Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Selling Out Review Tour

Selling Out
by Amber Lin



Shelly Laurent escapes her life as a high-class escort, but against her better judgment she takes the scared young Ella with her. In retaliation, her pimp and his dirty cops frame them both for murder. On the run, Shelly turns to the one man who could be her salvation: Detective Luke Cameron. She doesn’t know if she can trust him or if he’s just a mirage, but she needs his help to free them all.

With a heart forged in fire and irreverence born of necessity, Shelly fights Ella’s demons—and faces her own. She throws light on the shadows of Chicago’s underworld, challenging everything she knew and the man she’s come to love. Together, a prostitute and a cop fight for truth stronger than secrets, hope deeper than deception, and a bond more enduring than betrayal.


Excerpt Two: (Erotic Content)

I opened my mouth another degree, and he took full advantage, sweeping his tongue against mine. His hand touched the back of my neck in a mirror image of my gesture, except instead of a caress, he tilted my head back, deepened the kiss. He put me at a disadvantage. Yes, I want that too.

His other hand fumbled briefly at my jeans before slipping them down to my thighs. I felt helpless, blinded by the dark, pinned to the wall by his body and my own clothing. Even my hearing was altered, flooded by my harsh breaths and his. Any number of men had held full control over my body before now, but this was Luke, and how quickly he had done it, how easily he had rendered me willing and my consent irrelevant. I moaned my approval.

 “You’re doing it again,” he muttered.

“Doing what?”

“What you think I want.”

“How do you know it’s not what I want too?”

He paused. “Is it?”

I didn’t know. A soft, almost inaudible sob escaped.


He pulled away, and I was sure it was over. Just like in his apartment, he didn’t want me anymore. But in seconds he returned, fierce, pulling at my clothes, tugging them down and away.

“Tell me to stop.” Harsh. Guttural.

“No, no.” Against the wall, I spread my arms like some sort of sacrifice, letting his hands and his curses crash over me. “Don’t stop.”

His hands parted my thighs. “You’re going to come for me, unless you stop me.”

I’ll make him want me. Both of us so determined. He would fuck me, and I would come, and then where would we be? Right here. No future, just sex. Broad fingers opened me for his tongue, pumped inside. I pushed back, halfway there.

I discovered that he swore during sex. I clenched every time, and God help me, he noticed, using it to bring me closer. “So fucking wet,” he muttered. “This can’t be fake. You didn’t lube yourself up before coming to see me, did you?”

That gave me pause, but then his finger reached a spot inside me, and I cried out.

“Shh.” He stood up, though his fingers stayed inside me, pressing right there, pushing and pulsing and oh Jesus right there. His hand covered my mouth, muffling my cries and catching a pool of tears on my cheeks.

“Let go, let go,” he muttered against my ear, and I didn’t understand. I had come, what more did he want? He explained with his hands, massaging my clit through the aftershocks until suddenly lights burst behind my eyes, and I came weakly against his palm.

Any time I read something by Amber Lin, I know it is going to gouge out my heart and stomp it. Flat. Oh yes, her books are to the core of every emotion possible, and this one hits the bottom on the very first page. Filled with dark imagery that fills the life of a woman on the edge, we meet Shelley. She is trying like hell to break out of a life she despises and goes to great lengths and personal risk to rescue under age girls that have fallen into the lifestyle of a paid by the hour escort.

One of the things that you notice right away is the depth of character and emotion we see from Shelley. She really, really hates what she has had to do to make a living. When we experience what it is like to try and apply for a job in the 'real world' it hits home in a big way.

As this story develops, the stakes only get deeper and the feeling of walking the wire gets more intense. Not for the feint of heart, this book goes right for the underbelly that you don't see much of in erotic writing. The ugly side. The sleazy guys that prey on underage girls and treat them like objects to lust after and treat like a punching bag. Kudos to Amber Lin for crafting a story that shows you the dirt and keeps you reading to find the inner story that shines through.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amber Lin married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.

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You can get Selling Out from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Amber-Lin/e/B008H6L74M 

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  1. Holy hotness...what a crazy intense excerpt! Needing a cold shower after that one!

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  2. Everything in your review tells me this is going to be quite a ride.


  3. Wow, that was some excerpt.


  4. Really intense excerpt. Sounds like a really awesome book.

  5. I am really looking forward to reading SELLING OUT. I enjoyed the first book and have already put this on my wishlist :)
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  6. Sounds like not only a good story, but a steamy one :) Great excerpt!
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  7. That was one steamy excerpt and an equally worthy review.
    Best Wishes,
    Sydney W

  8. Nice excerpt

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