Monday, June 6, 2016

***Blog Tour Stop*** Worth the Wait by Joey W. Hill

Is he worth the heartbreak? At nearly forty, Julie isn’t so sure she’ll ever find a man who is, so she’s vowed that all her big 4-0 decisions will have zip to do with relationships. A successful theater manager, she agrees to travel to North Carolina and help a friend put her erotic performance theater on its feet. Julie has always been curious and drawn to the BDSM world, and now she can safely explore that world in the environment she knows best.

Desmond Hayes is the roofing contractor repairing their rundown theater building, but he’s also a rigger, well-known in the BDSM world for his rope artistry. He’s not just a top, though; he’s a Dom whose unexpected quirks mesh too well with Julie’s eccentric personality and awaken her submissive side.  

From the time he was born, Des has been fighting the odds against him. Because of that, he’s kept his relationships inside the BDSM scene, with clear boundaries. While Julie has almost given up on finding a person worth loving through better or worse—or pleasure and pain—Des never expected to receive that gift. 

He’s not letting that treasure get away—no matter how much rope he has to use to bind her to him.

Read Chapter One and find buy links HERE - http://storywitch.com/book-nod-wtw

“Joey translates the world of BDSM with such intense power and exquisite beauty. LOVE is the most powerful element entwined through the Dominance and submission.”  --Goodreads, Jx PinkLady


“So why do you come to the orchid conservatory?” Julie asked. “What do you like about it, beyond the obvious that it’s amazing?”
Des stopped before a trio of white orchids. “Notice the shape of the petals. When I look at them, I imagine transforming the female form into the same shapes, using rope. I get a lot of ideas from gardens, particularly orchids.”
He traced the air before one of the flowers. “Imagine that’s her thigh, lifted, bound to her ankle. Her back arched, arms behind her so her breasts form this curve here… I’d suspend her, but I’d also twist a rope beneath her, so it would become the stem of the flower and anchor her.”
As he described it, she could see it. “Why does it give you such a charge? It’s not just about tying a woman up so you can do whatever you want to her. Or is it?”
He gave her a quick, very male smirk. “That’s a very important perk. But yes, there are other reasons. I explore a lot of rope disciplines, and one of my personal favorites is semenawa, torture rope. Not as scary as it sounds. It's about contrasting stimuli."
He shifted behind her. "Pull all your hair over your right shoulder."
He could say things in a manner that wasn’t saying them at all, as much as commanding them. What made it so intoxicating was that he pulled it off in such an unexpected moment. Des didn't appear the commanding sort…at first glance. Yet he could compel a woman’s attention with his unwavering gaze, the set of his jaw and an energy that emitted from him even when he was saying nothing at all.
"The other right shoulder." His voice held heat with humor, acknowledging the reason for her distraction. When he shifted closer, his breath stirred the fine hairs on her exposed neck. His body didn't touch hers, but a dense aura stroked her, a cushion of magnetism between two closely aligned bodies, the strength of his interest in her, his desire.
Curving his hand over her hip, he put his lips over the pounding pulse in her throat. A small breath escaped her, a shudder swaying her into a light brush against him. He moved in, and his lips parted, tongue teasing her.
"See how the top part of the orchid is slightly twisted?"
She nodded, her eyes fixed on it. His grip left her hip and cupped her hand, her knuckles nested in his palm. His thumb came over them to press into the flesh at the base of her fingers while his other fingers constricted, capturing her hand fully. Slowly, as his mouth stimulated a thousand nerve endings in her throat, he began to turn her wrist. Not a lot, but his hold and the angle made her gradually aware of pressure and his strength, discomfort edging toward pain. Just when she thought she was going to have to ask him to stop, he did, holding her hand at that unnerving stress point.
His lips created a lot of mad swirling between her chest and the folds of her sex. His inflexible restraint on her hand sent a bolt straight to her core just as powerful. The mix of sexual stimuli had her reaching for his hand on her other hip to steady her, even as things became far less steady.
"Imagine I can tie you in the shape of that flower,” he said, lifting his mouth a fraction from her skin. “I can. You’ll struggle between pain and ecstasy, and I’ll use both to break you into a world of your mind you can't imagine, where every reaction you have belongs to me. I have full command of your senses, your body. You're not even sure if your soul belongs to you anymore. You’re stretched to your physical limits, but you’re aroused, too, not wanting the tension to end.
“Earlier, you asked what kind of Dom I am. That’s your answer.”


FREE CHAPTER ONE: http://storywitch.com/book-nod-wtw

Jenn's Review

To begin, I have been reading and LOVING Joey’s work for years! My love for her work began with The Vampire Queen’s Servant and almost 9 years later, I get excited when I see a new release is coming.
I learned early on, you can’t just read her books. You experience them. If you have not had that feeling with books that you’ve read, then you are most certainly missing out.
It’s been quite a while since I have read anything by Joey and as soon as Worth the Wait appeared on my kindle, I dropped everything I was doing and began reading. I was not joking when I said you experience the stories. The descriptions she gives you allows a movie in your mind to play out. With Des, our hero, being a well-known rigger in the BDSM scene, he turned his rope work into an art form. I got to see it all. It may have been my imagination, but it was beautiful, hypnotic and wonderfully sensual.
Julie is starting a new chapter in her life. She works in theater, behind the scenes, and her newest project will be bringing BDSM to the stage, with real Doms and subs. Here, Joey introduces readers to many forms play. If you’re not new to Joey’s work, you may already be familiar. Otherwise, you are in for some education and lots of surprises.
Both Julie and Des have put relationships on the back burner. Julie is happy with her life. She works hard, gets to see the fruits of her labor and has the best of friends.
Des has plenty on his plate. He owns a roofing company and his health isn’t the greatest. He doesn’t want a woman to get tangled up in his life, if he’s only going to hurt them down the road. But, he quickly sees that Julie isn’t just any woman. As for Julie, Des definitely isn’t like the men that have hurt her in the past. 
Worth the Wait dives deep into the Dom/sub relationship. But, when both characters are new to the strong bond these two have, the will have to figure out if they want to fight the pull or embrace it. There is much to consider and even more to lose.
One thing about Worth the Wait is the amount of research Joey had to have done. She doesn’t mess around with details that are guesses or opinions.
Don’t you love it when you want to keep talking about a story, but are afraid that you will give it all away?! That’s me, right now. It’s time I leave you to it and I HIGHLY recommend diving into the many worlds that Joey W. Hill has given us over the years. You may even recognize several names in Worth the Wait. I certainly did, and I decided I need to visit them again!

About Joey W. Hill

An RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award recipient in Erotic Romance, Joey W. Hill has well over thirty titles available in contemporary and paranormal erotic romance. Her characters include everything from vampires, mermaids, witches and angels, to boardroom executives, cops and simple housemaids. 

Free excerpts from all her works are available at www.storywitch.com, and additional vignettes, character interviews and graphics inspired by the work are at the fan forum site, accessible via www.storywitch.com/community. Subscribe to her newsletter from her home page and receive the latest info about appearances and releases. 

Though much of her work is BDSM, she has built her reputation on award-winning romances with absorbing characters who not only attract fans of the genre, but readers who would "never" read BDSM romance. "Whatever genre you're writing, if the characters are compelling and sympathetic, the readers are going to want to see what happens to them. It can be the coolest storyline ever, but if the reader could care less whether the hero or heroine survive (in fact, in some cases they may be rooting for their destruction just so they can be done with the darn thing), then it's not a story worth reading."

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Jennifer, thank you so much for the incredible review! I'm so glad you loved the story and thanks for sharing that feeling with others on TBB. Oh, and if you do want to keep talking about it without giving anything away (grin), there is a thread under the Spoiler Alert Group of the JWH Connection fan forum. Readers can meet there and talk about the book in full detail. If you haven't been to the forum before, access info is here - storywitch.com/community. But regardless, I just wanted to pop by and say thank you to you and BB. What a great way to start a Monday!