Friday, November 8, 2013

Second Nature by D.L. Roan with GIVEAWAY

Grant Kendal has spent his life hunting the shadows of evil. He can feel it changing him; twisting him into the very thing he despises; a mindless killer.
Thalia Brezlin is a marked woman, hell-bent on revenge. She is haunted by the nightmares of her past. A past that lies in wait to destroy her. When she washes ashore Grant’s desolate island of exile, beaten, stabbed and clinging to life, their worlds collide.
Follow them across Africa, Madagascar and India into the underworld of human trafficking. Where innocence isn’t lost, it’s stolen.
Passion will rage, rules will be broken, lives will be shattered and the truth will be revealed. Survival is Second Nature.

WARNING: Second Nature is a contemporary erotic romance and contains explicit sexual content, adult language and graphic violence. Recommended for the adult reader only. While Grant’s story can certainly be enjoyed on its own, the author recommends becoming better acquainted with him and his journey by experiencing his debut in Second Chances (When Seconds Count, #1)
The sunlight sparkled like diamonds against the drops of water that beaded across Grant’s broad chest and raced along the cuts and dips between his washboard abs. His dark blue board shorts, soaked and clinging to his equally muscled thighs, hung low on his hips. A thin trail of golden curls raced between the hard lines of his narrow hips, disappearing beneath his waistband. Only a blind woman would miss the outline of his perfectly defined erection. Holy sin on a stick, he is packing.
His arms and legs moved with the grace of a jungle cat stalking its prey, the tight strands of muscles bunching and stretching beneath his skin with every step. His right hand was wrapped tight around the black grip of a pistol, the thick tendons in his wrist flexing as he tightened and loosened his grip. She followed the ripple of movement to his rounded shoulder, his neck, and then up to the chiseled lines of his face. Her lungs seized with feminine lust, mixed with a healthy dose of fear as she locked eyes with the lethal beast inside him. He’s going to kill me.
The fire in Grant’s eyes blazed with a heat as tangible as the sun’s rays beating relentlessly against her skin. She didn’t know the first thing about this man, other than the fact that he was dangerous and locked onto her like a fast moving freight train. He hadn’t hurt her yet, but that didn’t mean he wouldn’t kill her. Still, she couldn’t make herself move or even look away. Something inside her was drawn to the beast residing within the man; to the absolute power and strength that wrecked her senses.
Paralyzed, she was powerless to resist as his hard, lean body crashed into hers, trapping her against his hot, wet skin. His hands tangled in her hair, his desperate grip holding her captive to his assault, his lips crushing against hers with frantic need.

D.L. Roan lives and writes in her "beautifully wild and southern" home state of Florida with her "perfectly flawed hero" husband and two 80lb lap dogs.
Completely addicted to the written word, she's had a brood of characters residing inside her imagination for as long as she could remember. Being able to bring them to life and let them out to play has been a life's dream fulfilled.
Romance has always been her favored genre. While erotica is her favored spicy flavor, she also enjoys paranormal fantasy and has been known to stalk the work of certain historical romance writers.
In addition to exorcizing her characters' lusts, D.L. enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and sitting by a bonfire on a starry night. She loves to hear from her fans so check her out on Facebook or send her a tweet.

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
A: The urge to write as always been there but it grew into a desire to publish one of my crazy stories only a couple of years.

Q: What inspired you to write this story?
A: The emptiness in Grant haunted me. The reality of what so many nameless, faceless women and children endure at the evil soulless hands of those who run the human trafficking organizations around the world, changed me. It had to be written. Their story had to be told.

Q: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
A: Linda Howard

Q: What book are you reading now?
A: Theirs To Keep by Maya Banks

Q: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
A: Ashley Stevenson and Tessa Bailey

Q: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
A: Soon to be published author Sarah Ashley Stevenson. Hands down, Second Nature would not have been released on time without her.

Q: What makes you cry?
A: Ugh, I don’t cry much, but when I do, I cry more easily at the happy times in my life. Amazing things people do out of the blue that make such a difference.

Q: What makes you laugh?
A: My hubs and my puppy dogs. Get them in a room together and it’s flippin’ hilarious. Oh, and the ladies on my street team. They are a hoot. Especially Terrie’s foot phobia and Donanna’s Winston Gone Wild Tour. Crazy ladies. Crazy times. Love it!

Q: Has the dog ever eaten your manuscript?
A: No but one did try to chew up my flash drive with my latest MS on it! Haha

Q: Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
A: I’d have such a fan girl moment if I ever met Maya Banks or Linda Howard. I can’t wait to meet some of my fellow Indies at a book signing someday. Ilsa Madden Mills, Leia Madison, Samantha Fontein and Sarah Stevenson I’m looking forward to it!

Q: Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
A: ebooks are an awesome invention, but every once in a while I like to hold a good old fashion paperback in my hands.

Q: Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?
A: Ugh, tough one. Not really. The only movie lately I feel came close to the same feeling as the book was Hunger Games. Except for the cornucopia. I saw that entirely different in the book. I’m looking forward to the next movie to see if they capture the same intensity.

Q: An early childhood memory.
A: My earliest childhood memory is sledding down our street after an overnight snow. My mom says I was barely two years old. We had been visiting her family in Kentucky. Growing up in Florida, I didn’t see a real snow again until I was seventeen.

Q: Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
A: More than is probably socially acceptable. LOL

Q; What are your pet peeves? 
A; Let’s see. The bed must be made BEFORE I go to bed. Doesn’t have to be done first thing in the morning, but I hate crawling into an unmade bed. Do NOT put a dish in the sink that still has food on it – Ick. And please, please, please do not ask me for money to pay your electric bill when the hand you’re holding out is sporting a $40 manicure with freshly painted nails. Uh-uh, not gonna happen.

Q: Boxers or Breifs?
A: Neither! Whoo-hoo!

Q: White wine or red?
A: Whiskey

Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Both. Either. As long as it’s over ice.

Q: Vanilla or chocolate ice-cream?
A: Believe it or not, vanilla! Haha

Q: Sleep in or get up early?
A: Sleep in.

Q: Laptop or desktop for writing?
A: Laptop

Q: Your favorite gadget.
A; My DVR. I can’t keep up with all the shows and movies and write too. I usually take a day or two a month and catch up on all the ones I missed.

Q: Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?
A: Always write from my sofa and usually do my best writing late at night.

Q: Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad – 
A: I like book reviews, positive or negative, as long as they are constructive and it’s apparent the reviewer actually read the book. I can learn from an honest review. One thing I do wish is that more would say what could have made the book better for them. Everyone’s reading experience is different. For me, it would help me better understand the context of the reviews if I knew where that line of excellence is drawn in the reader’s mind.

Q: If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?
A: Bear Grylls for Man v/s Wild, Chris Hemsworth and Cathy Bates.

Q: Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?
A: Belize

Q: One of your favorite quotes –
A: I’ve become quite comfortable with being misunderstood ~ Unknown

Purchase Second Chances (When Seconds Count #1)

Second Nature
by Author DL Roan
Review by Wendy
Shhh, Mommy's in the Bathroom.,.Reading
4.5 Stars
Wow. Where do I even begin. This book is intense to say the least. If you have a weak stomach you might be in trouble. I have never been stabbed with a knife, but DL Roan sure did make me think I have. She writes with such intensity that you feel like you are in the story. DL Roan writes with such a descriptive balance, at times sickeningly so, but not the the degree of "I don't care what color the hem of her dress was stitched with" (and yes I have had an author do this and I wanted to chuck that book across the room), but back to the matter at hand. This book has a little of everything, murder, mystery, espionage, drug lords, human trafficking, secrets, drama, heartbreak, lust, chemistry and a big ape named Winston (we need some comic relief.) 
Grant is at a cross road in his life and he doesn't want to be on the path he was on anymore. When Thalia comes into his secluded world he wants nothing more than to get rid of her as quickly as possible, but he finds himself drawn to her and doing things he never imagined he would for another person.
Thalia is a fiercely strong woman that overcomes more things than I can even begin to comprehend. When she has to depend on someone other than herself, she doesn't know how to accept the help, even when she needs it. She's on a mission to avenged the only family she has ever known, even if it means it's the last thing she ever does. 
Once Grant and Thalia give in to their attraction to one another, the chemistry is HOT! Once the secrets and revelations start rolling out, will their attraction be enough? 
Now I have to admit that I didn't initially realize that this was the second book in the series, with that being said, I don't think I was too incredibly lost (except toward the end when we get an update of the characters from SECOND CHANCES) so I believe this could be a stand alone, but I am curious about the first book now. 
I fear if I say any more I will start giving things away, but do go into this book with your big girl panties on, because in all seriousness there are intense and very detailed events that happen.


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1 comment:

  1. Loved the interview!! Second Nature was fantastic and I didn't want it to end! So excited for more! Thanks for hosting her on her Blog Tour!