Review Blitz + Giveaway: Revelry by Carmen Jenner



Title: Revelry
Series: Taint #1
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2015



description Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. There’s just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane.

Until a run-in with a nonplussed, package-wielding PA throws everything off balance.

Ali Jones is having a craptastic life. Her grandmother died, leaving her homeless, penniless, and alone, and her boyfriend left her for a tramp who takes her clothes off for money. That’s why when she lands her dream job at a record company it seems like it’s too good to be true.

Because it is.

Slapped with an ultimatum, Ali must decide if facing the horror of the unemployment line is a fate worse than going on the road with four rowdy rockers hell-bent on making her life misery.

He’s adored by millions.

She’s not even loved by her cat.
Can they ignore their hatred long enough to survive the tour from hell? Or will their chemistry force everything to come crashing down around them?

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Excerpt

My vision is partly obstructed by Ali, but the sight of her head bobbing as she takes him in her mouth is all I need to know what’s going on. Levi meets my gaze across the limo. There’s gloating there—that much is obvious—but there’s also understanding. When you spend as much time together as we do, you come to know your bandmates pretty well. For all his talk, he’s not as big of a douche as he claims to be. He may not ever sleep with the same woman more than once—with the exception of Ali, I guess—but I know he’s not immune to the loneliness our lifestyle creates. It’s strange how you can be adored by millions and yet completely alone all at the same time.
He slides his hand into her hair and closes his eyes, throwing his head back against the seat.
“Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck,” he whispers, and then he gathers her hair to the side and shifts her body so that my view is completely unobstructed. I watch as she works her hands up his shaft in time with her mouth. He doesn’t attempt to fuck the back of her throat and make her choke on it, the way we both had that first night we fucked her. Instead, his touch is gentle. Reverent.
It makes me crazy, and hot as fucking hell. I shift uncomfortably, adjusting my cock within my jeans. I don’t make a move towards them, though I want to. I want to bury myself inside her and mark her as mine, but at this point the lines are so fucking blurred it doesn’t matter whom she belongs to. Him. Me. The both of us, or neither one.
I lean forward, taking a glass from the shelf and a crystal decanter filled with amber liquor, and I pour myself a drink, and then I slide back into the leather to watch.
“Play with yourself, Red,” he whispers.
“No.”
“Do it,” I say, and she turns around to glare at me. I can’t tell if she’s disappointed I’m not joining in, or if she forgot I was even here.
“I don’t want—”
“Why are you suddenly so embarrassed?” I say sharply, swigging back more of the scotch than I should.
“I’m not embarrassed. I’d actually rather that you joined in.”
“I’m watching,” I say, eyeing her coolly over my glass. She scowls at me a moment and then she kneels up, steadying herself with one hand on Levi’s thigh. She wriggles her skirt up over her hips and bends over. Everything is on display as she takes him in her mouth again. I close my eyes, not wanting to watch her on her knees in front of him, her head bent low, her full fuck-me lips wrapped around Levi’s cock. I feel as if I’m on a ride that’s spinning out of control and I can’t find a way off. I can’t make it stop. And I so badly want it to stop.

MY REVIEW

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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You know this thing we all hate when it comes to books, the insta-love. Well that happened to me with this book. I knew when I first saw the cover and after I read the blurb that I was going to love Revelry. I had this feeling the book would be for me.

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At the time, I never read a book by Carmen Jenner. But a few months ago I read Kick and to be honest I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted. Still it didn't deter the fact I wanted to put my hand on Revelry.
You can imagine how I was when I saw I had received an ARC

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I'm so pleased to have this opportunity to review the book. At the end, it was all I wanted and more

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My first experience with Revelry was with teasers I received to share on my blog and I was stunned. I didn't expect the kind of teasers I've seen... it was a threesome.

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So I re-read the blurb, just to check if there were some menage involved – I didn't seem to find any mention of it – But seriously that's ok. In fact it's more than ok. it's fucking awesome!!
I'm all for the booze, and sex when it comes to rockstars. Yep Revelry is all about that.

Sorry I'm rambling a lot and I didn't even started to talk about the book itself but I have to share my excitement about the whole thing.
I also want everyone to be aware that yes they are more than two people involved.
Is it a love triangle?
In some ways yes
Is it unbearable?
NOT AT ALL

There's one thing I've learn from both books I've read by Carmen Jenner is that she is an author who doesn't write traditional. She goes with the flow, she writes the way she wants, I'm sure the way she likes too and she will certainly take you a little out of your comfort zone BUT in Revelry there's one thing for sure there's only one guy who has the heroine heart and from the start you feel it, you know who it is and how it happens.

“Don’t ever say that again. Don’t ever think that you don’t matter to me, Ali. You do, but I’m ... I’m fucking terrified of letting you in.”

I don't read a lot of love triangle because I'm always left to pick a side or itleft my heart shattered.
Did I fall for the other guy? Yes Did I love him as much as Cooper? Not in this book but only the future will tell.
The conclusion of all this is: Don't let your fear of love triangle stop you to read Revelry

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I loved Revelry so much because it gives me some "Sinners on Tour" vibes. I completely loved the series by Olivia Cunning and I was damn ecstatic to go back to rockstars, tour, groupies, tour buses, shows, music and band members.

Taint is a group who has to go in the USA for their tour. When Cooper Ryan set his eyes on Ali he does everything he can to hire her as their PA.

While Ali is not very happy about it, she hasn't got a choice. She lives in her car and she can't afford to refuse.

If you are looking for a nice, cute band, Taint is not for you. Levi, Ash and Zed are all for the party, drugs and booze.
I'm sincerely eager to read more about the three of them.
Levi is going to be a big treat and not because of his twelve inch cock, nope the guy has a giant heart and he doesn't really know it himself
Zed is going to be fun or at least I hope he will. He is the relax guy you want to be friend with.
(view spoiler)
Ash is quite the mysterious type. I'm wondering what he is hiding (view spoiler)

And then there's Cooper Ryan...

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Throughout the whole book I wanted to hug him so hard. Being left by his ex was not easy for him especially when his ex left with his kid.

“I think we could learn a lot from one another.”
“And just what do you think I can teach you, Coop?”
“To forget,” he whispers "

With Ali in the picture, he is so reluctant of letting his feeling go. He doesn't want to trust again.

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Cooper and Ali's relationship may not be simple at first but they clicked from the moment they met

"I hate you.”
“No, you made it pretty clear last night that you didn’t hate me. And this morning, come to think of it.”
“You’re confusing me with my rabid vagina. Of course she likes you, Coop. You have a penis, and she hasn’t been thoroughly fucked in a long, long time. But me? I really dislike you.”
“Liar,”

Ali can pretend she doesn't like him all she wants, Cooper is never far to remind her what they share

“Sounds like you’ve given a lot of thought to how I look when I wake, Ali-Cat.”
“Oh, I have,” she admits, “I wouldn’t read too much into it, though. I’ve also thought of fifty ways I could murder you in your sleep.”
“Still, that’s fifty ways you were thinking about me.”
But it's because of his fear, that everything will lead him and Ali to experiment something with one of his band mate.

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I was never scared for them. The writing is genuinely comforting. The author involves you in a journey of pleasure. And believe me, the sex scenes are perfect, pure, hot, sizzling and most importantly real

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"We come together and we feed off one another’s pleasure, but even when our bodies merge, I won’t give him all of me. I can’t. Because there’s a part of me that belongs to another man, and deep down I suspect that all of us know it. That doesn’t mean that I don’t care for him, though"

I hope you stayed with me all along my review even if maybe I didn't put everything in order. I think this is the longest review I've ever written but Revelry was totally worth it.

It's a wonderful start for her series. I'm dying to get my hand on the others books. Revelry was one of my most anticipated books this year and now I'm adding the whole series!

PS: Carmen Do you think you would write a little more about these two? A novella maybe? The ending was a little too short, don't you think?

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 Author Bio



Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage Saints, and Taint series.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore MAC addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child. A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?


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