Sunday, March 8, 2009
Well in my bio I mentioned that I joined up to be a reviewer for the website Manic Readers and this is one of my first reviews for them. I also reviewed an advance readers copy of the first book in Susan Mallery's new series Lone Star Sisters so keep an eye out for that review. This isn't my first Keta Diablo novel and it definitely won't be my last so check out my review of her novel Land of Falling Stars. Now for my review of her novel Decadent Deceptions that I wrote for Manic Readers.
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Olivia Breedlove is very daring and desperate to win Morgan’s love, so she embarks on a reckless plan of madness that could very well cost her, her life! But everything backfires for Olivia when Morgan Gatewood remains one step ahead of her and the game ventures down a path of deception and murder that will keep the reader on their toes to find out who is behind it. A decade ago, Morgan was a heartbeat away from taking Olivia’s virginity but somehow her father, Thaddeus, happened to have been informed of what was about to happen. Thaddeus had invited Morgan to his office and threatened to meet him over pistols if he so much as looked at his daughter again. But that didn’t destroy the passion and growing love between Olivia and Morgan because it only grew with the years that passed by. But now, Thaddeus is dead and Morgan has no intention of ignoring the ravenous hunger he’s concealed from everyone for Olivia for the ten years they’ve been apart. One way or the other, he will satisfy this burning desire for her that has been there for most of his life and make her his forever. I’ve only recently gotten into reading erotic romance novels and this novel has really convinced me that it’s a genre that I will need to read more novels from. Keta Diablo has delivered an erotic and passionate historical romance filled with exciting and suspenseful scenes that kept me turning the pages. Olivia is a wonderfully independent and stubborn female character especially for those times though she is an impulsive woman when it comes to getting Morgan to love her. I thought Olivia was a perfect match for Morgan because he is also an independent and stubborn male character who doesn’t really care for what others say of him. He is as passionate as Olivia and though their own personalities sometimes clash but that doesn’t seem to stop the love that they share for one another. I enjoyed reading all the naughty things that Olivia does in order to get Morgan’s attention and confession that he loves her madly. In turn Morgan tries everything in his power to salvage Olivia’s reputation after she tells him of her outrageous plans to get a husband. Olivia's brother, Cain, and her best friend and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Lark, are secondary characters that I also enjoyed reading about because they really contributed to Olivia and Morgan’s getting to together to become an official married couple finally. Decadent Deceptions is one novel that I will be putting on my keeper shelf and will be reading it again and again.
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I'm a part-time aspiring romance novelist, book reviewer and blogger. I've always wanted to travel the world and learn everything I can about other countries. Learning the Italian language is one way of trying to make that dream come true. Traveling will help me with my writing because I'll be learning about the history of the U.S., Latin America, England, Italy, and Ireland, the countries I find so fascinating while reading the romance genre.
 
I read and review romance novels of almost every subgenre along with erotic romance, mystery, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult novels. You can find the reviews at my blogs, Talk About My Favorite Authors and Phoebe Jordan's Reviews. I’ve also started a live podcast show called TAMFA | Phoebe Jordan hosted on Blog Talk Radio. This show is dedicated to everything I love about romance and young adult novels. I love having romance and young adult authors live on my show to be interviewed and showcase their books.

I plan to write contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotic romance, paranormal romance and young adult when I get my writing career started with help from Keta. I'm not sure what genre I'll write to begin with since I love to read so many different romance genres.
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