Monday, October 6, 2014

Release Blitz & Giveaway - BEAT by Amity Cross

(The Beat and the Pulse #1)
by Amity Cross
Release Date:  October 6, 2014

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Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.

Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.

Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren finds herself drawn to the ring. She thrives on learning a new way of fighting a life that kept kicking her down…instead of struggling against the current, she kicks it right between the legs.

Then one day, Ash Fuller, her Dad's star fighter comes back to town. Mysterious, handsome… Dangerous… Everything Ren doesn't need.

But he's got other ideas…

…and so does she.

(The Beat & The Pulse #1)
By Amity Cross
Release: October 6, 2014

ARC Review by Pam Buchanan


Ren Miller is not kicked down easily. Watching and helping her mom battle cancer from a young age, all alone, has made Ren wise beyond her years. Against her heart she seeks out her father, who left them in this position at her mom’s last request.

Surprised and hurt to find her dad owns a fancy boxing studio Beat, he also has a ready made family with another daughter only a year younger than herself. He doesn’t kick her out but he sure doesn’t go above and beyond to be nice to her. She decides to get involved at Beat and take everything she can get from him in return.

When Ash Fuller arrives the tensions explode at Beat. Resentment, fear, jealously and animosity are at an all time high. Current fighters are not happy to see him, daddy’s little girl is more than happy to see him and daddy's secret girl has her guard up.

When Ash and Ren finally let their guards down toward each other, there is no stopping the typhoon. The explosive relationship between them is fast and hard, but soon their secrets might just overtake and destroy them.

This book sunk its nails in and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t put it down and now I can’t wait for the next book. Wow!!!!


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

My fist slammed into the heavy leather bag, the impact jolting up my arm and absorbing into my torso.
The only light was from the back row of fluorescents I’d switched on over the ring. It was dark, murky and helped me pretend I was someplace else. The drama from the daylight hours was gone and it was just me and the darkness. Exactly the way I liked it.
I began another set of punches, hair sticking to the sweat beading across the back of my neck. Structure. This was the only thing that was predictable in my life and I needed predictable.
Stance. Guard. Punch. Guard. Repeat.
There was a loud cough behind me and I spun on my heel, heart thumping in my chest, and my gaze collided with Ash’s.
Fuck, I exclaimed, holding a hand over my heart. Don’t fucking do that, Ash. Typical. The creeper was being all creeper again.
What are you doing? He stared at me, his gaze hovering a little too long on my bare midriff.
I steadied the bag with one hand, taking deep breaths. What does it look like?
I’ve never seen… He trailed off and I wondered if I’d finally made the Golden Boy lost for words.
I turned my back so I didn’t have to look at him. What? A woman in a sports bra? Highly doubt it. I rolled my eyes and wiped my forehead with the back of my arm. Even though I couldn’t see, I felt his gaze burning into my skin and I suppressed the urge to squeeze my thighs together. Infuriating, self-absorbed, arrogant…

(The Beat & The Pulse #2)


Amity Cross isn’t my real name. That’s no secret.

I didn’t want my Mum and my workplace to find out I wrote about doodles and tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo.

I live in a leafy suburb of Melbourne writing about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don’t take s**t lying down.

Insert more pretentious c**p here.


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