27 March 2016

Blog Tour ~ Beneath The Vine by Lillian Bryant

Beneath the Vine
by Lillian Bryant

Hosted by Hooked on Books & Cherry0Blossom Promotions
Selene Cavalier spent the majority of her time behind her cello. Her dull life was made up of dark notes, hard work and sheet music.

Bennett Monterosso did what he had to do to get his family’s winery up and running. He didn’t have time for his old ways. His quiet dominance had been silenced. His need was just waiting below the surface, until now.

Having her—it was all he could think about as he watched the young woman behind the cello.

Gage Calibri left his best friend, his home and his tarnished past five years ago. He suppressed his darker tastes, his physical appetites, and his secrets until he no longer had a choice.

It only took one night for these three lives to collide and to be altered forever.     

This wasn’t what they were expecting. This wasn’t who she was. Each moment they sank deeper, each minute they felt more, each second they took her further.

Unhinged… restrained… this obsession… this love… it was all consuming.



Never trust yourself… in a man’s bed. That moment when everything is falling out from under you, it’s like pure fluid sound. The ache abates, your heart hammers, your voice shakes, and becomes something treacherous. It belies who you were before he made you feel something greater than God. It’s as if the heat of your body will never cool without his hands. Don’t believe his whispered words, the chill along your skin a blue lit fired flame. Don’t allow yourself to make him any promises; don’t let yourself begin to think everything will always be this good.

It’s a ruse.

You’re just his last breath.

Lust is a liar… and love takes victims.

The light was dim, the soft, quiet sound of music sifting through the room. The familiar smell of cedar wood and sage made the fiction easier to swallow, made everything seem just as it should be as I moved through the apartment.

The muggy copper scent of horror hit me just as I walked past the kitchen.


His tone was flat… stark… no man should ever look so broken.

My tear filled eyes on the gun, I reached into the empty space between us. “Don’t.”

Get To Know You Interview

Your books are so emotional. How long does it take for you to be able to get the characters out of your mind and move on to the next?

I've noticed with each book I write, the harder it is to Detach. Beneath The Vine has been the hardest book for me to walk away from. But, I am currently working on a another piece under a different Pen =)

Are the names of the characters in your novels important?

Yes! Most if not all the names are people in my life, or people who have impacted it =) Not always though. Cole from Pressure... I don't know a Cole Unfortunately.

What are the most important attributes to remaining sane as a writer?

Oreos and caffeine

What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer?

In a review, I had someone personally attack me. Reviews should be constructive.

How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?

If it's constructive, I'll probably cry, eat large quantities of oreos and then pull up my big girl panties and take the advice given, and hopefully be better next time =)

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Beneath the Vine was in Three POVs. It was hard keeping that timeline and structure I had in my head.

Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

That I was able to get through such an emotional roll-coaster. This book about ruined me.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

You can't always get what you want, and love is always more important than how many orgasm a guy gives you =) Sometimes... ;)

Have you ever read or seen yourself as a character in a book or a movie?

I like to pretend I'm Elizabeth Bennett on most occasions.

Covers: What gave you the idea?

Francesca Webster did my cover for Beneath the Vine. I wanted the suspense to be felt and still add an element important to the story, which is Selene's Music.

Describe in 5 words, your writing:

Erotic, emotional, suspenseful, darkish, and romantic

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to restore paintings

What do you use to write your book?


Do you listen to music while you writing or reading?

YES!!! Spotify is LIFE

Tell us your latest news?

I will be working on Gravity, Book two in my Hospital Series soon!

What book are you reading now?

Lucky Strike by M. Andrews

What are your pet peeves?

When my hubby leaves dirty dishes in the sink. And people who chew with their mouth open.

Do you ever write naked?

LOL No, no one wants to see that nonsense. LOL

What is your favourite Starbuck’s/coffee shop drink?

White Chocolate Mocha

What's your favourite fruit?


What's your favourite tv show?

I love all things dark, Dexter, Criminal Minds, The Fall... oh and I love New Girl

What's your favorite genre?

Dark/ contemporary Romance and Classics

One of your favourite quotes.

“I desire the things which will destroy me in the end” Sylvia Plath

Do you enjoy giving interviews?

Yes I think they are fun!!

Top Ten Book Boyfriends: 

Ambrose Young
Mr. Darcey
Naz Vitale
Joe Goldberg
Professor Emerson
Christian Grey
Edward Cullen
Colonel Brandon
Ark from 321
Austin Carillo

Five Fun Facts:

1. I am a psych nurse
2. I write under another pen.
3. I am a bit of an introvert
4. If I could I'd live in Ireland
5. I watched the restoration of Sistine Chapel on TV in it's entirety.

Thank you so much for taking part. We can't wait to read more work from you.

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