Thursday, November 23, 2017

Into the Fire (Compass Boys #2) by Mari Carr & Jayne Rylon - Blog Tour & Excerpt

Into the Fire
Compass Boys Book 2
Mari Carr & Jayne Rylon
Release Date Nov. 28, 2017

James Compton is a man of two worlds. For half the year, he’s Seth’s oldest boy, working with his family and the horses on Compass Ranch. The other half, he’s Jamie, a daring smokejumper on the West Yellowstone Squad. Those two halves make him feel whole, happy, satisfied. Until he meets his boss’s daughter, Ivy…

Ivy Wagner’s life should be complete. College degree in hand, she’s excited to embark on her career as a large-animal vet. Add in the attention of one very sexy James Compton, and her future should be all sunshine and steamy shared showers. However, a shattering loss in her past ensures Ivy will never date a smokejumper…no matter how perfect for her James may be.

As the couple grows closer, it’s clear they’re headed for a day of reckoning. Ivy can’t lose someone she loves to a raging wildfire, and James may be incapable of giving up a vital part of himself, of living half a life.

When James faces his own loss, the pair are forced to confront their individual demons. What will they willingly let go of…and what will they choose to fight for?

Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iBooks

James sat between Ivy and his brother, Doug, as family, friends, and fellow ranch hands took turns saying a few words as they paid tribute to Jake. It occurred to him that Jake’s death still hadn’t really sunk in.

Twice, he’d caught himself looking around for the crusty old guy, expecting to see him rolling his eyes as everyone spoke. The man was too humble to go for stuff like this. If he’d been there, he would have told them to simply lift a glass, take a big long swig, and then get the hell back to work.

James had reached over to hold Ivy’s hand when his dad got up to say a few words. It didn’t matter how many times he promised to put some distance between them. He couldn’t. James needed her right now, and sadly, he was discovering he was too damn selfish to do the right thing.

She didn’t seem to mind. She gave his hand a quick squeeze, offering him a comforting smile. James was surprised to see the tears wetting her lashes. Her compassion and empathy for him and his family as they dealt with this loss warmed him, made him want to draw her even closer, soaking in every bit of consolation he could.

Yep. Selfish bastard.

He saw Doug swipe away a few tears, and he felt hard-pressed to keep from shedding a few of his own. As the service wound up, everyone heading to the big house for a meal, James remained in his seat.

“This fucking sucks.”

Doug and Ivy stayed with him as the others cleared out.

“You can say that again,” Doug murmured. “Sort of thought that grumpy bastard would outlive us all. Seemed too ornery to die.”

Ivy grinned. “I wish I could have met Jake.”

Doug snickered. “He would have liked you. Probably would have made a comment about your cute ass or how you’re too good for my brother, just to jerk James’s chain. He got a kick out of shit like that.”

Mari Carr Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories, novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works. Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary erotic romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. Join her newsletter so you don’t miss new releases and for exclusive subscriber-only content.

Jayne Rylon Jayne Rylon is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She received the 2011 Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Indie Erotic Romance. Her stories used to begin as daydreams in seemingly endless business meetings, but now she is a full time author, who employs the skills she learned from her straight-laced corporate existence in the business of writing. She lives in Ohio with two cats and her husband, the infamous Mr. Rylon. When she can escape her purple office, she loves to travel the world, avoid speeding tickets in her beloved Sky, SCUBA dive, and of course read.

No comments:

Post a Comment