Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Robin Covington and her latest Nashville Nights release,
SALVATION! Barclay Publicity along with Author Robin Covington have a
sexy excerpt and sweet giveaway today and I will throw in a review as well! Enjoy!
Letting go never felt so good.
Carlisle Queen is dying and no one knows it.
Burying the pain of losing her friends and her professional swimming career in a terrorist attack, America’s former sweetheart dulls her pain with drugs, pills and parties. The bomb left her with more than nightmares; shrapnel is lodged in her back and inching closer to her spinal cord. When the doctors tell her paralysis is inevitable, she decides to take her own life rather than face a lifetime in a wheelchair.
Mateo Butler isn’t anyone’s hero.
Reeling from the death of his little sister and his own cowardice, he spends his nights partying and his days ignoring the medical school acceptance letters and his parents’ concerned phone calls. Just a couple of months from graduation, he’s facing a future filled with shame and regret. The last thing he needs is to meet the woman who compels him to be a better man.
Can they save each other?
When Carlisle and Mateo meet, the chemistry between them is combustible. They play, party and hide their true selves until one night turns their lust into something more…something real. As secrets are revealed and walls collapse, what they were and what they might become doesn’t matter as much as who they are together. When the choice comes down to life or death, can love be their salvation?
See where it all began with book 1 of the Nashville Nights series, Temptation.
His phone vibrates in his hand and we both look down at the screen. Zane has responded and Mateo quickly presses the screen, both of us relieved to move on from the awkwardness that was creeping into our night.
Zane’s sent a selfie, the stage with the current performers in the background of the picture. “Ariel! Glad you could make it even if you have to hang out with that loser. I’ll come find you after the show and rescue you.”
“He calls me Ariel?” I ask.
Mateo glances at me, his expression a little bit confused. “Yeah. You know the whole red hair and mermaid thing. The swimming¼” His words drift off when I don’t respond, his expression telling me that he’s worried about my taking offense. I let the silence drag out a little bit longer before I let him off the hook and smile. His obvious relief makes me laugh out loud.
“Newsflash braintrust, you two aren’t the first to think that up.” I gesture towards the phone. “Hand it over.”
I type onto the screen. “If we fuck, you’ll write a song about me. It will go viral. I will have to listen to it for the rest of my life. No thanks. Ariel.”
I hand the phone back to Mateo, noticing for the first time the dark expression on his face. Not anger. Something deeper. Carnal. Something that gets me wet and makes my body flash hot all over.
“I rescind my offer of a threesome. You know this, right?” Mateo pulls me in tight against him, his breath hot against my cheek. “There’s no fucking way I can share you with anybody. There would be bloodshed. Prison for me.” He punctuates the next few words with a series of small nips against the skin of my neck. “Very. Bad. Idea.”
“Well, then you better make my sacrifice worth it. ” I snake my hand backwards between us, touching as much of his hard abdomen and even harder crotch as I can from my awkward angle.
“You already know I’m worth it. I bet you’re already wet for me. Dying for it.” He keeps one arm looped around my waist ensuring that I stay where he wants me while the other wanders, skimming over my bare thighs and then inching up under the hem of my denim skirt to trace the bottom curve of an ass cheek. He groans against my ear. “Fuck, I love the fact that you hate underwear.”
I lick my lips. “I don’t like anything to get in between me and what I want.”
He laughs, the sound dark and sensual and the perfect thing to crank me up one notch higher.
“Well, you can’t have what you want right now.” The tips of his fingers trace the curve of my ass and I hold my breath as he makes a shallow dip into the wet, slick place between my legs. My body sags but he holds me in place in the right spot for him to make me crazy with that dirty mouth. “If you’re a good girl and enjoy Zane’s set, later tonight I’ll bury my cock in your pussy as deep as you want, for as long as you want, as often as you want. Sound good?”
This is not my first trip to Nashville considering I’ve lived around it my entire life but it is the first time I’ve read Author Robin Covington’s Nashville Nights series. I can tell you now that I will be revisiting Covington’s series as much as possible. Salvation is an intense and powerful novel that gripped me from page one and played with my emotions until the very end. AND when I say that Ms. Covington played with my emotions I mean it in a totally wicked hot and sassy sweet type of way.
If you read the synopsis you know the subject matter of Salvation is serious. Carlisle Queen was an Olympic athlete before bombers took away her hope for the future as she watched the man she loved die. She was left severely injured with a diagnosis that would leave her in a wheelchair or dead. As the novel begins Carlisle has planned to commit suicide before the left over shrapnel does it for her. Her love interest Mateo is also dealing with loss and a life-altering decision.
Carlisle and Mateo have an undeniable chemistry! Their relationship is so far past hot and the burn is so good. If I thought I would find my Mateo I would run downtown now! Carlisle thinks Mateo is going to be a one-night-stand but he wants so much more. As they both get to know each other and share the secrets they hold deep they are forced to reevaluate their thinking. This is a couple that I would stand up and cheer for. There is only one thing that kept me from making Salvation a recommended read. Nope, I’m not sharing that part because it is a small thing.
Salvation is a fantastic read! So fantastic that I couldn’t stop reading once I began. I am officially attached to all of the secondary characters as well. Especially, Carlisle’s saucy friend Livvie, she is hysterical and Zane the panty-collecting musician. I hope to read more about them in the future!
Salvation means preservation or deliverance from harm. Robin Covington’s Salvation delivers her characters to their rightful place on the page; where they can evoke hope and love among readers. If you love romance look no further than Salvation.
Please tell us a bit about your latest release.
It is about a young woman who has decided that her life is over because she faces living her life with a disability and the guy she meets who challenges her decision about what her future can be.
Are you attending any conventions in 2015? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?
Yes! I will be at the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together in Ohio (June 5-7); the Romance Writers of America Conference in NYC (July 20-24); and the Baltimore Book Festival (September).
I love to go to them because 1) I am an extrovert and this is a solitary profession, so I dig it when I get to see real people and talk books; 2) They have the best SWAG. I hoard fans, bottle openers, bookmarks, koozies. Love them!; 3) I discover new books. I’m a reader too and I love books.
What is your favorite romance sub-genre?
It has to be a toss up between romantic suspense (Shannon McKenna is my fave) and male/male romance (too many choose from!)
What is your dream vacation spot?
There is a naked beach in the Caribbean I enjoy quite a bit . . .
What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?
I don’t know if I can choose one. I have events have shaped me in big and small ways: my first love, losing my virginity, meeting my husband, getting married, becoming a mother, passing the bar exam, losing my mother and my grandparents. All of them have made me stronger and happier and wiser . .
Is there anything else you would like our readers to know?
Gosh – I am addicted to Haribo Gummi Bears. Best. Candy. Ever.
Boxers or Briefs boxer briefs
Manscape or Not only the pubes if you look like Chewbacca– leave the chest hair alone
Lights On or Lights Off – ON!
Summer or Winter – summer
Peanuts or Chocolate – chocolate (white or milk)
Batman or Superman – Superman
The Voice or American Idol – The Voice
Christmas or Birthday – Christmas
Heels or Flats – barefoot
Talk or Text – talk
Action Movie or Comedy – action
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Author: Robin Covington
Series: Nashville Nights #1
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2015
She needs to be good.
At sixteen, Kit ditched her crappy life and moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big, but five years of living like a rock star plus a stint in rehab has killed any good will she had with her label. The suits have ordered Kit to shape up or ship out of the limelight. The last thing she needs is a hot, sexy distraction with a sinful smile.
He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.
Max Butler is as far from a celebrity as you can get and he likes it that way. A Nashville firefighter, he’s living the single life with a revolving door of parties, friends, and a different woman in his bed every night. When his normal life suddenly collides with the girl on his favorite Rolling Stone cover, he sees the perfect chance to fulfill his ultimate fantasy and see just how bad Kit can be.
Sometimes bad is so very good.
With three weeks until Kit leaves for her big tour, Max promises to give her a break from being the good
Author: Robin Covington
Series: Nashville Nights #3
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Publisher: Burning Up the Sheets, LLC
Emory Cabell is leaving the lies behind her.
Finding out that huge chunk of your life has been a lie and that you’re the half-sister to America’s country music queen is game changer. Determined to meet the sibling she never knew and compelled to pursue the music career she’s always wanted, Emory leaves her small town and heads to Nashville. Thrown by the bustle of Music City and the cutthroat dealing of the business, she finds unexpected shelter in a musical partnership with country music’s baddest bad boy.
Zane has his eyes set on the prize.
Known as a man who never stays the night, Zane is reliable only when it comes to his music. Years of paying his dues has gained him the coveted lead guitarist spot on the “must see” music tour of the year. Hoping this gig will lead to his own single recording contract, he agrees to write a few songs with Emory but he’s blown away by the sexual chemistry sizzling between them and leveled by his feelings for this quiet woman with the beautiful soul.
Can love be more than just a line in a song?
Darkness and light…they should not work. But one night in her bed proves they’re hotter than the number one single they wrote together. When the spotlight sheds light on all of Zane’s past sins, Emory struggles with trusting him with her heart. When a duo-only recording contract threatens everything Zane has worked towards and challenges everything he thought he knew about himself, he recklessly betrays her trust. With his life at a crossroads, will he choose the music or the future with a woman whose love might just be his redemption?
Robin Covington loves to explore the theme of fooling around and falling in love in her bestselling books. A Night of Southern Comfort, her debut novel was nominated for the RT Book Reviewers Choice Awards for Small Press and was touted by RT Book Reviews as bringing a “fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping — sex and danger”. Her books were also nominated for the Bookseller’s Best Award and the National Reader’s Choice Awards.
When she’s not writing sexy, sizzling romance she’s collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Manganiello. You can find Robin at her website (robincovingtonromance.com), Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
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Robin lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, brilliant children (they get it from her, of course!) and her beloved furbabies.
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