Monday, April 2, 2018

Angels Fall (Original Sin #2) by J.A. Huss & Johnathan McClain *~*~*~*~* Release Tour, Excerpt, Series Review & Giveaway

Title: Angels Fall
Series: Original Sin #2
Authors: JA Huss & Johnathan McClain
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 27, 2018


Sometimes angels fall.

Maddie doesn’t really owe drug lord, Carlos Castillo, money. So she hadn’t taken his threats seriously. Until now. He wants it, whether she owes it or not. And if she doesn’t have it in six weeks he’s gonna take her as payment instead.

Tyler would save the world if he could. That’s a fight that lasts forever. And if there’s one thing he’s good at, it’s fighting. So if Maddie thinks she’s gonna deal with an insane drug lord on her own, she’s crazier than he is.

She’s got a debt she can’t pay. He’s got more money than he needs.
She’s not gonna fall for his charm. He’s gonna make sure that happens.

They’re destined to be together. Even if Maddie doesn’t know it yet.
Sometimes your soul mate isn’t who you’d choose, it’s who you need.

Good thing you don’t get to choose. 

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“Who the fuck invited you?” I snarl at Tyler. “And how the hell did you even find out where I live?”
“I stopped by Pete’s. Met Pete. Sweet guy, by the way. I would’ve imagined a strip club owner as being kinda—”
“Pete told you where I live?” Jesus. Thanks, Pete. Fuck.
“No, no, not exactly.” Tyler’s standing way too close to me now. The girls are pretending not to be able to hear him, but it’s clear they’re eavesdropping. I hope they’re better at fucking guys for money than they are at spying.
Tyler leans in closer still, and I really, really wish he would not do that. Because I hate him and don’t want him anywhere near me. Or maybe because I can feel the heat of his body and he kinda smells delicious. Which just pisses me off more because I hate him.
He lowers his voice and continues explaining how he found me. “Don’t be mad at Pete. He didn’t want to tell me where you live. Seems like a really ethical guy.”
“Except he did tell you where I live.”
“Well, yeah, but it cost me five grand.” My eyes go wide. “I mean, he’s ethical for, y’know, a guy who runs a strip joint.”
 Nope. This is not going down like this. “Get. Out.” I’m pointing at the door now.
“No!” Diane whines. “No, no, no. We’re just getting to know him, Maddie! Oh, my God. This guy. Where the hell have you been hiding him all these months?”
“Where have I been hiding him?” I see red as I go to him, hands out, and slam them into his chest. The force of my push makes him step back… half a step. Maybe. “I wasn’t hiding him anywhere, you traitors! This asshole ducked out on me years ago. And when I needed him, when I was begging him to—”  I shake my head to clear my mind. “And then he shows back up and thinks everything’s gonna be fine just because we fucked a couple of times when I didn’t know it was him!”
There’s a beat before Annie says, “You fucked him?” with, like, way more excitement in her voice than she should.
“Not the point!” I shout as I slam my hands into his chest again.
But this time, he grabs my wrist and stops me, saying, “Can we please talk?”
I struggle in his grip, but he holds tight. I clench my teeth and spit, “Let go of me.”
He does. Immediately. Both hands up as if in surrender.
I decide to change my strategy. Because clearly Tyler Morgan is being Tyler Morgan. He attracts people to him like a siren song calling sailors to the rocks. He knows how to play up the act he perfected long ago. Seemingly genuine, charismatic, and fascinating as he leads the rest of us to our destruction.
So I pull the friend card out and whirl around to face Annie, Diane, and Caroline. Taking a deep breath, I say, “He’s not what you think,” in the calmest tone I can muster. My voice is shaky. My hands are trembling with anger. But I hold it together. “He ruined me,” I say. “He broke me into tiny pieces, dropped me to the ground, and walked all over me.”
Annie just stares at me, confused.
“What do you mean?” Diane asks.
“He left me, Diane. After Scotty died. He left me alone. He never came back. He never even showed up for his funeral. I begged him,” I say, starting to cry. “I begged him and he told me to stop. He just went on with his life like nothing happened. Like my brother didn’t just die the most horrific death possible. Like what we all meant to each other was meaningless. So I hope one of those stories he told you about our childhood included that little fact. And then…” I continue, drawing in a deep breath, willing the strength it takes to get this last part in so I can twist that knife in his chest the way he did mine. “And then he went off and made millions of dollars. Been living it up in a goddamned penthouse, no cares at all. No worries at all. While I’ve been back here…”
But I lose it there. I can’t say the words selling myself. Because I’ll die right now if I have to say that. I’ll die.
 There’s a filled beat while everyone stares at Tyler, who never breaks eye contact with me. And I really wish he would. Because his eyes are sad and hurt-looking and no fucking way will I fall for that shit. No. Fucking. Way.
Caroline mutters, “He’s a millionaire?”
Jesus Christ.


I Heart Books Review 

Angels Fall (Original Sin #2)  by J.A. Huss & Johnathan McClain 
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The fall to rock bottom...

From the penthouse high above Las Vegas to the tunnels under the Hoover dam, Tyler and Maddie are back! This review does have spoilers for book one (Sin with Me), but not this story. They start right where they left off... Tyler in his burning apartment and Maddie in Carlos car headed to the desert. The series could have ended then, with them both dead, but what fun would that be? Instead Julie and Johnathan take us on a hilarious adventure with the characters continuing to search for love, forgiveness, and understanding. There are a few surprises, both good and bad, along the way. And now a bit about the story...

Tyler is rescued by his friends at the fire station, after a three minute chat with God himself. Of course he wants to chase after Maddie, but since he flat lined for those three minutes, he's off to the hospital for a full checkup. Maddie on the other hand heads back to Pete's. She's sure her car and purse are stolen so where else is there to go? Except Carlos is there waiting and he wants his money or something... Luckily she is able to negotiate more time. Now just to decide how to spend that time. She needs $185k and has to decide what to do about Tyler now that she knows he isn't Ford.

Favorite passages:
- It’s going to be okay, the angel counters.
- It strikes me suddenly that people sigh around me a lot. Like I make the whole fucking world exhausted.
- “It ain’t Starbucks. If you don’t steam the milk, there’s a buncha other girls who’ll heat it up instead.”
- And late is always better than never.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

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I Heart Books Review 

Sin with Me (Original Sin #1) by J.A. Huss & Johnathan McClain 
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Devil in disguise...

Book one of four to be released every three weeks. There are cliffhangers in this one, but it is a short wait for the next. I love how the characters think to themselves and sometimes even out loud, often to the point of rambling, seems so realistic. They are funny and quick to the point even when dealing with awful situations. And now a bit about the story...

Tyler (aka Ford) and Maddie (aka Scarlet) are both in bad places in their lives. They are very different but at the same time, very much alike. They have a strange beginning, almost strangers with benefits. But as they start to want more everything goes crazy. Can these two strangers get to know each other or will the knowledge tear them apart.

Favorite passages:
- And besides, I’m stubborn. I like to think stubbornness is my great superpower.
- Do they call them strippers or dancers? Artisans of Pole Manipulation? I’m gonna call them that.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book. 

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About the Authors

Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website or find them at their social links below.