Tuesday, September 24, 2013

E.M. Abel's FREEING ASIA blog tour with review and giveaway.

How does a tomboy raised in a house full of men find the sensual woman inside of her? Growing up with a widowed, retired Marine as a father and two older brothers taught Asia to be tough. But how does she stop being one of the guys and learn to find the right one?

Finding herself won't be easy, finding love will be even harder.

Meeting Jay opens Asia's eyes to the possibility of love and unbelievable sex but can his country club world accept the woman more comfortable in torn jeans and flip flops? Or will she find the love she yearns for in the tattooed arms of her first love, a pro skater who has come back into her life?

With the possibility of new love or closure from a painful first love, finding her path is riddled with uncertainty and discoveries but before she can follow her heart she must first set it free.

**Not recommended for younger readers due to sexual content, recreational use of marijuana and language.**


    “So, what do you wanna do?” I asked with my hands on my hips. I couldn’t seem to wipe the smile off my face. My day just kept getting better and better. 
    Looking at me, Marcus smiled when he saw my expression, and then his eyes swept over me, stopping at the bottom of my shorts. 
    “New rule,” he stated as his expression hardened. 
    “New rule— you need to stop dressing like that when I’m here.” 
    I wrinkled my nose and glanced down at my pajamas. “What are you talking about? These are my pajamas!” I declared, holding out my arms to display my clothes. 
    He cocked his eyebrow with a slight smile. “It’s hard enough controlling myself around you, Asia. The last thing I need is you prancing around here in little shorts and tank tops.”                
    My jaw dropped, and I narrowed my eyes. “I do not prance.” 
    “The hell you don’t. You might be able to surf like one of the guys, but trust me, you don’t walk like one.” 
    I rolled my eyes, feeling my cheeks grow warm. 
    “Don’t you have some kind of muumuu or something? A potato sack?” he asked, smiling up at me. 
    “Whatever.” I turned toward the kitchen, making sure to sway my hips as I walked away.

Wendy's Review:
I was given an ARC of Freeing Asia by the author E.M. Abel, for an honest review.

4.5 stars for Asia. Love a chick with some balls!

Sweet baby jeeebussss........Marcus is a sit-all-day-in-a-kiddie-pool kind of hawtness! Bad boys do it better! 

The beginning of this book was a little slow going but there are parts that have you taking the time to sit down and get through it. Then Jay enters and it's a fast ball right out of left field. I love Jay. He's got money, tats and that bad boy persona, even though he says that's not really him anymore. Which is okay, because he's doing it all for the right reasons. Family! 

I was scared. I'd just met this guy, but in this second, I knew he had the power to hurt me. He had the power to change me and turn me into anything he wanted me to be. Because, in this moment, I was willing to be whatever he wanted.

Jay wants Asia, but Asia is having a hard time opening up to him because of the man from her past.Once she finally does open up and let her heart out, things start getting interesting for Jay and Asia, when the dreamy Mr. Big Shot himself returns and throws Asia for a loop with his new life. Oh, and lets not pretend that there's not a certain bombshell from Jay's past that royally fucks with a relationship.  But, the real kicker is that Jay wants Asia to make sudden changes to her life so that they can be together. However, Asia isn't having that so she's made a choice.

Marcus is there to be a friend when Asia needs one, but even more than that, he's THERE. This guy does things that will piss you off and make you swoony within the same page. Everyone should know by now how much of a sucker I am for the bad boys and Marcus is certainly up to par. I loved everything about him. Even when I wanted to bash his head with a set of brass knuckles, I wanted to smooch all over his face too. And, Marcus sees the real Asia and doesn't expect or want changes from her, only the best sort of things to HAPPEN FOR/TO HER. 

"But the most amazing thing about her is her heart. When she loves you, she does it unconditionally, desperately, and irrevocably. If it weren't for her love and her heart, I would be lost." 

Asia's determined to get her life on track and if that means she has to let go of her first love, then that's what she does. Even after taking a beating, this girl is tough as nails and not easily broken. The kind of chick I love to read about, Asia takes no shit and dishes it out aplenty. 

This book will have you rocking back and forth between the choices that are made, the obstacles that are faced and loving every second. 

E.M. Abel has done terrific for her first release and I can't wait to see what else she dishes out for us. 


My husband is awesome and also a Chief in the US Navy. This means crazy schedules, uncertainty and lots of nights spent alone writing on my computer. 
I have two amazing kids who always know how to make me laugh. 
I've been passionate about writing ever since I wrote my first poem in the 3rd grade and I've been using it as a means to express myself ever since. 
I think because I hold my emotions so close and fear being vulnerable I use different forms of self expression- writing, drawing, painting, photography, tattoos- to show the world who I am.
The one rule I use everyday is the Golden Rule—"Treat others the way you'd like to be treated." I believe karma is very real and sometimes she can be a bitch if you make her that way. 
I love acting crazy, I love to laugh, I love making people laugh, I love the ocean, I love dancing like no one is watching, I love good music, I love good books... and I love my family, friends and readers. It's crazy that I feel a connection with people just because they read something I wrote, but I do. It's an awesome feeling.



  1. Travis Maddox is my favorite bad boy.

  2. Um. Maybe Pax Tate. Yeah, I'm gonna go with him. He's from If You Stay by Courtney Cole, for anyone that happens upon this. Check him out. He's incredible.

    Thanks for the chance! (:

  3. I love the guy I just read in Wild Child by L.C. Giroux.

  4. travis maddox from beautiful disater

  5. I think Travis Maddox and Remy Tate are my favorites :-)

  6. Tough decision... my first thought was Kellan Kyle. Travis and Remy are yummy, too. Jesse Ward from This Man series. Oh, I think Zach from the Black Falcon series, yummy.

  7. Remy Tate or Travis Maddox and Cash Davenport

  8. Knight Sebring from Knight...LOVE HIM.

  9. Rush Finlay....Kellan Kyle....on my yumminess!

  10. So many to choose from..... I'd have to say Remmington Tate.