Tuesday, February 27, 2018

[Blog Tour + Review] Up In Smoke by T.M. Frazier

Up in Smoke, an all-new gritty standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is LIVE!

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I'm a man without a conscience.
I deal in murder and mayhem.
I'm the best at what I do.
Frankie Helburn is supposed to be an easy job.
A means to flush her father out of hiding.
Except there isn't anything simple about Frankie or the secrets she's keeping.
She's cocaine with legs. I'm addicted before I've even had a taste.
I might have her, but I can't keep her.
But if her father doesn't show his face, Frankie will be mine.

*Can be read as a standalone.



“All these bruises,” Smoke muses. “And not one of them caused by me.” He trails a hand up my arms and down my flat stomach. “Pity, but I still have time to leave my mark on you yet.”  
My entire body stiffens. I’m as rigid as a corpse. 
Smoke chuckles and I’m glad I’m facing away because his laugh is pure torture, causing his erection to vibrate against my folds which are aching for more contact. 
“You will be punished, hellion. You can be sure of that.” 
I look over my shoulder and meet his dark eyes which darken even further as his pupils dilate. His lingering gaze rakes me over from my feet to my breasts and back down to the space between my thighs. He licks his full bottom lip. 
My stomach flips. My will to fight him off doesn’t waiver, but my body isn’t getting the message. My core clenches again. I turn back around to face the tile, digging my teeth into my lower lip until I taste my own blood. 
His chest presses against my back, and his hardness pulses between my legs, rubbing against my inner thighs. He squirts some shampoo in his hand, working it into my hair. He tilts my head back and rinses my hair then slides his slick and soapy hand down my body. 
I’m breathing rapidly now. Short quick breaths I can’t control. There’s a deep rumble in his throat. His hand travels lower and lower on my stomach until it’s between my legs. He’s working his thumb over my swollen nub, sending sparks of need, pangs of pleasure, and a wave of self-hatred, surging within my battered body and bruised soul. 
“What…what are you doing?” I ask, seeing flashes of white hot lust behind my closed eyes. 
“More questions…” his voice a hearty amused rasp. His fingers circle my clit while he continues to rock his hard cock between my legs. The pressure building is so strong it borders on painful. 
Tears leak from my eyes. I’m so fucking mad at myself for being turned on. For Smoke being right. I’m so wet. He feels it. There’s no way he can’t feel it.  
He leans in close. I’m stone still except for the tremors gripping my body. He licks the tear off my cheek and groans. He dips the tip of his finger inside of me and I tighten around the intrusion. It’s a foreign sensation. Strange. It feels both wrong and right. Pleasurable and painful. “Your tight little pussy is weeping too. I wonder if its tears taste the same.” 
I look over my shoulder as he withdraws his finger and sucks it into his mouth. He groans. “Fear or desire. They both taste real fuckin’ good to me.” 
He places his hand back between my legs. When I try to squeeze my thighs together to keep him out he parts them with his knee on a grunt and begins circling my clit again. This time harder. Faster. 
I’m staying as still as I can, but when I feel something begin to happen inside my body. The sparks he ignited within me are all crashing together. I can’t hold back. My face scrunches as I try to fight the orgasm fighting its way out, but it’s no use. I can’t fight it. It’s too fucking strong. I’m so fucking close. 
I arch my back without thinking, pressing my ass against him, begging for more. For what I need to push me over the edge. 
Smoke hisses. “Oh, what I could do to this beautiful little pussy.” 
The pleasure builds and builds as he strokes me harder. Faster. I’m about to come all over his fingers when the feeling is lost. 
I spin around. 
Smoke is gone. 
I can’t see through the steam so I shut off the spray and wipe the water from my eyes only to see Smoke toweling off in front of the sink on the other side of the bathroom. 
The only proof I have of what just happened between us was real is his cock. Erect. Thick. Huge. The purplish swollen head bobs against his abs, jutting out over the top of the towel he wraps around his waist. 
“What…what just happened?” I stammer, leaning back against the wall for support. 
Smoke steps forward, and when I go to jerk back, he reaches out and pinches my nipple painfully hard. I yelp and leap back, slipping on the tile, falling on my ass, taking the shower curtain down with me.
Smoke rips the curtain off my head and glares down at me with a triumphant grin on his evil beautiful face. “What just happened was called punishment and you got off easy. Next time I’ll split that tight pussy in two with my fucking cock.” 
He goes to leave but stops. “You want pain?” he asks. “I’ll give it to you. You want pleasure? Now that’s something you’re gonna have to earn.”  
He leaves, slamming the door behind him. 
I release a shaky exhale. 
I’d hoped the rest of my time with Smoke would be tolerable, but there’s no fucking way that’s going to happen. Not now. Not with my skin crawling with need. I’m losing my mind. About where I am. About what this is all about. About this beautiful horrible evil man. 
I feel like I’ve already been split in two. 
What Smoke is doing to me is far more than punishment. 
It's  pure fucking torture.



5 Stars from Brianna!


T.M. Frazier is so fucking brilliant... one of those unicorn authors you keep locked tight, never forgetting... and a fabulous writer to boot. Her words are mesmerizing, characters addicting, and stories are out of this world amazing.

The King series is so special to me, with a beautifully broken cast that has completely stolen every piece of my heart. And like the last seven books in this series, each new one better than the last... and Up In Smoke was no different. Everything I hoped it would be plus a hell of a lot more... sexy, intense, suspenseful, raw, gritty, captivating, and unforgettable in every single way.

Frankie and Smoke took me on a twisted, complicated journey that had me all in my feelings at that prologue and on the edge of my seat right from the very start until the last page turned. Their story wasn't easy and holy fuck I didn't see some of it coming... secrets, twists, revelations, lies, mystery, mayhem... but damn it was so worth it. Frankie and Smoke are life.

While this might be a standalone, don't do that to yourself. Read this series in order. Live this series. Breathe this series. Forget everything and let them devour you. It's not one you want to miss at all. And Smoke? Epic in every single fucking undeniable way.

I highly recommend this book and fantastic series.


5 Stars from Renee!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, murder, grief, secrets, loss, pain, abuse, and heartbreak. 

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first:

King (King, #1)
Tyrant (King #2)
Lawless (King #3)
Soulless (King #4)
All the Rage
Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King #5)
Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two (King #6)
Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Three (King #7)

This is Smoke’s story. Smoke is on a revenge mission. He needs Frankie in order to complete his mission. But she is distracting him from his mission. Can he get his revenge but also get a little playtime at the same time? He needs information but is she willing to give it? What happens to her when he does get it? Can these two figure out what is going on with the mission before one of them breaks the other? What started out as a simple revenge mission is now becoming a weaved web of lies and deceit. Can these two figure it out before one of them ends up dead? Will Smoke ever get the revenge he needs? Some past hurts are forgiven but is it enough for him to accept a family of friends and brothers he never knew he wanted? Or will it all go up in smoke? Will he lose everything, or will he gain everything in the end? 

I loved these characters and the side characters. I felt I could connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I was happy to get a few glimpses of past characters. 

I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.



T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter. When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance. Well…it has a beach in it!

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