Sunday, July 8, 2012

Amber Lin's Giving It Up joins the party and... GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion! I'm so happy to be here, because everyone loves a party and this way we all get to wear our pajamas and eat ice cream. Oh, that's just me? Okay then.

My debut book, Giving It Up, came out officially two weeks ago but just hit Amazon over the Fourth of July. Honestly, I was nervous. It's an erotic romance that deals with some dark themes. Maybe even controversial. But so far the response has been AMAZING; take a look...

“Giving It Up is original, affecting, emotionally draining, but well worth reading if you are brave enough to go along for the ride.”
Annabel Joseph, author of Comfort Object

“A ballsy departure from romantic conventions. At once gritty and tender, stark and hopeful.”
Cara McKenna, author of Willing Victim

“Giving It Up is an erotic, compelling story that takes us to the shadowy, lonely places but doesn’t leave us there. Amber Lin shows us that romance isn’t just for the rich and shiny. Love can find its way even into the dark corners of the most damaged hearts.”
Tiffany Reisz, author of The Siren

“This is a book you MUST read if you like gritty, edgier romance that makes you think as well as turns you on.”
Cari Quinn, USA Today Bestselling Author of No Dress Required

“Every page is chock full of sexy, angsty must-read-moreness.”
Karla Doyle, author of Game Plan

“Giving It Up is a gritty, real romance that deals in an honest way with what happens to sexuality in the aftermath of rape…. Read it. You won’t be sorry.”
Ruthie Knox, author of About Last Night

“Dark and edgy…but don’t be fooled. There’s a wonderful love story running through this book. Sharp, intense writing, sexy as hell, and such a cool idea!”
Charlotte Stein, author of Sheltered

Hopefully you have read some of these authors (AND IF YOU HAVEN'T GO READ THEM) because they are fabulous writers and I'm so honored that they liked my book as well. Hopefully their generous words buttered you lovely readers up as we move into the book description portion of the post.

Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it’s not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.

He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren’t enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.

But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: dubious consent.

So here's my question for you guys. Don't worry, I realize it's morning so I'm going to make it really easy. As Cari Quinn said, do you like gritty romance that makes you think as well as turns you on? As Annabel Joseph said, are you brave enough to go along for the ride?

If the answer is yes in the comments, you'll be entered to win a copy of Giving It Up! Good morning to you too ;-)

Book trailer and excerpt:

Also, be sure to check out the Giving It Up release giveaway, where you can win cool prizes whether you've read Giving It Up or not!


Molly said...

I love erotic romances of all kinds, so the answer is most definitely a big YES!!! :) I've been eyeing this one for a couple days now and I've got to say that the more I read about it, the more I know I must get it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


Catherine Lee said...

I've followed your Goddess Fish tour and your book seems very raw and gritty. I usually prefer light, fluffy, rom-coms in summer.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

June M. said...

I do like like raw & gritty romances from time to time. I tend to read a large variety, from light and fun reads to dark and intense ones. And I am very eager to read more about Allie and Colin and how their relationship develops.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com