Monday, October 3

*** BLOG TOUR, EXCERPT, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *** Neighbors by Stylo Fantôme


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Things a good neighbor can do for you:

1. Give you a cup of sugar

2. Let you borrow his lawnmower

3. Water your plants while you're on vacation

4. Make your eyes roll back in your head with his tongue

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door - her career always kept her too busy. She's a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl's gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she's ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?

It was no joke.

Liam had been waiting in the lobby for her at nine o'clock, sharp. Liam Edenhoff – “but everyone calls me Eden” – he'd introduced himself again to her before guiding her out to a taxi he'd had waiting.

She felt a little nauseous. She'd chugged down another half bottle of wine, and some crème de menthe, before heading downstairs to meet him. She'd almost talked herself out of going, but she'd made the mistake of telling her roommate Tori about the whole fiasco. Apparently, Katya owed it to women everywhere (and Tori in particular) to explore this opportunity to its fullest. She'd all but been shoved out the apartment, the door slammed and locked in her face.

“Nervous?” Liam Eden-whatever-his-name-was asked her as the cab slowed to a crawl.

“Nope,” Katya's voice sounded overly loud.

“Liar. Tonight is gonna be an interesting night, angel cake.”

“Stop calling me that.”

“What's your last name?”

“None of your business.”

“Okay then – when the gang bang starts, I'll tell them to call you Katya X.”

She couldn't stop the blush from happening that time. Liam burst out laughing, then soothed the sting by grabbing her hand.

Even when they got out of the cab, he didn't let go of her. Normally, she would've been uncomfortable with a stranger assuming such a familiarity with her, but this time, she was thankful for it. She held onto him tightly as they walked down a crowded street. Then they turned into an alley, and his gang bang joke didn't seem so funny. He led her to a plain door, above which a simple, small, neon sign spelled out “The Garden”. Outside were several small groups of people, chatting and smoking. Some of them called out greetings to him, all of them using his nickname, but a large and scary looking bouncer addressed him very properly.

“Hey, Mr. Edenhoff, wasn't expecting you in tonight. Any problems?”

“Nope, just bringing a friend to show her the place, let her see what I do for a living.”

All the blood was quickly rushing from Katya's limbs, pooling somewhere in her stomach. None of this was a joke. He really did own the place, that much was obvious.

As Liam led her through the door, though, Katya actually felt a surge of confidence. She was still nervous, still more than a little scared, but she was okay with it. Liam seemed like a nice guy, he wasn't going to take her into some dark room and insert foreign objects into her orifices. She could leave whenever she wanted to, whenever it got too uncomfortable. Everything was fine, and for once, she was doing something exciting. She'd een have something interesting to talk about at work the next day.


My Review 

My neighbors are nothing like this. I feel like I'm missing out on the good things in life. 

There a books that leave you feeling happy, content, nervous, sad, emotional, excited, and even angry. Neighbors left me feeling all the things. There wasn't an emotion that I didn't feel. I don't know how she does it, but Ms. Fantome is able to create new, exciting and unique characters that leave me both shocked, turned on and like I'm a page away from a nervous breakdown every time. 

Neighbors follows Katya Tocci. She's in kind of a beige rut. She doesn't go outside her comfort zone much and her life is kind of in a holding pattern. With the help of her best friend though she sets out to change that. By signing up for a dating site she gets way more than she bargained for but she finds that maybe it's exactly what she needs. 

First she meets Liam Edenhoff. He finds her on the dating site and realizes that she is the same woman that lives near him. With his attention captured, Katya sets out to prove to both Liam and herself that she's not really the boring baker she seems to be. When she learns that Liam owns a sex club, her inner daredevil starts showing and she realizes that she has way more to give and is way more courageous and outgoing that she ever knew. 

Ener Wulfric Stone: her childhood neighbor and schoolgirl crush. He randomly shows up at her bakery and decides they're going on a date. A bit taken aback but totally curious (and still a little starstruck), she decides to let her new inner vixen out. As she strikes up a sexy friendship with Liam, she develops more intimate feelings for Wulf though she's completely open and honest with both men right from the very beginning. 

Soon though just as the saying goes all good things must come to an end. And while she loves the freedom her new arrangement has given her, she's a realist at heart and realizes that she has different feelings for both men. When she confronts those feelings though things get a little sticky. 

I pretty much loved everything about this book. It was undeniably sexy. It was also cute and funny and even a bit frustrating as the three way dynamic Katya finds herself in was quite realistic in my opinion. When things started to get messy as they're wont to do, I was as caught up in the frenzy as Katya. I fell a little bit for both Liam and Wulf but in completely different ways. And as the book neared its conclusion, I had some ideas about what was going to happened, but just like with Degradation, I did not see that ending coming at all. 

I am so excited to see how this series plays out. I don't yet know if I'm Team Tacos or Team Wulf, but I am most assuredly Team Katya and more than a little Team WTF Just Happened. 

Reviewed by Paige

★★☆ 5 "Wow" Stars ☆★★

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About the Author

Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.


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