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***Blog Tour, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway*** Marking Him by Elena M. Reyes

Title: Marking Him (Marked #2)
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
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The day Maya Owens walked into his tattoo shop, everything Talan knew changed.

After officially starting a relationship, he has trouble managing Maya—a woman who consumes every part of his being and now owns his heart. His need to control her and everything around her drives Maya insane, but he has good reason. After all, Janice is still lurking around and she has a vendetta against his Bitty.

In no time, Talan wants more, and it’s faster than Maya can handle, and things begin to get complicated.

My Review

Is it possible to fall even more in love with Talan!
Talan and Maya are still going “slow” and I will say I was getting frustrated because I wanted them to have sex already. LOL! However, the fore play between them was hot! Talan and his dirty mouth and Maya the little sex kitten!

During the story, the crazy ex-employee Janice reappears and is starting a whole lot of trouble. You see how crazy she really is. We also see a jealous and protective side more in Talan. I definitely did a lot of laughing in this book, especially when they got together with their friends or went out. He realizes quickly how much he’s in love with Maya and how possessive his is of her. (Not in a bad way) He wants to own her and let everyone know she is his.

“But please know this: I will never lie to you, I’ll be faithful and loving until my last breath, until God separates us”

 At my words, her eyes welled with tears.

“And even then, I will never be too far. I love you, Bitty.”

 Going slow went out the window! They owned each other and you couldn’t help how happy these two are. For Talan to be a hard ass, he had such a sweet and romantic side when it came to Maya. You see how special Maya is to him. Maya even had some tricks up her sleeve too. She surprises Talan many times throughout the book. You also get to meet Mayas parents and Talan’s mom and oh my gosh, I loved them. They were so funny and accepting. During this time, Maya has been getting threatening text messages from an anonymous number. She tried to keep it from Talan but he soon finds out and he see Red!

“Pay attention, because I won’t repeat myself.”
“I love you. Need you. Would die for you”
“Nothing-not a goddamned thing in this world-comes before you. You are my mine to take care of and love. Never lie to me again.”

How could you not love a bossy man with sweet words? I don’t want to get into the story too much but the threats don’t stop and more crazy things happen. I loved the angst and the mystery in this book, along with all the funny and hot moments too! The book doesn’t end in a cliff hanger, but there will be a third book! Yay!! If you haven’t read this series, you must! 

★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Ashley Lenderman


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I sat in that empty lot for five minutes before there was a tap at my window. It was Simon. Why the fuck was he here?
Rolling down the window, I gave him my best bitch brow. “What’re you doing here?”
“Save it, small fry.” He laughed and opened my door. “Boss man just left, and my boss demanded I retrieve you. It’s a preventive decoy.”
My expression must’ve matched my thoughts: I’m not following.
“If Talan sees you and Esther walking toward the shop, he’ll know something’s up,” Simon explained while shoving a bag at me.
I looked inside the bag and arched the brow at him again. “What’s up with the wig?”
“Simple. You and Esther have a very distinct hair color and that solves one problem. If we happen to see him, I’ll pull you in closer and he’ll think its Esther getting her fix.”
I smiled: Now this made sense. “Good job, young grasshopper. I’m impressed.”
Simon flipped me off with an amused grin on his face. “You’re perfect for him, you know?”
“He’s perfect for me,” I amended and grabbed his offered hand. The long coat I was wearing prevented him from seeing anything. Fucker still waggled his brow the moment my high-heeled shoes came into view, though.
“Talan’s in for one hell of a night.” Simon bit his lip. “I’m happy for him, but dammit, I wish you girls would’ve let us in on this. ‘Moody fucker’ is the nicest way to describe what he’s been like since he found out he was booked tonight.”
“I know.” Simon mock-glared at my giggle. “I’m sorry, but all this was necessary. He’s going to—pardon my crudeness—blow his load the moment he realizes what’s about to happen.”
“That he is.” He laughed and walked me back toward the parlor. We made it there without incident. Simon stopped in front of the back door, “This is where I leave you, ma’am. Esther has everything else set up. It’ll be you and him once you walk through that door.”
“Thanks, Simon.” I pulled him in for a tight hug then watched him stroll off. The nerves were starting to take a hold of me again.
Would Talan like this?
Who was I kidding? Of course he would. That man has wanted nothing more than to lay his stamp, his creation, on my skin for months.
Opening the door, I heard soft music playing in the distance. It made me smile. Our playlist, the one I’d created for just this purpose, played through the store’s speakers.
My feet carried me forward. His office door was closed, all the lights off except for his private room—it was lit. Candles and low-lighting illuminated every inch of space. Perfect.
Talan’s station was set up: only black ink on his table, gun, needles, cups, cleaning solution and towels …
Lying in his chair was my folder, open with the stencil of his design atop the rest. It was a reminder of how he saw me. His equal. His other half.
With shaking fingers, I opened my coat and let it fall to the floor. Beneath the fabric I had worn nothing. This was my gift to him. The flesh he admired and made come alive with just the tone of his voice.
Bending at the waist, I picked up my coat and carried it to just outside of his door—and dropped it there.
Let him find it. Find me.

About the Author

Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would. As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A. R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned. Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn't until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.

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