Saturday, January 3, 2015

ICE (Regulators MC #1) by Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane- Blog Tour and Review

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Title: ICE (Regulators MC, #1)
Authors: Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane
Release Date: December 8, 2014


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Blurb

She's an investment banker. He's an outlaw biker. A little bit of heaven is about to meet a whole lot of hell. Morgan Powell was raised to be perfect, to set an example for her sisters to follow. Her life has been dedicated to making something of her career, so she wouldn’t know what to do with a man even if you gave her an instruction manual. Brett 'Ice' Grady spends his days trying to keep up with his teenage daughter, his nights consumed in Regulators’ MC business. He has no time for anything more than a casual hookup. Two worlds collide when the dangers of his life crash into the calm of hers. Can she go beyond her own boundaries and chip her way through to the man known to be as cold as ice? Loosely attached to Chelsea Camaron's Hellions Series and Jessie Lane's Ex Ops Series.  


My Review

Ice (Regulators MC, #1)Ice by Chelsea Camaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brett "Ice" Grady takes the work he does for his MC seriously, and fatherhood even more seriously. Sometimes it is tough to tell whether running a team of bikers or raising a teenage daughter is tougher. Morgan Powell comes from a family where the appearance of perfection is most important. She wants to help her 18 year old sister after she's kicked out of their parent's home, but her sister is having a tough time staying out of trouble. Ice and Morgan are put in a situation where they are forced to work together. Though they are very different once they look beneath the surface, they find they might just be able to give each other something they both need.

I love a good MC novel, and I found this one enjoyable because there were some unique elements. Ice's MC is a little more than the average MC, and it somehow makes them even more badass. Morgan is an easy character to connect with and sympathize with as she struggles to come into her own in her life as well as help her sisters escape from a very dysfunctional household. The chemistry between Ice and Morgan, once they work through their initial issues with one another was very hot. I was cheering them on the whole time, and I liked how the theme of "things aren't always what they seem" kept popping up. I will gladly read the next book in this series, and more by this author in general.


*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review



Excerpt


~Ice~
Parking my bike on the edge of the road, I hop off with Hammer and Coal following suit. They don’t bother asking questions, because my reason for coming here is obvious as we make our way into a house full of drunken teens.
Walking inside like I own the place, I see kids in every corner, making out. The sight makes my blood boil. If I find some little dipshit with his hands all over my baby girl, it is going to take both Hammer and Coal to keep me from beating the shit out of him. I don’t care if they are teenagers; no little prick is good enough to touch Brooke.
I glance into the formal dining room to my left, and someone has one very expensive table that seats eight, making a perfect set up for beer pong. Jesus, this is the nightmare of every parent. If I see one kid doing any drugs, my head is going to explode.
“Brooke,” I call out. “Brooklyn Rayne Grady, get your ass out here… Right. The. Fuck. Now!” I roar without a second thought.
All the teens stop and stare at me and my brothers filling up this ostentatious entryway. When nobody moves, Coal steps up to be right behind me on the left.
“Brooke, find her now,” Coal clips out, giving his cold glare to every teen in the room.
At the top of the stairway, I watch my daughter meet Coal’s gaze without one ounce of trepidation. Baby girl is showing balls of steel for her friends. Her short as sin shorts make my blood pressure shoot up even higher. The camisole tank top that I bought to go with pajamas is far from hiding her buds from all these teen pricks.
“Dad—” she starts as I interrupt.
“Don’t say another fucking word. Get your ass on my bike.”
“Death of you,” Hammer chuckles behind me as he turns around to get ready to leave.
Yes, my daughter will be the death of me. I watch as she grabs her friend by the wrist and half drags her down the stairs, mumbling at her the whole way down. When the two girls reach me, I don’t move.
“Come on, Dad,” Brooke lets out a huff. “Let’s go. This is embarrassing enough already.”
“Everybody here, you have twenty minutes to get this house cleaned the fuck up. Since you dumb shits have been drinking, a bus will be here to pick each one of you up and take you home. My man Coal here is gonna stay behind and make sure you do as I say.”
“Daaaad,” Brooke whines, “leave everyone alone.”
“Brooke, I suggest you shut your mouth and get your ass over to my bike. If your friend needs a ride, Hammer will take her. Outside. Now. You’re in enough trouble, don’t add more.”
Defeated, the two girls stomp off while Hammer shakes his head at me while I turn to follow them all out. I haven’t even made it to the door when I hear some pre-pubescent shithead slur out a question.
“Do you think they are, like, real biker dudes? Maybe we can ask them to pop a wheelie or something. Wait!” His voice cracks as he gets excited. “Maybe they’re from that show on TV! We should ask for their autographs!’

God save me from teenagers. No doubt, Hammer is cussing me out in his head for sticking one on his bitch seat.

Ice’s Dream Cast

Ice is the ultimate alpha man/asshole. So Chelsea had a very clear vision of who would be his dream cast. Matt Schulze has the sort of rugged good looks that Chelsea and I both love. Beard, messy hair and bulging biceps complete the drool worthy package. Also, in case you didn’t know, Chelsea is a bit obsessed with the Fast & Furious movies. You might recognize Matt from the first two movies. ;) For Morgan, I chose Phoebe Tonkin. Her gorgeous brown hair, heart shaped face and green eyes make you think of an innocent woman just waiting to be dirtied up by a big, bad, no-nonsense man like Ice. Phoebe also tends to portray characters that have a bit of sass in them. I like the idea that maybe that’s Morgan when Ice gets her all riled up. You might recognize Phoebe the character Haley on one of my TV obsessions, The Originals, or The Vampire Diaries. We hope you enjoy our dream cast! If you have already read Ice we would love to hear who you would have pictured Ice or Morgan as in your own dream cast pinks.

  DREAM CAST - ICE




About the Authors


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Jessie Lane is the best selling author of The Star Series, Big Bad Bite Series and the Ex Ops Series. She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in the making and her over protective alpha husband. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Jessie writes Adult Paranormal and Contemporary Romance & Upper YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.



Chelsea Camaron Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Twitter

Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming. Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice. Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works. When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in. She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.  



PURCHASE LINKS ...

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LIMITED TIME BONUS...buy your copy of Ice before 01/05/15 and get TWO bonus short stories from the Hellions Ride Series & the Ex Ops Series!
*On 01/06/15 both short stories will be pulled from the Ice book and set up to be bought individually by their respective authors. This means the short stories will disappear from the copy that you buy once your device updates.*

Regulators MC Series ...
Ice #1 - Available Now
Hammer #2 - Coming March 2015
Coal #3 - Coming June 2015


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