July 8, 2015

Blog Tour - Delusive by Courtney Lane

TITLE: Delusive
AUTHOR: Courtney Lane
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
RELEASE DATE: June 25th, 2015

My name is Hanley Harper—for now—and I’m the anti-heroine of this story.
Revenge is my fuel; it energizes me when I'm running on empty.

Elias Cari is a tool for retribution and the beginning of the new start. Unbeknownst to him, there is more to me than I will ever show him. He will know exactly who I am when it’s too late—when I’m done with him.

I'm quickly closing in on the the perfect place to avenge the crimes committed against my family. The place where Elias is least likely to expect an enemy to be.
Beneath him.

A problem hits me unexpectedly.
Elias has become a welcome addiction, and I've become his obsession. He won't stop exerting control over me until I've become his exclusive possession.

How can so many things go wrong and feel so right?

My plan is damned…or is it?

Content contains violence, graphic sex, coarse language, and scenes that some readers may find objectionable. Reader discretion is advised.


Hmph.I leaned back on my elbows and looked up at the night sky. Im in my late twenties, Elias. I think their job is done. Im an adult. My parents are no longer responsible for me.
Their job is never done. With the way my parents continuously intercede in my life and my decision-making from a distance, believe me, Im not just talking out of the side of my mouth.
Talking out of your ass?
He cut his eyes at me.
Sitting up, I tried to stifle my laugh. What the fuck is the deal with you and the little to no cursing? Its so weird.
There is a time and a place. I definitely do my fair share of abusing the English language when needed, or when Im in the bedroom.His expression transformed to one that stopped me cold and aroused me at the same time. I shouldnt say bedroom since I dont confine sex to just one place. I can have a very salacious mouth when Im in that mode.
I quickly crossed one leg tightly over the other with my hands between my thighs. Mode? Youre in a mode when you have sex?
His intense stare intensified along with the reaction he evoked from my body. The effect he had on me was easily shown through my hands.  Sex is an all-consuming, mind-manipulating act to me.
Sounds like very serious business,I rasped.
Which is why Im not a skirt-chaser. Regardless of what you were told, I dont invite every woman who is interested in me into my bed. I need a connection first.
Whats your idea of a connection?
He slipped my free hand from my lap and intertwined his fingers with mine, closing his fists around my hand. The flutters in my abdomen turned into tickles when he brought my hand to his soft lips. The way we are when were simply talking.He allowed my hand to fall to my lap, but maintained a firm grasp. The way your body shakes when I say certain things to you. The way I know I make you feel when I touch you. That is the connection Im referring to, Hanley.
How do you know I feel anything and Im not just reacting to the weather?My vocal chords failed me, ensuring I could barely be heard. And doesnt a connection flow both ways? Do you feel anything?
He opened my hand and brought it up to his chest to hover over his heart. The swift beat startled me. Underneath my palm, I could feel the hard curves of a well-conditioned body.
His demeanor tempered on the verge of phlegmatic when he was with me. It was impossible to know if I had any effect, if at all.
I can see it, and I can feel it. I am, however, very glad that you stopped breaking out in hives.With my hand in his, he lifted my chin. Your body has shown me that its desperate for me to fill every single fuckable hole you have.
I clenched my thighs tighter around my palm, cutting off the circulation in my hand.
As Ive said,his smile tempting me further, some occasions call for the use of the word fuck.With his eyes half-closed, he smoothly released his hold on me. Keep in mind there is more than one way to penetrate someone. If you thought I was talking about sex…” A coy smile turned into a deviant one and made my unfettered reaction to him worse. Maybe I was. Maybe I wasnt.
Fuck me. My hand had begun to fall asleep with the way I tortured it between my thighs.
Do you need a change of topics, Ley?He didnt ask the question in a way to soothe the burn, he did it in a way that made it worse. Every word that fell from his lips exploded with pure seduction.
Yes. Definitely.

Di's Review


If I could give this 10 Stars I would! An addictive game of cat and mouse, I couldn't put it down. I.LOVED.THIS.BOOK. 

Do you like bad guys? Do you like suspense? Do you like tension you can cut with a knife? This fucker is for you.  

Warning: Dark Elements. Non-traditional romance. Alpha. Stalker. Hot.
"I can smell your fear , it's like a pungent perfume. It attracts a part of me that wants to make it stronger. It’s what I’m addicted to—making people fear me. It gets me higher than I’ve ever felt. At one point… higher than I felt when I fucked someone."
This book will go on my favorites list for a reason. I love my dark books, and don't get me wrong, there's some dark here, but the unpredictability had me panting. I felt like the prey, this book was the predator. Courtney Lane stuck her claws in me, ripped my heart out piece by piece, and I sucked up the abuse like a masochist in need of pain. It's taken me over three weeks to form coherent thoughts, yet I feel clueless. How do I convey my love for this book? This happened to me the last time I read a book by Courtney, my review ended up being a book report. I'm trying to stay short this time. But I can't guarantee a thing. OKAY, from the blurb you know Hanley is the supposed to the anti-herione, right? And she is, she wants revenge at any cost. Even if she loses her heart and soul. Elias is in her path of revenge. Who will ruin who? OMG! I'm telling you, this book will have you on the edge of your seat. I yelled at my kindle, "just tell the truth!" I was on a verge of a panic attack, I didn't know how the story would go. And most importantly I couldn't see the truth, I had no idea how Elias felt. Like having that feeling in the pit of your stomach, something is definitely wrong, but you don't know until it happens? Yeah, this book is going to grab you by the balls. Elias is up there with my favorite sociopaths, I'm not saying he is one, I'm just saying he might be. Like a Jack in the Box, scares the feck out of you. His behavior was so unpredictable, yet I still wanted him to have that small ounce of love in him.
“If you think there is a fault inside my brain that makes determining right from wrong troubling for me, you’re wrong. I purposely ignore the line because I can."
I promised I'd keep this short. Just read this. READ IT! I recommend to all my dark friends. A MUST READ!


COURTNEY LANE has been creating her own little world since she was very young. When she was eight years old,  she began to bring her worlds to life with a pen and paper.

Although she's had a few short hiatuses, writing has been her passion for a number of years. Until 2013, she'd always viewed her writing as a personal hobby and a purgative process: She never thought about sharing her very personal works with anyone outside of her friends and family. On October 8, 2013, she took the plunge into self-publishing and began making her works available to the public.  

While many of her works touch several different genres, she has an  archetype when it comes to the female protagonists in her stories they have to have certain brand of strength, be deeply flawed, and harbor layered personalities. In her books you will find themes that reflect the darker side of life with a tremendous amount of depth and complexity. She also has an affinity for characters that aren't necessarily the girl or boy next door, or the people you'd encounter in everyday life. In other words, she prefers to explore characters who aren't easy to fall in love with.

Currently, Courtney can be found either working on her next book, playing the latest role-playing game on her X-Box (preferably a game by Bioware), or spending time with her family.


- $20 Amazon e-Gift Card
- 3 ebooks authored by Courtney Lane (gifted through Amazon)

Books include:
The Sordid Promise, The Sect, The Teaser (The Vamp Experience #1), AfterPlay (The Vamp Experience #2), Punk (StrangeHer Love #1), Shock (StrangeHer Love #2), Love Society (The Vamp Experience #3), or Delusive.


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