Thursday, January 17, 2013

Racing on the Edge by Shey Stahl Tour Stop & Giveaway


Review:
There are people who write because they want to share their imagination, people who write as a hobby for something to do, then there are people who write because they were born to, and Shey Stahl is one of those people, she was born to write. She has the capability to take something like NASCAR, something that most women have no interest in and turn it into an incredible story that captivates you from the very beginning and turns your world upside down. I mean, it will take over your whole thought process. Case in point: My Uncle drag races. The other night I was eating with my family and the conversation around the table was about him starting back racing in February. Well, my mind immediately went to Jameson Riley. I had to stop myself several times from blurting out about this series, like it was real. I know, I know... I have never had a book take me over the way this series has. Shey breaks everything down and makes it interesting, I've grown up a NASCAR fan (RIP. Davey Allison and Dale Earnhardt), but since reading this series I now have an appreciation for what it takes to actually be a racecar driver and the sacrifices they make for the sport and their fans. This series is hilarious! The way car mechanics are compared to body parts and sex had me laughing until I cried and the shenanigans that this whole family can get into is ridiculous. Through all the arguing, fighting, drinking, partying, rough patches and DRAMA, they are a family first and I love that! I think I went through every single emotion with these books. I even sent Shey a message telling her, and I quote " U R KILLING ME!!! I'm so mad I'm shaking and I'm so sad my heart hurts". Now that I have read the whole series I am a little sad that it's over. I feel like I know these characters and can relate to them. This is definitely is series that I will read over and over again!
HAPPY HOUR BLURB: Between revving engines, smoking tires, and high speeds, two friends form a vital bond in the shadows of the blaring spotlight. Sway Reins, a track owner’s only daughter, and Jameson Riley, a gritty NASCAR rookie driver, have been best friends since they were kids. Over the years, Sway becomes his safety shield during his rapid rise to the elite levels of auto racing. A night of celebrating a victory leaves Sway believing that she can convince Jameson to fall in love with her. She becomes determined to be more than just a pit lizard trolling the pits. Little does she know that this steadfast racer has his own idea of revelry. Soon their compression ratios are timed exactly right and all the reciprocating motions have led them to happy hour. As their passion revs, the inner workings of an internal combustion engine have never been so erotic. Just a taste turns into a thirst neither of them saw coming. Can she convince this rookie he can have love and his dream?

BLACK FLAG BLURB: When the taste you thought you never needed becomes a thirst you cannot quench, then what?
Jameson Riley, a NASCAR rookie driver, and Sway Reins, his girlfriend, are put to the test. They have love; they have lust, and a bond that proves to be vital. But do they have what it takes to make it through his lifestyle.
When tested, it's either fight, or give in. Two things Jameson has a hard time drawing a line between. Desperate for the series title in his rookie season, Jameson becomes engrossed in the battle between himself and rival driver Darrin Torres. After a horrific crash in Pocono, Darrin attempts to even the score when his warnings do nothing to deter Jameson and his diligent focus on his dream and his family.
Between the blurred lines of love and racing, and the weight of the world on his shoulders, can this racing prodigy achieve what he was born to do?

TRADING PAINT BLURB:Step into the magic where the clay met rubber and desire defined greatness. Trading Paint takes you inside the hasty driver’s mind to what led him to a decision that changed the path of two souls.
Jameson Riley, a dirt track racer from the pacified Northwest attempts to step from the shadows of his legendary World of Outlaw father, Jimi.
Struggling to make his own identity, his best friend becomes a distraction he didn’t see coming. When you’re touted as the next legendary sprint car racer to someone whose mystique alone is intimidating, you tend to lose sight and wonder who you are at times.
He has something to prove and something to learn. Can he surpass greatness?
Warning: This book contains adult content and racing. It may not be for everyone and is completely different from the other books in the series as it contains detailed racing, setups and the mindset of a racer.

THE CHAMPION BLURB:A powerful love story of tragedy, love, and commitment.
The fourth book in the Racing on the Edge series submerges you in the lifestyle of a champion of a sport that dominates America.
Through smoke and methanol, you learn the good, the bad, and the secrets no one wants you to know.
Jameson Riley, a NASCAR Cup series champion, has created a life for himself and his expanding family but is it what he thought it would be? He's had to overcome his own personal aggression and move through his career from the rookie he was to be the champion he is.
In a sport where you are allowed one angle, one image and everything you say and do, on or off the track, must fit in that angle, it's hard to know how to be the champion they want. He once again, has to draw a line between love and racing.
Through shuffling cars and heaving exhaust, shadows lurk in every turn and threaten Jameson's victory in his race for himself while Sway, his new wife, through her own battles within the spotlight, keeps their pit stand strong and ready for anything this life might throw at them.
The Champion captures the essence of racing and what it means to be a champion on and off the track. Giving you a vivid and affectionate portrait of the characters that became a window net for this hasty driver, follow along as Jameson and his family reflect on their life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the track.

THE LEGEND:In a lifestyle of speed adrenaline and desire, one racer has sacrificed everything for the sport he loved.
He will fight for his name, his family and now his life to be the legend he’s been portrayed to be.
But what happens when you’re standing on the edge of disaster and none of that matters anymore?
Jameson Riley, a racer whose effect on the sport is greater than any statistical contribution, has that talent and the family dedicated to get him to those legendary levels he has always dreamed of. Just like any long race, their lives have fallen into a comfortable pace making pit stops and adjustments along the way, they remain in line with the occasional shuffle. Through it all, Jameson is a driver with a numbing reputation, an imperial manner and the clout to back it. He’s been challenged on and off the track for the last eighteen years but life is changing for this family.
That’s when tragedy surfaces. A malicious act of revenge will decide the fate of the champion everyone has watched grow from the local dirt track racer to the mystifying greatness he became. One family is forced to look for a miracle. They question the sport, relationships, and the only lifestyle they’ve ever known.
When your life is measured in laps, what happens when the white flag is thrown?

Check out our playlist for the series and the reading order.


About the Author:
Shey Stahl is a romance writer who enjoys writing about racing and a good love story that will sweep you off your laughing ass. Growing up she was surrounded by racing watching her dad at the local Northwest tracks.

Writing wasn't something she thought she would ever do but when a rough pregnancy landed her on bed rest three years ago, a passion was discovered. Now, aside from chasing around her little princess with magical powers, it's rare for her to put down the pen. 

When she's not writing, Shey Stahl can be found at the local dirt tracks in Washington watching her favorite sport, racing.
Shey can be found on: 
Blog 

The Racing on Edge series also has a
Facebook page.

Giveaway time!!! Use the rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win a signed copy of Happy Hour (book 1) AND Black Flag (book 2)!! The winner will be contacted once the giveaway is over via the email used when signing into the rafflecopter. We will also post the winner on Facebook. You will have 48 hours to respond or we will select a new winner. Good luck everyone and thank you for participating!

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And now for the GRAND PRIZE!! Use the rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win a full set of the series! The winner can chose between a signed set or an e-book set. Good luck and thanks again for stopping by and showing your support to Shey.


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7 comments:

  1. Hi :)

    I nominated you for the Liebster award!

    Check it out

    http://angiesdreamyreads.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-blog-award.html

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  2. Hi Melissa,
    I just saw your post on Book Blogs and have become your newest follower! I'd love it if you checked out my blog too! And if you are interested, I have started a YA blogger book club I think you would enjoy since you review a lot of YA books.

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland
    YA Blogger Book Club


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    1. Awesome! I have followed. I also grabbed your button if you want to grab ours. I looked at the YA blogger blub, it looks fun! I will talk with Ashley and see if that is something she would like us to participate in.

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  3. I think you may have been one to suggest this series. Now my interest is really peaked!

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  4. Hello sweetie,am your newest follower. I found you on bsn.
    Btw, if you have time, hop by at my blog and follow back :)))))

    keep in touch, Chi
    http://sunnydaysarelove.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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    1. You got it! I'm following you back. :)

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  5. Great review and thanks for the giveaway! I really loved Happy Hour! Jameson and Sway are such a great couple! It's a sexy and hilarious read!

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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