Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rowdy by Jaycrownover ~ Character Blog Hop ~ Rome & Giveaway

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Title: Rowdy (Marked Men #5)

Author: Jay Crownover

Genre: New Adult

Publication Date: October 21 2014

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♥ Synopsis ♥

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.

Cora interviewing Rome

Cora: Are you staring at my boobs?

Rome: Is that your first question, because you know I am.

Cora with a major eye roll in his direction: You are such a guy.

Rome with a grunt: I wouldn’t be much use to you if I wasn’t. Let’s get this over and done with I have shit to do today.

Cora narrows her eyes at him: Do you have to suck the fun out of everything? Captain No-Fun in full effect.

Now he has to grin at her: So that’s question number 2 right? And no I don’t have to suck the fun out of everything…I just think my idea of fun and your idea of fun are different. Mine involves you and whole lot less clothing…and you would enjoy any opportunity you got to ask me a million questions I don’t particularly want to answer.

Cora holding up her hand: 5 questions Big Guy, not a million and it won’t kill you to play along.

Rome leaning back in his chair behind the desk that separates them in his office: It might. I know how sneaky you can be when you want to.

Cora lifts and eyebrow in appreciation when he lifts his arms up and stacks his hands behind his head: Okay so if you had to pick which color my eyes were, either the brown or the blue which one would you choose?

His eyebrows dip down pulling on that scar that stands out white on his forehead: I wouldn’t. To me you are all the colors, all the brightness, all the good things in my world. I wouldn’t want to change anything about you. I like that I can tell what’s going on in that crafty mind of yours by looking in your eyes. The blue one is always clear and honest and the brown one always lets me know when you’re up to no good.

She smiles at him and leans forward in the chair a little automatically making his eyes track the way her shirt tightens over her admittedly growing chest: See, you’re super good at this game, Rome. So does my job bother you? Does it every rub you the wrong way? I work with super-hot guys covered in ink all day and that part of what I do means I have to make random dudes drop their drawers every now and then?

Rome: Nope. You had that guy and he isn’t here, I am, so in the long run you didn’t want that. As for having to handle other men’s junk…is that my favorite…no fucking way, but it’s what you do and it doesn’t bother you so I refuse to let it bother me. I mean I could ask you the same thing, would it bother you that one of the old requirements of my job in the Army was to get shot at on a daily basis? (She stiffens automatically because anything having to do with him getting hurt is still a sore subject) Of course it would bug you, but it was my job and it had to get done.

She sighs a little and gets up and braces her hands on the desk so that she is leaning towards him: I kind of hate that you are turning out to be so good at this game just so you know. (His eyes are def. locked on the gap her position has shifted her shirt into. So she smirks at him,) It’s nice to know after some time and a kid you still look at me that way.

Rome: Always.

Cora: Sooooo…where do you see us in the next few years, Big Guy? What’s our future look like to you?

Rome gets to his feet and leans over the desk so that he can put a hand around the back of her neck and pull her closer: We look like this. Happy, in love, making babies, having a family that keeps growing. We’ll get married, we’ll buy a house, we’ll watch all of our friends and family do the same…including Asa even if I have to hold him down and force what is right in front of him down his throat. Our future is me and you and whatever we want from it, Half-Pint.

She laughs a little and lets him pull her forward for a kiss that is def. more fun than asking each other questions.

Cora: Rome for the win.

Rome: Absolutely. I ended up with you didn’t I?

 

CHARACTER TOUR SCHEDULE

October 22

Smut Book Club-Rule

October 23

Wolfel’s World of Books-Shaw

October 24

Kimberlyfaye Reads-Jet

October 25

A Bookish Escape-Ayden

October 26

Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews-Rome

October 27

Red Hot + Blue Reads-Cora

October 28

Black Heart Reviews-Nash

October 29

Cocktails and Books-Saint

October 30

Holly’s Red Hot Reviews-Rowdy

October 31

The Book Avenue-Salem

 

♥ Marked Men Series Reading Order ♥

RULE

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JET

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ROME

Buy From Amazon | Add to Goodreads | Read our Review

NASH

Buy From Amazon | Add to Goodreads | Read our Review

ROWDY

Buy From Amazon | Add to Goodreads

ASA

Buy From Amazon | Add to Goodreads | Read our Review

 

♥ About Jay Crownover ♥

Jay Crownover Author Pic copyJay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She will also be introducing the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this summer starting with ROWDY. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

Links:

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ROWDY Goodreads ** Jay Crownover Goodreads

 

♥ Giveaway ♥

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66 comments:

  1. I dont have. But like to have dream catcher.

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  2. I only have 4 right now, but that is due to funds lol. I have a large star on my right calf that has a ribbon wrapped around it with my 3 girls' names on the ribbon, I have 3 small stars above my left thumb for my girls, My husband's name on the right side of my neck and an arrowhead behind my left ear. I'm dying to get my next one, which will be a day of the dead type tattoo of female head done on my left upper arm. Around the neck will be a rosary with the years of death from my lost loved ones in the beads. :) Thank you all for the amazing chance to win this!! I LOVE Jay's work!!

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  3. No tattoos, can't imagine ever getting one either.

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  4. I don't have one but would like one on my heart -"tu me manques"
    You are missing to me.
    I miss you is not enough it's like you are a piece of me and you are missing to my whole.

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  5. thanks for the chance! this is an awesome giveaway

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  6. Don't have any yet but I've designed a few. I plan to get some in the new year.

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  7. I have two tattoos which I had done on my vacation to NYC (I live in Europe), one of a rose and the other is of a book with a banner wrapped around it with the text "I've lived a thousand lives" on it.

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  8. I don't have any tattoos, but I had considered tattooing the names of my daughters and some shamrocks on my shoulder. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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  9. A small shooting star on my face that has been there 38 years! A bird on my left hand that's been there 37years. And a flower with a tribute ribbon on my back for my husband that's been there 9 years.

    julie_small(at)att(dot)net

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  10. I have five. One on each shoulder, ankle, finger and stomach. They are addicting! I need a few more!

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  11. i have 6 right now...2 on my wrists, 2 on my ankles, 1 on back of neck and 1 on top of foot

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  12. I don't have any and due to health reasons, probably won't get any. But a unicorn would be ever so cool! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  13. I do. I have two. Angel Wings on my back and a ruin symbol on my inner right wrist. Getting another one soon;

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  14. I do not have any but my husband has 5! Not sure if I will ever get one but love looking at them :)

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  15. No I don't have a tattoo yet but I'd really like one. I have one picked out and already know where I'd get it and what it'll say and look like. It would be on my shoulder blade.

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  16. I have 5 tattoos, ankle, top of my foot, inside left wrist off to the side by bone on right wrist, right shoulder blade. I've got ideas for several more

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  17. If I were to get one it would be an infinity symbol on my wrist with my children's initials tattooed inside. :)

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  18. I have one on my back. I would like more though.

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  19. 1 shroom on my ankle hoping to get lots more

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  20. I would get one on my waist or ankle.

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  21. I have pooh bear on my left ankle. want to get more. posting as brooklynn gibbs

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  22. I have a scattering of stars on my foot and a quote from one of my favorite authors on my wrist.

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  23. I don´t have but always want one in my waist and one in my wrist.

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  24. I currently have three. Two on my back and a submariners dolphin and anchor on my left leg. I'm planning on getting my fourth soon!

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  25. I have 3 flowers on my back and will be getting more in the future.

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  26. i don't have any right now. thinking on getting one for me and my kids

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  27. I have one on my right forearm. . its says "I read like the ink of the book is oxygen and I'm gasping for breath"

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  28. I have wings that cover most of my back. 4 solid hours of pain, but so worth it! I also have a little star on each hip. My next will be a dragon on my thigh (as soon as I can find the perfect one)

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  29. I have one and it's an anchor on the inside of my forearm and planning to get another in the near future

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  30. I have 5. My newest one is a fancy version of my cat on the back of my thigh... He's wearing a top hat and a monocle. :)

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  31. Sadly I don't have one but if I was ever to get one it would be on my back/side under my shoulder blade. Probably would be something Lord of the Rings related.

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  32. No tats but would love to have one someday :)

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  33. None at the minute but I would love to get my kids names done

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  34. I don't have yet, but in december I will have one. With a quote from a book

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  35. Not sure if my last one posted, but I have one and hope to get 3 or 4 more next year if I finally get the money. My first is of my son's name and I am missing my other two kids names and I have another neck and back one I want.

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  36. I have a few tattoos with a million planned.
    I've got a locket and a quote on my left foot, a stag, a doe and a quote on my right foot. A rose on one of my wrists, Egyptian symbols on my back and Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael and TinkerBell behind my ears.

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  37. I have 2 tattoos! I have the Chinese symbol for friendslhip on my neck and I have a cross with a yellow rose on my leg for my mom who passed away

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  38. No tattoos yet... have been contemplating one for a few years.... shoulder blades, upper arms... something that incorporates a compass, a pocket watch and angel wings... needless to say, I'm still figuring that one out...

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  39. No, I have no tattoos but i want to make a swallow on my shoulders.

    Raffle name: Artemis Giote

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  40. Currently have zero tattoos but gave a couple in mind for after college.

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  41. I have a few: A sun lotus on the back of my left calf, An Alexandre Dumas saying on the top of my left thigh, my nickname on my stomach, a dragonfly on each side of my chest(it's about to get covered up with a Claddagh, a dragonfly on the back of my neck, the word 'Lust' in graffiti between my shoulder blades, 5 stars down my spine, a tribal on my lower back, a black cat on the inside of my left wrist, the 'Ello' worm from Labyrinth on my left shoulder and a half sleeve of stars and swirls on my lower right arm. That's all for now but there will definitely be more in the future.

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  42. I'm getting one for Christmas. It's a pocket watch with the quote from Alice in Wonderland that says "Have I gone mad" with the reply "I'm afraid so you're entirely bonkers but I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are. I'm having it done just underneath my ribs on my left side!

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  43. None for me. I'm sure with my luck whatever they'd do they would mess it up and it'd be horrible. lol

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  44. I don't have any tattooos yet, but I would really love some in the near future. On the back of my neck and shoulders at first.

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  45. I have 4!! hahaha!! One on my ribs, one on my foot, one on my hip and one on my wrist!! A phoenix on my back is a work in progress

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  46. I have a cherry blossom tree on my ribs : )

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  47. I'm looking to get 'necesse set omnibus mortem obire' on my wrist - I'm a Latin student and it seems pretty poignant & I'd also like some sort of rose and thorn design on my hip in memory of my auntie Rose :)

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  49. I have 2. One of a ribbon (supporting cancer). The other is my son's name

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  50. No I haven't. I'm afraid about the pain :D .

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  51. No tattoos. Not sure if I ever would or not. Among other things, I don't do well with pain.....and my parents would kill me!! Not against them, though.

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  52. I want one on my neck, but i dont know when i going to have the courage for doing it

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  53. I have my son's foot print and birthd ate on my right sholder

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  54. I don't have any tattoos. I would get one on the back of my neck or my hip.

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  55. Kristina Hohrman28 October 2014 at 01:56

    I have 4 tattoos my favorite is the one on my write that says Believe.

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  56. I don't have any but I'd like to have one someday. :)

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  57. I have 6 and want more
    as to locations ... they are here and there ;)

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  58. I have a rose on my ankle. I know. I got it when I was 18. I've spent the many years since then overthinking the next tattoos. Have 2 more planned out, we'll see how those go :)

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  59. I Love Ink but I'm allergic to needles so have none. They look pretty on other people. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    taina1959@yahoo.com

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  60. I wish! I would love to have a tattoo!! I would also love to be a nurse, however the sight of needles makes me faint. lol. :(

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  61. 'Faith over fear' in Italian on the inside of my wrist with a lighting bolt and compass with North pointing to my heart :)

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  62. I have a tribal butterfly across my back and a playboy bunny head on my lower, inside hip. :-) I always want more!

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  63. Nope, no tattoo yet. I want one right above my heart :)

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