Monday, June 30, 2014

4 Heart Book Review & Huge Giveaway: Connecting Strangers by Rachel Carrington

Connecting Strangers
Discovering Emily Series
Book 1
Rachel Carrington

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Artist: Elaina Lee of For the Muse Designs

Book Description:

Getting close is dangerous…

He’s too close, and I start to fidget, needing to keep my hands busy so they won’t grab hold of his shirt. Because that’s what they want to do. Draw him closer. So I can Inhale his scent. Taste his skin.

I didn’t run because I was in an abusive relationship; I ran because my soul was being crushed. I’d forgotten how to live, how to be happy. Running out of gas in a small town, I catch the eye of the local sheriff when the very last thing I want is to come under the scrutiny of the police. I left my boyfriend with blood on my hands, and I know as soon as the wound heals he’ll come looking for me.

Adam Madison draws me to him so easily I can’t even pretend to fight. And the closer we get, the more combustible we become.  I’ve never experienced such passion or power. My need is as great as his, but I’m sure he’ll walk away from me once he knows my secret. No other man would stay.

I’ve had enough complications in my life. I’m not looking for more, and that’s exactly what Adam is—a sexy, magnetic complication with secrets of his own. And with my ex on the hunt, I can’t risk bringing him down with me. But he won’t leave…even when vengeance could kill us both.


Our Review:

This one hits all the right notes – (very) hunky guy, damsel in distress, fast and faithful fiends, and bad bad men who need their comeuppance.
Escaping from a world of hurt, heroine Emily is fleeing for her life, and who should she run into but the most gorgeous guy in six states (okay, that’s my opinion), Adam.
In Connecting Strangers (book one of the Discovering Emily series), Rachel Carrington takes us on a spirited, well-written ride through rural Kentucky, and then leaves us with a wonderful “good enough for now” ending, with its very toes on the precipice of a cliffhanger.
Well done.

About the Author:

I started writing years ago, and my first attempt was a contemporary romance that will never see the light of day. I think I may even have thrown it away by now. It was absolutely horrific as I knew nothing about well…anything to do with writing.
After that, I started writing fantasy romances about wizards and wizards, and once those took off, I segued to paranormal romances (hello, vampires and ghosts) and romantic suspense.

I also write articles for various magazines, including The Writer’s Journal, Writer’s Magazine, Writer’s Weekly, Writing for Dollars, Absolute Write, Freelance, and Funds for Writers.

I’m fortunate to make my home in historical Charleston, South Carolina. Beautiful city. Beautiful people. When I’m not writing, I love to read, watch Bones, Castle, Blue Bloods, and Hawaii Five-O, create videos, keep Target in business, play visitor in my city, and drink lots of coffee.


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$25 Amazon Card 

E-copy of Dare to Love by Carly Phillips
$15.00 Target gift card
E-copy of The Memory Child by Steena Holmes
Paris bath set from Bath and Body Works by Lisa Renee Jones
Winner’s choice of ebook from Mari Carr’s backlist
Prize pack of all of Violet Duke’s books (Nice Girl trilogy, Nice Guy spin-off, and Love, Chocolate and Beer)
$15 Amazon Gift Card and Hands on with the CEO by Cathryn Fox
$25 Amazon Card and e-copy of Crazy Love by Melanie Shawn
$15 gift card by Rachel Van Dyken
10 copies of Entice by Rachel Van Dyken
E-books and gift card from Elena Aitken
2 signed ARCs of Linger which releases in September by Lauren Hawkeye
2 signed copies of Surrender to Temptation by Lauren Hawkeye
3 ebooks from C.J. Carmichael’s Fox & Fisher Detective Agency trilogy
Original print by a Charleston, SC artist
2 ebooks by Kaira Rouda
Moonpie General Store Moonpies and Candle
E-copy of Cria by Suzanne Rock
Nina Lane’s trilogy and $10 Amazon card.
Nina Lane’s trilogy and $10 Amazon card
Print copy of Forever Wicked by Shayla Black
$10 iTunes Gift Card by Cari Quinn and a signed print copy of Seduced (US Only)
Ebook copy of Seduced by Cari Quinn for international winner
Ebooks from Malia Mallory
$10 Amazon gift certificate and an ebook copy of The Marriage Diaries by Erika Wilde
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Rachel would like to thank all of her sponsors for contributing prizes to her blog tour for Connecting StrangersFor a complete list of participating authors and how to connect with them socially, please visit: Bloggers 

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