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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– 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.
– REVIEW –
Full disclosure: Rock Chick Reawakening is my first encounter with the Rock Chick Series, and I’m hooked.
Rock Chick Reawakening is a prequel to the Rock Chick Series and it tells the story of how Daisy and Marcus Sloan came to be a couple. It is a stand alone novella in the series — you absolutely do not need to be familiar with the Rock Chick Series to appreciate this fine book. Since this is a prequel, specific commentary on the action of the characters in this instance will give away the plot, so no spoilers, just generalities.
Daisy is a stripper with a heart of gold, air-in-her-hair, and a Bedazzler always nearby. Daisy knows who she is, she accepts herself and she has the grace to walk through life, head held high, knowing her truth. She sits in judgment of no one.
Marcus Sloan manages several escort services — i.e., he’s a pimp. (Ouch.) But he’s a noble pimp — he ensures the women are treated well and respected. Actually, Marcus has a true, deep respect for women. He doesn’t view Daisy any less for her work on the stripper pole — he respects her for it. And he loves Daisy with all his heart.
Rock Chick Reawakening tells the coming together of two people from difficult and hard backgrounds who fight not only to survive, but to thrive. Marcus and Daisy’s tale is one of understanding, patience, and the irrevocable open acceptance that is love.
Masterfully written, author Kristen Ashley in Rock Chick Reawakening gives her readers a well-paced story, full of memorable characters, rich in depth. The reader is instantly taken in with Daisy and Marcus, and the author leaves you wanting for more. Every situation in this novella, every nuance is perfectly crafted and placed. Be prepared to laugh, to cry, to say “What a great read!”
Brought to you from the good people at 1001 Dark Nights, Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick Reawakening is romantic adult reading at its finest.
*ARC received from the author and 1001 Dark Nights via InkslingerPR in exchange for an honest review.*
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A Message from Kristen:
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!
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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
– 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.
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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