Amber’s Fantasy by Pepper Anthony with Excerpt and Giveaway!

Amber's Fantasy by Pepper Anthony with Excerpt and Giveaway!

Today I have a book from Tasty Book Tours, with a review, an excerpt and a giveaway.  Please be sure to check out the other tour stops and don’t forget to enter the giveaway where you can win either a $25 Gift card or one of Two digital copies of the title.

Book Review:

An interesting question is posed in this book: are the fantasies that fuel our imaginations as we read romance novels as good as we hope when they are fulfilled? Amber is living a life that she finds unrewarding; difficulties with her family and her desire to improve her sister’s life leave her little time for personal pursuits and even less for a relationship. She escapes and finds her own moments of happiness via her romance novels where she can imagine herself the heroines she so admires, not the woman in dull clothes working too much overtime without a relationship.

Despite restrictions against colleagues starting personal relationships, Ray has always had his eye on Amber, even though he too spends much time caring for his family. Helping her move some items, and seeing the stash of erotic romance novels among her things, he wonders if the quiet Amber isn’t far deeper than she would have let on from her outward businesslike appearance.

When the two start their relationship, things are proceeding well, but Amber’s fantasies learned in her novels have her intrigued and wanting to experience what her heroines do: a ménage. Quiet Ray is more than content with Amber and he alone, their relationship has steamy moments and he is finding just how attractive she is to him. But, being a giving sort, he will do anything for her to keep her.

What is missing from most every romance book that features a ménage scene is the aftermath: the unexpected jealousy, the hurt feelings, and the disappointment when the fantasy doesn’t reach the level of the fantasy. Pepper Anthony does a fabulous job of displaying all of these emotions and questions for both Amber and Ray, and brings the story to a much needed climax.

Well written with the exception of feeling removed and nearly clinical in the point of view during the ménage scenes, this book brings up several different issues and questions for readers who escape into romance and wonder about applying a fictional situation to their own lives. Anthony manages to present realistic concerns into the story without losing the enjoyment of an erotic romance; in fact I thought it enhanced the story with more emotional impact that improved the path to the happily ever after.

Amber’s Fantasy by Pepper Anthony with Excerpt and Giveaway!

Title: Amber's Fantasy
Author: Pepper Anthony
Genre: Interracial, Menage
Published by: Beachwalk Press
Format:eBook
Source: Author via Tour Company
Pages: 79
Rated: four-stars
Get Your Copy: Amazon Audible
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If you had the chance to act out your secret fantasy, would you dare?


Ray Ferris is the first person to discover Amber Jackson’s naughty secret desires. While helping her move some boxes, he stumbles on her stash of erotic romances featuring ménages. Despite a strict company policy prohibiting co-workers from dating, Amber finds herself inexorably drawn to Ray. She’s never been attracted to a white man before, but his intriguing invitation to actually have sex with two men at one time captivates her imagination. When the barriers to their relationship are swept away, will Amber have the courage to finally act out her forbidden fantasy? And if she does, will the experience open doors to a whole new world, or cost her a chance at true love?

Contains scenes of explicit sexual activity

A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to drug and alcohol use / violence and/or sexual content in a genre not specified as Erotic.

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Excerpt:

Ray didn’t dare let go of Amber’s hand. He knew the modest, uptight Amber still had a death grip on the sexy, more confident woman he’d made love to earlier that evening. At any moment she might get cold feet and run back to the safety of the bathroom. Once they got started though, he hoped she’d get caught up in the sensual game. By the end of the evening she’d know for sure if this is what she really wanted.
But could he count on Cal to follow through? His cousin had been initially shocked, but it hadn’t taken much to talk him into playing his part, especially when Ray assured him that Amber would be directing things.
To tell the truth, he was relieved about that as well. The only kind of threesome he’d ever imagined himself being involved in featured two women, not two men. He didn’t have a clear idea of how this all should go. Since it was Amber’s favorite fantasy, he was counting on her knowing exactly how to choreograph the whole thing.
They came around the corner to find Cal standing like a deer in the headlights in the center of the living room. God, maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all. His cousin’s expression was strained at the least, his fists clenched, eyes darting anywhere but at the two of them. Ray felt Amber’s resistant tug on his hand and knew if they all stood around and thought about this any longer, it wasn’t going to happen.
He quickly pulled Amber into his arms and kissed her, using his tongue to plunder her mouth in a way that was meant to reawaken the sensual woman who had just shared his bed. For a moment she was stiff and self-conscious in his arms, but gradually she softened and began to kiss him back. He dared to put his hand on her ass and drag her shirt up just a little, knowing Cal would be able to see the rounded globes of her lovely brown skin. He also knew that Amber would realize Cal could see.
She froze again.
“You’re so beautiful. So sexy,” he whispered in her ear. “I can’t keep my hands off you.”
She stared up at him, and he smiled at her and kissed her again. A small moan broke from her throat as she responded, quivering in his arms. They all heard the sound. Cal was watching them now, his expression avid. Ray moved his hands up her back, dragging the shirt higher.
“Tell us what you want, Amber.”
She glanced over at Cal for the first time, and then closed her eyes. Her cheeks were highly colored.
“Um, no shirts.” He could barely hear her.
Cal stripped out of his dress shirt in record time and flung it on the floor.
“What else, baby?” He rained small kisses along her hairline as he massaged her back and let the tips of his fingers brush across her naked ass. “Do you want Cal to touch you too? Or just watch us?”
“Oh God. I don’t know about this.” She started to pull away.
“I do. I know you want it. We want it for you, baby. Come on. Relax and enjoy yourself.”
She nodded, but then she dropped her gaze and just stood there motionless. Ray held his breath and watched a storm of expressions cross her lovely face. Things were not looking very promising. Suddenly she turned back to Cal.
“Come stand behind me, okay?”
Cal circled around them and took his place.
“Up closer,” she prompted. “Now take hold of my upper arms.” She let out a gasp when his fingers touched her arms. She glanced over her shoulder toward him. “Tighter. So I can’t—escape.”
Cal’s hands firmly banded her upper arms and pulled back so that her breasts made saucy points against the fabric of the shirt. Ray licked his lips as Amber gave another broken moan and closed her eyes.
“Oh God,” she gasped. “Ray. Please. Touch me. Everywhere.”

About Pepper Anthony

Like most writers, I've worn quite a collection of hats over the years ~ voice actor, artist, bookkeeper, retail sales ~ but I've always wanted to be a writer. My biggest dream was to see my name on a book cover. Now, with the advent of e-publishing, the covers may be virtual, but the thrill of seeing my name on them is real. I am so humbled by the idea that my stories might draw in a reader and provide her an hour or two of entertainment.
I've been married to my best friend Tom for thirty years. Together we've raised two amazing sons, and recently welcomed our first grand daughter, Leona Mae. Most days you can find me at our family's computer repair shop in a small town outside Portland, Oregon. At night I go home to my rambling fixer-upper in the woods and toil at my writing, assisted by a small menagerie of furry assistants.
I love it when a reader takes a moment to reach out and let me know what she thinks of my stories. I hope you'll feel free to email me or leave a comment on my website.

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