From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING, the long awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!
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About ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING
From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.
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Her face was stunning. Wide smile. White teeth and a good deal of them. Big eyes. Elegant nose. Soft cheekbones. All of this she highlighted with the expert use of makeup from what was clearly a gift of superior genes into something that shone like a Hollywood starlet.
A starlet of a stripper who looked a good deal like Dolly Parton, who also likely got home the night before, earliest, three in the morning, and was right then, only hours later, back on the stage helping another girl by teaching her some moves.
“Marcus, brother,” Smithie’s voice came at him. “You got a problem with the way I do business, and I give you reason to have that problem, then we have a talk. I don’t give you that reason, we don’t have conversations like this one. That’s our deal.”
Marcus listened to him while he watched Daisy talking to the other girl and then she ran across the stage, doing it gracefully in platform sandals, her stone-washed jeans tight on her ass and hips and all the way down her legs. Still, after she ran the four steps, she launched herself high, grabbing on to the pole at least three feet higher than she was, her body swinging around by just her hands.
When the swing ended, she climbed up the pole, hand over hand. Doing this quickly, taking herself up another four feet, she flipped her bottom half over, wrapping her skinny legs around the pole. She dropped back, her hair flowing down, and with her only hold on the pole being her legs, she arched her back and slid down slowly, somehow circling the pole as she did it.
She ended this doing a layout with her hands on the floor, her legs in slow and controlled movements coming over her head one after the other. Her hands pushing off, she was up.
Standing straight with perfect posture.
I am first and foremost a Rock Chick! It was Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series that solidified my love of the badass alpha male and the righteous heroine as well as the idea of how a happily ever after occurs amidst the pain, chaos, and darkness of life. Indy will always be my favorite Rock Chick because it all started with her and Lee, but if there’s ever been a member of the Rock Chick Nation that I’ve always wanted to know more about it has to be Daisy because underneath her sweetness and her sass is a tale that needed to be told so that readers could fully understand what it means to be a Rock Chick and the hellish ways that some women have to go through in order to get to a castle and a man who’s meant for only her.
Daisy’s upbringing was not one made of fairy tales, but if she had had a fairy godmother, it would have been Miss Annamae – a southern woman who saw Daisy as the good girl that she is and gave her a way out of her deplorable situation. And even though Daisy’s choices might not have been ones Miss Annamae would have had Daisy make, Daisy never let go of Miss Annamae’s southern lady lessons or the idea that being herself regardless of how anyone cuts her down is the only way she can keep her head held high when everything and everyone else around her wants her to flounder and fail.
The Daisy readers have grown to adore through her interaction with the other Rock Chicks is exactly the one that Kristen Ashley reintroduces us to in Rock Chick Reawakening, and she’s just as full of sparkle and sass in her earlier years as she is as Marcus Sloan’s wife, maybe even more so because Daisy had to fight like hell to not act like or feel like the white trash others tried to tell her she was.
Daisy definitely redefines herself once she becomes involved with Marcus, but what’s solidified in this prequel is that she’s always been a larger-than-life woman – one who isn’t afraid to be her own person whether it be in how she dresses, how she talks, or how she commands a stripper pole. Daisy doesn’t put on an act for anyone and regardless of the darkness that surrounded her life, she always found a way to live in the light, even if it was only a slit of goodness.
Marcus Sloan has always been portrayed as a no nonsense business man – one who delves out his own sense of righteousness and feels no remorse in doing so. He’s always been on the wrong side of the law, but he’s also been a devoted husband who’s always willing to give Daisy whatever she wants because he knows she deserves it. Readers get to see another side of Marcus in Rock Chick Reawakening and through his own words, we see the man who knew what he wanted and went about claiming it or in this case her – the woman he’s waited to come into his life for decades.
With Marcus’ help, Daisy learned to build castles that sparkle and shine, and she built a life with him full of love, laughter, and honey bunches of oats, making their life together as sugary sweet as possible.
Daisy and Marcus’ story reawakened my love for the Rock Chick series, and in a way, brought the series full circle, allowing readers to fully understand what it takes to be a full fledged Rock Chick and how there’s no better group to be a part of because not only do you have a kickass group of girlfriends, but you also have the Hot Bunch and there’s nothing better than a group of alpha males who dominate and devote their lives to the girl who owns him body and soul.
5+ Poison Apples
A Message from Kristen
I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!
Praise for Kristen Ashley and ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING
“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!! This was pure Old School Vintage KA GOLD!!!”
“This novella is like the key to all the locked doors in this series.”
“We inhaled Marcus and Daisy’s story, how could we not. It was everything to us and we cannot thank Kristen Ashley enough for writing it, in her much loved unique manner. The queen of epilogues struck once more and we smiled through copious tears of happiness, our hearts feeling full and complete. Whilst sad that it’s over we just can’t feel anything but happiness and love right now. It was Aces! Rock on…and be prepared to be swept of off your feet.”
“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”
“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”
“I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes… my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean… her heart) would break.”
About Kristen Ashley
Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.
Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).
Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.
And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.