*Blog Tour and Review* Beneath the Vine by Lillian Bryant

 

 
 
Author – Lillian Bryant
Book – Beneath the Vine
Event – Blog tour
Date – 21st – 28th March
 
Hosted by Hooked on books & Cherry0Blossom Promotions
 
 
 
Selene Cavalier spent the majority of her time behind her
cello. Her dull life was made up of dark notes, hard work and sheet music.
 
Bennett Monterosso did what he had to do to get his family’s
winery up and running. He didn’t have time for his old ways. His quiet
dominance had been silenced. His need was just waiting below the surface, until
now.
 

Having her—it was all he could think about as he watched the
young woman behind the cello.

 

 
Gage Calibri left his best friend, his home and his
tarnished past five years ago. He suppressed his darker tastes, his physical
appetites, and his secrets until he no longer had a choice.
 
It only took one night for these three lives to collide and
to be altered forever.     
 
This wasn’t what they were expecting. This wasn’t who she
was. Each moment they sank deeper, each minute they felt more, each                                                        second they took her further.
 
Unhinged… restrained… this obsession… this love… it was all
consuming.
 
 
 


**MY REVIEW**

Reading this book, for me at least, was almost exactly like riding a roller coaster.  I had a tiny little nugget idea of what to expect and boy, was I excited.  I stepped on and started reading.  Buckled down and met the characters Bennett (*swoon* he’s my favorite), Selene and Gage.  The story starts climbing slowly uphill as my excitement grows.  Its gooooood.  Really good.  I can feel the proverbial wind in my face.  Im loving the characters, the story – its hot, angsty, lots of drama, tons of sexy….  the roller coaster is climbing to that part at the top of the hill where it stops and you look around for a few seconds.  Here I am, crunch time of the story, top of the hill… knowing full well im about to lose my lunch.
And… GO.   Twists, turns, upside down and backwards.  Super fast.  Im LOVING IT.  Im nauseous.  I want it to last forever and I want it to end now.  Exactly like a roller coaster.
Threesome books, (of the MFM variety), are honestly my favorite books to read.  I realize how difficult they must be to write because not only do you have two personalities in the mix, you have three.  Three POVs to keep straight.  Three sets of body parts (yeah, baby).  Lillian Bryant did an excellent job with all three characters in Beneath the Vine.  I loved having all three POVs.  Bennett the Quiet, Selene the Cherished and Gage the Bold – as I refer to them in my head – all were extremely well developed, had very distinct personalities and blended well with each other. The story was well written and had a good flow to it.  It was rather dark and gut wrenching at times but that all went along with the overall theme that was brought out many times – you cant always get what you want.
Brilliant book Ms. Bryant – 4**** WickedGoodStars for Beneath the Vine!


 
 
 
 
 
PLAY LIST
 
 
Sail by Vitamin
String Quartet
Higher Love by
James Vincent Mc Morrow
What Kind of Man by
Florence + The Machine
Change by
Deftones
Nothing Else Matters by
Apocalyptica
Run by Snow
Patrol and Eklipse
I Know You Care by
Ellie Goulding
Say You Love Me by
Jesse Ware
Revolution by
Diplo, Faustix, Kai and ImanoS
Lights by
Wanderhouse
From Eden by
Hozier
A Quiet Darkness by
Houses
Colorblind by
Natalie Walker
Green Mile by
SZA
All You Wanted by
Alison Sudol
New York by The
Boxer Rebellion
Won’t You Come Again by
Susie Suh
Hearts A Mess by
Gotye
I’m on Fire by
Low
All Shook Up by
Avila
I Don’t Wanna Be In
Love by Dark Waves
Words Are Weapons by
Birdy
Little Do You Know by
Alex and Sierra
The After You by
Miakoda
With Or Without You
by Boyce Ave
Love Is a Battlefield by Whitechilde
Begging For Thread by
Banks
Love Like This by
Kodaline
Song for Zula by
Phosphorescent
Will You Still Love
Me Tomorrow by Sweet Talk Radio
Meant by
Elizaveta
Molecules by
Atlas Genius
Pale Lung by
Robyn Sherwell
Fire and the Flood by
Vance Joy
Bad Things by
Meiko
Secret by Angel
Snow
Sunrise by
Lonesome Animals
Four Walls by
Broods
Everybody Wants to
Rule the World by Lorde
Don’t Want To Lose
You by Aaron Krause
One Way or Another by
Until The Ribbon Breaks
Are You The One by
The Presets
Couldn’t Stop Caring by
The Spiritual Machines
Save My Soul by Rivvrs
 
Extract
Prologue


Never trust yourself…
in a man’s bed. That moment when everything is falling out from under you, it’s
like pure fluid sound. The ache abates, your heart hammers, your voice shakes,
and becomes something treacherous. It belies who you were before he made you
feel something greater than God. It’s as if the heat of your body will never
cool without his hands. Don’t believe his whispered words, the chill along your
skin a blue lit fired flame. Don’t allow yourself to make him any promises;
don’t let yourself begin to think everything will always be this good.
It’s a ruse.
You’re just his last
breath.
Lust is a liar… and
love takes victims.
The light was dim,
the soft, quiet sound of music sifting through the room. The familiar
smell of cedar wood and sage made the fiction easier to swallow, made
everything seem just as it should be as I moved through the apartment.
The muggy copper
scent of horror hit me just as I walked past the kitchen.
“Selene.”
His tone was flat…
stark… no man should ever look so broken.
My tear filled eyes
on the gun, I reached into the empty space between us. “Don’t.”




GET TO KNOW YOU INTERVIEW




Your books are so
emotional. How long does it take for you to be able to get the characters out
of your mind and move on to the next?
I’ve noticed with
each book I write, the harder it is to Detach. Beneath The Vine has been the
hardest book for me to walk away from. But, I am currently working on a another
piece under a different Pen =)
 
Are the names of the
characters in your novels important?
Yes! Most if not all
the names are people in my life, or people who have impacted it =) Not always
though. Cole from Pressure… I don’t know a Cole Unfortunately.
 
What are the most
important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?
Oreos and caffeine
 
What is the most
demeaning thing said about you as a writer?
In a review, I had
someone personally attack me. Reviews should be constructive.
 
How do you react to a
bad review of one of your books?
If it’s constructive,
I’ll probably cry, eat large quantities of oreos and then pull up my big girl
panties and take the advice given, and hopefully be better next time =)
 
What was the hardest
part of writing your book?
Beneath the Vine was
in Three POVs. It was hard keeping that timeline and structure I had in my
head.
 
Did you learn
anything from writing your book and what was it?
That I was able to
get through such an emotional roll-coaster. This book about ruined me.
 
Is there a message in
your novel that you want readers to grasp?
You can’t always get
what you want, and love is always more important than how many orgasm a guy
gives you =) Sometimes… 😉


 

 
Have you ever read or
seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?
I like to pretend I’m
Elizabeth Bennett on most occasions.
 
COVERS: What gave you
the idea?
Francesca Webster did
my cover for Beneath the Vine. I wanted the suspense to be felt and still add
an element important to the story, which is Selene’s Music.


Describe in 5 words,
your writing:
Erotic, emotional,
suspenseful, darkish, and romantic
 
When you were a child
what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to restore
paintings
 
What do you use to
write your book?
A PC
 
Do you listen to
music while you writing or reading?
YES!!! Spotify is
LIFE
 
Tell us your latest
news?
I will be working on
Gravity, Book two in my Hospital Series soon!
 
What book are you
reading now?
Lucky Strike by M.
Andrews


What are your pet
peeves?
When my hubby leaves
dirty dishes in the sink. And people who chew with their mouth open.
 
Do you ever write
naked?
LOL No, no one wants
to see that nonsense. LOL
 
What is your
favourite Starbuck’s/coffee shop drink?
White Chocolate Mocha
 
What’s your favourite
fruit?
Kiwi
 
What’s your favourite
tv show?
I love all things
dark, Dexter, Criminal Minds, The Fall… oh and I love New Girl
 
What’s your favorite
genre?
Dark/ contemporay
Romance and Classics
 
One of your favourite
quotes.
“I desire the things
which will destroy me in the end” Sylvia Plath


Do you enjoy giving
interviews?
Yes I think they are
fun!!
 
Top Ten Book
Boyfriends:



Ambrose Young, Mr.
Darcey, Naz Vitale, Joe Goldberg, Professor Emerson, Christian Grey, Edward
Cullen, Colonel Brandon, Ark from 321, Austin Carillo,




Five Fun Facts:
1. I am a psych nurse
2. I write under another pen. 3. I am a bit of an introvert 4. If I could I’d
live in Ireland 5. I watched the restoration of Sistine Chapel on TV in it’s
entirety.
 
Thank you so much for
taking part. We can’t wait to read more work from you.
 
 
Author Links
 
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