Wednesday, March 8, 2017

NBtM Tour: Luke's Redemption by Anni Fife



Luke’s Redemption
by Anni Fife


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GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense


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BLURB:


Chased by her criminal kingpin father, Katya Dalca runs to New Orleans and straight into the arms of Luke Hunter. Sucked into the carnal world of the French Quarter, she succumbs to Luke’s potent sexuality. He not only steals her breath, he steals her heart and the only leverage she has against her father. She is left with no choice except to pick up the pieces and rebuild her life alone.


Undercover DEA agent Luke Hunter thought his newest assignment—recover a stolen flash drive to gain the trust of the Russian mob—was like any other. But his target brings him to his knees, and after one taste of her intoxicating beauty, he's in too deep. Doing his job means walking away, leaving his heart behind with nothing but a promise to reunite. It's a promise he can't keep.


When Katya's past reaches out and her world unravels, her only hope is the one man she is most vulnerable to—Luke.

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Excerpt Two:


I snuggled deeper into the cosy bedding, lazy and heavy-limbed. Shifting slightly, warmth spread through me as the slight stickiness between my legs brought with it delicious memories of the night before. I never dreamed that I could be so wanton, so wildly desperate for one man’s touch.


And boy, did he touch! His potency evident in every aching muscle in my body.


Mmmm. Heat flickered as his musky scent infused my senses.


“Katya.”


I loved his voice. Especially when he said my name, so deep, rich like dark molasses.


“Katya!”


I forced my lids open. And drowned in sensual, male beauty. “Hi,” I purred. And it was a purr. I sounded like a sated cat. Inching a hand out from under the covers, I reached up, hungry to stroke his rough morning stubble.


He reared back as if stung.


What?


My hand hovered midair as he lowered himself to a chair that was pulled up close to the bedside.


How did that chair get there? Was he watching me sleep?


Sluggish, I looked at the window. The curtains were drawn together but didn’t quite meet. Faint light trickled in. It was barely morning. I looked back at Michale and cold started to seep in. Shit. He was fully clothed, he was even wearing his jacket. Only his hair looked out of place. He obviously couldn’t find the cord that I’d enthusiastically pulled from it like a wild woman, and now it hung loose to his shoulders. Bed-hair. Do men get bed-hair?

My Review:

Luke's Redemption is Anni Fife's first book and is also the first book in the King Security series. I have to say I was shocked and amazed at how well this book was written. I have read some books by seasoned writer's that have nothing on quality of this book. I really loved how well her characters were thought out. They were totally believable and well rounded. I loved how the book all though descriptive was not overly descriptive to the point of just taking up room on the page. I really enjoyed how the story seemed like a real event, it was believable. The story was suspenseful, had some sweltering hot scenes, was also heart wrenching at times. I had a hard time putting this book down, who needs to eat or sleep when you have Luke and Katya. I can't wait for book 2. 

Luke is a undercover DEA Agent. Katya is the daughter of a Russian Mob Kingpin. When she runs away she steals a flash drive and Daddy want's it back. Luke is undercover in the Russian Mob and to gain trust he is sent after the flash drive. He is not expecting Katya to steal his heart. She is not expecting him to steal hers, or the flash drive. Then he is gone.

Until 5 years later, when they are thrown together again. Will she forgive him for walking away or not. Read the book and find out for yourself.
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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Last year, Anni Fife closed the door on a twenty-year successful career in television production, to fulfill her lifelong passion, writing. In the space of one month, she closed her business, packed up her city life and moved to a small seaside village. ‘My writing has always been constrained by client briefs,’ Anni says. ‘Now, I finally have the opportunity to write to the beat of my own heart.’ LUKE’s Redemption is Anni’s debut novel and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she loved writing it. Anni loves to spend hours walking on the beach searching for pansy shells, more hours drinking red wine with her gal posse, and the most hours writing romance novels filled with women you can relate to and men you love to dream about. She is currently working on her second novel, GRAY’s Promise.


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Interview with Anni Fife

Anni says: Look out for the New Lower Price for Luke’s Redemption. Now ONLY $2,99!


What is your favorite part of Luke’s Redemption and why?
I suppose it has to be a poignant moment that happens in the last quarter of the book. The day is fraught with violence. Katya survives a vicious attack, and her father is in hospital with multiple stab wounds. Luke and Katya return home late and have an intimate conversation. Luke tells Katya he loves her, but when Katya tries to reciprocate the words get stuck in her throat. She runs to her bedroom and fetches a leather hair-tie that she has secretly kept for six years. It used to belong to Luke. She wraps it around his wrist, and there is no need for further words. Luke knows exactly what it means.

If you could spend time with a character from your book who would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Oh my goodness, it has to be Luke Hunter. I created him in the image of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor character. Yummy! But besides his panty-melting good looks, Luke is also a man who feels deeply and loves with an all-consuming intensity. The abuse and loss he suffered in his early years, shapes the man he becomes. He has a singular focus that makes him a superior sniper in the military, and his protective instincts are through the roof. Luke has no problem using his potent sexiness to his benefit. But when confronted with Katya’s pain and fear, we discover he has a depth of emotional intelligence that will bring you to tears. Well, it brings me to tears every time I read it!
What would I do with Luke if he knocked on my door? I’d share breakfast with him while I salivated over his deliciousness. And for the rest of the day, I’d keep him all to myself in my king-size bed!

If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb—the most heartbreaking and authentically real book I’ve ever read. But I also wish I could write an epic thriller like I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes—what a rollicking ride that was!

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
Totally my imagination. But their personality traits, motives for conflict etc, are all as real as they can be. I’m a psychology fundi, so I get high on fleshing out the intricacies of what makes my characters tick. I dig deep into their motives, and try to analyze their actions from their own worldview. I do my best not to bring my own perspective into contention, as I believe this distorts how a character develops.

What made you want to become a writer?
There was no one thing. I always loved making up stories in my head, but I never believed writing novels was a feasible career choice. I’d daydream about it, but my decision to follow my passion was sudden. A confluence of life events and opportunities that came together and allowed me to make a life-changing decision. I shut down my business, cancelled my apartment lease, and packed up my city life. A month later I arrived in a small seaside village, and began my new life…as an author.

What is your next project?
I’m delighted to report that I’m finished Gray’s Promise, book two in my King Security Series. (Luke’s Redemption is Book One.) It’s set in New York and Denton, Texas. Grayson Walker is Luke’s best friend, and he’s a wicked charmer. Zoey Morgan is his one-and-only. Torn apart by horrific tragedy, Gray and Zoey still carry the emotional scars fourteen years later. We follow their fraught reconciliation, and the unknown evil stalking them. Their journey is filled with pain, and a heart-wrenching beauty. And, of course, sexual chemistry so scorching it still gets me in a hot sweat when I think about it. I hope to release Gray’s Promise during summer this year.




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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


Anni will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.






33 comments:

  1. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  2. Hi Teresa. Huge thanks for hosting me today. I'm delighted you enjoyed Luke's Redemption, your review was so generous. And welcome to your readers. If they have any other questions, feel free to toss them my way. Happy reading. Anni xx

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    1. You are very welcome. Loved the book. Best wishes to you and all of your books.

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  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  4. Hi Ally and Lisa. As always, deepest thanks for keeping up with my tour. Best, Anni xx

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  5. Great review and interview!
    Congratulations
    Good luck and God's blessings
    PamT

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    1. Hi Pamela. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. Glad you enjoyed it. Best, Anni xx

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  6. Congrats Anni and good luck! Walking on the beach for hours is heaven, right? Claire Marti (TWRP)

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    1. Hi there Claire. Yep, the beach is where i get so much inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. Anni xx

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  7. Such a nice interview! Best of luck with your book :)

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  8. Loved the interview. And, I definitely love the book. I don't blame you for choosing Luke to spend the day with. Yummmm... I can totally see how his character was inspired by Chris Hemsworth.

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    1. Oh yes, Alicia, he really is hunkalicious! Thanks so much for your support. xx

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  9. Great post, I enjoyed reading this book :)

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  10. Aweswome release. Thanks for the giveaway, I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  11. What a fantastic snippet! It completely gripped me. And if I could have written Anne of Green Gables, I would've been the happiest girl alive.

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    1. Thank you, Kara! And I loved Anne of GG too!

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  12. Great interview. Luke sounds like a great guy and one stuck in a bad place. Congrats on your debut novel.

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    1. Thank you, Diane. He is a great guy! And yummy to boot. :)

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  13. Excellent review! I also enjoyed reading and reviewing this book! Such a great read!

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  14. Congrats on the release. What books do you find inspire your work? Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  15. I enjoyed the interview, thank you.

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  16. This looks like a fun book to read. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  17. Just stopping by to say hi! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  18. I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

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  19. Hope you had a fantastic weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  20. Shared on Facebook to help spread the word, have a great day! :)

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  21. Great excerpt! I really enjoyed reading it!

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  22. Where is your favorite spot to read?

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  23. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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