Saturday, August 16, 2014

Book Tour for Kiss Me-There by Abbie St. Claire (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Those looking for a quick read full of steam will get just that with Kiss Me-There by Abbie St. Claire.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this novella and learn even more about it through my review and by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  You'll also get some writing advice from Ms. St. Claire herself.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a stylish Coach bag and kiss-inspired jewelry too!

And now, hhheeerrreeee'sssss Abbie!
Ten things I wish I knew before I published?
How to edit, a good editor, how to use photoshop and what the hell a teaser was and for god sakes how to make one, how to set up a Facebook page and make it live, how to dive deeper into a character’s mind, that I would live on 4 hours of sleep many nights, what the reader really wants to read, how to network and what to make of all of this. It’s crazy good and I thrive on it.

A fifth-year surgical resident who only has time for her new career…
A talented heart surgeon who’s just returned from Doctors Without Borders and wants to make time for romance…
A relationship that can’t possibly get off the ground…or can it?

 Quinn Ross has only a couple of months left of her residency in Houston before she takes her boards and joins a prestigious heart surgeon in Dallas. When she gets a serious case of pneumonia and becomes a patient herself, she meets Dr. Roman Burke.

 Roman found his love in Doctors Without Borders and made a career out of helping those less fortunate, especially small children in places like Haiti. Roman hid his heart under a magnificent tattoo for a very private reason and when Quinn thinks she’s found the reason…she’s misled and very wrong, making a wild move which leaves her feelings and her heart locked away. 

Can they find they find their way back to each other?


I was in the kitchen getting a couple of bottles of water from the fridge when I heard the bathroom door open. He appeared wearing loose-fitting running shorts, a tight T-shirt with the arms removed, and a ball cap turned backwards.
Sexy as hell.
I’m quite certain my chin hit the floor. He looked like a jock who’d just stepped off the practice field.
“Are you okay?” he asked while approaching me with his typical sexy swagger.
“Yes, hmm, I was getting us some…”
His lips were all over me—my mouth, down my neck, on the curve of my breast through my T-shirt.
He picked me up in his arms. “Which room?”
“Last door on the left,” I said, unable to resist him as he carried me down the hall.
He sat me on the bed, walked away, and returned with his bag.
I looked at it on the floor then back up to his face, giving him a frown. “You got an ax in that bag or something?” I giggled.
“Something like that,” he uttered with a chuckle.

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Abbie St. Claire has crafted a compelling story that spans a number of years and shows a flawed young woman who lets her past continually affect her future.  It's a rocky journey she undertakes as she turns her back on Mr. Right, through a huge misunderstanding perpetrated by herself and her own issues, to go through years of loneliness and a very nasty relationship to finally arrive at a well-deserved HEA.  Quinn had many bad experiences with men which led to unrelenting trust issues.  She tended to jump to conclusions, made poor decisions, and didn't stick up for herself even when she knew she was heading towards danger.  All of this showed a woman of immaturity and I was often left frustrated by her and never warmed up to her as she never truly took the lead but tended to follow.

Roman had issues in his past too but didn't let them determine his future to the same drastic extent as Quinn.  He was able to balance work and family, unlike Quinn, which showed his maturity.  Though they seemed compatible it mostly seemed to be a relationship based on sex as Roman is a very sexy man who was quite talented in the bedroom.  Their sexual interludes were scorching and took up quite a bit of the story to make fans of erotica happy.  He was loyal too to the woman who claimed his heart and once he made you his he was committed to moving quickly towards HEA.

This is an overdone story that seemed to drag as the author relied more on describing the action rather than letting the actions play out.  The narrative too felt a bit rough around the edges.  The action quite often took on a soap opera feel as the events befalling Quinn felt overly melodramatic.  Everything that could happen to her did happen and it made for a heart-wrenching and heartbreaking read at times.  With its immensely likable hero and aggravating heroine this story left me conflicted but ultimately I found myself fully immersed in this story and found it a decadent way to spend the afternoon.

My rating for this is a C+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


I'm a Texan through and through.
While I've lived in various parts of the state, Houston is home now, but Dallas is my favorite part of the state and Austin runs a close second. Let's hear it for the HORNS!
The hubs and I enjoy having friends over and our place is kind of a hangout...of sorts. We cook and entertain together.
I want my stories to excite the reader. I love it when readers reach out to me.
I have several things planned for 2014. Up first will be my series of Hook-Ups with Ace's Key, Booty Call and Consolation Prize.
I'm launching a standalone novella series called The KISS ME SERIES. Each novella will be sure to deliver snarky or wild and zainey or erotic twist to romance and perhaps a combo of all of it. First up is KISS ME-MY ASS guaranteed to get the temperature up, if you know what I mean. Releasing June 17th. Followed by KISS ME-THERE and KISS ME-IN THE RAIN.
There are over 20 books planned in this series.
I am also writing a story for a HOT SUMMER NIGHTS anthology releasing in August.
Stay tuned, 2014 is going to be full of love in all the right places.
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