Jan 30, 2014

Blog Tour: A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers

Writing paranormal YA versus contemporary NA
By: Lisa Desrochers

Honestly, there’s really very little difference in the process. For me, all writing is just getting into character. Whether that character is a millennia old demon (Hi Luc!) as in my YA books, or a woman in her twenties, as in my New Adult novels, it’s all a matter of connecting with them and understanding what makes them unique. The things that make a demon (or vampire or angel) tick are going to be different, so you need to understand what they are and how they’ll effect that character’s decisions, actions, and reactions. But honestly, once you’re literally inside your character’s heads, the writing process doesn’t change. What changes is what you’ll find in there. (Writing from inside a demon’s head for my YAs was an interesting experience.) As long as you’re true to your character and their voice, and you understand their motivations, you’ll be able to keep them “real.” Because, let’s face it, no matter who we’re writing, they’re all really fictional, as alive as they seem in our heads as we’re reading/writing them. If you can get them to leap off the page into the reader’s heart, any fantastical creature, such as a demon, can be just as “real” as a normal twenty-year-old woman. The beauty of fantasy, however, is that anything’s possible as long as you make it believable, so you can make stuff up that doesn’t exist in the real world. For my contemporaries, I do a lot more research. I’m always very concerned that things happen in the way they would in real life.

As far as New Adult versus Young Adult, both are dealing with the same firsts. The difference is that, with New Adult, the characters are dealing with them in an environment with none of the safety nets that most young adults have (family, teachers etc.) to support them. They’re usually handled in a slightly more mature manner, and because I’m writing for an adult audience, there are no holds barred. There is no fade to black or softening of language. You can be one hundred percent true to the character without worrying about the audience.

Author: Lisa Desrochers
Series: A Little Too Far #3
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
From USA Today bestselling author Lisa Desrochers, comes the third book in her sizzling New Adult series.
If you play with fire…
Tossed out of college and cut off by her parents, Samantha West is in pretty dire straits. So when her rocker best friend hooks her up with a job dancing at a gentlemen’s club, who is she to turn it down? Plus, there are rules to dancing at Benny’s: No touching, keep your clothes on at all times, and never get closer than three feet. Unfortunately for Sam, her first private client makes her want to break every single one of them.
Harrison Yates is scorching hot, but he’s got a past that involves being left at the altar not too long ago. Sam is determined to make him forget about his ex, but when she makes her move, it flings her life into a spiral of chaos she never saw coming.
Because Harrison Yates isn’t who he seems to be. And his secret will probably get her killed.

Rating: A
I am becoming a huge Lisa Desrochers fan. New adult, young adult - she is a versatile author who ca do both with equal grace and brilliance. Her newest installment in the A Little Too Far series is quite possibly her steamiest book to date. Seriously. It made my stomach do those weird flips and clenches that only a great book can.

I love Sam. I just do. I've loved her since I met her in book #1, and that carried over here. Harrison is a fabulous companion and balance to her. And their chemistry is simply off the charts. 

The great part about this book is that it can be read out of order despite being #3 in the series. Yes, you meet Sam in book #1 and get a little more insight into her, but this book also stands wonderfully on it's own merit. Old fans will love revisiting Sam and new fan can jump in without missing a beat. So what are you waiting for?

About Lisa Desrochers
Lisa Desrochers is the USA Today bestselling author of A LITTLE TOO FAR , courtesy of HarperCollins, and companions, A LITTLE TOO MUCH (Nov 12, 2013), and A LITTLE TOO HOT (Jan 21, 2014). Also in stores is her YA PERSONAL DEMONS trilogy (Macmillan).
She lives in central California with her husband and two very busy daughters. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places, and then take her by surprise.


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Tour Schedule:

Week One: Day One

Jan. 20th - Page Turners Blog - Review + Excerpt

Jan. 20th - Lost in Literature - Review

Jan. 20th - The Reading Cafe - Review + Guest Post

Jan. 20th - City of Books - Review

Jan. 20th - Sun Mountain Reviews - Review

Week One: Day Two 

Jan. 21st - Fiktshun - ALT Scene from Harrison's POV

Jan. 21st - Step Into Fiction - Review + Deleted Scene

Jan. 21st - Lovin' Los Libros - Review

Jan. 21st - The Autumn Review - Review

Jan. 21st - A Love Affair With Books - Review

Jan. 21st - Alii's Book Jungle - Review

Jan. 21st - Book Labyrinth - Review + Character Interview

Week One: Day Three 

Jan. 22nd - Books Complete Me - Review + Excerpt

Jan. 22nd - In the Best Worlds - Review

Jan. 22nd - Globug and Hootie Need A Book - Review

Jan. 22nd - My Favorite Things - Playlist Post

Jan. 22nd - Ginger-read Reviews - Review

Jan. 22nd - Book Angel Booktopia - Review

Week One: Day Four 

Jan. 23rd - Ramblings From This Chick - Review

Jan. 23rd - The Demon Librarian - Review

Jan. 23rd - Books Over Boys - Excerpt or Deleted Scene

Jan. 23rd - Keepin' It Real Book Blog - Review

Jan. 23rd - No Bent Spines - Author Interview

Week One: Day Five 

Jan. 24th - Seeing Night Reviews - Guest Post

Jan. 24th - Bookhounds YA - Guest Post

Jan. 24th - The Book Swarm - Review

Jan. 24th - The Book Review - Review

Jan. 24th - bookaholics anonymousonline - Guest Post

Jan. 24th - Little Bookworm Reviews - Review

Week Two: Day Six

Jan. 27th - Owl Always Be Reading - Review + Guest Post

Jan. 27th - BookChic - Review

Jan. 27th - The Book Whore-der's Delights - Review

Jan. 27th - Paranormal Book Club - Guest Post

Jan. 27th - Ticket to Anywhere - Deleted Scene

Jan. 27th - Nocturne Romance Reads - Review + Author Interview

Week Two: Day Seven 

Jan. 28th - The Busy Bibliophile - Review

Jan. 28th - The Cover Contessa - Guest Post

Jan. 28th - Book Crushin - Review

Jan. 28th - Rumpled Sheets Blog - Review

Jan. 28th - Good Books & Good Coffee - Guest Post

Week Two: Day Eight 

Jan. 29th - Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks - Review + Character Interview

Jan. 29th - Waiting For Wentworth - Review

Jan. 29th - Nestled in a Book - Review

Jan. 29th - The Scarlet Siren - Review

Jan. 29th - Nerd Alert Book Love - Review

Jan. 29th - Allodoxophobia: The Fear of Opinions - Review

Week Two: Day Nine 

Jan. 30th - The Irish Banana Review - Review + Guest Post

Jan. 30th - Stuck In YA Books - Review + Excerpt

Jan. 30th - adventures-in-word - Review

Jan. 30th - The Bookmark Blog - Review

Jan. 30th - All in a Book - Review

Jan. 30th - Booklovers LaceyCat - Deleted Scene or Excerpt

Week Two: Day Ten 

Jan. 31st - Fade Into Fantasy - Guest Post

Jan. 31st - Hot Stuff Book Reviews - Review

Jan. 31st - Kimberlyfaye Reads - Review

Jan. 31st - Sugar and Spice Book Reviews - Excerpt

Jan. 31st - Polished Readers - Review

Jan. 31st - A Bookish Escape - Review


  1. I love what a versatile author Lisa is. I loved her YA series and really enjoyed her NA. Very hot indeed!


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