Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Release Day Launch Excerpt & Giveaway: On The Rocks By Alyssa Rose Ivy

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On The Rocks By Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: Mixology # 2
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 Love is best served on the rocks. My roommates look really good naked. At least one of them does. I’m sure the other one does too, but I haven’t seen him without his pants on. Living with two guys wasn't something I’d ever considered, but the opportunity fell in my lap, and I’d have been crazy to turn it down. College went by in a great big blur leaving me with less of a direction than I had going in. Add in a family that wanted nothing to do with me, and my post-college plans were less than clear. What’s a girl to do when she has nowhere else to turn? She moves to the Outer Banks and learns to bartend. After all, it was my horrible bartending skills that led me to my roommate’s bed and into his heart.  



I heard the water in the sink running, and I assumed someone was brushing their teeth. I knocked while pushing open the door.

“I just need my—” The rest of my words were lost as Macon turned toward me. There he was holding a toothbrush and wearing nothing. Absolutely nothing.

“Oh my god. I am so sorry.” I backed out without finding my brush.

“Can I help you?” His voice was amused. How was he amused?

 “Why are you naked?”

“Because I just got out of the shower.”

I kept looking down.
“But you were brushing your teeth.” 

“I like to dry off before I get dressed. You should try it sometime.”

“That’s what a towel is for.” I heard the ping of the towel bar.

I glanced up, half hoping he’d be covered and half hoping he wouldn’t be. He had a towel tied around his waist.

“I guess we’re even then.”

“Even?” I could barely think straight. I was still picturing Macon naked.

“Yeah, I walked in on you in a towel, now you’ve seen me baring it all. We’re good to go.”

“I wasn’t naked.” He grinned.

“So what you’re saying is now I’m the one with the extra points. Nice.”

“You’re crazy.”

“I am? You’re the one who opened the door without waiting for an answer, and what did you need anyway?”

“My brush,” I answered sheepishly. He was right, I did pretty much barge right in.

“Here you go,” he held out the brush. I took it, and my hand brushed against his in the process. Even tiny touches from him got me.

“Thanks, and sorry.”

“Not a problem, roomie.”

“Okay.” “Is there anything else?”

“Oh, no. Nothing.” I backed out the rest of the way and closed the door. Could I get more embarrassing?  


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Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.      

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Don't Fall By Rachel Schieffelbein



Don't Fall
Release Date: 2014
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads::
In which a teenage girl endures the over-protective love of her adoptive mother until she falls for a boy who has her wanting to spread her wings, pitched as a contemporary retelling of RAPUNZEL.

Seventeen-year-old Anya leads a very secluded life in a house on the edge of town with her adopted mother. She doesn't go to school, but instead has a private tutor. Her over-protective mom keeps her so sheltered that she doesn't even have a best friend. 

But Anya doesn't seem to mind. She has her books, her photography, and her daydreams, and would do anything to please her mom. Until one day at the library, the only place she's allowed to go, she takes a picture of a beautiful boy.

Before long she's lying to her mom, and sneaking out late at night to meet Zander. But Zander wants more than a secret romance. If Anya wants to be with the boy of her dreams, she will have to risk her relationship with the only other person she's ever cared about.


About the Author
Rachel grew up in a tiny town in Minnesota. She still lives there, with her husband and their four kids. She coaches high school speech and theater, rides Arabian horses, reads as much as she can, and writes stories.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Feature Follow # 20



Feature Follow is a weekly blog hop. For more information and to join go to Parajunkee'sblog or Alison Can Read's BlogThis weekly feature is all about meeting new bloggers and meeting new friends. Post a comment on this post saying that you're a new follower and I will follow back.

Question of the Week: Have you ever convinced someone to read a book, a series, or a whole genre? What book(s) and who was it? Did they like it? 

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I've recommended books to people and they've read them especially if they're into books and into the same ones I'm into. I also love getting book recommendations.  



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Feature Follow is a weekly blog hop. For more information and to join go to Parajunkee'sblog or Alison Can Read's BlogThis weekly feature is all about meeting new bloggers and meeting new friends. Post a comment on this post saying that you're a new follower and I will follow back.

This weeks question:
How important is good writing to you? In an ideal world, a book would be beautifully written AND have great character development, plot, etc. But in the real world, which do you prefer: (1) Great characters and plot with lousy writing or (2) Middling character development and plot but gorgeous writing.

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I don't know what to say. I want it all but if I can't have that, I'll pick great character development and a great plot. This has happened to me before and I've overlooked it because the story was so good. 


Interview with Shari J. Ryan Author of Fissure Free

Fissure Free (Schasm #2)


Fissure Free By Shari J. Ryan
Release Date: May 15, 2014
Publisher: Booktrope




Author Shari J Ryan reunites the colorful cast of friends and family in Book 2 of the Schasm Series with a powerful tribute to the power of the mind and heart in this romantic, suspenseful, and engaging novel.

After nineteen years of suffering with a psychological condition, ethereal Chloe had finally come close to finding her ultimate escape—or, so she thinks on the vibrant streets of Paris.
Finally in a relationship with Alex, a man she fell in love with in Schasm, Chloe thinks life is finally coming together. As she battles her own demons, she attempts to repair the damaged man she’s grown to love. But as his clouded past abruptly crashes into their lives and falls heavily upon their budding romance, Chloe must fight to maintain her relationship.

Although even when the problems begin to subside, she comes to realize certain things cannot be escaped. Franco, her disillusioned, serial-killing uncle has taken up residency in Chloe and Alex’s life. In search for an item that belongs to Chloe, Franco will deceive, connive and conquer until he finds what he is after—that is, unless, Chloe finds a way to beat him at his own game.

Just as Chloe believes she might have sealed the doors of darkness once and for all, new questions, new findings and new inceptions arise. Whether or not Chloe wants to continue forward with the path her life seems to be leading, she quickly learns that any choice she makes will ultimately land her in a place she never knew she was destined to be.




Shari J. Ryan

Shari J. Ryan:

Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Writing has become Shari’s great escape from the real world over the past few years. After a bout of postpartum depression with her first child, Shari was determined to occupy her brain enough to eliminate some of the blue moments in life. When she found writing to help as a newfound therapy, she started her first book. Her books brought her out of postpartum depression and helped her overcome it when her second son was born. Shari likes to think writing saves her mind. She even used one of the characters in the book (the main character’s protagonist mother), to veer away from the type of person she refuses to become. Shari has two happy little boys and the Schasm series to show for her unorthodox therapeutic method.

Website: http://sharijryan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsharijryan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sharijryan
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/ShariRyan



Who was your favorite character to write about?

A: My favorite character to write was Tomas. I love how quirky and crazy he is. It was fun not having to put a limit on insanity with him.
  
Can you tell us a little about your writing process?

A: I just write. Normally, I'm a very organized person, but when it comes to writing, I like to get all of my ideas out first, and then organize later.

Who is your favorite romantic couple in literature?

A: Would it be cliché to say Bella and Edward? :) 

What is next for you?

A: Now that I’ve completed the writing process of Schasm, I’m currently working on a New Adult series. There will be more adult situations, more romance, and some mystery.

Do you ever get bored writing?

A: Never. I could write all day, every day if I had the time.

*Thanks to Shari for taking the time for this post and no, Bella and Edward's story was epic, totally original and unforgettable*




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Release Day Launch Excerpt and Giveaway: Where There's Smoke By Elizabeth Lee

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We are thrilled to celebrate the Release Day of Elizabeth Lee's WHERE THERE'S SMOKE!!! WHERE THERE’S SMOKE is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel that you don't want to miss!  

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Where There's Smoke By Elizabeth Lee
Publication: May 20, 2014



  There is something to be said for letting go. Ryland Roberts knows that better than anyone. He'd let go of his ambitions, of his family and—most of all—of her. He'd perfected the art of putting his past behind him and accepted the fact that the town he wanted to leave in his rearview was the place where he was going to live out his days. But sometimes the past doesn't just go away. Sometimes it comes back to haunt you. Piper Jameson convinced herself that she left for all the right reasons. She'd saved people by leaving—made sure that they weren't tainted by her rebellious ways. When her little sister asks her to come home and say goodbye to their ailing mother, she's forced to see that things aren't always as they seem. The people who she'd left behind might not have been saved at all. In the amount of time it takes a bullet to travel from point A to point B, Piper and Ryland will have to put their feelings for each other aside and make a choice. Forced on the run with Piper's sister, they begin to understand that the future they thought was gone was never really lost.



I stretched my arm out and placed a hand on the cool concrete, the grit and dirt sticking to my palm. Such a contrast to the warmth I felt with Ryland firmly pressed up against me. The curves of my backside fit perfectly against his long, lean frame, our skin heating up the chill around us. The fall weather had descended upon our small Midwestern town almost overnight. It seemed like only a week or two ago we had been wearing shorts and flip-flops. Now it was jeans and jackets. Well, actually, now it was nothing. I felt my cheeks heat as I thought about what we had just done. I wasn't embarrassed. Far from it. In fact, I'd never felt more sure about anything in my entire life as I was about what had just happened with Ry.

“That was incredible,” he whispered against my neck as he traced lazy circles on my shoulder with his fingertips.

“Yeah,” I breathed, rolling onto my back to look up at him. The soft glow of an outdoor utility light crept through the open side of the airplane hangar, barely lighting up the space.
“Never imagined our first time being on a blanket spread out on a cold, hard floor, but I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

“Me too. Let’s get on that then,” he said with a wicked grin before he pressed his lips to mine. Propping himself on one arm—his hand resting against the side of his head—he snaked his free hand under one of the flannel blankets he'd commandeered from an airplane parked beside us.

I liked this side of him. The side that wasn't perfect and calculated. The side that just did, said, and felt what he wanted. He was literally feeling his way up my body—his hands smooth and rough all at the same time—sending all of my teenage hormones spiraling out of control. We were living in the moment, which was exactly where I preferred to be.
“You know how much I love you, right?” His face became very serious, almost concerned. “I wanted tonight to be special. I thought we'd go back to my house after we looked at the planes. My parents are gone and...” He was back in his head, thinking about his meticulously thought-out evening. Doubting his ability to be perfect. He did this sometimes—overanalyzed things.

“It didn't go exactly as I planned, but—”

 “It was perfect,” I assured him. “Plans, schmans.” I pulled his face to mine, giggling, my lips barely grazing his. “And I love you, too.”

That was the thing about Ryland—I saw a side of him that no one else saw. I could probably say the same for him about me. Until him, I’d never felt like I was going to amount to much, but he believed in me, even when I didn't—which was most of the time. When I was with him, I didn't feel like I needed to do everything in my power to piss people off. He made me want to stay in this Godforsaken town with a family that ignored my existence. They ignored it until I did something wrong—which was about ninety percent of the time. Then my stepfather made sure to let me just how worthless I was.

“So do you feel like a rebel?” I asked. “This being your first breaking and entering and all.”

It had been his idea to sneak on to the airfield—something that was much more in my wheelhouse than his. I was the one who usually threw caution to the wind. He was the good boy. The straight-A student. The doting son.

“Oh yeah.” He laughed. “I'm a regular badass. Nothing like walking through an open gate to an abandoned shed.”

He cast his arm out sarcastically in the vacant space above our heads. Nothing but sheet metal and wooden beams. A handful of airplanes were parked around us with a smattering of fuel cans, tools, and parachutes hanging from the walls.

“I'm not sure we actually broke into anything. More like casually strolled in.”
We lived in a town where people left their front doors unlocked. The kind of town where everyone knew everyone and all of their business. Truitville. It was a place with a minimal crime rate. I think that night, that's what we’d both thought: What's the worst that could happen?
“So what's next then, Clyde? Wanna rob a bank?” 




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About Elizabeth Lee: When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!         


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Release Day Launch Giveaway: Some Like it Hot Anthology By Various Authors

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ABOUT SOME LIKE IT HOT Anthology: ***5 Bestselling Authors, 5 Bestselling Erotic Romance Novellas, 1 Amazing Price.This special edition anthology will be available for a limited time once it releases on May 20th!*** Five novellas of hot, sexy love in one limited edition anthology, brought to you by five of today’s hottest bestselling Erotic Romance authors.  

 From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Olivia CunningOne Starry Night... In high school, Jake was the bad boy who made Michelle burn with desire, took what he wanted from her body, and broke her heart. In hindsight, Michelle never should have gotten tangled up with the aspiring guitarist in the first place. In high school, Devlin was a sweet, shy geek who’d had a crush on her, but when he’d found the courage to ask her to Prom, she’d turned him down flat. In hindsight, she should have worried more about the quality of the boy than her reputation with the popular crowd. But this isn’t high school anymore. At her ten year class reunion, Michelle finds her once popular crowd lacking, but finds both the man who broke her heart and the one she once rejected irresistibly sexy. She wants them. Both of them. And they want her any way—every way—they can have her. Can she resist either man? Does she even want to try?  

 New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other. Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them. Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.  

 New York Times bestselling authorCherrie Lynn gets it hot in here with SHAMELESS. It's a vacation Meredith Taylor will never forget. A sunny beach, good friends and good times. But when she overhears a couple having a passionate interlude on the balcony above her one night, she can't get the man's sultry voice out of her mind. Especially when she figures out exactly who that man is... Cameron Moore always had an eye on his best friend's little sister but considered her strictly off limits, choosing to satisfy his lust elsewhere. Now Meri seems to want to annihilate every wall Cam's put up against her. The beach is hot, the drinks are cold, Meredith is irresistible, and something has to give. Will it only be the walls between them, or their hearts as well?  

 New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby brings you PLAYING WITH FIRE, a ménage novella. Bailey Whitworth is a charity event organizer and a woman exploring her sexuality. Kevin Welling and Gray McDermitt are firefighters and best friends who share everything. Bailey always knew her sexual appetites were "different", but she had no idea that she could fall in love with two men at once. What will she do when she has to choose between them? Or will she have to choose at all?  

 From USA Today bestselling author, Lainey Reese comes Guarding Nadia. When Nadia Dixon walked into the offices of CJ Investigations, the last thing she expected to find were men who looked more like GQ models than bodyguards. It was desperation that brought her to their door however and she prayed that the two sex gods were more than just pretty faces. Caleb and Jonas had started their security firm together after leaving the Secret Service. They had the lethal skill and training to safeguard anyone, including the gorgeous erotic author. Considering her stunning beauty, alluring sensuality and decadent profession, the only wonder was that she had drawn out just one obsessed fan. After hearing Nadia's story and seeing for themselves the threat that she was under, they knew they could keep her safe from any stalker. Their only worry...who was going to keep her safe from them?  

About The Authors:

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Olivia Cunning Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock 'n roll, USA Today Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians. Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction -- first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. Olivia's first book in her Sinner's Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Book two in the series, Rock Hard, was published in 2011 and the third book, Double Time just released November 2012. The last two books in the series are expected to be out in 2013. Aside from the Sinners Tour that launched her career, Olivia has been hard at work on a few other series and stand alones . . . of course with the music turned up.  


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New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards Nicole lives in Texas with her husband, three kids and four dogs. It's quite the household and most of the time you'll find her locked away in her office - dubbed the writing cave. When she's not there, you'll probably find her reading or hanging out with the dogs and kids, doing her best to keep them in line. And no, for the record, it doesn't usually work.    
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New York Times bestselling author Cherrie Lynn Cherrie Lynn has been a CPS caseworker and a juvenile probation officer, but now that she has come to her senses, she writes contemporary and paranormal romance on the steamy side. It's *much* more fun. She's also an unabashed rock music enthusiast, and loves letting her passion for romance and metal collide on the page. When she's not writing, you can find her reading, listening to music or playing with her favorite gadget of the moment. She's also fond of hitting the road with her husband to catch their favorite bands live. Cherrie lives in East Texas with said husband and their two kids, all of whom are the source of much merriment, mischief and mayhem. You can visit her athttp://www.cherrielynn.com or at the various social networking sites. She loves hearing from readers!

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New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby KRISTEN PROBY is the USA Today bestselling author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps. Visit her at KristenProby.com.  

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USA Today bestselling author Lainey Reese Lainey lives in lovely Lake Stevens, Washington. She is the author of the sizzling New York series, including the USA Today best seller Innocence Defied. Lainey's first novel, A Table for Three, was nominated for best debut novel of 2010 by the Romance Review and the fun hasn't stopped since the minute that book hit the shelves. Most days when Lainey isn't tucked in front of her computer she can be found out exploring the beautiful Pacific North West with her daughter and their two beloved pups. For more on Lainey and the books available, you can visit her website at www.laineyreese.com  





Monday, May 19, 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Guest Post: Entice By Rachel van Dyken

Entice (Eagle Elite, #3)

Entice By Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Eagle Elite # 3
Published: May 13, 2014
Genre: NA
Source: eARC for review 
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From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all. 

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way. 
It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out. Are you in?




Rachel Van Dyken on Writing Eagle Elite


This series started off as most things do...with a hot guy...His deep set dimples and ridiculously swoon worthy grin had me saying yes before I even asked what the heck he was talking about. 
The guy?
My husband. 
His request?
Write a mafia book loosely based on the story of the small town guy who lives  a few miles way from us. Apparently there was an ex mafia made man living thirty minutes away from us. He'd been in hiding for over twenty years and one year just disappeared. He was a farmer, but terrible at it, gaining help from the community around him, he eventually started putting down roots. He was known and loved by everyone. Until one day he didn't show up for his morning cup of coffee at the local eatery. 
Police searched his house. 
And found thousands of dollars worth of semi automatic weapons, passports, etc. Crazy right? Almost too crazy to be true? 

They always say inspiration comes from the craziest places. I began to wonder, what if the life you thought was your life, was actually a secret identity? What if your grandfather, the old man who refused to even step on a spider was actually from one of the most powerful mafia families in the US and what if, by hiding you, he's keeping you from your parents supposed killers and the one family who's son not only has the power to destroy everything you've built--but the power to take your heart right along with the destruction?

So, the Eagle Elite series was born. I started off not really knowing if I was going to make it into a series or if I'd stop at one book. The minute I got to the end of the first book I knew it was going to be a longer journey than I anticipated. I never planned on making it a love triangle. I had no idea people would latch onto it the way they have. 

Something I've learned about myself? There is NOTHING hotter than a guy who knows how to use his body as a weapon...or a guy willing to die to protect you, even if that means he dies in the process. I'm so addicted to these characters that I've extended the series beyond four books into seven. 

I chose the setting of a school to give the book an eerie feel, and the names I picked? Well I wanted powerful first names but last names are actually chosen carefully to depict the meanings and crests of each family. In Entice you actually find out what each family represents and why. 

As far as research goes, I'm pretty sure that the US government keeps tabs on my Google search...I wouldn't be surprised at all if I flagged a few things when I started googling "Ways to torture people with cement" I mean come on, thats not normal. It probably doesn't help that right afterwards I was looking up different ways for a car bomb to trigger or how to build an AR-16. But hey! What do you expect when you're writing about the mafia? My reference book is so big that its around three pounds extra to carry with me on flights. 

Everything has been researched like crazy....and I love every minute of it!

I hope everyone enjoys the twists and turns Entice brings...remember, blood in, no out. Welcome to the family! Muah!



Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at her website.
EMAIL ME: rachelvandykenauthor@gmail.com





"I don't want a moment... I want a lifetime." -Chase
*****

She'd never come out and say it - but when you're in crazy, obsessive, I-will-die-for-you love, you know these things.
I noticed everything. -Nixon about Trace
*****
Nixon
"So ... grow a pair and put a ring on it." -Mo
Tex snickered behind me.
I lifted the back of my jacket to reveal both of my pistols. 
The snickering stopped.
"Still the boss." I said.
"Still an ass." Mo sang.
"Or the devil," Tex added. "However you want to put it."
*****

"I just like pissing you off - seems my entire body responds to your anger in an unusual way - I'm not complaining, and you weren't either a few nights ago." -Nixon
"I complained," she snapped. -Trace
"Because I made you go to sleep. It was four a.m., Trace, people have to sleep." -Nixon
"Admit it. You love fighting with me almost as much as you love what comes after." -Nixon
*****
Because I was already falling for pieces of her. Correction, I was becoming borderline obsessed with those sharp little pieces. -Chase
*****

"You have to fight, Chase Winter. I refuse to live without you."-Mil 
*****

Because every damn road had eventually led me to her, my wife. Going back? Hell no. Not a chance. Because life is about one thing. Love. And Mil? She was mine. -Chase
*****

"Things to do, people to see, lives to ruin." -Chase
"Wow, you should be a motivational speaker". -Mil
*****

"You're a romantic sex god with mafia mojo." -Trace
*****

 I love this series! I'm also a huge RVD fan, I've read two other series and loved them both. So yeah, huge fan. Anyway... Entice, so many secrets, lies, betrayals, love, murder, hot guys with guns, badassery, you know the works for an Eagle Elite book. And completely and utterly awesomeness! I love Rachel's characters, quirky, snippy, smart asses, sarcastic, hilarious, she is unique in that aspect. Her characters always stand out to me. I love how you get several POVs in her books, especially since this is the third book in the series, you already know all the characters so you want to keep up with what's going on with them. One of the things that I enjoy the most is knowing the characters past, how they became how they are now, their experiences good or bad usually bad but that's what shapes them. I feel wrapped up in this world, although it's very scary, dangerous, deadly, and so very intriguing. 

I always get swept up in Rachel's stories, they're so enthralling, I feel like I'm literally in the book right there with the characters. Who doesn't want to be part of a badass mafia family? Okay not everyone, but it's so cool to read about. They are so loyal, supportive, mocking, protective to each other, I loved the family dynamic. They all grew up together (except for Trace), they each have a unique story but they all come together perfectly. 

This book never stopped shocking me, twists and turns everywhere. Mil's story was so sad and I really felt for her. She was shipped away from her parents to go to school and she had a dad that was one of the worse characters, as in he was a bad person, did bad things and could not he stopped because he was a boss, thus, he did whatever he wanted... which was bad. So Mil becoming a new boss of her family now has to build her family pretty much from the ground up because she has nothing. This is where Chase comes in, they have a history, like some serious history. He didn't know it but he saved her when they were just teens and she's been in love with him ever since, except it turned to hate.

Chase didn't think that marrying Mil was anything but a favor to her, she turned out to be the one he never knew he needed. And that was hard for me to read, I really felt for him in Elect (book 2). He was in love with Trace, thus, him, Trace, and Nixon were in a love triangle which I love except when it comes time to chose. I already know who Trace was going to choose but I didn't know who I would choose because book 2 was also in Chase's POV and I get attached to characters and it was just heart wrenching to see what Chase went through. Trace was the love of his life, point blank. So it was hard for me to read about him falling for Mil. So when Chase told Trace that she taught him what love was and that prepared him for Mil, I lost it and cried. So this series, I hold it dear to my heart, needless to say that it's because of it's awesomeness but it's also because of it's heart. The heart to heart moments that we romantics live for. Not to mention Chase is badass, as in he seriously has skills in the assassins department.

Nixon being his usual Nixon self was not nice to Mil for some part of this book but he was making a point. And how he makes his points, he's not a nice guy, you will hate him at some point because he's just so damn mean. I didn't in this book but I did in Elite book 1, he was so mean to Trace when they met. But being with her changed him for the good, he still threatens to kill people, put a gun to their face, and actually shoot some of them but that's his good side. Needless to day, you don't want to see his bad side, as in you won't cause you'd be dead. So don't look at him, pretend he's not there and see how that goes. So yeah, Nixon because a favorite but not in the beginning, he had to make tough decisions for Trace and in this book, he gets to deal with the consequences. 

The previous book was very emotional for all the characters, they went through a lot and this book is no different. Loyalties were tested, hearts were broken, and the next book is promised to be exactly that. Tex's story that we got a little glimpse of and it will not disappoint in true mafia style. Which is one of my favorite things about this series is the mafia part because I'm drawn to it and I want to know about their world. Not to mention it has hot alpha guys that can protect you with their lives and will literally take a bullet for you, no joke. 

Being part of this tour was so exciting for me, I want to thank Rachel for her awesome guest post. This book is a fantastic edition to the series and in true Rachel fashion, she did not disappoint. I know I probably didn't do it justice, her books are seriously so epic I can't even explain. Go pick a series by her and tell me it's not awesome, well no don't cause they are. But she's great, so are her books and she's so cool to talk to.