Monday, November 4, 2013

Second Nature Tour, Review & Giveaway!!!!

Title: Second Nature (When Seconds Count #2)
Author: D.L. Roan
Release date: October 15, 2013 
Genre: Erotic Suspense Thriller 
Hosted By: Love Between the Sheets

Grant Kendal has spent his life hunting the shadows of evil. He can feel it changing him; twisting him into the very thing he despises; a mindless killer. 
Thalia Brezlin is a marked woman, hell-bent on revenge. She is haunted by the nightmares of her past. A past that lies in wait to destroy her. When she washes ashore Grant’s desolate island of exile, beaten, stabbed and clinging to life, their worlds collide.
Follow them across Africa, Madagascar and India into the underworld of human trafficking. Where innocence isn’t lost, it’s stolen.
Passion will rage, rules will be broken, lives will be shattered and the truth will be revealed. Survival is Second Nature.

WARNING: Second Nature is a contemporary erotic romance and contains explicit sexual content, adult language and graphic violence. Recommended for the adult reader only. While Grant’s story can certainly be enjoyed on its own, the author recommends becoming better acquainted with him and his journey by experiencing his debut in Second Chances (When Seconds Count, #1) 

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My Review:

Why in the world did I put off reading these books (both Second Chances & Second Nature) for so long?  The story is gripping and in parts painful to read.  I was completely unprepared for the terror I felt in the world of human trafficking.  In fact, I actually made it a point to look this up and sadly it is a real thing that is still a major problem today!  I was shocked.

Grant is a bad ass who, quite frankly, frightened me at first and then awed me.  I felt his anger and rage and passion and pain and I couldn't stop thinking about how amazing he truly was.  A alpha with a dark side and a huge heart, even if he does try to hide it.  Grant is hiding when Thalia makes a rather dramatic appearance on his island.  She washes up to shore in bad shape and Grant immediately starts to care for her.

Thalia is brave.  So much braver than I would be in that situation.  And when she meets Grant you can feel the desire from them both.  It takes time and lots of patience, but we see what love is really capable of doing.  It can even heal the deepest hurts.

Needless to say I loved these stories!  I am not on the DL Roan bandwagon and I am never coming off!

I give this book 4.5 lipsticks!  It was that amazing!

Purchase Links:

Purchase Second Chances (When Seconds Count #1)

About the Author:

D.L. Roan lives and writes in her "beautifully wild and southern" home state of Florida with her "perfectly flawed hero" husband and two 80lb lap dogs.
Completely addicted to the written word, she's had a brood of characters residing inside her imagination for as long as she could remember. Being able to bring them to life and let them out to play has been a life's dream fulfilled.
Romance has always been her favored genre. While erotica is her favored spicy flavor, she also enjoys paranormal fantasy and has been known to stalk the work of certain historical romance writers. 
In addition to exorcizing her characters' lusts, D.L. enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and sitting by a bonfire on a starry night. She loves to hear from her fans so check her out on Facebook or send her a tweet.

First Kiss

The sunlight sparkled like diamonds against the drops of water that beaded across Grant’s broad chest and raced along the cuts and dips between his washboard abs. His dark blue board shorts, soaked and clinging to his equally muscled thighs, hung low on his hips. A thin trail of golden curls raced between the hard lines of his narrow hips, disappearing beneath his waistband. Only a blind woman would miss the outline of his perfectly defined erection. Holy sin on a stick, he is packing.

His arms and legs moved with the grace of a jungle cat stalking its prey, the tight strands of muscles bunching and stretching beneath his skin with every step. His right hand was wrapped tight around the black grip of a pistol, the thick tendons in his wrist flexing as he tightened and loosened his grip. She followed the ripple of movement to his rounded shoulder, his neck, and then up to the chiseled lines of his face. Her lungs seized with feminine lust, mixed with a healthy dose of fear as she locked eyes with the lethal beast inside him. He’s going to kill me. 

The fire in Grant’s eyes blazed with a heat as tangible as the sun’s rays beating relentlessly against her skin. She didn't know the first thing about this man, other than the fact that he was dangerous and locked onto her like a fast moving freight train. He hadn't hurt her yet, but that didn't mean he wouldn't kill her. Still, she couldn't make herself move or even look away. Something inside her was drawn to the beast residing within the man; to the absolute power and strength that wrecked her senses.

Paralyzed, she was powerless to resist as his hard, lean body crashed into hers, trapping her against his hot, wet skin. His hands tangled in her hair, his desperate grip holding her captive to his assault, his lips crushing against hers with frantic need.


(1) Winston Pack (Signed Set of Second Chances and Second Nature, Stuffed Winston monkey and a custom Second Nature bookmark (U.S. Only) 18+ to enter
(4) Signed Sets of Second Chances and Second Nature (U.S. Only) 18+ to enter
(5) eBook copies of Second Nature


  1. B!!! I Love this review!!!

    "I was completely unprepared for the terror I felt in the world of human trafficking. In fact, I actually made it a point to look this up and sadly it is a real thing that is still a major problem today! I was shocked." THIS! This is worth every minute I spent writing Grant and Thalia's story. I'm so glad you enjoyed their harrowing journey.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing review. *muwah* ~ DL

    1. I am so thrilled you stopped in! I am honored that you took the time to read the review and to respond, I truly enjoyed your books! Thank you for this awesome opportunity!


  2. I really applaud D.L.'s bravery for writing about Human Trafficking. Most people don't want to accept the fact that it happens right here in the US. Amazing book and I loved your review. Vikki

    1. Thank you Vikki for coming by and reading the review! I agree with you that DL is a brave and amazing writer! Thanks again!



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