Tuesday, January 3, 2017

[Book Tour: Review + Excerpt] Rock Chick Reawakening, by: Kristen Ashley

1001 Dark Nights
Rock Chick #0.5


by: Kristen Ashley
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Read Date: December 20th, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 120

     From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloane—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.


HOLY SMOKES! There's been time since I read a Kristen Ashley book or since I felt as giddy as I felt when I finished this book. Kristen Ashley is my go-to author always and forever and is my #1 recommendation to anyone and everyone, so this book been super good wasn't a surprise. The surprise was the book itself. We, her fans, never thought this book was going to be possible until she straight announced and I was over the top wanting to read it. My wish came through and it was not disappointing.

Guys/girls, if you haven't read any other book by her I fully recommend you to read the Dream Man and Rock Chick series first (in that order) before this book. You would not understand it yet, but the epilogue of this book (which was aka-perfection) contain serious spoilers. BUT if you don't plan to read anything from the author, just this book. Go Ahead. Read it. You will want more. This author is not one you can ignore or strike as a bad one. She is kickass in her writting and had me sitting one hour straight in my bed reading the whole novella.

Ten chapters and epilogue are not enough to contain my need to keep reading more of these stories. The Rock Chick series is one, that even though is long-long, you want to keep reading about it. I missed these girls and finally having them around once more brought me more joy than any other book this past year. The story of Marcus and Daisy is one to read, plus their happy ending was the most wanted one.

That epilogue was epic. People that had read Rock Chick, you will love this book and its epilogue. It just the best one. I will always recommend Kristen Ashley and I hope her next books (which she has already in store two for this year) are as all her books are, happy and hot.



     Her face was stunning. Wide smile. White teeth and a good deal of them. Big eyes. Elegant nose. Soft cheekbones. All of this she highlighted with the expert use of makeup from what was clearly a gift of superior genes into something that shone like a Hollywood starlet.

     A starlet of a stripper who looked a good deal like Dolly Parton, who also likely got home the night before, earliest, three in the morning, and was right then, only hours later, back on the stage helping another girl by teaching her some moves.

     “Marcus, brother,” Smithie’s voice came at him. “You got a problem with the way I do business, and I give you reason to have that problem, then we have a talk. I don’t give you that reason, we don’t have conversations like this one. That’s our deal.”

     Marcus listened to him while he watched Daisy talking to the other girl and then she ran across the stage, doing it gracefully in platform sandals, her stone-washed jeans tight on her ass and hips and all the way down her legs. Still, after she ran the four steps, she launched herself high, grabbing on to the pole at least three feet higher than she was, her body swinging around by just her hands.

     When the swing ended, she climbed up the pole, hand over hand. Doing this quickly, taking herself up another four feet, she flipped her bottom half over, wrapping her skinny legs around the pole. She dropped back, her hair flowing down, and with her only hold on the pole being her legs, she arched her back and slid down slowly, somehow circling the pole as she did it.

     She ended this doing a layout with her hands on the floor, her legs in slow and controlled movements coming over her head one after the other. Her hands pushing off, she was up.

     Standing straight with perfect posture.

A Message from Kristen:

Dear Reader,

I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!

~Kristen Ashley


Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. 

Nothing's changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. 

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.


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