Monday, January 9, 2017

Rock Chick Reawakening by Kristen Ashley: Review and Excerpt Tour

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 From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING, the long awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

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Kristen Ashley’s ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
January 4th
All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Books Need TLC – Review
Garden of Reden – Review
Lit. 4 Ladies – Review & Excerpt
Straight Shootin' Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Maven – Review
Three Girls and a Book Obsession – Review & Excerpt
January 5th
Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt
KT Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Words We Love By – Review & Excerpt
January 6th
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Shameless Book Club – Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Page – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
Stacey is Sassy – Review
The Cantu Sisters Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
January 7th
Random Book Muses – Review
Reviews by Tammy and Kim – Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
January 8th
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Night Owl Reader – Review & Excerpt
January 9th
Vagabonda Reads – Review & Excerpt
Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Red Cheeks Reads – Review
January 10th
Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt
BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Lit Slave – Review & Excerpt
Under The Covers Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
January 11th
Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Review & Excerpt
Knotty Girl Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Talk Books to Me – Review & Excerpt
Love Between the sheets – Review & Excerpt
January 12th
Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Nicely Phrased – Review & Excerpt
Viviana, Enchantress of Books – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review & Excerpt
January 13th
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
The Book Bellas – Review & Excerpt

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Direct Link: https://video214.com/play/WNx2mKBbgjZWmY0hWUnX0g/s/dark

A Message from Kristen:

Dear Reader,

I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!

~Kristen Ashley


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About ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:
From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.


EXCERPT
Obviously, I’d decided to go out with Marcus.
He wanted to convince me we were meant to be together, he’d been kind enough to me he’d earned that shot.
But he was going to know what he was getting.
To this end, I was wearing my leopard print (or one of them). A skintight mini-dress that only went down to there. The back was scooped all the way out and the front was scooped to maximum cleavage potential (and with the maximums of my cleavage, this might be awe-inspiring to some; heck, it was my cleavage and it was still that to me).
I was going to pair this with my sky-high platform sandals with the black patent across the balls of my feet, open toes to show off the new fire-engine-red pedicure I’d given myself (along with the same in a manicure, but on my long talons, I’d added a curve of amber rhinestones all along one side of the outer edge of each ring finger). The platform and heel of the shoes were covered in leopard.
My hair was even more sky-high than my platforms. Teased to mammoth proportions at the top and sides, I’d smoothed that back and then curled the hell out of the rest of my tresses so they fell in soft, defined swirls from a high-rise at the crown all the way down my back (the bangs were blown out straight and brushing my forehead).
My makeup was how I’d do it if I was stripping, which was how I’d do it when I wasn’t stripping. My eyes weren’t smoky. They were smoke. My skin bronzed. The sides of my nose and under my cheekbones shaded. My cheeks a dewy tangerine. My lips a nude-y, super-glossed, glittering peach.
I had in bronze chandelier earrings that nearly swept my shoulders and were liberally dosed with black and amber beads. A bronze statement necklace practically covered my upper chest and I had so many dangly bracelets on, if Marcus got through the night without the noise of them tinkling driving him to murder me, he’d definitely pass an important test.

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Praise for Kristen Ashley and ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!! This was pure Old School Vintage KA GOLD!!!”
~Aestas Book Blog“This novella is like the key to all the locked doors in this series.”
~Angie’s Dreamy Reads“We inhaled Marcus and Daisy’s story, how could we not. It was everything to us and we cannot thank Kristen Ashley enough for writing it, in her much loved unique manner. The queen of epilogues struck once more and we smiled through copious tears of happiness, our hearts feeling full and complete. Whilst sad that it’s over we just can’t feel anything but happiness and love right now. It was Aces! Rock on…and be prepared to be swept of off your feet.”
~Totally Booked Blog“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”
~Publisher’s Weekly“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”
~DearAuthor.com,Kati Brown“I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes… my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean… her heart) would break.”
~Maryse’s Book Blog

My Review:  I am such a huge Kristen Ashley fan.  I can truly say she is one of my absolute most favorite, possibly my most favorite author ever.  If  you haven't read any of her books, especially the Rock Chick Series, you're missing out on a treasure just waiting to be opened up and discovered.  One of the things I especially love about her stories, is not only main characters in each novel that you'll love and quickly become attached to, but secondary characters that you'll love just as much and in the Rock Chick Series especially, while there are new characters in each book, you'll also see the same ones in each installment, making your connection with each of them even strong with each new book.  Daisy and Marcus are two of those characters that have been there since the begin, and as you'll find in Rock Chick Reawakening, even before the beginning.  While I've loved Daisy from the getgo, and grew to like Marcus as the series progressed, I was thrilled to see them finally get their own story and what a story it is indeed.

I loved getting to know Daisy much more intimately in this story, and oh my, what a story she has.  Heartbreakingly beautiful doesn't even begin to describe it.  What she's been through, what she goes through, and how she got to where she is - so freaking awesome.  Next there is Marcus Sloan.  I recall in some of the other novels Daisy referring to him as "My Marcus," and OMG, now I know where that comes from.  Totally swooned over him and developed a whole new admiration and appreciation for him in this series.  He totally fits the criteria for being one of the Hot Bunch in this book, that's for sure.  For those of you who've followed the series, you'll have a whole new appreciation for "The Castle," and for those of you who haven't yet, you'll understand this reference when you read the books.  Then, there was the epilogue, and I had tears in my eyes as I saw Diasy's happily ever after come full circle.

I totally loved Rock Chick Reawakeing so hard.  Now I want to go back and read the whole series over again - or I guess I should say listen to, as I have this series on Audible, which is a whole new Rock Chick awesome experience in itself.  Well done Kristen Ashley.  Well Done.

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About Kristen Ashley:
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.


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