Monday, May 28, 2018

Waking to Black by V.H. Luis Excerpt, Teaser, Interview & Giveaway

Waking to Black
by V.H. Luis


GENRE:   Erotic Romance



He shattered my defenses, and I was fragile to begin with…

The first time I saw Adam Black, I was between the arms of a criminal, a gun to my throat and even then, I knew I was staring at the most dangerous man in the room.

Maybe it was his confident, cerulean eyes, or the sex appeal radiating from his pores like heat waves on a scorching day, but by proximity alone he made my vision blur and my heart stammer.

The day I was nearly killed in a bank hold-up, I began to live—because of him.

Now, I’m praying for the first time in years, hoping the scars of my past, the secrets I keep, don’t interfere with my future…


Excerpt One:

I close my eyes and bend my knees—or at least I think I am. I’m finding it hard to breathe, and the room is spinning. I must not be moving fast enough because the next thing I know, the man with the big gun grabs me and shoves the cold tip of the barrel against my neck.

This is how it ends? A pang of regret stabs deep within my belly. I wonder who will feed my cat when I’m gone, and the pathetic nature of that last thought is sobering. I haven’t accomplished much in the last twenty-four years. My eyes begin to water, and my vision clouds.

“Hey, take it easy,” a much calmer voice calls out from behind me.

I try to focus on the deep tenor of this stranger, who to my shock is defying a man with a gun, but my senses aren’t cooperating.

Using me as a shield, my captor spins me and I get a blurry first look at my would-be hero. Through pooling tears, I see he’s dressed in an expensive black suit, a crisp white shirt, and a solid black tie. He has hair the color of dark coffee, and because he defies the order to hug the floor, I notice he’s tall. His sapphire eyes lock on mine, urging me to breathe, and for a split-second I forget I’m in the arms of a lunatic because it’s this stranger’s gaze holding me hostage.

Though his hands are in the air, like everyone else’s, he seems to be humoring the robber rather than obeying him out of fear. And while not armed, his calm demeanor is more threatening than the creep jamming a gun against my throat. It’s as if under the façade of composure something dark and dangerous lingers—the insight makes me tremble.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, will be released in 2018, and the subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

Welcome to my internet haven!
I’m a born and bred Miami Girl—and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops every day of the week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the house? Of course.
If I’m not busy scribbling notes about the story pounding out of my head, I’m painting, listening to music, or spending time with the love of my life—my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family (in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the many lessons my father taught me.

Interview – V.H. Luis

1.      Where are you from?
I grew up in the melting pot that is known as Miami, FL. My family is Cuban and though I was born in Miami, my Cuban roots are definitely a large part of my identity. In fact, Spanish was actually the first language I ever learned. I’m Cuban-American and so proud. Having the opportunity to grow near the beach, in such a diverse community taught me values I hope to instill in my own son.
2.      Tell us your latest news?
I’ve been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions. In the last few weeks my debut bookWaking to Black (Uninhibited #1), was released. Currently I’m working on finalizing book two of the series Fading to Black, so that I can get that story in the hands of readers quickly. I hate waiting for the release of a book so I’m trying my best to ensure readers don’t have to wait a long time for the next installment of Evelyn and Adam’s story.
I’ve also been part of this book-blog tour, organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. I confess answering/writing my responses for interviews and guest-posts have been time consuming, but incredibly rewarding. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some lovely people and again, I’m in a whirlwind—so many wonderful emotions overrunning my senses.
3.      When and why did you begin writing?
Ever since I was a little girl I was scribbling poems and making-up stories, though I didn’t really let that passion blossom until I was fifteen. I became part of an online role-playing community which was text-based and I truly believe it is because of that community and the wonderful friends I made there that my ability to write improved. I appreciate the fact that my parents taught me a second language, though not learning English until I was five did make it difficult for me early-on. I think having to communicate with others solely typing/writing really helped me become a better writer.
4.      When did you first consider yourself a writer?
That is a hard question to answer… Honestly, it wasn’t until May 2, 2018 (the release date for my debut book Waking to Black), that I considered myself an actual writer and I often have a hard time accepting the term author. Perhaps it’s an issue with my confidence, but I’ve respected that term for years as an avid reader that to actually be considered in the same realm of so many I admire,is at times difficult to accept. I’ve been writing in secret, in the comfort of my bedroom for years and only recently decided to publish.
5.      What inspired you to write your first book?
I spent so many years reading romance and enjoying that genre, not to mention the years I spent writing stories for myself in a role-playing community that the decision to write a novel was rather fluid—it seemed like a natural step.
I also had a difficult time dealing with the passing of my own father and found myself in desperate need of a hobby that would help me channel that sorrow into something positive. I’m happy I decided to do this because the experience has been extremely rewarding.
6.      What would you like my readers to know?
Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), is the first in a planned trilogy. It’s an emotional erotic romance and though the heat factor is high, more than anything it is a character driven story. It’s a billionaire romance full of depth and if that’s the type of story you enjoyreading you should take a chance on Waking to Black.

***Thank you so much for you time and attention. A huge thank you to Deal Sharing Aunt for hosting.

V.H. Luis

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V.H. Luis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

  3. Thank you everyone for following the tour and thank you Deal Sharing Aunt for hosting today.

    It's the last week of the tour and it's been a wonderful experience thus far. :)

  4. What is your favorite Holiday? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Christmas! I always do a huge dinner party and though I'm usually going crazy cooking and preparing, it's worth it because I can make the holiday special for those I love. Family is the most important thing to me. :)

  6. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 
    slehan at juno dot com

  7. What kind of books do you read?