Friday, March 29, 2013

Venetian Love Knots Blurb Blitz Tour and Review

Venetian Love Knots

by Normandie Alleman


In Venice, Allison Fox will find love in the arms of two men. Her past collides with her future in a battle for her heart. Which one will win?

Travelling to Venice to be the maid of honour in her best friend’s wedding sounds like a great vacation, and a romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day. But when Allison Fox discovers who the best man is, she is torn between duty and self-preservation.

It has taken Allison four years to put her tumultuous relationship with the rodeo cowboy behind her after a violent incident ripped them apart. Now Allison must find a way to face her past and find closure with her old flame. But will she be able to put the past behind her?

Cole is the Texas cowboy who has never got over his love for Allison. But when he declares his love for her after all this time, is she strong enough to walk away from the intense passion they share?

For years Nico, a handsome Italian, was committed to nothing but his work. Nico never expected he would meet an American beauty who would awaken in him a desire to love again. Once he finds her, Nico vows to never let Allison go.

It will be a Valentine’s Day to remember, but who will win Allison’s heart?


Upstairs, as they tumbled into his room, Cole warned her, “Allison, you are going to have to trust me tonight. Do you think you can do that?”

“Oh, yes!” she cried between his kisses, barely catching her breath.

“Okay, then hold on just a minute, baby. Do you want anything to drink? Do you have to go to the bathroom?” he asked.

“No, why?” she asked, her head clearing a little.

“Because I am going to tie you up,” he said. Then he bit her lip, fondling one of her breasts. Abruptly, he walked away, leaving her standing, shocked.

Allison wasn’t sure she’d heard him correctly. She needed to sit down. Wait, maybe she did need to go to the bathroom. Yes, then she could sit down. And go to the bathroom. Tie her up? Was he serious?

Allison knew Cole, and he didn’t kid around about things like this. What was she going to do? Well, she would let him do it, of course. She let Cole do…anything? That was why he had said she would have to trust him. She did trust him. She trusted him not to hurt her. At least physically. Emotionally, now that was a different story…

Okay, she could do this. It might be fun.

Cole had returned with some white silky ropes and a rakish grin. He looked like he was really going to enjoy this. Maybe a little too much. How long had he been planning this? Did he do this all the time? Allison wasn’t brave enough to ask that last question.

“Are you scared? You don’t need to be scared, babe. I promise I won’t hurt you.” He laughed. “Unless you want me to.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A former psychologist, Normandie has always been fascinated by human behavior. She was surprised when that interest turned her into a writer of erotic romance.

If there were another 5 hours in the day, Normandie would spend more time needle-pointing and playing with photography. Instead, she’s a Pinterest addict and sports junkie who’s crazy for Twitter and the color pink.

My links:


Twitter: @NormandieA


Venetian Love Knots
Normadie Alleman

BDSM. M/F   M/F/M.  Spanking

76 pages

Allison goes to Italy to be a bridesmaid for her best friend.  Just before she leaves she finds out that Cole will also be there as part of the wedding party.  Allison and Cole have a history and for four years Allison has been trying to get him out of her system, he left her and he took her heart with him.

Nico meets Allison at the airport to give her a ride to her hotel.  Nico's wife died some time ago and he has dug into his work to fill his life but when he meets Allison something happens and he is drawn to her and desires her.
Nico and Allison spend some time together, eating, sightseeing and both are so comfortable with each other that it is amazing. Sparks! The author really made you feel like you were right there with them.

Cole sees Allison and he wants her back and Allison gives into his wishes as she just can't seem to say no to whatever he wants.  Cole is true to form and he will use her and leave her again no matter what. I seriously didn't like this guy! It was one of those things that had you screaming: No! Don't do it. 

Nico is there to pick up the once again crushed Allison and hopefully she can see that not all men use, abuse and leave.  Some men do really treasure the woman they are with. This book had me riveted from the first page. Love the way that Nico and Allison clicked and how the relationship unfolded. 

A great read and I will be looking for more books by this author!

5 stars

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 "Venetian Love Knots” gift pack which includes a Tote Bag and T-Shirt (winner's size) with the cover graphic and a $30 Amazon GC."


  1. 76 pages is a very quick read. Perfect for a rainy afternoon.


  2. 5 stars...Great review. I also like the length of 76 pages--a quickie, 1-sitting read.
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  3. Fabulous review and perfect for a rainy day!

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  4. Thanks Erzabet for hosting me and the kind review. As a debut author, I appreciate all encouragement! :)

    I just signed my next contract with Total E-Bound for a short story to be in a BDSM anthology as well as available as a single release. Check out my blog soon for more info!

    Happy Good Friday to all! :)

  5. Happy Easter, when will your next story come out?


  6. Great review, thank you.


  7. Congratulations to the new contract Normandie!

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  8. Thanks for the excerpt, I now get where the title comes from ;)

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  9. I can't believe the tour is almost over! I've had such fun! I think I still have a week left to enjoy though!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Wonderful thoughts! I like the sounds of this one! Thanks for the chance to win!


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  11. Happy Easter to you too!

    My next release will come out in September, part of a BDSM Anthology centered around Food. My story is titled, "Subterfudge." I'll be posting more about it next week on my blog. Visit me for Saturday Spanks for a menage snippet from Venetian Love Knots this weekend.

    So glad y'all are having fun with the tour. I am too! :)

  12. Thank you for this post. I'm adding this book to my TBRs. Sounds like a great book to read & I love the cover.

  13. Nice setting for a book

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