Review/Giveaway – 100 Proof Stud by A.J. Lape – Great Escapes Book Tour


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100 prood stud100 Proof Stud:
Book 3 of the Darcy Walker Series

Top 10 Kindle Store Bestseller in Teens, Mysteries & Thrillers, Detective Stories
Top 10 Kindle Store Bestseller in Teens, Mysteries & Thrillers, Spies
Top 50 Teen Mystery Books
Top 100 Mystery Series
Paperback: 396 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1499305234
E-Book File Size: 835 KB


From the Author

100 PROOF STUD is the Amazon bestselling third novel in the Darcy Walker Series. It is a stand-alone novel. Catch Darcy’s story from the beginning in the bestselling debut novel, GRADE A STUPID and its followup, NO BRAINER!

**WARNING** The Darcy Walker Series celebrates the unlikely hero–characters more abnormal than normal. It’s a place where common sense and the gut collide, where you live life to the fullest because that’s all you’ve got left in a world that’s gone to crap. It’s loaded with truth, sarcasm, faith, and bizarre coping skills–and ergo, may not be appropriate for people content to live their lives as nouns.

DARCYVILLE…where stupidity is celebrated…with a deadly dose of sin.

Sometimes life smacks you right in the kisser with a whole lot of ohhhh craaaaap.

Just ask Darcy Walker.

100 Proof Stud picks up four months after No Brainer’s cliffhanger ending, and Darcy discovers the aftermath pales in comparison to the crisis her heart is in. All of a sudden it’s raining men, and this teenage heroine’s personal life turns her inside out.

Before she can sort out her feelings, she chases a spray-painting vandal and stumbles upon a case of identity theft right in her own backyard. Darcy jumps into the fray headfirst to prove she can hang with the big boys.
But it’s not just to hang…nope, she’s chasing reward money. Tapping her band of misfit brothers for help, she turns Valley upside down trying to unearth the criminals. Problem is, the cloak and dagger goes high-octane, and she raises the bar on “crazy” in the process.
Bullets ring out…dead bodies appear…and Darcy rubs shoulders with the ultimate sociopath. In the midst of murder and mayhem, will she finally follow her heart or build a fortress of lies around it? Will she even get the chance?

Dollycas’s Thoughts

When I first picked up this book I thought it would be just a mystery with a younger protagonist. Was I wrong!!

Darcy Walker is nothing like the sleuths I had read before. She is off the wall crazy.  She is a teenager that seems to have no fear. She puts herself in some incredibly dangerous situations. Plus she is unbelievably funny.  She has her own set of DarcySpeak  – like fastard – ” Boys that are fast, tell you they love you, then set up your next date only for you to find out the fastard has a steady on the sly. Substitute a “b” if you are the cursing type” is just one example. It seems wherever Darcy goes Mayhem follows.

In the midst of the madness there is a romance really starting to bloom. I really enjoy reading about the start of young love. Since this is the first book in the series I have read I am missing the back-story but what I read I liked.

As this was my first Darcy/A.J. Lape read so it took me a while to get with the flow of her writing but soon I was just going with the flow. It has been a long time since high school and as a mom I hope there are no real Darcys out there. But this sure was a fun read.

A.J. Lape knows her audience. Teens will love this book. Their moms will like it too but it would be uncool to tell their kids that 🙂

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About This Author

A. J. Lape’s Darcy Walker Series broke into the Top 50 books in Teens Literature & Fiction within 36 hours of its release. It has spent numerous weeks in the Top 100 in Mystery Series and Teens, Mysteries & Thrillers Categories as well as being one of the Top Rated in its genre. A self-proclaimed neurotic and troublemaker at heart, a perfect day for A. J. consists of writing, watching her kids play sports, drinking Coke, then lounging in her pajamas by 8PM.

She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two feministic daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola, with a lifelong love affair with bacon.  She studied English, Journalism, and Political Science at Morehead State University and left the business world when her daughters were born.  Her love for suspense and a good story was born from watching Mystery Science Theater with her sister during childhood.  That and any B movie with comedic undertones they could get their hands on.

When she’s not riding that razor-thin line between creativity and insanity, she  likes to read, watch too much cable TV, or cheer like a banshee at her daughters’ sporting events. She’s a huge hometown sports fan and loves to watch the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds whenever she can.

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5 thoughts on “Review/Giveaway – 100 Proof Stud by A.J. Lape – Great Escapes Book Tour

  1. Hi A.J.
    This sounds like a great series. Mystery is one of my favorite genre and I love to read. I too am hooked on coke!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us and for the great giveaway.

  2. This looks very interesting. Will the e-books be available for Kobo? Cozy mysteries are so much fun to read I’m even in a club!

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