Monday, April 21, 2014

Temptation Blog Tour! by K.M Golland. Hosted by Harlequin- Review & Author Interview

Title- Temptation
Author- K.M Golland
Genre- Romance/ Adult Fiction
Release Date- 1st of May 2014
Publisher- Harlequin MIRA

Review copy provided by publisher.

Blurb- Sometimes being happily married and completely content is not at all what it seems.

That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out when she decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realises a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot, and is a man who always gets what he wants and what he wants is Alexis.
She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension, and playfulness between the two of them is intense. Bryce has copious amounts of money, sex appeal, and above all else, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along, and he is positive that one true love is Alexis.

There is one problem, she is happily married to Rick. And, no matter how strong her feelings for Bryce are, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?

 5 Sassy Books!

Review- This woman sure knows how to write! Thank you K.M Golland for making me almost wet myself with laughter, curl my toes in anticipation and sweat from all of the deliciousness that is Bryce Clark.

We follow Alexis as she leaves her mummy wardrobe and housewife life to head back out into the workforce. She didn't know how much more than just a job she would be getting. The immediate attraction between Alexis and her boss Bryce was electric and full of sexual tension. I was half expecting the pages to ignite right in front of me. His want and need for her was so powerful and the fact that he wasn't afraid to show it, regardless of her marital status, made him all the more sexy and alluring.

"There was a snigger around the room, and I noticed one of the ladies in the front row licking her lips. I wanted to slap her, hard! Better still, I wanted to slap both her ears at the same time and poke my fingers into her trachea."

Golland created such an intense chemistry between Alexis and Bryce. Even though Alexis is married, I still found myself warring over what was right and wrong. I was sucked into the story and voiced my opinions as if they mattered and the characters were real. "You may be happily married girl, but you can't deny the fire you feel with Bryce." I felt myself cringing at times trying to shield myself from what I knew was going to happen because when it came down to it, she's still married.

"You have played on the obvious sexual tension we share and have forced me to cross the line. this might be a game for you, but it's not for me. So, if you want to play your little touchy-feely wine and dine games with Miss Hogan , go right ahead. I'm going home to fuck my husband."

The storyline is addictive and smoldering in all the right places. I felt consumed by every word Golland wrote. She made it so easy to read and easily relateable with her smooth writing. I especially enjoyed the quick wit and sharp tongue of Alexis' inner monolog.

"Without a second thought, he hooked his thumbs into his elastic waistband and pulled them down, kicking them aside. I nearly spat my mouthful. 'You want this, Ms Summers?' he asked standing proudly before me. For the love of all things fuckable, yes!"

All in all Temptation is THE must read for the year so far with it's creative yet realistic storyline, sexually charged characters, hilarious scenes and a sinfully intense relationship. 

Move over E.L James and Sylvia Day because K.M Golland is about to take over the adult fiction scene.

Christian Grey who? I want me some Bryce Clark!

Temptation will be available to purchase from all good book stockists in Australia from the 1st of May 2014. It is also available online through the following links:

For more information on K.M Golland and her other projects please check out the following links:

Author Interview
 I was lucky enough to be able to ask Golland a few questions. Here is what went down.

Firstly congratulations of the release of your debut novel Temptation.
Thank you. It has been a wonderful ride so far.

What inspired you to write a story like this?
 My inspiration to write this story came from enjoying and devouring stories in the same genre, except, that quite often I failed to relate to the leading female character in those books. I wanted to write a story that had fictional elements and fantasy, but also contained characters that were just like us.

In the past did you ever see yourself as a writer? 
No, definitely not. I’ve always loved reading and have a vivid imagination. Oh, and I continuously have something to say. So I guess when you put those things together, there was a hidden writer in me all along.

Is there an author that you looked to for inspiration while writing Temptation?
 I wouldn’t say that any writer in particular inspired me, but I do have my favourites and those who I admire for their skill and creativity. I am a big fan Sylvia Day, Zack Love and Tiffany Reisz. But I grew up admiring John Marsden, Roald Dahl and Dr Seuss.

Are you a big reader yourself?
 Yes, I try to read at least one book a week regardless of whether I am writing or not. This can sometimes be a curse ☺

Do you see a bit of yourself within Alexis? 
Yes, being that she was the first ever character that I wrote, I couldn’t help but put some of myself into her in parts.

Is there someone you pictured while describing Bryce?
 My visual inspiration for Bryce was Alexander Skarsgard but, in saying that, all my characters have very minor blurred faces when I write them. I think this is their way of remaining somewhat indistinctive.

I found your writing style to be quite laid back and realistic, not too serious. Do you think readers will relate better to the story because of this?  
I hope so as that was my intent. I wanted the story to be relatable but still have those fictional elements of fantasy that we all love to read about in a book.

What do you hope your readers will get out of reading Temptation?
 A sense of association with the characters, that excited feeling when reading fiction, and the notion that life is not always what it seems therefore opening our eyes and our hearts to truly appreciate what it has to offer.

Can you tell us a little of what to expect in Satisfaction, book 2 in the Temptation series? (I'm really excited for it)
 Satisfaction, for me, is all about Alexis letting go. She faces many hurdles in the book, which I enjoyed helping her jump over them. For Bryce, it’s about showing his softer side, proving his intentions and basically sweeping Alexis off her feet.

Ok so here are a couple of questions so your readers can learn a little more about the real you.

Favourite colour? 
I love black but I know it is not a colour, soooo... I will go with green.

Favourite movie? 
I cannot give you just one. For me, that is impossible. I can, however, watch The Star Wars saga and any of The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies over and over and over. Oh, and I love Pretty Woman

Summer or Winter?
Definitely Summer.

Favourite flower? 
This is where parts of me come out in Alexis... it’s a rose.

Favourite actor?
 Oooh... that’s a tough one, I’d probably say Will Smith.

Coke or Pepsi?  
Pepsi... although, I don’t drink soft drink all that much.

Favourite smell? 
Coffee.... although, I am a tea drinker. Go figure, LOL.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? 
I’ve always said Europe, and it just so happens that I am going there for the first time in July to sign at the Romance Author and Reader Event. So as you can imagine, I am beyond excited.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I wish you all the success with Temptation, you really deserve it.
Thank you very much for having me. And thank you for reading ;)

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