Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Celebrating The Release Of Book Two In Laura Tolomei's Virtus Saga

Today we're celebrating Laura Tolomei's new release, book two in her Virtus Saga - THE GAME

Meet Laura Tolomei.

If you really want to know, I was born in 1965 in Rome, Italy, but soon started my travelling career. At the age of five, my parents took me to Lagos, Nigeria, where I grew up free and hot like I've never been since. I loved it there and still think of it with nostalgia. Anyway, it was also where I learned English.

After my African experience, I was ready to tackle the US. I lived in Atlanta, GA, five teen-age years, attending the Crestwood High School, where I started my writing career by publishing a short story Nostalgia on the Crestwood Journal. Very thrilled about discovering my new talent, I went ahead during college, writing for the Emory University journal The Phoenix. Three articles mark my first-and last-steps in journalism, "The peace Corps", "WAMM, Women Against Military Madness," and "Lesbism".

After my American experience, I moved back to Rome, but still kept living from time to time abroad, spending several months in Mumbay India, a country I always felt very close to me in more ways than one.

Today, I write both in Italian and English, mostly fiction of various genres, from fantasy erotica, to mysteries up to plain ordinary life stories.For those of you who read Italian, you can simply visit the Italian sections of my website, but if you feel particularly lazy, here's a short summary:

I have a short story on line Incontro Metropolitano (Meeting at the Subway) and two books:
Piccolo Crocevia a Cinque (Little Five Points, for those who know Atlanta it's a spot near Emory University), printed by Editing Edizioni, to be released December 2008.
L'Investigatto (loosely translated The Cat Detective), publisher Ennepil Libri, 2009.

In English, I write erotica in various genres, mostly fantasy, sci-fi and paranormal, sometimes trespassing into contemporary. Feel free to look over my current and future projects by clicking here.

Visit Laura's Website

THE GAME: Virtus Saga Book 2 by Laura Tolomei

Politics, power, sex and love…be careful of what you ask for the consequences might be devastating if the journey’s to be continued.

From now on, I’ll treat you like a slave has to be treated, a mere thing men and women will use for their pleasure alone. And you are to service whatever player I choose for I want to see how far I can take you, how much you’ll yield to sex for the sake of sex Because you’re just an object, something they’ll discard as soon as they come, your body useless once they get exactly what they want from it.


WIN - Leave Laura a comment or message today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a free download of her new book THE GAME. Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner.


  1. Congrats on the new release Laura!!! The blurb sounds very interesting. Tell us a little bit about what the book is about for those not familiar with your Virtus world.

    Great cover! Hope it's a big bestseller for you!

  2. And now live a brief recap of the Virtus Saga, for those of you who have missed the first part.

    The Books
    Book 1 The Sex – available
    Book 2 The Game – available
    Book 3 The Festival – July 15th 2010
    Book 4 The Fitting – September 15th 2010
    Book 5 The Pledge – November 15th 2010
    Book 6 The Heat - January 15th 2011
    Book 7 The Trace – March 15th 2011
    Book 8 The Guardian – May 15th 2011
    Book 9 The Leader (?)

    The World
    Sex, sex and more sex without limits or boundaries—not in numbers, not in gender, whether it’s the phase, the pledge or the heat—such is Sendar’s very foundation, an apparently peaceful planet, without the usual pestilences associated with mankind, wars, hunger, violence. But is it really so?

    The Characters
    Lost while returning home, Duncan Caldwell, only son and heir of Prince Charles Caldwell, finds shelter in Ylianor Meyer’s rundown shack. The beautiful woman has a very familiar air, but for the life of him, he cannot remember who she is or resist the attraction he feels, despite his aristocratic tastes. So he offers her a job as Black Rose’s stable keeper, only to find out she’s the daughter of his father’s mistress. But will this stop the fatal pull drawing him to her bed?

    Lord Christopher Templeton is fiercely in love with Duncan Caldwell, a love started before either was old enough to know what love is, which continues until Duncan decides it’s time for him to find a woman. But Chris is determined to hold on to his prince no matter what it takes, even if he has to face the hated rival he had already driven away from his lover’s side, once, so long ago.

    Ylianor Meyer has been in love with Duncan Caldwell since the very beginning, growing up with him on the green hills and cliffs of Black Rose. Banned by Prince Charles’s mate, she hasn’t seen Duncan for over 10 years, but when he walks in her rundown shack, she knows she still loves him as passionately as when she was merely nine-years-old. So she follows him, no matter what the consequences, no matter what his despicable lover will do to drive her away…again.

    Lord Arthur Fairchild, leader of the High Council, knows time is slipping away from his grasp and Sendar will be condemned if his hero doesn’t come forth soon. So he summons him—not just him, but also the ones he’s connected to by lifetimes of bonding love and feelings so strong they’ve transcended time and space. And the uncontrollable power, the Virt, the energy running wild on Sendar only complicate matters.

    The pyramid
    Three-sided like the three lovers full of power and explosive feelings, Virtus controls Sendar in ways they have yet to discover and if they can, change.

    The story
    Unknown to most, powerful forces dominate Sendar’s feudal-like society, the ability to wield destructive energy so strong in some people, it’s threatening to devastate their world. But to reach a new balance you have to learn, grow, blend with the world from which you come, then go beyond it before the world collapses into chaos. And that’s what Duncan, Chris and Ylianor must learn to do if sex, power, magic, passion and jealousy won’t stand in their way.

    Book 1, The Sex, is available now @ http://www.extasybooks.net/ebjmsite/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_comingsoon&product_id=7318&category_id=54&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=44

    Book 2, The Game, continues exactly where Book 1 left off, with out three heroes--Duncan, Chris and Ylianor--looking for the missing pyramid, presumably stolen by Cecilia Hurst. But the lady hosts a dangerous master-slave game, which our heroes cannot resist, and the consequences will be more far reaching than any of them realizes.

    Is it all clear now?

  3. This whole series sounds very, very exciting. I truly can't wait to read it.Please enter me. And congrats Laura on the new release.Wishing you much success.
    Carol Luciano

  4. I read Book 1 The Sex and it was so good, I can hardly wait to to read The Game.

  5. Thanks, Carol Luciano...hmmmmm, that sounds like an Italian origin. Is it?i

  6. You read The Sex? Then you must be dying to know how the story continues. And let me tell you, this is much hotter than The Sex, however incredible that may sound LOL
    Thanks for dropping by, Patsy!

  7. Wow, this series sounds like a huge undertaking for you. Do you have all the books planned out already?

  8. I read Book 1 and it was soooooo good. I didn't even know this was going to be a series, so now I have so many great books to look forward to. :)


  9. Congrats on the new release Laura :)
    I read "The Sex" & WOW, I can't wait to read book 2.
    I LOVE the series, It and you ROCK!

    Mindy :)

  10. Loved the excerpt this sounds like it's going to be a great book.


  11. Congratulations on the new release. It sounds like a great series and I'll have to buy The Sex and The Game both.


  12. Congrats on the release. Sounds like an interesting series

  13. This sounds like a great series! Where did you come up with the ideas for this series? And what's your favorite scene?

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  14. Congrats on your new release. Hope you have much success with it.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  15. Oh, goody. Glad book two is available. Now if payday would just hurry up and get here.

  16. I love travel myself and experiencing other cultures...you are so lucky to have such a wonderful chance while growing up...

    Michelle B. aka Koshkalady


  17. The series sounds good. It also sounds wonderfully uninhibited. I'm always looking for a good read!


  18. With your writings you seem to be able to let your characters go where they need to go. Do you have to fight to not censor yourself?


  19. Hey Laura,
    As Italian as it gets. :)
    Carol Luciano

  20. Ueaj. Mindy, the characters make it ROCK and what a rocking they do LOL
    Thanks for stopping, Laura

  21. Well, there are quite a few books in the series because the story's complex. Once you think the characters have reached a balance, everything changes and what was right a moment before, suddenly isn't anymore. There will be quite a few surprises, unexpected twists and turns, but what I can assure everyone is that it'll keep you hooked!
    Ciao Mary

  22. Sherry make that HOT, SIZZLING, PASSIONATE. Couldn't sleep while I worte it LOL

  23. Well, Andrea, this is the sort of series where you can't miss a book because the story grows and is built on what went on before. Without the first episodes, you might get lost LOL

  24. Thanks, Scott, hope readers think so, too :)

  25. Where did I come up with the idea? Actually, I first came up with the characters. Duncan being lost and casually finding Ylianor's shack kept playing in my head over and over before I ever decided to put it down on paper. At the dame time, I noticed how sex curbed a lot of my violent impulses, you know when you're so mad you'd rip the world to pieced and you'd still wouldn't be satisfied. So I thought, what if there were a device that automatically took away all the violence and transformed it into sex? Well, joder, the rest is in the Virtus books ;)

  26. Ah, joder, forgot to say what is my favorite scene. There are a lot of them I like, but personally I LOVE all the scenes between the three main characters, whether they're making love or talking about themselves because when they do it, they're always confronting their fears, learning from the others and growing. And that's the main point of this series, which is to learn to believe in yourself and fight for the truth, whether it's within or without.

  27. Yeah, Beth, I know EXACTRLY the feeling LOL

  28. Well, Michelle, it's not always "lucky" for kids to be dragged around the world, losing their friends after only a few years, never having roots or feeling any place is their home. I loved it, true, but that's me. My brother hated it and it damaged his future more than I can say. And like him, I've known may people who haven't survived this going around when very young and thy're always looking for their roots wherever thy can, never finding them.

  29. Yeah, She, you're right. It's unhibeted, the characters feel free to love as they like without fear of judgments or prejudices. And that's what I love about it, too!

  30. No, Leni, I never fight my characters and let them go exactly where they want to because they know the story better than I ever will and they like to tell it their own way. That's how Virtus progressed, a step at a time because the characters revealed things only when they were ready to, so I couldn't rush things or anticipate anything 'cause for one didn't know where they were going. But letting them free to go, I came up with my most ambitious work to date.

  31. I guess it's true, Carol, Italians are everywhere LOL

  32. I have not read any of these books, but they sound very good. Have 3 book stores near me and will have to go find them.Thank you for entering me in your contest.