Monday, February 17, 2014

Blog Tour Tricks, Take It Off series by Cambria Hebert - Review + Author Interview + Giveaway

Title:  Tricks (Take It Off #6)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release:  February 16, 2014


Love can play tricks on your heart...
After serving several years in the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Tucker Patton decides to hang up his uniform and go to work at a private investigative firm owned by his buddy. His boxes are packed and he’s got one foot out the door when a phone call changes everything.
Instead of going to North Carolina, he heads to New York City to literally step into the life of his twin brother, who died under suspicious circumstances. But pretending to be someone else isn’t easy. 
Especially when the person you’re supposed to be is wanted dead. Not only that, but he's going from being blissfully single to living with his brother's woman. An uptight no-nonsense lawyer.

Charlotte Rose Carter doesn’t have time for fun and games. She graduated with honors and made all the right moves fresh out of college to jumpstart her career as a successful young lawyer. She even snagged the most eligible bachelor in New York City’s corporate world.
So what if her and Max’s relationship isn’t burning up the sheets? So what if their life doesn't read like a chapter from a sizzling romance novel? This is the real world, and in the real world that stuff is just fantasy. 
Until it isn’t. 
Suddenly, just the slightest touch or a single glance from Max has her heart doing somersaults. Suddenly, the lackluster relationship begins to spark, and Charlotte finds herself tied in a knot of desire.

But she has no idea about the tricks being played right under her perky little nose.

About the Author

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book.

You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting 

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Author Interview

~ Who is Cambria Hebert? ~

I’m a coffee addict. I love animals. I would rather be at home than anywhere else. I watch too much TV and I prefer sneakers and boots to heals. I’m married to a Marine and I have two kids and four animals.

~ When and how did you know you wanted to become a writer? ~

I’ve always been a creative person and I’ve always loved to read and write. I don’t think I actually knew that writing would be a possible career for me until about eight years ago when I asked myself what I really wanted to do. When writing came to mind I decided to give it a try. 

~ What’s your favorite room to decorate? ~

Oooh, tough one. I love to decorate my house. Lol. The bedroom maybe?

~ If one song could be the soundtrack to your life, what would it be? ~

I have no idea... lol. Hopefully it would be something cool. Ha ha.

~ Marilyn, Audrey or Jackie? ~


~ What's your favorite way of spending lazy Sundays? ~

Watching movies with my family and drinking coffee.

~ Where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration? ~

In the car while driving.

~ What's your favorite book? ~

I honestly don't have a favorite. Trying to choose a favorite book is too hard because there are so many brilliant ones out there.

~ Will there be another book on Camden and Harlow? ~

I don't have another book for Cam and Harlow planned but I do intend to write Adam and Roxie's story (Cam and Harlow's friends) so you might see them in that book.

~ One word that defines you. ~


~ Thank you! ~

Thank you for taking the time to interview me!  


Chapter One – Tucker

My mouth felt like it was packed with cotton. You know that dry but slightly sticky feeling? My tongue moved and it brushed against the roof of my mouth, and the cotton came with it. 
I grunted and opened my eyes, only to immediately shut them again. I wasn’t ready for morning. Shit, how much did I drink last night? My body was still heavy with sleep, my limbs not wanting to cooperate.

One of my arms was flung wide and I pulled it in to rub a hand over my sleepy face, hoping it would wake me up a little more. I knew I needed to get up… I just couldn’t think of the reason.

Something shifted beside me and I felt the covers lift and drop. The soft sound of footsteps reached my ears. It wasn’t a something. It was a someone.

I went home with someone last night.

Opening my eyes again, I glanced to my left in time to see a woman wearing nothing but a pink thong step into the adjoining bathroom and quietly close the door. Well, now I remembered the reason I went home with her.

Her ass was luscious.

Vague memories of last night filtered through my hazy, beer-soaked memory of skin against skin and a low seductive laugh. What was her name again? Veronica? Violet? Shit, I hadn’t a clue.

Tossing away the covers, I swung my legs over the side of the mattress and looked down. I was buck-ass naked. I looked around for my clothes, which were lying in a pile near the door of the bedroom.

Must have been in a hurry to get naked. I smirked. I was always in a hurry to get naked. Especially when I was with a woman with an ass like that.

I glanced back at the closed bathroom door as the toilet flushed and the tap water turned on. That was my cue to leave. I had on my boxers and jeans before the door opened.

Rushing out the door with shirt in hand seemed a little immature, so I turned. And, man, did I get an eyeful. There was no way in hell her boobs were real. They were too perfect. Large round, creamy globes sat high atop her chest. They gave way to a flat stomach with a light-reflecting stud in her bellybutton. The pink thong was still in place but left little to imagination, and her long, tan legs stretched all the way to the floor.

Her hair was dark, her features exotic, and her lips were full.

Even drunk, I had great taste.

I motioned with my chin, a little what’s up gesture, and draped my T-shirt over my shoulder.

“Leaving so soon?” she asked, padding across the carpeting toward me.

I didn’t even pretend to not look at her chest. Shit, this had been a one-night stand. She could think I was a dog all she wanted. Hell, she’d be right.

‘Course, she clearly wasn’t the type of girl to be offended by my wandering eyes. She walked right up to me, wound her arms around my bare waist, and pressed those perfect tits right up against my chest. Then she rubbed around like she was a cat and I was her scratching pole.

“Don’t you want to stay for breakfast?” she purred.

“Much as I’d like to, I can’t. Got somewhere to be.”

The woman whose name might or might not be Veronica pulled back and sashayed her ass across the room to a wooden nightstand by the bed. She bent at the waist, giving me the perfect view of said bottom as she scrawled something on a piece of paper.

I considered staying longer, but if I did that, she’d think this wasn’t just a one-night stand. Girls were complicated like that. If our night stretched into morning, they got ideas. Ideas that maybe they would be the one to capture the guy no one else could. They would read something more into morning sex than the sex that occurred late at night when both our tongues tasted of beer.

I might sleep around, I might like a variety of ladies, but I never gave false hope where there was none. I might be a dog, but I wasn’t an ass.

Sweet cheeks (I had to call her something) swayed her hips back across the room and held out a scrap of paper to me. “Call me,” she said, flipping her hair behind her shoulder.

I glanced at her chest one more time, then stuffed the piece of paper in the front pocket of my jeans.

She leaned up and pressed her lips to mine, slipping her tongue between. I kissed her back quickly and then slowly pulled away. Reaching around, I palmed her ass. “Thanks for last night,” I said and walked out of her bedroom without even looking back.

By the front door, I found my shoes and leather jacket and quickly finished dressing before stepping out into the cold morning air. I wasn’t going to miss this cold. I was actually looking forward to moving on, trying something new.

A thin layer of frost covered the windshield on my truck. Instead of getting out and scraping it, I blasted the heat and let the engine idle, letting it melt on its own. While I waited, I pulled out the already crumpled piece of paper I was just given. Smoothing it out, I looked down, my eyes skimming over the number I was never going to call to look for her name.

I laughed and crumpled the paper back up and tossed in on the floor of the truck.


Damn. I hadn’t even been close.

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"Determination. Drive. And a hell of a dose of of badass." ~ Charlotte

We've met Tucker Patton in Text. He and Nathan are good friends. They have plans together. Both of them left the Marines, intending on starting their very own P.I. business. But that plan changes when Tucker gets a visit from the FBI, being asked to step into his deceased twin's shoes so they can catch some bad guys.

Tucker wants revenge so he says hell yeah. But it isn't as easy as he thinks it is. You see, his brother had been living with his girlfriend, Charlotte, for a year now. But Tucker had no way of knowing that because, unlike other twins, his relationship with his brother was different. Something he comes to regret terribly. 

Charlotte has worked very hard to get where she is. She's a successful lawyer and she knows her dad would be proud of her. She works a lot but she's happy. Or so she thinks. Her relationship with Max is great. They love each other. She's happy. But is she, really? This question is answered as soon as she comes across Tucker. Thinking it's Max, she's confused when she feels things she hasn't ever felt with him. She feels passion like she has only heard of. What was the matter with Max and her startling reaction to him? She comes to see a whole new side of his and she likes it.

So, sparks fly. Tucker realizes there's more to Charlotte than a stuck-up lawyer and she's a girl after his own heart. But of course that Cambria has to keep us on our toes and she made me hold my breath a time or ten when she did certain things with Tucker and Charlotte. Things that made my eyes go wide; made me gasp; made me shake my head and say, "No, no, no," a few times. She also got my teary-eyed at one part, what with Max and his letter. 

I loved this book, as much as I did the rest. I loved that Charlotte was in no way a weak heroine, she was no damsel in distress. Yes, she was afraid but she didn't give up.

"Geez, if I wasn't tied to this chair, I would show him women could be badass too. 'You don't threaten my woman, he [Tucker] added, his gaze meeting mine for just a second." ~ Charlotte

Tucker may have left the Marines but he'll always be one, through and through and when saving the day, he proved this.

"'I'm not a businessman,' Tucker growled, twisting the man's arms until he fell onto his knees. 'I'm a Marine.'" 

Bam. I kinda sorta, for sure fell for him along the way, man-whore or not but by the end, I was head-over-heels. 

Five stars. A book that will make you smile, laugh, swoon, fan yourself because, after all, Tucker knows how to please a lady. You can't help but cozy up to Cambria Hebert's characters. 

I end my review of this great book with,

"The best things in life are never planned."


(US ONLY) – Basket with Diamond Candle, Signed paperback, and swag.

Romance Basket Includes (A $75 value): One Diamond Candle in the Desire fragrance (features a ring inside the candle!) A signed PB of Tricks A heart filled with chocolate A set of 5 Edible Massage Oil for Sensual Intimacy Kissable Oil Gift Set by Earthly Body I Dare You: 30 Sealed Seductions - a box that has 30 seductive prompts and dares each in their own sealed envelope.

(US and International) - $10.00 Amazon Gift Card

US only due to shipping costs. No purchase necessary to enter or win. There is an option to purchase the book for extra entries but it is not required. Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway. Amazon is not responsible for this giveaway. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older to win.

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