Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Release Blitz & Giveaway - RENEGADE REJECT by Emily Minton & Dawn Martens



(Renegade Sons MC, #2)

Author: Emily Minton and Dawn Martens

Release Date: May 13th, 2014

Renegade Reject

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Daisy “Little Flower” Anderson has lived her entire life on the sidelines of the Renegade Sons MC. Her father is a member, and her mother a club whore turned old lady. Not wanting to follow their footsteps, she chose a different path; one that keeps her close to the biker family she loves, but out of the club. Struggling to keep it together, she never thought she would have anything of her own, until she met Preach. He is everything she swore she didn't want in life.

One night of passion leads to unexpected consequences, and she knows, now more than ever, it’s time to move forward.

Garrett “Preach” Austin lived his life caught in his father’s iron fist. He never thought he would want anything more than freedom from his past, until he met his “Little Flower”. She shows him there is more to life than pain. Preach has a secret; one that forces him to choose between Daisy and his brothers. Even though he loves Daisy, the Renegade Sons are the only true family he has. He knows he can’t have her, yet he can’t let her go.

When Daisy moves on, Preach realizes what he’s lost. Can he prove that he’s the man for her, or is he too late?

(Renegade Sons MC #2)
by Emily Minton & Dawn Martens
ARC Review
Release: May 13, 2014

My review: 4 of 5 ⭐️

Rules of the club are that no one can touch Daisy, who grew up daughter and grandaughter of members, until she is eighteen. Living in a house with an alcoholic father and a hateful mother should have been enough to turn her away from club life for good, but one good look at Garrett "Preach" Austin as he comes to her rescue, is enough to have her reconsider.

Preach is a newly patched member to the Renegade Sons, who made the club his family to escape his abusive childhood. He is well aware of the club rules, but the moment he sets eyes on Daisy, he knows he is going to make her his. But first he has to make it through to her eighteenth birthday, and a lot can go wrong in two months.

With pressure from his brothers, Daisy's family, his own demons and the relentless manipulations of some enemies, it doesn't take long for Preach to reach his limit. He only wants what is best for Daisy, but ends up hurting her still. Until Daisy finally decides she has to make choices that are best for her and they don't seem to include him.

Now, when Preach seems to have reached bottom, he finally realizes he simply can't let Daisy turn her back. But with all he has done, how will he ever convince her to take another chance?


Holy DRAMA!!!!

When I read and reviewed RENEGADE LADY, I grumbled about the 'six missing years'. Well, I found em!! They're here!! At least some of them are. 

Ok, I really enjoy reading these books. The writing style is great, the language use is spot on, the characters are varied and interesting, but....... I find the genders are pretty generalized. 

Preach can't seem to help himself, but keeps sticking his Johnson in other women..... Oopsies!! It's the male urge thing... especially when they drink, they can't control anything....the animals!!! Puleeze!!! It just seems such a convenient MALE excuse that has been used and abused WAY too many times..... I'm a little tired of it. 
Preach is a bit of an idiot....... Let's face it, he KNOWS that for him to 'associate' with Daisy's 'former best friend' would be more devastating than anything, absolutely anything else he could come up with...... and what does the idiot do??? BINGO!! I don't care how sweet and loving he is when he is thinking straight..... what I care about is how effed up his brain is the other 90 % of the time!! 

And then there is Daisy, adored by many. Living in a very protective environment, the club, and yet she willingly suffers through the daily crap her mother puts her through. Why? Why would she stay in a place where she is forced to live like a dog and volunteer to pay for everything, take care of everything and be shit on for gratitude? Especially since there are loving grandparents and an entire MC who would be more than happy to stand at her back at any given moment to support her. Boggles my mind. And when it comes to Preach, she does it again, she allows him to walk all over her and I can't help but wonder, if she had an ounce of self-preservation.......of bite, she would've kicked him in the nuts right away and told him to get his act together or else..... 
In the end, when she finally tries to move on, he gets the message. 

As you can see....I got engaged with this story. So much so, I actually voiced my frustrations out loud and yelled "you idiot!!" at my Kindle at some point, I'm sure causing my husband to consider involuntary committment in a psychiatric facility, by the way he looked at me. I got emotional, I even cried a few times, which I don't do often. So here I am, trying to analyze what I'm thinking and what I'm feeling about RENEGADE REJECT and coming up with a rating that I can explain. 

I completely am sold on the writing style of Emily and Dawn and my disappearance into the story is witness to that. I am not totally convinced of the movement of the story, where there is intensity early on, then a whole lot of unnecessary drama, followed by a brief period of reconcilliation, this is much the same as in the first book and I hope it is not going to be a trend. I do love the brotherhood and family atmosphere reflected in this MC, and I am very happy for Ice, who is the only one who seems to break through the traditional gender types. 

I am hoping to see more of the Renegade Sons and Ice!!

✨Tender innocence ends in passionate, twisted turmoil.✨

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

I try to pull my hand from Preach’s. ”I’m gonna go sit with Grams.”
Not letting me go, he says, “No.  You’re staying with me.”
With that, he pulls away and leads me to the bar.  
My anger starts to boil, and I can’t hold it in any longer.  “Why, so you can show me off to the rest of these guys?”
He finally stops walking and looks down at me.  “What are you talking about?”
“You told that guy he had to wait until my birthday to claim me.”
“What the fuck are you talking about?” he asks again, sounding confused.
Using my free hand to motion behind me, I repeat his words.  “She’s only seventeen. Gotta wait ‘til her birthday to brand her.  I can’t believe you’d think that I’d ever be okay with some random man branding me!”
He stares at me for a long minute while he processes my words, fighting a smile the entire time.  “Daisy, I promise you that dickhead and none of his brothers are ever gonna claim you.  Before long, you’re gonna belong to a Renegade Son.  I guarantee you that.”
“What do you mean?” I ask, shocked that again he’s assuming that I will let someone claim me.  
He finally lets the smile take shape as he leans down to whisper in my ear.  “You’ll be finding out soon.”
He straightens and continues walking through the clubhouse.  He leads me around the room by my hand, talking to one man after another along the way, but the only thing I really noticed was that each time Preach would introduce me to someone, he would loosely wrap his arms around me. I swear he was staking his claim to everyone inside of the club, wordlessly announcing to the world that I’m his.  By the time we make it to the table where my Grams is sitting, I am beyond confused and horny as hell.  What’s going on?  He can’t want me, can he?  Lord, I hope he does.

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Emily Minton

Emily MintonUSA Today best selling author,Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. Raised in Missouri, her family returned to Kentucky when she was a teen. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue! Emily has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two lovable but irritating teenagers, Jess and Bailey. She is also the proud mom of a feisty terrier mix, Rae Rae. Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a life time, but she intends to read every single one. Nope, no hoarding problem here! Her favorite author is Kristen Ashley, and she swears Kristen’s book Sweet Dreams changed her life. Emily has co-authored two books with Dawn Martens, Whiskey Lullaby and Renegade Lady. She has also written one solo book, Windows. Many more are floating around in her head, and she hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.


Dawn Martens

Dawn Martens
Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author, who is widely known for her best-selling “Resisting Love” series that she co-authored with Author Chantel Fernando. Being a wife to Colin, and a mother to two (soon to be THREE!) beautiful little girls (Sarah (6), Grace (3), Ava on the way!) hasn’t stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer! She has also co-authored “Whiskey Lullaby” (book one in the Love Songs series) with her friend and fellow writer, Author Emily Minton; on top of serving as a mentor and support system for many Authors in the Indie community over the past few years. 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for Dawn, as the highly anticipated book two in the Love Songs series titled “Broken”. She will also be releasing a brand new gritty MC series, “Renegade Sons MC,” with Emily Minton, that will for sure take their avid readers on yet another mind blowing journey. Dawn’s number one passion in life is the written word, and she’s extremely thankful that she has to ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world! She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career.


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