Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Seen Trilogy Review + Author Interview + Giveaway

The Seen Trilogy
He Watches Me, He Touches Me, He Claims Me
Author: Cynthia Sax

He Watches Me
She desires to be seen. He wants to watch.

Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor’s yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.

She discovers this isn’t pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn’t plan to stop. That’s all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn’t allow him and she certainly shouldn’t want more, but she craves Blaine’s attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.

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He Touches Me
His touch enflames her desires.

Anna Sampson has allowed billionaire businessman Gabriel Blaine to watch her, all of her. And looking is all he’s done—until now. After giving him permission to touch her, Anna realizes she won’t be satisfied until she has all of this handsome and secretive man.

Soon she tempts him, shreds his control, and pushes him too far. Blaine’s reluctance to take her virginity frustrates Anna. He fulfills her fantasy, but what is their reality together?

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He Claims Me
A billionaire’s desires and a virgin’s wish to be claimed come together.

Two men want Anna Sampson. Gabriel Blaine is powerful, intelligent, the CEO of a successful company, and a billionaire. He’s watched her, touched her, encouraged her to become a strong, independent woman, a woman unafraid of her desires.

Now secrets from the past are exposed, threatening Anna’s freedom and safety. Will the man she loves stand by her side, or will he desert her, leaving Anna once again to face the future alone?

The searing climax of The Seen Trilogy.

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I rated The Seen Trilogy 5 sexy leaves!! Umm...where to begin? This trilogy was absolutely fan-freaking-tastic! I picked them up and didn't put them down until the last page was read. I'm so glad I had all three books on hand, because I didn't want them to end! I especially didn't want the third one to end! I want more! These books are so hot, like drooling for days hot! It has been awhile since a series has sucked me in and taken me on such a sexy wild ride, but The Seen Trilogy certainly did! 

He Watches Me begins with Anna Sampson, who is spending the summer house sitting in the LA area. Her job? To pay the utilities and live in the bungalow. Anna has moved across the country to escape her past. Everything she owns fits in a carry-on case. As she is house sitting, she sneaks into Gabriel Blaine's backyard while he is in New York to go skinny dipping. As she skinny dips, she pleasures herself and wishes that Gabriel is watching her or is there with her.  Anna craves to be wanted and seen. She has always been in the corner, always been invisible to people. She is a shy virgin, but when it comes to Gabriel, she wants to be noticed. From New York, Gabriel watched Anna skinny dip on camera. He returns home and watches from by poolside. Anna hasn't asked Gabriel to touch her yet, so he continues to watch her as she pleasures herself. 

In He Touches Me, there is an extreme amount of sexual tension, but Anna finally lets Gabriel touch her! Let’s be honest, I was so ready for them to start touching in the first chapter of the first book! As the two touch, they learn more about each other. As the reader, you learn that Gabriel is a successful billionaire. He wants to take care of Anna, but since she has only learned to take care of herself, she wants to earn her way. When Anna learns she can't pay for the utilities with her job, she decides to find another job. Gabriel hears about her predicament and hires her to be an assistant. Now that Gabriel and Anna are finally touching, I'm just waiting for them to finally have sex!  

I didn’t want He Claims Me to end! I wish the author would have written extra chapters to this book. Anna secret-filled past is revealed. I loved this series! The books are very well written and engaging. Definite page turners! If you're searching for a sexy, novella trilogy to occupy your evening, this is your read.

~Casting for Anna & Gabriel~

~Author Interview~
Jodie Rae: Hello FALLowers! Today, I'm very lucky to be interviewing Cynthia Sax, author of The Seen Trilogy! Welcome Cynthia! I just want to say I love The Seen Trilogy! It is such an amazing series, and I think everyone should read it! Tell us a little about yourself. How did you get into writing? 
Cynthia Sax: I’m thrilled to be here! (waves at FALLowers) Thanks for having me and I’m so glad you loved The Seen Trilogy. (hugs Jodie Rae) This story is near and dear to my heart.
I write contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romance for Avon Impulse, Ellora’s Cave, Loose Id, and Changeling Press. I’ve always written. Writing is a part of me like my heart, my soul. As soon as I could hold a pen, I started writing. I kept daily diaries for decades. I wrote for both daily and weekly newspapers. Then I moved to blogging and writing romance novels. A friend read one of the romance novels I had written for myself and convinced me to submit it to a publisher. Many stories and rejection letters later, I was published and I knew I’d found my place in the world.
Jodie Rae: How did the storyline come to you?
Cynthia Sax: One sultry summer night, I was hanging out in my backyard, looking longingly at the neighbor’s extremely inviting pool. The moon and stars reflected off the surface of the water. It looked so cool and refreshing and delicious. I was tempted to jump the fence and take a dip.
Then I thought about the type of heroine who WOULD jump the fence. Why would she do this? What would she be like? What would happen if she were caught?
This is how He Watches Me, the first story in The Seen Trilogy, starts.
Jodie Rae: I pictured Wentworth Miller as Gabriel. Holy hot! Who did you picture when you were writing his character?
Cynthia Sax: Oh my goodness, Jodie Rae, Wentworth Miller COULD be Gabriel Blaine!
I ‘spotted’ Blaine in a noisy New York coffee shop. All around him, people hustled to get their morning coffees and yelled out beverage orders, while he sat alone at a small table, wearing his black suit, white shirt, plain gray tie, an island of calmness, of quiet, of control, among the chaos.
Then he looked up, our gazes met, and my breath caught. He had the most brilliant green eyes I’d ever seen. I KNEW I had to write his story. 

Jodie Rae: What was the hardest and easiest part of writing The Seen Trilogy?
Cynthia Sax: I become very emotionally attached to my characters so the most difficult part of any story is the ending. I know I will have to say good-bye to them, at least temporarily. Thankfully, I have some of the best readers in the world. They’ll email me and ask me how Blaine and Anna are doing. This gives me an excuse to ‘talk’ to them.
The easiest part of writing The Seen Trilogy was spending all day with Anna and Blaine. I LOVE Anna. Whenever I spend time with her, I want to give her a big hug. Blaine remains a bit of a mystery and I can’t resist a mystery. Plus he’s so very lickable.
Jodie Rae: What advice can you provide for aspiring authors?
Cynthia Sax: Ask for advice from the writers you admire. The majority of writers in Romanceland want you to be successful (whatever your definition of success is). Part of this is who we are. Romance writers sell love and optimism and hope and we truly believe in what we sell. Part of this is business. If you do well, you’ll attract more readers to romance. We want you to write strong stories because you’re representing our genre. You’re part of our team!
However, remember we have writing deadlines too. When you send us something to critique, consider sending a page or a scene, not your entire novel. Ask us one good question, not fifteen. Then thank us by doing simple things like retweeting our new release information or telling a friend about a book of ours you loved. This give and take is how lasting relationships are built.

Jodie Rae: I would love to read more about Gabriel and Anna. I would also love to read the story from Gabriel's point of view! What project are you working on now?
Cynthia Sax:  Awww… I’m glad you want to read more about Gabriel and Anna, Jodie Rae! (big hugs) I love them too. I recently submitted Henley’s story to Avon Impulse. You met Henley, the scarred head of cyber security at Blaine Technologies, in He Claims Me. Gabriel and Anna appear in this story also. I really enjoyed showing their relationship from the new heroine’s perspective.
Some readers have asked me why I didn’t write Camille’s (Goth girl’s) story next. Well… her love interest does something she can’t easily forgive in The Seen Trilogy. The (bad, very VERY bad) decisions Camille makes in Henley’s story show her that she’s as human as he is. She needed to learn that in order to forgive him. I plan to write her story next.
Thank you SO much for interviewing me. If any FALLowers have questions, I’d be thrilled to answer them!  
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at

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  1. I would be very interested in this series :)

    1. Thank you, Lee! (big hugs) I'm thrilled that each story in the series is only 99 cents (less than the cost of a convenience store chocolate bar) because that allows new-to-me readers to sample the stories at very little risk.

  2. Added to my TBR list! sounds hot!

    1. Thank you, Kristina. Is your TBR list like mine - multiple pages? There are so many great stories in Romanceland!

  3. Thank you for hosting today. Love the Cast!!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! (big hugs) Blaine is very, VERY lickable.

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    1. Thank you Valerie! It is one of my favorite stories I've ever written. I love Anna and Blaine.

    2. I'm having withdraws from these sexy characters!!!

  6. I cannot wait to read this trilogy!! Who could blame me after reading the synopsis for each book & the author interview. I'm heading over to grab He Watches Me & crossing my fingers that my kindle can take another book. Trust would break out in a sweat if you saw how many pages of 10 titles a page I have. And I'm trying to archive them as quickly as I read them to make room for more. I don't have a drug or alcohol addiction. I have an addiction to books & reading as many of them as I can.thank you for the post on this author. This is the reason I follow sooo many blogs. I get introduced to authors that are new to me & great books to read.

    1. Hi Jessiel!!! Thanks for stopping by!! Have you finished this amazing Trilogy yet?? I totally agree, I have a book addiction myself and no one is ever going to change me! ;-)

  7. Thank you for all of your reviews!

    1. Thank you, Danielle!! Writing reviews is a blast to me when I love the book so much! Have a great day!