Monday, April 15, 2019

Blurb Blitz + Review + #Giveaway: Racing Peril by January Bain @GoddessFish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. January Bain will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Revenge. Greed. Murder. And an insatiable passion...

Silk O’Connor resolves to take justice into her own hands on the steps of an LA courthouse. The scumbag who killed her sister is holding a press conference, set free by a corrupt justice system bought off by his rich father. Inconceivable. There is no way she will just let him walk away.

Jake Marshall is a decorated war hero on leave, filling in for a friend at Sterling Security—and protecting the very man who used his car as a weapon and murdered Silk’s only family. The war has left him with PTSD, fighting to salvage his own sanity, and a sniper is the last thing he needs.

The two clash when Jake finds Silk preparing to mete out her own frontier-style brand of justice from the courthouse roof…and the adrenaline-fueled high-stakes world of sex trafficking it ensnares the pair in tests them to their absolute limit.

And when Silk enters this den of depravity, she knows only one thing for certain, she may never come out alive.

What others are saying about Racing Peril.

From the editor, Rebecca Fairfax: “I love the unique ‘Januaryness’ January Bain brings to her writing. It’s a blend of her immense imagination, her fully rounded characters, her well-researched stories, the fast pace she tells them at and it’s all wrapped up in her love for what she does and sprinkled right through with her Canadianism. You can’t go wrong with one of her books, whether it’s the fun, sexy romps of her Brass Ringers series or the high-octane blast of this romantic suspense series. Just read Racing Peril and you’ll be rushing for book two, Racing the Tide!”

Dear Reader,

January Bain is an extraordinary author who has great talent in capturing the story and creating memorable characters. Romantic suspense is not easy to write. You must create characters who are vibrant and electric, make sure neither the romance nor the suspense overshadow each other, and craft a story that keeps the reader on edge from beginning to end. January Bain has done just that with RACING PERIL. It is one of my personal favorites and I know it will be one of yours, too. Thank you, January, for writing such an excellent story. This is a real treat for readers. I hope there are more like this to follow. - Desiree Holt, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author

Read an Excerpt:

She renewed her struggle to release herself from his tight grip. He held on and she stared up at eyes protected by lenses too dark to see anything through. But what she could catch sight of around the sunglasses shocked her. Thick black hair cut military-style, a lantern jaw with a scruff of dark shadow, well defined cheekbones, and a black T-shirt stretched tight over broad shoulders tapering to a trim waistline. Tribal tattoos snaked down his golden forearms. His thighs felt powerful through the thick black fabric of his jeans. A big strong man. A warrior in his prime. And his body pressed hers to the hot roof.

“Let me up! This roof’s scorching my ass.” She wasn’t as embarrassed as the occasion would normally demand. He deserved her tears, stopping her from administering justice. She owed him nothing. Nothing.

“I need to search you for weapons first. Then, if you promise not to shoot me, I’ll let you up.” His low voice spilled into the air like musical notes from deep inside his broad chest. He was so close she could not help breathing in his musk, the fragrance of something undefinable tickling her senses. A distant memory of a similar wonderful fragrance buried somewhere in her past escaped, demanded attention. Sandalwood and citrus with undertones of musk.

“Yes. I promise I won’t shoot you, for heaven’s sake. Not unless you drove drunk and used your vehicle as a killing weapon—” She took as deep a breath as she could manage with the man pressing into her. He seemed to become aware of her discomfort, easing himself off a bit though not letting her go entirely. If he would only take off the damn sunglasses. His eyes might give the game away.

The seconds ticked by.

She swallowed hard.

New thoughts crept in. Strange thoughts. Adrenaline-infused thoughts that fired in her brain, forcing it from revenge mode to survival mode in an instant—or maybe it was lust mode, created by the nearness of death staring her right smack in the face. She still couldn’t be sure she’d leave the rooftop in one piece, but something told her this man would not harm her. At least not intentionally.

Perspiration broke out, the heat of his groin as he straddled her beginning to get her full attention. Her nipples tightened. She prayed it was not noticeable. Her thoughts disgusted her and excited her, all at the same time. Being held so tight, unable to do anything about it, was making her hot. Too hot. She renewed her struggles to push him off. God, I’m no Anastasia Steele, right?

“I’m going to search you now. Nothing personal. It’s standard procedure.”

My Review:

Silk O’Connor lost her last surviving relative in a car accident she was hit by a drunk driver. Silk being in pain and grieving over the death of her sister wants revenge for her sister and the only way she can see for that to happen right now is to kill the guy.

Using the lessons that she learned from her marine sniper brother Jackson who lost his life while fighting in Iraq Silk makes plans to kill the guy she is about to pull the trigger ending this guy’s life when something slams into her and she goes down while the bullet goes wild missing her target.

The something that slams into her is none other than Jake Marshall who was only filling in for a friend at a security agency. Jake is not in the mood for taking down a sniper at the moment. After the girl starts taking and lets him in on why she was trying to shoot the guy Jake feels bad for her and doesn’t turn her in.

Jake talks to Silk trying to help her see that what she was doing was not the right thing to do that she needs to find another way to get her revenge besides going to prison would not be what her sister wanted for her. Jake talks Silk into finding another way to make the guy pay for killing her sister.

Jake gives Silk information on this guy and his father about their trafficking business. Silk goes undercover in order to help find a way to bring this guy down and make him pay for his crimes.

Racing Peril starts with action in the first sentence and never lets up. It is intense and filled with mystery, suspense, love pulse a lot of other emotions that will have you racing along with Jake and Silk rooting for them the whole way.

Racing Peril is a short fast read that packs a whole lot between its pages. It may be short but it has a lot of action and twists with a big plot but it all flows along real smooth and doesn’t feel rushed like a lot of small/thin books do sometimes. Silk and Jake’s stories just seem to jump out at you having you racing along wanting to know what is going to happen next. It is one book that will stay with me long after I have read the last page and leave me wanting more of their story.

I highly recommend Racing Peril to all fans of mystery, suspense, action, romance and great characters. 

About the Author:
I think I've wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. And I know where it all began! I was blessed by being read to by my mom every night at bedtime. :-) I love spending hundreds of hours researching the unusual and the mundane to create books that feature strong, kickass women, hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks, and wild adventures full of twists and turns.

You can find me hard at work every morning without fail in my office with a furry baby trying to prove she does a better job of guarding the universe than anyone.

I enjoy talking books, so please connect on Facebook!

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

January Bain said...

Good Morning!

I can't thank you enough for hosting my blog tour of Racing Peril, Book 1 in the TETRAD Group series! And thanks so much for really getting my story. Jake and Silk's journey was intense all right. I think I wrote the whole thing right on the edge of my seat!!!

I have a question for your readers: What is your favorite kind of hero or anti-hero? I'm asking because that's been a recent debate of mine with my editor. I'd LOVE to hear what you think!

Mine, by the way are big, strong, supportive types that are willing to go out on a limb for the heroine.:-)

Wishing you all a great day! Hugs, January

James Robert said...

Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

Bernie Wallace said...

At which age did you have your first book published?

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt & review, thanks for sharing them :)

January Bain said...

Thanks so much for the great comments! My first book of poems was published very early on! During my teen years. :-)

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

I like the cover

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing your review.

January Bain said...

Thanks so much for all your kind comments. It was a real pleasure being on the Avid Reviewer Blog. Wishing everyone a great day! Hugs, January

Marisela Zuniga said...

This sounds like a really good book