Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Desires by Galia Ryan

Anna is one of Elite Escort Agency's most popular call girls. She is quite comfortable living in the lap of luxury and pleasing a variety of wealthy men on her own terms; however, she longs to return to respectability. Only now she is accustomed to the best of everything. So Anna embarks on a quest to discover what else she is good for, other than dazzling every man who crosses her path.

Anna's calm is shattered when a former client resurfaces. A few years earlier Adam introduced Anna to bondage and submission. But although he held her in his thrall, Adam overestimated his power. When he demanded total surrender, she cut herself off from him forever. Now Adam is asking to see her again. Initially she refuses, but what can she do? She can't stop thinking about him.

The owner of Elite, Stephanie, is also haunted by memories of a former lover--Giancarlo, now married and dedicated to charitable work. When, after ten years, they come together once more, neither can resist the pull of their unresolved past, despite the possible consequences to Giancarlo's career.

Desires is Book 3 of the Luxuria Trilogy. It completes the cycle that began with Anna's story in Choices and Stephanie's in Secrets.


Adam was at the bar, nursing a tall glass of beer when she arrived. Thankfully the place wasn’t overly full, leaving her to assume most of the after-work drinkers had gone home, while those looking for late night excitement hadn’t yet turned up.
As if sensing her presence, he glanced up and she caught her breath. Nearly a year, and it could have been yesterday.
To describe him as attractive was to do him a disservice. He was dangerous, compelling. Masculine rather than handsome. His eyes were still dark and fathomless, and his hair as short as ever. Even the evidence of a long ago broken nose continued to work in his favour, since it gave the impression he might have once relished unsafe pursuits.
He had. Not long after they’d met she asked about the injury. He told her it was a long time ago, when he was young and foolish. He’d become involved in an argument, that was all.
“A fight!” She had laughed and shook her head as if in disapproval. “Over money or a woman?”
“And the scar?” She had lightly touched the whitened line above his jaw.
“A sailing accident.”
Even now, she was not sure she believed him.
A table of young execs—ties undone, suit jackets hanging on the back of their chairs—looked up as she passed.
She hoped she appeared more confident than she felt. What was the etiquette for such a meeting? Would Adam welcome her by sliding an arm around her waist, or would that be too intimate? Perhaps he would place a hand lightly on her shoulder instead.
And what about her? Should she lean in, offer her cheek for a polite kiss? They had a history of intimacy, after all.
He solved the problem by smiling broadly and pulling out a tall stool for her.
“You look great,” he said admiringly.
“So do you. “She meant it. He’d always worn a lot of black, and the ebony cashmere sweater and long trench coat suited him.
“So, how are you?” She perched cautiously on the stool, crossing one leg over the other.
“Good. You?” He was still smiling and shaking his head as if he couldn’t believe she was there.
Any enthusiasm she might have had for the meeting was disappearing fast. She hoped this was not to be the way the evening went. Awkward conversation skirting the true purpose of their meeting.
He was indicating the rows of bottles displayed behind the bar. “What would you like?”
A stiff drink appealed, but he didn’t need to know that.
“A glass of white wine. Sauvignon blanc.”
“You surprise me.”
“I was expecting Champagne.”
Her eyes widened in surprise. “Am I so predictable?”
The moment the words were out of her mouth she regretted them.

“I would say you are the least predictable person I know,” he said calmly.

• 2 Digital Copies of CHOICES
• 2 Digital Copies of SECRETS
• 2 Digital Copies of DESIRES

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About the Author:

Convent-educated from the age of four, Galia Ryan was brought up not to question. Perhaps because of this, she has always been fascinated by all things esoteric and “outside the square.” Originally from Sussex, England, and now living in New Zealand with her soul-mate husband and grown-up family, Galia tries to find time between her passions for writing and reading and for her other love—travel. There is always a growing list of must-see places. Desires is the third novel in the Luxuria Trilogy, which began with Choices. Book 2, Secrets, tells Stephanie’s story. Galia is currently working on an anthology of short stories. You can find her on the Web at: Galiaryan.fannypress.com.

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