Friday, 29 November 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Seducing Anne by Chanse Lowell

I received a copy of Seducing Anne in exchange for my honest review as a part of this blog tour.

 Guy is a SHORAG agent, his job is to travel in time to ensure that certain women get pregnant with certain children. Just having arrived back from a previous assignment, Guy is called in to re-do a job that someone else has botched. To do so he is required to travel back in time to seduce Anne Boleyn and get her pregnant with Elizabeth I. What Guy doesn't count on is the level of attraction and emotion that he would feel for Anne, and that he may not ever want to leave her and their daughter to their fates.

So you think you know the story of Anne Boleyn do you? Well think again! Lowell has completely recreated (yet again) the character of arguably one of the most important women to English history (after all without Anne Boleyn there would have been no Elizabeth I and our country would probably still be fundamentally Catholic, whether that change is for better or for worse is a matter of opinion but it surely wouldn't be the England that we know today.)

Too often Anne is portrayed as, excuse my French, a bit of a chienne (those of you who can speak French will know that that is the translation of an English word rhyming with witch), and to be honest I think that that has got a bit old. But saying that, a pathetic Anne in need of saving doesn't seem right either. What Lowell has provided readers with is somewhere in the middle; feisty and independent but with a sensitive and caring side, and it is that balance that makes this Anne one of the most endearing.

I was a little skeptical at first about reading Seducing Anne because I love Tudor history and this shook up every convention (take not if you like you history historic!) the Tudor time period itself was richly drawn but I didn't feel that this was a historical romance, mainly because of the latter portion of the book, and instead would fit it much more neatly into the sci-fi realm. Though it is still romance.

Being romance, reading this book, there are scenes of a sexual nature throughout, though they are part of the story line and there is an equal focus on the romance that grows between Anne and Guy.

The one 'issue' I had was that it simply seemed too easy for Guy and Anne to defy Henry, it really didn't seem to take much doing. But saying that, I did think that the author managed to portray Henry's bad side in a way which was realistic and meant that it was easy to be sympathetic towards Anne.

I enjoyed this read, though I enjoyed it as sci-fi rather than historical fiction!


Title: Seducing Anne
Author: Chanse Lowell
Genre: Sci-fi Erotica
Expected Release Date: November 29th 2013


Symptoms of time travel are never fun—ask Guy Moore. He just returned, and now he's being thrown back in time. His assignment? To impregnate Anne Boleyn. As an agent of SHROAG, he's completed more assignments than any other agent, and is ready to retire. Too bad Elizabeth I needs to be born to preserve history, and his DNA is the only one to do it. How will Guy seduce Anne, the woman who kept Henry VIII at arm's length for over seven years? And how will he keep from falling for her in his efforts?

“I will be there tonight—for you. Not for him. And I will touch you. If you do not want me to do that, then I will not be there.”
She sucked in some air, and her gaze went up to the ceiling.
“Lavender lady—do you want me there? Do you want me to touch you in front of the king and everyone else?”
She remained mute and stoic.
“When you make a decision, find me. I will await your answer.” He dropped his grip, releasing her chin.
“Yes, sir.”
“What was that? Are you saying I can touch you at dinner?”
“Yes, sir,” she repeated.
His groin tightened. She really was sweet and very beautiful, and her submissiveness came to her naturally when she wasn’t struggling to fit herself into a man’s world.
“I will protect you. I will be there for you, and Henry will not touch you while I am around. If I am to play with you, then you are mine. No one else’s. I do not share, Lady Anne. So, when you are ready to take him as your lover, then you release me, and I will be gone from your life.”
She made a quiet whimpering noise and her eyes twisted as if in pain.
“Look at me—eyes on mine,” he said.
Her gaze roamed down to his.
“As your lord and sir, you will always wear your hair down like this when you are around me. I want it soft, straight and virginal—pure like you. I want you always smelling of lavender and finding some way to please me each day, even if it is something small.”
She sagged for a moment. Were her knees buckling on her?
He gripped her by the upper arms. “Follow these guidelines, and I am at your disposal. Any time you need me, you ask, and I will be there.”
Her lips drifted into a small, but sweet, smile. “Thank you, sir.”
“You are a naturally kind woman. Court life has hardened you—and I intend to undo that.”
Her face fell.
His hands on her arms loosened.
“That would be the death of me. We all have parts to play at court,” she said, her voice soft.
“And you have yours—serve and please me, and you will have everything you have ever desired. That I vow.”

CONTENT WARNING — This story contains scenes of an explicit, erotic nature and is intended for adults, 18+. Story includes bondage, dirty talk with crude language, dubious consent, and graphic consensual sex. There is also a graphic birthing scene that some might find offensive. Characters portrayed are 18 or older.


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Author Bio:

Chanse Lowell grew up in the desert southwest and still lives there with her husband, children, and pet cactus. She’s addicted to three things—reading erotica, writing erotica and sandwiches with a side of erotica to aid with digestion. She grew up watching programs with science fiction and historical fiction themes, and is determined she can combine her three favorite genres, creating a new breed of novel with scifi, historical and smut sandwiched in the middle.

The last thing she ever thought she’d do was pursue her dream to be a writer since her family tends to keep her busy. When she was introduced to fan fiction, she realized she wanted to see more science fiction and historical fiction to fill in the gap with lots of naughtiness thrown in, of course. Her true passion is creating her own worlds from scratch, letting her imagination go and take her to another place.

Having recently entered the BDSM lifestyle and discovering she’s a submissive herself has opened her eyes to how few stories there are exploring the softer side of the lifestyle. She enjoys chatting online with others with similar kinky interests and has advisers in the lifestyle that help make sure her stories remain true and don’t veer off into outer space. Although aliens probably enjoy kink, too, since they like to dress in rubber fetish-wear while traveling. At least that’s her argument for why her new genre she’s created is valid


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