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Monday, March 31, 2014

The Pleasure Room Blog Tour - Book Review + Swag Giveaway: The Pleasure Room by D. N. Simmons

Author: D. N. Simmons
Format: ePub
Release Date: February 12, 2014
Pages: 321
Publisher: Rushmore Publishing
Genre: BDSM/Erotic Romance/Thriller

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Felicity Summers is an ambitious reporter who's trying to make a name for herself as a serious investigative journalist with the biggest newspaper in the city; the Chicago Word. When she catches wind of a rumor about the city’s mayor that might just be the hottest story of the decade, she jumps at the opportunity to expose the corrupt mayor and derail his chances at winning a second term. All she has to do is infiltrate a private BDSM club to catch him in the act. Simple right? Well, maybe it would have been if not for the club's extremely dominant, gorgeous and charming owner, Sir Alistair Montgomery-Piers. He takes notice of her at one of the scenes and sees something in Felicity that he wants to her to explore. Alistair makes her an offer neither she nor her body can refuse. Can Felicity stay focused on her mission long enough to get the proof for her top secret story, or will Alistair completely take over her heart, mind, body and soul?

Reader Advisory. This novel contains the following warnings:
Adult Themes. Strong Sexual Situations. Lots of Foul Language. Hot, Naked Bodies. Sexy Accents. Lusty Toys That Make You Beg For More. And a Whole Lot of Other Naughty Things That Will Send Your Libido Into Overdrive... Are Your Ready To Unleash Your Desires?


Guest Post

Thank you for having me on your site today, I'm very happy
to be here. I suppose I should talk about what made me
want to write my
very first erotica novel. I love reading erotic novels in just
about any
subgenre. I also like to branch out and write in other genres
myself. So erotic
romance was the perfect choice and just for the fun of it all,
I added in a
suspenseful and intricate plot. So the story moves at a fast
and extremely
enticing pace loaded with sizzling sex, humor and intrigue.
It's just a great and
fun story and if you happen to read it, I think you'll enjoy it

As for what music inspired me to write this sexy thriller,
I had a nice selection:

-Change by the Deftones. If you've never heard this song, I
urge you to listen to it. Very sexy.

-Perfume by Britney Spears. I think it's one of her best

-Smell like Funk – Black Eye Peace. This is just a smooth
beat that flows so well.

Thank you for checking out my book and I hope you get a chance
to read it. :D

     I have to say, when I finished this book, I laughed. Not because I didn't like this. Oh, quite the opposite. As a matter of fact, of all the erotic books I have read, this is one of, if not, the best one I have yet. I laughed due to how people acted after reading 50 Shades of Grey and how that was just too much for a lot of them. It is just hilarious in comparison because now I know they truly don't know what they were talking about. I would go as far to say 50 Shades of Grey is timid compared to this. Let's just say Simmons didn't just take the cake, she stole the whole damn bakery. I remember reading a joke about how ereaders should come with a vibrating function. After reading this, they should. They really, really should.

      Our main character Felicity is a reporter. She wants to move up at the paper she writes for. She gets word that the greedy mayor of Chicago is into some pretty kinky stuff. So she wants to catch him in the act to ruin his chances of re-election. Upon arrival at a supposed hotspot of his, she finds that she is not as opposed to the BDSM scene as she thought she would be. She finds a way to get a membership so she could catch the dirty mayor, but instead she meets up with the owner, Alistair. Alistair is taken by Felicity and sees she is interested in the lifestyle even if she tries to deny it. He sets up a contract to teach her all about his world. What starts as a simple arrangement turns into something neither of them were expecting.
    I am a huge of Simmons work. I love her Knight of the Darkness Chronicles series (loved the tidbit about the KOTDC tv show. One can only pray). So when I heard that she was writing an erotic novel, I had to jump on board because I know she will deliver something different and she really did. Simmons has a way of opening your mind and seeing things from all sides. I love how much detail she puts into her characters and the things around them. I always get so lost in her books that whenever I am done reading one of her books, I feel like I gained a friend somehow. It is amazing and it couldn't be more true here. The friendship between Felicity and Alison is amazing. They are both pretty determined women who speak their minds especially Allison. It is impossible not to love her comebacks. She killed me. And Alistair. Wow, just woooooow. I have many book boyfriends, but Alistair is so good, he goes right next to my ultimate book boyfriend, Jericho Barrons. Yeah, he is THAT good. I encourage those over the age of 18 to read this, I swear, you won't know who the hell Christian Grey is after this. He will be an afterthought.
    The main focus of this book was seeing how Alistair and Felicity grew together. And honestly, how we the readers grew with them. Simmons really did her homework. This was an insanely hot read, but I also have a lot more knowledge about the BDSM world. Like I said, Simmons really digs deep and understands the world she is creating and the characters she puts into it. With that, you get a lot of descriptions. I mean a lot. If super detailed and explicit sex scenes are not your thing, I suggest you run because this will scare you. But for the rest us, you will melt or hunt down your partner. This story is pretty fast paced and even still I wish it were longer so we could get more of those scenes. I really have surprised myself over the years. Seriously, a few years ago this wouldn't have been my thing, but thanks to authors like Simmons, that has changed.
    Now, I obviously loved the sex scenes, but I love the suspenseful scenes as well. Things take quite a turn in the book that I didn't expect. I love how well everything ties into place with the romance and the thriller aspect. Everything is put on the table at this point. It had me biting my nails. One thing I will say is that I would of liked a bit more confrontation at this part of the book. But that could be just me. I think I may be one of those vengeful types. Nonetheless, I loved where this went. This really put things into balance for our characters. It quite the turning point.
    I think I could talk about this book all day. I loved it so much. Our characters are super sexy and open minded. I love how much we experience with them. Speaking of which, this is a standalone story, but I wouldn't mind seeing Allison find her perfect match (or matches). The ending was just perfect. I had a big goofy smile on my face. I couldn't help it, it hit all the right notes. Simmons has done it again. This is getting a very high rating from me. If you aren't a Simmons fan girl yet, you better get on board. Now excuse me, there are a few scenes I would like to read over again. For research purposes, of course.




About D. N. Simmons
D. N. Simmons lives in Chicago IL., with a rambunctious German Shepherd that's too big for his own good and mischievous kitten that she affectionately calls "Itty-bitty". Her hobbies include rollerblading, shooting pool, bowling, reading, watching television and going to the movies. She has been nominated at Love Romances and More, winning honorable mention for best paranormal book of 2006. She has won "Author of the Month" at Warrior of Words. She was voted "New Voice of Today" at Romance Reviews and "Rising Star" at Love Romance and More.
To learn more, and have the opportunity to speak with the author personally, please visit the official website and forum at . D.N. is always interesting in meeting new and wonderful people.
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The Pleasure Room Blog Tour Schedule
March 31 Guest blog and review
Offbeat Vagabond

March 31 Spotlight
Clutter Your Kindle

March 31 Character Interview
Provocative Pages 

April 1 Guest blog
Erotica For All

April 1 Spotlight
Behind Closed Doors

April 2 Interview
Fierce Dolan-Words Without Limits

April 2 Spotlight
Sapphyria's Steamy Book Reviews 

April 3 Interview
Darkest Cravings - Adult Blog

April 3 Spotlight
Aly's Miscellany

April 4 Interview
All I Want and More 

April 4 Spotlight and review
Inner Goddess      

April 7 Guest blog 
Queen of the Night Reviews 

April 8 Guest blog and review
Serendipity Reviews

April 8 review
Shut Up & Read 

April 9 Interview
Eclipse Reviews

April 9 review
Snarky Mom Reads…

April 10 Interview
Kay Dee Royal

April 10 review
A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner

April 11 Spotlight
Tattooed Book Review

April 11 review
For Your Literary Pleasure

April 14 Interview and review
Nightstand Novels 

April 14 Spotlight
Booklover Sue 

April 14 review
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock


  1. Love all of your books. Look forward to reading this book as well.

    1. It is so worth it. Sexy isn't even enough to describe it. Hope you love as much as I did :)


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