Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Winemaker's Dinner: Entree Tour, Review, and Giveaway

Dr. Ivan Rusilko has got it bad. He’s in love—with life, his work, and his baby girl, Jaden Thorne. The nearly 3000 miles between Miami and L.A. that once threatened their happily-ever-after now seem nothing more than a mere geographical challenge—nothing a few hours on a plane and a sexy weekend rendezvous can’t trump. No time apart is too long to keep him from wanting her in his arms and in his bed. He’s absolutely sure Jaden is his dream come true.

Jaden Thorne is living the life she’s always wanted. She’s got her one-in-a-million job on a TV cooking show, she’s achieved celebrity chef status, and she’s in a committed relationship with her perfect guy… Then the network’s surprise decision to add a co-host to her show takes a bite out of her perfectly balanced life and career. With a new man in the mix, living the dream gets a whole lot more complicated both personally and professionally.

When the emotional, mental, and physical paths of true love’s course collide with frustration, secrets, and assumptions, will Ivan and Jaden pay the price? Does their dream-come-true cost something neither can afford?

The Winemaker’s Dinner: Entrée is a decadent meal of passion, sex, and secrets, inspired by the real romantic life of Dr. Ivan Rusilko. Authors Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko have turned up the heat in this emotional follow up to The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers, expertly executing their unique recipe for blending fact and fantasy, with more than a dash of passion and sex.

My Review

I quite enjoyed the Entree! I have to admit that I'm not used to a good guy love interest, but I have to applaud Rusilko and Drummond for this character that is both a gentleman and kinky.. for a character who finds strength, not weakness in wearing his heart on his sleeve. It's so easy to love a bad boy and want to change him.. but why not look for that perfect man, that is kind and considerate, one that puts your needs, wants, and desires first. That is Dr. Ivan.

Cover love and writing
I like the covers, but wish the cover was an actual picture.. more contemporary. It seems slightly cartoonish and God knows that we'd all love to see some Dr. Ivan!! Maybe a beach picture ;) The writing is in third person POV, and very well done. I wasn't all over the place and found the characters more endearing this way.

Main Character
There was a point where I just wanted to shake Jaden. She literally has my dream life.. but that's not the main reason I wanted to shake her. Grrr.. she got herself in a conundrum. It all happens, but she had never been given any doubt as to Ivan's intentions. My heart was aching for her at the end.

Swoonworthy points: 9
HOLY COW! So, this book is the perfect mix of emotions.. but *wipes forehead from all the heat* that examination.. I'll take two please!!!! But seriously I was trolling Ivan and oh my lord, how could you not swoon at his feet?! He's the total package!

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

I know right!!! But seriously, I have a soft spot in my heart for this series. I would recommend this series and CANT wait for dessert!!

To buy TWD: APPETIZERS (Book #1)


(1)    Kindle Fire Pre-loaded with APPETIZERS, ENTRÉE, RSVP, and NO RESERVATION
(2)    Signed Print copies of APPETIZERS and ENTRÉE
(1)    Signed 18X24 Poster of Dr. Ivan
(10) Signed Winemaker’s Swag Packs

(2) Miama Beach Sea Turtle Key Chains

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About the authors

Dr. Ivan Rusilko, DO, CSN, PT, is an accomplished weight loss, wellness, physical enhancement and sexual health physician in Miami, Florida. A certified sports nutritionist, champion bodybuilder, international male fitness model, and former Mr. USA 2008 & 2010, Dr. Ivan graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010 and sits as the national media and public relations expert and spokesperson on diet, exercise and sports nutrition for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Dr. Ivan has been a feature health writer and lifestyle coach for numerous magazines and online publications including The Washington Times and Quarter Life Health.

In addition to health and wellness, he has a variety of interests and activities including event coordination, photography, writing, and politics.

With his debut novel, "The Winemaker’s Dinner: Appetizers," book one of a planned three book series due out in the summer of 2012, Dr. Rusilko is excited to offer a male voice in a predominantly female authored genre. Always one with a story to tell, he hopes to continue writing, exploring new genres and projects, as well as field future entertainment opportunities.

He is proud to bring two of his passions, his medical wellness and sexual health background and writing together in this unique project. He hopes that the "The Winemakers Feast Trilogy" will help spark an enthusiasm and liberation among women, inspiring them to bring their sexual health into focus and achieve a better quality of life.

As a student of the Centennial College Social Service Worker program, and the Trent University Biology program, Everly Drummond had a previous life in administration and transportation before launching her career as a writer. Everly's other writing projects include City of the Damned, a paranormal romance series, and Blood of the Ancients, a YA paranormal romance. All four novellas in the City of the Damned series have appeared on the bestseller list. Everly resides in Toronto, Ontario, where she is currently working on the third installment to The Winemaker’s Dinner with co-author, Ivan Rusilko.


Aman said...

I'm more fascinated with the story if it is adapted from a real situation, though I love fictional characters too!

Talk Supe said...

Is this an auto biographical thing? I'm not familiar with the series and I noticed that the author is one of the characters.

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