Monday, November 28, 2022

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: A Beautiful Lie by Coda Languez @CodeMonkeyArts @XpressoTours

A Beautiful Lie
Coda Languez
(Birth of a Sin, #1)
Publication date: June 1st 2022
Genres: Adult, Dark Romance, Mafia, Romance

Could the love between a Sinner and a Saint only end in flames?

Ira owned the city. As the head of the Dante family, she had the law in her pocket and her red manicured nails in every criminal enterprise.

But when she met Tristan – a man with ocean blue eyes and an angelic smile – it was love at first sight. It didn’t matter that he owned nothing to his name and lived in the worst part of her city. Anything he could desire, she could give him.

There was just a tiny problem.

Tristan was a vigilante. A partner of the hero whose mission was to take down Ira’s empire.

Will their relationship, built on pretty promises and beautiful lies, unravel under his secret, or does that really matter?

Either way, Ira had her eyes set on her prize and she always gets what she wants. Damn his feelings on the matter.

Originally on Kindle Vella!

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Interview with Coda Languez

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Answer: Don’t stop and don’t hold back. Write what you want to write and don’t worry about the opinions of others. Just keep creating.

What are the most important magazines for writers to subscribe to?

Answer: Hah I don’t really do many magazines; I usually look up information online. I do recommend signing up for Bookbub, Reedsy, and Goodreads to not only get recommendations on books you want to read but also articles for your writing/author journey.

What do you owe the real people upon whom you base your characters?

Answer: Hopefully nothing cause while it’s true people leave an impact, I honestly can’t think of a singular person that my characters are based off on. They may have characteristics but I really hope there isn’t someone like most of my characters or else the world is terrifying.

What is the first book that made you cry?

Answer: ‘Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee’ was a hard book to get through. That was the one that made me cry back in the seventh grade. It touches on some historical cruelties that leave an impact to this day. I question anyone who would look at me funny for crying when I read about the ‘Trail of Tears’. It’s horrific.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Answer: It energizes me once I start doing it. Especially if I’m on a really strong scene and just letting the flow carry me. However, starting it is the hard part. That’s the part that tires me out and if I don’t find that flow or energy, I get tired quick.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Answer: I tend to be more original. Considering how many readers are out there, I spend more time trying to write what I want to write and read about than what is to market, especially if it’s not a subject I’m very interested in. If I have no interest in it, it’s REALLY hard to continuously write about it.

Where did your love of books/storytelling/reading/writing/etc. come from?

Answer: Television and movies, in particular animation. I know that may not be the usual answer, but I love cinema and I like to think I have a very cinematic style of writing where the setting comes into mind at the particular moment. I imagine a scene playing out like my favorite movie or Japanese series, focusing on expressions and motions. I love that kind of story telling and I hope I utilize it well while I read and write.

Author Bio:

Coda Languez is a Software Engineer by day and an Artist/Author by night. She is lover of all things anime, horror, and comic related, making her a true geek in all aspects. Heavily influenced by the works of Satoshi Kon, Kouta Hirano, Francesca Lia Block, and Clive Barker, Coda mixes black comedy, horror, magic realism, and dark romance into her works, creating an ‘it’s complicated’ relationship between readers and her anti-heroic, even villainous protagonists.

When she is not programming in her day job or writing psychological terrifying romances and dark action comedies in the night hours, Coda often binges on anime, fantasy, and sci-fi sagas and indulges in competition reality tv (a guilty pleasure). She is the mother of an adorable toddler and his Pembroke Welsh Corgi brothers, and wife to an awesome and often exasperated husband.

For information on Coda’s latest works, visit or connect with her on social media via @codemonkeyarts.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)

Sherry said...

I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.