Thursday, November 12, 2015

Blog Tour: The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros

Author: Ana Medeiros
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Date of publication: November 3, 2015

Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death.

Drawn by needs he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build.

When the police link the Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous…

Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career.

As Meredith embarks on a sexual journey into the forbidden world that Julian inhabits, questions emerge, and dark appetites threaten to swallow her whole.  How much can she trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature and how much will she sacrifice in order to protect him?

I'm going to be upfront right away.  The Raven Room was a DNF book for me.  I really had a hard time with this book.  I wanted to like it but I just couldn't get through it. You all know I have read a lot of erotica and not much shocks me.  I have seen clubs like The Raven Room in other stories, so it wasn't that the I didn't like.  I don't mind them, I just do't like to see my main characters get it on with several other people. That was a turn off.

There really wasn't one likable character.   Julian was creepy. I couldn't get past his secret life style and the fact that he was a child psychologist.  That was just too weird for me as those two things are so contradictory.  I had no respect for Meredith who was using Julian to get ahead in her career. Don't get me started on Peter, the new father who can't be with just one woman.  The story felt disjointed and certain scenes felt unfinished.  I didn't really like the switch between multiple points of view.

I have seen rave reviews, so you will have to just try it for yourself. Also, check out what others in the tour are saying in the links below. It just wasn't for me.

About the author:

Born in the Azores islands, Portugal, Ana Medeiros has a background in Photography, Sociology and Psychology. For the last seven years she has worked in the magazine industry. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada, with her boyfriend and two cats. The Raven Room, book one of a trilogy, is Ana’s first novel and is published by Diversion Books.

Visit Ana at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Ana’s Tour Stops

Monday, November 9th: Bibliotica
Tuesday, November 10th: Why Girls Are Weird
Thursday, November 12th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, November 16th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Monday, November 16th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, November 18th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Thursday, November 19th: The Reading Cove Book Club
Friday, November 20th: Art Books Coffee
Monday, November 23rd: Worth Getting in Bed For
Tuesday, November 24th: M. Denise Costello
Wednesday, November 25th: Books and Bindings
Monday, November 30th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, November 30th: Seraphim Book Reviews
Tuesday, December 1st: It’s a Mad Mad World

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book for the tour.