September 06, 2016

LOCKED by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine BLOG TOUR & REVIEW

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Release Date: September 2nd Series: PresLocke #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance M/M


Synopsis:

“ACE LOCKE JETS OFF TO SIN CITY WITH MYSTERY MAN”
Sorry, ladies—and fellas—Hollywood’s hottest action star, Ace Locke, is officially off the market!
The man on Locke’s arm has been identified as Dylan Prescott, the sexy new “it” model currently featured in the latest Calvin Klein ads. Sources tell TNZ the men met on the set of Locke’s upcoming action film Insurrection 2, and that “they only have eyes for each other.”
This is the first public gay relationship for Locke, who came out a year ago, and there has been much speculation on who would finally be the one to catch his eye.
According to multiple eyewitnesses, Locke whisked Prescott away on his private jet for a romantic weekend at Syn, the most exclusive hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. After pictures recently surfaced of the new couple, affectionately named PresLocke, it appears from the possessive way Locke keeps his new beau close that things are heating up.
The world is watching #PresLocke, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on this budding relationship!
Ace and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of the Bestselling PresLocke Series.
© 2016 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

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"Separately, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine are must-read authors. Together, they create pure magic!"
~Erika Wilde, New York Times Bestselling Author
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Excerpt:

“You’re looking pretty serious over there, Daydream.” There was humor in his tone, but it didn’t quite reach his eyes. “You okay?” I nodded slowly as I made my way over to where he sat. I reached for the phone and put it on the table, and when I cupped the side of his face and lowered my lips to his, I said, “I’m just great.” Ace pulled away slightly and raised an eyebrow. “Great, huh?” “Mhmm. I was just thinking…” “Always a dangerous pastime,” Ace said, and brought a palm up to lay it directly over my heart, and I wondered if he could feel it thudding. “No. Not this time,” I said. “No?” “Nope. I was just thinking how wonderful you are.” “Okay, sweet talker—” “I’m serious,” I said, bringing my other hand up so I was cradling his face between my palms. “I wish for one day you could be me, so you could see what an incredibly brave, sweet, extraordinary human being you are. You have so much, Ace, yet…you’re more generous and humble than anyone I know.” “Dylan—” “Shh,” I whispered against his lips. “I just wanted you to know that I…” I caught myself at the last minute as his eyes pierced mine and I was paralyzed by the enormity of emotions flooding me. God, how is it that in twelve weeks this man has completely turned my world upside down? But he had. Ace had me wanting things…things I’d never even thought about before. Things I always assumed I would never want. “You…?” he said, but my mind had changed course. The emotions had blurred and morphed into something else entirely, and then, quite unexpectedly, I asked, “Do you want kids?” From the stunned expression on Ace’s face, I might as well have asked him if he were a serial killer. His eyes had widened and his mouth fell open, and he looked so bewildered I couldn’t stop the chuckle that bubbled out of me. “Uhh…” he said. He appeared so shell-shocked it made me laugh even harder. “I’m sorry…but you should see your face right now… I promise, I’m not pregnant.” When I began laughing again, Ace’s mouth snapped shut and he brought both his hands up to my wrists to encircle them and tug me down into the booth with him. He scooted across the seat until he was lounging back against the wall and I was awkwardly sprawled across him. “Excuse me if you took me a little bit off guard,” he said. “A little bit?” “Okay, a whole fucking lot. But that wasn’t where I thought you were going with that at all.” I aimed a grin his way, trying to play down the fact that I’d been about three seconds away from handing over more of me than I knew I could ever get back should Ace decide he didn’t— “Hey?” he said. “Where’d you go?” “Huh?” It was Ace’s turn to chuckle. “What is up with you? You’re all over the place.” I sighed, knowing that he was right. Maybe it was like a postproduction crash or something. But I felt oddly sentimental. Like all of my feelings were right there on the surface. I stroked my fingers down his cheek. “I just think you would be an amazing father, is all. And I was curious.” He narrowed his eyes on me. “I don’t think that’s it at all, but to answer your question. Yes, I think one day and”—his eyes were so intent on holding mine then that there was no way I could look anywhere but at him, and his meaning was crystal clear before he even said it—“with the right person, I would definitely consider having kids. What about you?” “I never really thought I would, considering where I came from and all. But…” I chewed on my lower lip, suddenly wishing I’d kept my damn mouth shut. “But?” My eyes locked with his and I decided it was now or never to really just lay it out there. “But watching you today on set made me think about what-ifs.” The grin that curved Ace’s mouth then was cheeky, and for the first time since we’d entered the trailer, his eyes lit with the same amusement his smile was conveying. “Are you trying to say you want me to knock you up? Because, Dylan, I have to tell you, I have some pretty powerful boys at work, but no amount of horny goat weed is gonna make that happen.” It was my turn for my jaw to drop then, and when Ace started laughing his ass off I punched him in the arm. “Dick.” “Aww, but you just said I was wonderful.” “A wonderful dick.” “But not magical enough to get you pregnant.” “Would you stop saying that. You’re freaking me out.” Ace’s rumble of laughter vibrated through him as he wrapped his arms around my waist, and finally, after a minute or two, when his mirth had subsided, he stroked a hand down my back to my ass and pulled me as close as was possible while wearing clothes. “It’s okay to look at the future and think about what might be, Daydream.” I laid my head against his shoulder and shut my eyes. “I know. This is all just happening so fast. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it’s real.” I felt his lips at my temple and then he whispered, “It’s real. So believe it. Plan it. Trust it.” I nodded and then angled my face to see him look up at me. He had a soft smile on his face, and for the first time all day he looked relaxed, and I knew that as long as we were together the future looked brighter than ever.

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Universal: myBook.to/PresLocke

Review by: Erin 

All the “feels”. This book was overflowing with emotion coming from every direction. I was already invested in Ace and Dylan’s story. Now I am fully committed till the very end. These two men have etched their marks on my heart for all eternity. This storyline keeps getting better and better. These two authors have combined to become a force to be reckoned with. Ace and Dylan come from two very different backgrounds and upbringings. But that only strengthens the bond they have developed with each other. Their differences become their glue. I will go ahead and tell you that there are several scenes that will have you hot and bothered. But for me, this story earned its 5 stars on the character development and its deep emotional levels. These characters face adversity at every turn. I was glued to my kindle from start to finish, with a hand full of tissues ready. I cannot wait to see where Ace and Dylan’s road will take them.

5 Stars 


Review by: Amy C 

Because Ace & Dylan are so yummy and this installment in this series was just amazing!! I love these two and what they have together. Reading the development of their relationship was trying at times but seriously worth every  every page flip. 

I love the idea of this story. It was pure  and simple and full of excitement. Intrigue and spontaneity of he characters made me fall in love and never want their story to end. Finding each other was the best thing for their personal growth and professional freedom. Loved loved loved!!

I really love Ella & Brooke's writing together! I think they compliment each other beautifully and they writing proves  how spectacular they can be together!!! 
Totally recommend this dynamic duo! 

4.5 Stars 




Review by: Gina 

This is the continuation of Ace Locke and Dylan Prescott's story. I really enjoyed getting to read the rest of their story and how they dealt with coming out publicly. There was a little bit of drama surrounding that so it kept the story interesting. I also enjoyed getting to know Dylan's backstory more. A lot had happened to him growing up so it was great to connect with him on another level. Same with Ace too. We got to know more about his parents and family and how he grew up. The book did not fail in the heat department!!! Ace and Dylan know how to steam up your kindle!!! 

I did find there to be a couple of flat moments during the story. Not a whole lot going on. Maybe just needing some time to pass before something would come up. The story does switch between Ace and Dylan's point of views. It would have been nice if it was laid out with who's POV the reader was in at the chapter heading, but usually it only took a couple of sentences to figure it out. But overall, I really enjoyed the story. I thought the writing was excellent and  I am excited to see what is next for PresLocke!!!

4 Stars 



About the Authors:

About Ella Frank:
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”
A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author
Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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ABOUT BROOKE BLAINE

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.
Brooke is a USA Today Bestselling Author and enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.
If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years.

You can connect with Brooke here:

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Purchase Links:
ACED (PresLocke Series Book One) 
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HOOKER (L.A. Liaisons Book 2) 
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