Friday, 25 April 2014

Blog Tour: Confessions After Dark by Kahlen Aymes with 5* reviews, excerpt & giveaway




Synopsis


Sparks Fly … Lines Blur…  Hearts Break

Alexander Avery is rich, powerful and the sexiest man Angeline Hemming has ever laid eyes on: a man like every woman dreams about.  Angel is not immune to his sensual and ruthless pursuit, and Alex is intoxicated by the beautiful doctor; overwhelmed with desire like he’s never known.

As one of Angel’s profiling cases gets more and more dangerous, Alex finds himself filled with unfamiliar panic and emotional turmoil; his need to protect her goes against Angel’s adamant insistence that she doesn’t need his help.  He isn’t a man to sit on the sidelines when the woman he’s obsessed with is threatened, so he takes control to protect her without telling her of his plans.

Angel’s fortitude is shaken when her stalker invades not only her personal life but also those close to her… even when that someone is as powerful and seemingly untouchable as Alexander Avery.  Professional ethics insist she keep the details or her work secret, even as their newfound closeness has her yearning to confide in him.   But, as Angel’s quest to protect her heart from Alex’s undeniable pull equals her need to keep him out of a dangerous situation, circumstances dictate a huge decision; which could have detrimental, and irreversible consequences for them both. 

When danger threatens and jealousy reaches the boiling point, lies will be told and secrets kept… Even with the best intentions and the most undeniable connection … the deepest of loves will be tested.

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Excerpt


  
“Mmmmm… ” Alex murmured.  The sound of his voice begged her to push the door open further.  The smooth mahogany gave way beneath her trembling fingertips to reveal a lone figure sprawled face down on the bed.  
Angel’s breath left her lungs in a grateful rush as she leaned on the doorframe, hands reaching out to take her weight.  Relief washed through her.  He was here and he was alone.  God help her, that fact was just as important.  
The sheet was falling low on his waist, clinging precariously to the curve of his butt, the strong expanse of his shoulders presented to her below the dark hair.  It looked longer than she remembered, and she stood there, willing him to turn so she could see the lines of his face.  Her lips parted to call his name, but he stopped her by calling hers first.
“Angel, don’t do this.”
She gasped softly and moved to the side of the bed, crawling gently onto it to kneel beside him, her rear resting on her feet.  His scent surrounded her, a mixture of musky cologne and Alex.  The skin, molded over the strong contours of his back, fascinated her.  She wanted to touch, to feel the silken texture beneath her fingers, to run her nose down his spine, to taste the salty tang on her tongue.  
Angel was falling apart, her weakness overwhelming her.  Earlier, she’d fought ruthlessly, but now, she had no fight left.  With Alex, she wanted to surrender.  The truth of it was undeniable.
“What am I doing?” she asked softly, reaching out to smooth her hand over the back of his head and down the strong muscles of his back.  He was warm, a sharp contrast to her own skin, and the familiar electricity ran between his flesh and hers—tangible and alive.
Alex shifted, turning his head toward her.  He was still sleeping, his features soft in the dark blue glow of night.  “You deny us..." 
**Warning!! Do NOT READ if you haven't read Angel After Dark as there may spoilers from that book in our reviews.**

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

This series is fast becoming my favourite of Kahlen Aymes. While I loved The Remembrance Trilogy I'm loving the After Dark series more as it's much more grittier, dirtier and filled with suspense and tension and boy, is it hot!! I was hooked from the first page right until the last. Alex Avery is now way up there as one my my hottest book boyfriends, definitely in my top three, he is so bloody well sexy, gorgeous and...and...SEXY!!! Have I mentioned he's sexy?

As I said, I was hooked from the first page and read it practically all in one sitting. I held my breath in suspense so many times, I love a good exciting suspense story. Confessions After Dark picks up exactly where we left Alex and Angel at the end of Angel After Dark. Be prepared for one bumpy ride

There is a lot of emotion, heat and nail-biting suspense in this second installment and I honestly couldn't get enough. At times I found I was holding my breath in anticipation and holding my kindle in a death grip!

Angel and Alex are trying to come to terms with how they feel about each other and admit they are in way deeper than either first wanted. While all this is going on, still lurking in the background is the very real danger of Mark Swanson taunting and baiting Angel. Omigod, that man makes my skin crawl and many times I wanted to punch him between his...eyes!!

adore the chemistry between this couple, they are so freakin' hot and passionate they nearly fried my kindle but they're also real, believable and very, very likeable. Although, there were times I wanted to shake some sense into Angel to get her to open up to Alex about her feelings towards him and their relationship, as it was tearing Alex apart.

"If sex is all I wanted, do you think I'd put myself through this?...Okay, then yes! Do you want me to spill my goddamned guts? Is that what it'll take? Then, yes!...I want your voice calling my name in the dark. I want you to let me into your world, and for the first time in my life, I want to let someone in mine. And I don't want secrets between us. Christ!" ~ Alex

This song came on my iPod as I was reading the part where Alex tells Angel opens up to Angel and I think it sums up his feelings for her completely. 



There are also a couple of other hot hunks in this book that are fast moving up my radar...Alex's brother Cole and Angel's rocker ex, Kyle. *stops to fan myself!* I'm hoping they get their own stories soon. *hint, hint*

I can't recommend this series highly enough. Thank you Kahlen for giving us some gorgeous sexy men to drool over and a great series to sink our teeth into. Book three can't come quick enough!!

If you haven't already, go 1-click buy NOW!!!

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Simone's Review
* ARC received in return for an honest review*

Confessions After Dark is the second instalment in the ‘After Dark’ series


I'm going to start off by saying if, like me, the Remembrance Trilogy is one of your favourite reads to date and that Ryan Matthews has always, and will always have a place in your heart, things may be about to change!! Yes ladies, there's a new BBF on the block!! 


This next series that Kahlen has so deliciously given us, plus a strong, luscious alpha male that pulls you in-between the pages with his sexy, steamy come-to-bed eyes. So make sure you hold onto you panties, because if you thought Alex was hot in Angel After Dark, he just tuned the heat up a notch and doesn't show any signs of cooling down any time soon!! (yes,Yes,YESSSS) I hear you cry! (sorry, was that just me?) *Blushes* 


Alex just stepped up and took top spot for this leading role!! Dare I say it, I think I love and lust Alex more than Ryan (there I said it, I confessed) and I don't even feel bad for saying it!!


I love Angel's strong, kick-Ass attitude to life but jeez, for such an intelligent women she really did make some bad, or can I come as close to saying dumb decisions, when it came to fighting situations on her own or pushing Alex away. Decisions that, in the end, made her weak and also put her life in danger, she was so bloody frustrating with her on/off relationship there where times I wanted to shout at my kindle to tell her to sort herself out!! 



“Why did you have to come here tonight?”

“Because, I can’t stay away. I don’t know if I’d be strong enough to fight it even if I wanted to.”


“You’re the strongest man I know.”

“Not when it comes to you.”

Mark Swanson is one of those characters you love to hate, and boy did I hate that slimey sleaze ball. Many times I felt the bile rising in my throat and my hands balling into fists at the slight mention of his name, he was just pure evil and I was praying he got his just desserts sooner rather than later and as painful as it could get!! *Injects evil laugh* he had me gritting my teeth and shuddering with his perverse innuendos and actions!!   

I'm not going to lie this next instalment took me on a major emotional roller-coaster but this one I so didn't want to get off, even though at times when I felt sick with fear for Angel or needing to step outside to cool myself down from Alex. But I pulled my big girl panties up, poured myself a drink and pulled myself together and carried on!! Now having finished I'm left wanting to know what the future has in store for Alex and Angel, and if there is any more of Cole, Alex's brother as he may have caught my eye a few times through this story!


Kahlen Aymes never disappoints, I just can't get enough of her books!!

All I can say is this series is a MUST READ! I highly recommend it.


Hurry up Kahlen, I need the conclusion to this steamy sexy nail-biting story!


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ANGEL AFTER DARK (AFTER DARK #1)
Dr. Angeline Hemming is a beautiful, sassy, no-nonsense type of girl who has risen from a difficult past to become one of Chicago’s most successful and respected criminal profilers. In exchange for free commercials to promote her favorite charitable causes, Angel answers calls and gives relationship advice on a Friday night radio program.

Alexander Avery is a gorgeous and successful corporate genius who doesn’t believe in love. When his girlfriend-of-convenience calls into Angel’s program, he is furious with the show’s host who doles out (what he considers) blind advice, without knowing all the facts… and he decides to give her a piece of his mind, and his side of the story!

When Angel informs Alex he’s the one in need of a much-deserved lesson, all hell breaks loose as these two type-A personalities battle it out for control over minds and hearts, and yes, in bed. Not only are they fighting each other at every turn, but they are also struggling to uphold the convictions they each live by.

It’s unclear who is stronger, but both must discover that to get what they desperately want, they may have to give a little… or a lot.




AUTHOR BIO

Kahlen fell into writing by accident but discovered a deep love for it.  She is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her books have reached #1 on Smashwords Bestseller List, #2 on Amazon Top 100 and #26 on Barnes & Noble Bestseller List.  The Remembrance Trilogy is traditionally published in France and her latest book debuted at #30 on Amazon.fr top 100 paid list.
Her stories draw readers in and lets them experience all of the love, passion and emotion her characters do! She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater, but has a BSBA in Business and Marketing from an ivy league university... She adores her readers, most of all, so don't be a stranger!


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