Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Promo & Tour: Waking to Black by V.H. Luis

Title: Waking to Black
Author: V.H. Luis
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Series: Uninhibited (Book One)
Publisher: Self-published
SynopsisHe shattered my defenses, and I was fragile to begin with…

The first time I saw Adam Black, I was between the arms of a criminal, a gun to my throat and even then, I knew I was staring at the most dangerous man in the room.

Maybe it was his confident, cerulean eyes, or the sex appeal radiating from his pores like heat waves on a scorching day, but by proximity alone he made my vision blur and my heart stammer.

The day I was nearly killed in a bank hold-up, I began to live—because of him.

Now, I’m praying for the first time in years, hoping the scars of my past, the secrets I keep, don’t interfere with my future…

“It must be difficult; constantly running away from anything remotely intimidating.”

It’s the dare in his voice that makes me turn my head, not the statement.

“Those are the words of someone who hasn’t gotten what they want.” Even as I’m speaking I know I’m the mouse in this cat and mouse game—I should walk away, but I can’t.

“What do you know about what I want?” He climbs the last step of the porch, his broad shoulders flexed.

Refusing to take the bait, I give him my back. Reaching for the door with my right hand, I’m halted by the strong pull of my left.

Before I can focus, his lips press against mine while his body traps me between him and the door. One of his hands runs over the curve of my waist while the other tangles in the curls of my hair, pulling on the strands and angling me so that he can have free reign. I moan, loving the possessive way he grips my body, and he takes the opportunity to dip his tongue inside my mouth. His taste is divine; it’s a heady mix of wine and passion. The remnants of my resistance melt as I meld against him, moving my hands over his stomach, and resting them on his belt buckle.

He pulls back with a quick nip to my bottom lip and my eyes pop open at the sudden jolt of pleasure-filled pain.

“Say you’ll do the mural,” he commands.

“Do you always get what you want?” I counter, gazing up at him from lowered lashes.

He rubs his cheek against mine so his lips hover over my ear.

“Persistence is a virtue.”

“I thought that was patience.”

Five Favorite Movie Scenes of All Time
Guest Post – V.H. Luis

  1. Pride and Prejudice (2005) – Rain Scene

I recognize that this scene, especially the setting, was done differently in the book. However, I love the added element the rain gives. There is so much sexual-tension between Elizabeth and Darcy it gets my heart pounding. The thunder in the background, the way both the actors are breathing heavily and are drenched in water—it’s beautiful and passionate.

  1. Scent of a Woman (1992) – I’m in the Dark!

Suicide is an often a hush-hush topic. People don’t want to talk about it and while I understand such a reservation, I think it’s too important of a topic not to discuss, not to try and understand.

This scene is beautiful. The way Charlie is able to talk Frank down is bitter-sweet because though the imminent danger has passed, as a viewer you know the underlining emotion which has spurred Frank’s actions is still there, hidden in the background. People who do something like this, who think about suicide, often can hide the urge from others.

I think I love this scene because the friendship between Frank and Charlie gives me hope—hope that Frank can rise above his depression and in turn teach Charlie about life. The ending of the movie and Al Pacino’s monologue is brilliant. The movie always leaves me feeling hopeful and that’s wonderful.

  1. Ever After (1998) – Utopia

I love this scene. I enjoy the fact that it’s her brain/cleverness which capture the prince’s attention. I actually went and bought Sir Thomas More’s Utopia after watching the movie, a book I did not understand until re-reading it much later in life.

Ever After is one of those feel-good movies for me. I can watch it over and over. In fact, I would have marathons as a kid… My mother would fall asleep next to me and wake up hours later to see we were still on the same scene. I’m giggling writing this because of the memory.

  1. Armageddon – Godspeed & Good Luck!

This scene calls to me because I like the idea of people coming together to support a goal. Why is it we can only agree in dire times? Why does everything we know have to be in jeopardy for us to come together? This scene inspires me. Maybe it’s a combination of the music, the presidential speech, the visuals of the astronauts/oil miners going to certain-death… Whatever the reason, it’s an awesome scene.

  1. Lord of the Rings – Fellowship of the Ring – Council of Elrond

The idea of someone innocent willing to sacrifice themselves for a worthy cause should be celebrated. This movie, the books associated with the movie, everything about the mythology created by Tolkien was so much a part of my teen years I had to include it in this list. So many scenes from this trilogy are incredible. I selected this one because again like other scenes mentioned above, it inspires me.

These are some of my all-time favorite movie scenes. What are some of your favorites?

***Thanks for reading!

V.H. Luis

V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, will be released in 2018, and the subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

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I’m a born and bred Miami Girl—and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops every day of the week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the house? Of course.

If I’m not busy scribbling notes about the story pounding out of my head, I’m painting, listening to music, or spending time with the love of my life—my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family (in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the many lessons my father taught me.

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