Tuesday, February 23, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW - Ace (Band Of Brothers #1) by Lyra Parish

Title: ACE: A Band of Brothers Novel
Series: Band of Brothers #1
Author: Lyra Parish
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2016


My name is Ace and I'm the Ace of Spades.
I'm not nice and I misbehave. 
I will be your nightmare.
I will be your dream.
I will have you begging for more of me with each scream. 

The truth is in my lyrics. 
Uncontrollably controlled.
I bleed many things one being Rock & Roll. 

I don't date or make love, I fuck real hard. 
Did you know the ace of spades is considered the death card?
Love doesn't exist in my world, it never did.
Love won't exist in my world, it's something I forbid. 

My name is Ace and I'm the ace of spades.
Proceed with caution, because I'm sharp like a blade.

The Band of Brothers novels are full length and will follow each brother in the band. 
They can be read together or separately.




Excerpt from Chapter 1. 
Subject to Change. 
Unedited. © 2016 Lyra Parish.

Tonight I would fuck the blonde in the front row who continued to visually rip my clothes off with every little blink she took. Her tits were hanging out of her shirt and she licked her lips and batted her eyes at me. The set was nearing the end and I could feel her gaze. When I looked away and back at her, it was like her eyes had never left me. I liked when a woman knew what she wanted.

Blue and green lights flashed over the stage then washed across the crowd. When we made eye contact again, her tongue traced the outside of her plump bottom lip and at that moment I knew she was DTF. Her being down to fuck made this so much easier but then again, being the lead singer of the Band of Brothers made panties magically melt. I'd be her fantasy for the night. I'm sure there would be many more one night stands considering each show from Florida to New York, all the way to California was sold out.
The drums beat on as I screamed out the next few lyrics. "I won't let the world decide. I'll die before that happens."
The drums stopped and the distortion was cut leaving a melodic strum of Nikolas's guitar.
The lights faded when walked off stage leaving the crowd screaming and yelling at the top of their lungs. Jex, Nic, and Rex had huge smiles covering their faces as they chugged the water the technicians handed us. This would never get old. Moments like this were the ones we lived and worked for. Once the chanting and clapping rose to the maximum volume, the four of us walked back onstage and gave the fans what they wanted, an encore.
Green and yellow lights flashed over the crowd and smoke hovered at the bottom of the stage. We played three more songs. People sang and swayed to the lyrics and music. Some jumped up and down, feeling the full beat of the drums while others banged their heads. The feeling of having thousands of people chanting my words would never become real. More often than not, I felt like I was in a dream, one that I never wanted to wake from.
During the last song, I pointed to the blonde. By the way she was dressed in a tight pink shirt and a skirt that showed the bottom of her ass cheeks, I knew she wanted to be seen. She could have possibly had this night planned from the beginning. Randomly, I chose a few others from the crowd to join us, to dance in front of our audience, to feel the temporary power. It was something I did every show, every tour. It was a habit of sorts.
Security helped the girls climb on the stage and they lifted their arms and shook their asses. Before the song ended, the technicians led the girls' side stage as cannons of small fireworks shot from the floor. After the final song, my brothers and played the crowd and threw drumsticks and guitar picks. The yelling didn't stop for minutes and the audience realized we weren't coming back out. I walked side stage where girls anxiously waited us. I smiled, popping an eyebrow at my chosen woman for the night, and she instantly came to me. I wrapped my arm around her shoulder and hers hung on my waist. My brothers stopped in the green room with the other girls, but Blondie and I walked to the bus.
"I'm Lindsey," she whispered in my ear before we reached the end of the hallway. I smiled at her and pushed open the exit door. Groupies and fans waited near the bus and as soon as we walked up they rushed it.
"I'll be out in a bit," I said, smiling at them with pearly whites. "My brothers are coming out that door over there. Really soon."
I hated to out their exit strategy, but I wanted to take my time burying my dick deep inside Misty or Christy or whatever the fuck her name was. It didn't matter. Names never did.

Our Review

I feel like I've waited so long for this, I have a little soft spot for Lyra Parish, she writes the perfect mix of super sexy, sweet, funny and drama. I've never finished one of her books feeling unfulfilled by what I've read and Ace is no different.

Ace is a rockstar, lead singer of the awesome Band of Brothers and one quarter of the super sexy Hathaway brothers. He's the illusive one, who sleeps with women and gives no fucks about anything. Except that's not really him, it's all an act he plays up to to keep everything and everyone at a distance. Until he meets photo journalist Elizabeth Riley. A normal girl who doesn't bow down to his every wim. She is everything he never knew he wanted.

Elizabeth Riley is an editor for a music magazine. Her boss decides to be a divvy and send her on tour with band of brothers to document what goes down. She's not prepared for everything thats about to happen, but she deals with it and gets on with the job at hand, a job it turns out she's quite good at. Until she meets Ace Hathaway, who rubs her up in all the wrong ways. And the right ways too.

There are so many things going on in this story, id be hear all day summarising, but at the centre of it, is a beautiful relationship built on a foundation of two people stepping out of their comfort zones and finding themselves right where they need to be. Ace and Elizabeth are hot together, they're sweet but their sarcasm and wit is what I find most endearing. They bounce off each other.
'  "Ace and easy don't go in the same sentence.""I think some people would disagree with that considering the reputation of your after show cool down. Maybe that could be the title of my next article? I think people would enjoy it, don't you?""Dare you."  '

Music is key to this story and I assume will be to the whole series. There is an accompanying soundtrack (how awesome is that) but also the songs that are mentioned in it are not random songs by some obscure band to make you feel like an idiot for never having heard of them. They're songs we all know and love and no word of I lie, midway through this book I stopped reading for a few minutes and went to download Eric Clapton's Wonderful tonight, coz I just had to listen to it while I was reading that scene.

If i'm 100 percent honest, This book did feel rushed, but that didn't take away from the story itself, and its the only negative I have to the whole book, so still a win and I'm really looking forward to getting to know the rest of the brothers (Especially Rex. He's mine)
 "All of them had the prefect amount of sun-kissed skin, scruff, messy hair and chiseled faces. Looks that good should be illegal."

Star Ratings:
Plot = 4/5
Characters = 4/5
Heat = 4/5
Writing Style = 3.5/5
Overall Rating = 4/5


Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn't busy writing, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra lives in Texas with her glassblowing, guitar-playing hubby and black cat named Nibbler.


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