Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Locked by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Release Date: September 2nd Series: PresLocke #2 Genre: Contemporary Romance M/M


Sorry, ladies—and fellas—Hollywood’s hottest action star, Ace Locke, is officially off the market!

The man on Locke’s arm has been identified as Dylan Prescott, the sexy new “it” model currently featured in the latest Calvin Klein ads. Sources tell TNZ the men met on the set of Locke’s upcoming action film Insurrection 2, and that “they only have eyes for each other.”

This is the first public gay relationship for Locke, who came out a year ago, and there has been much speculation on who would finally be the one to catch his eye.

According to multiple eyewitnesses, Locke whisked Prescott away on his private jet for a romantic weekend at Syn, the most exclusive hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. After pictures recently surfaced of the new couple, affectionately named PresLocke, it appears from the possessive way Locke keeps his new beau close that things are heating up.

The world is watching #PresLocke, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on this budding relationship!

Ace and Dylan’s story continues in Book Two of the Bestselling PresLocke Series.

© 2016 Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
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"Separately, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine are must-read authors. Together, they create pure magic!"

~Erika Wilde, New York Times Bestselling Author 

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“You’re looking pretty serious over there, Daydream.” There was humor in his tone, but it didn’t quite reach his eyes. “You okay?” I nodded slowly as I made my way over to where he sat. I reached for the phone and put it on the table, and when I cupped the side of his face and lowered my lips to his, I said, “I’m just great.” Ace pulled away slightly and raised an eyebrow. “Great, huh?” “Mhmm. I was just thinking…” “Always a dangerous pastime,” Ace said, and brought a palm up to lay it directly over my heart, and I wondered if he could feel it thudding. “No. Not this time,” I said. “No?” “Nope. I was just thinking how wonderful you are.” “Okay, sweet talker—” “I’m serious,” I said, bringing my other hand up so I was cradling his face between my palms. “I wish for one day you could be me, so you could see what an incredibly brave, sweet, extraordinary human being you are. You have so much, Ace, yet…you’re more generous and humble than anyone I know.” “Dylan—” “Shh,” I whispered against his lips. “I just wanted you to know that I…” I caught myself at the last minute as his eyes pierced mine and I was paralyzed by the enormity of emotions flooding me. God, how is it that in twelve weeks this man has completely turned my world upside down? But he had. Ace had me wanting things…things I’d never even thought about before. Things I always assumed I would never want. “You…?” he said, but my mind had changed course. The emotions had blurred and morphed into something else entirely, and then, quite unexpectedly, I asked, “Do you want kids?” From the stunned expression on Ace’s face, I might as well have asked him if he were a serial killer. His eyes had widened and his mouth fell open, and he looked so bewildered I couldn’t stop the chuckle that bubbled out of me. “Uhh…” he said. He appeared so shell-shocked it made me laugh even harder. “I’m sorry…but you should see your face right now… I promise, I’m not pregnant.” When I began laughing again, Ace’s mouth snapped shut and he brought both his hands up to my wrists to encircle them and tug me down into the booth with him. He scooted across the seat until he was lounging back against the wall and I was awkwardly sprawled across him. “Excuse me if you took me a little bit off guard,” he said. “A little bit?” “Okay, a whole fucking lot. But that wasn’t where I thought you were going with that at all.” I aimed a grin his way, trying to play down the fact that I’d been about three seconds away from handing over more of me than I knew I could ever get back should Ace decide he didn’t— “Hey?” he said. “Where’d you go?” “Huh?” It was Ace’s turn to chuckle. “What is up with you? You’re all over the place.” I sighed, knowing that he was right. Maybe it was like a postproduction crash or something. But I felt oddly sentimental. Like all of my feelings were right there on the surface. I stroked my fingers down his cheek. “I just think you would be an amazing father, is all. And I was curious.” He narrowed his eyes on me. “I don’t think that’s it at all, but to answer your question. Yes, I think one day and”—his eyes were so intent on holding mine then that there was no way I could look anywhere but at him, and his meaning was crystal clear before he even said it—“with the right person, I would definitely consider having kids. What about you?” “I never really thought I would, considering where I came from and all. But…” I chewed on my lower lip, suddenly wishing I’d kept my damn mouth shut. “But?” My eyes locked with his and I decided it was now or never to really just lay it out there. “But watching you today on set made me think about what-ifs.” The grin that curved Ace’s mouth then was cheeky, and for the first time since we’d entered the trailer, his eyes lit with the same amusement his smile was conveying. “Are you trying to say you want me to knock you up? Because, Dylan, I have to tell you, I have some pretty powerful boys at work, but no amount of horny goat weed is gonna make that happen.” It was my turn for my jaw to drop then, and when Ace started laughing his ass off I punched him in the arm. “Dick.” “Aww, but you just said I was wonderful.” “A wonderful dick.” “But not magical enough to get you pregnant.” “Would you stop saying that. You’re freaking me out.” Ace’s rumble of laughter vibrated through him as he wrapped his arms around my waist, and finally, after a minute or two, when his mirth had subsided, he stroked a hand down my back to my ass and pulled me as close as was possible while wearing clothes. “It’s okay to look at the future and think about what might be, Daydream.” I laid my head against his shoulder and shut my eyes. “I know. This is all just happening so fast. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it’s real.” I felt his lips at my temple and then he whispered, “It’s real. So believe it. Plan it. Trust it.” I nodded and then angled my face to see him look up at me. He had a soft smile on his face, and for the first time all day he looked relaxed, and I knew that as long as we were together the future looked brighter than ever. 

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#TeamPreslock all the way!

I have been anxiously waiting this one since I turned the last page of Aced. Ella and Brooke bring their A game with this sequel.

Locked picks up right were Aced left off, we watch the after effects of Dylan and Ace's weekend in Vegas that was exposed to the public. Chaos ensues and while one career tanks, the other begins to take off like wildfire. As Dylan gains publicity, a blast from his past returns wanting her slice of the pie. When Ace and Dylan refuse, even more chaos erupts - forcing their hands. Dylan begins questioning everything, while Ace does everything in his power to protect the man who has come to mean the world to him.

Can Ace convince Dylan that their relationship is worth it or will Dylan run scared? 

When it comes to M/M novels - Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine are where it's at. Five stars for Locked, highly recommend one clicking this one today.
Were you as eager as I was waiting for Locked by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine? First, I want to say that I am so relieved and happy that Brooke is feeling better. Second, I want to say this book did not disappoint at all. 5 huge stars!

Ace and Dylan have been discovered and now the paparazzi are like a dog with a bone. They are now under the microscope and everyone is waiting to see what is going to happen. Some want them to fail and others want them to succeed. What is going to happen?

In Locked, both characters had more depth and revealed sides that had been hidden from us previously. I loved Ace and Dylan. And this is where I deliver a crushing blow…there will be a book 3 and it won’t be out until next year. I know, but we can all wait patiently (not so patiently) until we have the next installment. The book made me ache for both characters as well as laugh, smile, cry, and everything else. The story was brilliant and witty, and I really can’t say enough good things about it. If you like M/M, you need to pick up Aced and Locked today. You can’t read one without the other. 5 stars and you have to one click today!
About Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.
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Amazon Buy Links
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You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Brooke is a USA Today Bestselling Author and enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

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