Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Unexpected Commander (Unexpected #3) by Layla Stone

Title: Unexpected Commander
Series: Unexpected, #3
Author: Layla Stone
Publication Date: June 24th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction
She’s shy and timid. He’s unsocial and arrogant.

Yon’s past hardened him to the point that he speaks the raw truth without thinking about the consequences. He’s always been that way, but if he’s not careful he’s going lose more than the sweetest female he’s ever known, he’s going to lose a potential mate.

Yelena’s past conditioned her to be obedient and silent. She’s always been a loner, but when she meets Yon in the cages of Brica, she’s drawn to him and his strength. If only he’d notice she’s not as weak as he thinks she is.

Yelena has a chance to help find the Numan who turned her skin luminescent. During the mission something goes wrong and she has to rely on Yon once more… or is it Yon who has to rely on her?


Layla Stone is a Sci-Fi Romance author who is passionate about writing and reading romances. Her books are a blend of science fiction, romance and action adventure.

A business coordinator by training and a bookworm at heart, Layla makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a trio of fur babies.

You can find more information about her characters and their races on her website.

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1. Are there any secrets from the book, you can share with your readers?
I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but I will suggest to pay attention to Ansel in this one.

2. Can you share a snippet that isn’t in the blurb?
“Are you always like this?” 
Yon placed her on the bed, took a pillow, and handed it to her. “Keep the foot elevated. And, no, I’m not always like this.” 
She held up her hand, hoping he wouldn’t leave her yet. She wanted to understand him better. “And when you say, ‘not always like this,’ do you mean you don’t knock people unconscious a lot?” 
His head tilted slightly. “No, I meant I don’t usually come down to the planets I hate just to find a specific female and bring her back safely.” 
It took a half-second longer than it should have for her to process that. “You came for me?” 
“You shouldn’t have been down here in the first place.” 
Yelena didn’t know what to say to that. 
“Good thing you didn’t like Lotus Adaamas, because it was the last time you’re going to see it.” Yon was still holding out the pillow. His tone didn’t sound angry, more matter-of-fact.

She took the pillow and said, “Is it because of my skin? Or because of something else?”
“All of that and more.” 
“What else could there be?” 
“I will write you a list.”
3. Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?
I’ve meet males like the hero before and I’ve always wanted to see him with a happily ever after, but more often than not, he can’t soften enough to be in a relationship.

4. What do you hope your readers take away from this book?
I hope they are interested in the next book, to be honest.

5. Can you give us some insight into what makes the hero tick?
He’s got a chip on his shoulder a thousand miles high, brought on by upbringing.

6. What were the key challenges you faced when writing this book?
It was hard to soften the hero enough to make him a character my readers would enjoy instead of hate. I re-wrote this book three times just to get the romance right.

7. What was the highlight of writing this book?
My favorite part of writing is sending 2-3 chapters to my beta reader and getting her thoughts via marco-polo app.
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  1. The guy on the front reminds me of the gorgeous tall elf in the Hobbit. Hot!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Looks great.

  3. cool book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  4. That is a sexy cover! Makes you want to read the book.
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