Blog Tour + Giveaway - Juliet and The Initiation by Kailee Reese Samuels

by - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kailee Reese Samuels
Publication date: December 20th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romance

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.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of Juliet and The Initiation provided by Xpresso Book Tours and the author. Thank you for the reviewing opportunity! 

This book is no child's play, I devoured Juliet in 3 days (it took me that long) and I had such mixed feelings about the story. 

I have my fair share of books centering around BDSM and albeit being a taboo topic, I love to read about a character's journey in exploring their sexuality. The blurb piqued my interest but it's the plot that drew me in. This book is a breath of fresh air in the world of erotic romance, the plot was intriguing and original and Iris is a unique character that I would love to explore. I try to keep my review spoiler free so I'm going to hold my tongue and say, this is the kind of story that you have to read for yourself. Despite it being so lengthy, the writing surprisingly kept me engaged till the end! There were so much going on that you don't feel the time, and the urge to uncover the mystery kept me driven to finish the book.

I liked that the author took the time to develop the characters, although there were many POVs involved, I think it worked to give the reader's a better insight into the background of a character. The only problem I had with the story was probably the "relationship plateau" between Sal and Iris, at some point of the story I get so frustrated I had to set the book aside, but like I said earlier, it was engaging. 

Overall, a great story that is worth investing in! 

The Initiation
Kailee Reese Samuels
Publication date: April 20th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance

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. 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.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book provided by Xpresso Book Tours and the author. Thank you so much for the reviewing opportunity! 

Can I say that the author has a way with words? 

Once again, I'm in love with the blurb and the story. Although I did not quite enjoy The Initiation as much as I did with Juliet, I still think that Sal's story is engaging and interesting. 

To be honest, I did not manage to finish the book on time for my tour stop, but at 70% I'm confident to say that the author's writing was the reason I am loving the story. 

Highly recommended to erotic romance lovers looking for a great read! 

Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.

Creativity is the way to change.

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  1. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like a great series overall! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. You are most welcome!! It definitely is! I'm so pulled by the story and thank you for the opportunity! :D


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