Monday, March 28, 2016

Blog Tour: FOOLPROOF by AJ Lape

Title:  Foolproof
Author:  A.J. Lape
Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre:  YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer:  ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date:  March 15, 2016
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Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?
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How do I review FOOLPROOF without spoilers? There’s so much going on. Darcy and her sidekicks, Dylan included, begin senior year of high school, and the hijinks start on the very first day. Not only is there a fresh murder to solve, but nagging details about Buffalo Trails Country Club, a stalker, drug dealers, and a cafeteria pilferer come to light as well. Darcy is a dead-body magnet, let’s just say that.

FOOLPROOF is filled with humor throughout, Darcy irreverent as usual as she weaves through a twisted labyrinth of “who’s on first,” putting on her “Sherlock Holmes” and enlisting aid from her shady informant, Jaws. Aside from a speed-dating fiasco Darcy attends (just for moral support, as we know she’s with hottie, Dylan) she also faces life’s daunting choices about her post high-school world, working her in-your-face magic behind the scenes on Dylan’s behalf for the well-being of his future while pondering her own.

FOOLPROOF was entertaining, funny, and heartwarming. Pull out the hankies for the graduation scene at the end, and prepare yourself for the sizzle between Darcy and Dylan and their touching thoughtfulness of one another down to their cores. There’s not too many book boyfriends like Dylan, but once in a while one jumps from the pages. Swoon. Darcy fans will love the Dark Walker’s latest installment. Highly recommend.


 Welcome to Darcyville 
The Amazon bestselling Darcy Walker Series has been compared to Veronica Mars meets Stephanie Plum meets The Black List. All novels are written as stand-alone novels, but a backstory is woven into each book. Reading order is Grade A Stupid, No Brainer, 100 Proof Stud, DEFCON Darcy & Foolproof.

Clean mature YA series for ages 13 and up due to graphic crime scenes.

Book 1

Book 2
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Book 3
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 Book 4
Available HERE

A.J. Lape is the author of the Darcy Walker Series which has stayed on Amazon's teen's mysteries and thrillers bestseller's lists since its debut in 2012. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--plus a lifelong love affair with bacon she has no plans to sever.

A graduate of Morehead State University with a Master's degree in Communications, she's a PI wannabe and recently joined the Citizen's Police Academy in her hometown but daily stops crime and kills bad people through the fictional ADHD character of Darcy Walker.

If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison-orange due to the graphic and disgusting "wiki" articles she looks up...all in the name of career research, of course.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Release: FOOLPROOF by A.J. Lape

Title:  Foolproof
Author:  A.J. Lape
Series:  The Darcy Walker Series, Book 5
Genre:  YA Mystery, Humor & Comedy
Cover Designer:  ’68 Zombie Comics
Release Date:  March 15, 2016
 Add to Goodreads TBR


Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.

Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.

In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.

Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

FOOLPROOF Cover Reveal


Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in the murder.
Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.
In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end. 
Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Descendant Vampire Series Boxed Set

Take a Bite out of The Descendant Vampire Series

The Descendant Vampire Series boxed set has arrived!


Grab The Descendant, The Search and The Truth for the limited time price of $3.99!


In The Descendant, discover the origin of the vampire and what it means for Allison Carmichael and her loved ones. 

The saga continues in The Search as Allison searches for answers to the most pressing questions about her existence. 

Discover why it all happened in the first place in The Truth

Vampires, angels, love, jealousy and revenge all await you in The Descendant Vampire Series boxed set.

The Descendant Vampires Series
A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions!
What Readers are Saying

“The Descendant is a unique paranormal tale that takes a well known biblical theme and turns it sideways, resulting in a thoughtful, well written story of one woman’s discovery of a family legacy that changes both her perception of her past, and her expectations of her future.”
- Gigi Siguenza, Indie Love Book Club



“Ms. Grealis demonstrates the necessary prerequisite of a popular author: a knack for telling an engaging story. Nothing else really matters if that isn't the underpinning.”
- Smidhja, Amazon Reviewer





“The uniqueness of these vampire books is a huge A+! I love the Biblical weave she brings into every tale, giving you more nuggets that make you wonder if maybe vampires are real!”
- Natasha House, Author & Amazon Reviewer



“This is no ordinary vampire story.”
- Carmen Reyes, Amazon Reviewer






“As much as I enjoyed the first book in this series, this second book has cemented Grealis as an author I plan to watch.”
- Joyce Wetherbee, Amazon Reviewer

“I LOVED this vampire series. This is the best one that I’ve read.”
- Jenjen0130, Amazon Reviewer 

“Another fabulous installment of the Descendants.. The truth had been set free and it feels wonderful to finally have answers. I definitely think this is one unique story that kept me enthralled to the very end. Bravo!”
- KaycieBell, Amazon Reviewer 

“A series I am completely enthralled with and will continue to read as long as she keeps writing!”
- Sheila M, Amazon Reviewer


About the Author
Kelley Grealis has loved all things vampire since she was a kid. It was that fascination, combined with the need to know how the first vampire was created, that compelled her to write the type of vampire novel she had always wanted to read. Kelley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to live in the area with her husband and their two fur babies. She likes her cars fast and motorcycles loud and is a craft beer snob. When she’s not writing, she’s working at her day job, cruising in her convertible or enjoying a beer at her favorite local brewery.


Connect with Kelley on her website www.KelleyGrealis.com.





Wednesday, March 4, 2015

 

Fisher Stanton, Valley High School’s Nantucket wannabe, has a cheating girlfriend. When he hires Darcy Walker to chase her to a local club, in true Darcy fashion she stumbles upon a dead body. Thing is, this body has secrets...and Darcy’s mysterious friend, Jaws, and the reporter, Tito Westbrook, have a vested interest. Both enlist Darcy to find the person responsible who has eluded them for years, but Darcy doesn’t solve crimes for free anymore—especially where Jaws is concerned. Knowing Darcy’s Achilles heel, Jaws blackmails Darcy into working for him.
In a true test of wills, Darcy and Jaws battle head-to-head—Jaws needs Darcy to help him end a bitter grudge war; Darcy needs Jaws to divulge the mystery surrounding her mother’s death. Haunted by a past that shaped her present, Darcy will stop at nothing to get answers. Even if it means breaking the law and being disloyal to her new boyfriend, Dylan Taylor, in the process.
DEFCON DARCY gives Darcy’s demons a name and ties up loose ends that made Darcy into the verb that she is. What she thinks she knows as truth, isn’t. What she wishes wasn’t true…is.
The problem is, when your life goes DEFCON 1, not everyone lives to tell about it.


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EXCERPT

“Then let’s talk price.”
Fisher’s eyes went as big as a freaked-out lemur’s. “There’s a charge?”
“New policy as of January,” I giggled. “Payment can be in the form of United Dairy Farmers, Pink, Visa, Starbucks, or Target gift cards. If gift cards don’t work for you, then I’ll always take cash. And for this particular job my fee is fifty bucks.”
“Wow,” he whistled. “Does UDF do gift cards?”
“Not my problem,” I said, “and I can deliver within the week. If I deliver before next Friday, the price is doubled.”
Before we could shake on it, the ground underneath me metaphorically trembled. Only one person held the absolute power to make or break my day. When I met Dylan’s amber eyes, my first thought was I wish he’d get hit with an ugly stick. At six foot two, two hundred and twenty pounds, he was a powerhouse of muscle. Dark skin adorned his body, showcasing a face and abs so chiseled they could cut you. His jet-black hair was the type you wanted to run your hands through—everything to make you a ten on the perv scale.
Wearing faded jeans and a black letterman jacket, his stride was confident and sexy. Laughter Laughter plus a hormonally anxious prayer left my lips as he made his way closer. He’d ruin this for me. One snap of his fingers, and I’d go Pavlov’s dog and wag my freaking tail. “Here comes Dylan,” I nervously giggled. “Help me distract him.”
    Fisher looked like I’d asked him to walk on water. “I can’t distract Taylor,” he gasped. “That’s like asking someone to distract God when he was forming the Earth. He’s everywhere, Darcy,” he shuddered. “Scares the pants off of me actually.”
     I rolled my eyes. Dylan definitely cast a long shadow, but Fisher put the “c” in coward. “Just distract him." I said, "I don't expect you to shoot fireworks out of your butt, but come up with something when he starts asking questions.”

REVIEW

DEFCON Darcy rocked. Darcy continues to be her usual scattered self with largely good intentions, albeit somewhat uncontrolled. She finds herself in a budding investigation business which leads to much deeper and darker crime solving. But because she has the carrot of “what happened to her mother” details dangled before her, she rises (or sinks) the the challenge of sorting out the mysteries before her with the help of the beloved cast of characters from past books...Dylan (of course), Jaws, Dodge Charger Man, Tito Westbrook, Vinnie (moon pies and all), Bean with Mr. Pongo, Ben, and more.
AJ Lape answers the lingering questions we’ve all had since book one, mixed with humor, romance, suspense, mystery, fear, and resolution. Another great installment, and I look forward to more fun with Darcy Walker.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Book Review: The Truth by Kelley Grealis


The Truth, book 3 in The Descendant Vampire Series, is ready for you to sink your fangs into!

You discovered the vampire’s origin in THE DESCENDANT, and what that meant for Allison Carmichael, the first descendant to exhibit signs of vampirism.

You joined Allison in THE SEARCH as she relentlessly hunted for information on the whereabouts of her husband.

Now find out why it all happened in the first place in THE TRUTH. Does everything happen for a reason, or is there a puppet master pulling everyone’s strings?


Kelley Grealis has loved all things vampire since she was a kid. It was that fascination, combined with the need to know how the first vampire was created, that compelled her to write the type of vampire novel she had always wanted to read. Kelley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to live in the area with her husband and their two fur babies. She likes her cars fast and motorcycles loud and is a craft beer snob. When she’s not writing, she’s working at her day job, cruising in her convertible or enjoying a beer at her favorite local brewery. 

Connect with Kelley on her website www.KelleyGrealis.com.

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Book One:
The Descendant

Book Two:
The Search

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Fresh out of vampire detox, Allison Carmichael has her cravings for human blood under control…just in time for the rest of her life to take a downward spiral.

After a loved one is murdered, Allison receives a cryptic message from the deceased. A warning to trust no one, not even those closest to her.

In order to identify the murderer, Allison must trust a mysterious stranger and piece together a series of clues while under the suspicious eye of a jealous boyfriend, a vengeful archangel and a jittery Ruling Council. When information is unearthed about the murderer and Allison’s lineage, her world isn’t the only one that’s rocked.

They say that the truth will set you free, but will that be the case for Allison and those she loves?




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  My phone rang. “What?” I barked at Max.
  “Allison, where are you? I’ve been trying to get ahold of you all morning.”
  “Yeah, I noticed. Between you, Marlo and Lorenzo my phone has been buzzing nonstop this morning.”
  “And you don’t bother to answer any of our calls? Never mind,” he snapped before I could interject. “You need to come to Castle Adena immediately.”
  “You know, Max, a little trust goes a long way. I haven’t strayed from my diet since leaving your rehab. My urges are under control. I even had a couple of blood bags this morning.”


~Matt and I had been husband and wife before we were archangel and vampire. That had to mean something, but apparently it didn’t. ~

~Though we vampires were monsters, maybe there was a part of that human being we once were that we never lost.~


Talk about some new twists and turns in The Descendant Vampire Series. Allison follows some mysterious clues in the pursuit of the truth. A truth she doesn’t have the foggiest idea that exists, but will truly set her heart free.

This third book in the series, again, is full of imagination—not your usual vampire tale. Grealis leads the reader down a path of vampire detox, unsolved murders, illicit activities, more vampire Bible lore, Allison's love life, and more than a few huge surprises. Makes me look forward to the next one! Well done.




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