Friday, March 22, 2013

**Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Strict Machine ~ Justus Roux**

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Happy Friday y'all! I'm a stop on the blog tour for Justus Roux's Strict Machine, presented by Author's Angels. Today, I have my review of the book, my interview with Justus, and TWO giveaways for you! 

I hope y'all enjoy! :)






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Salome was tricked by the man she loved most in this world. Lucian said he was her Master and that he loved her. Yet, he abandoned her here with these strange men.  Her life quickly became a living hell. One in which she thought she never escape until a man named Master Darius saved her from these slavers.  He was going to hunt down Lucian and she wanted to be there when he caught him.

Darius wasn’t too happy when Salome wanted to be his submissive after he saved her from those slavers.  He couldn’t refuse Xanthos’ request to train Salome. They had to keep her from running back to Lucian. Darius knew Salome wouldn’t fit into his home, his submissives were trained to break up slave rings and she was nowhere near tough enough to do this. He figured he would keep her until he caught Lucian then he would send her to Master Drake. She would certainly fit in with Drake’s pampered pets.

Salome finds herself falling in love with Master Darius despite the fact that he comes across to everyone as a strict machine. She knows underneath his frigid façade there is a Master beyond all others. But will she have the strength to uncover it, especially after what Lucian has put her through.


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My Interview with Justus:

BB: Can you tell us a little about yourself?

J: I have been married for this side of forever to a wonderful man who gets me. I have three children, the youngest is about to graduate from High school. I have been writing pretty much my whole life. I love writing and plan to keep on it doing for quite some time.

BB: What do you do when you're not writing?

J: I have a really long list of things I like to do, music, movies, traveling, reading etc.  I’m always trying new things.  I love spending time with my family.

BB: Why did you choose to write erotica?

J: It just happened that way. But I love the freedom of it. I don’t have to censor what I write and I can just let the words flow out the way they want.

BB: Is there anything in your book that is based on personal experience or is it all imagination?

J: It’s mostly imagination, though I do throw in personal experiences too.

BB: What was your favorite part or character in Strict Machine to write?

J: I love the character Master Darius. When he lets down his defenses and allows Salome into his heart…oh, I love that part. 

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My Review
In Strict Machine, we meet many characters and witness much action. We are introduced to a BDSM community and get to see some of the inner workings of it. There is also the suspense of whether or not the bad guys will pay for their crimes. But broken down, Strict Machine is a story about two damaged people figuring out how to love. 

Salome, although rescued from the hell she was suffering after being sold by slave traders, proves to be a strong spirit. She comes to live with Master Darius after he saves her. While there, she learns to live in a household within a BDSM community, and falls in love with her Master.

Master Darius, for his own reasons, lives within the BDSM community and uses it as a base of sorts from which he runs missions to save people sold into sexual slavery. He uses his position to train other masters and their submissives. His main goal is to find Lucian, the man who has sold many souls into slavery, including Salome. He doesn't believe he can have love or a family due to his lifestyle. But Salome disturbs his strictly controlled life.

Strict Machine is a quick read...it's only ~95 pages. I think that if it had been longer, I would have felt more satisfied because I could have learned more about all the characters introduced and the story could have been more fleshed out. Although Master Darius and Salome agree to a relationship of sorts at the end, I was disappointed. Also, I felt the writing was a bit stilted at times, and found some editing issues as well. Despite these distractions, I did like the story.



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GIVEAWAYS:
Justus is giving away a grand prize of a $100 Amazon Gift Card from all the different tour stops. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter. 

Individual tour stop prize is one autographed print book. To enter, leave me a comment about this post. I will choose the winner randomly. This part of the giveaway is open to US only.



a Rafflecopter giveaway


Check out the other stops on the tour!

3/11/2013

3/12/2013

3/13/2013

3/14/2013

3/15/2013

3/18/2013

3/19/2013

3/20/2013

3/21/2013

3/22/2013

9 comments:

  1. I have heard great things about the series and have enjoyed the few I've read so far. Do the books need to be read in order?

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  2. Hello,
    I'm happy to hear you are enjoying my books :) Though I try to write each book so you can enjoy it on it's own I think it may be a richer reading experience to read them in order. Here are the books in order:

    Master Series:

    1.My Master

    2.Master's Ecstasy

    3.Obey!

    4.Sweet Rapture

    5.Erotic Shivers Volume I (Has novellas: Yes Master Dante, Wrath's Story, Ecstasy's Story)

    6.Mistress Angelique

    7.Wrath's Lust

    8.Breathless ( Has novella: Master Drake)

    9.Love Thy Master

    10.Master Nikolai

    11.Dante and Angelique

    12.Kiss the Moment

    13.A Master’s Love

    14.Amoureux

    15.Obsession

    16. Bind Me
    17.Lilith's Romulus/ Rex's Jinx
    18. Lilith's Web
    19. Love Hurts
    20. Love's Escape
    21. My Mistress
    22. I Got You
    23. Ferocity
    24. Yes...My Master
    25. Strict Machine
    26. Whispers of Change


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  3. Thanks for the giveaway!

    The book sounds interesting--how do you get your ideas?

    bookish(dot)stacy(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. My ideas for my books just pop in my head. I could be listening to a song, looking at a picture, etc, and an idea for a book will pop into my head then it grows from there as I start to write.

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    2. Great question - thanks for commenting! :)

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  4. Very nice review and interview

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