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Today’s blog tour for The Devil’s Gate by Rue Volley is being hosted by Expresso Book Tours and as always, I am very appreciative that I am able to be a part of this tour in the first place. To check out the rest of the tour click here.
Disclaimer: I will say that The Devil’s Gate is a lot “steamier” when it comes to what happens in the bedroom (if you catch my drift) so if that is something you don’t entirely enjoy then a would proceed with a little caution if you decide to pick this book up.
With that being said, if you enjoy a dark, mysterious read with a very enigmatic male lead as well as a thoroughly engrossing romance, then you are in for a treat with The Devil’s Gate.
The Devil’s Gate by Rue Volley
(The Devil’s Gate Trilogy, #1)
Publication date: April 11th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Mystery, Romance
Curiosity can be a dangerous thing. In Abigail Watson’s case, it nearly ended her life.
After a brush with death, Abigail is reminded of just how short life can be…then she meets Jack Landon, the mysterious heir to the Landon fortune and her savior from a certain death. Jack’s needs are very defined, and his ability to seduce with ease draws Abigail into his dark world. One taste of him on her lips and she is consumed with a desire, a willingness to submit and let him take the gift that she has protected for so long.
Rue Volley resides on Earth with her husband, Von Erik, and their two pug sons, Momo and Oshi. She is an award-winning author, graphic artist, and screenwriter. She is also the Creative/Marketing Director for Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing, and co-owner of Lovebites Production Company, which specializes in Dark Fantasy Films.
Rue released her first film, Hellhound, in November of 2014 and her second film, Awakening, in July 2015. Keep up with Rue on IMDb smarturl.it/RueVolleyIMDb
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Having a near-death experience can change a person’s life completely especially if that near-death experience involves getting saved by a gorgeous, wealthy, mysterious and yet his reputation-definitely-precedes-him knight in shining armor, or in this case, a very well worn suit. That is what happens to Abigail Watson when she is almost hit by a bus only to be saved moments before by the infamous Jack Landon, the heir to the Landon fortune and a member of the family that owns and/or finances a lot of the businesses/organizations in the surrounding city. This one event sends Abigail’s life into a whirlwind as she is swept into Jack’s world and along with that discovers the dormant sexual desires she hoped to feel once she met the right guy even though the guy in question does not exactly fit into the “right guy” category.
I don’t think I have ever connected more with a character than I have with Abigail. It got to the point where I could easily have replaced myself with Abigail and the story could has seamlessly continued as if nothing happened. And given that the end result of doing that would mean having Jack Landon to myself, I definitely wished on more than one occasion while reading that the switch could be possible. An aspect of Abigail that I both enjoyed and appreciated was how she approached the fact that she was inexperienced sexually. To come out and state the reason why she was still a virgin at 23 was because she never found someone who was worthy enough was incredibly empowering and wonderfully refreshing because it completely mimicked how I felt in regards to the subject. Being able to make that connection with the narrator of this book solidified my interest in the story that much more that I could not stop reading.
Jack. Landon. I feel that it is appropriate to use a Regina George-esque introduction for him because he had such a strong and captivating presence in the book, even though his life was shrouded in mystery for being the heir to this large expansive fortune. Yes, I could not help but swoon a little when he saved Abigail from being hit by a bus (I am a hopeless romantic like her) but even after that his presence in the story just resonated so greatly that he seemed to almost leap off the page for me. That was also something I was hoping for because who wouldn’t want a man like Jack Landon in their life, sadly it never happened. His dominant, yet caring nature towards Abigail was intoxicating so much so that I can see why her sexual desires were brought out when they were around one another. Even after their first meeting, there seemed to be a connection between them that it consumed Abigail’s thoughts in the beginning of the story.
Besides Abigail and Jack’s electric connection to one another, I also enjoyed the fact that the pacing of their relationship was not so all-consuming that it put them in this bubble closing them off from the world around them. Yes, I will admit it was not something a initially liked seeing how magnetic their connection is to one another but after a while I appreciated the reprieve that they had from one another towards the beginning of the novel because it added so much more depth to the unfolding of their already passionate relationship. Considering that this is the first book in a trilogy, I can only assume that Abigail and Jack’s relationship will be epic considering the fact that it will span over three whole books. Knowing that, I am very much intrigued to see how the rest of this trilogy turns out.
If you are at all intrigued after reading that, or just love an intense, passionate relationship like Abigail and Jack’s as well as have an affinity towards things that are dark and mysterious, then I definitely encourage you to pick up The Devil’s Gate by Rue Volley