Friday, March 22, 2013

Featured Author + Giveaway JS Taylor

Featured Author: JS Taylor

JS Taylor is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Spotlight Series:
          • Close Up And Personal
          • The Berkeley Method

The Berkeley Method (#2 Spotlight Series) 
By JS Taylor

Genre: Erotica

Published date: March 19, 2013

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Synopsis: Lights, camera, action...

Isabella Green has landed a lead role, in James Berkeley’s latest movie. And she’s about to discover, that the famous director is runs a punishing schedule. Both on and off set. 
But with their relationship still a closely guarded secret, James and Isabella are walking a tight-rope. And when jealousy and danger explode around them, can their feelings hold firm?

About the Author:  Jennifer Sarah Taylor won her first story-writing competition aged eight and has never looked back.  In adult life she discovered it was much easier to make men do what she wanted in fiction than in the real-world.  So she's been forcing her male characters to make romantic gestures ever since  As an avid Fifty Shades fan, she was delighted to discover the world was ready for hotter love-scenes.  She humbly hopes her readers enjoy reading the Spotlight Series as much as she loved writing it.

My review of Close Up and Personal

Close Up and Personal (#1 Spotlight Series) 
By JS Taylor

Genre: Erotica

Published date: January 21, 2013

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Synopsis: Actress and director. The stage is set for passion...

Drama-school graduate Isabella Green wants to be a script-writer. But when she meets famous director James Berkeley, she’s tempted into the glamorous world of acting.

Behind the camera, the mysterious Berkeley commands discipline at all times. But Isabella soon discovers this man's dominant tendencies also extend into the dressing room.

Suddenly Isabella is discovering a side of herself she never knew existed. But she is also learning more about the alluring James Berkeley. Is his desperate past something she can help heal? Or will the flames of passion consume them both when the cameras start rolling?


Close Up and Personal was a brilliantly written book that I could not get enough of. In the first book in this series we are first introduced to the main character Isabella Green and her best friend and roommate Lorna. Lorna has setup an audition for Isabella in a new play at a theater in London and as much as Isabella appreciates the offer she has always wanted to be a script writer and not an actress with reluctance she ends up going to the audition. Instead of meeting the casting director Isabella comes face to face with the financier for the London Theater and famed Hollywood director James Berkeley. Right away I was intrigued by the mysterious James Berkeley who shows off his talent as an actor and director by acting out a scene with Isabella. After the audition she feels she didn't get the part and goes home with the knowledge that it will be six months before they choose the cast for the play. Little does she know later that night when she goes out to celebrate with her best friend that she will run back into James who happens to be in the same club. He tells Isabella that he wants her for a staring role in a new film he is working one and she agrees to do a screen test for him. It becomes clear over the few days that James and Isabella have been getting to know one another that the attraction they share is undeniable.

They have a chemistry not just on the stage but off the stage as well and it grows over the time they see one another but their relationship also has some obstacles that they must overcome. The first is that James is in a staged marriage so it public he cannot be seen with Isabella or it will ruin the image of his relationship with Madison his wife the second and more pressing issue is James' need for TOTAL obedience in his relationship with Isabella he doesn't want partial submission he wants complete submission and it becomes clear that his methods that he uses while directing are very much similar to the way he is in his personal relationships it's pretty much his way or the highway which is something that Isabella at the beginning is not sure she can handle but as time goes on it becomes clear that she is in far too deep to back out and finds herself falling in love with the mysterious man that is James but James has been quoted in an interview as saying he hasn't give a red rose in a single person since his mom passed away which is a symbol of love having given Isabella yellow and orange roses but can he love Isabella in return? He says she's different but in her mind she feels that they don't view their relationship the same way especially since he's never truly defined exactly what they relationship is she feels it's only lust in his eyes. But James also has secrets he doesn't discuss he doesn't talk about his past EVER not even with his wife Madison. There is also the issue of his cousin Ben who is dating Lorna. He tells Isabella that James is a dangerous and unstable man that has had a history of drug abuse which is not only confirmed by James but his previous and only real girlfriend died a few years back of a drug overdose. Every time his past comes up he completely shuts down and the mystery of his secrets kept me reading till the very end well into the late night this book is a real page turner. Then of course there is the mystery of the cliffhanger at the end of the book where is he going? For what? Lucky I don't have to wait long to find out more about his secrets since the second book is already out. The end of the first book leaves us less than a week before they are set to start shooting the film in London and setup the perfect stage for the beginning of the second book in this series.

This book was right up my alley seeing as I am a HUGE fan of Sylvia Day and I love alpha males they are the best men to read about in my opinion and the sex scenes in this book were AMAZING. I think that scene in the bathroom is by far one of the best scenes I have ever read and I have read a lot of Erotica books and though I had seen it all but JS Taylor gave a new and fresh approach to Erotica. I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book and see where the adventure will take both James and Isabella as well as find out more about what Ben knows about James' past and also exactly what kind of relationship Lorna has with Ben since they seemed to be getting into a serious kind of relationship. Well written and definitely a must read!!!

Favorite Quotes:

"And I knew if we had carried out the rest of that scene, acting together," he continues, leaning forward in the booth, "I would have taken you, right there, on the stage."  Loc 693

"Isabella.  I brought you here to show you how pleasurable it can be for a woman to submit to a man." Loc 1850

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