Thursday, October 16, 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) by Carian Cole

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Blog Tour Hosted by: As the Pages Turn

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Title: Storm
Series: Ashes & Embers, #1
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2014


The calm before the storm…

I lived in the quiet stillness.   
I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.

But I didn’t.

I never stood a chance.

A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger.  In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin’ hours.

A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle. 
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly. 
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldn’t put out.

Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold.

He’s used to getting everything he wants.

And now he wants me.

Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?

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Author Bio:

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.
My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, will be available in September of 2014. 
Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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From the first paragraph of this book I was hooked (probably because I've experienced the same "road coma" at some point); although I am happy to report that I never experienced road coma while driving during a snowstorm, but I digress.

I really enjoyed this story, more than I thought I would; Storm is a great book boyfriend. For me, the jury is still out on Evelyn. Some of her internal dialogue had me cracking me up, but then she would say something so totally ridiculous I wanted to reach through my kindle and high-five the hard as possible.

But the chemistry between Storm and Evelyn is great, and I loved how even though he's all macho rockstar, he didn't come across as a d-bag who thinks he's got to spread himself around with all the ladies. He's all about being with Evelyn, even though she's still hung up on the boyfriend of eleventy-seven years (who turns out to be the real d-bag).

The only issues I have with the story is that we never know exactly what happened to Evelyn's parents, only that they died while she was still a teenager (and who did she live with after they died?), and how long it took for her to actually break up with the d-bag boyfriend. Who, by the way, admitted to creeping out on Evelyn, but then wanted her to come back? That is when she should have grabbed her bottle of "bitch be gone" spray and gone upside his head with it. But this does have a HEA, although I'm 112% sure that's not how I would want to have a ring presented to me. I am really looking forward to Vandal's story, from the end of this book when we get just a bit of information, it's going to be a heartbreaking type of story.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.


Carian is offering the following giveaways. They are both open internationally. Giveaway ends Oct 20th at 11:59 PM CST.
·         (2) $25 gift card for either Amazon or B&N. Winner's choice.

·         (2) Swag Pack with signed copy of Storm.

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