Guest Post & Excerpt: Love, Lies, and Deception By L.P. Dover

Posted on Saturday, August 17, 2013 1:14 PM
Release Day: August 15th 2013

What do you do when the one person you thought you knew turns out to be the one you knew the least?

Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree, and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought – was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a deadly turn.

Her trust is put to the test when hidden dangers unfold before her, revealing secrets that have been buried for years. Secrets that were meant to stay hidden. Murder, lies, and betrayal … will Marissa figure it all out in time and escape with her life intact, or will she be too late and fall into the trap of deception?

Guest Post

Today at my Blog I have the amazing L.P. Dover, author of the Forever Fae series and 
She is going to tell us about her favourite fictional couples and the reason she loves them and how she came up with her two main characters (Marissa & Alec).

So without further due...

Please tell us your favorite fictional couples and the reason you love them... 

I think I have so many it’s hard to decide … lol. First, I would have to say that I love my fictional couples more than anything. They hold a special place in my heart and there’s no one that can take their place. However, I do have others that I love as well. 

Cat and Bones from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost are my ultimate favorite. I love how they fight for each other and the intensity of their love. I can feel it in every word that’s written and in every action. I think I read the whole series in one week. I couldn’t get enough of them. Bones’ real name is Crispin, and let me tell you … he is definitely crispy!!! 

Vlad and Leila, also from Jeaniene Frost’s books, are another one of my favorite couples. There’s just something about the way she writes that has me mesmerized. Not only is Vlad HOT, but his determination and protectiveness makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I seriously am in love with both Vlad and Bones

Can you please tell us how you came up with your two main characters (Marissa & Alec)! 

Marissa and Alec came to me one day just pondering along in Lala Land … lol. Actually, I was contemplating writing a romantic suspense to my fellow author friend, Jenna Pizzi. We were discussing my plot and she blurted out “Marissa and Alec!” 

The names stuck to me so I decided to use them. Marissa is a once wild child who used to have tons of fun and not a care in the world until her parents die and her world changes. She then starts to concentrate on school more and focusing on her graduating instead of partying all the time. She’s a strong and stubborn girl who knows what she wants and she normally gets it. I love my heroine’s to be strong and not the needy kind, so of course, I made Marissa kick ass. ;) 

Alec is the mysterious and gorgeous neighbor. He keeps to himself, and has hidden secrets that he keeps from Marissa. But there’s something about her that he falls in love with and keeping those secrets is not something he can continue doing. He has a shady past that not only can hurt his relationship with Marissa, but also draws in unwanted danger. He protects her and loves her with an unguarded passion, but sometimes that might not be enough. Given his past, he has to live with the fear that things might never be perfect, but he hopes with all hope that Marissa will see past it all.


Kristian was leaning against the wall with his muscular arms crossed at his chest. His smoky gray eyes watched me intently as I made my way to him, and it made me nervous. I’d never seen him look at me like that, with such longing and need.

When I approached, he loosened his arms and pulled me straight into them, enveloping me in his scent of bodywash and cologne; he smelled completely different from Alec, like they had their own enticing scent. He was wearing the cologne I had given him for his birthday the year before, and it made me smile as I laid my head on his chest.

“Please don’t go, Marissa. I can take you somewhere and keep you safe. Why does it have to be him? If anything, it’s more dangerous since whoever is after you is only doing it because of him.”

In all honesty, he had a point, but I didn’t want to imagine not going with Alec. I held onto Kristian tighter and breathed him in. I was going to miss him so much.

“I have to go, Kristian,” I whispered. “And I have to go with Alec. I don’t want you or any of our friends being targets just because of me. If anything happened to any of you I would never forgive myself.”

Kristian let me go and placed both of his hands on my cheeks, lifting my face up. “I’m not going to know what to do without you, Mare. You’ve been such a huge part of my life for so long. Just please promise me that you’ll call me or text if you need anything.”

Smiling, I leaned into his hand and placed mine over the top of his. “Always,” I whispered wholeheartedly. A lone tear escaped out of the corner of my eye and Kristian wiped it away with his thumb.

A pained look crossed his face and my heart shattered for him. “Be safe, Marissa.”

“I will,” I said, slowly backing away from him. “But I have to go.”

As soon as I turned to leave, Kristian grabbed my arm and pulled me to him, crushing his lips against mine. They were firm yet soft, and the desire that flowed through them to me shot through my body like electricity. Kristian had never kissed me like that before, or ever for that matter. The kiss only lasted briefly because Alec came up behind me and tore me away from him, and stepped in front of me.

In a low, menacing voice Alec said, “If I ever see you touch her like that again I’m gonna rip off your arms and shove them up your ass. Be thankful I can’t do anything about it now, but when we come back you better watch out.”

Kristian met Alec head on. “I’d like to see you try,” he sneered.

About The Author

L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters. She’s an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passion and she’s delighted to share it with the world. L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls.

Her works consist of the Forever Fae series, and the Second Chances series. She’s really excited to be able to experience writing in the different genres. Her reading used to consist of nothing but suspense thrillers, but now she can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder … chocolate.

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