Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dare to Submit by Carly Phillips - Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

Release Date: Sept. 8, 2014
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Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?


With shaking hands, she stripped off her clothes, folded them and placed them on the dresser. Cool air conditioning embraced her naked body and she immediately

glanced down at her thighs.

A clatter sounded from the kitchen and she jumped in surprise. The noise reminded her she didn’t have much time. Remember Decklan wants you here. It was the last thought that gave her the final boost of courage to climb onto his king sized bed, ease her bare self back against the pillows and settle in.  But not before dimming the lights.

She didn’t have to wait long.  He strode into the bedroom with a bowl, spoons, and a bottle of chocolate syrup and a sexy gleam in his eyes that caused her stomach to flip with excitement. 

He turned his gaze on her naked body.  She knew better than to think the lack of lighting affected his ability to see, except in her mind.  Only pride and the lessons learned tonight had her remaining in place.

“I thought I was dessert?” she said, eyeing the items he placed on the nightstand. She couldn’t explain the impulse or comfort level that allowed her to tease him while she was so exposed.

He rewarded her with a low growl of clear pleasure.  “Oh baby you are.” He crawled onto the bed, his big body levering up and over hers.

Before she understood his plan, he pulled a Velcro strap hanging from the headboard slat and clasped a cuff over her wrist. 

“Remember your safe words.  Red, I stop.  Yellow we talk.  Green and we keep going,” he said as he did the same to her other hand, binding her to his bedframe.

“Now you look good enough to eat.”

His approval slid through her, like warm honey and her nipples puckered in response. 

“How do you feel?” he asked.

“Green,” she murmured, her body trembling.  For the second time that night – or maybe ever - her mind began to slip away. 

“Should I bind your legs?” he asked, immediately shaking his head, answering his own question. “No.  I think I’d like to feel them wrapped around my waist while I sink deep into your pussy.” 

Her stomach dipped in anticipation.

Decklan slid a hand over her stomach and deliberately paused there. She stiffened reflexively. He felt it as well as saw the flash of panic cross her face.

He continued to watch her, had been since walking into the room and noticing the lack of lights. Not for the first time, he wondered what had put such issues in her head, but knew now would be the wrong time to ask. He had to soften her mind, calm her racing thoughts. 

Make her believe the truth, that all he wanted was her. She was fucking gorgeous, bound to his bed, blonde hair spilling over his sheets.  She was all woman and whoever had convinced her otherwise needed to have his ass kicked. 

He kept his palm on the softness of belly.  “I can’t wait to feel you clasp me tight inside you, and cushion me with those gorgeous curves.”  At his words, his cock pulsed against his jeans, demanding freedom.  “Is that what you want too?”

She nodded, her eyes dilated with the same need riding him.

“Then you need to let me turn on the lights.  I want to see all of you.”

She swallowed hard, her eyes wide.  This was a defining moment.  She’d stay or she’d say Red. Everything inside him rebelled at the possibility of losing her before he’d really had her.

“Lights?” he asked, easing off the bed and stepping closer to the panel on the wall.

A small nod.

“Then I need to hear you say it.”

She narrowed her gaze and he appreciated the spunk her saw there. 

“You can turn on the lights,” she said at last.  He didn’t miss the wariness in her tone.

But he grinned.  She had her issues, who didn’t, but she had backbone and he liked that about her.

“You won’t regret it.” He hit the switch and turned on the overheads, dimming them for mood but keeping the glow that would enable him to see her creamy skin. “You’re fucking perfect.”  

She opened her mouth, probably to argue, and immediately closed it again. He liked a quick learner, not that he’d mind more punishment. His hand tingled at the thought and his cock throbbed in agreement. He found it disconcerting to know he’d rather have her trust than the pleasure he found in the control of punishment.

He walked towards the bed, eased down beside her, gratified at the small inhale of breath as he leaned in close and smelled the sexy scent of her arousal.

One hand in her hair, he slid his lips along her jaw line, inhaling her intoxicating light perfume, trailed a path down her neck and settled in to nibble near her collarbone. He tasted the slightly salty tang of her skin before skimming his other hand up her side, cupping one beautifully full breast in his hand.

He ran a thumb over her nipple, feeling it peak even more beneath his touch. “Hungry?” he asked, massaging and tweaking the bud between two fingers. 

“Starved,” she said, the word a drawn out moan as she writhed on the bed, her hands pulling at the bindings he wouldn’t release.

“Then we should eat. But I wouldn’t want to ruin my clothes.” 

Releasing her breast, he stood and began to undress, aware of her heated gaze watching him with definite approval as he pulled off his shirt. Reaching for the button on his jeans, he eased the zipper down, over his straining, aching erection. 

She watched, eyes wide, dilated, mouth parted, and he found it damned arousing, especially when a soft moan escaped from the back of her throat.

“You see? Having the lights on isn’t just for me.”  He reached down and took his cock in hand, pumping from base to head in long strokes.

Her eyes widened even more.  “You’re a tease, Decklan Dare.”

He hadn’t been, before her.  “You bring that out in me.”

A pleased smile lifted her lips.

He settled in beside her and picked up the bowl of ice cream.  “Now we eat.”

This is the hottest book Carly Phillips has written to date!  While there is a club at the beginning of the book, the BDSM is kept very light throughout the rest of the book.

Decklan is a hot, sexy and dominant cop who does not let himself get close to anyone for fear of losing them.  After months of lusting after Amanda at the club, he rescues her from a bad scene.  

Amanda is a beautiful, but curvy woman, whose mother has always criticized her looks and weight. She uses BDSM as a way to deal with her issues. When she submits to Decklan, she feels like the beautiful woman he tells her she is. 

While they agree to a one-night only affair, neither one can stop thinking about each other while they are apart.  Soon, they start seeing each other on weekends, flying between Washington DC and New York. But Amanda is keeping a secret ends their relationship and it takes a tragic event to bring them back together.

I could not put this book down - the love story is great and the sex is steamy!  Can't wait for the next installment in this series, perhaps Max and Lucy?

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

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  1. Amazing giveaway for a great book;) There's a problem, though. When I try to pin the image on Pinterest, it says that the image is not valid. How come? I tried several times but nothing:((((

    1. I've contacted the tour host and will let you know once its been fixed, sorry about that!

  2. Thank You so much for this great giveaway and post. Count me in please. Hugs, Baby Barlow.