Series: Blank Canvas

Who Says Rompers Can’t Stomp? with Adriana Anders

Posted August 14, 2017 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post, Giveaway, Stomp vs Romp 2017 | | 1 Comment

Who Says Rompers Can’t Stomp? with Adriana AndersIn His Hands by Adriana Anders
Series: Blank Canvas #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 1, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He is Her Salvation

Abby Merkley has been a member of the Church of the Apocalyptic Faith since she was a child, and there's no way out―except death. She will fight the odds to survive, but there's no one in the world she can trust, nowhere she can run that the cult can't find her...until her handsome, brooding neighbor takes her into the safety of his arms.

Luc Stanek craves a quiet life. But he doesn't hesitate when a desperate woman lands, bloodied and branded on his doorstep. Soon he finds himself drawn into her chaotic world, caught in the center of an apocalyptic war...and determined to save the fierce beauty no matter the cost.

Who Says Rompers Can’t Stomp?


I’ve always been one of those people who is constitutionally incapable of choosing just one of anything. Which is why there’s no way I can go into this without putting a little Stomp in my Romp. The fact is, life is a balance, right? The beauty of it is that a heroine can steam up the bedroom and still take down an opponent, as needed.


Case in point: All three of the heroines in my Blank Canvas Series have to fight—for their own survival or for the lives of others—and all three of them kick some bad guy ass.


But since I’m not here to talk about knockouts, I’ll leave you with a romp of an excerpt from IN HIS HANDS, book three in the Blank Canvas series.


This was Luc’s problem. This uncontrollable yearning to feel things—things he’d gotten away with avoiding these past couple of years. He didn’t just want to touch and feel a woman’s body—he wanted to throw her over his shoulder and ransack her. Not just experience her, but consume. He’d held on until tonight, but then he’d gotten his mouth on her, and he was gone.

There were women who wanted this sexual voraciousness, he knew, but not Abby. He would never do that to Abby. He’d rather shut himself down, tie himself up…disappear.

But then she sat back, eyes glittering in the dark,

and asked for more. What do we do next? A siren’s song

of pleasure.

“What do you want to do?” he asked. “What do you

feel like?”

“How do I… I don’t know.”

He swallowed, taking her in where she sat astride him—those breasts that were soft and warm and heavy, her skin even lighter than he’d imagined, her nipples sharpened by desire. Her smell was different from any other woman he’d been intimate with—pure in its humanity. She was sweet musk, unadorned—unadulterated by the chemical stink of perfume.

Face crinkling, she asked, “If we were normal—and I know we’re not,” she added with a smile, “what would you do?”

He half shrugged and swallowed. “I’d touch you, probably. Find out what you like.”

“Do that, then.”

“I like this.” He worked his hand out from under her and ran it over the underside of one breast. It was plump and pale and so soft. From there, he let his hand slide away from her breast, ran his knuckles down to the slight swell of her belly, around to one lush, freckled hip, and then did a slow, rasping drag up her arm, over her shoulder, and to her neck.

Christ, this neck had haunted him—so slender and sweet, untouched by the sun. He shifted her down so their crotches lined up, with just the blanket separating them. From there, he sat up a bit, bringing their torsos close and letting him breathe her in.

The little sounds that she made spoke of undeniable pleasure, arousal, and surprise. When he caught her eye, she shook her head and looked away.

He wished, in that moment, that he was a different sort of man. One who knew the right words, could spout a line or two of poetry.

“Qu’est-ce qu’il y a, chérie? What is it?”

His hand cradled her throat as she swallowed. “I didn’t know.”

“Know what?”

“What I was missing.”

“This is good? When I touch you?”

“Better than good.”




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About Adriana Anders

Adriana Anders writes romance that’s dark, smart, and full of heart. She has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children and fat bastard of a French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the dark, gritty, emotional love stories of her heart.

Her award-winning debut novel, Under Her Skin, the first in the Blank Canvas series, will be out from Sourcebooks Casablanca in February 2017.

Audio: In His Hands by Adriana Anders

Audio: In His Hands by Adriana Anders

Posted August 14, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

                 This author / narrator combo has grasped me again and won’t let go. The classification may be contemporary romance but it feels like romantic suspense. I am in tense limbo the entire time I listen. Or heck, when I am not listening. I keep waiting for the bad guys to be …. bad. My head plays every worst case scenario. In His Hands is especially emotional since there is a cult “church” involved which is a real trigger for me. I dislike people using religious beliefs to be unkind or worse. I’m enjoying how the narrator has captured the southern dialects, as well as the other characters from various parts of the world who inhabit this small town […]

Audio:  By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

Audio: By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

Posted August 12, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 1 Comment

                     The Blank Canvas series continues in the fascinating Virginia small town with the doctor who removes tattoos for those who need it. Clay needs to remove his so he gets back to looking respectable, for the court case against the Sultan motorcycle gang where he was under cover. The gang members still not apprehended are trying to find him and kill him. Another team member has already been eliminated so Clay knows he can’t trust anyone. Wendy Tremont King continues the narration for this series. I did listen at 1.25x speed but when it is a southern setting, I tend not to speed it up. It worked fine for me here. King’s presentation of the vividly detailed […]

Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders  #JIAM

Audio: Under Her Skin by Adrianna Anders #JIAM

Posted June 28, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | 0 Comments

           Jennifer loved this so I had to try it when I got the opportunity to review the audio book version.  Under Her Skin is suspenseful. I worried about what would happen to Uma and then Ivan. I knew Joey would turn up eventually. I was horrified and angry at what happened to Uma. But it could so easily happen when one is young and learning your way in life. The choices these three characters have made in their lives make them who they are and are a not so subtle reminder. The romance happens very quickly considering the situation but the emotional upheaval in romantic suspense often is a catalyst for relationship development. Life is short. Uma is so brave and […]

By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

Posted April 4, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

Adriana Anders did it again! She grabbed me with her characters and their stories making me part of their lives. By Her Touch is the second book the in the Blank Canvas series, a series that I’ve highly enjoyed. You can easily read By Her Touch without having read, Under Her Skin. Couple characters make cameos but you won’t be lost. Although I recommend you start with Under Her Skin because it’s a great read as well and helps sets the tone for the town and people living in it. Anders writes emotional stories with fantastic characters. By Her Touch is another romance wrapped around a dark story where the hero is on the run for his life. He’s an undercover agent who’s trying to […]

Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders

Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders

Posted February 7, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders is a great debut novel in her Blank Canvas series!   Reasons to read Under Her Skin Ivan – bearded, blacksmith neighbor who looks dangerous but has a heart of gold Uma – on the run from abusive ex but stays strong through her road to recovery Ms. Loyd – old hag that needs love and friendship Romance novel wrapped in mystery, suspense and the dark and light sides of love Uma’s past wouldn’t have allowed for an instant hook up and I’m really like how the romance element was the main focus until about half way through the story. The romance between Ivan and Uma was a slow burn something both of them needed. These characters were hunted and […]