Friday, January 24, 2014

Academy Of Love by Kate Deveaux (Author Guest Post / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Book Promotions By Literary Nook, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Academy Of Love by Author Kate Deveaux!

Author Guest Post

The Other Woman ...

As an erotic romance writer, I am well aware of the power of ‘the other woman’ as in important character. The other woman has the power to bring the heroine to her knees with gut curdling envy from her mere glance at the hero. Or the other woman can be much more than that. She can be an evil romance wreaker leading to a deal breaker between the hero and heroine. It depends on the nature of the relationship between the other woman and the hero. Is she a temptress, a flirtatious distraction, who provides a little competition for the heroine? Or is the other woman much more sinister…

In Academy of Love, Cassianna is not immune to the threats of her co worker Monique’s flirtatious behavior with Lawrence. This ‘trashy teach’ as Cassianna calls her gets right under her skin the minute she meets her and irks Cassie with every move she makes. With every suggestive gaze Monique gives Lawrence; every time she undoes one more button on her already low cut blouse — Cassianna becomes a little more unglued.

Now, remember this is an erotic romance, so it’s not like Cassianna is any nun. Far from it.

But as sensual and erotic and raw her attraction is for Lawrence, the trollipy Monique is capable of playing into all Cassie’s insecurities and makes her doubt her hero.

Here’s a little snippet from a scene in the book that does just that….

Cassianna heard laughter. She turned to look. On the opposite side of the Quad by Fraser House she spotted Monique. She watched as Monique threw her shoulders back and let out an infectious laugh. Cassianna’s body grew rigid and the smile dropped from her face when she saw just who Monique was laughing with. It was Lawrence. His broad back was to her and she could make out the ripple of his muscles under his shirt. Her heart quickened.

Monique’s vivacious laughter carried across the courtyard. Cassianna leaned in closer to the open window, almost climbing on to the desk to catch a better view. Lawrence was dressed in khaki pants and light blue golf shirt. His strong tanned arms glinted in the sun. They were chatting away and he was smiling back at Monique.

Cassianna was irritated by seeing Lawrence there. But she couldn’t help watching. They continued on for a few minutes. He was animated, his hands telling a story, as he was prone to do when excited about something, Monique continued laughing and throwing her head back and playing with the chain around her neck, her hand close to her bosom.

What a flirt she was.
But then Lawrence looked like he was enjoying it.
Maybe Andrea was right about those two. Cassianna watched them enjoy each other’s company as she chewed on her lip anxiously. Waiting for some sign of intimacy that she wasn’t sure she wanted to witness, yet she couldn’t pull herself away.

About The Author

Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!

Born in London, England, Kate has lived in the U.K, Canada, and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!

Kate is currently working on several fictional stories for release next year – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink.


Book Review

Academy Of Love by Kate Deveaux
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: August 1, 2013
Format: eBook - 183 pages / Kindle - 405 KB / Nook - 367 KB
ISBN: 9781603108317
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

BUY THE BOOK: Academy Of Love

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Book Promotions By Literary Nook.

Book Description:

Are you ready for this boarding school? Boarding School was never this much fun….

Love smolders and the sex is red hot when Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her old Alma Mater, Lewiston Academy for Girls as the Deputy Head Mistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex-lover. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy he knows he has to win her back. And not just in his bed.

There is nothing quite as exciting as a first love and nothing quite as painful as it’s ending. It’s a theme I think many readers can relate to in the heroine and the hero of this story, Cassianna and Lawrence. And the proper girl’s boarding school is something I can relate to from first hand experience. And I can assure you there is nothing prim and proper about what goes on between Lawrence and Cassianna at the Academy!

What happens when ex lovers meet years later -- will the attraction burn as hot? Or will it be scorching?


Their love sizzled until he broke her heart when he left her with no explanation. She abandoned her riding dreams and left the Academy with no plans to ever return. When the two lovers are reunited at the Academy, they discover their attraction is unrelenting and sex even hotter than before. Conflicted by her deep sexual desire for him burned by their painful past, Cassianna convinces herself to give into their passion. Just once. No strings attached.

Cassianna and Lawrence play with fire when they reunite and find out the sex is red hot. Careful! Don’t get burned as you turn the pages of their sexy journey.

Book Excerpt:

Lawrence watched her as she left the dance floor, he was rather getting used to watching her walking away. He didn’t mind the view, but he knew this time was different. She would be his as long as he didn’t frighten her off first. Feeling his growing need straining against his jeans, he followed her request and walked slowly away, and then to her cottage.

The moonlight streamed across her porch and lit a sliver of light across the threshold to the cottage as he stopped and took a deep steadying breath. The only thing separating him from what he wanted more than anything was her front door. Barely able to calm the pounding in his chest he took the porch steps two a time and placed his hand on the screen door.

It squeaked as he opened it and then the wood door next.

“In here,” Cassianna whispered to him from the darkness, “and shut the door behind you, I don’t want anyone to see you here.”

“Oh, Cassie,” he said, seeing her silhouetted against the fireplace in the darkened living room. He couldn’t wait to get her out of those jeans. Unable to contain his emotions another moment, he moved to her side in a split second, gathered her up in his arms, his mouth finding hers and their urgent passions meeting. He’d waited too long for this and now he was finally going to have her. His mouth was hungry as his tongue found hers and he kissed her deeply. He pressed his body hard against her; he wanted to feel all of her touching him as his lips explored her luscious mouth making his cock hard with want. His body tensed under her nimble hands as she ran them along his shoulders and across his back, as his hands roamed her curves, remembering every part of her body as if it were yesterday.

Breathing heavily, they both stopped and looked at each other. “I want to remember this,” he said, as he undid her scarf, throwing it carelessly over his shoulder and then turned his gaze to her shirt buttons. Slowly, one, by agonizing one, he undid each button. Her body quivered with excitement as his fingers grazed her nipples but only teasing her by passing over them as her shirt slipped off easily and he continued his caresses lower. He knelt slowly down in front of her.


Running her fingers through his thick sandy blonde hair, she tipped her head back and gasped at the feel of his mouth nibbling at her hips and then down her jean covered thighs.

He unzipped her jeans, and slid them from her.

She stood in front of him in just her bra and undies. She was glad she had worn those special ones from France she had been saving. He looked at her and pulled her to him. She kissed him fiercely like she was trying to quell a deep hunger in her, before she slowed the pace and turned her attentions to his clothing.

“Now your turn,” she said, as she undid each button, faster than Lawrence had gone with her, eager to feel his skin on hers as she pulled his white shirt roughly over his head, throwing it with abandon behind her. The sight of his muscled chest in the barely lit room made her body thrum with anticipation. She rubbed her palm down his rippled chest and across his taut stomach, making her way down to his jeans, feeling the throb of his cock straining through the thick fabric. Oh, she could tell he wanted her. The slickness of desire grew between her thighs as her pussy hungered for his cock deep inside her. She wanted him, to consume this man, to have him inside her.

She traced the outline of his erection with her finger, teasing him, before undoing the button and zipper and tugging his jeans off. He gasped as she slid off his boxer shorts and ran her fingers over his throbbing cock.

She smiled at his massive erection and knelt down, looking up at him, obviously seeing his enjoyment as she gripped his cock firmly and stoked his shaft and teased the slit along the tip. His breath grew ragged and heavy as she thumbed the slit, pre-cum beading on his tip. She loved feeling his arousal as his cock twitched in her hand and he threaded his fingers through her hair. She could tell he wanted more.
His breathing quickened and he reached down to her, pulling her up to him and scooping her up in his arms.

“Bedroom?” he asked in a deep tone as she kissed him deeply. He carried her in his arms towards the room she pointed to with one flailing arm.

My Book Review:

Author Kate Deveaux has done it again! She easily drew me into the sexy erotic romance tale about lost love found and second chances that kept me turning the pages and wanting more!

Academy Of Love follows the steamy love story of Cassianna Baxter and Lawrence Taylor. Cassianna returns to her alma mater, the all-girls boarding school Lewiston Academy, as the new Deputy Head Mistress. Twelve years ago as a student, Cassianna had a whirlwind affair with Lawrence, who was the equestrian riding instructor. But when Lawrence suddenly leaves the boarding school, he took Cassianna's heart, leaving her devastated. When Cassianna returns to the boarding school twelve years later, she literally bumps into Lawrence who is now an academy board member. Can Cassianna remain professional while the old flame smolders for her first love, a man she couldn't forget? Can lost love be found and given a second chance?

Oh my goodness, this is one heck of a sexy story that has a little bit of everything that I look for in an erotic romance novel. It has naughtiness, passion, steamy sexual chemistry, angst, and a satisfying second chance at love interwoven within a well written description of the past and present dynamic of Cassianna and Lawrence's relationship. The storyline easy drew me into Cassianna and Lawrence's story, their relationship comes full circle as they discover that time and distance couldn't quell the desire and love that they still have for each. Their chemistry is palpable, their desire and love undeniable, and their passion is simply sigh worthy, not even other people and communication issues can't keep them from finding their way back into each other's arms. Don't be misled by the racy book cover, this sassy erotic romance doesn't have a BDSM theme, but it sure does make you curious enough to look between the covers now doesn't it?!

Academy Of Love is a well written and fast paced erotic romance story. It has richly detailed descriptions of the setting; realistic and flawed characters who are easy to relate to; witty dialogue and dramatic interactions; and a delightful romantic storyline about an undeniable love connection that was thoroughly enjoyable and left a satisfied smile on my face.


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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

December 27
Babbling About Books and More – Review, Guest Post and Promo

January 1
Some Like It Hotter – Excerpt

January 3
It’s All About the Romance – Promo and Excerpt

January 7
Book Reviews by Xunaira J – Deleted Scene

January 8
Literary Nook – Guest Post , Excerpt, Deleted Scene and Promo

January 10
Booker Like a Hooker – Review, Promo and Excerpt

January 14
Aspired Writer – Review, Guest Post and Excerpt
Musings of a Writing Reader – Guest Post, Deleted Scenes, Promo Posts and Excerpt

January 15
Battery Operated Book Blog – Review

January 16
We Love Kink – Review and Deleted Scene

January 17
Lusty Penguin Reviews – Review, Promo and Excerpt

January 20
Beauty and the Book – Review

January 21
Rachel Leigh Erotic Romance – Character Interview

January 23
Harlie’s Books – Review, Guest Post, Deleted Scenes and Promo

January 24
Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post and Excerpt

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