Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Blog Tour~All In by Emma Scott

Title: All In (Full Tilt Duet Book 2)
Author: Emma Scott
Release Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Tagline: Love has no limits

All In Excerpt:
I concentrated on the music, pretending to listen and resolutely not looking at Theo. But the damn music was bluesy, sexy… A slow burn of want and longing. It dialed into my already aching body, filling me with a need to be touched.
A shadow fell over me, and I looked up to see Theo standing, his hand outstretched.
“Dance with me.”
It wasn’t a request, and my traitorous body was already rising to its feet before I could think.
Theo took my hand in his and led me to the small dance floor, where a dozen other couples were swaying to the music. Some, driven by the sultry tones of the song and the singer’s smoky voice, were grinding their hips together, thighs intertwined.
Theo slung my arms around his neck, then put his hands on my hips, and began to move.
I’d never stood this close to Theo before. Our bodies pressed tight. Our faces so close, I could smell the sweet heat of his food, the bitterness of beer, the salt of his sweat. His heart beat thick against mine. The ragged exhale of his breath.
“You told me at the wedding you didn’t dance,” I said, every part of my body conscious of touching every part of his.
His mouth shaped the words, “I lied,” but no sound reached me over the music.
I could barely breathe. I was losing myself in him. Our eyes locked. I couldn’t look anywhere but at him. The light brown of his eyes fiery, like a shot of whiskey backlit by a white-hot flame. His hips ground a slow circle against mine, his thigh inching between my legs. One arm slid around my waist, the other came up the middle of my back, holding me close. My arms wound around his neck, my fingers burrowed into his damp hair.
“I like this,” he murmured. His whole body was flush against mine. I could feel its power, the strength of his muscles holding and moving me with the music. The hollow of his neck glistened. I felt my own sweat slide over my collarbone and between my breasts. My blood was on fire in a way that was entirely separate from the Louisiana summer. A heat Theo was building in me with every roll of his pelvis against mine. I felt the stiffness of his jeans against my skin as his hand slipped down to my ass, pressing me tighter against him. Grinding in a dance that felt more like…

I was a bawling mess when I finished Full Tilt. 
I wasn't prepared for that ending. 
At all! 
I think that's why the story and the
 characters hit me so hard. 
Jonah, Kacey and Theo 
had made an impact on me. 
Now after finishing All In,
 I appreciate Full Tilt and Emma Scott's storytelling even more especially for the story
 and how she chose to tell it. 
All In can't be read as a standalone and why would one rob themselves of Full Tilt. 
It's truly extraordinary and so was All In. 
This duet is nothing but epic.

Full Tilt was Jonah's book and All In was Teddy's. I was very intrigued by Teddy
 in Full Tilt and I liked him.
 Knowing how Full Tilt ended and 
where it would go in 
All In I wasn't at all frustrated or disappointed. 
I had already established a connection with Jonah, Kacey and Teddy so I was very excited to see how Emma Scott would make that
 constellation happen and how. 
She succeeded in doing that flawlessly. 
The foundation of Kacey and Teddy's friendship was so well written and done with such an ease. The development from friends to lovers felt organic and never forced. 
Just right.

Their journey towards acceptance of Jonah's death was excruciatingly painful at times, raw but also beautifully honest in how they both handled grief. Cause man did Kacey and Teddy grieve. 
She was numbing herself with booze and Teddy with work, helping/pleasing others and neglecting himself and his wants/needs in life. 
Kacey slowly started to let go of her grief because of Teddy and his unconditional support. 
How they found solace in one another, how their friendship grew to more 
was so beautifully written. 
It felt real, believable and I was anticipating it. Couldn't contain my excitement.

Teddy definitely stole the show. 
I liked him in Full Tilt and 
I loved him fiercely in All In. 
He hid so much of himself in Full Tilt 
and here in All In he let it all out. 
It was the little things that moved me 
and showed who Teddy really was. 
In words but most certainly also in his actions. 
For example when a drunk guy was hitting on Kacey and Teddy demanded an apology for Kacey. Not for him but Kacey. 
He truly was the rock everybody leaned on and how he loved Jonah and Kacey was intoxicating and heartbreaking. 
He was so patient, loyal and respectful towards Jonah's memory and Kacey who once again surprised me with her strength. 
She was a fighter and once she embraced the gift Jonah gave her she went all out 
and loved Teddy with her entire being.

There was so much love, hope and light in All In. Also some very sexy times. 
A certain dance scene between Kacey and Teddy will stay with me for its seductive writing and build up. It was so sexy, I could feel every word like they crawled under my skin. 
Hitting me right where they were intended:) 
The build up between them and 
the release was explosive. 

All In delivered everything and so much more. 
I'm so satisfied and content with the conclusion to Kacey and Teddy's story. 
Emma Scott creates magic with words and she definitely put me under a spell. 
I read to escape, to be captured by the characters and their story. 
She succeeded again with All In and she did it so effortlessly and in such an intelligent way
 that I'm at a loss for words. 
My heart and soul is filled 
and sings with love. 
All In is a must read!

5 BadAssDirtyATreasureOutOfTheRuinStars

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Author Bio: 
Emma Scott is a writer, marathon runner, and caffeine addict, who lives and writes in the California Bay Area. She has two smart, feisty little girls, a super-supportive husband, and is a demonstrated fan of the Oxford comma. She is also an unabashed Star Wars geek and comic book enthusiast who fell into romance novels when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word romantic story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count. 

She hopes you enjoy her work, encourages readers to leave feedback, and thinks it's amusing to write about herself in the third person. And if she has a driving force the fuels her work, it's that love always wins. 

Where to find Emma:
Twitter: @EmmaS_writes
Instagram: @EmmaScottWrites

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