*Blog Tour and Review* Juliet and The Initiation

Kailee Reese Samuels
Publication date: December 20th 2016
Genres: Erotica, Romance

To have and hold, love and cherish, til death do us part…

When an unexpected twist of fate hands Iris her worst nightmare, the world spins out of control. As she falls apart, Iris finds comfort in her unpredictable behavior. With mysterious clues hidden by her husband, Iris drives away from her life to uncover the world he kept hidden for years.

Small town Sugargrove, Texas is unlike anything Iris has ever experienced. Foreboding, dark, and sensual, the enchanting Juliet academy lures Iris with hopes of discovering who she really is. Making friends and meeting people, she delves into the treacherous world of her surrender. But when she encounters Salvatore Raniero, the sexy alpha male ignites her in unimaginable ways, haunting her every thought and showing her a new kind of high.

As she learns Sal is more than the mischievous sexual provocateur of Juliet, revealing a composed and thoughtful side, Iris wonders what else is hiding behind his mesmerizing ebony, emerald eyes. Pushing her into an even deeper erotic journey, Iris soars with her newfound freedom in the collar.

The secrets unfurl as the web of lies continues to grow, and Iris realizes she is not the girl she once was. Trapped between a lonely past and an unknown future, she is left with the daunting task of deciding what she truly desires and who she wants to obey.

A love story doesn’t always go the way it should, sometimes the path to forever is a twisting, spiraling, and flying ride.

JULIET is Kailee Reese Samuels full-length debut novel.

THE INITIATION book 1 is set within the Juliet world and provides further glimpses into Salvatore Raniero’s character and history.

Kailee Reese Samuels writes contemporary, romantic, and suspense, with an erotic flair. Let her words whisk you away, escaping with delicious guys, toe-curling kisses, and addictive stories.

WARNING: This book contains graphic BDSM, strong sexual situations, and explicit language. Contents intended for MATURE readers 18+ ONLY.


Juliet is the first book I have read by Kailee Reese Samuels and I was drawn in by not only the blurb but by the fantastic cover. Its just so very different from 99% of covers that are on erotica books today and I fell in love with it instantly.
This is the story of a woman named Iris who loses her husband and sets off to ‘find herself’ at Juliet Academy. She meets Sal, who at times I hated more than English peas, and delves into the world of BDSM. Now the blurb will tell you that the story is ‘graphic BDSM’ but I didn’t find a great deal too much disturbing about it. I thought it was pretty light from that point and well written.
Juliet is a very LONG book, its not something that can be read in a few hours or even a day or two. It clocks in at just under 700 pages. And there is a whole lot going on. Many characters, lots of different runs in directions that may or may not end up somewhere. It is a very interesting story that will certainly grab and hold your attention even while being sporadic and slightly unhinged at times.
The ending left something to be desired, for me at least, as it didnt really end. But I can see where the author is possibly setting us readers up for a sequel with Juliet.
For readers of long, intricately woven stories I think they will certainly enjoy Juliet and the companion books that go along with it.

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The Initiation
Kailee Reese Samuels
Publication date: April 20th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Five years ago, Sal Raniero was a loyal son and responsible friend. Giving everything he had to his family and friends, he was on his way to becoming the man everyone expected. But he harbored a dark secret.

He needed pain…a lot of pain.

With his masochism searing through his veins when the offer is put before him to push his servitude further, he cannot resist. Between praying and playing on his knees, he is confronted with the last thing he expects.

His heart.

Torn between becoming the golden boy of Juliet and just another guy with a fetish streak, he makes a decision that will chart the course for the rest of his life.

Take the journey with him and discover what made the boy into the man.

THE INITIATION is part of Kailee Reese Samuels’ series of novellas. Scenes from Juliet are all new companion books to Juliet. These are not excerpts from Juliet, but further glimpses into the characters, backstory, and behind-the-scenes. While they can standalone, they would be better enjoyed with the preliminary reading of Juliet.


The Initiation is one of the companion reads to Juliet, the full length novel by Kailee Reese Samuels. It is the back story of Sal and goes into a lot of detail about how he came into his lifestyle, starting in his teenage years.
This book is novella length, under 200 pages, so it was a lot easier to read than Juliet. However for me, it left more questions than answers regarding Sal as there is still a time gap before Juliet takes place. I believe there is a second companion book where this space is filled in.
I would definitely recommend reading Juliet prior to reading the Initiation.

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Author Bio:

Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.

Creativity is the way to change.

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