Friday, February 7, 2014

*Blog Tour* Tempting Clover by Decadent Kane (Review+Excerpt)


Accepted Readers,

Today is my tour stop for Tempting Clover by Decadent Kane! This is book two in The Trouble With Elves series, but keep in mind that each book in this series is written as stand-alone novella. So you can read the books in any order you choose. 

For my stop I will be sharing an excerpt from Tempting Clover along with my review and a tour-wide giveaway. If your interested in seeing other blog tour stops head over to the Sparkle Book Tours blog for the entire list of participants.

 This is paranormal erotic romance novel and is intended for a mature audience only.
Tempting Clover  
By: Decadent Kane

Series: The Trouble With Elves
Genre: Paranormal -
Erotic Romance
Audience: Adults
Formats: e-book only
Publisher: Breathless Press
Cover By: Fiona Jayde
Editor: Leona Bushman
Word Count: 19300 words
ISBN-13 : 978-1-77101-213-3
Release Date: Jan. 31st, 2014
Price: $1.99
Buy Links: | Amazon | B & N |

For two years, Clover has been at a goblin's beck and call. Two years of no orgasms. Until she heard a rumor the sage witch could help her break the goblin's curse. There's only a few minor details, like how would she find love on short notice and how deadly are nightshade berries?

Reed's life was simple, own a bar, walk to work, fight a little. He didn't expect to tangle with a wanton elfess who disappeared on him not once but twice. Let alone save her from a depraved goblin. He'd sworn off women like her for good, so why did he feel the need to protect her?

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Clover watched his chest widen as he inhaled. He owned the bar and did the tending? Impressive. One little thing to settle. "My savior..." she purred and reached for him, sliding her body up against his. "What do you want for your heroic deed, sir?" Her voice took on a note of sarcasm. "Perhaps I should repay you with a nice, long fuck. Is that what you want?" She brushed a hand along his chest and walked a circle around him. It's what all men wanted, and if she could oblige, she would. Despite her hurt pride, she found his masculinity, his strength penetrating every part of the bar, captivating.
"I want nothing from you. I only did what any gentleman would have done, Elfess."
Her heart skipped. He'd already nicknamed her. Anger flared. "I can handle myself. You had no reason to interfere." It didn't matter that she liked the nickname and how it rolled off his tongue in that smooth low voice. She didn't need a protector.

People began to stare.
"And what could you have done as his fist collided with your pretty face? I couldn't have that now, could I?" His eyebrow arched. 
"It wouldn't have hit me. I would have moved out of the way. He was slow. I had everything under control. You men are all the same—only looking to fulfill your own pride, make sure you're seen in a good light. I'm no distressed elfling." Clover stepped back.
Anger permeated him. His nostrils flared out and his face turned the cutest shade of red. Clover resisted the urge to smile.
"Next time, I will oblige your pride." He advanced on her, taking away the distance between them. His jaw clenched when he reached her. Clover moved backwards, wary of his intentions. His green eyes glared. "Are you worried now, Elfess?"

Writing Style:
If I could sum up Decadent Kane's writing has one of the highest degrees of allurement I've ever encountered. She has an ability to grasp the reader's attention from the first sentence and keep them begging for more. Her character's stand out due to their reactions to the fascinating situations she places them in. The world development is visually striking and is filled to the brim with magical elements. The plot flowed well but seemed to be missing something. The story progressed quickly and the ending was rather brief. The ending left me feeling a bit unsatisfied, it needed to be longer.

My Opinion:
I have to admit I really liked the storyline of Tempting Clover. It was unique and quite intriguing. Imagine being cursed by a goblin and not ever being able to act upon your sexual desire AT ALL. Seems like a nightmare, don't you think?

The curse that Malik (the goblin) placed on Clover was vexing and disgusting. Malik is a repulsive and selfish jerk who I so wanted to punch in the ugly nose. He took the primal instinct of lust and passion away from Clover all for his own bidding. NO ONE should be forced to withstand what he inflicted upon her.  

One of my favorite aspects in this novella was the characters.  I fell in love with Clover from the moment she was introduced. Oh, how her predicament tore at my emotions. Reed made my heart skip a few beats; he is just so damn perfect. I despised Malik. I thought the sage witch was pretty freaking epic. The attitudes and personalities of each character was represented in such a glorious way, I can still visualize them in my mind.

I only have two problems regarding Tempting Clover. I feel like the story should have been longer, especially the ending. The story doesn't seem fully complete to me.  I also think it should have had more erotic scenes. I was expecting something high up on the spicy ranks but it fizzled down to just a little spicy. I honestly think I'm just upset that I may never read anything more about Clover again. (Pretty positive that's my problem, I feel like my drug has been taken away)

Overall, I would still recommend Tempting Clover to anyone who enjoys unique and beautifully written novellas or  someone who enjoys paranormal romances. I plan on reading more from Decadent Kane in the near future because I truly enjoy her style of writing.



If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has infinite meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.

     A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
       My word would be Phantasmagoric.

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