Thursday, 20 February 2014

Praise for Sapphire Blue by G. Doucette


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Praise For Sapphire Blue - From Netgalley Reviewers

It was a great example of every day meets paranormal without being overboard on the paranormal, it wasn't incredulous, until you got to the last part of the book where it became a little overzealous with the paranormal aspects. Until then the sex was steamy, the lead up to the "paranormal" part was well thought out and executed extremely well. The character development was brilliant, and the plot flowed well without any major gaps. I absolutely loved the very graphic dungeon scene, it was so hot I think I almost melted my e-reader. However I think that the ending was rushed and since it was ONLY the paranormal aspect it was a little contrived. I think the book deserves 3.5 stars and has a really solid base and could easily be a 5 star book if the end had been tweaked a little.

Its a strange book in a way, very different from what I expected and I still have mixed feelings about it. Its very well written, with characters that felt real – and when I began it Mara and Argent seemed headed for the typical billionaire playboy/naive young lady scenario. Then it gets deeper – they have sex on their first meeting, its not lovemaking, just a quick, hot, heavy burst of sex. Their relationship seems to consist of purely that and Mara is unsure of why. When she tries to ask Argent he's enigmatic, and very clever at changing the subject till she's forgotten what she was asking...
     ...I've read dark erotica in the past but in a setting where all comes right and with this novel it does come right, but at a price and in a way I really didn't expect.  So, if you want something that will surprise you in the story line, something unpredictable – well at least for me, I didn't see the story going that way – something very sexual but not in an emotional way, then this book is for you. 

The story jumps into action right from the beginning, grabbing the reader’s attention with the mystical feeling about the gemstones.  Mara is attracted to them, and in consequence, also pulled toward Argent, the keeper of the stones.  The sexual pull is inexplicable but explodes into passion very quickly.  We, like Mara, are quickly caught up in the uncontrollable and often terrifying rollercoaster.  The sense of mystery continues throughout the book, with a great deal of suspense.
   Gene Doucette caught my attention right away, somehow pulling me towards the magical suspense despite myself. The story was well-paced and an interesting combination of erotica and mystery.  The sexual scenes were well-written and steamy.

(See this review in full later in the blog tour)

The Summary:

Mara Cantor’s life is boring and uncomplicated, and she likes it that way. She has her internship at the museum—a job she shares with her roommate, Davis—and while it is low-paying and occasionally mind-numbing, it gives her all the free time she needs to finish her thesis. And that is just fine.
But when Argent Leeds, the internationally famous playboy and raconteur, visits Mara’s museum, he brings with him the most exciting archeological discovery in decades: the Pazuzu gemstones. Long assumed to be nothing more than a myth by most scholars, the gemstones are rumored to possess mystical powers.
Between Argent, his gemstones, and Davis, Mara’s boring life has suddenly gotten very complicated. Now she is caught up in a sexual adventure that is either the most exciting time of her life . . . or the most terrifying.
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About the Author:

Gene Doucette is an award-winning screenwriter, novelist, playwright, humorist, essayist, father, husband, cyclist, dog owner – and a few other things, too. He is, in other words, a writer. A graduate of Boston College, he lives in Cambridge, MA with his family.

Sapphire Blue is Doucette’s first foray into the erotica genre, and will be available for purchase in both paperback and e-book formats on February 27, 2014.

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