Advent Calendar Day 10: Carnal Secrets by Nadia Lee + Giveaway

Filed in Advent Calendar , featured , Giveaways , Nadia Lee , The Latin Lover Posted on December 10, 2011 @ 9:00 am 22 comments

Welcome to the 10th day of Book Lovers Inc Advent Calendar. Each day we will offer you one great read in a giveaway on all 24 days till Christmas.

Today you will have the chance to win Carnal Secrets, a stellar (and sizzling!) contemporary romance both Lea and I fell in love with at first read!

Nadia Lee enchanted us with her gripping strorytelling, realistic characters and off-the-charts intense emotions. (The chemistry between the h/h was one of the hottest and most intense thing I have ever read!) So let us share this gem with you, and trust two of your resident Book Lovers when they say that Carnal Secrets is a novel you absolutely must read! 😉

Length: 132 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17, 2011
Formats Available: eBook, Kindle, Nook
Purchasing Info: Smashwords, Author’s Website, Goodreads, Kindle, Nook, All Romance e-Books

Book Blurb:

After a rapid change in management, Natalie Hall is surprised to find that she’s being promoted so quickly. But when it becomes obvious that the new CEO is interested in her on a more personal level, she pushes him away — she doesn’t want to repeat her past mistake of giving her heart to the wrong man.
A self-made billionaire, Alex Damon has his own reasons for pursuing Natalie. Her adoptive father, a powerful U.S. senator, is using his political clout to protect his friends the Rodales, who Alex intends to destroy for ripping his own family apart when he was a child. Furthermore, he suspects that Natalie is spying for the Rodales.
What he hasn’t planned on is her unflinching sense of loyalty and integrity, the sizzling attraction between them that threatens to turn into something much more, and the dark secrets that can destroy them both.



The Review:

Stella’s thoughts:

Both Lea and I jumped on the opportunity to review Carnal Secrets when we first heard about it (because the blurb sounded exciting), but we sure weren’t prepared to what a terrific read it was going to be!

I can only tell you my story: on my way to an exam preparatory course I started reading Carnal Secrets, thinking it would be a good way to keep busy on the bus ride, well the story (and mostly the characters) sucked me in so intensely, that I only stopped reading while I went up the stairs, but unfortunately haven’t heard a word in that course as I was too busy devouring Nadia Lee’s novel in the back of the classroom. The outside world just ceased to exist for me I was so immersed in Alex and Natalie’s world, I was possessed by Carnal Secrets and that’s all thanks to Nadia Lee’s wonderfully fluent and brilliantly intense writing!

I have difficulty telling you everything this novel made me feel. I loved every single minute of reading it! I love emotionally intense and charged stories and this one didn’t spare the reader! I love to be involved in the story and Nadia Lee pulled me in right from the start. Even after I have finished and turned the last page, I kept feeling the lingering aftermath of the story, and even now, just thinking about Carnal Secrets, I get goosebumps. Yes, it was that good! *dreamy sighs*

Lea’s thoughts:

I don’t know about the rest of you who commit to read and review books but occasionally I get darn tired but know I have to keep pushing because otherwise I’ll be so behind it will be a stressful “going down for the third time” situation. It was on such a day (I was also extremely grouchy I might add) that I opened Carnal Secrets on my e-reader and to be honest I was expecting to be underwhelmed. Well, I will say right now, I ate crow after I read Nadia Lee’s story non-stop because once I started I couldn’t put it down. I’m sure I will be unable to do this awesome, multi-layered, emotional story justice in a review, however, here it goes…

Ms. Lee writes with a lovely, articulate, sensual prose, and the graphic imagery in this story can only be described as stellar. She drew me into each scene that advanced a plot involving a passionate tempestuous romance, manipulation, treachery, corporate espionage, and, carnal secrets.

Carnal Secrets has rocketed to the top of my list of favorite reads so far this year. I’ve enjoyed it more than once and will read it again. A keeper for sure.

Read the rest of our review.



Thanks to Nadia’s generosity we have an ebook copy of Carnal Secrets for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us what is your favourite holiday song?

(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

This giveaway is open to everyone!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, 24 December 2011; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian December 10, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Wow, if both of you are blown away, I want it to find out for my self. My favourite song is I’m dreaming of a white Christmas 🙂 or if you want something more religious: Silent Night.

  • Jackie December 10, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I am liking more and more of O Come , O Come , Emmanuel . It is a fitting song for advent. I’ll take your word on the book . Anything to lose myself in sounds good to me :p

  • JenM December 10, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I love the Hanukkah Song by Adam Sandler. It cracks me up every time I hear it.

  • Jane Charles December 10, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Oh Holy Night. The song never fails to move me.This book sounds like a must read. janecharles522(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Na December 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I like Jingle Bells. It’s so catchy and the lyrics are easy to remember.

  • Stephanie December 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    My favorite holiday song is the The Cristmas song. The version Nat King Cole sings.

  • ClaudiaGC December 10, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I like the traditional Christmas songs as well as newer one like White Christmas.

  • Karen C December 10, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    White Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

  • elaing8 December 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    My favorite song is White Christmas.And for a fun one..I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.

  • julie December 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas carol.

  • June M. December 10, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    My favorite’s would be Frosty the Snowman & The Chipmunk’s Christmas Song (love the kiddly songs, lol)
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  • Tamsyn December 11, 2011 at 2:38 am

    My favourite Christmas song is I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus! Happy Holidays!


  • Dee F. December 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

    My favorite Christmas song is Christmas Bells sung by Johnny Mathis…a crooner from the 60s.

  • Victoria Zumbrum December 11, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I love the Christmas Shoes and Silent Night. Please enter me in contest.

  • Mary Kirkland December 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    My favorite would be silent night. I was in choir for 6 years and we sang to kids in the hospital and silent night and Little Drummer Boy were always a favorite with the kids.

  • SarahM December 12, 2011 at 2:13 am

    There are so many fabulous songs that I must pick two 🙂 My classic fave is O Holy Night and my new fave is Mary, Did You Know.

  • Jen B. December 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I love White Christmas. Although, I don’t want a White Christmas 😉

  • kaetrin December 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Have yourself a merry Christmas. (That’s also my fave song!)

    hankts AT internode DOT on DOT net

  • Barbara December 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My favorite holiday song is Silver Bells. Happy Holidays

  • Jessica C. December 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    I like “Last Christmas” by Wham!


  • edith segura December 20, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    My favorite holiday song is Silent Night .

  • Gonza Basta August 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    My favourite was Adeste Fideles while we lived in Italy, now that we moved to Germany I like Tannenbaum.

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