Friday, July 1, 2011

Review: Fall Into Winter by Eden Baylee

Exciting, Exotic, and Extremely Erotic--that is how Eden Baylee describes her work. I couldn't agree more. Her debut release FALL INTO WINTER, a collection of four erotic novellas set in, you guessed it, fall and winter, is hot enough to melt the Icelandic snow. The action is exciting, the locations exotic, and the romance is extremely erotic.

I don't read a lot of erotica, though I write a little myself. Most of what is out there on the dark shelves of the adult section is simply literary porn. Sure, some of it is well written and much of it is erotic, in a prurient sort of way, but I want a little more for my reading pleasure. Eden Baylee delivers. Her novellas are sensual, romantic, and engaging. We are drawn into the lives and emotions of her characters, our senses are filled with the sights, sounds, and scents of exotic locations, and yes, we are driven by desire through her beautifully detailed love scenes.


Spoiler Alert: Being a collection of four novellas, it is hard to talk about each story and not give too much away. If you would like a little teaser on each story, keep reading. If you'd rather discover it all for yourself, skip down to the bottom and leave a comment or read Fall Into Winter for yourself.
In the first story, Seduced By The Blues, we meet Ella Jamieson in a New York night club, feeling particular wicked and wanting to hook up. She sets her sites on a young man at the bar and gets much more than she expects. John is a master musician and plays her body and emotions as skillfully and passionately as he plays his guitar.

Next, in Act Three, we are introduced to Stella Christy who, after ending a less than fulfilling marriage, is quit the sexual adventuress. She has a man who fulfills her every desire, but she wants more--a ménage à trois with another man. I won't give away more than that, but the action takes some pretty unexpected and harrowing turns. The temperature really heats up in this one.

In the third story we slide into winter with, The Norwegian. Leah retreats to a cabin at secluded resort in an effort to break her writers block. Being winter the resort is all but empty and she relishes the seclusion, but a knock on her cabin door and a gorgeous Norwegian man who is the image of her dead lover make her wonder if she is seeing a ghost. But Henrik is very real and very much alive. What ensues is a beautifully poignant romance that could melt the Alps.

In the forth and final novella, The Austrian and the Asian, we are offered a passionately romantic story of love found, and lost, and rekindled. The author ends her collection with as much fire as she'd began, the cold of winter unable to quench the burning desire of her characters.

I await the author's follow up collection, which will cover Spring and Summer, making for a truly Exciting, Exotic, and Extremely Erotic year. I breathlessly recommend Fall Into Winter to anyone who loves great romance and expects more than just great sex. You can visit Eden at her blog.

47 comments:

  1. Max, thank you
    for your beautiful words. My heart is so full I can hardly breathe. You have made my Canada Day a very special one. With heartfelt gratitude, eden. xoxox

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  2. Happy Canada Day, Eden. And keep writing those Exciting, Exotic, and Extremely Erotic stories.

    xoxox

    max

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  3. A funny, clever and great guy reviewing one of my favorite people. A great review of a great book. Thank you, Max.

    Eden Baylee is a person I admire. Fall into Winter is worth the read!

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  4. A fantastic review of a book written by a super author.

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  5. Dannie and Glynis, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you enjoy the whole month of Books, Sex, and Rock-n-Roll here on the blog. Eden was perfect to start it out ;-)

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  6. Huge congrats to Eden on the fantastic review...

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  7. Thanks for coming by, Savannah.

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  8. Wow!
    Dannie, Glynis, and Savannah, thanks so much for coming to visit Max's site and your kind words.

    I'm sooo looking forward to July with you Max, here on your blog for Books, Sex, and Rock-n-Roll and everywhere else you'll be.

    xoxox
    eden

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  9. We're gonna have fun, Eden!

    And thanks for coming by Jason. Good to see you here.

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  10. Jason! Thanks for reading on Max's site.


    Max, July's only begun and I'm already having fun thanks to you! ;)

    eden

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  11. Congrats Eden on such a great review!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by Casey <3

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  13. Thanks Casey - you're a doll. I want to sleep with you. Oh yeah, we're having a PJ party on July 12, so we will! Yay!

    eden

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  14. Awesome! I can't wait to read the book!

    Saph
    saphsbookblog at gmail dot com

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  15. Thanks for a great review, Maxwell! I'm glad to hear you say that the book is sensual instead of pornographic - because I much prefer that type of romance :) I really can't wait to read the book now!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  16. Great review, funny you write a little erotica but don't read it.
    lvs2dv at gmail dot com

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  17. I just love the way you formatted your blog post and managed to compliment the other two authors your competing against today!

    After reading your description of your book, I am even more excited to get my copy of it so I can start reading it as soon as possible!

    good luck on the rest of the tour

    meghanguarnieri@yahoo.com

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  18. Did you know that Elen is giving away a copy of Story of O? Did you ever see the terrible movie made of that with Roseanne and Dan Akroid? I don’t recommend it :) This is such a fun tour! Thanks for having us here to play and win another chance for her prize!
    PavartiDevi @ gmail

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  19. Thanks for the review!

    acm05atjuno.com

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  20. Everything about her work is class... and she herself is one classy lady. Love you, Eden! Good luck!!!

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  21. Great review! Thank you!
    ruby95660@yahoo.com

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  22. I haven't read any of Eden's work yet, but am really looking forward to reading Fall Into Winter. I'm glad I have the opportunity to participate in Menage a Blog! It's been great.

    egstanley@gmail.com

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  23. Skipping down, I want to be surprised. This sounds like a wonderful read.
    tsteinerid(gmail)

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  24. Thank you all for the great comments. I'll make sure Eden gets you addies for a free eBook and a chance to win the great prizes she is giving away. I will also be hooking you up with a FREE copy of my eBook CybrGrrl, just for stopping by.

    xoxox

    max

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  25. Thank you so much for participating in this fun tour today. I enjoyed your review and appreciated your comments.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. Max...You wrote a very beautiful review!
    viajeradelmar@aol.com

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  27. Thanks for the great review and participating in the menage.

    Bhitwr at gmail dot com

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  28. I ran out of witty comments a few blogs ago!! Maybe I need more coffee?

    nedsped at verizon dot net

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  29. Hi, just stopping by from Eden Baylee`s blog. Thanks for the fun!
    heltondexter@yahoo.com

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  30. That was a great review and you gave just the right amount of info. I am very excited to read this now.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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  31. More beautiful people visiting my humble blog!

    Thank you all for coming by. I hope you are enjoying the menage tour - I know I am. FREE stuff everywhere and you all get my book as a bonus, just for saying hello.

    xoxox

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  32. Great review. I am looking forward to this one. I finally have some time to look at the reviews.
    Rachel V

    pefrw@yahoo.com

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  33. It sounds like a great read, especially when it's far more than just basic erotica.

    Thanks for the review
    bookishardour [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. Can’t wait to read! Thanks for a great review!
    MissyKay

    missyebookmail AT mediacombb DOT net

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  35. This sounds so good!!!!!!

    hnwhitlock2000 at gmail dot com

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  36. Fantastic review. Can't wait to read it.

    LizzieBeth1095@sbcglobal.net

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  37. Thank you for your review. I like a collection with unique characters and this looks to deliver

    vanyel_@hotmail.com

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  38. Oh this sounds really good!

    carrieannryanwrites@gmail.com

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  39. I love Eden's Fall Into Winter and can't wait for her new collection!

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  40. I'm with you Steena. I can't wait for her next release. Spring and summer will be amazing. <3

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  41. "Fall into Winter" looks very good!

    Robin D
    robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  42. Wow Max,

    What a great review on Eden's book. Thanks for the insight.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo.com

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  43. I enjoyed reading your review.

    likwan@mail.com

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  44. Thanks again to everyone who commented here for an additional entry toward my author prize. I'm tallying up the comments and will choose a winner by midweek and announce on my blog.

    You can still continue to comment till the end of the month for your FREE copy of Max's erotic sci -fi novel CybrGrrl --- my FAVE book this year!

    eden
    xoxoxox

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  45. Eden,
    Thanks for asking me to be part of your Menage - it was HOT. And thank you to all the awesome folks who commented. I've sent most of you a coupon for FREE copy of CybrGrrl and the rest will get one soon. As Eden said - keep the comments coming, I'll be giving CybrGrrl away until the end of July.

    xoxox

    max

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