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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Indie Book Review + Kindle Fire HD Giveaway: Tickling Daphne H. by Veronica Frances

Author:Veronica Frances
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 20, 2012
Pages: 458
Publisher: Blue Note Books
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Erotic Romance

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Synopsis from Goodreads

Tickling Daphne H. follows the ticklish journeys of Daphne, Dave, Carol and Harold, exploring how tickling deeply affects the lives of these four people.

The story deals with the many different faces of tickling: the addictive and torturous, the pleasurable and erotic, the humorous and romantic, the titillating and the reprimanding.

This is the very unusual love story of Daphne and Dave, two people facing their tickle-demons together. It is primarily the journey of Daphne, a 21-year-old very ticklish woman. Daphne finds herself in a world where every important person in her life has a tickling fetish, including her boyfriend Dave.

​ ​She finds herself constantly surrounded by feathers and wiggling fingers, unable to escape the taunting sounds of her own laughter. She is also unable to escape her own mixed-up feelings about tickling.

As Daphne’s relationship with Dave grows, she must learn to face her fears and deeper feelings about tickling, for the sake of their relationship and herself.


     Tickling Daphne H. follows a girl named Daphne who hates to be tickled. She loves her boyfriend, Dave, but his touches tickle her and he likes to try and tickle her a lot. Daphne is embarrassed and shy by her reactions to it. But after a fight with her stepmother, Carol, Daphne makes a realization about herself...that she may have an addiction to tickling. But she is too scared and confused to admit it. Daphne is on a journey to understand her addiction and how to share it with her boyfriend.

     I did it again. I never thought the day would come I would read BDSM. Come to find out, I like it a lot. I never thought I would read a book about fetishes and we are. But thank goodness this was about tickling. I know I wouldn't be able to handle more than that. This book was sexy and downright adorable all at once. I have heard of tickling fetishes and thought, of course, that it was a little weird. But this book really opened my eyes. This book took me by surprise.

     I liked Daphne a lot in this book. Although, she had quite a bit of bratty moments. She acted a bit childish at times in this book. But you do understand after a while. We find that she suffers from more than trying to accept her fetish. There are a lot of fears and things that have taken place in her past that brought on her fetish. There are the issues she has with her stepmother Carol who is quite bossy and overbearing. She will do anything to make sure she gets what she wants. Mainly tickle Daphne for hours on end. Yeah, you read that right. I liked that Frances used this because it never occurred to me that you could use tickling in a way to humiliate and torture someone. After reading this, it made sense. But the scenes made you smile sometimes and other times, you do see the humiliation.

     I loved this idea of coming to terms with a fetish. I understood why Daphne was scared and confused. I loved how her boyfriend Dave loves tickling. He is afraid to tell Daphne he is turned on by tickling. I liked that Carol (who also has a tickling fetish) was able to explain it all to her first. She may not want to face it, but it does help a bit. But we do find out what caused her fetish. We also find out what started Dave's as well. I loved the development of this. I didn't see that coming. It definitely made me understand this book more.

     This book was sexy and I did enjoy it. The beginning took me a while to get into due to just trying to grasp the tickling thing. But after a while, it all came together. But there are scenes that do seem to last a little long. That really is my only complaint. Some scenes were a bit silly, but I still enjoyed the book a lot. But the erotic scenes was a new experience for me and I liked them a lot. This is definitely worth checking out.


*This book belongs to the following challenges*
BCC's 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2013! 
The Book Vixen's 2013 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 


About Veronica Frances

Veronica Frances is the pseudonym for a creative writer, residing in New York City. She has had a love of tickling for her entire life. She enjoys singing and writing songs. She also writes non-fiction and poetry.

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Check out the other blogs on this tour below or HERE:

Monday, March 4 – Book Review, Chapter Reveal & Guest Blogging at Close Encounters with the Night Kind
Tuesday, March 5 – Interview at A Little Bit of R&R
Wednesday, March 6 – Guest Blogging at Wickedly Sexy Writers
Friday, March 8 – Guest Blogging at Inside BJ’s Head
Monday, March 11 – Interview at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, March 12 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Wednesday, March 13 – First Chapter Reveal at Lori’s Reading Corner
Thursday, March 14 – First Chapter Reveal at Spicy Romance Connection
Friday, March 15 – Book Featured at Delphina Reads Too Much
Monday, March 18 – Interview at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, March 19 – Guest Blogging at Bookingly Yours
Wednesday, March 20 – Book Featured at Between the Covers
Thursday, March 21 – Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond
Monday, March 25 – Book Featured at Book Marketing Buzz
Friday, March 29 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Monday, April 1 – Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, April 2 – Book Review at Book Reviews and More by Kathy
Wednesday, April 3 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Thursday, April 4 – Guest Blogging at Passionate Encounters
Friday, April 5 – Guest Blogging at Butterfly-o-Meter
Monday, April 8 – Book Review at Sweet n’ Sassy
Tuesday, April 9 – Interview at Blogcritics
Wednesday, April 10 – First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, April 11 – Interview at As the Pages Turn
Friday, April 12 – Guest Blogging at Love Books! Book Reviews
Monday, April 15 - Book Feature at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, April 16 – Interview at Paperback Writer
Thursday, April 18 – Book Review at The Paperback Pursuer
Friday, April 19 – Book Review at My Reading Obsession
Friday, April 19 – Guest Blogging at Naughty Readers
Monday, April 22 – Interview at Broowaha
Tuesday, April 23 – Guest Blogging at Socrates Book Reviews
Monday, May 6 – Book Review at Nightstand Novels
Tuesday, May 7 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Wednesday, May 8 – Book Featured at You Gotta Read
Thursday, May 9 – Interview at Between the Covers
Friday, May 10 – Book Review at Janna Shay’s Blog
Monday, May 13 – Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure
Tuesday, May 14 – Interview at Book Marketing Buzz
Wednesday, May 15 – Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, May 16 – Interview at Beyond the Books
Monday, May 20 – Interview at Review From Here
Tuesday, May 21 – Book Review at Blog a Book ETC…
Thursday, May 23 – Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Friday, May 24 – Book Featured at Plug Your Book
Monday, May 27 – Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, May 28 – Interview at American Chronicle


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