Temper: Deference (#1 Temper)

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In Tokyo, Lana Martin accepts the proposal of her martial arts instructor to become his submissive. Their affair lights up another blaze, this time between Lana and Yuki, Honda’s wife. Yet, unbeknown to Lana, their powerful desire rouses ancient Japanese demons bent on claiming their prizes. A two-edged sword, the trio’s fiery passion will either destroy them or be the key to their salvation. 


An Explicit Paranormal Romance 

To recover from a terrible assault that shattered her life, short-tempered Lana Martin has poured all her energy into her international career and is now a workaholic consultant based in Tokyo.

Not one to turn down a challenge that allows her to tread into the waters of her deepest desires, she accepts the indecent proposal of her martial arts instructor to become his submissive in a dynamic that tests her resilience.

To her surprise, their affair spreads like wildfire and lits another blaze, this time between Lana and Honda’s wife, the sophisticated socialite Yuki. At first unsure about her own desires, but unable to ignore the strong pull she feels toward Yuki, Lana embraces what the couple offers her.

What Lana doesn’t know, however, is that their powerful passion rouses dark powers who waited for decades to claim their prizes. Lana must confront the darkness eating her from within, while pulling back Honda from the edge of madness. Yuki’s unwavering strength keeps them sane – but for how long?

A two-edged sword, the trio’s fiery passion will either destroy them or be the key to their salvation.

Temper: Deference is the first book of the Temper trilogy and ends with a cliffhanger. It continues with Temper: Dread and ends with Temper: Deliverance.

Goodreads reviews

“Lila Mina is for me one of the most talented woman’s fictions writers I have ever come across. The Temper Series is like no other I have read. Each book took me places no book has ever and reignited more than just my love for the written word and books. The exploration of Japan – cultural, culinary, its people and places are so immersive I felt as if I have been on trip. The getting to meet Lana, Honda and Yuki was a pleasure, they became close friends along their road, it was an honour. I felt all their emotions and experiences so deeply I would be left breathless and tired after chapters but just like Lana eager for more – Lila made sure of that with her deliciously enthralling writing. Take any adult novel you have ever read, add real human emotion and believable character development, seamlessly flowing plots and sex scenes to leave any kinkster hot under the collar and you get Temper. It’s a series with a soul. Lila will leave you weeping over raging boner, she will make you want to never read her work again because it’s all too intense while simultaneously thinking about begging her for more chapters because you just have to know. She is a filthy genius and I hope you will bask in her work too. Do not settle for less than this level of filth if you love adult novels.”

“Stories like this are the reason I read. It took me out of my reality and placed me somewhere I never thought about before reading this book. Reading the Temper series is truly an experience. It’s totally addicting. Always enough detail to make you want to know more.”

“Deference (Temper #1) pushed me hard while gripping me like a vice and it’s not letting go. Lila Mina writes a story that’s an enticing journey of exploring deep desires and testing limits, with the anticipation of self discovery and acceptance along the way—and I’m sure that’s only the start.”

“Phenomenal! I loved everything about this book. Lila Mina pulls you in from the start with her impeccable writing. Every word in this story flowed flawlessly from beginning to end.”

TEMPER: DEFERENCE is book #1 of the TEMPER trilogy and is followed by DREAD and DEFERENCE.

TEMPER is a paranormal romance featuring a trio which begins as a threesome and evolves into a polyamorous family over the story. If you enjoy strong bisexual female leads handling a brooding & domineering man who wants to teach them a couple of things about self-control while facing life or death stakes, with a dash of martial arts and an emotional rollercoaster that will wreck you, you’ll want to read this one! The paranormal aspects are rooted in Japanese lore. Heat level is scorching hot!

This is an explicit romance that includes BDSM aspects and meant for an adult audience only. This book contains material that may be offensive for some readers.

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Lila Mina, author

An avid reader of thrillers, science-fiction, horror and romance, I have been writing for nearly 25 years. Lila Mina is one of my pen names.

I am a firm believer in cross-genre literature. Life is too complex, too rich and surprising to limit stories to one genre only. I love blending genres to create powerful characters, emotional plots and exciting stories that hopefully will stay a long time with my readers. My stories feature multiracial couples and sometimes menage who come together, bound by love and passion, to fight against forces bent on taking them apart.

I live in Japan. The rich and beautiful traditions, the amazing nature and the long history of this country are a constant source of creative inspiration.