Review Tour + Excerpt – ESCORT by Skye Warren

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“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.”
– Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

ESCORT, a sexy new contemporary romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is now LIVE!

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There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.

I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that . . . she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.

Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.

But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.

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This is my very first Skye Warren book, and it definitely won’t be my last! Escort was an alluring and bewitching romance that challenges the boundaries of what true love means.

I was intrigued with the storyline immediately, which was a refreshing surprise because I had no idea what the book was about. But from what the title and cover offered, I had to find out more!

The love story behind Escort is quite unconventional. It’s more than just two people meeting and falling in love. It blends fascination and apprehension together to form a beautiful tale of tenderness, passion, and devotion. The lives of Hugo and Bea couldn’t be more different; their chemistry sparks an effervescent quality to their unique relationship that strengthens the quality of the storyline. Where Hugo holds secrets and shame, Bea struggles to live a life worthy of happiness and independence. They each see beyond what is in front of them, and look at the soul of the person, knowing them deep down in their heart of hearts.

I really liked this book. There were times in the story that I connected more with the characters versus other parts, but it’s the author’s wonderful writing that truly showcases the book’s powerful irresistibility. I loved that the story was told entirely from Hugo’s POV, and think it exhibited his infectious charm, thoughtfulness, and addicting persona perfectly. He’s definitely an unforgettable character! Overall, Escort was a highly gratifying quick read!

4 Stars!

~Kelly


Excerpt

The word seems to take her aback. “Pleasure?”

“That’s the nature of my business, yes.” My body tightens, because it would be pleasure indeed to touch this woman. To kiss her. To make her moan for me.

Although I might have to rethink that plan, because the word pleasure might as well have been medieval torture based on the way Bea looks at me. “I thought we were going to have sex.”

She sounds so forlorn it could break my heart.

Instead I laugh, a small huff of breath, because I can’t afford to have a heart.

“Sex,” I say, standing to full height, circling the scuffed oriental coffee table, standing behind her chair. “And pleasure. Pleasure and sex. They’re interchangeable.”

I brush my knuckles over the side of her neck, a demonstration. Her wild curls tickle my skin.

It’s provocative, this. If she had agreed to dinner I would have started with small touches, a glance of my palm against the small of her back as I pulled out her chair, holding her hand while we talked over a glass of wine. Perhaps being so bold as to run a finger along the inside of hers, where it’s more sensitive. She would shiver; her gaze would meet mine.

There’s an order to these things. You can move fast or slow, but there’s still an order.

“We can skip the pleasure part,” she says, her voice high, her breathing faster. Her chest rises and falls in the black dress, made all the more alluring by how much it covers. She’s a mystery. The black sky in the city. I have to work to see her secrets.

“No,” I chide gently. “We focus on the pleasure. That’s the point.”

“What if—” Her breath catches as I drop the back of my hand over her collarbone, a reverse caress. That’s what one does for a skittish creature like her. “What if I have a different point?”

“And what point would that be, my sweet Bea?”

“I want to lose my virginity,” she says, so fast it comes out as a single word.

IWANTTOLOSEMYVIRGINITY. It takes my lust-warmed brain a full minute to comprehend. She’s not only nervous, this woman. She’s a virgin.

My hand freezes. I yank it away. “Pardon me?”

I can’t have heard her correctly. There is no chance in hell that this beautiful young woman, as strange and interesting as she is, is a virgin. No chance in hell that I was the one tasked to be her first. I could not possibly spread her legs and thrust inside her, knowing that no one’s ever been there. It would be a physical impossibility. Never. No possible way.

“It doesn’t have to take long,” she says, suddenly earnest. Almost begging me. “I don’t need…you know…whatever you do for other women. I only want the sex.”

My God. “You are insane.”

A scrunch of her nose. “Well, you don’t have to sound too surprised. It is what I requested when I called. The woman said that’s what you do.”

“I’m not taking your virginity.” On some level I might have guessed this about her. If I had considered it even possible, I might have. Virgins don’t hire me. They stammer and giggle and turn away from me, their protective instincts strong enough to send them in the opposite direction. So perhaps I can be forgiven for not recognizing this one, so forthright.

Bea frowns. “Is that a different department or something?”

She’s mocking me. She’s mocking me for being, well, prudish, and I feel strangely buoyant. I could float away with the absurdity of it. “Yes, it’s a different department. The department of a frat boy who fumbles around in the dark.”

“Are you seriously not going to do it?”

The irony is enough to flatten me, that this is a woman I might have pursued outside this job. She would have been too young for me, even if I weren’t an escort and she wasn’t my client. That wouldn’t have stopped me from wanting her.

But in another incarnation, if I had been one of those fumbling frat boys, I would have followed this woman to the ends of the earth. That’s a hypothetical scenario on multiple levels, but I’m good at hypotheticals, which is another reason I’m good at my job.

So good that I please every single client I’ve ever had.

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Review: ESCORT by Skye Warren

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Escort by Skye Warren
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Rating: ★★★★✰


This is my very first Skye Warren book, and it definitely won’t be my last! Escort was an alluring and bewitching romance that challenges the boundaries of what true love means.

I was intrigued with the storyline immediately, which was a refreshing surprise because I had no idea what the book was about. But from what the title and cover offered, I had to find out more!

The love story behind Escort is quite unconventional. It’s more than just two people meeting and falling in love. It blends fascination and apprehension together to form a beautiful tale of tenderness, passion, and devotion. The lives of Hugo and Bea couldn’t be more different; their chemistry sparks an effervescent quality to their unique relationship that strengthens the quality of the storyline. Where Hugo holds secrets and shame, Bea struggles to live a life worthy of happiness and independence. They each see beyond what is in front of them, and look at the soul of the person, knowing them deep down in their heart of hearts.

I really liked this book. There were times in the story that I connected more with the characters versus other parts, but it’s the author’s wonderful writing that truly showcases the book’s powerful irresistibility. I loved that the story was told entirely from Hugo’s POV, and think it exhibited his infectious charm, thoughtfulness, and addicting persona perfectly. He’s definitely an unforgettable character! Overall, Escort was a highly gratifying quick read!

4 Stars!

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.

I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that… she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.

Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.

But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.


New Release – ESCORT by Skye Warren

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“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.” – Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author

Escort, a sexy new contemporary romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is now LIVE!

Escort.jpg

There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.

I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that . . . she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.

Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.

But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.

AN

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New Release + Review – THE QUEEN by Skye Warren

Title: The Queen
Series: The Masterpiece Duet #2
Author: Skye Warren
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017

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I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood’s dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I’ve always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city’s throne.

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OH GOD DAMON!!!!!

Penny finally has a chance at a normal education, a normal life. She ran away from Tanglewood with no intentions of going back. Then one call from home changes her life.

The farther she tries to go from Damon the closer fate brings them. In this push and pull raw emotions and unfulfilled desires, is surely going to leave Penny with a broken heart. But she is ready to take a chance because Damon Scott is worth it all.

I am blown away right now. THIS SERIES IS UNREAL and my heart is still jackhammering from all the angst. I am just in awe of this entire series and how brilliant it turned out to be. Also, I absolutely bawled when Damon and Penny got their happy ending. If any two people deserved it, it was them. LOVE LOVE this story!!

4.5 Stars!

~Sonal


Excerpt

I flinch, glad he can’t see me across two thousand miles. Even working in the kitchens most nights only covers my food, my textbooks. Not the tuition bill. “You’re the one who wanted him to work for you. You’re the one who made him the stake in our last game.”

“And you’re the one who lost,” he says lightly.

“Do you know where he is?”

“Of course. Like you said, he works for me. I would be a careless employer if I let my men go wandering off, gambling and racking up debt and questioning their loyalty to me.”

A shiver runs through me. “Then where is he?”

“He’s a grown-up, Penny. Like you are now. He’s responsible for himself. You only need to worry about your studies. I’m sure Algebraic Topology is taking up plenty of your focus.”

It’s one of my courses this semester. How does he know that?

“Stop playing with me.”

“Why should I?” he says with a soft laugh. “It’s so much fun.”

Frustration stings my eyes, hot and damp. I look up at the wide-open sky, willing myself not to cry. There are a million stars visible here, most of the land owned by Smith College or one of the other campuses. So much land, so much pride. There aren’t buildings climbing on top of other buildings, as if they might sink into the concrete ground if they don’t. There aren’t glass towers reaching to an endless black sky.

“I’m never coming back,” I say abruptly.

His laugh falls silent. “I know.”

“I hate it there. I hate Tanglewood and being powerless. And most of all I hate you.”

The last part is a lie, because I don’t hate him. I’m drawn to him; I’m repelled by him. It’s far too complex a relationship, an equation I’ve never been able to write. It makes me wonder if I’m lying about the other parts—if maybe some twisted part of me misses home.

If some twisted part of me misses being powerless, too.

“Ah, Penny,” he says, sounding infinitely weary. “I hate you too.”

The words shock me, but the hurt inside shocks me more. He shouldn’t be able to wound me. Three years away from home, growing up, growing strong. It should have been enough armor to protect against anything he could say to me. But the arrow sinks deep, proving that I’ll never be able to escape him.

“What did I do to you?” I ask, quiet, in a voice like I’m six years old again. Like I’m speaking to the wild boy I found by the lake, one I lured into my trailer like a wolf.

He answers the same way, a surly teenage boy, fierce and vulnerable at once. “You made me care. You made me want, when I needed to leave. You made me feel, when I would have preferred to die. You brought me back to life.”

And I condemned him to torture. That’s what happened when he sacrificed himself so that I could stay safe. Two children with so few choices. “I’m sorry,” I whisper.

“Don’t worry. I got my revenge, after all.”

My blood runs cold, almost subzero at the words. There’s only one person left in my sad little family. One person he could hurt. “Did you hurt him?”

“By giving him a job when he couldn’t hold one down? By paying him enough that his daughter could escape the city, could go to a fancy college instead of becoming a corner-store whore? Yes, I’ve been horrible to him. A monster.”

“Then why isn’t he answering his phone?”

In the pause I can picture him in a three-piece suit, reclining in one of his ridiculously expensive leather chairs. Some amber liquid in a crystal-cut glass. “Don’t come back,” he says, his voice grim. “You made it out of here. Let that be enough.”

A soft click ends the connection, leaving me bereft.

And more worried than before.

Something is happening in Tanglewood, something bad enough for my father not to call, something horrible enough that even Damon Scott has warned me away. I look up at the infinite stars, but they’re dimmer than before. The whole world muted. It wasn’t a new life that I found so far from home. It was a long dream, and now I’m painfully awake.

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Review: THE QUEEN by Skye Warren

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The Queen by Skye Warren
Series: Masterpiece Duet, book 2
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: self published
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Rating: ★★★★✰


OH GOD DAMON!!!!!

Penny finally has a chance at a normal education, a normal life. She ran away from Tanglewood with no intentions of going back. Then one call from home changes her life.

The farther she tries to go from Damon the closer fate brings them. In this push and pull raw emotions and unfulfilled desires, is surely going to leave Penny with a broken heart. But she is ready to take a chance because Damon Scott is worth it all.

I am blown away right now. THIS SERIES IS UNREAL and my heart is still jackhammering from all the angst. I am just in awe of this entire series and how brilliant it turned out to be. Also, I absolutely bawled when Damon and Penny got their happy ending. If any two people deserved it, it was them. LOVE LOVE this story!!

4.5 Stars!

~Sonal


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Synopsis:
I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood’s dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I’ve always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city’s throne.


Review: THE KING by Skye Warren

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I went into this book blind and DO NOT regret one thing!

Penny has spent all of her life in a trailer park and doesn’t have too many hopes. Her father gambles everyday depleting their minimal savings. His addiction has landed them in trouble with the most dangerous sick criminal and he has his eyes set on Penny. When her father bets her and loses she has nowhere to run. Broken and abused she is saved by Damon Scott though it doesn’t really feel like saving. Maybe this is her being condemned forever.

Damon Scott needs to stay away from Penny for a lot of reasons but his willpower is slowly waning. That mixed with the feelings she evokes render him helpless. He knows they don’t belong but Damon finds himself caring less and less everyday.

I am SHOOK to the core with this book. I do not know what to feel and I do not know how to react. I wasn’t prepared for all the scary feelings that came with this book. My heart was breaking for both Penny and Damon and really all I want is for them to be happy. (also make babies)

I am super excited for the conclusion to their story because I know it will be nothing less than explosive.

5 Stars!

~Sonal


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Synopsis:
The highest stakes…

My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.

Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.

A trailer park princess.

The son of a criminal king.

We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.

His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.

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THE KING is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It’s a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling trilogy but can be read separately.