The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely Tour & Giveaway

The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely for Oct 16 cover reveal




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?



The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely was quite a surprise to read! I say it is a surprise because it is quite different than her previous books. Sometimes, surprise isn’t a good thing, but it sure is in this case! This book was gritty, dark, and quite emotional.

Trey and Harley give us a powerful story about two broken people finding one another. The storyline is quite unique and you just have to read it to see what I’m talking about. There aren’t enough words to express how much I adore Lauren’s style and The Thrill of It solidifies that I will read whatever she writes!!!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of The Thrill of It in exchange for an honest review.





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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.

authorinterviewSet the mood for us…when you’re writing, you have to…

I put on my writing cape! And then I light candles to the patron saint of inspiration!

Nah, just kidding. I’m pretty workman-like about writing. I’ve been known to write on planes, in coffee shops, in libraries, in waiting rooms, in a parked car while waiting to pick up the kids. I prefer writing in my quiet house with a pot of green tea at the ready though.

What has been the most surprising and upsetting part of your literary journey?

The most surprising part has been how vastly different the world of ebook romance writing is than other parts of the publishing business. I love the immediacy and the connection with readers from indie e-publishing.

When you’re not writing, what authors do you enjoy reading? What are you currently reading?

I love romance and YA! My favorite authors include Stephanie Perkins, JK Rowling, Courtney Summers, Audrey Niffenegger, Tara Simone, Monica Murphy and many more. I just finished Unteachable by Leah Raeder and it is spectacular and I’m currently reading Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige and enjoying it a lot!

If you had to write your life story, what would the title be? How does that title portray your story?

I Eat Deadlines for Breakfast. Because I’m very determined and focused.

What are three things readers might be surprised to learn about you?

I’m a vegetarian. I have incredibly strong calves. I am very girly. Oh wait, that last one probably won’t surprise anyone 🙂

Why do you think your writing matters?

I’m not one to say my writing matters per se, because that feels so lofty. All I know is I am deeply touched when readers tell me they enjoyed my stories and that my stories allowed them to escape, feel, ache, love and so on.

What can your fans look forward to next?

There will be a sequel to The Thrill of It! It is called Every Second With You and it will release in late February or early March.

Thank you again for allowing me to interview you on Tiffany Talks Books. Are there any last words for those who are reading this interview?

Bloggers and readers are my rock stars!!!








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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Carol Savoy says:

    I want all of it! LOL Thanks for the giveaway!

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