Monday, September 30, 2013

My Knightly Dreams by Brittany Jo James Blog Tour {review, excerpt, playlist, giveaway}

{about the book}
Now eligible for courtship, many men hope to be the lucky groom selected to marry the Duke and Duchess of Crawley's beautiful daughter, Farren Montbassen. Farren only considers one man acceptable- a notorious knight enjoying a carefree life with little interest in the prospect of marriage. Sir Patton Caswell cannot help but be intrigued by the beauty and grace of the spirited young woman. Everything seems to be falling into place until a rejected suitor and his father decide to take matters of Farren’s marriage into their own hands.

The forthcoming Marquess of Farnborough, Bayard Norshire, plans to scare Farren into marriage by giving her an ultimatum- marriage, or the death of her family. By kidnapping the Duke and Duchess of Crawley, Bayard thinks he holds their young daughter’s future in his hands. Sent to the rescue by King Edward III, Patton takes Farren on a journey of a lifetime to save the Duke and Duchess before Farren is forced into marriage with the despicable young Marquess.

Genre: YA Historical Christian Romance
Published: August 8, 2013

Tour Host: Life with Lesley


Once again, Patton did not know whether to feel relieved or worried, “And, pray tell, who was your first favorite man at the ball?” he teased with a devilish grin. 

This time Farren was in no mood to start an argument, although she did not want him to know how deeply her feelings went. Two can play at this game, she thought. “Well he was tall… dark haired… a handsome devil, that’s for sure,” she teased. 

“He sounds like a catch. I know I could not compete with someone like that,” Patton played along.

“Oh no, you surely could not. He was a knight, so charming and romantic. Believe me, no one could have competed with him,” she giggled. 

“Well are you going to marry the gentleman?” Patton asked in a suddenly serious voice. 

“Well, you see, if he asked me I would. But that will not happen, I’m sure. He is a man who couldn’t be tied down by a woman like me,” Farren replied in the same tone. 

"Try me,” Patton whispered, leaning towards her. Suddenly he could not help himself for one more moment; all he wanted was to be closer to her. All the hurt and angry feelings he had suffered from for the past several months were erased and all he could think about was a future with this woman. Her scent was intoxicating; her eyes made him feel as if he were in a trance. He had never seen someone so breathtakingly beautiful in all his travels around Europe. Farren locked eyes with him and for a moment she thought he was going to kiss her. Nervously she looked away, breaking the spell they had on each other. “Sir Caswell,” she sighed “I do not have the strength for heartbreak right now.” 

What Makes You Beautiful- One Direction
I Knew You Were Trouble- Taylor Swift
Waiting for a Girl Like You- Foreigner
Summertime Sadness- Lana Del Rey
These Dreams- Heart
Head Games- Foreigner
Johnny and June- Heidi Newfield
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
Not Your Fault- Awolnation
Heartbreaker- Pat Benatar
Alone- Heart
Already Gone- The Eagles
Ho Hey- The Lumineers
Love Story- Taylor Swift

{about the author}
Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is now a soldier in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Brittany has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise. The James family was recently featured on HGTV’s Living Alaska premiere episode as they searched for a home after moving from Florida to the wild frontier of Alaska.


{my thoughts}
When organizing a blog tour you really become pretty close with the author. They are trusting you to do a good job helping them share their books with others. You become friends with them. And I have to say that Brittany is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was so excited to start this tour. Then she went through the nervous stage...and now I think (I hope) she's sitting back and having fun! 

I was able to read My Knightly Dreams fairly quickly. It was an easy book to read. And it was so interesting. It has a little of everything that a historical book should have - romance, suspense, and of course history. I have always thought it would be wonderful to live in another time period and reading this book I was transported back... It was a sweet story and different from what I have been reading lately. What a wonderful change of pace! When I first started reading romances I read a lot of Danielle Steel and a huge amount of historical books. I'm talking HUGE. I blame it on my Grandma, she was a big reader and I always borrowed them from her. So I have to say that not only did I enjoy this particular book, it allowed me to remember why I started reading in the first place....for the story and the adventure. 

To Steal a Highlander's Heart by Samantha Holt Release Day w/ giveaway

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SamanthaHolt_ToStealAHighlandersHeart_2500px{about the book}
Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue. Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry. Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause?

SamanthaHoltAuthorSmall{about the author}
Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and husband. She's a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember. Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there's nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.


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Book: Ember by Carol Oates
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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When Candra Ember wakes up in hospital after a dangerous encounter with a red-haired woman, she is shocked to discover that seeing a winged boy wasn’t her imagination. Candra is exposed to a world of rivalry and sacrifice she never knew existed, and the aftermath of a war to save humanity thousands of years ago. Soon she finds herself relentlessly stalked by Sebastian, a beautiful and arrogant Watcher Angel and romantically pursued by his darkly seductive rival, Draven. Ultimately, dubious about her own goodness, Candra’s very existence compromises a tentative peace in the city of Acheron.
Candra?” Sebastian’s voice called to her softly.Candra blinked furiously, attempting to bring him back into focus. He was above her, surrounded in a warm halo of light making his blond hair shine. His face was in shadow, with worry etched in deep lines across his forehead.I passed out?” she asked, slightly bewildered as he smoothed hair away from her face.Yeah, you did, spectacularly actually. You dropped like a brick,” he told her, and she wasn’t expecting the pride in his voice or the way his lips twitched at the corner before he smiled. She was on the floor, cradled against his warm body. It felt nice, comfortable, and not awkward at all. The halo was, in fact, only the light of the lamp coming from behind him.How long was I out?”Sebastian grinned, his eyes crinkling at the corner, and his full pink lips pulled back, displaying his blinding smile.What?” Candra grimaced, confused as to why he was wearing his teas ing expression, and how she even knew which expression was his teasing one.You been out about all of four seconds,” he said, chuckling.Huh?”Sebastian scooped her up off the floor as if she weighed nothing and swung around to sit on the bed…with Candra still cradled in his lap. “You barely had time to get horizontal.”I did it?” She’d expected it to work but was still surprised. He nod ded. “So you’re healed? I healed you?”He nodded again. His wings were gone, and he looked just like a human guy again — an extremely good-looking, semi-naked guy who was holding her in his arms, on her bed. Her eyes followed to where her hand was resting on his shoulder and slipped down, gliding over a tight bicep. She swallowed thickly as her heart started to beat erratically, and she felt the muscle tense under her fingertips.Is that how your wings work too? You want it and you find it in yourself to keep them hidden?”More or less.” He shrugged.Candra flipped her fingers over and grazed the smooth curve of her nails back up his skin toward his collarbone, watching how the pressure left pale lines that disappeared almost instantly.What were we doing before we got distracted?” Sebastian breathed huskily into her hair, snapping her back to her senses.This is Sebastian I am man-fondling, she realized to her horror.She pulled away quickly, pushing off of him, but Sebastian held her tight, chuckling merrily, all traces of his earlier pain gone.No,” he said, pouting playfully. “I like you right here, where you can’t get into any trouble.”Candra stopped fighting him and crossed her arms over her chest stubbornly. Sebastian’s definition of trouble and hers were apparently quite different. “Is that what I am to you? I’m just a project to study. Are you like the others, waiting to see if I’ll change?”Sebastian pursed his lips and frowned, drawing his eyebrows down ward. He shifted Candra on his lap, still holding her tightly, and scooted backward on the bed, until his back hit the metal frame.It was all Candra could do to keep from groping him, the way his muscles twitched and the fine indents appeared on his shoulders…and his scent — it was so strong. Every inhaled breath was filled with the sweet spicy fragrance of his skin lightly underlaid with a smoky aroma. She wondered if that was what Brie was referring to. Did Sebastian go to a bar earlier?No and no,” he replied sternly, his serious brown eyes glinting with gold. “You are so much more.”
Caleb is an angel, a General of sorts, in the army sent to destroy the Nephilim, a scourge of half human monsters. With the war long over, and riddled with guilt over so many deaths, Sebastian found himself at a bit of a loose end. He took on many roles over the years, working as a doctor, a teacher, and an assistant to Galileo. He often lived with a small group of angels he considers family and was devastated when one died and another fell. Finding the fallen one became an obsession. When he discovers her raising the Nephilim daughter of the angel who died, he begins to question everything about himself and what he believes.
He’s described as beautiful rather than handsome, with an athletic body, wide shoulders and slim hips. He dresses casually in jeans and often wears a faded leather jacket. He has tousled golden blond hair and brown eyes. He knows he’s attractive but doesn’t much care about his appearance. His wings are white and tipped with gold. He cares little for belongings other than his MP 3 player.
He was part of an unhealthy physical relationship with an angel from an opposing side for a long time and used physical pleasures to escape emotional pain. Sebastian smokes and drinks, and has a reputation in some areas as a pool shark. In many respects, he has a lot of growing up to do. He wants to be seen as a hero, but feels there is a darkness in him that makes him undeserving of the role.
What is your ideal woman like? -- I need a strong, someone feisty, and determined. Someone with a vision of their future. A person who wants me but doesn’t need me. A person who can see me for what I really am and not turn away.
What do you like the least about yourself? -- That I let down those who depended on me. I don’t regret the decisions I made in the past but hate I had to make them.
What are the three most important things in life to you? -- Doing the right thing. My family, the Watchers, and the humans we tried to save. Returning to Heaven.
What music is on your playlist right now? -- It depends on my mood. I enjoy the classics, Rachmaninoff, Mozart. I’m a big fan of Ludovico Einaudi. I also enjoy Etta James and when I’m in the mood, I can go for some Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit.
What is your favorite pet name for a girl? -- I don’t think I have one.
What is your idea of a perfect first date? -- Candra loves the stars but sometimes the sky is hard to see in the city. I had my favorite restaurant closed for the night so we could be alone, and arranged for a table to be laid on the roof. I had them set stings of twinkling lights above us so we could eat under the stars.
Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever kissed a girl? -- At sunset in midair over the city. 
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Untangle Me by Chelle Bliss Blog Tour {review, excerpt, & giveaway}

 {about the book}
Kayden is a bad boy that never played by the rules. Sophia has always been the quintessential good girl, living a life filled with disappointment. Everything changes when their lives become intertwined through a chance encounter online.

Hundreds of miles separate them, but the connection that draws them together is too much to be denied. As the layers of their lives peel back, Kayden keeps the dangerous parts of his past hidden to protect the woman who is becoming more important to him than he should allow. What starts as a pursuit of carnal pleasure turns into a complicated love story. His past is a tangled web filled with addiction, an obsessed ex-girlfriend, and problems with the law.

One mistake he thought he had left behind may end up ruining it all.

Title: Untangle Me
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 01, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn


Kayden Michaels wanted to be my friend on Facebook. The name didn’t sound familiar, but I clicked on his profile anyways. He grew up close to my hometown and we had a few mutual friends, but his face wasn’t one I remembered. I tapped message from his profile.

Me: Do I know you?

Clicking on his photo, I studied his face. He had warm green eyes, a shaven head, a sinful grin framed by a goatee, and dimples… fucking hell, he’s got dimples. His facial hair was a mix of brown and gold, but the rest of him was smooth. He looked like the quintessential bad boy, a type I steered clear of my entire life, but visited nightly in my fantasies. As I stared at my screen, a message popped up, blocking his face.

Kayden: Not yet.

{book trailer}

{about the author}
Chelle Bliss has dedicated her life to education. She has been a teacher for over ten years and holds a Master of Education degree. Teaching has given her a creative outlet, but she yearned for something more. Writing has given her that, no longer about just creativity, it became a journey. 
Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things erotica. Chelle wanted to create a book filled with characters that readers could relate to with real world problems and matching wallets.
Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She currently lives in Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He's showed her the love and passion that she has poured onto the page.


{my thoughts}
I haven't been able to finish this book, I got the ARC late. But I did start it and wheweeee! I am loving it! I love the bad boys and Kayden is most definitely one! This book is HOT and a page turner! 


Love Interrupted by A.J. Warner Blog Tour {review, excerpt, giveaway}

{about the book}
Logan Brooks and Andrew Eastin shared a once in a lifetime love. After losing her parents and overcoming many obstacles, she could not handle the possibility of losing him, too. She loved him enough to walk away, for both of their sakes. 

As tragedy strikes again, Logan is on a downward spiral. Andrew knows she needs protection from herself, and he needs to love her through it, even if only from a distance. 

When fate intervenes and allows them a second chance at love, will Logan and Andrew risk it? The Attraction is undeniable. The sexual tension, relentless. She is everything he has ever wanted. He sweeps her off her feet, renewing all that was lost. 

Andrew promised her forever, but can words ever be enough? Can love prevail when life has different plans—bringing on more pain and emotions than imaginable? When lies and deceit corrupt the one thing sacred to them, plans will be ruined, promises will be broken, and hearts will be shattered.

What happens when the unknown threatens all of their dreams? Will Logan and Andrew survive their love, interrupted?

Time stood still. Every emotion, every self-inflicted pain, every heartbreaking memory surfaced. The frantic pulsating in my ears, the overwhelming loudness of the silence, the fear, the hurt, the anger, and the confusion: everything fused into one action packed sucker punch. A glutton for punishment, I remembered his uncle’s words, “She turned down his proposal.” She turned him down? She seemed to be the one stalking him. My eyes remained focused on the elevator, my mind fading in and out. I was completely baffled. Then like an old fashioned slideshow, everything flashed before my eyes. The rumors, the pictures, the stories, it was all coming together. Everything was clear. He didn’t have only a few encounters with Maya. They had a relationship.

{about the author}
A.J. was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. Four years ago, she relocated to the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her husband and four wonderful children, Hayden (15), Jacob (13), Riley (11), and Isaiah (10). A.J. is passionate about working with people with disabilities, and has a long time love of working with munchkins. She currently owns and operates a childcare facility in North Central Texas. When she is not busy breaking up fights about who is mom’s favorite, or who ate the last bowl of Fruity Pebbles, A.J. enjoys reading and writing. She also likes chatting and laughing with her book club friends. Love Interrupted is her first book and she is currently working on her second and third novels.


{my thoughts}
This was AJ Warner's debut novel and it was spectacular! It was full of romance, suspense, and lots of drama. It is jam-packed with emotions and Warner end with a cliffhanger so you are let wanting more. Wonderful story! I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Heaven Sent by Hilary Storm Blog Tour {review, excerpt, playlist, character casting, & giveaway}

{about the book}
The Rebel Walking Series continues with Taron and Ivy's story, Heaven Sent. The explosive chemistry that these two share ignites a relationship of epic proportions.

He has been dubbed 'the panty stealer', but Taron Walker has his eyes set on the beautiful, full of life, Ivy Adams. Ivy doesn't usually put up with the player type, yet there is something about Taron that has her intrigued. Taron must leave to go on tour with Rebel Walking and Ivy will be left to face serious struggles on her own. Will she reach out to Taron for help, or will she push him away? Can these two find happiness in each other's arms, or will they tear each other's world apart?

 {character casting}
Chapter One

He is everywhere.
In my thoughts.
In my dreams.
In my air.

I’m trying to fight my attraction to Taron, but my heart doesn’t seem to listen to my mind. I know it’s a disaster waiting to happen if I give in, yet I still keep thinking of the possibilities.

He has a past. So do I.
He loves to flirt. So do I.
He will be leaving to go on tour tomorrow. I won’t.

He was there for me when I thought I lost my best friend. The title ‘best friend’ doesn’t really do what we have justice. Eaven is my sister. We may come from different blood, but in all aspects that count we are family. A couple of months ago Eaven was kidnapped and driven into the river by her boyfriend’s ex. Taron never left my side the entire time we were searching for her or when she was recovering in the hospital. He has been to my apartment to check on me daily since Eaven has been staying with Talon to recover.
Don’t get me wrong. He has continuously made advances toward me since we found out Eaven was going to be ok. He flirts non-stop, but I’m a girl who likes all of that attention. I just don’t want to share my attention with other girls.
I have to decide if I can handle sharing him before I give myself to him completely. After all he is the lead singer in the band ‘Rebel Walking’. They are going to be gone more on tour now. This will be their second time to go on tour with main stream bands. They were such a huge success the first time, they were chosen to be the opening band at every single one of ‘Beckoning Reality’s‘ concerts. I heard all of the details from Taron when he called to check on me while he was away on the first tour.

I’ve managed to fight him off until this point, but I’m sure since he leaves in the morning, he will be trying extra hard tonight to get me to cave.

Smitty has kicked off a celebration to send the band off in style. It looks like everyone has shown up to see the band one last time. This place is packed.
Eaven and I went shopping for new outfits this week. She wants to look exceptional tonight since she is sending her fiancé off for four weeks. She is just recently engaged to Talon and they are perfect for each other. I am so excited that she found someone who makes her happy and treats her right. He just happens to look identical to the guy that I am fighting myself to not like. Talon and Taron Walker are identical twins. The story of the two sisters falling in love with twin bad boys is one that never comes true.

I look over and see Taron at the band’s reserved table talking to his twin. My eyes shift to his broad shoulders and the dark, tight shirt that doesn’t leave much to the imagination. I’ve been in his arms a few times and I know that his chest and stomach are sculpted and just as defined as the shirt makes it appear. He has dark hair, almost black. He wears it messy so that it looks like he just got out of bed. The look really works for him. I know that he does put effort into his hair because I have been stuck waiting on him to get ready.
He jumps up to pester his older brother Holden and I begin to appreciate the view of his ass in those jeans. His jeans hang just right, just the way I love to see. I’ve never let him know that I appreciate how he looks. He would never let me live it down if I did.
Eaven leaves me to make her way to Talon. I see Taron begin to search the room as soon as he sees her arrive. He spots me and starts to look me up and down. His eyes never leave me as he stalks across the room.
“Poison Ivy! It is such a pleasure to see you out for the kill tonight.” He takes his index finger and runs it down my chest and into the valley of my cleavage causing my shirt to lower. He stops just before he exposes me.

“Do you want to lose that finger?” I really want him to continue, but I would never tell him that.

“I would love for you to take my entire finger.” He removes his digit from my chest and I know his meaning behind his reply. He has never been shy about his sexual desire with me.

“In your dreams.” I turn away from him to begin my walk to the table. He stops me after only a few steps. He grabs my hips and holds me against him. I can feel him invading my space again. He is consuming all of my senses. He leans down to whisper in my ear.

“Yea that pretty much sums it up.”

My body heats up as his breath blows past my ear. The sensation sends a shiver through my body and heat straight to my core. He holds me so close that I can feel how much he wants me as it presses into my backside.
“When are you going to quit playing hard to get? You know we will be hot together. You know you want what only I can give you.” He begins to sway back and forth with the music.

I want what he is offering me so much. I want to let go and ride the roller coaster that is Taron. I know there will be ups and downs. I just don’t know if I can hang on until the end and exit the ride safely. I don’t know if he will break my heart.

Usually I don’t let myself get attached to a guy. We have fun and then say our goodbyes. Taron managed to work his way into my life in a way that we are so beyond a simple affair without strings. I just don’t know if he is capable of what I want.

I want him. All of him. To myself. No sharing.

“I don’t want to share,” I say through the lump in my throat.
“I don’t have any intentions of sharing you.” He flips me around to face him. He guides my arms over his shoulders and slowly drags his hands back down my arms, down my sides, and then around my waist. He flattens both of his hands out on my butt cheeks and presses me further into him. We continue to sway with the music.

I look into his eyes. I can see desire. I can see the same heat that I feel. I decide to give in. I pull him down to meet my lips. He doesn’t waste any time joining my tongue. I know he is a great kisser. We have already established the hot chemistry between us once before. He continues to press himself into me and the pressure makes me crave more of him.

“Spend the night with me.” He is begging me through the tone of his voice.
I bow my head in thought and he kisses my forehead. He uses his large hands to guide my head back up to look at him. He closes his eyes as he nears me and begins to softly kiss my lips. This gentle side of him is my undoing.
“My place isn’t as crowded. I’m pretty sure you won’t want your brothers to hear what I have planned for you.” I nibble on his bottom lip as I pull away from his lips.

“Fuuuuccckk Me.” He has a huge smile on his face.

“I have to sing a few songs and then you are mine.” He holds me tight until the rest of the band has taken the stage. When Talon and Luke start to play, he finally releases me. “Don’t go anywhere. I want to watch you while I am on stage.”

I stay exactly where he leaves me. I enjoy the songs so much more this time. It seems like he is singing them directly to me. His eyes are intense and he never really looks anywhere but at me. The crowd is still going wild trying to get his attention. Panties and bras are thrown up at him, but he never averts his attention away from me.

I feel someone up against my back and I turn to see who is standing this close to me. It’s Dylan. His job relocated him a couple of months back. We went out a couple of times, but we weren’t exclusive.

“Hey Dylan.” I smile at him and place my hand on his arm stepping sideways just a little to give myself some room.

“Ivy. How is my girl?” The way he just said my girl irritates me. He grips my arm very tightly and I yank it from his grip. What the hell is his problem?
“I am not anyone’s girl.”

Aiden is next to me in a matter of seconds. Aiden and I have been friends since we met. In the beginning he wanted to be more than friends. I think he finally realized that my feelings for Taron are much deeper than I let on and he backed off. He started dating another girl, but we still talk daily. We sometimes meet for dinner or drinks when he has time. He is pure country. He is pure country cowboy with a perfect gentleman demeanor.

“Get your hands off of Ivy.” Aiden is in Dylan’s face the instant he can be.
“You got a problem, cowboy?” Dylan pushes Aiden back.

“Lay a hand on a girl and you are the one with a big problem. It will be the last time you use your hands.” Aiden is dead serious with his threat. “Let’s take this outside.” The cowboys surround Dylan.

Taron busts through the crowd that has surrounded us. He slams into Dylan’s chest with the rage of a fighter. His force slams Dylan to the ground. Taron has his arm pressing into Dylan’s throat causing him to gasp for air.

“You touch her again, motherfucker, and I will personally make sure that you never live to see tomorrow.” It takes four guys to pull Taron off of Dylan. The cowboys escort Dylan out of the bar and Taron is outraged.

“What the fuck!” He begins to yell in anger.

“Chill out brother.” Talon attempts to calm his twin down.

“What did he say to you? Why is he grabbing you like that? Why is cowboy saving the fucking day?” He is full of questions that I don’t know the answer to.

“He just grabbed my arm tightly and asked how his girl was doing. I told him that I am not anyone’s girl and then Aiden was there. Calm down, please.” I’m starting to feel the stress of him being this angry. My childhood was spent with different men beating on my mother every day. They used to talk to her and look at her like he is talking to me right now. I don’t think he would ever hit me, but his rage is causing old memories to surface that I am not ready to deal with right now.

“Aiden saves the motherfucking day. Doesn’t he?” He is angry with me. Why is he so pissed at me?

“Aiden is just a friend. What is your problem?” I grab him by the collar of his t-shirt and pull his face to mine. “Jealous much?”

“No one should be touching you like that.”

“I agree and it has been handled. Please don’t ruin tonight for us.” I beg him as I hold him an inch from my face trying to get him to focus on me. He finally calms down just as Smitty shows up to see what is going on. I’m thankful that Smitty loves these guys. I’m positive that all of our asses would have been tossed if they weren’t the band that fills this bar every time they schedule.
“I’m done tonight. The show is over.” Taron begins to yell at everyone that is surrounding us. The DJ starts to play some music and the crowd finally moves away.

“I’m ready to break out of here.” He looks frustrated as he looks at me over his shoulder. He has a hold of my hand and our arms are extended between us since I haven’t moved. I see Eaven looking at us with a smile on her face.
I decide to walk in her direction and Taron follows staying attached to my hand. “We’re going to head out.” She knows what we’re leaving to do. She knows me better than I know myself sometimes. She leans over to hug me and manages to whisper in my ear so that Taron can’t hear.

“Be careful my friend.” Then she leans into a hug with him. She whispers something in his ear that I can’t hear.


“Hurt her, and I will kill you.” Eaven’s threat is heard loud and clear. I have witnessed the bond that these two share, and I know they will always protect each other. My future sister-in-law is a feisty survivor and I don’t plan to cross her. She has proven that she will fight for those she loves.

It takes entirely too long to exit the club. People are everywhere and every time I turn around some girl from one of my past hookups is lingering in my view waiting for the opportunity to ‘meet’ up with me. I know Ivy can sense what these girls are after because she gets defensive before we get out the door.

“Jealous much?” I decide the best way to approach this is to be playful and throw her words right back at her.

“Um…. No. Like I have always said, if you want ‘cock rot’ feel free to play the field, just don’t expect me to hang around.” She is extremely sassy with that fucking mouth of hers. It is what I love and hate so much about her equally. She is a breath of fresh air compared to all of the groupies that I am flooded with constantly.

I have been holding out for Ivy since we started spending so much time together after Eaven’s accident. “There’s no ‘cock rot’ here. My dick may fall off from lack of use lately, but I know that I’m clean. I always wrap it and I get tested regularly.”

I have to protect myself from the lot lizards of the concert scene. They will agree with everything I say or want to do. It’s like they are spineless females that expect me to give them a great fuck and then they know the drill. They head out. I may hit four girls in the same night if I start at the club.

I haven’t had any interest in any of them lately. Been there, fucked that.
There is a sexy brunette that has had all of my attention. I love a challenge. She acts like she isn’t interested in me, but I know that if she has a taste, she will love it. I can’t wait to see if that sassy mouth is just as feisty in the bedroom. If it is, I may not be able to stand it.

It’s Been Awhile – Staind
Better Than Me – Hinder
Cold – Crossfade
Next Contestant – Nickelback
The Reason – Hoobastank
So Cold – Breaking Benjamin
Collide – Howie Day
Sorry – Buckcherry
Bother – Stone Sour
Breakdown – Seether
Stupid Girl – Cold
Addicted – Saving Abel
My Immortal – Evanescence
Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
Wonderwall – Oasis
Behind Blue Eyes – Limp Bizkit
Heartless – Hinder
Apologize – One Republic
With Arms Wide Open – Creed
18 Days – Saving Abel
45 – Shinedown

Fine Again - Seether

{about the author}
Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the Amazon Best Selling 'Rebel Walking' series. Book one: 'In a Heartbeat' was released June 2013, Book two: 'Heaven Sent' was just released in September 2013.

Twitter: @hilary_storm


{my thoughts}
When asked if I wanted to be a part of this blog tour I had not read any of The Rebel Walking series books. So I was given the first to read before I got this one. And let me tell you I have another amazing set of books to talk about! These are wonderful! Hilary Storm has created characters that could be our best friends. She has such a way with telling a story. You will fall in love with the characters and feel everything they are.

Heaven Sent is Ivy & Taron's story. Taron is the bad boy with a heart. He's lovable and rough. Ivy is the wild girl who wants to be loved and protects herself however she can. You will laugh and cry while reading this book. Amazingly wonderful!!!