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REVIEW: The Initiation by Kailee Reese Samuels

Compulsive reading…

This is the first book in the SOS series providing the back story to the characters first encountered in the authors debut novel Juliet….and wow does it pack a punch…the series follows the trials and tribulations of Salvatore and his search for love and acceptance….this first book introduces his character as he first enters the world of Juliet as a teenager…

This is a deliciously dark and twisted erotic story which centres around the world of BDSM and examines the choices and preferences that lead Salvatore down a path of pain and submission and beyond…Salvatore is so beautiful and conflicted I could not help but be captivated by him….in addition I loved the complexities of the world of Juliet and the myriad of beguiling
Characters with their own personal kinks and desires….

There is no doubt this story will not appeal to everyone so heed the warning given…for once the doors of Juliet are open the stories told within are disturbing but compulsive reading….This book was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (4/5)

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REVIEW: The Story of Salvatore boxed set by Kailee Reese Samuels

Compelling Series….

Finally the SOS series is all in one volume providing the back story to the characters first encountered in the authors debut novel Juliet….the series follows the trials and tribulations of Salvatore , his journey from boy to man and his constant search for love and acceptance…

The series is dark, twisted and erotic story centring around the world of BDSM and examining the choices and preferences that lead Salvatore down a path of pain, submission and beyond…

The author utilises multiple points of view to relate the narrative…this switching between the characters takes some getting used to and initially I found it confusing but on reflection I can recognise that it provides varied and valuable insights and perspectives on the events unfolding..the expansive imagined world created in this series is well describe and contains so many fascinating and diverse characters….Salvatore is so beautiful and conflicted I could not help but be captivated by him….I loved the complexities of the world of Juliet and the myriad of beguiling characters with their own personal kinks and desires….

There is no doubt this story will not appeal to everyone so heed the warning given…for once the doors of Juliet are open the stories told within are compulsive and disturbing reading….the final book in the series is called HopeChest I looked up the definition and realised immediately how perfect the title is not only for this final story but the series itself…Sal experiences so much over the course of the series..each one of the lessons he has learned, all his stolen hopes, dreams, losses and disappointments are being packed neatly away to be uncovered and utilised at a later time when they will provide him with the emotional strength to become something better, more worthy and prepared in the future.

This compelling series ends with Sal finally ready to take on his true mantle in Juliet….the journey is a harsh one but there is also an unspoken assurance that Sal has conquered so much, experienced so much that no matter what the future holds he has the capacity to find a way…This series was reviewed for Summer’s Eve Reads.

~Sheena (5/5)

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Tour: Juliet & The Initiation – Kailee Reese Samuels

julietJuliet by Kailee Reese Samuels
Series: The Juliet Collection #1
Genre: erotic romance
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To have and hold, love and cherish,  til death do us part…

When an unexpected twist of fate hands Iris her worst nightmare, the world spins out of control. As she falls apart, Iris finds comfort in her unpredictable behavior. With mysterious clues hidden by her husband, Iris drives away from her life to uncover the world he kept hidden for years.

Small town Sugargrove, Texas is unlike anything Iris has ever experienced. Foreboding, dark, and sensual, the enchanting Juliet academy lures Iris with hopes of discovering who she really is.  Making friends and meeting people, she delves into the treacherous world of her surrender. But when she encounters Salvatore Raniero, the sexy alpha male ignites her in unimaginable ways, haunting her every thought and showing her a new kind of high.

As she learns Sal is more than the mischievous sexual provocateur of Juliet, revealing a composed and thoughtful side, Iris wonders what else is hiding behind his mesmerizing ebony, emerald eyes. Pushing her into an even deeper erotic journey, Iris soars with her newfound freedom in the collar.

The secrets unfurl as the web of lies continues to grow, and Iris realizes she is not the girl she once was. Trapped between a lonely past and an unknown future, she is left with the daunting task of deciding what she truly desires and who she wants to obey.

A love story doesn’t always go the way it should, sometimes the path to forever is a twisting, spiraling, and flying ride.

JULIET is Kailee Reese Samuels full-length debut novel.

THE INITIATION book 1 is set within the Juliet world and provides further glimpses into Salvatore Raniero’s character and history.

Kailee Reese Samuels writes contemporary, romantic, and suspense, with an erotic flair. Let her words whisk you away, escaping with delicious guys, toe-curling kisses, and addictive stories.

WARNING: This book contains graphic BDSM, strong sexual situations, and explicit language. Contents intended for MATURE readers 18+ ONLY.

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Sneak Peek

“What about the girl? Ira was it?”

“Iris,” Kate corrected. “You know I think you’re ready. Why don’t you take on Iris? I’ll be available if you need me. And I’ll talk to Serene about transitioning you to her for a permanent place.”

Fear struck him hard, followed by anger. “You are giving me a goodbye gift in that catatonic, unbreakable girl and breaking it off with me all at once. Just take the collar off already and let me go. Let me go, Katie.”

“Excuse me?” The tiny voice spoke from inside the back door, in time to overhear everything he said.

He immediately felt horrible as he pushed Kate aside and strode towards her. He regarded Iris, taking in her cherubic beauty with shimmering blue eyes.

“May I help you?” Sal whispered.

From his voice to his demeanor, Sal poured on a lethal dose of sex appeal, and Iris couldn’t handle his over-the-top confidence thick with a sweet intimidation. Before she could say anything else, her eyes glossed up with tears. “No, I am just that catatonic unbreakable girl. Never mind me.”

Grabbing Iris’ wrist, he gridlocked her as she did an about-face. Feeling fragile and minuscule compared to him, she bravely glanced up at him with beckoning blue eyes.

“Don’t…” Kate warned.

Iris blinked at him. She caught a glimpse of his eyes, swirling pools of different shades of green enhanced by long lashes and framed with expressive brows. Breathing intense as no one had ever physically restrained her, she bit her lip.

“Let her go…now,” Kate hissed. “I am sorry, Iris. He’s been a bit rambunctious lately.”

“I have not,” Sal disputed. His eyes caressed hers with an empathy and compassion. “I’m sorry. I’ve had a very bad twenty-four hours.”

Iris sniffled as he let her go, uncertain if he had been put off by her or genuinely outraged by his own behavior. She heard the front door slam and quickly missed his presence, the protective gaze unforgettable.

Although he insulted her, maybe he had only spoken the truth. In her mind, triggers fired—pinging rampantly—igniting her senses. She breathed alive and aware.

Unsure of what to say, Kate rose up and offered Iris hot chocolate. Stunned by her feelings, Iris wanted to run. And yet, she stayed. She stayed because Juliet had answers, answers to Chance’s past she had to know. They conversed little, finishing the cocoa.

When Iris went back to the guest house, all she could do was replay the moment with the devilishly good looking young man. The one who dared to stop her.

The Initiation by Kailee Reese Samuelstheinitiation
Series: The Juliet Collection #2
Genre: erotic romance
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Five years ago, Sal Raniero was a loyal son and responsible friend. Giving everything he had to his family and friends, he was on his way to becoming the man everyone expected.julie But he harbored a dark secret.

He needed pain…a lot of pain.

With his masochism searing through his veins when the offer is put before him to push his servitude further, he cannot resist. Between praying and playing on his knees, he is confronted with the last thing he expects.

His heart.

Torn between becoming the golden boy of Juliet and just another guy with a fetish streak, he makes a decision that will chart the course for the rest of his life.

Take the journey with him and discover what made the boy into the man.

THE INITIATION is part of Kailee Reese Samuels’ series of novellas. Scenes from Juliet are all new companion books to Juliet. These are not excerpts from Juliet, but further glimpses into the characters, backstory, and behind-the-scenes. While they can standalone, they would be better enjoyed with the preliminary reading of Juliet.

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