Thursday, November 3, 2016

Preppy Part One by T.M. Frazier Blog Tour

Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, it was only the beginning…

This is the fifth book in the King Series and it's meant to be read after Soulless.

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“No! I hate you,” she spat, as I continued to tug her beside me.

“Good, you can hate me while I fuck you,” I said. “But first things first. My lesson obviously didn’t take in that brain of yours. You want what you want and I can’t stop you,” I said, as we approached the train tracks which were elevated on a mound of gravel several feet off the ground. The warning lights flashed orange, the neon reflective barriers dropped down to cover the service road, while the bells indicating an approaching train clanged away. “And since I can’t stop you, I’m going to help you out. Bullet in the head was so three hours ago. I’ve got something even better in mind now.”

“Wait. What?” she asked, her teeth chattering. “You… you wouldn’t.”

“Wouldn’t what?” I said, turning around to face her, almost losing my footing when I noticed the trail of dried tears on her cheeks. I looked away for a fraction of a second to regain my composure. “You think I wouldn’t kill someone?” I cocked an eyebrow. “You already know that I’ve been there, done that, bought the motherfucking t-shirt, doll.” Her eyes went wide and she made a move to step back. “Oh no, Doc, I read your letter and I saw what you wanted. And remember, I’m nothing if not accommodating.”

When I pulled her to climb the gravel mound her knees locked up so I bent over and picked her up by the waist, tossing her over my shoulder, carrying her onto the tracks while she beat on my back with her closed fists. When I got to the top I set her down roughly and she fell backwards onto her ass, bracing herself with her hands against the large pieces of gravel under the tracks.

The whistle of the train blew in the distance. It wouldn’t be long now. Dre made a move to stand up, but that wasn’t what I had in mind. I bent down and pushed on her chest, spreading her tiny frame across the tracks. I crawled on top of her, pinning her down with my thighs. I leaned over her, my chest to hers as we both breathed rapidly. She struggled underneath me to get up, pushing at my chest, but I wouldn’t budge. “Why the struggle, Doc? This is what you wanted, isn’t it?”

She glanced up at me as the train whistled again. Her gaze flipped to her right, where the single yellow light from the train emerged from around the corner, shining brighter and brighter as it chugged closer and closer. For a moment she stopped struggling, looking back and forth from the train to me.

“So what, you’re gonna die too?” she asked, hoping to appeal to my sense of self preservation.

I shrugged. “I get bored easily, maybe the devil will make me his errand boy or something.”

“Preppy, this isn’t funny. Get up and get off the fucking tracks,” she said, her concern shifting from herself to me.

I shook my head and yawned. She wiggled underneath me, and although there was a train barreling toward us my cock once again stirred to life. Maybe I should just rip down her panties and push inside of her. Train or no train, it would be one fuck of a way to go out.

“You have to choose, Doc,” I said, making my voice as serious as I was capable. “Life?” I asked, screaming over the sound of the train screeching against the track. I pushed my hard cock against her core and she gasped. Her trembling turned into a shiver, her mouth fell open. I glanced to the side at the blinding light of the approaching train as it bathed us both in a tunnel of light. I leaned down, so close that my lips were a whisper above hers, as I shouted, “Life? Or death? What’s it gonna be, Doc?” My hair blew around my face as the light grew brighter and brighter. “Answer the fucking question!” I demanded, my hands squeezing her shoulders, my fingers digging roughly into her skin. “DO YOU WANT TO FUCKING DIE?”

With only seconds left until we became shredded under the train, Dre closed her eyes and sighed. When she opened them again they were glistening, fresh tears spilling from the edges.

She started to speak, her lips forming the beginning of the word, but before it could fully leave her lips I stood, pulling her up with me. I lifted Dre into my arms and took a running leap off the tracks, my legs flailing in the air as we fell the seven or so feet. Dre’s decision still on her lips, her scream surrounding the air around us as we crashed down into the field.

“I wanna liiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvveeeeee.”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Preppy is everything I needed him to be.

I am so happy to finally get the story from Preppy's perspective. King as always been my favorite, but I was so heartbroken for Preppy; but after his point of view, he's quickly becoming a favorite. The scene with Dre/Preppy/Bear was everything!! Without spoilers, that last page left me gasping.

I can't wait for Part Two!!

5 mother f'ing stars, but I digress...

I'll be VERY honest here, I did not have high hopes for this book. I was of a mind that Preppy was dead and should have been left that way. At the end of book four, I was not happy. I called "jumping the shark" craziness on author Frazier. I had no idea how she planned to pull this book off... but she sure as heck did!! What a ride!!! I was riveted and couldn't read fast enough or slow enough to savor it. I'm still reeling.

I loved the backstory on Prep's life. This book starts with King going to prison and Bear and Prep trying to keep the Granny Growers up and running. Prep meets one of his GG's granddaughters as she's with two guys who are robbing her grandmother. Andrea (Dre) is an H junkie and does anything for her next fix, including helping rob her own grandma. Preppy shows up just in time to stop them and this actually helps Dre escape the two men who've been helping her use and abusing her. I really felt for Dre, her character was horribly flawed and definitely interesting. I had no idea how Frazier planned to let Preppy's character redeem himself. He had certain dark proclivity for hurting women to get off and I felt he was too messed up to redeem himself. Finding Dre just vulnerable enough for his dark urges, he decides he wants to "help" her. The story of their relationship was darn good reading. Two very flawed characters finding, maybe, their soul mate. Switching between past and present, we find out who actually was keeping Prep hostage while King and Bear thought he was dead, there's a bit of a cliffy at the end as this is a two-part story. Hats down, a fabulous read!

Honestly, who doesn't love Preppy? How can you NOT love him? I was so upset with Preppy's story, until now.
The King series has been phenomenal from the very start, and it isn't losing any steam now!

This story was a journey in the past, back when King went to jail. Who knew in that time Preppy met a girl? A girl that was in serious need of help. Wait until you read this, their "unlikely" pairing is awesome. Dre is in a bad way, and when faced with an option to end it all, she doesn't really get to choose anything...

Together, though, they are so much fun to read about!! He's snarky and honest, she's stubborn and sarcastic – it's like they are made for each other. They also have some insane chemistry that had me on the edge of my seat. Please don't get me wrong, this story is NOT hearts and flowers – it's gritty and dark (at times), but the characters are so damn good that I almost overlooked the darkness completely.

Thankfully there is another book to come in Preppy's story, I'm not ready to say goodbye to him!

I don’t think I’ve ever anticipated a part two as highly as I’m anticipating part two of this story, I need it now! This is a gut-wrenching story that I completely devoured, and loved… though it is a bit odd and definitely has a few “triggers.”

We start with King going to prison while Preppy and Bear do everything in their power to get his daughter out of the system, while also keeping their “Granny Grower’s” business running smoothly. Then Preppy meets Dre when she’s unfortunate enough to be associated with the two guys robbing her grandmother’s “Growery.” Preppy is not nice to Dre at all, but can’t help his fixation with her. Though the two are both scarred from a terrible past, they’re both working towards surviving and seem to be exactly what the other needs.

I didn’t think the author was going to be able to redeem Preppy for his “bad” qualities, but somehow she does and Preppy winds up being one of my favorite characters of all time. His and Dre’s conversations and witty responses to one another are priceless, their sense of humor was on point. I found myself cracking up out loud on several occasions and it’s been a while since I’ve read a book that had me so invested. I can’t wait for book two!

Also Available in the King Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the King Blog Tour.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Tyrant Blog Tour.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Lawless Blog Tour.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Soulless Blog Tour.

T.M. Frazier is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her King series. She was born on Long Island, NY. When she was eight years old she moved with her mom, dad, and older sister to sunny Southwest Florida where she still lives today with her husband and daughter.

When she was in middle school she was in a club called Authors Club with a group of other young girls interested in creative writing. Little did she know that years later life would come full circle.

After graduating high school, she attended Florida Gulf Coast University and had every intention of becoming a news reporter when she got sucked into real estate where she worked in sales for over ten years.

Throughout the years T.M. never gave up the dream of writing and with her husband’s encouragement, and a lot of sleepless nights, she realized her dream and released her first novel, The Dark Light of Day, in 2013.

She’s never looked back.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King #5) by T.M. Frazier to read and review for this tour.

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