Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ Renegade Lady by Dawn Martens & Emily Minton

Title-Renegade Lady
Series- Renegade Sons MC #1
By- Dawn Martens & Emily Minton
Genre- Adult Romance
Publication Date- January 30th, 2014


Jenna “Ice” Chandler grew up as part of a motorcycle club. She considered it her home, until one wrong move made it her prison. After months of abuse, she is rescued by Chipper, who takes her to Big Clifty, Missouri, home of the Renegade Sons MC.

Kiddrick “Kidd” Jones is the president of the Renegades. He knows there is something special about Ice the moment his older brother, Chipper, brings her into the club, but stays away, because she is too young.

When time comes for Ice to take her place in the club, she has two choices, become an old lady or a club whore. Not believing in love and knowing a man can never be faithful, she decides to earn her spot on her back.

With each passing year, Kidd's feelings for Ice grows and the urge to make her his becomes stronger. Frustrated and jealous, he finally decides it’s time to claim her as his own.

Will Ice finally thaw out and give love a chance, or is Kidd fighting a losing battle?

*****5-Kidd can thaw me out ANYday-Stars*****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~

Kidd is one of those men that makes you wet just by looking at him. Too bad he's such a self-righteous prick.

Damn, you can't take your eyes off me. Can you? Why not just take a picture? It's better than the real thing anyway. Pictures don't fight you when you use them to get off.”

This book blew me away, I abso-friggin-lutely loved it, loved every damn thing about it. I read a lot, a lot, all kinds of different genres, I'll try anything once, but fluff drives me nuts, my go to books are always a little on the seedy side, and this book was a prime example of why-it checked off everything I look for in a go to book, you know, that one genre that your ALWAYS in the mood for no matter what (plus, hey-it's Bikers! I go crazy for them). Angst? Uh, yes please. Drama? Oh you better believe it. Rough, gritty and dirty? Check, Check, Double Check. Smokin' hott sex? * fans oneself * umm, oh yeah. A wide range of characters to either love or hate with very little gray area? So sooo many in here. But beyond all the violence and grime is a layer of loyalty and a sense of family that weaves itself into everything they do and this book most certainly had that too.

I understand more than you think. I understand that your Dad gave you to Timmons, and your scared out of your fuckin' mind that he's gonna get his hands on you again, but you need to understand that I would never let that happen again. Never, Jenna. You are mine.”

Jenna, aka Ice, grew up in a motorcycle club with a drugged out mother and a father that barely acknowledges her existence, but that life is all she has ever know. One emotionally fueled decision turns the MC into a violent prison she has no hopes of escaping. Sixteen-years-old, raped, bloodied, and bruised, is how Chipper finds her and breaks her free after months of abuse.

Come on, Darlin'. Climb on. Let's get you home.”
She shakes her head and looks up at me with tear filled eyes. “I don't have a home anymore.”
Her words cut me straight to the heart. “You do now.”

I've learned the hard way never to trust a man, but for some reason, Chipper makes me feel safe. That's something I haven't felt in a long time, not ever really.

Chipper takes her with him back to Big Clifty, home of the Renegade Sons MC, claims her as family and moves her in with him and his old lady. It doesn't take her long to form a bond with Chipper and Mindy, they are the first people ever in her life to care for her like a family and show her the kind of love she has so desperately needed. Even though she has learned through experience not to trust men, she trusts Chipper with with her life and when she meets his younger brother, Kidd, she feels drawn to him. They become best friends and even though she has a raging crush on him, she does her best to hide it-he's almost ten years older than her, looks at her like a kid, and doesn't try to hide his many hook-ups with club whores.

That girl has been hung up on you since she first got here. You may have thought of her as a kid, but you were every bit as hung up on her. I always knew that once she grew up, you would claim her. She's yours, and you're hers. Just make sure that you do it the right way.”

Kidd has been hooked on Jenna from the minute she showed up at the club with his older brother, but because she is so young, he fights and denies his feelings, burying them in every woman he can get his hands on. Watching her grow into a woman makes it harder and harder to fight his attraction, he has no choice but to hold out til she's eighteen and then he is free to claim her.

I wanted you so damn bad, but you were only seventeen. You can't imagine how hard it was to keep my hands off you.”

But one night, several glaring mistakes and painfully stupid comments later, Jenna is lost to him. When it comes time to take her place in the club, Jenna has a choice to make-become an old lady or a club whore. With her trust in men shattered, she decides to takes up residence on her back, whoring is all she's good for anyway right?

She's not a fuckin' whore, and I never said she was. I may have said shit to make her think that, but I sure in the hell didn't feel like she was anything other than the woman I wanted as my own. I wanted her more than anything in this world. I know I fucked up with Jenna, but I have to damn idea how to fix it. After the night I was an idiot, she hasn't given me the time of day.

She needs space to come to terms with her own feelings. If you don't give her that space, you gonna lose her forever.”
I'll give her space, all the fuckin' space she needs. But one way or another, she'll be mine someday.”

As the years pass, Kidd's feeling for Jenna only become stronger, but she has turned into an ice queen and won't even talk to him. Jealousy and frustration fills his every day life, no amount of women take it away, and he's now at his end. He is club president, ha can do whatever the hell he wants, and what he wants is to claim Jenna once and for all....whether she likes it or not. The question is, will he finally be able to melt the ice wall surrounding her heart or will he push her too far?

What are you doing, Kidd?”
I'm claiming my girl. You're mine, Jenna. You've been mine since the day you walked in the club house, and I'm about to prove it to you.”

This book firmly held my attention right from the beginning. There was just so many people to fall for and finding out their stories became necessary. Jenna and her totally screwed up past broke my heart but she never lets it break her. She grabs life by the balls, puts on her bitch hat and forges on, I just loved her fire. Kidd's frustration jumped off the page, you start to feel bad for him and even though he screwed up royally, you can't help but hope that Jenna will forgive him one day. Chipper was a giant teddy bear, albeit, a crass sometimes violent one, you could feel how much he cared for Jenna. Mindy....well, she very much reminded me of my own mother, just an amazing woman. Reese, Timber, and Daisy also stole a piece of my heart and I cannot wait to see whats next for them. This series is off to one helluva start and I'm already dying for more.

Baby girl, you need to get this straight in that thick head of yours. This is not gonna end. You're mine, you'll be mine tomorrow, and you'll still be mine twenty years from now.”


Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author, who is widely known for her best-selling “Resisting Love” series that she co-authored with Author Chantel Fernando. Being a wife to Colin, and a mother to two (soon to be THREE!) beautiful little girls (Sarah (6), Grace (3), Ava on the way!) hasn’t stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer! She has also co-authored “Whiskey Lullaby” (book one in the Love Songs series) with her friend and fellow writer, Author Emily Minton; on top of serving as a mentor and support system for many Authors in the Indie community over the past few years. 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for Dawn, as the highly anticipated book two in the Love Songs series titled “Broken”. She will also be releasing a brand new gritty MC series, “Renegade Sons MC,” with Emily Minton, that will for sure take their avid readers on yet another mind blowing journey. Dawn’s number one passion in life is the written word, and she’s extremely thankful that she has to ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world! She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career.

Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. Raised in Missouri, her family returned to Kentucky when she was a teen. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue!
Emily has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two lovable but irritating teenagers, Jess and Bailey. She is also the proud mom of a feisty terrier mix, Rae Rae.
Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a life time, but she intends to read every single one. Nope, no hoarding problem here! Her favorite author is Kristen Ashley, and she swears Kristen’s book Sweet Dreams changed her life.

Emily has co-authored two books with Dawn Martens, Whiskey Lullaby and Renegade Lady. She has also written one solo book, Windows. Many more are floating around in her head, and she hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers. 


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