Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Getting Lost (The Island, Book One) Author: Marie Morgan Excerpt Review, and Giveaway

Title: Getting Lost (The Island, Book One)
Author: Marie Morgan
Genre: Erotica
Cicily Welling lost everything she cared about. On a dangerous path of self-destruction, she finds a website announcing The Island, saying how they can help those with "emotional problems."
With much trepidation, she fills out the form and clicks submit, launching herself into a world she never knew existed. It all starts with him. He tells her she'll heal and makes grand promises that she'll never be a doormat again.
Now, getting lost is the only way she'll be able to find herself. In this first book of The Island trilogy, Cicily finds out just how delicious getting lost can be.

As the airplane set down on the tarmac, Cicily’s palms began to sweat. She didn’t know exactly what to expect, but knew something exciting awaited her on the other side of the door. When the car had first dropped her at the compound where all the tests were performed, they’d made her sign a billion papers, giving them complete control over her life for the next three years. It wasn’t an easy decision. Words like indentured, compliance, sexual play, and obedience made her balk. When she asked him about it, all he said was she needed to give up complete control before she’d have a chance to heal. It took her three days to put her signature down.
She was a slave. But she didn’t know for whom or what. All he’d told her was the experience would change her life and she’d no longer be anyone’s doormat when it was all said and done. It sounded like the perfect solution to her problems.
An announcement came over the speakers saying they’d landed and the passengers were free to disembark. Grabbing her one and only bag, she leapt up and made her way down the aisle to the exit. The stewardess that had been so reassuring earlier gave Cicily a wink and said, “Bye now. Enjoy your stay on The Island.”
There were only twenty people on the whole plane so it didn’t take them long to shuffle down the steps and board the luxury bus waiting for them. She smiled at a few of the others but sat next to a pretty brunette with large, dark eyes, who looked to be about twenty-three, the same age as Cicily.
“Hi. I’m Cicily.”
“Hey. Marta.” The girl’s voice was like honey.
“Any idea what we’re supposed to expect?”
Marta shook her head and turned toward the window. “All I know is what we were told at the compound. I’m positive my fantasies are about to come to fruition…” Her voice trailed off.
Cicily looked out at the trees speeding by and caught a glimpse of a high, brick wall whizzing past the window. The bus made a turn and began its trek up a long driveway, flanked by so many beautiful flowers, she knew it must take an army to keep them looking so pristine.
Everywhere her eyes turned, she found opulence. Grass was neatly trimmed, shrubs immaculate, roses bursting in every color of the rainbow, and a house that looked like it was right out of an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She could almost hear the voice of Robin Leach in her head, announcing the name of the movie star inhabiting the mansion before droning on to fill in viewers about the fabulous cars in the garage and the Olympic-sized pool out back.
When the bus ground to a halt, she snatched her bag, slung it over her shoulder, and sauntered down the aisle to the front. Through the front window, she could just make out two figures standing in the grass a good way off with what looked like a buggy behind them. The driver opened the doors and she stepped out onto a sandy driveway that led to the front door.
Once everyone was standing together, the driver led them up the walk. He rang the bell, tipped his hat, and walked away.
A beautiful young girl with fire red hair, green eyes, and long, slender legs opened the door and bowed low. “Welcome to The Island,” she said.
Cicily felt her face flush. The young woman was completely nude except for a lace collar with a large H on the front.

Author Bio
Marie Morgan fell in love with the erotica genre when she read Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty series. Marie has attempted to delve deeply into the human psyche and show how embracing something new can set someone free.

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Purchase Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FMFFX6Y
$2.99 Kindle $8.99 Paperback
$9.99 Paperback

My Review:
When I first got married it seemed that erotica was only for men. However the 50 Shades trilogy opened up the door way for women. This book is perfect for women that love a good romance, but also have fantasies. I really liked the plot of an island, and being able to escape the world and live under a pseudonym. However the end was one of the worst endings I have read in a long time. At first I thought that some of the pdf was missing. The story just ends in the middle, Each person is on the island for three years, and the story only focuses on a week. There are a lot of characters and I do not know why none of them got closure. I am giving this book a 3/5. The plot, setting and characters were well worth the read. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.

There is a tour-wide giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

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