Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Blog Tour: 6 Days to Get Lucky by LE Franks (Excerpt, Review + Giveaway)

Author Name: LE Franks

Book Name: 6 Days to Get Lucky
Series: A Nick Valentine Story
Book: Two
Series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment

Release Date: March 2, 2016

Mixologist Nick Valentine never thought love was in the cards, but after a scorching Valentine’s Day kiss from bouncer Davis “FatBoy” Newman, he’s beginning to think it’s possible. After four weeks of dry spell, Nick’s losing patience—it’s time FatBoy stop acting the gentleman and just throw him over the bar or Nick may just change his mind.

All FatBoy wants is a shot at winning Nick’s heart. As long as meddling bosses, an Irish hurling team and a bar riot don’t ruin his chances forever, he might just get lucky and take the man of his dreams, home.

Pages or Words: 72,000 words

Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance

Reaching across the empty bed next to me, I rode out the last waves of my dream alone. I could still feel his phantom kiss on my lips and the sensation of a hand stroking along my thigh.
The rest of it was just a blur of emotions and sticky residue on my sheets—though I could guess at it without much effort. FatBoy Newman had been a specter haunting me at work so it was no great leap to assume he’d shouldered his way into my dreams as well.
In fact, he was at the root of my problem: I’d been having a hell of a dry spell.
Four weeks of near misses had done nothing but stoke my bad mood and turn my balls a lovely shade of indigo that matched my jeans…
Four weeks of dashed hopes…
Four weeks since the most romantic kiss of my life…
Four weeks of nothing.
Fuck the South and its mythology of the Southern Gentleman—if FatBoy Newman didn’t stop treating me like a delicate flower and throw me up against a wall soon, I was going to explode.

Character's Interview: 

Today we're lucky to be interviewing Nick Valentine, from LE Franks' 6 Days to Valentine and 6 Days to Get Lucky. 

1. What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Yeah, the earliest memory? I wanted to be a cop—well, a police officer. I out grew that pretty quickly.

2. What do you value the most in your friends?
Loyalty. I don’t need them to be perfect I just need them to stay in my corner.

3. What is your favorite song?
Total guilty pleasure: A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton – shhh… don’t tell anyone.

4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I don’t know, I’m pretty awesome now… let’s see – oh, yeah! I’ve always wanted independent brow movement like Blake has. I’d have fun with that bartending—throwing a look whenever anyone asks me to make a shitty cocktail. Perfect training tool for idiots across the bar.

5. What word or phrase do you overuse?
Fuck. Fuck it. Fuck off? Take your pick. But when only one word will do, you’ve gotta go with it.

*** Copy provided to the reviewer via Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

Nick hasn't had the best of luck in love, but hopefully that's about to change now that he's sort of together with Davis "Fatboy" Newman. However, there are a few things that might put a damper onto their budding relationship, like the fact that Davis isn't out yet, that his boss and his wife are trying to set Nick up with anyone and he can't really tell them about Fatboy or the fact that the fates seem to conspire anytime Davis and him get together to stop them from getting more, ahem, intimately acquainted. 

I really liked the first book in this series, and while I enjoyed this one, at times it felt a bit too much and too long. Still, I loved Davis and Nick and they were great when they weren't at odds. The storyline was fun and angsty and while there were some scenes or characters (like Cameron, who I hated) that I could've done without, it was entertaining and fast-paced. The writing was good and it flowed well, and some of the supporting characters were amazing. 

All in all, a good, solid, enjoyable read, with likable characters and a nice HFN! 

Rating: 4 Stars!

Meet the author:

LE Franks lives in the SF Bay area and writes M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated and sometimes a little bit dark. LE Franks is a best selling author and finalist for 2013 & 2014 Rainbow Awards. Her books are available through her publishers at MLR Press, Dreamspinner Press and Wilde City Press and Pride Publishing and online bookstores.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LE.Franks1
Twitter: @boxtersushi

Publisher: Wilde City Press
Cover Artist: Wilde City Press

Tour Dates & Stops:

Rafflecopter Prize: 6 Days to Valentine e-book & $5 Wilde City gift card for three total winners 

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  1. Thank you Bayou Book Junkie & Mari! I appreciate it.

  2. What could it be but a grasshopper. That's such a 70s drink because I'm old!

  3. Well green beer of course! LOL!