Blog Tour and Giveaway: Four Letters: Lisa M. Harley

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In Four Letters you’ll learn all about three couples... 

Sterling and Skye 

Skye is a spoiled little rich girl, who has never had to do more than bat her eyelashes at her father to get whatever she wanted. When she received her degree, her plan was to open an art gallery catering to the uber rich. The last thing she needed was a man getting in her way. But, there’s just something about Sterling. He’s an alpha male that gives her what she’s always craved, the ability to let someone else take control. Could Sterling be the man Skye needs to help her relinquish control and change her spoiled ways?

Asher and Lilly

When Lilly was a small child, her parents were killed in a fire. Since the loss of her parents, she’s never truly felt loved or safe. Now that Lilly’s dream of becoming a teacher has come true, she worries that her dream of finding Mr. Right might not. That all changes the day that Asher literally runs into her in the park. Could Asher be the man to make Lilly feel safe and give her the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of?

Tanner and Adlee

To say that Adlee had a rough childhood would be quite the understatement. When she was barely ten years old, her mother killed herself, leaving Adlee in the care of her stepfather, Paul. Paul was not a nice man. When Tanner walked into the café she was working at and witnessed the way Paul treated her, he knew he had to step in. Could Tanner be the man to prove to Adlee that she is worthy of love and help her regain her self respect?

Read Four Letters to see how all of these lives are intertwined...

 Skye and Sterling Excerpt:
This soiree was turning out like so many before it - scratch my fingernails down a chalkboard boring. Just another night for me to schmooze with my father’s friends. Well they were not really friends, more like acquaintances and business contacts. Speaking of which, an older man with white hair that was styled in a rather delectable - gag me - comb over, an unimpressive fake tan, and an impressive real Rolex was trying his damnedest to flirt with me. Much to his dismay, all he was succeeding in doing was making my skin crawl. The thought of this man laying his hands on me in an intimate, or any other, way completely disgusted me. Nonetheless I listened to him and smiled and nodded at all the appropriate times. To the unknowing observer it probably looked like I had some interest in what he was saying. In reality that couldn’t have been any farther from the truth.
As I was listening to this old man pontificate on issues I had absolutely no interest in, something caught my eye. Actually, someone caught my eye. He was tall and lean wearing a black tuxedo with a silver vest and bow tie. His dark hair was slicked back and perfectly styled, glistening under the candlelight. The eyes are what made my head snap in his direction. I’d never seen eyes that blue. They were so intense and …oh my god…they were absolutely breathtaking. Even through his tux I could tell that he was rather muscular. It was hugging him in all the right places.
Once my thorough inspection of this mystery man was complete, I noticed he was standing at the bar conversing with some Botox laden fake Barbie who was pulling out every weapon in her arsenal to get his attention. Then it happened. Ever so slowly his eyes found mine and it took everything in me to catch my breath. The beautiful mystery man stopped talking to the aforementioned Barbie and after shooting me a smile that would bring Mother Teresa to her knees, he started to slowly saunter toward me. Yes, the man was sauntering and what a fucking sexy saunter it was. With the corner of his mouth still raised up in a small grin, he nodded his head in my direction. I raised an eyebrow and gave him a small smile back.
As he continued to cross the room toward me, my heart skipped a beat. He wasn’t beautiful, no he was so much more than that. If I had to label it I would say he was exquisite. At that moment I decided something - I wanted this man and I was going to have him. When Skye Buchanan wants something - she gets it. The decision had been made, before the night was over Mr. Exquisite would be taking up residence in my nice warm bed.
Before he could get to me, I politely excused myself from the creeper and closed the distance between Mr. Exquisite and myself. When he reached out and placed his hand on my elbow a shiver traveled throughout my entire body. Looking into his eyes I could tell he felt it too. When he finally spoke his voice was a deep panty-melting baritone.
“Do I know you from somewhere?” he asked with a cocky grin.
This was going to be fun. I needed to play with him a little before I took over. “Really? Is that the best you can do?” I smirked.
“Oh, no, I can do better,” he responded coyly.
“Well, who am I to stifle your creativity? Please, by all means continue.”
“Of course. So, did it hurt?” he asked with a raise of his eyebrow.
“Did what hurt?”
“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” he chuckled and removing his hand from its firm grip on my elbow, he placed it in front of me to shake.
“That was so amazingly cheesy,” I responded as I placed my hand in his and shook it lightly.
“Yes. It really was, uh…?”
“Uh, what?”
“Well, I just realized here I am using my best pick-up lines on you and I don’t even know your name. I really think it would be in your best interest to share that information with me.”
“Really? My best interest, huh? I’m not so sure about that, Mr. Uh…”
“See, it’s annoying isn’t it?” he laughed. “Maybe if you went over to the bar with me we could have a drink and you would be more inclined to share your name with me.” He was still grasping my hand in his.
When his gaze caught mine again, I could see that he was feeling the same things I was. I knew at that moment there was just something about this guy. Something that said I needed to have him.
“I would love to have a drink with you,” I finally responded once I caught my breath. Then I added as I leaned in and whispered in his ear, “I’ll have a drink with you and hopefully we’ll be sharing a lot more than names by the end of the night.”
His grip on my hand tightened and when I pulled back from him I could see the lust sparkling in his baby blues. Yes, this evening was going to end just the way I wanted it to.
We walked to the bar, holding hands the entire way. I caught a glimpse of my father. He was standing in the corner talking to one of his associates, and he smiled at me when he saw that I was with my mystery man. With a slight nod of approval from my father, I continued on my path with Mr. Exquisite.
“So, what would you like to drink Miss…uh…Miss?” he asked with a smile.
“I don’t think we are to that point yet, sir. I don’t even have my drink yet. I can’t show you all my cards this early in the game now, can I?” I let go of his hand and leaned into the bar. I was pressing my side into it and when I did that my cleavage was rather impressively on display.
He leaned in and whispered in my ear. “I didn’t realize this was a game. But now that I do, I’m intrigued.” He placed a light kiss below my ear. As he pulled away from me I could once again see the lust shining in those amazing blue eyes.
“Isn’t life just a big game? I mean aren’t we all just trying to win at this crazy game of life?”
“And I’m the cheesy one? Wow. That statement was chock full of the cheese,” he laughed.
“Okay, fine. It was a little cheesy. I’m not used to this small talk thing.”
“You aren’t? What do you normally do to get to know someone?” he asked with a quizzical look on his face.
“Well, normally I start with…” I leaned toward him and whispered, “Fucking. That usually tells me everything I need to know about someone.”
I watched his adam’s apple jump as he swallowed hard.

Looking down at me through his long dark eyelashes he groaned, “That was unexpected.” 

Love is a slimy bastard that hits you like a ton of f***ing bricks and then says, “How’d you like that? Now what are you gonna do about it?”

Three couples
Three sweet romances
Three letters...well, make that four letters... that change everything

Sterling and Skye

Skye is a spoiled rich princess who has been controlled by her father her whole life and swears no man will control her again. Enter Sterling Smith. He is hot, sexy, charismatic and domineering. Even though he also likes control, they just fit together.  It all seemed like a perfect match. But years together provide some challenges. And a letter will change everything. 

Asher and Lilly

Lilly does not think she will meet the man of her dreams. But she finds that in Asher. He is perfectly attentive, sweet, caring, and loving. He is everything she ever hoped for and their lives seem picture perfect. But are they? Will something tear their perfect little life apart? A letter can provide the answers.

Tanner and Adlee

A troubled home life causes her to lock her own emotions away. She is forced to live a life she detests with a man she hates. Tanner swoops in and saves her in every way he can. He helps her find yourself and heal. It seems like she might actually finally have a chance at true happiness. But a letter arrives that will challenge it all.

How do these couples lives connect? What are the secrets? Can you figure it out? I can honestly say that I am usually good at figuring out plot twists and I was clueless. I actually beta read this book, so I read each couple's story one at a time, and then had to wait a bit for the end part. And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out the secrets and how this whole thing was going to wrap up. It was very interesting how she wove three completely different stories together and finally provided the missing link in the final part. 

By the time I got to the last part, I was surprised. I had some theories. I was really trying to piece it together on my own, but I really did not. So I was shocked and had to wrap my head around it all. But by the time I was done, it all came together. And even as things were becoming clearer, she would throw other little twists in to keep me gasping. 

This was definitely a unique and different story. I have not read another book like it. It was a fast, easy read but it also made me think and then re-think about things that I had already read. There were parts that were sexy, romantic, sweet, hard, emotional, and mind bending. I liked the characters. The women had insecurities and issues, but they were also strong and determined. The male characters could be really sexy, caring, and sweet, although I did become annoyed with each of them at times. Each couple's story was different and they had their own set off problems. But once it was all said and done, the whole story did make sense and I accepted everything that happened. But it was full of twists and turns along the way. 

Thanks to Lisa Harley for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review

I grew up in a really small town in Missouri. Very similar to the fictional towns I write about. I moved to the big city right after I graduated. I work full-time and I am mom to a beautiful little girl.

I started writing in October 2012 when a group I am a member of had a prologue contest. I didn't win the contest, but everyone who read my prologue asked for more of my story. I decided I had to finish it and get these characters that were in my head out on paper. During the writing process it became clear that these characters had a lot to say. So I realized my story was really a series:

The Destined Series
Destined to Change (Available Now)
Destined to Succeed (Available Now)
Destined to Forgive (Coming Fall 2013)
Destined to Rock (Coming Winter 2013)
Destined to Overcome (Coming Early 2014)

I am a really boring person, so this bio is super short! This is really about all there is to know about me. Sad, isn’t it. lol

I love music and honestly couldn't write without my Spotify playlist. I am kinda obsessed with frogs (not real ones) and office supplies are my downfall! I could spend my whole paycheck at the stationery store...boring, didn't I already say that? lol

Also, I am slightly addicted to Facebook and Voxer. Please message me on either 

3 winners for tour wide giveaway:

$25 Amazon Gift Card
Signed paperback set of Destined to Change, Destined to Succeed & Four Letters
Winner choice of signed paperback: Destined to Change or Destined to Succeed or Four Letters
The giveaway will run the entire length of the tour 10/1 to 10/10
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and one ecopy of Four Letters
Runs 10/10/13 to 10/16/13 midnight 

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