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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

VBT, EXCEPT, GUEST POST & #GIVEAWAY - Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1) by V.H. Luis


Erotic Romance



He shattered my defenses, and I was fragile to begin with…

The first time I saw Adam Black, I was between the arms of a criminal, a gun to my throat and even then, I knew I was staring at the most dangerous man in the room.

Maybe it was his confident, cerulean eyes, or the sex appeal radiating from his pores like heat waves on a scorching day, but by proximity alone he made my vision blur and my heart stammer.

The day I was nearly killed in a bank hold-up, I began to live—because of him.

Now, I’m praying for the first time in years, hoping the scars of my past, the secrets I keep, don’t interfere with my future…

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“You’re too young and beautiful to be so jaded.”

The confidence he exudes is threatening. It makes me question my opinions and beliefs. My legs tremble as I take a step back.

“Giving me a compliment directly followed by an insult won’t make me agree with you.”

He closes the gap between us. The smell of his aftershave and skin surrounds me and without thinking I take a deep breath.

“Why are you under the impression I want you to agree with me?”

My eyes widen under his scrutiny. The air around us is charged and it’s hard to breathe.

“In fact, I would much rather you disagree.”

“Why?” I can’t help the genuine confusion resonating in my voice.

“I find you intriguing when you disagree with me. Not to mention, you’re incredibly attractive when you’re flustered. Your heart starts to beat faster and your breathing quickens.”

He raises his hand and presses his index finger along the curve of my neck. His words come true as my lungs struggle to keep up with the demands of my body. Adam’s lips curve into a soft smile as he trails his finger down my neck, resting it against my carotid.

My heart begins to race as a chill ripples down my body.

This man knows how his touch affects me, and he revels in the conquest. Part of me wants to deny him the satisfaction, a very small part of me.

“Do I make you nervous?” He places emphasis on the word I, his fingertips still pressed against my neck, against my pulse.

“Yes,” I whisper plainly, because I can’t manage anything else.

The book will be free during the tour.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE

V.H. Luis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

My Favorite Reviews of Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1)

Hello! I’m V.H. Luis and today I want to highlight some of my favorite reviews of my debut book Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1). Reading what strangers have written about a story I’ve created is exciting and I’m not going to lie, at times nerve-racking. But more than anything the experience has been so rewarding. I thought I would showcase three reviews, all different ratings.

Review from WishfulMiss
Goodreads: Three-Stars
Amazon: Four-Stars – I believe some people go higher on Amazon to account for how that platform tends to have less reviews—I very much appreciate this person doing that.

EXCERPT of Review:
This was such a dark and twisty read for me. Generally it's not the type of book I would actively seek out but every once in while (I'm told) that it's good to step outside your comfort zone and experience something outside the norm. Well, Waking to Black is definitely that for me… But it speaks to the author's skills that she crafted such complicated and broken characters that I somehow came to care about, because I'm invested in Adam and Eve…

I can’t showcase the entire review but trust me it’s incredible. This excerpt in no way does the effort WishfulMiss put into this critique, justice. She even used quotes from the book to help elaborate on the hero/heroine’s motivations.
Some might be turned off by a three-star or four-star rating but I’m actually not. My story made this complete stranger who got my book from Netgalley, feel a full rainbow of emotions. She couldn’t put the book down and wants to read book two. And to be honest, I think much of what she expects out of book two, I can deliver. I was blown away by the effort she put into this and I immediately followed her reviews on Goodreads. She’s the type of reader authors dream of having read their books.

Review from Tracey
Goodreads: Four-Star
Amazon: Four-Star

EXCERPT of Review:
This is my first experience reading this author and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Warning though--this is a series that continues from one book to the next in case that's not your cup of tea. This is a darker read with lots of drama and angst - lots!

This is a short and sweet review—sometimes those are the best. I love this review because Tracey has very concisely summarized what she considers positives and negatives. Waking is definitely an angst-filled read. And if you don’t like trilogies/series which deal with the same characters (some people don’t), then this may not be for you. She was another of my Netgalley reviews and I couldn’t help but smile when I read what she had to say.

Actual Review:

Review from Kerri
Goodreads: Five-Star
Amazon: Five-Star

EXCERPT of Review:
Wow. I just finished this book and I'm hooked. I need the sequel now...I mean right now. I usually read erotic romance expecting hot sex, not much plot, but pure entertainment. While the sex in this book was hot, it was almost inconsequential to the story and really only served to show the immediate and all-consuming attraction between the main characters, Adam and Evie…

This was one of my Goodreads giveaway readers. I LOVE her review. She recently posted it and I’m not going to lie, I was jumping up and down as I read her words. I understand and appreciate all the points she brought up—Evelyn and Adam due to their past are so damaged that at times they can be frustrating. Again, the fact that I made this stranger feel so many emotions while reading is a HUGE win to me.

Actual Review:

Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1) is my first book. I don’t have a following or an existing fan-base so I new when I set out to self-publish that getting readers to read my work was going to be a challenge. The fact that so many strangers have embraced my book, through netgalley, goodreads and now this book-tour (organized by the incredible people at Goddess Fish Promotions), is amazing. Everyone who has read, reviewed, and taken an interest in this book has encouraged me. Fading to Black (Uninhibited #2), will be released August 2018. I will endeavor not to let you all down.


***Thank you for hosting today Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! It has been my sincere pleasure to discuss some of my favorite reviews.


V.H. Luis

V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, will be released in 2018, and the subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

Welcome to my internet haven!
I’m a born and bred Miami Girl—and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops everyday of the week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the house? Of course.
If I’m not busy scribbling notes about the story pounding out of my head, I’m painting, listening to music, or spending time with the love of my life—my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family (in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the many lessons my father taught me.

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Tour Organised by: Goddess Fish Promotions 


  1. Hello! Thank you so much for hosting Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books. I'm happy to be here today answering any questions you all may have or simply chatting. :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

  3. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. Congrats on the book tour. Which characteris your favorite character in the book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Hello Joseph.

      That is a hard question. I love Evelyn because of her vulnerability and underlining strength she doesn't yet realize she has... And well, Adam Black and super dreamy so I obviously love him.

      Both of them are in many ways flawed and personally, the way they complement each other is my favorite aspect of the book.

      I can't pick one...

      Thanks for the question!

  5. Really great post, I enjoyed reading it!

  6. Thank you everyone for following the tour. :)

  7. How long did it take you to write your book? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. The story honestly was easy to write and a nightmare to edit. I wrote the book in three months and it took me years to edit. Though I think in part that has to do with my fear of self-publishing—something I thankfully got over.

      Thanks for the question!

  8. sounds like a fun one!

  9. This looks steamy, enjoyed the excerpt! I'll have to check it out!