Wednesday, January 22, 2014

**Blitz & Giveaway ~ Taut: The Ford Book ~ J.A. Huss**

**This blitz is presented by Xpresso Book Tours.**

Hey y'all! I'm gonna give y'all some Taut teasers, an excerpt, and share a giveaway from the fabulous J.A. Huss in just a moment. But first, I just have to say...go one-click this book right now! Go on...I'll give you a moment. You won't regret it, I promise! ;) 

Y'all back? 

Okay, here's all you need to know about Ford's book.

TAUT: The Ford Book by JA Huss
(Rook and Ronin Spin-off)
Published January 20, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, New-ish Adult

TAUT IS A STANDALONE NOVEL - you do NOT have to read any of the Rook and Ronin books first.

Ford Aston is known for many things. Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps "pets" instead of girlfriends.

And after Rook broke his heart, he plans to keep it that way.

Ashleigh is known for nothing, and that's exactly what she's got going for her. She's broke, stranded in the mountains with a three month old baby, and Ford Aston is screwing with her head.

Big. Time.

And she plans to mess with his right back.

It's a coy game at first, filled with flirting, and innuendo--but Ford soon realizes something is not quite right with Ashleigh. In fact, something is seriously, seriously wrong and the closer they get to their final destination, the closer Ford gets to the truth.

One night of devastation, self-loathing, and emptiness turns into the best thing that ever happened to Ford Aston. But one day of in-your-face reality threatens Ashleigh's whole existence.

Since A LOT of people have been asking here is the scoop on how this book fits in with my Rook & Ronin series:

Ford first appears in Rook and Ronin #2, Manic. He has a bigger role in Panic, R&R #3, and then he has a novella, called SLACK. This TAUT book is only FORD. It's not really part of the R&R series, as that plot has all been sidelined for this one romance book.



Luck. We are not on speaking terms, luck and I. Because my name is not Ronin Flynn. Luck loves him. Shit, if Ronin was in this predicament, he’d have broken down across from the Four Seasons, they’d tell him they only had the penthouse available, and he could have it for half price since it was sitting empty anyway. They’d send up complimentary fruit baskets and give him free spa passes to ease his worried brow.

I laugh. The sad thing is that it’s closer to the truth than I’d like to admit. Ronin is like… walking magic when it comes to life. Everything he wants, he gets. People love him immediately. They 
don’t scowl at him because he conjures up memories of almost blowing people up on the golf course or electrocuting boys in the skate park bathroom, or for being the town freak who read every book in the library, even the dictionary and the encyclopedias.

I have had my share of women, albeit on my own very strict no-touching terms. But Ronin has women throwing themselves at him everywhere he goes.

It’s… it’s infuriating. He’s literally a professional liar, for fuck’s sake, and all they see is sweet perfection. But when they look at me they see freak.

I’m a goddamned movie producer. I know famous people. I have a mountain home in Vail, a luxury condo in Denver, and a five-million-dollar monstrosity on Mulholland Drive in Bel Air. I take care of myself, I’m well educated, I’m not bad-looking. I’m sorta hot, actually. I know this, I have no trouble finding sex when I want it. 

And yet I get sluts. I swear. Sluts who don’t even blink when I tell them they can’t touch me. And Ronin? He gets Rook.

She does not give one fancy fuck what Ronin’s part in our business is. Her exact words. Not one fancy fuck. She loves him, no matter what. Unconditionally. She rode a thousand miles on a motorcycle back to the place where the most horrific things happened to her, stole secret files, and almost got her legs burned off in a house fire to save his professionally lying ass.

And I get no-name pets who want me to bend them over a couch and smack their pussy to make them come.

It’s just… what the fuck? Why? It’s like I have a sign on my fucking head that says I like the weird ones.

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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).

She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.


  1. So awesome, Brandee! I already have both Slack and Taut on my kindle, of course, but that sure didn't stop me from entering this giveaway :)

    How you doing today? I have a pretty bad cold, and so does youngest daughter - so we're couch potatoes today :D It almost feels good.

    Have a great day, my friend *BIG HUGS*!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Good luck in the giveaway, Lexxie. :) You're gonna love Taut!

      I've been away all day, thus my absence from the blogosphere. I'm so sorry you and your daughter have colds...I don't envy you that. But the couch potato part sounds pretty great. :)

      Hope you're both feeling better soon! *HUGS*

  2. Hahaha on the Anonymous comment.

    Anyway, I didn't like the last two covers for this series but this one is good. I still wished she stuck with the candied lips theme thingy, that was a gorgeous cover.

    Anyway, I hope you get to read this soon, I know you're a fan of the series.

    1. Yeah - blogger finally did it's job and removed the spam. :)

      I, too, LOVED the Tragic cover, Braine. Still one of my all-time favs. But I like Taut's cover. And I've already read it...and LOVED it! ;)

    2. I like the candied lips theme, too. :)

  3. YOU ARE KILLING ME! Between that cover and the teaser pics and the excerpt, I am just dying to get into this series. Thanks for sharing!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. *squee* I adore this book, Teresa. I mean, I love the Rook & Ronin series...but Ford *sigh* I hope you get to start the series soon, my dear!

  4. Duuuude. I love that excerpt! Can't wait to read ALL of these books!

    1. Yay for Ford! :) I hope you love these books every bit as much as I do, Andrea!

  5. I have several books by J.A. Huss waiting on my Kindle - I'm so behind, lol! I agree with Andrea - that excerpt rocks!!

    I HAD to enter the giveaway. ;) Dying for the tote bag and signed copies! The best road trip I've ever been on was when I was nineteen - my husband (we were only friends at this time) and our friends Morgan and Dave all went to Mardi Gras. On a whim, like it was a Saturday and we were just, "Okay we're going. We're SO doing this." Morgan and I were in the same math class in college together, and we thought we had everything covered but ended up missing an exam, lol! We were able to make it up.

    It was super awesome going. We couldn't drink or anything, but we still had a lot of fun. My dad wasn't particularly thrilled but couldn't stop me! Haha! :D


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