Monday, September 8, 2014

Release Day Launch: Bang Bang by Rachel Van Dyken

Bang Bang Release Day Launch

I am so stoked to help celebrate the release of Bang Bang by Rachel Van Dyken. If you are new to this series, this book would be a perfect place to start without having to read the other book; although I highly recommend you do because this series is really good! I hope you guys give this book a read!


He was my best friend.
Until he became my enemy.
All within the span of one night.
Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang.
The rapid fire of gunshots became the soundtrack to my life.
This is the Mafia. Lines are blurred.
Choices are never black and white. And the life
you thought you knew is... one giant lie.
He was dead. And I didn't want his life to be in vain,
so I tried to make something of myself. I  tried and failed.
Now he's back. Alive. And he wants something...
Nobody ever said the mafia played fair.
Welcome to The Family.
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I wanted his lips more than I wanted my next breath, but how long
before those lips were taken away? How long before my heart would get
ripped from my chest a second time? I almost didn’t survive the first — I
knew I wouldn’t live through the second.
With a jerk I pulled back and slapped him across the face. “How dare
Ax swore and hit the steering wheel. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry I shouldn’t
have assumed—”
“Assumed, what?” I yelled. “That I wouldn’t be completely pissed off?
That I wouldn’t be shattered!” My voice wavered. “Totally wrecked forever
because I’ve been mourning the loss of my best friend for five damn years
only to find out he’s very much alive and suddenly wanting to play the white
knight?” My body started to shake. “I died that day!”
Ax’s face twisted with pain. “Amy, I had to protect you… at all costs I
had to protect you.”
“Your protection broke my heart,” I whispered.
He sighed, running his hands through his hair before answering.
“Ames, sometimes what’s the best for us — is exactly what hurts the most.”
I refused to look at him. Instead I looked down, down at my bare
legs, at the outfit I’d almost paraded about in before a crowd of horrible
drunk men in order to make money. I wasn’t the same girl he’d left. I was
damaged in the worst way. Because by saving me, Ax had taken away all
purpose from my life. When I thought he’d died, my only goal was to live
because he hadn’t.
And now? Now the shame of my situation was crippling.
Foster care kid.
And completely and utterly alone. Abandoned, even by my best
“Five years, Ax. And now you come for me…” I licked my lips. “I’m not
vain enough to think it’s because you can’t find anyone to warm your bed at
night, and I’m not confident enough to think it’s because you missed me so
much you just couldn’t stay away. What do you want?”
“Try again.”
He swore and looked away. “It doesn’t have to be like this. Had I
known you were in this position—”
“What?” I snorted then bit down on my lip to keep from crying. “You
would have driven here faster? You would have rescued me sooner? Pitied
me more? Take your pick, Ax. Now tell me the truth. Don’t start off this
new-found relationship with a lie.”
He was silent for a while then whispered, “You have something I
“A brain?”
Ax’s smile nearly took my breath away “Besides that.”
I pressed my lips together and looked out the window at my dark and
cramped apartment. “I have exactly one stuffed animal from my old life, the
one you gave me when I was six. I have a Polaroid picture, a toothbrush,
enough clothes to get me through a week and a half of living, a hairbrush,
two elastic hair bands — Do you see where I’m going with this?” I sighed
and ran my hands through my hair. “I have nothing you need, let alone
want. Believe me.“
Ax studied my face, his expression softened as he said, barely above
a whisper, “Let me be the one who decides that.”
I looked away.
“Don’t do that, Ames,” he murmured. “Don’t shut me out.”
“Five years, Ax.” I looked straight ahead. “Five years where my tears
were the only thing keeping me company at night. I think you lost the right
to tell me what to do.”
He swore. The car door opened. I gasped as humid air filtered in.
“What are you doing?”
“Getting out of the car.” He shrugged and gestured at the building.
“Going into your apartment and packing you up. We’ll stay at a hotel
I snorted. “My apartment not good enough for you?”
“No.” He pulled a gun from his jeans, thumbed off the safety, and held
it out in front of him. “I just hate getting woken up in the middle of the night
with gunshots ringing out, don’t you?”
“Yeah.” I gulped, my eyes still trained on the gun.
“Guns don’t hurt people… people do,” Ax said softly. “Remember
“I do.” I met his gaze. “Because in the end, it wasn’t the gun that
broke my heart — it was you.”

About Rachel Van Dyken 
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today
Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you
can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The
Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston
Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at
Connect with Rachel

Elite (Eagle Elite #1)
When I won the annual Eagle Elite College Scholarship lottery, I was thrilled. After all, my grandma had just died and I wanted to take care of my aging grandpa -- he couldn't be a farmer in Wyoming forever. And graduating from Eagle Elite meant opportunity.

But I wasn't counting on meeting Nixon.

Nor was I counting on the rules of the Elect.

1. Do not touch The Elect.
2. Do not look at The Elect.
3. Do not speak to The Elect.

And worst of all? Don't discover the secret they hide, because in the end, you may just realize... it's about you.

*This is a New Adult Book, blood, violence, cursing, sexual references, and drug use. Not recommended for those under 17.*

Elect (Eagle Elite #2)
Would you die for the one you love?
Nixon Abandonato made his choice. And now he has to pay the price. Tracey is the love of his life, but being with him has made her a target of his family's enemies. The only way to keep Trace alive is convince the world she means nothing to him.

Trace Rooks has fallen irrevocably in love with the son of her family's sworn rival, and she knows in her bones nothing can tear them apart. Until Nix suddenly pushes her away and into the arms of his best friend... But Trace isn't ready to give up on a future with Nix--and if he won't fight for them, she will.

In the end, a sacrifice must be made. A life for a life. For what better way to cover a multitude of sins than with the blood of a sinner .

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Entice (Eagle Elite #3)

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the third book in the bestselling Eagle Elite Series...

“As burns this saint, so burns my soul. I enter alive, and I will have to get out dead.”

Chase Winter let the love of his life slip through his fingers and into the hands of his best friend and mafia boss of the Abandanato family. Now that he's been given a second chance to right a wrong--he refuses to let his own selfishness stand in the way. The only problem? He's not fully in possession of his heart, so when Mil De Lange, the girl who's innocence he stole, and heir to the worst of the worst mafia families in the US, asks him for a favor. He actually says yes, not realizing that that one yes has the power to destroy them all.

Mil's been in love with Chase as long as she can remember, but as the years went by, the love turned to hate, and now that he's agreed to help her, she's wondering if she made a fatal error. Because Chase isn't a teenager anymore. He's a hot blooded male, bent on owning every part of her body and soul, and willing to kill anyone in his path who dares stand in the way.
It's time for secrets to finally be revealed...but make no mistake, it's going to take a lot of bloodshed for those truths to be discovered.

You've never read a New Adult Mafia story like this before...loyalties will be tested, lovers reunited, and friendships obliterated. Welcome to the Family. Blood in--No out.

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Elicit (Eagle Elite #4)

Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him.
I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself.

But the only person able to do my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it.

Im cursed so I did it.
I'm numb so I held it.
I'm wicked so I liked it.
I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare--the five families greatest enemy. It's my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I'm going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I've always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill.
Blood Always Wins.
The only way out is death...yours.

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family.

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