Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Release Day Excerpt Tour - Ricochet by Skye Jordan (with Giveaways!)

Let's meet Skye!

Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. 
(Squee! I know, right?!)

Skye's novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.

Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.



After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.

Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.

Ricochet is available for KindleKoboNook, and All Romance.

Check out Ricochet on Goodreads too!

Troy’s long hair was a curling, wild mess hanging to his shoulders. He hadn’t shaved in at least three days, and his T-shirt and jeans were covered with a film of dirt beneath some crazy-ass harness. Sweat dripped down his face, dampened his hair, and darkened his black tee. Everything about his friend oozed vibrancy and energy and excitement, making Ryker realize it had been quite a while since he’d felt the same in his own life. Jealousy and longing stirred. A restlessness to get back to his unit. His own work.
The weeks remaining of his leave suddenly felt infinite.
“You fucker.” Ryker rested his elbow on the window ledge. “The amount of fun you have in your job ought to be illegal.”
“You’re not one to talk.” Troy planted his palms on the harness at his hips. “Get your ass into that trailer.” He tilted his head toward one of many trailers littering the canyon. The long side had been covered in a stylized Renegades Stunt Company logo, and Ryker’s mind instantly shot back to Rachel. “Sign a release form and come have some fun with us.”
Troy pointed across the roof of the truck. Ryker squinted against the sun to where several people in harnesses like Troy’s scaled the rock face—some with filming cameras hiked on their shoulders. A bevy of others milled at the bottom. “Is that what you want to blow up? The boulder?”
“No, this is a different scene.”
“Troy!” The call drifted to them from a ledge on the face of a massive granite outcropping. “Get up here.”
Troy pull the driver’s door open. “Come on.” He waited for Ryker to stand from the vehicle and walked with him toward the trailer. “The one we need your help on is way bigger. It’s a bridge, located three hours north, and we need a big finale shot. We’ll talk explosives as soon as we shoot this scene. For now, I’ll introduce you to Rachel, get your Hancock on a few—”
Surprise cut along Ryker’s nerves. His feet stopped dead at the base of the trailer’s steps, where Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” poured from the open door at the top. “Rachel?”
Troy turned and looked back at him. “Yeah. Our secretary…manager… She sort of does everything but the stunts, really. You talked to her on the phone a week ago.”
                        Ryker’s mouth dried up. His belly coiled with…with…shit, he didn’t even know. “What is a secretary doing here? On site?”
            Troy turned and gave him a what-kind-of-question-is-that look, and Ryker immediately realized his screw up.
He turned and waved for Troy to follow. “Fuck the paperwork. Let’s have fun.”
Troy smirked with a ahake of his head. “Sorry, buddy. Those days of free adrenaline are over. All risks are now carefully calculated, insured, and contracted. But the worst would be Rachel getting ahold of me if I let you up there without signing a waiver first. She’d chew my ass to nothing.”
 “Listen, dude, I don’t really have time to climb today anyway. Can’t we just talk about the blast?”
Troy put his hands on his hips and frowned. “What the fuck else you gonna do?”

Right. He ran a hand over his head as the dread in his chest turned to stone and dropped to the pit of his stomach. “Yeah, okay.”

Thirsty for more? Check out the next stops on the tour:

About the Renegades series:

The rough and ready stuntmen of Renegades are experts in the fine art of death and destruction on the big screen. The best of the worst.
When it comes to tearing it down or blowing it up, no one can do it better, faster or with more flare than a Renegades’ bad-boy on a mission. When it comes to pleasing a women, no one can do it with more intensity or eroticism than that bad-boy with the need.
And while women come hot and fast for the sexy Renegades, holding on to the right woman may be the hardest stunt they’ve ever had to pull off.

AND on a super exciting note, Skye is giving away prizes!! 
Open internationally!!

Giveaway Details:
Skye is giving away the following at each stop:

     1  American Flag Military Dog Tag Swarovski Crystals (1 winner)
This sparkly, all-American military dog tag is symbolic of the tags Ryker wears in RICOCHET, but much prettier.
       The front features the American flag embellished with real Swarovski Crystals.
The reverse side is custom engraved with one of the following RENEGADE taglines:

       Each tag comes with a split ring for keychain or ball chain for pendant.

     1 American Flag Paracord Zipper Pull (1 winner)
These patriotic cuties are made with quality 550 Paracord. Add them to everything you can imagine—for style and function! Ex: purses, luggage, jackets, camera bag, etc.
     3 Digital copies of readers choice of any of the following books: (3 winners)
     Intimate Enemies
     First Temptation
     Sinful Deception

 Want to win? 
Comment below! 5 winners will be drawn at random.

GRAND PRIZE for the tour:
Stylish GUESS wallet filled with $70 in gift cards + necklace! (Valued at $150)
     $25 Amazon
     $25 Barnes & Noble
     $20 iTunes
     Handmade necklace: Home of the Free Because of the Brave!

Rafflecopter entry:

Or if that doesn't work:

Tour Schedule:
July 14:

July 15:

 July 16:
What’s A Nice Girl Like You Doing On A Blog Like This? (Excerpt 9)
(that's me!!!)

July 17

July 18


  1. Thanks for hosting Skye!

  2. Holy crap...I knew there Rachel somehow fit into the story and now I know...This is gonna be so cool...can't wait to see how they handle it when they meet on site.

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  3. Lovin' the excerpts.