Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog Tour {Review + Giveaway}: Ash To Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart

Title: Ash to Steele
Author: Karen-Anne Stewart
Publisher: Karen-Anne Stewart
Pages: 342
Genre: New Adult Romance
Format: Paperback/Kindle


Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It's my fault; I'm the one who isn't strong enough. I've been damaged...broken. Breck's words haunt me...'There's a consequence for every choice you make.'


I've had so many women I can't even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don't need or want anyone, ever...not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what's left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my ruin...my sweetest hell.

MY REVIEW: Emma's a preacher's daughter with a heart of gold full of passion and the need to strike out on her own.

Breck doesn't have girlfriends, he has one night stands but there is something about Emma that draws him to her like a moth to a flame. The more he tries to stay away, the more he feels the need to be closer to her.

But when she finds out about his past will she still feel the same way about him?

Ash to Steele is a story of romance, forgiveness and second chances. Emma is sweet, talented, and passionate and believes in others. She sees something in Breck that not many have seen before and she sees the good in his heart. Breck, may be one of my all time favorite characters. Breck is so well defined as a character that he seems so amazingly real. He had a rough start in life and yet he managed to make something of himself and be someone he could be proud of.

Although two total opposites Breck and Emma are wonderfully written and completely believable as a couple. Emma takes Breck as he is - flaws and all - and loves him unconditionally and for a guy like Breck who is not used to being loved without condition it means something more to him.

Karen-Anne Stewart's Ash to Steele has it all - passion, love, fresh beginnings and new starts along with loyal friendships and a touch of suspense regarding Breck's past and his mysterious self. 

Worthy of five stars, Ash to Steele is a wonderful and easy read. Once you begin reading, you get sucked in to the story and can't put the book down. Trust me, I know. Ash to Steele is one of the best books I've read in 2014. 

EXCERPT:   His confession knocks the air out of me, just as ruthlessly as if he punched me in the stomach.  I gasp, desperately try to fill my lungs with air, “I am yours. You’ve always had me; even when I hated you, you had me.” 
   All coherent thoughts disintegrate when Breck grabs my shoulders, pulling me against him.  The heat of his body radiates through my skin as his hand runs behind my head, sliding up my neck until his fingers are tangled in my hair, pulling it until my mouth is almost touching his.  The intensity of his gaze weakens me.  Steel blue phases into a stormy gray as his mouth collides with mine. 
   My head spins. My knees go weak as I collapse against him, my body not able to handle the intensity of the sensations exploding inside of me.  Breck’s lips claim mine with such power, for one second, I am afraid.  I know the danger of losing myself in him, but then the fear is gone; there is no one else I would rather lose myself to. 
   His hand fists my hair as his kiss deepens, his tongue pushing, probing, demanding access.  Opening my mouth, I kiss him back.  The feel of his lips conquering me, the taste of his tongue as it slides over mine, colliding, taming, plundering, sends the sweetest shivers down my spine.  His teeth graze my bottom lip, nipping and lavishing as his tongue tastes my lips, then plunges inside again, breaking me to his will.  I need him with such desperation, I cringe at my weakness but allow him to tame me.

About the Author
Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain were nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards. 

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity.
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Giveaway Details:

Karen-Anne is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card & one Kindle copy of Ash to Steele!

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash and one copy of Ash to Steele delivered by the Kindle store.
  • This giveaway begins July 7 and ends on September 26.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on Monday, September 29.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Ash to Steele. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Breck and Emma's story! Have a wonderful week :)