Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Nikki Carrington Interview
(Giveaway at the end of the interview - thank Nikki for that)
I dated (there go the air quotes again) occasionally between my divorce with Sky and meeting Jeff.
Then I met Jeff.
Desiree: When you met Jeff that night in the restaurant, he seemed pretty standoffish. Why did you pursue him? Why not just walk away and forget about him?
Desiree: I want to end on lighter note. I know you have a lot going on in your life with Jeff and 2 small children, free time is hard to come by.
But I don’t think I want to be away from them all for a full day.
Monday, September 21, 2015
I shared some of the awesome 5-star reviews, now it's time to share some of the awesome 4-star reviews for my debut title.
So, you have Nikki and Sky who are divorced, and in addition to sharing custody of their little girl, they also share some hot times between the sheets even though they aren't married anymore. It's pretty clear these two still love each other, but their relationship was clearly one where love just wasn't enough, at least not for Nikki. Enter Jeff - the hot guy she meets at the bar. The guy who makes her body sing and can offer her the financial stability that was missing from her marriage. Oh, yeah, these two burn up the sheets, the lounge chair near the pool, the kitchen...well, you get the idea! But when things start to get serious, Nikki finds herself needing to make some decisions that will impact not just her life, but the lives of those around her.
I loved the pacing of this book - it moved very quickly and kept me engaged throughout. I loved the flashback scenes that were included, they really helped set the stage for certain events and gave a deeper insight into some of the characters and their relationships. There were twists and turn, lots of heat and steam, and had a storyline that grabs you from the first page. And did I mention how hot the book was?
Even though the book focused on Nikki and Jeff, I loved that we got to know so many of the people in Nikki's life. They really helped to add additional depth to the book and added another dimension to the story being told. From her work and personal friends, to her family, and Sky and their little girl, each character, no matter what small part they played, had an important part in the story and influencing Nikki's life.
This was a great start to this trilogy and, if you like a great story with lots of heat and steam, you don't want to miss this one!
At first, it was really difficult for me to find an interest since the sex was a HUGE factor in Nikki's life. My lack of interest may be because I typically do not read Erotic Romance; however, I began to enjoy the story once the pace picked up towards the middle of the book. With the story starting to unfold with Nikki's new relationship with Jeff, I found that I just could not put it down! My favorite character in this one was Sky, the ex-husband. He seemed like he genuinely loved Niki and Abby to the fullest and always put their health and well-being before his own. I can definitely relate to the soul search and emotional twists that Nikki goes through in trying to find what she wants despite what family and friends question.
I recommend this story to those who enjoy reading Erotic Romance. I rate this with four stars since I did enjoy the moral of the story. I did feel like it was lacking something; however, the author is wonderfully talented and that shows in the writing style and detail that is placed into every scene written. I look forward to reading Jaded by Desire, the second in this series which picks up where this one concludes.
This is a love triangle with Nikki, Sky, and Jeff. Nikki and Sky are divorced and share a daughter. They both love each other and feel they are soul mates and have an amazing sex life, but when they were married, love just wasn’t enough. Sky couldn’t keep a job and provide stability. Nikki meets Jeff and he can provide the stability she craves, needs. Sex with Jeff is just as off the charts as it is with Sky, but the all-consuming love isn’t there for Jeff and it is with Sky.
I have to admit, I am team Sky. He is the love her life, high school sweetheart, Abby’s father, and appears to be an all-around, sexy, hot good guy that just needs to grow up and get his sh*t together.
I do not care for Jeff! Yes, he is a sexy God who is loaded and can provide Nikki with anything her heart desires, but there is something there…I can’t put my finger on it, yet.
I’m sure Desiree has plenty in store for us in books two and three, especially after the cliffy that ended book one! I can’t wait to get started on book two!!
Nikki is a woman who thought she knew what she wanted. She divorced her ex-husband Sky because he was unable to maintain employment. She saved up herself and purchased a home and is supporting herself and her daughter.
On paper, Jeff looks like the prefect mate. He is wealthy and sophisticated. He can care for her financial needs, and although she does not love him, she likes him, and the stability that he represents.
Although Nikki left him, she is still drawn to her ex-husband Sky. There passion has not been extinguished despite the divorce. Should Nikki return to him or try a new relationship with Jeff.
I had a really hard time with this book. I wanted to like Nikki, but her character was extremely unlikeable. Sky her ex-husband is there for her at every turn. She uses him, abuses him, and then causes him to lose a relationship after she divorced him. Then Nikki becomes involved with Jeff, but repeatedly states that she does not love him, and stays in the relationship when he mistreats her because he has money. I really felt for Sky in this book and wanted him to find happiness, but Nikki and Jeff were not likable and pretty much deserved each other.
I really hope that Sky finds happiness in the remaining books in the series. He seems like the most redeeming character and deserves much better than he has been dealt
Desiree A. Cox's debut novel, Twisted by Desire, is a smokin' hot book! The main character, Nikki Carmichael, is in a lovely luscious love triangle with two super sexy, but very different men. Sky is her hot and young ex-husband, college sweetheart, and baby daddy. Jeff, is an older rich sex god who is used to getting what and who he wants. Nikki is sexy and she knows it... fearless when it comes to getting what and who she wants...so refreshing to read about a woman who is unashamed to admit she loves sex and expresses her desire.
Twisted by Desire is the perfect title as there is lots of desire in the form of sizzling sex and the twists in this story mirror a roller coaster ride... at warp speed...from the highest hills. This book is thrilling, intense, raw and hot.
As this story ends in quite a cliffhanger, I can't wait for more!
4.5 sexy stars!
This was a great debut novel by this author. It has all the emotional up and downs that I love in a book. The characters are well developed and the story flows nicely. The plot keeps you intrigued and turning the pages just to see what is going to happen. I have to applaud the author for a job well done.
Nikki and Sky are divorced but that doesn't mean they don't still love each other. She is thrown for a loop when she meets Jeff and really doesn't know what to do. Her heart still belongs to Sky and she's not the only one confused. What will happen, I recommend you read this to find out. It's an amazing read.
Review was done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Every author likes getting reviews. I read and appreciate all of the reviews I've gotten. Some are awesome, some are not the most favorable. But there's a takeaway from each and every review I have. It's because of the reviews that I know where I may need to make changes for future successes.
Below are a few of the 5-star awesome reviews I've received for Twisted By Desire, my debut title that release December 2014. Thank you everyone who took the time to read and review my work.
I'm near 60.... we oldies still love romance and A Twist now and then.....
I know for sure I will enjoy the next book even More!
Love this new Author.....Keep them coming Chica......make them steamy.
Nikki is torn between what her head wants and what her heart wants. She's not only dealing with the daily struggle of a job, nosey boss, family, and friends, but also juggling an ex-husband, a new fiancé, and to top it all off, a toddler. We've heard plenty of the "money can't buy happiness" clichés, but we also know love doesn't pay the bills either. How many times can her ex-husband, Sky, say he'll change and go back to doing the same old thing? But, be careful what you wish for. Although her new fiancé, Jeff, has all the money in the world, all that wealth can't fill the void in her heart.
One of the reasons I love this book is because I can't even decide who I would choose. Reading all of Nikki's inner turmoils, every other chapter I switch between #TeamSky and #TeamJeff. Not to mention all of the steamy scenes that are as close to watching the real thing as it gets. After the cliff I was left hanging on, I can't believe I have to wait another couple months to read what happens next!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
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I used to believe in fairy tale romances where a princess was swept off her feet by a prince, they got married, and lived their happily ever after. Great story.
After my six-year marriage ended up in divorce court, I wasn’t sure what to believe in anymore, but I knew that fairy tale shit was for the birds. And whoever came up with the saying ‘all you need is love’ didn’t realize utility and cellphone companies won’t take an ‘I love you’ for payment.
I planned to be smarter the second time around, if there was even going to be a second time.
I had no clear idea how to go about dating again; I had been out of the game for over six years. Times had changed, situations had changed. I wasn’t in college anymore, where the men were easily accessible. Hell, I didn’t even know what I was looking for in a man. To make things more difficult, I still loved my ex, Skylar. I held a special place in my heart for him and still craved his touch. Every single man I talked to or looked at ended up being compared to him, and then crossed off the list for one reason or another before they were even given a real chance.
After my divorce, I spent a few months moping around, looking like someone had stolen my puppy. My mom and friends were quick to dish out plenty of ‘why don’t you try’ advice about getting onto an on-line dating website. Even if I did, which site would I sign up for? There’s like a bazillion of them to choose from. I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about some of them, too. Yeah, that’s just what I wanted in my life.
I couldn’t bring myself to create a profile and have random, creepy single men looking for a quick hook-up or married men looking to cheat messaging me. Plus, the thought of meeting someone sight unseen didn’t appeal to me one bit. Sure, we could exchange pictures, but what if I met him and instead of him being tall, dark, and handsome like the picture he sent me, he was short, pale, and Quasimodo hideous? It would be just my luck to get cat-fished, stalked, or worse. What if the guy was a serial killer? I’m not trying to end up on Investigation Discovery like on those dating gone wrong stories.
So I chose to ignore them and stick with what I do best, I took the safe route. Friday nights after work, I had a standing date with my co-workers. Candace, Georgia, Robert, Carla, and Tristan made up the regular group. Happy hour at the restaurant/bar down the street from our office had become my weekly opportunity to get out of the house for socialization, while trying to find someone worth dating.
I liked the bar scene; it was easy, and I was in control. I could flirt without commitment. If they were interested and I was interested, we could talk or whatever. There was always someone that sparked at least a smidgen of interest and they normally showed plenty of interest back. But the night I met Jeff was different.