Thursday, August 1, 2013

Giveaway and Review of Been Loving You Too Long by Seraphina Donavan

Good Morning and Happy Thursday my naughty nibblers!  Today I have with me the lovely and talented Seraphina Donavan and her newest sizzle Been Loving You Too Long.  We are kicking off her month long tour today and believe me when I say you will want to snag your copy after you read this!!  Let's take a look at the book:
Title:  Been Loving You Too Long
Author:  Seraphina Donavan
Publisher:  Curvy Seductions Press; 1 edition (June 10, 2013)
Length:  168 pgs
Sub-Genre: Erotic, romance


Ophelia Broulliard’s life has always been linked to the wealthy and powerful DuChamps family. The granddaughter of the family’s housekeeper, she’s worshipped Vincent DuChamps from afar--the ever unattainable prince in her fairy tale dreams. Little does she know that Vincent harbors his own secret feelings for her, but other darker secrets that he sees as an insurmountable obstacle to ever being the man she deserves, have prompted him to avoid her altogether

When Thomas, the family patriarch dies, his will bears some unpleasant surprises for them both. Thomas wants nothing more than for Vincent and his siblings to be happy, and in his final act as the only father figure they’ve ever had, engineers a series of contingencies in his will that require them each to face their demons. Only too aware of what Vincent really feels for Ophelia, Thomas creates a situation that will force Vincent to confront his feelings. Unless, Vincent and Ophelia marry, Vincent and his siblings will lose everything, including the family business.

Forced into such close proximity, denying their attraction for one another becomes impossible. But even as they grow closer, other threats to the future of DuChamps Hotels and all that Vincent holds dear threaten to destroy their burgeoning relationship. Ophelia has played it safe her whole life. Taking a risk on Vincent is a frightening prospect. Will it be worth it, or will his secrets break both their hearts?


“You look tired, Vincent.”

He quirked an eyebrow, his expression sardonic.  “So I hear.”

It had slipped out, an admission that she shouldn’t have made.  Acknowledging to anyone how frequently Vincent crossed her mind or how often she studied his face was dangerous.

When he looked up at her, their gazes locked and Ophelia’s breath simply froze.  Her lungs seized and she could do nothing but stare into his coal-black eyes and pray that everything she felt for him wasn’t written all over her face.

It was only when he drew her hand up and placed it against his chest, directly over his racing heart that she realized he’d even still been holding it.  The firmness of muscle and the springy mat of chest hair beneath the cotton of his shirt was too much temptation to resist.  She caressed that muscle lightly and watched as his eyes blazed with lust.

His expression changed to something she could only describe as carnal, predatory even. He stepped closer to her, backing her against the island.

She let out a sigh, savoring the sensation of his closeness, of the heat from his body scorching her.
His mouth was only inches from her and the anticipation of waiting for the kiss that seemed so inevitable was agonizing.  “Tell me to stop,” he demanded.

“You shouldn’t,” she whispered, unable to find her voice.

“I shouldn’t stop or I shouldn’t kiss you, Ophelia?  Which is it?”

She knew the right answer, the answer she ought to give.  Instead, she sank against him, savoring the heat, the hard planes of his body against hers.  Her eyes closed softly as she raised her lips to his. 

The heat between them sparked, flared, then raged out of control.  She might have initiated that first tentative touch of their lips, but he quickly seized the reins.

His lips were firm as they settled over hers, demanding.  When his teeth scraped her bottom lip, nipping roughly and then soothing with his tongue, she couldn’t hold back the low moan.  Each gentle tug and pull as he sucked at her lips, the sensual glide of his tongue against hers as he swept it into her mouth was overwhelmingly intense.

It was as if he’d peered inside her and knew what she wanted even before he she did.  Heat suffused her, spreading throughout her body.  He tasted of bourbon and the spice that was simply him.  Sliding her hands up and over the breadth of his shoulders, she clasped her hands behind his neck, bringing them even closer.


Seraphina Donavan is a hopeless romantic with a wicked & oh-so-dirty mind! Those things, combined with her love of writing, prompted her to take the leap and transform those fantasies into written words on a page. As a curvy girl herself, Seraphina has made it a point to celebrate those women with delicious curves with her work through writing and the hot men who love them.

She currently has 11 published books & is working on many more..
Living in Central Kentucky, Seraphina spends her time rescuing stray animals, working for a non-profit agency and dreaming of becoming a best-selling author. She lives in a home that has more character than working parts and enjoys spending time with her fur babies. Feel free to contact her with any questions or thoughts on your mind.. She loves connecting with her readers & hearing from anyone!

Twitter: @MissSeraphinaD

If you like your romances steamy, then you are looking at the right author.  Seraphina delights us yet again with her newest tale of romance and seduction.  We have two people striving so hard to not become their parents, that they have been letting the best parts of life pass them by and turning themselves away from risks.  Fear played a major role in both of their lives.    Both of these characters had wounds from their past to over come, and needed a helping thrust in the right direction.

The attraction between Vincent and Ophelia is off the charts.  You can literally feel it as your reading the story.  Both of them have been fighting it for so long but once that spark is ignited?  Whoo do the fireworks start!  Those steamy sex scenes will leave you breathless.  Ophelia is one good girl who knows how to be bad!!

I loved all of Vincent's family and I grieved with them for the loss of such an important part of the it.  Thomas had the insight to make the impossible probable, even from his grave.  Since there are three siblings and three parts to the will, and I can't wait to see what he has in store for Vincent's bratty sister (who you will grow to love) and his artistic baby brother.   Hopefully we will be seeing more of them!!  Excellent read!!     

Giveaway!!  What's a party without prizes?  Seraphina is giving away and autographed ARC and a 10 amazon card to one lucky viewer!!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter!!  Good luck and you can follow along the tour here:

Kickoff: Close Encounters with the Night Kind
August 7 Interview My World
August 12 Interview/Review on Kiru Taye Writes: 
August 14 Review The Romance Book Club
August 19 Review All Things Romance
August 19 Guest Post Finding Broken Hearts
August 20 Review Pink Skulls Review
August 26 Interview All I Want and More
August 28 Spotlight Read Between the Lines
August 30 Guest post/Giveaway The Sacred Fruit
September 6 Guest Post Grinelda Marokwitz Erotic Writing


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Amanda Ray said...

Believe it or not, I like "Don't Worry, Be Happy". Always peps me up :-)

Beckey said...

Don't Laugh but Oh happy days from Sister Act 2

Unknown said...

I do love music. When I am down I love to listen to Sandstorm. Can't help but start jumping.

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

miki said...

i love " je te donne" by jean jacqhe goldman

Beppe DM said...

I want it all by Queen

Gina said...

So What by Pink

erin said...

One Republic : Good Life :)

Deb PelletierC said...

On You Tube , Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo in Blurred Lines ( Robin Thicke... So Funny, Deb P

Joanne said...

Give Me Love by Ed Sheeran.

Unknown said...

In a gadda da vida by Iron Butterfly

divavixenqueen said...

Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson.

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Thank you for the invitation Nikki!
Love the cover, and premise and excerpt.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Wishing you all the best and continued success!


meryvamp said...

I listen to all sorts of stuff. I love Muse, Florence + The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Britney Spears, Kesha, etc. Anything upbeat, I guess. My Pandora is always on shuffle so I never listen to the same stuff over and over.

Also, is Seraphina your real name? I love that name, even have a character named that. If it's an alias, that's cool too. Love the history behind it.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

Oh, I forgot about the song...LOL
I have about 1000 songs on my Ipod that my daughter downloaded all her music which has become mine as well...but my favorite lately is by Puddle of Mud named "Control". It just gets me out of the funk...:)


Unknown said...

Oh wow I have a lot but right now its "I Love It' by Icona Pop :)

Beautiful Disaster said...

Back in Black by AC/DC and several songs by Pink.
Thanks :-)

Unknown said...

Broken by Seether and Amy Lee

Linda said...

Music from Disney cartoons! Beauty and the Beast (the whole soundtrack) especially

dv8 said...

I can't feel down when I listen to The Martian Hop.

Jessi said...

I love anything with a dance beat when I'm a bit down. Right now it would be Light 'em up by Fall Out Boy or Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke

Mary Preston said...

Any classic Beatles song works for me.

Unknown said...

When I am feeling down I like to listen to Save a horse ride a cowboy because you cannot feel down while listening to this song.

Not Everyones Mama said...

Lately it's (I like the) Remix by NKOTB. I can't help it. I <3 them still. LOL

Unknown said...

Amazed by Lonestar. Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna Reynolds said...

I don't really listen to a lot only in the car when I'm driving my books are what help when I'm down Thanks for the giveaway

Linda said...

Friday - I´m in love!! =D That one never fails to put a smile on my face..
Love the blurb, can´t wait for my chance to read!
Happy Monday!

Unknown said...

Anything by P!NK :)

crystalguidroz1 said...

Usually Evanessance, her entire CD. Some songs are super sad and you can relate and feel the emotion to them, some empower and build you back up...perfect!
Thanks for the giveaway and I really enjoyed the excerpt :)

Crystal Guidroz

Tiffany Drew said...

Right now it would be Blurred Lines because honestly, how can that beat not cheer you up? Thank you!

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