Sunday, January 19, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Rockin the Heart by Gracen Miller

ROCKIN the HEART by Gracen Miller
NA Contemporary
Cover Designed by: Andrea Kozari

(unofficial blurb – official blurb will release along with the book on January 21, 2014)

If music nourishes the soul…

Loved by millions, but shunned by blood, Heath “Fang” Fangor has led his band, Hot Wired, to the top while others have fallen by the wayside. He devoted his life to music, and from that devotion harvested a new family—his band mates and fans.

A man can desire nothing else…or can he?

Living in the shadow of her brother’s fame sucks! Sam Collins is desperate to have what she wants—a simple and uncomplicated life. She’s no stranger to scandals and how they work. Now that she’s inadvertently dragged Fang into the center of her latest gossip, could the scandal she created in her quest for freedom have gone too far?

Amid stardom the heart stages a new melody…

Fang has more fame and fortune than he will ever need, but none of that matters if he can’t have the woman of his dreams. Years have been wasted waiting for the right moment to approach the woman his heart desires above all others. There’s just one major problem...she’s his best friend’s sister. To have her, he will have to risk it all.

That might be responsible for Rockin the Heart!

10 Fun Facts about Gracen Miller

1…My boys tease that my name is “Grace” because I tend to trip going up the stairs, rather than down.

2…My oldest jokes that I should remain a blonde, so I'll have something to blame my "blonde moments" on.

3…I’ve gotta have my nectar of the gods—coffee—before I can function or interact civilly with anyone.

4…I’m obsessed with the television show Supernatural and my son and I will carry on a conversation with Dean Winchester Quotes! My youngest son hates it! LOL

5…All I’ve asked Santa to bring me for Christmas the last 5 years is Dean Winchester. So far, my wish hasn’t been granted…yes, Santa is evil!! ;-)

6…I collect skulls and crosses. Weird combo, huh?

7…My favorite thing to do is…write! Not a shocker, huh? My world is perfect when I’m writing and if I go too long on a writing dry spell, I get moody and a touch depressed.

8…I know shorthand and won 3rd place in a competition in High School.

9…When I write my favorite junk food is rainbow chip icing straight from the tub. I don’t indulge in it often, but I formed this bad habit as a teenager—yeah, when I could afford the calories!

10…I’m a HUGE Alabama college football fan. ROLL TIDE ROLL!!

Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society.  When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/football/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels, movies, Alabama football and coffee…addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She is convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and blending coffee and writing together generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs. To learn more about Gracen and her writing or to leave her a comment, visit her at the following sites:

A huge fan of Gracen Miller's paranormal books, I was extremely excited to see her venture in to the NA Contemporary genre. Her brilliant writing skills in which she lyrically brings you in to the world she has created.  It just causes me to let out a little squeal of giddiness...
So, here we are....Rockin the Heart.....
Taking my love of music and reading and combining them...Bringing in the HOT rockers that make your heart beat so fast that you ultimately melt in to a pile of goo on the floor...YEP...this is the perfect tale for my fantasies.
Falling in love with a rocker god?  HELLS YEAH!!
BUT...Rockin the Heart isn't the typical boy meets girl and they fall in love... Insert twist in plot and now my interest is highly piqued. How is this going to be the epic romance I want?
Well, just you wait and see....Gracen Miller did not disappoint...NOT ONE SINGLE BIT!!!!
In Rockin the Heart, she spins a web of turmoil with sexy steamy passion that brings you to your knees dying to know what is going to happen to this couple.
From the very beginning you can see the sexual tension between Heath and Sam.  It was basically just oozing off the pages.  But, their story was so much deeper than the physical attraction.  
I loved the history that these two shared.  I loved how they were brutally honest (yet kept a certain secret to themselves) with each other and the loyalty they showed to each other.  
Being in the spotlight is a double edged sword that for the celebrity status of the band Hot Wired.  It can be phenomenal and bring in the fans and it can also be fatal when it comes to private relationships...
Will these two survive and break the odds?  Or will they short fuse and die out fast??
With an intriguing, impressive, alluring cast, Rockin the Heart pumps out a scorching tale that will have you tapping your toes, bobbing your head, and swaying to the melody; caught up in the lyrical love of Heath and Sam as they are "rockin the heart"... 

~I Have the Touch~
I should not be surprised, and if I'm honest, I'm not, but damn am I ever impressed with Gracen Miller's smooth glide from Horroromance to the rocky and emotional world of NA romance. Holy hell! You know I believe the woman can write anything. She's smart, funny and knows how to write a scorching hot sex scene, but man, she blew me away with ROCKIN' the HEART. She's got magic in her fingers. I swear it.

~(It's all part of my) Rock an Roll Fantasy~
I immediately fell in LOVE and LUST. A compelling and twisted storyline (it's rock and roll after all), intriguing, scandalous, HAWT and sexy characters, smoking hot dialogue, and very real issues. I LOVED these characters. From HEATH- my new boyfran! To Jase, Derringer, and Keys- the rest of this ladykiller band. I even liked Omega, Sam's movie star childhood friend, who throws a monkeywrench in Heath's plans. They were all fantastic. I got quickly attached and fell hard. It flowed easily and naturally. Ramped up the heat in all the right places. It's everything you want in a rockstar romance. Shall I go on? *pauses for a beat* Well OK, then...

~I Cut Like a Buffalo~
Fang/Heath and crew are very much modern day rock gods, and lordy do they know how to put on a show. These boys are not for the faint of heart. They are raw, down and dirty, and full of animal magnetism. Every groupie's dream. Heath is sexy as hell and so charismatic. Even Sam can't resist him. And she's known him her entire life. Staying power, baby. I'm just sayin'...

~I'm Just a Girl~
And what about Sam? Total. Girl. Crush. Sam is badass. Funny, reckless, desperate to get out from under her brother's shadow. And secretly in love with Heath. So here lies her problem... how can she escape the bubble her brother has created around her when she can't stand to be away from the man of her dreams? What kind of peace can she hope to find when she's constantly stalked by fans and the paps as if she herself was a star. It's a catch 22 for a girl who would give anything to have a normal life.

~Secrets and Lies~
Tricky, tricky. Neither knows the others true feelings. And how do you tell your best friend you want to shag his little sister? As far as Jase is concerned, Sam is forbidden fruit. Love be damned. The band comes first. Always.

The dynamics among this group are crazy amazing. Heath may front the band, but Jase is clearly the leader. Making the big decisions, pulling strings. Sam and Keys follow as they see fit. They pull no punches when it comes to facing the truth, being real and protecting Sam. It's one big happily dysfunctional family. And it's about to implode.

~Panic Switch~
There is drama from page one and it only gets more intense and HOT as the pages turn. Mistakes, judgements, jealousy, and the demands of the band. It's all in the day in the life of a rock god on the verge of taking over the world. And tragedy???
Just as Sam and Heath come to terms with their cosmic love...
~You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet~
Haha! You really thought I was gonna spill? You really want to know? Of course you do! Get your finger cocked and hit the One Click, babies. Buckle in and get ready to have your heart set aflame and your toes curled. It's Gracen *Effing* Miller! And oh, yeah... ROCKIN' the HEART is gonna ROCK your dirty girl world.

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  1. Kat and Shelley, THANK YOU soooo much for the awesome reviews!! And, of course, for being a part of the blog tour! You two are amazing and rock hard!

  2. Love you to the moon, Gracen Miller! You totally rocked this story like no one else could. 2014 is THE year! Rock it! xxx