Tuesday, July 5, 2016

HARD TO SERVE by Laura Kaye: Review and Excerpt Tour with Giveaway

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 We hope you're ready to heat things up with Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE. Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series. Grab your copy of this steamy novella today! 
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Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE – Review and Excerpt Tour Schedule:
June 29th
Bookaliciousbabes – Review & Excerpt
I Smell Sheep – Review
She Hearts Books – Review
Kelsey's Corner Time – Review & Excerpt
Melena's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Coffee-Books-Life Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt
Young at Heart Reviews – Review & Excerpt
I Love Romance – Review
June 30th
The Flare Up – Excerpt
Hea Romances With A Little Kick – Review & Excerpt
The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt
My Book Snack – Review & Excerpt
Toni Decker Books – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
GraveTells – Excerpt
Hot Guys in Books – Review & Excerpt
My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
July 1st
The Book Bellas – Excerpt
mignonmykel : reviews – Review & Excerpt
Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review & Excerpt
Write for Your Life – Review & Excerpt
Books Need TLC – Review
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
JordansBookReviews – Excerpt
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
July 2nd
Sister Spot Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Review & Excerpt
JJ's kinky books – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous – Review & Excerpt
we stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
July 3rd
Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Feeling Fictional – Review
Ever After Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review
The Recipe Fairy – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books – Review
July 4th
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt
Embrace Your Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Becky on Books – Review
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt
Indy Book Fairy – Excerpt
Literary Dust – Review
July 5th
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Carol Kittie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Booklover Sue – Excerpt
Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review & Excerpt
AC BOOK BLOG – Review & Excerpt
V's Reads – Review
Cara's Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt
JB's Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
July 6th
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
The Book Junkie – Review & Excerpt
Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Reading Gals – Review & Excerpt
The BookWhisperer – Review
What I'm Reading – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
July 7th
BooksandMe – Review & Excerpt
Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt
Cafinated Reads – Review &; Excerpt
Lucky 13 Book Reviews and News – Review & Excerpt
Two Girls with Books –Review & Excerpt
Talking Books Blog – Excerpt
July 8th
FMR Book Grind – Review
Only One More Page – Review & Excerpt
HeadTripping Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Lovers 4Ever – Review & Excerpt


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                                                  About HARD TO SERVE:

To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…

The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.

As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.


HARD TO SERVE EXCERPT – A dark mood:

So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!
  
Kyler had tried to stay away from Mia. When he’d seen her across the club, he’d walked away and stayed away. Despite the fact that her dress made him want to unwrap her, that the updo of her lovely brown hair bared that beautiful throat, that his body was making demands of him that his brain didn’t want to answer.
           
And then she’d made it worse. First, by walking away from the Dom who was clearly interested in her. Second, by waiting at the bar—for him—Kyler had no doubt that’s what she’d been doing. And third by not only giving up on Kyler, but finding a possible replacement in Master Quinton.
           
And when Quinton had taken her hand—had touched what Kyler’s body screamed was his—Kyler hadn’t been able to stay away anymore.
           
And now, here they were. Kyler in a dark mood. And Mia seemingly all the more turned on for it. It was almost like she knew what he needed her to be, or do, to ease him. And that felt like a really fucking dangerous thing.
           
That danger didn’t have him walking out of the room though, did it?
           
No, instead, he was tying her to the cot-style bed in the basement-themed room. She was kneeling with her legs spread wide, which allowed Kyler to secure her hands and ankles behind her using rope tied to the iron. She could only lean so far forward before the rope would catch her. He tied another rope around her waist, with loops around each of her upper thighs, and attached that one to the almost equally high footboard—this rope would not only keep her from leaning back, but it would keep her from being able to sag down onto her calves. The two sets of ropes largely immobilized her so that she had to take whatever he did. After he arranged everything else he needed, he turned to her.
           
“What are your safewords?” he asked. She gave him the right answers. “And if you’re gagged?”
           
Mia shook her head three times while humming, “Mmm, mmm, mmm.”
           
“Very good, Mia. Are there any words or names you don’t like to be called while role-playing?”
           
“No, Sir,” she said, her voice so aroused that he could’ve thrown her down and skipped all the build up.

But she deserved better than that. He nailed her with a long look, giving her—and himself—one last chance. But they were doing this. “Scene.” Grabbing the medical scissors and a strap, he approached her, his persona shifting to fit the dark role he had in mind. “Well, what do we have here?”

My Review:  Hard to Serve is Laura Kaye's latest novel in the Hard Ink Series, and paves the way for her new spin-off from that series called Blasphemy.  Detective Kyler Vance was one of the officers that helped out Nick Rixey and his crew and wound up getting injured in the process.  Now recovering and stuck in a desk job, he finds himself under investigation by Internal Affairs and it isn't like he can actually tell them exactly what transpired with Rixey's situation, even though he definitely isn't dirty.  Kyler Vance is also one of the owners of the new BDSM club, Blasphemy.  Blasphemy is a members only club and has very strict requirements for becoming a member.  At Blasphemy, however, he's not known as Detective Vance, but as Master Kyler....

The female lead in the story, Mia Breslin, owns an art gallery and is seeing her career really begin to take off.  She has a two-week temporary membership to Blasphemy in order to try it out, something she decides to make good use of, considering the cost.  It's here that she meets "Master Kyler," and where he and she "play."  When Kyler learns who her father is, however, everything comes crashing down.

I enjoyed Hard to Serve and liked both Kyler and Mia's characters.  This is a novella, however, and the focus of it was mostly on the BDSM aspect of the story.  Fans of this type of story will definitely enjoy this book.  One of the things I enjoyed about the Hard Ink Series was, of course, the romance and sexy times, but a big focus was on the danger, suspense, and action that was involved in the story as well.  There wasn't much of that element in Hard to Serve, but it is a novella, and there's only so much you can fit into a novella.  That said, Laura Kaye did a great job in writing Hard to Serve.  Personally, while I enjoyed the characters and the story itself, the BDSM aspect just doesn't do it for me, so a lot of that aspect, while well written, is just not something that "floats my boat," if you know what I mean.  I will, however, most definitely be checking out Bound to Submit, to see how things play out in that novel.  I am hopeful that there will be a really great story involved as well.

 Hard To Serve - Tour Teaser 2
Announcing a New Erotic Romance Series from Laura Kaye…BLASPHEMY – the club first introduced in Hard to Serve.  From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…
Bound to Submit is coming September 13, 2016

PRE-ORDER BOUND TO SUBMIT:
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About Laura Kaye:
Laura Kaye - author picLaura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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  1. Thank you so much! Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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