Denying Ecstasy

Denying Ecstasy

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by Setta Jay

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*Erotic Paranormal Romance*

A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is


*Erotic Paranormal Romance*

A headstrong sassy mortal, Rain is a Mageia living in Tetartos, the Realm of beasts and Immortals. Her nights have been restless, filled with sensual dreams of a big blonde Guardian whose glares indicate he wants nothing to do with her. She is determined to shake off the odd feelings until she finds out her dream lover is responsible for her rescue from a demented Demi-God. In doing so, his touch ignites something rare and coveted. Something that she's never anticipated... Something he should have told her about. Rain is set on making him explain and then feel the full force of her ire.

After a devastating betrayal resulting in the loss of a close friend a century ago, Dorian refuses to trust or engage with Immortals other than his Guardian family. His years of brutal fighting in the underground Immortal rings are over. He patrols the Realms and slakes his lust with the humans on Earth. Existing, but not living as he used to. He knows the moment he scents Rain that he has found his mate and after touching her he plans to avoid her as long as he can... Until he learns she is in danger. Raging, his beast demands that he go to her, but taking her from their enemy has repercussions he fully plans to escape at all costs.

For Dorian, finding a way out of mating Rain means he could succumb to madness and harm those that mean so much to him... but giving in to his burning urge for her means losing control in a heated mating frenzy sure to ignite them both and link them forever.

Warning: This book is intended for adult audiences; brief instances of M/F/F and M/F/M ménage; voyeurism and sexually explicit scenes.

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Setta Jay, LLC
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The Guardians of the Realms Series , #3
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Meet the Author

Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves writing stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat. Her influences include Judith McNaught who she feels writes a smart heroine to perfection, Gena Showalter, Maya Banks and Lora Leigh. You can often find her writing compared to JR Ward, but if you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood be warned that Setta Jay's novels are more erotic in nature.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Idaho with her husband of ten plus years who she describes as incredibly sexy and supportive.

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to ask her questions on social media or send her an email, she will happily reply.

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Denying Ecstasy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Warning: This is an explicit read. This is Rain's and Dorian's story. Rain is a mortal living in the Tetartos realm and her best friend was mated to a Guardian. After attending the wedding she can't get the big blond Guardian, Dorian out of her head. Dorian knows he found his mate in Rain but refuses to accept it. Destroyed by a past lover, Dorian doesn't believe he deserves happiness and he absolutely doesn't trust a how can he tie himself forever to a mortal woman? Jay writes ignitable situations that sizzle off the pages. The story is EROTIC with a capital E but is also balanced with a strong plot. If you are looking for a page burning erotic read, Denying Ecstasy is the book for you. I received this copy of Denying Ecstasy from Setta Jay, LLC in exchange for a honest review.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 5 Denying Stars ~ Steamy, Sexy, Hot!! Denying Ecstasy is book three in the Guardians of the Realms series by Setta Jay. This is a fabulous read. I finished reading Ecstasy Claimed and had to jump right into the next book Denying Ecstasy. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read these books.  We are pulled into a fantastic and interesting world, with even more fabulous characters and face-paced action/adventure. This is a smoking HAWT erotic romance! We are once again thrown into the dangers and intrigue of the Guardians’s lives. Their is evil surrounding them everywhere and they meet it head on. We get such an extraordinary blend of storelines’s, remarkable characters, personalities and strengths that work. The “fated mate you have no choice” is exceptional done in this series. The journey that Dorian and Rain go on to come together was beautifully done. I love how Ms. Jay makes all the characters relationships complement each other in love and friendship.  All I can say is do not miss out! Pick up the Guardians of the Realms series and enjoy an incredible read, with Hot Sexy Guardians. I can’t wait for more. I’m so looking forward to the next book in this series.  Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy free of charge from the author with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
mindyg123 More than 1 year ago
This is the next book in an exceptional series. The story between Rain and Dorian, two very stubborn individuals is steamy. Stetta Jay hit the nail on the head with this series. I love the Immortal Men and want one of my own.The blend of passion, action, romance and adventure makes for a great read. I couldn't put this book down and can't wait to read the next book. The sex was so HOT I'm surprised my kindle didn't catch on fire. Dorian is super sexy and the perfect tall dark handsome guardian. The characters jump off the page and come to life just like watching a movie. I love that the heroines are strong, independent, and know how to create havoc with their men. This is definitely a read for those 18+ and will recommend this series to all my friends. I look forward to reading the next in this series. 
mtibbitts More than 1 year ago
Very steamy, sexy, & good read! With each of the books in this series I always fall in love with the Guardian of the story. Dorian was no different. He is a sweet guy with a horrendous past that he can't let go of in order to claim his mate Rain. Rain is a spunky character which we knew from the previous book but you see it more so in this book. Overall a very good story as usual from this author and I look forward to many more books in this series (I hope) If you enjoy VERY graphic steamy sex in your books and also a great story on top of it this is the series for you. Think along the lines of JR Ward's BDB just way steamier.
NaughtyBookSnitch More than 1 year ago
A century ago Dorian was betrayed by a woman and watched as she brutally murdered his best friend in front of him. This event forever changed him and the only immortals he trusts are his fellow Guardians. When he catches his mates scent, he will do anything to avoid her. Until his beast senses her in danger and starts the mating process by touching her.  Rain now lives in Tetartos at the Guardian Manor. She has been feeling sexually frustrated for a while now and soon discovers that she's come in contact with her mate. The only person she can imagine it being is the only person she knows she's never touched or even talked to.  Setta Jay has hit her stride with this one. I absolutely love Rain and Dorian. Of course I wanted to slap Dorian through the first half of the book and I could feel my anger rolling with each turn of the page. Rain is the sassy and feisty in Ecstasy Claimed and still is but we get to see her vulnerable side in Denying Ecstasy. The sex is off the charts hot! And can I just say HELLO PROLOGUE!! WOW!!  I do have to give a shout out to Conn for asking the question that I constantly ask myself when reading series like this "How is it that we go centuries with hardly any Immortals finding their destined mates, and then within weeks, Uri, Gregoire, and now you (Dorian)? Not to mention Erik, all at the same time." Did we get an answer? Hell no, but at least the question is out there and I'm ok with that.  OH!! The plot thickens! There is some major stuff going down in the realms and I'm eagerly waiting for the next books. I've gotta know what's going on. What the heak is Elizabeth doing? Conn!! OMG Conn!! I wanna know what he knows. Vane and Brianne! I LOVE THEM!! I can't wait to read more about them. Alyssa and Gregoire... well, well... that's all I'll say.  Overall, I LOVED IT!! Hot sex, fantastic story and it just keeps getting better and better! AND I LOVE THE GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND CHARACTERS!! It helps out so much when trying to keep your characters and realms straight :)  If you've not read this series yet, then please do yourself a favor and start reading it! Setta Jay is the next JR Ward! 
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This is the third story in the Guardians of the Realm series, a complex world based on ancient greek mythology. Though there is a continuing story arc throughout the series, they can be read as standalones (though I'll warn you that stopping at one is impossible, they are pretty addictive!). In this story Dorian, one of the immortal Guardians reluctantly finds out that his mate appears to be Rain, a human Mageia with enhanced water abilities. Dorian is a nereid, a sea nymph or merman in his non-human form so when he's not working with his fellow Guardians on tracking down those wreaking havoc on their realm, he spends his time in the sea. To be mated to a woman with those abilities would be a dream come true, if it weren't for the fact that he fears his past memories will be too painful for anyone to discover. Keeping Rain at a distance seems the best plan. But she feels the pull to him in the same way, and the physical pain as a result of this is too much for Dorian to ignore. Can he find a way to make peace with his past in order to have a future with Rain? I'm really enjoying this series! The worldbuilding is excellent, and though it took a while for me to get used to all the different characters, seeing as it's the third story I've read I'm quite comfortable with them all now. I loved seeing the couples from the first two books, as well as all the other characters of different abilities. There are plentiful sexy times in this one as Dorian and Rain fight their attraction but eventually give in. There is some advancement in the overall story arc of the series, including introducing some new characters that will be featured in upcoming books. Also, we get a secondary romance (which is not complete yet) between the guardian Brianne and the lion shifter Vane - a match that shouldn't be happening based on their biological incompatibility but that seems to be occurring anyway. While they've always enjoyed explosive sex, it appears that their joining has had unexpected consequences. Really, this is becoming an addiction for me, I can't wait to read the next one! 4 stars.
Faerie-bookworm More than 1 year ago
Title: Denying Ecstasy Author: Setta Jay Genre: Paranormal Romance Format: Ebook Pages: 292 Rating: 5 Setting: Tetartos Realm Main Characters: Rain, Dorian Supporting Characters: Alex, Uri, Drake, Vane, Brianne, Conn, Jax, Gregoire, Alyssa Summary: Dorian believes he does not deserve a mate so he denies Rain to the point that they are both in pain. Thoughts: This series is so AWESOME!!!! I can’t seem to stop reading. I am so impressed with how this series is written and I can’t get enough. Each book continues from the last, the reader misses nothing. And I LOVE the characters, the Guardians are so honorable and their mates are so feisty and the perfect complement to them. I can’t even pick a favorite yet, I love them all! I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
When I started this book, I felt a pang of disappointment as it appeared that the storyline was going to repeat from the previous book. In truth though, Rain's story is significantly different from Alyssa's. There is simply no way of confusing the two. Rain is stubborn and I loved her for it. She holds out against the bond, even when she could have easily caved, and she made Dorian pay for it in her own special way. I think it became clear in this book just how much the mates can pay if they don't act on their bond - both of them, not just the Immortal. Dorian is a dude but I seriously wanted to slap him at times. I was cheering Rain on when she spoke to him bluntly and laid it out just exactly how he was behaving. With a changing overall arc and more developments occurring for the Guardians, this series just keeps on giving. Hot, spicy and all Alpha, this is definitely recommended. * I received this book from NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Rain is a water Mageia that has been staying at the Guardians’ manor on Tetaros after being captured by someone determined to run experiments on Mageia. She’s been there for a few weeks and noticed a painful attraction to Dorian, who seemed angry at her for no reason and avoids her like the plague. After finding out she is his destined mate and that why he’s been avoiding her, Rain is furious with him. When she decides to take matters into her own hand, Dorian finally decides to claim his mate. I enjoyed reading Rain and Dorian’s story as well as the continued overall storyline of the Guardians series by this author. Getting to know Dorian and everything he had been through, as well as how he had to change so he felt worthy of his mate was really great to experience. Have I mentioned the hawt scenes?? I’m really enjoying reading this new author. I highly recommend to anyone that likes this genre. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review
Monnie777 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the publisher for my honest review. This has been my favorite book out of the series so far. There was more of a story to this book then just sex all the time. Now don't get my wrong I do love the sex scenes in these books but this book had a nice balance between both the story and the sex scenes. This is a continuation in the series and should be read that way. I hope the rest of the series continues with an equal mix of story and sex.
gypsyarj More than 1 year ago
After suffering from a betrayal Dorian decides he doesn't want a mate and he barely trusts anyone. Rain has been dreaming of Dorian for a long time and longs to meet the man from her dreams. When she does meet Dorian she can't understand why he doesn't want anything to do with her and feels rejected by him. Dorian tries to fight his growing attraction for Rain but it is one that can't be denied. With each installment in this series you learn more about the guardians of the realm and the battles they face. I drawn into this series with each book. This writer draws a vivid picture into the fantasy world that you lose track of time as you lose yourself into the story. Amazing characters with strong chemistry, great storyline what's there not to like about this story. I recommend this story to anyone that loves reading paranormal romances.
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
This series is absolutely amazing! Every book just seems to get better. The 3rd installment in this series is based around Dorian and Rain. At the end of the last book we found out Rain was suffering from the mating. This book picks up here and we discover that her Rain's mate is Dorian but he wants nothing to do with her or any mate. Dorian believes he is unworthy of a mate and therefore tries to distance himself from Rain. He thinks if he stays away from her he will be able to control the mating impulses. He is willing to put himself through the pain of denying the mating process but doesn't realize that by doing so he is also causing physical pain to Rain. Rain doesn't understand why Dorian is pushing her away and being such a jerk. Yes, they don't know each other well, hardly at all, but she has seen the way he looks at her. One minute it's hot and steamy and the next he looks like he can't stand to be in the same room with her. When the mating impulses become too painful to bear Rain tracks down Dorian and the fireworks begin. These two are perfect for each other in every way. I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the series and can't wait to start the next book. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are strictly my own.