Savaged Dreams (Savaged Illusions #1) by Jennifer Lyon-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

SAVAGED DREAMS (Savaged Illusions Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Lyon-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

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SAVAGED DREAMS
Savaged Illusions #1
by Jennifer Lyon
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Genre: new adult, contemporary, erotic, rock, romance

Savaged Dreams

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 19, 2017

Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed.

Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!

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REVIEW: SAVAGED DREAMS is the first full length installment in Jennifer Lyon’s contemporary, new adult SAVAGED ILLUSIONS erotic, rock romance trilogy focusing on twenty four year old lead singer for the rock band Savaged Illusions Justice Cade, and twenty year old college student/publicist Liza Glasner. For fans of Jennifer’s THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES there is a slight cross-over with the appearance of Sloane Michaels and Drake Vaughn. There is a prequel novella SAVAGED SURRENDER that introduces the characters and some of the background to the series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Liza and Justice) SAVAGED DREAMS focuses on a battle of the bands- a reality show that will see one band’s meteoric rise to stardom. With four bands remaining, each band is assigned a publicist to help promote and primp the bands for their upcoming appearances. Enter Liza Glasner, college student and Savaged Illusions temporary publicist, and the woman who will call to Justice Cade’s heart. What ensues are the band’s preparations for the upcoming competition, Liza and Justice’s building romance, and Liza’s struggle to remain calm as her life slowly begins to unravel with the revelation of her past.

SAVAGED DREAMS follows the band as they battle not only for the coveted prize but a media campaign that exposes secrets and lies, heartbreak and pain, jealousy, rivalry, and sins of the past. Although the story line primarily focuses on Justice and Liza we are introduced to the members of the band: their history, their failings; their sins of the past. As the competition nears the end, old rivalries come to a head, threats are made, and the past comes back for revenge.

Jennifer Lyon’s SAVAGED DREAMS is an emotional, heartbreaking and wonderfully written story that will pull you in and never let go. There are moments of jealousy and rage, romance and love, drama, tragedy and destructive words. The premise is imaginative, spirited and intelligent ; the characters are passionate, colorful and broken; the romance is seductive, provocative and intense. SAVGED DREAMS is an intoxicating and sensual story of romance, love and the toxic reality of jealousy and hate. The story ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned!

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Savaged Surrender (.5)
Savaged Dreams
Savaged Vows -July 2017
Savaged Devotion-August 2017

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Reviewed by Sandy

Savaged Illusions

excerpt

“That’s utter bullshit. You don’t hide your feelings with me.”

“Is that right?” She stroked her hand over the head of his cock.

He moved back from her touch, the spray of hot water cascading off his shoulders. Damn near helpless to stop himself, he lowered his hungry gaze over her soft belly to the hair slicked down between her legs. Jesus. Fiery lust rammed into him, taking his cock from hard to one massive throb. He should reach behind him and twist the water to cold, but he couldn’t harness enough brainpower to actually do it.

“You told me you found your voice here in San Diego. Use it. You want something from me?” He wasn’t going to unleash his needs on her until he was sure it was exactly what she wanted too.

Naked anger sparked in her eyes. “I didn’t like the way I felt. It was our date, and those girls were touching you. I wanted to push them off you and kiss you right there in front of everyone.

Maybe I’d shove my camera in their hand and demand they take a picture, then I’d post it and show the whole world that you’re mine. How’s that, Justice? That enough feelings for you?” She closed her eyes. “I know how stupid that sounds. I want you to win and—”

“Don’t you dare backtrack now.” He stalked her to the shower wall. “Those are your feelings. I want them. Every damned one.”

Her stare roamed down his body, then snapped back to his face. A current arced between them.

He didn’t touch her, yet the connection shivered on the moist air. Need screamed between them.

Her nipples hardened, and she raised one hand toward him.

He saw it again, that fucker’s hand wrapped around her arm and Beth kicking the shit out of his shin.

“You want me to kiss you? My hands on you?” He slapped a hand on the fiberglass over her head. “The only reason I’m not kissing you in public and making it clear you belong to me is that you want to keep our personal life out of the limelight.” He didn’t like it either, but he understood.

“We’re not in public now.”

About the author

Jennifer LyonJennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus One Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

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Savaged Surrender (Savaged Illusions .5) by Jennifer Lyon-a review

SAVAGED SURRENDER (Savaged Illusions .5) by Jennifer Lyon-a review

Savaged Surrender

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Release Date: October 24, 2016

Being bad has never been so sexy…

Bad boy Ethan Hunt is sexy, hard and tainted by a past he can’t escape. To make matters worse, good girl Ana Kendall is a wicked temptation impossible to resist. She’s too innocent for him, so he leaves, joining the security team for the world tour of the internationally famous rock band, Savaged Illusions.

Being good has never satisfied…

Since moving in with her dad at fourteen, Ana’s been the perfect daughter, friend, student and employee. But perfection sucks. When her girlfriends cook up a ridiculous scheme to reunite her with the one man she can’t forget, Ana hijacks their plot. It’s time to shed her good girl persona and go after what she wants—Ethan.

Being bad together is deadly…

When Ana bursts back into his life at a concert, Ethan has to make a choice. Consumed by fiery passion, Ana and Ethan surrender to their sensual desires…and unknowingly ignite the rage of an insidious stalker. This time Ethan can’t walk away—Ana’s life, and his heart, are on the line.

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REVIEW: SAVAGED SURRENDER is the introductory novella in Jennifer Lyons’s contemporary, adult SAVAGED ILLUSIONS erotic, romance series focusing on the sexy rock band of the same name. The SAVAGED ILLUSIONS series is a spin off from Jennifer’s THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES. This is security specialist/ wannabe chef Ethan Hunt, and bakery chef Ana Kendall’s story line. You do not have to have read the Plus One Chronicles to understand the concept of Savaged Surrender although I recommend reading the original series for the enjoyment.

Told from dual third person points of view (Ana and Ethan) SAVAGED ILLUSIONS is a story of second chances. For seven years Ethan and Ana were best friends dancing around their attraction to one another but never crossing the line between friendship and $ex. Ethan struggling with his past, as a former MMA fighter destroyed by a cheating scandal, finds our hero the newest security specialist for the rock band Savaged Illusions, and heads out on tour leaving a heartbroken Ana Kendall behind. Eleven months later Ana will re-enter Ethan’s life- a changed woman who knows that if she cannot have Ethan Hunt as her happily ever after, she will take him for one night only-no string attached. What ensues is the rekindling of a friendship that leads to love but a friendship that is threatened on both sides of the relationship.

The rekindling relationship between Ethan and Ana is one of second chances. Ana has loved Ethan for as long as she can remember but the two have never made any commitment to a future together, and have never proclaimed their love for one another. Eleven months earlier Ana and Ethan shared a kiss to remember but our hero walked away without a backwards glance. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense with a little bit of the erotic factor.

We are quickly introduced to several band members from Savaged Illusions, as well as Ana’s best friends Franci and Chelle, and her step-mother Linda. The requisite evil comes from two different directions including a man determined to use Ana for a future book deal, and a celebrity chef named Siena who wants Ethan for herself.

SAVAGED SURRENDER is a sexy and spicy story of romance about two people who have loved one another for years. The premise is an energetic and entertaining; the characters are passionate and animated; the romance is steamy and provocative. Check out SAVAGED SURRENDER and make Jennifer Lyon’s your next go-to author.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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