Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Piper Shelly - Book Tour

Book & Author details:

Loving Your Lies by Piper Shelly
Publication date: January 2013
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

Julian is drop-dead gorgeous, annoyingly provocative, and he’s fast becoming her best friend. But he also has a secret that makes the little hairs on her arms stand on end…

My name is Jona Montiniere, and that’s pretty much the only good thing to say about me.

I’m seventeen, I’m snarky, and I’m a crap-load of trouble. Or so they say. But what did they expect from me really, when they dumped me in an orphanage at age five? That I’d grow up to become the new first lady? Nah, I think it’s much more fun to raid Camden Market in London with my friend, Debby. She’s cool. She lives on the street. I learned so much from her.

The only thing she missed to teach me was how to tend to a vineyard. And yeah, that’s what I’m going to do for the next 6 weeks, courtesy to this darn judge, who sent me off to France after I was caught stealing again. Fair enough, the vineyards are okay, and so are my aunt and uncle, who I haven’t met up ‘til now. What isn’t okay, and I mean it, is that I have to live in the same house with my mother, that god-awful dragon, who spurned when I was only a child. And now she wants me back? Demands my forgiveness? Why, because she’s about to die of cancer? Uh-uh. Sorry, but that’s not gonna happen. I want no contact with that woman, thanks.

But what’s Julian got to do with all of this? About my age, he’s too young to be my mother’s lover. So why doesn’t he leave her side? Ever. He’s different, as in the paranormal kind of different, but he’s sa-woon-worthy gorgeous. He obviously has secrets, but he’s also get-under-my-skin charming. In short, he’s a riddle to me. But he likes me, and that’s scaring the shit out of me. I sure won’t let anyone come too close.

So now I’m wondering only two things: How did he manage to hold me in his arms after only three days? And how the hell do you keep an angel earth bound?


Review -

My weakness in the book work is paranormal I literally can not get enough so when I was offered to tour with this book I had to snap up the chance, the blurb just had be hooked even if the cover did put me off slightly (yes I know cover snob but I really cannot help it).

Jona has grown up in the system she has learned that she only needs herself - after all if her parents didn't want her who else would? Affection and trust does not comes easy to her, she would rather let people slip away then give them a part f herself - because once they have a bit of you they can use it against you. 

After spending her youth in London he she is in France on a court ordered vacation or should I say punishment? Reunited with her Mother she is not willing to forgive them in the slightest or let her back in.

The paranormal aspect in the Story? Julian now he was a nice piece of man candy, although I do wish he was 'revealed' sooner as it became a little frustrating waiting for everything to click into place.

I feel like I need to point out that as a British person reading this book I often became infuriated with the language and contexts - Please please please if you are going to write with British Characters RESEARCH! I can not point out enough how many times american slang and terms where used and this really did get under my skin, there is nothing more disappointing than an author who has not taken the time to learn about what they are going to write.

Apart from that I did in fact enjoy the story - Okay I wan't in love with it but it kept me entertained and I wanted to know how it ended - would I read more from this author? Yes as long as it was an american based story as I do think she has some talent. 

3.5/5 stars.
The quick-and-dirty:
I’m a cool girl with a passion for writing. 
The genres you’ll find me hanging out at are contemporary and paranormal YA, but I’m also snooping into some adult paranormal right now. All of them romances…of course.
The nitty-gritty:
I’m an Austrian lass—totally uncomplicated and up to anything fun. 
I grew up in Vienna, not by free will but because my parents decided to move there when I was only 4 years old. I. Hated. The. City. Everything about it. So right after graduation I moved back to Upper Austria, where I settled down with a nice husband and an awesome laptop. 
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. Already in kindergarten, I came up with the most exotic fantasies and tales. My teacher would call me a liar. I call it the cornerstone of my writing career. 
People always told me you can’t make a living with being an author. So when my first novella PLAY WITH ME came out and shot straight to the stars within the first week, I was totally dumbstruck. Took me a while to realize what was happening, LOL. 
And the personal stuff:
At the (awesome) age of seventeen, I met the love of my life. But he was a playboy, and I was so not going to be his next trophy. It took him another four years of fighting for me until I finally decided to give that “couple-thing” with him a shot. I’m now married to this man. ;-) 

We have an eleven-year-old son, and together we travel a lot…although I sometimes wish the trips were shorter because I can’t wait to get back to my laptop and my many stories. Unless we’re in Disneyland. No stress to go home then…

If you still want to know more about me, my FAQ page is the right address for you. ;-)

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