Panic Snap

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Her first novel, Topping from Below, was a cause celebre of erotic fiction. Now, in Panic Snap, Laura Reese once again crosses the boundary between pleasure and pain to tell a story of extreme sexual obsession and one family's terrible secret. The accused murderess in a sensational trial, Carly Tyler waits outside a California courtroom as a jury decides her fate: Is she the depraved Madame De Sade of the newspaper headlines or the innocent victim of one wealthy family's gothic past? Left for dead by the side of ...
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Overview

Her first novel, Topping from Below, was a cause celebre of erotic fiction. Now, in Panic Snap, Laura Reese once again crosses the boundary between pleasure and pain to tell a story of extreme sexual obsession and one family's terrible secret. The accused murderess in a sensational trial, Carly Tyler waits outside a California courtroom as a jury decides her fate: Is she the depraved Madame De Sade of the newspaper headlines or the innocent victim of one wealthy family's gothic past? Left for dead by the side of a road fifteen years before, she emerged from a coma with no memory and a face completely altered by the plastic surgery needed to repair her injuries. Who is she and what happened to her? The trail leads her to a magnificent vineyard and its mysterious owner, James McGuane, a man of wealth and immense sexual charisma who holds the key to her past. But to unlock it, she must risk her life on a terrifying erotic journey that tears apart a dynasty and reveals the truth behind an appalling murder.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Blurring the line between pleasure and pain, Reese (Topping from Below) wraps a wickedly raunchy tale of sexual obsession and sadomasochism inside a taut, suspenseful thriller. Transfigured by extensive plastic surgery and hampered by full amnesia, Carly Tyler, 32, has been pursuing her past ever since she was beaten and left for dead on a California roadside 15 years ago. When a magazine photo of one James McGuane provides Carly with a spark of recognition, she decides to get a job at Byblos, the Napa Valley vineyard run by James's family, in an attempt to find clues about her previous life. There, she meets a man so charged with carnal energy that she is immediately and perilously drawn to him. Carly and James's dominant/submissive sexual relationship involves whips and bondage, psychological torture and devotion, all presented by the author at a pace guaranteed to steam up the windows. The nefarious James is quick to figure out who Carly is (or was). He promises to explain a connection between her and his dead wife if she continues to appease him, and he strings Carly along for months while his jealous twin sister, Gina, does nearly everything possible to get rid of her. As memories trickle back, the three characters veer toward a deadly climax that leaves one of them on trial for murder. Reese's workaday prose is burdened by repetitive character descriptions, but her prowess in mixing erotica and mystery creates frissons of excitement. Agent, Barbara Lowenstein. (Apr.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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"Wickedly raunchy...suspenseful...charged with carnal energy." —Publishers Weekly

"Blurring the line between pleasure and pain, Reese wraps a wickedly raunchy tale of sexual obsession and sadomasochism inside a taut, suspenseful thriller...Her prowess in mixing erotica and mystery creates frissons of excitement." —Publishers Weekly

"[A] highly erotic novel...dangerous sexual appeal." —Woman's Own

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250027542
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/17/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 615,204
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Laura Reese is the author of the critically acclaimed topping from Below. She lives in Davis, California.

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Suddenly, the door swings open, startling me, and then I see him, the man in the Wine Spectator magazine: James McGuane…A wave of panic rushes over me, and I feel, momentarily, unable to move. Irrationally, even though it's been fifteen years, even though my surgeries have given me a face so different from the one I would naturally have, I think he will recognize me. And if he'd tried to kill me before, why wouldn't he do it again? He is a man with much to lose his winery, his reputation, his liberty if he discovers who I am. Then logic takes over and I push down my fear. There is no way he can recognize me. I do not have the face of a seventeen-year-old girl. I do not have the face with which I was born. I am no one to him. From Panic Snap
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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Not really recommend

    Boring!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2004

    This One falls short....

    Sorry, but I thought this book a boring read, a dull copycat of Topping From Below. The characters were not unique, as their personalities echoed Nora and Michael's. There was no intrigue, no mystery to the story at all. The sex scenes weren't very interesting, either, as they seemed to be just a continuation of the scenes from Topping From Below. I was disappointed by the author's total lack of originality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2000

    THE ETIQUETTE OF WINE TASTING AND S/M 101

    As a teenager, Carly Tyler is found half buried in a makeshift grave, nearly beaten to death and suffering from a severe case of amnesia. Now, fifteen years later, she is on trial for her life, branded as a Madame De Sade by the local tabloids and accused of murdering two people who may or may not have been responsible for the crimes committed against her so long ago. Thus begins the eagerly awaited new novel by Laura Reese, author of TOPPING FROM BELOW. Still experiencing total amnesia with regards to the earlier part of her life before the brutal attack, Carly accidentally see a picture of James McGuane in a magazine dealing with wine and wineries. The picture immediately starts to tug at the lost memories of her mind. She knows this James McGuane. What she doesn't know, however, is whether he was a friend or possibly the person who tried to kill her. She decides to find out by securing a job at his winery as a cook. One thing quickly leads to another and before you know it, Carly is having an affair with James. It doesn't take him long to figure out who she is, even with the plastic surgery she had after the attack. He eventually agrees to tell her the truth of what happened, but at a price. Carly must agree to submit totally to him in whatever way he demands, both sexually and psychologically. As she falls under his spell and becomes sexually obsessed with him, Carly realizes that her life may once again be in danger, but from James or from his beautiful twin sister, Gena. This novel is filled with one twist after another. The reader is never sure who the villan really is. Will Carly find out the truth and, if so, what will the cost to her be? PANIC SNAP is a sexually explicit novel and not for the prudish or fainthearted. It is also a novel of real suspense. Sometimes Ms. Reese spends a little too much time on describing the clothes that the characters are wearing and the meals being cooked, but at other times her prose is beautiful to read, drawing the reader into the world of darkness, the world of sadomasochistic depravity. It is exciting and tense, and highly recommended. I hope Ms. Reese won't wait another five years to write her next novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2012

    This is not your typical erotica. The sex scenes were disconcert

    This is not your typical erotica. The sex scenes were disconcerting as they were meant to be. The plot was exceptionally good and the turns in it had me guessing right until the end. Great read that was more suspense and psychological thriller than erotica.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    Wish she would write more!

    The BDSM secrecy is blown wide opened when Laura Reese writes...there is only one explanation...she had to have lived this "lifestyle". Now if only they would put Topping From Below on nookbook. I wait patiently for your next book Laura...don't make me wait too long :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2001

    This is a great read!

    I love reading SM and mystery novels. Like Topping From Below, this is both. I was in suspense the whole time I was reading the book. It is one of those books that stay with you after you've read the last page. I'm still going over the details. Laura Reese makes you feel the same way toward her characters, as the characters she writes about. I can't wait for her next book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2001

    Part 2 for Ms. Reese...........

    I read Ms. Reese's first novel 'topping from below' and ordered 'panic snap'..... in both she did not let me down......i am new to the lifestyle of BDSM and after reading both books i have a great understanding....thank you Ms.Reese.....for keeping us spellbound with each page.......i await your next novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2000

    Panic Snap

    This book caught my attention at the very beginning and kept it all the way through, which is rare to find. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is just looking for a good book, that's not boring. You will be surprised!

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