Author: D.L. Roan
Release date: October 15, 2013
Genre: Erotic Suspense Thriller
Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets
Goodreads Book Page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17903093-second-nature
Grant Kendal has spent his life hunting the shadows of evil. He can feel it changing him; twisting him into the very thing he despises; a mindless killer.
Thalia Brezlin is a marked woman, hell-bent on revenge. She is haunted by the nightmares of her past. A past that lies in wait to destroy her. When she washes ashore Grant’s desolate island of exile, beaten, stabbed and clinging to life, their worlds collide.
Follow them across Africa, Madagascar and India into the underworld of human trafficking. Where innocence isn’t lost, it’s stolen. Passion will rage, rules will be broken, lives will be shattered and the truth will be revealed. Survival is Second Nature.
WARNING: Second Nature is a contemporary erotic romance and contains explicit sexual content, adult language and graphic violence. Recommended for the adult reader only. While Grant’s story can certainly be enjoyed on its own, the author recommends becoming better acquainted with him and his journey by experiencing his debut in Second Chances (When Seconds Count, #1)
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Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYglDiih0c8
Even though she didn’t want to need his help, she did. He hadn’t asked one thing of her in return yet. The least she could do would be to keep her mouth shut. When he rounded the front of the car and opened her door, she couldn’t bring herself to look at him, focusing instead on the suddenly interesting crushed soda can on the floor at her feet. “You’re good at it, you know.”
“I’m good at a lot of things, sweetheart.” He unceremoniously unbuckled her seat belt and scooped her from the front seat. “I don’t need you to tell me that.”
She pounded her fist on his shoulder as he walked to the only visible door into the building. “I was talking about being nice!” She pushed against his hold on her but got nowhere fast, as usual. “I was trying to be nice, you jerk!”
Grant stopped in his tracks and peered down at her, his amber eyes searching hers. Searching for what she had no clue, but damn if that panty-melting fire in his eyes didn’t cut right through the bullshit in her brain. “You really think I’m good at being nice?”
Thalia forced herself to look away. “I take it back. You totally suck at being anything but an asshole!”
He studied her, a big goofy grin on his face. “I think you like me, fossa.”
Heat flushed her cheeks; heat having nothing to do with her infection or fever. You should have just kept your big mouth shut!
Grant continued to the door, still holding her cradled in his arms. “You hate needing my help, but,” he reached up and pounded three times on the door, then three more, “I think you like me and you don’t know what to do with that.”
When no one answered he carefully sat her on her feet. “Okay, Captain Psychology, what does this mean?” She elbowed him in the gut, extracting a satisfying groan.
Grant recovered and struck with the stealth of a panther. Lacing his fingers into her hair he pulled her head back, forcing her to look at him. His breath billowed out, hot and moist against the shell of her ear as he leaned in and spoke with a growl. “It means my little fossa, that as soon as I get you someplace safe and your leg is healed, I’m going to bend you over and spank that smart ass of yours.”
Thalia froze, unwanted images of being naked and on display flashed through her mind. His heavy hand splayed across her ass and she could almost imagine the sharp bite of erotic pain. Grant’s hot tongue slipped out and traced along the outer shell of her ear, sending a tingling blanket of electricity dancing along her skin as he sucked on her sensitive lobe.
“Then I’m going to fuck you.” He turned her face and kissed along her jaw. “Long,” he sighed, the tip of his tongue tickling the corner of her mouth.
“And hard,” he said in a low, baritone whisper just before his hand tightened in her hair and he crushed his mouth to hers. Devouring her, his tongue rushed along hers in long, demanding strokes like a prophet to his promise.
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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BH34Y74
I really enjoyed this book…it was very different than what I’m used to reading but I still liked it a lot. DL Roan has an amazing writing style and makes you feel connected to the characters! The book is very steamy and not for anyone under 18 (no matter what teens are watching on tv or movies these days LOL) I also got to read Second Chances which is book one in the series and that one took me out of my comfort zone a little but Second Nature was very much my type of book and I loved it! The only thing I would have wanted done differently would have been the ending…I would have liked to have seen it expand on more…maybe an epilogue or something.
***Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review***
What are three things about you that might surprise your readers?
DL: I’m a fairly shy and quiet person in real life. I’m afraid of heights. I talk in my sleep….like crazy psycho stuff that used to scare my hubs to death. Still does sometimes. LOL
Top 5 favorite scenes from Second Nature
1) Winston showing Thalia Grant’s porn stash.
2) Thalia threatening to hack up the medicine Grant gives her.
3) When Grant first discovers who Thalia is.
4) When Grant first realizes he’s in love with Thalia.
5) When Grant goes bat-shit crazy on Jauhar’s men. He freakin’ loses it. I actually deleted some of that chapter because I was told it would make people freak out and not like him as much. LOL
What was your favorite scene from the book?
DL: I have to say when Grant tells Thalia he wasn’t going to let her contact Jauhar for the drop. The friction between them was so intense and leads to one hell of a smokin’ hot scene.
Please tell us about your characters.
DL: Well, Grant is the dark, misunderstood assassin from Second Chances. He’s an emotional void. He knows if he stays on the dark road he’s on he’s destined to be a mindless killer. After witnessing Gabby’s courage and harrowing journey in Second Chances that’s no longer acceptable to him. He needs to find a way out of the evil that surrounds him before it consumes him.
Thalia is a woman on the run, and on the hunt for revenge. The only person she’s ever loved was murdered and she’s determined kill his killer. But the shadows of her forgotten past are dogging her every step. She knows she’s going to die in her efforts but she no longer cares. That is, until Grant give her a reason to want more. He’s a distraction she can’t afford but nor can she deny him.
5 best things about being a writer?
1) I get to do what I love.
2) I get to spend more time with hubs without worrying about scheduling time off or planning around crazy schedules.
3) I get to talk to all sorts of crazy, make-believe characters and get away with it without meds.
4) I have an excuse for all the crazy things in my search history on my laptop.
5) I get to say “I’m an author” when someone asks what I do. Still not used to that. LOL
What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2013/14?
I have a shorter, fun novella I’m working on. I needed something fun to pull me out of the hazy book hangover the intensity of Second Nature left me in. I hope to release that one sometime in February or March. I also have the beginnings of Dax and Rebecca’s story, book three in the When Seconds Count collection, spilling into my laptop so I hope to have a summer release for that one as well. That will be a big one for me. LOL I have countless others but still have to put some order to them. Who knows what ideas will hit me next.
About the Author
D.L. Roan lives and writes in her “beautifully wild and southern” home state of Florida with her “perfectly flawed hero” husband and two 80lb lap dogs.
Completely addicted to the written word, she’s had a brood of characters residing inside her imagination for as long as she could remember. Being able to bring them to life and let them out to play has been a life’s dream fulfilled.
Romance has always been her favored genre. While erotica is her favored spicy flavor, she also enjoys paranormal fantasy and has been known to stalk the work of certain historical romance writers.
In addition to exorcizing her characters’ lusts, D.L. enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and sitting by a bonfire on a starry night. She loves to hear from her fans so check her out on Facebook or send her a tweet.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/DL-Roan/166648563489077