One of my all-time favooooorite authors sent me a treat to share with y’all. No, not the book cover (that, to the left, is just a “stand-in” graphic, but the cover will be revealed soon enough). She DID, however, send me the book summary. And OMG what. the. heck!!???? I had the ULTIMATE *blurb jolt* <— JOLT! I tell you.
And I’m not the only one that experienced that *jolt*. Fellow reader Kandace got a sneak peek, too and she says:
I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions! I’m about ready to pee my pants because I’m so excited!!!!!! I would highly recommend they all be sitting down when they read it. Did you include a safety warning?
Yep. There I was, all excited to get an early peek at this summary, ’cause you know… BASTIAN, right??!! I couldn’t wait to find out where book #2 was taking us.
After all, Sebastian is one of my #1′s book “heroes”. He’s the ultimate alpha-jerk, and he lead me through a wide array of emotions, starting with UGH!! What an ASS! <— LOL! I love starting a book like that, ’cause it means the journey to me falling head-over-heels for him might be arduous. And that just means fun.
Pair him (the ultimate alpha-jerk) with an amazing, unique story (him being one half of a pair of attractive strangers lost at sea and attempting to survive on a deserted island), and you’ve got the ULTIMATE read! Oh wait? Some of you haven’t read him yet? Move this 5-star read to the top of your list my friends!! Here’s my review of Surviving Raine (book #1). Trust me. You are gonna love it!
So anyway, there I was reading the blurb with a grin on my face, ’cause, you know, there were key words that just screamed “right up our alley exciting read”. And then. OMG AND THEN!!! Then I saw THAT.
And here was my reaction (to the author):
Oh. My. GOD!!!!!!!
What what whaaaaaaaaaaattt!!!!?????? Oh this I gotta read. I gotta read it anyway, ’cause I love him, but WHOA. WHOA!!!
Tee hee! I can’t believe I get to reveal this. They are gonna FREAK.
What am I talking about, and why won’t I get on with it and show you the blurb instead of teasing you relentlessly this way? ‘Cause it’s fun, and it’s making me giggle.
Maryse’s Book Blog: I didn’t even see it coming, but I shoulda known better ’cause it has to do with Shay Savage, afterall. Stay tuned. More at noon…
Nancy: Tell me it is the 2nd “Raine” book please!
Susan: OMG …. please be Sebastion!!
Jessica: I’ll die if it’s Evan Arden related!
Maryse’s Book Blog: *wiggles in her chair* I can’t wait until noooooooon!!!
Lori: Oh I can’t wait!! Shay is cray cray though…wonder what she has planned?! ;o
Judy: please let it be noon EASTERN TIME! lol
Candace: Dear lord I hope it’s surviving raine 2
Kirstine: I’m in the uk, it’s way past noon here, tell us!!!!!
Erin: Woo hoo!!
Kandace: I can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions! I’m about ready to pee my pants because I’m so excited!!!!!!
Michele: Can’t wait til Noon!! Love Shay Savage!!
Neika: Oh pleaseeeeee let it be Bastian pleaseeeeeeee
Jami: It’s close enough to noon! Spill!!
But for the rest of you… are y’all ready for this?
Bastian’s Storm – Summary
Sebastian Stark just isn’t cut out for normal life with a girlfriend in the hot and humid city of Miami. All in all, he’d rather be back on the island where it was just the two of them, and he could keep everything in balance. The bar down the street tempts him daily, but he’s determined to remain strong. Adjusting to normal life is difficult, but Bastian is doing his best to keep himself together and the nightmares away. Raine’s happy, and that’s what matters to him the most.
But not all nightmares can be driven away.
When Bastian’s former mentor comes into the picture and presents him with an ultimatum, Bastian slips into old habits. Though he wants to shield Raine from the truth, the shady circumstances of his past form into a hurricane he can’t control. In an effort to protect her, Bastian has no choice but to throw himself back into his old job – death match tournaments – just one last time.
Dropped into the arctic wilderness with weapons loaded, Bastian has to compete against representatives from major crime lords all over the states. He’s studied his competition, he knows their weaknesses, and he’s ready to battle for the woman he loves. There’s only one opponent in the mix that causes him any concern. In order to guarantee Raine’s safety, Bastian will be pitted against the key hit man for Chicago’s largest mob family – a guy who’s known as one hell of a shot.
A guy named Evan Arden.
May the freaking out, begin.
P.S. Here is the Evan Arden Series Reading Order (Shay Savage’s OTHER fantastic series) for those that are unfamiliar with this bad-ass alpha male. YAY CROSSOVERS!!
P.P.S. If anyone wants to join Shay’s battle group (Bastian Stark vs Evan Arden (Bastian’s Storm), here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/394393160703826/