VANILLA AND VICE
AN EMPIRE SEVENS Novel
Authors Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea
Photographer: Eric David Battershell
Model: Kevin Hessam
VANILLA & VICE
My sick obsession with DOMINATION and SEX had become an addiction, and I was no longer willing to be a slave to it. Now, I’m six months sex free, and I haven’t tied a woman up in five.
I’ve never felt more powerful in my life.
Then EDEN VAUGHN got a job at EMPIRE SEVENS and turned my newfound control on its head. She makes me feel weak–testing my restraint–silently begging me to show her how deep my ADDICTION runs. I can’t have her sort of TEMPTATION in my casino, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get her to quit.
I’m into all things DARK and FILTHY, but INNOCENCE is my kryptonite.
She’s VIRTUOUS and VANILLA, and vanilla is my VICE.
Lita T’s Review: 4.5 Stars
Vanilla and Vice (Empire Seven, #1) by Tabitha Vargo and Melissa Andrea is the story of Eden. Tired of the abuse at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend she sets out to find her aunt. Now in Las Vegas she finds herself working at a high end casino Empire Seven. Eden is pure and angelic. She is just the temptation Zander the co owner of Empire Seven can’t afford to have around. He is a sex addict and for the last 6 months seems to have had his addicon under control. That is until he sees Eden who sets his addiction into high gear. A game of cat and mouse pursue between cat Zander and mouse Eden. I really enjoyed this story and just when it took off it ended. Not to happy at the ending but boy it was good. Mad that there was no more to read but so looking forward to the next book. Eden and Zander have that sexual tension that keeps you wanting more. I give this book 4.5 stars. Great start to this series. Hope all the books are this good. If they are anything like her Blow Hole Boys series I know I will love it. An enjoyable read!
Tanya Rae’s rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Vanilla and Vice is the first book that I have read by either Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea. It is the first book in the Empire Sevens series and it’s a fairly short book.
I can’t believe it ended the way it did. But, you will know that there is a second book coming out and I can’t wait!!!!
This is Eden and Zander’s story. Eden has run away from an abusive situation to her aunts. Her aunt helps her get a job at a casino in Las Vegas where she works. Zander owns part of the casino where Eden now works. Zander has a sex addiction and all he can think of and wants is Eden. Eden is blonde has long gorgeous legs. And, these things make for a very good story.
I am always amazed how 2 people can write together and tell a story. I am happy to say that you wouldn’t know which part each author wrote. It was seamlessly written!
I give reading Vanilla and Vice 4.5 stars and now I can’t wait for book 2.
Tabatha is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for her sexy adult romance Little Black Book.
Tabatha writes in all genres, including adult and new adult, and isn’t afraid to venture into the dark side on occasion, as she proved with her dark, prison romance, Slammer.
She’s an avid reader of all things smutty and the writer of sexy stories featuring redeemable alpha bad boys and sweet, strong women.
Her other loves include her children, her loving, supportive husband, anything historical, and wind chimes.
When she isn’t writing, she’s texting book ideas to herself.
Tabatha is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
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I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
Reading has always been a passion for me and writing is as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter, The Discover Series was my debut release and since then I have written a contemporary romance, The Edge of Darkness. The only thing I do better than writing? Making beautiful, sassy and independent, girls. My daughters will always be my greatest accomplishment, my biggest fans and my every inspiration. I live, breath and would die for them! I’ve been married to one of the greatest men in my life for 7 years and I love him more than chocolate (you know shit just got real :), Justin Timberlake and Friday’s. Without him my website would be a mess and I would probably be paying more taxes than I should. He is a jack of many trades and this is just my opinion but I like to think besides my daughters, I’m his second biggest accomplishment. (Does anyone else hear a horn tooting?)
I was born in Denver, Colorado -but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by. She has supported me throughout this crazy adventure and I’m lucky to have her on my side!
6 things you should know about me:
1. I’m a tornado with lipstick! Translation: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them.
2. I adore the color pink!
3. I love things that sparkle (including vampires!)
4. I like even numbers (hence 6 things about me, not 5)
5. I’m loyal to a fault but I like to see the good in everybody. Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness though because my bark is not always bigger than my bite :))
6. I don’t like calling readers ‘fans’. When it come down to it, I am all YOUR biggest fan! MWAH!
I will never be able to thank every reader, every blogger or every author who has helped me in one or a million ways since I published but I will try every chance I get. Y’all are the reason I am here and every comment, every message, every review makes me feel like I have a reason to be. So to the moon and back, THANK YOU!
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