Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Betrayed Book Tour - Interview with Sykes !!

Id like to welcome everyone here today. Betrayed book Tours is Hosted by * Sassy Book Lover ** a big thanks to Stacey !! Huge congrads to Ednah Walters on her second book being released in The Guardian Legacy Series !!! Today we have Sykes with us to answer a few questions and an insight to his life as a Guardian !

Katrina walks into the room to find Sykes sprawled on her chair, feet up on her desk and eyes closed. Dressed in relaxed jeans and a gray T-shirt Kat had seen on a teen model on the cover of a trendy teen magazine, he looks like a fallen angel.
Not sure whether to wake him or not, Kat stares, wishing she were a teenager again and he was her…

Sykes (eyelids lift to reveal sparkling amber eyes): Don’t stop now. You were getting to the interesting part. I were your…?

Katrina (blushes and fakes outrage): You are reading my thoughts?

Sykes (feet leaves her desk then he stands up…six-foot-two of pure muscles, eyes still twinkling): Of course. It’s the best way to pass time. Wouldn’t you do it if you had a chance?

Katrina (laughs): You’re impossible.

Sykes (walks to where she stands and gives her a hug): That’s my middle name, Kat. Besides, I feel like I can be myself with you. Ednah thinks you rock.

Katrina (closes her eyes and inhales…ooh, he smells so good): She does?

Sykes (steps away from her and sits on her desk): Of course. You help her tell the world about our exploits. Anyone who sticks it to the High Council and their outdated rule about keeping our existence a secret is a friend in my book.

Katrina (chuckles and walks around to sit on her chair): Oh, okay. Then let’s break more rules.
Sykes (rubs his hands): Great! How about you and I run away forever.

Katrina (tries to give him a stern look but fails miserably): I think your friends might miss you. After all, you are a powerful Guardian.

Sykes (cocks his brow):  Who cares about being a Guardian when we can be with someone you love.

Katrina (blows out air): Okay, enough with the flirting. Let’s get down to business.

Sykes (eyes narrows): Have you been talking to Lil?

Kat: No. Why?

Sykes: She uses that same tone when she wants me to do something. (sighs dramatically then gets off the table and takes the chair across from Kat). Okay, I’m all yours. No, I could have been if you were adventurous, but since you choose to be difficult, we’ll do things your way. Ask me anything.

Katrina: First, would you like something to drink…tea, soda, coffee. Name your poison.

Sykes (gives her a slow smile): Pretty women, so I’m good.

Katrina (blushes again): You know we won’t get this interview done if you keep flirting with me. Lil won’t like it if we don’t do this.

Sykes (gives her a censoring look): Okay. Fine. I’ll behave.

Kat: She’s your Achilles’ heel, isn’t she?

Sykes (shakes his head): No comment. Next question.

Kat (picks up a paper from her desk and glances at it):  How does it feel to be a Guardian?
Sykes: Great! Train till you drop, live for hundreds of years, no worries about money and kick demons’ asses…I can’t imagine doing anything else.

Katrina:  What’s the coolest thing about your powers?

 Sykes (raises his right hand and a blue energy ball the size of a soccer ball materializes. He grins at Kat):  What do you think?

Katrina: I think you’re amazing.

Sykes (smirks): I can make it bigger if you like. Bigger is better, right?

Katrina (giggles): No, that’s fine. Let’s talk about Lil. She has all the abilities of a great guardian, and her powers are stronger than all of you guys’ combined. Does this bother you at all? (Raises eyebrows) Maybe even scare you a little.

Sykes (grins): No, I think powerful women are hot, so her powers don’t scare me. Besides, Lil is very caring and would never hurt anyone,  not deliberately.

Katrina: What do you think about the demons helping her? Are you worried?

Sykes (shakes his head): I’m not because if they step out of line, she’ll blast them straight to Tartarus. You have to see her battle to realize she takes no crap from demons.

Katrina: We know you like her. A lot. Can you tells us more about your feelings for her?

Sykes (grins): Who wouldn’t be attracted to Lil? She’s awesome, gorgeous and powerful.  Even Remy would have gone after her, but I told him she was mine the moment we met. I didn’t know about Bran at the time. (The smile disappears from his face, eyes become dull). He doesn’t deserve her.

Katrina (sighs): What would you tell her if you had a chance?

Sykes (stares at the ceiling then at Kat, his expression serious): I’d never make her shed a single tear or give her a reason to worry. (shudders then smiles). Enough with morbid topics. Ask me something fun.

Katrina: Why do you like to piss off Bran when you can just ignore him?

Sykes (smirks): It’s fun. And I like to remind him I’ll be there for Lil when she kicks him out.

Katrina: Do you think that will ever happen?

Sykes:  Oh yeah. I have a whole team of people rooting for me. Are you on my team?

Katrina: Of course.  What do you think about your group of guardians?

Sykes: The best team ever. Remy maybe anal but he’s a great strategist. Bran is more experienced than us and is great during a battle. The girls are awesome too, and hot.

Katrina: Would you date either of them?

Sykes: Hell no.

Katrina (laughing): Why not?

Sykes (shudders): They have too much attitude.

Katrina: Your favorite past time?

Sykes: Video games

Katrina: Favorite game?

Sykes: Halo, Call of Duty

Katrina: Favorite Food?

Sykes: Pasta.

Katrina: Favorite Movie?

Sykes: Apocalypse Now.

Katrina: Music

Sykes (sticks out a leg and pretends to play a guitar while nodding his head): Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Ac/dc, Steppenwolf…classic rock all the way.

Katrina: How long do you think the feud between demons and Guardians will last?

Sykes: Eternity, unless the powers-that-be decides enough is enough. I don’t mind. I’d rather go out smoking a demon or…(winks)…making out with a beautiful woman. Then there’s always the chance that Lil will come through and fulfill her destiny.

Katrina(laughing and gets up): I hope so, because we’re stuck right in the middle of your war. Thank you for this wonderful interview. We should do it again.

Sykes (jumps to his feet): Yes, let’s. (Walks to her side and gives her another hug) Remember, I’m available if you ever decide to be adventurous.

Katrina grins, as he steps away from her, winks then teleports.

Sigh - well that certainly was an experience I wont be forgotting .. (( twinkling in her eyes ))

Thanks everyone for popping on by.. !

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Written in Blood by Elaina Lee

I read Written In Blood as review for Elaina Lee and must say it was my pleasure !! Be advised this book is for 18 ++ here is the blurb and my review ;)

Lyndi Crisdean is assigned one of the hardest cases in her career as a defense attorney. A serial murder case. Investigating is Alek Trevian, the lead investigator for the district attorney, and a handsome and supremely dangerous man. Lyndi finds herself in over her head when she chooses desire for Alek over common sense. If they're caught, Lyndi will lose everything she's worked for. Circumstances beyond her control pull her toward Alek, for he turns out to be the only one who can help when threats start to mount against her.

Lyndi may be the key Alek needs to bring down a murderous cult running loose in his city. When her beach house is broken into and a man begins to tail Lyndi, Alek can't help but reason Lyndi may be next on the cult's hitlist. The question is, will he discover the identity of the cult, keep her safe, and still win the case against the serial killer she's defending, all while losing a battle against the strong, untamable desire she alone ignites within him?

Review !!!

Lyndi Crisdean is assigned one of the hardest cases in her career as a defense attorney. Things couldn’t get any worse, she has been married four times all unsuccessful - working in the same office as her ex-husband and his tart, and then given a case of a serial killer. Lyndi takes the case well knowing that this man is well and truly guilty. But does the opposition have enough to prove so? Will history repeat itself ?

Alex Trevain is the lead investigator for the district attorney, hot , gorgeous and deviously dangerous and handsome. ** Danger in big red neon lights ** Lydni meets him ,, this is when her life changes ….

After a brief encounter out, Lyndi is groped by a stranger, handsomely -  dangerous, cocky and smug he has ignited Lyndi’s 11 month old stint of Celibacy. Lyndi is left to hanging - her pulse racing, out front of a nightclub with the tingling sensation of a kiss that not only intrigued her but ignited heat that had lain dormant.

Lyndi finds out the next day the man behind the tingling is Alek Trevin. Alek is the opposition – Lyndi must go against him to defend her client..

 Brief encounters become more often, and Lyndi finds herself drawn to Alek like a mouse to cheese, he tempts her , and they both know that forbidden it must be. Or is it ? Afterall they are both fighting the case for different reasons, one to get her client free and Alex to let him rot in jail.

Circumstances beyond Lyndi’s control take place – she finds herself turning to the one man who can help her when danger comes knocking. She is being tailed, her home being broken into and Alek thinks Lyndi maybe the key to unlocking the investigation into a cult, murdering innocent women. Reason unbeknown. Can they resist the urges of forbidden desires ? Can Alek keep Lyndi safe, still continue his defense and also control the turmoil of want building inside him ?

Will Lyndi be safe from both the beasts wanting her, both for different reasons, but will this cost her more than she ever bargained for ?
My Thoughts !

There are certain times of the night when one should NOT read Elaina Lee’s sensual romances - erotic fictions. ** blushes ** I found myself wanting Alek and Lydni to get it on real quick, I tend to think that the characters were not the only ones ( hot n bothered )** grabs cold glass of ice * grins !

I waited eagerly,  in anticipation  for Alek and Lydni to get down and dirty whilst also captivated with the onslaught of suspense growing within the story. Fast paced but definelty magnetic.

In Written in Blood we have two tortured souls, both suffering past hurts and wounds but strong within themselves to move on. I found Lydni a very realistic character, suffering from the mistakes she made, but moved on to try and rebuild her life the best way she knew how. No ones perfect right !

Alek wound himself in a tight cocoon not letting anyone in, his past haunted him and he was afraid to let someone in just to see the real soul. Lyndi and Alek complimented each other well. The chemistry was undeniable - the sex was enough to hit the ricta scale to ten, raw yet desirable and lustful. Elaina Lee had me friskily flipping these pages, eyes fluttering and toes curling just from the heat on these pages. ** Smokin hawt ** Erotic yet tasteful, steamy and definetly FORBIDDEN lol.. I’m sure the pages on my ereader where on fire !! I now I read this in record breaking time !! ** grins **

A well developed storyline filled with a great cast of characters, dialogue was crisp, the suspense and action well evened out and the romance ** sizzling ** with a *WHO DUN IT * you won’t see coming.

An intriguingly suspenseful story, overflowing with a abundance of goodies, not only to keep your interest piqued from beginning to end, but also your eye lashes curling in anticipation, and the hairs on all bodily areas standing on end. !!

A climax overflowing with conflicting emotions and poignantly compelling. ** sniff ** Geesh !!! Emotions that not only grab at your heart strings, ones that set your blood on fire, but also emotions where your screaming and lunging at the villain in the book.

An unpredictable ending by any means, Written in Blood will mesmerize you and captivate your interest and I’m sure the compelling storyline will keep you glued . I enjoy the way in which Elaine Lee draws her emotions and descriptions, its great when you can envisage a scene in a book like your there. ** not referring to the smexy scenes lol ** chuckles ….. * raises eyebrows **

The last few chapters had me slightly peeking ! ** aka shit scared ** When a author can bring you into the story emotionally and visually  you knows its been a great read.

A must read to add to your tbr pile ;) Elaina lee delivers great cover love and a great story to boot !!!

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Tarot series -Two of Wands - Fallout by Amy Romine.

Fallout is book three in the  Tarot series in which Amy has continued to weave an action - packed story full of intrigue, suspense and romance, with a great cast of characters. Here is the Book cover, blurb and my thoughts .I must say Im a cover love kinda girl and this series the covers are smokin ** hawt **

Jack and Kate struggle to navigate through the web of lies surrounding them. Chasing shadows, the truth is closer than they realize. Isolated and hiding from unknown forces, can they uncover the buried secrets that killed Mike, and put a price of their heads? When Kate makes a deal, and leaves Jack behind, will she make it
back, or will one misstep destroy all of their hopes for the future.

Jack and Kate are on the run. They are surrounded by lies and deceit and the truth is closer they they could imagine. Can they discover why Mike was killed, and keep themselves clear from the Killers till then? Kate puts it all on the line. Will she sacrifice everything to find the reasons behind Mike’s death; will she find what she is searching for? Will this be the be all or end all for love and life?

An incredible ending to The  Tarot Series - Two of Wands by Amy. The story takes off where it left off in Shockwave. Jack and Kate are still in turmoil as to whom the killer is and why Jack was killed and we are kept in suspense and in trepidation as to the outcome. One again a story in which Amy, delivers a strong storyline filled with not only luscious goodies, involving   two characters with chemistry enough to blow up any science lab but mutual love and affection. Dialogue is crisp, the suspense is action packed and the romance is ** scorching ** flames n all - with the extra - *WHO DUN IT * you won’t see coming.   

Suspense that will not only have you frantically flipping to get to the end, but an ending to give you heart flutters and holding your breathe.  Fluent and fast paced story line with enough action, romance and drama to keep your interest piqued from page one. Great cast of  characters that have continued on from book one, ones we have grown to love and ones we wished we could not only kick their arse but do some serious mojo to.. (( Jackie chan style ** grins
Amy has created a Kick arse heroine who is not only smart, but caring and all for one and one for all kinda girl.  She goes for it hammer and tong – tooth n nail -  till the very end with legs, kicking and screaming … ** she never backs down ** I love her spunk !!
Now Jack he made me melt !! So loving and yet determined… A character in itself I’m sure you will enjoy from book one onwards.

Amy continued to weave her magic throughout the three book series, a must read to add to your reader or your tbr pile you won’t be disappointed!!!

Amy can be found over at her Blog

and all her books can be found at Amazon, Extasy books, and All Romance E books.

 5 Stars!