Saturday, March 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Tattoo Thief 2 by Heidi Joy Threteway, Review, Character Interview, Dreamcast and Giveaway


Title: Tayler and Stella
Series: Tattoo Thief #2
Author: Heidi Joy Threteway
Release Date: February 20th , 2014
Rating: 3.5 stars

Stella Ramsey always says bad boys can’t break your heart. They don’t call, don’t cuddle and don’t send flowers—but what do you expect? No strings means no regrets.

When the biggest story of her fledgling music journalism career nearly ruins her relationship with her best friend, Stella has one chance to redeem herself. She promises the bassist for the rock band Tattoo Thief anything in exchange for behind-the-scenes access. But Tyler doesn’t want anything. He wants everything—and that’s more than Stella is prepared to give.

When Tyler’s explosive secret thrusts Stella into the media spotlight, she must choose between selling the story and telling the truth—and exposing the truth about herself

I was very much in love with first book in Tattoo Thief series. From the first page to the last, I was captivated by Beryl and Gavin’s story. It's seems to be a long time since I read it, but it's almost impossible to forget characters like them. That made me glad and excited to be able to crack open Tyler and Stella’s story..

Let me start by saying I really liked this book. It sucked me right in from the start. Unfortunately, as likeable as both of characters were, I didn’t love them or cared for them so much as for Beryl and Gavin. I thought they were nice and theirs story was good, but not as epic as first installment of Tattoo Thief.

This story starts with Stella hurting her best friend Beryl by being untrustworthy and frankly quite a bitch. To finally start off her career as a music journalist with a bang, Stella stole a private video Gavin’s sent Beryl. Now, Stella is popular but she also almost lost her friend. To make things worse, Stella needs another great story or she can kiss her job goodbye.

Tyler is a another sexy member of Tattoo Thief. He promised Stella exclusive material for her next article. He can help her proof that she won’t break Beryl’s trust ever again. But what will happen if both of them share more than one or two newspaper’s pages?

Tyler was a great character who was not over the top but just enough for me to like him. Although he was not Gavin I can’t say I wasn’t smitten with him.

In the end, Tyler and Stella’s story was an easy nice read. A story about love, hope, friendship and redemption. This was one of those sweet romantic stories that make you smile. So, if you enjoy reading about sexy, mysterious yet incredibly charming rock star meeting the woman (that’s not perfect) of his life and fighting with obstacles for her, then I think this one will definitely work for you.

Character interview – Tyler

Tyler Walsh is the bassist for Tattoo Thief and is credited with starting he band—getting the right guys together, and then getting the band into regular gigs. We sat down with the hero in Tyler & Stella to talk music and get a little more insight into Stella Ramsey, the reporter who’s been spending a lot of time with him lately.

What do you like about the bass?

It’s the foundation of the music. I like to play rock and also some older folk and blues stuff, because it drives the whole song. 

When writing a song, does the bass line ever come first?

There are times it does. If a song starts with a weird bridge, that would be my time to shine. Look at a song like “Superstitious,” if you can play licks like that, the feeling is just phenomenal. 

Do you have a favorite bassist?

Check out Victor Wooten doing “Isn’t She Lovely?” He’s been the bassist for Béla Fleck and the Flecktones since they started, and he’s like the god of bass. He’s untouchable.

What do you focus on during a gig?

It’s the bassist’s responsibility to be locked in with the drummer. That’s where the chemistry really matters, because you’ve got to move on notes at the same time. It’s also where things can come apart. I’ve played with a drummer who’d get high when playing gigs. You work so hard for that moment to be up on that stage, but then the drummer’s off and it’s ruined. 

How does playing a show feel for you?

There’s a high from performing, and that high is very real—you’ve got so much adrenaline in your system that when you wrap up a set it’s like you’re flying. It takes hours to come down, which is why a lot of musicians get into drugs and booze to take the edge off. Dave (Tattoo Thief’s drummer) makes us work out after practice to take the edge off in other ways.

The other guys in the band seem to date a lot, but you don’t. Why not?

It’s not that I don’t want to date. I got a huge growth spurt in high school and I was like a flagpole—six-four and maybe 120 pounds soaking wet. Girls would barely talk to me. Even in college, when they other guys had plenty of attention, I was terribly awkward. So while they were out getting girls I spent a lot of time practicing the bass. 

Now that our band’s gotten really big, it’s swung the other way—there are tons of girls, and they’re really aggressive. All of us could be going out with a different girl every night, but you never really know if they’re into you, or just into dating a rock star.

What about girls turns you on?

I love the way some girls smell. Not the ones who wear a lot of perfume or hairspray—I just dig the real smell of a girl’s skin and hair. The first night I met Stella, we rode together in a taxi and I sat really close to her because I wanted to smell her more. 

What does she smell like?

That’s an impossible question, like trying to describe a melody just with words. Do you ever smell fruit at the grocery store to tell if it’s ripe? And the ripe ones just smell more real? That’s what Stella’s scent is like—kind of musky, with something like orange or vanilla.

Sounds like you’ve got a thing for her.

She’s incredible, but she’s also incredibly tough to figure out. At first I wasn’t sure if she was like the other girls—she came onto me pretty hard, and she wanted to get a story on the band really bad. But now that I’ve seen her at her worst, when she doesn’t have an agenda, I recognize there’s a lot more to her than just her will and her spark. She’s magnetic—when I’m around her, I can’t not touch her.

So are you dating? Anything official?

I told you I’m new to all this. Trying to figure it out. I think I probably screwed up my chances with her already because I wasn’t ready to just have a quick fling, and from what I gather, that’s Stella’s style. But I like her more than that. I can’t just let her be a fling when she’s already so much more to me. I don’t know much about relationships, but I know this: when you meet someone who reaches you, right down to your core, you don’t just try harder—you Never. Give. Up.

Heidi Joy lives in Happy Valley off Sunnyside Road. She swears she did not make that up.

Heidi’s obsessed with storytelling. Her career includes marketing, journalism, and a delicious few years as a food columnist. Media passes took her backstage with several rock bands, where she learned that sometimes a wardrobe malfunction is exactly what the rock star intends.

You’ll most often find Heidi Joy with her husband and two small kids cooking, fishing, exploring the Northwest, and building epic forts in their living room.

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*ARC provided by an author in exchange for honest review. This review will be also posted on Smokin' Hot Book Blog during the blog tour. *

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