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!
Her face was stunning. Wide smile. White teeth and a good deal of them. Big eyes. Elegant nose. Soft cheekbones. All of this she highlighted with the expert use of makeup from what was clearly a gift of superior genes into something that shone like a Hollywood starlet.
A starlet of a stripper who looked a good deal like Dolly Parton, who also likely got home the night before, earliest, three in the morning, and was right then, only hours later, back on the stage helping another girl by teaching her some moves.
“Marcus, brother,” Smithie’s voice came at him. “You got a problem with the way I do business, and I give you reason to have that problem, then we have a talk. I don’t give you that reason, we don’t have conversations like this one. That’s our deal.”
Marcus listened to him while he watched Daisy talking to the other girl and then she ran across the stage, doing it gracefully in platform sandals, her stone-washed jeans tight on her ass and hips and all the way down her legs. Still, after she ran the four steps, she launched herself high, grabbing on to the pole at least three feet higher than she was, her body swinging around by just her hands.
When the swing ended, she climbed up the pole, hand over hand. Doing this quickly, taking herself up another four feet, she flipped her bottom half over, wrapping her skinny legs around the pole. She dropped back, her hair flowing down, and with her only hold on the pole being her legs, she arched her back and slid down slowly, somehow circling the pole as she did it.
She ended this doing a layout with her hands on the floor, her legs in slow and controlled movements coming over her head one after the other. Her hands pushing off, she was up.
Standing straight with perfect posture.
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Holy. Moly. We’ve been waiting for Daisy’s story the moment she stepped onto the page in Rock Chick Rescue. The Rock Chicks have been her crew since that day and she’s been there for every crazy moment of their stories. But finally…Daisy’s fairy tale has been told. And KA has blown this out of the water. Heartbreaking and heartwarming. Devastating and devilish. Marcus is a prince in black armor saving his bedazzled pink princess in a tale that rivals the rock chick way.
This felt more like a full fledged book then a prequel/novella that Ashley delivered. Seeing Daisy from her start as a teenager puts so much more into perspective for her and her love of all things fabulous. Having a mother who doesn’t appreciate you and then as an adult all Daisy can focus on is not treating others that way: breaking the cycle in a way. She’s the stripper with a heart of gold….or maybe diamond, that’s more her style.
KA broke my heart when Daisy suffered the unimaginable. Somehow she had this core of strength in her to still stand tall and not lose her sparkle in any way. When Marcus finally reveals himself into her life she begins to doubt, not herself per say, but what she feels she represents. Someone damaged and somehow subordinate to others and undeserving of the goodness that she believes exists in the world. But Marcus, being the steadfast, stubborn, don’t-take-no-for-what-he-wants-and-what-she-deserves kinda guy convinces her that sometimes what feels right means it was meant to be.
I thought this book would make me love Marcus more (and trust me…he’s secretly one of my favorite of the Hot Bunch because he DOTES upon his rock chick) but this book really made me love Daisy even more. She’s the heart of the RC crew and thats not a title given lightly. She’s strong, steadfast, and never lets the love run out.
Now….the final note…..we’ve all known that Daisy adopted the Rock Chicks as her own as she could not have children and she has that natural need to care for everyone. But KA delivers a final blow to the Rock Chick Nation with a final shot sure to wet every eye that reads it. Daisy got her HEA when she found her prince charming and he gave her a castle. with a final shout out to each and every RC couple and bestie.
I loved having a final shot at peeking into the Rock Chick world and it didn’t disappoint one little bit. Until next review…
A Message from Kristen:
I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!
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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!!!”
“This novella is like the key to all the locked doors in this series.”
“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.”
“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”
“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”
“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.”
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About 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.
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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