Monday, November 25, 2013

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour: Playlist from The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely + #Giveaway (International)

Meet Lauren:
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.

Connect with Lauren: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

“If you’re lost you can look and you will find me, time after time.” This sentiment fits Harley and Trey perfectly...

Trey listens to this song alone in his apartment after he and Harley make out in the courtyard, and it describes how he feels without her.

Homage to my man, Cam!!

This song has many meanings from the idea of love or sex being a fix, to being able - or not - to fix another person.

Ultimately, isn’t this what we all want in love? For someone to take us as we are...

The opening words: “Don’t let us get stupid, all right? Just make us be brave. And make us play nice, and let us be together tonight” inspired what Harley says to Trey on the stoop of an apartment building near his parents’ house when he finally tells her what happened to his family. When you read that scene, you may hear these words softly echo in the writing. At least, I hope so.

Arcade Fire is their favorite band :)

I love this song about a man obsessed with a sexy woman. I could see Harley in her past playing the role of the sexy librarian: “Simple little bookworm buried underneath is the sexiest librarian. Take off those glasses and let down your hair for me.”

Such a great needy, desperate love song.

This has a sexy beat...perfect for Harley and Trey

Harley is looking for a place to belong.

This is a sad, but hopeful love song about starting over, and trying again…”I'd like to know if you'd be open to starting over from scratch. I'd like to know if you'd be open To giving me a second chance.”

This is just a great song, and it’s one of my go-to love songs these days! It’s my new Overjoyed by Matchbox Twenty. May we all have a love like this.

This is Harley’s anthem. So much of her future is uncertain, but this is a wonderful upbeat song about finding joy in what’s next in your life.

Harley would play this song for Trey :)


Genre: New Adult
Length: 275 pages
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books (November 21, 2013)

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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