Monday, December 14, 2015

Blog Tour: Out of Plans by Sylo Fantome

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We are excited to participate in the release week event for Stylo's OUT OF PLANS, the much anticipated sequel to Best Laid Plans #RunningOutOfTime
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* Find Marc
* Don't find Marc
* Take down a Russian Bratva boss
* Don't have sex with Kingsley
* Find Marc
* Take down a Colombian drug lord
* Don't fall for Marc again
* Kill every -
This is the story of what happens when best laid plans fail, and a vengeful woman is forced to find her own way once again. A bond broken, trust shattered, and too many lies to keep track of find Marc and Lily all out of plans and running out of time. Can they find their way back to each other before trouble finds them first, or is it really the end of their journey?
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 Stars
Review By Jennifer Hagen

Lilliana and Marc are cut-throat enemies turned into frenemies with benefits.  In this second installment of the series, it begins with Lily still planning on taking out the Russian who killed her sister.  For the past 6 months she has been training alongside Kingsley.  Their training eventually leads to small jobs, and they have worked so closely together they don’t even need to speak words to convey their next move.  Marc is off by himself trying to take out the Russian on his own, but seems to have gotten himself into a pickle.

Wherever you are, sweetheart, I hope you’re praying for me.  I could really f*cking use it.

Because they are chasing the same target, Marc and Lily are bound to run into each other again.  Lily doesn’t think too kindly of Marc saying goodbye with a letter the last time they were together.   Lily has some pent-up aggression that she needs to released on Marc.

He dropped to his knees, wavered for a bit, then fell flat on his face.  She’d knocked him out cold.

Now it’s time to put their heads together and work as a team to bring one man down.  Between Marc and Kingsley who are trained mercenaries this should be a piece of cake.  They both have different styles, but they still get the same result.  Marc can sense that Kingsley and Lily have formed this bond over their training and it turns out he’s a little bit jealous.  Lily reminds him that he left her.

“You didn’t want me.  I had to find someone else.  You’re right, he and I are good together.  But you and I…we could’ve been great.”

This book is filled with action.  I currently am on a Walking Dead binge so the talk about guns, holster straps, and getaway cars really filled my quest for finding a non-sappy romance.  Is this a romance?  It’s more physical action than emotional action, but there’s still love…well as much love as you can get from a mercenary.

“I’m a bad man, Lily.  I’ve done awful things.  But you, you are the best thing I’ve ever done, and I had to do right by that.”  Well.  Who knew Marcelle De Sant, the “famed” mercenary, could speak such beautiful words?” 

 Does Lily’s grandiose plan 5 years in the making result in her success in bringing the man down or is it Lily that is brought down?

“If I live through this, I’m winging everything from here on out.”

I love the banter between Marc and Lily—it’s as if they are poking a sleeping bear.  Kingsley plays a much larger role in this book and he is very intriguing. I  sense an emotional backstory filling baggage that he continues to carry.  I love Ms. Fantome’s writing.  She fills the story with lots of depth and development.  This story certainly did not lag on anything being left out.  I’m actually a little scared how she knew all these survival tactics…

Shock wasn't a big enough word to describe how Lily felt, looking up to find Marc staring at her in that ballroom. Anyone else. It literally could have been anyone else – her father, Mickey Mouse, Hitler, and she would've been less surprised. Marcelle De Sant wasn't real, anymore. He was a figment of her imagination, something that usually only appeared late at night, when she was alone and missing a more dangerous time in her life. Besides, wasn't he supposed to be in Brazil!? Wasn't he ... anywhere she wasn't? Wasn't he not quite this good looking!? It's unfair that such a dick can be so good looking. Dancing with her was bad enough. They'd fought, as had always been in their nature, but it wasn't the same. She hated him. He'd lied to her, and he'd manipulated her, and he'd abandoned her. Told her she wasn't good enough, then told her to go home. She loathed him. And yet, his arm was around her, and his eyes were so blue, and she'd missed him so much. Rat bastard. And of course, along with fighting, their other old friend made an appearance – bad luck. Next thing Lily had known, she was being dragged upstairs and shoved into a bedroom. There was arguing. There was kissing. So really, it was just like old times. The bedroom door swung open, but she barely registered it. Marc's hands were moving over her body, pressing down on her breasts. He moved one lower, sliding it over her hip and around to her ass, pulling her away from the wall and into himself. She ran her hands down his chest and worked them under his jacket, smoothing around to his back. She bit into his bottom lip and that earned her yet another groan, followed by his tongue filling her mouth. Acting a part, acting a part. Not enjoying this at all. Nope, nooooope. People were in the room. Someone was barking questions in Spanish. Marc ignored them, and the hand on her ass suddenly moved and grabbed her thigh, yanking her leg up to his hip. She made a big show of pulling his belt apart, all while his mouth moved down her neck, leaving sloppy wet kisses in its wake. His hands were back at her chest and buttons flew as he yanked open her blouse. One hand went down the top of her tank, and suddenly Lily didn't care that they had an audience. Marc was touching her again, that was all that mattered. “Excuse me!” a voice barked out. “You cannot be in here. You go now.” Marc's free hand began rooting around in his pocket, and he pulled out a handful of pesos. He held them out to the nearest guard. “We go in twenty minutes,” he panted, shoving the money into an open hand. “Twenty minutes? Jesus, that's disappointing,” she gave a husky laugh, then moaned when the hand on her breast squeezed. “Alright. Twenty minutes. We come back, and you leave room,” they were warned. But neither of them could answer, as their mouths met again and their tongues moved against each other. Her mind had registered the length of time since he'd left her, but her body didn't notice it at all. It recognized his touch as if they'd been together just the day before; like no time had passed. It made it all even worse. Her brain had done a good job of pretending it was over him. But her body had longed for him for six months. Had missed him. Hadn't understood why he'd left. That thought brought her to her senses, and Lily abruptly shoved him away. They were both breathing hard. Marc's pants were undone and Lily's blouse was hanging open. Her matte red lipstick was smeared across his mouth and chin. She took a deep breath and smoothed her hands over her hips. “Okay, we need to figure this out, right now,” she told him. “Alright,” he agreed, though he seemed a little dazed. She resisted the urge to smirk. “I didn't come here for you. Nothing I've done in the last six months has been for you,” she lied. “You're not a part of this. You were never a part of this, except for a couple weeks in Africa. I will not let you ruin this for me again, De Sant. When we walk out of this room, you're going to leave the house, and I'm going to finish this job.” Marc's daze wore off and he glared as he put his pants back to rights. “I've been a part of this since the moment you opened that safe, and you know it. What do you think I've been doing this whole time? Fucking vacationing? I'm not exactly getting paid for this shit.” “No one asked you to do any of this shit. You just took it upon yourself. You just ran away and decided to solve a problem that wasn't even any of your business.” He flinched and Lily smiled. “I thought you'd understand,” he grumbled, glancing in a mirror that was behind her. He yanked off his bow tie and used it to wipe at lipstick around his mouth. “Then you thought wrong.” Playlist
stylo button 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.
Book 1 - Best Laid Plans
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