Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Online Book Tour Review & Giveaway - Choices by Galia Ryan

Welcome to my stop on Galia Ryan's Online Book Tour for Choices.  Please be sure to leave a comment or question below to let Galia know you were here.  You can fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter her giveaway.

by Galia Ryan

Published by: Fanny Press
Release date: October 15, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-603815-14-7
eBook ISBN: 978-1-603815-15-4

The Luxuria Trilogy, Book 1

Length: 196 Pages

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Anna is broke. Really broke. Credit cards maxed out. Store cards, too. She can’t make her repayments and there’s nowhere to turn.

Educated, intelligent, and—until recently—upwardly mobile, Anna is forced to make a choice. Sink or swim. And swimming means finding a part-time job to complement her full-time career. One that would pay enough to get her head above water. Except that part-time jobs don’t pay. Usually.

Drawn into the sordid world of private escorts, Anna discovers there is little she won’t do for money, lots and lots of money. She even starts to enjoy the sex. Until she meets an unusually seductive client who introduces her to the world of Dominance and submission. Then everything changes.


Adam smiled and offered her a fold of bank notes.

“For you.”

She felt a pang of disappointment. But this was business, after all. What had she expected?

Tucking the money into her handbag, a recent purchase from a very exclusive designer, she wondered which of them would initiate the next move. He was looking at her with enough intensity to see into her soul, but then he lowered his eyes.

“Do you like men looking at your breasts?” he asked.

“Not always.”

He leaned forward and spoke quietly.

“I think the correct answer is ‘yes.’ ”

She nodded in understanding; unable to believe how quickly everything had changed.

“Why don’t you ask whether they please me?” he continued.

She licked her lips. Her mouth was dry. She wasn’t even sure she had the ability to speak.

“Do you find my breasts pleasing?”

“Very much so. But, under the circumstances, I think I would prefer it if we could be a little more down to earth. Why don’t we agree that we will call them tits?”

She shuddered. It wasn’t as if she hadn’t heard the word before. In fact she often used it herself in her line of work.

“Let’s try again.”

“Do you find my tits pleasing?” she asked, swallowing hard over words that were usually so easy for her.

“So much better. Yes, I do. Now let me ask you a question. Would it please you to have them touched?”

“Yes. Please touch them.” Thankfully Chloe had taken over—a professional willing and capable of assuming the role he wanted her to play.

“What exactly would you like me to touch?”

“My tits. Please touch my tits. They are aching so much.”

“Then perhaps it would be better if you removed your clothes.”

She stood and faced him. It had not taken her long to learn how to stage-manage undressing, and her performance was faultless. Naked, she lowered herself onto his lap, making sure he noticed that her nipples were already standing hard and proud. As she had known he would, he placed a hand lightly on each breast.

“Harder,” she demanded, leaning back and closing her eyes as if in pleasure. “Squeeze them.”

His touch was nowhere near enough to satisfy her, even had it been what she wanted.


He removed his hands altogether.

“I’m not sure you really understand your situation, Chloe,” he said. “You are here for my pleasure. Not the other way round.”

“Oh.” She was hugely embarrassed. “Of course. I am so sorry. How may I please you?”

Anna had never misjudged a client so badly.

“I think I would like to see your tits hanging down. Would you place your arms on the back of that chair and lean forward?”

“Of course.”

He stood beside her and cupped each dangling breast in turn, weighing it and feeling the fullness. To her horror she felt herself respond when he grasped a nipple, pulling it downward as if to milk her.

Unable to help herself, she groaned loudly.

“Please control yourself.”

“I’m trying,” she gasped.

He continued to attend to her tits and nipples with one hand while the other rested on her back. Pleasure beyond anything she had known coursed through her, and unintentionally she bucked her hips again.

“Chloe.” She heard his annoyance.

“I’m sorry.” Her voice wavered. She really did want to carry out his wishes; it was after all what she was being paid to do.

“Stand up.”

Her nipples were painfully hard. She waited obediently, hoping that he would touch her again, anything to relieve the ache. He stared openly at the patch of dark hair between her legs.

“Please,” she begged without thinking.

“Have you forgotten already?”

“No.” Her voice shook.

“No, what?”

She had no idea what he wanted from her.

He walked behind her.

“No, Master,” he whispered into her ear.

“No, Master,” she repeated, thankful for the instruction.

“That’s better. Again.”

“No, Master.”

“Now tell me what it is that you haven’t forgotten.”

“That I am here for your pleasure, Master. Not my own.”

“Good. Now we can really begin.” 

Author Bio:

Convent educated from the age of four, Galia Ryan was brought up not to question. Perhaps because of this, she has always been fascinated by all things esoteric and ‘outside the square.’ Originally from Sussex, England and now living in New Zealand with her soul-mate husband and grown-up family, Galia tries to find time between her passions for writing and reading for her other love—travel. There is always a growing list of must-see places. CHOICES is her first novel, and the first of a trilogy. SECRETS and LIES will be published by Fanny Press in 2013. You can find Galia on the Web at galiaryan.fannypress.com.


Our website announcement: http://fannypress.com/2012/10/15/choices-book-1-of-the-luxuria-trilogy-by-galia-ryan/
Author's blog: http://GaliaRyan.fannypress.com
Smashwords Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/243183?ref=fannypress

My Review:

With more heat than a Texas Wildfire, Galia Ryan takes her characters to the edge in Choices.  With flawed personalities, unexplored sexuality and explicit language, Ms. Ryan explores the desires and determination of a young woman introduced into Dominance and submission.  Ms. Ryan also introduces us to a hero so flawed, it's almost as easy to hate him as it is to like him.  

Upwardly mobile, college educated Anna works as a loan officer in a bank.  When the economy takes a turn for the worse, and she's maxed out her credit cards and is behind on her utilities, Anna decides to get a second job.  Only she can't find a second job she's qualified for which won't interfere with her day job.  Looking through the want ads, Anna stumbles across an ad for an escort service.  Deciding she can put her personal distaste aside for a few months in order to dig herself out of her financial problem, Anna applies for a position as an escort and gets accepted.  Naive and sexually inexperienced, Anna had no idea how this temporary job would change her life.

Introduced to men from only the highest social and financial classes in life, Anna soon finds herself leaving her misgivings behind and embracing her new lifestyle.  Everything changes once she meets Adam, a powerful and influential client who embraces the dark side of Dominance and submission.  Drawn in by her own desire Anna finds herself engaged in behavior she never expected to enjoy.  Ms. Ryan did a great job with both Anna's character, her awakening sexuality and her growing addiction to a lifestyle she's just begun to explore.  While I wasn't fond of Adam's style of training, or the way he treats all women, Anna could have chosen to stop him at any time.

While the focus of this story is mostly on Anna and the woman she becomes, the secondary characters are important to Anna's present and her future growth.  We get introduced to Stephanie, the young woman who  owns the service Anna works for and we get to meet a couple of the other escorts.  All educated, bright and beautiful women, they work at helping Anna adjust to her new world.  We also meet Jake, a young fireman attracted to Anna.  As they begin to develop a relationship, Anna will have to decide which lifestyle she wants more.

What will Anna choose when she's given a choice between being "owned" by Adam and his lifestyle of luxury or walking away from it all to be with Jake and have a regular life?  You'll have to read Choices to find out, I loved it and I think you will too.

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars and a Recommended Read (Mature Adults Only)

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of the book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. 

Tour Schedule: 

12/3 The Cosy Dragon Review
12/4 Queen of the Night Reviews Review
12/5 Sweet n' Sassi Review
12/6 Readers Confession Review
12/7 Pavarti K Tyler Review
12/7 Stressed Rach Review
12/10 Talk Supe Review

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  1. Great review and I can not wait to read this book. :)


  2. Thank you for such a positive and insightful review. You have captured extremely well the Pandora's box of unexpected emotions and desires that resulted from Anna's solution to sort out her financial woes!

    Best wishes
    Galia Ryan

  3. Great post. Another hot smexy book to add to my TBR list. Looking forward to reading it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Very nice review.