Lucky Strike by Jane Davitt Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey guys, today we have Riptide Publishing’s Jane Davitt and her newest release Lucky Strike. We have a great giveaway where there’s a $25 Riptide store credit to be won and we also have Leigh’s review to enjoy 🙂 So just leave a comment to enter the giveaway and enjoy the post <3 ~Pixie~
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Lucky Strike

by

Jane Davitt

Death’s a heartbeat away, but love is even closer.

Flying a traveler to Leap celebrations on the luxury planet Crestal is no problem for intrepid partners Jake and Rill, even if they have to navigate a deadly meteor shower to get there. But their fresh-faced, privileged passenger is carrying more than Leap gifts: Lian has a message to deliver, treachery and murder to avenge, and a killer close on his heels.

Lian thought he was ready for independence from his overbearing extended family, but his first solo trip off-planet has landed him in a nightmare of deadly intrigue. Though he’s devastated by betrayal, and no longer able to tell friend from foe, he’s fascinated by the gruff pilot and scorchingly handsome first mate who’ve become his reluctant rescuers.

With a dazzling fortune at stake and the fate of the United Protectorate of Planets in their hands, there’s no time for the three men to fall in love. But with their future measured in hours, crew and passenger may have just enough time to discover that three can become one, and that together they are strong enough to beat any odds.

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Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the Share the Love collection will be donated to the It Gets Better Project.

This collection would not be possible without the talent and generosity of its authors, who have brought us the following holiday stories:

  • Three of Hearts by Kelly Jamieson (releasing November 17)
  • Lucky Strike by Jane Davitt (releasing November 24)
  • Three the Hard Way by Sydney Croft (releasing December 1)

About Jane Davitt

Jane Davitt is English, and has been living in Canada with her husband, two children, and two cats, since 1997. Writing and reading are her main occupations but if she ever had any spare time she might spend it gardening, walking, or doing cross stitch. She’s recently taken up yoga and loves discovering her ability to bend.

Jane has been writing since 2002 and wishes she’d started earlier. She is a huge fan of SF, fantasy, erotica, and mystery novels and has a tendency to get addicted to TV shows that get cancelled all too soon.

She owns over 4,000 books, rarely gives any away, but is happy to loan them, and is of the firm opinion that there is no such thing as ‘too many books’.

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Giveaway!

Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a $25 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 7.  Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.

(Just leave a comment with your email to enter)
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Help us choose a charity!

Every year, Riptide Publishing releases a Holiday charity bundle with themed stories by bestselling authors. Twenty percent of the net proceeds of each bundle goes to a charity that serves the LGBTQ population.

Royalties from Riptide’s 2013 Home for the Holidays charity collection have raised over $14,000 in nine months for the Ali Forney Center, and continue to yield several hundred dollars per month in royalties donations. Our 2014 Share the Love charity collection will be raising money for the It Gets Better Project, and we hope to report even better results than in 2013.

For 2015, the theme will be Holiday Surprises, and we’ll have stories by HelenKay Dimon, Christine d’Abo, and Marie Sexton. But we don’t have a charity yet.

We need YOUR help to choose the 2015 charity. Nominate your favorite LGBTQ charity below and Riptide might choose it as the 2015 Holiday bundle charity!

The chosen charity for 2015 will immediately receive a $5,000 advance against royalties (paid in 2015 on announcement of the award recipient). The charity will continue to receive 20% of all lifetime net sales income from the 2015 holiday charity collection, in the form of a monthly royalty check.

Three honorable mention charities will each receive a $250 donation.

Click here to nominate a charity. Both supporters and representatives of a charity can submit a nomination.

Review

Jane Davitt - Lucky Strike 300x450Title: Lucky Strike

Series: Share the Love: A Holiday Charity Bundle series

Author: Jane Davitt

Genre: Sci-Fi

Length: Novel (203pgs)

ISBN: 978-1-62649-194-6

Publisher: Riptide Publishing (November 24th 2014)

Heat: Moderate

Heart: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Leigh

Blurb: Death’s a heartbeat away, but love is even closer.

Flying a traveler to Leap celebrations on the luxury planet Crestal is no problem for intrepid partners Jake and Rill, even if they have to navigate a deadly meteor shower to get there. But their fresh-faced, privileged passenger is carrying more than Leap gifts: Lian has a message to deliver, treachery and murder to avenge, and a killer close on his heels.

Lian thought he was ready for independence from his overbearing extended family, but his first solo trip off-planet has landed him in a nightmare of deadly intrigue. Though he’s devastated by betrayal, and no longer able to tell friend from foe, he’s fascinated by the gruff pilot and scorchingly handsome first mate who’ve become his reluctant rescuers.

With a dazzling fortune at stake and the fate of the United Protectorate of Planets in their hands, there’s no time for the three men to fall in love. But with their future measured in hours, crew and passenger may have just enough time to discover that three can become one, and that together they are strong enough to beat any odds.

** Twenty percent of all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the It Gets Better Project. **

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. Visit their website for more information and to find out how you can get involved: http://itgetsbetter.org/pages/about-it-gets-better-project.

Purchase Link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/lucky-strike

Review: Jake is walking down an alley as a shortcut to get back to his ship when he comes across a man trying to get a ride back to his home world. Only problem is a meteor shower is about to hit the planet they are on. The young man is Lian Paradine, member of one of the most powerful families around. He is desperate to get home before a traitor to his family can. Jake, along with his long-time lover Rill are about to go on a dangerous mission to get Lian home. But a meteor show is the least of their problems. Lian is on the run from a murder who will do anything to keep Lian from getting home.

This story shows things from all three MCs point of view. So you get an inner look at all their thoughts.  Jake acts like a tough guy, but also soft hearted to those in need. His lover Rill is what is called a Novae, a genetically engineered human, perfect in body and face. He was sold into the sex trade at the age of eight.  Jake sees past the perfectness and loves him just the way he is. Due to Rill’s past he is the one that tends to keep Jake from being taken advantage of. He also has a hard time having real emotions outside of Jake. Lian makes both man want to protect him. He is innocent in most ways, naive at times, and has low self-esteem.  But also brave and holds together under pressure.

This is not an overly sexual book. There are only a few scenes. It was more about the dynamics between the MCs then about the sex. Jake is not rich but he does all he can for Rill. But it is always in the back of his head that Rill can do much better and may someday leave him. Rill loves Jake because he sees beyond the perfect outside into the damage inside and Jake loves Rill anyway. Jake and Rill are attracted to Lian and his innocence. As the three get closer they each find something in the other they need.

The book is pretty faced paced. I liked how each chapter started with a little random blurb. Either a bit of history or some other everyday thing. They helped to give a little extra info about the world the author has created without intruding into the actual story and slowing it down. Each MC had a unique quality that made me like them and believe they would really make a relationship last. None of them were perfect but instead had flaws that were accepted by the other two. Nothing was easy and they had their issues, but they were determined to make it work.

This was a well written story that I enjoyed reading.

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13 thoughts on “Lucky Strike by Jane Davitt Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

  1. Thanks for the review-I usually avoid menage, but this one sounds different. Not to mention, I kinda like Sci-Fi stuff. The charitable contributution is wonderful too. 🙂

  2. I like that this book focuses more on the development of the three mcs than on the sex. I think it will be a great read.

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