Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Blog Tour: Poisoned by Marita A Hansen

I received a copy of Poisoned, episode 4 in the My Masters' Nightmare serial, in exchange for my review.

Having promised Jagger that she would kill her husband, Bianca comes up with a plan, playing on Jagger's brother, Theirry's own abuse by Alberto's plan, in order to fulfill it. Playing her part in keeping Frano oblivious of the events of the past couple of episodes, including about the existence of Rita, with drugs and an induced coma, she plans to poison him. Meanwhile Alberto is suffering the advances of Rita's husband, Matteo, who uses blackmail to get him to do what he wants, including against the battered and bruised Jagger.

There seemed to be a massive shift between the tone in the first two episodes and the tone now, and that has mostly to do with how I'm viewing certain characters I think. Whereas before Frano was standoffish and could be seen as cold and manipulating, there are softer sides of him shown, particularly the things revealed by the Black Russian. But also it is the shift of other characters to being worse. At first Alberto just appeared to be a brute, but he is much much worse than that. And my image of Rita's husband, Matteo, has completely changed, and actually he turns out to be one of the worst of the lot.

There was a lot more character development by this point, and I particularly like the way that the story is shifting viewpoint, showing various thoughts and opinions of various characters. It has allowed the author to develop some characters, in this episode that was particularly true of Bianca, who until then had been a majorly side lined character.

When I signed up to this tour I expected to find an interesting, and occasionally uncomfortable read (I wanted something serious and different from what I normally read), what I didn't expect was that I would enjoy it quite so much.


I didn't see it coming, didn't realize how different everything would be within the space of a month. I would fall in love with one man, I would kill another, and I would lose my body, my mind, my soul - my freedom to them. I was an operative, a strong woman, someone sent in to save others, but under these two men I became weak - or pretended to be. I didn't like being weak, it angered me. If I had free rein I could cut my masters in two. But I wasn't there for pride, I was there to free those women and to take down the two men who sold them as sex slaves.
Those men needed to be punished
And I would do it
No matter the cost
Or how much I lost
Because I am Rita Kovak

#Dark Erotica Please note: Like a television series, this book series is broken up into seasons and episodes. Each episode is approximately 20,000 words long, with a new one coming out on average every three weeks until the first season has ended. There will be fifteen episodes per season. The character on the cover will change after five episodes.

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"I walked into the hotel bar knowing there was a strong chance that I would be drugged and kidnapped by the end of the night. Which was exactly why I was there." Rita Kovak “I now own your body, your mind, your soul,” he whispered. “You are mine to do as I please. I’m your master, your god, your nightmare...” Jagger D'Angelo speaking. Sneering, he ran a hand over his chest, abs, and cock, cupping his balls. “You want me, we both know it; so you use any excuse to touch my body.” Frano D'Angelo speaking.

Meet the Cast

Age: Has been told she is 29 (she has amnesia, so doesn't remember herself). Family: Kovak Occupation: FBI agent.
Age: 31
Family: D'Angelo Occupation: Don of the D'Angelo family, a slave trader and winemaker.
Age: 23 Family: D'Angelo Occupation: Slave Trainer.
Alberto D'Angelo
Age: 30 Family: D'Angelo Occupation: Slave trader.
Matteo Donatelli
Age: 28 Family: Donatelli Occupation: Slave trainer, spy, and FBI plant.
FATHER MICHAEL, aka the Padre Age: 48 Family: Donatelli Occupation: An ex-communicated priest.


Meet the Author

NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there. However, in My Masters' Nightmare, I have started writing about Italians . My husband is part Italian and I also have a degree in Italian. SPORTS: As a teen my favorite sports were karate, badminton, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run. CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honors degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh. FAVORITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches. BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself! STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.


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