Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Release Blitz: Best Laid Plans by Stylo Fantome


* Smuggle diamonds from Liberia to Morocco
* Make the trip in three days
* Don't get caught
* Don't kill each other
* Don't have sex with each other
* Don't fall for each other
* Stick to the plan

This is the story of what happens when an unlikely bond is formed between enemies, causing tensions to rise, and igniting a chemistry that threatens to burn them both. Together, they'll learn that sometimes even the best laid plans can fail.

If this NOVEL were a MOVIE, it would have an R rating from the MPAA. Contains: Violence, Grisly Images, Strong Language, Nudity, and Graphic Sexual Content 

4.5 Star Review by Jen Hagen

My first book by Ms. Fantome was a love triangle (one of my favorite taboo genres) and after that I discovered that she had previously written a 4-part series involving a hot alpha male.  Once I consumed the man known as Jameson Kane, I quickly realized that I would read anything written by her.  She has a very unique way of writing and her plots are hands down some of the best ever.  In this newest release, I was once again taken aback by the ability of her writing to take you where no one else has.  I have never read about driving through Africa with guns blazing!

Marc is a mercenary.  He has been hired to steal diamonds and once acquired they will be transferred to Lily, the transporter, who will be delivering them to proud new owner in Moscow.  It’s a big heist with a big payoff.  Every scenario has been played through their heads of what could go wrong and how to go with an alternate plan.  What neither of them planned on was the best sex of their lives with each other only to find themselves enemies the very next day.

Marc the Master of Sex from the night before was long gone.  Marcelle De Sant the Mercenary was in the car, and she didn’t like him very much. 

Lily has a hidden agenda as to why she needs to complete this job.  She will stop at nothing until she gets to the finish line in Moscow.  Chains, land mines, bounties…it’s all a matter of a day’s work…or 5 days as that is the time frame she has to deliver the diamonds.  Marc is along for the ride because, well…he pretty much insisted on coming along due to a slight misunderstanding and he wants those diamonds back.  It’s not the joy ride they had the night before.

“You don’t have the balls to shoot me.”
She lowered her gun a couple inches and fired again, directly between his legs.  The bullet pinged into the sand at the edge of the road, right in front of him.  When she sighted back on his head, he looked decidedly less confident.
“In two minutes, you won’t have balls, either.”

Oh the banter between these two is off the charts.  They hate each…they can’t keep their hands off each other…they don’t trust each other…they have hot sex.  It’s a never-ending battle between them.   I will say that initially I was a little taken aback by the physical violence they had towards one another.

In this line of business there’s no room for relationships so it’s no wonder that Marc doesn’t know how to treat a lady.  He’s been a one-night man forever.  Lily doesn’t do relationships because she’s so focused on the end game.  Her head has only been able to think of how the game needs to be played.  Lily is a fiery red head and she is unstoppable.  Marc is drawn to her and waivers between staying to help her finish the game or leave her to her own defense while he goes back to his life (with the diamonds of course!)  He may be a crude lover, but he does have moments of clarity where he speaks from the heart.

“At night, when I’m alone, in some kind of trouble that I’ve no doubt gotten myself into,” he started, and they both chuckled, “I’ll picture your eyes.  Your smile, your body, your voice.  But most of all your eyes.  I could look into them forever.  I’ll miss them.  Will miss seeing you look at me.”

They burn up the sheets when they aren’t fighting.

Is this the end of their love/hate relationship?  And what about the diamonds?  Who has them? This is a fast-paced read with the story covering 6 days’ time.  It does end on a cliffy, and I cannot wait to read the end of their story.  I loved the addition of a secondary character, Kingsley, to add to the duo’s already humor-filled adventures. 


She came back around to his front and watched him as he loaded up the rest of his gear. Thigh holsters, shoulder holster, ankle holster; pretty much anywhere he could hang a gun, there was a holster. When he glanced at her, she had her eyebrows raised in surprise.
“What?” he looked himself over, looking to see if he'd missed anything.
“That's a lot of gear,” she commented.
“Can never be too careful. I don't feel like dying tonight.”
“Why are you getting ready here, anyway? Don't you have a home?” she pointed out. He snorted.
“Sweetheart, the job starts here and ends here. I don't want anyone following me back to my place – not even these fuckers. I don't let anyone see where I sleep,” Marc stressed. She pouted her lips.
She stepped up close to him, standing on her tiptoes so her mouth was near his ear.
“Because I'd love
to see where you sleep.”

About the Author
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed 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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Buy Links
On Amazon Exclusively - also available in Kindle Unlimited program for free. $0.99 release price will be good through Sept. 8th - then it goes up to $2.99.




The author is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card and 2 ARC copies of Out of Plans (when the ARCs are available and ready)

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