Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rumor by Skye Jordan - Excerpt & Multiple Giveaways tour-wide & Grand Prize!

RUMOR by Skye Jordan

About the Book
Title:                Rumor (Renegades Novella)
Release:          November 4, 2014
Genre:                         Contemporary Erotic Romance
Blog Tour:       November 10, 2014 – November 14, 2014
Buy Links:        Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes / Kobo

Book Summary:

Former Navy SEAL Josh Marx thinks he has it all figured out. He’s living the bachelor lifestyle in southern California, running risk assessment for the Renegades, but most importantly, he’s finally gotten over the unrequited love he’s harbored for his former teammate’s ex wife. Then his buddy calls from overseas, worried because he hasn’t heard from his ex, and asks Josh to check in on her. Josh doesn’t want to get involved, but the same code that urged him to walk away in the first place is suddenly pushing him to change his Christmas plans.

Grace Ashby doesn't appreciate the sexy SEAL trying to step in and take over. He thinks she’s hit rock bottom by working at a strip club, but she knows differently. She could set him straight, but he’s already rejected her once, and she doesn’t need one more man judging her.

She tells him to butt out of her business and her life. But Josh’s conscience won’t let him walk away this time. 


Stephie showed up with his drink. Josh didn’t even give her time to set it on the table, he took it straight from her hand and tipped it back, taking the whole thing in one swallow.
“Ooooh-kay,” Stephie said in a half-laugh. “I assume that means you’d like another?”
The older man moved his hand up her back and kissed Grace on the temple, before wandering off through the club. Grace made her way to a dancer straddling a customer’s hips near the stage. With a very friendly stroke of her hand over the man’s shoulder, Grace glided around behind the dancer, put her hands on the woman’s waist, her chin on her shoulder and let her body follow the movement.
“What in the fuck...?” Josh murmured, unable to pull his gaze from the erotic sight.
Grace’s hands slid lower, gripped the woman’s hips and urged them into a deeper, sexier roll. She spoke to the client as she thrust, easing the dancers hips into a deeper, more rhythmic thrust. He nodded, eyes big, mouth open like a drooling puppy, and Grace smiled, a sultry, seductive smile Josh had never seen before.  The dancer dropped her head back to Grace’s shoulder, raised her arms to wrap them around Grace’s neck and turned her face against the skin of Grace’s throat.
Patrons sitting nearby cheered their approval of the girl on girl action, and the heat simmering in Josh’s body rocketed through his groin and up his chest. He fought to search out the what, the how, the why of this, but his mind floated in distracting titillation.
“Here you go.” Stephie set Josh’s second drink down.
“Thanks. Keep ‘em coming, will you?” he asked.
“Who are you?” Stephie asked. “Her new bodyguard or something?”
Josh’s gaze broke from the erotic sight of Grace getting it on with two others and focused on Stephie. “Why? Does she need one?”
“I personally think we all need one after what happened last week. But, no one’s springing for any service, so I guess we’re relying on our monkeys in suits.”
“Stephie!” Someone called from close by. “Need another drink over here, sweetness.”
She glanced at Josh again. “I’ll bring you another in a few.” Then she darted through the shadows to another table.
When Josh returned his gaze to the lap dance, Grace was gone, the original dancer still going at it with her customer.
He scanned the area and found Grace weaving through the club, greeting men, group by group, stopping to talk for a moment, then moving on. No lap dances. No running to get drinks. Josh couldn’t figure out the setup.
Josh downed the next drink in two swallows, but the first was already hitting his blood stream, making him bolder, braver, and—he knew from experience—far more stupid.
When the song changed and the women on stage transitioned once again, Grace watched closely, then scanned the club, like an overseer, her gaze pausing on every girl as they worked the room. And Josh could only compare her behavior to a lion watching over her cubs.
He was trying to figure her out while fighting complex emotions he was sure colored his perspective when her gaze passed over him. Then her eyes jumped back and held on his face with a spark of shocked disbelief. A sizzle broke out across his ribs. No turning back now. She’d seen him. She knew he didn’t belong here. She knew this wasn’t a coincidence.

About the Author
Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan. Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better. Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.

Giveaway Details
There are two sets of Giveaways on this tour! 
The first one is the grand prize and will be included in the Rafflecopter provided. 
The second is a giveaway for each blog stop. 

Tour Grand Prize (Rafflecopter):
·         6” Kindle Tablet (1 winner from the entire tour – US/Canada only)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Each Blog Stop 

·         Winner’s choice of Reckless, Rebel or Ricochet AND a $10 gift card (1 winner at each blog stop – US/Canada only)

·         3 Swag Bags (3 winners at each blog stop – US/Canada only)

To enter to win for this stop
please leave a comment below and tell me if you have had a chance to read any of the Renegades books yet, if so who has been you favorite so far? 
I know who mine is....

Blog Tour Stops

November 10, 2014

Smut Book Club (Excerpt 1)

Same Book Different Review (Excerpt 2)

So Many Reads (Excerpt 2)

November 11, 2014

I Am A Book Addict (Excerpt 3)

Just The Write Stuff (Excerpt 4)

November 12, 2014

Cricket’s Chirps (Excerpt 5)

TBQ’s Book Palace (Excerpt 6)
November 13, 2014

Becky on Books (Excerpt 7)

Books-n-Kisses (Excerpt 8)

Maldivan Book Reviews (Excerpt 9)

Ms. Romantic Reads (Excerpt 9)

November 14, 2014

Smut Book Junkie Reviews (Excerpt 10)


  1. Sadly i havnent been able to read them yet

  2. I own them but have not read them yet. My TBR is huge but I love Skye/Joan so they are moving up fast :).

    1. Get reading Victoria! it is a fabulous series!
      Thanks for stopping by the blog

  3. I have not had the chance to read the Renegade books, but I'd love to.

    Thank you so much for the post and giveaways! Fingers crossed. :-)

    Lindsey8907 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  4. I have all of them but I've read the first 2 and of those Reckless is my favorite.

  5. I have not read them yet but I am moving it up on my TBR list.
    Nicole Ortiz

  6. I've read Reckless and loved it! I need to read the rest of the series!

    1. Yes you do! :)
      it's an awesome series, I love it!
      thanks for stopping by

    2. :) Next on my TBR
      ash (DOT) lake07 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  7. My favorite hero in this series is Wes Lawson from Rebel. His guardian protective nature just calls to me. <3 I ADORE this series and can't wait for each book to come out <3

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and I'm an epub reader so I'd love a BN/ARe gift card instead of Amazon that I can't use...

    1. Oh and email is glittergirl54 at ymail dot com :)

  8. I haven't read any of the Renegades yet but I have read the first 2 of the Phoenix Rising books.

  9. Oh wow a juicy rumor well, I don't know if this is juicy more like damn scary. Had heard about 5 years back a child molester had moved about a 1/2 mile from where I live.....Needless to say it was no rumor and he does live right down the road. I have a 8 year old I'm very protective of.

  10. I haven't read any of them yet.

  11. I haven't had the pleasure (shame on me, I know) especially since I own the first two!! Maybe it's a sign that I should get the third one and read binge this week on the whole series =D \
    Joanna M

  12. I love Nathan, so "Ricochet" is my favorite.

    1. Jane, I love all the guys, but, Nathan is my favorite too!
      Thanks for stopping by the blog

  13. Sadly, they are all still just on my wish list. :-(

  14. They are still on my TBR list and I look forward to reading them

  15. I have gotten the first one but have not read it yet.

  16. I have read Reckless so far and loved it!

  17. Never read it

    Bn100candg at Hotmail dot com

  18. I have not read any of the series yet.

  19. I have not had a chance to read any of the books so far but I am enjoying the excerpts so much I think I am going to have to now. Thanks for the giveaway! pnc07 (at) aol (dot) com

  20. Thank you all so much for checking out the Rumor post. The random winners for this stop on the tour are.....
    Lindsey V
    Phyllis C
    you are all going to get a swag pack from Skye Jordan!
    Ashley Lake
    you are getting the choice of book & GC from Skye Jordan!
    I will be emailing you shortly for your info to pass on to Skye
    Thanks again