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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Second Nature Blog Tour with 5* review & giveaway

Welcome to our stop on the Second Nature Blog Tour. We can't recommend this book highly enough! Check out Andrea's  review to see why she rated it five HUGE stars.
We also have an excerpt and an awesome book trailer for you as well as a fantastic giveaway. 
I want to win Winston!!!

Title: Second Nature (When Seconds Count #2)
Author: D.L. Roan
Release date: October 15, 2013
Genre: Erotic Suspense Thriller


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)

Andrea's Review
*ARC given in return for an honest review.

I honestly don't what to say other than I loved this book! I've gone through every emotion possible. I loved the story. I loved Grant & Thalia. I loved the supporting characters. I adored  Winston. Have you guessed? I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! 

Second Nature has all the ingredients for a great read - hot, steamy sex, HOT, hunky alpha male Grant, laugh out loud moments, (Winston!) nail biting tension and adventure with a few jaw dropping OMIGOD I didn't see THAT coming!! moments. 

This is the second book I've read from author D.L. Roan, the first being Second Chances, where Grant Kendal first caught my eye. I knew then I was going to like him and boy, I certainly wasn't disappointed! Grant is certainly ALL kinds of hotness rolled up into a sexy package with a sensitive side well hidden living alone on a deserted island. Grant meets the beautiful, feisty and strong-willed Thalia when she washes ashore on his island stabbed,badly beaten and nearly dead. They both have secrets that neither are willing to reveal for fear of the truth being exposed. The chemistry between the couple is evident straight away and oh, my blood pressure nearly exploded, not to mention my ovaries when things heated up between the pair. I want my own Grant!!! *sobs* 

Although the story is woven around a hard and brutal subject, human trafficking, the author still manages to create a brilliant action packed romance story filled with humour as well as on-the-edge-of-your-seat tension and harrowing heart break.
As I was reading I could see the scenes play out in front of me like an action film. Some parts of the book reminded me of Homeland (and I LOVE that show!). I was right there with the characters every step of the way. I could even see the evil glint in Jauhar's eyes, I was SO into Grant & Thalia's story. Did I tell you I love that couple? 

I HAVE to mention a very special & funny character in the story, Winston the Macaque monkey, I absolutely loved him! He certainly is one very cheeky monkey who stole my heart. I think he should get his own story, what do you say D.L?

Winston spying on Grant in
 his 'shack' maybe?

Oh, and look out for a certain Deputy Director Dax Keller - Triple D-K. I have a feeling we will be meeting him again.

I really am not doing Second Nature the justice it deserves so I'm just gonna say...GO BUY THE BOOK!!

Andrea's rating of...


Like a prophet to his promise.

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.

Book Trailer 

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Second Chances Cover

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.
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1 Winston Pack - 
Signed Set of Second Chances and Second Nature
Stuffed Winston monkey and a custom Second Nature bookmark
(U.S. Only) 18+ to enter

4 Signed Sets of Second Chances and Second Nature (U.S. Only) 18+ to enter

5 eBook copies of Second Nature


  1. I just learned about DL Roan right before Second Natures release. I am so glad I did. <3 DL Roan and this series. It provides a hot steamy read and enlightens us to an appalling issue in our world. Keep up the good work DL!

    1. If you haven't read the first book, Second Chances, get it now. It's even hotter than SN & that's where we first meet Grant. We love DL too! Can't wait to see what's next from her.

  2. OMG I Love the Winston pics!!! Hehe He's such a ham. I can't say thank you enough for such an awesome review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Grant and Thalia's harrowing story. *muwah* <3 ~ DL

    1. I loved the book but as I said I couldn't find the words to do it justice. <3 *Andrea

  3. Thank you for supporting DL Roan on her blog tour! I loved both of her books and I am excited for book #3! She know how to capture your attention and not let go!

    1. It was an absolute pleasure. I loved both books too and, like you can't wait for book #3 and a certain TripleD-K!! :-) *Andrea