3.31.2013

Blog Tour: Diggin' Deeper + Review: Vegas Knights by Marina Maddix

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Vegas Knights(Book #1 in the Red Veil series)
Amazon | BN
Author: Marina Maddix
Publisher: Self Published (March 8, 2013)
Genre: Erotica, Adult, 179 pages
ASIN: B00BN1XN4K
My Copy: eBook


SUMMARY:

Vegas Knights is the much-anticipated novel-length sequel to Marina’s popular erotic/romantic short story Knight Fall. The books can be read on their own or in sequence.

After a passionate public encounter with a mysterious and very sexy biker, big girl Kelly Saunders finds herself on the ride of her life. Her 'Knight on shining armor' — Rick Knight, heir to a motorcycle legacy — whisks her away from her soul-sucking corporate job to Las Vegas, where she finds the road to love is treacherous.

As urgent business matters demand more and more of Rick’s attention, Kelly is left to wonder about the future of their relationship. A ruthless betrayal throws her life into turmoil, and a devastating discovery threatens to pull them apart. Is their love just so much Vegas glitter or is it strong enough to survive beyond the dazzling lights of Sin City?

MY REVIEW:
AHH! This is my first Marina Maddix novel and she can now count me as one of her fans. *fan girling* I absolutely loved Vegas Knights. Before I jump into this review, let me just say that I devoured Vegas Knights in one sitting. That's how good it was *wipes brow*  — Alrighty, moving on...

Kelly Saunders is a voluptuous artist (struggling, might I add) who finds herself leaving her life behind after a hot encounter with the oh-so-sexy-biker Rick Knight. Rick asks Kelly to go away with him to Vegas for 2 weeks after their little tryst in the back of a gas station (gag... I KNOW! but still hot in its own way...if it's a sexy biker of course), and of course she says yes! Duh, because what's she got to lose...right? YOLO? hahaha.

Once the budding couple makes their way to Vegas, Rick leaves Kelly to her own devices as he settles some stuff that have him stuck in meetings with lawyers til' no end! Kelly soon finds her feet in Vegas, stumbling upon a co-op group for striving artists and soon Kelly loses her self in her art, painting on canvas what her words can't express. Her growing feelings for Rick Knight. Those feelings she can't express to him because: 1- it's too soon and 2- he's never around! oh and 3-it's just supposed to be a little fling, for two little weeks...or so she thinks ;)

Whew. I'll admit, this book was pretty predictable but still damned good. Marina Maddix weaves the story of growing love with haters on the side just bidding their time to tear you down and push you away. I was kind of thrown off with the fast relationship between Kelly and Rick, but you can't help but to just swoon along with Kelly as Rick calls her beautiful and makes her feel loved and safe. There were a few background characters that I loved (even though they had a page or two).
"Hey, Assholes! Some of us have to get up early to go fry up some shit for the tourists tomorrow. Unless you want hash brown nuggets shoved so far up your ass they shoot out your nose, I'd suggest either shutting the fuck up or getting the fuck out."
-Candy
Oh, but Candy needs more page time. Candy is a minor character, but still kick ass and totally stands out in the few pages she was mentioned in.

Message for MMaddix: Beach Bum Reads is demanding more page time for Candy the PINK goth ;) Pretty please, with extra whipped cream on top ^_^

Soooo let's recap, shall we??

The Book: Was pretty good.
The Story: Predictable but still awesome
The Characters: Well developed and believable
The Sex: Vanilla but still hot. I mean...Rick Knight is planning on buying out Victoria Secret just to replace all the damaged panties RAAAWR ;)

I would definitely recommend this book. There is a prequel to this awesome book. I didn't read it and did just fine without having read it, but if you want the story (and the steamy sex) as to how Kelly and Rick met, then go ahead and get Knight Falls and read that one first ^_^
MY RATING:




Ana: Welcome to Beach Bum Reads! Thanks for stopping by!
MMaddix: Thank you so much for having me, Ana! It’s fun to chat with another California girl.

Ana: Woot woot ;) Gotta love us Cali girls!

...Tell us a little bit about yourself (or a lot, we’re not a judging bunch) 
MMaddix: I’m a sports journalist by trade (under a different name), and have been working in the industry for a decade, but fiction has become a bit of an obsession for me. I’m married to a very supportive guy who thinks I walk on water but doesn’t let me get away with shit. Gotta love a man with a firm hand! We live in the San Francisco Bay Area with our 15-year-old cat Fred.

Ana: You’re stuck on an island and have an unlimited supply of three items. What are those three items? 
MMaddix:  Fresh Georgia peaches, Stephen King books and drinking water.

Ana: Who would you kiss? Who would you fuck? And who would you marry?
MMaddix:  I’d kiss Johnny Depp (those lips!). I’d fuck the actor Sam Rockwell because I’ve always crushed on him and he just oozes sex appeal and self-confidence. And I’d marry Ryan Gosling because I would love to wake up to ‘Hey girl…’ every morning for the rest of my life!

Ana: If you had the chance to act out any sex scene from any book, what sex scene would it be?  
MMaddix: How lame is this? The one from Gone with the Wind, when Rhett takes Scarlett. It’s the original dubcon (dubious consent) story, but it’s totally hot. Alpha male tames bratty socialite. Spank me, Rhett!

Ana: Is the glass half empty or half full? 
MMaddix:  It’s half full for three weeks out of the month. Can I get a woot?
Ana: you can get TWO! Woot woot!

...If you could be any rockstars’ groupie, who would it be and why? 
MMaddix: Well, back in the day, my hubby was a D-list rockstar (he prefers the term ‘musician’ but I’ve heard a lot of stories that are decidedly rockstar-ish), so I guess I’m the ultimate groupie: I married him! But if we’re going for A-list rockstars, I’d have to choose a young Steven Tyler. Damn, he was so ugly he was hot back then. Now, he’s just freakish!

Ana: If you could pit two men against each other to fight to the death for you, who would those two men be? 
MMaddix: Trick question, Ana! One of them has to die, so I can’t pick two hotties! Lemme think… One of them would, of course, be Johnny Depp. (Call me gauche, I don’t care; he’s freakin’ hot!) The other would have to be smaller and unable to defend himself so Johnny could be all mine. I think I’ll go with Woody Allen — for so many reasons!
Ana: HAHA! I'm gonna have to be more specific next time and make them both hotties ;)

...If you could redo any part of your life, which part would it be and why?
MMaddix: Ooh, we’re getting serious here. Honestly, I regret very little in my life, even though I’ve had some very unpleasant experiences. They’ve made me who I am today, and I kinda like me! But if I were to redo something, it would be not having a good handle on my finances from the beginning of adulthood. Math isn’t my strong suit (what can I say, I’m a writer), so I always used that as an excuse to ignore the obvious: that I was spending more than I earned. Consequently, I never saved much. I now have control of my finances and that’s such an empowering feeling!

Ana: Okay, last question… and I’ve gotta ask… are you a beach bum? 
MMaddix: Oh, hellz yes! I’m a sailor so the ocean is like home to me. That probably makes me half-beach bum, half-boat bum, but it adds up to one big bum!

Ana: Thanks for stopping by! It was a pleasure having you here today :)
MMaddix: Thank you, Ana. Now I’ve got to go work on my tan…

Think Fast:

Ana: Wine or Jack Daniels?  
MMaddix: Wine, unless you switch Jack Daniels to Don Julio tequila.

Ana: Kinky or Vanilla?
MMaddix: I’m a vanilla girl when it comes to erotica AND food. 

Ana: Vampires or Werewolves?
MMaddix: Werewolves. Ooh, that alpha….

Ana: This or That?
MMaddix: This.

Ana: Day or Night?
MMaddix: Day.

Ana: Sleep or Insomnia?
MMaddix: Sleep!


Marina Maddix is a romantic at heart, but hates closing the bedroom door on her readers. Her stories are sweet, with just enough spice to make your mother blush. She lives with her husband and cat near the Pacific Ocean, and loves to hear from her fans. Email her  marinamaddix@gmail.com

10 comments:

  1. Great review Ana. Adding this one to my TBR.

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  2. loved the review Ana & the interview...loving her comment about Steven Tyler..he was ugly...lmbo!

    definitely adding this one to my TBR pile :)

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  3. Thank you again for having me today. I was out being a beach bum on Easter and didn't get wifi till tonight. Of all my blog stops during this tour (and there were a lot!), yours was my absolute favorite (even before the great review)! :-)


    PS: Message received on Candy. She's a feisty one, so maybe she'll find herself in some compromising positions in the future...

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  4. LOL! I know, right? But he just oozed sex appeal, at least to me. I hope you enjoy my book, Sharonda!

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  5. Ana came up with some great questions. Best interview EVAH! Hope you enjoy Vegas Knights, Lily!

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  6. ^_^ You're welcome! Woooot beach bums on Easter! Oh my lanta. Egg hunting must've been a beeeeach and half in the sand lol. Aww thanks so much! That means a lot :)


    Ana♥


    P.S. WOOOT! *fan girling* oh, but I did love her. As well as the other characters. If my review could have been more then what it is now, it probably would have been half the length of Vegas Knights. lol. I had to cut my fan girling to a minimum!


    P.S.S. I loved the HEAs all the characters got in the ending...well....most of them anyway ;)

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  7. Woot! thanks, Sharonda <333 hahaha I gotta agree lmbo. This interview was definitely digging a bit deeper. Loved it!


    Thanks for stopping by! And you've got to read it soon! I remember you posting on FB how you're tired of seeing a lot of heroines who have no "meat" on their bones. Kelly's def no skinny Minni, but she's a fierce character all her own. And come on, Prime rib?! Hell, yeah! xD


    Thanks for stopping by girly <333


    Ana♥

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  8. Mel! <333 Thanks, girly and thanks for stopping by!


    Ana♥

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  9. lols...he does, sorta like Jagger..you know? it's like you can't help it...they just have this thing about them :)

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  10. well...it's definitely getting added then :) yes give me some curvy chick pleaze! lols


    Yess...prime rib & some steak maybe....

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