Author: Rachel Blaufeld
Release Date: April 29th 2014
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Everyone knows her as Sienna Flower.
Her curves and long lashes tease and taunt from her very own billboard where the desert meets the Las Vegas Strip. She’s the hottest stripper in town, known for her sultry and indecent moves coupled with her virginal eyes.
She’s a heady and unique combination, and a mystery to all who come to see her.
Sienna captivates crowds nightly at the Electric Tunnel, leaving them wanting to know more about the sensual enigma. But no one ever sees beyond the heavily guarded stripper onstage. She is Sienna Flower 24/7.
No one other than her closest friend and boss, Asher Peterson, who helped turn a young and frightened girl into who Sienna is today. Together they created the sexual illusion known as Sienna Flower. They will go to any lengths to protect her image, which is why Sienna is convinced she must remain unattached and alone.
Like everyone else in Vegas, Sienna is hiding something and playing a role. A good girl in her former life, she was raised to be obedient and accepting of her fate, but there are some circumstances no one should be expected to accept. She escaped to a world light years away from the one she was subjected to…the Electric Tunnel.
Now she can never be anything other than Sienna Flower. Not only would she be hurt, but everyone around her would suffer the consequences.
That is, until she meets private detective Carson Graham, the dark and mysterious ex-FBI agent who watches her dance every weekend. With his dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, Carson begins to heat Sienna’s heart and body, melting away the layers and secrets. Sienna doesn’t want to get attached to Carson, but when another man surfaces and starts hunting her down, bringing out the scars of her old life, she can’t help but seek comfort in Carson’s protection.
With everyone trading on the secrets of her past, Sienna finds herself caught in an awful web of lies. Her ultimate fear is hurting her friends at the Tunnel, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Namely, Carson. Is he good? Or bad? Does she have the luxury of finding out?
About the Author
Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.
Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.
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3 Carson Stars
"It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names." Yann Martel
This is a story about life and the journey a young woman undertook to save herself. The journey of Lilach to Sienna Flower.
Lilach or Lila, as she was fondly called. A young woman bred and grown into a pious and religious home. Married off for religion and status; beaten, raped and broken; a will to survive, the strength to move on.
Lilach.....daughter... wife .... religious ....obedient .....self sacrificing .....No More...
Reinvented.... Sienna Flower.. exotic dancer.... Las Vegas..... Sin City.... loved... cherished... family....
Sienna... a mystery...
Sienna Flower, the enigma. Sexy, sultry, an exotic dancer. A woman that arouses a man's deepest and wickedest desires. 'Sin the soul' with a single look into those virginal eyes that a man can get lost in.
Sienna, dances at the Electric Tunnel in Las Vegas, one night she glances into the audience and sees non other than Carson Graham. The gorgeous and mysterious man, that watches her and only her dance. A man she feels a magnetic pull to. A man she just needs to
Sienna is afraid to let her guard down. It's been eight years since she ran. Eight years of peace and calm like non other. Living a life she created for herself with a new family and friends. All the while still being cautious.
It's time to finally LIVE!!!
Carson Graham, ex- FBI agent, turned private detective, whose is unsuspectingly searching for non other than Lila. While hitting brick wall after brick wall. Carson steals himself away to see the illustrious Sienna Flower dance. A woman with lush breasts, curves to wrap oneself around, and flawless beauty.
Carson has abandonment issues from his early childhood. He is the one night stand type. He doesn't do relationships and he hasn't felt any particular connection to any one woman, other than Sienna. There is something that makes him crave her. To watch her, see her, a pull that keeps him coming back week after week.
In an effort to solve his present assignment, Carson gets lost in all that is Sienna. Both Sienna and Carson, start chatting and going on coffee dates, dinner dates and then....ooo la laaaaa.. the spicy stuff starts.
A relationship between them starts, filled with passion, excitement, lust, love, new beginnings. Feelings that neither have ever felt before. Sienna and Carson both overcome their inhibitions and let each other in.
Carson and Sienna, changed each other. They filled their lives with joy and happiness. Things neither ever thought they deserved or would get.
"You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful." Amy Bloom
I was extremely excited for this book, after reading the synopsis. However, I will say it turned out to be just an okay read for me. The storyline was fabulous. The characters were well developed and complex, all having a story behind them.
Some of the chapters became repetive and took too long to get to the story that is Lila, basically I was bored and struggled to read this book. At 77% my interest got peaked, when Carson met the husband and Sienna was kidnapped. Then it went back to being boring. The epilogue was my fav!!! part of this book. For me it held so much depth and emotion that the actual story lacked.
Well done for a debut novel, something to keep in mind though, sometimes less is better.
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