Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blown by Braxton Cole Blog Stop & Giveaway!

Blown Blog Stop & Giveaway! 

Veronica “Roni” Guard is an undercover cop trying to bust a drug ring. Unfortunately, she runs into her ex-boyfriend, Mateo Vargas, at an illegal street race in the California desert. He just happens to be a pretty big criminal himself. That’s why they split originally. No matter how much chemistry they have between them, a cop and a gangster are not a good match. Roni Convinces Mateo to help her with her case, his reluctance derailed by the one thing that always worked between them–sex. Yes, he’ll help her. But on one condition. In his world, she belongs to him, and him only.

Will Mateo’s possessiveness unravel Roni’s case? Or, worse, blow her cover? And if they get out of this alive, is there a future for them together?

Enjoy this teaser!

“What are you doing here?”
I gave him a onceover. He was an interesting guy. A total thug according to law enforcement, but an absolute gentleman when we’d been together in the past. We’d dated a few times, nothing serious, just long enough for us to get naked and sweaty together. And God, was he glorious in bed. Then I’d realized who he was and he’d realized I could arrest him and that was that. All things considered, I felt pretty damn lucky that he hadn’t dropped me into the bottom of an open construction site. That tended to happen with Vargas family enemies.
A small smile worked its way onto his face, then disappeared far too quickly. “Stop smiling at me and answer the question.”
In fairness, I hadn’t realized I was smiling. He had this amazing golden God effect on women, and knew it. I’d felt it too many times to pretend it hadn’t happened, and I’d seen way too many other women respond the same way. For some reason, despite his edict that spending time together was bad for my health, he still showed up at the same clubs that I liked to frequent.
“I’m working.”
He stepped closer and my breath caught in my throat. He stopped too far away for me to touch, but close enough that I could feel the energy emanating from his body. That was part of his charm. He was wild, with his impulses barely controlled.
“Working?” He chewed on the word like he couldn’t quite believe I’d said it. “Roni, you think this is a joke? Crimson won’t let you live if he figures this out.”
“That’s true of most undercover assignments.” I shrugged like Crimson didn’t scare the living shit out of me. He did. Between him and Luis, I was two seconds from pissing myself. I’m all badass and shit, but those guys are real life gangsters. I’d spent too much time looking at their jackets to not know what I was doing when I agreed to take this assignment.
He covered the last few feet separating us and cupped my cheek in his hand. “Then tell me what’s worth dying for?”

My Review:

Wow! This "novella" felt like a full length novel! No details were spared in the creation of this story. Blown is the first book I've read by Braxton Cole and it was an awesome one to start with. 

Roni Guard is working undercover to bust up an illegal drug ring when she runs into her old flame Mateo Vargas. He's immediately furious with her for risking her life and wants her to remove herself from the investigation. Too bad that's not an option for Roni, she's determined to nail the bad guy. Eventually Mateo gives in and offers to help her so she can close the case sooner rather than later and escape with her life. Of course there are plenty of opportunities for Roni and Mateo to "reconnect" and boy do they! But the big question is, where is it going? They can't possibly be together when he's involved in illegal activities and she's a cop obligated to turn him in. 

I finished this novella in one sitting. It was just too good to put down! I enjoyed the writing style and the fast pace of the story. It didn't drag on or rush through chapters. Roni is the perfect heroine; independent, head-strong and sexy. While I wanted her to catch the bad guy I also wanted her to run away with Mateo and live happily ever after! He is just too sexy for words and they have amazing chemistry together. So I was definitely rooting for them to work things out as impossible as it seems. All in all, this was a fun sexy read and I can't wait to read more by Braxton Cole! 

About The Author:
Braxton Cole lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time holed up in her office writing stories. When she's not writing, she can be found riding her bike, hiking the fabulous local trails, chasing her kids, or wishing that her thumb was a little more green. She has a bad habit of killing what she tries to grow, but hasn't given up hopes of one day being a successful urban farmer.
Braxton writes erotic romance because romance is the stuff that makes life great, and sex is fun. The two belong together, both in life and in fiction.
For a complete list of Braxton Cole's writing, check HERE. This includes works currently available, as well as works in progress.
You can find Braxton hanging out on facebook HERE.
Or you can check her out on goodreads HERE.
And check out her author page on HERE.
And if you'd like to contact Braxton directly, you can do that HERE. She'd love to hear from you.

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  1. Awesome Giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. Another great giveaway. Thank you! :) x

  3. I just have to say that Braxton Cole is one of my new faves!! Love her style of writing and how detailed and descriptive she is with the scenes and the characters. I really felt the passion and emotion with these two characters! Kudos to Braxton for an incredible read!!

  4. HEY!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  5. Great giveaway thanks so much!

  6. Hey! Awesome giveaway!!! Would love to help name the characters for her book!

  7. Great giveaway. Just added this book to my tbr list.

  8. How totally fun to be in a novel!!! That's the best giveaway I've ever heard of! love it!

  9. Really enjoyed this novella. Looking forward to hosting the tour on Sunday! ♥

  10. Thank you for introducing me to a new author and, of course, for the giveaway!

  11. Hey, thanks for the giveaway. Book sounds awesome!! :)

  12. Great giveaway!! This sounds really good.

  13. Hey! What an awesome giveaway!!! thank you!!!

  14. Wow, that cover is hot! Thanks for the teaser and giveaway!

  15. I'm so glad everybody is loving this Giveaway! This was all Braxton Cole's idea, she's awesome!!! I'm so lucky to have been one of the 1st stops on her blog tour :)

  16. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win