Those who know me know that I am an *extremely* picky reader. In fact, that’s why I became a writer in the first place–there wasn’t enough of what I wanted to read out there so I had to write it myself. So when I find an author I like, I want to tell everyone about her–which is why I want to tell you about Adriana Anders and her Blank Canvas series.
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I got book 1, Under Her Skin, while I was at the RT convention earlier this month. There is this big goody room with piles of books at RT and everyone is allowed to take two. Being the picky bitch I am, I didn’t see a single one I wanted…until my eye fell on Under Her Skin. The premise intrigued me–a woman with tragic tattoos which are forced on her during a night of awful abuse moves to a small mountain town where they are offering free tattoo removal for people in similar situations. Enter a strong, silent-type hero who had his own secret past and this book had me hooked.
Okay, I know–this isn’t sci-fi or fantasy which is usually all I read. But for me, when I fall in love with a book it’s really the author’s prose I am in love with. And Ms. Anders has the most gorgeous, flowing style of anyone I have encountered lately. I’m telling you, she could write the phone book and I would read it!
This book is beautiful, lyrical, and the heroine has a dark past which she overcomes–all elements I love. “But what about the sex scenes?” I hear you asking (if you’re as perverted as me, anyway.) Well, they are *hot* and I say that as someone who writes sex for a living. I loved every single one and especially loved the way that Ivan, the hero, allows Uma to take the lead.
Even before Uma reveals her past abuse, Ivan seems to understand that she needs to be in control of the situation in order to enjoy it. And though he’s a mountain of a man (and a mountain man in general given the setting of the story) he’s secure enough in his masculinity to allow Uma to steer their sex the way she needs it to go. To me, that kind of hero is just so deliciously desirable. Ivan is all Alpha but he’s also sensitive enough to the heroine’s needs to give her exactly what she wants. Seriously, I’m getting worked up again just thinking about it! *Whew–fans self.*
Okay, enough of me talking your ear off–go get Under Her Skin right now and you might as well get the next book in the series, By Her Touch, and pre-order the third book, In His Hands because you’re going to want to dive into them too. I know I do!
Hugs and Happy Reading to you all!
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Adriana Anders has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children and fat French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the dark, gritty, emotional love stories of her heart.
Her debut novel, Under Her Skin, the first in the Blank Canvas series, won best unpublished contemporary romance with both the New Jersey Romance Writers and the Heartland Romance Writers.
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One last thing…
So not that long ago, I received some really cool sample USB drives with my logo on it (www.usbmemory
The USB drives have an 8GB capacity with a lot of different options (shapes/sizes) and can be personalized (logo). These would be great for authors to hand out at events and even put some e-books on it if the author so chooses.