Monday, March 17, 2014


Adriana Noir is my Woman In Horror today! I first met Adriana through her gorgeous poetry. Her poems are dark and relay powerful messages. Ah, my friends, Adriana still writes her lovely poetic musings, but now she has added so much more!

Her prose is breathtaking! It is on the edge, thriller and psychological horror at it's best. Her SKALS series is outstanding. Adriana adds a raw, erotic mix to her tales. Be forewarned: this is for adults only. It takes all these wonderful edgy words to a whole new level.

Now we come to a fascinating part of Adriana, the side which drives her to write. She has a compulsion to do so. It is who she is, and she makes no bones about it. She is an in-your-face author. Her website explains the complexities and fascination of who she is. Her views on writing are much like mine. She writes to please herself, and she totally believes in writing out of the box. Not everyone agrees with her and a lot of people prefer to tell their stories within the mediocrity of established norms. Her norm is to write what she wants to write. Adriana says readers read everything, so whatever comes from the minds of an author will find a home with fans. There is no doubt that the superb words coming from her golden pen have found a home with readers. Simply click onto the books below and see how well her stories rank on the Amazon charts. She is a force to be reckoned with.

My friend Adriana is a no nonsense lady, shooting from the hip, and taking no prisoners in a complex publishing world. She has achieved what I believe to be what she has been trying to do for a while now. Adriana Noir is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob

Adriana hails from a small town where unpredictable weather and inspiring locals abound. She's an avid fan of dark fiction, alphas, and anti-heroes. When she's not writing, she's usually running from large insects outdoors (aka providing the daily dose of entertainment for the neighborhood) or bonding with her mascot Boo, who's really a savage mountain lion trapped in a domestic cat's body.
She's also been known to stalk after those she suspects might be carrying chocolate. It is, sadly, her one true weakness.
You can find out more about her, her hi-jinks, and any upcoming projects or releases at

Requiem: Book of the Fallen by Noir, Adriana and Wheeling, Darren (Oct 13, 2012)

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October 13, 2012
Mankind has failed.

After economic ruin drives the world to its knees, darkness and evil reign supreme. From this darkness a group of banished angels, known as the Fallen, rise and roam free–hellbent on destroying humanity once and for all.

Seir is unsympathetic to the plight of mortals. Thousands of years on Earth have left him bitter, sarcastic, and jaded, but when a mysterious woman seeks his help, he’s unwillingly thrust into what could become the final end game for us all. Within Ava lies an important key–one this fallen angel must protect in order to survive and his comrades will stop at nothing to erase.

To make matters worse his former brothers are starting to descend, and some of them are none too happy with the choices he’s made. As angelic and demonic forces clash in a violent struggle for control, the world’s fate hangs precariously in the balance.

The time has come. The battle for our souls has begun…
5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar Debut! October 11, 2012
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I had the honor of an advance copy of Requiem:Book of the Fallen. This is no typical story of good and evil. Noir's Angels, divine and fallen, jump off the page with endearing quirks and gut wrenching angst in this apocalyptic tale. The author paints an eerie picture of what the world is like after "The Collapse." In the light of recent economic times and world happenings, it is easy to imagine the world she creates.

Requiem: Book of the Fallen introduces us to a young woman, Ava, that holds the key to humanity's salvation or their downfall. Neither side truly knows the power she possesses, as they jockey to be the one to control her. Both sides are on edge as she chooses to walk a fine line between her heavenly guardians and the dark forces that seek to destroy all. One thing I would've never imagined is the sarcastic,scathing, humor of the main character, the fallen angel Seir. His sometimes bitter, but blunt, take on all involved in the battle will make you think, and surely make you laugh even in the darkness. The connection he forms with Ava is perhaps even more surprising to him than to the reader.

The battle between good and bad, light and dark is a story older than time, but told here with an intensity and skill that will send a chill down your spine and make you think. Noir's descriptions of the residents of Heaven and Hell are beautiful and horrific, the battle being waged believable, and all the more frightening for it. 

Literary Foray by Chris Bartholomew and Katrina DeLallo (Dec 28, 2010)

 The deepening evening sky joins the lake in azure shadows, casting the landscape in monochromatic gloom that can't touch the darkness in my soul. Resting my chin on my knees, I stare unseeing down the length of the pier. The clamor of voices drifts from above where my husband stoically accepts the condolences of family and friends. The pity in their eyes is more than I deserve and too much to bear.-Excerpt from In a Moment's Breath by Mara Mc Bain 

Writer's Bump Anthology: Volume 1: The Best Short Stories from the Best New Writers by Richard Yee (Apr 23, 2009)

 Writer's Bump presents twenty-eight short stories from some of the best emerging writers.

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I highly recommend this anthology for a peek at amazing new authors. I can't say enough about Adriana Noir and Nicole Ducleroir to name a few. You can find more of their work and mine in the anthology Literary Foray. I consider myself in fabulous company! 

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Sinister Kisses (SKALS) by Adriana Noir (Dec 31, 2013)

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December 31, 2013
After a chance encounter in the woods leaves her shaken and reeling, the last thing Taylor McAvay wanted to do was accept an invitation to dinner. Then again, after seeing what Sebastian Baas was capable of, she felt she had little choice. The guy did just save her life, and the feel of his partner's assault rifle pressed against her cheek still lingered in her mind.

What she discovers surprises her. Beneath the armor and fatigues, is a smart, attentive, and sophisticated man. Unable to resist, Taylor finds herself drawn in by the Special Agent's charm. Everything about Sebastian, from his imposing presence to his hypnotic eyes, pulls her under his spell. When a drive by shooting leaves her apartment riddled with bullets, she falls under his command as well--not to mention the shadow of a lethal, underground organization known as SKALS.

Her lover has a dark and dangerous side he tries to keep hidden, but when a series of events sends their lives spiraling out of control, she realizes there is much more to him than meets the eye. Whether she wants to leave or not doesn't matter. Taylor soon learns, when it comes to Sebastian and SKALS, there is no escape.

**DISCLAIMER** This is NOT your average romance. It's not a feel good love story, but the beginning of a journey. It's a dark, gritty thriller with a heavy emphasis on plot. It also contains elements of dominance and discipline, psychological conditioning, and mental manipulation. There's also gunfire and violence. If any of this offends you, this is not the book for you. Contains sexual content and is intended for mature audiences only.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books EVER March 5, 2014
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Rating: 5+ Stars

I do not know how/where I found this series, but I'm so glad I did!!! I'm totally addicted to 'The SKALS' series. This is a raw and edgy story centered around Sebastian (Extremely dominant and controlling Leader of SKALS), Taylor (Extremely submissive and obeying young woman)AND Sebastian's employer 'The SKALS'. Wow, this booked had me up all night trying to finish and get to the next book. 'Sinister Kisses' details the beginning of Sebastian and Taylor's relationship (how they met, dealt with problems, introductions to friends and family, etc.). There was so much character development that I really understood the dynamics of their relationship. While I totally wanted to slap Sebastian sometimes, I finally understood and accepted their relationship. Taylor gave Sebastian what he needed and Sebastian gave Taylor what she needed. The Christmas Eve drama...OMG! Loved it!

This story is not made up of hearts and roses. There are some tough scenes in the book. I loved every page of them. My kind of story! This was not the typical romance. There's so much edge and it was refreshing to read. I love a anti-hero story. I can't wait for the next book. 

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Bound by Vengeance (SKALS #2) by Adriana Noir (May 15, 2013)

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May 15, 2013
~Book #2 in the SKALS Series~
Revenge is a very personal thing...

After eliminating a hostile SKALS member turned rogue, Sebastian returns home to deal with the aftermath. He no longer trusts his security team, and to make matters worse, he's got blood on his hands he can't wash clean. Still, he is determined to try and put an end to the past and start a new life with Taylor.

Everything in him wants to be the man she needs him to be, but that decision won't come easy. His family is in shambles, his director is breathing down his neck, and worse of all, Steven Laychee is circling, looking for a way to take down the man who killed his brother.

It's not a matter of if Laychee will strike. It's a question of when--and who will be left standing in the end.
**DISCLAIMER** This is NOT your average romance. It's a dark, edgy, sometimes erotic thriller with a heavy emphasis on plot. It also contains elements of dominance, domestic discipline, gunfire and violence. Intended for mature audiences only.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sebastian's Stock Just Went Up May 16, 2013
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Let me just say- WOW! And WOW some more!! You absolutely MUST read Sinister Kisses before reading this and be prepared to feel it all- love, hate, anger, sorrow, joy and hope!

As much as the feminist in me wants to hate Sebastian, I just can't. He is so beautifully flawed and so amazingly sexy that it is impossible to do anything but love him.

Sebastian's love for Taylor is a palpable thing. It leaps off the pages. You experience his passion, his fears, his joy and his anguish as much as if these were your own feelings. He is still a maniacal, sadistic a** hole, but his stock definitely went up in this book.

My first impression of Taylor in Sinister Kisses was that she was sort of a weak, pushover. I am revising that impression 110% and offering my most sincere apologies. There is a huge difference between being weak and being submissive. Taylor is absolutely NOT weak. She exhibits a strength in Bound by Vengeance that most could only hope to possess. As much as I want to scream at the top of my lungs for her to run as far and as fast in the other direction, I realize not only does she absolutely breathe Sebastian, but he'd just find her anyway.

In true Noir fashion, there are several scenes in this book that will have you biting your nails and others that will have your jaw gaping, your fists clenching and your mind racing. You may even shed a tear or two....lord knows I did and that's no easy feat... If I had one complaint it's that the next book isn't out yet!

I cannot recommend SKALS or this author enough. The writing is flawless and the editing is impeccable. Adriana Noir is the epitome of Indie writing and I would not be surprised if this series gets picked up by a major publisher. It is gritty, edgy and so far out of the typical romance realm that it is in a world all its own. 

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Edge of Obsession (SKALS #3) by Adriana Noir (Aug 23, 2013)

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August 23, 2013
Sebastian Baas is at a crossroads. After a near brush with death left them both reeling, he is determined to rebuild the life he's created with Taylor. He burns for revenge, but settling that score won't be easy. Betrayal runs rampant behind the scenes of the lethal SKALS organization. His life was traded for secrets. Greed and ambition have rocked his team to its core and, once that web of deceit starts to unravel, Sebastian is no longer certain where he can turn.

Marx is coming down hard. One by one, his teammates are starting to shatter. Cases run cold and the dreaded reconditioning cells grow full. New threats are emerging and, this time, they are powerful enough to bring SKALS and the men behind it crashing to their knees.

As the pressures at work increase, Sebastian finds himself locked in a bitter struggle--trapped between self and duty, survival or love. No longer able to ride the fine line between the two, he has to make a decision once and for all: lose what's left of his humanity or find a way to save himself and the people he loves.

Either way, Sebastian and Taylor are about to begin the fight of their life. Take SKALS or leave it: once that decision is made, there is no turning back...
**DISCLAIMER** This is NOT your average romance. It's a dark, edgy, erotic thriller with a heavy emphasis on plot. It also contains elements of dominance, BDSM, and violence. Intended for mature audiences only.
5.0 out of 5 stars noooooo. I need more. August 26, 2013
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Omg. What the heck? Book four? More waiting time? I might just die waiting. Seriously, do you know how long I waited for this book?

If you haven't read this series then start now. It is packed with suspense, action, and romance.

The hero is a bit intense at time but honestly I like it. I haven't read a book with a hero this badass. I kinda like that he has his crazy moments, it makes him real. What do you expect? He's a special agent that kills and tortures people. He's dominant but in a special agent way not your boardroom billionaire style. And we can all take a break from billionaire heros, they're everywhere.

But seriously please give this series a try you will not be disappointed 

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