Saturday, February 15, 2014

Author Spotlight Saturday : AJ Rose **Giveaway**

The very first book of AJ Rose's I ever read was Power Exchange. Again, a friend said, "Oh my God, read this it's outstanding, you'll love it!" So of course I did.

Power Exchange sucked me in and I buckled up as I was taken for a ride that was full of intensity, mystery and love. Not to mention slight heart explosions throughout!

After I finished PE I was told that the sequel, Safeword was coming out in only a few weeks! Yes, I freaked! A LOT!

A countdown began and I wasn't the only one dying to get their hands on the sequel to this adventure.
Ben and Gavin who are the MC's of the series have a way of crawling into your brain. Told completely in Gavin's POV, you go through so many firsts with him. It's an experience I loved wholeheartedly. You get caught up in the feeling and realize easily, that when you're seeing it from one persons point of view, misunderstandings are wicked things.

Ben Haverson is one of my favorite fictional characters to date. I seriously dare any, and all of you, to tell me you don't feel the same by the time you finish the series. In case you don't know these books, here are the covers and blurbs to wet your appetite:

From the moment Detective Gavin DeGrassi steps into the world of BDSM to solve the brutal slaying of Dom George Kaiser, his course is not his own. Mesmerized by the context in which the victim lived and the images of the lifestyle seared into his soul, Gavin must find a way to navigate these unknown waters. With his personal life in upheaval due to marital trouble, and his professional life uncertain with the assignment of a new partner, Gavin needs all the help he can get understanding the case.

Enter Ben Haverson, a psychologist and a well known Dom. With Ben’s help as a consultant and attention to Gavin's own murky truths, Gavin delves deeper than he ever thought he would into the world of restraints and paddles. Forced to scrutinize his true nature and his innermost desires, Gavin has a choice: keep the fear of submitting at bay, or dive in and solve the case with the knowledge he gains. When another victim is discovered, Gavin’s choice is made for him, and he’s pulled headlong into the deepest, most emotional journey of his life.

Unfortunately for him and Ben, a killer has noticed, has taken stock, and has set his sights on the D/s pair. Can Gavin outwit him, or will his first exchange of power be his last.

Everywhere Detective Gavin DeGrassi looks he’s reminded of his attack by the Breath Play Killer. It’s in the house he lives in with his partner and Dom, Ben Haverson. It’s in the sympathetic yet pitying looks he receives from his fellow detectives when he returns to the force after a year-long hiatus. It’s in the suffocating coddling of his entire family, and the relentless reporter demanding an exclusive of his ordeal.

Most of all, it’s in his lack of submission to Ben, who isn’t convinced Gavin’s recovered enough to trust the power exchange between them.

The miraculous recovery of two teen boys from a twisted kidnapper gives him heart, and Gavin's determined to prove he can handle anything despite increasing strain between him and Ben, painful nightmares, and panic when anyone touches him.

But his next case is too close for comfort: a friend and colleague found raped and murdered in a fate chillingly similar to what could have been his own, and this killer isn’t stopping with one cop. As the body count rises and taunting souvenirs are being hand-delivered to Gavin, he faces a frustrating lack of leads, a crushing need to prove himself, and a sinking suspicion the imprisoned kidnapper’s reach is further than originally thought. A miasma of uncertainty and fear threaten to suffocate him when he asks a question with which he’s overwhelmingly familiar: what happens when a victim is pushed too far?

I knew that AJ Rose was going to be a writer I would have on a very small list of favorites. I started looking him up for other work he's done and found a gem! Nothing at all like Power Exchange or Safeword, but no less amazing. It's called The Yearning and it's a heart breaking and heart lifting story all in one. I held my breath and I'll admit I was scared at times. It's paranormal and if that's your thing then this is one of the best you'll find:
 Eric is a fiercely passionate ghost with a complicated after-life. He’s in love with Justin, a mortician who is very much alive and very much in love with someone else, his best friend Darren. Torn between desiring Justin for himself or wanting Justin’s happiness, Eric never expected his death to be harder than his life. When darkness threatens Justin’s soul, is Eric strong enough to enlist Darren’s help, or will Justin be lost to both of them forever?

To love an author, it's not about knowing them, it's about embracing their talent and letting it do what it's meant to... let you fly! AJ has a gift that does just that and with his new release Queers, you will find yourself once again feeling all the emotions and strapping in for a ride of a lifetime:
  Within her walls are stories. Love. Laughter. Tears. Lives lived to the fullest, and sometimes cut short before they really get started. She’s seen it all, from homelessness to super-stardom, boys dressed as girls, girls dressed as lamps, and boy, does she have secrets she could tell. Her one truth is that everyone who darkens her doors is accepted with open arms and a song.

Her name is Queers, and for one of L.A.’s few dueling piano bars, she has a lot of heart. On her stage, the beautiful voice of Duff McKinley rings so true he captures the shattered heart of his boss, Brad Mosely, who checked out of life three years ago. But even lifelong dreams have untold consequences.

Duff came to L.A. to chase his musical aspirations, but his best friend Garrett Slater accompanied him to chase a wish of his own: finding The One, his white knight. He believes Landon Kennedy fits the bill. Suave, handsome, and powerful in the music industry, Landon can show Garrett a life he's only seen in movies. But even as Landon helps Duff realize his dreams, he brings Garrett into a nightmare he may never leave, one from which Garrett's roommate, Jackson Moriarty, is determined to rescue him. If Garrett repays Jackson by seeing his own charms, so much the better.

Yes, within her walls, Queers has long history. Unrequited love, sinister intentions, fame, fortune, and a group of friends and lovers who would do anything for each other no matter the cost.

Of course you can check out all of these on your own time by going to his Goodreads page : AJ Rose On Goodreads

You can also check out ALL the happenings that is AJ by subscribing to his web page: AJ's Wordpress 

Now before you get to the giveaway which is your VERY OWN copy of Queers!!! EEEP! Lucky people you! Don't take my word on how great the book is, Click here, and read the 17 (YES 17) 5 star reviews on it yourself > AMAZON REVIEWS 

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! It's so very easy you got to do 2 things 2!!!! The giveaway ends on the 20th of February. You'll recieve and email from me congratulating you on your luck. AJ Rose will contact you with your ebook after that! Be sure to check out ALL of his work, you'll LOVE it!



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  1. Thank you for sharing these blurbs! I've been keeping AJ Rose in my TBP list. I only wish I could shed the money to buy books. In all the contests I've ever entered I've never said this but I'll say it now: I hope I win one of AJ's books!
    Also, thanks for the giveaway! <3
    taina1959 at yahoo dot com

  2. Good luck to you, seriously! He is one of the most talented author's out there! You have great taste!