Sunday, 5 January 2014

Blog Tour - That's A Promise By Victoria Klahr

That's a Promise by Victoria Klahr
Publications Date: December 10, 2013
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This book is book one in a three part series, so not all matters are resolved at the end of the novel. It is also meant for ages 18+ due to yummy adult content ;)

Happily ever after doesn’t exist. Not just in the romantic sense, but in the sense that there will never be a point in life that will contain no more obstacles.

Josie Sommers is a nerdy twenty four year old, elementary school teacher who has always considered herself a strong person. But with the loss of a loved one and the return of someone she vowed to never see again, her strength starts to break.

When he betrayed her in the ultimate way, she never thought she would let him back into her life, let alone open herself up to falling back in love with him.
Plagued with resentment and the burden of her own dishonesty,

Josie has to decide if forgiving and coming clean is worth the risk of losing him again. With so many hurdles, we know that Josie’s story is no fairytale.

That’s a promise.

“You are gorgeous, as always, Josie.” He turned me around and brought his lips to mine. He kissed me slowly, and I could feel myself getting heated. He grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was a little embarrassed when he started undressing us, unable to believe that I agreed to do something so risqué. He position me in a particular way, and went back to his cameras to make sure his shot was right and to set up timers on them.

“Okay, don’t think about the cameras,” he said, coming back to me. He started sucking on my neck as his hands roamed my thighs, stomach, and then my chest. I tried to ignore the cameras and focused on his tongue and mouth on me.

Click. He brought one of my breasts into his mouth and sucked on my hard nipple. His tongue always knew how to make my body feel good. Click. I moved my hands into his shaggy sandy blonde hair, and arched my back, needing more of him. Click. Seth aligned his chest with mine, and went back to assault my neck as I moved my hands to rub his shoulders and arms.  Click. His other hand that wasn’t fondling my breast, moved its way in between my legs, and rubbed me. I gasped at the feeling of increased pressure on my clit. Click. His fingers really were magical. It didn’t take me long before both the pressure of his mouth on my neck and breasts and the rubbing of his fingers against me, made me come. Click.

“So sexy,” he whispered, before putting on the condom he had ready on the bed.

His eyes were hooded with desire. He positioned himself in front of me and moved my long hair in a way that covered my breasts. Click. He eased inside of me gently, and then pulled back out fast. Click. He teased me like that for a while, as I whimpered with need. I decided to sit up and grab onto his back, nearly clawing him to finally give me what I needed. I started to raise my hips to his at a better rhythm, loving the small whimper that came out of his mouth. Click.

My Review

Josie Sommers has dealt with heartbreak and devastating circumstances. She finds it hard to get close to people. She's comfortable with Brook her bff and her other bff since they were 6 years old Seth. Seth is the one person in her life she's at ease with, she trusts completely. 

Until she meets Blake Porter.  They fall madly in love. But tragic and devastating secrets threaten to destroy them. 

I loved this book. For me at first it felt a bit slow. But once it got going I couldn't put it down. The story tells it in past and present, but it does it at the right times and in no way is it confusing. At times I felt like shaking Josie. 

Her best friend Seth who she had a fling with. I feel a bit sorry for. For reasons you will read about in the book. He's sweet and he loves Josie. 

This is a story of tragedy, hope, promises and heartbreak and romance. This is a story that will stay with you long after you have read it. It is stunning and Fantastic. A must read. 

I give this 5/5 stars. 

Author Bio:

Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.

Author Interview

What or who inspired you to write your first book?

I had a story brewing in my head for a while, and there was a night that I couldn’t sleep. Combining the two, I grabbed my laptop and started writing the story. Josie started talking to me in my head, and I started writing for her. As for inspiration, I would have to give credit to Taryn Fisher and K.A. Linde because I loved that they were not scared to write a love story that wasn’t perfect. I wanted flawed characters in real life situations.

Do you write full time or do you have a day job?

I am a full time stay at home mom and wife, part time college student, and part time writer. I was not able to find a job with my college degree, so I decided to further my education. I get to stay home and watch my three year old grow, and in the spare time, I write.

What are you reading right now?

I am currently reading The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. I am addicted to the Vampire Academy books. Love me some Adrian!!!

What are you working on next?

I am currently writing book two to That’s a Promise. I am extremely excited about this one. That’s a Promise was the first book I ever wrote, and I could practically see my writing advance as I wrote. Book two will be better than book one. I am positive! Also, I had started writing a paranormal book before I published That’s a Promise. I think once book two is written, I will continue working on that. I never felt like I could ever write paranormal, but it started coming to me, so I had to write it down.

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner (alive, dead, real or fictional) who would they be?

I am so glad you said 5, because this would have been so freaking hard! Hermione Granger because I’ve always looked to her as a role model when it comes to her smarts. Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead because I want to touch his arms and I would love to learn how to shoot an arrow. Four from Divergent, because… well, it’s Four, there is no need for an explanation! Maybe he could teach me some knife throwing tricks. Tris from Divergent because I want to smack her for what she did in Allegiant. And finally, I’d love to invite my late great grandmother, Mom-mom Talley. She passed away before she could see that I turned out to be a good woman. I would love for her to meet my husband and daughter, and show her how much she influenced me and my life.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Wow… Jessica Sorensen, I think she has incredible talent. I’m always surprised by what she can come up with! Jennifer L. Armentrout, again, she has great talent. I hate anything with aliens, but she made me fall in love with them! JK Rowling, for bringing me a world that I will never forget. Richelle Mead, she has NEVER disappointed me! Wendy Higgins, I love the Sweet Evil series! I want to say Veronica Roth because Divergent is my favorite book, but I’m still mad at her since she published Allegiant… so she’s iffy.

Do you make playlists for your books? Could you share your playlist for this book?

YES! I could not write if I didn’t have my headphones on.

I listened to the whole Imagine Dragons soundtrack OVER and OVER again while I wrote. I also listened to a lot of Ke$ha music. Last Night on Earth by Greenday, Fall for you by Secondhand Serenade, Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Slow Dance by Framing Hanley, Arms by Christina Perri, a lot of Sleeping with Sirens, and some other random songs.

Are your characters names important? Do they have any meaning for you?

The names of characters was one of the hardest parts of writing. I would say that a lot of the names were very random. Seth is the sexiest male name to me. I think Blake is a sexy name too. Josie is a cute name that I’ve always liked. Everyone else was named randomly. But looking back, I can see some references to people. For example, the couple in my story who told their son not to come near Josie were named Mr. and Ms. William Boom. My dad is an extremely conservative person, and I don’t like his wife. My dad’s name is William and my step-mom’s maiden last name is Boom. So that was a little jab at them. Brandon wasn’t meant to be like my brother, but his looks are very similar to my younger brother, Brandon.

Do you model your characters after people you know?

Like I said above, Brandon kind of turned out to be similar to my little brother Brandon. Also, Blake’s eyes. I based his eyes on my sister Hayley’s eyes. I’ve always loved how brown they are, and I knew I wanted to use them on a character in one of my books. Other than that, everyone else was imagined in my head.

What do you need to set the mood for writing?

You would think that being a stay-at-home mom would mean that I had plenty of time to write. You couldn’t be more wrong! As soon as I put my headphones on, my three year old would need something new: a drink, snack, change the channel, or wipe her butt. So nighttime was the best time for writing. I have to have my music on, and after I dance to two songs, shaking myself of my restlessness, and then write.

My favorite and best place to write was Panera Bread. I would get some lunch, sit in one of the chairs by the window, listen to music, and type away for hours. I was glad when they built one where we live!!!


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting Suzanne! Great review!