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Thursday, June 14, 2018

the end of them both - In the Land of Milk and Honey by Nell E.S. Douglas

"It was good storyline with lots of twists and turns to keep me hooked. I did, a few times have to re-read a passage or two due to so much detail though.
A brilliant read. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and definitely recommend you read it too. Well done Nell E.S. Douglas." - Whispering Stories, Goodreads


Published: January 17th, 2018

When Gabrielle “Bree” Valentine awoke in a hospital bed with a newborn baby, she centered herself and rebuilt. Bree didn’t think about her mental breakdown, lost memories, or the features of a stranger emerging daily in the face of the son she is raising alone. Five years later, on a weekend in the Hamptons, a chance encounter with a man unlike any other jars her—bone deep.

Daniel Hawthorne Baird II, wealthy, dangerous, British aristocrat, gravitates to Bree like caviar on crostini. In his relentless obsession with Bree, their lives entwine despite Bree’s resistance. With the unconditional support of friends she calls ‘family’, Bree confronts the most difficult questions of her life.

Unearthing the painful mysteries behind who fathered her child, who the real Daniel Baird is, and the irrepressible desire driving her towards a man destined to be the end of them both.

Top Ten Elements that Make an Adult Book by Nell E. S. Douglas 

1. Explicitness 
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You get the picture. It boils down to the explicit nature of how subjects are handled. Explicitness of not just what we typically consider adult content, either. What’s the difference between R.L Stein and Stephen King? How deeply the writer dives into depictions of situations. An adult book carries weightier subjects and farther removes you from safety and fantasy. It should intentionally take down aspects of suspension of disbelief. Those aspects don’t further remove the adult from the story, they bring them closer into heart pounding and heart breaking moments. An adult book shows less mercy to the readers delicate side and is one that crosses the standard and necessary lines, similar to ratings in film and music. And the many of the best ones rip right through those boundaries. 

About the author:
Nell E. S. Douglas has possessed a deep, abiding love for written words since childhood. The transition from reader, to writer, was a natural one. Her first stories, penned on the lined pages of class notebooks, were inspired by her mother’s poetry and epic tales of travel, and a professorial inquisitiveness inherited from her father. Following college in Florida, Nell exited the world of pure imagination, and entered the one of business, successfully establishing a career in sales, and developing a cup-a-day habit (of coffee). Today, Nell writes everything from story ideas to essays during the spaces in-between domestic goddessing, and contributing as a managing partner to a thriving small business. Nell resides in Florida, with her husband and their children, passing on the traditions of her mother, and sinking her feet in the sand whenever possible.

Her favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, and To Kill a Mockingbird. Her favorite movies are Gladiator, anything by Scorcese, The Time Traveller’s Wife, and Bridesmaids.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

karley moore said...

Good luck with the tour!

Jolanda LovestoRead said...

Looks and sounds like a good read. Thanks

Wendy Hutton said...

the book sounds great thanks

Jodi Hunter said...

Sounds Like An Awesome Read.