Saturday, March 31, 2012

Giveaway and Spotlight of Surrender to Love by Sascha Illyvich

Hello and welcome to this stop on Sascha's book tour!!  This book is part of Decadent's One Night Stand series, and you haven't had the pleasure of reading a book from this, then today is your lucky day!!  After giving you all the book details and a little about the author, I am going to also tell you how you can score your own copy!!  But first lets take a look at the premise and sneak a peek inside:

Title:  Surrender to Love (Decadent's 1NightStand Series)

Author:  Sascha Illyvich

Publisher:  Decadent Publishing

Length:  11,500 words

Sub-Genres:  BDSM, Contemporary, Erotic


In order to cure the dreaded creative rut she’s in, Livia ends up in Las Vegas by suggestion from her therapist.  Oh and there’s a catch.  Livia‘s been set up to have a one night stand with a very handsome man who promises her freedom through submission.  Can she surrender to more than just passion?


“I want to know true freedom. I’m tired of living this life where I’m afraid all the time and I don’t feel in control.” Livia stood from her chair, aware of the therapist’s intense gaze.

Dr. Gena tapped her pen on the yellow legal bad beside her but didn’t look up. “How do you fare with change, Livia?”

She shuddered visibly. Who was Dr. Gena kidding? Livia looked down at the beige carpet and blinked, speaking softly. “I don’t like it.”

“Because you can’t control things.”

“Yes.” Livia nodded and looked at her therapist. A cream-colored top stretched over the doctor’s figure while a pair of gray suit pants hugged motherly hips. Her hair was held up by pins, exposing a slender neckline. A little makeup helped take off years and the cool stare Dr. Gena gave her showed more wisdom than the average person. “Because I have no control.”

Dr. Gena looked up from her notes and twirled the pen around her fingers. “Have you considered the idea that maybe you can ride the change, letting it take you to new experiences, while you control how you behave, how you respond to it?”

Was her therapist insane? Livia wrung her hands together. “No.”

“Then maybe it’s time you look into the idea of moving beyond what and who you think you are. If the dead no longer help you, then they only serve to weigh you down.”

It became harder to breath suddenly. Her past wasn’t anything special, it just was. A life of fear of going outside, of being around other people, and not being understood.

Dr. Gena rose and set a hand on Livia’s chin. With a little pressure, she tipped Livia’s eyes to meet hers. “You truly are a strong woman. You’ve survived a lot in your lifetime. I have some friends in Las Vegas I can recommend you to. It will be a shock to your system, but I think you’ll adjust pretty quickly, given what we’ve discussed in your sessions over the last few years.”

She gasped, exhaling the breath she didn’t realize she’d held. The idea was ludicrous! Her? Move out of her sleepy, one-horse town and into a den of iniquity? She began chewing her lower lip. “You’re asking me to uproot my entire life? Here and now, to leave Colorado and move to Las Vegas?”

Dr. Gena nodded. Her expression warmed and she cocked her head slightly to one side, offering compassion to Livia. “Some of the toughest things I’ve ever asked of you as a patient have brought about surprising results. You’ve made a home for yourself. You’re a successful artist. My male secretary no longer frightens you.”

The corners of Livia’s lips turned upward. “Yeah.”

“There’s the twinkle in your eye. You know you do that often when I’m right?”

An eyebrow rose. “Yeah?”

Dr. Gena nodded again. “Yup. Moving to Las Vegas will help you gain control over your life. As I said, I have some friends who can help you. I’ll make phone calls tomorrow and set things up. Besides, what you probably need is a good fuck.”

Livia’s eyes widened in abject horror. “You want me to what?”

Dr. Gena’s released Livia’s chin and sat back down. Her tone remained static though Livia detected a hint of amusement in her voice. “You need to learn the adult world now. You’re ready for this.”

She couldn’t believe how nonchalant her therapist had just been with what she’d proposed. “You’re suggesting I go out and find a man. I’ve never done something like that and—”

“No, I’m suggesting something I’ll set you up with. And the stranger will be vetted just like you will be.” Dr. Gena’s lips pursed together in a thin line. “Any man you’ll meet in Las Vegas will either be a charmer, a bastard, a drunk, or a cheater. At least with this service you’ll know ahead of time what to expect. You’re no virgin, but you’re new to life. And this experience will change you.”

Her eyes narrowed. She stamped her foot. “I don’t want change. I want control!”

The therapist leaned back and crossed one leg over the other. She met Livia’s gaze. “You’ll have total control. Trust me.”

Livia continued chewing her lip. Thoughts spun around wildly in her head. What if she screwed up? She couldn’t possibly recover from embarrassment like that. She’d never had a good lover. The few she’d taken in the past had been mediocre at best. Since the last one two years ago, she hadn’t had another sexual experience.

Dr. Gena continued, “It’s not the only way to regain control over your life, and learn to go outside of yourself. But it is a primal way. What,” she paused, tapped her pad, “I mean to say is that you’re an artist. Don’t you use life experiences to create? And haven’t you been in a slump lately?”

Livia nodded slowly. She saw where this was going and hated her therapist for being right. “Yes, but those experiences I’ve been able to mimic. To pull from other sources—”

Dr. Gena leaned forward, setting a hand on Livia’s shoulder. “And not get hurt in the process. Therefore you don’t learn, you don’t grow. Who knows? You might not get hurt from this.”

Tension formed in Livia’s body.

Her therapist’s light touch eased some of that stress from her. “I know you can do this.”

Livia swallowed the lump in her throat. She could do this. She could regain control of her life, starting with sex. That made sense, right? Somewhere in the back of her twisted mind, it had to.

Slowly, the doctor pulled away from Livia, running her hand through her patient’s thick brown curls before setting both hands on her shoulders. Then she looked her straight in the eyes. “I think you’re ready for the world, babycakes.”



Proclaimed by the Publishing industry as the Bad Boy of Romance, I started writing thirteen years ago.  My erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio.

I host the Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata and continue to write for Sizzler Editions and Total E-bound.  Readers can find my work, plus free reads at

I edit for Sizzler Editions Intoxication Erotic Romance line and I’m also part of the WriteSex Panel, a blog group defining erotica for writers in any genre! Find us at
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Psyche said...

Nope but I´m interested to read this one.

Lexi said...

This series is new to me, but a great excerpt! Can't wait to see what happens in Vegas!

Unknown said...

I'm new to this series, and to romance in general. Gotta start somewhere,right?

msmjb65 said...

Nope.I haven't read any of the books on the series, but this excerpt sure sparked my interest! Thanks for the giveaway.
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Gabby said...

I think I might be a little familiar with with this series but by name only. I don't think that I've read any books in this series yet.

I'm definitely intrigued by this particular book though!


Mary Preston said...

I have not had the opportunity to read any of he books from this series yet. I hope to very soon.


Filia Oktarina said...

Nope, i am new for this series, but i want try read it. This book sounds great.

Shadow said...

I havent read anything in this series. It sounds great! Im definitely adding these books to my wishlist. They sound so good! Thanks!

Na said...

The series is new to me so thank you for the chance to read from it.

Joanne said...

I have not read any books in this series yet. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Joanne B

ParanormalRomanceFan said...

Hello Sascha,

I haven't had the opportunity to read a book in this series, but after reading your posted Excerpt that will soon be changing... BDSM Contemporary Erotic Romance, what more could a Reader ask for?? ;) Decadent's 1 NightStand sounds like a Great Series & I can't wait to Read to "Surrender to Love".

I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway. Thank You!

Take Care Sascha, Have a Great Week & Stay Naughty
PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

Barbara said... word, DELICIOUS! ;)

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