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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

SERIES BLOG TOUR & REVIEW: Rangers Army series by Tracey Cramer-Kelly


RANGER'S LUCK
Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Series: Army Ranger #1

~ SYNOPSIS ~
U.S. Army Ranger Cory Foster returns from his latest mission to find the ‘civilized’ world turned upside down. Trading in defending his country for protecting his sister, he’s just biding time until he can leave on his next mission. 

Dr. Madison Wright doesn’t date military men - or family members of her patients. But when a medical emergency introduces her to a tough-but-sensitive Army Ranger, she’s tempted to bend the rules despite the little voice inside her head. 

When a beaten and bloody Cory shows up on Maddy’s doorstep, she can’t turn him away. But their relationship is soon tested as Cory struggles with doubts about his future in the Rangers, and Maddy wonders if opening herself to loving a military man is a wise choice. 

This is Book One in the Army Rangers Series. It is a novella of under 15K words. There is one sexually explicit/erotic scene in this novella.

ADD TO GOODREADS


4 out of 5 (very good)

I received these books from HEA Book Tours, PR & More in return for fair and honest reviews.

Ranger's Luck
This is a short but intense telling of how Cory and Madison meet and the attraction that flares up immediately between them. The timing isn't good though as the reason they meet is down to Cory's sister suffering a miscarriage.

Within a few, short pages, you get the history of Cory, how much his family means to him but also how much being a Ranger means, you understand why Ella did 'what she did', you see how caring Maddy is and how she wants to help Cory and you see a solid friendship with Chase. Considering that this is a novella, that's pretty amazing as sometimes novellas can fall prey to not having any depth or the storyline being rushed. Considering how much backstory you get, this in no way feels rushed.

There is one steamy scene in there to tantalise but there IS a story to this novella, it's not just one sex scene after another. Thoroughly enjoyable and definitely recommended.


Ranger's Destiny
Going along in the same style as Ranger's Luck, this novella runs along a similar timeline as the first, so that you get to see what was happening outside of Maddy's bungalow. You also find out more about Chase and Ella (obviously, considering it's their book!) but it also continues on for a short while after the timeline of the first finishes so it gives you a good roundup to that side of the story.

Once again, you get a good backstory to the novella whilst still wanting more, which is a good thing because there are two more novellas to come apparently.

One steamy scene again to get you hot and bothered. Definitely a short but hot novella series to keep and re-read back to back. Definitely recommended.

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~ EXCERPT ~
★★★ WARNING: ADULT CONTENT ★★★
RANGER'S LUCK

“Beautiful,” he murmured as his eyes met hers.

Her eyes were drawn to his hands. She watched as he loosened the string on his gym pants and let them fall to the floor. She wondered briefly if his wound still hurt him, but this was like watching her own private strip tease show—starring her own private Adonis—and she forgot everything except how turned on she was.

She brought her eyes back to find his still locked on hers. “Underwear,” she managed through a suddenly dry mouth. “Take it off.”

Something sparked in his eyes, something fierce and primal, and it thrilled her. He dropped his underwear, and as she stared at his erection, he cupped it with his own hand briefly, as if to say: 

This is for you.


RANGER'S DESTINY
Author: Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Series: Army Ranger #2
~ SYNOPSIS ~
U.S. Army Ranger Chase Richards just wants to do the honorable thing. That’s pretty easy when he’s chasing bad guys, but harder when it comes to his best friend’s little sister. 

Ella Foster is off limits - and has been for three years. But when Chase agrees to help her in an emergency, he gets more than he bargained for - with Ella and her drug-dealing ex-boyfriend. Now he’s got to keep his hands off her - and his heart intact - or risk losing the respect of his best friend. 

Ella has been infatuated with Chase since the day her brother first introduced them. The handsome hero was her knight in shining armor when she needed rescuing, but he’s so far out of her league, she’s sure she can never have him. 

But when Ella’s ex crosses the line, Chase’s honor will be tested like never before… 


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~ TEASERS ~






~ FUN FACTS ~
I write about bikers, soldiers and celebrities. I manage our family motorcycle accessories business (Leader Motorcycle) full-time and support my two kids in their competitive soccer teams, so I steal time to write whenever I can. I’m not fast, but I’m persistent!
You’ve caught me at an exciting time.
The first two books in my Army Ranger Series are out (about two Army Ranger buddies who survive everything together… except, perhaps… falling in love) AND my full-length novel about a wounded veteran/amputee, True Surrender, was just re-released in audio format!

In keeping with the military theme, here are Five Secrets readers don’t know about me (and my writing).

1) I was a good medic but a terrible soldier. I spent five years as an Army Combat Medic. I loved the medical aspects of my Army training but I wasn’t good at taking orders or keeping track of the many ‘traditions’ of military life (you can read more at http://www.traceycramerkelly.com/bad-soldier-good-medic/)

2) I don’t do well with vomit. I often write my characters experiencing medical emergencies. As an Army Combat Medic, I could handle blood, guts and gore. But when it was vomit (in the back of an ambulance, for example) I came perilously close to joining my patient in upchucking my dinner! (That was the end of my brilliant idea to pay my way through college working night shifts for an ambulance service.)

3) I get along better with men than women. I wasn’t a huge tomboy as a kid; but I had stuffed animals instead of Barbie dolls, and I preferred the Fisher-Price ‘people’ to dress-up sessions. In my late teens and early twenties, I spent a lot of time with men between riding a motorcycle (not many women doing that at the time) and joining the National Guard. (It worked out well, as I regularly write from the male’s POV!)

4) I became a ‘biker chick’ at age 15. I joke that I was riding a motorcycle before I was driving a car (thanks to my dad). I was a pretty ordinary, slightly nerdy teenager in every other way, but I think there was a rebel streak in me even then; I liked being one of the few women riders (that has, thankfully, changed!). My current ride is a Yamaha Raider.

5) I wasn’t especially patriotic in my younger years. Even though I was in the military myself (and dang near got sent to Desert Storm in the early ‘90s), I didn’t really ‘get it.’ As I got older, however, I was influenced by several things. One: my motorcycle buddies are very patriotic. Two: our family business manufactures US-made products and it’s not so easy! But it was writing True Surrender - having to get inside the mind of a soldier - that really made me proud to be an American. 

~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Tracey Cramer-Kelly

Wounded veterans. Biker chicks. Famous people with secrets to hide.

These are the characters that tend to populate Tracey's writing. It's about their personal journey, and their transformation.

Tracey's writing draws from her experience as an Army Reserve paramedic as well as over 20 years of being a "biker chick" herself.

In addition to fiction, she also tries to keep one toe in the music world, contributing vocals to several albums as well as releasing her own covers. She has even been known to produce a video or two!

When she's not writing or running the family motorcycle accessories business, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and two young kids, especially in the great outdoors.

Her web site/blog can be found at http://www.TraceyCramerKelly.com.

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