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Character Interview: Constantine and Dulcie from The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantôme

 

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Helloo again, everyone!!!

 

I’m catching up on my blog posts and decided to post somenting else today, so here is a fun post!!!

 

So here is the interview I did with the main characters of Stylo Fantôme’s last book, The Bad Ones.

 

If you haven’t read it before HERE is my review of the book.

 

That being said, let’s welcome Con and Dulcie!! Just so you know this interview were made around my Birthday in April. I know, I know, but better late than never, right?! LOL

 

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Beauty and the Beastly Books: Hi Con, hi Dulcie! Thanks for coming and welcome!!! I’m still a bit hungover from my birthday party so please don’t, you know, kill me or anything. LOL

(*tries not to look too much at Con so Dulcie won’t stab her)

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: So I have to tell you, I really relate to the fact you both give no fucks about society and live the way you want. If someone wanted to be free like that what would be the first step, minus all the killing, of course?

Constantine: For me, it’s about recognizing that everyone is beneath me. Caring what people think about me is like caring what an ant or a slug thinks about me. Why should I care, when I can squash them so easily?

Dulcie: For me, it’s realizing that other people simply don’t matter. Their thoughts, opinions, cares, worries. Why should I care about any of that? I’m not them, they’re not me, I don’t have to deal with them if I don’t want to, so why should I let anything they do or think or say bother me?

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: Con, what’s your favorite thing about Dulcie? And Dulcie, what is yours about Constantine?

Constantine: I love that she’s fiercely independent. Dulcie would do just fine without me, I have no doubts about that. She’s a survivor. She can take anything life throws at her and roll with it.

Dulcie: He makes things happen. Like he said, I’m content to roll with things, but sometimes, action is needed. Whereas I’m more prone to avoid things, Con has no problem barreling into a situation and solving it however he thinks it needs to be solved. He’s truly fearless, which means I never have to be afraid, either.

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: And how about the least favorite? What would you say it’s each other’s biggest flaw?

Constantine: She’s in her head too much! She’s paranoid, it’s crazy. Well, craziER, hahahaha. She doubts everything, has to overthink everything, is constantly questioning everything. She’s not able to take anything as it comes to her, not even love or affection.

Dulcie: Grow up with the people I did, and you’d understand why I’m that way, Daddy’s Boy. Least favorite thing about Constantine – he’s a know-it-all, and it’s particularly annoying because he’s almost always right, and he loves to prove himself right and then smile that stupid smile that just lets you know that he knows that he’s always right. Drives me insane.

(You mean, THAT smile, right?! *points at Con*)

Constantine: you mean MORE insane.

Dulcie: See? This is what I’m talking about. Shut up, Con.

 

  Beauty and the Beastly Books:If you could change anything about the way you both treated each other until now what would it be?

Constantine: I wouldn’t change a thing. I think I handled it perfectly.

(*gulps* Sure, Con…)

Dulcie: *this is exactly what I was talking about above* I think … I would’ve opened up to him more. Been more honest with my feelings earlier on, maybe he wouldn’t have gone away for so long. Or if he had, maybe he would’ve at least felt guilty about it.

Constantine: HA HA HA HA, me feeling guilty. That’s hilarious.

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: If you ever had kids, what would you name them? Wouldn’t Jameson be a good name for a boy? LOL
(*winks*)

Constantine: Jameson is an excellent name! But I don’t exactly see children in our future.

(*thinks to herself* I definitely know a Jameson that, in another time, could have been Con’s son. Why are you looking at me, did I not think that to myself after all?)

Dulcie: I would rather be locked in a room with Frannie for a month than even entertain the idea of possibly having children. Just thinking about it made me throw up in my mouth.

(I have to say, I don’t see it either. The Universe wouldn’t be that cruel to you guys. Or to the poor child!)

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: Dulcie, if you weren’t an artist, what would you like to be?

Dulcie: I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. It’s like … me. It’s an extension of myself, it’s just what I have to do. I only need three things in life, my art, my music, and Constantine.

AWWWWN

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: Con, what’s your biggest fear?

Constantine: Something happening to Dulcie and not being there to protect her.

*swoons BIGTIME*

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: I’m sorry if this one is too intimate, but do you guys ever used those Halloween costumes for other, hm,,things? LOL

Constantine: No, but now that you’ve mentioned it, that’s an excellent idea! God, I’d forgotten all about that dress! We should pull it out.

Dulcie: I burned it after you graduated. Next question.

(*hides from Dulcie death stare*)

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: Con, do you ever relate to someone else besides Dulcie or feel sorry for your actions? How about you, Dulcie?

Constantine: What is there to feel sorry for? I wouldn’t do the things I do if I wasn’t okay with doing them. And no, there is no one on earth like Dulcie.

Dulcie: Relate to? No. But can I be friends with other people? Yes. Strangely enough, Constantine is fine without talking to another human being if he doesn’t have to. But I don’t mind having a friend here and there, it just depends on the other person. I like genuine people. I mean, they don’t have to be crazy like me for me to be able to hang out and have a beer. And yeah, sometimes I feel a little sorry, but again, it depends. I feel sorry that Jared made such stupid decisions that led to him getting caught in the crossfire between Frannie and I. But really, that’s more his problem than mine.

 

Now, I’d like to go on with my interviews tradition of a quickfire Q&A, ok?!

 

BBB: Favorite color? (I think Con’s is red, just saying *looks at red dress and hopes he doesn’t have any “ideas”*)

Constantine: HA HA! Red is a gorgeous color, but I gotta say, blue is my personal favorite. Brings out my eyes *wink*

Dulcie: Gag me. Red is my favorite color.

 

BBB: Coke or Pepsi?

Constantine: I don’t drink soda.

(Of course, you don’t *rolls eyes* )

Dulcie: Coke

 

BBB: Day or night?

Constantine and Dulcie: Night time.

 

BBB: Dogs or cats?

Constantine: I’m not really a pet person.

Dulcie: Me, neither. If I had to choose one, maybe a cat? They seem kind of self-sufficient.

 

BBB: Would you rather live without sex or ever shedding blood again? *that’s mean, right?! Haha*

Constantine: Live without sex!? There’d be even MORE blood shed.

Dulcie: It’s not like we wake up and set out looking for ways to kill people, it’s not a sport or anything. People just … get in our way. And frankly, I don’t think I can answer, because while I definitely couldn’t give up sex, I can’t guarantee I’d never shed blood again, either.

(Could have fooled me, oops, sorry. Please don’t look at me that way!!!)

 

BBB: Batman or Superman?

Constantine and Dulcie: Batman

(NIIIIIIICE. I knew I liked you for a reason! LOL)

 

BBB: Perfect place to live?

Constantine: I like the tropics, that’s why I picked them.

(You know, I live in the tropics. AND there are a lot of people I dislike, I could point you to a few of them. I’m kidding. Not. *smirks*)

Dulcie: I never thought I’d say it, but I kinda miss the country. I miss seasons.

 

BBB: Jason or Freddy Kruger?

Constantine and Dulcie: Freddy Kruger

 

BBB: Perfect date night?

Constantine: Ooohhh, perfect date night … I love when we’re spontaneous. When she gets that look in her eye and I know the baseball bat is still in the trunk, and that by the end of the night, something will be destroyed and we’ll be naked.

(I’m actually freaked out now!)

Dulcie: He’s like a poet, isn’t he? So awful. I don’t like “date nights”, I’d rather just hang out and be us.

 

BBB: Bed or sofa?

Constantine and Dulcie: Bed

 

BBB: Books or movies?

Constantine: I love a good action flick.

Dulcie: We don’t even own a tv. Books.

*fist bumps Dulcie*

 

BBB: Favorite food?

Constantine: Thai food

Dulcie: Anything home cooked – fried chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, all that goodness.

 

BBB: Favorite alcoholic drink or beverage?

Constantine: I like whiskey

Dulcie: I’m more of a beer drinker

 

BBB: Underwear or Commando?

Constantine: Commando

*tries REALLY hard not to look (Dulcie is such a good killer)*

Dulcie: Please, I’m from a place where the humidity reaches satanic levels. Underwear is necessary, and you’re gross, Con.

 

BBB: And finally, a very important one…favorite Disney movie? (I’mm kidding, don’t kill me). But it’s totally Beauty and the Beast, right?!

Constantine: I’m gonna say Hercules. I loved Hades in that movie.

(Again, of course you do!)

Dulcie: Little Mermaid. C’mon, chick trying to escape where she came from and become who she truly wants to be, so she runs away, not caring who she left behind or hurt in the process. My kind of movie.

(Hahaha I never thought about it that way. I’m not a big fan of Ariel. LOL)

 

Thank you so so much for coming and not killing me for these questions! If you guys ever want a third person on your “team” (not for THAT, don’t need to look at me like that, Dulcie, let me finish) you know where to find me…I’m not known for liking many people… LOL

 

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Now if you haven’t read The Bad Ones yet, what are you waiting for?

 

AMAZON

 

 

 

 

 

XOXO

 

 

 

Carol

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Book Review and Character Interview: Out of Plans (Mercenaries#2) by Stylo Fantôme

 

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HEEEEEEY Everyone!!!

 

This post is SUUUUUPER late!!! But better late than never, right?! LOL

 

Before you read this review, if you want here is my review of the first book, Best Laid Plans, it’s HERE.

 

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coverTHE NEW PLAN:

* Find Marc
* DON’T find Marc
* Take down a Russian Bratva boss
* Don’t have sex with Kingsley
* Find Marc
* Take down a Colombian drug lord
* Don’t fall for Marc again
* DON’T FIND MARC
* Kill every ..
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*SCREW THE PLAN AND JUST WING IT

This is the story of what happens when best laid plans fail, and a vengeful woman is forced to find her own way once again. A bond broken, trust shattered, and too many lies to keep track of find Marc and Lily all out of plans and running out of time. Can they find their way back to each other before trouble finds them first, or is it really the end of their journey?

 

 

RATING: 5 Beastly Stars

 

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MY REVIEW:

 

I want to start this review by saying I was right on my review of Best Laid Plans, what I missed in the first book IS  here in Out of Plans. And I’m so glad!! What I missed in it was what was yet to come and Stylo delivered it very very well.

 

As usual, her research was impecable. I LOVE when authors do a thorough research. And I witnessed it. Stylo asked me for a few pointers about Portuguese and Brazil, but I had no idea they were for this particular book and when I saw my actual city, Belo Horizonte, in it I totally squeeled!! LOL

 

Now for the story…Out of Plans starts where Best Laid Plans finished, or some months after. Lily isn’t letting Marc get away with what he did in Best Laid Plans and Marc is set on doing it his way. Fights and confusion are bound to happen and plans are bound to fail. But as a reader, we enjoy every moment of those. I LOVED how Out of Plans started and the new characters that we meet in it.

 

I love that Marc truly met his match in Best Laid Plans and seeing him realizing it in Out of Plans is AWESOME. Made me connect a lot more with him.

 

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We have an even tougher Lily, a somewhat new Marc and an even more AWESOME Kingsley Law. I have to say I love Lily and Marc, but somehow I REALLY connected with Kingsley. But I have to say I connected with both Marc and Lily even more in this book than in Best Laid Plans.that for me, Kingsley completely stole the show, he is my favorite character.

 

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Actually, Stylo introduced another GREAT side character, Damiano Ledo and I also LOVED the guy. He is such a bad guy, but hey, I have a thing for them. 🙂

 

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Stylo has such a knack for introducing, and creating, side characters. ALL her side characters are great! I mean, her main characters are awesome, but it’s not always we see such great side characters that interact and combine so well with the main ones. I love how she brings us these great side characters that end up gaining our hearts (I mean, Sanders 4EVAH!!! <3).

 

Out of Plans like Best Laid Plans is FILLED with tons of action and it all works so well for the story. It doesn’t get lost in it, just the opposite, it makes the story! Out of Plans isn’t necessary a romance. Actually, here in Brazil the word for “novel” is “romance”. So a “romance” isn’t about being a romantic story, although most of them are. So Out of Plans is the type of novel that isn’t about the romance, the romance is the background to the story. And I LOVED that because it completly works. Not that it doesn’t have romance. I mean, Marc??? The man has some stamina in him!!! 😉

 

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Another thing I LOVE about Stylo’s writing, and that is super present in this book, as in any of her other books, is the fact her characters are who they are and they don’t apologize for it. I love that, because they are not trying to be good or politicaly correct or anything like that. I love that Marc has no qualms about who he is and how me makes a living. And I LOVE that Lily came out of her shell and became like that too. In Best Laid Plans we eventually find out she has a HUGE way to go, she has a dangerous plan to get revenge against a big bad guy. And this guy finally appears in Out of Plans. Lily has gone through a LOT in her life and everything she goes through just make her tougher and tougher. But that doesn’t mean she becomes heartless, just the opposite, she has such a great heart! But just like Marc and Kingsley, she doesn’t apologize for being who she became. And I LOVE that. It’s always refreshing to see such genuine characters.

 

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Lily had a LOT to learn, mostly physically but also emotionally. She can’t let her emotions ge the best of her, but then she has the BEST master. But then, Marcalso  has a LOT to make up to Lily, and acting all alone isn’t the right way to do it. I think his biggest lesson is learning that having a partner doens’t make him weaker, it just adds to the fun and strength in a job. And oh boy, Marc has a surprise coming his way,  he so isn’t expecting what’s coming for him, but he so needed that!!

 

Lily had a lot to acomplish from Best Laid Plans to Out of Plans, but she isn’t the only one. Marc too has a lot to overcome. Lily truly has changed his life and him as well. And it was great to see this change. She made him more human, but still lethal. He didn’t lose his edge, but he definitely had some changes to his personality. What happened between him and Lily was a hell of a mismatch of ideals and thoughts. He thought he was doing the best, which obviously he wasn’t and Lily was so right to be upset.  I like that Lily gives as good as she gets (in all aspects, in fighting, in sex – LOL- and in an emotional level too), and I like that doesn’t let DeSant get away with his actions. And I particularly love that even though both of them changed a lot, they didn’t lose their essence, either their own individual essence or their essence as a couple.

 

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As I said, Out of Plans is an action-packed book, but I loved every minute of it. The action scenes are so well written and it felt like I was watching a movie. If this was a movie, I’d definitely go watch it more than once! 🙂

 

Once again Stylo showed her versatility as a writer.  Not only in writing stories in different genres but in creating great characters and side characters in her stories. Her characters truly make her stories, but in this case I think the story in itself, with all the action and the great scenarion, that we could feel we were into along with the characters while reading the book, is what makes Out of Plans such a great read! It’s the perfect combination of writing, flawless research, genuine and real (and refreshing) characters, great insertion of new characters and a good story!!

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Today I have the pleasure of having the one and only Kingsley Law in my blog!

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: Hey, Kisgsley, welcome! Can I call you Law? It’s an honor to have you here!

Kinglsey Law: Darling, you may call me whatever you like.

BBB: So, I have to say your training methods in Out of Plans really impressed me! What would it take for you to train me?

Kingsley: It’s very rigorous, requires spending many hours together naked. I feel partners should know every inch of each others bodies, don’t you? So really, just a willing heart and mind, and you’re in.

(Oh my! I don’t know if I dare…Jameson might get jealous…even though we are only together in my head! LOL)

BBB: You know, I’m a Law student and I have to say your “laws” would be much more fun to study than my country’s! You could totally come teach in my college, I’d love a Kingsley’s Laws diploma! Pretty please? *winks*

Kingsley: Kingsley’s law: flattery is always accepted, often appreciated, and never grows old. Cheers, darling.

 

BBB: Since I approached the subject, do you have plans for visiting Brazil soon? Marc was here in my city and even though I missed him, I’m pretty sure I can find a thing or two for you to enjoy! *looks at him with puppy eyes* (And I have the space so no worries about hotels)

Kingsley: I travel quite a bit for work, as you know, and I’ve recently become very good friends with a son of your fair city – I shall ask him to arrange a tour one of these days. With you as the guide, of course.

Squeeeee!!!! I would love to have you both on me! I mean in me…I mean, with me…Well, you got it! (Jesus, he is rather distracting).

BBB: Now seriously…Rumor has it, you’re getting your own book and I can say for myself that I’m DYING to read it! Can you tell us what to expect from it?

Kingsley: Intrigue! Sex. Danger. Sex. Explosions! Sex. Old friends and new enemies. And sex. And of course, I’m sure there will be an in depth look at what made me the amazing specimen of man you see before you, as well. Did I mention the sex bit? Lots of that.

(*fans herself* I guess I can make the sacrifice of reading some Kingsley sex scenes.)

BBB: If you could choose anywhere in the world to spend the rest of your life and anyone too, where and who would you choose? I wouldn’t be opposed at you saying me ahahaha (Ooops, did I really said that out loud? Old habits are hard to die).

Kingsley: That’s a tough question. I have more than enough money to retire right now, and very comfortably so, too – I could, in theory, do exactly what you’re saying. But I don’t like to be still. Idle hands are the devil’s playpen, darling. But if I could spend my non-retirement with just one partner … I’d choose Sheila.

*gets jealous of Sheila*

BBB: If you could “design” your perfect partner, how would he or she be? More like Lily or more like Marc?

Kingsley: Dear god, like Lily, of course. Have you met De Sant? He’s all brash and brutish, no sense of style. Not that Lily’s much better, but at least she’s easier on the eyes.

Marc is pretty easy on the eyes too! *blushes thinking of him*

BBB: I know most of your jobs are supposed to be super discreet, but can you tell, us what’s the worst one you ever had and why?

Kingsley: Worse job I ever had? Ah, the stuff of nightmares. When I was just a young thing, first starting out, I took a job from a frustrated young man. His great-aunt had buried her life savings somewhere on her property, up near York, in England. I bungled the whole situation, she found me creeping about her garden, I had to think on my feet. Said I was from a local committee, judging gardens. Complimented her roses. She invited me in for tea. I’ll spare the details, but suffice it to say, sex with an octogenarian is exactly how you’d imagine it to be.

(*gulps* I’m seriously disturbed right now! I can never say what’s coming out of his mouth and if it’s true or not! LOL)

BBB: What are you most afraid of when you go out on a new job?

Kingsley: That my equipment might get damaged beyond repair.

Boys and their toys, huh?!

BBB: What’s your signature fight move?

Kingsley: I avoid hand-to-hand combat as much as possible, that’s why I’m so picky about the jobs I choose. But if I have to fight, I’m very fast with my hands, I have a few boxing championships under my belt, back from another lifetime. I’d say my punch combo.

Ohhh I’m curious about that lifetime…And I’ve always wanted to learn how to boxe! *looks at Kingsley with puppy eyes*

BBB: Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? Married? With kids?

Kingsley: Good god, I just had the strongest wave of nausea. I completely blacked out. Next question.

BBB: How is your ideal woman? (please say Brazilian,,please say Brazilian…oops, ai said it outloud AGAIN!  *blushes*)

Kingsley: Of course Brazilians are fabulous, darling, but I don’t like to discriminate. My ideal woman is a willing one. That’s about the only requirement.

I VOLUNTEER! *yells in her best Katniss voice*

BBB: What’s your favorite thing to do in you spare time?

Kingsley: I think I just answered this question in your last question.

BBB: What is the ultimate Kingsley Law?

Kingsley: Kingsley’s law: Fuck the laws – whatever it takes to get the job done.

That might be my favorite so far!!!

Now, it’s a tradition here on Beauty and the Beastly Books to do a rapidfire Q&A, so just answer the first thing that pops in your head!

 

BBB: Favorite food?

Kingsley: I love a good curry.

BBB: Favorite color? Black so no visible blood? LOL

Kingsley: I do adore black, but don’t consider it a color. I am very partial to blue, the majority of my suits are in some shade of blue or another.

BBB: Bed or sofa?

Kingsley: As long as there’s a flat surface, love, I’m good to go.

*points to the right and grins to him*

BBB: Beer or wine?

Kingsley: May I choose neither? A good brandy is best.

BBB: A book or a movie?

Kingsley: Book.

I knew I had reasons to love you!

BBB: Favorite sex position? (Sorry, couldn’t resist LOL)

Kingsley: Doggy-style. God, such barbaric terminology, isn’t it?

I don’t mind the terminology as long as…oops, I need some filter. LOL

BBB: Cats or dogs?

Kingtsley: I have a soft spot for dogs.

*thinks to herself* Awwwn, we’re meant to be

BBB: Day or night?

Kingsley: Night time.

I’m a night owl myself! 😉

BBB: The city or the countryside?

Kingsley: I prefer the bustle of a city.

BBB: Christmas or New Year?

Kingsley: New Year’s.

BBB: Favorite gun or fight implement (is that a term? I am so clueless lol)?

Kingsley: Never, darling! Perfectly legitimate question. My favorite tool is my Barrett M82A1 – little miss Sheila. I’ve had her since I was 19.

(I just love how he says darling! *le sigh*)

BBB: Now this is important…we can become friends or enemies after your answer ahahaha: Marvel or DC?

Kingsley: I’m afraid I don’t have as much time to read as I used to. I quite enjoyed Iron Man the movIe, though, does that count?

GREAT answer, darling!!! 😉

BBB: Favorite country (or city) you’ve ever been?

Kingsley: Bangkok – it’s why my home is in Thailand. Though I choose not to live in the city, it’s still my favorite place to visit. So many blind eyes so willingly looking the other way, I adore it.

BBB: Casual or chic? Although I kinda have a clue already…

Kingsley: Chic is the only answer to this question.

I think you need to meet Mr. Jameson Kane one day… I have a feeling you’d be fast friends hehehe

BBB: Night out in the city or staying in and relaxing?

Kingsley: Night out

BBB: Favorite cocktail or drink?

Kingsley: I love a good Manhattan.

*gags* Hum, just NO…

BBB: Handcuffs or rope? *looks at him seriously* (and no, it’s not for the bad guys)

Kingsley: Whichever is closest at hand, darling.

*looks around for any handcuffs or rope*

BBB: And the big, and classic, one: Boxers or briefs? Or maybe commando? *tries to sneak a peek*

Kingsley: Always briefs. I get mine specially prepared, by a darling little woman from London. All my clothes are specially made and tailored, of course. Only way to live, honestly.

What? Sorry, I was still looking around for a pair of handcuffs or some rope…Any chance I see them? Oops! I guess he IS a good mercenary. He isn’t even here anymore….

 

THANKS so much Kingsley (and Stylo) for another AWESOME interview!!!

 

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XOXO

 

 

 

Carol

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Blog Tour Stop and Review + Character Interview: My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantôme

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Hey everyone!!!

I’m so happy for Stylo! Not only My Time in the Affair released on May 2nd but it got #1 in Romantic Erotica on Amazon. Stylo deserves all the success and recognition! I lost count on how many people I’ve pimped her books, since Degradation! When I first read Degradation before it was even released I started recommending it and everyone  who read it LOVED it and seems like it’s the same with My Time in the Affair, everyone I recommend it to, ends up liking it!!!

 

 

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~Mischa~

I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.

Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I’m like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I’m a horrible person. Yes, I’ve done horrible things. Yes, I don’t deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.

But I’m willing to bet I’ve done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.

Maybe, just maybe, you’re not as innocent as you’d like to think.

Or maybe I’m not so guilty …

WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don’t like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative.

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24820931-my-time-in-the-affair?ac=1

 

MY RATING: 5 *COME FIND ME* stars

 

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MY REVIEW:

 

Oh WOW! That was pretty much my reaction after finishing My Time in the Affair, a month or so ago. Stylo really consolidated herself as one of my favorite authors, with this new standalone she more than proved she can write different stories than the ones she already published.

 

Everyone knows my love for the Kane Trilogy, Jameson and Tate are forever imprinted in my mind (and heart). But even loving it so much and knowing Stylo is an amazing writer I admit I had my doubts about this book. Not because it deals with cheating, I actually don’t have a problem with that. What I was afraid was that this could be a book about a heroine who got herself a identity crisis and got a summer fling and got back to her husband. That was when I first saw the title to Stylo’s new book.

 

When I read the synopsis I just KNEW it would be my kind of book! And I was right. This isn’t a book about cheating. This is simply one of the best romances I’ve read in a while. After I finished it I found some other pretty good ones, but My Time in the Affair is just such a FRESH story.

 

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It’s got a different vibe than most books we’ve been seeing lately and I love that! It’s this THRILLING love story. So SEXY and GRIPPING! Our hero is an alpha, but a different alphan than Jameson was. But an alpha all the way. The man can COME FIND ME anytime he wants and BREAK my you-know-what.

 

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Tal has about everything (and anything) I LOVE in a book boyfriend. He is confident and cocky, but he can also be sweet in the right times.  He isn’t a guy who seduces a married woman out of her marriage. If anything he was seduced by Mischa.  I absolutely LOVED Tal from the first scene he appeared to the last one! He has a secret though, a secret Mischa wasn’t expecting. But then Mischa didn’t really expected to fall in love with her Rome affair.

 

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Yes, she was convinced she was going to cheat on her husband, but she tried and couldn’t. If it wasn’t for Tal, I honestly don’t think she could have gone through with her plan. Tal was as unexpected as their blooming love. And their relationship is so much more than an affair. Since the first moment.

 

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Mischa, though, without knowing is in the middle of a web of intrigue and has no idea what’s coming for her. I admit at some few moments I didn’t get her, but that didn’t prevent me to like her or her love story. If I had to choose though, my favorite character would be Tal.

 

Tal and Mischa have an instant EXPLOSIVE chemistry! Did I mention EXPLOSIVE? Because be prepared, your painties will for sure DESINTEGRATE with the Tal loving going on there! Also he is a dirty talking, but not a calling names one…he is much more into antecipating his moves talker! And he sure DELIVERS them!!

 

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The book is mainly told in third person which I prefer, but we get some POV’s from Tal and Mischa too. And as I said, My Time in the Affair is so much more than a story about a woman who cheats on her husband. I’m not saying cheating is right, but well Mischa really didn’t have a marriage. It was not about the sex, but about the fact that marriage is much more than a friendship, it’s about a partnership. Something Tal and Mischa had from the beginning.

 

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You know when a book doesn’t have a signature genre, like dark, MC, paranormal, but it’s a contemporary (and INCENDIARY) romance that has everything that makes a romance junkie’s heart beats faster? Well, My Time in the Affair is one of those. But what is different here? First of all the writing. The writing is OFF THE CHARTS PERFECT! Stylo knows exactly where to put her words and how to weave them and how to put her ideas into paper. As a reader I can sense that when I’m reading her books. She knows exactly how she wants her story to be and how to make it happen. That is real magic! My second choice would be Tal! God, I LOVED him! His cocky attitude (confidence, Carol! It’s confidence!), his sweet moments, how he teaches Mischa how to be brave and speak up for herself. How he calls her Misch, how he swears, how he makes their love so explosive! You gotta love a character that is written so right, that he makes you wish you were inside the story and not outside reading it. And then there are other reasons, but one I have to point out is that this book is different just for the fact that it deals with cheating with an honest front. I know, cheating is the opposite of honesty. But reading My Time in the Affair, there is no doubt this story is honest. We get to see how Mischa is from the beginning and even wanting to cheat, she isn’t a cheater. Tal and Mischa are honest about who they are and what they’re doing. There is no tip-toeing around the fact that yes, both of them are doing something wrong. Again, I don’t judge people, we can’t help falling in love. Do I think Mischa’s decisions were right? I don’t know, I do put myself in her shoes though. After all who could resist Tal, specially coming from such an empty marriage?

 

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My Time in the Affair is very different than the Kane Trilogy (let’s face it, nothing can quite compare to Satan and Tate), but just like Degradation, it’s not your typical romance. That is the only similarity I find between them. Besides the amazing writing, of course. Yes, MTITA is not your typical romance, but normal is quite overrated in my opinion, so sign me up to a Stylo Fantôme’s book boyfriend any day of the year! hahaha

 

Although Jameson was filthy mouthed and super dirty, he is a clean-cut guy, a (not so classic) CEO. Tal is quite different. He is rugged, he is out there in your face, he is so cocky. He embodies the Mediterranean from his roots, wild and beautiful. And unpredictable, but yet someone you can trust undoubtely.

 

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I don’t think Mischa is as secure of herself as she would like to be. At least not until she meets Tal. She is afraid, after all she’s been stuck in a meaninless marriage for a while. She wants to be daring and what better place than a far away country. A country known for its lively lifestyle, for partying, for passion! Funny thing is that until Tal, she didn’t actually find the passion in Italy. So yeah, I believe she learns that with the right person everywhere can be amazing, every time can be perfect and every encounter can be explosive, thrilling and amazing.

 

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And it was good that for a change, the hero is the one who could admit his feelings first. Who could admit he didn’t want her to leave. Of course, Mischa doesn’t want that too, but it takes some time for her to work out the idea that she isn’t cut for a Italy fling, for one-night stands, for cheating and lying. She is made for Tal and Tal is made for her.

 

But will that be enough? When the person you learned to trust and whom you confided such deep secrets to turns out to be so different than you thought he was…could you still give it a chance? That is the real fire trial in their relationship. It’s not her marriage, it’s not her insecurities. It’s the fact that deep down there are still doubts and that maybe, just maybe, Tal is nothing like the man she learned to love and trust.

 

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There’s not much I could say about this story and why you should read it without giving something away. Just know that if you’re reticent, it’s not about cheating. Cheating is such a small part of their love and relationship. I love the fact that the story started a way, they met, they started their fling and when we think everything is done, Stylo flips the table and gives us more. That’s what I like in a good book, how versatile yet so consistent it can be!

 

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What Stylo did here, was turn strangers (or so it seemed *wink wink*) into lovers, into something more and flipping it all out and turning the whole story around. The adversities we thought Mischa and Tal would have are nothing like what they actyally were. It’s not even about coming clean about their affair anymore. It’s about so much more than that! I love those kinds of plot twists, even though from the mystery around Tal, I got an idea what was really happening there.

 

My Time in the Affair is an amazingly written book. A tale of love in the middle of the stilness in  life can be. It’s sexy as hell, captivating, exilarating, super funny (OMG, Tal is so funny. He and Mish together are the PERFECT dose of funny and sexy, with some lovely banter going one between the characters. I love the fact that during their time together we get to see them getting to know each other, more than she knew her husband in all their years together and more than Tal allowed himself to know any other women before. We get to see them falling in love and it was AWESOME to experience that alongside with them!

 

 

I’m glad so far everyone who I recommended it to, or who I see finished this book really gets it’s not about a cheating story-line. It’s about characters in a shitty situation, it’s about falling in love, it’s about accepting life’s challenges, it’s about grabbing life with our bare hands and making it our own. Making it perfect to live with the right person. With the right partner. It’s about coming to find life. Coming to find happiness!It’s about coming to find not only the time they met through their affair, but it’s about coming to find what else they can live out of the affair!

 

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EXCERPT

Mischa snorted, stood up, and began collecting her paperwork. The man stood up as well, and next thing she knew, he was pressed up against her side. She started to pull away, but he wrapped his arm around her waist.

“What are you doing!?” she was shocked.

“The night is young, and you are very beautiful. Come, let us get to know one another,” his voice was low as he leaned down towards her. She practically bent in half trying to get away.

“You’re about to get to know my fist! Let go of me!” she snapped.

“American women are so feisty, I love it. I will show you -,”

Babe! Sorry I took so long!

Misch turned her head and stared in shock as a second man came up to her other side, grabbing her free hand and bringing it to his lips, kissing the backs of her fingers.

Am I releasing pheromones or something!?

“Excuse me!?” she squeaked. The new guy was tall, and though he blended in with the local scenery, his accent was American. He didn’t look at her, just held her hand and glared at the other man.

“Can I help you?” he demanded.

“You know this woman?” the Italian guy questioned.

“I should hope so, I fucking married her,” new guy snapped, then grabbed her left hand, holding it up so the other man could see her wedding set.

“I am sorry. She said she was alone,” Cassanova began sliding away.

“Well, she’s not alone anymore, so get the fuck out of here.”

Misch’s mind was blown, and she didn’t say anything as the American man hugged her close to his side. She watched as the Italian gentleman glared at them for a moment longer, then walked away, cursing in the other language. A deep voice chuckled from above her, and she was let go.

“Did you just save me?” she asked, moving away from her new friend.

“Yeah, you looked like you needed it,” he informed her, smiling down at her.

Oooohhhh, wow. And I picked tonight of all nights to not dress up …

“I’m sorry, who are you?” she blurted out.

“Your savior.”

He was smiling, but she didn’t feel like he was joking. His voice was low and his smile sly. He had incredibly thick, black hair, which almost shined and had waves on top of his head. His eyes were so dark, they almost looked black, matching his thick eyebrows and heavy lashes. His lips were on the fuller side, and he easily had two days worth of stubble on his jaw. Her heart started beating faster.

No, no, no. This can’t be happening. I’m not doing this. I don’t want this.

 

 

 

INTERVIEW TAL

I don’t know if  you remember my last character interview, where I had a birthday party on my blog and the crew from The Kane Trilogy came to visit me. Well, I was looking for Tal, because we’d scheduled an interview too…

 

*hides behind the hot Mediterranean-looking man before Jameson chases her*

Carol: Phew…thanks so much, he did not like my twerking idea…OMG, Tal!!! *doesn’t  where to look at (he is really good-looking)* I was looking for you! I’m so glad you could come! Thank you so much for your presence, I know you don’t like to leave Mischa alone…

Tal: HAHA well, you’ve seen the kind  of trouble she can get into when left alone

Carol: First of all, I want to know, when are you coming for a mission (or pleasure time) here in Brazil? It’s no Rome, but I could get my v…broken here too! I’ve already made a t-shirt for that *shows him a t-shirt saying “Got my v*** broken in Brazil in the front and #TalCameToFindMe in the back*. I really hope Mischa doesn’t kick my ass, Tate is a good sport with my questions to Jameson ahaha

Tal: If you promise to make one in my size, I’ll make Brazil our next destination.

*hm…tries to figure out what his size is*

Carol: What was your first ever impression of Mischa? When you officially met her, I mean?

Tal: That she was very gorgeous and very nervous.

Carol: Do you still really enjoy your job? Would you changed it if Mischa wanted? (I don’t think she would though…)

Tal: Coming out with the hard stuff! It would be rough, but if she really couldn’t handle it, if that was the breaking point, yeah, I would leave my job. In a heart beat.

*break for swooning*

Carol: What’s up with the hide and seek routine? Who am I kidding? That’s super hot! (Jesus, did I say that out loud…AGAIN?)

Tal: HAHA gotta keep the ladies on their toes.

*I know I’m on my toes*
Carol: In your opinion what are Mischa’s best qualities? And the worst ones?

Tal: Her best quality is that she’s a realist – she examines every thought, every emotion, to see if it’s … I don’t know, “correct”, in her mind. Her worst quality is she has a lot of self-doubt.

Carol: A tough one, but please know that I don’t judge you or even Mischa…I get her completely… How could you tell you can trust her not to cheat on you?

Tal: Because she wasn’t that girl, not really. She’s not a cheater. I know that sounds stupid, but she isn’t. If it hadn’t been me, if it hadn’t been her, I honestly think that she never would’ve cheated at all. Fate. What a bitch.

(Isn’t his answer PERFECT? I totally agree with him!)

Carol: Speaking of it…you should really get in the business of helping unhappily married women to feel sexy again.. I’m not married, but I could use some #TalCharm….Sorry, I disgress…Before Mischa, what would you say you looked for in a woman (even if it was just for pleasure)? And what changed after Mischa?

Tal: Before Mischa, I looked for nice legs and nicer tits. Low standards and lower morals – fun-on-the-go. Mischa changed everything. She made me want to have conversations at 3am, and go to stupid cafes at 1 in the afternoon. Made me want to hold on to something.

(Awwwwwwn)

Carol: What is the most amazing place in the world you have ever been?

Tal: What’s with women and this question!? HAHA~ Honestly, I don’t pay a whole lot of attention anymore. I’d have to say home. Jerusalem.

(Would you take me? I’ve always wanted to know there!)

Carol: If you could live anywhere, besides Italy, with Mischa, where would you choose?

Tal: I’m partial to the southern coast of Europe in general, though I also like Thailand a lot. But really, she just has to say “we’re moving” and I’d just say “where to?”

(Please, Mischa, don’t come to kiss my ass, but I’d totally stalk him to any of those places. I really want to get to know them too!)

Carol: In your opinion what is the best memory of Italy with Mischa you have? And what do you think is hers?

Tal: Hmmm …. are we talking PG-13, or X-Rated? HAHA My best memory is the time we spent together in Positano. Even with all the shit going on with her ex, her family, all of it – it’s still the place where we really … came together, you know?

In my blog you can ALWAYS be X-Rated haha. And yeah, I know, I really agree with you!

 

Carol: Do you have any hot friends to introduce me to? Don’t mind me, I’m probably drunk on some birthday punch…Hey speaking of it, where is my bday gift???


Tal: I packed you one, but Misch claimed it was “inappropriate” and then some name-calling happened. But don’t worry, I’ll mail it to you.

*slips Tal her mail address* I’m looking forward to it! Like anything is inappropriate after I met Jameson bahahaha.

 
Carol: Sorry again…well let’s change subjects, I don’t want you getting aggraveted with me like Jameson did…I know you’re a gentleman (although I like when you aren’t *looks coily at him*).
I don’t know if you already know about my blog’s traditon, but after some questions I always do a quickfire Q&A with my guests, where you answer the first thing that comes to you mind…Ready? (hm…I bet you’re always ready *winks*)

BBB: Bed or Sofa?

Tal: HAHA anywhere I can make it happen
BBB: Top or Bottom?

Tal: Top – but honestly, I’m just happy to be invited to the party

(Well, I AM indeed having a party…*speculates*)

BBB: Are you a breast man or a butt man?

Tal: You can’t ask a man that! It’s impossible! Both. All of it. Everything.

(hm…sorry?)
BBB: Movies or books?

Tal: Books

(Brownie points here!!)

BBB: Wine or beer?

Tal: Beer

BBB: Favorite kind of lingerie (and color) in a woman?

Tal: Anything red is sexy, and hot damn, a whatchamacallit … with the laces … a corset. With thigh highs!

*checks her phone for the closest lingerie shop*

BBB: Chocolate or chips?

Tal: Chips

BBB: Naked or half-naked?

Tal: Naked, as much and as often as possible

(*blushes*)

BBB: Dogs or cats?

Tal: Dogs

BBB: Rope or feather?

Tal: Excellent question! Hmmm … I’d have to say feather.

Oh Really??? *wonders why*

Don’t look at me like that!! Sorry, but everyone wants the nitty-gritty ones, I’m getting famous for those kind of questions hahaha

BBB: Spanking or being spanked? (Wanna test that?)

Tal: Bend over and you can get my answer right away

Oh my! *Gets up to do it, but realises there are people around*Ooops, raincheck?

BBB: Cars or Bikes?

Tal: I love a suped up bike

BBB: And finally, boxers or briefs?

Tal: Briefs – I have a weird thing for bright colors, too. Anything to give the ladies a show.

*looks down hoping he’ll show*

BBB: OHHHHH I have a last one *smiles devilishly*…Are you a shower or a grower?

Tal: AHAHAHAHA what kind of question is that!? I mean, in my opinion, I’ve got a frickin’ show stopping, award winning, tool of magic in my pants. Totally. But I suppose you’d have to ask Misch … though I’m positive her answer will be the same.
(Tool of magic????? *looks down, REALLY hoping he’ll show her*)

Thank you so much for being here Tal, it means a lot to me! Plus it’s been really fun, right?!
I’d ask you for a shout out to my friend Jessie, but she agreed you could be mine for my birthday, so, sorry, Jessie, he’s all mine today! 🙂
You can #ComeFindMe anytime you want!! 🙂

Tal: Thank for having me, and yeah, if you’re ever lost, you definitely know who to call.

*proceeds to make a plane to get lost real soon*

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Hahaha that was fun!!

 

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playlist

  1. I Adore U – Adore Delano
  2. Grown Woman – Beyonce
  3. Lips Are Movin’ – Meghan Trainor
  4. Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  5. Do I Wanna Know – Chvrches
  6. Seaside – The Kooks
  7. Love Somebody – Maroon 5
  8. Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  9. Firework – Katy Perry
  10. Stay With Me – Sam Smith
  11. We Found Love – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
  12. Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
  13. Paralyzed – Mystery Skullz
  14. I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons
  15. Everything – Alanis Morissette
  16. Gold – Neon Hitch ft. Tyga

 

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author

 

authorpic_Stylo FantomeCrazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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Character Interview: Jameson, Tate, Sanders and Ang from the Kane Trilogy by Stylo Fantôme

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Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!!!

Yes, today is my birthday and to help me celebrate my 26 candles I have some pretty special people here!!! Some of my favorite characters of all time came to drink some punch and answer some of my questions: Jameson Kane, Tate, Sanders and Ang!!

Now, if you remember, Jameson and Tate were here before for this HILARIOUS interview.

If you haven’t read Completion (the short – and final – story after book 3) this interview contain spoilers! If you read Completion, my first interview with Tate and Jameson was featured in the end of the book, in the extras!

Here is the interview (in the end you might get a hint for what’s to come in my character’s interview hall..)

Hey guys!! Thank you so much for coming to my impromptu Birthday Interview!! It’s an honor to have you here as part of my celebration! 26 doesn’t sound so bad now!

Jameson and Tate it’s wonderful to have you again!!! Sanders, you look dapper in that suit…and Ang..hmmm nice to meet you*blushes*

*looks behind*Where is Tal? Well, I’ll have to start without him…

So, in my blog’s tradition I’ll make a couple questions to you and then a quickfire Q&A that you’ll andwer with the first thing that comes to mind…

BBB: Jameson, how is married life treating you? You know, I called that number you gave me the last time but it was disconnected… If I didn’t love Tate I’d be mad Alol

Jameson: Ah, yes. Things have gotten a little crazier, I had to change my number. Married life is the same as unmarried life, the only difference is the name she signs on her receipts. I keep reminding her about the “honor & obey” part, but she never fucking listens.

BBB: Jameson, what’s the thing you do to Tate that you most like? (*wonders if he’d pull my her just for a little taste if I ask*). – Did I say that out loud???

Jameson: Thing I like to do the most to Tate? Jesus, have you got an hour? You do realize the woman let’s me do anything I want. But I must say, my absolutely most favorite thing to do – is to get her to shut up. Rarely happens, is a blessing when it does.

BBB: Tate, how about you, how is it being married to Mr. Satan?

Tate: Pretty awesome, cause now he’s not as scary. I mean, what’s he gonna do? He’s married to me, I’m not going anywhere, muahahaha.

*turns to Ang blushing*

BBB: Ang, give me the scoop…how is being a porn star for real? Does it feel as mechanical as we see them? You know, I have a couple of friends who would love James Dean number, if you have… *bats eyelashes*

Ang: For reals, it’s the coolest. thing. ever. I mean, yeah, it can be mechanical, and the “bigger” you get, the more work it really is, but I worked hard to get here – I wouldn’t give it up for anything. And James Dean isn’t too cool with me, ever since I scored that big role over him – though personally I think it’s cause I out-wondered his wonder-schlong. Am I allowed to say wonder-schlong?

 
Tate: You can’t say “wonder-schlong”, this is an interview! Be classy, for fuck’s sake.
 
Ang: Oh, you can say “fuck” but I can’t say “wonder-schlong”?
 
Tate: There’s a huge difference between “fuck” and “wonder-schlong”!
 
Ang: No there isn’t! So I’m gonna say -,
 

Jameson: If EITHER of you say wonder-ANYTHING again, I will be the one with a fucking problem. Now shut the fuck up and let her talk.

*turns head back and forth laughing*Thank you, Jameson!

BBB: What’s the deal with Ellie? And how did you like your Brazilian fling*you could totally have another now* (oops, did I voice that?)

Ang: Ellie is good, working on baby number two, I think. She was … I don’t know, you know … like sometimes, when things are fucked up, other fucked up things don’t seem so bad, you know? I missed my friend, and Ellie and I would hang out at the hospital, or at Tate’s old apartment, and it just kinda happened. It was weird, this rich chick being so into me. What can I say? I liked it. And I’m down for some Brazilian any time, sweetie.

*wonders if he’ll take his shirt off* Hm…good to know, thanks Ang!! Maybe your number will work! *turns evil look to Satan*

BBB: Sandy.. Can I call you Sandy? (*without Tate punching me*)… Well, tell me, do you believe that Tate is your soulmate? I absolutely love the relationship you have with her! Also the one you have with Jameson…
Sanders: I am the one who called her my soulmate, so it would be rather odd if I didn’t believe that statement. People think I am emotionless. But in reality, it is the exact opposite. Tate is very special to me, and I to her.

*swoons* ( I wanna be BFFs with Sandy too!!!)

BBB: Sanders again, how about Jameson…how it was being raised by him? Do you see him as a father or a big brother?

Sanders: I was fairly beyond the age of being impressionable by the time Jameson came into my life, I was thirteen. He saved my life, and opened doors that never would have even been available to me, so to reach this age under his patronage has been an honor. I have a father, I have never seen Jameson as a father. He has always been my guardian. A guiding light, if you will. An inspiration.
BBB: Sanders, do you miss living with Tate and Jameson? Do you think you’ll go back to living with them??
Sanders: Of course I miss living with them, but no, that chapter is closed. We can be family without living under the same roof.

Do you all want some more of my birthday punch? I know it’s pink, Jameson, but you look totally hot drinking it! *winks*

Now to our quickfire questions to the four of you:

BBB: Favorite Food (*hopes Jameson says something I can cook*)?

Jameson: Food? French. Dish? Steak, extra rare.

*goes look for her French cookbook*
Tate: Chinese food
Ang: Ditto on the Chinese
Sanders: Thai
BBB: Sanders and Ang – favorite color?
Ang: I don’t know if I have a favorite color. I like anything bright. The more neon, the better.
(I can see that…)
Sanders: I’m partial to blue. Maybe cornflower, or cobalt.

BBB: Mixed drinks or shots?Jameson: I don’t care either way

Tate: Honestly, probably shots.

Ang: BODY shots, ha ha.

Sanders: I avoid imbibing, but when the situation calls for it, a mixed drink is preferred.

BBB: Getting drunk or getting high?

Jameson: neither

(I’d love to see Jameson drunk someday ahahaha)

Sanders: neither

Ang: definitely high
Tate: Oh, I was gonna say drunk till you said that, but I don’t know! What kind of high? I’d rather smoke a joint than get drunk, but I’d rather get drunk than take ecstasy. God, I sound awful, I don’t even do ecstasy. Still. I don’t know. Whatever the situation calls for.

BBB: Books or Movies?Jameson: either(Oh, no Jameson…it will ALWAYS be books!!! LOL)

Tate: movies

Ang: movies
Sanders: books
(And that is why I love you, Sandy!!!)

BBB: One night stands or Dating?

Jameson: a one night stand got me into this mess – maybe I should’ve tried dating.

(AHAHAHAHA)
Tate: oh, shut up, you poop. One night stands were always easier than anything I’ve gone through with Satan over here.
(True dat!!)
Jameson: you loved every moment.
Tate: That’s what you think.
Ang: God, stop flirting, I’m gonna barf. I could go either way.
Sanders: I think dating would always be in everyone’s best interest.

BBB: If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you choose?Jameson: I can travel to any place in the world.(Don’t need to rub it off, Mr. Kane!! Can you take me next time???)

Tate: you’re such a dick! I’d go to anywhere on the Mediterranean, I love it there.

*high fives Tate*

Ang: okay, so, I’d go back to Boston, cause down on the south side, they have this AMAZING hot dog place, and ever since I’ve moved out to L.A., I’ve been dying for it. They toast the buns, and the relish is hand made, and I used to screw this waitress, so I would get extra -,

Tate: He will literally talk about this place all night. Move onto Sanders.

Sanders: The beach.
(Brazil has many beaches…. *looks hopeful*)
Tate: … just any beach?
Sanders: a private beach.
Tate: I never would’ve guessed!
Jameson: Sanders loves the beach.

Sanders: I love privacy and quiet and nature. A private beach provides these things.

BBB: Weirdest place you’ve ever had sex? Sandy, you don’t have to answer that, but if you want to answer later, I have this weird place I’d love to show you! *wink, wink* (my friend Jessie would kill me though)

Jameson: it would be easier to list the non-weird places I’ve had sex.

*blushes* Oh, God!!!!

Tate: hmmm, so many men, so many places! I once had sex in an empty tiger enclosure at the Franklin Park Zoo, that was pretty weird. Ang and I did it in a wax museum, in a display. We thought it was closed and had to hold still for twenty minutes while a retirement home took their patients through on a tour.
Ang: ah, good times. I’m a porn star – having sex in a bed is almost weird to me, anymore.

BBB: cuffs or rope?(Seriously what happened to my questions, I can’t believe these are mine!! Lol)Ang: I think they’re excellent questions! And if YOU have any questions about cuffs or ropes, I could totally help you out with that.
Thanks, Ang!!! I’ll think about it…
Tate: Ug, listen to him. Neither for me.
(Really???)
Jameson: Rope
BBB: Sanders –  Tate or Jameson?(Now, don’t scowl Jameson, I still love you!)
Sanders: this is an impossible question. If I were in jail and had one phone call, it would be to Jameson. If I were stuck on a deserted island and could only take one person, it would be Tatum. But these are facetious answers to a facetious question. I could never choose, I love them equally.
Awwwwwn!!! Ovaries explosion all over this party right now!!
BBB: underwear or Commando?(*hopes Jameson will take it all off this time)Jameson: I prefer commando, but am wearing briefs right now. And if it wasn’t a guarantee that Tate would pitch a fucking fit, I would gladly show you.
Tate: hey, I’m not saying anything. Do what you want.
*wonders if he will do it*
Ang: commando
*tries to take a look*
Sanders: I feel that’s very unhygienic of the both of you. I prefer briefs, I have them custom made.

I wouldn’t expect nothing less from you, Sanders!!

Thank you so much!! Oh my! Ang sure knows how to twerk!! I might need to cut off the punch!!!*takes off the glass from everyone’s hands before anyone gets drunk*

Jameson, any chance you could twerk for us? No??? Gee, why that face?
*hides behind Ang*

Oh, there’s Tal…guess I’ll have to interview him now… Laters, everyone!!!

*runs towards the really good looking guy with the Mediterranean eyes to protect her from Jameson*

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Stylo, thank you so much as usual!!! This has been so fun!!!!

Now, if you haven’t read The Kane Trilogy, where have you been?? Here are the buy links:

Stylo has a new standalone romance coming, My Time in the Affair, featuring that mysterious Tal I started interviewing at the party…I guess, you’ll have to wait to see what happens…After all, I had to go find him for it!! #YouWillGetWhenYouReadTheBook#LoveMyTal

Here is the pre-order link for My Time in the Affair:

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Character Interview: Kes Donohue from The Traveling Duet by Jane Harvey-Berrick

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Hi everyone!!

Guess what, as an early birthday gift, Kes from The Traveling Duet agreed to let me interview him…

Now, if you haven’t read The Traveling Man and The Traveling Woman you are MISSING OUT!!! Seriously!

A warning though, if you haven’tread them, this interview contain some spoilers, specially of book 2, The Traveling Woman!!

I hope you enjoy it!!!

 

 

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Hi Kes! Welcome to Beauty and the Beastly Books!!

Hey! It’s great to be here. Yeah, books. More Aimee’s thing, but whatever – go with the flow.

 

BBB: First of all thank you for being here, this is a wonderful birthday gift!!
Yeah? Happy birthday. Aimee bakes a bitchin’ cake. Just sayin’.

 

BBB: Tell us, would you trade not having the accident for a life outside the Carnival?

 

No. I’ve tried life outside the carnival, and that’s not living – not for me. Even if I’d fucked up my back permanently, I’d have strapped myself on a motorcycle and still done stunts. I know that’s all kinds of fucked up – I guess my brain is wired differently. That’s what Aimee says!

 

BBB: We readers could all feel the magic in your story, it felt so alive! How is it for you and Aimee, especially now that you live in love instead of fight for it?
Jesus, you’ll make me sound like a sap! It’s cool, yeah? We travel 8 or 9 months of the year. Aimee does her teaching online, and some of the carnie kids are coming to her now. It means families can stay together. That’s important. I want my kids to have that. One day.

 

BBB: Do you think you will have a relationship with the Senator? How did you really feel about his presence and help during your hospital time?
Asshole fuckwit. Next question.

 

BBB: I know this is a touchy subject for you and please don’t be offended (*or hit me*), but what in the hell did you see in Sorcha??? She was evil since the beginning!!
Fuck, really? Okay, I’m just going to say this once. It was easy. I didn’t care about her, so she couldn’t hurt me. Next question.

 

BBB: from your POV how was your first kiss on the top of the Ferris wheel with Aimee?
That’s a bit freakin’ personal! It was … magic.

 

BBB: You know, my family do that motorcross stuff, one of them actually had an accident like yours (but jumping on a paraglider) and he chose not having the surgery like you…what was the worst thing about it? (*besides the no sex issue* oops did I say that out loud?? LOL)

 

Oh, man. I’m really sorry to hear that. I wouldn’t wish that shit on my worst enemy. Yeah, not having sex was pretty shitty, but the worst thing was the look on Aimee’s face. That just about slayed me. My girl – staying strong for both of us. She pretended she was okay, but she didn’t fool me. I knew she was going up to our room at night and breaking down. And there was fuck all I could do about it. That was the worst.

How’s your family doing? Did he recover okay? I hope so. Maybe I know the dude?

 

BBB: I don’t think you do, but yeah, he had a full recover! 🙂

 

And it’s my tradition to make this quick fire Q&A’s where you’ll answer the first thing that comes to your mind:
Coke or Pepsi? Water
Day or Night? Dawn.

(Hum, seems like our Kes actually can’t go with the flow…lol)
The Beach or the Country? Country.
Favorite color? Auburn – like Aimee’s hair. Yeah, yeah, I know. Next.
Favorite ride on the carnival? Ferris wheel.

 

(I have a Ferris wheel charm on my Pandora bracelet for you…seems like I made the right choice!)
Favorite hobby? Fucking.

*fans herself* God, it’s HOT in here!!!
Favorite animal? Capuchin monkey.
Beer or Wine? Water.
Salt or sweet? Sweet, like my girl.

Awwwnnnnn *swoons*

And finally…Boxers or Briefs? Fuck me! Neither. [smirks]
Oh no wait…KEEEES…I forgot one last thing…what’s your number?

 

LMAO – Ask Aimee!

 

(Yeah, like I would, I’ve seen what she did to Sorcha…)

 

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Jane thank you so much forallowing me to interview Kes!!! This was super fun!!!

 

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XOXO

 

 

Carol

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Blog Tour Stop and Characters Interview: Reparation (The Kane Trilogy #3) by Stylo Fantôme

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Hey everyone!!

I couldn’t be more excited for a blog tour as I am now!! Keep reading to check out my review and an AWESOME (if I say so) interview with Jameson and Tatum, main characters of this series!!

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BOOK SYNOSPSIS:

 

The Devil has met his match

When Tatum O’Shea decides it’s time for some payback, no one is safe from her new game – not even the devil himself. Tate is going to get her happily every after, even if it means making everyone else unhappy in the process.

But a persistent Jameson, a meddling Sanders, and an amorous baseball player make it very hard for a girl to keep her focus, and suddenly it seems Tate has a few too many suitors for her fairy tale ending.

Sometimes, it’s very difficult to tell who Prince Charming really is …

WARNING: may induce Kindle throwing, screaming at fictional characters, and possibly a few tears. Also graphic sexual situations and sadomasochistic themes.

 

RATING: 5 OUTSTANDING stars

 

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MY REVIEW:

It’s always sad to me to see a book coming to an end, but when it’s a series, one where actually all books are excellent, it’s even harder.

Discovering Stylo Fantôme and her books is one of the best things that happened to me in 2014 bookwise. I live to find exceptional writers like her and I love when I do find them suddently, like I did. I got an email about a sign-up for a tour for a book called Degradation that seemed promising. I did sign up and got an ARC and the rest is history.

I was blown away by the fact that these books are Stylo’s first books. She writes as veteran writer, if there is even such a thing like it.

She consistently maintained the essence of her characters and that is one hell of a difficult thing to do in a series. No matter the changes the characters went through, she remained loyal to them and that is a seriously AWESOME thing to do.

In this final book, we get the real inversion of roles, where Tate is portrait as Satan. There’s a symbolism of this in the covers. I only figured out the one in Reparation’s cover, but Stylo solved the mystery to me. There’s an “S” in Tate’s earring in this final book’s cover, because she is the Satan of this novel. In Degradation and Separation‘s covers the “S” is in Jameson (not gonna say where, it’s fun to look out for them lol).

I was prepared to see Tate grow up in this book, but then we see the growth in the other characters as well. Jameson has come a long way and so has Sanders. But we also see Ag and even Tate’s sister learn valuable lessons.

I can honestly say everyone in the series gets what they deserve.

Tate goes from sweet, innocent girl, to sexy daredevil and finally to a woman that understands herself more than she ever did and now also understands what she wants in life. Jameson is still a jerk, thank God, because I couldn’t bare him not being one. But he also learns to be a little less cold and Sandy…well, Sandy is one of the best things in this series! Let’s leave it at this, because you have to see what happens!!

I’ve seen so many pussified heroes in series or just sequels, that I’m always afraid to read them. But in this case, Jameson never did turn into a pussy. He remained truthful to what and who he is since the beginning of book 1. Of course, there has been some adjustments, because as much as I’d like to think he was, he wasn’t perfect. Tate wasn’t perfect either. Specially in Separation, she frustrated me a lot. But in Reparation, we get to see they weave theirselves into the destiny they want.

For me it’s important in a book, for it to blow me away, that the characters are well built, and are consistent. That the story is a solid one, well written and believeable and that the writing is natural, that it makes the story flows as we read it. Reparation (and the other books in the series) has all that (plus Sanders, because every book should have a Sanders!!). Not only the main characters are great, the supporting ones are too! Nick is great during this book, as much as I love Jameson, I rooted for Nick’s happiness as well. Of course, I think Tate shouldn’t be with him, but he deserves to be happy, because he is a good guy. Too bad, I prefer the bad ones, just like Jameson! 😉

This story is not your fairytale love story. Just as Jameson once said he isn’t Prince Charming. But who needs Prince Charming when they have a Jameson Kane in their arms (and bed)??? Jameson is not your typical hero either. But neither is Tate the typical heroine and that is why they work so well together. They complement each other perfectly. Jameson is dirty mouthed and mean to Tate, but she gets off on it, so it’s just another proof that they work together, despite the bumps in their way. They’ve struggled a lot, and it was fun, and sometimes sad, to see it, but their struggle is just another proof that real life isn’t a fairytale. Real life is made of real people, who deal with real problems and Tate and Jameson, despite their unusual relationship, feel very, very real to us readers.

“All I wanted was sex. Just a little freaky sex, every now and then. When the fuck did it get so complicated?” he grumbled.”

Reparation is the PERFECT ending to these series. She couldn’t have made it more perfect if we’d asked her to! Stylo should bottle up how to make a good ending and sell it, because she’d be rich with it! This book was even more than what I expected it to be and I’m glad it hasn’t dissapointed be anytime…Unless you count the fact that I wish Stylo kept writing them forever, just so I don’t have to say goodbye to Jameson and Tate, I love their fights! LOL

Actually, there is a novella/short story coming. You get to see the prologue of Completion  it in the end of Reparation and I can’t wait for it to be released! It made me hungry for even more!

This series is THE debut series for me and Stylo is THE debut author of 2014 for sure, in my opinion! Her story is carefully written and you feel like the characters are in your real life with you, because they pack a hell of a lot of emotions with them. I’ve cried with and for Tate, I’ve wanted to kill, kiss and marry Jameson, I’ve wanted to have a sleepover with Sanders and be his best friend. And above it all, I’ve wanted to see these characters flourish and become what they were meant to be since the beginning!

Stylo has paved her way into the indie world masterfully and I can’t barely wait to see what more she brings to it, because I’m sure it will be amazing. Although Jameson will always be in my heart!

 

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Oh and another reason to love Jameson, if I already didn’t, is that Stylo’s visual for him is actually a young David Gandy! It doesn’t get better than that!!

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WARNING: The Character Interview might contain spoilers if you haven’t read book 3 yet…

JAMESON AND TATE

It’s such a pleasure to have both of you here in Beauty and the Beastly Books! And by Beastly I’m not even referring to you, Jameson.. *winks*

* Beauty and the Beastly Books: So, you’re here, together. And we all know what it took for this to happen. Do you think you’ll both settle and become one of those boring, acommodated couples?

Jameson: Well, I’m not sure what you mean, Tate’s already boring.
Tate: HEY! Truth, I don’t think we’ll ever be boring – ONE OF US has a flair for the dramatics (hint, it isn’t me). And you can call me boring all you want, Satan, because I’m damn accommodating.

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, I particularly have NO problems with the way Jameson talks to you or treats you, because coming from him that is a sign of love (sorry, Jameson) and you obviously gets a kick out of it too…But is there anything you won’t do for him? And is there a name you don’t like and won’t have him call you?

Tate: Hmmm, it kinda depends. Calling me “stupid” in bed is different, we’re playing, it’s not real. If we were at the store, and he was like “hey, stupid bitch, what kind of cheese should we get?” I’d probably punch him in the balls. But in bed … no, I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t do for him or a name he can’t call me. Except I wouldn’t do a threesome with Pet. That’s disgusting.

I have to agree with that, Tate. Pet should just die, I mean, disappear. *winks*

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Jameson, what is a thing you’d never ask of Tate (in and out of bed)?

Jameson: I would never ask her to let me hurt her if she didn’t want it. I would never ask her to hurt herself. But that’s about. Asking permission isn’t really my thing.

(Is it my impression or it’s suddenly hot in here?? *fans herself*)

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:  Is there a Jameson/ Sanders threesome in your future, Tate? *looks at Jameson apologizing* Please don’t kick me, Jameson!

Jameson: That question just made me physically ill.
Tate: Oooohhhh, my birthday is right around the corner! What a good idea! hahaha, no, even as freaky as I am, that might get a little weird. Maybe for my birthday I’ll ask for a weekend where I get to do whatever I want to Sandy, we could go-
Jameson: NO.

(Ooops, I better change the subject *thinks to herself*)

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Jameson, what do you say about all these ladies having their panties melting because of you? *looks to the side and checks out underwear number 2 to see if it’s still holding*

Jameson: I’d say it’s more of the same, and clearly they have excellent taste. They should just stop wearing panties all together. Very bothersome article of clothing.

(In that case, let me go out just for a minutes. *thinks to herself, but refrains from getting up from the chair*)
Tate: Now I’M physically ill.

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, a lot of ladies compare Jameson’s looks with Nick Bateman and David Gandy’s. I particularly think he’s a younger looking Gandy but with a better cock I like to think…Which of the two do you think resemblers him more? (Actually could you also tell us if he’s a potato like Gandy or a cucumber like Bateman?) *tries guessing looking a Jameson’s penis. I mean, PANTS*

Tate: I don’t see the Bateman at all – too scrawny. Do you see this broad-shouldered-beast sitting next to me!? Much more like Gandy, but … meaner? HAHAHA And there ain’t no potato hiding in those pants.
Jameson: Jesus, if we’re going to spend the majority of the time talking about my dick, I could just take my pants off.
Tate: No one likes a show-off.

(I DO!! *raises hand*)

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, can you tell us what this cheap “pearl” necklace means to you? We all saw it/ read about it, but I’m sure there’s more people than me wanting to know more about what it means to you?

Tate: Oh, my precious. It actually sits in the safe at home, now. To me … it was a sign. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but doesn’t it kinda seem like not a whole lot gets through that thick head of his? He’s got an amazing poker fake, I always think he’s not listening to me, or doesn’t care about what I’m saying. That necklace showed me that he hears everything, every word I’ve ever said, and remembers them. It tells me that he loves me enough to do something against his nature, against his inclination, against what HE wants to do. Jameson rarely does something he doesn’t want to do. It just … it meant a lot. It meant everything.
Jameson: I swear to god, if you start crying, I’m leaving.
Tate: You’re such a dick.

(But he is a hot dick.*sighs*)

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:  Jameson, what about you? We know you’d love to replace it with a real, expensive pearl necklace, but it’s so touching and swoon-worthy that you chose to give her a cheap one! What were you aiming for? Being sweet and romantic or just staking your claim?

Jameson: I was aiming for a reaction. A good one. I don’t know shit about being sweet or romantic, but Tate kept saying that I never listened to her. I wanted to show her that I hear everything. She said if a gift was given with love, she would see the true value, not the price tag. So I got her a piece of shit and prayed that she would see the value. Women are so fucking strange.

  (Hey, I’m proud to be strange!)

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, now for real and without embarrassing Sanders, because I absolutely LOVE him…What’s up with asking to take his virginity? Would you really do it? And Jameson, what would be your reaction to that?

Tate: Hey, I was in a bad place! I wasn’t thinking very straight. And totally honest …, at the time, yeah, I would have. Sanders is special to me. The idea of him doing it with some random girl, who wouldn’t take the time to make him feel good, or maybe would just be using him for his money or something, god. I’d have to kill the chick. I swear, any and all future girlfriends will have to get through me, first. I should start sending out applications. The woman who gets to be with Sanders … she’ll have to be beyond perfection. I don’t think there’s one worthy of him – including me. I just think I could make it really fun for him, hahaha
Jameson: Remember that whole “physically ill” statement earlier?
Tate: just answer the question.
Jameson: I wouldn’t allow it.
Tate: Jameson ….

*looks back and forth*

Jameson: I would kill both of you.
Tate: Jameson! Shut up and be honest.
Jameson: I wouldn’t like it. It would make me … uncomfortable. I don’t like to be uncomfortable. But I care about both of them, and if they both honestly thought it was the best solution to his “problem” …. I would think about it. But I wouldn’t like it.
Tate: That wasn’t so hard, was it?
Jameson: Shut the fuck up.

*le sigh*

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: This is for the both of you…Tell me in your opinion Jameson, which are Tate’s best and worst qualities? The same for you, Tate, which are Jameson’s?

Jameson: Finally, my kind of questions – her best quality is how she fucks. Worst is that she snores.
Tate: I am never sleeping with you again. Jameson’s best quality is that despite all appearances, he’s actually very forgiving. He talks a big game, but he lets me get away with murder. He lets me be me, he lets everyone around him be who they want to be. His worst quality is that he almost completely lacks empathy.

*high fives Tate*

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Also for both of you, if you’d have to describe each other in one word, what word would you choose? Satan and bitch aren’t allowed! *winks*

Tate: HAHAHAHA, dammit … uh, dick? No … asshole? No, we can do better, um …, rude? Arrogant? Bossy? Controlling? Domi-
Jameson: We’re going to be here all night if you don’t shut her up. One word for Tate – loving.
Tate: One word for Jameson – taboo.

(Ohhh I’ve always loved the word “taboo”!!!)

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Jameson, what is something about Tate that you don’t know, but would love to? And please refrain from fighting in here...*although the make-up would be hot, cough, cough, interesting to watch*

Jameson: Something I don’t know? God, that’s hard – she never shuts up, I’m pretty sure I’ve heard her life story about a million times. Hmmm … I guess I’d like to know exactly what she thought she’d get out of life with Nick that she thought she couldn’t have had with me.

 

 *Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, what is something you know about Jameson, but wish you didn’t. *please don’t say he is actually small, it’d ruin my visual*

Tate: HAHAHA, no, Jameson is gorgeous all over. Just ask him, he’ll tell you. Something I wish I didn’t know … it’s kind of selfish. I wish I didn’t know how badly I hurt him, when I went to Arizona. We’ve talked about it a lot. A while ago, he said he hadn’t known the kind of power he had, that he could hurt me as badly as he did, with Pet. Well, I had no clue I could do it back. And I did. I don’t know how if I’ll be able to really forgive myself.

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Jameson, how does it feel to be Satan?

Jameson: Have you seen the car I drive? The clothes I wear? The woman I sleep with at night? It feels fucking fantastic.

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, you have a bit of Satan in you, so how did it feel to be in Jameson’s shoes for a while?

Tate: Shitty. He pulls it off much better than I do, he can keep the title for himself.

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Tate, if you had Jameson kids, what traits of him would you want them to have (let’s say you have a boy and a girl). *pictures a mini Jameson and a mini Tate running around* And Jameson, what about Tate’s traits, what would you choose for your kids?

Tate: EEEEEPPP!! Tiny Jamesons! Wouldn’t that be ADORABLE!? I’d want them both to have his eyes, and his strength and intelligence, his backbone.
Jameson: Oh god. I’d want … Tate makes, AND KEEPS, friends easily. She may screw up a lot, but she has good intentions, and the best heart of anyone I’ve ever met. I’d want them to have all of that.

 

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Jameson, do you even want kids? And what names would you choose for boy and girl? *maybe Carol in homage to that greatest one-night stand you had after that interview* Oops, did I say that out loud?

Jameson: Someday, maybe, it would be nice to have kids. In the far, far, distant future. Someone to carry on my name, our legacy. And why does it have to be just one night? I’m in town for the rest of the week.

*faints for a minute and blushes*

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:  Now the big question…Jameson, when is the wedding? Will I be invited to the cerimony? Or maybe the bachelor party? *looks hopefully at Jameson*

Jameson: Don’t say the “W” word around Tate, I think she’s “nesting”, or something. I’ve heard a rumor there’s some sort of tell all book about us coming out soon, maybe it’ll say. And I am completely fine with you hosting a bachelor party for me, wedding or no.

*makes a mental list of things to do and to remember to clean the house* Ooops, again, I better get back to this interview

 

 

Beauty and the Beastly Books: Now, sorry for putting you on the spotlight there, Jameson…I have a tradition here on my blog that everytime I do a interview with awesome characters, I mean, people, like you two, I do a quickfire back and forth Q&A with them…Ready? *looks down at Jameson and see that he is indeed ready*

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Daytime or Nighttime?

Jameson: Anytime.
Tate: Anytime.

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Favorite position

Tate: Missionary
Jameson: Her bent over whatever object is nearest

Who said I was talking about sex???

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Lights on or Lights off?

Tate: On
Jameson: On

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Favorite color?

Tate: Gold
Jameson: Black

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Favorite book?

Jameson: Divina Commedia by Dante Alighieri

(I love that book too!! *jumps up and down excitedly*)

Tate: *cough*poser*cough* The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Alborn

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Wine or Beer?

Tate: Beer
Jameson: Wine

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:  Casual or Chic?

Tate: Casual
Jameson: Chic

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Favorite Food?

Tate: Chinese
Jameson: French

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:Food or Sex?

Tate: AH! CAN’T DECIDE! BOTH!? EW! BUT I CAN’T!
Jameson: Sex

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Favorite song? Maybe the wedding song? I’m just kidding, Jameson, don’t need to look at me like that!

Jameson: I am only controlling my temper because you’re good looking. Favorite song is the third movement in Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.

(OHHHHH HE SAID I’M PRETTY!! *writes in her diary “This is the best day ever!! Jameson said I’m pretty!!” then looks back to them embarrassed*)

Tate: Hmmmm …. ug, right now, I’d say it’s Taylor Swift “Shake It Off”, but it changes.

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Pepsi or Coke?

Tate: Coke
Jameson: Neither

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Cats or dogs?

Tate: Dogs
Jameson: Cats

(Of course, Satan would be a cat person!!)

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:  Cuddling or Round 2? If there’s even anything like cuddling when it comes to Jameson.

Jameson: There’s being in the ring, or passed the fuck out, I don’t know this “cuddling” you speak of.

*blushes*
Tate: And people wonder why I sneak into Sandy’s room to cuddle

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Bed or Sofa?

Jameson: whichever is closest
Tate: Bed

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: Underwear or Commando?

Tate: Underwear
Jameson: Commando

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books:  Prince Charming or Satan?

Tate: Both rolled into one
Jameson: Is this a real question?

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books Fast or Slow? ( Take your minds out of the gutter, it could be anything!)

Jameson: I like everything fast. Women, cars, money, sex.
Tate: Yeah, I’d have to agree with him on that.

 

*Beauty and the Beastly Books: And finally, Boxers or Briefs? (*hopes Jameson would show her and Tate won’t kill her*)

Jameson: depends on the clothing. Suits, I wear briefs. Jeans, I wear boxers. At home, nothing. If you’d just get my buckle, I can show -,
Tate: This would be much easier if we weren’t in an interview room. Just sayin’ ….

(Well, we can go to my apartment, it’s quite close actually…DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD AGAIN???)

Thank you so much for coming (I sure did  seeing Jameson so close! *looks at Tate, did I say that out loud again?* Jesus, did anyone spill something on my drink?! ) I had the best time! I hope you come back soon and bring Sandy! *slips Jameson her number*

Jameson: I’m changing one of my answers.
Tate: The interview is over, Jameson, you can’t just decide –
Jameson: Tate’s worst quality is that she’s too hard on herself, and takes what people say to heart too easily, particularly things that aren’t even true.
Her best quality is that when she loves someone, she loves everything about them, even their faults. Even if they’re the devil.
Tate: Oh my god, Jameson, that was really sweet. Why can’t you be like that all the time!? Why couldn’t you have just -,
Jameson: Tatum.
Tate: What?
Jameson: Shut the fuck up. The interview is over.

(I guess he won’t be needing that number…*hears the sound of every panties in the room dropping and some suspicious make out sounds*)

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EXCERPT

“You brought Angier to my house, let him wear my clothing, and then you proceeded to get high,” Jameson laid everything out. Tate glanced at him and nodded before going back to her nails. She couldn’t look at him for too long. His eyes were blazing, and it was always a look that set her skin on edge. Made her itch to be touched. Hurt.

“Yeah, in the sun room,” she finished.

“You smoked in my room,” his voice was soft. She had trouble hiding her smile.

“Well, not in in your room, we were -,” she started.

He grabbed her by the throat and she went onto her toes, her fingers flying to his hand. He stared down his nose at her, and he looked equal parts pissed-the-fuck-off and really turned on. It was an odd look, one that she had only ever seen on Jameson. A look that made her heart rate double.

“What’s your game, baby girl? You knew all those things would make me very unhappy, so why did you do them?” he asked, his voice still soft. She sighed.

“We were having fun. Maybe, just maybe for ten minutes, I wasn’t thinking about you, Jameson,” she replied. His fingers got tighter and he walked her backwards, out of the closet.

“Doubtful. Fun, huh. What else did you do?” he asked, backing her up to the side of the bed.

“Hard to remember. Gets a little fuzzy after the joint,” she replied. He stepped up so he was almost touching her.

“A little fuzzy, hmmm. Tatum, you’re being far too obvious to have actually slept with him, so you can stop trying to make me jealous. I’m not jealous. I’m angry,” Jameson growled through clenched teeth. She flicked her eyes to the bed, then back to him.

“You’re so sure? You’re positive?” she whispered. His gaze went to where she had just looked and then came back to hers. He cocked his head to the side.

“Positive enough. Why are you trying to make me mad? What has gotten into you?” he asked, and she managed to squeak out a laugh.

“I think the question should be who.

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authorpic_Stylo FantomeCrazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since …, forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

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Blog Tour Stop: Escaping Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #3) by Amelia Hutchins

Hi everyone!!

It’s so good to be finally back! Today I’m a stop for one of my favorite books’ Blog Tour!! The Fae Chronicles is one of my all time favorite series ever!!

If you’d like, you can check my review (with character interview) of the first book – Fighting Destiny and also second character interview for Halloween.

Title: Escaping Destiny ( The Fae Chronicles #3)
Author: Amelia Hutchins
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication: February 17, 2014

Rating: 5+++ stars

Book Synopsis:

I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.

I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.

This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.

Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.

Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.

My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.

The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me.

He thinks he has taken all of my options away.

I still have choices.

Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.

My Review:

Well, there’s no surprise that I absolutely LOVED the third book in the Fae Chronicle Series!

Amelia’s mind must be such an interesting place to live! Her ability to tell a story and make you feel like you’re inside of it and are friends with the characters is just amazing!

Escaping Destiny takes off right where Tauting Destiny left us! Syn is about to be taken to the Horde Kingdom and the mystery behind the Hoard King is finally solved! I was so glad my theory was right!!!

But the biggest shock was not about who was and what happened to the Horde King. Oh no, prepare yourselves for some shocking news!!! I was speechless!! But I love all of the surprises! Well, almost all of them LOL

Ryder and Syn’s chemistry is as sizzling as usual, or even more! Their banter is just as fun and the fights lead to epic make up time!

Even though I love Ryder to death, he was an ass to Syn through a lot of parts of the book! There were times that I loved his Beast better than him! Without the whole Fae Shenanigans to deal with, the Beast certainly can have a more clear vision of what he really wants! But I do understand his side and he more than  make up for it!!!

I loved to see all the characters again in Faery, their interaction, the guard, and…Ristan!! I love the Demon so much!!If Ryder wasn’t in the picture he’d be perfect for Synthia, but well no one’s better for Syn than Ryder!

This book is packed with Fae politics and action…Ryder learns how to woo Syn (yes, even Royal Badass Fae needs to woo sometimes 😉 ) and Syn needs to learn to accommodate her human life into her new Fae life. The fact that she’s been raised human is what makes her Syn and also what makes her the perfect match for Ryder. He needs her human side.

It’s certainly difficult for Synthia to understand how Fae’s politics goes, and even more difficult since Ryder is so busy being immersed in it. But then the reason why he does it is to protect her. Both Ryder and Syn can be unreasonable sometimes, but I also give both of them reason most of the time. Ryder made me cry sometimes, I admit but then we get glimpses of how he thinks and why he does what he does and you just cry again from being much more in love with him!

I blame Amelia Hutchins for turning me into a hopeless lovestruck girl for her characters! This book has the right dosage of funny and snark and action and love and…well…HOTNESS!

Holy Hotness! I want to be a F***ing Fairy Happy Meal if I’d be treated like Syn is! Amelia certainly can make us fan ourselves while reading her books!!

I can’t tell you what my favorite part of the book was, because there isn’t just one! The whole book is a surprise after surprise and it’s packed with what I love most: a hotter than sin male hero, a badass heroine (I want to be Syn when I grow up!!!), a funny and sarcastic Demon, some hot guards, a sweet Fae named Adam (I like him so much more now!!!) and action!!

I can’t wait for the next book in the series, it will bring so much more into the story! I hope Syn continues with her badass backbone, Ryder needs it. And I hope Ryder pulls his head out of his a*** and just say he loves her forever!! We are all waiting for it! I also can’t wait to know how things will turn out! This book doesn’t end in a cliffy, but it will make you want more like RIGHT NOW!!

I can’t wait to see what Danu is up to!! She is certainly full of surprises (anyone else felt a little something between her and Ristan????)

Thank you once again Amelia Hutchins, for making my day with one more amazing story! When she released the book a few days early I didn’t even wait for my ARC copy, I just bought the book as soon as it was live on Amazon and I just couldn’t stop reading it!

Amelia Hutchins releasing a book is guaranteed I will have a 5++++ reading! I am so glad I didn’t turn down the offer to be part of Amelia’s first blog tour all those months ago…To think I almost did!! I would have missed these AMAZING characters in my life and this amazing story! The story just keeps getting better and better and there’s just so many layers to it, that I can’t even dare to imagine how it will end! I don’t want it to ever end!!!

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EXCERPT #1:

“Woo her,” Ristan continues.

“I don’t woo.”

“Woo,” he repeats.

“I’m not the kind of man to woo anyone. I can make her scream my name to the rafters, isn’t that enough wooing?”

“Woo,” Ristan smirks, which only serves to irritate me more.

“Woo,” I grind out on an exhale.

“Yes, woo,” he says, already turning to walk away. I watch his shoulders quake with laughter.

“Woo,” I growl.

“Woo!” He says over his shaking shoulders.

“Fuck me,” I shake my head.

“No thanks, not my type…now go woo your princess.”

EXCERPT #2:

“Now you admit it?” He continued to play. I liked this lighter side of him, even if he did want to bubble wrap me, and lock me in a panic-room until I gave birth.

“No, I’m not a Fairy. I’m Fae, and even though I suck at being one, I’m here. My old life is gone, you knocked me up. So yes, Ryder, I admit that I’m Fae, and I’ll even admit to being Blood Fae, and hell, while I’m at it, I’ll admit I like you. Now you, you’re still a Fairy,” I said, smiling impishly.

“You like me,” he said, shaking his head. “You like me.”

“Yes, it could be the hormones, but you are kinda cute…for a Fairy.”

“For a Fairy?”

“You should really get this hallway checked out, seems to have an echo in it.” I smiled even wider.

“I guess I could admit a few things,” he replied in a sexy voice that was filled with heat.

“Such as?” Yes, I was curious to know what he felt, since he never said anything apart from wanting me. Shit, we were having twins! And, I had no idea where we stood on this.

“You’ve got a great ass,” he said, never taking his eyes from mine as we walked, oblivious to anyone watching us. “Your screams when I fuck you? I like that shit, too. The noises you make when I drive my cock balls deep and you ask for more? Fuck, I seriously like it…a lot.”

Okay, maybe I fell right in to that one. “Flattery will get you nowhere,” I continued to tease him.

“I love the way that your eyes glaze over with heat, and your bottom lip quivers when you scream my name. I love the way you come on my cock,” he continued playing.

I swallowed and shivered involuntarily. Freaking Fairy had game! And he was using it all on me, and I was allowing it. “I like the way you fall over when I kick your ass.”

“You’ve never kicked my ass,” he replied easily.

“Never say never, Fairy,” I said before I turned and kicked out with one foot, while I planted my hands against his chest and shoved him. I stayed long enough to catch the look of shock on his face, before I turned and ran as fast as my legs would carry me down the long hallway. I squealed with laughter from the look on his face as I ran forward.

I’m not sure what I had expected, but c’mon, he was Fae. He sifted in front of me, which I hadn’t seen coming until it was too late. I ended up colliding full-force with his much larger frame. Hitting Ryder at a full sprint was like hitting a brick wall. I screamed as I started to fall backward, but he caught me easily.

“Shit!” he growled with a hint of laughter in his tone.

I was quickly pulled up and pressed against the warmth of his wide chest, which I’d just a second ago face planted. “What the hell do they feed you? Cement?” I said as I relaxed against him.

“You knocked me on my ass, Pet.”

“I did, didn’t I?” I snorted, happily flashing him a haughty smile.

“I should spank that pretty ass for doing so,” he whispered heatedly as he stalked me. I was walking backward toward the door I knew to be behind me.

“You wouldn’t,” I said, already knowing that he would. He was the epitome of a male. He was strong enough to do it, easily. I was almost surprised by the heat that erupted from the mere thought of his hands on my ass.

He took one step for every three I had taken. He caught me the moment we passed through the door to his lavish bedroom. One hand snaked around to the small of my back, and lifted me up against his immense chest, the other finding my ass where he then smacked it softly, almost teasingly. I smiled and bit into my bottom lip. He continued walking toward the bed, as if my weight didn’t hinder him at all.

His eyes burned with intensity as he turned us around, and lowered himself to the bed with me still pressed against his body. I spread my legs until I was straddled on his lap. I lifted my face until our mouths were close enough for either of us to make the first move to kiss.

Neither of us did so. Instead, we sat like that for minutes, just together. Both of us were afraid to move to dispel the peace, which was so new to us. No snarky comments came easily to mind, no brutal alpha male shit either. Just us. This was the man I’d fallen in love with, even with his sheer dominance and his need to control.

Right now there was none of that between us, and it wasn’t needed. I wanted him, and even though we had many issues to work through, right now wasn’t the time to discuss it. I had a craving, and only he could give me what I needed the most.

CHARACTERS INTERVIEW:

I have the pleasure of interviewing some of the Fae Chronicles characters again! I want to thank Amelia (again) for letting them play a little of us!! (There are some spoilers in the interview, so if you haven’t read book 3 yet, you might one to read the interview after you do it…)

So please show her some love and please welcome Synthia, Ryder and Ristan once again to Sex and the Books!!

So, once again welcome to my blog guys! It’s always so much fun when you come over!! This time let’s start with you, Ristan…So, what do you feel about Syn potentially becoming your sister-in-law?

Ristan: I think Ryder would have to pull his head out of it, if not, I’m available.

(LOL I said almost the same thing on my review *grins at the Demon*)

This one is for Ryder and Syn…Did you come up with any names for the twins yet?

Synthia: Not yet, but I have some planned. Ryder doesn’t get a choice, he’d give them something we couldn’t pronounce.

(Like I said, I want to be Syn when I grow up!!)

Ryder, do you have a gender preference?

Ryder: Ristan said boy, so I’m planning for two boys.

Ristan again…Did you ever go on a date with Danu’s sister and dumped her or something for her to be that angry with you? LOL 

Ristan: Not that I know of, but it could be possible.

Syn and Ryder: what of each other’s traits do you want your children to have?

Synthia: Not the growling, that’s for sure.
Ryder: If it’s a girl and a boy, I hope the girl is as tough and stubborn as her mother. It should make dating fun.

(*swoons*)

Ryder, even though I love you to death, you had your moments of being an inconsiderate ass and I know Fae politics and way of life are quite different than human’s…but would you have done anything different regarding Syn? What?

Ryder: No, if I show too much emotion for her, she becomes a pawn for my enemies to use. I keep the balance, and she’s strong enough to handle it. To put it simply, she’s Syn.

(*swoon again* See? How can you be angry at him???)

Syn, what is your dream wedding, besides having Ryder as the groom?

Synthia: Oh, I’m not sure. I’ve never actually thought of having one. I guess as long as I have the right groom, and the right polish everything else will fall in to step.

Since you mentioned polish, what is the OPI color you’re wearing today, Syn?

Synthia: Big Apple Red.

Syn, we won’t be telling, but which one of Ryder’s brothers is your favorite? What about you, Ryder?

Synthia: Ristan, he is the most humanized.

(I love Ristan too! He is just the perfect company 😉 )

Ryder: None.

Ryder, how does it feel to be the Horde King, the badass of all badasses?

Ryder: I didn’t want the job yet, but someone had to save the damsel in distress.

 Synthia: Uh, I wouldn’t have been a damsel in distress had you just spit it out and told me who you were.

(Syn does kind of have a point Ryder…Please don’t shoot me the ugly eye..or growl at me – actually please do…Sorry Syn, I couldn’t control myself *glances sheepishly at Syn*)

Syn, what do you think about the Horde King’s form?

Synthia: That he’s still a freaking Fairy, only now he has wings.

Ristan, what’s up with you and Danu? I know you told you didn’t think you’ve pissed her off by dumping her sister (I don’t know where do I come up with this stuff LOL), but what about you? Do you hate or love her? Do you think she is the reason you’re so connected to Syn? 

Ristan: It’s complicated.

(Yeap, curiosity just killed THIS cat LMAO)

Ryder, how do YOU feel about Danu?

Ryder: I don’t feel anything for her, as long as she leaves us alone.

Syn, would you prefer to be the first concubine (I hate that word and what it entails just as much as you do!) without the others and the harem or be the wife with the others in the harem? (Of course I know Ryder wouldn’t have anything to do with them…we all know you’d kill him…or just castrate him LOL)

Synthia: I understand now why he has the pavilion. But, I’m no concubine, I was raised as a human, and while I will make some changes for the Fairy, he will also need to make some for me.

(Go Syn!!! *high fives Syn*)

Ristan, could you describe your perfect date (if the location is in Brazil the better 😉 )?

Ristan: Library, red head, ass up, legs spread, face down. Any questions?

(*blushes* Hm…better ask those privately *checks appointments in beauty salon for new coloring*)

And continuing our tradition, here is an Q&A for you three:

Red or Black?

Ryder: Black

Synthia: Red

Ristan: Black

Lights on or Lights off?

All three: On

Wine or Beer?

All three: Beer

Vampires or Wolves?

Ryder: Vamps

Synthia: Vamps

Ristan: Wolves, Ryder hates wolves.  (*laughs at Ristan*)

Casual or Chic?

All three: Casual

Food or Sex?

Ryder: Grin.

Syn: Snort.

Ristan: Laughs.

(*blushes*)

Cuddling or Round 2?

All three: Round Two.

(*fans herself* It’s hot in here!)

Hot or Cold?

Ryder: Hot.

Synthia: Cold.

Ristan: Sizzling.

(*gets up to open a window* It’s really hot in here!)

Bed or Sofa?

All three: Bed.

Top or Bottom?

All three: Both.

Ristan: You forgot sideways, backwards, sixty nine, and a lot more. Why don’t you come over here, and let me show you some…

(*needs a timeout for a cold shower*)

Day or Night?

Ryder: Time is irrelevant when feeding a pregnant Fae.

Synthia: As if.

Ristan: And morning, yes please.

Underwear or Commando?

Ryder: Peeks at Syn smiling. A gentlemen never tells, he shows you.

Syn: Underwear. I have enough things sniffing my ass. ~Looks at Ryder~

Ristan: Come to my office, and I’ll show you.

(That’s a secret I won’t be telling you guys ;P )

Fast or Slow? (Take your minds of the dirty stuff, it could be anything! LMAO)

Synthia: Fast and slow, which these two are going to both say.

Ryder: Grins.

Ristan: She’s on to something.

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After that I really needed to compose myself! It was so much fun!!! Thank you guys again (and Amelia) for your time!!!

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Blog Tour: All Hallows Eve Indies

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Hey guys!

I am super duper excited for this post!

Halloween is my favorite time of the year after Christmas! Here in Brazil we don’t really celebrate it, but there a few costume parties (I went to a killer Halloween party last weekend 🙂 ), but I am going to my classes in costumes to scare my students a little LOL (so far I’ve been a zombie cheerleader and a gothic pin-up, but I also plan to be a kitten and a princess lol)

Well, enough with the chit-chat, I want to introduce you to the author I’m putting on the spotlight for this AWESOME event! She is no strange here at Sex and the Books and her Fae Chronicles series are one of my favorites! Definitely favorite paranormal of the year and also in my all favorites of the year too! Please show Amelia Hutchins some love!!!

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She’s been generous enough to allow Syn and Ryder to do another interview with me and this time there’s another character joining them, Ristan, the sexy demon we all love!!! There’s also the most awesome giveaway ever!

They are my guests of honor in this party and since I love the Fae Chronicles for today I am wearing my Fae costume 😉

So, we are having a Halloween party here and we have three very special guests. Please welcome Ryder, Synthia and Ristan! Welcome guys!!!

Ryder – Humph.

Synthia – Hey ladies.

Ristan – Oh, I like the ladies!

 
So, what are your costumes? I don’t want to just assume, please describe them for us! LOL

Ryder – Beast and I’ll be going as myself… (*wishes brazilian guys could go to parties as Ryder as well*)

Ristan – Snickers~ An angel, got wings and everything, even found my missing halo. ~Wiggles eyebrows~

Synthia – Beauty, already found a beast. ~Stairs at Ryder intently~ (Awwwn I love that!)
So, Ryder, what’s your special thing to eat on Halloween parties (please don’t say fairies lol)?

Ristan – Seriously? Ryder would want something Witchy to eat on Samhain. Something leggy, blonde, and sassy.

Ryder ~Eyeballs Synthia~ Her. (Can I say HOOOT???!!)

Synthia– As if, Fairy.

 

Syn, this is crucial (for us girls, anyway), what is your OPI nail polish for Halloween?

Synthia – Hmm hard choice. Every Month Is Oktoberfest is red, dark and pretty. In My Back Pocket is light orange and beautiful when matched to pumpkins. (I’m having my nails done tomorrow, I’ll be sure to look out for those! :D)

 

Ristan, what do you think of the demon costumes this year? Do they make justice to the real deal? 😉

Ristan – ~Rolls eyes~ These kids don’t even wanna see a real Demon up close, well, unless they want to become the treat.

 

Ryder, if you could have Syn in any costumes what would it be? And Syn, would you go for it?

Ryder – Ristan thought she’d look good as Bat women, but personally…I’d like to see her as my naughty little school girl, ready to impress her professor.

Synthia – ~Rolls eyes~ Are you kidding me? Dream on Fairy.

 

I may have had way too much pumpkin punch, but are Syn and Ryder really making out, out of nowhere, Ristan? Man, those Fae hormones of hers are really kicking in!! Well…so tell me Ristan, what is your ideal date?

 

Ristan – She’d be like Flower here with the four S’s, Sassy, Sexy, Stacked, and Sneaky…like me too I guess.

 

Thanks for coming back Syn and Ryder, I was worried about you! LOL Where would be your ideal dates?

Ryder – Fairy Pools, because it would mean I had hunted down my prey and taken her back to my bed…to ravish.

Synthia – With anyone else…anywhere else…

 

Let’s get a bit serious now (while the punch doesn’t kick in LOL)…This is for the three of you…do you regret anything that led you to where you are now? Would you do anything differently?

All three together – No.

 

Ristan, this is your 1st time here on Sex and the Books, so tell us a little bit more about yourself…where are you from? What’s your ideal woman (*please say Brazilian ;)*)? 

Ristan – About me? I’m sexy as fuck, cocky but it’s more of a self-assured thing. I like long walks on the beach with anyone but Ryder, and I’m pretty easy to please. My ideal woman…hmm, she’d be beautiful, she could be Brazilian…but, we don’t have those from where I come from. Faery has a ton of women, but I already have one that drives me internally insane, so while I feed, I do so warily and without attachment…less messy.

(I think I need to stop with the punch and just cool myself down! It’s not easy to be in the same room as Ristan and Ryder!! Just FYI, I could go anywhere he wants a Brazilian girl to be 😉 )

 

Ryder, since you admitted being responsible for Adrian’s turning and all…would you say you’re still threatened by him? Would he be competition? What about Adam, do you think he gave up trying to compete with you for Syn?
Ryder – No, they are boys. She needs someone who can make her legs tremble with a look, make her panties melt with a simple glance. They are boys, and I am a man who can make her feel more than anyone else can and that’s me.

(I love my job, but sometimes it can be very difficult not to attack my guests LOL I don’t think Ryder can stop being hot, even on his sleep LOL)

 

Syn, now that you are understanding a little bit more of how is to be Fae, what would you do if there was a competition for Ryder’s affection?

Synthia – Wrap a bright red bow around him, and send him smeared in honey, with a warning label of course.

 

Ristan, how would you describe your relationship with Mr. Ryder here?
Ristan – It’s complicated.

 

Ryder, do you agree?

Ryder – Very much so.

 

Syn, if you weren’t Ryder’s what other male would you be interested in?

 

Synthia – Men are complicated, and only think with one brain, therefor I’d rather skip it.

Ristan – She’d take me, because she’s my flower, of course.

Ryder – She wouldn’t date anyone. Not as long as I am alive…

(I love your dynamic!!! 🙂 )

Well, now this has became a tradition of ours, our Q&A. This time, though it’s for the three of you…

 

Cars or Bikes?

Ryder – Both.

Syn – Cars.

Ristan – Bikes, because you can ride them…like women. (*interviewer blushes furiously*)

Wine or Beer?

Ryder – Beer.

Synthia – Wine.

Ristan – Beer.

Lights on or lights off?

All three – On.

Favorite side of the bed?

Ryder – All over it. (*pictures it and falls from the chair*)

Synthia – Whichever side the Fairy isn’t on.

Ristan – ~Looks around room~ Depends on who’s joining me in the bed, and what I plan on doing to them while I am in it. (*falls down all over again*)

Casual or Elegant?

Ryder – Depends on who I plan to kill…or fuck that night.

Synthia – Casual.

Ristan – Casual.

Whips or Flogs (I need to make Ristan feel welcome, so this question is mandatory :P)?

Ryder – That’s my business ~looks at Syn~

Synthia – Depends on how mad I am. (*wishes not so secretly she could be as badass as Syn*)

Ristan – Both…

Vampires or Zombies? 

All three – Vampires.

(Really, no love for the zombies? Humm LOL)

Flowers or Chocolate?

Ryder – Depends, but I’d take chocolate if it was presented over someone’s flesh…~Looks at Syn~

Synthia – Chocolate…~Shivers as she looks at Ryder~

Ristan – Flowers…~Looks at Syn grinning~

And to end…sexy or smart?

Ryder – Both. (There’s a reason I love you! Someone trained you good Mr. Darkfae…)

Synthia – Smart.

Ristan – Sexy…with a smart mouth. (I don’t know about sexy, but I do have a smart mouth *wishful thinks*)

 

Thank you so much! This has been fun as usual! 🙂 Ristan thanks again, I hope you’ll be back soon, and Syn and Ryder you are always welcome here!!! Please enjoy the rest of the Halloween Party! 🙂

 

Synthia – Thanks for having us, even if the Fairy is a little grumpy. He missed his chance for his happy fucking Fairy meal today so is a little grouchy. We’ve enjoyed dressing up and playing along and hopefully we can make it out of here without the Demon eating anyone!

 

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See what I’m talking about? This characters are addictive! You can meet them in the first book, Fighting Destiny (HERE there’s a review and my first interview with Syn and Ryder) and in the second book, Tauting Destiny (review to come). The Amazon links and the synopisis for both books are below:

Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1):

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, deadly and a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?
Welcome to my world.
What started out as a strange assignment, leads to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times and my friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.
Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those golden eyes seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.
My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

Warning: Mature content and language not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.

This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, or anyone who doesn’t like lip biting, throw your ass on the bed, tear your clothes off and leave you panting dominant alpha male characters. This is a dark, dangerous, intense, gritty and raw. Scenes are dark, disturbing, and scorching HOT. This book is a soul crushing, tear jerking, and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat fast paced book.
Side Effects may include, but are not limited to: Drooling, lip biting, wet panties, crying, and screaming at the author. If any of these things happen, do not seek medical attention—get the next book in the series and enjoy the ride!

Taunting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #2):

Adam and I are both going through identity crises of epic proportions as we Transition from who we were, and discover who we were meant to be. More Fae are dying, and I feel as if time is running out for us to find all of those responsible and put an end to the killings.

The people I thought I could trust have betrayed me and the one person I should absolutely not trust; is taking me deeper and deeper into his world.

Ryder’s secrets are dangerous and devastating.

With each touch and word, he pulls my heart closer to himself and at the same time he is trying to keep me at arm’s length. The dance he and I have begun, is getting more complicated as our worlds are being shaken from all sides, and the visions of the future are frightening, and nothing like I had ever pictured for myself or those I care for.

This time, destiny is taunting me.

I had always thought that I controlled my destiny. Now, my rights are being taken from me by powerful people and leaving me with alternatives that range between bad and awful.

This time, the choices I have to make can decide the fate of both worlds.

Everything is unraveling, and nothing will ever be the same again.

—Synthia

TEASERS:

  • Tauting Destiny Teaser #1:

I smiled, and shook my head sadly. “Because you want to own me, and believe it or not some women just don’t want to be owned. I’m not sure when you were born Ryder, but women these days liked to be treated with respect. Wined and dined, not owned.”

“What the fuck is that supposed to mean?” He growled.

“Caveman much?” I snorted, and ended up laughing at his horrified expression.

“Are you laughing at me?” He was annoyed, but his lips were twitching as if he was barely managing to keep his own laughter in.

“You should try dating, maybe get out more often, Ryder,” I smirked before I knew what I had done. I’d stepped dangerously close to him.

“You should go shower Syn, before I decide my hunger is more important right now,” he said quietly as his eyes roved down the lacy ensemble he’d conjured. I tried to step back away from him, but he was faster, his hands pulled me close, and his mouth was on mine instantly.

He pulled away smiling, “This caveman just made your panties wet with a kiss, and you’re the only item on the menu that I want to dine on.”

A delicious shiver crept down my spine, “I’m not food.”

“Your right Syn, you are so much more…and I wouldn’t want word getting out that I like to play with my food.”

I pulled away, “It’s not funny, and I’m not a fucking Fairy happy meal, Ryder!”

“A fucking Fairy happy meal…Go shower, Syn. I’m losing my patience and my tolerance for your sassy mouth. Unless you want me to find something for it to do…I’d get away from me.”

“I thought you liked my sassy mouth,” I replied with a smirk.

His eyes landed on my lips, “I do, and I like it better when it’s busy…sucking on other things.”

©2013 Amelia Hutchins Taunting Destiny

  • Tauting Destiny Teaser #2:

“Ryder, I’m not the type to sit around when I can help. I can help you. I’m trained to get into places and get out of them. You’ve seen me do it. I can help you.”

“And I said no,” he warned.

“And I said I’m doing it, Fairy!” I growled at him.

His lips pressed against my ear as he whispered softly into it. “Come upstairs Pet, I’ll show you how much of a fucking Fairy, I am.”

I turned, catching his lips and biting his lower one, pulling it into my mouth before releasing it. “Not now, Ryder, we’re fighting. I’m winning.”

“No, you are not,” he growled.

“You two done fucking? You’re making my cock hard just watching this shit.” Ristan laughed boyishly.

“I’m going up to shower, Ryder, when I come down I expect to be included and filled in on the details. I’m either with you, or against you. Figure it out and let me know.” I said standing up and turning to meet his golden eyes.

“Soon.”

“Are you giving me orders? I think you need another example of who is the master in this relationship.”

“Relationship? Who the fuck said anything about a relationship, Ryder? You can’t give me one, remember?” I glared pointedly and headed up the stairs.

 ©2013Amelia Hutchins Taunting Destiny

And if you haven’t met her yet, here is the genius behind this story and characters:

AMELIAAmelia lives in the great Pacific Northeast with her family. When not writing she can be found on her page Erotica Book Club. She’s an avid reader of everything paranormal romance.

How to find Amelia:

Goodreads:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092218.Amelia_Hutchins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorameliahutchins

 

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Grand Prize is a Kindle 7″ HD Fire and 100 books (mostly ebooks!). 2nd Place Prize is for a FUC (Furry United Coalition) t-shirt from Eve Langlais and 19 ebooks! Some of you offered signed swag and that’s awesome! Enter here for a chance to win:a Rafflecopter giveaway

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XOXO

Carol

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Blog Tour: Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

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Since I posted my review of Fighting Destiny prior to the startbof the Blog Tour, I’m re-posting it now! There is also also a GREAT interview I did with both Ryder and Syn, a giveaway, some excerpts and the book’s playlist! Stay tuned 🙂

Fighting Destiny

Rating: 5 sexy stars

Goodreads Synopsis: Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?

Welcome to my world. What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. My friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike.

Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those dangerous golden eyes he seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

My Review:

First of all, thank you Amelia Hutchins for the copy of Fighting Destiny for  honest review 🙂

When I first received the information about the Blog Tour for it (and also when I first learned about it) I almost let it pass…thank God I didn’t though!  I would have missed one of the best books I’ve read. Definitely one of my top 5 favorite paranormal!

You want to know what got me to want to read it? These words right here (copied from the book’s synopsis): “He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel…”.

I normally don’t like Fae books. I used to be an avid paranormal romance reader, but somehow I just stopped reading paranormal. No reason, but for the difficulty in finding really good ones. I just turned to my romances (specially my beloved dark ones).  And again, I’m so glad I read this one book, because it has everything that makes a good story and AMAZING book.                      The good-story-to-tell part is very important for a successful book, but knowing just how to tell this story is the key to make it BLOW YOUR FREAKING MIND!

And Amelia Hutchins has so much talent to tell a story!

This was a hot read from the beginning, but it’s not only the sexiness in Ryder’s character or how funny Syn was (I just love her name!!). Ryder is the badass of all badasses and I loved how possessive he would get and his cockiness and jerkish ways. I love me some jerk LOL

You won’t be able to stop reading this book once you start it. It will be freaking impossible! You’ll be sucked into your book or reading device and when you’ll notice, the story ended and you will be in desperately need of book 2!

Even for the ones who doesn’t like paranormal stories, this one will suck you in! It’s not only about the Fae or the Witches, it’s about fighting for what you believe and stand by your ideals between so much more other feelings.

The lust between Syn and Ryder is evident since the very beginning, but it’s not it that makes the story keep going. Oh no, it’s the greatness of this story itself!

I don’t have enough words and I’m having difficulty in explaining how good this book was!

And there’s more yet to come..Big secrets that Syn just started to discover, she just cracked a tiny bit of their surfaces, and I know these secrets will blow our minds even more!

The Fae might be beautifully dangerous and the witches might be powerful but none of them stand ground between Syd and Ryder’s unite power and force! I love those too! Syn is made of real feelings and besides being a paranormal character she is very real and relatable! I just love her obsession with OPI and during some (difficult to read) parts of this book my heart broke for her and I cried for and with her! But I have every confidence in her and in her ability to heal and become more, become more powerful and even better than she already is!

Ryder baby, who do you think you’ll fooling…you’re crazy about Synthia! Just freaking give in you two!!

Amelia Hutchins congratulation for writing such a GREAT story! As I already said to you, thank you allowing Syn and Ryder to tell us their story through you! You rock!!!

You won’t regret clicking her book! Here is the link to buy it on Amazon!

Amelia, I can’t wait for the second book! You got me hooked, girl!!!

Here are some excerpts for you guys to see what I’m talking about! 😉

EXCERPT #1:

I don’t know what I had expected from Ryder, but this hadn’t been it.  Not this gentleness from him.  He kissed his way back up my legs, sending small bumps and gentle waves of heat to my core until he reached my ass.  I felt his teeth a second before they sank in, softly nipping at the skin.  I yelped and spun around.

He was naked, his Celtic brands pulsing beneath his skin.  His eyes glowed with liquid gold as they looked up at me from the floor as I stepped out of the panties.  I exhaled shakily as he bared my flesh for his inspection, slowly coming back up, watching me with dangerous fire lighting in his eyes.  “Are you wet for me, Syn?”

I moaned as his fingers pressed against the growing ache he was creating inside of me, his fingers rubbing against my naked sex as his mouth lowered until it found mine and kissed me softly. I captured his moan with my lips.  His tongue pushed through my lips, demanding more.  He pulled away, leaving me breathless as his wickedly handsome smile flowed up to shine in his bronze gaze.

“Get in the bath Syn, before I bend you over and fuck you right here, right now.”  

EXCERPT #2:

She’s all woman, tempting me when she shouldn’t be. She’s less than I am and yet I can think of no one else, nothing else besides how she is going to feel and look when I fuck her raw. She fights me, fights her needs, and yet I can smell it on her. Every. Fucking. Time.

She’s smells erotic, her wetness drenching her pink folds, I need to watch heat ignite in her vivid blue eyes as she accepts me inside her body. I want to watch as the heat from lust fills inside her endless depths as her pussy grows moist with her need while I’m driving my cock deep inside of her.

“Say it, agree to it Synthia,” I growl, my cock is hard, hard as fucking steel with the need to be fucked by those juicy red lips, to dominate her completely.

She doesn’t answer me, it pisses me off. “Syn…” I warn her, letting the need I feel in my cock enter my voice.

“Don’t make me forget it, please,” her voice is filled with her resolve. Her answer shocks me. I would have thought she’d ask for the memory of tonight to be erased. I hate that I can’t fucking predict what she does, what she says. In my world, it’s deadly.

“I’m going to fuck you, hard.” She needs to know I won’t be myself. I’ll be driven by the need to fuck her until she submits to me in every way possible.

CHARACTERS INTERVIEW:

Today I have the honor to host Synthia (Syn) and Ryder (*swoons*) here on Sex and the Books for a quick interview! So please welcome them!

Ryder, what did you think and feel when you saw Syn invading your rooms?

Ryder: I was amused, especially when she found the camera’s in my bedroom. ~Smiles wickedly~ You should have seen the look on her face when she realized what they were used for.

Syn: Pervert.

Syn, would you give up your OPI collection for another night with Ryder in the Fae realm?

Syn: Hard choice, right now? OPI stays, a girl has to have some comfort, and he’s a Fairy.

Ryder: Growls hungrily.

Since we’re in the OPI subjetct…Syn, how many OPI nail polishes do you currently have? (*already envies the collection*)

Syn: 98 bottles, and counting. I love my collection, it soothes me and of course, OPI chips less so is ideal for my line of work.

I totally agree! I love OPI! Too bad it is really expansive here in Brazil 😦

Ryder, what is your ideal woman like? (*wonders if I would fit in with the description*)

Ryder: Tough question…~Look’s at Syn~ Is mute and docile an option?

Syn: ~Snorts~

(*yep, no hope for me. LOL*)

Syn, after everything that you went through with the Fae, what you really think of them now?

Syn: I sleep with one eye open. I’m finding it hard to trust them when they keep reverting to secrets, and disturbing behavior.

Both of you, are you afraid of what is yet to come? Especially since you can’t control the things you’ll discover about Syn?

Syn: Who wouldn’t be afraid of what is coming?

Ryder: I think I’m going to enjoy her Transition…a lot.

Ryder, what is it like to be a female magnet?

Ryder: I enjoy it, a man has to eat after all, right? And I love to eat.

(*blushes*)

Syn, does Ryder being such a chick magnet bothers you? Are you the jealous?

Syn: It doesn’t bother me at all, they can have him. Ryder’s a caveman after all. I’m not really the jealous type anyway, if someone messes with what’s mine though…they better run fast.

Ryder: Snorts and shakes head.

Ryder, what is it like to be the badass of all badasses? Would you trade being the almighty Fae? What would you trade it for?

Ryder: I wouldn’t trade it for the world, and as I said. It’s good to be me. I get what I want, and I get it when I want it.

This is also a question for the both of you…we all can see that there’s a tension in the room every time you two come together. Do you think you’re ready to admit there’s no escaping the lust and be together?

Ryder: No. She’s mine already; she just doesn’t want to look weak by giving in.

Syn: As if Fairy, in your dreams. It’s not tension, it’s the loathing I have for you that you feel.

Hm…I better change the subject…Now I’d like to make a few quick Q&A with you guys…

Favorite color:

Ryder: Black.

Syn: Blue.

Favorite movie:

Ryder: None, humans and Ristan watch TV, I make my own movies.

(*blogger must not check any..ahem..sites in search of any Ryder’s movies*)

Syn: The Avengers. I imagine I’m Hulk, and smashing Ryder a lot.

Favorite food (real food please, Ryder ;P):

Ryder: Steaks, rare.

Syn: Coffee and chocolate.

Coke or Pepsi?

Ryder: Pepsi.

Syn: Coke.

Sexy or Romantic?

Ryder: Sexy.

Syn: Romantic.

Dark or Light?(though one, but I’m a fan of dark things myself…)

Ryder: Dark.

Syn: Dark.

(*thinks to herself “REALLY, Syn???”*)

Cats or dogs?

Ryder: Snorts…Pussy…cats.

(*blushes again*)

Syn: Dogs.

And finally…Boxer or Briefs?(*hopes Ryder would show her* *also hopes Syn won’t kick her ass*)

Ryder: I don’t wear anything under my jeans.

(*blogger momentarily faints from visualizing it*)

Syn: Boxers.

Thank you both so much for taking the time for this interview! I gotta say I love you individually, but together you are so funny (and talk about sexual tension…)! I loved to have you here on Sex and the Books and I can’t wait to hear more from you guys!

Thanks for having us!

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Here is the PLAYLIST for Fighting Destiny:

Fighting Destiny Playlist

Scenes from Fighting Destiny©2013 Amelia Hutchins

 Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon

“Not until I tell you to come Syn, in this place, I am your master, and you come when I fucking allow it. Your pussy gets rewarded when you please me, do you understand, or do I need to teach you how to serve me?”

Closer, Nine, Inch Nails

“Ryder,” I sighed without meaning to.

“Stop thinking, Syn.  You keep over-thinking everything.”

My lip trembled with the need to either kiss him, or run.  I settled on biting it softly while his hands held me in place.  The one on the small of my back came around softly pressing against the silk of the skirt as he rubbed his hand across my ass through the wispy material.  He lifted my leg and placed it on the bed carefully.

I watched his nostrils flare as the glow became more apparent, and he allowed me to see the full fire that I’d created in him.  “No panties?” He questioned through a guttural tone.

 Broken, Seether

“You keep saying you can’t, and it’s a lie. You won’t. You hide in the fucking past. You’re not living Syn, you’re just going through the motions of it. You want me, I can smell it—you need it as much as I do right now. The difference is, I can admit to what I want—you can’t.”

Godsmack, I Stand Alone

“I.  Am.  Not.  You’re.  Any-Fucking-Thing!”

“You will be,” he said, with an air of confidence that only pissed me off more.

Puddle Of Mudd, Control

“I’m not sleeping with you.  I don’t care if you’re starving and writhing on the fucking floor.  I’ll walk over you and out that damn the door.  I’ll drag someone else back to you—but it won’t be me you feed off of, ever.”

His lips twitched, but his eyes stayed emotionless.  “Writhing on the floor?”

“Writhing,” I confirmed.

“I do not writhe on the floor, ever.”

“Good, then we are on the same page.” I said smoothly.

Carly Simon, You’re So Vain

Great, that’s all I needed right now.  Smell the Dark Prince who is carrying you up the damn stairs like Cinder-freaking-rella!

Limp Bizkit, Behind Blue Eyes

“I’ll be strong for you Syn, if you need it.  You don’t always have to be the strong one, I’ll be your glue if you want to crumble, I’ll hold you together,”

It just is, simple as that.  That kind of love doesn’t die.  It withers the soul without the other to keep it alive. Eventually, it turns you bitter and cynical.”

 Stained, Believe

“No surprises in there, if you get in trouble this ends.  Do you understand me?”

“Yes master,” I grumbled, and then winced at the heat that flashed to life in his eyes.

“Mmm I like that word on your lips.”

Nine Inch Nails, Head Like Hole

Ryder turned around and looked down at me sharply in warning.  “Showtime Synthia, kiss me.”

My mouth went dry.  All the fluid inside my body went shooting straight to my vagina.  I licked my lips nervously.  “Seriously? That is like the opposite of what I just said outside.”

“Prove you can do this, now.” His eyes searched my face, and with the single look I melted for him. I was pathetic, a pile of fucking mush from once single look!

Stone Sour, Through the Glass

“How old are you?” He continued.

“Twenty one years old.  Going on one hundred.”

He smiled, but it was all teeth, “Funny girl.”

Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars

“I didn’t forget who I was, Syn.  I knew exactly who I was and who I was with when I lost control.”

Three Days Grace, I hate Everything About You

His eyes lit up, and he shook his head as more Fae magic pushed into my mind.  It was painful at first, but gone instantly when his lips caressed mine.  I moaned and pushed against his mouth with need for him that was so hot and fierce, that I was afraid I’d be left in a pile of ash if he didn’t continue and give me more of his mouth.  When he pulled away, I cried from the loss. “Ryder.”

“What’s your name?” He demanded in a husky voice, filled with hunger.

“Syn. Now shut up and kiss me Ryder.”

Sublime, Bad Fish

I tore my eyes away from him with a nervous laugh bubbling inside of me.  He stepped in and slid his magnificent body in slowly into the water.  “Relax Syn, I promise to be gentle—the first time.”

“The first time?” I asked meeting his hard penetrating stare.

 Trapt, Headstrong

His eyes challenged me, but he remained silent as he pulled one of my legs out from where I had been holding them up against my body.  His eyes stayed locked with mine as his fingers rubbed the pads of my foot.  “This isn’t going to be over fast Syn, it’s going to take more than once to get you out of my system.”

AC/DC, You Shook me all Night Long

I wasn’t sure I wanted to be out of his system. I should have been happy to hear it, but it sat like a rock on my chest.  “You really think you can fuck me out of your system?”

Disturbed, Down With the Sickness

“No Syn, nothing with you could be that easy,” he said showing his teeth as he pulled my leg and made me lose my balance in the water.

Kings of Leon, Use Somebody

“Not used to getting compliments, are you?” He said moving us closer together until my body was completely flushed with his.

“No,” I replied honestly.

“I scare you Syn, make you feel things you are afraid of admitting.”

Seether, FMLYHM

“I don’t make excuses for what I am, or what I do. I play hard. I love hard, and I fuck even harder Syn, I am what I am. So if you play games with me, keep in mind I will be more than happy to play them with you and…I always win.”

 

Extended Playlist:

Metallica Of Wolf and Man

Nine Inch Nail Hurt Head Like a Hole

Saliva Superstar

Trapt Headstrong

AC/DC Thunderstruck

Bullet For My Valentine Your Betrayal

Creed My Own Prison

CCR Bad Moon Rising

Crossfade Cold

Fuel Bad Day/Hemorrhage

Fun Some Nights

House of Pain Jump Around

The Lumineers Hey Ho

Hinder So Far Away

Nirvana Heart-Shaped Box

Papa Roach Last Resort/Scars

Powerman 5000 When Worlds Collide

Saving Abel Addicted

White Zombie More Human than the Human

Sublime

Flo Rida

Third Eye Blind

Matchbox Twenty

Blake Shelton

Buckcherry

The Calling

Pitbull

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

AMELIAAmelia lives in the great Pacific Northeast with her family. When not writing she can be found on her page Erotica Book Club. She’s an avid reader of everything paranormal romance.

How to find Amelia:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7092218.Amelia_Hutchins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorameliahutchins

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Destiny-Fae-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00D5M4PTM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374806229&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fighting-destiny-amelia-hutchins-amelia-hutchins/1115481136?ean=2940016649634

GIVEAWAY: Yes, you read right! There’s also a giveaway! Here is the link: a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’d like to thank the awesome Amelia for the ARC and for creating such amazing characters and a wonderful world! I can’t wait to get to know more!

Also, I’d like to thank Love Between the Sheets for the opportunity to be part of this Blog Tour!

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XOXO

Carol

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Character Interview: Eli Adams from Lost Boy and The Lonely

Guys, OMG! I’m still pinching myself! I can’t believe I just had my first ever character interview, and with one of my favorite book boyfriends ever!

As you could see on my reviews of both The Lonely and Lost Boy, I can’t praise Tara Brown’s brilliance enough! I’m dying to read her other work too!

Now, for those of you who haven’t read The Lonely and Lost Boy (that’s the order in reading them), I hope you feel intrigued enough to pick them up (the links to buy both on Amazon are in the end of the post). They really are amazing readings. Dark ones, but as far as dark readings come, they can be mild.
So here is the interview I did with Eli (insert my victory dance here LOL), but first of all, thank you so much Tara Brown for lending us Eli for a bit! And I can’t thank you enough, you sure rock!

Eli, welcome to Sex and the Books, I was dying to get to know you better and the amazing Tara Brown gave us this opportunity!

Eli, after everything you and Sarah went through, would you consider your relationship dark?

No. Her light is so bright it’s impossible for there to be darkness around her. She makes me feel like being more, more of a man, more loving, more accepting.

 Since we’re in the dark note…After all you did to be a mature, new man for Sarah, would you say you still have a dark side (I must say I love your dark side *flirts, hoping Sarah wouldn’t come here and beat me*)?

**narrows gaze** I have to say I am the man I always was. The light and the dark make me who I am. I hate the darkness but it makes me stronger for her. The fact she has a side to her that craves my darkness allows me to safely be myself. **slowly smiles** I did try to get rid of the bad habits but she doesn’t want me to.

 Did you ever, even for once, blame Sarah for what happened to your sister?

Yes. Yes, I was a child. I blamed her when it hurt too much to take all of the blame myself.

 I heard there are some ladies on Team Sebastian out there. Do you have something to say to them?

He was a pawn. I feel sad for him. He was unaware of Jane’s intentions. He thought Jane was being helpful and trying to set him up with a girl who needed love. I imagine there are redeeming qualities about him that women would find attractive.

**Stuart interrupts with a scowl** He’s a douche.

**Eli nods once** There is also that opinion.

 I am from Brazil myself and I loved that you came here to become a better man. I know our country has a lot to get better yet and people like you would be great assets, not only here but in the real poor countries like the ones in Africa. How did you feel when you helped Simone?

Worthy. She made me remember how it felt to save Sarah. She made me remember how small my sister was and how tragic it all was. But she gave me the greatest gift of all. She gave me freedom. The day my sister died the whole world went on as if nothing at all had happened. They didn’t see how big it was to me because their own lives were filled with their own tragedies. Helping someone else made me feel like I stopped and took notice of pain and tragedy. I think the world would be a better place if we saw the pain of others a little more. I felt like I had freed the weight of Em from my back by giving up my worries for someone else.

You are very lucky to be from Brazil. The people are beautiful and amazing.

(I wonder if this could be considered flirting? Well, in my head he was flirting with me. u_u Even though I love Sarah and all, I can’t let pass the opportunity to flirt with Eli!)

Also, do you have plans to come back here? (Preferably alone, and you’ll sure have a place in my house 😉 ).

Yes. We are visiting with Simone and her family in the spring. We will be working with the Doctors without Borders again. Africa is definitely on our list of places we want to go.

For those out there who haven’t read The Lonely yet, do you have something to say to them? And for those who have?

For those who have not, I would read Born instead. The Lonely is really only for people who can see past the pain and suffering. Born is still a very strange book. Tara is fairly strange.
For those who have, I hope you are alright.

When you first met Stuart, did you guys fight or you did you become friends smoothly?

He is the hardest person in the world to dislike. I never understood his desire to be beaten to near death but we all have our own path. We were friends instantly. He mocked me for being a spoiled brat, we fought, he beat me up and we had a sandwich. He likes sandwiches.

Do you consider yourself a control freak?

Pass.

Do you regret hiring Dr. Bradley to cure/treat Sarah?

No. I wanted her fixed so badly I would have jumped the gun. Jane had a plan, I enjoy plans.

 Now, tell me, how is life treating you and Sarah now? Wo&uld you say you guys have a routine now? Or do you like to play it by ear?

We are both doing well, thank you. We are busy with the new house. I try to have a routine and she enjoys chaos now… That’s new. She used to be more regimented but she is trying to force herself to be more spontaneous. I’m not really a fan.

 Final question…Boxers or briefs? LOL

Neither but if I must, boxers

Thank you so much for this interview it has been super fun and I also would like to compliment you for being such a strong young man! You’ve been great for Sarah and Stuart and so many others. Before you go, let me just say that, flirting aside, yours and Sarah’s story touched me profoundly and that I love them both. Also, you’re one of my favorite book boyfriends! 😉

I don’t know what that means but… Thank you. I thought I was here to do an interview about Brazil. Stuart told me that was why we were coming. **Glances at Stuart**

Stuart- you talked about Brazil.

Eli- Thank you for having us.

*****      END of Interview       *****

As you can see it’s easy to fall for Eli (and now Stuart too)! If you haven’t read his books, here are the links:

The Lonely: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lonely-ebook/dp/B00BA6GHDM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375305199&sr=1-1&keywords=the+lonely

Lost Boy: http://www.amazon.com/LOST-BOY-The-Lonely-ebook/dp/B00DD75IWW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375305243&sr=1-1&keywords=lost+boy

Tara Brown’s links are here (show her some love!!):

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5768382.Tara_Brown

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TaraBrownAuthor

Even if these books were more expensive (which they aren’t), they would totally be worth it! Seriously, two of my favorites for the year!
XOXO
Carol

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