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Decadent Deceptions (( Romantic Suspense Historical )) [NOOK Book]

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Determined to win Morgan Gatewood’s love, Olivia Breedlove lures the decadent man into a game of cat and mouse. What began as a ploy to force him to commit, tumbles into a world rife with voyeurism, sin and murder. Morgan must not only beat Olivia at her own game but stay one step ahead of the scheming vixen once the serial killer has her in sight.

Enter L’ Amour Immortelles, an affluent brothel, where no one is who they claim to be, and no ...
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Decadent Deceptions (( Romantic Suspense Historical ))

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Overview

Determined to win Morgan Gatewood’s love, Olivia Breedlove lures the decadent man into a game of cat and mouse. What began as a ploy to force him to commit, tumbles into a world rife with voyeurism, sin and murder. Morgan must not only beat Olivia at her own game but stay one step ahead of the scheming vixen once the serial killer has her in sight.

Enter L’ Amour Immortelles, an affluent brothel, where no one is who they claim to be, and no one is safe. Enter the world of Decadent Deceptions where the hunted becomes the hunter to save the woman he loves.
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Reviews:
“Loved, loved, loved this book! Did I say I loved this book? I’m in awe of Keta Diablo’s gifted writing ability. She paints such vivid pictures with her words, and takes us into a beautiful romance with no lulls or heavy back story. The 19th century time period was given justice in Decadent Deceptions and whisked me away to another world with the imagery, setting, and brilliant dialogue between characters.” 5 STARS
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“Decadent Deceptions is a thoroughly sensuous historical erotic romance. Keta Diablo’s rich backgrounds set off the antics of her characters to perfection. With all the misunderstandings of a good romantic comedy and a terrifyingly menacing subplot, the reader will be entranced throughout. I always enjoy Ms. Diablo’s work and this book was no exception. It made me realize how versatile she is and look forward to her next release.”
4.75 STARS
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“Ms. Diablo is a master at weaving a tantalizing tale of lust and intrigue and Decadent Deception is no exception to this rule. I just couldn’t put the book down.” C. Waits Blog, Five Stars

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This was a hot, erotic read, with a little bit of spicy voyeurism thrown into the mix. The characters Ms. Diablo created were fun, witty and even zany at times. They were a joy to read and I found myself sad when the novel ended just because I loved the characters." Moonlight lace & Mayhem Reviews, Five Stars,

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"Simply put, I have found myself a new author. I am so surprised she hasn't been picked up by some big publishing companies. She has the talent and the skills to make it big! She was also a wonderful writer to work with in the review process. I personally can't wait to read her other books now that I have found her. This is one author I will be watching for new releases in the future." My Overstuffed Book shelf - Five Stars
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Editorial Reviews

Amy Ramsey
I’m astounded by Keta’s writing versatility (having read and loved “Where the Rain is Made”), and her ability to paint scenes where the reader lives with the characters. Fizzing with mystery and sizzling with sex, there is never a dull moment in her books and “Decadent Deceptions” will not disappoint her fans one bit.
Romance Alley - Denise A
Ms. Diablo's writing style is a flowing cascade of emotion and sensuality. I totally enjoyed Decadent Deceptions and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading a spicy historical. The author beautifully blended a touch of southern charm and history with a steamy love story.
C. Waits - Chloe Watts
Diablo is a master at weaving a tantalizing tale of lust and intrigue and Decadent Deception is no exception to this rule. I just couldn’t put the book down.
Moonlight Lace & Mayhem - Grace M
This was a hot, erotic read, with a little bit of spicy voyeurism thrown into the mix. The characters Ms. Diablo created were fun, witty and even zany at times. They were a joy to read and I found myself sad when the novel ended just because I loved the characters.
Two Lips Reviews - Marianne L
Diablo is a master at weaving a tantalizing tale of lust and intrigue and Decadent Deception is no exception to this rule. I just couldn’t put the book down. I was continually left wondering what Olivia was going to do next. She is brash and outspoken and I found her to be a refreshing heroine. The sparks between the two keep you on fire throughout the whole book, and believe me when I tell you the ending is a shocker. Decadent Deceptions is very well done Ms. Diablo.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014756662
  • Publisher: Keta Diablo
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 775,863
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author

Keta Diablo lives in the Midwest part of the country on six acres of woodland. When she isn't writing or gardening she loves to commune with nature.

Keta is a multi-published author in both erotic romance and gay fiction. Her latest paranormal novel, Where The Rain Is Made, has been nominated for a Bookie Award by Authors After Dark in the Best e-novel category. Keta's books have also received numerous Top Pick, Book of the Month, and Recommended Read awards from the top professional review sites.
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  • Posted June 15, 2012

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    Olivia and Cain Breedlove, who are brother and sister, are shock

    Olivia and Cain Breedlove, who are brother and sister, are shocked when they have their recently deceased Father's will revealed to them. Olivia must marry within 6 months to a respectable man or she will receive none of her inheritance. If she also fails to do this, she is basically at the mercy of her brother's goodwill and he would decide how much money she gets if he chooses so. Her brother tells her that she does not have to worry, he would take care of her and make sure she would be happy. Olivia is strong-willed and doesn't want to have to rely on her brother. She asks her brother's childhood friend Morgan to help her with a solution. She wants to find a man who is sexually right for her even though she is a virgin herself. She enlists his help in attending a brothel and become a watcher of the sexual art. When Olivia was younger, she and Morgan almost had a chance at falling in love, but her father put an end to it and told him he was never to even look at her again. Morgan never stopped loving her, and Olivia thought he didn't care for her at all. Unfortunately, Olivia's plan to win Morgan's love backfires in many ways and women at the brothel start turning up dead.

    This was a hot and steamy read that also featured suspense and mystery that is sometimes forgotten about in an erotica. The story was consistent and beautifully written. It didn't come off as just a sex book, but as a romance with some witty humor written also. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I usually don't expect suspense written into an erotica. It surprised me and was believable. Just when you think you have it figured out, the author throws in some surprises you don't see coming. When the story ended, I was sad. Not because of the way it ended, but simply because the story was over. I wanted this book to keep going because I was so wrapped up in the characters.

    Simply put, I have found myself a new author. I am really surprised she hasn't been picked up by some big publishing companies. She has the talent and the skills to make it big! She was also a wonderful writer to work with in the review process. I personally can't wait to read her other books now that I have found her. This is one author I will be watching for new release's in the future.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Olivia Breedlove’s father has left her miserable even afte

    Olivia Breedlove’s father has left her miserable even after his death. His will states she must wed within six months to an upstanding gentleman or lose her inheritance and rely on her brother’s good graces. Well, her father may get her to marry even from the grave but she will make sure the man she does marry knows what he is doing in the bedroom.

    Morgan Gatewood has loved Olivia for years but when they were caught he refused to stand up to her father and fight for what he wanted causing him to lose Olivia’s love. Unable to be around her he leaves the country, now he is back and is ready to go for what he wants, Olivia. But, he does not meet the critereia set by her father's will. When he finds out what she has planned he volunteers to get her entrance into the local brothel, but no man will touch her except him.

    As Olivia and Morgan have a battle of wills the soon discover someone is killing the women at the brothel and now the killer is after Olivia. Morgan will do everything to keep her safe and prove to her that he is the man she always believed him to be but will she live to enjoy his love.

    Keta Diablo brings a wonderful story of love overcoming obstacles of trust and the past. Olivia and Morgan are quite the pair with their in the face attitudes towards each other, both fighting for what they want when it is the same goal for them both, they want each other but Olivia is to stubborn to admit it. Decadent Deception is for anyone who wants a good historical with the suspense of who the killer is, a real page turner it keeps you wondering all the way to the end.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Simply an amazing book. Rating: You Need To Read Reviewed by: L

    Simply an amazing book.
    Rating: You Need To Read

    Reviewed by: Laura Moreno

    Olivia Breedlove and her brother, Cain, are surprised by their father's will in that he has given Olivia an ultimatum. She must marry a man of reputable character within six months or she will receive no inheritance. In fact, she will be at the mercy of her brother's goodwill. Her brother assures her she need no be concerned for her future welfare as he considers her happiness paramount. Olivia, being strong-minded, decides that she will not be dictated to. She enlists the help of her childhood friend who also happens to be her brother's best friend, Morgan Gatewood. Olivia has been in love with Morgan for years. An unfortunate incident years ago concerning Olivia's virtue caused a rift between Olivia's father and Morgan that led to Morgan leaving the country. Morgan comes back years later still in love with Olivia but respects her father's demand that he steer clear of her. Olivia, being a woman, believes Morgan left her and never gave her a second thought. Olivia decides to avail herself of an opportunity to acquaint herself with the more sordid part of a man's life; that of visiting a brothel in order to force Morgan's hand. As expected, nothing goes as planned because unexplained murders are being committed around Olivia, and it appears she may be next.

    I read this story not necessarily expecting a mixture of suspense and mystery. I was pleasantly surprised at what the author had in store. The relationship between the main characters was not only believable but riveting. I liked that the author wrote the scenes from several points of view so the reader is not left to their own conclusion vis a vis others' perceptions. The twists and turns of the plot keep you guessing. A couple of times I thought I had it figured out only to find out I was wrong. The author writes a delightful love story of long-denied love that culminates in an mixture of mystery and devotion rarely seen. Simply an amazing book.

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