Pierced

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Lucian Quinn is the wonder boy of the business world. At twenty-nine, he owns one of the hottest software companies in the world. Personally, his life has been filled with tragedy and loss. He has learned to use his hate to survive and even thrive professionally, but his demons are always there, lurking just out of sight.

Lia Adams is a college student who has suffered through years of abuse at home to get to where she is today. She has done whatever was necessary to survive, ...

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Pierced (Lucian & Lia Series #1)

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Overview

Lucian Quinn is the wonder boy of the business world. At twenty-nine, he owns one of the hottest software companies in the world. Personally, his life has been filled with tragedy and loss. He has learned to use his hate to survive and even thrive professionally, but his demons are always there, lurking just out of sight.

Lia Adams is a college student who has suffered through years of abuse at home to get to where she is today. She has done whatever was necessary to survive, including working as an escort for Date Night to pay for her education. Her life changes forever the day that Lucian Quinn's friend convinces him to hire an escort for an important business dinner.

Circumstances bring two people that should have never crossed paths together and in the days and weeks ahead, they grow close quickly, each seeing a kindred soul in the other. As ghosts from their past rise to haunt them, they cling to each other as their lives start to spiral out of control. Soon, they realize that they're both damaged possibly beyond repair. Will their love be what saves or destroys them?

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Editorial Reviews

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"Pierced was so enticing and gritty, I was on edge, heart rapidly skipping. Hook. Line. Sinker." —MissyDevoursDelishReads
Crazy Cajun Book Addicts - Amanda Lanclos
5 piercing stars from me!

I adore Lia and Lucian and this series and character development is quite different for Sydney but it works well for her. You get a sizzling story as the pages turn... Pick up this book today! You won't regret falling for Lucian and Lia just like I didn't!
Cocktails & Books - Shannon Patel
"Wow! What a page turner I loved this book and the chemistry between Lia and Lucian was sweet and steamy. Ms. Landon certainly knows how to write a book that captures the reader and keeps them reading until the end."
Sexy Bibliophiles - Shelly Lazar
"This is a book that I would recommend to any reader!! There is something that can pertain to everyone in this story, and I would love everyone in the world to experience what I did when I read this book!! Pierced by Sydney Landon was epicly enthralling!!! I cannot wait for the next book!!!"
Book Bitches Blog - Jennifer H
"This is a book I would 100% recommend!!! This book had it all, laughter, steam, suspense, drama and sorrow. This book will have your heart beating a mile a minute for many different reasons!!!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500598433
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/2/2014
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 204,524
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucy Malone has narrated dozens of audiobooks and is one of the most sought-after voices for erotica narration. A number of her titles are consistent bestsellers on Amazon and Audible, and she has been described as having "the best voice in the biz."

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    You've got to be kiddin me!

    I paid for a half of a book? I'm surprised by the ratings. Strange writing style and non-believable characters. Not happy to get a half book either and be told the rest will be avaiable in 6 months.

    9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Wow!

    Let me start by saying that I RARELY write reviews, and I did NOT receive a free ARC for this review. This is the real deal!!!
    For those of you who are fans of Sydney Landon’s books like I am, you have never read Sydney Landon like this with her latest release, Pierced. The HEA doesn’t come as easily as the Danvers’ series for Lucian and Lia, which makes this book/series downright ADDICTING!
    Lia is probably one of my favorite book heroines of all time. Her strength and determination to persevere over the abuse at the hands of her mother and stepfather, and even the rejection from her ex-boyfriend, were endearing and gut-wrenching to read at the same time. Lia’s “parents” were some of the most despicable characters ever written, and I wanted to reach through the pages to choke them. I loved how open she was with her story to Lucian, and hated that he couldn’t/wouldn’t discuss his past ghosts with her.
    If you read the book synopsis on Goodreads before you read the book like I did, you know Lucian’s haunted past. Had I not known what he went through, I don’t think I would have liked him as much as I did. His past and point of view in the book endeared him to me, which I NEEDED so that I wasn’t annoyed with him for the entire book. I almost think that Lia is too good for him with her inner strength. Every time Lucian dipped into his coke stash, I wanted to warn Lia that she can do better.
    In the end, they really need each other to heal…and this was what I was sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for…for the “aha” moment where they were able to heal and love each other. Then, we get the cliffhanger ending to end all cliffhanger endings, and now we have to wait until winter to see how it pans out. I’m in a book coma after reading this book, and can’t seem to get the story out of my head. I’m heartbroken for both characters, and will be waiting with bated breath for the sequel.
    Bravo Sydney!!!!!
    -Lisa M.

    7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Syndey! Sydney! Sydney! You deserve ten stars for this phenomena

    Syndey! Sydney! Sydney! You deserve ten stars for this phenomenal story and for creating the engaging characters of Lia and Lucian. Yes, there is a cliffhanger but for almost 200 pages on my Nook I was totally involved in the storyline. Lia makes you want to cry and cheer at the same times. She is strong but vulnerable. Lucian is a hero who is torn between his past demons and what he hopes is a future with Lia. There is a real cliffhanger at the end. However, after going to the author's website and reading an excerpt of Fractured (the sequel) I am more than willing to wait (impatiently) for its publication. The excerpt is a tear jerker extraordinaire! Just as a aside...I live in Asheville, the city where the story takes place, and that is an added bonus of reading about numerous places throughout the community. Thanks Sydney for a great book to read on a rainy afternoon. Can't wait for Fractured!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Good story: but leaves you with the "mother" of all cliff hangers

    This novel has it all: passion, love, sex, friendship, drama, conflict, etc. Readers will enjoy the lengths the author takes to introduce the secondary characters. She really sets the plot and enriches the story with their inclusion and development. The only thing that drags down rating is the fact that she leaves the reader with the cliff hanger instead of combining them into one full length novel. Not everyone is a member of the tech generation with such a short attention span that they cannot finish a full length novel. It is frustrating to purchasing a book only to find out it is only the first few chapters of what would have been a full length novel. The only justified is getting some sort of voucher when one purchases all the "short" books in a series to put towards another purchase. No matter how one looks at it, the consumer gets "screwed".

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    5 stars really?

    I gave it 1 star because I had trouble relating to the main character. The female lead was abused by her mother and stepfather. Then rejected by her first and only boyfriend. After all that she takes a job as an escort and meets up with strange men. Am I the only person that does not understand this line of work for her?
    The author tries to make it seem like the character is strong and driven by putting it in the thoughts of other characters. So how does she get over the stuff that has happened to her? Nevermind, there may have been a sentence dedicated to her counseling.
    This book is over 200 pages on my nook and ends with no ending. I feel like at this many pages there could have been a better ending to the book that wrapped things up but hinted at more to come.

    I hope the rest of the story pans out for those of you that continue to read.

    Good luck.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Sick of incomplete books

    I'm sick and tired of books that can't stand on their own and have to be followed by a sequel to find out the end. This "book" doesn't even come close to being a full story and doesn't even end at a natural breaking point. Now to wait 6 months to find out what happens?....I wont be buying any more of this story since $$'s vote. Very disappointing.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Awesome book

    The only bad thing on this book is waiting for the next one. Omg I love this book. Cindylu

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Absolutely LOVED this book! I Can Not wait for the next...

    Absolutely LOVED this book! I Can Not wait for the next...

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Pleasantly surprised

    I loved it! I just hate that I have to wait so long for the next one! Grrrr !

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Wow!

    I just finished reading Pierced and absolutely loved it! The characters of Lucian and Lia are very well written. Their story kept me on the edge of my seat. The only thing that disappoints me is the fact that I have to wait a few months for more of their story. I'm sure it will be worth the wait! I look forward to reading more books by this author.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Ugh!!!

    I really enjoyed the chemistry between luc and lia. I didn't like how quickly lia seems to give in to luc when he shuts her out considering how open she is with him. I usually don't mind cliffhangers as long as the story has some resolution this one did not.
    Despite my few complaints this was an intriguing story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    I love Sydney Landon!!!! She is an incredible writer, and her st

    I love Sydney Landon!!!! She is an incredible writer, and her stories are so unique and definitely some of the best I've read. I loved...I mean LOVED...her Danvers Series (Grayson Merimon makes me SWOON!!!), but I think Pierced may go down as my favorite book of Sydney's yet!!!




    Lia Adams has had a rough go of it. She comes from an abusive past, and has been on her own since her mother kicked her out at eighteen. To support herself, she found a job as an escort for a classy company called Date Night. This is how she meets the sexilishious Lucian Quinn.




    Lucian is a business mastermind. He has built Quinn software into a huge success!! He too has had tragedy plague his past, and still suffers presently. In need of a date for a business dinner, his best friend Aidan sets him up with an escort from date night, that will forever change his life.




    Their connection is undeniable. They recognize that both of them have a past that haunts them, but still its not enough to deny what is between them. They both have what the other needs. Lia bring happiness and joy into Lia's life, where Lucian brings her what she has been starved for...passion!!




    A court battle brings their pasts to the fore front and will but their feelings to the test!! Will these kindred spirits find the happily ever after that they both deniably yearn for, or will the events of the past be to much for them to over come??




    I absolutely LOVED this book!! I was extremely lucky to have had the chance to read an advanced copy, and it was a book that I couldn't put down!! The characters are so well developed, and deep...you can't help but be drug into the story with them as you were there yourself. The events and tragedies are so realistic, that you become emotionally connected to them and the characters its happening too!




    This is a book that I would recommend to any reader!! There is something that can pertain to everyone in this story, and I would love everyone in the world to experience what I did when I read this book!! Pierced by Sydney Landon was epicly enthralling!!! I cannot wait for the next book!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Highly recommend

    I just reading pierced . I am a fan of Sydney Landon she is one of my favorite authors.
    Lucian and lia story love story. I could not put it down . I felt for lia I though she was strong beautiful character, who had a hard childhood. Lucian takes the role of her protecter which I loved.
    Together ther love was a roller coaster of emotions.
    I can't wait for book 2

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2015

    Just the start

    You will get sucked into this story. It is good. Then at a cliffhanging spot the story will continue in another book. Boo. Not happy with that.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2015

    Terrible ending

    Just finish the story. Cliff hangers are desperate moves to try to force people to buy more books. I will be sure to avoid this "author" in the future.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Oh Please

    This is a poorly disguised take off of the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day. Please find something more orginal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    paid for a whole book, but is only half wants more money to finish book scam

    I paid for a whole book. She stops right in the middle of the story and wants you to spend more money to finish the book. I will certainly never buy from this author again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2015

    The book leaves you hanging

    No ending, the book is a sales pitch to buy the next one

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 17, 2015

    This was my introduction to Ms. Landon and I plan to check-out h

    This was my introduction to Ms. Landon and I plan to check-out her other series. I liked Lucian and Lia but they were so broken from their past, it was a sad read. I will read the next one hoping for happier days for these two.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2015

    Horrible story

    This is the most horrible story I have ever read . Nothing but vulgarity, violence and unnecessary sex. Had I known about how horrible it was I would have not gotten even if it was free . It's not even worth a star but I had to choose a star before I could post this review .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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