Saturday, May 2, 2015

BLOG TOUR, GIVEAWAY & INTERVIEW~ My Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome



I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.

Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I'm like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I'm a horrible person. Yes, I've done horrible things. Yes, I don't deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.

But I'm willing to bet I've done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.

Maybe, just maybe, you're not as innocent as you'd like to think.

Or maybe I'm not so guilty ...

WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don't like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative. 

“Where are we going?” she breathed when she realized they weren't heading out of the hotel.
Tal didn't answer. They were heading towards a bank of elevators, and one had just opened up, depositing a group of people into the lobby. He picked up his pace, practically dragging her into the lift.
He let go of her and she lost her balance, stumbling into a corner. By the time she righted herself, he'd pressed a floor button. When she turned around, he was back up against her, flattening her against the wall. She held her breath, staring up at him. It was the best lighting she'd seen him – he really did have super dark eyes. Black whirlpools, intense as they swallowed her whole.
I never stood a chance.
“God, you tasted good,” he groaned, lowering his mouth to her neck.
“Tal … we can't … I'm …,” she struggled for air. For thought.
“In another country, looking for something you aren't getting at home,” he finished for her as his hands swept over her hips.
Am I that transparent?
“That doesn't mean I'm going to -,” she ended in a gasp when his hands slid down to her butt and gripped her, hard.
“Yes, it does.”
“No, I'm not -,”
“Yes, you are.”
“Please,” she whined. He chuckled.
“You'll be saying that a lot more tonight.”
When his hands moved up to her breasts, she felt like she was going to jump right out of her skin – she actually jerked to the side involuntarily, her body so shocked by the contact. She started shivering and his hands stopped moving.
“My husband is the only one who's touched me like this in eight years,” she whispered. There was a long pause.
“I'm willing to bet it's been a long time since anyone has touched you like this, period,” Tal called her out as the pressure from his hands increased, pushing her breasts together.
“How do you know these things? How do you know me?” she asked. He finally lifted his head, looking down at her.
“I'm a very observant person, Mischa,” he sounded serious.
She felt like shit.
“I don't know how to be this kind of woman,” she said, her voice small. He chuckled.
I'll teach you.

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1.       I Adore U – Adore Delano
2.       Grown Woman – Beyonce
3.       Lips Are Movin' – Meghan Trainor
4.       Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
5.       Do I Wanna Know - Chvrches
6.       Seaside – The Kooks
7.       Love Somebody – Maroon 5
8.       Can't Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
9.       Firework – Katy Perry
10.   Stay With Me – Sam Smith
11.   We Found Love – Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna
12.   Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
13.   Paralyzed – Mystery Skullz
14.   I Bet My Life – Imagine Dragons
15.   Everything – Alanis Morissette
16.   Gold – Neon Hitch ft. Tyga

My Time in the AffairMy Time in the Affair by Stylo Fantome

"Maybe that's all they were. Just a time in love. Just a time in the affair"

I was so nervous to start this book. What book about a "triangle" have you ever read that didn't break your heart? Well, this one does that, but... its so much more. Stylo has a beautiful way with words and with real human emotions and life events. Yes, its fiction, but its real life situations, and all those situations aren't always beautiful. They don't always stay ugly, either, though.

Mischa chose to cheat, yes, she's was aware that it was a terrible situation. Yes, she made bad decisions and has regrets, but all those decisions led to Tal Caanan *sigh*

Were they meant to fall in love? Not intentionally. It happened and lots of people got hurt, but , this story shows you love will win in the end.

"This is love sweetie pea, not physics. Pull your head out of your ass."

Mischa always thought she was weak, turns out she was a lot stronger than she thought, and quite an inspiration. Maybe not in the cheating inspirational sense, but in the "I wanna be happy and do things for me" sense.

Of course I felt bad for her husband, but at the end there, I felt more bad for her. Everyone had so many secrets and were so very selfish. That was their downfall.

The story really picks up a little over halfway through. You have this niggling feeling about Tal, is he a spy? a terrorist? Something isn't right. We learn the hard way what he is.

"Falling for you was the easiest thing I've ever done"

It was truly a beautiful end to the story and oh so very "Tal". He's such an amazing character, goofy and strong, and he knows what he wants and goes for it. I admire him in that <3

"Come find me"

I give this 4.5 stay with me stars

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About the Author

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ..., forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

The author is giving away (open international)
·         A My Time in the Affair swag pack and signed paperback
·         2 signed paperbacks

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