Saturday, May 23, 2015

Blog Tour -- Behind the Lens


Behind the Lens
Book One of The Sexy Series
By, Author Heather Dahlgren
Release Date: April 24, 2015

Synopsis:

 The only thing Kallie Gregory ever wanted to do was take photos. She’s been doing it for as long as she can remember. Having succeeded in becoming an up and coming photographer, she is living her dream daily. She’s not willing to risk anything to ruin what she’s built.

Jax Burke has been living his dream. He’s one of the most sought after male models with his sexy look, muscular body and brilliant tattoos that are becoming increasingly more recognizable. He has no problem getting anything that he wants, including the ladies.

When Kallie and Jax meet there’s an instant connection. They become fast friends and spend the majority of their time together, both realizing how much they have in common with their dreams and goals. The closer they get to each other, the stronger their attraction becomes.

Only problem is, Jax is willing to risk it all for a chance at love, but Kallie is not.


Is it possible for Jax to convince Kallie to see what is behind the lens?





**WARNING** Excessive sexy behavior by hot, muscular, tattooed models. Not to be held responsible for screen licking, sweating, or orgasmic tendencies. A fan and cold glass of wine are recommended.





EXCERPT: 

“It was one hell of a shoot today.”  I close the door and lean on it, copying his position.
            “Thank you.  I couldn’t have been happier with the way things went.”  I look at him and he smiles.  “Well, minus the Melanie incident.  Again, I’m so sorry about that.  Nothing like that has ever happened with any of my models before.  I hope that doesn’t deter you from working with me in the future.”  He laughs, and I find myself joining him. 
            “Kallie, believe me, a little cock grabbing isn’t going to keep me from working with you.  I am looking forward to the next time.  You are definitely one of the most intriguing photographers I’ve ever worked with.”  The compliment feels amazing, especially coming from him.  He’s worked with some of the biggest photographers I know. 
            “This is my life, everything I’ve ever wanted.  So when you say something like that, it truly is a huge compliment.  Thank you.”  He is searching my face, for what, I have no idea.  I blink and look away though because it’s feeling too intimate.  “I really need to get going.  I have plans tomorrow, so I need to get these photos uploaded tonight.”  He pushes off the Jeep and stands in front of me.  Not as close as earlier, but too close none the less.
            “What plans do you have tomorrow?  Dinner with your boyfriend?”  I can’t help but burst out laughing.  It catches me completely off guard.  He rises his eyebrows and gives me that smirk.
            “Shit I’m sorry.  No, no dinner plans with the boyfriend.  No boyfriend.  I have a shoot with my brother and his family.”  He becomes completely serious, searching my face again.  I really wish he’d stop doing that shit.
            “Why is it so funny that I’d ask if you have a boyfriend?”  I straighten my back and clear my throat, feeling like I need to defend myself.
            “You’re a nosy little shit.  If you must know, most guys are jealous, insecure pricks that can’t handle what I do for a living.  What I do is so much more important than a relationship anyway.  I really need to get home Jax.  Thank you for helping with my bag and for being part of this today.”  I open my Jeep door, and he puts his arm against the truck, trapping me in place.  I have my back turned to him, and I’ve no intention of turning around.  I feel him move closer and my heart pounds in my chest.
            “You just haven’t found the right guy, that’s all.  Good night Kallie.”  He doesn’t say another word, and I hear his feet crunching on the rocks as he makes his way to his car.  I never once turn around.  I climb into the truck and slam the door.  I the only sound is my heavy breathing and the frantic beating of my heart.




My Review:

"This is my life, everything I've ever wanted. So when you say something like that, it truly is a huge compliment. Thank you."

Kallie has only ever wanted to be a photographer. Since the time she was a child, her mother and brother did everything they could to encourage her in her dream. As she grew, the passion and talent did too, leading her to a profession in her passion, which she would do anything to hold on to...and that includes her number one rule: Do Not Sleep with the Models.

Jax is the model.  From the moment he lays eyes (and ears) on Kallie, he can think of nothing but winning her over. Despite the fact that she makes it abundantly clear there will be nothing but professionalism between them, he is determined to change her mind...and her heart.

"Stop feeling sorry for yourself, because you're the one causing it. She told you straight up how it was, and you just keep holding on. Let go."

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"This is exactly why I kept pushing him away, why I knew this was a bad idea..."

I can honestly say, I loved this story. Now, the unnecessary swearing, not so much. I'm by no means a prude, I'll be the first to say I'm fluent in "sailornese" but some of the points and conversations within the story didn't need the profanity. I loved the flow, the characters, the twists, and of course...Jax, Max, Blake, and the rest of the tattooed and toned crew. I look forward to more from this series and author because it kept my attention and the pace was perfect for a Sunday read-fest...okay, any day read-fest!  


**4 Flashing Lights, Stars**



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About The Author:


I am 36 years old.  I am married to my high school sweet heart.  We have been married for almost 12 years and have 3 amazing kids.  I’m a stay at home mom and my kids definitely keep me busy.  I live at the Jersey Shore and love all there is to do here.  I love nature, birds especially.  I enjoy hiking and fishing with my family. 
I have always loved to write.  In high school I used to write stories, poems and a lot of love notes!  I absolutely love to read.  I love the way I can get lost in a book and forget about the world around me.  Now that I am writing books, I feel the same way, only it’s my book I’m getting lost in.   
As for now, I am loving this journey of becoming an author.  It has been more then I dreamed it would be.   

You can always find me online.  I love social media, so please feel free to interact with me.
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