Friday 5 December 2014

♫ Blog Tour ♫ Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) ♫ Carian Cole ♫

The calm before the storm

I lived in the quiet stillness.   
I felt the wind rustle, warning me, telling me to get out of its path.

But I didnt.

I never stood a chance.

A series of weather and road mishaps leaves me trapped in the middle of a blizzard with a complete stranger.  In the back of a pickup truck. For forty-eight freakin hours.

A stranger with long hair, tattoos, and rippling with muscle. 
A stranger with an insanely sexy voice and a wicked smile that turned my insides to jelly. 
A stranger who held me in his arms, calmed me, and then set a fire in me that I couldnt put out.

Storm lives up to his name. Beautiful. Dangerously inviting. Tumultuous. Dark. A clash of hot and cold.

Hes used to getting everything he wants.

And now he wants me.

Some people chase storms for the beautiful thrill. What happens when the storm chases you?

*Storm has a HEA and is book 1 of the Ashes & Embers series but all books can be read as a stand-alone.  No cliffhangers.  Vandal (book 2) coming in January 2015.

***Warning. This is an adult romance book and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18. It contains graphic sex scenes and explicit language.***

ARC received for an honest review

It is not that often that a debut author comes along and you think "wow that was a debut novel"?

But that was how I felt with Storm by Carian Cole.

You all know by now I am a sucker for a rock star, but this was not your run of the mill rocker book.  In fact, there was not much of the rock star lifestyle in Storm, it was more about the man behind the rock star persona.

From the minute Storm stormed onto the pages, I just knew I was going to like him.  He took no crap, didn't bite his tongue, told it like he saw it.

Evelyn is your average girl with her life all planned out.  Average joe boyfriend, average joe sex life. Until she meets Storm.

Wow the sexual attraction between these two is off the charts!!!

I loved the bond they formed whilst they were stuck in the blizzard.  Aggravation and lust all rolled out on the backseat of a pick up truck.

I could sense right away that Storm was smitten with Evie, and could feel the confusion rolling off her - how could she feel this way when she loved her boyfriend.

Gah, don't get me started on the boyfriend.  I did not like him one bit.  I did feel one good thing about him
What did frustrate me was Evelyn's flip-flopping between Storm and Michael.  Seriously girl, make up your mind and just stop it!!  Don't have Storm's hands down your pants one minute then go "oh no I have a boyfriend"!!  Though, who could refuse his "orgasm assistance"!

I loved how Storm stuck at it.  His persistence to get Evie to be with him was what all women want in their man.  Sweet, sexy dirty talker.  Yep, can we find him on eBay?

So, will Evie finally realise what she wants is right in front of her, or will it be too late

Nope, you are going to have to read for yourself.

I really liked the secondary characters in Storm.  Well, most of them.  Juggsy I just wanted to hiss at every time she turned up on the page.  I loved that we got to know a little about Storm's band mates, his family, his friends.  We didn't learn as much about Evie family, but we get enough back story that we can get where she is coming from.

As things happen towards the end of Storm, it has made me very interested in learning more about Vandal (which is the next book in the series)

Carian Cole has given us a well developed, well written debut novel, and I look forward to reading more of her work.

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, was published in September of 2014. 

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.