Monday, April 1, 2013

Blog Tour: Reckless Abandon by Andrea Randall Release Day Book Blast for Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden

  • Blog Tour: Reckless Abandon by Andrea Randall
  • Release Day Blast: Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden

Reckless Abandon is book 2 of one of my favorite series... The November Blue series!! I had the pleasure of reading this book for a review and had some strong emotions zapped out of me for it! ;)
Ten Days of Perfect and Reckless Abandon are available for Kindle and paperback through Amazon now! For the first 12 months, 5% of all sales from Reckless Abandon will go to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans.

This is the second book in the November Blue series.
November Harris is lost. After a failed romance with musician Bo Cavanaugh, Ember is left struggling to regain her true self. The problem is, Bo won’t go away and Ember's stance is firm—she doesn't want him back.

Adrian Turner, Ember's ex-boyfriend-turned confidant, is patient with her heartbreak, but he can't hold back his own feelings forever. 

As she sorts through her past, in an effort to plan a solid future, Ember will find that sometimes even the best laid plans bow to the soul's desire for reckless abandon.

My Review:
Reckless Abandon picks up right where Ten Days of Perfect left off... except for I had my emotions zapped out of me right from the get go!! I had a roller coaster ride with my feelings in this book and I noticed most of my bad ones were directed towards November herself!! Wow... that girl made me want to jump into the book, grab her by the hair, beat the crap out of her, and steal Bo for myself and run!! It was one of the firs times while reading I was hoping the man would tell her to stick it where the sun doesn't shine and tear his a _ _!! At first I thought my despise was for Adrian Turner, and ex boyfriend that shows back up in a major way, but I soon learned it was November who was grating my nerves with her back and forthness!
I loved that Andrea Randall made the men the innocent characters in this story...well as innocent as hot men can be. ;) Most books have the studs playing major asshole roles or commitment phobes and November had two walking sex sticks vying for her love... hence one of the reasons I wanted to jump in the book and beat the crap out of her! I knew I loved Bo after reading Ten Days of Perfect... but Reckless Abandon hit that point home! The were times in this book I laughed, moments of complete sorrow, and times I was so pissed I would bookmark my page and say I would come back the next day... only to turn my iPad right back on and start reading again because I HAD to know what happened with Bo!!!
I give Reckless Abandon 4.5 stars on the knock my socks off scale!! I am hoping Andrea Randall will give us an Adrian Turner book and maybe another love interest for Regan... hint... hint. ;)

When the doors ding closed behind us, I slam Adrian into the side of the elevator by my mouth. “Never do that to me in public again,” I curse in the short time my tongue leaves his mouth. I feel his grin against my lips. “Don’t worry, baby. Anything else I plan on doing to you has to be done in private.”We tear blindly through his door in a hurricane of need five years in the making. I glide backward with each step he takes forward, until my hips are backed up against the kitchen island. With the height of my heels, I’m able to lift up on my toes slightly and shift myself onto the marbled surface. Once anchored, I kick off my heels and wrap my legs around his waist.“You have condoms right?” I breathe onto his collarbone as I explore the peaks and valleys of his muscles with my lips.
We had the chance to sit down and interview our main squeeze.... Bo!!!! ***fan girl squeal***
RimTO: What is it about November that made you feel drawn to her?

Bo: Man, that's a loaded question. The first time I met her was on stage at Finnegan's when I was singing with her and Monica. She blushed a little when we shook hands, but instantly took over the song. That was hot on a number of levels.

RimTO: Do you think you and November will ever collaborate an album with her parents?

Bo: I think when you read about our life over the last few months, you'll get your answer to that question ;)

RimTO: Ok... all the ladies want to know.... Boxers, briefs, or nothing (SQUEEE)?

Bo: Boxer briefs (bites lip and looks down,blushing)

RimTO: What is your morning routine?

Bo: Wake up, throw sweatpants on, make coffee, breathe it all in. (We are jealous of those sweat pants!!)

RimTO: WHEN , and I know you will, and HOW do you plan to propose to November? We won't tell.... ;)

Bo: After the whole debacle in Concord with Max and Bill, things were rough between November and I. Really rough. Then they got worse . . . (trails off and looks out window) . . . So, even though proposing to her is something I've thought about since the second I knew I was in love with her . . . I just don't know right now.

RimTO: What is your favorite part of the day?

Bo: Crawling into bed. (winks)

RimTO: How do you relax?

Bo: Music, and . . . some other things 

RimTO: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Bo: Not only do I believe it, I lived it. ***AWE***

RimTO: What is your favorite piece to play on the piano?

Bo: It's actually the song I wrote after my parents died. While it's really hard to play it, emotionally, it's really cathartic and says everything words can't.

RimTO: What is your most memorable moment?

Bo: If I told you, that would spoil Reckless Abandon, now, wouldn't it. (phone rings) "Hey Regan, what's up? Dunes? This weekend? Sure...see ya there." Thank you for having me, ladies :)

Oh, Bo.... you will ALWAYS have us!!! ***sigh***
Author Bio:
I started writing poetry long before writing fiction. I firmly believe Poetry is a solid foundation for all other forms of writing. It taught me that a single word can make or break the world. I write fiction because my characters have a story and they want me to tell it. I hope you enjoy the pieces of my soul that I share with you.
Twitter: ARandallAuthor
Giveaway:This is a grand prize giveaway. One winner will win a signed copy of RECKLESS ABANDON, TEN DAYS OF PERFECT & IN THE STILLNESS.

Tour Schedule:
April 1st:
Queen of the Night Reviews- Review, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Mommy's Reads and Treats- Review, Character Interview, Author Interview, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Cristina's Book Reviews- Review
Reading is my Time Out- Review, Character Interview, Excerpt
SMIBookClub- Review
Candy Coated Book Blog- Review, Character Interview, Excerpt
April 2nd:
Hesperia Loves Books- Review, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc. Flirty and Dirty Book Blog- Review, Excerpt
Anna's Romantic Reads- Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Day Dreaming Book Reviews- Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Wolfel's World of Books- Excerpt
Curling Up With A Good Book- Author Interview, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
My Secret Romance- Interview
April 3rd:
Book Bitches Blog- Excerpt Word- Author Interview, Excerpt
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews- Review, Excerpt
FueledbyFiction- Character Interview, Author Interview, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
The Boyfriend Bookmark- Review
Lori's Book Blog- Review, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Paranormalbookclub- Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
April 4th:
Swoon Worth Books- Review, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc. Brandee's Book Endings- Review, Excerpt
Sparringstepsisters- Review
Reviews by Tammy and Kim- Review, Excerpt
Redheaded Bookworm- Review, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
United By Books- Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
LovLivLife Reviews- Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
The Little Black Book Blog- Review, Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
April 5th:
Angi's Reads- Review, Character Interview, Author Interview
Book Crush- Excerpt, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Madison Says- Review
Shh Moms Reading- Review, Guest Post, Playlist, Fun Facts, etc.
Angie's Dreamy Reads- Review, Excerpt
Beauty Brains and Books- Review
Book Passion for Life- Review
The Book Avenue- Review

We are excited to be a part of Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden release day blast!!!!

BlurbWarning: Contains a smoking mess of scorching love scenes. Ice may be needed for blazing imaginations.
When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.
Carolina Rodriguez is a large animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida and her overprotective family. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the Internet from a family connection.
At her cousin’s wedding, she runs into Matt, a handsome Texan in the church parking lot. Matthew McLemore is more than gorgeous, he’s Carolina’s new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying. Matt’s instantaneous attraction to Carolina sorely tempts him to push the boundaries of their work contract, but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle. Until she arrives on his ranch and is too hot to resist.
Carolina refuses to admit Matt’s raw sexuality is more than overpowering or that she's the least bit tempted by this smooth-talking bad boy. But by the time the pathology lab reports comes back, they’ve explored every inch of each other. All of a sudden, this fiery affair is more than just a fling. And when a past flame threatens to overwhelm their new found romance, Matt must find a way to stake his claim to Carolina's heart before it's too late.
Author Info
Susan grew up in Miami, Florida and spent summers with her father, a college philosophy professor. Surrounded by stacks of books, she voraciously read throughout her childhood. Her father gave her the Little Prince not once, but several times over the years and the ideas of heartfelt vision stuck. "What matters is beyond the tangible. I love the concept of falling in love. The type of romantic journey that is so intense, it borders on insanity."--Susan D. Taylor
Susan moved to Nashville where she taught biology and special education as well as coached girls' soccer. No longer a public school teacher, Susan now writes about consuming passion, how attraction plays out, and characters that are either going to incinerate or meld like ribbons of warm caramel. She lives in TN with her husband, two blue heelers, two cats, a gecko and a snake. An RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance) specializing in vinyasa flow when she's not writing her next hot romance.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting Tempted by Trouble today...crazy release day! Big hug!