Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blog Tour: {Excerpt + Giveaway} THE THRILL OF IT by Lauren Blakely


A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power...

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it's the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love...Love isn't patient, love isn't kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that's how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I've never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I'm being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don't regret.


With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She's the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she's back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don't know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she's the closest I've ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

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Slut is a dirty word.
Slut is a loaded word.
Slut is for microscopic miniskirts and tramp stamps and tottering red plastic high heels. Slut is for ripped t-shirts sliding down shoulders, for shots drunk off of bellies, for names written on bathroom stalls.
Slut is for loose girls. For easy girls. And it is only for girls.
That’s why I hate the word. As I shower and shampoo my hair, I think about how I want to eradicate it from the English language. I want to extradite it, handcuff it, lock it up in the backseat of a sedan and shove its head below the window where no one can see it. As I turn off the water and grab a towel, I think about a thousand billion Sharpies blotting slut from every dictionary that ever existed in any language.
Just the word itself sounds dirty. Even if it meant kitten or unicorn it would still sound like a guttural insult.
As I zip open my makeup bag, I picture a counter revolution, I imagine girls taking back that word, co-opting it, owning it, declaring it theirs. “Oh, Sally! You’re such a funny slut!”
But see, there’s nothing tramp-stampy or bathroom-wall-worthy about this dress, the event I’m going to, or the way I look when I am Layla. I blow dry my hair, apply my makeup and zip up the champagne dress. I am classy, I am a prize, I am worthwhile.
The only slutty thing I’ve ever done was mess around with Trey.

Lauren Blakely Bio:
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

The Thrill Of It Blog Tour
November 20
The Book Obsessed Momma-Review Only
Jen’s Book Reviews-Review Only
The SubClub Books-Review Only
Sinful Reviews-Review Only
The Readiacs-Review Only
Insightful Minds Reviews-Review Only
Book Harlots-Review Only
The Real Housewives of Romance-Review Only
November 21
November 22
Romance Addict Book Blog-Review Only
Reviews by Tammy and Kim-Excerpt & Review
KellyVision-Review Only
Just Booked-Review Only
Holly’s Hot Reads-Review Only
Chapter Break-Guest Post
Book Boyfriend Reviews-Review Only
Book Angel-Review Only
Rookie Romance-Review Only
Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews-Excerpt
November 23
The Geekery Book Review-Character Interview
Lustful Literature-Review Only
Into The Night Reviews-Review Only
Comfort Books-Excerpt
Books To Get Lost In-Review Only
Bookish Temptations-Review Only
Book Drunk Blog-Review Only
Dirty Hoe’s Book Blog-Review Only
Ripe For Reader-Review Only
Write On, J.B.-Review Only
November 24
The Book Enthusiast-Author Interview & Review
Make My Day Book Club-Review Only
Miscellaneous Thoughts of a Bookaholic-Review Only
BestSellers & BestStellars-Character Interview & Review Only
#BookNerd-Review Only
All Romance Reviews-Review Only
Journey With Books-Review Only
Nose Stuck in a Book-Review Only
Red’s Book Blog-Review Only
The Book Bellas-Guest Post
November 25
Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance-Playlist
Madison Says-Review Only
I Love Lady Porn-Review Only
G&C Book Blog-Review Only
Book Bitches Blog-Review Only
2 Bookaholics-Excerpt
A Lust For Reading-Review Only
Naughty Book Eden-Author Interview
RedHeaded BookWorm-Review Only
The Danish Bookaholic-Review Only
November 26
Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession-Review Only
Love Those Books-Review Only
Love Between The Sheets-Review Only
Fueled By Fiction-Review Only
A Book Whore’s Obsession-Excerpt & Review Only
All Booked Out-Author Interview
November 27
My Daily Romance-Guest Post & Review
Keep Calm And Read Romance-Review Only
Bookaholics Blog-Review Only
A Novel Idea By Chrissy-Review Only
Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads-Review Only
Peace Love Books-Review Only
Sleepless in Chicago-Review Only
November 28 (Thanksgiving)
The Little Black Book Bloggers-Review Only
Same Book Different Review-Guest Post & Review
Book Lovin Mamas-Guest Post & Review
November 29
The Rock Stars of Romance-Dream Cast
Must Read Books Ordie-Review Only
BookNerds Anonymous-Review Only
Book Reviews By Lexi-Review Only
BJs Book Blog-Review Only
Kaidan’s Seduction-Review Only
Not Everyone’s Mama-Review Only
Sassy Girl Books-Review Only
November 30
Rumpled Sheets Book Blog-Review Only
Made For You Book Reviews-Review Only
Books Books Books-Review Only
Becca The Bibliophile-Excerpt & Review
Book Crush-Review Only
Emily-Jane’s Book Corner-Review Only
Kimberly Faye Reads-Review Only
Ramblings From This Chick-Excerpt
Ticket To Anywhere-Review Only
December 1
The Book HookUp-Review Only
Book Freak-Review Only
Book Addict Mumma-Review Only
Love Words & Books-Review Only
Please Another Book-Review Only
Read That-Review Only
Reading Between The Wines Book Club-Excerpt
Submit and Devour-Excerpt
December 2
True Story Book Blog-Character Interview & Review
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews-Review Only
Lovin Los Libros-Review Only
About That Story-Review Only
Bookish Treasures-Review Only
Nette’s Bookshelf Reviews-Guest Post
Reading Rainblog-Review Only
Tabby’s Tantalizing Reviews-Review Only
December 3
Worth The Read Blog-Excerpt
SMI Book Club-Review Only
Reality Bites! Lets Get Lost!-Review Only
CBC Naughty & Nice-Review Only
Harlie’s Books-Review Only
Lives & Breathes Book Blog-Review Only
Nicely Phrased-Review Only
The Last Chapter-Excerpt
December 4
Tiffany Talks Books-Author Interview & Review
My Secret Romance Book Reviews-Review Only
Globug And Hootie Need A Book-Review Only
FTLOBbyJBlog-Review Only
Alpha, Authors & Books Oh My-Review Only
Pretty Girls Read Books-Review Only
Roxy’s Reviews-Review Only
The Secret Book Brat-Review Only
December 5
Stories and Swag-Excerpt & Review
Mommy’s Late Night Book-Up-Review Only
Louisa’s Reviews-Review Only
Bridger Bitches Book Blog-Review Only
Books Unhinged Book Blog-Review Only
Sam’s Book Basket-Review Only
Sticky Reads-Review Only
Three Girls And A Book Obsession-Review Only

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