Sins of Odyssey, #1
by Kathy Kulig
Date of Publication: September 12th 2016
Publisher: Burnt Stilettos Press
Cover Artist: Seneca Featherstone
Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Tagline: Desperate for a way out. An indecent proposal is exactly what she needs. But can two lovers survive the consequences?
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Secret Destiny (Sins of Odyssey, #1) . . .
What did Destiny get herself and her partner in to? I was thinking this through most of the read. This was a sexy, kinky read that took one couple on so serious highs and out of their world comfort zone. My thoughts kept racing. Will she regret the decision to step into the world of Dark Odyssey and that of the super wealthy?
I will not answer that question for you. I will tell you it is well worth the read. I was ready to turn each page and find each new step deeper in that Destiny and Darius took.
Sins of Odyssey series:
Secret Destiny – Sins of Odyssey, #1
Secret Escort – Sins of Odyssey, #2
Secret Sins – Sins of Odyssey, #3
On the verge of financial disaster, Destiny Noir accepts an indecent, but arousing proposal, at Dark Odyssey. The hedonistic club in a mansion along the South Florida coast caters to the rich and powerful, providing private and sexy entertainment to satisfy their clients’ sinful requests. Performing kinky sex shows at private parties should be easy for two lovers, and Darius Logan is her willing partner. The risk to her professional reputation is high, but the money and scorching sex is too good to refuse. This club is just what the couple is looking for. But there are always consequences, especially when their fun and well-paying side job spins out of control.
Amazed by how uninhibited she can be, Destiny is driven by a sensual need aroused by her audience. But when clients begin demanding special favors—slave services on a billionaire’s yacht, then a public ménage at a CEO’s cocktail party, Destiny realizes their arrangement might be too good to be true. When passion becomes an obsession, and a billionaire’s demands get out of control, secrets are revealed and threaten to destroy her—and them—forever. Secret Destiny is book one in a sexy new contemporary romance series Sins of Odyssey. Coming soon: Secret Escort and Secret Sins.
Darius finished his beer and she cast him a glance as he walked toward the exit. Her body surged with hunger. How did that man drive her to such lust? She’d never wanted anyone as much as him. As much as they were sexually compatible, she didn’t know if anything long-term would be in the cards. Other priorities, obligations and career goals got in the way. They had fun times, reckless and amazing sex, a satisfying but frustrating relationship, but not always dependable. She wanted dependable, wanted a future, a family. That lingering pain stabbed at her heart at the loss of her parents. They died too young. Would her life meet the same fate? She must be foolish to think she could have a future with Darius.
She finished her dance and made another round for tips, then told the bartender, Grace, the boss’s wife, she was taking a quick break. She said she needed air and had another outfit in her car.
“Need an escort?” Grace asked. The fortyish brunette wore a bustier and jean skirt tonight and was as attractive as most of the strippers that worked the club. The woman was a lot nicer than her husband.
“No, I’m fine.” She rushed into the ladies’ locker room, where she stripped and slipped into an oversized tee shirt, no underwear or bra, grabbed her keys and ran out the door. She noticed her boss in his office. Thank God.
Hobbling across the gravel parking lot, she cursed herself for not taking the heels off and putting on her sneakers. Darius had parked his pickup camper at the far end of the parking lot. Good for privacy, not good for walking in heels. She wanted to feel his warm skin against hers right now. But ten minutes. What could they do in ten minutes? When she got to his truck, he opened the door and lifted her inside.
The hunger in his eyes was the Darius she knew. Every woman should have an awesome lover like Darius at least once in her life. A man who could pleasure her like no other, but whom she knew would probably never be her husband. And she was fine with that most of the time. Darius was there when she needed him, but commitment didn’t interest him. He’d helped her find a decent used car when her last one died, stood by her during her dad’s funeral arrangements and had taken care of her when she had the flu last year. More than that, he’d cleaned her house, done her laundry and rented DVDs for her to watch while she was sick. After each time he’d helped her, he’d go out of town for the next job and she wouldn’t see him for weeks. That was Darius. “Darius, I only have—”
“Ten minutes. I know.” He yanked her tee shirt over her head. “Don’t talk, listen and let me have you. I’ll watch the time.”
INTERVIEW WITH KATHY KULIG
How would you describe you style of writing to someone that has never read your work? Sexy, emotional, edgy at times. romantic adventure. Always has a happy ending.
What mindset or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general whether you are working on a project or just free writing)? Cut out distractions like internet, email, TV, etc. Sit down and write! Simple as that. It does help to set a goal and sometimes write out a list when I have a number of projects to complete for that day/evening.
Do you take your character prep to heart? Do you nurture the growth of each character all the way through to the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation? I start out with an idea about the type of character I want for the story. But as I get into the book, the characters develop, become multi-layered and often change.
Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so which one(s)? I tend to bond with all my characters. All characters believe they are the hero of their particular story, even the bad guys. We all have motivations and desires and that will cause how a character reacts. The true test of any character (or person) is how he/she acts during stress or emergencies. Or when a loved one is in danger.
Do you have a character that you have been working on that you can't wait to put to paper? Always! I have a ton of stories and characters I can’t wait to write. There’s never enough time. They’ll have to be patient until I can get to their story.
Have you ever felt that there was something inside of you that you couldn't control? If so what? If no what spurs you to reach for the unexperienced? Besides writing? It does feel like an obsession that I can’t control sometimes. I’m always jotting down notes, ideas, having dreams, etc.
As for non-writing experience. I was living in Florida for over 15 years. I had been single and never expected to get married again. I had a good job, a home, and good friends, but something inside kept pulling me to move back north. I’m originally from NJ and have family in Pennsylvania. Several synchronistic events fell into place. Then I sent out resumes to get an idea of the job market and while I was visiting family in PA, I had a job offer. I sold my house and moved in three months. I thought I was crazy for making such a big change. I had no reason to leave Florida, I liked Florida, but I felt compelled, almost obsessed. Months later, a friend at my new job tried fixing me up with a friend of hers. He was younger and I had my fill of dating, at least for a while. Marriage wasn’t on my radar. She insisted, and I started dating this guy. He was a lot different than the guys I’d dated in Florida. And after a month he asked me to marry him! I said, no. We hardly knew each other. He asked again a couple months later, this time with a ring. I knew he was serious and said, yes. We’re having our 15 year anniversary on September 20th.
Congratulation on 15 years. Romance and love can make it through it all.
From The Book Junkie Reads. . .
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kathy Kulig is known for her sexy contemporary and paranormal romances that are passionate, intense and riveting. These emotionally-charged stories are full of heart and always have a happy ending. She began her writing career in journalism, publishing articles in magazines and newspapers. Kathy has been featured or quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Writer's Digest, Romantic Times Magazine, USA Today HEA, Bustle Magazine, Florida Weekly, and appeared on several radio shows. She has spoken at national and local conferences, writer's groups and libraries.
When she's not writing, she loves to work out, travel, read good books, watch movies and have dinners out with her darling husband. She lives in Pennsylvania in a 100 year-old Victorian house with a garage built out of reject tombstones.
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