Monday, June 16, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ White Collared: Part Two Greed by Shelly Bell

White Collared
Part Two: Greed
by Shelly Bell
Publication date: June 10th 2014

In the second installment of Shelly Bell's four-part serialized erotic thriller, law student Kate Martin enters a world of dark secrets and seductive fantasies at the exclusive sex club Benediction.

Restrained by duty …
Reeling from a threatening phone call and frightened that her past will be revealed, Kate turns to the one man she can still trust: Nick. She can't deny her attraction to him, yet she craves the passionate connection she has with Jaxon.

Bound by passion …
Undercover at Benediction, Jaxon introduces Kate to the sensual pleasures found in exhibitionism and voyeurism. While they mingle with the club's patrons, Jaxon and Kate unearth clues about his wife Alyssa's last days that could lead them to her killer. But as she investigates further, Kate is shocked to learn of a cold case that is eerily similar to Alyssa's murder … and when the evidence ties Jaxon to yet another death, Kate begins to question everything she knows about her enigmatic lover.

*****5++++ Hott Hawt HOTT DAYUM Stars*****
~this review contains spoilers from book one-Mercy~

In only a couple of days, this case had become important to her. It wasn't solely a way to prove her worth to Nick and the firm. Regardless of how she felt about Jaxson personally, she believed in his innocence, and she wanted the system to work the way it was intended.

It's official, I am completely obsessed with this author and totally addicted to this series. Seriously, this woman takes my breath away- this series is proving to be one helluva wild ride with no end in sight. It's not even just the sex, though that shit is hella sexy, it's the characters...and the story... and the secrets... and the mystery... and the constant presence of danger lurking around every corner. Your constantly kept on edge for one reason or another and I love every damn minute of it. These are the kinds of books I thrive on, they make you think, they make you feel, they completely steal your attention and refuse to let go.

Her head hurt from all the romantic complications of the last few days. She'd gone from having a crush on Nick to kissing him, having sex with Jaxon, and then platonically sleeping with Nick. If the phone hadn't interrupted them, they would've kissed and lord knows what else.
She was so going to hell.

Greed picks up right on the tail of Mercy- You could say Kate is kinda having a bad day...with a few highlights. After walking in on her boyfriend nailing one of her best friends, Jaxon gives her a ride home and they spend some time 'getting to know each other' before he freaks and hightails it out of her apt. then to top off her night, she gets a disturbing phone call. She calls the only person she can think of-Nick, he shows up in her time of need and that is where we pick up in this book. Both Nick & Jaxon are concerned and think it best that she be removed from the case for her own safety, but Kate will not be deterred. She knows deep down that Jaxon is innocent and wants nothing more than to prove it, which all leads to her first venture into the underground sex club- Benediction. The whole reason Kate went into this was to help Jax find some answers and to prove his innocence, what she wasn't prepared for were the feelings submission would evoke in her. She has to learn how to deal with the feelings she is developing for Jax and try to understand where she goes from here where Nick is concerned, threats are still coming at her from unexpected places, Jax is hiding things from her while she has secrets of her own she is desperately trying to keep hidden, all while the mystery of who killed Alyssa is spiraling out of control. No one is safe, trust is almost nonexistent, and time is not on her side.

I can't stay away. Since you walked into the interrogation room at the police station, I've wanted to make you mine. My wife's blood was still on my hands, and I was fantasizing about cuffing you to the goddamn table and fucking you then and there. Is that the kind of monster you want?”

This series really is a rollarcoaster of emotions. Kate is unlike any woman you will read, she is just so real- she has real flaws and insecurities, fears, desires and uncertainties. #TeamNick is proving to be just the sweetest and sexiest thing-being there when she needs him, taking care of her, protecting her, yet barely hiding his desire for her. #TeamJaxon is as smokin' hott and confusing as ever. He makes is clear that he is laying claim to Kate, even though the current circumstances are forcing them to keep what they are getting up to a secret, and no matter how much Kate believes in his innocence-evidence comes to light that are causing her to question weather or not he really is. I personally bought my ticket for the #TeamJaxon train during book one and I am sticking to that decision, the man is just so damn hott and there is just this draw that simply cannot be denied. With so much sexual tension you could choke on it, and the danger lurking on every page, deception hiding in the wings with secrets dying too burst open-it's hard to sit still and savor the read, all I want to do is tear through the pages to see what is coming's exhilarating! I never want this series to end, yet I am climbing the walls to see what happens next. Shelly Bell has permanently landed herself on my 'One-Click Addiction' list and I don't see her ever leaving.

Jax needed her.
By offering her submission, she could provide him with some semblance of control. She kneeled on the plush, carpeted floor, spreading her legs wide open.....
As if she'd taken him by surprise, he spun around with murder in his eyes. His gaze raked over her, from her head to her open thighs, lust replacing the rage on his face.   

Chapter 1. Every Breath You Take by The Police
Chapter 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Chapter 3. Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse
Chapter 4. Secret Door by Evanescence
Chapter 5. Let Me be Myself by Three Doors Down
Chapter 6. I’m Here for Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert
Chapter 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Tori Amos
Chapter 8. Try by P!nk
Chapter 9. Pieces by Sum 41
Chapter 10. Circus by Brittany Spears

Chapter 11. Hemorrhage (In My Hands) by Fuel

1. No Cosmopolitans or Daiquiris this girl. Kate’s favorite drink is a Sloe Gin Fizz, although in a pinch, she’ll down a few shots of the gin she keeps in her freezer.
2. Kate not only rides a Harley, she rebuilt it and does the maintenance herself.
3. Let’s just say if the book took place in the Wild West, Kate would win a gun draw.
4. She’s tenacious. When she wants something, she’ll do everything to achieve it.
5. She’s loyal to a fault. Good for her friends, not so good for Kate.
6. She’s no timid virgin. Kate owns her sexuality and doesn’t make any excuses for it.
7. She’s not perfect. She pops her anti-anxiety pills—which she keeps in a Tic-Tac dispenser—like candy, and she makes a lousy cup of coffee.
8. She gets sarcastic when she’s nervous.
9. She rocks out to Eminem when she’s upset.
10. Money doesn’t impress her.

1. It was inspired by a real Michigan murder.
2. I began writing it in response to the ill-informed and prejudicial media reports which sensationalized the case due to the alleged suspect’s involvement in the BDSM lifestyle.
3. I created the sex club, Benediction, from rumors I’ve heard throughout the years that a similar exclusive club exists in Metro-Detroit.
4. White Collared is a murder mystery. See if you can figure it out!
5. There’s a love triangle between the heroine Kate Martin, her boss Nick Trenton, and her client Jaxon Deveroux. Will you be #TeamJaxon or #TeamNick? I was rooting for both of them. Together.
6. Kate is from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and while she’s worked hard to get rid of her accent, in her head (and mine), she sounds a bit like Marge from the movie, Fargo.
7. Kate rides a Harley. To work. In winter.
8. Everybody in the book has a secret. Just remember that.
9. As I wrote, I pictured Henry Cavill in the role of Jaxon Deveroux. He’s in Metro-Detroit this summer along with Ben Affleck (with whom I share a birthday) shooting Batman vs. Superman. I’m thinking of stalking them.
10. I didn’t write the book and chop it into pieces to bilk readers out of their hard-earned money. Trust me, I’m a reader too, and I love reading serials! I wrote it as a serial to increase the excitement of the reading experience and stimulate both mind and body.
11. I’ve been watching General Hospital and other television serials for more than thirty-five years. This book was born out of my love for cliffhangers. Who remembers the summer when everyone waited for Dallas to return to find out Who Shot J.R? (Let’s not mention the whole Bobby is alive and the previous season was a dream fiasco.)
12. Each part is only $.99 which means its $3.96 total for more than 400 pages.
13. White Collared is releasing weekly which means you won’t forget what happened in the previous installments.
14. It’s a standalone. While I’d love to write more stories for Kate, all the loose ends of White Collared are wrapped up at the end of the book, and she gets her happy ending.
15. The title refers to more than what the murder victim is wearing when she’s found. When you read it, see how many ways the term white collared is used both figuratively and literally.
16. It has a couple of my favorite tropes- forbidden love and older man/younger woman. In White Collared, it applies both to Jaxon and Nick.
17. Kate is the opposite of me. She’s outdoorsy, athletic, and used to love to garden, fish, and hunt. I prefer the indoors except when I’m laying by the pool, and I kill flowers, hate fish, and won’t hunt for anything but a bargain on books.
18. The character Nick Trenton is named after my friend who died our freshman year of college.
19. I don’t use a pen name.
20. I’m hosting a forum on my Facebook author page so that readers can post their theories and talk with each other about the installments. I may pop in now and then to give hints and exclusive previews!

A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kiss-ass heroines.
She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

Shelly Bell is a fresh new voice in erotic romance. She brings the heat!” ~ Lexi Blake, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author

"White Collared takes you on a thrill ride of danger, murder and lust, leaving you hungry for the next installment."
~ Stacey Kennedy, USA Today Bestselling Author of BARED

"A rollercoaster ride of jaw-dropping sex, heated anticipation, and a perfect dash of suspense, all tied together with flawless writing. When I wasn't clenching my thighs, I was frantically flipping pages to find out what would happen next! I can't recommend this series enough. Buy it. Devour it."
~ Alessandra Torre, USA Today Bestselling Author of BLINDFOLDED INNOCENCE

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