Seductive Shadows by Mari Mann ~ Synopsis, Review, Excerpt and Giveaway!

Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Booktrope (

Release date: May 22, 2013


Charlie is a passionate, sensually-inspired art student, desperately seeking an escape from the abusive past that haunts her and a tragic accident that emptied her heart. Scarred and unable to love, her yearning for physical pleasure leads her into a tantalizing, dangerous world of power and seduction. The anonymity of the deal offers security; the money brings financial freedom and the madam is the mother figure she longs for.

But the thrill of the mansion and its arousing dominance quickly fades when she meets renowned-yet-mysterious Cameron Hardy, whose intense baby blue eyes send a nervous flutter through her core. Cameron is sexy, and not in a subtle way. He stimulates Charlie’s art, her intellect and her desires. Just as he begins to break through her emotional boundaries, she discovers a devastating connection between her past and her scandalous work at the mansion, shattering everything she thought to be true.

Provocative, intoxicating and erotic, Seductive Shadows is the unforgettable tale of a young woman’s self-discovery as she learns to forgive, to love and be loved, and to find redemption amidst a remarkable journey that will captivate your mind and stimulate your soul.

This book is for mature audiences. It contains explicit language and sexual content.

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This book is .99 thru 8/29

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~Gina’s Review

The synopsis of Seductive Shadows is almost a hesitation or an understatement. This book is what I would consider dark erotica at its finest.

Deeply disturbing images and damaged characters weave this tale of the main characters emotional and physical abuse to her empowerment in the most un-likely of places.

Once Charlie finally finds what she is looking for, she discovers that all is not what it seems at the mansion and her world and hard fought success begins to unravel around her.

This is a book that took me through a massive emotional roller-coaster and really out of my element as far as the books I have been reading lately.  The authors writing style is captivating and draws you in to this dark and gritty tale.

This does have a bit of a cliffhanger ending that has me on the edge of my seat waiting for book 2.

I have to rate Seductive Shadows as a 5 on Goodreads (It was amazing) and 5 on Amazon (I loved it)

Thank you Booktrope Publishing for the ARC in exchange for an honest review



Excerpt from Seductive Shadows:

He dipped his head, his lips stopping just above my earlobe. His fingers traced the skin below my jaw. I expected words to come out of his mouth, but instead it was a tiny moan. And then a breeze of cold air as he moved over to the bed. He sat on the edge, hands resting on the mattress, after he unknotted his tie.

“Come to me.”

I stepped past the pole and around the end of the bed. His commands and the way he expected to be obeyed enticed me. They weren’t cruel or threatening. His voice, his words, his whole persona was deliberate and inviting. The need from my other sexual partners had often been a turn off, but Jay’s tone was just the opposite.

“Slowly,” he said.

With my chin pointed down, hair falling over my cheeks, I looked up at him as though he were my master. If this was the role I needed to take on for tonight to impress Victoria and make her proud, I was ready to abide. Our eyes met, and his breath quickened. I bit my bottom lip and took a step forward. My toes danced over a broken slab of mirror, pausing for several seconds, and I took another. Landing just a foot from his lap, my fingers caressed the buttons of his shirt, and when I got to the bottom, I started back up.

“Take it off,” he said, his eyes never leaving mine.

I pushed his top button through the hole.

“No,” he said quickly. “Yours.”

 Seductive Shadows $0.99 August Promo

There will be 3 winners in the Seductive Shadows Tour Giveaway!

Grand Prize — Kindle Paperwhite & Seductive Shadows e-book

Runner-up — $25 Victoria’s Secret gift card & Seductive Shadows e-book
Third Runner-up — Seductive Shadows paperback

shadows tour

About Marni Mann:

A New Englander at heart, Marni Mann, now a Floridian is inspired by the sandy beaches and hot pink sunsets of Sarasota. She taps a mainstream appeal and shakes worldwide taboos, taking her readers on a dark and breathtaking journey. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, she’s scouring for chocolate, traveling, reading, or walking her four-legged children.

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