About The Raven Room
• Paperback: 250 pages
• Publisher: Diversion Publishing (November 3, 2015)
A searing erotic thriller perfect for those tantalized by A.R. Torre’s Deanna Madden series…
Anything you can imagine. Everything you crave. For the members of The Raven Room, it’s every fantasy fulfilled. But for some, that desire is a matter of life and death.
Drawn by needs he cannot control, Julian ventures to The Raven Room, a secret and exclusive sex club in the underbelly of Chicago. It goes beyond sex. It goes beyond kink. The Raven Room is the only place where Julian finds release from the dangerous urges that threaten to destroy the successful life he’s worked so hard to build.
When the police link the Raven Room to the death of a young woman, it threatens to expose a number of powerful people—people who would kill to stay anonymous…
Meredith’s body can’t get enough of Julian. He has opened her sexual horizons to tempting new possibilities. But out of bed she’s an aspiring journalist, and The Raven Room is the story she’s been looking for. By writing an exposé on the club and its elite clientele, she plans to launch her career.
As Meredith embarks on a sexual journey into the forbidden world that Julian inhabits, questions emerge, and dark appetites threaten to swallow her whole. How much can she trust the man who has laid bare her erotic nature and how much will she sacrifice in order to protect him?
“If you’re looking for an exciting novel that can balance erotic sections with a thrilling who-done-it, look no further; The Raven Room will have everything you could possibly want and more.” – San Francisco Book Review
“Readers who enjoy complex stories with strong characterization and psychological depth will find The Raven Room a satisfyingly story of emotional turbulence…” – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Happy Monday everyone and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Raven Room by Ana Medeiros! Thank you to the author and TLC Book Tours for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review!
The Raven Room is an erotic thriller told in alternating third person perspectives about an aspiring journalist in the midst of a sexual awakening, a sexy psychologist with a troubled past that still haunts him, and a murder that threatens to expose the seedy goings on at The Raven Room – a club dedicated to the dark, sexual inclinations of the elite.
I loved this book. This year I haven’t read many erotic novels so I think reading this type of story was just what I needed at this point in time. Overall it took my about a day to read it but I think if I didn’t have work I would have probably read it in a few hours as I found it quite hard to put down. I really enjoyed the psychology of the characters in this book, the conundrum of the Julian as a troubled man who happens to be a psychologist was interesting to me and the dynamic of his relationship with Meredith was also captivating. I just loved getting to know more about them as the story unfolded. I must also pay homage to the gorgeous cover! Isn’t it beautiful? I am also super excited that there are going to be more books in this series! Yes!
I went into this book without many expectations or really any idea of what the story was going to be about, though judging by the cover I knew it was going to maybe be dark and a little romantic. It proved to be dark, sexy and dangerous. I loved the descriptions of The Raven Room, when I was reading about it, it was almost like I could imagine myself there. I love the description of the distinct smell, of the walls that appeared to be breathing…the dark corners, the red lights…need I say more?
I have never read an erotic thriller and I must say that I definitely enjoyed that fusion of two genres that I really enjoy. I would be up for reading more books like this and also more from this author. Five stars from me and a whole lot of sexy!
About Ana Medeiros
Born in the Azores islands, Portugal, Ana Medeiros has a background in Photography, Sociology and Psychology. For the last seven years she has worked in the magazine industry. She currently lives in Toronto, Canada, with her boyfriend and two cats. The Raven Room, book one of a trilogy, is Ana’s first novel and is published by Diversion Books.