Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blog Tour: Captivating Bridge by Michelle Mankin

Title- Captivating Bridge
Series- Tempest Series # 3
By- Michelle Mankin
Genre- New Adult
Expected Publication Date- May 22nd, 2014 

Warren “War” Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one.
Tempest’s ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band. Everything.
Shaina Bentley is that girl.
The good one.
Hollywood’s pink candy-coated sweetheart.
The star of Pinky Swear, television’s top rated teen show.
She’s been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she’s starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.
He’s a one man island. She’s a fragile captive soul.
Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together?




War made big mistakes in his life, mistakes he regrets and is shameful of. He hides behind a bad attitude but the truth is, he's just trying to protect himself from more hurt. He left his drug usage behind and now he's just struggling to survive, trying to get over the death of a mother who was never very "motherly" towards him, trying to get over the betrayal of his best friend and the girl he used to love, and trying to get out of a contract he's not happy with.Yes, he was portrayed under a very negative light in the previous books but in this one we see a much tender and 'human' side of War.

Shaina is the tween queen, on the outside she's a happy go lucky girl, on the inside she's trying to get over the death of her sister and the distance that her parents have put between them. She wants to leave the world she leaves in behind and start living the life she's suppose to.
Can these torture souls help each other and conquer their demons or will they crash and burn?

This series keeps getting better and better. This third book touches a few subjects that are very delicate (drugs, suicide, depression) and I think Michelle did an excellent job portraying them in a very caring and touching way. The interactions between War and Shaina are sweet and full of raw emotion. I can't even imagine what it would feel like to lost a sibling the way she did, it takes a very strong person to survive a situation like that and the way Shaina does it with help from War is just beautiful.
Same goes to the interactions between War and Bryan, real brotherhood at its best.
I would highly recommend this series and this book, while you can read this as a standalone book I would recommend that your read the first two book to get the whole back story.
Great job Michelle!!!

About the Author
Michelle Mankin is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Romance with subtext.

Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.

For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hours and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.

Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series.  These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.

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Captivating Bridge: June 19, 2014

Release Blitz: Conquered by Tyffani Clark Kemp

Title- Conquered
Series- LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted Series # 3
By- Tyffani Clark Kemp
Expected Publication Date- May 30th, 2014

LeKrista never thought Roman would kidnap her, but it seems there's no depth to which he won't stoop. She's stuck in a fortress in the middle of only God knows where with no way to contact her family or her new fiance and let them know she's alright.

To add insult to injury, Roman has brought her arch nemesis to keep her company. Forced to make friends with Eddy, the man who has made her life miserable for years, she bides her time until a rescue can be arranged.

But unrealized feelings for her vampire captor make things complicated. Or perhaps it's Stockholm Syndrome. She can't really be sure.

Just to make matters worse, the vampires are ready to go through with their plan to rule the world with an iron fang, and once again, she's caught in the middle of the war for power. The truth of her involvement is becoming clear, but she may lose more than her freedom in her quest to stop the the powerful undead on her own.


About the Author

Tyffani Clark Kemp has been writing since she discovered in the sixth grade that it wasn't enough just to read about fantastic places, but she could create her own. She weaves small bits of herself into everything she writes whether it be a science fiction piece about aliens or a dramatic romance fraught with conflict and love. In September 2012 Tyffani and a friend started SideStreet Publishing LLC. She lives in South Carolina with her family and her fluffy shii tzu-mix dog who thinks he's a Saint Bernard.