Saturday, June 1, 2013

Zane by Nicole Edwards Blog Tour: Giveaway & Interview with Ethan Walker

I am excited about today's Blog Tour Stop because it is for one of my FAVORITE Authors Nicole Edwards. This women can write like nobody's business and her characters and sex scenes are to DIE for!! On top of all of that she is one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. She even has a wonderful hubby that puts up with over 400 crazy women in the Nicole Nation and doesn't complain ( So I just wanted to take a moment to thank Nicole Edwards for writing such great books but women you owe me some new panties and a case of sponges...LOL!! 

Title: Zane (Alluring Indulgence, #1)
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: Erotic
Buy Link: Amazon & Smashwords

Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away. 

Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane – he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now. 

Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine tingling lust? 

When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend Beau into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed. 

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

My Review:

Rating – 5 I would give it 100 if I could Stars
Cover – 4 Stars - Love how it matches Kaleb so well!
Character Development - 5 Stars - I Love Nicole's Characters
Steam Factor – 5 sponge worthy, lickalious stars!!!
Ending – HEA!! Part of a series about the Walker Brothers.

Wow where do you start a review for a book like this. I can't say it enough that Nicole has QUICKLY become one of my favorite Authors. Zane is sexual, sensual, funny, sad and everything in-between. It is not your typical erotic book because it has a story that hooks you and doesn't let you go. The characters are lovable, crack you up funny and so relate-able that they pull you in and make you want to know more about them. And then you have the SMOKIN HOT, WET YOUR PANTIES, CATCH YOUR KINDLE ON FIRE sex scenes that leave you breathless and needing a cold 

Zane is the second book in the Alluring Indulgence Series. He is the youngest of the Walker boys and one of my favorites!! He is sexy, tough as nails and oh so dominate and possessive. He is about as Alpha Male as you can get and I LOVED every single minute of it.

"Put your mouth on me, V" he demanded, keeping his back to her, his eyes closed as he hung his head, willing the tension to ease from his shoulders. "I want to feel your lips on my skin."

"I want to own you," he repeated, his hunger evolving, turning into something greater than him. "I want to make you mine, V." 

Vanessa or V is an emotionally damaged mess after growing up in a small gossiping town under her mothers shadow. She keeps everyone at arms length and doesn't let them get to close including Zane. 

Together they are burning up the sheets passionate but Zane has to work hard to break down the walls V has up. She blames herself for everything that has happened and is terrified that it will happen again. But Zane is stubborn and persistent and always gets what e 

This was my favorite of the series so far but I am sure I will say this about Travis's book next and then Sawyers after I don't know how she does it but Nicole keeps better and better if that is even From the little sneak peaks we got of Travis I am so freakin excited for his book that no matter what I read I can't find anything that even compares.  


And now I have something special for you. In Zane we get a tiny teaser of Ethan the quiet and reserved Walker Brother. Well I don't know about you all but that just made me more curious. So I asked Nicole and she agreed to let me interrogate ummm I mean interview So with the help of Nicole Nation we came up with some questions that everyone is dying to know about Ethan Walker. So here is what he had to say!!

Hello Ethan I really appreciate you taking time to sit down with us and answer a few questions. The fans at Nicole Nation and I put our heads together and came up with some questions that readers are dying to know about you. 

So let’s just jump right in. We don't know as much about you as we do your brothers. Can you tell us a little something about Ethan Walker?
I’m not sure there’s a lot to know about me. If you've met my brothers, then you’ll probably learn real quickly that I’m the shy type. I don’t have Sawyer’s exuberance, I don’t have Travis’ attitude, I don’t have Zane’s temper, I don’t have… Well, hell, I think you get the picture. As for the basics, I’m 27, I’m the second youngest and I do my best to keep to myself.

You work at Walker Demo's Mechanic Shop. Do you like working in your family's business and working closely with your brothers? 
Being that it’s a family business, I’m not sure I had much of a choice. I can’t complain. I get to do something I love to do and I get to spend time more time with my family than I probably would if I worked for someone else. Nope, can’t say I have much to complain about. 

How do you feel about Zane leaving you to work at the Resort? Do you think it will be a difficult transition working with someone that closely that isn't family? 
I think he’s a little shit, that’s what I think. *laughs* Ok, at first I was a little pissed that he didn't come right back to work, but the fact that he came back at all sorta trumped all of my frustration. It wasn't easy handling things while he was in the hospital, but I’m glad he’s ok and more importantly, I’m glad he’s got a plan. Working with Blake isn't like working with Zane, but… Well, let’s just leave it at that. 

Do you ever plan on getting in on the resort?
Don’t know. I have to say there’s some appeal and I learned more than I expected when we visited Club Destiny. I’m not ruling anything out at this point, but I’m a little worried that if we all jump ship at Walker Demo, that there won’t be much left of it. 

You seem a little reserved unlike the other Walker boys. Why don't you interact more with your brothers?
I interact plenty. I think people might assume otherwise because I’m not an attention whore like they are. *grins* Don’t tell them I said that.

Which of your brothers do you feel you'd like to open up to more (have a closer relationship with)?
I’ve always looked up to Travis. I remember as a kid, I always wanted to be like him. 

If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do? 
Hiking or fishing. I’d like to just get out of here for a while, clear my head. I don’t have a lot of down time these days.

What would be your ideal date night? 
I’d say dinner and a movie would be plenty to satisfy me. Although, I’d prefer to have both at my house, or theirs. I’m not big on public settings. I’m just a down home country boy. Laid back is more my style. 

Now for a serious question ;) What do you sleep in and are you a boxers, briefs or commando type of guy?
My brothers warned me that women like to ask these questions. Let’s just say I sleep naked, and I’m not a fan of boxers or briefs.

Ok, Ok that was actually for my own enjoyment now back to the real Ethan you seem to have some sturdy walls up is that due to past relationships or something else??? 
*quiet for a minute* I've had my fair share of relationships, I just don’t like to publicize them. If you’re asking if I've had my heart broken, then the answer’s yes. 

I know you are sort of quiet private person but the readers are dying to know, “What is going on between you and Blake”? 
*cocks eyebrow* we’re friends. 

Are you comfortable with your sexuality? Are you, straight, bi or gay? Do people really want to know my sexual preferences?
I mean is there like some group where people get together and ask whether or not I prefer men or women? Since I’m sure my story is going to be shared at some point, I’ll put you out of your misery. First, I don’t share my partners with anyone else. Second… I’m gay.

You seem pretty uncomfortable with the way these questions are going so I am going to put you out of your misery. Thank you so much for giving us a little insight into who Ethan Walker is. You were a great sport. I think the fans and I got enough to tide us over until we get to read your story ;) 

About Nicole Edwards

Nicole lives in Central Texas with her husband, kids and her two dogs. Although she has been writing since a very young age, she has recently ventured into the full time world of writing and is loving every second of it. 

She is the author of the Club Destiny and Alluring Indulgence series and working on more projects at this time.

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  1. What a great review and interview. I love Nicole Edwards. My favorite of Club Destiny is Tag Murphy. I think my favorite for Alluring Indulgence is going to be Ethan. So far, I love everything I have read about him. Looking forward to all the Alluring Indulgence books.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!! I think Travis will be one of my favs that is until the next one comes

  2. Love the interview, just bought Zane last night, can't wait to start it!!