Saturday, July 19, 2014

~Blog Tour & Review: The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane by Amanda McIntyre~

Book Blurb:

A scandalous betrayal sets Miss Jane Goodwin on an unexpected journey to London to pursue her dream of being the first female investigative journalist, but she soon finds herself in a hotbed of murder and controversy. Seduced by the passions of a mysterious lover and stalked by a madman, tensions mount as Jane falls prey to her desires, only to discover a deadly secret that threatens more than just her trust in men.

Inspector Randolph Mansfield is one of Scotland Yard’s elite, battling the dark secrets of his past while trying to solve a rash of grisly murders threatening to mar Queen Victoria's Jubilee. His respite is the anonymity he finds in the decadence of a private gentleman’s club, until a determined American journalist goes undercover in search of her stalker and he finds the lines between protection and passion blurred. But as tensions heat and her life is threatened, he must choose whether to reveal his true identity at the risk of losing her trust and his career.

Release Date: July 11, 2014

Overall Rating:  5 Rockin’ ★★★★

Miss Jane Elizabeth Goodwin has been raised as an independent thinker and does not suffer fools lightly.  When Jane finds her betrothed and one of the maids going at it in the library during a dinner party her reaction is not exactly what one would expect of a refined young lady of breeding in 1887 Boston.  She is stunned that he would believe that she would act like nothing had happened and rejoin the dinner party given in their honor.  Jane has never been one to hold her tongue so when her fiance states that this is normal behavior for a husband and she will need to know her place, she immediately returns to the dinner and lets his parents know exactly why they are late.  Then she takes her leave with her Aunt Cornelia leaving behind a stunned room. 
Aunt Cornelia sends Jane to London so that she will be away from the problems that her ex-fiancĂ© it continuing to stir up.  A friend of her aunt is starting a writing group and it would be a good way to leave the gossip behind in Boston.   This would be an adventure for Jane since the Queen’s Jubilee will be celebrated during the time she is there and she will get to help organize the writing club.  With her aunt’s encouragement Jane agrees to go to London where she will stay with Mrs. Hampton and start her writing. On arriving in London she takes a train to the London Bridge station where she is met by Mrs. Hampton and her nephew Wesley.  When she is almost plowed down by Inspector Mansfield as her hurries to a crime scene, Jane cannot believe she has stumbled onto her first story even though it could possibly be a dangerous one. This is the beginning of Jane’s misadventures in London and her attempt to solve a string of grisly murders. 
Jane decides to go undercover to infiltrate an exclusive gentlemen’s club where she thinks the answers she is looking for will be found. Unknown to Jane is the fact that Inspector Randolph Mansfield is a card carrying member of this club and uses it to indulge in his darker sexual side.  Randolph knows that being a part of this particular club could ruin his reputation and cause him to lose his position but it seems this is the only way to satisfy his inner cravings. What neither is expecting is the attraction that runs between them.  Will Jane help solve the murders and remain unscathed?  Or will she succumb to the dark side and be pulled into a macabre mystery?  Can Randolph protect Jane and still do his job?  Expect the unexpected when things move toward the capture of the person responsible for all the murders. ~TSRBR

Hero –Randolph Mansfield: 5 stars
Heroine –Jane Elizabeth Goodwin 5 stars
Steam: 5 stars 
Plot: 5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This book is like a female “Sherlock Holmes” meets Jack the Ripper with shades of BDSM! What’s not to love?  This is a must read for everyone that enjoys independent woman and dark brooding men sparking off of each other in sizzling romantic settings.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! Ms. McIntyre knows how to weave suspense filled romantic thrillers and leave her reader craving more.  Kudos to Ms. McIntyre!

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

Giveaway: $100 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N

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About the Author:
Amanda McIntyre grew up the daughter of a father who was a distributor for a New York magazine publishing firm, and usually had her nose stuck in the latest issue of Vampirella magazine or a Hitchcock Mystery paperback. She has been called “a true artist in the writing realm' and her zest for life inspires her "character-driven" stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations. She is a best-selling, multi-genre hybrid author and has received numerous awards and nominations for her work. Amanda is published internationally, in audio, e-book and in print. She currently writes sizzling contemporary cowboy romance and is about to release her first historical erotic thriller.

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  1. Wow! What a way to make a girl's day! Thank you for the wonderful review TSRBR!
    Thanks for being a part of Jane & Randolph's journey!! Readers like you all, inspire me!!

  2. I agree with you, Amanda, this review is terrific! What a way to start the day. I, too, have enjoyed your sizzling western romances, but am happy to find that you can cross into another genre just fine and still have sizzling, intriguing romance. What a combo! Thanks for your writing...and thanks for this post! jdh2690@gmail.com

  3. great review and the book sounds amazing :)

  4. Sounds good I have added to TBR list.

  5. My sister in law loves to read these kinds of books, so I will tell her about it!

  6. Sounds like a good read. I'll definitely check it out!

  7. The cover is beautiful and after this fabulous review I am definitely looking forward to reading this. Thanks for sharing :)