Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan

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Down to My Soul concludes the journey Rhyson Gray and Kai Pearson began in Book 1 of the Soul Series, My Soul to Keep! You must read Book 1 first.

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Both Books 99¢ This Week

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RHYSON

She doesn’t wear my ring.

We never stood before a preacher.

The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls.

But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right.

To making her mine again.

KAI

I’ve seen promises broken.

I know love makes no guarantees.

But things were different for Rhys and me, until he lied, and I walked away. Only there’s a chain between our hearts that I can’t break. Even if I forgive him, a shadow from my past hangs over us; over this love that reaches all the way down to my soul.

Book 2 – Down to My Soul

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“Rhys?”

His name rushes from my mouth on a breath, and I’m off the bed, hurling myself at him top speed. Somehow my legs wrap around his waist and my arms tangle behind his neck. I couldn’t hold back and play this cool if I wanted to. Every part of me that’s been fighting to stay focused, to keep working, to be on, collapses against him. Surrenders to the feel of him in my arms and the smell of him. My fingers lace through his hair. I scatter kisses across his face, the sharp angles and taut skin warm beneath my lips.

“So I take it you’re happy to see me?” He chuckles, pressing his forehead to mine, hands squeezing my thighs.

“Happy?” I release something that’s half a sob, half a laugh, pulling back a few centimeters to let him breathe. “What gave you that idea?”

We stop grinning at the same time, laughter dissolving, our bodies exchanging sensual information. My breasts flattened to his chest. His erection growing and hardening against my core. Our breaths mingling and hearts tattooing beats through our clothes and into the other’s skin.

I move first, leaning in to capture his bottom lip between mine, sucking and pulling between my teeth. Licking into his mouth like there’s honey hidden inside. He groans into the kiss, walking backward until we reach the bed and dropping me so I bounce a little, his eyes roving over me head to toe.

“Pep, what the hell are you wearing?” Humor and desire tussle in his eyes.

I look down, laughing when I see the young Jackson brothers emblazoned across my chest, my legs ending in the footed bottoms.

“If I’d known you were coming, I could have made sexier arrangements.”

“Arrangements?” He quirks a dark brow, placing a knee on either side of my legs, hovering over me like a promise. “Lingerie would have been nice. Other rock stars have girlfriends who wear lingerie.”

“Oh, are you referring to yourself as a rock star now?” I grin up at him, feeling whole for the first time since he kissed me goodbye a week ago. “That’s not egomaniacal at all. Is there a club? You guys have rock star meetings? Does one of you take rock star minutes?”

“You are sitting in here listening to my music in the dark.” He leans forward to tug at the zipper beneath my chin. “Maybe you’re actually one of my crazed fans. Or a groupie. I might even find a Mrs. Rhyson Gray t-shirt around here somewhere. My girlfriend doesn’t like those.”

“No, she doesn’t.” I shake my head, eyes never straying from his.

A small frown jerks his brows together. He tugs again at the zipper, but it doesn’t budge.

“Pep, it’s stuck,” he says.

“Sometimes it does that,” I answer easily, enjoying the frustration spreading over his expression as he keeps pulling and it keeps staying.

He places my hand over his cock, hard and poking through his jeans.

“Well, it’s not exactly a good time for it to do that.”

I laugh, grasping my zipper and tugging. Wow, it really is stuck. These are vintage PJs, older than I am and threadbare in places. I’m surprised the zipper hasn’t rusted before now. I sit up, bringing our bodies closer as I jiggle the little hook a few times. Nothing.

“Just how attached are you to this Jackson Five onesie?” His glance burns hot across my subtle curves visible through the thin flannel, telegraphing his intentions.

“Well this is Michael’s original nose.” I release a fake exasperated sigh. “But I do have my sewing kit.”

“All I needed to hear.”

Sorry, boys.

He grabs the two ends of the collar separated by the zip line and pulls until there’s a ripping sound, the panels falling back to reveal my naked breasts and my panties. A wicked grin spreads across lips.

“You naughty girl.” He runs a finger over the writing on the front of my calendar panties, carrying a current that simultaneously hitches my breath and gets me wet. “Wearing Monday panties on a Thursday. My little rebel.”

 

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About Kennedy Ryan

I just can’t write about myself in third person for one more bio! I’m a wife, a mom, a writer, an advocate for families living with autism. That’s me in a nutshell. Crack the nut, and you’ll find a Southern girl gone Southern California who loves pizza and Diet Coke, and wishes she got to watch a lot more television. You can usually catch me up too late, on social media too much, or FINALLY putting a dent in my ever-growing To Be Read list! I love to hear from readers at kennedyryanwrites@gmail.com.

 

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Book Sale: My Soul to Keep by Kennedy Ryan

kennedy ryan saleI ADORED these books to pieces, both of my reviews for these books will be coming in the very near future if your curious to see what I thought. Get yourself a copy of the first book, My Soul to Keep for only $.99! iBooks is having a pre-order sale for the sequel, Down to my Soul for $.99. So if you use iTunes to read books, now is your chance to grab BOTH books for $2!

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It seems the things worth keeping are often the hardest to hold…

KAI

I had two things in life that mattered. My mother and my music.
Mama was taken from me too soon, and now music is all I have left. It’s the thing that’s pushed me right out of backwoods Georgia into Los Angeles, where the line between fantasy and reality shimmers and blurs. I’m finally making my way, making my mark. I can’t afford to fall for one of music’s brightest stars. Not now. Music is all I have left, and I’m holding on tight with both hands. I won’t let go, not even for Rhyson Gray.

RHYSON

I had one thing in my life that mattered – music. The only constant, it’s taken me to heights most people only dream about; a gift dropped in my lap at birth. I thought it was enough. I thought it was everything until I met Kai. Now she’s all I think about, like a song I can’t get out of my head. If I have to chase her, if I have to give up everything – I will. And once she’s mine, I won’t let go.

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My Reading Stack (#28)

reading stackGuys, I fail at posting on my blog. I’ve gotten so busy this semester with my classes. It’s not that my classes are hard this semester, it’s that they are extremely time-consuming! So I’m going to play catch up from my last reading stack. :)

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 28TH-MARCH 5TH:

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  • Driven by K. Bromberg: I THINK I caught on to what happened to Colton when he was younger. But knowing me, I’m probably wrong. I really liked this story, but I felt a little was missing. I didn’t feel as connected with the characters and I love that I have the e-book boxset which has Raced, the novella for Colton’s POV throughout the trilogy so it’s woven into the 3 books, so it’s nice having his perspective instead of waiting until the series is completely over. I felt we didn’t see much of any of his racing career, just him in the spotlight. Hopefully we see more in the sequel. I really like both characters and I’m curious to see how they develop and get past what has happened to both.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆
  • In Flight by R.K. Lilley: Absolutely loved this book! James Cavendish has landed a spot on my top book boyfriends list. Now, I havent read many erotic books similar to this and Fifty Shades, but choosing between Christian Grey and James Cavendish is almost difficult. I loved Bianca and James’ relationship so far and they clearly have alot to work on so I’m curious and excited to see how they end up and how much obstacles they need to go through to get to that last spot. Loved this book, great narration as an audiobook. I started flipping between audio and ebook to finish in time for ABF this weekend around 33%, but loved this book to pieces. I wouldn’t be surprised if this series makes it on my top reads of 2016… Loved it! Can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel and conclusion, just hope it’s sooner than later. :)
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF MARCH 6TH-12TH:

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  • Forgiving Lies by Molly McAdams: Okay, first off. Molly McAdams…. We start to get a happy epilogue then THAT gets thrown. Why. Just. Why?! But loved this book despite that cliffhanger ending. I’m very happy I have the sequel on my shelf and will definitely be starting that very soon. I now understand the green Sour Patch Kids reference. :) Loved Kash, but then again, who wouldn’t love him?! I’m nervous yet excited to see what happens in the sequel. This book wasn’t at all what I expected it to be. I got teary eyed and almost lost it a couple times. Candice unfortunately even after being redeemed, I still don’t like her character. Regardless if Rachel forgave her, I don’t. Friends don’t act like Candice did and honestly I don’t think she will continue to redeem herself in the sequel. I will be beyond shocked if Molly is able to redeem her for me.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Cherished by Kelly Elliott: Absolutely freaking loved this book. This whole series. Every character. Every. Freaking. Drama. Filled. Moment!!!! I still have a Forever Love to read, but it follows Gunner’s grandparents. I’m beyond excited to start the spin off series. I have become so attached to these characters and after the spin off series is finished, I really don’t know what I’m going to do! I tried to fight off my tears soo much while reading the epilogue. So bittersweet!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF MARCH 13TH-19TH:

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  • My Soul to Keep by Kennedy Ryan: I LOVED this book! Words cannot describe how much I LOVED Rhyson!!! I seriously wish emojis worked on Goodreads because it can do a better job at explaining my feelings and showing you exactly how I felt about this book. Ugh, this book. Tears never stopped. A lot were happy tears (in a way). Kennedy has such a gorgeous writing style and the background Kai comes from just brought tears to my eyes multiple times. Just the way it was told and what certain characters would do, it was just a constant flow of tears! I don’t want to give too much away from the plot and spoil anything which is why that sounds extremely vague, but once they start occuring, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Seriously. Kennedy’s writing is gorgeous and I’m beyond excited to read more from her. She’s definitely working in to one of my favorite authors because of her writing. I loved the characters she created, especially our 2 main characters. Now, the ending, that could go another way… I still don’t like what happened in the end. Just to be warned for those that haven’t read this, it does have a pretty big cliffhanger, but know that the sequel releases at the end of the month so not much waiting time. It’s one of those that you just have to know IMMEDIATELY what happened and figure out how they will get through it because obviously they will right? If not, that’s cool. I’ll take Rhys. ;)
    I’m going to gush again- I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. EVERY. DANG. MINUTE. WAS. BEAUTIFUL!
    I will be posting a full length review in the weeks that follow so be on the lookout for that!

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan: I need more!!!!! I loved this sequel. You get so attached to these characters and what is going on that you just want to reach through your Kindle and scream and tell them they are making the wrong decision! Rhys has definitely made it into my list of top book boyfriends – his character and his personality was to die for and you can’t help but fall in love with him. What I really like most I guess about Kai and Rhys’ relationship, despite all the drama and secrets that came along with the two (let’s just ignore that for the sake of this comment) how well they communicate with each other. I know you’re probably wondering why I would say that after saying the drama and secrets that come between the couple, but despite all that, their interactions is what really drew me. Yes, they had secrets and weren’t always honest. But the way they communicated with each other is different from alot of books I read (maybe I just didn’t pay much attention as I did in this one). But I truly felt they communicate fairly well. I’m praying there’s a 3rd book- that just being me. It does wrap up nicely, but being the absolute hardcore romance addict I am, I always want more to a couples’ story. Maybe even like a novella or something…. ;)
    Overall, I loved these 2 books and I will have full length reviews of both books very soon on my blog if your curious to see more thoughts as well as teasers I make. :)

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF MARCH 20TH-26TH:

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  • Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams: Wow, just wow. This book took me by surprise in every aspect. I knew with the ending of the first, it was going to be a crazy book. But dang, was I wrong! So much drama and craziness! I absolutely love Molly’s writing and cannot wait to dive into more of her books. I’m seriously kicking myself, as I always do for having waited so long to start her books. I am finally starting to understand the love for her books! Kash has completely stolen a chunk of my heart, especially towards the end. I was worried with the course it was going that I wouldn’t like the last half. But, I ended up loving every minute of this duet. I do hope and pray we get something on Trent. I am curious to see more of his character (I’m not even sure if he has a book out yet or not??) Molly, if not can I put in a personal request? ;)
    Loved this book. Got teary eyed quite a bit. I’m very excited to read her other books- I know some are tear jerkers and not like this book at all.

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes: I don’t know what happened in the sequel. Maybe a factor into why is because how long it took me to read. Then again, more than half the book, I honestly felt bored. I hate to say that because I absolutely loved the first. Joe is such a creepy, scary, intimidating, psychotic, yet very interesting character and I was SOO excited for the sequel. Especially after hearing Hans from Frozen did the voice for both books! I was so beyond excited! Santino did a FANTASTIC job with Joe’s character and portraying his personality. SPOT ON. However, there were MANY characters in this book that drove me NUTS. I’m sure it was made to be that way with Joe’s POV especially since we are seeing everything through his crazy eyes. Maybe that’s the reason. But for some reason, this just didn’t live up to the greatness I guess of the first book. That’s not to say this was amazing! I did enjoy it. But, I feel Joe kind of lost his “spunk” and personality that we really got to see in the first. He was a different guy in this book. I don’t know how to feel with the ending- it is definitely open to a 3rd and I hope because honesty I’m not satisfied if that was the end. I am still curious to see what happens to him. There’s still so much I want to know about his character and I don’t want to spoil anything from the book but there’s soo much that happens in this book that doesn’t get all cleared up in the end. Which is why I think there might be a 3rd. Caroline Kepnes is definitely a very talented writer for sure. But I think I lost my touch with Joe in this one. I think I had such HIGH expectations, that it just didn’t live up to it unfortunately for me. But again, I loved how it started picking back up. There was one part towards the end I picked up on and knew what was going to come. Won’t spoil anything. ;)
    I love Joe’s character despite how TWISTED and psychotic he is. It is scary to think that people like Joe are out there… Great sequel, overall enjoyed, but I think my expectations were just too high for the most part. I would definitely still recommend this book- especially in audio! Seriously, Santino does a FANTASTIC job at portraying Joe’s character!!!! Wish I would have done You in audio as well!

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆½
  • Fueled by K. Bromberg: Why. Why. Why that ending?! Why a HUGE cliffhanger?! I’m so beyond glad I have the boxset and can start the 3rd book. I can probably bet I will start it tomorrow. I’m literally fighting off sleep at the moment- have been for over an hour trying to finish this book. I definitely loved this more than the sequel and I have fallen for Colton. There’s still more I’m curious to know about his character and hoping we get to see it all come together in the 3rd. I’m dying to know what happened even though I obviously know what happened but it can go many ways with that cliffhanger. This book was just frustrating I guess is the best way. Rylee and Colton clearly both have alot of baggage they carry and neither have really come to terms with what has happened to them in the past causing their relationship to strain because of it. I hope Colton comes to his senses and we finally learn what happened even though I have a pretty good idea of what happened to him growing up.
    I can’t wait to start the 3rd, pretty sure I’ll be starting it tomorrow because that ending is killing me but I can’t fight off sleep anymore or I would be starting the 3rd right now!

    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½

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Austin Book Fest 2016

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I attended Austin Book Fest earlier this month and WOW! I had such a blast! I know I’m incredibly late getting this post up and I apologize. This semester of classes is kicking my rear. But let’s get started!

1048295_907928299327161_8613822376181000216_oI got a “candid” picture taken before the event and it’s crazy! I seriously had the best time at the event. You can see my cart behind me. Yes, my arms hurt soooo bad from pushing it, but it was PERFECT for carrying 70+ books around for 4+ hours! If your curious where I got it, go here. I learned some new tips for future signings. I met so many awesome book friends in person. Got to meet so many awesome authors (of course!) I wish I could rewind back and redo the event again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The haul: (minus one book [My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron — a friend accidentally had my copy])

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I got a total of 61 books (60 books in the picture) signed at the event and I call that a huge success. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet all the authors in the picture- I actually had to have some friends sign them for me. I think the one thing I took away from this was to bring more books for authors I’ve read. I brought like 2 books for almost every author even if I haven’t read them yet.

The Swag:

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The Authors I Met:

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FRIENDS!!

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Like I said, I had an absolute BLAST at ABF! I hope Vilma decides to host again next year because I plan to go next year!

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan

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Today we have a sneak peek of Down to My Soul, Book 2 of Kennedy Ryan’s Soul Series! If you haven’t read Book 1, My Soul to Keep, make sure you catch up before the March 31 release! And don’t miss the giveaway accompanying the excerpt!

If you HAVE NOT read My Soul to Keep, find the Giveaway & read the first three chapters HERE.

For those who HAVE read My Soul to Keep and are waiting for Down to My Soul, find the Giveaway & Excerpt HERE!

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Cover Reveal: Jordan’s Shadow by T.R. Cupak

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Jordan’s Shadow by T.R. Cupak

Dark Erotic Romance

Release Date: TBA

Cover Model: Drew Leighty

Photographer: Travis Lane

Blurb

Jordan’s life started out privileged. Aside from being the daughter of a not so affectionate family, she never wanted for anything. She was fortunate enough to learn love and affection from her nanny, Adeline, who for the most part was the mother figure in her life since her own mother’s sole purpose in life was to please her husband and no one else.

Tragedy struck when her father had a sudden heart attack, changing Jordan’s life forever. Who knew one person’s death would set off a chain of unfortunate events leading Jordan down a dark desolate path?

The once privileged girl who should be attending debutant balls, dating the son of one of the most prestigious family’s in their community is now a Runaway. All because of one fateful night, at the ripe age of seventeen, that turned her into a drug addict who sells her body in order to survive. All she has to look forward to is The Shadow. A man she’s never laid eyes upon since she’s always blindfolded when he orders her services.

The Shadow, a man with a plan who finds comfort in revenge and a strong desire to show Jordan that she too can exact revenge, but will she seek the type of revenge he offers. Will it be too late for her to turn her life around? Will she trust the only man she doesn’t fear once she learns his truth?

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Author Bio

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T. R. Cupak was born and raised in the California Bay Area. She now lives in a quiet town south of where she grew up with her husband and their shih tzu Harley. She is obsessed with cars, especially fast ones, and enjoys her music louder than anyone should. When she’s not at work or busy writing, you can find her curled up, reading and enjoying a fabulous glass of wine or a Dirty Shirley.

Despite her lifelong love of literature, Cupak lost touch with her creative side in her early twenties. Her passion for reading was rekindled six years ago, however, and in 2013 she started journaling. This practice helped Cupak hone her creative aspirations, and soon she saw her characters come to life. She has rediscovered her passion for storytelling and wants to share her words with everyone who wants to read them.

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