Friday, July 26, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Axel by Harper Sloan

Axel (Corps Security #1)
By: Harper Sloan


Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a down right bitch.

Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved.

For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband.

When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door.

Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated.
How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?

SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4 HEARTS out of 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance Erotica


I swear every time I read, said or hear the name Axel this happens
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Harper Sloan has wound up her bat and officially knocked her debut novel out of the park. I for one cannot wait to get MORE MORE MORE!

Young love

He is my dreams. He is my future.  ~Izzy

12 years ago Isabelle West saId goodbye to her high school sweet heart, Axel,
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See told ya!LOL! Isabelle aka Izzy has to say goodbye to HE who brings on the orgasm after he graduates high school and is off to the marines. Leaving seventeen year old Izzy behind to complete her last year in high school. Nevertheless, they had already made plans to build their life together but oh so soon Izzy learns that life can easily change as the plush comfy rug is pulled right from under her feet.
Just when she thinks her circumstances couldn’t get any worse it does.

Fighting to come out of the black hole that swallowed her is not easy; while away at college Isabelle meets two people who change her life.

Dee and Brandon

Dee somehow manages to pull Isabelle out of that black hole and brings her back to the land of the living.

 Brandon is handsome, rich, successful and a few years older than she. Izzy starts falling for him and eventually she marries him only to discover that he is the devil in disguise. She endures hell for six years..

Hope Town
Dee is what best friends are made of if only we could bottle her up and pass her around for people to embody.  Once she get’s the call  she does not waste any time; she pulls Izzy out of hell and they set up shop in a new town with the assistance of a friend readers will all come to love, Greg.
Unfortunately Brandon decides to not give up and let Izzy go easily and that is when the story starts to really get interesting.

Enter Axel
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And he is not alone he comes with three other muscle bound men who are just as panty melting *wiggles eyebrows* They all consider themselves brothers after becoming close with one another in the marines.Wait. TIME OUT. Three words...Marines. Brothers. Sexy.
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Ok, back to the review
Axel has been carrying around the anger and pain for the loss of his first love for over a decade. His brothers know all about it too because he has no qualms letting people know his feelings about Izzy.
When his anger at seeing her after all these years collides with her shock… Emotions reach an all time high of EPIC PROPORTIONS.

But do not get it twisted once the smoke clears he claims his female in true alpha male form! MINE.
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Axel. In the shower. A L O N E. *Grins*

Fave Panty melting lines

This isn’t the heavy fast sex we had earlier. This is pure love making. This is two souls that have been a drift for too long finally coming home to each other. This is healing. ~Izzy

 “My girl wants my dick doesn’t she?”

My Thoughts
This book was right up my alley an uber alpha male and a woman in need of his protection. Seriously what more can a girl ask for.. OH WAIT, I KNOW! MORE UBER ALPHA MALE HOTTIES! THAT’S WHAT! *Grinning* The testosterone oozed off the pages. Literally.
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Harper Sloan kept me glued to my Kindle, I was totally sucked in from the first page! I immensely enjoyed her writing style! And I very much look forward to her work in the future!

-Special Thank you to the author, Harper Sloan, for sending me a copy!

My Ratings
Characters- Lovable, sexy and witty
Writing Style- My cup of tea
Plot/Storyline- Page turning burn your finger tips romance
Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy
Overall- Loved it! READ IT!!

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it!
*Copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Reality Bites! Is very happy to have Harper Sloan take out the time to chat with us!


1)      How did Axel’s character come to be? Axel was actually the first and only thing I knew for sure would happen.  I had him, his looks, his background…everything planned before I even thought about who else would play a part.  He just popped in my head and wouldn’t leave.  He’s stubborn like that.  J 


2)      Do you already have a female lineup of characters established in your mind for the remaining males in the Corps Security series?  YES!  Each and every hero officially has their lady named and ready to cause some trouble!  I’m particularly in love with Greg’s woman, Melissa.


3)      Which  scene did you find yourself having to rewrite the most? Good question!  That’s a toss-up between the prologue and the dock scene.  The prologue for obvious reasons…it’s so very hard to put myself in that scene and feel like I was able to convey the emotions and pain correctly AND tastefully.  I didn’t want to go too far but at the same time I didn’t want to leave out the emotion needed to understand Izzy.  As for the dock scene…it was hard for me to get Axel’s emotions out and still keep his integrity as a character.  I think I rewrote that one about 15 times.


4)      When you first decided to write this book, did you initially plan to name it Axel? If not what other names did you have for the book? It was always about him.  Well…that’s a lie.  Before I had only planned on one book.  I didn’t plan on making the supporting characters as big as they were.  I never got past wanting to have ‘fate’ in the title…then the more I wrote and the stronger those other sexy men became in my head…the Corps Security series was born.  And after that…the titles were the easy part!  J


5)      Who are some of your favorite authors and how have they inspired you? THIS is a tough one.  I am a HUGE Kristen Ashley fan.  When I read my first KA book I was hooked and demanded more alpha men.  Trouble with that, they are almost impossible to find like she makes them.  That was when I found the indie author world and I was hooked.  Katy Evans, Andrea Smith, Jay Crownrover, Ella Frank…there are so many more…oh so many.  I feel like I have forgotten someone—and I hate that, but just know there are so many amazing women that I look up to like you wouldn’t believe!


6)      Do you have any other book/s you’re currently working on? Or is the Corps Security series your top priority as of right now? The Corps boys are my only priority right now.  Maybe down the road some straggler will take up residence in my brain and refuse to leave—but for now I have my hands full with these men! 


Thanks for stopping by Harper! I cannot wait to read Greg Cage’s book!



Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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