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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Velvet Chair (Velvet Lies #1) by C.P. Mandara

Book details:
The Velvet Chair
by C.P. Mandara
(Velvet Lies #1)
Publication date: February 6th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance

“Oh, darling. You’re going to be so easy to conquer.” His finger reached under my chin and pulled my face back to meet his. “I can’t wait to strip you out of that dress and watch you crawl around my home naked. I’m going to spank that delectable ass with every damn pervertible I can find. Hairbrushes, wooden spoons, spatulas, and I might even try a damn baking sheet. That ass of yours is always going to be prettily pink and perfectly swollen while you’re under my roof.”

My name is Mark Matthews. I own half of London, and the part I don’t own, I’m working on.

Life was all going swimmingly well until Michael Redcliff entered my life, demanding that I marry his daughter. Actually, swap demand for blackmail. He’s got goods on me that I want no one else to see, so for the time being I need to be his little lapdog.

I’ll marry his daughter. I’ll give him all the status, money and power he can handle… for as long as it takes me to get a divorce. You see, I can’t renege on our little arrangement – but she can. I give her a week. One week and she’ll be screaming the place down for her legal counsel.

I am never wrong.

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3 out of 5 (good)

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Well, I can't really said I enjoyed this book. I felt like the beginning of the book was incredibly confusing. As I read I kept trying to go back to reference what was going on. The more I read as it referenced other characters I was then trying to figure out who those characters were or why it felt they played such a major part to the story. It seems that to really appreciate and grasp this story it is necessary to read the other books in the series that seems to have been written alongside this story.  This was my first time reading any books by this author. I definitely felt like a new kid in school trying to make friends and fit in all while not getting all the inside jokes. I think if I took the time to sit down and read all the other stories I'd enjoy this book much more.  Details and descriptions were intense! They definitely set the stage for what was going on. The picture they painted was very vivid and clear. There was no second guessing those details. So for as far as that is concerned I'd absolutely give this book 5 stars.  Whew, this book definitely has some sexiness to it. I'd have to say it's pretty erotic and the scenes are intense. I think it's written very tactfully and the scenes were enjoyable. These scenes kind of have a way to make you escape reality.  I truly wish I could have rated this story much higher. I think the author did a great job writing the story and wrote a very good story. Unfortunately I think it requires some back reading to truly get the entire story and fully enjoy it. If you have the time I'd suggest to check out her other works and then dive into the story, I think you'd definitely enjoy the story. 

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) - ends 8th June

$30 Amazon gift card & ebook copy of The Velvet Chair

4x ebook copies of The Velvet Chair

Christina Mandara is a USA TODAY bestselling author and tends to write dark romance with lashings of kinky naughtiness. Her favourite pastime is travelling, and if it involves sun, sea and… sand then it’s all good.

In her spare time she’s usually cuddled up with a good book, exploring the countryside or baking in the kitchen. In fact, she loves her kitchen so much she’s one of few woman who wouldn’t mind being tied to it! Her first and foremost love is writing, however, and more often than not you’ll find her on a laptop spinning tales of romance, erotica or dark, paranormal fantasies.

She’s a big fan of BDSM in all of its glorious forms, and her favourite item in the toy closet (a box simply isn’t big enough) is her riding crop.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  2. Excellent review! I really enjoyed reading it! This book sounds like a very interesting and intriguing read! I have added it to my TBR List and look forward to checking it out!

  3. I would really love to read your book.