Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Book Tour - Guest Post - Review : Avery Flynn's "Seduction Creek Dry Creek Series Book #2

"BOOK IS NOW TITLED - SEDUCTION CREEK"


Welcome to Sapphyria's Book Reviews today Avery!!!  I hope you don't mind but I have some questions for you!  ::smile::  Some are about your book "A Dry Creek Bed" and some are totally random...I love random.

Avery:  Thank you so much for having me over at your place today!

Your alarm clock goes off at 5 a.m., what do you do next?

My New Year’s resolution was to get up when I’m suppose to, but if my alarm went off at 5 a.m. I would still hit snooze about twelve times before I even realized what I was doing. I am a really hard sleeper - as in I slept through a tornado once - so getting up in the morning is hellish. A roommate in college once threatened to kill me if I hit snooze one more time. I couldn’t even hold it against her because I am that bad about getting up.

What do you write and what is it about that genre that calls out to you?

I write steamy romantic suspense with a sense of humor. I can’t imagine writing anything else. Man, I love the heart-pounding intensity of mixing suspense, humor and sex into one fast-paced, thrill-a-minute ride. It’s what I like to read and what I love to write.

What is it about your current hero that is crush worthy?

Dry Creek County Sheriff Hank Layton is so crush worthy. Damn, he’s really yummy - don’t tell my husband I said that. Hank is a tall, hunk of man with an ornery sense of humor, a sheriff’s badge and an amazing butt that can really fill out a pair of jeans. Best of all he’s smart, loyal and determined to make Beth fall madly in love with him.

Why would a reader want to be best friends with your latest heroine?

You know those friends that you have who always have your back, make you laugh when you need it, tell you to suck it up when you deserve it and would bring you Ben & Jerry’s and a copy of Bridget Jones’ Diary in times of need? That’s Beth Martinez. She took up residence in the back of my mind when I wrote Up a Dry Creek, so I knew I had to give Beth her own book. And, wham, here is A Dry Creek Bed.

Tell us a little about Seduction Creek.

Gladly! Dry Creek County Sheriff Hank Layton is the stuff of dreams. Nasty, steamy, delicious fantasies that leave Beth Martinez weak-kneed and desperately wanting the man she can never have.

Hank can’t stop thinking about Beth to the point where he’s afraid of becoming permanently bowlegged. And even though the sexual tension between them is thick enough to trip over, she runs every time he chases.

But when a mysterious developer forces her neighbors off their land, Beth becomes the one person standing between the scoundrel and millions of dollars. Only Hank can help her uncover the truth. Together they risk their lives exposing decades-old secrets and learn that everything is not as it seems in their rural Nebraska town.

Saph:  Thank you for enduring my Q and A session.  Have A Great Tour!!!

Here are the book details and my review--

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 297 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (January 2, 2012)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
ASIN: B006T5AJ5G
Review Copy Courtesy Of: Bewitching Book Tours 
(in exchange for an honest review)
www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com

Blurb:

"I do believe I can arrest you for looking at someone like that. You've got to be breaking some indecency laws."

Taking a deep breath, she recovered her bearings. Mostly. "You're out of your jurisdiction, sheriff."

Dry Creek County Sheriff Hank Layton is the stuff of dreams. Nasty, steamy, delicious fantasies that leave Beth Martinez weak-kneed and desperately wanting the man she can never have.

Hank can’t stop thinking about Beth to the point where he’s afraid of becoming permanently bowlegged. And even though the sexual tension between them is thick enough to trip over, she runs every time he chases.

But when a mysterious developer forces her neighbors off their land, Beth becomes the one person standing between the scoundrel and millions of dollars. Only Hank can help her uncover the truth. Together they risk their lives exposing decades-old secrets and learn that everything is not as it seems in their rural Nebraska town.


Excerpt (For Mature Readers Only!):

Seduction Creek Excerpt - The Kiss

She stopped with her back to him. "One kiss?"

“One little kiss.”

A fall breeze brushed the tips of her mahogany hair across her back and she straightened her shoulders. Spinning around, she made her way back to him with a fuck-you strut. Stopping just short of his feet, she dropped her gym bag. It hit the pavement with a thud, the whole world seeming to have gone silent around them.

"Let's get it over with."

Something primal inside of him howled its approval. He wanted to devour her full lips then and there.

Stick to the plan, dude.

He held firm. Barely. "OK, you can kiss me."

"Wait a minute -"

"You're the one who says there's nothing between us, so I figure you should set the tone of the kiss. It's up to you to disprove my theory."

"Of all the stupid things." She huffed out a breath. "Fine."

Hank held his breath, hoping all his bluster would pay off. God, this woman undid him.

She laid her soft hand against his chest. There was no way she could miss the hammering behind his ribs. Navy blue nails shone bright against the red of his cotton shirt. Her shoulders twitched with a shiver. A flicker of doubt shook him. Maybe she'd ignored him after the party for a reason.

Then her lips touched his. Chocolate and caramel coffee teased his taste buds as their tongues twisted around each other.

His hands roamed to the bottom of her soft, wool sweater, snuck underneath the hem and caressed the soft skin above the low waist of her jeans.

Her vanilla perfume surrounded him as he lowered his mouth to taste the sweetness of her neck. He lost himself to the hungry lust streaming through his veins and the moaning woman in his arms. There was no street, no gawking neighbors, no one else in the world.

"Hank, stop." Beth's breath brushed against his cheek.

More plea than demand, her words sliced through his euphoria. Unwilling to let her go yet, he lifted his head but kept his fingers tucked into her waistband. Still tasting her on his lips, he couldn't form any words.

A flush pinked her cheeks as she pursed her kiss-swollen lips. "So ... that's ... out of the way."

Her hand shook when she patted him on the chest, her fingers lingering for a few seconds over his pounding heart. With a sigh she pulled out of his embrace and trudged up to the house, never looking back.

She thought this was over? After a kiss like that? His balls couldn't be any bluer if they were made of blueberries. For a smart woman, she sure wasn't thinking straight.

Saph's Review:

Another Masterpiece!  This is the 2nd book in Avery Flynn's Layton Family series.  This one is about Claire Layton's oldest brother, Hank - the hot sheriff of Dry Creek and Claire's best friend, Beth Martinez. 

Hank and Beth have a history, well....of course they have a history.  One that spans a couple of decades considering Beth is Hank's sister's best friend.   There is unspoken passion between them that Beth denies on the outside but has her all hot and bothered on the inside....But Beth has a secret that will squash any future plans that involve Hank.  Hank, on the other hand, has wanted Beth for a long time and will stop at nothing to claim her.

Someone is scooping up all of the land surrounding Beth's family property; someone with a less than honest motive.  The talks of a new casino in town have everyone being strong-armed into selling out but Beth won't do it.  When Beth starts receiving threats and then her grandparents' home is broken into Hank gets involved even though the home is outside his jurisdiction.  

Hank and Beth soon find themselves in Vegas  - he on a vacation with his brothers and her on a business trip.  The fun and games soon turn deadly as Hank and Beth find themselves on the run from someone; someone that has managed to drug Beth and then follower her and her knight in shining armor, Hank, through the strip.  

When the plot is discovered and the mastermind revealed, it may be too late to save anyone.

This is a wonderful story of pent up passion and longing mixed well with a suspenseful mystery.  I love the chemistry between Hank and Beth almost as much as I loved the chemistry between Claire and Jake in Book 1.  The confusion Hank and Beth share regarding their roles in each others lives is genuine and sincere.  Beth wants Hank in the worst way and vice versa but Beth is Hank's sister's best friend....if the line is crossed and the relationship fails how will any of them be able to be in the same room together?  

The plot is solid and the who-dun-it aspect was played out well.  I found the story to be engaging and believable not tacky, strung out, or lame.  The only part I found rough was the revelation of Beth's secret.  It felt a tad rushed to me.  I expected nothing less than the way Hank dealt with it, however, and was pretty happy at the outcome. 

Please note:  This book contains "adult scenes." 

Rating:




 About the Author:

Avery Flynn, the author of Temptation Creek and Seduction Creek, books one and two in the Dry Creek series set in Nebraska, grew up in a small town in the western part of that state, a far cry from her present day home just outside of Washington, D.C. It was no accident that she went back to her roots for the small town setting for her romantic suspense.

“When I graduated high school,” she says, “I couldn’t cross the state line fast enough. The older I got and the farther I moved away, the more I realized what a wonderful place Nebraska had been to live. I swore I’d set a novel there as a way to give people a look into the amazing folks that live in my home state.”

The name Avery Flynn is a pseudonym for the author who, at least for now, prefers to remain behind the scenes. She believes having Avery as her alter ego is a very good thing because, as she says, “Pen name Avery is way cooler than me. Her favorite color is hot pink. She drinks single malt scotch on the rocks. She loves the Argentinean tango and stays at Iceland’s Ice Hotel.”

Author Avery has been writing since she was a child and her father gave her a baby blue Brother typewriter. She couldn’t read but nonetheless wrote numerous stories about her stuffed animals in gibberish. She hasn’t stopped since, though she maintains that her spelling has gotten much better and she now prefers to write in English.

Today she’s enjoying her own happily ever after with her dashing husband, three crazy kids and two arthritic dogs. She dreams of one day having a floor-to-ceiling library à la Beauty and the Beast and is working to perfect the coffee IV drip.

http://www.averyflynn.com

http://www.evernightpublishing.com

Twitter: @averyflynn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Avery-Flynn/177161972329973


2 comments:

Jaskirat@SeeitORreadit said...

Never heard of this series before but I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it :)


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Joanne said...

I loved the first book in the series and cannot wait to read more about Hank and Beth. Great review. Thanks.

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