I’m sorry, but when a book is categorizes as “gritty, sexy, awesome” on Goodreads, I’m always going to be intrigued. Another peek showed me this gritty sexy thriller was a contemporary New Adult novel. Eyebrow raised. A peek at the reviews showed a score of 4.59. Say what? SOLD.
Naturally, I dove to participate in this tour and I’m super excited to review it in a few weeks. I LOVE seeing the demographic of
New Adult branch out further. As much as I love contemporary, I don’t want it to stifle the growth of what could be a huge demographic. So…excitement!
Blurb: On the eve of her high school graduation, proper socialite Francesca “Frankie” Fairholm rebelled against her elitist and controlling family to pursue the dark lifestyle of a contract killer for the enigmatic Osiris Corporation. Years later, with her training complete, she believes she’s doomed to the life of a sociopathic lone gun until a botched hit brings two unlikely allies, her cousins Addison and Katharine.
Using Katharine’s etiquette school, Elegance, Inc., as a front, the trio weave through Frankie’s dark underworld, carrying out contracts, drinking too much wine, and trying not to get each other killed.
Trouble follows the team home when the death of the cruel Fairholm matriarch reveals more than they ever wanted to know about their family. As the funeral preparations play out, the trio begin to realize there is much more to their employer than meets the eye and their family connections run deeper than they ever imagined.
Series website: http://www.thewastedseries.com/
Elegantly Wasted on Goodreads
Elegantly Wasted on Amazon
Elegantly Wasted on Barnes and Noble
“Excuse me, Thelma and Louise,” Kat turned to face us. “I have a man’s blood in my hair. I’m not thanking anyone until we are home and I have had a bath and a doctor’s appointment.”
Addi snickered from the back seat. I caught a glance of her face and started to chuckle too. Katharine looked at us both like we were crazy for a moment before her face cracked into a smile as well.
After a few moments we were all laughing. Dead guy in the back seat and all. Team Fairholm might work well after all.
Author Bio: C. Elizabeth Vescio
C. Elizabeth Vescio: Jack of all trades and stereotypical black sheep, Cara has been writing somewhat dark and morbid since that teen angst hit somewhere in the early 90’s- probably because her dad was a mortician. After pursuing a degree in English, she changed gears to photography and design in 2006… although she kept penning stories for fun while reading the works of Edgar Allen Poe, Oscar Wilde and Hemingway (whom she adores even though he was a huge douche canoe). In 2009, her life shifted considerably and she found herself writing Elegantly Wasted- helping her sort out a bunch of stupid feelings and other lame stuff.
She enjoys cynical debates, cupcakes, making her mother-in-law sew her aprons that she never wears, zombies, the Fifth Element and Tomb Raider. She gathers her life inspirations from Neil Gaiman, Julia Child and Paul Simon. When she isn’t out photographing her next project, she’s studying color, concept and design or writing stuff down in hopes it makes sense one day… or she’s on Pinterest.
Cara lives in Las Vegas with her husband, John and their three genetically altered dogs all of which have personal vendettas for the guy who cleans the pool.
Cara on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6449013.C_Elizabeth_Vescio
Cara on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fictionalchick
Cara contributes to: http://penandmuse.com/
Doesn’t it look great? I’m so excited to read such a different style of New Adult fiction. I’ll be reviewing it later…and maybe this will actually force me to get my head out of edits and post some reviews?