Monday, 2 May 2016

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Review ~ Deception (Infidelity #3) by Aleatha Romig

 

 DECEPTION
Release Day May 3rd

DECEPTION, book THREE of FIVE in Aleatha Romig's INFIDELITY series.
"Infidelity - it isn't what you think"


Book Description:

It all began in Del Mar, a chance meeting with a single rule--one week only.

Or did it?

Lennox ‘Nox’ Demetri and Alexandria ‘Charli’ Collins had every intention of following it but rules are made to be broken. In CUNNING they are reunited with Nox setting down new rules for the game and Charli having no choice but to follow them. 

Now, once again, the game has changed. Nox and Charli’s hot sensual encounter has grown into something more but it is threatened with secrets and regrets. Is it their love and intense sexual chemistry that’s pushing them together or something darker, a puppetmaster behind the scenes pulling the strings on their love affair? 

Shadowy villains lurk around each corner and everyone is suspect as Nox’s and Charli's pasts collide with the present and threaten to compel them back to their predestined fates. 

Can deals brokered in the past be negated by something as pure as love and as steamy as the attraction shared by Nox and Charli? Or was it all a deception—starting with that very first meeting?

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists and turns, the depth of this epic romantic suspense continues to reach new levels as past and present intertwine. The Infidelity series will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. 

Have you been Aleatha'd?

DECEPTION is a full-length novel, over 300 pages, and the third of five books in the INFIDELITY series - It isn't what you think!
(This series is not about nor does it advocate or condone cheating)



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Excerpt:

Gripping the phone, I nodded, though I knew he couldn't see me. 
"If I were there, I'd unwrap you, like a fucking Christmas present. Each piece of your clothing would find its way to the floor as I exposed your perfect, sexy-as-hell body. I'd run my fingers and tongue over every inch of that soft skin, tasting you and leaving goose bumps as a trail of my exploration."
My eyes closed as his words touched me. 
"Princess, I'd punish your ass for your insolence in pushing to go back to the city tomorrow and for scaring the shit out of me by not answering your phone. Then after I turned it fire-engine red, I'd make it feel better, showing you how much I admire your strength and determination."
My neck strained as I sucked in a breath, lifting my behind from the mattress and imagined all he described. 
"I'm not there," Nox continued, "but I'm going to take what I can get. Do you have a problem with that?"
"N-no." My voice sounded wonton, even to my own ears. 
"Now, princess, tell me what you're wearing."
I hurriedly kicked back the covers, revealing my yoga pants and stocking-covered feet. "A big t-shirt, yoga pants, socks..." 
"Stop." 
I sucked my lower lip between my teeth, waiting for his next command. 
"Tell me what I want you to be wearing."
"Nox?"
"Is the bedroom door locked?" he asked. 
"I-I don't remember."
"Lock the door, Charli."
Without thinking, my feet, covered with fuzzy socks, landed on the soft rug that surrounded the big bed. My socks slid as I skated across the wood floor, no longer worried about ghosts or Demetri secrets. 
My thoughts were now consumed with everything Nox. 
I tested the knob. As I did, it clicked and the small button within the knob popped out. I pushed the button back in and verbally confirmed my mission. "The door's locked."
"Are the blinds shut?"
I turned toward the windows. Was it still raining? I couldn't hear anything but the way Nox's voice reverberated through the phone, sending shockwaves throughout my body, my blood coursing to keep up. "They're shut."
"Keep the lights on." 
My hand lingered over the switch. Would he know if I disobeyed?
"Tell me they're on."
With a sigh, I did as he said and moved my hand away from the switch. "They're still on."
"Now, put me on speaker phone. I want you to fix the attire problem we mentioned earlier."
My lower lip disappeared as I hit the speaker button and laid my phone on the bed. 
"Charli, you need to respond to me. I can only hear you."
"Yes, Nox." 


Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“She filled me with a promise of something that I’d forgotten existed – a promise of more, of love, laughter and life.”


Aleatha Romig continues to weave this web of suspense, lies and intrigue all the while continuing a beautiful love story between the two main characters Nox and Alex/Charli. It seems that as the rich get richer the lengths to which they will go to protect what they deem to be theirs just gets more and more sinister. Just when you think you have it all mastered Aleatha Romig inserts some key dialogue or a flashback and what you thought you knew is just gone in a puff of smoke.

You need to be on your toes reading this book, you need to concentrate and really take in everything that Aleatha Romig slowly but cleverly divulges. Who is good? Who is bad? What are their motives? Is everyone who or what they seem?


“In a seedy motel in Georgia, the world stopped spinning and lightning exploded.”


Told in multiple POV’s with flashbacks to past and present Aleatha Romig slowly unveils more key points all the while keeping you firmly on the edge of your seat. From mafia connections, to family, to underhand lawyers, to disloyal friendships Aleatha Romig will have you second guessing everything and everyone as she expertly lures you into her spider’s web of unscrupulous, underhand and decidedly dodgy business men who marry for connections and business contracts that should have been sunk along with the Titanic.


“…I know you have secrets too. I know you have shadows, but in your shadows, mine feel less threatening. For the first time, I feel free to talk about things that I’ve always kept quiet.”


On the flip side though, Nox and Charli are becoming a lot more open with one and other, more trusting and their flourishing romance is the light to the dark of the rest of this book. Nox is in full blown protective mode and sometimes omission is just as good as a lie. Charli is stronger than he thinks and sometimes what Nox perceives as “protection” Charli sees as lack of trust and lies. However, these two are learning and growing together and with both of them opening up we understand Nox a lot better and also to some degree Charli. Hopefully these two will learn from their mistakes and become a well-oiled cohesive unit that will work as one. Together these two are formidable and are perfect for each other and I am desperately clinging to the hope that no matter what is chucked at them they will have the strength and belief in one and other to muddy through.


“No, princess, you haven’t seen my cape, but you’ve seen under the mask. You do realize that makes you part of a very elite group.”


With outside interferences and a world gone mad, these two have mountains to climb and a lot of dirt to unearth. Who is behind it all? Is it what and who you think? Knowing Aleatha Romig through her past books I have come to expect the unexpected, it is never what or who you think and I found myself desperately trying to put myself in Aleatha Romig’s mind…a task I found pointless. Once again, I found myself Aleatha’d and I cannot wait to see where their story is going. Being book three of a five book series, there is still some serious meat left in this story and really…anything can happen and it probably will.


“…Alex started living when she went out west. Unfortunately, what she was doing before – living or merely surviving – is trying to suck her back into its black-hole abyss.”


The Montague’s are a crazy bunch and with wills and codicils and contracts and a mountain of wealth and control at stake I would put nothing past them…something that Aleatha Romig really brought to the forefront in this instalment. With the Demetri’s and Montague’s paths already having crossed in the past…how will they intersect in the present and future. So many things still to learn, so many conspiracy theories and I now have a head full of potential outcomes.  Guess I will just have to wait for Entrapment in September, it cannot come soon enough.


“Some children are afraid of the boogeyman. I didn’t wonder if he was a myth. I knew he lived down the hall.”


Other Books in the Series:

BETRAYAL

One week. No future. No past. No more.
Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing herself as "Charli," she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined.  With her heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.

"Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.”

Lennox "Nox" Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make the rules, together they agree on one:  

One week. No more.

When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.

"Is it really cheating if you're doing it to yourself?"

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic dark romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha'd? 

BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.

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CUNNING

"He owns you. Whatever he tells you to do you do".

One year. No future. A past that won't go away.
Lennox "Nox" Demetri broke his own rule by making a deal. It may not have been directly with the devil, but that doesn't mean Satan himself isn't watching. Was it fate that brought Charli into his life and his bed? What will happen when rules are broken and secrets are revealed?
"New rules...my rules."
Alex "Charli" Collins found pleasure with Nox like she'd never known. That was before she knew his last name. Now that Infidelity is involved and the rules have changed, what will result when real life and fantasy collide? 
 Is it really cheating if you're doing it to yourself?
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, the depth of this new, epic dark romance reaches new levels and will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. 
Have you been Aleatha'd?
CUNNING is a full-length novel, 360 pages, and the second of five books in the INFIDELITY series.
Infidelity - it isn't what you think.

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About the Author:


Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. 
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. 

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