Thursday, December 10, 2015

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Raven Room

The Raven Room COVERAbout The Raven Room

• Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Diversion Publishing (November 3, 2015)

A searing erotic thriller perfect for those tantalized by A.R. Torre's Deanna Madden series...

Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death.

Drawn by needs he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build.

When the police link the Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous...

Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career.

As Meredith embarks on a sexual journey into the forbidden world that Julian inhabits, questions emerge, and dark appetites threaten to swallow her whole.  How much can she trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature and how much will she sacrifice in order to protect him?


"If you’re looking for an exciting novel that can balance erotic sections with a thrilling who-done-it, look no further; The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more." - San Francisco Book Review

"Readers who enjoy complex stories with strong characterization and psychological depth will find The Raven Room a satisfyingly story of emotional turbulence…” - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

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Review: I'm not a huge fan of erotica but there was something about this book that really made me want to read it and once I started, I really couldn't put it down.

There is a lot of smoking hot sex almost from the very start, so this is definitely a book for the faint of heart, but along with all the sex there is a plot and that's really what kept the pages turning for me. I also loved that though the sex was rough and tumble at times this wasn't the same old same old BDSM novel. Have I mentioned I'm sick of every erotic novel being about BDSM? Seriously?

The characters were really interesting and well developed, there were some that you loved and some that you hated. I did like Julian, and I hated his friend Pete. There were a lot of intricate relationships and Julian was definitely one of the most complex characters that I've encountered in this genre. He's flawed and damaged but there is something that draws you to him that makes you want to know more.

Meredith is really badass. She makes being slutty cool and she was smart on top of it all.

Alana was a mystery. I wasn't really fond of her, but she was glue that brought the whole story together.

Then there was The Raven Room itself. There's definitely more to this sex club than we know so far in this book.

The ending however is enough to make me spit. One word, cliffhanger, and a huge one. The kind that make you say, WTF did the author do that just to torture us? The answer is yes, and now I have to wait for the next book.

Rating: 5 flowers

Photo by: Garfield L. Miller

About Ana Medeiros

Born in the Azores islands, Portugal, Ana Medeiros has a background in Photography, Sociology and Psychology. For the last seven years she has worked in the magazine industry. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada, with her boyfriend and two cats. The Raven Room, book one of a trilogy, is Ana’s first novel and is published by Diversion Books.

Visit Ana at her website and connect with her on Facebook.


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Looks like you'll be looking forward to the follow up book!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

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