Molloy, S.J.: Lussuria, Book One in The Luminara Series
Book: Lussuria – The Luminara Series
Author: S.J. Molloy
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
#1 in The Luminara Series.
An emotional erotic heart-wrenching story of lust, love and light.
File U for upside down. Lexi Robertson’s carefully constructed life is about to be turned upside down.
Recently hired as Club di Energia’s physiotherapist, the stunning yet insecure twenty-six year old finally thinks she has a handle on her physically and mentally damaging past. The only way Lexi can cope is by compartmentalizing her feelings with a unique, internal filing system. To maintain order, Lexi has a firm set of boundaries in place, and she never lets anyone too close.
File N for not happening. Lexi has no intention of giving in to the charming Lucca Caruso when he comes into her clinic for an emergency physiotherapy session. Despite his painstakingly handsome face and Italian that renders her speechless, Lexi is able to resist.
A Tuscany vacation with her best friend is just what Lexi needs to stop worrying about life and start enjoying it. A cooking course at a villa near the Chianti hills, just outside of Florence, will take her mind off a certain set of mesmerising azure blue eyes.
File F for fate. Lexi never expected to see the Italian god again, but they’re staying at the same villa.
For someone that purposely refuses to feel, Lexi finds herself on a journey of self-discovery, helplessly folding, melting, and crumbling under the temptation of her heart’s desire.
An emotional, erotic, heart-wrenching story of lust, love, and light.
Lexi struggles to confide in Lucca, slowly learning how to love and trust. Lucca is a gentle, patient lover with a heart of gold, but his need for Lexi is insatiable. He’s the man we all want and can’t get enough of.
Through the passion of lust and the sweetness of love, Lexi spreads her wings towards the light … until her past comes back to haunt her.
A hot and sexy story of survival, acceptance, learning to trust, and believing. One woman’s destiny to find her light, and the one man who can take here there.
Welcome to the Luminara series.
SJ Molloy, first time British Author of ‘The Luminara Series’ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a young child, her family moved and raised her in Lanarkshire, Scotland where she currently resides with her husband, two daughters and her energetic, hyperactive loving gun dog who is utterly spoiled.
SJ is a qualified Fitness Instructor and Health & Fitness Motivator of various fitness styles and disciplines. Music and dance aerobics have always been a pleasure and passion for her. SJ will sporadically make up dance style routines at any hour of the day when a move comes to her or piece of music moves or inspires her. Currently not teaching classes she is focusing her time into nurturing her yearning passion for creative writing, exchanging one visualization for another.
As a child, SJ loved to write in journals and make up short stories and has a flare for all things creative. With an overactive imagination at times, SJ adores to make notes, visualize scenes and settings to create characterizations.
While on holiday with her family one summer reading book after book, she had a flash of inspiration and has had various ideas whirling around in her mind ever since. It was not until she pulled back on teaching classes that she found the courage, time and insight into actually bringing these ideas to life.
In February 2013 she decided to bring that imagination to light by beginning her writing journey with ‘Lussuria’ the first installment in ‘The Luminara Series’ available from late October 2013.
Being a self-confessed book junkie, she loves nothing better than to get lost in an emotional and moving book. A true romantic at heart, her guilty pleasure is reading heart-warming, passionate stories and falling in love with her favorite fictional characters.
With five books already mapped out in ‘The Luminara Series’, SJ’s busy creative mind has already planned two more fictitious novels, both stand-alone romance books and very different in their own right.
When she is not writing or reading, spending time with family and friends or exercising and walking her dog, SJ loves all things practical and creative. Dancing, music, cooking, travelling, good food and wine and painting are her favorite past times along with laughter, lots and lots of laughter.
“Okay, Lucca, maybe we will see you tomorrow if you are around,” Hazel says optimistically.
“Si, I will definitely be around, buona notte.”
“Nighty night.” Once she closes the door, Lucca and I remain silent but stare at one another.
“This is an appropriate room for you. True beauty,” he says, nodding towards the plaque on the door, and I blush. Lucca leans over me and palms my face in both hands. “Let me take care of you. I promise, not to hurt you. Please think about it.”
A promise is a promise.
I nod and he closes the space between us, enveloping my sense again with the scent of his aftershave: masculine, sexy, intoxicating. And those eyes …
My throat instinctively moves as I swallow, then I inhale a ragged breath when I think he’s about to kiss my lips. Instead, he places a chaste kiss on my forehead.
“Dormite bene, bella dolcezza.”
“Sleep tight, beautiful sweetness. That is what it means.”
“So, dolcezza means sweetness?” I ask while turning the handle.
“Si. And you most definitely are mine.”
I lean on the door for support, as my legs are defying gravity, ready to give way with his romantic words. When I turn around to say good night, he’s walking back down the corridor.
When I’m in my room, I kick off my shoes and lean against the door trying to get my head straight, overwhelmed with his charm, but also overwhelmed at myself for allowing myself to be affected.