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Monday, May 7, 2018

Waking to Black by V.H. Luis - Book Tour - FREE Book!! - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host V.H. Luis and her new book, “Waking to Black”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with V.H. and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is FREE during the book tour!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous 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…



“It must be difficult; constantly running away from anything remotely intimidating.”

It’s the dare in his voice that makes me turn my head, not the statement.

“Those are the words of someone who hasn’t gotten what they want.” Even as I’m speaking I know I’m the mouse in this cat and mouse game—I should walk away, but I can’t.

“What do you know about what I want?” He climbs the last step of the porch, his broad shoulders flexed.

Refusing to take the bait, I give him my back. Reaching for the door with my right hand, I’m halted by the strong pull of my left.

Before I can focus, his lips press against mine while his body traps me between him and the door. One of his hands runs over the curve of my waist while the other tangles in the curls of my hair, pulling on the strands and angling me so that he can have free reign. I moan, loving the possessive way he grips my body, and he takes the opportunity to dip his tongue inside my mouth. His taste is divine; it’s a heady mix of wine and passion. The remnants of my resistance melt as I meld against him, moving my hands over his stomach, and resting them on his belt buckle.

He pulls back with a quick nip to my bottom lip and my eyes pop open at the sudden jolt of pleasure-filled pain.

“Say you’ll do the mural,” he commands.

“Do you always get what you want?” I counter, gazing up at him from lowered lashes.

He rubs his cheek against mine so his lips hover over my ear.

“Persistence is a virtue.”

“I thought that was patience.”



Five Reasons Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1),
is the Romance You’ve Been Waiting for…

1.        The female lead, Evelyn Snowe, is beautifully-damaged and though at times she doesn’t realize it—resilient.

What can I say, I’ve always been the type to root for the underdog and Evelyn, in many respects is an underdog. She’s a woman who has gone through loss and lived with unbearable regret.

Assuming we can’t do something is a visceral sentiment—one people can relate to—and while it’s easy to give-up, the moments we most remember in life are those in which we find the strength to rise above our hardships. I’ve loved writing about Evelyn’s growth as a person and I think many people will love reading/taking that journey with her.

How can I fault him for being so brutal in his honesty? I admire his lack of inhibitions, and yet that attitude is only possible for a select few. Of course, Adam Black always gets what he wants. He’s rich, handsome, intelligent, and above all else, not hindered by the shadows that are in my past…

2.   Adam Black is the type of Sexy-Alpha-Male that will dominate your dreams.

Sinfully assertive. Unapologetically demanding. Surprisingly tender. The list could go on and on…

Real-estate mogul Adam Black is the type of man who knows what he wants, who stops at nothing to claim what he believes is his, who is sure of not only his every action but the repercussions of said actions… Until the day he meets Evelyn Snowe. For years his life has been his business, his dalliances with women being nothing more than afterthoughts, but the attraction he feels for Evelyn, is a game-changer.

Adam presses his lips against mine abruptly. It’s a quick kiss, the type that burns fast and leaves you hot and panting. He pulls back and stares into my eyes. “When I’m around you I’m confused, and that’s new to me. You throw me off balance and make me lose my focus…

3.   It’s the first in a planned trilogy, reminiscent of Sylvia Day’s Crossfire Series.

I’m a fan of billionaire romances with complex, smart characters so when I set out to write a story of my own I tried hard to develop people I would not only want to genuinely meet, but people who I can admire. I love reading witty dialogue and feeling vested in the lives of the people between the pages of a book—I also love stories that keep going. Waking to Black is the first book in a trilogy. Evelyn and Adam’s story is far from done, so if you’re like me and want an emotional, angst-filled read, the Uninhibited Trilogy is something you have to take a chance on.

4.   It’s a decadent love story that will leave you craving more.

Everyone who has read the story thus far has asked me when book two of the Uninhibited Trilogy is going to be released, (Summer 2018). I have no intention of making people wait long to keep reading about Evelyn and Adam’s love story.

I think those who have read Waking to Black want more because it’s definitely a steamy, sexy read about self-exploration and revelation. Fate throws these two people together and when they collide everything changes—they are each other’s wake-up calls.

5.   It’s all about second chances.

Life can be vicious. One moment you’re floating high and then suddenly you’re crashing down, unable to cope with the repercussions of what may be completely out of your control. My own life has had instances like this and I’m sure it’s the truth for many others.

Evelyn and Adam are each other’s second chance at happiness. This story is about hope; the hope we can be more than the bad decisions of our past or the uncontrollable curveballs fate has thrown our way.

For the first time in years I feel brave, and I know it’s because of him. Adam makes me believe that second chances are not only found in fairytales.

Thank you for reading. I hope you’ll take a chance on Waking to Black, (Uninhibited #1).

V.H. Luis



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.

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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.






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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway! Hope you have a fabulous week :)

    2. That is nice of you to say Lisa. Thanks for taking an interest in Waking to Black. :)

  2. V.H. ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  3. Hello. I'm so happy to be here today talking with you all.
    Thank you Fabulous and Brunette for hosting—you are the first stop in my first ever book-tour and this is my debut book so its really exciting and new to me.

  4. This sounds like an amazing book and I love the cover - thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the cover too! Victoria Cooper is the artist and she was able to do all three covers of the Uninhibited Trilogy from a stock photo-set I found.
    I'm so glad many of you are interested in Waking to Black, a lot of work and love went into that book and I hope I don't disappoint.

    If you have any questions, I'm here and happy to do my best to answer them. :)

  6. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the 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!

  7. Thanks for hosting. Sounds like a good book. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  8. Thanks for the giveaway and I like the excerpt. :)

  9. Oh, this book looks steamy... I'm looking forward to reading it!! :)

    1. I hope you like it Nikolina. It's the first in the trilogy and though I'm bias... I think it's steamy. :)