Before there was Cris, there was Hunter…
India Burke has been waiting for as long as she can remember to escape
her life of material feast and emotional famine. Going away to college
offers separation from her noxious family and a connection with the best
friend a girl could ask for.
While her peers are picking majors
and navigating the pool of college dating, Reyes Walter introduces India
to the intoxicating world of dominance and submission and to a man who
will become utterly obsessed with her. Hunter Vaughn is older, handsome,
and just the right kind of arrogant. And he’s never wanted anything as
badly as he’s wanted to possess India.
As she comes into her own
in these consuming relationships, where pain so often results in
pleasure and submission is a gateway to freedom, it’s difficult to
define sacrifice. But when Hunter issues a ruthless ultimatum, India
will have to choose: give up half of herself or break free of the
bondage and belonging she’s always craved.
** Please note:
Uncharted Territory is a prequel to Personal Geography. This erotic
coming-of-age has no happily ever after, but does offer compelling kink,
scorchingly hot sex, and brutal psychological warfare.**
Releases June 15, 2015.
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What I thought about Uncharted Territory
At eighteen years old, India Burke is not the assertive consultant we know her to be from the first two books in the series. Yes, she's brilliant and works hard for the grades she gets, but her life is a bit singular and lonely. Uncharted Territory tells the story of her sexual awakening as a submissive and is a wonderful tale of her growing into that confidence we see in Personal Geography and Intimate Geography.
Early in her college life, India meets Reyes. He's really her only friend in college. He understands India, and he's kind to her in a way that no one else has ever been. He's also proficient when it comes to kink, and he recognizes India's needs before she does, and so begins their long-lasting friendship. He trains her to be a submissive, and it doesn't take long for the dominants in their circle to want her.
When India finds herself attracted to Hunter, she's ecstatic when he wants her, and Reyes brokers the contract that binds them together. It all comes down to how far India is willing to go, and how much control Hunter really wants and the lengths he'll go to get it. If
you've read the first two books in this series, you know how this one
ends. That doesn't take anything away from this story.
For me, the most satisfying part of Uncharted Territory is how India comes into her own, not just sexually, but with other aspects of her life. I loved seeing her path to power consultant, loved her intelligence and backbone. And once you read Uncharted Territory, you will totally understand India's hesitancy to give her heart to Cris. This is a very satisfying prequel story that rounds out this series nicely.
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Powerhouse consultant India Burke is notorious for her razor-sharp
mind, her incisive tongue, and for always being in control. But during
her “lost weekends”—out-of-town, one-and-done, anonymous rendezvous
solely for the purpose of kinky sex—she craves a submissive role.
Cris Ardmore, India’s latest tryst, is a Dominant who calls an
isolated Hawaiian paradise home. India’s expecting forty-eight hours of
contractually defined sex, but instead of serving as just another BDSM
Band-Aid, Cris wants to know the real India Burke. Despite her aversion
to anything approaching intimacy, India is hooked by their incredible
With tension ratcheting up in her professional life, India needs the
release Cris offers more than ever, but her repeated visits come with
their own risks. No matter how strong their attraction, India is
determined to maintain her boundaries in order to keep her life whole
after her first love blew it apart. She must choose between taking a
chance and handing Cris the road map to her heart or locking down her
borders before he does any more damage.
**Please note: Personal Geography is Book 1 of The Compass Series and
is not a stand-alone. Intimate Geography, the conclusion to Cris and
India’s story, released on March 2nd 2015.**
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Fiercely protective of her heart, India Burke let down her defenses
when Cris Ardmore went from another notch on her D/s playdate belt to
everything she could never admit she wanted.
But being disowned by your family and betrayed by your lover aren’t
easy to get over, and India’s old fears of intimacy creep in against a
backdrop of professional drama that forces her return to a place that
never really felt like home.
Though she proved her loyalty when it mattered most, love is about
more than grand gestures and Cris wants all of her—which may be more
than India is able to give. Can Cris and India navigate to a shared
future or will they forever be off course?
**Please note: Intimate Geography is the second book in The Compass
Series and is NOT a stand-alone. Personal Geography, the first half of
Cris and India’s story, released December 1st 2014**
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Tamsen Parker is a stay-at-home mom by day, erotic romance writer by
naptime. She lives with her family outside of Boston, where she tweets
too much, sleeps too little and is always in the middle of a book. Aside
from good food, sweet rieslings and gin cocktails, she has a fondness
for monograms and subway maps. She should really start drinking coffee.