2017 Favorite + 6 Star Review + Excerpt: Rock Chick Awakening by Kristen Ashley – A Rock Chick Prequel Novella

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From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING, the long awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

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Rock Chick Awakening

Rock Chick Novella – Prequel To Rock Chick Series

By Kristen Ashley

Buy: Amazon / Amazon Paperback

Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.

 

 

 

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Excerpt

Obviously, I’d decided to go out with Marcus.

He wanted to convince me we were meant to be together, he’d been kind enough to me he’d earned that shot.

But he was going to know what he was getting.

To this end, I was wearing my leopard print (or one of them). A skintight mini-dress that only went down to there. The back was scooped all the way out and the front was scooped to maximum cleavage potential (and with the maximums of my cleavage, this might be awe-inspiring to some; heck, it was my cleavage and it was still that to me).

I was going to pair this with my sky-high platform sandals with the black patent across the balls of my feet, open toes to show off the new fire-engine-red pedicure I’d given myself (along with the same in a manicure, but on my long talons, I’d added a curve of amber rhinestones all along one side of the outer edge of each ring finger). The platform and heel of the shoes were covered in leopard.

My hair was even more sky-high than my platforms. Teased to mammoth proportions at the top and sides, I’d smoothed that back and then curled the hell out of the rest of my tresses so they fell in soft, defined swirls from a high-rise at the crown all the way down my back (the bangs were blown out straight and brushing my forehead).

My makeup was how I’d do it if I was stripping, which was how I’d do it when I wasn’t stripping. My eyes weren’t smoky. They were smoke. My skin bronzed. The sides of my nose and under my cheekbones shaded. My cheeks a dewy tangerine. My lips a nude-y, super-glossed, glittering peach.

I had in bronze chandelier earrings that nearly swept my shoulders and were liberally dosed with black and amber beads. A bronze statement necklace practically covered my upper chest and I had so many dangly bracelets on, if Marcus got through the night without the noise of them tinkling driving him to murder me, he’d definitely pass an important test.

Baseball on the Infield Chalk Line with the Base in the distance

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6+star

Michel’s Review

Readers have waited a long time for the beloved King and Queen of the Rock Chick Series story.  They are the couple that has been the foundation of the series from the very beginning.  Now it’s time to find out where fairytales are created and why happily ever afters really exist.  It’s time for the Rock Chick Royalty to open their castle doors and let the readers experience their charming beginnings in the Rock Chick Kingdom.

Daisy and Marcus both had very rough beginnings in life.  Their childhoods where horrific in very different ways.  They are both survivors and found a way to escape their horrific past.  For Marcus it was building an empire in the crime infested world in Denver.  For Daisy it was becoming a high commodity in one of the classier strip clubs in Denver.  A club that Marcus Sloan was silent partner in.  The moment Marcus laid eyes on Daisy he knew he would make her his.  He would give her the world.  He saw beyond the beauty and fantastic body that enthralled the men of Denver.  He saw a beautiful soul that had the strength of warrior, the compassion of a true humanitarian, and the loyalty that would never be severed no matter what the circumstances where.  He saw a refined lady in outrageously sexy clothing.  He saw his queen.

Daisy knew Marcus Sloan was a dangerous man that could either ruin her life or steal her heart.  She has never experienced a good relationship or a good man.  Daisy is an optimist and knows that they do exist.  Upon meeting Marcus Sloan, she is convinced there really are prince charmings waiting for their princesses.

Just as the fairytale begins, the evil foe enters the fold and destroys the kingdom.  Daisy has been violated and Marcus is going to kill the man who dared to destroy his princess.  He will slay every dragon, destroy every enemy to put a smile back on Daisy’s face and joy in her heart.

He is going to give her his world.  He’s going to build her castle and make her his queen.  He is giving her his complete heart.

The only thing I can say about Rock Chick Awakening is …. WOW!

Although Rock Chick ReAwakening can be considered the prequel for the Rock Chick series, I honestly believe Kristen Ashley did the right thing by releasing it after the series was completed.  Readers were already enchanted with Daisy and Marcus.  They knew what spectacular people they were.  Learning their story was a true fairytale that touched the heart.  It reminded me of children learning about their parents love story for the first time.  Kristen wisely waited to give us readers this charming tale.  What I loved most is that it was strictly Daisy and Marcus’s story.  The Rock Chick posse, the Nightingale hotties, and the crazy barista didn’t take over their story.  They were the icing on the cake at the end of the story.

I think Rock Chick  ReAwakening is my favorite out of all the Kristen Ashley books.  It was a true fairytale.

 

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Praise for Kristen Ashley and ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:

“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!! This was pure Old School Vintage KA GOLD!!!”

~Aestas Book Blog

“This novella is like the key to all the locked doors in this series.”

~Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“We inhaled Marcus and Daisy’s story, how could we not. It was everything to us and we cannot thank Kristen Ashley enough for writing it, in her much loved unique manner. The queen of epilogues struck once more and we smiled through copious tears of happiness, our hearts feeling full and complete. Whilst sad that it’s over we just can’t feel anything but happiness and love right now. It was Aces! Rock on…and be prepared to be swept of off your feet.”

~Totally Booked Blog

“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”

~Publisher’s Weekly

“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”

~DearAuthor.com,Kati Brown

“I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes… my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean… her heart) would break.”

~Maryse’s Book Blog

 

kristen-ashley-headshotAbout Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

 

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