Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Vixen in Vegas by Emma Nichols - Review & Giveaway

It was supposed to be a week of simply being, of living in the moment, and enjoying every minute while it lasted. Of course, that kind of intoxication can have lingering effects. For Sin, she found herself wanting to break all the rules, to extend her time with the stranger who stole her heart. Vegas was just the right kind of place to take such a gamble. Meeting up with BE at the gondolas was a risk. Love went against everything they had promised, but the best things in life can’t be planned.

Soon Alysin will be tested.

After guarding her heart for so long, she finally let a man in and discovered that the worst things in life happened when she least expected them. When she walked in on BE with another woman and overheard their heated conversation, she suddenly remembered there was a reason she made these rules.

Will broken rules lead to broken hearts or will she realize that though love was a gamble, she was all in?
“Wow.  I really haven’t thought this through.  We’ve never moved so quickly before.  I mean, I have to call the realtor and have them find a renter for the house.  I have to call PODS and get a few storagecontainers.  Then there’s turning off all the utilities, returning the cable box, putting a hold on the mail.”  I shook my head it was
spinning so hard.

Chuckling, Jolie calmly pulled out her iPhone.  “Let’s make a list,”she said simply.

I marveled at her, sounding so calm when I felt like my head might just freaking pop off.  “Look at me.  I’m a wreck.  This isn’t me.  What happened?”  I raised my hand, exasperated and utterly disgusted with myself.

“Love,” she said seriously.  “My baby finally found love.”  With that declaration, she turned her attention to the new note she was creating.

Something in me calmed down.  I could do this.  We could do this.  In a week, I’d be starting a new life in Vegas.  If he kept his word, Mr. BE would be there, with me, a part of this new life.  That…that waswhat had me all unhinged.

I don’t do love.  Only now…with BE, maybe I did.  All I knew for certain was that one week wasn’t enough.  We had more story to tell, more life to live, more experiences to be had.  He made me feel things in a way I never had before.  He made me want things I had never wanted…like permanence.  Shoot, I might even consider breaking all my rules for him.

For this man, I would settle down because I sure as hell didn’t feel like I was settling.  He was everything I never knew I always wanted.  We knew practically nothing about each other and yet…we made sense.  Somehow, I didn’t care about his past.  All I thought about now was our future.  I just needed to survive this week.  A lot of that was going to depend on the list.

Slowly, I inhaled and exhaled a few times.  I set the cruise control on the SUV.  Finally, when I felt more relaxed, I spoke to Jolie once more.  “So, how is that list coming along?”

Nodding, she looked up at me and smiled widely.  “We’re good.  It’s all good.  You know how this works.  We’ve done this so many times before.  It doesn’t even matter that we are on a time schedule.  We’ve got this.”

Without saying another word, Jolie picked up my phone and started to place a call.  “Here,” she said, “tell the nice lady about your house.”

Blowing out another breath, I reached for the phone and began the conversation that would start it all.  We were really doing this.  We had done this before, but this time…it was more real.  This move was the scariest move ever.

Buy Sin At Sea

***WARNING - If you have not read Sin At Sea, go back and read it.  Not only is it A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, it's important to read it so you can understand Vixen in Vegas.  Be warned if you do not this review contains spoilers***

He's BACK ladies, BE is back in all his glory and this time he's here to show Sin why they should break all their rules.

One week at sea was not enough for Sin or BE, Alysin wants more time with BE, he wants more time with her.  They are both in love with one another, but the one major thing standing in their way is that they don't know each other's names or contact information.  Their middle man in all of this, her best friend who wants Sin to make an effort to not run BE off she's he's a wonderful guy.

Sin and Jolie take off together in Sin's car for Vegas.  They do what they normally do, that is until Jolie tells Sin that this is her final trip and that she wants to settle down and have a life.  Sin doesn't know what she to do with all that information, but she decides to put it behind her for the time being.  When they arrive in Vegas, they are put in the penthouse suite paid for by BE, and Sin knows she's dealing with a man who has money and is used to getting what he wants.  That thing he wants right now?  Sin.  When they met again after their week apart, they pick right up where they left off.  We learn that his name is Ben and he wants to just take things one day at a time and see where things go between them.

Ben wants to break all the rules they made, so if you break one rule why not break them all right?  The first is that he decides they need to take a trip to his winery in California where he wines and dines her.  It's here that she meets his sister Brenda.  They get into a heated argument and it's here that Ben's ultimate secret is revealed.  Join Ben and Sin as they navigate through their feelings together and discover why Ben really was at sea for a week and wanted a week of no strings attached.  What was suppose to be just one week has become so much more and with a secret revealed, their time together takes on a whole new meaning.  What was suppose to be a fun carefree move to Vegas turns into a fight to keep what they have.

I loved the return of Sin and Ben.  I waited so long for their return and this book did not disappoint. While this book was just as sexy as the first one, this book was so much more than that and had a lot of deeper emotions involved within the story.  I actually cried a few times during the end, because this book will have you emotionally attached to these two by the end of their story.  This is the type of series that I would read again in my spare time because it was just that good.  I highly recommend both this book and Sin At Sea, 5 stars, believe me if I could give it a higher rating I would.

***ARC provided by author in exchange for a honest review***
What made her decide to be an erotica author?


How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.


  1. I just finished Vixen in Vegas a couple of days ago and posted reviews. What this reviewer says is true--the story was nothing short of remarkable and much, much more than just another erotic romance. But I had no trouble at all catching up on the story because of conversations between Sin and Jolie about Sin & BE's cruise relationship. Right away I noted that this was Part II of Sin & BE's story. Emma, you are a Grade A+, Blue Ribbon, hot shot author! LOVED this story. I have Sin at Sea but don't know if I'll read it now or not...haven't decided.

  2. BTW, I would like to know: are there other websites for a reader to post reviews besides Amazon, B&N and Goodreads??? I would post my review of this book on more sites if I knew where to do it ...

  3. Janice I know of Shelfari and Library Thing also.

  4. Thanks for the info, Jackie. Gotta get crackin' to post those reviews now. :-)