Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blog Tour: Get Off On The Pain by Victoria Ashley

5 Sexy Stars

Let me just start by saying that is one of my favorite reads of the year!!! I have read every book that Victoria has published and the girl keeps pumping out greatness!! Victoria Ashley has a knack for writing amazing books about these sexy broken men that you just crave to learn more about! She sucks you in with the way she portrays her characters that you become so caught up in the story and you feel every emotion right along side of them.

"I'm fucking tainted, Lyric. Running now would be your best option."

Memphis is not your typical dark, sexy brooding alpha male. Ok, so he is but there is just so much more to him. Memphis returns to his home town, Crooked Creek, after serving 6 years in County in search of his younger brother, Alex. Once her finds his brother his plan was to leave permanently, but of course things never go as planned. 

"A part of me died behind those walls and the other part isn't sure how to go on living. I no longer know how to live in society among normal people."

Lyric is a very independent, strong willed and sexy as hell woman. I envy her strength. Three years ago Lyric moved to Crooked Creek and was instantly hired to work at Ravage Tattoos and lives with her friend Bailey. She loves photography but since her move she has lost her desire but one night she finds herself a very sexy muse. The house across from hers has been abandoned for years and one night a mysterious man takes occupancy and piques her interest. 

"I close my eyes and Lyric flashes through my mind, making my whole world stand still at the thought of fucking shit up and never seeing her again. She's the only thing that silences the demons and makes me feel alive."

Memphis and Lyric separately have their own inner demons to battle but in the mean time find each other. He is constantly fighting temptation and Lyric wants in. Can they help each other fight their inner demons? Move beyond their past? Or do they allow their past to define them? 

"Every time my grip on him shifts, his muscles tense even more, as if he isn't used to being touched. It only makes me want to help break those walls down and continue to touch him if that makes sense."

This book is not for the faint-hearted. Filled with sexual tension, flirty chemistry and scorching sex scenes!! I could not put this book down. If you are like me and are totally into bad boys with troubled pasts, strong willed women, twists and turns, filled with gut wrenching action and emotional roller coasters then this book is one for you.

"Once you start feeling - the pain never stops. Physical pain I can deal with, but emotionally; I cut myself off a long time ago. And being around Lyric makes me feel things I haven't felt in a long time; hope, need, desire and selfishness. My need to be selfish with her and have her all to myself is too great to ignore."

After you read this one, make sure you check out all of Victoria Ashley's other books, you will not be sorry.

I live for the pain; it’s what drives me to keep moving. But there comes a time when one has to push the demons aside in order to survive. 

I thought I buried them deep. I thought I was ready to finally live. Until… my brother, Alex; he throws me into the fire—right into the place I could never control myself, the one place I never want to be again. 

When I put my hands on people, they get hurt. Things happen that bring me back to that night. The one that will forever torment me. 

I’m doing fine, keeping to myself in order to ensure no one gets hurt by me. Then along comes Lyric, and all I want to do is touch her, to put my hands in places that I know will only lead to her being crushed by me. 

She’s the rush that I crave. The darkest of poison running through my veins, killing me bit by bit; like a drug I can’t get enough of even though I’m almost down to my last breath. 
And being around her only hurts more, but what she doesn’t understand is that I welcome the pain; I get off on it, which in the end leaves me with the hardest decision of my life—one that might get us all killed…

Excerpt Two:

Ever since she came into my life, standing there behind me on the porch that day, I knew she would be hard to forget. From her messy, caramel hair and pouty lips, to the fire in her big, green eyes, I knew she was going to test me unlike anyone else ever has. I could tell she was a fighter just like me. 

      The only thing I need right now is to get out of my head and away from the woman beside me.

  “Go inside, Lyric. I’ll wait here until you get in.”

      She looks over at me from the passenger seat, one hand on the door handle. She’s not letting me go so easily. I can see it in her expression. “You’re not going home?”

 I turn away and look straight ahead, refusing to look at her. If I do – I’ll cave in. I’ve already done that enough with her. It needs to stop. “No. I can’t be there right now. You really don’t need to worry about it. Now go. Goodnight.”

      She takes her hand off the handle and pulls her seatbelt back on. “Good, because I don’t feel like going home either.” She nods her head toward the road. “Let’s go.”

      “No,” I say firmly. “Just go inside.”

      “Why not? What is the big deal? What is so wrong with taking me along and getting to know me? I’m not asking you for anything other than company. It’s a big fucking world and it sucks being in it alone.”

      I let out a slow, deep breath and finally look over at her. She needs to see that I’m a fucking monster. I ruin lives and it will be no different with her. “Because I don’t want you around me when I’m drinking. I’m working hard here to keep my fucking hands off you. If I get fucked out of my mind… I’m going to want to fuck you and once I fuck you, the game changes. You don’t want that. Trust me.”

      She nervously runs her hands through her hair and looks at my lips, swallowing. 

“You don’t know shit about what I want. Maybe I’m not as innocent as you think. Now can we go? It doesn’t look like Bailey is home anyways. I don’t feel like sitting home alone.”

      She always does this to me. I don’t get why she is so hard to get rid of. She’s pushing me and I can only hold off for so long before I fuck her senseless and pull her into my dark world; a place she doesn’t belong. “Just keep your distance from me. If your friends are there then you hang out with them. Okay?”

      I look over at her when she doesn’t respond. “Okay, Lyric? I need you to understand and stay away? Say it.”

      She looks up at me with fire in her eyes. She’s not happy with being told what to do. 

Another thing I like about her. Well fuck me. “Fine. I get it. Let’s just go,” she says stiffly.

Cover Image Photographer FuriousFotog

Cover Model Shawn Dawson

Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorites shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter and True Blood.

She is the author of Wake Up Call, This Regret, Slade, Hemy, and Get Off on the Pain. Victoria is currently working on more releases for 2015.