Friday, April 19, 2013

TASTY REVIEW TOUR for EMMA: THE WILD AND WANTON EDITION by Micah Persell, @tastybooktours @micahpersell #giveaway


 
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Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley won the literary world’s heart 200 years ago when Jane Austen first penned the story of their friendship-turned-love.  Emma is the young, rich, beautiful heroine with too much time on her hands and an overactive imagination; Mr. Knightley is her long-suffering friend who is always trying to steer her in the right direction. 
Their love story is one of deep, dedicated affection blooming into passion.  But what about all of that sexual tension that crackles in the subtext?  In this Wild and Wanton edition of Austen’s classic, Emma and Mr. Knightley burn up the pages as they give in to their baser natures.  Discover the sexy scenes that readers of Emma have been imagining between Austen’s lines since 1815.
 
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Sneak Peak
 


She was his own Emma, by hand and word.
He made a noise that seemed to emanate from deep within his chest, and the light kisses he had been gifting her with continued to travel up from her wrist to her inner forearm, to the hallow of her elbow at which point she completely forgot how to breathe. 
He began to talk again, his breath caressing her skin as completely as his lips had seconds ago.  “You have made me a very happy man, my Emma.”  He punctuated the endearment with another kiss to her upper arm.  “I had dared not to hope—” a kiss to her cloth-covered shoulder “—dared not to dream.”
His words trailed off as he pressed an open-mouth kiss to her collarbone.  She felt the sweep of something velvety and wet, and her body jolted as she realised it was his tongue.  She heard herself make a noise, and heard him echo it.
“I am forgetting myself, dearest,” he said hoarsely into the patch of damp skin.  “Remind me,” he begged.  “Remind me of how I should behave.”
Her Mr. Knightley, Emma thought with exultation, always so concerned with how one should behave.  Emma was entirely uninterested in proper behaviour at this moment. “Not yet,” she whispered into his hair, the scent of the garden and sunshine greeting her as she rested her cheek against his head.  “Please not yet.”
He groaned and his kisses moved to the hallow of her throat.  “Your wish, my lady.” 
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Emma: The Wild and Wanton Edition
Micah Persell & Jane Austen
Released April 8th, 2013
Crimson Romance
Gifted By: Tasty Book Tours
Reviewed by: Lisa

 
As this was my First Time reading EMMA, yes, I did say my First Time (Huge Pride and Prejudice Fan over here) I have to say that I think EVERYONE needs to read Micah Persell's edition...I believe it wouldn't be as boring, and would hold your interest a bit more. 
From page one, I found myself falling into the poetic prose, how the words just seemed to flow one into another, and I can tell you the truth, if I didn't know that the "Naughty Bits" weren't in the original, I wouldn't have been able to tell where Austen left off and Persell took over.  The speech and language used by Persell was impeccable, truly amazingly written.
The story for me, if reading it without the "extra action" was a bit boring, nothing against Jane Austen, but I think the best parts were the ones where Micah added a little "spice" to the story, a little groping her and there never hurt anyone.  Two pages in and I already needed a fan!
Austen fans, I would recommend this "Wild & Wanton" edition to all of you.  I know that there are SO MANY adaptions to Austen's works and it gets tiresome, but the way this story flows and the naturalness of the editions to the story make it such a realistic encounter that I was truly blown away.  I am so glad that I lost my "Emma V-Card" to EMMA: THE WILD AND WANTON EDITION. 
 
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Meet Micah & Jane
Jane Austen is one of the most beloved authors of all time.  She never married, and as far as we know, she died a virgin.  More’s the pity.
 

Micah Persell is the award-winning author of the paranormal romance series Operation: Middle of the Garden.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a double master’s degree in English pedagogy and literature, and she found particular delight in driving her professors to madness by imagining the characters’ salacious untold stories during class discussions of “serious literature.”  She is beyond thrilled that the object of her professors’ horror is now her profession.
 
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6 comments:

denise smith said...

emma is my favorite

kchorak said...

I have never actually read any of jane austen's novels so I would have to say that if I were to read one it would be Pride and Prejudice.

Sharlene said...

I loved the original Emma, the book and the movie with Gwyneth Paltrow. I am sure this version will be really good, based on your description and the excerpt!

Quilt Lady said...

I have not read Jane Austen's books. I started the Pride and the Prejudice but never finished it.

Will enter under the name of Virginia

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I can't think of any book titles right now.I would love to read this book. It sounds really

Brandy Dorsch said...

I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Thanks for all that you do! http://romancebookworm.com/2013/04/20/sunshine-award-me/

Love you!

Brandy