Monday, July 20, 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Blyss Trilogy by J. C. Cliff


Series: The Bylss Trilogy
Author: J.C. Cliff
Genre: Dark NA Romance
Release Date: Available Now



Synopsis


Blyss is something the world has been trying to create since the beginning of time, the ultimate aphrodisiac, a drug used against women with one single purpose in mind ....

Julianna Oakley has just finished up her junior year at college and flies home to spend her last free summer with her father on their prestigious Georgia estate. Julianna isn't the stereotypical rich girl, a spoiled prima-donna. She's down to earth and has an independent streak a mile wide, insisting she makes her own way in this world.

Nick has been setting the stage for a long time, and sparks fly when their separate worlds collide. She is Nick's ultimate obsession, and he will stop at nothing to own her.

When Travis, Nick's right hand man, lays his eyes on the prize, all hell breaks loose. He should know Nick is playing for keeps, and while Julianna is fighting for her freedom, a lifetime full of secrets and twisted perceptions slowly unravel as Julianna gets caught in the fray.


Synopsis


Learning how to survive in her new world, Julianna has no choice but to play “The game of Life.” Except it's Nick's game, and his rules apply. Captivity, drugs, and submission are the cards that are dealt, and it's a losing game. 

Biding her time as she waits for her rescuers, it's far from smooth sailing, because all too quickly the rules abruptly change as Nick takes matters into his own hands…

As the drama unfolds, and hesitating to interfere, Travis has everything to lose should he decide to step in, including his life.
 It's opposition at its finest – freedom versus control as Nick and Julianna face the ultimate battle of wills.

While Travis has the uncanny ability to manipulate her with a single touch, Nick struggles to conquer her body, mind, and soul.

It's every man for themselves as each have their own secret agenda, including Julianna, whose plan is simple: survive.


Synopsis


This is Julianna’s story. She lived a normal life until she was about to turn twenty-one, and then all hell broke loose. Years of diabolical scheming unraveling at the seams, unleashing torrents of lies and deceit. The whirlwind of chaos and heartbreak will forever change the game.

Her chosen fate is one of stellar proportions, and she struggles to keep sane, trying to hold it together every step of the way. As the matrix of her concealed past unfolds to deliver the final blow, rationality and sanity begin to take on a definition and meaning of its own.

Nick thinks he’s the night in shining armor while Travis believes he will be enough to save her from herself, but does she even want to be saved?

Both men want her. Both men love her, and both men want to claim her, keeping her for themselves. But, as usual, Julianna has other plans.

**The Blyss Trilogy: An Adult Dark Romantic Suspense. This contemporary erotic captive romance book is full of suspense, action, and adventure. This is a dark, erotic thriller that will have you hanging on to the edges of your e-reader as you wonder which alpha male you want to fall in love with. Will you be team Travis or team Nick?**












Review for Blyss ( 5 stars )

Damn. This book had me so engrossed from the beginning until the end. When I read the blurb, it instantly reminds me of Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts. A story about an innocent girl got captured and train to be a submissive. However, the tone of the book is very much different. Blyss isn't as dark or as kinky as The Dark Duet.


Julianna Oakley, the rich girl who lead a perfect life. She had a doting fiance, a bachelor degree and a powerful father. Little did she know that she was targeted by the elusive owner of an underground sex trafficking ring.



Nick is the head honcho of the operation. He is a domineering, narcissist and delusional prick of epic proportion. The way he is fantasizing about his perfect 'princess' and their perfect HEA make me think he is sick. He want Julianna and he want to own her body and soul. His only obstacle is to make her pliant to his needs.



Travis is Nick's right hand man and submissive trainer. He is the master manipulator that provide a fake security comfort for the girls. He seems like a caring, patient man at times, but can be harsh and controlling in the next moment. I can't wrap my head around Travis' motivation. I need to crack into his well crafted wall surrounding his true nature.



Right from beginning, we watched Julianna Oakley got stripped away from her perfect life and thrown into the sadistic Nick's clutch. As she battled for her survival, she got to know Travis intimately, seeking comfort he offer. But when the table is turn and the men show their true nature, will Julianna able to survive and outwit them?



I simply love this feisty heroine. I read a lot of captive story and Julianna really stood out with her quick wit and smart mouth. I find myself enjoying her dilemma, her outburst, her uncontrollable lust towards her captors. I'm so rooting for her. 



Blyss is a perfect start for a captivating and suspenseful trilogy. I need to read Blyssful Lies next to see how will Julianna going to survive Nick while Travis no longer running the interference. Things are going to get interesting for sure.

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Review for Blyssful Lies ( 4 stars )

Blyssful Lies brought me back to the messy triangle between Jules, Travis and the delusional psycho - Nick. This installment provide a few surprising turn of events that left me flabbergasted.

Nick, the head honcho of a high end sex trafficking ring and the one who stripped Jules away from her home is a delusional psycho as usual. By getting his POV this time, I'm even more convince that he is sick. His perception of reality is totally skewed beyond any help. I'm not sure whether to feel pity or hatred for him.

Travis is Nick's right hand man, the one who is responsible to train up the submissive slave. We knew he felt something from Jules previously and now that Travis is throwing caution to the wind in order to save Jules, I'm cheering 'Hell yeah!'. Although I had to admit his sudden change of heart is kinda abrupt. What happen to the hardass Travis that we knew off? But his new protective streak for Jules make me fall a little more in love with him.

Jules is out of her mind dealing with all this stress in the upheaval of her life. She is afraid of Nick and wary of Travis' motivation. Without her knowledge she was thrown in a cat and mouse game between the two men. Can't a girl catch a break?

I'm not sure what to surmise from the romance development plot because well... let just said things are complicated and not everything that Jules learn is what it appear to be. And when she find out the truth, there is hell to pay for Travis.

Though this installment had a faster pacing, what with all the running around from the villain, the overall intensity was lower compare to Book 1. I'm also looking forward to see more real and honest feelings between the couple I'm rooting for. I think is pretty clear whose team I'm in.


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Meet the Author

J.C. Cliff is an independent author who strives to deliver a strong story line, keeping the reader captivated throughout. She loves the element of surprise, creating unique twists and turns while creating thrill and suspense. Oh yes, and lets not forget, making a little explicit romance happen in between.

She's a die hard 80's rock'n roll fan, and loves a good concert! JC wears many hats. They include wife of 24 years, 4 children, small business owner, writer, reader, and what ever else is required of her. She loves taboo stories with twists and turns, and full of suspense. 

When she's not writing mind-blowing twists and turns which include erotica, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include: offshore fishing, learning anything new, sewing, spending time at the beach, or the mountains.

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