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Candace, a newcomer to writing erotica, is thrilled when Charlie, a veteran of the industry, agrees to be her mentor. But neither of them ever expected that Charlie's lesson plan for how to write erotica—new positions, using toys, varying locations, and role playing—would spiral from verbal instruction into hot, hands-on education.

Unfortunately, Candace's deception about t
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Lesley
Jul 07, 2011 Lesley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This story could have worked really well. The premise is promising: heroine, a wannabe erotica writer, meets hero, a well-known established erotica writer, at a conference for erotic writers. Sparks fly, and he agrees to mentor her. He arranges 5 lessons to teach her about writing erotic novels. The schedule gets derailed when they end up having hot sex in the middle of lesson 1, and the relationship and story (what little there is of it) goes from there.

As I said, this could have been good...bu
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~E~ Riverina Romantics
What a sexy, extremely well written read.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This was my first Bella Andre story and to be honest I am a little blow away. Her erotic writing style is fantastic. Damn expressive but in a short, sharp and smokin hot way.

This story was about two erotic writers, Charlie being the accomplished author in this genre while Candy is just making the change from YA writing. By a stroke of luck Charlie ends up being Candy's mentor and to sum it up quickly - he is very hands on in his
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♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This is the third book I've read this year where it was about erotic writers getting their kink on. I've decided that I really don't enjoy this type of theme. Is it a theme? Is it a plot? I'm not well educated enough about writing to know the difference. I digress. This concept is sound but it just doesn't do it for me. Here's what didn't do it for me in the book.

1. Reading snippets of the author's writing was distracting. Plus I felt the author in the story wrote stories that weren't very good.
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Sofia Teixeira
Nov 15, 2012 Sofia Teixeira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 - Sedução é o primeiro livro de Bella Andre que me passa pelas mãos e tenho de dizer que fiquei agradavelmente surpreendida. A autora começa de forma poderosa, chamando logo à atenção do leitor e deixando-o na expectativa para o que ainda está para vir.

A obra é pequena, mas de uma adrenalina e acção imparáveis. Claramente virada para um público feminino, encontra-se cheia de sexualidade e sensualidade, sendo, certamente, um daqueles livros que deixará uma leitora mais tímida ou mais púdica a
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Mafi
Dec 09, 2012 Mafi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, pt
Com a febre que anda por aí com os romances eróticos, a editora Planeta não quis perder a oportunidade de também entrar nesta onda e para lançamento de Outubro tivemos “Sedução” de Bella Andre.
Para quem não sabe, esta autora até é relativamente conhecida no mundo da literatura americana, especialmente por ser uma das tantas self-publishers que editou os seus livros e mais tarde conseguiu um contracto com uma editora. São várias as séries que a autora já possui mas por agora centremos-nos em “Sed
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Patrícia
(3,5 estrelas... e só não lhe dou mais porque gostaria de ter visto um pouco mais de desenvolvimento)

Podem ser aqueles livros que nos deixam envergonhadas no metro, ou aquelas histórias que suscitam a nossa curiosidade quando as vemos passar ao nosso lado, ou ainda os tais romances que queremos ler... mas que não temos coragem de pegar na livraria, de folhear em casa com o namorado, ou de novamente arrumar dentro da mala quando nos é impossível encontrar a carteira numa qualquer loja de rua. Sej
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Candace is a Young Adult author who has been seduced by sensual words. Now, she wants to be make the jump from YA fiction into erotica. Nervous about this career change, Candace goes to a convention to affiliate with other erotica authors. There she meets Charlie Gibson, a well-known and loved author of erotica. In their first meeting, Candace makes such an impression that Charlie offers to be her mentor, teaching her the trade.

This is the first book I’ve read by Bell
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Alexis
Dec 08, 2011 Alexis rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This was a free download on Amazon this spring, and it looks like it's free again right now. It's billed as "contemporary romance" in the title but it's definitely erotica, so don't be fooled. The story is light on the romance and relationship development and heavy on the sexytimes.

Charlie is a writer of erotica who has trouble with women. None of the women he dates are willing to look past his profession to get to know him. Candace is an aspiring writer of erotica, and a big fan of Charlie's wo
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Joana
Nov 07, 2012 Joana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Sedução" surpreendeu-me, ao invés do romance típico com alguma sensualidade à mistura, aqui temos uma estória sexual e sensual, com algum romantismo à mistura... e não é que era mesmo o que precisava?!
Candace Whitman tenta estrear-se no mundo do romance erótico, mas as suas próprias experiências do passado, demasiado dolorosas, impõem-se na sua escrita, limitando-a, até que conhece Charles Gibson, um escritos do género de Candace, mas como muito êxito e experiência, que após esbarrar na jovem r
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Genney Blass
3.5 stars. Loved the idea of the book, but was not feeling the Leading character to much. Poor Charlie, lol, dayum I sound like the Tunafish commercial. "Sorry Charlie", lol. He was a cutie putie but dayum his self-esteem was low very low and let's not start talking about Candy, WTF. After she promise him that whatever they did was not going to be in any book, she did the opposite to get what she wants. Hey I do not mine when a woman wants to get anything she deserve but to stab another person b ...more
Jaqueline Miguel
Dec 04, 2013 Jaqueline Miguel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book
Este é, claramente, um livro 100% erótico. Falta-lhe história para tornar tudo mais profundo e falta-lhe também uma linguagem mais discreta e não tão “badalhoca”.
Não desfazendo a escritora, que penso ser bastante talentosa nos seus romances da colecção “The Sullivans”, este livro foi muito fraquinho. Não o achei nada de especial pois, apesar de aumentar a nossa pulsação, fica apenas por isso mesmo.
A história tem o ponto de vista da Candace e do Charles, uma vez de um outra vez de outro, e dep
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AH
Kobo free download 5/11/11

This is a short novella about two erotic romance writers. Charlie is very successful in his writing; his personal life - not so much. In fact, women seem to run away screaming when they find out what he does for a living. Candance has "graduated" from writing young adult books to erotic romance, but she feels that her writing is lacking. They meet, rather, fall all over each other at a romance writers' conference.
Charlie agrees to mentor Candace and his romance writing
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Soraia Pereira
Apr 02, 2013 Soraia Pereira rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: eroticos
Um nojo de livro...
Heather in FL
This story was ok. At first, I thought I'd got a badly-formatted copy since (a) I couldn't view it white text on black and (b) everything was italics. But I figured out that the first few pages were the fiction that one of the MCs was currently writing. That was the italics. I will say that the pieces of their writing were distracting and I found myself skimming those. They (a) brought nothing to the story, IMO, and (b) weren't all that great.

I thought that Charlie's blind date's reaction to hi
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Ana Luisa
Esta foi uma leitura um pouco surpreendente na medida em que, ao ler a sinopse, imaginei outro tipo de história. É um romance erótico bastante leve, apesar da linguagem um pouco crua e que se lê com alguma rapidez. Tal como disse acima, trata-se de um romance erótico, com uma grande carga sexual e pormenores bastantes descritivos, fazendo com que a história fique para segundo plano. Tive pena da autora não ter explorado mais esta sinopse, que prometia ter uma história muito maior e com algumas c ...more
Elphaba J
Jan 14, 2013 Elphaba J rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Para quem procure uma leitura de entretenimento simples, erótica e de enredo básico, o livro Sedução é, sem dúvida alguma, a escolha acertada.
Tudo nesta história é descomplicado começando pelas emoções que são comuns ao leitor, passando pelas sensações espelham as acções e terminando nas palavras, cruas, retractam na perfeição o primitivo acto de fazer amor. Dito isto, e porque confesso não estar habituada a romances sensuais tão explícitos, confesso-vos que este pequeno livro me apanhou de surp
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Isabel  Almeida (Os Livros Nossos)
Review em http://www.oslivrosnossos.blogspot.com



"Sedução", de Bella Andre, é um livro bastante pequeno, contém um núcleo de personagens bastante restrito, destacando-se em todo o enredo as duas personagens principais - Charles Gibson e Candace Whitman.
As duas personagens centrais surgem caracterizadas em traços bastante genéricos: Charles Gibson, um célebre escritor de literatura erótica, com créditos já firmados ao nível editorial, mas, ironicamente, não consegue relacionar-se de forma estável
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Barb
May 11, 2013 Barb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Candace was a newcomer to writing erotica. Charlie, an veteran writer agrees to be her mentor. Charlie's lessons turn into hands on education. The couple is cute. Candy is an inexperience lover,
but not for long. This is HOT HOT HOT. Yet at the same time the story line is real. Charlie is almost a shy guy, until it comes to mentoring Candy. But after the lesson is over, he can't do anything but turn tail and run. For a seasoned erotica writer, it seems a bit far fetched. It didn't detract from th
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JoAnne
Feb 04, 2015 JoAnne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, freebie, erotica
This book is HOT and steamy. Charlie is an erotica writer. He is looking for love but when the women he dates find out what he writes they think he is a pervert. But he is not. He's a successful, gorgeous, kind man. Candace is a writer that has recently switched to writing erotica. She decides to go to a convention to learn and maybe get some feed back about her writing. She literally knocks Charlie down as she is walking into the convention center. She is so embarrassed especially when she sees ...more
PepsiGirl
This story was hot but it lacked any real emotion between Charlie and Candy. They would have some real steamy sex and the author sort of drops the ball and there is no dialogue between them except thank you for the lesson. It made it seem so sterile. Then she would throw in that they're starting to fall in love but there isn't any evidence of that. The fact that Candy treated each lesson as an actual learning experience and she pretty much took advantage of Charlie basically calling him up for a ...more
Amber
This is a cute story about two erotica authors finding love. The characters feel pretty real, if a little too nice, and the sex is hot. I think the universal public reaction of scorn to their professions was a little overdone, but hey, maybe that is the author's true experience. I got this as a freebie and I think it did what it was supposed to do, because I will be picking up more books by Bella Andre after this.
☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
Rated 3.5
This was my first book from this author and it was well written and a fun book to read. Candace was trying her hand in erotic writing and happens to walk into Charlie who becomes her mentor and also a very helpful physical teacher. A pretty good story.
MountainKat
*3+ Stars*

Short and hot! A little too quick, with a little bit of deception and misunderstanding and way too easy forgiveness, but still enjoyable.
Naznin Azeez
May 06, 2016 Naznin Azeez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two erotica writers, both rejected by many since their profession is such, gets together on a mentor/mentee relationship. It quickly turns into a very much hands on experience. The sex is really hot. Erotica is a genre that I don't read much. But when compared to anything that I have read so far, this one definitely takes the crown. The concept of two Erotica writers getting together is quite new and interesting to me. But I didn't like the ending at all. It's just weird. That's why it gets only ...more
Starlet
Feb 08, 2012 Starlet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was steamy! I did feel like it was rushed but it was a shorter book so it had to be.
Christina
I didn't get it. The love wasn't real for me.
Jayne Blue
Fast as heck and just as hot! I read this after the Sullivans and it was fun to see Bella Andre's progression. This one has a nifty little set up. Two erotica authors pretty much practice on each other and live out the scenarios they're writing about. The hot factor was off the chart but the heart factor just begins to emerge. You can see glimpses of the Sullivan hottness in this book and it's a perfect beach read. I enjoyed getting a taste of Bella Andre's future books on the horizon with Ecsta ...more
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Why I Read this Book: I thought a romance between two erotica authors sounded interesting. The research!

What I Liked: The two main characters in this story are both erotica authors. Charlie is a well established author, and Candace is a newcomer. Charlie becomes Candace’s mentor and that is when the fun begins. There were some sexy times between these two! It was also interesting to read each character’s own work in progress and see the parallels between the manuscripts and Charlie and Candace’s
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Tina
Sep 09, 2011 Tina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was disappointing. I had heard so many great things about this author, but I really struggled with Ecstasy. Not in the writing sense but with plot and characters. Although, the writing did delve into the cheesy category too. Especially during the sex scenes. Which, being an erotic novella, there was a lot of. No, the writing flowed well enough, even though it tended to be exaggerated and over-the-top. Actually, some of the cheesy cliches were silly enough to make me laugh.

I felt the st
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