Friday, September 18, 2015

Stay With Me by Isabel Winsor (excerpt, review and GIVEAWAY) ADULT title

by Isabel Winsor
ADULT title


Two strangers indulge in a chance encounter only to walk away and find each other again.



When she arrived at the foot of the stairs, she poked her head into another long hallway. Again, no voices or sounds of people moving about.

Regina came to a door left ajar and smelled salty water and incense. Looking up and down the empty passageway, she stepped inside for a quick look.

The gasp escaped her lips when she entered the underground pool room. It was like stepping back in time to an ancient Roman bath. The faded and broken mosaics may have been authentic and when she looked closer, her body responded to the erotic depictions of men and women pleasuring one another.

She walked from one scene to the next, mesmerized by the inventive and carefree displays of sexuality.

"Are you the goddess?"

Her clutch hit the stone floor. She turned and found him watching her.

Chained to a large stone like a sacrificial offering, he was completely nude and unable to cover his erection.

She took in his powerful legs, planted wide in the shallow water. Lean hips gave way to a solid abdomen and an impressive chest that made her imagine how it would feel to rest her head on.

When her gaze met his smile, she snapped out of it and looked away to give him privacy.

"I guess you're not her. Do you happen to have the key," he asked.

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Isabel Winsor is the author of Unleashed Under the Mistletoe and Stay With Me. She is the superhero identity of a multi-published author who began life writing romantic comedies and chick lit. When she was told to tone down the sex, she wondered what it would be like to really let loose! One year shy of turning 40, and tired of being a chicken, Isabel wrote her first erotic romance. There’s no stopping her now!



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My review: 

4 out of 5 stars

Stay With Me by Isabel Winsor is an erotic romance story dealing with two people who have a remarkably carnal encounter at the mysterious place known as The Grove. Speer Kinneman and Regina Chase start their relationship a bit backwards, and then it is almost over before it begins, due to mistrust, insecurity, and painful events from the past.  Each of them has to work through issues, but one thing is sure, they are definitely sexually compatible—but will it be enough for them to heal from their respective pasts?

This sizzling tale combines intense angst and a series of sexual encounters that ignite the page. I thought there was a bit of a disconnect in the way there was a BDSM element introduced unexpectedly without much preparation and the sexual aggression that seems so at odds with Regina’s public face.  The push-pull of the relationship was a bit irksome at times but the searing emotionalism as they finally find a way to open up to one another is impressive.  What I find most frustrating are the nuggets that are strewn around that deserve to be more thoroughly explored, both the secondary characters and the mysterious Grove.  This is the first story that I have read by this author, but I would definitely like to read more about all of the elements.

A copy of this story was provided to me for review


  1. I loved the excerpt. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

    1. Thanks for checking out the review and entering the giveaway Ree Dee!

    2. Happy you like it, Ree Dee. Good luck and thanks for visiting!

  2. Is there one subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

    1. Hi Mai: Any subject is fair game but the treatment of that subject is what is important to me. For example, I do not condone sexualizing underage minors and I would not portray that as something desirable in a book. However if a character was abused in that manner, I would treat it with a great deal of sensitivity and honesty.

      Thanks for asking such a great question! It certainly made me think about it.

      Best, Isabel

    2. Another fascinating question, Mai. Thank you for taking the time to come by and ask such a thought-provoking one!

  3. Thank you for the great post and contest!

  4. Thank you so much for the review! I appreciate your honesty and look forward to sharing the next book featuring Boyd. Best, Isabel

    1. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read your story! Great to hear that Boyd is going to get his time in the spotlight. Good luck on the tour!

  5. Awesome excerpt and I loved your review! thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks so much for the compliment, Victoria. Great to see you!

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    1. You're welcome, Mary P., thank you for dropping by!

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    1. Glad you loved it, Mary. I appreciate you visiting!

  8. Looking forward to reading this book!

    Betul E.