Sunday, April 7, 2013

Locked by Maya Cross ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Locked: The Alpha Group Book One

Who is Sebastian Lock?

The bar Sophia Pearce is in doesn’t look like much. The wine is bad and the decor worse. But when a sudden attack of curiosity leads her to sneak past security and into the back room, she discovers something unimaginable. The most lavish party she’s ever laid eyes on, in the most unlikely of places.

But that’s nothing compared to what comes next, to the man she meets back there. Sebastian Lock. Gorgeous, commanding, and radiating charm, he is exactly the sort of silver-tongued rake Sophia has sworn to avoid. Unfortunately, he doesn’t care much for her promises.

Every instinct tells her to run, but the chemistry between them is as inescapable as gravity. Soon, he’s opening her eyes to a whole new world of pleasures, pleasures she never thought she’d enjoy.

There’s just one problem. Sebastian is more than he seems. Between the famous company he keeps and the almost paranoid secrecy of his employers, he’s a puzzle Sophia can’t quite solve, and his insistence on keeping things casual forces her to confront the demons of her past.

Can she learn to trust again? Or will Sebastian’s privacy tear them apart?


*Review done by Jessie one of S&S Guest Reviewers*

4 Stars

Sebastian Lock - a gorgeous, sexy, intriguing, mysterious millionaire

Sophia - a lawyer in a law firm where she feels like her job is going nowhere & she’s tired of not being used to her full potential. So why not have a little fling to fill in the empty spaces?

After a chance encounter one night at a bar with her friends, Sophia is attracted to & a little bit curious about Sebastian. She is a little afraid of the way he makes her feel when she’s around him. Sophia sets off on a snoop mission while at this bar that night & gets a little more than she bargains for.

Next thing you know, he shows up at an office function at the law firm she works for. First, how did he find out where she worked when she never told him her last name? He pursues her & I love the banter between these two. She’s a tough one to crack, but Sebastian is intent on being with her.

For Sophia, sex had always been a fun way to pass the time but with Sebastian, it was beginning to mean something more. She agrees to have a meaningless, no strings affair with him. He has so many things that he wants to do to her & show her. Sophia never thought that she’d ever venture into BDSM, but he has a way of getting her to do what she least expects. I could feel her uncertainty while reading this book.

Just what does Sebastian do for a living? He’s a man of mystery & Sophia thinks or is led to believe that what they have is an exclusive affair. Hmmmmm....but is it???

The words on the pages flowed very easily & I really enjoyed reading this book. Kudos to this author on her first attempt into erotic romance. I think she’s got something here. I look forward to what happens next with this couple. I swear my mouth was probably hanging open when I got to the end of this book. Really?? Maya Cross knows how to leave her readers wanting more and I definitely wanted more! Can't wait for the next installment in this series!

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About the Author

Maya Cross is a writer who enjoys making people blush. Growing up with a mother who worked in a book store, she read a lot from a very young age, and soon enough picked up a pen of her own. Her previous work spans many genres including horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and she has now started this pen name as an outlet for her spicier thoughts (they were starting to overflow). She likes her heroes strong but mysterious, her encounters sizzling, and her characters true to life.

She believes in writing familiar narratives told with a twist, so most of her stories will feel comfortable, but hopefully a little unique. Whatever genre she's writing, finding a fascinating concept is the first, and most important step.

The Alpha Group is her first attempt at erotic romance.

When she's not writing, she's playing tennis, trawling her home town of Sydney for new inspiration, and drinking too much coffee.

She loves to hear from readers, so please feel free to follow her on any of her social media channels. And don't forget to check out her website. You can sign up to her mailing list there, to hear about new releases and any promotional sales she might be running.


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  1. sounds like a good book!!
    I'm not sure what epub or mobi is-guess I'm behind on things!-but I read on my kindle :)

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  3. This definitely sounds like a good read! Thanks for the giveaway! : )


  4. Thanks for the comments everyone! And a big thanks to Sugar and Spice for hosting me.