Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Guns & Smoke (The Fool's Adventure Series Book 1) by Lauren Sevier & A. Smith @LaurenSevier @abbiewritesx @SDSXXTours


Guns & Smoke
The Fool's Adventure Series Book 1
by Lauren Sevier & A. Smith
Genre: Dystopian Western Romance

In a world where safety is a luxury and honor is found only among outlaws, two people attempt to outrun dangers lurking around each corner and the tragedies that define them.

Bonnie is an outlaw on the run. Beautiful but dangerous; her dark past stalks her like the crater beasts that roam the desert. As the notoriously cruel outlaw Jones sends his henchmen to track her down and retrieve the gun she stole from him, Bonnie hopes she can stay one step ahead. Because if he catches her, a fate worse than death awaits.

Jesse always dreamed of leaving the farm to explore the ruins of the big cities he’d heard about his whole life. He just never imagined he’d be forced to flee after strange men burned down his rural mountain town and murdered everyone he loved. Responsible for his kid brother and searching for an uncle he’s never met before, he isn’t sure he can navigate the perils of life among con artists and thieves long enough to find him.

Their two paths collide as they find themselves thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime.
Together, they may just discover that life is about more than just surviving.

TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains depictions of graphic violence, language, sexual violence, attempted rape, depictions of child abuse, and depictions of human trafficking.

One small change in position and now each of my soft curves was pressed intimately against the tall, hard length of his unyielding body. His blue eyes blazed in the dim light of the alley, reading something on my face that urged him on. This was supposed to be my trap.

His hands were buried in my hair now, a thumb tracing over my cheek to land on my bottom lip. I knew what he wanted. Parting my mouth, I wrapped my lips around the pad of his thumb, my tongue flicking against it before sucking softly. A deep thunderous sound rumbled through his chest to shake me down to my bones. His hand in my hair slid to the back of my head, pulling my mouth closer to his. He wanted me to kiss him. He wanted this to be more than a transaction. He wanted me to want him back.

I brushed my nose against his, and he stilled. All other motion and sensation forgotten as his eyes landed on my mouth, inching closer to his. I drank in the taste of his breath, a faint echo of the taste of his lips from before. My head tilted to the side, and he brushed the hair away from my face to see me more clearly as I angled toward him. He swallowed down whatever desperate words were on the tip of his tongue, and I took his chin in my hand, mouths open and millimeters apart.



Bonnie is an outlaw and on the run from Jones, who is a dangerous man. Bonnie stole his gun, and he wants it back. Jones has sent his men after Bonnie to retrieve the gun she stole from him. But Bonnie has no intentions of ever returning. A faith worse than death is awaiting her if she ever returns to Jones. She needs to stay one step ahead of him if she wants to survive.

Jesse and his little brother are on their way to New Mexico looking for an uncle they have never met when they meet up with Bonnie. Men came to their village and burned it down. Jesse lost his parents on that horrific day.

When Bonnie and Jesse meet up, she knows right away that Jesse and his brother will never make it to their uncles on their own, so she decides to tag along on their journey so she can be sure they get there without dying.

Bonnie and Jesse hook up a lot on their journey, but Bonnie has a hard time dealing with feelings. Bonnie doesn't think that there is anything more between her and Jesse other than them hooking up on occasion. She has no confidence in herself or others. I do think Jesse wants more. But Bonnie has trust issues and a few secrets from her past that she has brought forth into her future that keep her heart locked uptight.

Guns & Smoke has plenty of action to keep the pages smoking hot from beginning to end. Guns & Smoke was written so well I could see every scene playing out in my mind as if I was standing right there beside Bonnie, Jesse, and Harry. There were a few twists that took me by surprise. I loved seeing the adventures that Bonnie, Jesse, and Harry experienced on their journey.

I liked Guns & Smoke so well that I am looking forward to the next book in The Fool's Adventure Series. I would like to see where their journey takes them next.

I would recommend Guns & Smoke to anyone who likes dystopian stories with a western setting. One-click your copy of Guns & Smoke today for a great adventure story!

Lauren Sevier & A. Smith are long time friends and co-authors from southern Louisiana. Guns & Smoke, their first joint publication, began as a “short” story after having too much wine on girl’s night. Nine years later it is now the first novel in a Dystopian/Western Romance series. The duo has plans to publish several series together in the future. A. Smith spends her time with her two rescue dogs and rescue cat surrounding herself with books and Labyrinth paraphernalia. Lauren Sevier collects antique tea cups and tries to stay sane, though as the mother of a toddler she fails brilliantly most days. She also has a growing collection of crowns and tiaras and likes to act silly on Tiktok. Look for more thrilling novels from The Fools Adventure series in the future!

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AbbieWrites said...

Thank you so much for hosting! We are so glad you enjoyed Guns & Smoke. We'll be in and out to answer any questions!

Christi G. said...

I love the ominous cover. Thanks for the giveaway!