Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DJ Wilson - Ride to Redemption - Review & Giveaway

About the Book

Righting another's wrong landed D in WITSEC, the witness protection program and cost him family, friends, and everything of substance in his life.

Loneliness is his constant companion until he meets Candi, the girl of his dreams. He and Candi embark on a three-week ride to redemption where they deal with mind-numbing deceit, perilous treachery, their overpowering lust for each other and their personal demons.

Nevertheless, new opportunities bring a chance to begin again. And, it doesn't hurt that he's got 200 pounds of illicit diamonds to use to ease the pain of those wronged. He will continue the redemption process by way of a well thought out plan involving a 5,000-mile adventure through the Western United States and Canada.

When D meets Candice, aka Candi, she captures his heart, mind and soul the instant she 'inadvertently' almost runs him down in the Starbucks drive-thru. Candi joins him on his three-week, two-wheeled ride to redemption, where they're forced to face their personal demons, while dealing with wanton lust, mind-numbing deceit and perilous treachery.

Spectacular scenery and a cast of unforgettable characters they meet along the way makes the journey memorable, but nothing prepares them for the sacrifices they must eventually make midway in the ride.

"The more things change, the more they stay the same," sadly, does not ring true for Candice and D throughout this first of a two part series. Lust and greed are forever game-changers, even for those who desperately seek redemption.

My Review

I hopped on the back of D's motorcycle and went for the ride of a lifetime! I loved spending three weeks with him through the western U.S. and Canada. I felt the explosive rush of a geyser in Yellowstone. I could see the icy blue of the lake in Glacier National Park. I got a first hand look at Montana's Beartooth Highway through Montana, named one of the most scenic roads in America. Let me tell you, D did a great job playing the role of tour guide extraordinaire.

This is a travel book and I love when an author can take me places I've never been before. The way Wilson writes it's like he's letting us in on the tricks of the trade - the restaurants with the best food, the most comfortable places to stay, the most picturesque routes to choose. I think anyone would enjoy taking some time off and seeing the sites with this guy. He's the real deal.

But while D might be an expert when it comes to booking B&Bs that feel like a home away from home and finding the tastiest grub in town, he's clueless when it comes to dating. He wants a woman in his life, he's just not sure which one. He's just starting something new with Candi, a pampered princess he hopes he can "train" into the type of girl he wants. But then there's Victoria, the seductive, dirty-mouthed attorney he can't stop thinking about and who lets him know that she's available at every opportunity.

He wants to make it work with Candi, he's just not sure she can give him what she needs. Sure, she's a handful in the sack, but why is it so hard for her to open up to him about her past? If she can't be forthcoming with him from the beginning, D doesn't know if they have what it takes for the long haul.

Victoria is more his match both in terms of age and lifestyle. They're both risqué and rather promiscuous. Yet they're not ashamed of it, it's what attracts them to each other. Victoria teases D for remaining faithful to Candi and repeatedly turning her down, but deep down she knows that all it's going to take is one slip up by Candi and she'll be replacing the young tart in D's bed in a heartbeat. She just has to wait it out and eventually her young rival will mess up.

The novel ends in a cliffhanger with just that particular scenario. After a long, scenic bike ride through Native American reservations and Wild West towns, all three end up in Canada when a motorcycle collides with a moose and an unexpected accident turns D's world upside down. A chain of events is set in motion that can't be stopped. Through shootouts and double crossings, D doesn't know who's on his side and who's not.

By the final pages, he ends his trip right back where he started - looking for love in all the wrong places.


Ride to Redemption can be purchased at:
Amazon, Smashwords

Prices/Formats: $3.99 ebook, $10.95 paperback
Pages: 282
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release: December 2, 2013
Publisher: Fideli Publishing
ISBN: 9781604147773
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About the Author

Raised in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, I graduated from Cumberland University, located in a small town you've never heard just inside Kentucky quite a few years ago. At the present, we're living beside beautiful Dale Hollow Lake.

Blessed to travel, blessed with health, blessed with second chances, too numerous to list here.

As a blogger, featured on many sites, including the Huffington Post, I have been humbled beyond measure, more times than not, by all that life has thrown our way.

Successful, that's me, catastrophic failure, that's me too. We've been there, done that and have the life changing scars to prove it.

Our writings reflect life through the throes of heartache and loss, as well as through the joys redemption brings.

"Life is not waiting for the Storms to Pass, It's Learning to Dance in the Rain."

Links to connect with DJ:
Web Site
Blog Tour Site

About the Giveaway

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