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Review: Just An Illusion Side A by D. Kelly

I met Dee in a author group that we both belong to, we were both a little out of our comfort zone asking another author to review our books and give feedback, but I am so glad we did! If we hadn’t, I wouldn’t have found this gem (out November 3, 2016) and I wouldn’t hate her so much I love her and am salivating for the next installment.




Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities.  However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.

Double trouble…

Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD.  They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin.  When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued.  She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story.  The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.

Three hearts…

Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road.  Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes.  Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking.  Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.

Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact?  Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

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Woah, baby. I thought I wrote hot sex scenes.

Noah and Sawyer ooze sexy just by existing. Amelia looks to have a difficult choice on her hands. This one was a five star pantie dropper for sure. I stayed up late, reading until I fell asleep for a week, until I said screw it and stayed up until 3am this morning to finish it. Oh.My.Lanta. I LOVED this book. The characters were believable, the story line weaved between several topics seamlessly and I’ll be damned that I never wanted to jump into a second book more.

This was the first book I have read by D. Kelly and it surely will not be the last!


Hey Dee,

Thank you so much for allowing me to interview for my blog!

Hey Lisa! You’re so very welcome. Thank you for asking me.

The first thing I noticed (and I’m sure a lot of people will) was the bands name! How did you come up with it? It reminds me of the 80’s band Bad English lol

That’s funny! My husband and I sat down and threw a bunch of words together. I wanted something edgy and rock sounding…after much trial and error, Bastards and Dangerous was born. My husband wasn’t a fan actually, but I really wanted something I could abbreviate and would reflect the bands reputation as well. I hit the jackpot with BAD.

You seem to be very knowledgeable about the in’s and out’s of the music industry, do you have a background in music?

Sort of, I was raised in a family filled with musicians. Like Amelia, my entire childhood was spent in and out of the Hollywood club scene. Where her time was only spent in clubs on tour breaks, mine was spent there almost every other weekend. The musicians in my family progressed into the business aspect of the industry quickly, so I was able to work in the industry for a while as well.

Your main characters Amelia, Noah and Sawyer are easily believable. Are they based on people/experiences you know/have been though?

Aspects of their personalities, including Belle as well, are based on some truth. In all my books I take different life experiences and integrate them into my stories. There’s always some fact in my fiction.

Also about Amelia, Noah and Sawyer… and will totally understand a no comment… will their closeness become an even larger issue in Side B?

Without giving too much away I will say that yes – to an extent their dynamic will become a larger issue. There are so many things I would love to talk to you about… but I can’t. If you want a full open and honest interview when the series is complete, I’d be happy to come back and give you a tell all interview.

Belle is so friggin’ adorable! I want her as my best friend lol. Are we going to get more of her story? Will Darren get that Jolt tattoo?

Belle’s character is actually based off my own lifelong best friend who I met when I was eight years old. Although, she doesn’t have her Darren…yet. There will definitely be more of their story continuing in The B Side. My lips are sealed on that tattoo. 😉

In Just An Illusion, you cover a wide range of topics (from sexuality to stalking) and you do so it seamlessly. How do you think you were able to accomplish this?

LOL I’m still not sure honestly! This book took over two years to complete and the stalking aspect was a complete surprise to me when it appeared on my pages. After a lot of tweaking I was finally comfortable with how the book flowed. If it ended up being seamless that’s a definite plus.

Thanks again for taking the time to answer these!

Thank you for having me! XoXo


Dee Kelly –

I’m a wife, a mom, and a dog lover. I’m also a taxi, problem fixer, extreme multi-tasker, and my kids’ biggest fan in anything they do. I’m married to my high school sweetheart… how cool is that? Margaritas and sarcasm make me happy. Chocolate makes that happiness grow exponentially. People who make me laugh are my favorite kind of people. I believe Karma is a bitch who slaps back hard and mean people suck. I’m California born and raised, and I love the beach but hate the sand. And, of course, I believe Starbucks makes any day better. I’m the author of The Acceptance Series and Chasing Cassidy with more books soon to come.



Lisa Arrington is a mother to two wonderful who has always had a passion for writing. Lisa attended a local technical college and received an associate degree in Computer Networking which she put right to use. Lisa currently lives in Southern Arizona with her two sons and when not writing she can be found curled up on her favorite chair with Kindle in hand, reviewing books for her blog, chauffeuring the boys around town for basketball games or playing Candy Crush Soda on her phone. She loves the color blue, can't get enough cherry cheesecake ice cream or Junior Mints and will forever be in a power-struggle over the big screen TV with her youngest child.

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