Thursday, September 24, 2015

~*★Release Blitz ★*~ Tank (Savage Saints MC #2) by Carmen Jenner ( With Giveaway!!)

Title: TANK
Series: Savage Saints MC #2
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult/Dark Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2015

Enter an unsettling world of volatile relationships, hot bikers, and even hotter sex that will have you on the edge of your seat and force you to keep a white-knuckled grip on your e-reader.


Blurb


Killer. Criminal. Sociopath.

All of these words have been used to describe me, and for the longest time I believed that that’s all I was.

I’m the man you call in to clean up your mess, assuming your mess is a guy who needs a bullet to the head. I’m the man the MC calls when they want their dirty work done.

I’m the man who doesn’t feel.

Until now.

Until her.

Now my mess is a woman who won’t save herself. I’ll fight like hell to save her, but at what price to the club? And at what cost to me?

Warning: TANK contains graphic violence, profanity, drug use, and explicit sexual situations that may be a trigger and cause some readers emotional discomfort. Intended for an 18+ audience only. Not intended for pussies.
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Title: Tank
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Series or Standalone: Series (Savage Saints MC #2)
Rating: ★★★★ 
Reviewer: Melyssa
This book might just be the darkest MC book I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading…and I have no regrets.

The author warns of this in the synopsis and anywhere else she possibly can, but for the sake of making sure that people that may not have seen that come across it here, this is not your typical MC read. It’s also not your conventional romance and does contain scenes that are not for the weak of heart. So if you have rape, drug and physical abuse triggers, this book may not be for you.

There used to be a time, based on my own personal history where a book of this nature wouldn’t have even been on my radar, but as it appears, I’ve come a long way because while my damn heart spent ninety percent of this book breaking over what Ivy was forced to endure (and then Tank by association later on), I didn’t trigger here.

I think what set this book apart for me and why I enjoyed it so much was because it is so different than a lot of the MC books I’ve come across. I’m sure there are other ones out there equally as dark (I mean, I know now that the author has another one right before this), but until now I haven’t come across it. So this book stood out.

A story about two people with their own set of demons being thrown together in the most unconventional way and somehow finding a bit of beauty in the destruction. Two people that despite the ways they shouldn’t work, worked tremendously well and made me a believer in them.

Tank is the guy you call when you want someone gone. The one that the MC depends on to get the job done and eradicate someone completely. And as you learn, he’s been doing it a lot longer than his time with the MC. Though, with everything I read from his past, and what would turn out to be the event that started him down this path, everything was more than well deserved. No matter how twisted it might make me, and even if I wouldn’t do the same things he did, I understood him.

He’s not an easy guy to take. He’s brash and mouthy and rough around the edges, but there are these shades of something more in him and it was those shades that despite how often I felt the need to backhand him for some of his comments, bonded me to him. He had heart. He cared. Even if the poor guy didn’t exactly have the best way of showing it.

And Tank cares about nothing more than Ivy.

Good lord. What can I say about this woman? Ivy isn’t your typical heroine. She’s not meek and mild. She’s not soft and tender. She’s a broken and bruised woman with a drug addiction that she’s so immersed in because for her, it’s easier to forget when she’s high. She’s been through a whole lot of crap and despite wishing at times she’d be better off dead, she’s still going despite it. She’s got a fighters spirit in her despite the horrible hand she’s dealt and I liked her pretty much instantly.

I didn’t expect to, but there was just something I saw in her even before you really see the stuff she’s been through that has brought her where she is (nothing more than a club whore) that endeared me to her. Invested me in her healing (whether with Tank or without).

As the story goes on, you learn just what kind of life she’d been thrown into and just what Tank is having to fight against as he attempts to not only save her life, but get her to want to save her own life. Swallowing down as he goes, the feelings he knows he has for her. One’s he’s had long before they’re thrown together here.

This being the second book in the series, there is background here between these two, but since I didn’t take on the first book, I went in blind to a lot of it. While I’m sure the background information would have been good to know before delving in here, I didn’t feel as if I missed anything by not having it. The author did a wonderful job of just giving you enough information so that you understood. At least she did for me.

These two were like fire and ice. Similar yet different and explosive as hell whenever they interacted (which given their close quarters due to Ivy’s detoxing situation) was a lot. But they were also entertaining in these moments as well. Despite the seriousness of the story, I found myself laughing quite a bit with their banter back and forth. It was a refreshing change after being swept up into their individual darkness right away.

The road this story took, how intense and dark this really got as time went on, I have to admit I wasn’t expecting it even with everything I’d read up until that point, but with the way it all played out, the just desserts I feel happened here for more than one character, I have to say in the end, it was worth every second of the torture that my heart felt.

This is a couple that in all of their brokenness, somehow found a way to heal both together and apart. Ivy’s moment of clarity after coming home from Tank’s mothers probably still one of my favorite parts in this book. It was a beautiful thing to witness, even if Tank in true alpha jerk form had to get her worked up first lol.

If you’re looking for an easy read, you’re not gonna get it here. If you’re looking for a peaceful and love filled HEA, again, this isn’t the book for you, but if you’re a fan of two broken people coming into their own and finding a small sliver of light in the dark and turning it into something pretty epic, this will work. Carmen Jenner did a fantastic job giving these two people that the rest of world might deem lost causes (because of life choices and things they’ve been through), one hell of a rewarding HEA.

This book was violent, brutalizing, and downright heart wrenching, but it was also healing. A story of growth from both characters that was equal parts moving and beautiful.

My thanks to the author and all others involved for allowing my blog the chance to read and review. It’s a ride I’m glad that I was a part of.


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Excerpt


“So, the usual?” Louis asks. 


“Yeah.” Tank intervenes by knocking Louis’ arm away when he tries to hand me a menu. 

I glare at the obnoxious arse. “I don’t get to decide what I want?” 

“Nope.” He smirks, and it’s quite possibly the millionth one I’ve seen today. “I know exactly what you want. You just need to trust me.” 

“Okay then,” Louis says. “Coffee?” 

“Yes,” I practically shout. “The strongest you have.” 

Tank shakes his head. “Get her a latté.” 

I swear if looks could kill, Tank would be burnt to a char right about now. No one takes my coffee from me and lives to tell about it. 

“Your system doesn’t need any more stimulation.” 

“It’s caffeine, Tank, not cocaine,” I argue. “I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay.” 

He shrugs, and Louis glances nervously between us again. He looks as though he wants to flee. Tank has that effect on a lot of people. Then again, it could be the fact that I just admitted to being a junkie and at any second he’s expecting me to break out my stash and start snorting lines off of his fancy table. Louis says, “Okay, so latté it is then.” 

“No, I want—” 

“I’m sorry, sweetheart, but your man is too scary to say no to.” He backs away from the table, shouting, “But don’t you worry, it’ll be the best latté you’ve ever tasted. You just sit tight.” 

“He’s not my fucking man,” I shout back, drawing the attention of every patron in the room, which is really only two other people, not including Louis and Kerri. I look around sheepishly and then wrap my arms around myself, turning my attention back to Tank. “Stop fucking smirking, you arsehole, or I’m walking.” 

“Try it and see how far you get, Warrior Princess.” 

“I’m betting I’d at least get halfway down the street before you caught up to me.” 

“You wanna test that theory?” He challenges with a grin, though his gaze warms me head to toe with its intensity. “My money says you’ll make it to the door before I drag you back to the table, put you over my fuckin’ knee and spank your arse ’til it’s red raw.”


I let out a deep, shaking breath and lick my lips. Jesus Christ do I want that. I want it so fucking bad. My nipples turn rock hard and Tank’s gaze drops to my black singlet. I’m suddenly hot, wet, and hyper aware of his lingering gaze. This man is going to be the death of me.


SAVAGE SAINTS MC SERIES
READING ORDER


KICK
TANK
JETT
GRIM
 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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