Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Notes From a Romantic’s Heart is pleased to welcome back author Anya Summers. Today we’ll be taking a peek at her new erotic romance, Midnight Mystique, Book 2 of her Dungeon Singles Night Series. Read my blog post for Midnight Masquerade, the first book in the series. The third book in the series, Midsummer Night's Dream, is up for pre-order.

The entire tour list can be found at Goddess Fish Promotions. Also, don’t forget the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry form is at the bottom of this post.

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance


About the Book


Dakota needs help. Badly.

The last thing she expects is for the Bad Boy of Eternal Eros to step in, sweep her off her feet, and offer his protection.

Maybe she accepts because they were matched up at the last singles night. Maybe it was the scorching passion she experienced at his skilled hands. Maybe it’s the way he dotes on her daughter.

All she knows is that the more the lines between reality and fantasy blur, the harder it will be to let him go. The more time he spends posing as her fake fiancé, the more she realizes she’s no longer faking her feelings. With every touch, every kiss, every heated glance, she realizes she wants more than one night. She wants the scarred bad boy’s heart to be hers for all time.

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Enjoy an Excerpt


Ryker had dressed the part tonight, too, which was shocking and rather hot. She hadn’t realized that leather pants with a blue-green scale pattern existed. Combined with the gold belt, cross body gold armor over his bare chest covered in inky chest hair, a pair of fish fin forearm bands over his muscular arms, and a King of the Sea tall, gold pitchfork, the sinfully handsome Dom caused her nether region to purr in delight. The man was sex on a stick personified.

Dakota ignored her body’s response to the gorgeous alpha. He was the last Dom she would ever tangle with at the club.

In the Pit, a line of submissives formed. Dakota held the bin, laughing with each woman as she flushed or squealed with delight over her selection. Dakota was participating too. She had signed up before the events of the previous weekend. But given she was running the show tonight, she would select the last marker, whoever the Dom might be.

The line dwindled as the submissives headed to the scene area where the Dom would meet them after the selection process was complete.

Dakota noted the Doms who had been chosen as the markers disappeared. She had been hoping for the blond firefighter Cooper, or perhaps even Xavier or Colin. But she felt her good mood deflate as the activity wore on and the Doms she considered would be great to ease her dry spell were taken.

There were two markers left when Nora stepped up to make her choice: Rafael and Ryker.

Rafael was a strict Dom who liked doling out punishment. While he wasn’t Dakota’s first or even second choice, he would be preferable to the other one.

Nora, in her pretty pastel mermaid outfit, fished her hand around the empty bin with her eyes closed. The submissive’s breath caught as her hand closed around one marker and she drew it out. Before Nora opened her gaze, Dakota spied the name on the marker in her hand. Rafael.

Double damn.

That left her with Ryker.

She plunged her hand in and grabbed the marker, then glanced up from the pit to the surrounding crowd. Her gaze latched on to the Dom in question.

Dakota’s breath caught at the undercurrent that zapped between them. He cast her a sardonic grin. It was as if he knew she didn’t want to scene with him, and his gaze dared her to withdraw from participating.

My Unplanned Review (the Best Kind)

5 Lusciously Sexy Stars!


After having the week from hell, I needed a break. And, there’s no better escape than into the fantasy of world of BDSM—even if the actual acts aren’t your personal cup of tea. And, nobody does these escapes better than Anya Summers.

I was immediately caught up in Dakota’s hesitation, yet undeniable curiosity where the sexy Ryker was concerned. I mean ... just look at the cover. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a little kink with a man who resembles a modern-day pirate? Add in an adorable kid and fake fiancé trope and I'm hooked.

For those readers unfamiliar with the world of sex clubs/BDSM, the author does a wonderful job of explaining the inner workings without making it boring, or an information dump.

And, as always, the ending is satisfying in more ways than one.

If you’ve never read an erotic romance, or a romance filled with BDSM, but always wanted to, start with book 1 of this series and go forward. You will be glad you did.


Meet the Author


Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

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Enter the Giveaway

Anya Summers will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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As always, it’s been a pleasure hosting author Anya Summers. Please come back all week for more authors, books, and giveaways. As well, feel free to page back a bit for previous author updates and giveaways.