Monday, November 9, 2015

Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed #1) by Alicia Rae *~*~*~*~* Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway


tattooedemotionsRaelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm. Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress. Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now. Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way. The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable. Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?



Damien turned to face me, and a pair of shielded gray eyes met mine. They were so dark, troubled, and completely guarded that it was as if he were concealing himself from the world… and me. As his eyes effectively wrecked me with their intensity, my breath was knocked clear out of my lungs.

Over the course of the next several beats, time appeared to suspend as our gazes remained locked on one another, green against gray, taking each other in, him assessing me and me gauging him. I was rendered speechless, completely riveted and captured by his powerful stare.

When he finally made the first step toward me around the rectangular oak table in the center of the oblong room, my natural instinct to run slammed into me, begging me to get as far away from this man as possible, yet my feet remained unresponsive to my mind screaming at me to take flight. Somehow, I knew he would be hazardous to my heart.

I tightly clutched my files to my chest like they were my lifeline, yet it didn’t stop my pulse from hammering and pounding wickedly in my veins. I wanted to break our connection, but I wouldn’t dare look away from those penetrating gray eyes that were still holding me as he continued to close the distance between us.

I was a quivering mess, not him though. No, Damien continued straight for me with deliberate, purposeful strides. Each one seemed like an electrical spark to my heart, as if trying to bring it to life, and my body felt hot, really hot.

He neared with confidence, and my impulse to flee grew stronger, as did my unexplainable resistance to leave the confined space.

My mind continued to refute back and forth over its internal struggle until Damien came to a stop in front of me, and I was forced to take in the full impact of his stunning features. His strong cheekbones led to a square jaw, and his muscular, tall body towered over my petite frame.

Oh, sweet Jesus. I drew in a shaky breath.

He was utter perfection.

As his gaze slowly traveled all over my face, lingering here and there, the hard edges of his own seemed to soften… or maybe they were just replaced with curiosity at my peculiar reaction to him— which of the two, I was unsure.

When he outstretched his hand between us, I had no choice but to look straight into those powerful grays again.



Tattooed Emotions (Tattooed #1) by Alicia Rae
Review by Theresa Esterline
Stars: 5 

Heartwarming and Hot... couldn't put it down!

Wonderful new series from Alicia Rae staring Raelyn Jennings , a wonderful lady with a huge heart, and Damien Heathman, a sexy billionaire who's overcome his past. The rollercoaster of emotions in this story seem to follow the path of Damien's tribal tattoos. And now a bit about the story...

She is recovering from a broken heart, but excited to find out her life threatening brain tumor is in remission and she can head back to work to focus on her career. He is ready to crush Adam and Jennings Accounting Services. That is until she walks into the conference room. His plan flies out the window as another one takes its place. Can Raelyn protect her heart? Will their past experiences come back to haunt them?

I can't wait to continue reading Raelyn and Damien's story!!

Favorite passages:
- The only way to be rid of it would be to let nature run its course and let faith guide us, hoping to still be standing in the end.
- God, where is your mustard or ketchup or ranch stain? I need something! He has to have at least one flaw visible to the eye! Damien cleared his throat and laughed. “Excuse me?” My entire body went rigid, practically seizing with fright. No. No. I couldn’t have possibly said that aloud.
- “So, you have a past. Everyone does.”
- “My world is no longer hollow with only darkness.”


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About Alicia Rae

Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.

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