Shay Savage’s “Otherwise Unharmed” Cover Reveal + giveaway!!

by Maryse on November 17, 2013 · 80 comments

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Here’s our very sexy and very broken bad-ass (and kind of a “bad-guy” —> he’s a hit man for a mob boss!) ;) getting himself into all sorts of trouble!! Ohhhh I was so devastated in #2, and I love when that happens to me. It was SOOOO good and so different.

Yep, I know… doesn’t look like a romance series, but believe me, it’s got it’s love story brewing. Book #3 (Otherwise Unharmed) will finally be released December 5th and we’ll finally get some answers!

Check out my review of

And don’t forget to comment to enter the giveaway (below) for your chance to win one of two sets of this series (so far) or a copy of my other favorite book, Surviving Raine (see my review of Surviving Raine —-> this is still one of my absolute favorites of the year, and ever!). THREE winners today!!

BUT!!! If you haven’t read the series yet, or haven’t read book #2 yet, skip the synopsis for book #3, below. The books in this series are not standalone, and must be followed in order for maximum effect.


Otherwise Unharmed Summary

After Evan Arden was imprisoned by the enemy for a year and a half, he returned from the desert as a military hero. He’d suffered some minor injuries during his captivity, was discharged from the Marines with a touch of shellshock, but was considered otherwise unharmed. Now he wonders how he ended up where he is—incarcerated in Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center for using his sharpshooting expertise to take out the neighborhood park with a high-powered sniper rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Lia Antonio, the woman he rescued from the desert heat the previous year, is the only person who can bring him out of his sleep-deprived psychosis and mounting PTSD. When she does, Evan knows he can’t just let her go again. He’s never considered leaving the business before—who retires from the mafia?—but he’s determined to get both Lia and himself out of harm’s way.

Evan faces overwhelming forces from multiple directions as a deal to get him out of jail turns more dangerous than he imagined. With a mob war on the horizon and the feds holding evidence over his head, Evan has no choice but to throw himself into the middle of another warzone.

In his efforts to make things right, Evan crosses the wrong man and finds himself on the business end of the crosshairs. With his acute perception and intelligence, he tries to stay a step ahead of his former co-workers, but this time, it isn’t just his own life on the line—he’s got to protect Lia from the man who once called him son.

Ready for that ebook giveaway?
Shay is giving away some of her eBooks in the winner’s preferred digital format (mobi, ePub, or PDF)
  • 2 sets of Evan Arden Series – Otherwise Alone, Otherwise Occupied, & Uncockblockable
  • 1 eBook of Surviving Raine
All you have to do to enter is comment and let me know your favorite “bad guy” book, or what you’re reading right now, or what’s next on your reading list, and Monday night (Monday November 18th, 2013) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select three winners.

The winners will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their email address (and ebook format of their choice), so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. These books will be emailed to the winners directly by the author.

This contest is open to anyone that can accept an ebook! YAY!!!

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{ 80 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth November 17, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Just finished Dark Light of Day, which I really enjoyed and I loved the first two Evan Arden but haven’t read Surviving Raine yet so that would be awesome to win!! :)

Michelle M November 17, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Can’t wait for book #3! Love Evan and this story is so intriguing! Anti-heroes are fun sometimes…like Kristen Ashley’s Knight Sebring. :-D

Lise November 17, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I am getting ready to start Catch Me by Claire Contreras.

Love <3 Evan Arden and can't wait until Otherwise Unharmed… *Squee*

Marsha Shew November 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Looking forward to reading this series!!! Its been on my TBR for a while :)

Heather P November 17, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I just read Taken so I am loving Merritt right now. I love Evan Arden and I can’t wait for this book!!!

Jen C. November 17, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Thanks for the giveaway. My fav bad boy is Caleb from the dark duet series.

Cindy W November 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Shay Savage has been my own wish list for awhile now. Just waiting for a block of time to concentrate on a new series.

Just finished Jagged by Kristen Ashley, Bold Tricks by Karina Halle, Infinite Possibilities by Lisa Renee Jones… Well, I read A LOT!

Christine November 17, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Would love to read Shay Savage series. I Looooooved Surviving Raine. I finished Try and am now rereading Kristen Ashleys Colorado mountain series. Love me some Alpha Jerk

Barbara November 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM

I love these books and would love to win this!

Maryse November 17, 2013 at 1:44 PM

LOL Christine! “Alpha jerk” just made me snort. I love it!

Laura November 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM

love it!!!!!!!!!!! great cover!!!!!!!!!!

Minha (BrazGirl in the Us) November 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

My favorite bad guy has to be Knight by Kristen Ashley… :)
I have not read any books by Shay Savage yet, would love to win these!!! Thanks Maryse, :)

maggie November 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Surviving Rains was one of my favorite books this year too..
Just finished Kristen Ashley book. I love all alpha jerks!! I have only read the first of the Evan Arden series.

Minha (BrazGirl in the Us) November 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Ps.: Christine, I had to LOL at your comment too… I love all of Kristen Ashley’s ” Alpha Jerks” LOL

Teresa H. November 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I’m currently reading The Rocker That Holds Her by Terri Ann Browning. I love this series!

Pam November 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I am currently reading Bold Tricks by Karina Halle.

Debra Leibowitz November 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Somehow I also am falling for kristen’s alphas but I just fell for Hop and he wasn’t too much of a jerk. Now I have to back up and read about Tack.

Isadora November 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I loved SR!! Would love to read this series!!
I’m currently reading The Edge of Always, I’m enjoying it but it seems a little slow… Or maybe it’s me? Lol

Kim November 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I have the first 2 books but haven’t read them yet. I was waiting for this book!! My favorite bad guy is Barons!

Louise Pion November 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I just finished Four Seconds to Lose and I loved it! It is my favorite of this serie. I am just beginning A little too much and I know you waited a lot for this release!

Elle November 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Hi Maryse, I love your reviews and I’m so happy to be able to enter one of your giveaways from France ;-) Thank you!
Too many lovable bad guys to choose from… I’m currently reading Two For The Dough (Janet Evanovich) and dying to re-read Cut & Run and the whole series (Abigail Roux) before the release of Ball & Chain (#8) next march…

carol November 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

favorite bad guy…
sebastian (bastian) stark

Karen G. November 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

thanks for the post, I have not read any of her work but am excited to!

Megan November 17, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I’m currently reading a fanfic… “An Unlikely Pair” by AnneM on granger My fav bad guy is Cageward!!!! I’ve read the first 2 books in the otherwise series but not “Saving Raine” and I really want too!!! Pick me!!!

Jana November 17, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I’m reading Night Owl & on Tuesday I’m reading Better by S.Walden

Jami November 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Just finished my Evan weekend!I hope he gets some peace and happiness!

Katy O. November 17, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I’m currently reading the Beautiful Bastard series and seriously loving all the different “dicks” in each book (Nearly finished book #2 and waiting for Amazon to send the rest, ^^). I can’t wait to read Otherwise Unharmed, :D

Laura November 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Currently reading “Otherwise Occupied” and I’m a HUGE fan of Shay Savage!

Nicole November 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM

These books are definitely on my TBR! I loved Surviving Raine!

Ellie November 17, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Favourite bad guy? – Tack from Motorcycle Man, though he is rather favourite badass guy :)

Dena November 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

I’m thinking of rereading vampire academy not sure though. I’m completely undecided. I want to read surviving raine since I missed out and heard it was fabulous. Thank you for the giveaway. If I win ePub or mobi please…

Barbara November 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Can’t wait for #3. Starting Real & Mine. Best bad guy ….Tony Rawlings.

Tracie November 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I just read Try yesterday and loved it. I can’t wait for book #2. Now I’m reading Collide (Black creek) and I’m loving it.

Julie Colaluca November 17, 2013 at 4:47 PM

have read the first two books cannot wait to read otherwise unharmed loved this series also surviving raine looking forward to book 2 ..really enjoy shay savage one of my favourites along with all Kristen Ashley and also badass madeline sheehan currently reading Night Owl..

Janet Lessley November 17, 2013 at 4:56 PM

Loved the first 2 books and I love all your fanfic too! That’s what I’m currently reading now! Lol I hope I win.

Melissa November 17, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Love this series! Can’t wait for book #3.

Brenda November 17, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Can’t wait to read this series, just waiting for book #3. Now reading Lick by Kylie Scott. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

Nicole November 17, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Just finished Scornfully Yours. Moving on to book 2

Karina Limas November 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Right now I’m loving Aaron from Madeline, Abducted. Would love to read this series by her. I loved Surviving Raine. (:

chrissy kelsey November 17, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I read Surviving Raine by Shay Savage and loved it! I haven’t had a chance to read this series yet.. I just started Eversea by Natasha Boyd.. I am really enjoying this book so far!!!

Annie November 17, 2013 at 5:50 PM

trying to decide what to read next. too many choices.

Briana November 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your books!! And now we finally get to put a face with a name!! Hellllooooo Evan Arden!!! Savage Trainer did a great job with the cover shoot!!!

Hilda November 17, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I have read all of Shay’s books except for Uncockblockable. They are great!! I recommend all of them. I like that the “bad” guy is just a flawed “good” guy. That’s my favorite thing about her characters. They are so real and I just plain like them. I’m rooting for them as I read. I’m a big YA fan. My favorite bad guy is probably Adrian Ivashkov from Vampire Academy.

Jennifer B. November 17, 2013 at 6:30 PM

I think my fave bad guy would have to be Tony from the Consequences series. I loved to hate that man! I’m trying to decide on my next book. I’m in the mood for something different and haven’t read the BDB series…maybe I will give it a try!

michele P November 17, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I think Knight would be favorite bad guy. I would love to win I love shay savage.
Michele P.

Jenn November 17, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Just finished A is for Alpha male? I loved it. *****

Melissa November 17, 2013 at 7:19 PM

I have not read these yet. Not sure what to read next. I have been stuck in a book funk! The last few I have read have been disappointing. I need some suggestions. Maybe this series will be just what I need.

Rose November 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

LOVE this series so far and can’t wait for more!! I’d say Evan Arden is a good choice for favorite bad guy. Thank you for this great give away.

Jen P November 17, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Have read all Shay Savages books…loved them!! Can’t wait for Otherwise Unharmed. Thanks for the giveaway. Currently reading All the Pretty Lies…M. Leighton. (mobi)

Claudia November 17, 2013 at 8:18 PM

My favorite is Evan !! :-)

Minha (BrazGirl in the Us) November 17, 2013 at 8:32 PM

It’s entertaining some people mentioning Tack (Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley) as a bad guy…

Minha (BrazGirl in the Us) November 17, 2013 at 8:35 PM

sorry, the end of my message did not go through:
It’s entertaining some people mentioning Tack (Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley) as a bad guy… I guess I loved him so much that I forgot he was a bad guy :)

Maria Cassera November 17, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Evan is my favorite!!!!! I <3 your blog Maryse<3

Rebecka November 17, 2013 at 8:46 PM

I’m reading Blood Shadows. Total bad guy hero. Well mate. Not sure if he’s the hero yet. Lol.

Jennifer November 17, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Just started reading Everything I’ve never had! I Love reading about everyone’s favorite men! Thanks!

Amy November 17, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Currently reading Night Owl. Favorite bad guy is Javier from The Artists Trilogy…especially On Every Street. Thanks for all your reviews!

Krista G. November 17, 2013 at 10:58 PM

I am about to start Catch Me by Claire Contreras.

Tracie November 17, 2013 at 11:32 PM

I’m currently reading the first book in The Midnight Breed series. I haven’t read any of these books by Shay Savage, but I really want to! :-)

NiteReader November 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Thanks for the Night Owl rec, I loved it!! Now I’m reading Iris Blaire’s Exposure. Btw, EVAN is HOT. :)

Tori November 18, 2013 at 12:52 AM

I’ve read the intro novella, but was waiting on #3 to start #2. Would love a copy!

Laura November 18, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Reading Surviving Raine and loving it! Would love to win the other series.

Laurie November 18, 2013 at 7:26 AM

I’m reading Jagged right now, but would love to get my hands on any Shay Savage book. It seems to be unanimous that her books rock!

Feifei November 18, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Too many bad boys to choose from haha! What I’m reading now is Falling by E.K. Blair and getting ready for Beautiful Nightmares by Lauren Hammond! I’ve been waiting almost a year and a half for this one!!!!!!

Doris November 18, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Too many, too many but once a year I reread BDB, so there you go must be a favorite.

Michelle November 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM

I would love to win this series! They have been on my Amazon wish list for a while now so winning this giveaway would take care of that!

Jean November 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

Can’t wait for book #3! Love this series and author!

Sarah November 18, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I’m reading Skin by Kylie Scott.

Angi Smith November 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Would love to win these. Sounds awesome.

Erika November 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I’d have to go with the Dark Duet series! I just started the Experiment in Terror series:) Excited to read it after all of the hype…plus I love paranormal!

Tasha November 18, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Love this series! Can’t wait to read Unharmed. Currently reading Mine by Katy Evans. Love me some Remy.

Elyse Morrison November 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Oh I’m sooooo excited!!!! Can’t wait

Melisa Prado November 18, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Next on my TBR is Redemption by Stephanie Tyler or Storm by Nina Levine

Thalia November 18, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I am currently reading J.R. Ward, Possession. Almost done and I am still not sure on my thoughts. This book series sounds right up my alley.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Amy November 18, 2013 at 2:12 PM

I am reading Beautiful Broken Rules.

Lariza November 18, 2013 at 4:36 PM

I love Evan Arden this is one of my favorite series and I can’t wait to read this book!!!

Karen November 18, 2013 at 5:28 PM

I am reading now “3:am kisses”, by Addison Moore! But my favorite character is Cage West from “UnAttainable”…

Nathalie T November 18, 2013 at 6:07 PM

My favorite bad guy is probably Sebastian, Lord Vaughn from the Pink Carnation series. He is cold, snooty and mysterious. Is he a friend? Is he à foe?

Donna November 18, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I just finished Blood Shadows (Blackthorn Book 1) by Lindsay J. Pryor and thought Kane Malloy was a really good bad boy.

Jen November 18, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Ultimate bad boy….Duece West, hands down!

karhy November 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM

I just finished The 9th girl by Tami Hoag. I think one of my favorite bad guys is from Nenia Campbell’s Horroscape series -Gavin.Very messed up genius type.
I have checked so often for this ‘otherwise unharmed’ release.I like
this complicated bad ass Evan Arden.I’m so looking forward to reading it.!!

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