Saturday, 21 June 2014

100 Proof Stud (The Darcy Walker Series) by A.J Lape

Title: 100 Proof Stud
Author: AJ Lape      
Genre: YA Mystery, Thriller, Humor, Mystery Series Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
Blurb: 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?
Grade A Stupid & No Brainer Amazon UK

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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A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--and a lifelong love affair with bacon. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison orange due to the various "wiki" articles she looks up. She swears the dead body, mob, and drug related stuff is only career research.
Find out more about A. J. at
Thirteen things you didn't know about AJ Lape
AKA - Ada Miracle Lape

1. I can dislocate my left shoulder on command.
2. My favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life...cry like a baby when George Bailey starts yelling, "I want to live again...I want to live again."
3. I hate clowns and chicken wings ... not necessarily in that order.
4. I'm a notorious sleepwalker. It happens when I'm troubled. As far as I can tell, I always have my clothes on.
5. I had an academic scholarship. I know that's shocking, but looking at homework today, I'm pretty sure I'm tapped out at fifth grade.
6. I like to shoot 9mm guns...look out Target World, every once in a while you have to walk your inner hillbilly.
7. I started running high school track when I was in the sixth grade. Don't ask me to run now. After two kids, I pee my pants when I walk across the floor.
8. I'm like Rain Man when it comes to fractions.
9. I used to write and record songs. I won Honorable Mentions in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest and Music City Song Festival. Verrrry short career.
10. I've cliff-dived off a 40-foot cliff into a lake...wouldn't recommend it ..that sucker can burn.
11. I'm the only human I know that got turned down twice when trying to adopt handicapped dogs. What the heck...those dogs would've loved me.
12. I would've been a police officer or journalist if life didn't land me where I am.
13. I occasionally have the foul mouth of a truck driver ... sorry, Mom and Dad. I try to change it. So far, the message hasn't made it to the execution part of my brain.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. *Waves enthusiastically.*

I have been waiting, for want seems like, an eternity for this book and O.M.G it was definitely worth the wait. My only problem is..... I have no idea how A.J Lape is going to top this book.
I love A.J Lape. As an author myself I look at A.J Lape and think wow. If my readers react the same way I feel when I read this series then I know I am on to a winner.
Darcy rocks. No question about it she is my favourite. 
Dylan, who is Darcy's rock, is fantastic but there are times I want to slap him. He can be so bossy and when he tells on Darcy to her dad, grrrrr. I know what he is doing is right but at the same time I am living in Darcy's shoes whilst I read and thinking 'Oh no he didn't.'
I can see this series lasting forever. It could go onto the College years too.
I also think that there should be a companion guide for Darcyspeak. Sometimes I am reading, on the kindle, and I forget what certain phrases mean, but if I had the companion with me I wouldn't have to go to the back of the book to find out what each phrase means.
Anyway let me first tell you a bit about the book then show you my review.


You know when you start reading an amazing book and you are trying your hardest not to rush it because you want to savour every single bit and you know when you finish you will sit then and wonder what you are going to do until the next book comes out? Yeah that is exactly what this book did to me. I found myself reading my torch light.
This book is the best book in this series by far. I honestly have no idea how the author is going to top it.
I love Darcy. There is a little bit of Darcy in every single one of us - some more so than others.
In this third installment we watch Darcy go through her own rollercoaster ride of emotions.
The previous two books have always left me with questions about Darcy's mother and a few other things.
i don't want to give anything away but this book reveals where/what happened to Darcy's mother. It also has characters revealing a few things of their own - leaving poor Darcy's head in a spin.
Each book you feel for Darcy. You cheer when she gives Brynn and Ivy what for. You laugh when she does her normal Darcyisms. Then there are the sad times where you want to comfort her and then there are the times you want to jump into the story and give the young girl a bit of advice.
This is definitely a must read.
I could be here all day praising this book and telling you what a talented author A.J Lape is but I think it is something you need to discover on your own.


Whilst reading the book I made some highlights and thought I would share:

'His eyes boiled like melted butter that had an affair with toffee,'

'"Maybe you should cut back on this wankering thing if it's so upsetting to people," I joked. He and Dylan sat there, mouths agape.'

'My boobs were flatter than the plains of Nebraska.'

'Skipping over to Farrah, I kissed her on the cheek and smack Dylan on the rear, who now stood silently behind me. "No premarital sex tonight, Big Man," I winked up at him. "Erase those naughty thoughts from your mind."'

'Politely decline, kid. I swear, you gave him the plague through the phone."'

'I'm not sure what Grumpy looked like, but he made me feel like a creepy voyeur. Predicatably, he ruined the love and togetherness moment by grunting, "Clementine, no matter what happens here tonight, I want you to know I'm disease free." Yup. That's what he said.'

There are two more highlights I made and, well, I cannot share them with you because, hell, they will give toooooo much away ;).


  1. I love Lavinia Urban!!!!! Thank you for loving Darcy too!!!

    1. aww I love you too hun. and who could not love Darcy? She frigging rocks :)