Saturday 3 August 2013

Manic Blog Tour - #review & #giveaway

Book & Author details:

Tragic by J.A. Huss
Publication date:  May 20th 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks.  Some girls get parents.  Rook got the foster care system.  Some girls get Prince Charming.  Rook got an abusive frog.  Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it.  Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look.  The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy!  He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s portfolio.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world.  It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

TRAGIC is a new adult contemporary romance.


Manic by J.A. Huss
Series: Rook and Ronin #2
Publication date: August 1st 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? ;)

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!


J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.

Author Links:

 Grand Prize Giveaway -Signed copy of book 1 & 2 -A custom necklace -Open internationally


Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

My Review...
After Rook makes an impulsive decision in Tragic she is forced to live with the consequences of those actions in Manic.
In this new chapter of her new life, Rook starts to realize who she is and what she wants.
But her lack of relationship knowledge and the world of erotic photography has her a bit confused when it comes to what she wants or needs. 

For Ronin he knows what he wants but his past is rearing it's ugly head.

But with her new contract comes Spencer and Ford who also happen to be part of Ronin's shady past.
His past could help and potentially hurt their already fragile relationship.

For Rook her past as also come to haunt her.

When Rook needs help Ronin, Spencer and Ford are there for her when it counts.
I love the vulnerability of Rook but her naivety sometimes drives me crazy.  For Ronin to love is not easy but Rook is too quick to reciprocate the words without her feelings matching them. I so hope in Panic that her feelings and words start to meet up.
I am so team Ronin as he is a sweetheart even though he is torn with his loyalty to Clare.  However, there seems to be something that draws me into Ford.  I am intrigued by him but I'm still rooting for Rook and Ronin to find their HEA.

 4 Past haunting thumbs up!
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Click Here for my review of Tragic


  1. Thank you! So glad you're enjoying the series! :)

    1. You're welcome! I can't wait for Panic. Please please please let there be a HEA for Rook and Ronin. ;)


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