Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Control Blog tour

***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***

Paige Stone lived anything but a normal childhood. Having been raised around an abused women's shelter operated by her parents, Paige was a constant witness to the tragedy and heartache suffered by women at the hands of the men they trusted. Out of refusal to ever allow that to happen to her,... Paige built walls around her heart at a young age. Those walls were only fortified when tragedy struck on her sixth birthday and took from her the only friend and love she knew. Now at 22 years old, and working as a private investigator, Paige is driven by a deep need for strength, independence and a stubborn refusal to accept help from another person. Surrounding herself with her three best friends, Paige never assumed that the autonomy she had worked so hard to build could be challenged.

That was, until Paige met Daemon Pierce.

Mysterious, strong-willed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Daemon seemed to instantly know Paige better than she knew herself. Paige is disgusted by Daemon's reputation as a womanizer, but becomes intrigued when she is unable to discover his background. Paige's curiosity about Daemon proves to be her downfall as she is swept up in his charming and arrogant pursuit to possess her in every possible way.
For the first time in her life, Paige will struggle for control while Daemon slowly dismantles the walls she has built around herself. Only time will tell who will be victorious in their battle of wills as Daemon teaches Paige the weaknesses within herself that she never knew existed. Paige stays one step ahead in her struggle against Daemon's controlling ways, but when tragedy strikes her life a second time, she has to choose; will she put her life in danger, or will she finally accept a helping hand?

Where to buy Control:
Amazon        Barns & Noble        Kobo

I had the honor of being one of the first to read this and work with M.S. Willis before she even published this book and it is one of the best books I have read. 

I did a review on Control last month and you can go HERE to find that review and the story of how I came about reading it but for the short version of just how much I loved Control by M.S. Willis you can just keep reading here. It is pretty much the same review (I admit I copied and pasted lol) just left out the background of how I came about reading and maybe added a few things. Basically and most important it just says how much I loved the book and hope everyone will take time to buy and read it. So here you go!

After just the first page I was so into the book that I was tuning everything else out completely. I was amazed! Left speechless even. Have you ever read a book that the story was just so emotional it left your hurting but in a good way? Where you wished you could just step inside the book and be right there with the characters. I say characters but they seemed more like real people, friends even and I wanted my friendship to continue with them. It was so much better than I was told. I mean I was told it was really good that was a LIE it was amazing! I don't want to give anything away so it is hard to really tell you what all was amazing about it without spoiling it. It is a very emotional book and has some touchy subject in it. I don't want to spoil anything at all, but I will say that it has you laughing in parts, and I mean I was laughing so hard I was crying. Then crying with your heart actually aching for the characters and wanting to just step in the book and give them a great big hug. Then it has your heart racing and wondering what is going to happen next.  I knew a little more of that background on it and I was still yelling WTH and NO, NO, NO DON'T DO THAT! Ya know in the horror movies where the girl is in the house alone (or so she thinks) and you know the creepy scary guy with the ax is there and she runs UP THE STAIRS! Yea dumb how you gonna get down and away now and you are yelling at her not to go up the stairs. It had some of those feelings in there too. It's got lust, love, hot sex, smiles, and thrills. It really was an amazing book and I am SOOOOOO GLAD I READ IT! M.S. Willis is a natural story teller and I can't wait for the rest of the series. The dragonfly necklace will be explained later in the story but I know what the dragonfly symbolizes for me and it fits perfect with this story. Yes there is a little cliffhanger but it is a series so you should expect that but it is not a bad one and it's not like you will be waiting a year for the next book.

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Author Bio:
M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.
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Cover Artist Bio: Jason L. Lee
Jason L Lee is a Florida Native. The arts have always been a big part of his life. Science, nature, and spirituality have been inspirations to him. He started displaying his work in 1993. In 1996 he started to venture from drawing & photography into acrylic painting. This led to painting live with local bands starting in 1998. His paintings are now created mainly at home. He uses a combination of impressionistic and illustrative painting techniques to create fantastical imagery. He is currently a Scenic Artist working for The Nassal Company and Co-Founder of the Arts Hub Organization.

Dragonfly Necklace Creator:  Verita Bolin
  I started making jewelry in the 80's. In middle school I sold bracelets. In 2004 I started selling my jewels to the public.  I went to The William Holland School of Lapidary Arts to learn stone identification, wire wrapping, and chain making. In 2009 I met Jason L Lee, an artist and curator.  He liked my jewelry and invited me to display in Creative Spirit Art Gallery, at 1st Friday Art Strolls and on Orange Ave.  I have a company with my mother, Tita. We set up all over Florida, have an Etsy store, and Facebook page. People around the country own my jewelry.