25 April 2014

BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Temptation by KM Golland

We welcome K.M. Golland to the blog today with the release of Temptation - Book #1 of the Temptation Series. 

Title- Temptation 
Author- K.M Golland
Genre- Romance/ Adult Fiction
Release Date- May 1st 2014
Publisher- Harlequin MIRA

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You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel…
Alexis Summers is happily married and a mother of two gorgeous children. She’s been a stay-at-home mum for nine years now, but it’s time for a change.
Starting a new job with a prestigious hotel, she’s excited about her new career. Her boss, the hotel’s owner Bryce Clark, is rich, gorgeous, funny, single and, as Alexis quickly learns, a genuinely nice guy looking for his one true love.
He is also a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Alexis.
The intense chemistry between them is undeniable — but Alexis is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not betray her husband and family. She draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly difficult not to cross. Will she succumb to temptation?
An enticing, sexy and suspenseful debut of forbidden love and impossible choices 

K.M. Golland certainly started the series off with a bang.

We are met with two people from totally different worlds.
Stay at home married mum with 2 kids who takes the leap of returning back into the workforce.
Then, a single, driven and motivated Hotel Owner of City Towers with nothing but his business his main focus. Until the moment these two worlds collide in which both cannot turn back from.

With Alexis uncontrollable urge to ravage her new boss, she finds the inner struggle from right and wrong. However, as she loves her husband, she fights against what her feels right and that's from her within hearts.
Bryce, the moment he saw Alexis within the Coffee Shop, his begins to feel total attraction to this new woman who will soon be his work for him. As these feelings are brought to the surface, his alpha obsession over Alexis cannot be denied. The story certainly brings you those stomach butterflies as the emotions unfold between these two gorgeous characters that i adored.

I felt that this story brought out true emotions that could quite possibly happen to anyone but also the understanding that you need to take a chance and follow your heart.
A fantastic start to a brilliant series that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would highly recommend for you Sassy readers to get your hand on this series on Release Day.



A Real Location that Inspired Temptation

Okay, so for those who have read Temptation, I think it’s fairly safe to say that City Towers was inspired by none other than Melbourne’s Crown Towers. If you live in Melbourne, or are familiar with the venue, you would have no doubt picked up on this.

I used Crown Towers and the Entertainment precinct as inspiration for my main location in Temptation for many reasonsIt not only fit the style of surroundings I wanted my readers to envision, but also because it is an iconic and glamorous place. Not to mention it is also located in my home city of Melbourne. Being that the Temptation Series is an Australian story and is set in Australia, I wanted local places to be my inspiration. I wanted to be able to convey the wonderful places I am surrounded by.

The Crown Towers Precinct is known for its high-end fashion shopping and luxurious accommodation facilities. It is pretty much the ‘it’ place to stay and visit when in Melbourne. So it pretty much fit my City Towers brief perfectly. Plus... I just love the place. ☺

Now, when writing Temptation and describing the interior of City Towers, I used Crown Tower as a guide. Having stayed there before, I was familiar with the decor in some areas but, unfortunately, have not been privileged enough to have seen the inside of the Penthouse. This is where my creativity, imagination and a copious amount of research came into play. During the writing process, I made several trips to Crown to take photos and basically ‘scope the joint out’ LOL. It was fun and not a bad place to conduct some practical research.
But in terms of Bryce Clark’s penthouse apartment and private offices, I had my own vivid picture of what I wanted those particular areas to look like, so basically described that image and coupled it with some similar pictures I had found on the net.

Overall though, the Crown Towers Entertainment precinct was the perfect backdrop for the Temptation Series.

“I'm an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I'm a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm, and sportsworm. I'm also a self confessed shop-aholic, tea-aholic, car-aholic, and choc-aholic.” Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, K.M. Golland studied law and worked as a conveyancer before putting her career on hold to raise her children. She then traded her legal work for her love of writing and found her dream career.

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1 comment:

  1. I entered this contest without paying that much attention, and I just saw that it's for Australia and New Zealand residents only. I'm so sorry, i don't know if you can cancel my entries.