Friday, April 19, 2013

The Marlowe Girls by Beth Fred Blog Tour


The Fate of A Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy’s too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.
Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn’t need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy’s party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he’ll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy’s arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she’ll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany is almost ready to forget about work.
Will the airport be their final goodbye?

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The Other Marlowe Girl
When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite bar. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he’s her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past.
Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband’s drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her.
Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?


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Excerpt:


When we got back to Tiffany’s, he walked me to the door. He cupped my face in his hand and leaned in inching his lips closer to mine. I’d never wanted anything so bad. He was so close I could smell the mint of his breath and feel the heat on my face, when he moved away from my face and hovered over my ear instead. Geez! What was he doing? Just kiss me already. He brushed my hair behind my ear and whispered, “I’m sorry. I forgot you asked me to wait until the fifth date.”

He became more vertical and dropped his hands around my waist pulling me to him. Locked in his arms, I felt so safe. “Forget I asked you to wait.” I did.

“No ma’am. I have to think you asked me that for a reason, and my girl needs to know I respect her.”

“Fine. But last night was a date… Did you say I’m your girl?”

“Do you want to be?”

Review:

The Fate of A Marlowe Girl

Although Tiffany Marlowe would love to be anywhere else but the bachelorette party she is throwing for her sister, she tries to be the dutiful maid of honor despite her feelings for the whole wedding.  Tiffany escapes her room when it gets crashed by the drunken girls with them.  Finding herself in a bar, looking uncomfortable she peeks the interest of Luke a local who becomes a much needed ally when her party is evicted from the hotel.

This is a short story, I liked Tiffany a lot.  I wish it had been a lot longer as it seemed there was a complex dynamic about the Marlowe family that had not time to develop.  Luke is pure gentleman, he could have walked off and left Tiffany to deal with all the drama but he stood by her side throughout.  Perfect setting for a romantic read.

The Other Marlowe Girl

Kammy Marlowe has made her fair share of mistakes, particularly her ex-husband who has a drug dealer coming after her for the money.  Kammy finds an unlikely ally in Enrique who knows all about her rocky past.  Kammy is trying to dig herself out of a hole and having lost the trust of the people she loves most, she realizes she needs to make some changes and hopefully Enrique will be by her side.

Another quick read, but a thrilling story to the very end.  I liked that Kammy was not perfect. You meet her in Fate of a Marlowe Girl and I can honestly say I did not care for her, but when you begin to read this story from her point of view you get to see a whole different side to her.  Another enjoyable read from Beth Fred.

Author Beth Fred

Meet Beth Fred! That’s me! I’m a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I’m represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma’am, make promises they keep, and aren’t afraid to profess their undying love. It’s not breakfast if there aren’t carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can’t guess where I’m from ;) Wanna know more about me? You can find that here:



Top Ten List

Thanks so much for having me today! I’m so glad you’re letting me talk about food. I love food as much as I love books. I’m a Southern girl currently trapped in the tundra, so comfort food is among my favorite things. And currently, I have zero access. However, I am from Texas, so some of my comfort foods might not make the list other places.

10. Fried chicken. Real Southern fried chicken. Not fake fried chicken.
09. Fried okra & fried squash—In fact, anything breaded and fried. It might not be good for you, but it tastes good going down.
08. mashed potatoes & gravy
07. biscuits & gravy. Yeah, yeah, gravy is another love. I don’t eat it much though. One because I’m in the tundra now, and I don’t find decent gravy here, and two because it’s so bad for you.
06. Smoked brisket with spicy bar-b-q sauce on the side. Texas bar-b-q sauce, I don’t like that sweet stuff.
05. Tacos—(real tacos (they have to have cilantro) probably even more if Tiffany makes them).
04. Steak—But it’s not the same outside of Texas.
03. Pie!!
02. French toast
01. Mexican food beyond tacos—fajitas, burritos, you name it, I miss it!



Marlowe Girls Blog Tour Schedule

The Fate of a Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old Tiffany escapes her sister Kammy’s too wild Cancun bachelorette party, she finds herself in a bar with the unwanted attention of a gorgeous local named Luke.
Luke may be charming but Tiffany is leaving in two days and doesn’t need any complications. But complications are exactly what she gets when the cops show up to raid Kammy’s party. When Kammy is arrested, Tiffany agrees to have dinner with Luke, so he’ll help her get Kammy out of jail. Kammy’s arrest forces her to spend an extra day in Cancun, meaning she’ll miss a crucial meeting, and as an accountant in tax season, she is already drowning in work. Not to mention, every second she spends with Luke makes it harder to leave. With Luke, Tiffany is almost ready to forget about work.
Will the airport be their final goodbye?

Amazon * Barnes & Noble



The Other Marlowe Girl

When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite bar. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he’s her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past.
Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband’s drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her.
Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?

Amazon


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Author Beth Fred

Meet Beth Fred! That’s me! I’m a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I’m represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma’am, make promises they keep, and aren’t afraid to profess their undying love. It’s not breakfast if there aren’t carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can’t guess where I’m from ;) Wanna know more about me? You can find that here:


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Tour Giveaway

$10 Amazon Gift Card

Tour Schedule

April 17th
Book Bliss – Review
A Date with a Book – Review & Tens List
Addicted to Heroines – Guest Post
Unabridged Andra – Interview
April 18th
Bookworm Lisa – Review
Aimee Lane – Interview
Kaisy Daisy’s Corner- Review
Book4Tomorrow – Spotlight
April 19th
The Bookmark Blog – Review
Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews – Character Interview
Love. Pray. Read. – Review
Musings From An Addicted Reader – Review & Tens List
April 20th
Always YA at Heart – Review
Recent Reads – Review
Bibliophile Mystery – Spotlight
April 21st
Lily Pond Reads – Interview
Ranee S Clark – Review
~Oh, The Books You’ll Read! – Review
April 22nd
My Devotional Thoughts – Review
Whirlwind of Books – Review
Curling Up With A Good Book – Tens List
Mythical Books – Review
April 23rd
Simply Infatuated – Tens List
Sweeping Me – Spotlight
Opinionated Consumer – Review
Storeybook Review – Review
April 24th
Once Upon a Book – Guest Post & Review
Maureen’s Musings – Review
Wintry Words – Spotlight
Immerse in a World of Fiction – Review & Guest Post
April 25th
The Muse Unleashed – Review
3PsinaPod – Review
Tribute Books – Excerpt
Ever and Ever Sight – Review
April 26th
Read Your Writes – Review & Tens List
Ethereal Books Reviews – Excerpt
Paranormal Book Club – Spotlight

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me & for letting me talk about food! (I just tried to leave this comment a few seconds ago and somehow ended up leaving it on Kathy's blog...oops).

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  2. P.S. I enjoyed your reviews.

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