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Review and Excerpt: Rock Chick Reawakening (Rock Chick 0.5) by Kristen Ashley

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From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING, the long awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

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A Message from Kristen:

Dear Reader,

I’m beside myself with glee that this prequel to my Rock Chick series has been unleashed! There was some time when I never thought I’d write it. When I couldn’t be in that terrible place with Daisy. But I’m oh-so glad that she called to me, demanding her story be told so she could give it to me and now I can give it to you! I loved every moment spent with Daisy and Marcus. And I hope you do too!

~Kristen Ashley



From New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Ashley, comes the long-awaited story of Daisy and Marcus, Rock Chick Reawakening. A prequel to Kristen’s Rock Chick series, Rock Chick Reawakening shares the tale of the devastating event that nearly broke Daisy, an event that set Marcus Sloan—one of Denver’s most respected businessmen and one of the Denver underground’s most feared crime bosses—into finally making his move to win the heart of the woman who stole his.

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Praise for Kristen Ashley and ROCK CHICK REAWAKENING:

“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!! This was pure Old School Vintage KA GOLD!!!”

~Aestas Book Blog

“This novella is like the key to all the locked doors in this series.”

~Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“We inhaled Marcus and Daisy’s story, how could we not. It was everything to us and we cannot thank Kristen Ashley enough for writing it, in her much loved unique manner. The queen of epilogues struck once more and we smiled through copious tears of happiness, our hearts feeling full and complete. Whilst sad that it’s over we just can’t feel anything but happiness and love right now. It was Aces! Rock on…and be prepared to be swept of off your feet.”

~Totally Booked Blog

“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”

~Publisher’s Weekly

“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”,Kati Brown

“I felt all of the rushes, the adrenaline surges, the anger spikes… my heart pumping in fury. My eyes tearing up when my heart (I mean… her heart) would break.”

~Maryse’s Book Blog

My Review

“I know precisely the kind of woman you are, Daisy. And if you don’t understand it, then it’ll be up to me to show it to you.”

“You didn’t take that out because you like me,” he fired back, shifting his hand so it slid to curl around the back of my neck as his curved his other arm around me. “You know every step of your life was leading you right here. You’re the woman for me, which means, darling, I’m the man for you. And you didn’t tell me to leave because you know that just the same as me.”

This. This is the book that KA fans have been asking for. We’ve been begging and hoping for it. It’s been a long and most anticipated wait for Daisy and Marcus’ story, but I am here to tell you, it was sooooo worth the wait!!!

Rock Chick Reawakening was everything that I wanted and then some. This is KA at her finest. The writing is flawless and captivating. From the moment I picked up this book, I was swept up in Daisy’s story. Throughout the entire Rock Chick Series, Daisy has been that one character that I’ve been dying to know more about and her story is one that will just leave you breathless. Daisy’s story is not an easy one. Thanks to the cards life had dealt her, she had sky-high walls surrounding her heart. Only few were able to get close. Daisy is tough as nails and has a heart of gold. No one deserves a happy ending as much as she does…And Marcus. Marcus has always been a mystery to me. I loved getting to know him more and see how easily he fell for the beautiful Daisy. Marcus was everything that I wanted and look for in a KA alpha male. He was determined. He was patient. He knew he wanted Daisy and worked hard at making her see the light. When Marcus fell for Daisy, he fell hard. This man had me swooning so hard and I have to say, I loved seeing this side of Marcus!

Rock Chick Reawakening was the perfect addition to this series. While this story is a novella, I promise you, it hits all the marks and holds strong to the Rock Chick Style. This story is incredibly well written and will captivate you from beginning to end.There is no shortage of romance, swoon-worthyness, and true to KA alpha moments. There is some drama, but for the most part it’s pretty light and is just the right balance I was looking for.

If I had to pick one part that I loved the absolute most, I would pick the epilogue. KA is known for giving us the most amazing epilogues when she wraps up a series, and I gotta tell you, she does not disappoint with this one. Seeing everything come full circle for Marcus and Daisy, just brought tears to my eyes. It was the best possible ending ever and was everything that I needed. Fans of the Rock Chick Series, you will not be disappointed!!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


“You, thinkin’ I’d have a problem with you bein’ Marcus Sloan,” I expanded.

“Do you know who I am?”

“Nope.” I shrugged. “Don’t care either. Though, that’s to say ‘nope’ don’t mean that I don’t know. I just don’t really know. I still don’t care. And that’s not why I don’t wanna have dinner with you.”

“I’m still not understanding.”

“Honey bunch, I’m a stripper.”

“Yes. And?”

I shut up.

Dear God, he thought I thought I was better than him.


He thought I thought I had reason to think I was better than him.

“I don’t judge,” I said quietly. “Life’s life and a person’s gotta do what they feel they gotta do to get along in it.”

“This is correct.”

“So I don’t care what you do or who you are.”

“And this delights me.”

My heart started racing because it did. It delighted him.

And I knew this because his eyes were again twinkling.

“Men are a**holes,” I shared.

“Some of them are, yes,” he somewhat agreed.

“Not met many who aren’t. My count, all my life, that number equals two.”

Those twinkling eyes stopped twinkling in order to flash.

“Just two?”

“Yup. Two,” I confirmed.

“Although I find that knowledge upsetting, I’ll share I’d like to make that three,” he told me something I already (mostly) got.

kristen-ashley-headshotAbout Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.



2 responses »

  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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