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Author: Lisa Desrochers

Monday, January 27, 2014

Deleted Scene: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

Posted by Irish in Blog Tour, Contest, Excerpt, Misc1 Comment

Deleted Scene: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

Greetings and Salutations Internet!

Today I am happy to share with you a deleted scene from A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers (my review). A Little Too Hot is the third book in Desrocher’s A Little Too Far and was released on 21 January 2014 by William Morrow. Even though this is the third book in a series the books are all like companions and you don’t need to read the first two before reading this one.

About A Little Too Hot

A Little Too Hot

From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.

If you play with fire…

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.

Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

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Praise for A LITTLE TOO HOT

“Every page is deliciously breathtaking, wickedly sexy and sensational. A LITTLE TOO HOT is wonderfully unique and a LOT HOT! I am a HUGE Lisa Desrochers fan.”
— Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of REAL, MINE, and REMY

“Lisa is brilliant at creating sizzling sexual tension and impossible circumstances that make the reader hold their breath all the way to happy ever after. Sam and Harrison are more than A Little Too Hot, they are scorching!”
— Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author of RULE, JET, and ROME

“Lisa Desrochers’ best yet! A LITTLE TOO HOT is hotter than hot with all the emotional punch to back it up!”
— Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

Deleted Scene

Deleted scene set up: In an early draft, Jonathan’s band, Hell’s Gate, played a bigger role, as did his apartment mate and drummer, Kevin. Kevin and Sam don’t get along all that well, unfortunately. Here’s Kevin and the rest of Hell’s Gate before they got the editorial ax.

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On stage, Topher whips his long blond hair in and out of his face, and his lead guitar is like an extension of his long, lean body as he cranks out a riff that has everyone is the place moving. Three quarters of everyone in the bar sings along as Jonathan wails about how girls are like pizza toppings, everyone different, but none of them bad. It’s one of the first songs he and Topher wrote together when they started the band two years ago, and it’s become their anthem. Any Astray regular knows it. Drew has is regular brood going, all dark and dangerous in the shadows at the back of the stage, grinding out the bass line. And Kevin flails away on the drums, nearly falling off his stool on more than one occasion.

Ginger, Izzy and I dance up front, near the stage, and while Jonathan seduces every woman in the room with his voice, I can’t help but notice where his eyes linger. As Ginger moves her body to his urging, like a snake to her charmer, his gaze stays locked on her, and what flashes in his eyes is more than just lust.

Maybe there’s hope for that boy yet.

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The usual crowd plus Izzy heads back to Jonathan’s place after the gig. I settle onto the sofa with Ginger and Izzy on either side of me.

I didn’t miss the way Kevin was eyeing Izzy all night from behind his drums on stage, so when he plunks onto the arm of the couch next to her, I’m pissed, but not surprised.

Topher, Drew, and their respective groupies-du-jour sit in chairs opposite the couch and it takes Drew all of thirty seconds to roll a joint and light it. He hands it around the circle, and everyone takes a hit until it gets to Izzy.

She passes it directly to me. “That stuff’ll mess with your brain.”

Kevin coughs out his hit. “Yeah,” he scowls at Drew. “You guys should cut that shit out.”

Jonathan laughs from the kitchen. A second later, he’s back with a bag of Doritos. “It’s your stash we’re smoking, man,” he says to Kevin, squeezing onto the end of the sofa and pulling Ginger into his lap.

Kevin cuts him down with a glare, then he turns to Izzy, all righteous indignation. “I don’t usually partake.”

That gets another laugh from the band.

Kevin glares at Drew then stands. “You want to go for a walk or something?” he asks Izzy.

I grab her arm and give Kevin a “back the fuck off” glare. “No. She’s hanging out with me.”

But Izzy stands. “We’ll be right back, Sam.”

My stomach turns when she shoots me a “what the hell are you doing” glance. How is she into Kevin? He’s a tool.

Kevin gives me a triumphant smirk and opens the apartment door for her, then follows Izzy out. When I turn back to the room, Ginger and Jonathan are already going at it, and a minute later, they’re heading down the hall to Jonathan’s room without a word to any of us.

Topher shoves his groupie off his lap. “Anyone want a beverage?” he asks, heading to the kitchen.

Drew and his groupie move to Jonathan and Ginger’s spot on the sofa and he clicks on the TV and leaves the channel on VH1. “Two,” he says, his hand already up his groupie’s shirt.

“Sure,” I say when Topher nods my direction.

Before Topher’s back with the beers, Drew’s elbow deep in his groupie and clothes are already hitting the floor.

Topher hands me my beer and sets Drew’s and his groupie’s on the coffee table. “C’mon,” he says, tugging his groupie out of the chair by the hand and looping his elbow around her neck. He tows her down the hall to Kevin’s room, and I realize, just like that, the party’s over.

I don’t turn to look at what’s going on next to me when I hear Drew’s groupie gasp.

“This is my bed, you know,” I grumble as I stand and move to the front door. “I pay nine hundred dollars a month for it.”

The last thing I hear as the door closes behind me is a muffled, “Yeah, baby. Just like that,” from Drew.

I pop my beer as I cross the walkway and sit on the curb, and that’s when I see Izzy and Kevin just up the street, leaning against the side of Jonathan’s van. They’re about a foot apart, and Kevin’s waving his hands around in the air as he talks, but I’m too far away to hear what they’re saying.

I pull my eyes away from them and down half my beer in one swallow. What Izzy does is none of my business. But when I hear her laugh, I can’t help glancing over. Kevin has her hand and he’s doing something to it that’s making her giggle like a high school freshman. He pulls her to him, and the next second, they’re kissing.

“Gross,” I mutter under my breath. I finish my beer and stare up at the full moon. Maybe it’s because all the nookie I’ve witnessed in the last ten minutes, but all I can think about is Harrison. I close my eyes and remember his hands, the way they felt on my skin, strong and firm and confident. The memory makes me ache in places I shouldn’t.

I can’t sit here and pine forever over a guy I’m never going to see again. But even as I think it, I’m wondering if I can talk Izzy into a road trip to Santa Monica.

Reprinted by arrangement with William Morrow, a member of HarperCollins  (USA) LLC, Lisa Desrochers and Rockstar Book Tours. Copyright © Lisa Desrochers, 2014.

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About Lisa Desrochers

Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy Lisa-Desrochers-Author-Photoof HarperCollins, and companions, A LITTLE TOO MUCH (Nov 12, 2013), and A LITTLE TOO HOT (Jan 21, 2014). Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).

She lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.

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Contest

Note: This giveaway is shared between both tours for A LITTLE TOO HOT and is not run by Rockstar Book Tours. It is hosted by the author who will choose the winner.

The giveaway is international.

 The GRAND PRIZE is a blurb pack of all three REAL series books signed by Katy Evans, all three Marked Men series books signed by Jay Crownover and FOREPLAY signed by Sophie Jordan, plus signed swag.

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Tour Schedule

Week One: Day One

Jan. 20th – Page Turners Blog – Review + Excerpt

Jan. 20th – Lost in Literature – Review

Jan. 20th – The Reading Cafe – Review + Guest Post

Jan. 20th – City of Books – Review

Jan. 20th – Sun Mountain Reviews – Review

Week One: Day Two 

Jan. 21st – Fiktshun – ALT Scene from Harrison’s POV

Jan. 21st – Step Into Fiction – Review + Deleted Scene

Jan. 21st – Lovin’ Los Libros – Review

Jan. 21st – The Autumn Review – Review

Jan. 21st – A Love Affair With Books – Review

Jan. 21st – Alii’s Book Jungle – Review

Jan. 21st – Book Labyrinth – Review + Character Interview

Week One: Day Three 

Jan. 22nd – Books Complete Me – Review + Excerpt

Jan. 22nd – In the Best Worlds – Review

Jan. 22nd – Globug and Hootie Need A Book – Review

Jan. 22nd – My Favorite Things – Playlist Post

Jan. 22nd – Ginger-read Reviews – Review

Jan. 22nd – Book Angel Booktopia – Review

Week One: Day Four 

Jan. 23rd – Ramblings From This Chick – Review

Jan. 23rd – The Demon Librarian – Review

Jan. 23rd – Books Over Boys – Excerpt or Deleted Scene

Jan. 23rd – Keepin’ It Real Book Blog – Review

Jan. 23rd – No Bent Spines – Author Interview

Week One: Day Five 

Jan. 24th – Seeing Night Reviews – Guest Post

Jan. 24th – Bookhounds YA – Guest Post

Jan. 24th – The Book Swarm – Review

Jan. 24th – The Book Review – Review

Jan. 24th – bookaholics anonymousonline – Guest Post

Jan. 24th – Little Bookworm Reviews – Review

Week Two: Day Six

Jan. 27th – Owl Always Be Reading – Review + Guest Post

Jan. 27th – BookChic – Review

Jan. 27th – The Book Whore-der’s Delights – Review

Jan. 27th – Paranormal Book Club – Guest Post

Jan. 27th – Ticket to Anywhere – Deleted Scene

Jan. 27th – Nocturne Romance Reads – Review + Author Interview

Week Two: Day Seven 

Jan. 28th – The Busy Bibliophile – Review

Jan. 28th – The Cover Contessa – Guest Post

Jan. 28th – Book Crushin – Review

Jan. 28th – Rumpled Sheets Blog – Review

Jan. 28th – Good Books & Good Coffee – Guest Post

Week Two: Day Eight 

Jan. 29th – Michelle & Leslie’s Book Picks – Review + Character Interview

Jan. 29th – Waiting For Wentworth – Review

Jan. 29th – Nestled in a Book – Review

Jan. 29th – The Scarlet Siren – Review

Jan. 29th – Nerd Alert Book Love – Review

Jan. 29th – Allodoxophobia: The Fear of Opinions – Review

Week Two: Day Nine 

Jan. 30th – The Irish Banana Review – Review + Guest Post

Jan. 30th – Stuck In YA Books – Review + Excerpt

Jan. 30th – adventures-in-word – Review

Jan. 30th – The Bookmark Blog – Review

Jan. 30th – All in a Book – Review

Jan. 30th – Booklovers LaceyCat – Deleted Scene or Excerpt

Week Two: Day Ten 

Jan. 31st – Fade Into Fantasy – Guest Post

Jan. 31st – Hot Stuff Book Reviews – Review

Jan. 31st – Kimberlyfaye Reads – Review

Jan. 31st – Sugar and Spice Book Reviews – Excerpt

Jan. 31st – Polished Readers – Review

Jan. 31st – A Bookish Escape – Review

 

 

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Blog Tour Review: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

Posted by Irish in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Contest, Excerpt, New Adult, Review0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: A Little Too Hot by Lisa DesrochersA Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers
Series: A Little Too Far,
Published by William Morrow on 21 January 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 284
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

Place(s) Traveled To: Oakland, California // San Francisco, California // Berkley Hills, California

Fist Line(s): A cool April drizzle pricks my face as I stand in the poorly lit parking lot of the Fremont Pharmacy with my roll-away suitcase.

When I first started A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers I wasn’t so sure about it. The beginning plot was just blah and I didn’t really connect with Sam or care much for the hero of the story. But then came the twist which had me sitting up and paying attention. Things went from slow to hyperactive and I was just taken along for the resulting roller coaster ride. Over the course of the book I grew to like Sam and Harrison more and thought that their relationship progression was real and heart achy. Even if Harrison tended to blow a little too hot and cold for my tastes as I did understand his reasons for doing so.

While I haven’t read the other books in the A Little Too Far series I have a feeling that this one is set apart from the first two installments. A Little Too Hot differs from many New Adult titles in that it was more of a romantic suspense story than just a straight romance. Think Julie Garwood and her Buchanan-Renard series and you have an idea of what this particular book is like. There were times in A Little Too Hot where I was rolling my eyes at various events and I thought the thing that Sam was the key to was flimsy at best it didn’t really take away from my enjoyment of the story.

The flaws for me in this one was that the beginning was a bit slow, followed by some fast paced action, to another slow period and then the ultimate climax of the story. All with wee bits and pieces to the story that seemed to elude all the characters but I saw coming from a mile off. If you read enough mystery and suspense novels it can be hard for authors to toss the red herrings and such though I do feel that Desrochers has a lot of promise in this genre. While Desrochers wasn’t able to fool me I did like how she handled the story and if she wrote another romantic suspense novel I think that I would read it in a heart beat.

A Little Too Hot was a fun story and even though its part of a series it can totally stand on its own. Characters from the previous installments do make a cameo but their roles are small and are just a way to flesh out Sam’s world outside of the events that are going on in A Little Too Hot. Their parts are so small though that if you aren’t familiar with the other books, or at very least haven’t read the synopses of them, then you may not even realize that they had books of their own. A Little Too Hot works as a stand alone and I fear that when I go back to read the first two installments of the series that I may end up a bit disappointed in them as I’ll be wanting this crazy suspense story and will only get a contemporary romance. As such I will probably hold off a bit on reading them until I can get a few pallet cleansers under my belt.
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 BOOK SUMMARY:

From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers comes the third book in her sizzling new adult series.

If you play with fire …

Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.

Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming. Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

“Every page is deliciously breathtaking, wickedly sexy and sensational. A LITTLE TOO HOT is wonderfully unique and a LOT HOT! I am a HUGE Lisa Desrochers fan.”

— KATY EVANS, New York Times bestselling author of REAL

“Lisa is brilliant at creating sizzling sexual tension and impossible circumstances that make the reader hold their breath all the way to happy ever after. Sam and Harrison are more than A Little Too Hot, they are scorching!”

— JAY CROWNOVER, New York Times bestselling author of RULE

“Lisa Desrochers’ best yet! A LITTLE TOO HOT is hotter than hot with all the emotional punch to back it up!”

— SOPHIE JORDAN, New York Times bestselling author

AUTHOR BIO:

LISA DESROCHERS is the USA Today bestselling author of the A Little Too Far series, courtesy of HarperCollins, and the young adult Personal Demons trilogy from Macmillan. She lives in Northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. Find her online at www.lisadwrites.com, on Twitter at @LisaDez, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaDesrochersAuthor.

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CONTEST:

Win an A LITTLE TOO HOT blurb pack: REAL, MINE, and REMY signed by Katy Evans; RULE, JET, and ROME signed by Jay Crownover; and FORPLAY signed by Sophie Jordan plus signed swag.

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