Monday, April 27, 2015

Release Blitz: Carter Reed 2 by Tijan

More Carter Reed?  Yes, please!  


Carter bought his way out of the mafia to protect Emma, but when an old ghost returns to the Mauricio Family, a chain of events starts that can harm everyone. While Carter must decide to return to the Mauricio Family or not, a face that is oddly familiar to Emma comes into her life. She’s given the chance to discover more about her family while tensions between the rivaling Mauricio and Bertal Family comes to a head in an explosive way. The truce is officially off, and when the two worlds collide, Carter’s decision is made.

He didn’t start this war, but he will end it.

He will do anything to protect Emma.

4 Star Review by Lisa Kane

At the end of the first book, Carter Reed was "out" of the Mafia, for Emma's sake. But are you ever really out of the mob? Seems the answer to that is NO. In spite of his best efforts, he is getting dragged back in; all because of his friend Cole. When AJ died, Carter became close to Cole. Cole's entire family was murdered by the Bartels, their mortal enemies.  His father was the head of the Mauricio's and when he was gone, Carter filled that position. But Carter's deal to get out was to make money for both the warring families. After five years in hiding, Cole has resurfaced and is looking to Carter for guidance. 

Emma is finding her life is as complicated as ever. She knows her best friends Teresa and Amanda are less than pleased that she is with Carter and she feels guilty knowing she puts them at risk by their association with her. 

Emma's life is threatened numerous times in this sequel and Carter is about to lose it trying to rein in his temper. But even the Cold Killer has his limits and Emma is his-no one hurts what is his-and if they do-they pay the price. 

Who will be left standing when the families declare war on each other? Will Emma go the distance with Carter or will she find living with the constant fear of death is too much for her? Will Carter push Emma away for her own good? 

I love mob romances; the heightened sense of awareness that surrounds them, the passion that envelopes the lovers who by necessity must take advantage of every opportunity to express their love for each other, the mystery of trying to guess the good guys from the bad ones, and the stomach plummeting moments wondering if one of them is going to be killed. I'm hoping there will be more from this series; maybe Cole needs to find his soul mate too? 

"That's my life, and I hate that it's affected you like this."
"I know, but it has. I pulled you in before. Now you're pulling me in. That's how it is. That's what you do for someone you love." I grabbed the ends of his sweatshirt and pulled him close. 
"You go where they go. You walk their same path. What happens to them, happens to you. It's the burden of loving someone. You deal with it because that person is there when you need them. You helped me;now let me help you. Give me the skills to help you, too."

Excerpt One

We’d been learning how to shoot for a couple of months now. It had been Theresa’s idea, and these sessions had started to replace our wine nights. It had also been her idea to have Noah be our instructor. Carter was the better shot, but Theresa still liked to keep her distance from him. He still made her uneasy.
Amanda had asked her about it one night at their apartment when I’d gone to the bathroom. I stopped in the hallway when I’d overheard Theresa explain, “It’s not that I don’t like him. It’s just…he’s a killer, Amanda. He’s dangerous. I know he loves her, and I know if anyone is going to protect her, it will be him, but…” She’d sighed. “I don’t know. He’s known as the Cold Killer. It’s hard to get past that, even though I know Emma loves him so much.”
Amanda had asked, “Are you worried for her?”
“No.” She’d hesitated. “I mean…maybe. I’m not worried for her from him, but because of him. He’s with the mafia.”
“She said he’s out.”
“Yeah, well, is anyone really out?”
Amanda had replied, “She wasn’t in trouble before because of him. Emma and I did that all on our own.”
“I know. I really do, and I feel bad, but I’m just on edge with the guy. He’s deadly. Can’t you see it in his eyes?” Theresa got up for the kitchen. “I need a refill. You?”
I had melted backward, back into the bathroom. When she’d crossed the hallway, the bathroom door was shut.
Glancing over at her now, I remembered how her smiles had seemed more forced that night, her laughter a little louder, and the secretive looks she’d sent Amanda’s way. They were roommates. They were going to talk about me. That was obvious, but I’d been hurt, though I knew I shouldn’t have been.
Theresa worried about me. I tried to keep telling myself it was as simple as that.
I tried.

I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm so late in sending this, but you shared Carter Reed 2 for me and I wanted to send a big thank you to you!! THANK YOU! Again, I'm so sorry that I'm late in sending this.


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