Undercover Addiction by Hayley B. James Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Hayley B. James popping in with her newest release Undercover Addiction. Hayley is letting us have a peek at a tantalizing excerpt and there’s a stunning giveaway, we also have KathyMac’s review for you to check out. So enjoy the post and then leave a comment to take part in the giveaway. ❤ ~Pixie~
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Undercover Addiction

(A Secret Sin 02)
by

Hayley B. Jmes

Working Vice for the Seattle PD, Connor Bishop’s favorite part of the job is going undercover. His current assignment is to get close to Riley Drapeau, a human trafficker backed into a corner by the FBI and turned informant. Connor needs to milk him for information on his organization, but while doing so, sees an entirely different Riley than he expected.

Caught off balance, Connor relies heavily on Lucas, his outside man and only link to the real world, but he gets sucked in by Riley and his attempt to clear his name and prove his partners fabricated evidence to frame him.

Up to his eyeballs in the dark world of trafficking, Connor finds it easier to believe Riley than what the FBI is saying, especially when a leak is uncovered within the Bureau. The choices Connor has to make become even more difficult when Lucas admits he has feelings for him and promises a safe life far from harm. But Connor can’t deny the only man he wants to be with is Riley. Which forces him to decide if his addiction to the dangerous side of life can include loving a criminal.

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Excerpt:

Connor’s eyes had adjusted to the lighting. There wasn’t enough to make out many details, but he could see Riley’s lips pulled up into a relaxed smile. Connor put his hand over Riley’s on the back of the couch and smoothed his touch up Riley’s arm to the collar of his white shirt.

Riley was a monster. He admitted to viewing humans as things to be bought, sold, and used. His soul was blackened by the cruelty he believed to be normal. Connor knew it was in his best interest to keep his distance, but he couldn’t fight the urge to touch the darkness Riley harbored.

Curling his fingers around the expensive fabric, Connor forced Riley to bend down. He found Riley’s mouth and kissed him. The initial slight resistance immediately vanished. Riley held the back of Connor’s head and leaned into the embrace.

Desire raced through Connor. It was different from the times before. Connor knew what Riley was now, and being far from help placed him at Riley’s mercy. Sex shouldn’t have been on his mind, and Connor knew he knew better, but the thrill of playing with danger mixed with his lust and created an undeniable thirst.

Riley climbed over the back of the couch and straddled Connor, without parting too far from his lips. Connor moved with him, reclining when Riley pressed him down. Riley slipped his hand beneath Connor’s shirt and up his chest and used his other hand to thumb open his jeans.

“I want you,” Riley whispered against his neck.

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About Hayley

Hayley B. James is a M/M romance author first published by Dreamspinner Press in March 2011. She writes novels about law enforcement (Secret Sin & ABQ Heat series), fantasy (World on Fire), and fantasy creatures (Elemental Attraction series). Writing is her part-time job and full-time hobby. She attends school, works in a small office during the day, and lives in her written worlds at night.

Hayley resides in New Mexico with her neurotic cat and her Shih Tzu. She plays video games, watches anime, and reads M/M romance, mystery, real life crime, fantasy, and yaoi novels. She may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with police officers. It’s still up for debate.

To be kept up to date on new releases and novel progress, follow her on Twitter or like her Facebook fan page.

She loves to hear from her fans and readers so email her or friend her on Google+, Facebook, and Goodreads. She’s also on tumblr daily.

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Leave a comment to this post and get a chance to be the lucky winner of a marvelous goodie pack!!

The Goodie pack includes – A paperback copy of Undercover Addiction, Seattle-themed Mug, WA-made truffles and a magnet!

Hayley B. James will be touring through different blogs – the tour schedule is mentioned below. Follow this blog tour and leave your thoughts to her posts in order to increase your chances of winning!

Contest Deadline Date: 23rd November, 2014

Review

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Series: A Secret Sin 02

Author: Hayley B. James

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: Novel (240 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-63216-310-3

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 20th, 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Working Vice for the Seattle PD, Connor Bishop’s favorite part of the job is going undercover. His current assignment is to get close to Riley Drapeau, a human trafficker backed into a corner by the FBI and turned informant. Connor needs to milk him for information on his organization, but while doing so, sees an entirely different Riley than he expected.

Caught off balance, Connor relies heavily on Lucas, his outside man and only link to the real world, but he gets sucked in by Riley and his attempt to clear his name and prove his partners fabricated evidence to frame him.

Up to his eyeballs in the dark world of trafficking, Connor finds it easier to believe Riley than what the FBI is saying, especially when a leak is uncovered within the Bureau. The choices Connor has to make become even more difficult when Lucas admits he has feelings for him and promises a safe life far from harm. But Connor can’t deny the only man he wants to be with is Riley. This forces him to decide if his addiction to the dangerous side of life can include loving a criminal.

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5546

Reviewer: KathyMac

Review: When I recently discovered Hayley B. James was releasing not just another book, but also another in her Secret Sin series, I was beyond thrilled. I first came to know this author in 2011 when she released her first novel, Undercover Sins. That story immediately became one of my most favorites and still is today.

Undercover Addiction can be read as a stand-alone and even though the characters from the first story play a really important role here, the author gives enough back story to fill any gaps. So, it’s not mandatory, but you really are missing out on a great story.

Connor Bishop, an undercover agent, has just wrapped up a 3 month sting operation when he is asked to go back in. Needing more information to bring down the rest of the scum behind the human trafficking ring Connor quickly agrees to go back. He already fears he likes this particular lifestyle that Caleb lives, his undercover alter ego, a little too much. He likes the danger and he likes being up close to humans who may have a little more monster in their DNA.

Riley Drapeau is the criminal informant Connor will work with. He’s also the same man he had in his bed just a few days earlier. Hooking up at the local bar for a one-night tryst suddenly has a lot more meaning behind it. He fears Riley targeted him on purpose and he may not be wrong with that assumption. Aside from that fear, they definitely have chemistry and he’s pretty sure the spark is not one-sided. He really wants to trust Riley but he needs to remember he is also a very dangerous man. A man who has no compassion for humans and finds nothing wrong with killing them if they are in the way.

One of many problems Connor is left to unravel is the two personalities he picks up with Riley. When faced with his associates, Riley is controlling and intimidating. When it’s just the two of them, Riley is compassionate and caring. He’s pretty sure they both are feeling the same desires. Also, his words behind closed doors go against the persona he portrays in public.

“You’re beautiful like this,” Riley whispered, pressing a slicked finger into him.
Connor was compliant but moved his hips in response to Riley’s touch. Riley
reached around, grasped Connor’s heavy cock in his free hand, and
repeated, “Beautiful.”

When it is no longer just the two of them, Mason, Riley’s assistant, makes his feelings known that he does not like Connor. He feels threatened by his presence and jealousy runs rampant through his mind. As far as Connor is concerned, in regards to his safety, Mason is a much bigger threat than Riley.

Connor tries to keep himself grounded and keep his real identity in the forefront as much as possible. He relies heavily on his friend Lucas who he trusts more than anyone. When Lucas tells some of his own secrets he’s been carrying, Connor is taken my complete surprise. He doesn’t know how to process this new revelation and right now is not a good time with his life on the line.

Riley is playing a game, not only with himself, but everyone involved in this case. There are many times throughout the story I could not tell if he was telling the truth or just a really good liar. As danger surrounds all of them, fear and worry will take over your thoughts. More than once, I caught myself holding my breath.

Underneath Riley’s exterior, he wants to be a good man. He has never had love but he wants to find it. I believe Connor changed him and made him want to be a better man. As the showdown comes to a full explosion people will be hurt and betrayal will be more evident than ever. When the smoke clears, there will be agonizing moments of despair. Truths are lingering to be told but may not see the light of day. Who will take the fall and who will walk away? Regardless to either outcome, all of them will lose something that had once been valuable.

This story has many twists and turns with edge of your seat excitement. The author does an outstanding job of keeping your interest with action packed drama. The dialogue is serious most of the time, but humour finds its place when needed. The MC’s and even the side characters have a camaraderie between them, which makes the story flow seamlessly. It’s obvious the author took great pains in relaying a plot filled with danger, mystery, suspense, and love. While Connor and Riley did have sex, and their moments in the bedroom were very passionate, it was not the focus. I think they really bonded during these moments and slowly started to trust each other.

Hayley B James has written a perfect story IMO. She has given us two sexy characters who at their core want love but before that is fully accomplished they must work for it and develop trust and honesty between them. She also has a major development late in the story that will having you going, OH MY GOSH! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? And… if that isn’t enough to keep you invested, their banter is contagious and sure to have you smiling.

I would recommend this to anyone who loves the good guys especially when they get mixed up with a bad boy along the way.

Check out the other blogs on the tour

19th Nov. – Prism Book Alliance
21st Nov. – Love Bytes Reviews

10 thoughts on “Undercover Addiction by Hayley B. James Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!”

  1. Thanks for the post and review! The book sounds fabulous and the covers is great! Thank you for the giveaway chance too!

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  2. You had me hooked with a sexy cop. Great review, has me eager to read. Always have lived books featuring a cop drama and a sexy forbidden romance.
    Congrats on the release and thanks for the giveaway.

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