Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: Seductive Shadows by Marni Mann

Title:  Seductive Shadows           
Author: Marni Mann
Publisher:  Booktrope
Release date: July 17, 2013
Genre: Erotica, Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Charlie is a passionate, sensually inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from an abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure and contact leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security, the money provides financial freedom, and the madam’s authority is the mother figure she longs for.
But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets the renowned yet mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense, baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. He’s sexy, and not in a subtle way. Cameron stimulates her art, intellect and desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, Charlie discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.
Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows, is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a memorable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.
This book is for mature audiences 17+.  It contains explicit language and sexual content.


I was given an ARC copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Seductive Shadows was not your average erotic story. It was dark, mysterious, and heartbreaking. Charlie has been through a lot of heartbreak in her life. She grew up with an abusive mother. And lost the only person in the world that’s ever truly loved her. I enjoyed the flashbacks in this story. It allowed me as a reader to truly connect to Charlie’s character.

Charlie best expresses herself through her dark art projects and sex. Sexuality is a big part of this book, as she uses it to deal with her feelings. When Charlie is offered an opportunity that gives her security and release for her sexuality, she takes it. She has no intention to fall for anyone. She does not connect during sex. And she would like to keep it that way. Until she meets blue eyed Cameron in her art class. Cameron made Charlie question and challenge herself, like no one else could.  I enjoyed watching (or reading) them fall for each other. Not too many books show that, and I think the author did a great job at this.

Just when I thought, I was going to predict what would happen, the author throws in a huge surprise. I wasn’t expecting what happened next, to happen at all! This story is a good read for those looking for a mysterious erotic story.

About the Author
A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann is now a Floridian inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.  Visit her at

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