HALEIGH’S INK @JenniferKacey #giveaway #excerpt #review
by Jennifer Kacey
Members Only, Book Two
A three-lettered word that means different things to many people. Pictures and words that might stand as a reminder of love, loss, rebellion, or camaraderie. For Haleigh Grace, it meant freedom.
Walking through the doors of the tattoo parlor, Inkfluence, marked the start of taking her life back. Making it what she wanted it to be. No one was going to tell her she couldn’t. Not ever again.
Little did she know that behind those doors stood Kyle Muse. He was her best friend, who had walked away years ago without a backwards glance. The one man she fantasized would someday be her knight in shining armor. The one she saved herself for.
But, he has a knight of his own. Tall, dark, and dangerously sexy, Scott Preston. The owner of the very shop Haleigh has an appointment with at midnight.
Feelings long buried rise to the surface and the three find themselves bound by more than just ink…
A Romantica® ménage BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
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It was the hottest kiss she’d ever seen in real life. Tongues, teeth and suction used to leave marks jacked up her heart rate, making her light-headed. It was an hors d’oeuvre to what came later. A prelude to hot, sweaty sex and orgasms they’d need a fire hose to extinguish.
Her nipples beaded beneath her padded bra. Scott tugged Kyle’s head aside. He bit him roughly beneath his ear, making Kyle groan in pleasure while kneading Scott’s waist. She groaned with him when his hand dug beneath Scott’s t-shirt to touch him skin to skin. Her entire body jumped from mildly aroused to a blazing inferno of need she didn’t understand when Scott kissed him again. Slick moisture coated the folds of her sex as their bodies met.
Seeing them, feeling the tension radiate from them, it awakened something buried within her she was unable to ignore. They were sirens calling to her, drawing her in.
She moaned again and gripped the counter to steady her legs. She didn’t remember moving closer. She couldn’t concentrate on anything but seeing them together.
Kyle’s lip slid from between his lover’s teeth. Before she stifled it, another moan slipped out.
Scott glared at her for interrupting and she quickly glanced at Kyle. His gaze remained unfocused for a few beats of her heart, and then dread transformed his visage. His eyelids grew wide with something akin to fear, breaking her heart.
“Haleigh?” he croaked.
So first off, all copies were gifted to me in order to read & review. Haleigh’s Ink came direct from Ellora’s Cave, but then there’s a story behind the others… I had entered a contest to win a copy of Haleigh’s Ink and then signed up to do this tour, so when I told Jennifer Kacey that I was excited to win but I already had a copy (to review) & to pick the next person on the list, she GRACIOUSLY offered me the next two novelettes in the series! (Yeah, she rocks. No question about it!) As you may remember, I read & reviewed the first book in this series – TOGETHER IN CYN – and the majority of the action is set in either “Inkfluence”, the tattoo/piercing parlor, and “The Library”, a BDSM club. As such – there just really isn’t much off-limits in this series – and add in the fact that several of these stories have menage themes, m/m situations and it can really shake up the vanilla pudding! If you pay close attention you’ll see how some of the stories weave in & out of each other. The climax of TOGETHER IN CYN is written into HALEIGH’S INK; a conversation in HALEIGH’S INK with Jenna leads to the primary situation in A VERY MENAGE CHRISTMAS; and so on.
I truly enjoyed HALEIGH’S INK. One of the coolest themes in this story is that of renewal and the ability to find acceptance within yourself, of yourself. Jennifer Kacey broaches the subject of breast cancer and the survivors’ struggle to adjust to the change in their bodies; as such, Haleigh enters Inkfluence wanting to embrace and mark her physical deformity. She’s surprised and hurt, however, to find her long-lost best friend kissing his boyfriend in the shop, since Kyle had never shared his sexuality with her. On top of it all, she’s a bit freaked out because she finds herself in a sexual situation with his boyfriend, Scott. This is a menage, Dom/Owner/sub relationship. Jennifer Kacey can write some smokin’ hawt sex scenes – whether it be m/m, m/f or m/f/m – and holy crap but this book does NOT disappoint! (Yup. Energizer probably sends her thank you gifts each year for boosting their sales.) On top of it all, she creates an appreciation for the pure ART of ink and is so descriptive of the meaning behind all the different inks on Scott, Kyle and Hayleigh that it just brings tears!
A VERY MENAGE CHRISTMAS is a quickie – under 100 pages and features Jenna’s friend, Skye, and Jackson & Nick from “The Library”. The main connection is between Skye and Jackson, but Nick joins in as a limited third (since his heart is really with Jenna). Skye tries to limit her dating to men that her wealthy family would consider “appropriate” but when she finds her boyfriend with someone else in his bed, she breaks it off (duh). On her way out of the apartment, she runs into Jackson, who appreciates her nude-under-the-trench-coat attempt to spice up the sex life with her (former) boyfriend. She’s immediately captivated and finds herself naked in front of Jackson… and Nick. Afterwards, she totally freaks out & runs – and months pass until Jenna becomes a naughty little elf and arranges a very menage Christmas for Skye, Jackson & Nick. While this has many menage scenes, it doesn’t necessarily end up that way (which hopefully means that Jenna & Nick’s story is coming…. SOON!) and there was no m/m interactions in this book. It does, however, involve some nipple clamps, anal plugs and some unique candy cane action!
DUKE’S VALENTINE is set at Valentine’s Day (duh) and opens with Duke at “The Library” bummed about what a horrible day Valentine’s Day is – particularly since he forgot all about it, and his friends-with-benefits/girlfriend was NOT impressed and told him to forget her number. Anna is there to scene – but has been stood up because her “Dom date” was stuck at the salon having his hair done. They hook up and decide that they both enjoy “needle play”. This is where I have to stand up and say, “Not my cup of tea — but it may be yours!” because quite frankly, it took until I was in my late 20’s until I could even sit (somewhat) calmly to get a shot or have blood taken. (So if you’re wondering if I have ink, um, NO. wimp–>Snarky Mom<–wimp) If you don’t like needles / needle / blood play (and Duke uses needles, iv tubing and blood) and can just close your eyes and hum to yourself while it is going on, you’ll still find yourself intrigued by the scenario and squirming in your seat due to Duke’s command of Anna and the explosive sex! This is a real quickie – just around 50 pages and priced right at 99 cents – it’s a quick taste of Jennifer Kacey writing and “Members Only” series if you want a low $ risk way to check it out!
Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.
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Jennifer will be awarding a swag pack from her and lots of other EC authors to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and another prize will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter of a swag pack from the author and an autographed copy of the Romanticon 2013 Program which includes 78 author signatures and signatures from all 8 cavemen that attended. (US ONLY) Be sure to follow the tour (click the tour button below) – the more stops you visit & comment upon, the greater your chances to win! COMMENT PROMPT: If you could get any type of ink you wanted, WHAT would you get… and WHERE?
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