Spotlight Blog Tour & Review: Léopolds Wicked Embrace by Kym Grosso

Léopold’s Wicked Embrace by Kym Grosso

Series: Immortals of New Orleans #5
Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 412 (print)
Published: April 5, 2014 (Independent – MT Carvin Publishing, LLC)
ISBN-13: 978-1497312449
ISBN-10: 1497312442
Cover Artist:  Cora Graphics
Purchased: Amazon US |  Amazon UK | Amazon CA | BN | Smashwords | All Romance Books
The Blurb:
An erotic paranormal romance...
Seductive and lethal vampire, Léopold Devereoux, returns to the Big Easy to find a killer.  His search leads him to a beautiful and mysterious woman, who awakens desires and emotions that he’s long fought to keep buried.  After centuries of self-imposed solitude, the billionaire philanthropist struggles to restrain his growing thirst for the intriguing, lovely female who’s captured his attention.
Laryssa Theriot, an antiques proprietor in the Vieux Carré, agrees to help the commanding yet debonair stranger, who seeks her assistance.  She withholds her secret abilities, afraid to trust the man who threatens to unleash her darkest fantasies.  All the while, Léopold consumes her thoughts, testing her limits and bringing her to new levels of ecstasy.  As the menacing force that has stalked Laryssa for years finally catches up to her, she submits, putting her life into the hands of the dominant vampire who offers his protection.
Deep in the heart of New Orleans, they embark on a perilous adventure, forced to search for an ancient sacrificial relic that they hope will save their lives.  As they face formidable challenges, Léopold and Laryssa surrender to the passionate intimacy that possesses them.  After hundreds of years of denying himself love, will Léopold bond to the woman who has begun to crack the impenetrable shell around his heart?  As evil draws near, will Laryssa survive the demon that has come to take her soul?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.

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Laryssa had heard the customer behind her, but the damn mirror wire wouldn’t seem to catch right.  It kept slipping and she cursed under her breath, hoping she wouldn’t drop it.  If she could just hold it up a minute longer, she could get it to hang squarely on the wall.  She fingered the hook that she’d just renailed into the wall and then moved her thumb over to the thin metal string.  With a final shove upward, she attempted to flick it into place.  But as the wire caught, it sliced into her flesh.  A sharp sting threw her off balance, and her pumps began to waver.  Shit.  Not again. 
“Oh my God!” Laryssa squeaked as she fell backwards, fully expecting to crack her head open on one of the many sharp-edged desks that sat adjacent to where she’d been working.  As she felt strong male hands slide up under her ribcage, grazing her breasts, she gasped.  She wasn’t sure whether to thank the stranger or call the police, but as she turned her face to try to see him, she immediately recognized her rescuer.  
“It’s you,” she stammered, clutching his arms. Laryssa giggled nervously, realizing how once again she’d foolishly fallen in front of the sexy vampire.  And like last night, he’d caught her.  She couldn’t believe how clumsy she’d all of a sudden become.  She tried to relax and find her footing, but her heart was beating so fast that she could barely think.  What is he doing here in my shop?  How did he find me?  
Like a story book flipping pages, her mind whirled until she remembered what she’d done last night at the club.  She’d fought off the asshole who’d grabbed her at the bar.  The feel of his hands around her throat had forced her fear into overdrive.  The knife had only been a few inches away, but still too far.  Desperation had taken over as her power surged, calling the blade to her fingertips.  Jamming it into his neck was as instinctive as breathing.  Kill or be killed, she’d always choose the former.  She’d run into the alley, refusing to discuss it with management.  The only one who knew her was Avery and there was no way her friend would have divulged her identity to the vampire.  She’d be more likely to turn him into a three horned sheep before she’d squeal.  The only way the vampire could have found her would have been if he’d followed her home.  
A brush to her breast reminded her that she was still being held upright by him, and Laryssa felt her face grow red.  Arousal licked over her skin.  Cautiously, she rooted her shoes on the floor and turned around, steeling her nerves. 
“I’m so sorry,” she said.
“My pleasure, mademoiselle, but I suggest you avoid heights in the future.”

My Thoughts

I really, really like this book! Leopold Wicked Embrace is the story of how the ancient vampire Leopold finally find his mate. OMG! I need a book like this long time ago!

The plot... is so new and original. I really enjoy the story so much. I miss a book like this so much where I can find different kind of magic creatures (werewolf, vampires, mages, witches, fiery, all...), with a underground society and lot of people and magic things! 

I beyond enjoy this. There was always something, I never get bored. Also, this book could be reading easily as stand along. Very clear, we don't have issues from others book and you only going to enjoy, that story and nothing else.

The characters... were awesome. As I say before, this could work as stand along, because of that, we only going to have a story that goes around the two main characters. I like Laryssa very much, she is a hard woman fighting for her life and to keep herself save. I like the way she could be independent but deep inside she want to be love and have someone close to her. She have her friend but she never can really trust to her. 

She is very sweet and determinate. She is strong and I like how she goes through the book and become aware of her magic, her personality and her sexuality!

Leopold is just my new lover. I want this vampire. You know, sometimes when I read a book, the characters are great but I never get that fangirlish syntoms like others, I only have few ones, a very tiny list about my male leads. But I really like Leopold, I never feel him unreal. And there's other thing that happend to me, I can't stand the perfect character because I never beleave it. But isn't like it with him.

Men are not like Edward Cullen anymore, even if women think they are. A men from this century are not thinking about you but about themself, if you want to do something that is dengerous they'll let you but that the shit never get close to their shooes. Just like that. And I like that Leopold is this bastard man that didn't care about a nothing. 

He start to care about the little Eva and then, he could bring down the world to save her. And then he desire Laryssa and would bring the world down to have her. He do want he wants and that's all. Also like that he has demons like everyone else (also Laryssa), but he also could be a good man (because they're still there somewhere). He is real and I like that. 

So there few others that shows up throught the book, however, because this is Leo and Laryssa book, they don't get a very deep look, only who's with who. The only one of those characters that is worth to mention is Dimitri (I don't know the reason but I starting to love every character with that name). He is hilarious, wonderful, very generous. I really enjoy the part of the book when he come out! He's so funny, a laugh everytimes he was on the room!

The romance... was rush. Yeah! I know that readers don't like rush love but I really not bother about. Paranormal Romance always is rush because the soul mate thing, they always destinate to be together, but is the journey what's matter. So I like when they be along. Of course, there was the host sex but, in the little times they separate their mouth, there were share of thoughts and perspective of life. So there was love. And hot sex!!

Overall... this was a really wonderful read. I over enjoy this book. Reminds me both the Dark One and Dragons Sept series by Katy McAlister, and also a little bit of Argeneau family by Lindsay Sands. I really looking for read the others books right away because I want more! Highly recomended!

I give it 5 Hearts

About the Author

Kym Grosso is the author of the bestselling erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans.  The series currently includes Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca's Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan's Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3), Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4) and Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5).
In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy.  She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

You can find Kym Grosso here:


Kade’s Dark Embrace 
(Immortals of New Orleans Book 1)
Luca’s Magic Embrace 
(Immortals of New Orleans Book 2)

Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves 
(Immortals of New Orleans Book 3 )

Logan’s Acadian Wolves 
(Immortals of New Orleans Book 4)




  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today and for your wonderful review of Leopold's book! ♥

  2. Love this series and I've been waiting for Leopold's story. Hope there are more in this series.

    1. Leopold's story is wonderful, you should totally read it! I don't want to spoil you, but the end was very shocking and open, so I really think that will be others books!!! ;)



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