Friday, January 24, 2014

Blog Tour: Kayden: The Past by Chelle Bliss

Title: Kayden: The Past
Series: Love at Last, Book #0.5
Author: Chelle Bliss
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  December 31, 2013
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn


Kayden Michaels has a past filled with sex, addiction, and heartache. A past that he’s avoided sharing with the love of his life, Sophia, and held close to his core not risking rejection. Needing to get his addictions in check and gain control of his life for the sake of his family, Kayden is forced to confront his past and make amends for the path he’s walked.

Kayden must recount every carnal act and the betrayal from those he’s loved to identify the triggers that spur his addictions and overcome it all to be worthy of Sophia’s love – his sole reason to exist.

This is NOT a novella.

4 Star Review by Jen Hagen

For those of us that have read Untangle Me, we know that Kayden had a past tainted with drugs, alcohol, and women…lots and lots of women.  In this prequel we get to hear first hand from Kayden about his self-destructing acts and how the accumulation of them made him into the man and father that he is today.  Kayden will always fight the battle of addiction, but he will persevere throughout the callings in order to keep his family intact.  He doesn’t want to be that person again.
The book is told through Kayden’s journal reliving his past and his triggers to women/alcohol/drugs.  We go back all the way to high school when Kayden’s father left his mother and Kayden was forced to contribute to the family’s economic battles instead of focusing on wrestling, where he could have received a scholarship for college.  His senior year is when he had his first experience with cocaine and it continued from that point on.
Although Kayden has had his fair share of one night stands, one thing that he was insistent on is that when he was involved in a relationship he gave it 100% and his eyes never roamed.  He was devoted to his lover and would never cheat.  He always seemed to get the shaft on his devotion.  Not once, not twice, but three times.  It was always these downfalls that led him into his pits of despair with the only consolation being a bottle, a snort line, and finding release in a warm body.
I wanted to dull the pain, escape reality, and just forget everything.  The problem with my method is that it’s only a temporary Band-Aid for the scar that stays with you a lifetime or eventually bites you in the ass.
Kayden’s relationships moved him from state to state, where he finally settled in New Orleans when we met him in Untangle Me.  Every relationship demise  left him reeling and in a bad place, but it was the last relationship that really set him back financially and never being able to catch a break that we saw in Untangle Me.  My heart was always holding onto him because he was so capable of love, but his choices in women never reciprocated the 110% that he gave.  I truly believe this all stems from his childhood with his father walking away.  He was searching for love and to be loved to replace that void.  Unfortunately he couldn’t wait long enough to find the right women for him and he would jump into toxic relationships.  Kayden’s life up until Sophia had been filled with hurt, regret, sadness and emptiness.

Luckily he finds Sophia through a social networking site.  I had little giggles when Kayden would recount checking his Facebook messages and looking for friends.  We can all relate to the Facebook addiction!  Kayden’s story is a quick read, and a must read for anybody who enjoyed Untangle Me.  Kayden’s story is full of hot sex along with frustrating moments on both his part and also on the women that left him hurting.  But all these life moments lead him to the woman he loves wholeheartedly.
She’s my soulmate who I had to walk through hell to find.  Sophia’s my kismet, the one worth everything I went through to be with in the end.

Chelle Bliss has dedicated her life to education. She has been a teacher for over ten years and holds a Master of Education degree. Teaching has given her a creative outlet, but she yearned for something more. Writing has given her that, no longer about just creativity, it became a journey.

Chelle is an avid reader; consuming contemporary romance, dark reads, young adult, and all things erotica. Chelle wanted to create a book filled with characters that readers could relate to with real world problems and matching wallets.

Chelle loves to travel and her favorite cities are New Orleans and Paris. She currently lives in Florida with her amazing boyfriend. He’s showed her the love and passion that she has poured onto the page.


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  1. love the review the book looks good denise smith

  2. Very intrigued by this series, thanks for the review to help me realize that I NEED to read this!


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