💋”After the Dust Settles” Book Tour💋

 

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Book Tour Dates: Jan 9 – 11 2017
 
Title: After the Dust Settles (California Dreaming
#3)
 
Author: Stacey Johnston | @author_stacey 
 
Release Date: December 28th 2016
 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
 
Photographer: Shauna Kruse | Kruse Images & Photography: Models & Boudoir
 
Cover Model: Jonny James
 
Cover Designer: Clarise
Tan
| CT Cover Creations
 
 
 
 
 
Sean

 

 



I’m not your average seventeen-year-old boy. 
 

 

What other teenage boy do you know of, is
working alongside their father in a top-secret government agency, and has been
since they were fifteen?
 


 

 

Unheard of? Yes probably. 


 

 

After spending years searching for my place in
this world, I jumped at the opportunity to help my father. What I didn’t expect
was the possibility that our work could flow over and harm our family.
 

 

 

 

Yet that’s exactly what happened …
 

 

I thought I’d found, and then lost the girl who
would forever hold my heart – until a sexy ass stranger crossed my path under
the Brooklyn Bridge.
 


 

 

I want this girl, like I’ve never wanted anyone.
She makes me feel things that I should feel guilty about, that I shouldn’t be
needing as desperately as I do.


 

 

Only there’s a catch … She has secrets, ones
that could have a devastating impact.
 

 

 
____________________
 

 

Hadley 

 

He was supposed to be a job. 
 

 

A target that needed to be eliminated. 


 

 

A message that we weren’t a family to mess with. 


 

 

When my chance came, I couldn’t do it. There was
a presence about him that drew me in. I went from wanting to kill him, to
wanting him in my arms.


 

 

From that moment on he became my obsession …


 

 

I’m no good for him, which is why I should stay
away from him. I will only destroy him because I’m broken, a girl with a dark
past – the daughter of an Italian mobster. Our family is one of the largest in
Brooklyn.
 


 

 

I need to escape my father, and this life. 


 

 

I need someone to swoop in and save me, but I’m
scared because bad things happen to me – and the people I love.

 

 

 

 
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After the Dust Settles

 

Text Copyright © 2016 Stacey Johnston


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Rights Reserved
Ten months
earlier…
 

 

“Hey sugar, why the sad face,” a sexy voice drawls from behind me.



 

 

I don’t know how long I have been sitting on this bank, but my feet fucking ache.



 

 

Where the hell have I ended up?



 

 

Looking around, I notice a cute little brunette leaning against the light pole, gazing at me dreamily. I don’t understand why the fuck she is staring in my direction.



 

 

“Whatever you are selling, I’m not interested,” I holler over my shoulder, turning back toward the water as if to clue her in on my disinterest.



 

 

“Oh, I’m not selling anything honey, just making an observation,” she replies, her voice sultry, causing my cock to betray me.



 

 

Fuck me….



 

 

Moving slightly, I try not to make it too obvious that I’m re-arranging myself.



 

 

“Then leave, because I’m not in a talkative mood, and I don’t want to be fucking rude.”



 

 

Thinking she had left, I continue staring out into the abyss, my vision not really focusing on anything in particular. Thoughts of Sherlyn are taking back over, flooding my head with memories of her from the night before. She looked stunning at that restaurant, her face beautiful and relaxed, like she didn’t have a care in the world. butcher who had cornered her would, in fact, succeed in murdering her. I doubt Little did she, or any of us, realize, just twenty-four hours later, the any of us really believed that he would get to her, but fuck, were we all wrong.



 

 

Movement beside me scares the crap out of me, making me jump. “What the fuck,” I yell, squirming backward.



 

 

A snigger beside me alerts me that instead of leaving, my new brunette friend has chosen to stick around.



 

 

“Relax sugar, I’m not going to hurt you.” She laughs, sitting her ass down on the grass near me.



 

 

I watch as she inches closer, taking the opportunity get a better look at her.



 

 

Whoa, what can I say…? She is fucking gorgeous. With looks like my mystery girl, I couldn’t imagine her having any problems being a model. Her flawless face is having a mesmerizing effect on me, and all I can do is stare. It’s embarrassing the hold she has on me right now,

 

but I can’t seem to stop. I’m stuck on her emerald green colored eyes.

They are bright and gorgeous, and capable of dragging you under. If she were a river, I would be drowning right now. I’m trying to break the hold she has on me, but fuck me, it’s not that easy. 

 

 

 

A smile comes to my face as I watch her struggle to reign in her long, wavy hair in the wind.  My eyes drop to her mouth, watching as she slips her tongue across her bottom lip to moisten it. My own mouth dry as fuck as I take in the image before me. My cock is really standing to attention now, straining behind my boxers, screaming to be

 

set freed.

 

 

 

Her lips curl at the side, obviously noticing my shameless gawking. “See something you like darling?” she drawls at me once more.



 

 

Looking further down, I finally get a good look at the rest of her body, and yep, my cock is in love. Her fucking tits barely fit the tank she is squeezing into, and those legs of hers go on


for miles. It’s not helping that the shorts she’s wearing leave absolutely

nothing to the imagination.

 

 

 

In short, this girl is hot as fuck.



 

 

“There isn’t anything about you that I don’t like babe, but now’s not the time,” I finally confess.



 

 

I’m shocked at how much confidence I’m showing right now. Since when do I have the balls for this shit?



 

 

Oh yeah, since last night, I smirk to myself.



 

 

“I could relieve some of that stress for twenty bucks,” I hear her say.



 

 

She is unrelenting, and the sass in her voice amuses me, although I don’t know if I am in shock, or disbelief, over her abruptness.



 

 

“What? You’re going to blow me for twenty bucks, is that what you are saying?”



 

 

I’m now staring at her again, yes, it’s disbelief I’m feeling.



 

 

Continuing, I taunt. “Why would I pay you, when some random was on her knees blowing me last night in a men’s room

 

for nothing.”

 

 

 

Her response is instant, “What makes you think I can’t do it better?”



 

 

Touché, I will give her that, but I’m still not paying her twenty bucks to suck my cock.



 

 

“Planning on doing it on this bank, are you?” I snarl.



 

I don’t
mean to be nasty, but she is grating on my nerves now. What part of no doesn’t
she get?

 

 

 

“I’ve done far worse on this bank,” she quickly throws back at me.



 

 

Taking another look in her direction, she has a sad, void look, but for all I know, it’s just an act to mug me. Sighing, I give it a few minutes before responding to her.



 

 

“Sorry babe, timing is bad, I’m far from in the mood, regardless of how hot you are.”



 

 

Rising, I turn away from her once more. There are two women who are going to remove my testicles if I don’t let them know I’m okay.  I should probably call at least one of them. It’s not like I can sit here all night, especially with this ice-cold wind.



 

 

“You don’t trust me, do you?” she calls out.



 

 

Stopping, I spin around and stare.



 

 

“Why are you persisting? What kind of game are you playing at?”



 

 

I know it’s wrong, but I can’t stop staring at her. I’m fucking stunned that she is still trying to work me. What the hell is her deal, anyway?



 

 

“I don’t play games, I’m just asking a question,” and now she has me curious.



 

 

“No, I don’t trust you. Are you happy now? For all I know, some big ugly dude is hiding behind that tree waiting to

 

attack me.”

 

 

 

The laugh that escapes her throat is something I would expect from Ben or Luke, and definitely not from a girl. It’s so fucking deep and loud. I’m glad she finds me so fucking amusing, but I don’t have the patience for her bullshit.



 

 

“What’s so amusing?” I growl.



 

 

“You,” she giggles.



 

 

Scratching the back of my head, I just gawk at her, she really does have me at a loss. I don’t know what I’m supposed to make of this one. She isn’t what I’m used to that’s for sure.



 

 

“I won’t hurt you sugar, and there’s no dude hiding behind a tree. Just me and you, and my offer to relieve whatever the hell is wrong with you.”



 

 

Standing, she shakes the grass off her ass moving toward me, stopping only when we are inches apart. With her breath on my neck, she leans in, using one hand to gently grip my face as she pulls my head closer to her own.



 

 

Whispering, she says, “Let me help you, I know something is wrong. I don’t want your money. I just want you.”



 

 

As if I’m in a trance, I nod, agreeing to whatever she has asked, letting her lead me away from the bank.



 

 

“Don’t worry darling, I’m not dragging you down an alleyway. I live close by.”



 

 

Releasing my held breath, I sigh. I’m breathing heavier than normal as I give in and let this gorgeous girl lead me to what could possibly be my own death.



 

 

How ironic would that be?


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 4.5 keep you on your toes stars!! I enjoyed this book so much, once I started there was no stopping.

“We carry our scars over our hearts to remind us of what we have survived. They are not there to trouble us but to show us that we have courage and strength to fight.”

If you have kept up with the series you know the “Sexy 4” (my little nickname). Luke, Ben, Stephen and Kyle. They all have small parts in this book but the main characters are Sean and Hadley. Sean, as you should know, is Sophie’s brother and that last book tore my heart in two for Sean so I was really hoping for some redemption for the boy. Hadley is a new character in the book. She is the enemy’s daughter. She was sent to kill my boy. So that right there makes me hate her. But eventually this stubborn, independent, beautiful, killer of a girl grows on me. So this is their love story….

This book has some triggers so beware, if you can’t handle dark do not read. This book felt different for me and in a good way. I think the series needed this turn. I also enjoyed knowing a different side to Sherlyn’s dad, Silo. My heart still aches for Stephen and I hope he gets redemption one day and I am still ever so curious about Hawke. So this series always leaves me wanting more!! This book gave you a bunch of broken down people who became stronger and overcame their past. I love it. I also love that Gerrick ended the way he did. Nereza threw me for a loop for minute and I wasn’t sure I liked where it was going until the explanation then I understood and actually enjoyed it. Though sometimes I felt the book would repeat things I just read the majority of the book flowed with the continuation of the series. I hope there are more to come…
~Book Addicts Reviews💋

 

 

Numb – Linkin Park


Nightmare – Avenged Sevenfold

 

Bring me to Life – Evanescence

 

Animals – Nickelback

 

Breaking the Habit – Linkin Park

 

Home – Daughtry

 

A Groovy kind of Love – Phil Collins

 

Everlong – Foo Fighters

 

My Hero – Foo Fighters

 

 
 
 
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What to tell you about
myself??

 

When I sat down to set
about the challenge of what I could say, I found that I didn’t really consider
myself to be very interesting at all.
 

 

I’ve lived in Western
Australia my whole life, only ever leaving the country once. Right now though I
reside in a southern suburb close to the beach.

 

Above everything else
I’m a wife and a mother. I’ve been married to a man I believe to be my soul
mate for the past nine years. When he came into my life I already had two
gorgeous kids, a boy and girl, who he took on as his 
own without any
consideration as to how it would affect his life. During our time together, he
has also blessed me with two more gorgeous little girls. My real life also has
me working full time as an Office Manager for an Audio Visual
Company.  
 

 

I grew up in a home
with three aunties, two uncles, my younger brother, my father, and my
grandparents!! Wow that was more of mouthful than I expected! As you can
imagine life in a large family like that was never boring.

 

As a child, I loved
creating stories in my head, it was my escape, a place I could go and hide from
the world. As I became older, my stories evolved and every time life challenged
me, I slipped back into my imaginary world and hid. This didn’t change as I
entered adulthood.
 

 

I have always been the
kind of person who never made things easy for herself, and I spent many years
drifting from family member to family member looking for direction. It wasn’t
until I was twenty-one when I met a man who would become, what I thought – my
future. 
 
 Over the next twelve years he was my life, well him, and the two
children he blessed me with.
 

We lost that loving husband,
and father to a heart attack when our children were very young, and life as you
can imagine became a little rough for a while.

Over the years my
stories have given me the sanity to get through many tragic situations.
 

 

They’ve given me a
world to escape into, one where I can be anything I want.
 

 

These stories I’ve
created over the years, have always been a coping mechanism that worked for me,
and I’ve always wanted to share them.

 

With the support of my
family I have ventured out there, and finally put them down on paper. I hope
you love them as much as I do.

 

 
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