Friday, November 27, 2015

TLC Book Tour for The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros

The Raven Room
By Ana Medeiros
The Raven Room Trilogy, Book 1

Publisher:  Diversion Books
Release Date:  November 3, 2015
Genre: Erotic Thriller/Suspense
Format: eBook/Print/Audio
Length:  250 Pages
ISBN:  978-1626817777

About the book:

A searing erotic thriller perfect for those tantalized by A.R. Torre's Deanna Madden series...

Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven 
Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death.

Drawn by needs he cannot control, Julian ventures to The RavenRoom, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build.

When the police link the Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous...

Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven 
Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career.

As Meredith embarks on a sexual journey into the forbidden world that Julian inhabits, questions emerge, and dark appetites threaten to swallow her whole.  How much can she trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature and how much will she sacrifice in order to protect him?


"If you’re looking for an exciting novel that can balance erotic sections with a thrilling who-done-it, look no further; The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more." - San Francisco Book Review

"Readers who enjoy complex stories with strong characterization and psychological depth will find The Raven Room a satisfyingly story of emotional turbulence…” - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Photo by: Garfield L. Miller
About Ana Medeiros

Born in the Azores islands, Portugal, Ana Medeiros has a background in Photography, Sociology and Psychology. For the last seven years she has worked in the magazine industry. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada, with her boyfriend and two cats. TheRaven Room, book one of a trilogy, is Ana’s first novel and is published by Diversion Books.

Visit Ana at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

When I decided to read The Raven Room, I thought I knew what I was getting into but like the characters in Ana Medeiros’ book, I got much more than I expected.  A dark, mentally and physically twisted erotic thriller, The Raven Room is the story of men and women drawn into a web of half-truths, violence, kinky sex and obsessive desires.  While a darker, and kinkier, book than what I normally read, I found myself drawn into the world Ms. Medeiros created and unable to put the book down.

While Ms. Medeiros did a wonderful job creating and developing her characters, I have to admit they aren’t very likable at first.  A successful child psychologist, Julian Reeve is a loner who is difficult to get to know.  He keeps his background a secret and only reveals what he must, he’s sexually dominant, willing to experiment and refuses to get emotionally entangled.  At least at first.  Meredith, a twenty year old graduate student and Julian’s current lover, is much younger (almost 20 years younger) and a little bit easier to get to know.  Beautiful, intelligent and also willing to experiment sexually, she’s got her own emotional baggage and is willing to risk her relationship to get a jump start on her career.  While both characters are emotionally strong, they lie to themselves and to each other. 

The secondary characters all play an important part in the story and contribute color, emotional angst and background for the main characters.  Especially a woman named Alana, who plays a rather pivotal role.  I enjoyed how we got to know Julian and Meredith better as they interacted with each other and with the secondary characters.  The plot is well developed and takes several unexpected twists and turns, especially when dealing with The Raven Room and its members.  The pace is fairly quick and Ms. Medeiros voice as an author is warm, engaging and I can see why she already has so many fans. 

Will Julian really take Meredith to The Raven Room and show her who he is? Will Meredith betray Julian when he needs her the most?  You’ll have to read The Raven Room to find out.  I do need to warn you that this installment has a fairly big cliffhanger ending and that I had several questions that didn’t get answered.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next installment.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns

Heat Level:  Melt the Paint off the Walls Hot!

1 comment:

  1. This is very different than what I normally read but it sounds like something that would really keep my attention. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.