Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fallen For You/Taken By You by Carlie Sexton ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

Fallen For You Synopsis

If you believe your life is the sum total of your choices, what do you do when things just don’t add up? You are about to find out. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be dull. And surely, it won’t be safe. In fact, making just one wrong choice could put evil at your bedside watching you sleep.

And so it is with Kate Simmons, a young woman who, by choosing to regain her life, actually puts it at risk by the very choices she makes. After unimaginable heartbreak stops her world on a dime, Kate falls into a three-year blackness of self blame that brings her to the edge of life, itself. As time finally brings light back through tiny cracks of renewed desire, Kate moves out of the prison she made for herself in her mother’s home to find a new reality, rooming with her best girlfriend, Charlie.

Yet, to be free is to be vulnerable, and Kate’s choices more than ever mark a splattered line between being happy and being dead.

Care to choose? Here’s your menu:

A strangely alluring building manager so possessed with wanting you for his own, he’ll bury more than the fact he has a girlfriend; a buff college student for whom you are clearly hot, as are all the other girls on campus; a pushy lawyer who is as handsome as he is intoxicated with conquest, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who gets what he wants — always.

Sometimes, it’s whom you choose. Sometimes, it’s who chooses you. If you’re Kate, it’s both, and it puts you on a perilous road where good looks and humor are the thin masks of jealous delusion and utter violence.

You’re in trouble when the sum total of your choices is written in blood red.


“Roger is back in town,” she said, looking over at him. The tone of her voice resonated with worry. “Do you think he will try to find me?”

“Yes, I think that he will look for you. That’s why I think that you should quit your job. Transferring to the UTC store probably isn’t going to be enough.”

“I don’t want to talk about that right now. I need my job to pay my bills,” she said, annoyed that he was bringing this up again. But then she realized it was her own fault. She’s the one who had brought up Roger. This was the only thing that they had argued about since she moved in. “I have too much on my mind with my dad to get into an argument with you right now.”

Neil leaned over and kissed her on the temple. “I know. I don’t want to argue either. Let’s just table it for now. Just know that I am just looking out for your welfare. I don’t want anything to happen to you. You are my world and I can’t imagine my life without you,” he said, caressing her cheek with his hand. “If he does anything to hurt you, I don’t know what I would do.”

“I can’t imagine being without you either. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me,” she said. “I hope that you know how much I appreciate everything that you have done for me and that you are important to me too.”

“I haven’t done anything but care about you. You deserve to be cared for. You are an extraordinary woman.”

Kate smiled at him. They ate the rest of their meal in silence. She didn’t have the energy to even ask him about his day. She was emotionally drained and just wanted to go to bed early. When they each took their last bite, she cleared their plates, rinsed them, and put them in the dishwasher. Neil sat there just watching her. When she finished, he held his hand out to her. She took it eagerly and he led her upstairs. He brought her into the bathroom and turned on the water to fill the tub. He checked the temperature of the water, adjusting it slightly. Then he poured in the bath salts that she loved so much. The scent of jasmine filled the air and calmed her soul.

He turned to look at her; his eyes blazing with passion, a look so intense, it could have melted the clothes right off her body. He moved toward her like a predator stalking his prey. A grin spread across her face as she knew he was going to make her forget all of her troubles, at least for the evening. He had a talent for making her disregard everything in the world but him. A talent that she was only too happy to help him perfect.

He guided her toward the bathtub. It was one of her favorite places to spend time. They had spent many evenings curled up there, washing each other, kissing and revving things up for steamy lovemaking. He made her toes curl, skin tingle, and the earth fall away.

Neil began taking off her clothes. He started with her slippers and, as they came off, she put her feet on the soft rug that covered the tile in front of the tub. He then skimmed her yoga pants from her hips down to her ankles. She put a hand on his shoulder as he lifted one foot at a time to remove them. He was on his knees and he stopped long enough to savor the aroma radiating from between her thighs. He nuzzled her clit with his nose and then spread her apart with his fingers. “Oh, baby, you are so beautiful,” was all she heard him say before he put his mouth on her clit and began licking. He devoured her and as he did it, her nipples became hard and her sex began pulsing.

Before her knees buckled from the frenzy Neil was creating, he rose to remove the rest of her clothing, kissing each breast as he revealed them. He removed her sweatshirt and T-shirt all at once. Now she was completely naked in front of him. He kissed each of her breasts again and then grabbed her hands, placing them on his belt. She undid his belt and pants, sliding them down his muscular legs and revealing his impressive package. When she was down on her knees, she didn’t finish removing his pants, nor did she take off his shoes. Instead, she grabbed onto his hard shaft and slid him into her mouth. Neil gasped as she began licking and sucking him. He put one hand on the shower to steady himself.

She realized that they weren’t going to make it into the tub, so she pulled away and turned off the water. She then removed his shoes and the jeans that had pooled at his feet.

“The bath can wait,” she said, taking him by the hand and leading him into the bedroom. She pushed him down on the bed and knelt down on the floor between his legs. Before she made a move, she looked up and down his muscular body. She put her hands on his shoulders and slowly moved them down his chest, over his abs, and finally clutched him, grazing his inner thighs with her fingernails. She continued what she had started just seconds ago. Neil’s soft groans told her everything she needed to know as his head fell back. As she continued engulfing him in her mouth, he reached down and rubbed circles on her nipples simultaneously. Her eyes locked on his as he did that. She knew the effect she was having on him; it was evident in her mouth. His sounds of ecstasy spurred her on as she continued driving him wild.

He grabbed her by the shoulders and made her stand up. Moving her toward the wall, he began kissing her as he walked her backwards.

“Kate, you turn me on so much. I need to be inside of you. Do exactly what I tell you.”

Fallen for You - Carlie Sexton
3.5 Stars

A suspenseful thriller with a little romance thrown in.

I had mixed feelings getting into this story. I almost felt like it was going to turn out to be hard to get into it. And it was for a little while. The dialogue just seemed a little off for me. Just remember, everyone takes things differently. But I did get into the storyline. And that’s what held me to finish the story. It had my heart racing with fear at times.

It starts out with two girlfriends, Kate & Charlie, looking to get their own first apartment together. Kate is still attending college & Charlie has graduated & is working now. They find what they think is the perfect place to call their own. And it is, except for Roger Wilkins, their good looking, hot, apartment complex manager. He’s nice on the outside, but you don’t expect what you get when you unwrap that package. He’s a slick, sick, twisted, creepy stalker.
Kate is an unsuspecting recipient of Roger’s infatuation with her. During the course of this suspenseful drama, she is attending San Diego Univ. & has two other men vying for her attention. There’s Mark, a fellow classmate, who appears to have women swarming towards him like bees to honey. And Kate has avoided him since school started, but then the day arrives that she can’t avoid him. He wants to be study partners with her. But she tells him no. He doesn’t take that well & Kate asks him why he’s interested in her.

“I don’t want any of the other girls on this campus,” he said. “I want the beautiful, intelligent woman standing before me now. It’s not only your beauty that I find intriguing, but your intelligence is extremely sexy to me as well. Every time you talk in class, I am mesmerized by what you are saying. I want to know everything about you. I want to figure out what makes you tick. I want hours to go by with you & have it seem like minutes. I want to make you feel things that you have never felt before.”

Holy crap!!! I just wanted to melt right there on the spot.

Then, there’s Neil Statton. He’s Kate’s Alumni Mentor no-show. He’s a lawyer and for the past few years, he’s been a womanizer. For reasons you’ll find out as you read the book. But after meeting Kate, does he change his ways??
I think you will find this story a nice change from the books that are out now. I know I did because I’ve been reading a lot of books with billionaires/millionaires, rockers and cowboys. Fallen For You is loaded with drama, suspense & thrills. Take a chance on this author. Even after having a hard time getting into reading it, I stayed up until 2am to finish it. Now I’m on to Taken by You. Yes….the suspense continues!

Review by Jessie L.

Taken by You Synopsis

How tragic it is when a caged spirit finally finds its freedom and — entranced in its ecstasy — is invited by that freedom into a cloaked dance with danger.

In Book One of this three-part epic, Kate Simmons — young and alluring, and finally out of her cage of grief — attracts more than attention. Intoxicated by her newfound independence, a blithe Kate is on her way to finding out that around the corners of life, some life-changing eye-openers await. As the story continues in Book Two and she begins to churn a dangerously turbulent trail, it is Kate who now has to snap to, to react, to outrun, or become yet another tortured victim who vanishes down the path of wrong choice.

Having already roiled the risky waters of jealousy, Kate moves in with Neil while Roger — an enamored oddity — visits his son in Germany. Upon his return and finding Kate gone, Roger’s predator mind becomes unhitched, and then unleashed, on the hunt of a lifetime. But whose life?

Step by creeping step, even as Kate’s future closes in on her, she attends — obliviously — to her new life, working through the challenges of fresh relationships, losing family members both to death and to deceit, questioning the depth of love.

Every path offers a choice. Every choice offers a consequence. And every consequence summons its due. As emotions swirl across fateful days and nights, some in Kate’s life will reach out to touch happiness in warm embraces, others to sever ties in bloody traces.

The stains of passion are frequently mistaken. The question here is who will be taken?


Taken by You - Carlie Sexton
3.5 stars

This is the continuation of the suspense that happened in Fallen for You.

Kate has another chance at finding love. She’s also trying to stay under the radar from creepy, stalker guy, Roger Wilkins. Roger is totally obsessed with finding Kate again after finding out, on his return home from Germany, that she’s moved out of the apartment she rented across the hall from him.

Kate and Neil’s relationship is moving forward in this book. Neil is doing everything he can to protect Kate. He’s had her move in with him. And he’s also gotten a bodyguard to be with her whenever she is out. But will this be enough?? There are so many things revealed in this book & so many twists & turns that I felt like I was in one of those fun houses at the carnival that you have a hard time finding your way out of.

I wanted to toss my Kindle when I got to the end……Roger is getting more anxious and has convinced himself that Kate is meant to be with him. Like I’ve said before…..this guy is creepy & really needs to be locked up. I’m left hanging here…..ugh!! This story continues with Given to You that comes out in August 2013.

Review by Jessie L.

Author Bio

Carlie Sexton has had a passion for reading her entire life. She loves it so that she dedicated her life to educating children. As a teacher, she has had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently she decided to write a story that had been on her mind. Now she has several that she wants to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that she dearly loves.

Carlie lives with her handsome husband in Southern California. They enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. They have two beautiful dogs, but on children.

You can connect with Carlie on Facebook via her author page at facebook.com/carliesextonauthor email her at CarlieSexton@ymail.com, or visit her blog at CarlieSextonRomance.com to see what is next on her horizon. If you enjoyed part 1, then you will be happy to know that part 2, Taken by You is on its way for you to read it. It will be released no later than July 2013. It is the continuation of the story between Neil and Kate with many twists and turns.

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  1. Thank you for the reviews and giveaway. I am looking forward to reading Fallen for You and Taken By You and follow Kate :)

  2. thank you for the review and giveaway love the books denise smith denise226@verizon.net

  3. Can't wait to read these books!! Thanks for the reviews and the giveaway!

  4. Awesome giveaway. Cant wait to read these.

  5. Sounds like a good book. Thank you for the review and the giveaway!

  6. Thank you for the review and giveaway. I have over 200 unread books on my Kindle, so I have to be extra picky about the books that I buy. I really depend on reviews to make a decision.

  7. Thanks for the review and giveaway :)

  8. These are now on my TBR list! I hope to be reading them soon!! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
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  9. thank you for the great giveaway love to be able to read denise smith denise226@verizon.net