Saturday, April 11, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Token Huntress by Kia Carrington-Russell


The sun’s light dimmed many centuries before; now in the year of 2,341 rampant vampires now stalk their victims in a half-lit world. Humanity has been overtaken by a new society: one comprised of vampires, the supernatural beings that hunt them, and the remaining humans they fight over. The laws and rules that once bound our world have long since been lost. Now, the Hunter Guild struggle to stay one step ahead of the Vampire Council.
Esmore, Token Huntress, has exceeded all expectations at only 18 years of age. She is fearless leader to her team, and she is relentless in her pursuit of the enemy. There is only one problem: Esmore is struggling to repress the growing darkness that seduces her from within. Esmore takes another step into the darkness when she encounters a teasing, tantalizing -- utterly unignorable -- vampire.
The lines between right and wrong are blurred further as Esmore gives into her temptation, and her reality becomes deliciously tainted both with evil and with lust.
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25177897-token-huntress


EXCERPT


Prologue

Even when I conjured all my strength, his speed was unmatched. He

grabbed my sword with his hands, blood spurting everywhere, his

eyes now savage on me. In one swift movement he threw it away,

grabbing my throat, ready to rip out my heart. His fangs were very

large and blood dripped over them. Had he bitten into one of his own

comrades? I could not breathe, but I did not gasp for air. I would not

fall so far as to want mercy from his kind.

                Before he plunged his fingers into me a hand stopped him.

My heart pounded, yet I was not scared to face death. A swift

movement was made and I fell to the floor, holding my throat.

Whoever had grabbed his hand tore him away from me. I looked up in

front of me to see the familiar coat. It was Chase. His back was to me

as he faced the vampire who had almost killed me. Did the Council

really have such old and strong vampires right under our noses?

                “Don’t touch her. She’s mine,” Chase snarled, holding two

swords.

                “She threatened Whitney!” the other vampire spluttered.

                “Tythian.” The small voice of the woman from behind him

broke the tension. “It’s okay, we can go now.”

He buckled to his knees in front of her, cupping her face gently. “I’m

sorry,” he whispered to her. “I did not know they would use you for

this.” She gently caressed his face. In amidst the ghastly noises of

weapons scraping against one another, it seemed to them that nothing

else mattered as they gazed into one another’s eyes devotedly.

“Let’s go home,” she said with a reassuring smile. I was mortified how

comfortable she was in the blood war that raged around her.

Before I could stand, the vampire had grabbed her chair and, with

lightning speed, they were gone.

Chase turned to me, his fangs not as large as Tythian’s, but I could

see he too was a very old vampire. “Esmore,” he whispered. Before I

could run for my sword to use it against him, he had already vanished,

leaving me by myself.

Kora and Kasey were the reason why he fled. They had advanced on

him, trying to entrap him. For what reason he hadn’t tried to kill them I

wasn’t sure. He simply hid amongst the dark. I could still feel his

presence close by, but it felt as if he were only watching. Not fighting,

but just watching how everything would play out. Realizing Chase was

gone, they focused on another three vampires, entrapping them as

Dillian and Tori covered their backs. One by one, the girls trapped

more. There were so many of them.

Teary was fighting off four. Except for Tythian and Chase, they all

seemed like younger vampires. You could tell by their strength and

speed. Usually we could challenge vampires if they were no more

than one hundred and fifty years old. After that it became very difficult

to compete against a vampire who had lived for so long.

James was now by my side. He had gathered my Barnett bow and

sword for me. I used my arrows instantly on a vampire who ran for me,

piercing his chest. He crumbled to the ground, quickly decaying. I

roared in anger at how easily I had been overcome by the previous

two vampires. I sliced through another vampire, cutting down his

throat and through his belly. I cut across another’s head, slitting their

throat and puncturing their chest. I raged again, feeling myself fill with

hatred and a need to see their blood. I cut off one’s arm, plunging my

sword into its chest, driving so deep into it that after a few steps I had

nailed it to a tree. It slumped around my sword, its skin turning a

shade of black. I pulled it out, watching it begin to decay.

A huge fire lit behind me. Teary was controlling the flames, sweeping

over the ten of them that encircled her. There must have been one

hundred vampires. This was a well-thought out ambush. James

grabbed one vampire’s throat and then another as it ran from behind

him. Smashing both their heads together, they shattered from the

impact. James steely skin was impenetrable. He grabbed his sword

from the ground. A vampire must have knocked it out of his hand. He

punctured both in the chest before they could heal.

In the distance I could feel the presence of many more coming. For

that many we would have to use the grenade. It was us against many.

As if knowing what I was thinking, James ran to Teary as she

continued to sweep her hand containing the fire around.

In the distance a vampire stalked toward Teary. He too was strong

and old. I had the feeling that others followed him as their numbers

grew. James now had the grenade, and he was pulling the pin.

Inwardly I counted the short seconds in my head. Ten, nine. Teary

continued to control her flames, still engulfing the many around her.

Eight, seven. Two vampires came at me and quickly I thrust my sword

into them, before shooting an arrow into another oncoming vampire.

Six, five. James threw the grenade at the large army that stampeded

toward us.

The leading vampire swept one hand across them both. Teary’s

flames were instantly put out as a gust of wind extinguished it. The

wind not only pushed James and Teary back but Dillian, Tori, Kasey,

and Kora as it smashed into their backs, throwing them forward. It had

even taken the Council vampires along with it. This vampire had the

gift of control over wind. The grenade was thrown toward my team.

Four, three.

With all the speed I could muster I ran for them, grabbing a hold of the

grenade in the air. I ran into the distance so the grenade was nowhere

near them, throwing it at the army that charged toward them.

Two, One.

The grenade exploded near the army, but shattered much more than

just that. Quickly a burst of dust swept over me. The burning flames of

the explosion encased my body. I heard my name whispered by an

angelic voice, but noted it was probably the afterlife calling for me.

This must now be my time of death.


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INTERVIEW

• What in your life influenced you to be a writer?

I have always loved writing. I think it was the joy to express everything I felt, I wrote a lot of poetry in highschool as well. I had a lot of support from my family in doing this and starting my first book. Looking back then I had no idea how far I would come to now. And what influences me most is the support but from a much larger audience now, but always and foremost those who helped pushed me over the edge at first.

• Why did you choose the genre you write?

Fantasy is something I have always loved watching and reading. I also love how limitless it is, the only thing that can bring me down is my lack of imagination (which I don’t think is anything I have to fear in my lifetime hehe)

• Do you like background noise when you write or silence?

I went through a faze where I listened to lounge music. Nothing with words or singing in it, but now I prefer silence. I get distracted to easily. However if I am doing other things for my book, such as
promoting, Author Takeovers, creating graphics etc I always have something upbeat on.

• Do you have a special place you go to write?

My special place is my office. It has all my paintings my fantasy ornaments, my book collection, just all of me.

• Can you share something extra that you want the viewers to know?

How much your support really means to me. I doubt myself a lot, I wish I were confident all the time in my work, but I always have my doubts and insecurities, so one small message from a reader, telling me how much they love my stories and characters really brightens my day.

• Is there a certain mind frame you have to be in to write?

Yes and no. At most times I can sit down and right until my brain tires and I find myself restless. But usually I can sit down from about four to six hours writing. I do however have the days where I will avoid it, only because my mind is growling at me. I know on these day’s I am tired.

I’ve learnt to not push the matter because it would take me twice as long to write and I will find excuses and chores around the house to do in between I distract myself very well at times.

• How do you come up with your characters?

Usually at the start of every book concept, I already have a skeleton of who my characters are and I focus on their faults because that is what makes them individual. However, usually by the end of the book they turn into their own person. I love this the most.

• How do you come up with the different plot twists?

To be honest, I have far too many. At first it was by small segments of dreams and then pondering on those for a few hours, after a few hours or days I have a complete story outline. I now find myself day dreaming, and within a few minutes I have concepts and ideas of new books and characters. I just can’t keep up with my overactive brain.

• Who is your favorite character from your books?

I absolutely love Scott from Possession Of My Heart. His character is so inconsistence, playful but very dark and powerful at the same time.

I have also recently fallen in love with my Huntress, Esmore in my new book Token Huntress. I love her character now of strength, courage, military like ways, but I know what is to come for her and I am very excited to slowly reveal that darkness. She will be my favourite to write as even I don’t know if I want to twist her into darkness or light.

• Which one of your characters do you relate to most?

I think a small part of me is in all my characters. In Clover, from My Escort I can see both of us as extremely hard workers. In Sia, from Phantom Wolf I can see my strength in defending and protecting others. In Esmore, her ability to think quickly and objectively. Karla, being a confused teenager questioning where life might take her; and Sia from Sia, with her insecurities of not being woman enough and sensitive towards the death of living creatures. I think all of these things are traits within myself. So I don’t know which one I would relate to the most.

• What is your insperation and muse?

My inspiration is other authors who work hard and achieve, or even any other person in their field. And my fans and readers, who support me. I wouldn’t be able to do it without them, so they inspire me to continue this journey.

• Who is your favorite author and why?

I love Kristen Cashore’s work. Because she focuses on feminism and empowers. Women her heroines are self efficient clever, strong and powerful beings. I loved that.

• What authors have inspired you to write and why?

Most likely Kristen Cashore, Cassandra Clare and Issobelle Carmody. I just love their individual style and books.

• When did you first start writing?

I started writing at fifteen years old in highschool. I then studied for journalism and began writing self help x affirmations on my website Precious Living. I didn’t take my writing career of fiction books seriously until 2014 at twenty years of age.

• What inspired you to write?

I think mostly because I fell in love at the time, I was a teenager with Cassandra Clare’s books. It was when I first found an appreciation for Young Adult books. But it was also a way to express myself and be something more than an average student. It was my own secret way of being something awesome, I mean it’s not like I had the chance to be a vampire or something haha.

• Who are some of your biggest influences? John Boy Walton and

Stephen King.Kristen Cashore, Issobelle Carmody and Cassandra Clare.

• Is there a special place you go and a certain mind frame you like to be in before you write?

Yes and no. At most times I can sit down and right until my brain tires and I find myself restless. But usually I can sit down from about four to six hours writing. I do however have the days where I will avoid it, only because my mind is growling at me. I know on these day’s I am tired.

I’ve learnt to not push the matter because it would take me twice as long to write and I will find excuses and chores around the house to do in between I distract myself very well at times.

• What's the most exciting thing that happened to you during your writing career?

There really are so many. I have had so many wonderful things happen. I think the ones that surprise me the most. I had one girl come into where I work who was purchasing my latest book, I told her I could sign it. She was so excited and ran out to get her ipad so she could get a phot with me. She had read all my other books and loved them. Within that week I was on Youtube and found a fanbased trailer on Phantom Wolf, I almost cried watching it. I have had a few parents tell me how much their child has loved my books. It really touches me when they are things I least expect, but make my whole week.

• How do you come up with all the characters and different exciting plots?

Usually at the start of every book concept, I already have a skeleton of who my characters are and I focus on their faults because that is what makes them individual. However, usually by the end of the book they turn into their own person. I love this the most. To be honest, I have far too many concepts and plots. At first it was by small segments of dreams and then pondering on those for a few hours, after a few hours or days I have a complete story outline. I now find myself day dreaming, and within a few minutes I have concepts and ideas of new books and characters. I just can’t keep up with my overactive brain.

• What authors have inspired you through your writing and how did they inspire you?

Most likely Kristen Cashore, Cassandra Clare and Issobelle Carmody.

I just love their individual style and books.

• Do you have advice for any writer who's struggling right now?

That it is tough and you are probably doubting yourself right now. But you shouldn’t. Already what you have achieved is an amazing thing.

And not everyone can do it. You are courageous for sharing your book, you’ve achieved a lot for taking the time to sit down and write a book. And you are an inspiration to those who soon want to write a book. Don’t give up, maybe have a small break because we all get tired. But don’t give up. You’re amazing.

• What's the silliest thing that you have ever experienced in your writing career?

Umm probably the interesting expressions I have on my face as I write. I try to channel my characters as if I were them. I even cried writing Phantom Wolf. My partner often walks past my study asking
me what is wrong with my face. I must pull some ugly faces haha

• Could you share something extra that you would like your viewers to know about you are your writing?

How much your support really means to me. I doubt myself a lot, I wish I were confident all the time in my work, but I always have my doubts and insecurities, so one small message from a reader, telling me how much they love my stories and characters really brightens my day.

Extra things your fans would like to know

Your favorite song?

I have a lot of songs I love. But one that sticks to me is Misguided Ghosts by Paramore. I think as a teenager I really connected with this because I always felt a little different. I listened to it religiously especially in my sadder times.

Your favorite food?

I love everything. Probably ice-cream. But my favourite dinner is spaghetti bolognaise.

Your favorite book? Fire by Kristen Cashore.

Your favorite movie? Oh that is a hard one hmmm I would have to say the Underworld series.

Who was your loved one that has been your inspiration through your success?

Both my partner, Scott and best friend, Keeley.

Who has been their that work with you that you truly have been inspired by or pushed by to succeed?

A lot of people. I am often told by my close loved ones I need to take a break and rest haha But I continue to work hard. My Pa, Julia and Street Team as well has been a huge help. It’s been almost a year now since I’ve been published and I just can’t handle it all on my own anymore. They have been very inspiring to me and have helped me along the way this year. It’s reassuring to know I have them standing beside me every step I take. And I have some amazing people to meet when I get to America. Thank you everyone x

Things need to know about Kia:

Favorite color: red

Favorite food: I love everything. Probably ice-cream. But my favourite

dinner is spaghetti bolognaise.

Favorite thing to do: If I have the time reading or just spending time

with my boyfriend or best friend, Keeley.

Favorite desert: Ice cream.

Favorite read: Fire by Kristen Cashore




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kia Carrington-Russell is a young author writing from her Australian home. Kia is supported by her helpful friends, family and readers. Most of all she is assisted by her Ying and Yang kitties, Isa and Forest, as well as her Cavoodle, Sia, who are always by her side as she busily types away in her office.
Kia completed her first manuscript, Possession Of My Soul: The Three Immortal Blades, when she was fifteen. After graduating from high school, Kia pursued freelance journalism. After working for half a year within the sales section of the local paper, Kia realised journalism was not what she wanted to focus on. 
Kia started her Precious Living website, which is a self-help blog publishing weekly affirmations. It was a way to express her enjoyment of photography as well as reaching out to readers who might not be feeling positive in their current lifestyles. She often published motivational stories, hoping to fill many with gratitude for what they had, instead of focusing on what they didn't.
In the year of 2014, Kia took her first manuscript seriously, and on May 15, Kia's first book was published. Since then Kia has continued writing and publishing many works from the Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, and Action genres. Kia has many more books planned for the future.
In 2015, Kia's self-publishing services and promotional services became live. She is now CEO of both Crystal Publishing and Crystal Book Promoters, which have been designed to help other authors at an affordable price. The mission is to guide writers through the perilous journey of self-publication.
Kia enjoys dancing, cooking, painting, manga, anime, eating (loves eating), reading, and is very competitive in all games, no matter what game. 
From Kia:
Thank you to all my friends, family, and readers who have supported me. You have no idea how much it truly means to me; the support inspires me to keep writing. I am very grateful for the kind words you offer me and for telling others of my books.
Thank you everyone so much,
Kia

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Possession Of My Soul

KIA'S BOOK LINKS

Amazon Links 

Phantom Wolf

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SIA Phantom Wolf 2

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Possession of My Soul (Three Immortal Blades Book 1)

http://amzn.to/1zPEf4Q

Possessino of My Heart (Three Immortal Blades Book 2)

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My Escort

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Token Huntress

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Possession of my Soul https://store.kobobooks.com/en-…/ebook/possession-of-my-soul

Possession of my Heart
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Phantom Wolf https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/phantom-wolf-2

Sia https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/sia-2

My Escort https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/my-escort

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Possession of My Heart

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Phantom Wolf

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SIA

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My Escort

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Possession of My Heart

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SIA

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My Escort Book Trailer

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Friday, April 10, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ: Jayded by Shevaun DeLucia




George Parulski
Photographer/ Graphic Designer of Book Cover


New Adult
Date Published: April 10, 2015


Maxine Daniels was made an offer that she couldn’t refuse. She couldn’t think of a better time—after breaking things off with her fiancĂ©—to change cities and merge her company with Saunders Literary Agency. At thirty-three, she isn’t getting any younger, so it’s time to start fresh and leave her past behind.
What she doesn’t anticipate is the diversion that lies ahead. Kyle Saunders is a catastrophic tsunami that enters her life and consumes her world in just a matter of minutes. Everything about him is telling her no, but her heart and the heat between her legs is screaming yes. He was never a factor in her divine plan—nor was she in his.
Kyle is the clichĂ© bachelor; he is a twenty-four-year-old charismatic chick magnet who refuses to settle down. He’s dead set on living the carefree single life—that is—until Max comes strolling in. Then all his ridiculous rules fall to the wayside. Who knew that just one hello could alter their lives forever?

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EXCERPT

My mouth hangs open. It’s like time freezes, and all I can think is holy fuck! I’m speechless. Never in my life have I been speechless or caught off-guard to this magnitude. The woman in front of me is fucking hot! On fire! I slowly take her in, starting with her high red pumps, long legs, and tight red skirt reaching her knees, hugging one amazing ass and some unGodly shaped hips. Man, those hips though. I can already see my hands being at home on those hips. My eyes drift up to her tiny waist and voluptuous breasts. Yum. Her face is flawless: lips plush and eyes a beautiful iridescent blue, which completely contrasts against her darker complexion and the brown of her hair. Simple perfection.
I must be standing here like a doof, making an ass of myself, because she smiles with a tiny bit of amusement. She reaches her hand out to me. “Hello. You must be Kyle?”
I continue to stare, completely mesmerized. It takes me a moment to snap out of it. “Uh, yes, I’m Kyle. You must be Maxine.” I grab her hand, immediately feeling the softness of her skin. “It’s nice to meet you,” I say with a smile.
“It’s just Max,” she informs me.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shevaun DeLucia, author of the Eternal Mixture series, lives in upstate New York with her husband, four children, and two dogs. As a stay-at-home mom while her children were young, she fell in love with reading. She indulged in the small moments that took her away from the reality of her loud, rambunctious household, bringing her into a world of fantasy. When reading wasn’t enough to satisfy her, she turned to writing, determined to create the perfect ending of her own.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOOK BLITZ: Rock You by Candy J. Starr




Book & Author Details:

Rock You by Candy J. Starr
(Fallen Star #1)
Publication date: April 8th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Working for a cranky, old hermit in an isolated house sounds like Ruby’s idea of heaven – but her boss isn't quite what she expects.

Tex is a fugitive from the rock and roll world – a tragedy abruptly halted his career. No one knows why he quit, no one knows where he is.

The two of them live in the same house, avoiding each other, until Tex screws up, endangering their lives and forcing them to move into close quarters. Suddenly, the idea of human contact seems more appealing, if only with each other. The sanctuary they have built is enough for Ruby -- the man she grows to love is Tex the hermit, not Tex the rock star -- but the outside world encroaches.

She thinks their fledgling love can’t shine brighter than the rock dream but can Ruby bare to let Tex go?


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EXCERPT:

I was curious to know what he was like on stage. Could the brooding man that had been thrown into my life actually capture a crowd? It sounded like that festival he’d been asked to headline was a huge deal. He wouldn’t be offered something like that without a reason.

The signal on the beach was a bit dodgy and I had to wait for an age for the video to load. I’d found a clip of him performing, not just a video clip with him lip syncing to a backing track. Finally, I had enough cached to play the thing without it jumping around like a mad woman.

It wasn’t like I had the experience to know what made a band good or not, so I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. That man who walked on stage at the beginning of the song was just a pimped-up version of the Tex I knew. He walked proud instead of slouching but he had the same sardonic smile.

As the lyrics belted out to be carried away by the wind, the man on stage took control of the thousands of people watching him. What he did wasn’t natural. It was some kind of witchery or voodoo. He became someone else. A powerhouse of thrusts and growls. Every move he made was larger than life. 

Feelings welled up in me while I watched him. Strange, unfamiliar feelings. 

Sensations powered through my body, heating me up despite the winter chill. My skin flushed and tingled. As soon as the song finished, I replayed it, needing to hear it again. Needing to see him again.

I imagined what it would be like to have that man on stage sweep me up in his arms, pressing his lips against mine, stripping me naked. 

Oh. My. God. I wanted to have sex with that man. But that man was Tex.

No.


Not possible.



AUTHOR BIO:
Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. "Screw you," she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity - totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She's seen the dirty little secrets that go on in the back rooms of band venues. She's seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one.

But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

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BOOK BLITZ: Stepbrother Mine by Mandy Lou Dowson


Title : Stepbrother, Mine (Taboo Book 1)
 Author : Mandy Lou Dowson
Genre : Contemporary Romance, Erotica






**This book is a stand alone. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18, due to explicit scenes, language and situations.**

They were always taught that family was about more than blood, but when step-siblings Sophie Ellis and Logan Castle meet for the first time, their attraction is instantaneous. Forever trying to keep each other at arm's length, they discover that sometimes the best laid plans fall apart, when lovers fall together. He's everything she's ever fantasized about, and everything she can never have. She's all he's ever wanted, but never hoped to have. Trying so hard to be his stepsister, she can't shake the attraction she feels. He decides it's best to leave, but when circumstances see them reunite, and he discovers their initial attraction is still there after all the intervening years, he can't help himself. He has to have her. Running scared, she cuts all ties. Left behind, his bitterness grows. When again circumstances force her back into his arms, her past comes back to haunt her. He's determined to make her pay for leaving him. Desires are forbidden. Loyalties are tested. Hearts are broken. And in the end, is love strong enough to conquer all? 













Mandy Lou Dowson was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, in 1983. Family is a huge deal to Mandy. She has three wonderful children, and a Siberian Husky who only does what she’s told if there’s something in it for her. When she's not writing, reading, or plotting her next book - or, you know, world domination -, she likes to relax with a few glasses of wine and some karaoke. She has a keen interest in special effects make-up and is part of a dramatical society which puts on one show and one concert each year. Mandy started reading at quite a young age and her appetite for the written word has only increased with time. It would not be at all surprising to find her reading anything and everything from shampoo bottles to Edgar Allan Poe. She is the author of two distinct series of books. The Moon Bound series, which is in the Paranormal Romance genre, and is gathering rave reviews, and the Taboo series, which is Contemporary with a hint of the forbidden.




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RELEASE DAY BLITZ and *RRBB REVIEW*: Saving Dancer by Jordan Marie

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Carrie
I’ve been in love with Jacob Blake since he picked me up in his strong arms. He held me close and promised me everything would be okay. I knew then, I had met the man who would own my heart forever. I was five years old. As the years went by, the need and longing for Jacob only increased—at least on my side. Jacob has never seen me as more than his kid sister’s best friend. I’ve spent my life chasing after Jacob and trying to make him see I’m more than just his sister’s little friend. I never dreamed that by trying to show Jacob how much I loved him, I would also destroy him. One night...one night that held so much promise, but ultimately destroyed the man I love and broke him in so many pieces, that I don’t know if he can be mended back together.

Jacob “Dancer” Blake
I’m finally home. Out of the hell hole I had been trapped in since killing another man. With the thrust of my knife everything changed. That night I ended two lives, the scum who had been trying to rape my little sister’s friend... and my own. The other man got the easier out. I live and breathe in a hell I’ll never escape. My brothers look at me with pity in their eyes. It cuts my insides out. There’s trouble in the club, trouble all around us and I have to get my head straight. I have to be able to help them. Trouble is, I can’t even help myself. I just keep piling the mistakes up. Carrie just might be my biggest mistake yet. Now it’s another night that’s haunting me--a night that I keep repeating even if I shouldn’t. I’m so trapped in the darkness that I can’t stop myself from going back because she is light. She wants to save me. You can’t save something as lost as I am. I’m going to destroy her. I’ve warned her. Now I’ll show her.


REVIEW



The story of Carrie and Jacob (aka Dancer - his MC nickname).
Carrie (aka Red to the MCers), is a young woman of 20.  She has been in love with Jacob since she was 5. He was her best friend's older brother.
Jacob is 35 (now), and knows he is too old and too screwed up to get involved with Carrie.  In book 1, we find Dancer in prison as he is visited by his fellow MCers.  This book, of course, goes in depth as to why he is in and the things he's dealt with.
Is Carrie's love enough to "Save" Dancer?
First off, I admit that Jordan Marie's first Savage Brothers MC book (Breaking Dragon) was my 1st EVER MC book. I know, I know - gasp, how dare I (and etc.)!   Since then, I have read other MC books, but my first was still the best!
So I felt super privileged to be chosen for an ARC of book 2 - Saving Dancer!
This book did not disappoint!  My heart completely broke for both characters.  At first, I wanted to shake Carrie and tell her to grow a backbone.  Then when she did, I wanted her to go back to the other way! (It's complicated! Lol)  And Jacob - well, he was so screwed up, I wasn't sure what to do with him!  Shake him, punch him in the face, scream, yell, then kiss him.
Like Carrie, I fell in love with him.  Yes, I know!?  How, why, etc.?  Jordan Marie writes her characters so completely flawed and human, gritty and real, that I could swear I knew Jacob's heart - as though he was REAL flesh and blood!  I wanted to hold him and tell him everything would work out, and it'd be okay - even if I knew it might not be.
The love that the fellow MC 'brothers' show, despite their gritty, dangerous, and violent actions, is so real.  Some how, it makes me see past the criminal nature I'd never put up with in real life. 
I could go on about this book & series forever, so I will stop.  But I can't wait for the next book!  And I NEED a story for Bull!  I know it's not next, but…..ack, hurry!
Language, violence, and erotic sex makes for 18+ readers.

Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.



 EXCERPT
“Hey, what’s wrong?” Jacob asks and I want to just tell him, let it all out and tell him. I don’t. I’m afraid. To go from having him hate me and wanting to kill me to being in his bed—in any manner? Yeah, okay so it’s not everything I want, but it is a start.
“This is new to me…” Not a lie.
“Oh I noticed that Princess believe me.” He pulls me on top of him so I am now straddling him. I can feel him hard against me and I instantly feel my insides quiver in want and need.
“What…what are you doing?” I ask wondering if he can feel the way I rocked ever so slightly against him.
“I want you to ask for my cock and if you convince me. I’m going to let you ride me until you make us both come.”
“I…like this?” I ask not because the position is so new to me, but more because maybe I can touch him now and that thought excites me even more than knowing I will have him inside me again.
“Exactly like this.” He confirms and I might be squealing like a little girl on the inside. “Are you too sore for me this soon Princess?”
I blush at the implications of what he is asking. I shake my head no. I’m totally lying, I feel really tender and sore there. Nothing however, will stop me from having him again.
“Thank fuck,” He says and I have to concur. “Do you want my cock?”
“Yes…” “Then tell me Princess. Let me hear you.”
“Jacob, I…I want your cock.”
“That’s my girl,” He says as he wraps a hand in my hair and pulls my lips down to him. I use one arm to brace myself so I don’t fall. I feel the sting of him pulling my hair and my pulse rate jumps in reaction.
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Jordan is a small town Kentucky girl whose life revolves around her husband and daughter. She's an avid reader who has always had the dream of letting others hear what the voices inside of her head had to say. She hopes you find them as entertaining as she does.
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