Blog Tour + Excerpt – UNDER THE STARS by Tia Louise

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Under the Stars, the stunning conclusion of the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise, is available NOW!

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All around us was darkness and night…

I’m not a hero. I’m a survivor.

I had one way out, and I took it.

Now all I want is peace,

A place to pick up the pieces and start over.

But she wants justice.

Names on a list, faces in the crowd.

I vowed to help her, but it’s taking us back to the demons.

Until he appeared.

I thought he died in the fight.

I was wrong.

He’s here.

Stronger, more powerful… Sexier.

And dangerous.

The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most.

When he tried to save me, he had no power.

Now everything has changed, and he’ll never stop until I’m his.


Excerpt

~ Lara ~

We stop walking and turn to face the emerald waters. The briny air pushes her hair back and around her shoulders. Tendrils spin around my face, and the inescapable sorrow filters through my chest.

“I can’t do this anymore.”

“Yes, you can.” Her voice is flat, and she bends to put Pierre on the dry sand. “I’m going up. How much longer will you be out here? Celeste is making Quiche Lorraine for breakfast.”

Another sigh. “I’ll be up in a bit. I’m finishing my exercise.”

“Don’t stay out too long or I’ll eat all the food! Come, Pierre!”

I watch her run up the tall staircase, her little dog at her heels, thinking of the reasons she has to run. I remember her as a small girl on the street, in the dark alley behind the theater. She was thin and starving and hunched in the corner waiting to die.

She was so malnourished, I thought she was younger than her actual age, which was twelve. I remember carrying her inside and fighting with Rosa. I remember Rosa boxing my ears and telling me the first time that kid cried, she’d throw us both in the alley with the rats. I remember the terror I felt that night and Molly falling asleep so quietly with her head on my chest.

She needed me. She loved me, and I loved her fiercely in return.

I remember her running around the theater, a sweet and innocent kid never suspecting the hawk was circling above, watching her, closing in to steal her soul and warp her future. I’ll never forgive myself for what happened to her. I’ll never forgive myself for not being there to protect her.

A flash of pain moves through my stomach, and I remember someone saying the same words to me not so long ago…

Walking to the edge of the water, I look out at the surf, at the waves rushing in and out. I think about how nothing bad can happen here. The sins of the past are far, far away from this beautiful place.

Only it’s a lie.

The sins of the past are never far away.

We carry them with us in our hearts wherever we go.

No matter how far we run, we can never outrun ourselves.

Tears are in my eyes, and I blink them away. My emotions are so close to the surface these days. I squat and wrap my arms around my knees, holding my insides together and wishing…

My wishes never come true.

“Lara!” A strong male voice cuts through the breeze.

For a moment I don’t believe it. It’s a wish caught on the wind and carried away out to sea.

“Lara!” It’s louder this time, closer.

Nervous anticipation floods my chest. I stand and look up and over my shoulder. The staircase where Molly descended is empty. The one ahead of it is empty as well.

Was it a dream?

Another shout, and I realize it’s coming from behind me. Turning, I see a tall figure jogging down the steps. He’s alone, and he’s moving fast. I look around, and no one is here. I have nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

My heart alternates between beating out of my chest and dying. I’m back on that train, seeing him for the first time out of the blue, completely caught off-guard, alternately panicking and rejoicing… He’s alive!

He’s wearing faded jeans and a plain white t-shirt. His caramel hair is a little longer, but not much. It moves in the breeze as he approaches me.

He’s strong and pure and gorgeous as ever, and the way we touched, our glorious reunion is stronger and hotter in my memory than the sun climbing higher in the sky.

I want to cry. I want to sing. I want to hold him…

But now everything has changed.

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About the Author

Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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New Release – UNDER THE STARS by Tia Louise

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Under the Stars, the stunning conclusion of the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise, is LIVE!

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All around us was darkness and night…

I’m not a hero. I’m a survivor.

I had one way out, and I took it.

Now all I want is peace,

A place to pick up the pieces and start over.

But she wants justice.

Names on a list, faces in the crowd.

I vowed to help her, but it’s taking us back to the demons.

Until he appeared.

I thought he died in the fight.

I was wrong.

He’s here.

Stronger, more powerful… Sexier.

And dangerous.

The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most.

When he tried to save me, he had no power.

Now everything has changed, and he’ll never stop until I’m his.

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Read UNDER THE STARS today!

(Free in Kindle Unlimited)
Amazon US | Amazon Universal | Paperback

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Start the series with UNDER THE LIGHTS for only 99¢!

(Free in Kindle Unlimited)
Amazon US | Amazon Universal | Paperback


About the Author

Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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Review Tour + Excerpt – UNDER THE LIGHTS by Tia Louise

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“All the sin, heat, and dirty underbelly that comes with it. I’m dying to read Under the Stars!”
–Nora Flite, USA Today bestselling author

Under the Lights, book one in the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise, is available NOW!

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About UNDER THE LIGHTS:

Heroes don’t last long around here…

Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?

Check.

Prepare to die for her?

Double-check.

Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.

The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.

Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.

Long, dark hair…

She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.

Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.

Cat eyes and blood red lips.

Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.

I couldn’t keep my hands off her…

But her fame had a dark side,

A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.

I would do anything to save her…

He would do anything to see me dead.

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Thrilling and emotionally-chargedUnder the Lights is book one in the suspenseful Bright Lights Duet.

Under the Lights takes you on the daunting and courageous journey of a young woman fighting for not only herself, but for another helpless girl, to overcome and escape a world filled with danger, exploitation, and peril. But as time ticks by, her hopes of freedom begin to diminish. But even in the darkest of times, a light can be found. And her light comes from only one man. But is he enough to save her from a world of corruption and terror?

Reading this book was an eye-opening experience for me. The realness the storyline projects is one that is rarely displayed in books. It touches controversial topics within the story, not only with the subject matter but with the actions and dialogue of the entire cast of characters. This book isn’t for all readers. I, myself, found it hard at times to continue reading because of the raw, vile, and malicious behavior exhibited. But it was the underlying emotional bonds that really showcased the true magnificence of the book. The experiences and unthinkable situations endured brought forth an unwavering compassion that will leave you connected to the characters and to the final outcome that’s still unknown.

Under the Lights is a dark and intensely deep romance that captures the essence of an even darker and terrifying world hidden in the shadows. Book two is sure to bring all the lingering questions and unresolved situations to a conclusion. And I, for one, cannot wait to find out what happens next!

4 Stars!

~Kelly


Excerpt

“You’re so good.” Her voice is soft, and she traces her finger along the bandage before lifting her blue eyes to meet mine. “Thank you for buying me lunch. For saving me…”

Without warning, she steps forward and wraps her arms around my waist, pressing her face against my chest, and I don’t hold back. She fits perfectly in my arms, and I inhale the sweet scent of her hair just before I press my lips to the top of her head.

Her voice is muffled against my shirt. “It feels so safe here.”

“Lara,” I whisper in her hair. “I want to keep you safe.”

She pulls back, and I loosen my hold. But she doesn’t leave. She puts her hand against my cheek, lifting her chin as she rises higher on her toes. Hell if I make her work for it.

Leaning forward, I capture her lips. They part, and our tongues meet, curling together as I hug her closer to me. She exhales a little noise, and her fingers thread in the sides of my hair. I trace a line with my lips to her ear.

“I want you so much,” I whisper.

She turns, searching for my mouth, and I kiss her. She fists my shirt in her hands, pulling it up and placing her palm against my bare stomach. I groan deeply, and my hands slide under her ass. I lift her against my chest, and her legs go around my waist. Our kisses are wildfire, fast-moving, lips pulling, hungry for something more. Something just within reach.

She moving subtly against my waist, and the blood rushes downward. I’m hard and she’s riding me, stroking my erection with her crotch.

“Lara,” I groan.

Her lips still, and she holds my cheeks, looking into my eyes. “That night on the catwalk… The way you looked at me…”

My brow collapses at the memory. “You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”

“I only want you to see me.”

Her lips are pink and swollen from my kisses. I lean forward and kiss her again, tasting her like she’s water in the desert. She exhales a little noise, and it’s a charge straight to my cock.

I love her lips. I love her mouth. I want more. I want all of her.

“Does your waist hurt?”

She leans forward, running her nose along my jaw. “Nothing hurts. Everything is amazing.”

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Read TODAY for ONLY 99 CENTS!

Free in Kindle Unlimited
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Pre-order UNDER THE STARS (Book #2) — Out January 22nd Today!
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About the Author

Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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Review: UNDER THE LIGHTS by Tia Louise

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Under the Lights by Tia Louise
Series: Bright Lights Duet, book 1
Genre: contemporary romance
Publisher: TLM Productions LLC
Publication Date: January 8, 2018
Rating: ★★★★✰


Thrilling and emotionally-chargedUnder the Lights is book one in the suspenseful Bright Lights Duet.

Under the Lights takes you on the daunting and courageous journey of a young woman fighting for not only herself, but for another helpless girl, to overcome and escape a world filled with danger, exploitation, and peril. But as time ticks by, her hopes of freedom begin to diminish. But even in the darkest of times, a light can be found. And her light comes from only one man. But is he enough to save her from a world of corruption and terror?

Reading this book was an eye-opening experience for me. The realness the storyline projects is one that is rarely displayed in books. It touches controversial topics within the story, not only with the subject matter but with the actions and dialogue of the entire cast of characters. This book isn’t for all readers. I, myself, found it hard at times to continue reading because of the raw, vile, and malicious behavior exhibited. But it was the underlying emotional bonds that really showcased the true magnificence of the book. The experiences and unthinkable situations endured brought forth an unwavering compassion that will leave you connected to the characters and to the final outcome that’s still unknown.

Under the Lights is a dark and intensely deep romance that captures the essence of an even darker and terrifying world hidden in the shadows. Book two is sure to bring all the lingering questions and unresolved situations to a conclusion. And I, for one, cannot wait to find out what happens next!

4 Stars!

~Kelly


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Synopsis:
A thrilling, white-hot second-chance romance duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise… 

Heroes don’t last long around here…

Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?
Check.

Prepare to die for her?
Double-check.

Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.
She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.
The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.
Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.
Long, dark hair…

She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.
Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.

Cat eyes and blood red lips.
Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.
I couldn’t keep my hands off her…

But her fame had a dark side,
A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.

I would do anything to save her…
He would do anything to see me dead.

 


New Release – UNDER THE LIGHTS by Tia Louise

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“Tia Louise goes darker, amping up the suspense and turning up the heat.”
–Aleatha Romig, New York Times bestselling author

Under the Lights, book one in the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise, is LIVE!

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Under The Lights

Heroes don’t last long around here…

Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?

Check.

Prepare to die for her?

Double-check.

Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.

The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.

Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.

Long, dark hair…

She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.

Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.

Cat eyes and blood red lips.

Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.

I couldn’t keep my hands off her…

But her fame had a dark side,

A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.

I would do anything to save her…

He would do anything to see me dead.

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Read TODAY for ONLY 99¢!

(Free in Kindle Unlimited)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2qxaKwe
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/UndertheLights
Paperback: http://amzn.to/2CZozX5

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Pre-Order UNDER THE STARS (Book #2) — Out January 22nd Today!

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About the Author

Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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Twitter | Facebook | Amazon

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Cover Reveal – THE BRIGHT LIGHTS DUET by Tia Louise

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The Bright Lights Duet, a thrilling, white-hot second-chance romance from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise, is coming January 8th with Under The Lights, and Under the Stars releasing January 22nd!

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Author: Tia Louise
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Dates:
UNDER THE LIGHTS: January 8th
UNDER THE STARS: January 22nd
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photographer for Under the Lights: Wander Aguiar

UNDER THE LIGHTS (Book One)

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Synopsis:

Heroes don’t last long around here…

Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?

Check.

Prepare to die for her?

Double-check.

Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.

She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.

The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.

Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.

Long, dark hair…

She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.

Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.

Cat eyes and blood red lips.

Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.

I couldn’t keep my hands off her…

But her fame had a dark side,

A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.

I would do anything to save her…

He would do anything to see me dead.

A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Duet, coming Jan. 8, 2018!

Under the Lights will be a LIVE release on Amazon!

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★ Add UNDER THE LIGHTS on Goodreads: https://goo.gl/14dVtj
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UNDER THE STARS (Book two)

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Synopsis:

All around us was darkness and night…

I’m not a hero. I’m a survivor.

I had one way out, and I took it.

Now all I want is peace,

A place to pick up the pieces and start over.

But she wants justice.

Names on a list, faces in the crowd.

I vowed to help her, but it’s taking us back to the demons.

Until he appeared.

I thought he died in the fight.

I was wrong.

He’s here.

Stronger, more powerful… Sexier.

And dangerous.

The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most.

When he tried to save me, he had no power.

Now everything has changed, and he’ll never stop until I’m his.

★ To be notified when The Bright Lights Duet is LIVE on Amazon click HERE: http://smarturl.it/BLDAlert
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Watch the Bright Lights Duet Trailer Here:

About Tia Louise:

Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the ‘One to Hold’ and ‘Dirty Players’ series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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