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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blog Tour Excerpt + Giveaway: Ricochet by Skye Jordan






About RICOCHET:

After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.

Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.


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About Skye:
Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan.

Skye's novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.

Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.

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Rachel shifted on her feet and smiled up at Josh. “I’ll get you all his credentials in the next few days.”
Marx smiled down at Rachel in a way that made Ryker’s hands fist. “I’m not worried, honey.” He refocused on Ryker. “Does your CO know you’re doing this? Because you’ve only got four years left to full retirement. You wouldn’t want—”
“I assure you, I’m following my CO’s leave instructions to the letter.” Anger licked Ryker’s gut like fire, but he forced himself to relax so he didn’t make this a confrontation. Yet. “If my leave status is a problem, we should get it out in the open right now.”
“Not a problem for me or Renegades unless your background check or credentials don’t hold up,” Marx said with a negligent lift of one shoulder. “But if word of you messing around with explosives for civilian purposes reached your CO, you could be risking…” He paused an extra beat. “Oh…but that’s what EOD is all about, right? Risk.”
The insinuation of carelessness crossed the line. Marx had just made this a confrontation.
Ryker took one step forward, bringing him within six inches of Marx’s face. The other man remained perfectly still, as if he’d expected Ryker’s aggressive move.
“Every risk I take,” he said, voice low and deliberate, “every risk my team takes, is carefully calculated.”
Troy came up beside them. “Dinner’s on.”
Ryker stayed put. Maintained eye contact. And when Marx didn’t back down, Ryker knew there was more to this guy than his fa├žade of risk assessment.
Rachel stepped close, and Ryker expected to feel her touch, but when she moved in, her hand went to Marx. “I know you like salmon, Josh.” She turned him toward the house by the arm, finally breaking the intensity, smiling up at him. “I marinated it in olive oil, lemon, garlic, and ginger.”
“Sounds amazing,” Josh said, covering Rachel’s hand with his.
Ryker turned his back on the sight and stared at the pool, a hole burning through the center of his body. This was fucked. This was why he’d stuck with club rats and bar chicks. Because Marx reminded him of everything he wasn’t. And Rachel’s choice just reinforced Troy’s mantra to leave her alone.
When Rachel and Marx were halfway up the lawn, Troy stepped close. “What the fuck was that?”
Ryker cut him a glare. “What?”
That. You’ve never given a rat’s ass about competition for a woman before.” Anger brightened Troy’s usually subdued brown eyes. “I’m not going to tell you again. Forget about her.”
Ryker was not going to get into this with Troy here or now. He turned toward the house, but Troy fisted Ryker’s shirt and yanked him back around.
Fury snapped like a whip, and he knocked Troy’s arm away, meeting his gaze directly. “You are fucking with the wrong person. At the wrong time. Do you hear me? Mind your own goddamned business.”
“She is my business. Literally. And she’s not your type anyway. She’s not a fucking club chick, okay? She’s not fast and she’s not easy.”
It took everything Ryker had not to laugh. Rachel’s wild side was obviously a tightly held secret. He wished the fact that he’d experienced it didn’t thrill him. Wished he didn’t want more.
“You know what else she’s not, Troy?” he asked, not waiting for an answer. “She’s not Giselle.”

Giveaway Details:
Skye is giving away the following at each stop:

      1  American Flag Military Dog Tag Swarovski Crystals (1 winner)
This sparkly, all-American military dog tag is symbolic of the tags Ryker wears RICOCHET, but much prettier.
The front features the American flag embellished with real Swarovski Crystals.
The reverse side is custom engraved with one of the following RENEGADE taglines:
MY HEART BELONGS TO A RENEGADE
RENEGADES ARE MY WEAKNESS
EVERY WOMAN LOVES A RENEGADE
KEEP CALM AND LOVE A RENEGADE
RENEGADE JUNKIE
DARE TO BE A RENEGADE
A RENEGADE STOLE MY HEART
I'M IN LOVE WITH A RENEGADE
MY (BOOK) BOYFRIEND IS A RENEGADE
WHO NEEDS A KNIGHT? I WANT A RENEGADE
REAL. ROMANTIC. REBELLIOUS. RENEGADE.

Each tag comes with a split ring for keychain or ball chain for pendant.

      1 American Flag Paracord Zipper Pull (1 winner)
These patriotic cuties are made with quality 550 Paracord. Add them to everything you can imagine—for style and function! Ex: purses, luggage, jackets, camera bag, etc.
      3 Digital copies of readers choice of any of the following books: (3 winners)
      Reckless
      Rebel
      Intimate Enemies
      First Temptation
      Sinful Deception


  

Please leave your name and email if you would like a chance to win 1 of the prizes above. 

GRAND PRIZE for the tour:
Stylish GUESS wallet filled with $70 in gift cards + necklace! (Valued at $150)
      $25 Amazon
      $25 Barnes & Noble
      $20 iTunes
      Handmade necklace: Home of the Free Because of the Brave!
 


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3 comments:

  1. OOOO...Josh and Nathan are going to have a problem. Great conflict scene, introducing their angst towards each other!

    Barrie
    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  2. What a fun excerpt! Can't wait!

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

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  3. Great excerpt and giveaway. Looking forward to reading this.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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