Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Release Blitz - FIRE INSIDE by Kristen Ashley (Paperback)



FIRE INSIDE 
(Chaos #2)
by Kristen Ashley 
(March 25, 2014; Forever Mass Market)


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Lanie Heron isn't looking for love - no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club . . . 


For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She's too polished and too classy for his taste. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can't say no. And he doesn't regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that's ever happened to him-in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that.




FIRE INSIDE
(Chaos #2)
by Kristen AshleyPublished: June 4, 2013, Forever
Paperback Release: March 25, 2014


For the last seven years, Lanie Heron has been merely existing. A product of a what appears to be a privileged upbringing, the stylish beauty has made herself at home among the rowdy crowd of the Chaos Motorcycle Club. They rescued her, after her late fiancé got her shot and himself killed by the Russian mob all those years ago. But although Lanie puts on a good front, she has not been able to let go of the past......not of any of it!

Hopper Kincaid, or "Hop", was one of the Chaos brothers there to pull Lanie out of that mess......and has been a constant, in and around the Chaos compound. He hasn't been blind, he has noticed Lanie, but she is just about a world removed from the 'biker bunny' regulars he satisfies himself with when the need arises. He has his own share of drama with his ex, but that union resulted in two beautiful kids and he cannot regret them.....they mean the world.

Then one day, at the hog roast, blunt as can be, Lanie walks up to Hop and and asks for one night - one night of sex, no regrets, no expectations, no ties, no follow ups, no complications. She wants to get back in the saddle, it's been too long. Hop has his doubts as to whether this would be such a good idea, given that her best friend Tyra is the MC president, Tack's old lady. But Lanie insists that no one needs or should know about this one night. Hop can't resist.

Who said there wouldn't be complications...... One night is not cutting it for Hop and although Lanie is doing her best to cut things off, her heart says otherwise. She struggles though. Insisting on keeping any association with Hop a secret, she has herself wrapped so tight in recriminations and guilt, that she throws roadblocks up whenever given the chance. Hop has a few hang-ups of his own to deal with, so the road is rocky........to say the least.

*****

FANTASTIC!!!! Not that I had any doubt, but let me tell you, FIRE INSIDE is as good as a Kristen Ashley book gets. The wait was worth it and I LOVED it.

Hop and Lanie's story illustrates that if you meet, when you have already lived a good chunk of life, you had better unpack all the old baggage you carry around and throw out what doesn't fit in your closet anymore, before you even think about moving someone else in.


Lanie is a complex combination of a spunky, outspoken, elegant and successful exterior with a fragile and haunted centre.
Hop is, of course, a badass, hot, dominant biker who knows loyalty to his brothers and his way around a woman's body. But he is also a devoted father to his two kids and has some demons of his own that make him vulnerable.
The contrast and the chemistry between the two main characters grabs you from the first page and doesn't let go. 


Kristen Ashley characters are never just what you see - there are always layers and grey areas, and that's what makes them so likeable and real. We find that again for Hop and Lanie, both more complex than they appear at first glance, but entirely loveable and sympathetic...........and they burn up the sheets!!!!

The is the second book in the Chaos Series that centres around the Chaos Motorcycle Club and its members. The first book, OWN THE WIND, was released in early April, 2013. The entire series is a spinoff from one of  Kristen Ashley's Dream Man Series, in which Tack and Tyra's story is told,  MOTORCYCLE MAN.


✨A dynamic, turbulent and scalding hot taste of Chaos.✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review.**






Hop came out of the bathroom to see Lanie on her feet on the other side of the bed, panties on, hands twisted behind her back putting her bra on. Again.
He didn’t say a word. He prowled to her, reached out an arm the second he was close, yanked her to him and fell to his back in the bed, taking her down with him.
“Hop—” she started, pushing her weight against his arms, but he slid her off him then wasted no time rolling over her and pinning her to his bed.
“Sleep,” he ordered when he caught her eyes in the weak dawn. “After rest, I’ll get coffee, we’ll juice up, then round four.”
She blinked and breathed, “Four?”
“Got lots more I want to do to you,” he informed her and watched her eyes go soft, sexier, then her teeth came out to graze her lush lower lip, also fucking sexy, and her arms slid around him.
But she asked, “What about Tack and Ty-Ty?”
“I’ll make sure the coast is clear,” he told her.
“But they’ll see my car,” she told him.
“I’ll move it,” he offered.
Her hand slid up his back, around his shoulder, and then to his neck where her thumb moved to stroke him.
Her touch was light but, fuck, it felt good. He’d never had a woman touch him in an unconscious way like that, just a touch, a stroke, giving something that meant nothing at the same time doing it without thinking about it meant everything.
Shit.
Complicated.
“This is just supposed to be one night,” she reminded him quietly, but he saw it in her eyes. She didn’t even try to hide it. She’d bitten off more than she could chew.
He had too and he was nowhere near done eating.
She was cute. She was sweet. She was hot. She was better than he expected and he’d expected her to be pretty fucking good. All that wrapped in a package that gorgeous?
Yeah.
He was nowhere near done eating.
“Change of plans. A night and a morning and, maybe, an afternoon and, possibly, another night,” he amended, and her eyes got softer as her hand slid up to cup his jaw.
“I have to work,” she told him.
“Call off,” he told her.
“I can’t. I own the joint.” She explained something he knew, that she ran her own advertising agency. “And things are a bit crazy.”
Things were always crazy for Lanie. The woman lived crazy. She thrived on it. If there wasn’t crazy, she stirred it up because she couldn’t breathe without it.
“Babe,” he pressed his body into hers, “told you, got more I want to do to you.”




Kristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write.

Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.  And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting b0etter.






      

6 comments:

  1. I love the bad boys and the tattoos and the sexy characters! The stories are hot!

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  2. I love the details she writes. I can picture what the characters are wearing and where they are easily. I really love her alpha talk! "Babe." Also, KA is hilarious!

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    1. Almost forgot. Epilogues!! That is all.

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  3. I love everything about Kristen Ashley's books. I'm a huge fan!!!

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  4. i love ALL Kristen Ashley's books! love all the alpha males *wink wink*

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  5. KA is one of my favorite writers as well.... There isn't a book of hers that comes out, that I'm not primed and ready for!! There is something about the world she creates that I badly want to be a part of, with every book I read. I completely lose myself in her stories, time and time again and can easily imagine myself being part of the crowd of characters she puts on paper.

    No one better disturb me when I am firmly embedded in my KA novel, I turn off phones, clear my schedule and draw the blinds - that desperate to create a space where I will have minimum risk of interference in my delicious hours of fantasy life!! The ultimate bliss!!

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