Thursday 30 April 2015

Blog Tour - Exposing the Flesh by J.A. Howell

Title: Exposing the Flesh
Series: Love & Ink #3
Author: J.A. Howell
Release Date: March 15, 2015

Niall Donovan is a talented photographer. When it comes to women, he can have his pick and has. But beneath the flirtatious, joking smiles he's hiding long buried pain and traumatic memories. Memories that are breaking the surface once more. Memories that he’ll do anything to shut up. When suicide doesn’t work for him, he indulges in pills, drugs, and physical pain. They seem to help some, but they barely take the edge off.

London Black has been put through the wringer. Between a car accident that nearly killed her, months of physical therapy, and finding out the boyfriend she moved to Midtown for has been cheating all along, she’s done being the sweet wholesome girl everyone thinks she is. A one night stand with the sexy photographer she meets at a club is just the thing she needs to boost her ego. It does more than that when the explicit photos of them are the main exhibit at the local art gallery. Embarrassed, angry, and now without a prospective job, she confronts him on opening night. But when he offers her a generous deal with room and board in return for more photos, she accepts. Taking naked photos with him for a large sum of cash doesn’t seem like that horrible of an option, and besides they both intend to keep things completely professional.

When the shutter starts snapping, however, it’s hard for either to deny what's developing between them. Neither are in a good place and prefer those desires stay hidden in the dark, but the camera doesn’t lie. Baring it all may expose more than their bodies. But exposing their hearts may be more than Niall or London bargained for.

*Warning: Intended for 18+ only. Contains graphic language and sex, as well as depictions of violence and sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers.*


This book! Oh, this book! I have been waiting for Niall’s story and it was sooo worth the wait!! I loved everything about this book!!

Niall is the youngest of the Irish Donovan brother’s. He was hit the hardest when their parents died. I don’t think anyone really understood how much it affected him on a daily basis. For years he self-medicated and pretended it didn’t matter.

London moved from Indiana to live with her boyfriend, Jordan, after years of long distance. After catching him cheating on her, she had nowhere to go and nowhere to turn. A one night stand with a sexy boy from the bar seemed the perfect way to move on, at least for the night. That one night turned into a deal that would forever change both Niall and London’s lives.

This book was sexy and kinky.

“She turned her head, eyes darkened with need as she pressed her ass back against me. ‘Are you going to fuck me or now?’”

There were many scenes with BDSM elements and the scene from the castle was sizzling!! It was also funny.

“That’s a totally valid argument. I mean, just look at him. He’s Stabler. That’s it. Your lady-parts are toast.”

It was also super emotional and full of pain and anguish.

I seriously could not get enough of this book. Niall and London were perfect for each other. And that twist at the end -- holy shit!! I certainly hope we get more from this crew!
~ Review by Tiffany

Niall is the last Donovan to get a book in this series, and it was worth the wait!

Niall is a mess. After an incident with his past comes back to haunt him, he can’t sleep, takes drugs, drinks too much and pushes everyone away. To make the demons in his head be quiet, he will do anything, including the unthinkable.

London is just moving to the area when she is in an accident that seems to set off a chain reaction of events that brings her fighting mad into Niall’s gallery show.

The two have a love (eventually) that will stand the test of time. They seem to feed off each other’s strength and fuel the fire they both need to heal. This book is not sunshine and roses; in reality, when is life? BUT there is so much love and emotion that pours off of the pages, it hits you in the feels.

There are some parts of this book that may be tough for some readers. The past Niall is haunted with causes his current self to spiral out of control. There are also some BDSM elements that are above and beyond what people “normally” would find in a book. This by no means detracts from the story, in fact it helps us to understand Niall even more. My only wish, there was more of it!

~ Review by Devlynn

J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.

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