Wednesday, May 23, 2018

VBT Waking to Black by V.H. Luis

Waking to Black
by V.H. Luis


GENRE:   Erotic Romance



He shattered my defenses, and I was fragile to begin with…

The first time I saw Adam Black, I was between the arms of a criminal, a gun to my throat and even
then, I knew I was staring at the most dangerous man in the room.

Maybe it was his confident, cerulean eyes, or the sex appeal radiating from his pores like heat waves
on a scorching day, but by proximity alone he made my vision blur and my heart stammer.

The day I was nearly killed in a bank hold-up, I began to live—because of him.

Now, I’m praying for the first time in years, hoping the scars of my past, the secrets I keep, don’t
interfere with my future…


Excerpt Two:

“It must be difficult; constantly running away from anything remotely intimidating.”

It’s the dare in his voice that makes me turn my head, not the statement.

“Those are the words of someone who hasn’t gotten what they want.” Even as I’m speaking I know
I’m the mouse in this cat and mouse game—I should walk away, but I can’t.

“What do you know about what I want?” He climbs the last step of the porch, his broad shoulders

Refusing to take the bait, I give him my back. Reaching for the door with my right hand, I’m halted by
the strong pull of my left.

Before I can focus, his lips press against mine while his body traps me between him and the door.
One of his hands runs over the curve of my waist while the other tangles in the curls of my hair, pulling
on the strands and angling me so that he can have free reign. I moan, loving the possessive way he
grips my body, and he takes the opportunity to dip his tongue inside my mouth. His taste is divine; it’s
a heady mix of wine and passion. The remnants of my resistance melt as I meld against him, moving
my hands over his stomach, and resting them on his belt buckle.

He pulls back with a quick nip to my bottom lip and my eyes pop open at the sudden jolt of
pleasure-filled pain.

“Say you’ll do the mural,” he commands.

“Do you always get what you want?” I counter, gazing up at him from lowered lashes.

He rubs his cheek against mine so his lips hover over my ear.

“Persistence is a virtue.”
“I thought that was patience.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of
Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, will be released in 2018, and the
subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

Welcome to my internet haven!
I’m a born and bred Miami Girl—and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops every day of the
week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my
Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the
house? Of course.
If I’m not busy scribbling notes about the story pounding out of my head, I’m painting, listening to
music, or spending time with the love of my life—my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family
(in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the
many lessons my father taught me.

My website:
Interview with V.H. Luis

  1. Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?
My characters are total thieves! I often think the story is heading a certain direction and BAM! Next thing I know my characters have hijacked the narrative and I’m trying to catch-up. I’m sure some people think it’s odd to hear a writer discuss fictional characters as if they are real-people, but when you spend so much time elaborating on the personality and traits of a character, they do take-up a life of their own.
While I always know important aspects of a story such as the climax or the end goal, how the characters get there is often not how I envisaged. Like a reader, a writer is often surprised by the direction of a story—at least that has been my experience.
Personally, the most important thing I try to remember when writing is that while my characters should have free-reign I still have a responsibility to write a story people want to read. Contrived plot devices don’t have a place in a well-thought-out story. I’m always cognizant of that and endeavor to make what I’m writing emotional and real.
  1. Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.
If you are a fan of billionaire romances Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), is definitely something you want to read. I could compare it to like books of that sub-genre but truthfully, I think it’s a unique read because of the heroine—Evelyn Snowe. I love that in many respects she is an underdog. She has so much untapped strength and potential. Witnessing her growth throughout the series has been wonderful—she has surprised me on several occasions. I also think the hero of Waking to Black, Adam Black, is as beautifully-damaged as Evelyn. Both these characters complement each other so well. At its root the story is a steamy tale of self-discovery. Yes, it’s an erotic romance but one with a lot of depth.
  1. Have you written any other books that are not published?
I spent several years writing on public forums though none of those stories were ever published in the traditional sense. Honestly, this is my first attempt at publishing and I’m enjoying the experience thus far.
  1. Pen or type writer or computer?
Computer without a doubt! I used to be a very dedicated pen/paper writer until about fifteen—then I got my first computer. While I may scribble down dialogue or the occasional lightbulb-idea on paper, I much prefer to delve into a story on a computer. Part of it is the convenience of course though I think the years I spent on an online roleplaying community really shifted the way my brain works in terms of writing. I find writing on a computer easy and comfortable.
  1. Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?"
THANK YOU!!! I’ve been so blessed and welcomed by many bloggers and readers alike. Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), is my debut book and for someone so completely green in terms of publishing, I have been welcomed by many in the past few weeks. It’s been a pleasure to see the reviews on Amazon/Netgalley/Goodreads, as well as the tweets on twitter. I appreciate and value every one of you.

V.H. Luis



V.H. Luis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via
rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description, excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

  3. Do you have any ideas for your next book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980@hotmail(d0t)com

  4. I like the book cover. The light hits just right and makes the people stand out despite the cover being so dark.

  5. Do you have any exciting plans for the Holiday weekend? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  6. Do you have any plans for memorial day? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com