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Deliza Rafferty is a new erotic romance writer (spicier than true romance without hardcore BDSM - always hot!) located in Hollywood. She's written all sorts of stories and poems for personal enjoyment since she was a little girl, but has spent most of her career in the music business. She is venturing into sharing her musings publicly for the very first time and is excited that modern day technology allows her to do it at her leisure. "Deliza" means "gives pleasure and "Rafferty" means "rich and prosperous." With a name like that, what else could she do? Well...legally, anyway?
Rafferty introduces herself to the contemporary erotic romance audience with 'The Savannah Rossi Chronicles,' a series of ten short stories and novellas that pave the way to the release of a full length novel. Rafferty draws upon her knowledge working in the music industry to create the steamy adventures of sexy, independent, musically-gifted singer/songwriter Savannah Rossi, who is teetering on the verge of national success. Savannah is no spoiled brat pop princess looking to be saved. Confident, driven, intelligent and unabashed in her sexuality, she has created her own success and enjoys a vibrant sex life on her own terms with men of her choosing. Is it possible that any one man could tame such an independent free spirit? Who says she even needs to be tamed? Follow Savannah's journey to find out...
Deliza loves to interact with her readers, so feel free to visit her brand new blog/website (http://dirtydramas.com), find her on Twitter (@DelizaRafferty) or "like" her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dirtydramas)!
on Sep. 04, 2013 :
If you’ve followed The Savannah Chronicles from the beginning, you’ll be familiar with the tone that Rafferty’s books carry. It’s an erotica serial with some wit and humor thrown in. It basically has an overall fun and sexy feel to the story. With Hound Dog, the story takes a little darker, angrier tone. That’s mostly due to the storyline involved in this fourth installment.
Savannah is known to be very sexually aggressive, open and noncommittal. There have been small references to the origin of her approach to sex and relationships (or more accurately, lack there of). This book reveals exactly what happened in Savannah’s past and the man at the heart of it all, Jax. And needless to say, that part of her life has left an imprint on her, leaving her with unresolved anger and resentment, hence the tone of the book.
Like in Slow Jams, this book provides insight to what makes Savannah tick. You finally get to find out what happened in her early years to not want to be in any type of long-term relationships with men. It may not be something new, but you truly feel how her relationship with Jax has left her broken. Kudos goes to Rafferty for writing so well the extent of Savannah’s pain and anger. She did a great job of incorporating those same emotions into the sex scenes. It retained its intensity, but you’re also aware of the anger that’s put into the actions of both Savannah and Jax. I would describe it as erotically violent.
I’m a little ambivalent regarding Jax. On the one hand, the way he handled his relationship with Savannah was very much cowardly. And frankly, I don’t really blame Savannah for the way she feels. However, there’s a part that feels Savannah should try to see some things from Jax’s perspective. If things were to have gone a different way, the consequences for Jax would be a lot more serious and long lasting. I just felt that both people played a part in how things went down with neither of them being completely at fault.
I really appreciated how well this book was written. To blend together many different emotions and feelings without skimping out on the eroticism makes Rafferty a very good writer (in my opinion). You get another layer to Savannah, adding to this picture you have of this interesting female character. The darker tone of the book doesn’t deter me from wanting to read more of the series. It actually increased it and made me look forward to future works from her.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on March 15, 2013 :
Although this was a short read, I was totally sucked into the life of Savannah Rossi. I have not read the other volumes to this series but after reading Hound Dog, I will definitely be going back to catch up on Ms. Rossi. Savannah is a strong woman, who knows exactly what she wants. Like every heroine though, she has her weakness. Her weakness is also the man who ruined her - Jax Taylor. They are explosive together and there is a reason they have been apart for so many years. I loved this short story that was full of vibrato and hot steamy raw sexual power. Most definitely a series I will continue to watch.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on March 12, 2013 :
Now, I’ll preface this by saying that Erotica is not my typical cup of tea. I realize the appeal of it, and definitely understand the popularity, but given a choice, it’s not a genre I read. Usually I find it plot-less and the circumstances so far out there, or not true enough to reality that I can’t connect with the story; and connecting is a big thing for me, no matter what I’m reading.
Bearing that in mind, I actually thought this one was very well done. It had all of the typical “erotica” trademarks, the language, the situations, the detailed descriptions of both actions and character. Hound Dog is actually a short novella, so I wasn’t sure I was going to get anything out of it, or that I wasn’t going to see any character development or depth, but I did. I was pleasantly surprised.
Being that the book is short, I’m not going to really give away any plot or action spoilers, but I will say that if this is your preferred genre, or if you’re looking to maybe get your feet wet with this type of fiction, this would be a great series to start with. It has awesome characters, a continuing plot-line, and while the book is very much erotica, there’s also enough connective text to make it entertaining as well. For this novella, a definite five of five stars!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 10, 2013 :
"There sat Jax Taylor, Savannah's first love and the closet thing to a Greek God she had personally ever seen."
Um, Deliza, you rocked my world with Savvy and Jax! I want more pretty please with lots of cherries on top?! This was by far my favorite volume. I loved that you focused more on the story this time around. Their story was definitely not all happily ever after, but it worked perfectly! Savannah and Jax were raw and emotionally intense. Their chemistry was captivating and off the charts in the little bit we got to see of them. Their hatred and attraction just flowed off the page. I found myself getting a little teary eyed at certain parts. My heart just broke for Sav, but our girl didn't stay down long. She bounced right back and gave as good as she got in all senses.
Savannah is all about getting her some and she makes no apologies for her lustful ways. In the previous volumes we see a more cheerful Savvy, and they focused more on the sexual experiences. In Hound Dog, Savvy seems more broken and lost from her past with Jax. I loved the roller coaster of intense emotions. He was her first true love and he betrayed her in the worst way. There is such intense anger from both sides that combust each time they step in the same room together. Jax was wicked hot and all alpha male. He had one hell of a volatile temper and he was a dirty dirty man. There was some jaw dropping moments when all I could think was oh no he didn't, or oh no she just did not do that!
D, just wanted to mention you nailed that very HOT intense filled sex scene from them in the living room.
My only compliant...ended to soon. I needed more Jax and Savvy. He needs a full length book for his dirty little mouth! I will say it again D, I NEED MORE SAVANNAH AND JAX!!! I don't care how many men our girl goes through but her HEA needs to be with her first true love. I have never felt the same explosive connection with any of the other men she has been with as I did with our Greek God.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 09, 2013 :
Wow... I devoured this novella in a couple of hours!! What a fast paced, sex infused, sometimes twisted road I just traveled with the two characters Savanna and Jax. These two are like mixing fire and kerosene and you can't help but want to stay and watch how hot their fire gets when combined! Great job Deliza Rafferty at writing a book that can be read quickly, but contain the story elements of a great novel! I give this novella 4.5 stars!! :)
Savanna is trying to make it in the rock and roll world and gets an opportunity to work with a well known record producer. Once there, she has high hopes of this could be her moment to shine. That is until the engineer that will be working with her turns his sexy head her way and she realizes that he is a ghost from her past. How are they supposed to work together when all they want to do is rip each other's heads and clothes off!
Jax was a young douche bag his first go around with Savanna. He has heard she has changed, but he is getting some first hand experience with her hell cat reputation. I love how Deliza Rafferty took two explosive personality and slammed them together face first to make for a very intriguing time. This book had many great parts to it. I would have to say my favorite was the sex scene in her house. Jax has basically forced himself on her (even if she is secretly begging or it). She climbs on top of him and is riding him like Paul Revere. Right before he releases, she climbs off and walks away. Needless to say this creates a very explosive and entertaining dialogue between the two of them. Out of all the turmoil, sweaty sex, will they/won't they scenarios that occur in Hound Dog there was one stand out relationship that I adored!!! I LOVE Savannah and Jared's friendship and really hope he appears in the novellas that are to come. Jared is her one true gay as she calls him. He has been her friend since high school and is the one that picks up the pieces when she crumbles. Jared is there waiting on call with a bottle of vodka, some snazzy remarks, and his love-able nickname of "Daddy" for Savannah. I can only hope that Savannah and even Jax find forgiveness for their past behavior and maybe reunite and give us some mentally healthier sex scenes in future stories. ;)
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on March 09, 2013 :
Just finished Hound Dog (Vol. 4 of the Savannah Rossi Chronicles) and as always Deliza Rafferty never disappoints.... love! love! love! this book...possibly her best to date.....Savannah Rossi is a strong lead character that you instantly love. The sexual tension between Savannah and Jax really gets your heart racing and almost makes you stop breathing at times. Can't wait for the next instalment from Deliza....would give this 10 stars if I could xx
(reviewed the day of purchase)