Monday, September 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Review: Fly **GIVEAWAY** + Excerpt

Blog Tour: Review: Fly by T.A. Foster **GIVEAWAY** + Excerpt


Soaring through this wonderful story is like a slice of Better Than Sex Cake!


Fly
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Publication: August 28, 2014

Not everyone’s good at one-night stands.

Skye Stephens has the worst day of her professional career, and all she wants to do is shed her power suit and get lost in the sheets with the hot guy she met at the bar. The problem is, this uptight ad exec doesn't know how to do one-night stands. She has strict rules about dating and when to let a man in her bedroom.

Fighter pilot Ben “Bolt” Hardcastle is used to lovin’ and leavin’. But, after he meets Skye, one night doesn't seem to be enough.

When these two crash-land into each other, a connection strong enough to make the loner pilot and the sexy businesswoman shed their rules about love and relationships begins to burn deeper than either of them ever expected.

・:*:・。,★゜・:*:・。,★゜・:*:・。,★゜・:*:・。,★゜・:*:・。,★゜・:*:・。,★゜・:*:・



This book revolves around piloting and the military and just flying in general, which was a first for me. I was so stoked to find a great read with awesome attributes, different aspects, and just a different, well-rounded, unique storyline and plot all together. Not to mention a hot cover to draw in much deserved attention and audience.

I love when an author writes a story that has, more or less, a connection with them personally or generally. It gives more of a feel to the kind of person the writer is and what goes on in their endlessly creative mind. To let a guard down and write your most inner thoughts is brave and scary at the same time because at the end of the day, getting it thrown back in your face is not what someone can easily prepare for, although it is a well-known possibility. However, it makes a reader feel like on a one-on-one with the author telling them their own story. Foster nailed it right on the head. I was very interested and fascinated with all the terminology and realness of being a pilot.

The characters were literally one-of-a-kind. Skye Stephens was very powerful, intelligent, self-sufficient, feminist-preaching (mostly to herself for motivation), and an absolute loving and caring person. Ben 'Bolt' Hardcastle was the confident, extroverted, living-in-the-now kind of guy, as well as being the wham-bam-thank-you-mam kind of guy. Bringing Ben and Skye together changed them both for the better. Even when things hit some turbulence, you'll sooner or later be able to fly straight.

Ben and Skye's love story was very inspiring and literally uplifted me as a reader and a lover of romance. Even the considered fall-backs or the fights between the characters allowed the reader to see the situation in a different light, a better perspective. They didn't even seem like it was harsh or the end of the world, the characters were very mature and poised when things got serious. They banded together and went over the obstacle and came over the other end all in one piece. I think that when a person makes a mistake and acknowledges it, they learn from it and figure out a way to prevent it from happening again. That is how I feel these characters handled everything being thrown at them. They have extremely ideal characteristics and I admire the way they would actually fit in the real world.

The rating of this story would be PG-17, it was never too much or not enough, just perfect. The atmosphere with the easygoing convo was really refreshing and just something anybody would enjoy in a quick read.

Overall, I had so much fun getting to know these characters and couldn't put it down until the very end. This was an outstanding book I would highly recommend as a DEFINITE-MUST-READ and can't wait to see what else Foster has in store.





Excerpt: 

“Bolt, Bolt!” There was pounding on the door. “Man, we’re already late. Pre-flight’s in thirty minutes. Get your ass out here.”
Bolt rolled to his side, removing the arm draped across his chest. He grabbed his phone. “Shit,” he mumbled. He never set his alarm last night. He glanced at the brunette under the sheets. Her hair tumbled over the pillow.
“Hey,” she smiled.
“Um, hey.” He jumped from the bed. Damn, what was her name?
“Bolt! Dude, the car’s downstairs. We’re leaving.” The pounding stopped.
“Right behind you.” He called after them, trying to clear the fog from his head.
The girl pulled the sheet with her as she sat up in bed. “I thought you said your name was Ben.” She tilted her head to the side.
He shoved one leg, then the other in his flight suit before zipping it up to his chest.
“Yeah, it is.” He grabbed his flight bag. “Call sign, Bolt.”
“Oh.” Her eyes followed him as he rushed around the room, collecting his scattered clothes and shoving them into his bag.
He threw his dog tags over his neck and fed them through the neck of his T-shirt.
“So, you think I’ll see you again?” She crawled forward on the bed.
He stopped for a second, taking in her curves. She was young, gorgeous, and incredible in bed. “Wouldn't that be cool?” He walked toward her. “But I don’t know when I’ll be back in Miami. Last night was fun.”
He smiled as he leaned toward her to kiss the pouty look off her face. Maybe he could get out of the room without using her name. He hadn't bothered to commit it to memory, but he knew he wouldn't forget those lips. He couldn't help but want to steal another kiss.
She arched back on her heels. “It was definitely fun.” She ran her tongue over his lower lip. “Bye, Ben. Call me when you’re in town again.”
He headed toward the door. “Yeah, I’ll do that, Ash—”
“It’s Audrey.” He heard the scowl in her voice.
He winced. “Right, Audrey. See ya.” He pulled the door behind him and raced to the elevator. He didn't wait to get her number. He knew he’d never see her again.
He tapped the button for the lobby and leaned against the wall. Last night was a blur of neon, short skirts, and tequila. He and the guys had gone out in South Beach. Audrey was the usual casualty. He shook his head as the doors retracted.
He stepped into the lobby, just as his flight buddies walked out of the hotel. He ran after them.
“Oh, there he is.” Eagle chuckled as he threw his bag in the back of the taxi. “Nice of you to join us.”
“Dude, you barely made it. Was she worth it?” Hollywood punched him in the arm.
“Shut up.” Bolt threw his bag on top of the others.
“You know we don’t like being late, right? You’re such an asshole.” Ranger glared at the pilot.
“Whatever, you went out too. It’s not our fault you’re the one who’s married.”
Bolt knew he would be hearing about this for the rest of the trip. They still had two more days of flying ahead of them. Denver today then back to Miramar tomorrow.
They climbed into the cab and directed the driver to take them to the airport.
“So who’d you end up with?” Hollywood asked as he popped a piece of gum in his mouth. “The blonde or the brunette?”
The other guys laughed.
“None of your damn business.” Bolt’s heart was still racing. He hadn't showered or even eaten breakfast. A cup of coffee would be nice.
Eagle jabbed him in the ribs with his elbow. “Must have been the blonde. That brunette was ridiculously hot, even for you Bolt.”
He cracked a smile. “Then you would be wrong.”
“What the hell man? Can’t we do one cross country where you don’t sleep with a girl in every city?” Ranger looked irritated although his shades were firmly planted on the bridge of his nose, concealing his eyes.
“Negative.” Bolt leaned into the seat. It wasn't his problem Ranger was married and stuck to his wedding vows like a choirboy. There were beautiful women all over the world—he was missing out on what Bolt had learned was one of the best perks of being an aviator. Women loved pilots.






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About the Author:


T.A. FosterT.A. Foster is a Southern girl whose heart and spirit are connected to the beach. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children and two canine kiddos. 

Her long love affair with books started at an early age, and as soon as she was able, she transformed imaginative stories into words on paper. 

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing or planning her next beach trip.






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