Thursday, June 12

***Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway *** Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart


Title: Ash to Steele
Author: Karen-Anne Stewart
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contempprary
Publication Date: February 13,2014
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Ash to Steele



Who I am and all I believe is marred with just one glance into angry, steel blue eyes. He seems to control my air, my ability to breathe. He makes me crave everything I know is a sin. Pure becomes tainted and lines are blurred. It's my fault; I'm the one who isn't strong enough. I've been damaged...broken. Breck's words haunt me...'There's a consequence for every choice you make.'


I've had so many women I can't even remember over half of their names, but none of them are mine; I make damn sure of that. I take what I desire and never look back. I don't need or want anyone, ever...not until I met Emma. Those eyes bore into what's left of my soul and her touch sears me, weakens me. I want to hate her for that. She is my sweetest hell. 

Disclaimer: Intended for readers 18+ due to strong language, mature scenes, and some violence

My Review

Emma Stone is from a small town in South Carolina. Being a preachers daughter, Emma grew up with religious values that she chooses to live by. Emma has always been the good girl and has dated the same guy since she was young. Emma knows her life is missing something and she needs more out of life. She decides to pack up and move to Boston to pursue her dream as an artist.

One night Emma goes to a bar where her best friend Jess works at. Jess introduces her to her small group of close friends. One particular friend of hers catches Emma eyes and she is immediately attracted to him.

I turn away, but not before witnessing the most captivating steel blue eyes bore straight through me. This strange tingling sensation takes over, sending electric current sizzling through my body, causing me to feel shockingly energized.

Breck is your ultimate playboy. He's extremely good looking, rich, cocky, arrogant and is use to getting what he wants. He is a man whore who doesn't sleep with a girl more than once and enjoys no strings attached. Once Breck meets Emma he is set out to have her and he simply tells Emma how it's going to be.

"I will be inside of you, Emma, doing all sorts of forbidden things that you have never even heard of, and you will be the one begging me to... You just don't know it yet"

Emma may be a good girl and shy at times but she does have a back bone and she stands up for herself and to Breck. At first she avoids Breck and tries to keep her distance. Since Breck is good friends with Jess, Emma is around Breck a lot and he starts to see things in Emma and sees how innocent she truly is. She brings out things in him that he thought died years ago. Underneath his playboy facade, Breck has a horrible past. He has some very dark demons and he uses his lifestyle now to chase them away. Emma and Breck start spending a lot of time together developing a friendship and their attraction between them is growing stronger.

"There's something about you I don't understand," 

he whispers, his steel blue gaze locked on mine.

"I need to understand you. I need to know why I can't get you out of my head."

Emma starts to see past Brecks front he puts on. Theres more to him that meets the eye. 

She slowly starts having feelings for him but she knows his past is a mystery and has a hold on him.
 Breck and Emma end up dating and Breck promises to do his best because this is all new to him.

Their relationship was intense with lots of passion. Emma broke down all of Brecks layers and found her way to his heart. It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty. You experience Brecks past and you see inside his soul. It was heartbreaking at times. 

"Use me. Use me to get rid of all of this crap inside of you. I can handle it."

Over all the story was awesome! You see two people fight for what they want when all the odds were against them. They overcome so much and become even stronger than they were before.  

What I loved most about Breck was he was so protective of those he loved and he would do ANYTHING for them and I loved seeing how strong Emma was standing by Brecks side.

☆★★ 4 Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Ashley Lenderman

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About the Author

Karen-Anne Stewart

Karen-Anne Stewart has always adored reading and has now fallen in love with writing. Her written works are The Rain Trilogy: Saving Rain, Healing Rain, and After the Rain, and the newly released stand alone novel, Ash to Steele. Her debut novel, Saving Rain: The First Novel in The Rain Trilogy, was a nominee for the Book Junkie’s Choice Awards, and Saving Rain and After the Rain are nominees for the 2014 RONE Awards. 

When Karen-Anne isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and visiting new places. She fuels her addiction of creating new stories by her only other addiction, caffeine, and listening to a myriad of musical genres. Tucked away near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Karen-Anne lives with her husband, daughter, two dogs, and their cat. She plans on writing new adult romance as long as her fingers maintain dexterity. 

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  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Ash to Steele. I'm happy you enjoyed Breck and Emma's story. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week :)

  2. Thank you for chance at giveaway

  3. I Loved it!! Thanks again for the Review opportunity!!;) ~Ashley

  4. thanks for the chance! it sounds like an interesting book :D

    1. Hi Angel and Karin,
      Thank you! I hope you fall in love with Breck and Emma :)

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    1. Hi Kitten!

      Good luck with the giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

    2. Hi Rita,
      I hope you enjoy Ash to Steele. Thank you!

  6. Love the review...can't wait to read it

  7. Great review...sounds like a good book.

    1. Hi Debbie!

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy Breck and Emma :). Love your last name...Jensen is the name of one of the main character's in Feel, the novel I'm writing now. Have a great weekend.

  8. Book sounds very good will have to go check it out.

  9. Hi Joe,

    Thank you! I hope you enjoy it :)

  10. Thank you for the giveaway

    1. Hello Anita,

      Good luck with the giveaway! Hope you enjoy Breck and Emma's story.

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    1. Hi!

      Good luck with the giveaway. Enjoy your weekend :)

  12. ummm.... yes please! Thanks for having the giveaway!!

    1. Hi Angela,

      Good luck with the giveaway. I hope you enjoy Ash to Steele. Thank you!