Wanda Lynne Young: Bookalicious


S.E.C.R.E.T Fantasies Revealed

In New Erotica Series by L. Marie Adeline

What comes to mind when you think of the erotica genre? The back section of a book store? A book that you read in secret or hide behind the privacy of an ereader? Well, banish those thoughts forever because erotica is becoming more mainstream. Read on to learn more about the new S.E.C.R.E.T erotica series that has its readers begging for more!

No Judgements. No Limits. No Shame. 

S.E.C.R.E.T is set in steamy, spicy New Orleans which acts as a character all on its own. Readers are introduced to Cassie, a waitress at the Rose Café. Cassie is a young widow who lives with the memories of her bad marriage to her alcoholic husband Scott. She lives in an apartment nicknamed "The Spinster Hotel." Every day is humdrum for Cassie, that is until she comes across a Rose Café patron's notebook. The notebook is a diary that describes scenes of sexual exploits.

Oh my!

Cassie gives in to her urge to read the contents and finds herself both embarrassed and intrigued. The owner of the diary returns to the Rose Café to claim her notebook and tells Cassie if she liked what she read then she should be part of her secret society. S.E.C.R.E.T is an underground society where women have the opportunity to discover their desires, shed their inhibitions and live out their fantasies. Each new candidate is hand picked by a member of the society and given a sponsor to guide them through the S.E.C.R.E.T Steps. Cassie is introduced to her sponsor Matilda, given a gold charm bracelet and asked to accept the 10 Steps: Surrender, Courage, Trust, Generosity, Fearlessness, Confidence, Curiosity, Bravery, Exuberance, and The Choice. The first 9 steps involve Cassie's fantasies and this is where things get very interesting! After each Step has been experienced, Cassie earns a charm to add to her bracelet. Step 10 is where she needs to make a choice. I will let you use your imagination to wander and wonder about all the possibilities or better yet, you can enjoy the first four chapter of S.E.C.R.E.T. here for free and check out the video book trailer!




When Random House of Canada gave me access to several copies of S.E.C.R.E.T by L. Marie Adeline I approached my friend Margarita Ibbott to give her book club members the awesome opportunity to read the book. A dozen of her book club members each received a copy of the novel. All but 2 of the book club members thought S.E.C.R.E.T was a great first forray into erotica for both the author and any first time erotica reader. Some of the women had read Fifty Shades of Grey or all 3 books in the trilogy and felt S.E.C.R.E.T would be perfect for those who found Fifty Shades too graphic for their taste. All of the book club members who enjoyed the book said they were looking forward to the upcoming S.E.C.R.E.T novels. There were many discussions about the 10 Steps and the celebrity men that book club members imagined playing some of the roles in Cassie's fantasies. It was a titillating discussion to say the least!


Mark Wednesday, May 22nd on your calendars ladies and gents! We will be having a Twitter chat with S.E.C.R.E.T author tweeting as @SecretNovels! Please follow your host @BookaliciousCA, author @SecretNovels and @LisaGabrieleTV, sponsors @RandomHouseCA, and use the hashtag #SecretNovels. The chat will run from 9:00 - 10:00 pm EDT and there will be giveaways so tell your friends to join in!


L. Marie Adeline is the pseudonym for Canadian author and TV producer Lisa Gabriele. Her bestselling books have been published in more than 30 countries. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading Series, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Vice, Salon, Glamour, Babble and Nerve. As the senior producer of CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den (2006-2012) she won two Geminis, and has collaborated on bestselling books with Kevin O’Leary and Jim Treliving. She was born in Windsor and raised in Belle River, Ontario. She lives in Toronto. You can visit Gabriele's website lisagabriele.com for more information on the author and her books. Social media fans can follow @LisaGabrieleTV and @SecretNovels on Twitter, like The Secret Novels Facebook Page and find L. Marie Adeline on GoodReads.


Random House Of Canada has signed copies of S.E.C.R.E.T to give to 2 lucky Bookalicious readers! To enter the draw all you have to do is leave a comment in the "Click Here To Spill It" turquoise bubble below. Check out Random House Of Canada's Retreat post on S.E.C.R.E.T by Lindsey Reeder

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Relish reading,

Wanda Lynne Young