Blog Tour ~ Finding Serenity (Seeking Serenity #2) By Eden Butler

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Title: Finding Serenity
Series: Seeking Serenity series, Book #2
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2014
Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

Blurb:
Mollie Malone’s mom skipped out on her. Her biker dad, always loose and easy with the law, still was able to make her feel loved, and to keep her safe. But thirteen years ago, when his luck finally ran out and he landed in prison, Mollie found herself a new family – a group of friends in the sleepy little college town of Cavanagh, Tennessee, where now they all attend the local university. These girls know about the rotten roots of her family tree but accept her anyway, and the bond between them is so strong and supportive that Mollie is finally able to see past graduation to a future that is bright and secure.

But sometimes the past doesn’t stay buried.

Suddenly, inexplicably, there’s a shadow behind every step Mollie takes. Someone is lurking in that shadow, threatening not only Mollie, but also the new family she has claimed for herself.

And it isn’t just the past that has Mollie’s life in upheaval. Hunky former Marine Vaughn Winchester – who Mollie really would like to get to know much better – thinks Mollie is just a kid; he’s made it clear she wouldn’t ever be able to understand the demons haunting him. But if that’s what he believes, then why does he keep sticking his nose in her business? And if he thinks she’s such a kid, why does he keep trying to kiss her?

Vaughn’s mind games are frustrating, especially since Mollie knows enough about secrets to be convinced that there’s something he isn’t telling her, something he’s so far been able to keep hidden. But when that secret is revealed, Mollie is forced into a situation that tests her loyalty and threatens even her closest friendships – just when the shadow of her past returns, and she’s going to need them the most.

‘Finding Serenity’ is book two in the Seeking Serenity series.
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Excerpt:
“Does it surprise you that someone could want me, Vaughn? You called me a
kid. You think I’m a kid. Even after you saw I wasn’t, even after you said you were
wrong, deep down, you still think that.”
“No, I don’t.”
“You do. No matter what you say, what you tell me, you still see me as not
enough. Not near enough for you.” She turns around and he moves back, just a half
step. She looks nothing like a kid now and reason begins to settle back in his mind. He
needs to leave this room. He needs her to not move toward him the way she is. But he is
paralyzed by the smell of her and the water dripping across her chest to disappear
beneath the towel. “Even with all the times you told me how badass I was, you still
think I’m untouchable, that I’m too young, too stupid for you.”
Is she crazy? Did she miss that part just seconds ago when he kissed her skin? “I
never said that. If I did, I didn’t mean it.” Brilliant, yes. Beautiful, yes, but she’s not too
young and she sure as hell isn’t stupid. But the mission, it was the mission that had him
pulling away from her, that had him restraining.
This was a mistake, being here, watching her without guarding his expression.
He knows she can see what he wanted. He knows she felt what he wanted just seconds
ago when that round, supple ass was leaning against him. But he has a job to do. He
has to protect her, to keep her safe. Everything hinges on her safety. If he can’t do that,
then Mojo will pull out and all that Viv has worked for these past six months would be
for nothing. “I don’t think that, but you’re right. You are untouchable.”
“Because I’m a kid?”
“Because you’re off limits.” That settles it. That should, he thinks, make her
understand that no matter what he says or how badly he wants her, he can’t touch her
again. Vaughn turns, the door just feet from him. He is almost there, just in reach of
the space he needs to force between them. She has to see reason. She has to understand
that the mission is what matters, not what either of them wants.
“Vaughn?” There is something in her voice that is different. Determination
maybe? Certainty? Whatever it is, Mollie has never used that tone with him and he
knows it would be a mistake to turn around. His gut tells him that turning around
would disintegrate any hope of resistance. But her feet drag on the carpet and he can
feel the soft wisp of her breath against his neck and he is helpless. He manages a
glance, tells himself that is all he will allow her, but when he sees her face, sees how
calm she is, how confidently she sets her shoulders, he moves, comes to face her fully.
“I’m not a kid.” And then, she drops the towel.
“Fuck.”
It is the only word that Vaughn can manage to utter. It is the only thing
to cross his mind as he watches that towel slip to the floor. Mollie stands before him
completely naked, her skin still red from the hot shower.
“What are you doing to me?”
he asks her when he had better hold of his tongue.
“What you want.”
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My Review:
I love Eden’s work, and I certainly love this series.
I love Eden’s writing that captures us so easily and ensnares us to continue reading.
We have Mollie, she had a rather shitty up-bringing and has many demons in her closet.
Vaughn……he’s on the next level….he’s an ex-marine, with a heart of gold, but he also has many demons festering in his closet and he’s trying to keep them hidden.
These two character couldn’t be more opposite than they already are, but you know how the saying goes…”Opposites tend to attract one another”
The banter and sexual tensioner between these two soon starts to heat up, when their lives are being threatened.
Can these two get past their insecurities and move on from their hidden pasts?
We still see the appearance of the others in “Seeking Serenity” Declan’s brotherly role, always out to protect those he loves and his family… Layla and Donovan, oh these two….I can’t wait to read their story (please be one) They definitely bring the laughs with them wherever they go!
Seeking Serenity differs slightly that Finding Serenity, where book #1 was full of sexual tension, book #2…Mollie and Vaughn is full of angst and intrigue and I loved every word. But rest assured, this book has some HOT steamy scenes. Mollie is a tough badass chick and Vaughn is her Soldier….
Before she pushes her leg up, she leans down, catching a whiff of his sweat-slick skin to whisper just above his mouth. “Baby, I’m always good, but I ain’t never gentle.”
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Author Bio:

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Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the
nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her
affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie)
Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon
bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden
edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans
Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisian

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Other Books In This Series:
Book #1
Chasing Serenity
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Title: Chasing Serenity
Series: Seeking Serenity series, Book #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2013

Book Blurb:

Graduate student Autumn McShane has had her share of heartbreak. She’s been abandoned and betrayed and she lost her beloved mother in a tragic car accident five months ago. That loss damaged her body and fractured her spirit but she’s learning to recover, until her ex-boyfriend returns to town, intent on making her life miserable.

Declan Fraser hates her ex as much as Autumn does, but the last thing she needs is to put her trust in the hands of another man, especially one like Declan: his hard body and lulling Irish accent makes more than a few girls weak-kneed. The talented rugby player is rude and sarcastic, with tattooed, muscular arms and a cocky attitude, but he’s the only one who can help Autumn win an ill-advised bet that, if lost, could cost her more than she’s willing to pay.

The reluctant alliance between Declan and Autumn stirs up cravings she doesn’t want to admit, but Declan is a hard man to resist.

Just when Autumn starts letting down her carefully constructed walls to the sexy bad boy, he betrays her when she needs him most. Autumn suspects Declan has secrets, and she is determined to uncover what drove him away from her, even if that means fraternizing with the enemy. But will the truth return Declan to her arms or add to the scars on her heart?

Check out my review here: http://wp.me/p3EDpo-1tH

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Book #1.5
Behind The Pitch
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Title: Behind the Pitch (Declan’s POV)
Series: Seeking Serenity series, Book #1.5
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2014

Blurb:

Expat Irish rugby player Declan Fraser only wanted to play the sport he loves. He didn’t want to be stuck in this middle-of-nowhere town at this all too quaint university. He didn’t want his team captain to be an entitled jackass who switched Declan’s position on the squad just to make himself look good. And he sure as hell didn’t want to fall in love with graduate student Autumn McShane.

Autumn is stubborn, but gorgeous; she bristles at any hint of dependency on anyone or anything, but she’s also a survivor. She’s everything Declan didn’t know he wanted. When Autumn finds herself in the middle of a challenging bet with her ex-boyfriend – who just happens to be the arrogant team captain that Declan hates – he feels honor bound to help her out. But he didn’t expect to fall for her in the process.

“Behind the Pitch” reveals the most twisted and erotic thoughts in Declan’s head as he navigates through his on again/off again, frustrating and deeply erotic relationship with Autumn McShane.

And lordy, does he have a filthy mind.

Check out my review here: http://wp.me/p3EDpo-1vj

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Giveaway
Giveaway is international and ends at 11:59 PM CST 04/28/2014. Eden is offering up the
following prizes:
 (5) eBook copies of either Chasing Serenity, Behind the Pitch or Finding Serenity
(Winner’s choice)
 (1) Signed set of the series – Chasing Serenity, Behind the Pitch or Finding Serenity
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