Monday, June 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~Night Owl by M Pierce~

Title: Night Owl
Author: M. Pierce
Series: Night Owl #1
Release Date: February 11, 2014
Paperback Release Date: July 1, 2014

My Rating: 4 confusing and terrific stars 

"Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You'll think you have this book pegged . . . but you'll be wrong."—Christina Lauren, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series

From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession.

At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers -- all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent...

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah's picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that's passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.
Pleasure gripped Hannah the way it gripped me—first in a powerful paroxysm, then rolling waves of bliss. 

I watched her face as she came. No wonder they called it the little death. Her pain sounded so much like her pleasure, or her pleasure like her pain, and the ecstasy on her face could have been agony. 

She moaned and wet my hand with her desire, and I held the toys against her until her struggling ceased. 

We slept in a sweaty tangle. The ties and toys lay strewn around the edges of my bed. For the first time, I held Hannah's naked body as she held mine. Our hearts slowed together. Our breaths grew even and deep.

When I woke, Hannah was exploring my body with her small hands. I realized I had been feeling her touch as I dozed, like the touch of some curious animal, on my face, my hair and neck, my shoulders, my back. I sighed and she paused. 

"Keep going," I whispered. 

Her feathery touches grew urgent. She pawed at my ass; she squeezed the lean contours of my torso and smoothed her hands over the hard planes.

When she scooted down to hold my thighs, she began to lap at my cock.

We made love as the evening sun burned away.

We touched all of one another, tasted everything. We were slow, gentle, and quiet. We took what we wanted. We gave it up. Hannah rode my face, I wriggled my tongue into her ass, she pinched and licked my nipples. My eyes watered with the force of my climax. We drowsed and woke again. I mounted her. She mounted me. Our skin glistened. 

Again and again we went there together—tumbling over the raw edge, touching the live wire, collapsing, exploding, dissolving like dead stars.

Where in the hell do I start with this book?! There were things I loved about it. Actually the majority of the book I loved. It captivated me, enthralled me. Made me resent my day job because I would have to take a break from reading. It was THAT book. So that's all fine and dandy. However, there was this other part of the book... I don't know how to explain it. It made me SO mad, or irritated. I can't decide which yet. What was is that put me off kilter, you ask? I have no fu--ing clue. I really don't. It's quite possible that it was just a mixture of things. However, it didn't piss me off enough that I stopped reading (which I've done with other books) or that I'm not clamoring and demanding for the next book. I'm clearly at odds with this book. That leads me to believe that it's genius and everyone should give it a read.

In a nutshell (because a- you can read the synopsis and b- I don't want to give too much away) this book is about obsession. Matt being obsessed with Hannah. Their equal obsession for a connection and life that is real. Hannah's obsession with Matt. And so it goes. Their relationship begins abnormally and it doesn't every quit being out of the ordinary. I was utterly starstruck by it though. I've read the book with the obsessed couple before. This was different. This was a relationship of perfect timing for Hannah and the worst timing for Matt. When they were together I couldn't stand for it to end. When they were apart Hannah was still my girl, she was kicking ass, taking names and fixing the messed up road her life had been heading in, albeit with a big hand-up from Matt. Matt on the other hand, without Hannah by his side, I just wanted to throttle the guy! I think he may be part of where my irritation stems from. He is just SO much. He's up, down, everywhere, nowhere. He made me dizzy. There were times I said "Yes! You're amazing!" and other times where I had moments like this- "You're ruining EVERYTHING!" Suffice it to say I was an emotional wreck while reading this book.

So where do I stand with it?  Read it. It was a very unique reading experience for me. The hard ending was awesome. The epilogue/news article afterward befuddled me to NO extent. Quick note about one of my cons for this book- the whole author in the story action. I didn't care for it. It seems like a good idea, but it was incredibly distracting. I enjoy authors pulling from their real lives, but I don't want to know it's happening. It made me feel like I was in a fun house with the infinity mirror. He's writing about himself writing about himself. Is it real? A marketing ploy? I did wonder for a minute, but I had to put a stop to it and separate it in my mind (pretend the author's name was different) because I would go off on tangents and get sidetracked from the story. Other than that though it was an onslaught of emotions, sex, dirty talk and true wonderment. Taking a look at the big picture, I did thoroughly enjoy the story. It surpassed a lot of thresholds for me. I felt like it gobbled me up and spit me out before I was ready. I will be waiting with bated breath for the next installment. Let us not forget the highlight of this story- the writing. It clearly enabled me to get past my befuddlement. It was stellar work. Truly awesome writing. Endgame? Read it. Totally worth it.

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Meet M. Pierce:
M. Pierce is the bestselling author of Night Owl, book one in the erotic Night Owl Trilogy. The author lives in Colorado and owns a rabbit named Laurence.

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1 comment:

  1. I have not read the book. I like that they began to know each other by their work.