Saturday, March 15, 2014

Walk On The Striped Side Blog Tour!

Here at Co2BL, we are HUGE Jessie Lane fans! Well, maybe me more so than Lindsay... winking She likes to say I'm a "stalker" while I call it being a #1 fan! big grin 

Lol. I can't help it that you like to "stalk" Jessie Lane! 

So we are super stoked to take part in the blog tour for JL's newest Big Bad Book release, Walk On The Striped Side, featuring the oh so hot tiger Shifter Gage Ivanov and his lady love Elena Demos. Without further ado, here we go!

Does he have his claws in her for good? Or is she just yanking his tail?

Elena Demos’s life has been turned upside down. Her mother has passed away, leaving Elena and her two half-sisters to deal with their mother’s will and the crazy stipulations it contains. For the three sisters to inherit the substantial amount of money left behind, they have to go to work with two aunts they've never met, in the family business they've known nothing about, Amazons Inc. If that isn't bad enough, she runs into the man who once broke her heart, and it’s only their first day on the job. 

Gage Ivanov is a stupid beast. He let the woman who should be his mate go because she couldn't be told of his Other identity. Now, Elena’s back, but she refuses to give in to his demands for her to be his mate. The timing for all of this couldn't be worse, either, because Gage and his circle of friends are trying to subdue a rogue pack of wolf shifters in Germany who threaten to out the Others to the world of humans. Will he be able to juggle the oncoming conflict and win back his mate?

Claws, love bites and handcuffs - OH MY!

"What says 'I love you'? A flamethrower"

Oh My Freaking God! This book was so fabulously awesome I don't even know where to start! I read BBB for the first time a while ago and then again more recently when I knew WOTSS was going to release so I could refresh my memory. Both times I was left wanting Gage's book immediately! Normally I'm an impatient person, but I have to say, this was totally worth the wait! Jessie Lane has outdone herself! I laughed my ass off, I cheered, I swooned, I got all hot and bothered and I was, yet again, left wanting more! Gage Ivanov is one seriously hot, alpha, stubborn kitty! And Elena Demos is the puurrrfect woman for him! I am a huge fan of the strong female lead who can take care of herself and doesn't need a man to swoop in and save her. Elena was that and so much more. She didn't take (too) much crap from Gage and she (attempted) to give as good as she got. What! He is a shifter with mega strength, that was the only reason she didn't take him down! Well, that and the handcuffs ;) Elena also has a sense of humor to go along with her steel demeanor. Her 'presents' she left for Gage at his house were freaking hilarious! Her extreme fear of spiders was so funny and so relatable I cringed right along with her. One of my favorite parts was when she got so pissed that nobody believed that scary bastard was stalking her! Well, Elena, I believed you! LOL The ongoing story of saving the the leader of the Corvus Pack was well continued and I was glad to see old friends from the first book. The writing was again superb and I loved all the characters. JL has created a paranormal world that I love reading about. I fall in love with each character and crave more about them all! WOTSS was exactly what I was hoping it would be. An awesome story for an awesome character. I really can't wait to read the next book and see what's gonna happen next!

Made special just for us from the awesome Jessie Lane herself, here's the playlist for WOTSS which features some pretty great songs!

Hi everyone! I’m here at Confessions of 2 Book Lovers to talk about one of my great loves – MUSIC. These are the ‘other’ songs I listened to while writing Walk On The Striped Side. While the song itself might not be a ‘perfect’ fit for the characters or story, something about the music struck a chord with whatever I was feeling while writing.

Christina Perri – Human
Imagine how Elena feels when she figures out Gage broke her heart because she was human and he wasn’t?

Halestorm - Daughters of Darkness
This song was the background music anytime I wrote a scene where the Demos sisters were up to their usual shenanigans. 

Halestorm - Bad Romance (Lady Gaga cover version)
Gage and Elena might love each other, but they’re not warm and fuzzy people. Hell, Elena spends basically the first half of the book trying to get revenge on Gage by apprehending his sister on a bogus murder charge. So I felt this cover of Lady Gaga’s song was very aprpos for them at times.

P!nk - True Love ft. Lily Allen
Lets go back to that statement I just made about Gage and Elena not being warm and fuzzy peeps. Yeah. This song. I totally should have put it on the “published list”, but I forgot to. The song says it all ladies.

Daughtry- Broken Arrows
This song came to mind when Gage was trying so hard to show Elena how sorry he was that he broke her heart. It’s another song that really should have made that “published list”. I totally love this one.

The Pretty Reckless - Just Tonight
This is one of those songs for Elena for when she was still so heartbroken from Gage, but also wanted him with everything she had. The turmoil in this song is so painful it’s beautiful.

A big THANK YOU  to Nikki and Lindsay for having me here today! I love these girls! Hopefully I introduced some of you to some great music. I love finding new music that I love. Does anyone have a song they thought of while reading Walk On The Striped Side? Or perhaps you’d just like to share your favorite song of the moment?

Omg! *fangirling* Did you see that! She said our names! 
I did see that! That is the coolest thing ever!  

Lol We'd also like to give a big thanks to Jessie for the opportunity to read an arc of Walk On The Striped Side and for taking part in this blog tour!

Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.
Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

(Aka, do like Nikki does ;) )

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