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Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway: Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss #3) by Nalini Singh

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:07 PM

Kit and Noah’s rock star romance is finally here in the newest addition to Nalini Singh’s Rock Kiss Series!! 


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Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart.
Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation.
When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her chance at the role of a lifetime hinges on riding the media wave. Wanting—needing—to give Kit this, even if he can’t give her everything, Noah agrees to play the adoring boyfriend. Only the illusion is suddenly too real, too painful, too beautiful…and it may be too late for the redemption of Noah St. John.
My Review:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kit Devigny has known Schoolboy Choir since they were just a bunch of unknown musicians and she was just their waitress. Now, they are at the top of the charts and she's becoming one of the most sought out actresses. Still her relationship with the band continues to grow, with the exception of Noah. 

Noah St. John destroyed everything that could have possible existed between Kit and him. A well calculated plan was all it took for the scandalous rock star to lose his only chance at a happily ever after. Noah may regret what he had to do to push Kit away but he knows that it was for the best. This way Kit will never have to face the secrets and the demons of his past. That is until the pressure becomes too much and Noah's shields tumble down. 

One would expect that a book with such a strong title and a cover like that, wouldn't be as emotionally charged but it was. Rock Redemption was an incredible mix of drama, suspense and of a haunted past with well buried secrets. This book was very different from the previous books mainly because we had a tortured, self-destructive hero and a heroine determined to save him. If I were Kit, I would have definitely given up. There's only so much a person can endure and Noah wasn't a saint. His behavior towards Kit was awful BUT his intentions were good so I can't really judge him.

We get to see all of Noah's sides and that's what matters because you can't really help someone if they don't want help. It took awhile but Noah finally accepted Kit's help. 

We also get to catch up with Molly and Fox, David and Thea, Abe and his ex-wife Sarah. For some reason I thought that Sarah was a hateful person but she's so nice! I'm really anxious to read their story, their second chance at love, because there's no way, no way, that Sarah and Abe aren't ending up together. 

Rock Redemption was a spectacular book. It was a bit slow in the beginning but the pace picks up pretty quickly. kit and Noah were incredible characters who had to go through a lot of stuff but they fought till the end for their HEA and that was beautiful. 

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review* 


Nalini Singh

Kit groaned at the sound of her phone. Reaching out blindly toward the nightstand, she hurled mental curses upon herself for forgetting to turn it off so she could catch some uninterrupted sleep before her four-a.m. makeup call. 

It’d be fun and great for her career, her agent had said when recommending Kit take the superhero flick. Coming off two serious and emotionally wrenching projects, Kit had taken Harper’s advice and jumped on board the high-budget, high-octane venture. Unfortunately, Harper had forgotten to mention the four hours it would take to put her into the head-to-toe makeup required for the role. Daily.

“What?” she snarled into the phone without checking to see who it was.

“Hey, Katie.”

Every cell in her body snapped wide awake. Lifting her eyelids, she just stared at the ceiling through gritty eyes. Her heart thumped, her throat moving convulsively as she swallowed. She hated that he could still do this to her, hated it, but her visceral response to Noah wasn’t something she could stop. She knew because she’d tried for the past two years and three months.

“Noah,” she said flatly. “Do you know what time it is?”

“Two fifteen,” he answered.

Kit should’ve hung up. God, he’d hurt her. So much. But there was something in his voice that had her sitting up. “Are you drunk?” One thing she knew about Noah: no matter his bad-boy rep, he was never wasted. He might give a good indication of it, but look closely and those dark gray eyes were always sober.

“Probably.” A silence, followed by, “I just wanted to hear your voice. Sorry for waking you.”

“Wait,” she said when he would’ve hung up. “Where are you?”

“Some dive.” He took a deep breath, released it in a harsh exhale. “I’m sorry for being an asshole. I wanted to tell you that. I don’t want to go without saying that.”

“Noah,” she said, a horrible feeling in her stomach. “Where exactly are you?”

“The Blue Flamingo Inn off Hollywood Boulevard. Far, far, far off.” He laughed, and it held no humor. “It has a neon sign of a blue—surprise!—flamingo that’s flashing right through my window. Looks like someone stole the curtains.”

Having already grabbed her laptop, which she’d left beside the bed after answering some e-mails before sleep claimed her, she found the Blue Flamingo Inn. But Noah was already gone, having said, “I love your voice, Kit,” in an oddly raw tone before hanging up.

He didn’t pick up when she called back.

“Damn it! Damn it!” She shoved aside the blanket under which she’d been buried, having turned the AC to ice-cold as she usually did at night. Shivering, she tugged on a pair of jeans and an old sweatshirt over the panties and tank top in which she’d gone to sleep. 

Pulling her black hair into a rough ponytail to keep it out of her eyes, she ran through the house, phone in one pocket, credit card and driver’s license in the other. In the kitchen, she grabbed her keys off the counter and shoved her feet into the tennis shoes by the door that led to the garage. 

She was in her car and on the way to the motel three minutes after Noah had hung up, mouth dry and an ugliness in her gut. “Please be okay, please be okay, please be okay,” she kept saying, the mantra doing nothing to calm her down, but at least it kept her mind focused.

She wanted to call Molly and Fox, or the others in the band, but no one was currently in the city. Schoolboy Choir had completed the final show in the band’s hugely successful tour just over two weeks earlier. Day after that, they’d all gone their separate ways to recharge and regroup.

“Much as I love these guys,” David had said with a grin that reached the dark gold of his eyes, “I’ve been looking at their ugly mugs daily for months. We need to go blow off some steam separately before we start snarling at each other.”

At the time, Kit had nodded in understanding, having had that same experience while working on location for long periods. Tonight, however, she wished the others were all here, not scattered across the country, because something was very wrong with Noah.

“Noah doesn’t do drugs,” she told herself as she drove as fast as she dared, not wanting to risk getting pulled over and further delayed. “He isn’t the kind to—” She couldn’t say it, couldn’t even think of Noah ending his life. “No,” she said firmly, her hands white-knuckled on the steering wheel. “Noah isn’t like that.”

If you’d like to read the rest of this chapter, as well as the next, click this link: http://nalinisingh.com/books/rock-kiss-series/rock-redemption/

The Rock Kiss Reading Order

Rock Addiction (Book One) Rock Kiss Series

Rock Courtship (Book 1.5) A Rock Kiss Novel: 

Rock Hard (Book Two) Rock Kiss Series

Rock Redemption (Book Three) Rock Kiss Series

About The Author 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a beautiful, charismatic guitarist with a dark past. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Also, don't forget to swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page for the Rock Kiss series, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the books.

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Waiting on Wednesday with an EXCLUSIVE teaser: The Harder You Fall (The Original Heartbreakers #3) by Gena Showalter

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:07 PM
Gena Showalter’s THE HARDER YOU FALL is coming! Being released on November 24th, this fantastic contemporary romance in the Original Heartbreakers series is a scorching tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world, published by HarlequinHQN! Pre-order THE HARDER YOU FALL from the links below for an sneak peek opportunity! And don't miss the exclusive teaser we have for you below!

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From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes another scorching Original Heartbreakers tale featuring an aloof bad boy and the rowdy Southern belle who rocks his world… 
Millionaire video-game creator Lincoln West has a dark and tragic past. The sought-after bachelor lives by a rigid schedule and a single rule—one relationship per year, lasting no more than two months. No exceptions. When he gave up the big city for a small town, he hoped to escape the worst of his memories—until a brash beauty dredges up long-buried emotions.
A reformed party girl, Jessie Kay Dillon is determined to walk the straight and narrow. But her love-hate sizzle with West is just too irresistible. They can't be near each other without tearing off their clothes, but the last thing she needs is to be his next two-month dump. Will she become the one exception? Because as any former girl-gone-wild knows: rules are made to be broken.
 "Emotional, heart-tugging, kept me turning the pages!" —Carly Phillips, New York TimesBestselling Author


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About Gena Showalter:

Author pic- Gena ShowalterGena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared onNightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfan

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WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #61 November 9 by Colleen Hoover

Posted on 5:33 PM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: November 9
Author: Colleen Hoover
Series: None

Expected publication: November 10th 2015

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.
What are you waiting on Wednesday?
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Sofia T.

TOP TEN TUESDAY #51 Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:32 PM
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list topic is posted and book bloggers fill in their own choices. 

This Week's Topics is:

Ten Bookish Things I Want to Quit Or Have Quit 
(aka ten book series I think I'm going to abandon)

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That's it for me! 6 out of ten is still a lot for me. I'm very picky about what I read, especially when I decide to start a series. I don't really think I'm going to abandon these series but I really need to catch up with them...

 What ten bookish things do you feel you need to quit or have quit? 
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Sofia T.

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 1:58 PM
Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Series: None

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
For those who don’t know, Colleen Hoover is a new author to me. Her books have been in my tbr list since Hopeless first came out but it wasn't until July that I decided to read my first CoHo book, Hopeless. I was hooked and ended up reading all of her books.

I knew I had to read Ugly love before the movie came out but yet I read it after the Hopeless and the Slammed series. I was a bit hesitant to read it because I had skimmed through some reviews on Goodreads and I kind of knew what to expect but I was wrong!

When Tate Collins moves into her brother’s apartment she never expects to have such trouble getting in. yes she can open a door but she can’t do so when there’s a drunk guy against the door. Since this is her brother’s apartment she decides to call him to take care of the situation but Corbin is at work and he calls his neighbor Miles to help her deal with the problem. Unfortunately for the three of them, it turns out that the guy passed out against her soon to become apartment is no one else but Miles Archer, the guy who was supposed to help her.

I can totally understand why people rave about ugly Love. The story is told by both Tate and Miles and although it’s narrated in the present, every few chapters we get a glimpse of Miles’s past.

In the present, Tate Collins is a student in her early twenties who just moved into a new city to study for her postgraduate degree and find a job. Luckily for her, the city has more to offer that a degree and a job.

Miles is a young pilot who also happens to be one of Corbin’s best friends and live not only at the same building but at the same floor as well. From the moment Miles and Tate meet they know there’s something between them but Miles isn’t interested in having a relationship let alone falling in love. If Tate wants him she will have to take him as he is or nothing at all.

What’s really painful about this book is that Miles was actually a pretty decent guy in the past. At 18 he fell in love. Not the kind of love you expect an 18 year old to have but the kind that lasts forever. Once upon a time Miles wanted that love, his HEA but an accident changed everything, including Miles. Six years later, Miles is just a shell of himself: refusing to feel, to have a real relationship, to enjoy life. His friends with benefits agreement with Tate may sound simple but as time passes feelings get in the way and everything gets complicated.

I never expected to read something like this. I though Miles was just burned by love but that’s not it. It’s something that you will never see coming.

Ugly Love was a realistic, temporary, emotional romance book about second chances, strong spirits and healing hearts.

I really can’t wait for the movie.

Totally recommended!
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Posted on Saturday, October 3, 2015 3:19 PM

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week I read:

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This week went so much easier than I expected. I got to read 4 books, two of which were just for my own entertainment and not for uni. You guessed it right! The last two books I read were for uni. Who in their right mind would read Sophocles for entertainment???

What did you read this week? 
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Sofia T.

Cover Reveal: The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 12:00 AM
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Maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall 

in love at rock bottom—up.

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RELEASE DATE: October 26th

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I wanted to jump. 

He made me fall. 

As a celebrity, I lived in the public eye, but somewhere along the way, I’d lost myself in the spotlight. 

Until he found me.

Sam Rivers was a gorgeous, tattooed stranger who saved my life with nothing more than a simple conversation. 

But we were both standing on that bridge for a reason the night we met. The secrets of our pasts brought us together—and then tore us apart.

Could we find a reason to hold on as life constantly pulled us down? 

Or maybe there’s only one direction to go when two people fall in love at rock bottom—up.
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About the Author:

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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