Thursday, May 22, 2014

Captivating Bridge, by Michelle Mankin

NOW AVAILABLE & on SALE for ONLY $.99 for RELEASE WEEK ONLY (regular price will be $2.99)

Come join our Goodreads Release Day & Blog Tour Event


Warren “War” Jinkins is that guy.
The bad one.
Tempest’s ex front man, an arrogant rock god.
The only thing larger than his ego is his capacity for self-destruction.
His bad attitude has cost him. His woman. His best friend. His band.
Shaina Bentley is that girl.
The good one.
Hollywood’s pink candy-coated sweetheart.
The star of Pinky Swear, television’s top rated teen show.
She’s been practically perfect since that horrible day. But she’s starting to crack under the strain of being everything to everyone.
He’s a one man island. She’s a fragile captive soul.
Is love a current too dangerous to cross or will it be the bridge that brings them together?
*Author note: Each book in the Tempest series features a different band member and can stand alone.*

Fred’s Notes

I love Michelle Mankin and her awesome crazy crew at Black Cat records.  I remember so well the sense of delighted discovery I felt when first reading Love Evolution, the kick-ass kick-off to her Brutal Strength series, and the excitement Michelle and I shared as her fledgling but fearless and feisty foo-fightin’ friends took the stage and began to rock.  And now five books later, Michelle is kicking out the jams all over again, rockin’ harder than a hurricane, tender and tough, gritty and graceful.  I haven’t had the chance to read Captivating Bridge yet, but am so looking forward to it.  Does the title refer to the part of a song that draws you in between verses, or a span that connects two souls, bridging the troubled waters of the world, the flesh and the devil?  Or all of the above? Can’t wait to find out!

And it’s so cool that Brandee’s Book Endings is hosting and invited me to be part of this rockin’ release.  Being part of a Brandee tour is always a treat for me, she got style, she got taste, she got mojo workin' all over the place.  Love it when two of my favorite friends find each other.

So to celebrate, in addition to the awesome prize packs in the Rafflecopter below, I’m giving away copies of Captivating Bridge, here, and over at my Facebook page, Team Fred.  Leave your email in the comments, or pm me, and I’ll hook you up!  Subject to limitations of reasonableness, mental fatigue and my discretion, so don’t rock the jukebox too hard (by which I mean I'm shooting for a total of ten-ish)!

CAPTIVATING BRIDGE will be on sale at .99 for a limited time with a portion of proceeds going to: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) a leading not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing suicide.

Captivating Bridge spotify playlist

3 PRIZE PACKS - enter below

FAN -Black Cat Records bumper sticker & tat, Tempest tat, all 3 ebooks

GROUPIE - all of that, plus Soul of the Rose earrings just like War's tat in CB, plus all 3 ebooks

ULTIMATE GROUPIE - all above, plus necklace like War's tat in CB, Janis Joplin sticker, GNR limited edition playing cards, plus all 3 signed paperbacks

Michelle Mankin is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Romance with subtext.
Reimagining classic stories with sexy rock stars and thought provoking issues.
For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hours and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander.
Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry.
Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.
When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back.
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  1. OH. MY. GOSH. SERIOUSLY. You rock the casbah and are the ultimate rock star of the book universe:)

    1. Thanks so much dear Michelle, your kind words mean the world to me! Keep on rockin'!

  2. Thanks, Fred!!! <3 I love Michelle!!!

    1. Yay, me too, Robin, thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Thank you Fred!! You are the sweetest <3

    1. Thanks Brandee! Love working on your tours, you're the best! <3!