Thursday 27 August 2020

✪ SLASH ✪ Laurelin Paige ✪ #Slay4.5 #BlogTour #Excerpt ✪

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 

• 25 August 2020
• Book #4.5 in the Slay Quartet
(Edward's sister's story!)
• Fixed series Spin-Off
4 Stars

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laurelin Paige comes a new story in her Slay series

Camilla Fasbender has a secret.

Underneath her posh accent and designer clothes lies the evidence of her pain.

Every heartbreak, every bad day, every setback has left a scar.

From behind her camera, she shows the world what to see. And it isn't her.

Until him.

He sees right through her carefully constructed facade.

And he's going to slash it all to pieces.

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We already met her - and heard most of her story - in her brother's books.
She's a single mom. With a lot of baggage from her childhood and marriage.
And even though we heard a lot of what happened to her in the previous books, I still felt that this novella was way too short.
Yes, it was supposed to be just a quick look into her life - how she finally got her happily ever after. But she would've deserved to get a whole book. Maybe even a series. With lots of back-in-time chapters and a lot more about Hendrix. He didn't happen enough in this short book for my tastes.
I also did not like those many photography details at all. Way too much of that for such a short story.
This would've been a great love story. But it was just too short for me. And also ... when a book has the acknowledgements in the front - and I have to read everything in the front - and the author thanks her god in a whole little paragraph.... that's it for me. Sorry. I can't deal with that sh*t. I think I need to stop reading Laurelin's books - this god thanking is just destroying any reading pleasure I might have gotten while reading. If you have to thank god - and you really don't in a romance - please do it in the back. That way I can at least try to enjoy the story first - and be mad at you later.

SLASH was a cute, sad and sexy little view into the life and the start of the happy end of Camilla Fasbender.
Read the #SLAY series to find out more about her!


♥ Excerpt ♥

Hendrix didn’t strike me as ridiculous. Or impulsive. Or silly.
Why on earth, then, would he believe that there could be something worth seeking out with me? If that’s what he meant at all. Which...he did, didn’t he?
It’s confusing, and confusion makes me hide, on the whole. But since I can’t hide because I’m the fucking teacher in this class—seriously, how did this happen?—and for some reason the educator is expected to stay present, I find my confusion turning to anger. It works itself through me until the beauty of our night together is cropped out of my memory and what’s left is trite and fleeting. His presence feels nothing like flattery—which it did feel flattering, admittedly, for a half second there in the midst of everything else. Now, though, it just feels invasive and unprofessional and mean.
Perhaps I’d confront him about it, if I were a different sort of person, one who isn’t afraid to stand up to a challenge. One who isn’t afraid to live her life.
But I’m not that sort of person, so after I give out the assignments and send the students on their way, I plan to gather my things and get on my way as soon as possible, so fond of hiding that I am. I was stupid enough to believe—or perhaps hopeful is the better term—that Hendrix would let me do that, as he’d let me leave that night in Paris, not that I’d given him a choice.
He doesn’t, though, of course. Of course. He approaches me, his leather camera bag slung over his shoulder, a man satchel underneath.
“Camilla,” he says in that American accent that makes me both cringe and swoon all at once, and for the briefest of moments I find myself considering something different for a change. I consider staying.
But underneath my long sleeve polo neck, my skin throbs with an intensity that equals the blaring of a car alarm, and I think of Fred waiting for me at home to take him out for ice cream and the dead husband who hurt me as much as he loved me and the ugliness that marks me inside and out. And in the chaos of those thoughts, there is no option to stay.
“You being here is in bad taste,” I say before he has a chance to say anything else. “Don’t do this to me.”
I brush past him then, and with the heat of that brief contact following me in radiating waves, I rush outside to disappear among the Saturday-morning Londoners who are out enjoying the early signs of spring.

 Links to the Books & Author 

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Book #3


Book #4

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Stalking Laurelin ...

With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.

When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.