Monday, December 15, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway - ICE by Chelsea Cameron & Jessie lane

(Regulators MC, #1)
by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane
Release Date: December 8, 2014  Amazon.UK  Amazon.AUS
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She's an investment banker.
He's an outlaw biker.
A little bit of heaven is about to meet a whole lot of hell.

Morgan Powell was raised to be perfect, to set an example for her sisters to follow. Her life has been dedicated to making something of her career, so she wouldn’t know what to do with a man even if you gave her an instruction manual.

Brett 'Ice' Grady spends his days trying to keep up with his teenage daughter, his nights consumed in Regulators’ MC business. He has no time for anything more than a casual hookup. 

Two worlds collide when the dangers of his life crash into the calm of hers. 
Can she go beyond her own boundaries and chip her way through to the man known to be as cold as ice?
Loosely attached to Chelsea Camaron's Hellions Series and Jessie Lane's Ex Ops Series.

(Regulators MC #1)
by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane
ARC Review
Release: December 8th, 2014

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

I was familiar with the Hellions Series by Chelsea Camaron, so this was a pretty automatic 'pick-up' for me, and the collaboration between the two authors seems to work well.

Rather innocent in the ways of the world and compliant in nature, Morgan Powell finds herself riled by the large, and unyielding Ice Grady. She finds herself caring for a younger sister who strikes up a friendship with Ice's daughter. Despite her attempts to avoid the ornery man, she finds herself in his presence more often than not. And surprisingly, she finally finds the gumption to assert herself. But why does he have to like it so much?

No time for any emotional involvements. Ice has limited himself to purely physical releases and doesn't even entertain the idea of a relationship. Not since the passing of his wife. Left to raise his daughter alone, he has a hard enough time trying to keep track of her. No need to add another female to try and figure out. But he can't seem to help being drawn to the innocent yet mouthy Morgan. 

Great start to a new series, with lots of intruiging characters to explore. Love the premise of a taciturn man being softened by a good woman, so in that respect ICE was no disappointment. I also love the dual purpose of the MC, which makes sense now that I found Jessie Lane writes a covert ops series. Great combo!! 

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

Ice is the ultimate alpha man/asshole. So Chelsea had a very clear vision of who would be his dream cast. Matt Schulze has the sort of rugged good looks that Chelsea and I both love. Beard, messy hair and bulging biceps complete the drool worthy package. Also, in case you didn’t know, Chelsea is a bit obsessed with the Fast & Furious movies. You might recognize Matt from the first two movies. ;)

For Morgan, I chose Phoebe Tonkin. Her gorgeous brown hair, heart shaped face and green eyes make you think of an innocent woman just waiting to be dirtied up by a big, bad, no-nonsense man like Ice. Phoebe also tends to portray characters that have a bit of sass in them. I like the idea that maybe that’s Morgan when Ice gets her all riled up. You might recognize Phoebe the character Haley on one of my TV obsessions, The Originals, or The Vampire Diaries.

We hope you enjoy our dream cast! If you have already read Ice we would love to hear who you would have pictured Ice or Morgan as in your own dream cast pinks.

Excerpt 1:

“Suck harder. Right there… Fuck yeah, that’s it.”
The half-naked platinum blonde kneeling in front of me sucks dick like a damn champ.
“Shit! Dammit, Dad!” my teenage daughter Brooke suddenly shrieks from across the living room while covering her eyes with her hands. Her voice immediately kills my hard on.

Pushing the bimbo off me, I stand to pull up my pants, wincing as I tuck my still sensitive cock away. I move forward to find my daughter, who is not supposed to be home today, and the blonde paws at me as I go to make my way past her. I would have preferred it if she’d run her mouth and taken off; instead, she’s pouting at me because we didn’t finish. I wish Brooke would have just given me five more minutes to get off, then I could have gotten rid of the broad on her knees. Tossing this barfly would be a hell of a lot easier then.
“Get out. I’m done with ya,” I dismiss her, tired of the sulking look on her face. Damn, woman, take a hint already.
With a huff, she rights her clothes, collects her things, and scurries out. 
Making my way down the hall of my not so modest home, I bark a sardonic laugh when I turn the knob to my daughter’s room and find it locked.
“Open this door, young lady,” I order in what comes out as a bellow. We have danced this dance on more than one occasion.
“Sorry, I’m busy searching for the eye bleach. I can’t unlock the door right now, check back later,” my sassy mini-me replies.

Excerpt 2: 

Looking at my phone screen, I smile at the text in front of me.
I’m off 2nite. Movie @ ur house or mine?
Texting back, I tell my best friend I will be at her house after work with takeout. It is not often she gets a Friday night off. Working in a bank, I have every weekend off. Casey’s career path is far different than mine, though, and it is one that requires weekend time. 
My day drags on as I review current investment portfolios and market changes. I have the best job ever. I get paid to spend other people’s money as an investment broker here in South Beach. My life is sun, sand, and dollar bills.
Before going to Casey’s, I stop by my condo and change clothes. The down side to my job is the stuffy suits I have to wear: reasonable, past knee-length skirts; reasonable women’s dress pants; and reasonable button up shirts. I might hate them, yet in a sad way, the dress code fits my life—reasonable.
It’s not long into girl’s night before the difference in our lifestyle’s show. 
“Damn, we’re not even halfway through the first movie, and you’re ready for bed? What the hell? Grandparents stay up later than you,” my best friend wakes me out of my doze.
“Sorry, some of us keep normal business hours,” I joke back.
“Yeah, your hours scream forty-two, not twenty-four, as does everything else in your life.”
“I’m not that bad,” I protest half-heartedly. However, that voice of doubt says “maybe I am.” Maybe my stiff upbringing has rubbed off on me more than I care to admit.
My parents raised me to be an example. As the oldest of three, I had to be the light to guide my younger sisters, Madyson and Mallory. Everything with my parents was about fitting the mold, keeping up appearances. Their brainwashing worked to some degree. Going away to college did nothing for me in my attempt to escape my overbearing parents, either. No, they live in my head, every rule engraved into my brain matter. Too bad no one warned me there is no cure and no escape once they get those rules engrained into your very being.
I am a twenty-four-year-old virgin. A college educated, suit wearing, have my shit together prude. Yep, that’s me. I wouldn’t know what to do with a penis if it was given to me gift wrapped in Christmas paper, and topped with a bow.
Morgan Ann Powell: pathetic, stiff, and borderline pseudo-old lady—that is me. I am, quite possibly, the only woman in her twenties who can count on one hand how many guys she has kissed. I am not cut out for parties, guys, or any wild times, either. My destiny is to be the old lady who lives alone, feeding all the stray cats in the neighborhood.

Jessie Lane is the best selling author of The Star Series, Big Bad Bite Series and the Ex Ops Series.

She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in the making and her over protective alpha husband. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.
Jessie writes Adult Paranormal and Contemporary Romance & Upper YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.


Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming. 
Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice. 
Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works. 
When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.
She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.


Signed paperbacks & swag of Ex Ops Series (Secret Maneuvers & Stripping Her Defenses) and the Hellions Series (One Ride, Forever Ride & Merciless Ride)

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