me an interesting contract in real life either.  This is my first time reading Nina Levine's work and I loved it – a lot!  Each book focuses on a different couple of strong willed and difficult personalities, each with lots of sexual chemistry, pain and history behind and between them; yet they find each other and try to make it work.  Given that all the couples can't seem to keep their hands off each other, I don't know how they have the time or energy to fight with anyone else, must less run their businesses or walk... I am chartreuse with envy!  There was a considerable amount of delicious steam and a steady diet of plot twists.  Each book is darker and hotter than the one before, but I adore how Ms. Levine shows the humanity, broken and tender hearts, and protective traits to the otherwise tough bikers.  Her characters are tough, likable, complicated, complex, and fully fleshed out.  I thought I was reading the entire series but see there are more to come – count me in!

Empress DJ


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ABOUT NINA LEVINE

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about hot, alpha men and the tough, independent women they love.
When she isn't creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.

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