Tuesday, March 12, 2013

VBT: Giveaway and Spotlight ~ Blindfolded Innocence by Alessandra Torre


Brad De Luca is used to getting whatever, and whomever, he wants. The premier divorce attorney in town, he is a forty-year-old playboy who's bedded half the city—including his own clients. And when the newest intern at his firm poses a challenge, his seductive prowess goes into overdrive.

Pre-law student Julia Campbell is fresh off a failed engagement and happy with her new independence. Even if she weren't warned away from Brad at every turn, she'd know he was bad news. The last thing she needs is an older man who could destroy her job prospects, not to mention her innocence. But before she knows it, the incorrigible charmer has her under his spell. His deviant tastes plunge her deep into a forbidden world of sexual exploration…but her heart may not survive the fall.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations (including m/f/m menage) and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

Blindfolded Innocence (Innocence #1)

by Alessandra Torre

Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher: Indie/Self-Published

Release Date: November 16, 2012

Heat Level: Sizzling

Word Count/Length: 78,000/323 pages

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Here is an excerpt for you:

I was in the office's kitchen, buttering a stale biscuit and licking some melted butter off my fingers when he walked in.


It was as if every ounce of extra air left the room in that instance, squeezing all of the space out with it and putting me front and center in his laser beam. Damn. We locked eyes, and neither one of us moved. In his office, there had been a long, empty expanse between us. Now here in the small kitchen, I felt his...essence. It scared the crap out of me.

His eyes were a normal dark brown color, not anything special, but they blazed with a powerful intensity. He smelled of...something. I don't know how to describe the smell but it was intoxicating and animal. The man reeked of masculinity and sex. He seemed to be a big tight ball of controlled energy and I could just as easily imagine him ripping someone's head off as dipping me backwards into a kiss. As I stood there frozen, his sexy features curled into a smile and he looked like he wanted to eat me. I backed up and bumped into the kitchenette counter. I was acutely aware of the butter all over my fingers and, now dripping, on the edge of my mouth. I licked my lips and said the first thing that popped into my mind.

"I'm not Tiffany."

His smile faltered slightly and he shook his head and chuckled. "I know."

"I'm Julia. Julia Campbell. Broward's intern."

"I know."

"You do?"

"Yes. I just asked Sheila where to find you. She said you were in here."

"Oh." A pause. His eyes never leaving mine. "Why were you looking for me?"

"Would you like to go to lunch?" He turned some powerful, magical force on full blast and it was like he radiated with intense sexual heat. I almost swooned, but caught myself. Keep it together you damn woman!

"Umm, no."

"No?" His grin increased and he looked almost incredulous. He glanced around as if wanting someone around to witness this.

"No." My voice grew in strength and confidence. Cocky prick.

"Why?" He moved closer and I lost all sense of reality. The man was like no one I'd ever met. I could see why divorcing wives would throw apart their legs and beg him for more than lawyerly duties. The man was walking, breathing sex. I had never found body builders or large men attractive. I had pined and worshipped the rail-thin, pretty look of male models. This man was built like a God - with the deposition of Satan. I couldn't imagine being an intern to this man and NOT doing more than filing his briefs.

I would have moved back farther but the kitchen counter rail was already digging into my ass and no doubt now leaving a bruise. I met his amused gaze and tried to portray nonchalance.

"For one thing, you're a little old."

His eyes flickered a bit at that, but he kept his thoughts to himself.

"Annnddd, I'm not supposed to talk to you." Even to my ears, that sounded juvenile.

His egotistic smirk was back.
"Ahhh... yes. Broward wants to keep you all to himself."

I didn't like that response, but kept my mouth shut and let me eyes communicate my silent retort.

"Come on. Let's go to Centaur."

"No. I have work to do."

"Come on - I'll have you back in a flash. No one will even know you are gone."

"I -

"Julia!" Sheila stood in the doorway and glared at De Luca. He had the good grace to look sheepish, which also looked ridiculously sexy. Good lord. Someone needs to take this man out back and shoot him.

I fled to the safety of her side, taking my buttery fingers with me and leaving my plate and knife behind.

"I need Julia," Sheila said. "Are you all through with whatever it was you were needing her for?" Her expression painted her opinion clearer than any billboard sign could.

De Luca nodded a goodbye to me and strode out of the kitchen, winking at me, and patting Sheila on the shoulder as he passed. I could suddenly breathe a lot easier. Sheila turned and affixed me with a steely stare, all evidence of grandmotherly goodness gone. "Is this going to be a problem?" she demanded.

"I don't know what you're talking about."


About the Author: 

Alessandra Torre is a stay-at-home wife and mom in the southeast United States. Blindfolded Innocence is her first novel. She is currently working on the sequel, which will be available soon. When not writing, Alessandra enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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  1. ... a relationship with an older man no i haven't ... now would i.... if i love him and he me and if the age difference isn't that great ( no 40 years for example^^;;) i don't see why not.
    I often find the boys of my age too immature, they can keep a conversation.... and i want more than sex in a relationship ( i think) so perhaps i need to accept the fact an older man would be better for me.... Won't necessarily be easy because of other's opinion etc but if we are sincere i think it would be a waste just to say no because of other's opinion or age difference

    I don't think it's the kind of book i need at the moment though....i don't like players, casanova...

    1. I had the same problem Miki. The boys my age were always too immature for my liking.

      When I was a teenager I briefly dated an older man. Then my husband and I got together and that was the end of that!

      I don't like players either Miki.

  2. +JMJ+

    You're bringing out the fun questions again, Brenda! ;-)

    Actually, I did date a man in his early 50s when I was in my mid-twenties. Right before it got really serious, though, I decided to stop seeing him because it had occurred to me that if we got married and had sons, by the time they'd be old enough for camping and other physically challenging father-son bonding activities, their father would be in his 60s! =(

    1. I'm glad you think it's a fun question.

      That was a valid concern. :-)

    2. +JMJ+ my husband told me I could have as many children as I wanted as long as it was before his 30th birthday, for that very reason. His dad was 30 when he was born and he felt that it made him the perfect age to enjoy the father, son relationship. I only had the two kids thankfully - both ADHD - and I think I'm young enough to enjoy them and old enough to have experiences to share and not feel like I'm trying to be their friend.

  3. The closest I can think of was I went on a few dates with a guy that was 11 years older. I was 21 he was 32. The age was a little weird but if I really like the guy I dont see a problem. Now if he was my dads age maybe it would be a little creepy. :)

    1. I agree. I couldn't date a man my father's age either.

    2. I agree VampedChik, I think if a guy was my father's age, it would be too much like dating my dad. Definitely creepy ;)

  4. I married an older man. 15 yrs older. We became friends first because the age thing was out there, although it bothered him more than me. He didn't look or act 15 years older. The age just fades away. After all . . . that's just the age of your physical body. Not your soul. :)

    1. Forgot to mention that this book looks really good! I am definitely reading it. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!!

    2. I like that Leslie. I have a friend and he is really young looking for his age. 40 years old, but could easily pass for mid to late 20's. He gets mistaken for being a younger man all of the time. It's been really hard for him because women his age think he's too young and he feels a bit weird dating someone a lot younger than him. He had one long term relationship with a girl and he was almost the same age as her parents. It caused some issues with her parents because they didn't like the idea of dating someone their age. Ultimately, she was very young and immature and needed some time to live in the real world. They are still friends, even though they went their separate ways.

  5. I havent but would. I dont think that age should be that important. Thank for the giveaway and teaser. This looks great.

  6. My husband and the boyfriend I had before him were both only a year older than me. Other boyfriends in high school were all with a year of my age as well. So, no, I can seriously say Ive never dated a way older man. As for the question of would I have a relationship, if we had something in common and I was attracted to him, then yes I would. I feel that age truly shouldn't matter as long as both parties are of consenting age - ie over 18 years of age. People mature at different ages and some individuals need to look at an older mate because of the fact that they have nothing in common with people their own age.