Monday, June 30, 2014

Book Promotion & Review : Electrified by Rachel Blaufeld

Electrified Cover


Everyone knows her as Sienna Flower.
Her curves and long lashes tease and taunt from her very own billboard where the desert meets the Las Vegas Strip. She’s the hottest stripper in town, known for her sultry and indecent moves coupled with her virginal eyes. 
She’s a heady and unique combination, and a mystery to all who come to see her. 
Sienna captivates crowds nightly at the Electric Tunnel, leaving them wanting to know more about the sensual enigma. But no one ever sees beyond the heavily guarded stripper onstage. She is Sienna Flower 24/7. 
No one other than her closest friend and boss, Asher Peterson, who helped turn a young and frightened girl into who Sienna is today. Together they created the sexual illusion known as Sienna Flower. They will go to any lengths to protect her image, which is why Sienna is convinced she must remain unattached and alone. 
Like everyone else in Vegas, Sienna is hiding something and playing a role. A good girl in her former life, she was raised to be obedient and accepting of her fate, but there are some circumstances no one should be expected to accept. She escaped to a world light years away from the one she was subjected to…the Electric Tunnel. 
Now she can never be anything other than Sienna Flower. Not only would she be hurt, but everyone around her would suffer the consequences. 
That is, until she meets private detective Carson Graham, the dark and mysterious ex-FBI agent who watches her dance every weekend. With his dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, Carson begins to heat Sienna’s heart and body, melting away the layers and secrets. Sienna doesn’t want to get attached to Carson, but when another man surfaces and starts hunting her down, bringing out the scars of her old life, she can’t help but seek comfort in Carson’s protection. 
With everyone trading on the secrets of her past, Sienna finds herself caught in an awful web of lies. Her ultimate fear is hurting her friends at the Tunnel, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Namely, Carson. Is he good? Or bad? Does she have the luxury of finding out? 



Electrified by Rachel Blaufeld is a story unlike I have ever read before.  If you are looking for an easy romance, a bad boy rocker, a military alpha or a brooding CEO, this is not the book for you.  This book deals with some issues that are raw and emotional, and the reader is drawn into the story, layer by layer until you are so invested, you are right there next to Sienna, giving her the moral support that she so desperately seeks.  This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something different from the normal romance we all hate to love.

Sienna is one of the most famous, sought after strippers in Las Vegas, dancing at the off the strip club Electrified Tunnel.  And at first glance she is the stripper that you picture in your mind, beautiful, killer body & dance moves to bring men to their knees but she is anything but typical.  A stripper who barely interacts with the crowd off stage, doesn't give lap dances, even if they were requested, never participates the antics of the VIP rooms in the back, and makes sure to guide the younger, newer girls at the club to being successful but smart with the money that they earn.  She is hiding from a past that noone truly knows the details of, not even her closest friend Asher, with whom she is part owner in the club with.

"Being the center of attraction at Vegas's most popular adult entertainment venue wasn't only a business move, but also one for protection.  Her role as Sienna existed to keep her secure and embodying Sienna mean she didn't get attached to anyone"

That is until she took a chance, broke her rules, and actively walked onto the club floor to approach the intriguing man that came every weekend to watch her dance and quickly leave, Carson.  Carson, an ex-FBI agent turned PI is working a case that has him so tangled in knots that he needs a breather from the missing person seach, and he finds that within the walls of Electricied Tunnel, where is quickly becomes physically enamoured with their star dancer Sienna.  It is only after meeting with her for coffee one day, against both of their better judgements, that he realizes she is an enigma to her trade.  Sienna isn't your typical stripper and Carson, a man who prides himself and his career on being able to read people, is unable to get a read on her.  Even though he is unable to figure Sienna out, he is drawn to her even more as he spends time with her, having thoughts of a life he never thought he would ever want.

As the reader turns each page, you get a glimpse into the life the Sienna left behind in New York one fateful night when she jumped on a bus to Vegas and never looked back.  A life controlled by the faith of a religion that abandoned her when she needed it most, in her darkest moment when everyone else around her ignored her need for help.  The mystery behind her leaving and the case the Carson is unable to solved play out in the plot side by side until they almost intertwine, having the reader make guesses as to what will happen next, often guesses that are off the mark completely.

Rachel Blaufeld

Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.
Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.