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A.P Voy combines eroticism and romance brilliantly in her thrilling story rotating around Roman a fiercely independent and ladies man who values his single status above anything else but not until he finds himself entangled between three women, Marie who is expecting his first child, Shana who he falls deeply in love with and Alysa who falls in love with him!
This story was well thought out and incredibly written throughout. A credit to the author.
wow, an epic write of worth an note this is superbly written, the words
'SOME MEN WERE BORN TO rule the world; others were born to ruin it.' could be a phrase that is quote throughout history. I am so impressed with your skill at writing you write with immense vivacity and you create work of amazing depth and interest. well done. Meia (MESAYERS)
I enjoyed reading this and you write erotica very well. The writing itself is engaging and flows nicely with strong characters. However, it would be great if you could edit it to make it easier to read- line spaces in between characters.
Wow, you really have a great way of pulling the reader into the story quickly and efficiently. You know how to grab the reader's imagination and leave the reader wanting more. Comment Written 07-Feb-2017 by DonandVicki
I thought this is well written. You may want to edit it and remove the funny characters from the text. Outside of that this was excellent. The dialogue was strong. The chemistry of the characters is starting to come through. But terrific. by Michael Ludwinder II
The mixed genre of thriller/romance/erotica pulls readers in certainly for me! I find I am rooting for Marie. I cannot explain why, I just am, I would need to read the whole book for an absolute decision but your are very skillful and clever at what you do and should not doubt yourself your work is really fantastic enjoyed so much love.
Excellent. I like this book better than the one by you that I read previously today. this story is invigorating and interesting. You take the reader inside the characters head and make us feel what he feels. This is an art and I admire you for it. Good work. by prettybluebirds
A mark of any good mystery is it poses questions for the reader to find the answers to as the narrative unfolds. This excerpt from your book did just that. It was intriguing enough to make me want more. by judsmith
Roman sounds like a rather determined man. His longing to find his Turandot, seems to be clouding his mind, along with his lustful desire to have sex with Alyssa. Quite an interesting chap. Thesis
Since this is the first of your story that I have read some things are unclear. However, I didn't notice grammar or punctuation problems and I found it an interesting piece. It is a work I would continue to read as my interest has been aroused. by ChristmasCarol
An interesting story about a man on the prowl. The tension builds and there is a tremendous hook at the end to find out what happens. This is a good tale. by Winslow
Your story has a strong plot and darned good imagery like this for instance: "his face twisted in primal unfettered rage. Sweat poured down his face and body. He balled his fist tight and hit it on the mattress several times. In savage rapid movements. Bolts of pain stabbed his skull. His heart palpitated and images from his nightmares flashed before his eyes." (I can see this image)
Also: "He was barely alive then, with a bullet lodged near his heart and his skull cracked. Both his legs were broken as was his pelvis and one arm. The breakages occurred when he hit the boiling Pacific water as his body fell from the promontory after he was shot.
Admittedly I hurt many of the women emotionally when they wanted more from me than I was prepared to give. I regretted their being hurt, but I wanted no marriage, children, and happily ever after. I made that clear from the start. I didn't want to be restricted, constrained, and bound to a permanent relationship. I'd been accused of being incapable of such a bond, but to me the accusation sounded more like praise. A standing ovation. I wanted a sex life with no norms and confines. It confirmed my staunch belief in my independence which I valued highly. That was the structure of my being and I saw no reason to ponder the whats, wheres, whens, whys, and hows.
I was who I was, full stop. Nothing was about to change that.
But a hunter hunts.
So here I was, fanatically chasing after Svadishana because apart from the infernos, it was a challenge I'd never had with any other woman. ' This is where your writing stands out for me, because not only do you write with a perfect flow your characters are 100 realistic, even if the life they live is not realistic t the average person, the backstory seems real, it all seems real and very clever. I have known men like this. Well done as always you are a hell of a writer. by MESAYERS
I tried to come up with some constructive criticism but I think you have done a superb job on this story. You pulled me in with your opening line. by DonandVicki
I found his reaction classic, fear fused with anger but contained by confusion and care, for Marie and the potential baby. I'm thinking 9 months is a very long time with so many possibilities, so many crossroads. You my friend are more than capable of plotting a roller-coaster ride to the finish post. by Hitcher
I tried to come up with some constructive criticism but I think you have done a superb job on this story. You pulled me in with your opening line. Comment Written 25-Mar-2017 by DonandVicki
Excellent. It is well written, like most of your stories, and I enjoyed reading it. by prettybluebirds
A good story has conflict and suspense. With Roman searching for Shana you certainly have suspense. With Marie you have conflict
There is definitely a battle of wills brewing
Good stuff here. Looks like you threw in a couple of curve balls here.
I got of got the suspicion that the other lover was a woman.
That should make things interesting.
Roman most assuredly has his hands full.
Great writing! by mbroyles2
A very good continuation. Sounds like an on again off again romance. They can't get enough of each other until they do. Excellent writing style. by Thomas Bowling
Exceptional. I just love the intelligent dialogue between the ladies in this. It's so smart and fun. This is how people that have brains speak, wit and cleverness and candor as well. Very sensual and realistic and an easy read too. I have very little time here at the moment. But I've tried to sneak some reading in and wanted to at least get an occasional review.
Really exceptional in every way. Loved it. by michaelcahill
I could give at least six stars for this. You definitely know your way around all things erotic friend, strap on dildos, deep penetration, girl on girl. Your sex scene reminded me of the one of the scenes from the classic and very erotic Red Shoe Diaries. I used to watch them with my now wife back in the day. I can't promise I'll review all your chapters but I can promise that I will pop in and read you and yours when ever I can.
For the sexual content alone I'm gonna six you up ; )
I'd say Marie's chances of winning Roman back have to be slim. They had an agreement to f*ck each other however and whenever they choose to without laying claim to each other.He I'm guessing is a player and loves his decadent lifestyle, I can see why he would be pissed. That said, he could possibly have the chance of becoming a father... hard to say what he'll do till he knows for sure. by Hitcher
Good , smooth writing style. I like how you present the characters, build their identity, and then create an interaction between them that has a sense of urgency. An electric passion in the air.
You handle the passion and sexual energy in a tasteful and appropriate manner/
Oh, I also meant to tell you on my other review that the image is spectacular.
This image is also appropriate and tasteful. by Badger_29
I thought that you did a great job with this. Exceptional how you stirred up emotion and conflict, making the reader choose a side.
Here are some corrections that I would make:
She dropped the phone on her coffee table, trying to smother his voice, still pounding in her brains. She leant back in her sofa with a heavy sigh, willing his voice away. Closed her eyes. No use. His voice continued in her mind, loud, deep and resonant, threatening to blow her head into tiny little fragments.
I love how you have used the British form, seldom used:
leant: verb, Chiefly British.
1. a past participle and simple past tense of lean1.
This gives a nice sense that I am reading something eccentric, or unusual.
"Wagnerian bass score"; elegant. Your reference to to Giacomo Puccini"s Turandot
is superb. You have included some fine history about wine, making this an enjoyable read. Something from the
"Upper Crust" of society
If I had any other suggestions, it would be to describe more sensory data, what color was the dress? How did the wine taste? What was the memory of the aroma of the expensive cologne that he wore?
Great writing, I am looking forward to more. Bill
I found this to be very complex in story-line. The characterizations are very strong and the writing skills are clearly very good on the quality of the writing style....which I found to be really excellent. by His Grayness
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Then one night at the La Scala opera house in Milan, everything changes. As Roman escorts his lovely, curvaceous current lady Marie to a performance of “Turandot”, he catches sight of a honey-haired goddess of a woman who strikes him dumb with desire and need. His charm deserts him; he’s hopelessly befuddled by the stranger’s elegant poise. As she drives away in her limo with her friends, however, he vows he will win her, no matter what the price.
You probably think you know this story, yet another installment in the endless series of billionaire romances that litter the pages of Amazon. If that’s what’s going through your mind, though, you’re wrong. Aside from its classic, overwhelmingly alpha hero, Golden Shana: The Chase is refreshingly original. The relationships are far more tangled than in the typical romance, and the story much less predictable.
Shana, the mysterious stranger, might well be more alpha than Roman. Raped by her boyfriend when she was a teen, she has no interest in sexual relations with men, though she acts the dominant role in her lesbian love affair with close childhood friend Alyssa. She puts Roman in his place, making it clear that she will not necessarily surrender to him just because that is what he demands.
Discarded by Roman as he sets off to pursue Shana, Marie serenely believes that her love for him, plus his baby which she’s carrying, will ultimately bring him back to her.
Meanwhile, the rapist, despite being tortured and left for dead by Shana’s family, has somehow survived. Having constructed a new identity, the Phoenix (as he calls himself) is obsessed with reclaiming His Girl.
The book is set in Europe – Hamburg, Geneva, Montreux, Milan – and the author obviously knows these places well. All the characters are wealthy, so they spend their time in elegant restaurants, exclusive spas, glittering shops and upscale malls, in galleries and at the opera. Nevertheless, this glamorous world struck me as far more believable than the settings in most books in the billionaire genre. For one thing, the rich characters actually work for a living, to maintain and enhance their status. For another, there are gradations of wealth. Roman’s security major domo Robert is rich in his own right, though far less well off than Roman. Meanwhile the resources of Shana’s extended family dwarf Roman’s own, and he feels correspondingly chastened.
As alpha as he is, Roman is no cardboard cutout Dom. He’s self-centered, but generous and mostly honest. He doesn’t promise what he can’t or won’t give. He deeply loves his mother, detests his half-siblings, respects the competent minions with whom he has surrounded himself. He can be cruel, but that’s not his fundamental nature. He is, despite his usual self-confidence, only twenty nine, and sometimes he acts his age.
Unlike most romance, this book really focuses on the male protagonist, not the female. The book might, somewhat facetiously, be titled “The Dom’s Come-uppance”. The author convincingly portrays Roman’s confusion and attempts to adapt when the sudden cataclysm of love at first sight shatters his world and calls all his assumptions into question.
From one chapter to the next, the novel adopts the point of view of various characters, but only Roman’s chapters are presented in the first person. As he struggles to understand and accept his love for Shana, and plots what to do about it, one almost feels sympathy.
Almost. I know every author loves her own characters, but I couldn’t bring myself to really like Roman. He’s just too arrogant and selfish for me. In particular, I fumed at the way he treats Marie after she reveals that she’s pregnant. If I were she, I would have thrown his contracts in his face and gotten a restraining order. I couldn’t believe she’d accede to his demeaning demands.
Likewise, I found Alyssa’s infatuation with the billionaire inexplicable, given the way he manipulates and uses her.
But that’s not a criticism of the novel itself. Despite my frustration with Roman, I continued to read, eager to discover what would happen next. The book has a hopeful ending (from Roman’s perspective) but is by no means HEA. Meanwhile, threats lie in wait (particularly in the person of the Phoenix), threats that Roman will clearly have to confront.
Golden Shana: The Chase is competently written, but it bears the hallmarks of a relatively inexperienced author – an excess of passion, with occasional lapses of craft. It seems that unlike me, A P von K’Ory really does love Roman.
The structure is uneven, with characters disappearing for many chapters, then suddenly popping up again. The first half of the book includes some intensely arousing sex scenes. I realized to my surprise that the second half of the book contains almost no sex at all. I say surprised because I didn’t miss it. I was too involved in the story.
Given my fascination with BDSM relationships, that’s a compliment.
In fact, I’m tempted to get a copy of the second half of the story (Golden Shana: The Capture), just to see how things play out.
A P Von K'Ory combines eroticism and romance brilliantly in her thrilling story rotating around Roman a fiercely independent and ladies man who values his single status above anything else but not until he finds himself entangled between three women, Marie who is expecting his first child, Shana who he falls deeply in love with and Alyssa who falls in love with him!
This story was well thought out and incredibly written throughout. A credit to the author.
A P von K'Ory's "The Chase" bursts with emotion and drama that will have you glued to the edge of your seat.