It’s here! The third book in Skye Jordan’s Renegades series, Ricochet is out in the wild. I absolutely love this series because there is so much emotion and character depth. As part of the blog tour, we are offering you all an excerpt and a giveaway today! There are excerpts at each of the blog stops on the tour, so be sure to check out all the blogs, especially if you are new to the series and wondering how awesome these books really are. 🙂
About the Book:
After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.
Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.
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~ * WARNING – not suitable for those under 18 years of age * ~
Rachel swung her feet underneath her, rose to her knees, and planted her hands on the paper to inspect the drawings.
Ryker’s full attention shifted to the way she looked on all fours, and he released a heavy breath of pent-up desire.
“So where do you want to start?” she asked.
He drew his bottom lip between his teeth. When he didn’t answer, she glanced over her shoulder, and recognition of where his mind had gone heated her eyes.
He had resisted making any advance toward her after that kiss in the trailer. No touching, no innuendos, nothing. And it was becoming clear this was a ridiculous effort—for both of them.
He stepped closer and dropped to one knee behind her. She immediately straightened, but her back met his chest, and he eased her into position again. With his chest against her shoulder, his erection against her hip, his hand flat next to hers, he slid the fingers of his other hand into her hair from the base of her neck to her crown. She closed her eyes and sighed.
“I’d start,” he whispered at her temple, “by getting you naked. Maybe almost naked, because you’d look so pretty in something skimpy and lacy, maybe red satin and black lace.”
Her fingers curled into fists, her nails scraping the plans.
He ran the tip of his nose down her temple, tilted his chin, and pressed his lips just below her ear. She shivered, the same way she had that night. Tightening his fingers in her hair, he pulled her head back. “Then, I’d create a little bite, because the pleasure always feels better when there’s a little pain for contrast.”
He slowly released her hair and massaged her scalp, pressing his lips to her jaw, her neck, listening for another sigh. When it came, he let his hand slide from her hair and straight down her spine, adding pressure at the center of her back. “I’d arch you, lifting your ass…” She moved fluidly, as if she were perfectly programmed, her hip rubbing against his cock as her ass rose. He moved his hand over the small of her back, the round of her cheek, and whispered to her, “So your pussy was positioned perfectly for my thrusts.”
He lowered his hand between her legs, and her hips lifted into his touch. Lust, need, excitement, they all rushed his blood at the same moment, and he growled, closing his hand and clutching her pussy through her shorts.
Her head came back, mouth dropped open, and a quiet, high-pitched sound of pleasure tumbled out. She couldn’t have responded any more perfectly. Ryker pressed his forehead against her jaw and collected the tendrils of dark desire that told him to take her, here, now, in the open. The thought lit a match in his blood. And she’d let him. In fact, she’d thrive on it the same way. He knew. But he also knew that afterward, when the passion ebbed and her mind cleared, they’d spiral into the same old standoff. And he was sick of having to fight her self-imposed limits.
So he pulled his hand from between her legs, slid it up her back, and clasped her neck gently. He turned his head to look down at the plans, resting his cheek against hers.
“Oh,” he said, his voice thick. “You meant the bridge.” When she opened her eyes, he tapped the base of the pillar on the paper. “I’ll give you the measurements starting at the bottom and move up.”
He kissed her hair, gritted his teeth, and forced himself to his feet with a rigid cock rubbing in all the wrong places.
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About the Author:
Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.
And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better. Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.
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(There are two types of giveaways – one for each blog tour stop and one tour-wide giveaway.)
Skye is giving away the following prizes at each stop (3 different types of prizes, 5 winners total):
- 1 American Flag Military Dog Tag Swarovski Crystals. This sparkly, all-American military dog tag is symbolic of the tags Ryker wears Ricochet, but much prettier. The front features the American flag embellished with real Swarovski Crystals. Each tag comes with a split ring for keychain or ball chain for pendant.The reverse side is custom engraved with one of the following RENEGADE taglines:
MY HEART BELONGS TO A RENEGADE
RENEGADES ARE MY WEAKNESS
EVERY WOMAN LOVES A RENEGADE
KEEP CALM AND LOVE A RENEGADE
DARE TO BE A RENEGADE
A RENEGADE STOLE MY HEART
I’M IN LOVE WITH A RENEGADE
MY (BOOK) BOYFRIEND IS A RENEGADE
WHO NEEDS A KNIGHT? I WANT A RENEGADE
REAL. ROMANTIC. REBELLIOUS. RENEGADE.
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- 1 American Flag Paracord Zipper Pull – These patriotic cuties are made with quality 550 Paracord. Add them to everything you can imagine—for style and function! Ex: purses, luggage, jackets, camera bag, etc.
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- 3 Digital copies of readers choice of any of the following books:
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Tour Wide Giveaway (1 winner combined from all the blogs):
- Stylish GUESS wallet filled with $70 in gift cards – $25 Amazon, $25 Barnes & Noble and $20 iTunes
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- Handmade necklace: Home of the Free Because of the Brave!
Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter the tour-wide giveaway!
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July 14, 2014
A Tasty Read (Excerpt 1)
Book Reads and Reviews (Excerpt 2)
Dirty Girl Romance (Excerpt 3)
Smut Book Club (Excerpt 4)
July 15, 2014
Kiss and Tell Reviews (Excerpt 5)
For The Love of Bookends (Excerpt 6)
Modokker Book Picks (Excerpt 7)
Ms. Romantic Reads (Excerpt 8)
July 16, 2014
What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing On A Blog Like This? (Excerpt 9)
Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance (Excerpt 10)
Same Book Different Review (Excerpt 11)
The Smutty Kitty (Excerpt 12)
July 17, 2014
Author Groupies (Excerpt 13)
Books-N-Kisses (Excerpt 14)
What I’m Reading (Excerpt 15)
Riverina Romantics (Excerpt 16)
July 18, 2014
So Many Reads (Excerpt 17)
Smokin’ Hot Blog (Excerpt 18)
Kate George (Excerpt 19)
All I Want and More (Excerpt 20)