Friday, July 31, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt + Teaser: Burn by JC Emery

Title: Burn
Series: Bayonet Scars
Author: JC Emery
Genre: MC Romance
Publish Date: June 30, 2015
Review Source: eARC

Tragedy cuts deep. Revenge burns deeper.
The blood of their enemies coats the leather of their cuts and a trail of bodies lie in their wake, but the Forsaken Motorcycle Club isn't done yet. Carlo Mancuso still needs to pay for his sins. Nobody knows that more than Ian Buckley, the Treasurer for Forsaken.
Ian prefers his pleasure mixed with pain and he's only ever at peace when he's doling out justice. Convinced that he's too unstable and sadistic to take an old lady, he keeps his trysts, like all of his relationships, brief and anonymous. But with his club at war, and the stakes being so personal, Ian's feeling the events around him more deeply than he expects.
Mindy Mercer is the sweet daughter of Fort Bragg’s most respectable cop. At least that’s how the town sees her. Very few people know the Mindy who hides her tracks and battles her cravings by lying to everyone around her. She thinks she has control of her addiction until she suffers an attack that leaves her searching for a way out of her own personal hell.
Mindy has never been more desperately in need of a savior and Ian has never seen a more beautifully destroyed creature in his life. Their attraction is intense, but their damage is extreme. Some scars never heal, and some people never get better.
Love is never more painful than when it can kill you.

If you love MC Romances as much as I do, then this book will not disappoint.  JC Emory does an amazing job of keeping us wrapped up in the story of Mindy and Ian.  The even better thing about this book, is even though it is the fifth book in the series, and I must admit, that I ashamedly have not read the first four, I was able to jump in and keep up with the characters and what was happening.  Now, with my dirty secret out there, I am getting ready to read the first four books.

So, here is a tid bit about our story....  We meet Mindy Mercer in her parents house, while she is sitting with Ian Buckley who is the treasurer for the Forsaken MC.  Ian is there for Mindy, who is trying to overcome a tragedy that he feels somewhat responsible for.  The thing is, that even though something terrible did happen, Mindy is battling far deeper demons than just those of the incident.

Ian being the tough biker that he is, refuses to believe that he can get involved with anyone, especially Mindy.  He feels that he must help her overcome the things that have haunted her past, but he also believes that he himself is to tainted to deserve her affections.  But, the heart wants what it wants, and he may not have a say in the matter, and that in itself may just flow both ways.

Again, as I said, sadly this is the first book that I have read in this series, but really enjoyed it even though I am starting in the middle.  The thing is that I felt as if I have been following Holly, Grady, Ryan, Alex, and the others the entire time.  This is a story that will have you chewing your nails with the fact that you want everything to fall into place and them to get the happy ending they so desperately deserve.  But as the old saying goes, we can be our own worst enemies, and that is what may be the very death of us.  So I know I have your attention, so on my recommendation, first get the other books and don't start in the middle like I have, even though you will not miss a beat.  Then, you can tell all your friends of the amazing MC romance series that you have started reading and they themselves must get started on it as well..  I know I am.


“You ride?”
I shake my head. He turns his face toward mine and waits as though I haven’t answered him. Maybe he thinks I haven’t. I guess I’ve been silent too long because he squeezes my hand and continues to stare at me with searching eyes. I shake my head again and this time he sees it and nods his head in return. He drops my hand and climbs on his bike. He nudges the kickstand up and holds the bike upright. He has a helmet in his outstretched hand.
“Wear this, then climb on like I did and place your feet here,” he says and points to a cylindrical black peg that juts out of the bike. “Don’t drop your feet and let your body lean into the turns.”
He’s patient with me as I stand here and psych myself up. I’ve had maybe a fantasy or two about a sexy man on a motorcycle, but until Ian it was just that—a passing fantasy that went as quickly as it came.
With his pointer finger, he summons me forward and sets the helmet on the tank between his legs. His eyes aren’t kind exactly and they’re not dark and sexy. They’re something else that I’m desperate to place, but can’t. I close the distance between us and stand before him. Slowly, he reaches out and brushes a lock of hair from my face and tucks it behind my ear.
“Tell me where you’re at,” he says quietly. He tucks my hair behind my other ear as well. I let out a soft, unintentional sigh. I barely hear the question—or order rather—and instead have all my attention focused on his touch. Being able, and even wanting, to be touched is such a wonder. “Tell me I help.”
There’s such a vulnerability about him in this moment as his fingers lightly weave through my messy hair and he’s asking for reassurance. My breath halts in my lungs. I both loathe and love the sound of his plea. I didn’t even know he was capable of this. Ian is always so strong for me that I think I sometimes forget that he’s human.
“I need you.”

As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.


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