Friday, November 20, 2015

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt, Teasers, Trailer & Giveaway ~ Addiction (Seven Deadly Sins #1) by Shantel Tessier

Seven Deadly Sins #1
by Shantel Tessier
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Cover Design: 
Sommer Stein with Perfect Pear Creative 
Dave Kelly Artistics 
Cover Models: Lance Jones Jami Watts

I’m a sinner with no regrets.
I’m a man with no shame.
I’m a lover with no soul.

What am I?
You’re a loner with no friends.
You’re a beggar with no place to go.
You’re a face with no name.

Who are you?
It doesn’t really matter what I am or who you are. Everyone has sin in common. But I pride myself on doing it better. Through the eyes of another, I am envied. If they only knew the wrath I have endured. Greed can be a motherfucker, but it is what makes us strive to be better. Lust can make you burn, but without it you would freeze to death. Some of us are a glutton for punishment and want to feel the pain that reminds us we’re still alive rather than overcome by sloth.
The lure of these seven deadly sins is like an addiction. And I intend to indulge in each of these unforgivable sins.

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~ Early Praise For Addiction ~

Pulled in from page one and I'm still addicted to this book even after finishing it. The twists and turns Shantel takes you on will have your head spinning and your heart pounding.” ~Judy Miracle

If you’re looking for a new Addiction then this is the book for you!!  Shantel will have you Addicted by the first chapter.  I couldn’t put it down.”  ~Kelly Tucker

Addiction is a great story with lots twists and turns that will be sure to keep you on your toes.” ~Rachael Duncan (Author)

I cross my arms over my chest, getting more comfortable. “Come in,” I call out.
The door opens, and she comes walking in as if she owns the place. Shoulders pulled back and chin up. She is dressed much differently than she was last night, but it doesn’t change the fact she’s beautiful. She’s pulled her long, dark hair up into a messy ponytail with loose pieces framing her flawless face. She has an oversized white t-shirt on that hangs off one shoulder. The color of her bra strap gets my attention. Black—my favorite color. She’s wearing a pair of black yoga pants that hugs her thin legs. Even though they cover more of her legs than her shorts did from last night, they seem more sexual. More intimate in a way that makes me want to peel them off her slowly.
I need to have a word with you …” I arch a brow at her hard tone even though it did sound cute “… sir,” she adds a little softer, and I hide my smile. So she doesn’t have as much backbone as she wants me to think she has.
I don’t think we’ve been properly introduced,” I say as I stand. I reach out my right hand toward her. “My name is …”
She holds up her hand stopping me. “I know who you are.” She cocks a dark eyebrow. “A word?” She’s all business.
I smirk as I sit back down. “Of course. And please, call me Case.” I gesture to the chair that sits across my desk.
I’ll stand. This won’t take long.” She takes in a deep breath, and I allow myself a quick look at her large chest hidden behind that t-shirt. I can’t touch her, but I sure as hell can enjoy the view.
What can I do for you?” I ask with amusement. I can think of several things I could do for her, all of which would require her being naked and bent over my desk. I rub my hands on my thighs as I feel my cock start to harden at the thought of her, open-mouthed, moaning in pleasure.
My brother told me that he owes you.” She gets right to the point.
My face hardens at that statement. My amusement is replaced with anger. What else did he tell her? “I don’t see where what business I have with your brother is any of yours,” I say flatly.
She crosses her arms over her chest and lets out a huff. The motion blows the dark strands around her face. “That is where you are wrong. I don’t know what he owes you, but I’m willing to pay it.”
I refrain from chuckling at that. I lean forward and place my forearms on my desk. She quickly scans the tattoos on my arms and then looks back at me. “Taylor…”
Call me Miss Williams,” she informs me lifting her chin.
Miss Williams, I assure you that you cannot pay what he owes me.”
I watch as her tough act starts to unravel. “I don’t have a lot of money, that’s true. But maybe I can make payments,” she offers, her voice sounding more desperate than demanding.
I shake my head. “This isn’t about money.”
She stomps her foot, and I chuckle. Her beautiful blue eyes narrow on me as she uncrosses her arms and points an angry finger at me. “Name your price!” she demands. “Everyone has a price.”
If she only knew how right she is, but I say, “There is no price.”
She throws her arms out to her side. “I came here …” She pauses as she looks around the room as if it can give her some sort of an answer. Then she mutters a curse in frustration. When she looks back up at me, she looks desperate. Her eyes have softened, making them look lighter than they are. Her lips part as she breathes in a sigh, and her shoulders slump in defeat. And I hate that I like the way it looks. That it makes me feel like she needs me. That I hold all the answers. Too bad she’s not gonna get them.

5 – Dark, Dangerous & Sinfully Sexy – Stars
~this review MAY CONTAIN MINOR spoilers~

she's never been a part of this world.
Where people will do anything to get their next fix. She doesn't partake in such activities. She has no idea what kind of world in which he has stepped in. This is a multimillion-dollar industry. Worldwide. People take their money and merchandise very seriously. I know I sure as hell do.

I freely admit, after a few books from this author – I have become an addict. Parker sealed the deal for me, and although I was a little disappointed and a whole lot pissed about Dash, I wasn't ready to give up on Ms. Tessier quite yet. Well let me tell you, this book reminded me why I love her writing so damn much. Packed with emotion and drama, tons of steamy dirty-as-hell sex, characters that will you will love, hate, hate to love and love to hate all at the same time – though I have to admit, I spent a little too much time getting to know a certain redhead. There are some scenes where that one was involved that went into a little too much detail for my liking, but that's just me. There is no denying you will be pulled in many different directions right from page one, forced to feel a wide range of emotions all while being wrapped up in a huge mystery with enough action to keep you hoovering at the edge of your seat. Truth be known, it has become very difficult for an author to take me by surprise, catch me off guard or throw a twist my way that floors me – with as many books as I read, I can usually smell the plot twists coming from a mile away. Well, that did not happen with this one. I DID NOT see THAT coming!! Surprised, shocked – doesn't even begin to cover it – going off the synopsis, and what I read up til that point, there is no way I would have made that leap, but looking back, I should have. It may have come out of left field, but it worked. Of course, it doesn't change the fact that Case is completely fucked up. Taylor turns out to be exactly what he needs, total opposites in most ways but they just balance each other out – just not without a whole lotta bumps in the road. I loved Savannah and though I do feel she could have been there a little more for her bestie, I understood the predicament she was in – that made me hate Blane just a little bit for acting like a child and forcing the girl to pick sides. She was Taylor's bestie first, for a long time, and he had to know the strain he was putting on their friendship. I could rant all day long about the many different aspects of this story, the layers of deceit, the character's flaws that in the end just made them more lovable – but I'm gonna cut myself off. Instead I'm just gonna leave you with this – download this bad boy RIGHT NOW!! It's an amazing journey from start to finish, a little bit rough and a whole lot dirty, and the characters will stay with you for a long time.

I know this relationship is very unhealthy, but that's what makes it so hard to walk away. It's addicting.

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their four year old little princess. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book
She has published five books in the Undescribable series and 2 books in the DASH series. She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their two cats and dog.

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