Friday, June 7, 2013

Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway: Kissing Fire by A. M. Hargrove

Welcome to our stop on the Kissing Fire blog tour

Release date:   April 15, 2013
Age Group:   Adult
Genre:   Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by:   
AToMR Tours

Preston Mitchell’s life as an undercover DEA agent has never allowed him to have a normal life. He’s never considered a relationship with a woman until he meets Avery Middleton.
To an outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family connections and a great job. But things aren’t so great on the inside. She decides to take a chance and make a new start three thousand miles from home and steps right into the arms of hot and sexy Preston.
Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. Fortunately, she has a gorgeous DEA agent protecting her. In the midst of all the chaos, they find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. But Preston carries more than his share of mental baggage, courtesy of his job. Even so, Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to happen between them. But can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?

First I want to start by saying that Anne is freaking hysterical. I laughed out loud at some of the antics and dialogue throughout the book. Second thank you so much for writing a story about a girl that's not a flippin pencil! I like to read about real woman that get the hot, muscled and successful man. So thank you Anne!!

Okay, so I've already established that Avery is normal, (let the choir sing) but she's also a bit quirky and has some 'normal' ways about her. She talks too fast when she's nervous, drops food on her clothes, (like I do) and she is very self-consious about her weight. Hey, we could be talking about me here. I may have identified with the lead a little too much. But that's a good thing, right? I like Avery, and thank you for writing a character that could be so much like me! Lol

If you've read the first two books you'll know immediately what's going on, if not like I hadn't, it wasn't a problem. It gives you enough back story to the last book that there's no confusion.

Preston has some demons from some of his past undercover work that keeps him from getting close to the right woman. Something ignites in him when he meets Avery and he undoubtedly ends up having to place her in protective custody with him. The more time is spent with each other,the easier it gets for Preston to let his guard down and the more passion ignites. And honey there is passion!

I don't want to give any spoilers away, I don't do that! If you want a fun, sweet and laugh out loud read then this is for you! We have a hot musceled man that's hot for the 'normal' girl, a boisterous best friend that will put tears in your eyes from her shenanigans and a sweet love story that will have you aching to be in Avery's place.

Great read by A.M. Hargrove!!

4 out of 5 stars from me

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

Boss: Hello 
A.M.: Boss, is that you? 
Boss: Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone? 
A.M.: Er... right. Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate. 

Boss: Why ever would I want to do that? 
A.M.: Because I quit! 
A.M. hit the end button and speed dialled her husband. 
A.M.: Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks? 
Hubs: Sure... Having some car trouble? 
A.M.: Not at all. I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job. 
Hubs: WHAT?!  
A.M.: It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer! Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and the upcoming reEmergent) and Dark Waltz.