Friday, January 24, 2014

The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre (Author Guest Post / Book Review)

In association with Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for The Billionaire Banker by Author Georgia Le Carre!

Author Guest Post

POV - Blake Law Barrington

What Blake thought and experienced when he saw Lana being mauled by the despicable Rupert Lothian?

I should have known then.

Who was I kidding? Just sex? With her? That would never be enough.

This girl was the siren, the temptress that my father had warned me about. The one that had been specially chosen to bring me to my knees. But at that moment I was the proverbial moth flying helplessly towards the flame. I guess, I just wanted her light, more than I wanted anything else...

The brute had her pinned against a wall, his big body completely hiding her from my view. Must have only been minutes, but it was like a lifetime watching that broad back and thick neck. I had to fight the instinct to go over. Break them up. But I am a strategist, a man who knows when to pounce, how to exploit an opportunity. Not yet. Soon. Lose a battle to win the war.

A woman came and wrapped herself around me. She laid her perfectly manicured red fingernails on the lapels of my jacket and smiled slyly. I glanced down at her and shuddered. I hate it when women I don’t fancy throw themselves at me. At that precise moment Lothian moved his thick body away and I saw Lana. Flattened against the wall, her face white, mascara streaking down her face, and her lips already beginning to swell.

Our eyes met.

Fuck me, I looked into her shocked, defenceless eyes, and I did not feel lust! I did not want to take and use and discard as I had done with all the others. The only thing I registered in my body was the unfamiliar need to protect. Not myself but her. That same sensation I had experience once a long time ago as a young boy, when I had come across an injured baby bird. It had fallen out of its nest. I had scooped it in my cupped hands and warmed it inside my jacket. After it died that evening I never again experienced that sensation. Until now.

Stunned by my own reaction I watched as she ran out of the room on those ridiculously high shoes of hers. And the dirty looks she got. You should have seen them. You’d have thought she stank. I despised my kind then.

In the corridor I saw her lurch unsteadily towards the powder room.

After a few minutes I made my excuses and went to wait for her in the corridor. What the fuck was I doing? But the rational, thinking Blake had gone numb. And another part, a secret part of me that I never let out, that I refused to even acknowledge, had come out and taken over. I crossed my arms and lounged against the wall.

When she came out, I almost did not recognise her. Underneath the layer of badly applied make-up she had the face of a schoolgirl. Hell, she better not be under-aged. That would be all my plans down the toilet. I straightened and waited for her to come up to me. She was no longer crying. Her head was held high and those indescribably turquoise eyes were proud and flashing, and she would have walked right past me too, if I had not raised a detaining finger.

About The Author

Georgia Le Carre lives in England, in an old 19th century romantic cottage surrounded by a magical garden filled with fruit and walnut trees. When she is not feeding words into her laptop, she is either curled up in bed with a box of chocolates and a good read, or lost in a long walk in the woods. Especially on moonlit nights. And often with the man of her dreams.

Her latest book is the romance/erotica, The Billionaire Banker.


Book Review

The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre
Book 1: The Billionaire Banker Series
Publisher: Self Independent Publishing - Georgia Le Carre
Format: Paperback - 277 pages / Kindle - 3200 KB / Nook - 514 KB
ISBN: 0957681240
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

BUY THE BOOK: The Billionaire Banker

BUY THE SERIES: The Billionaire Banker Series
Book 1: The Billionaire Banker
Book 2: Forty 2 Days

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours.

Book Description: 

When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma. The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have. For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice.

But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder will not be the rich man she has accompanied. Fate drops her at the feet of the deeply mysterious and dazzlingly gorgeous American banker, Blake Law Barrington. Throbbing with raw masculinity and arrogance, this is a man who owns all that he pursues.

And now he wants her.

Book Excerpt:

Rupert directs his astonished, vicious eyes at Lana’s. ‘You offered yourself to him too?’ His eyes move derisively, hatefully over her.

Lana cringes with shame.

‘Does he know how much you charge?’

‘Do you doubt I will be able to afford her?’ Blake asks coldly.

Rupert shrivels the way a leech that has had salt thrown on it does. ‘This is why you invited me here, isn’t it?’


‘What a joke!’ he taunts, but his jibe lacks any real bite. ‘The great Barrington can’t find his own whore. He has to steal mine.’

‘I didn’t steal her,’ Blake notes reasonably. ‘I just offered to pay more.’

Rupert’s eyes bulge, bug-like. ‘She’s just a cheap bloody tart. I’ve just finger-fucked her out there,’ he lies maliciously, jerking his dandruff-laden head in the direction of the door.

Lana feels Blake’s hand tighten around her waist. ‘Consider it an unearned freebie, then,’ he says quietly, but there is warning in the calm words. A warning that is not lost on Rupert. The air becomes tight with tension. Lana looks from one man to the other. It is like watching two lions fighting for supremacy. But her body knows which lion she wants to win this fight.

Rupert shrugs. He knows he’d be a fool to go against a Barrington. He has much to lose. ‘If you think I’m going to fight over her you’re mistaken. Have her.’

He turns on his heel and leaves.

Blake lets go of Lana. She realizes she is trembling. She leans against the desk, hating herself, but unable to stop—nothing is more important than the money—she asks, ‘Did you…did you mean it about the money?’

My Book Review:

How far would you go to save the life of a loved one? Desperate times call for desperate measures ...

Trying desperately to save her mother who is dying from stage-four cancer, nineteen year old English office temp Lana Bloom must find fifty-thousand pounds to pay for an experimental cancer treatment in the United States. But after exhausting all available avenues, she's left with selling herself to the highest bidder. Fortunately for Lana, the highest bidder turns out to be American billionaire banker Blake Barrington.

For three months Blake will have exclusive rights to Lana. Lana will abide by Blake's cold and calculating rigorous rules, and she is never to speak of the relationship once it is done. By day Blake introduces Lana to a glamorous world full of Aston Martin's, champagne, and exclusive restaurants. By night he uses her body however he wishes. Ownership turns to interest, which turns into something close to love. But as the days tick away, Blake and Luna face challenges from the confines of their arrangement, Blake's powerful and controlling family, a jealous rival, and an act of God. Can Blake and Lana's arrangement turn into a permanent love relationship, or will fate step in the way? Will Lana be able to walk away from the arrangement with her heart intact?

The Billionaire Banker is a sexy and intriguing contemporary erotic romance story that delves deep into hidden secrets and dark pleasures. This deliciously steamy tale about two very different people who are brought together by desperate measures is very well written and fast-paced, it easily draws the reader in from the start and holds them captive and guessing what will happen next, only to leave them wanting more with a frustrating cliffhanger ending.

This isn't your everyday normal erotic romance novel, it is so much more than that ... it is full of riveting twists and turns, drama, lust, passion, secrets, emotions, and angst interwoven within a societal have-have not boundaries of a classic Romeo and Juliet relationship that completely sucks the reader into Blake and Lana's story. A girl who needs help and a hero who is conflicted, can their love survive from all the insurmountable obstacles and transcend from everything that stands in their way?  Ugh ... the agony of waiting for the answers to all my questions will have to wait until they are revealed in the second book of the series, Forty 2 Days, that will be published on January 24, 2014.

The Billionaire Banker is a powerfully emotional, stunning, and sexy read that is full of angst and intrigue interwoven with sensuality and passion that will simply take your breath away and leave you wanting more.


Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

Monday, January 6
Guest Blogging at Close Encounters with the Night Kind

Tuesday, January 7
Guest Blogging at What’s On the Bookshelf
Book Featured at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem

Wednesday, January 8
Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
First Chapter Review at Spicy Romance Connection

Thursday, January 9
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Book Review at Sapphyria’s Steamy Book Reviews

Friday, January 10
Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, January 13
Interview at Acting Balanced

Tuesday, January 14
Book Review at Not Everyone’s Mama

Wednesday, January 15
Book Featured at Hezzie-D’s Books and Cooks
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Crystal’s Many Reviews

Thursday, January 16
Book Featured at Escape by Fiction
Book Review at Curling Up With a Good Book
Guest Blogging at Books Books the Magical Fruit
Book Featured at Fallen Over Book Reviews
Book Featured at Passionate Encounters

Monday, January 20
Guest Blogging at Confessions of a Reader

Tuesday, January 21
Book Review & Interview at From the TBR Pile

Wednesday, January 22
Book Review at Socrates Book Reviews

Thursday, January 23
Book Review at Words I Write Crazy

Friday, January 24
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews

Monday, January 27
Interview & Giveaway at PUYB Virtual Book Club
Giveaway includes:
2 solid silver 1 ounce American Eagle coins from the Barrington family vault.
$25.00 Amazon gift card.
Signed copy of The Billionaire Banker.
Nail glitter courtesy of Billy Black

Tuesday, January 28
Book Review at Authors & Readers Book Corner

Wednesday, January 29
Book Featured at Deal Sharing Aunt

Friday, January 31
Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond

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