Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blog tour with giveaway for "The Sordid Promise" by Courtney Lane


"The monsters you really should be afraid of, don't need to hide in plain sight. The truly dangerous ones…have no need to hide."

When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?

Diouana “Nikki” returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she’d left her “baggage” behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother -- realizing Nikki’s torment -- pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.

Eric Brenton, Nikki’s new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price. 

And Eric...comes with an extensive black box warning label.

Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, and dark themes.

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“Realize we never had a formal introduction,” Eric said. “Think we should have one with whatever it is youre going to tell me later. I have a feeling it’s heavy.”
“I know your name.” I turned my eyes back to his. “You know mine. No point.”
“Its a new start.” He turned around and leaned across the counter. “I’m Eric, and you are?”
As I whirled my eyes around, I offered him a temperate smile. “Nikki.”
“It’s nice to meet you, Nikki. Can I just say—“ Slowly, his eyes grazed down my body, taking the most time at my exposed legs.  “—you look incredible.” He extended his hand to me. When I didn’t comply, his eyes narrowed and his fingers gesticulated.
I gave him my hand. He carefully brought it to his lips, placing the full extent of his pucker on the back of my hand. Titling towards me, he ran his thumb against the back of my hand. His gaze remained trained to my legs, and his smile turned up at the corners.
Twisting in my position, I nodded.
“Youre supposed to say thank you.” His baritone voice lowered a few decibels.
I don’t say anything that Im supposed to say. Can I have my hand back?”
“Im getting that.” He stood strong, dropping my hand and broadened his wide shoulders. The look on his face turned grim. “Did you mean what you said earlier? Did you attempt your life?”
I shrugged, because I no longer wanted to get into it.
His eyelashes cast a dark shadow over his eyes as he regarded me. “Why behave like it isn’t serious? You were—are so facetious about it.”
“Because Im still alive.
“Nikki,” he groaned with a softness that did something odd to my insides. He walked around the counter, standing a mere few inches in front of me. “I know with what’s going on with your mother, things can ring pretty rough. Are you still having those thoughts?”
“Eric?” I quickly tossed my head from side to side at his attempt to play therapist chair with me.  “Don’t.”

4.5 Holy Hot as Hell star 

I love this book because it was right up my alley, dark, hot sex, and even hotter alpha male lead with suspense that will keep you on the edge all the way to the end of the book. First I want to start off by saying that I love Nikki, she's not the typical heroine, she's a very complex character that will have the readers guessing because you cannot read her well. Then we have Eric, hot as hell, sex on sticks Eric. He will keep you on your seat the enter time, you will be surprise by him, you will never know what to expect, nothing about him makes sense up until the end. That alone will keep you reading, because who doesn't want to see a deep dark secret revealed. I loved the suspense that Courtney brought to the table, The sex scenes were hot as hell, and Eric will have you craving him. 

~About Author~
By way of Rochester, NY and several other places before I landed in California. I live with my husband, dog, daughter, and a demon masquerading as a dog.
When I began writing (I know this sounds familiar, over dozens authors state this) it was an outlet for me. Not only that, I was creating fan fiction before I knew what fan fiction was. Eventually, my writing evolved into standalone worlds with standalone characters.
While I write across genres (I find it hard to stick to one genre), I do have an archetype when it comes to the female protagonist -- they have to have certain type of strength, strong convictions, and layered personalities. There will often be a lot of darkness and depth to my stories, but I don't see the point in writing vapid characters who are thrust into "safe" situations.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I'm so glad you liked the book. And again, thank you for reviewing my book and participating in the blog tour. I truly appreciate the support.