Saturday, May 10, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Interview from That's a Lie by Victoria Klahr

That's A Lie
Author: Victoria Klahr
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Seth is back.

When he walked back into my life, it almost felt like the pieces of my broken heart could be fixed. I thought we could go back to being best friends, but then I started to feel what I had been blocking out for years. I tried. Boy, did I try! But once I started to let him in, I wanted nothing more than to cross that line from friendship into something more…

Just when I think I can move on and let myself be happy, an ugly reminder from my past comes storming in and threatens to destroy the sliver of hope that's been growing since Seth came back.

Do I even deserve to be loved?

“I’m not asking to fix your heart. I’m not asking to mend you. I love each and every shattered piece of you. I’m asking that you let me love you. Let me love each piece of your broken heart, and I swear to you I will make up for every heartache you have ever experienced.”

I came back for Josie.

I knew I'd have to fight for her, but with the loss of her dad and the truth about what happened with her and Blake, I quickly realized that making her mine was going to be a lot harder than I first thought. The problem is, I can’t pretend like she’s just my best friend. I can’t pretend I don’t want more.

I'm willing to do anything to get her to admit she has the same passionate feelings for me, because I know once she opens up and stops lying to herself, I can show her what it really means to be loved. It's a battle of wills, but my love for her is stronger than her will to stop me.

So I fight for her. I fight because I know she deserves it.

From That's A Lie
© 2014 Victoria Klahr

“You lied to me,” he said gruffly, sitting on the barstool at my counter. His blonde hair flopped in front of his eyes, and my hands itched to push it back. To get to touch him again the way I want to would satisfy only a millimeter of the need I have, but it would relieve some of the pain. I turned around to hide my thoughts.

“Ugh… I need coffee,” I said vacantly, reaching for my coffee maker. I didn’t even hear Seth move, but his hand grabbed mine and he turned me around, placing his hands beside me on the countertop to trap me. My breath caught, and I was almost positive he could hear my heart pounding in my chest.

His blue green eyes were angry, but I didn’t even care about him being mad. All that mattered was the charge that thumped between us. I was very aware of him.

“You lied, Josie. You’re not supposed to lie to me.”

“Seth… come on,” I said, turning my face away, unable to look at the raw emotion in his expression. His hand dashed out and grabbed my chin.

“How long, Josie?” he asked. I closed my eyes, not wanting to admit anything. “Open your damn eyes, Jos. Stop fucking hiding.” His voice was hard, but it was also full of desperation. I opened my eyes and narrowed them at him.

He doesn’t understand that I need to keep him away from me. My life is tainted by darkness, and he doesn’t need that. “It doesn’t matter, Seth. I’m fine.”

“Like fucking hell it doesn’t matter. I haven’t heard you scream like that since after everything that happened.”

He was referring to when I would have nightmares after I was raped. He or one of my dads would come lay with me to help me fall asleep. Every day that Seth wasn’t in school, he was there with me, trying to make the nightmares go away.

“Since the engagement party,” I whispered, looking down. I don’t know why I admitted it, but I think there was a part of me that realized I couldn’t hold onto all this pain anymore.

That’s when my resolve started to break. How long can I go on fighting the feelings that I have for Seth? How long can I act like nothing hurts me?

“Fuck, Jos…,” he whispered back, placing his forehead against mine. I was able to smell the mixture of hay and apple pie on his skin, and I almost lost my footing from wanting him so badly. “You should have told me.”

“I didn’t want you to worry,” I admitted.

“I worry about you every second you’re not with me, Pussy Cat. Every second that you hide behind that wall you’ve built, I wonder when you’re going to crack.” His hand reached up to caress my face, and I started to lean into his touch. It was only a minute movement, but I still heard Seth’s breath hitch. My lapse in self-control made him bold. He brought his mouth to the side of mine, and kissed me. I couldn’t stop the whimper before it escaped my mouth.

“There you are,” he whispered hoarsely against my lips. I wanted to bask in the moment, but I had already opened up to him too much. I pushed through the barricade he had made, and ran back to my room.

Where to Buy

That's A Promise (Promises Promises #1)

That's A Lie (Promises Promises #2)


5 stars!!

Review: A story about destined love brought together by a powerful friendship. I absolutely loved reading Seth and Josie's story from their first meeting on the monkey bars to the final scene under the stars. That's A Lie is a story about two friends blossoming into true love. If I ever could imagine a powerful love story, it would be Seth and Josie's. Victoria Klahr does an amazing job allowing the reader to feel apart of the story and the emotion. I could feel the anguish and guilt of Josie's demons and the devotion and strength of Seth's love.

"We're all scared to reach for the stars, Josie. We don't know if we'll get burned or thrive when we get there. We don't know if the whole Fucking world will come crashing down on us....but pussy cat? Who the fuck cares when it means a chance with the only person who knows you and can love you in unfathomable ways.... So what do you want, Josie? No more holding back or hiding your

Seth Montgomery bowed out to let the love of his life pursue someone else. This was the hardest decision his heart ever had to make, but it was for the best, so he thought. Staying away for two years, a lot happened but only one thing remained solid and it was his unequivocal love for his best friend and soul mate, Josie. When he returned to town, he found Josie mourning the death of her daddy. As Seth stepped back into the best friend role, his love for Josie was becoming to hard conceal. Josie was struggling with an inner demon full of shame and guilt. She needed her best friend for strength. As her walls weakened, Seth was able to show Josie love was worth fighting for and he was not going to lose this time to her or anyone else. Seth finally showed Josie she could live again. She could live for her past, present and her future. He showed Josie she was worthy of love, happiness, and a future.

That's a lie is great read about friendships, mistakes, despair, and unconditional love.


Seth and Josie, from recently published That's a Lie, dropped by to say "Hello" and answer a few questions for all us readers. I want to first thank them for taking the time out of their busy blog tour schedule to meet with us. You two are so sweet with each other, an absolute match made in Heaven! Well, lets get started because I know your schedule is very packed.

SSBA: Seth, we found out in book 2 you were still in contact with Josie's Daddy, via email, after you left. Now that you and Josie are together and going stronger than ever, have you ever showed Josie the emails, and Josie, what did you think?

Seth: (Turns to look at Josie and smiles) Yeah. She’s seen them. Took her a while to warm up to reading them and, really, she could only do a couple at a time.

Josie: It’s hard to read them, because it makes me feel like he’s still here. I just miss him so much, and those e-mails make the loss that much harder to deal with.

Seth: (Takes Josie’s hand in his) I miss him, too. We were always close but I felt closer to him when I was away and able to write him about what I was going through. Victoria has the emails, and will be showing some of them in the third book in the series, so you will be able to read them then.

SSBA: I can only imagine how hard it would be to read those emails after Daddy's death. It is never easy to lose someone you loved so much.

SSBA: We loved reading about all your special moments and connections with Josie from movie nights to horse back riding to the proposal. You and Josie have such a wonderful story. Seth, what is your absolute favorite memory of Josie and you together?

Seth: Oh man! I c-

Josie: (Slaps his arm) Don’t you dare, Seth!
Seth: (Laughs loudly) You don’t even know what I was going to say!

Josie: I don’t need to… I can tell from your face. Pick a different story.
Seth: Fine. Well, every moment with Josie is a favorite. It’s hard to live with the love of your life and not have millions of favorite moments. (Looks at Josie and smiles lightly) Our first kiss. She ruined me as soon as she kissed me. Now, you have to remember, I fucking love sex. I had any girl I wanted, so kissing was no big deal- it was more a chore than anything. But with Josie, it was so different. She changed me and affected me in ways I never felt and never knew I wanted to feel… Oh, and the time she tried pulling her shirt down to show some cleavage to the police officer that pulled her over, come to find out he was more interested in me.

Josie: Seth Montgomery!

Seth: (Laughs and pulls Josie in for a sloppy kiss)

SSBA: Okay Josie, your turn. What is your fondest memory of Seth?

Josie: Um… that’s hard…

Seth: Because every moment with me is amazing, right?

Josie: (Rolls eyes) I’m seriously questioning my reasons for loving you.

Seth: I’ll show you why when we’re done (winks at Josie)

Josie: Last month, I was really sick. I was in bed all day every day for a week, and Seth cancelled all his photoshoots to stay with me. It was a week of just us laying together talking and watching movies, and it was the best week of my life. No one’s ever taken care of me like that besides Daddy and even though it was awful being sick, I couldn't have asked for anyone better to take care of me.

Seth: Well it’s hot how you say my name when you sleep… why would I want to miss that?

Josie: (Rolls eyes again) And then you say shit like that and ruin the moment!

SSBA: Probably one of my top favorite moments was at the breakfast table with your parents. Seth, how much fun were you really having during you sit down breakfast with your parents and Josie's Dad after you two finally rekindled your flame? I was so embarrassed for Josie, but you seemed to be really enjoying your self redefining the word "AWKWARD".

Seth: (Laughs and wraps arm around Josie’s shoulders) It is my life’s mission to embarrass Josie. I love seeing her all flustered, because it usually leads to her getting angry with me. And let’s face it, it gets me all worked up to see Josie angry. She’s hot as hell when she’s frustrated. But really, I was just so happy to be with her, I couldn’t contain my excitement. I’ve been wanting this girl to tell me she loves me back for years, and I finally got it. It was the first time in my life that I didn’t feel the weight of any sadness or hurt. I was just… happy.

SSBA: Josie, I could not believe you didn't kick Seth's ass after breakfast? I would have killed him for his PDA in front of his parents and your dad. I would never be able to show my face again!

Josie: (Turns to look at Seth and bites lip) I was a little distracted by someone taking me into the shower. And really, this is what I love about Seth. As annoying and crazy he can be, I wouldn’t trade those moments for anything. I love that he makes me feel like the only thing I need to worry about is us- not other people’s opinions of us.

SSBA: Josie, we were able to experience a short moment of Seth's romantic proposal. What happened afterwards? Did he give you a ring? Did your Dad pop out of the bushes? I'm dying to know how the rest of the evening went.

Josie: (Sighs and flutters eyelashes) Best proposal ever, right? Didn't even think I wanted to get married, but I could never have dreamed of a better way to have him ask me to marry him. Victoria is going to write a small glimpse of what happens after I say “absolutely.” There is a ring… and a story with the ring. Dad wasn't there… I don’t think he wanted to risk seeing what I wanted to do to Seth after he proposed.

SSBA: It has definitely gone down in my book as one of the best Proposals ever.

SSBA: Josie, something I think all the readers are interested in is the note Blake left you in your closet, was it weird to find it? Was there more to the story about the rectangular tin and the note Blake left you? Did you ever tell Seth about it?

Josie: (Looks over at Seth tentatively)

Seth: (Clenches jaw, and doesn't return look)

Josie: (Sighs) Definitely weird to find. I had made my peace with all the lies and guilt I felt from my relationship with him, and then as I’m starting a future with Seth, I find that note. It made me angry and hurt at the same time. I didn't want anything ruining my future with Seth. I don’t really know why he used a tin… but I haven’t looked inside, and I don’t think Seth has either. (Looks back at Seth, questioningly but he doesn't look back). Anyway, I’m sure Victoria will go into the details of how that whole scenario plays out…

SSBA: Okay folks that is all the time we have for today. Thanks again Seth and Josie for taking the time to answer a few questions the readers submitted. We are looking forward to what Victoria has in store for us in book 3 of the Seth and Josie love story.


About the Author

Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes.

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