Monday, February 10, 2014

Blog Tour: Renegade Lady by Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

 Minions! Oh do I ever have a treat for you! 
Have you ever witnessed something go from a single thought to a kickass adventure 
with probably one of the strongest female leads in a NA novel that you'll ever see? 
I did.
Which is why I'm HONORED to be apart of the Renegade Lady blog tour!
If you're new to the MC world, this book is for you.
If you've been an Old Lady from the get go-THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU!
I'll elaborate more on this in a bit.
First, let's take a look at the cover (DSBJ!) and take a moment to read through and process the synopsis.

 Renegade Lady by Dawn Martens & Emily Minton
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Jenna “Ice” Chandler grew up as part of a motorcycle club.
 She considered it her home, until one wrong move made it her prison. After months of abuse, she is rescued by Chipper, who takes her to Big Clifty, Missouri, home of the Renegade Sons MC. 
Kiddrick “Kidd” Jones is the president of the Renegades. He knows there is something special about Ice the moment his older brother, Chipper, brings her into the club, but stays away, because she is too young.
When time comes for Ice to take her place in the club, she has two choices, become an old lady or a club whore. Not believing in love and knowing a man can never be faithful, she decides to earn her spot on her back.
With each passing year, Kidd's feelings for Ice grows and the urge to make her his becomes stronger. Frustrated and jealous, he finally decides it’s time to make her his. 
Will Ice finally thaw out and give love a chance, or is Kidd fighting a losing battle?
Format: eBook

What does Bindi have to say about it:
Bindi says, why the hell didn't you read week!? Guys. This book is one of a kind and I'm not just saying that because I was an Alpha reader for it. I could have just lied and said I never saw it transform into the epic story of a girl who was dealt a shitty hand in life and turned it into something inspiring and damn near beautiful. 


I could have swore up and down that this was just as good as all of the other MC books that are flooding the market and follows the formula that MC's aren't really that bad and people fall in love with their soul-mates all.of.the.time.

I'm being real with you when I tell you that THIS is one of the best books that 2014 has had to offer so far. 
Jenna "Ice" Chandler has been through hell and back. You witness just how brutal it is during the fucking prolog of the book! (You can read that HERE btw for free!)

GOD. Chipper's point of view (in the Prolog) about the trauma that Jenna was put through ripped my heart out. If certain subjects are a trigger for you, definitely take heed to the warning that is plastered all over this book. It is raw. It will hurt, but know that Jenna is a survivor, and her story will give you a fucked up sense of hope.
You're probably thinking to yourself, Bindi what sets Jenna's story about life in the MC apart from the rest? Umm...probably the fact that Renegade Lady touches on the dark side to being apart of a Motorcycle Club. One of my most favorite things about his novel is that Jenna is NOT a damsel in distress. Yes, she was rescued by Chipper in the beginning, but home girl is far from living in a world filled with rainbows and sunshine, and she does NOT need a master.

Enter, Kidd.
Kidd is a hero in this story in every since of the word.
He fucks up, of course.
He's a male after all ;) 
But what sets him apart from 99.9% of most New Adult Hero's is that he doesn't over shadow Jenna. He let's her flourish and become her own person even though he doesn't agree with the path that she's chosen to take at all. That in itself is unique, because honestly how many times have you read about a man who isn't full blown Alpha male 24/7. It's a rare commodity these days! Although Kidd does break out a few quips to help steer his Old Lady in the right direction ;)
I loved that Kidd knew he did Jenna wrong and was willing to admit his mistakes in the hopes of getting back the girl he loves. Plus it didn't happen instantly. Years passed people.


Guys. Really. I could go on for DAYS about the novel, but I'd never do it proper justice. So let's take a moment to learn a little about the two evil genius that created the Renegade Sons and then give YOU a chance to win 1 of *5* copies of Renegade Lady!

About the Authors

Dawn Martens- Goodreads  Facebook
Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author, who is widely known for her best-selling “Resisting Love” series that she co-authored with Author Chantel Fernando. Being a wife to Colin, and a mother to two (soon to be THREE!) beautiful little girls (Sarah (6), Grace (3), Ava on the way!) hasn’t stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer! She has also co-authored “Whiskey Lullaby” (book one in the Love Songs series) with her friend and fellow writer, Author Emily Minton; on top of serving as a mentor and support system for many Authors in the Indie community over the past few years. 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for Dawn, as the highly anticipated book two in the Love Songs series titled “Broken” later this year. She will also be releasing a brand new gritty MC series, “Renegade Sons MC,” with Emily Minton, that will for sure take their avid readers on yet another mind blowing journey. Dawn’s number one passion in life is the written word, and she’s extremely thankful that she has to ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world! She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career.
Emily Minton-Goodreads  Facebook
Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. Raised in Missouri, her family returned to Kentucky when she was a teen. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue!
Emily has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two lovable but irritating teenagers, Jess and Bailey. She is also the proud mom of a feisty terrier mix, Rae Rae. 
Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a life time, but she intends to read every single one. Nope, no hoarding problem here! Her favorite author is Kristen Ashley, and she swears Kristen’s book Sweet Dreams changed her life. 
Emily has co-authored two books with Dawn Martens, Whiskey Lullaby and Renegade Lady. She has also written one solo book, Windows. Many more are floating around in her head, and she hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers. 


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Well Minions, this concludes my post for the blog tour! Below I'll share the badass trailer for Renegade Lady as well as the playlist that goes along with the book. I'd also like to take a moment to thank Dawn, Emily, and our host, GHB Tours, for including me in the tour and letting me ramble on about my undying love for all things Jenna! haha.
Til next time!

Renegade Lady Playlist

Book Trailer

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Giveaway/Review: Life's A Cappella by Yessi Smith

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I want to tell you how great my life was. 

How I lived without regrets. With constant laughter. Without any tears. I want to tell you how I lived each moment to the fullest. How each breath I took was fresh and full of life. With eagerness. Without any fear.
I want to tell you all of that, but then my story would be masked with lies and not worth telling.
My life didn’t start until I left my past. And I left everything. My mother, my friends, my name.
My new name, the name everyone knows me by is Erin Lewis.
Four years after finding the courage to leave her hometown in Alabama, Erin is finally happy with where her life has led her. Not only is she secure in her environment, but the relationships she has formed center her, making her forget how damaged she once was. Before she can fully settle into her new life, her past crashes into her present, unraveling a set of events that destroy the very foundation she has built her new life on.

Format: eBook

Recommend: I do! 

What does Bindi have to say about it:
This book was a pleasant surprise for me. I've been lost in the world of angst and horror for the past few weeks, and while this book has some's good drama. Well not really "good," but it's the type of drama that makes you really connect with the lead Heroine, Erin.

Yessi did an excellent job of weaving a tale of a girl who came from nothing and turned into something! It wasn't easy and there were many bumps along the way, but I definitely finished this book with a smile on my face. This book does have alternating view points; one of which I assumed was a flashback voice, but I was very very wrong lol.
I also love the fact that this book dealt with real people. There's no billionaire dom CEOs and none of them are a part of a motor cycle club (No sparkling in the sunlight either! lol). Erin's just normal human being that's trying to live her "new" life the best way that she can.

So do I recommend this book? YES. At first I wasn't sure if I'd really enjoy the book, because to be honest, I'm all over some Alpha males and anything paranormal at the moment, but real talk, my feels were all over the place while reading Life's A Cappella and I LOVED it! The hope and inspiration that I felt after spending some time in Yessi's world is something that I didn't realize I needed in my life until now. It was extremely well written and the story was unique and the characters were REAL! Four solid stars for this one guys!

About the Author: Yessi Smith

I’m a Hispanic living in South Florida with my redneck husband from Texas and our “half breed” son, who is actually the reason I started writing again after years of celibacy. My son loves stories, but not the kind you can read in an existing book. No, he’d rather make up a story, complete with our own illustrations. So, thank you, Son, for igniting a flame I had let go out. 
I also live with two dogs: a neurotic Border Collie we call Nitro and a midget Rottweiler named Nisa.
I have always found my sanctuary at the beach and in music and writing. I wish I could write rhymes so I could become a famous rapper, but rhyming is completely lost on me. 

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s in Human Resource Management. I have held several jobs, from picking up dog crap to upper management positions. And now I am hoping to leave the business world behind so I can live full time in a world that does not exist until I place my fingers on.

And now my monsters! It's time for the grand finale!!!
First, Our A Cappella (1.5 in the A Capella series) 
comes out:

FEB. 7th, 2014!!!!
Synopsis: Five months after their wedding, Trent struggles with the strain of juggling work and family life as Erin furthers her education, getting a Master's degree in Nursing. All Trent wants is one weekend alone with his wife to reconnect but Erin's focus is adamantly elsewhere. 
Meanwhile, Nate, Erin's oldest friend and brother, has formed an undeniable bond with Tonya that he is reluctant to pursue because of his own inner demons. 
Will love be enough?

Sounds good right!?!
I can't wait to see what happens!

Now monsters before we go, I'd like to thank Tyeesha Webb and Yessi Smith for letting me be apart of this review tour! I (like Erin!) am an aspiring nurse and I have been studying and stressing out over the TEAs exam this week. Thankfully, it's almost over and my nursing application will be complete and ready to be submitted, but these women have been a god send in the patience department! So thank you ladies for putting all of this together and thank you Yessi for sharing a piece of your world with me!

Ps: Monsters, I'll be back later on in the week with two more reviews, but before you click off of this screen make sure you enter into the GIVEAWAY!
See! There's a method to my rambling. Well not really, but whatevs. ;)