Today we are excited to share a review, excerpt and giveaway for Stylo Fantome's Completion, the end of the sexy and smart Kane Trilogy. And as a bonus, both Degradation (Book 1) and Copmletion ( Book 3.5) are on sale this week for $.99!
The Devil gets his dues
What happens when Satan in the flesh meets Lillith in real life? Some name calling, a lot of fighting, and even more loving. For two years, Jameson Kane and Tatum O'Shea have made their relationship work. It might not work for anyone else on the planet, but it's perfect for them. Their own personal fairy tale. But can Jameson give Tatum a true “happily ever after”? He's not sure. Where would the devil go to buy a throne, anyway? WARNING: contains little plot, a lot of sex, and was written for the author's own personal enjoyment. Also graphic sexual situations and sadomasochistic themes. Goodreads Link
Completion is like a love letter to Kane Triology fans. This novella was a treat! Stylo Fantome writes a fun and sexy completion to the ever frustrating Kane and Tatum. This book is true to form...the plot is minimal, the sex is plentiful and the writing is quite enjoyable without revisiting the angst from the past.
Jameson is fine as ever, secretly plotting and planning throughout this story. He is scheming, but it's for something that he thinks will make Tate very happy. Whether he delivers his feelings in words or not, his actions speak volumes about his feelings for Tate. He does things for Tate that he wouldn't do for anybody else. These two totally and completely "get" each other and it seems like they are more trusting and honest with one another in Completion. Even though Jameson almost blows the ending with Tate, he figures it all out just in time!
Tatum seems to take things in stride. Although Jameson frustrates her to the extreme, she seems to be better able to deal with his quirks now. She loves Jameson, no matter what his thoughts might be. She still battles her insecurities, made raw by an appearance by her parents and a hot Brazilian. As always, Tatum has a plan to handle both her parents and the Brazilian in true Tatum fashion.
Ang and Sanders are heavily involved in this book. Ang is more likeable in my opinion in this book than he was in the previous two. He has moved on with his life - he is successful and more mature. We see a little bit of Tate's and Ang's antics one last time, and it was fun to read. Sanders, as always, is the voice of reason. When Tate begins to question herself or Jameson, Sanders is there like her conscious to set her straight. Where Tate becomes blind by emotion, Sanders holds fast to logic.
One little nit-picky thing I had with this novella is the development of Tatum and Jameson. Jameson grew exponentially over the course of this trilogy, and continues to do so throughout Completion. Tate, although a free spirit, fun and adventurous as ever, seems mired in the past. She hasn't really grown up too much. She showed some growth early on in this trilogy, but she seems immature at times throughout this novella. I just wish we could have seen a bit more of big girl Tate.
If you are a fan of The Kane Trilogy, this book cannot be missed. You cannot read this as a stand alone..all three prior books must be read to understand the ties that bind these characters together, and to understand their emotions, thoughts and fears. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. It has been one hot, sexy and angsty ride for one of the most unlikely couples. Although I am satisfied with the ending, I am sad to see this series end.
The Brazilian made sexy eyes at Ang for a while, but it was obvious that Jameson was her ultimate goal. As they all took their sides of the tennis court, Tate glared as the other woman flirted and touched Jameson. Leaned against him. Breathed on him.
“What are we doing here?” Ang asked in a low voice.
“That chicks wants to fuck Jameson. He's trying to pawn her off on you. Be sexy,” Tate advised him.
“Bitch, I was born sexy.”
Tate had to agree. Ang was wearing a pair of old fashioned looking Ray Bans, and his hair was cropped extremely short on the sides, but long and wild on top. There was a touch of James Dean about him; something 1950's. His bad boy smile was firmly in place, and though Isadora was focusing on Jameson, she threw a couple flirty glances Ang's way.
“Well, sexy it up some more, get her attention. I don't want to spend the rest of the day trying to talk Jameson out of an orgy,” Tate hissed.
“We could end up in an orgy!?”
“Angier, don't make me serve the ball into the back of your head.”
Tate was rusty – tennis had never really been her sport. She could knock the ball back and forth, but she wasn't great. Ang couldn't play for shit, it was comical watching him lope up and down the court. They both laughed a lot, collapsing into giggle fits enough times to earn a snap from Jameson.
Isadora played the game beautifully and elegantly, like Tate knew she would, and of course Jameson was good at it. If there was something Jameson wasn't good at it, he simply didn't do it, so Tate had figured he'd do well at tennis. Together with the Brazilian bombshell, they dominated the game. Tate couldn't quite figure out why they didn't switch, place a bad player with a good player, to at least even the odds.
But it quickly became apparent that Isadora didn't want to even the odds. She cooed in Jameson's ear, wiggled her ass in his face. Tate spent half the game making puking faces at him, which just earned her wolf grins and him feeding into the flirtation.
“I don't think she's interested in my sexy,” Ang informed Tate, looking over his glasses as Isadora bent straight at the waist, keeping her knees locked while she tied her shoelaces. Jameson stood directly behind her, waving his racket at them.
Tate gave him the finger.
“Yeah, we're not here to play tennis. She invited us here so she could become fuck buddies,” Tate grumbled.
“Wouldn't be all bad. She's kinda hot,” Ang pointed out. Tate snorted.
“I didn't come all the way to Hong Kong to have an orgy with Jameson's ex girlfiend.”
“Does this kind of thing happen a lot?”
“Yes. We went to the Met gala last fall, and god, what a nightmare. There was this model, some young blonde thing that Jameson had slept with like a million years ago. Followed him around all night. I don't want to go through that again,” Tate told him.
“What are you going to do about it?” Ang asked.
“Whore you out.”
Before he could argue, Tate jogged up to the net, scooping up the ball as she went.
“Oh, thank you, Tatum,” Isadora gushed in her syrupy accent, running up to the net as well.
“No problem. Say, Ang has never been to Hong Kong before, you should totally show him around after this,” Tate blurted out, not even trying to be subtle.
“Really? I was hoping to catch up with Kane a little more. So little chance to talk during the game. I would be very glad to keep him company while you show Angier the sites,” Isadora offered.
Hmmm, I'm not the only one lacks subtlety.
“See, I kind of had plans with Jameson,” Tate lied. There weren't any set plans, but she figured she didn't need them. He was her boyfriend. If she said he was busy, then he was goddamn busy.
“Yes, of course! The party!” Isadora exclaimed. Tate blinked in surprise.
“The party! Kane told me all about it, thank you so much for inviting me!”
“Are we gonna play, or fucking chit chat all day?” Jameson yelled from the back line. Tate stepped to the side.
“Your lovely partner was just telling me all about our party!” Tate shouted back, shielding her eyes with her hand. His own eyes were hidden by the bill of his hat, but the set of his jaw was ominous. He wasn't happy.
“My partner should learn to keep her mouth shut. Let's finish this game,” he called back.
“Oh, I'll finish this game, alright,” Tate grumbled, stomping away.
“Something up?” Ang asked, walking up close to her. Tate leaned into him, pressing her face against his chest and letting out a mock scream.
“What the fuck is going on?” Tate breathed, turning her head to the side and resting all her weight against him. “First dinner with my parents. Then fucked up tennis. Now a party? Jameson hates parties, he hates physical activity that isn't sex, and he hates my parents.”
“Maybe he's trying to turn over a new leaf,” Ang suggested, but she could feel him trying not to laugh.
“When you're done dry humping, some of us would like to keep playing!”
Tate glared as Jameson's voice carried across the court. Oh, so he could let some hoochie Brazilian rub her ass all over his crotch, but Tate couldn't hug Ang!? Oh, it was on. It was soooooo on.
“Ang, could you do me a favor?” Tate started, running her hands up and down his sides.
“Just go with anything I do.”
Tate ignored him and peeled her top off. She wasn't being scandalous, she was wearing a sports bra – there were plenty of women running around the courts wearing the same thing. No, that wasn't enough to get the reaction she wanted. But turning around and pressing her back to Ang's front and doing a toe touch stretch, she was pretty positive that would inspire a response.
“Does he look mad?” Tate asked, not even trying to hide her smile as she pretended to stretch from one leg to the other.
“Murderous. Are we trying to piss him off?” Ang questioned.
“Just having some fun, messing with him. He made me sweat with all his flirting, now it's his turn,” Tate laughed.
“Then let's make it count.”
Ang smacked her on the ass, hard enough to cause her to fall forward and place her hands flat on the ground.
“I'm not fucking around, Tate. You have two seconds to knock it the fuck off!” Jameson yelled.
“Ooohhh, feels like a challenge to me! Game!?” she yelled back, slowly standing up and stretching her arms above her head.
“Don't push me – you won't win.”
“Pffft, I always win.”
Tate spun around, facing Ang as she stretched her arms back, forcing her chest out. Ang didn't even hide the fact that he was staring at her tits.
“I'm not really sure what kind of game you're playing, but I gotta be honest, I like it,” he joked. Tate snorted and lowered her arms, coiling them around his neck. He rested his hands on her hips.
“Does he look mad?” she asked. Ang glanced behind her.
“Hard to tell. He always looks mad,” he pointed out, walking backwards and forcing her to follow.
“If he's standing still, he's not mad,” Tate explained.
“Oh, then he's definitely mad.”
“Is he moving?”
“He's right behind you.”
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ..., forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
PRIOR BOOKS IN THE SERIES
Book 1 – Degradation
B&N (paperback): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/degradation-stylo-fant-me/1120004693?ean=9781500605278
Book 2 – Separation
B&N (paperback): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/separation-stylo-fant-me/1120587309?ean=9781501086434
Book 3 – Reparation
B&N (paperback): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reparation-stylo-fant-me/1120935593?ean=9781505579925