Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane by Amanda McIntyre




The Dark Seduction Of Miss Jane

By Amanda McIntyre


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.





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 Excerpt:


My parents believed that women should be independent and
capable. What is your thinking along those lines, Mr. Hampton?” she asked,
purposely goading him.

He emitted a long-suffering sigh. “I do find a capable woman
refreshing, Miss Goodwin. I have no qualms with a woman who wishes to be
independent and, moreover, isn't afraid to speak her mind.”

She slid him a glance. “Indeed, I think your aunt is
correct. You are a charmer.”

He shrugged. “A woman can profess to be independent in many
things, but there are still times when a man’s involvement is necessary.”

“That is quite enough, Wesley Hampton,” his aunt spoke.

“Name one,” Jane fired back as she crossed her arms.

“Jane!” Isabella turned in her chair and pinned Jane with a
shocked expression.

Wesley’s mouth curled into a wicked smile. He lifted his
brow and set down his cup. “A conversation left to another day

Review 
The Dark Seduction of Miss Jane is one volatile read. It seduces the reader with such enigmatic description of the characters, that the readers stand at  the crossroad of puzzlement and excitement. Though the name of the book is misleading, there is no erotica in this book. Miss Jane is a very bold woman who,despite the constraints of the society during the 19th century England, openly declares the infidelity of her fiance. This causes a social uproar and her fiance's family being rich and of the gentry, she has to leave her aunt and starts working as an investigative journalist. 

She lands up in a case of a serial killer and gentlemen's club.In all this Inspector Mansfield is there to protect her.But he is a man with secrets. The case is very dangerous. Not only is the murderer stalking her, but she also starts discovering a dark and seductive side of her own nature. 

Inspector Mansfield is also a very interesting character. He has a past. A dark, tortured past for which he blames himself. So to stop the memories from lurking around him, he frequents a discreet Mens' club. It is from this club Miss.Jane gets her first clue. 

The attraction between the two characters keeps the reader from wanting more and more. But the best part of the story which I personally liked is definitely the magician......:D

Rating
Reasoning 

I started this book in a bit of a hurry. By error I had marked my calendar as 2021 :O Well, I don't think Amanda would wait so long for the review. :P but luckily I was checking my schedule and saw that the blog tour was today. Saturday. A family day for me. But, I had to do it. Thankfully, this story caught by attention from the first line. Even being a historical genre, Miss Jane is such a bold and a woman of the 21st century. The characters are well etched and the scenes create visualization for a reader. There are hot scenes no doubt and some might even feel that since glimpses of BDSM is shown in the story, there should be some scene related to that. But, the author sticks to the story and even it gets made into a movie, it will be of Silence of a Lamb genre. 






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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3 comments:

  1. Independent, capable women as heroines: YES!!! On so many levels, this story is drawing me in before I've even started reading it. :-) Thanks for the post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you so much for helping to celebrate the release of this very special book!

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  3. Great excerpt.

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