Blog Tour with Giveaway & Review – 100 Proof Stud, Darcy Walker Series book 3 by A.J. Lape

Title: 100 Proof Stud
Author: AJ Lape      
Genre: YA Mystery, Thriller, Humor, Mystery Series
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours

Blurb:Sometimes life smacks you right in the kisser with a whole lot of ohhhh craaaaap.

Just ask Darcy Walker.
100 Proof Stud picks up four months after No Brainer’s cliffhanger ending, and Darcy discovers the aftermath pales in comparison to the crisis her heart is in. All of a sudden it’s raining men, and this teenage heroine’s personal life turns her inside out. 
Before she can sort out her feelings, she chases a spray-painting vandal and stumbles upon a case of identity theft right in her own backyard. Darcy jumps into the fray headfirst to prove she can hang with the big boys. But it’s not just to hang…nope, she’s chasing reward money.
Tapping her band of misfit brothers for help, she turns Valley upside down trying to unearth the criminals. Problem is, the cloak and dagger goes high-octane, and she raises the bar on “crazy” in the process. Bullets ring out…dead bodies appear…and Darcy rubs shoulders with the ultimate sociopath. In the midst of murder and mayhem, will she finally follow her heart or build a fortress of lies around it? Will she even get the chance?

~ Review by Angela ~

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
There has been a void in my life, one that can only be filled by the shenanigans of Darcy Walker. If you’ve read the other Darcy Walker books, then you  know exactly what I am talking about. If you haven’t, the what the Hell is wrong with you? Do you not realize the awesomeness of this series and how life changing it is? You MUST go get Grade A Stupid and No Brainer NOW. Seriously. Are you still here reading this? GO!

Anyway, Darcy Walker is a force to be reckoned with and she’s only 16. She has more guts and gumption in her pinkie than some Navy Seals have in their whole body. She always seems to find trouble and when she does, she’s determined to find the people behind it. In this book, she’s gotten a tad smarter. She’s going after reward money to make her investigations and brushes with death a little more worth it. And once she sets her mind to something, she does not give up, no matter how dangerous it is. Add in the fact that she has the hots for her best friend and she doesn’t want to admit it and you’ve got a recipe for greatness.

A.J. Lape has hit not just a home run with this series, but a walk-off bases clearing Grand Slam to win the World Series. There is not one thing that I can complain about in her series. Not one. The amount of intrigue, inner dialogue, romance, teenage angst and bad assery is the perfect mix. Nothing is out of whack. No balancing is required. She’s made it completely and utterly perfect in every way. The books aren’t too short or too long. There is no bogging down of dialogue or in between scenes or too much googly eyed romance. A.J. Lape and her Darcy Walker series are the epitome and standard of what other authors should aspire to be.  Hey! Why are YOU still here reading this?? You are supposed to be reading Grade A Stupid and No Brainer! I’ve made it super easy for you. The purchase links are listed below, so you have NO excuse. Grade A Stupid and No Brainer are only $0.99 to boot!! Actually, 100 Proof Stud is only $0.99 too so you might as well just get all 3! Oh, in case you didn’t know, I give this 5 books because I can’t give it a million.

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Purchase Links

GRADE A STUPID

NO BRAINER

GRADE A STUPID UK

NO BRAINER UK


A. J. Lape’s Darcy Walker Series broke into the Top 50 books in Teens Literature & Fiction within 36 hours of its release. It has spent numerous weeks in the Top 100 in Mystery Series and Teens, Mysteries & Thrillers Categories as well as being one of the Top Rated in its genre. A self-proclaimed neurotic and troublemaker at heart, a perfect day for A. J. consists of writing, watching her kids play sports, drinking Coke, then lounging in her pajamas by 8PM.
She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two feministic daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola, with a lifelong love affair with bacon.  She studied English, Journalism, and Political Science at Morehead State University and left the business world when her daughters were born.  Her love for suspense and a good story was born from watching Mystery Science Theater with her sister during childhood.  That and any B movie with comedic undertones they could get their hands on.
When she’s not riding that razor-thin line between creativity and insanity, she  likes to read, watch too much cable TV, or cheer like a banshee at her daughters’ sporting events. She’s a huge hometown sports fan and loves to watch the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds whenever she can.
A. J. loves to connect with fans!  If you would like to receive emails of upcoming releases, please sign up for her distribution list by visiting her homepage at http://www.ajlape.com and clicking the “contact” tab.
Find A. J. Lape Online:
Email:aj(a)ajlape.com
A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola–and a lifelong love affair with bacon. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she’ll be wearing prison orange due to the various “wiki” articles she looks up. She swears the dead body, mob, and drug related stuff is only career research.
Find out more about A. J. at http://www.ajlape.com


Thirteen things you didn’t know about AJ Lape

AKA – Ada Miracle Lape
1. I can dislocate my left shoulder on command.
2. My favorite movie is It’s a Wonderful Life…cry like a baby when George Bailey starts yelling, “I want to live again…I want to live again.”
3. I hate clowns and chicken wings … not necessarily in that order.
4. I’m a notorious sleepwalker. It happens when I’m troubled. As far as I can tell, I always have my clothes on.
5. I had an academic scholarship. I know that’s shocking, but looking at homework today, I’m pretty sure I’m tapped out at fifth grade.
6. I like to shoot 9mm guns…look out Target World, every once in a while you have to walk your inner hillbilly.
7. I started running high school track when I was in the sixth grade. Don’t ask me to run now. After two kids, I pee my pants when I walk across the floor.
8. I’m like Rain Man when it comes to fractions.
9. I used to write and record songs. I won Honorable Mentions in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest and Music City Song Festival. Verrrry short career.
10. I’ve cliff-dived off a 40-foot cliff into a lake…wouldn’t recommend it ..that sucker can burn.
11. I’m the only human I know that got turned down twice when trying to adopt handicapped dogs. What the heck…those dogs would’ve loved me.
12. I would’ve been a police officer or journalist if life didn’t land me where I am.
13. I occasionally have the foul mouth of a truck driver … sorry, Mom and Dad. I try to change it. So far, the message hasn’t made it to the execution part of my brain.

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