Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tour: Hear Me by Skye Warren (Excerpt/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to erotica author, Skye Warren, on tour with her book Hear Me!

Thanks so much for having me on Reading Between the Wines. I’m Skye Warren, author of the Dark Erotica series. I’m here to share with you an exclusive excerpt from my new release, Hear Me, which has been hailed as “disturbingly arousing” and “beautifully written”. Be sure to stop by the giveaway at the end of the post.

HEAR ME by Skye Warren

She doesn’t remember her past, only her training. She can’t talk, not that a good slave should speak out of turn. None of that matters when she wakes up in the warm, rustic room. Her new master is distant but kind. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t want her.Longing for the shackles of safety, she pulls from the last dregs of her will to prove her worth as a slave. It seems to be working. He responds first to her body and next to her submission. The secrets of his past haunt the cabin, fraying the tightening bond between Master and slave, but it is her own memories that may finally unravel it.This book contains a bonus short story Escape, set in the same dark erotica world.

This book contains explicit scenes of sex, including dubious consent and captivity situations. The BDSM does not conform to literary conventions, making it sometimes more realistic, and other times not. This is a work of fiction not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen.

Exclusive Excerpt

His large hands closed around her arms, and she winced. But no pain came. Instead she was enfolded in warmth—surrounded. She sat on his lap, held by him, fed by him, and she ate. If she paused or floundered, he would rub her back in slow circles. His touch was calm but sure. I’ll make you feel better, it said, but you’ll still do what I say.

But strangely, she found it easier to eat like this. Maybe because she could feel the steady beat of his heart and knew he wasn’t angry at her. Maybe because his warmth and strength were used to shield her, not hurt her.

More than that, he seemed to recognize when she needed a moment, and he gave it to her. He was reading her cues, she realized. It was amazing; it was beautiful. Terrifying. He could hurt her so much worse than the others. He seemed to know what she was thinking even without her words. He knew what she was feeling. And hadn’t she stopped talking to protect herself from such a thing?

No, that wasn’t right. She didn’t stop talking, she couldn’t speak. She had never spoken. It was just easier that way. Best not to think about it.

“What’s going on in that head of yours?” he asked with a tap to her nose.

Her gaze snapped to him and then away, as if he could see.

He sighed and set the fork down. “I’m thinking of calling the Coast Guard. They ought to be able to pick you up, drop you off at the mainland.”

She tensed all over, broke out into a sweat. The mainland. Where was that? Who would take care of her there? No, she didn’t want that. She had angered him, but how? He’d been upset after last night, but he had still fed her after that. It was only when she couldn’t speak that he wanted to send her away. Stupid slave. Broken slave.

But she could still please him. How to show it? She shook her head, just a quick shake.

“No?” he asked.

Clumsily, she took his hand in both of hers and brought it to her neck. Wrapped it around herself. His grip firmed for just a moment before his hand fell away.

“No,” he repeated. “I know what you are. I know what you want. But I don’t do that.”

Anymore remained unspoken, but she heard it.

She slid off his lap, falling onto her knees. Begging for him to keep her, despite her silence.

“Stop that,” he said, but his voice was more husky than angry now. “You’re not my sub.”

She wasn’t his, but she had woken up in his home. Not his, but he had fucked her. And maybe more telling than all of that, he had fed her, taken her onto his lap, helped her. A man didn’t do that for a woman who didn’t belong to him.

Read HEAR ME Now

Thanks again for having me on Reading Between the Wines! I’m giving away a few gift cards (see the Rafflecopter widget). In addition, one commenter will win a signed print copy of Hear Me. Leave a comment to enter. What do you like about dark and/or erotic books?

Skye Warren
Author Bio:Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, where pain and sex and love collide. She has been called "a true mistress of dark and twisted erotica" and her dark erotica series has reached the bestseller lists at Amazon and been a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.
Author Links: WebsiteTwitterFacebook

As Skye mentions above, she is giving away a copy of Hear Me to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question above and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

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Skye Warren is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card and four $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards on this tour. 


  1. I like erotic books because they are an escape from reality. The things in those books never happen to me.


  2. I like that they push boundaries that I wouldn't usually cross in my own personal life

  3. What I like about it is that it does not reflect my life at all - so it is pure escapism.

  4. I like erotica books because they go beyond anything I would do. They show you how much you can use your imagination.

  5. The fantasy of it It isn't something I would do myself Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I like erotic books because of the fantasy. Most things aren't things I feel comfortable doing, but I like to read about it. It sounds like a great book, thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I love to read erotic books because it's a fantasy....adds a little excitment to your life when your surrounded by kids all day and never have any free time with your husband! Can't wait to read this book.

  8. I like dark erotic romances because they have intense emotional connections of the characters. They tend to push my boundaries and definitely keep things interesting :)

  9. @Joanne Thanks, great point! We can stay safe and sound but still enjoy the ride.

    @Shannon Love it! Great when a book pushes you.

    @Jo :) Thank you!

    @Tore Haha, very true.

    @crystaley Thanks, hon!

    @Paranormal Opinion True that, and especially for dark erotica! We don't need to do it, just read about it :)

    @Brandi LOL, good point. Erotic books are good for when husbands are busy ;-)

    @June M Great one, June! Thank you!!

  10. I like reading erotica because it adds excitement compared to what I read most of the time!

  11. I like the surprises & the thrill. Something extra added to the story.

  12. The emotions and feelings between two characters in a dark/erotic books are stronger and more intense. I get lost in these books and lose the world around me, which I believe a good book should do!

  13. Thanks for the great post and giveaway! Congrats to Skye on the newest release!

    I like dark erotica b/c it is a complete opposite of my real life. I like losing myself into this new to me world and getting invested in the characters and hoping they will get a HEA ;)

  14. I like to read erotic books because its something I don't do but love to read about! Its a great escape always wondering whats going to happen next! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  15. I think it's that they're such an escape and a fantasy, specifically some of my escapes and fantasies. And they're really, really hot.

  16. Since I'm not a dark person, it gives me a chance to experience the other side.

  17. I think the book sounds amazing and I would love a chance to win a copy. It sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the opportunity. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. I like not knowing what is going to happen next in dark stories.


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