Thursday, September 29, 2016

Stainless by Erica Chilson Blog Tour Stop Two

Foster brothers, Kaden Marx and Brennan Kennedy, are at a precipice for change. While Kaden has made a career out of higher education as a way to drag his feet from reentering the real world, Bren has been in the thick of it.

Join Kaden as he learns a valuable lesson – how having four degrees isn’t a measure of your true worth, nor is it a gauge for your maturity. Hyper-focused on the six-year age difference he has with Wynn, Kaden is blinded to the fact that Wynn is now a mature man ready for a stable future by his side.

Will Kaden and Wynn mature together, or will Kaden continue to stunt both himself and their relationship?

Over the past four years, Bren has held down a steady job, tried his hardest to please a wife who never wanted him, and raise their child in a cohesive manner. Unable to stay on this destructive path, Bren is making choices to ensure the happiness of his wife and child, not realizing he’s been placing the one person he truly wants in the friend-zone – Jackson.

The happy smile is a façade, for beneath it is a dark secret that has the ability to tear all of Rusty Knob’s major families to shreds. The terrifying past collides with the present, taking Brennan’s future down a dark spiral, where the truth is finally revealed and deep betrayals are felt.

Kaden Marx and Brennan Kennedy move back to Rusty Knob, attracting change in their wake… but whether it’s for the greater good remains to be seen.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the third in the series, and I believe that you need to read them all in order to understand the dynamics of the relationships between the individuals and the families of Rusty Knob.

Ms. Chilson has a vivid imagination and an engaging wit – these combine to create fascinating stories about the complexity of modern life, and the many forms that love may take. I have never read one which has not totally captured my interest. Here we have two men who are both reassessing their futures – one has been dutiful, deeply unhappy, but honourable; the other reticent, reluctant to commit, and also honourable in his own way. As we watch their futures unfold, it has significant impact on many of those in Rusty Knob. Some details you will have seen in the blurb, the rest I think you should read for yourselves – but be assured that there is a lot of story here, and some giant leaps might just finally be taken!

As well as the romances, we get to see long time favourites, and a new couple who I hope we see more of, as they exude sensuality.

Stainless is the third in the Rusty Knob series. I recommend reading the series in order as the author intended. Gaining backstory on these characters is essential in understanding how each book builds on the last.

Stainless takes us deeper into the lives of Brennan and Jackson and Kaden and Wynn. The residents of Rusty Knob have grown up and are trying to make sense of their adult lives. Kade and Wynn have been playing the game for years. Kaden can't wrap his mind around Wynn growing up. He still sees him as a child. Can Wynn make Kade see he's a grown man and he's finally on the same level as Kaden? Or will Kaden's issues within his head finally push Wynn away?

Brennan grew up pretty quickly when his best friend/girlfriend Jesse got pregnant while they were still teenagers. Jesse has become his wife and he would do anything for his daughter, Honor, but living in a loveless marriage is taking its toll. Bren is bisexual and has never stopped having feelings for Jackson. While Jack knew this, he also knew they could only be friends while Bren was still married. Bren is trying to do what's best for everyone, but what about what's best for him?

I loved this installment in the series. I have very few books that stay with me after I shut off my Kindle. I found myself thinking about these characters long after I've stopped reading. I needed to know more. I had to know how it was going to play out. I was completely invested. The Rusty Knob series, especially Stainless, is so full of emotions. Ms. Chilson draws you in within the first page and doesn't let you go until long after you're done. I can't wait to see what's next for the residents of this town!

Also Available in the Rusty Knob Series

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Book 2
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Erica Chilson does not write in the 3rd person, wanting her readers to be her characters. Therefore, writing a bio about herself, is uncomfortable in the extreme.

Born, raised, and here to stay, the Wicked Writer is a stump-jumper, a ridge-runner. Hailing from North Central Pennsylvania, directly on the New York State border; she loves the changes in seasons, the humid air, all the mountainous forest, and the gloomy atmosphere.

Introverted, but not socially awkward, Erica prides herself on thinking first and filtering her speech. There are days she doesn’t speak at all. If it wasn’t for the fact that she lives with her parents, giving her a sense of reality, she would be a hermit, where the delivery man finds her months after expiration.

Reading was an escape, a way to leave a not-so pleasant reality behind. Reading lent Erica the courage she gathered from the characters between the pages to long for a different life. Writing was an instrument of change, evolving Erica into the woman she is today- a better, more mature, more at peace thinker.

Erica has a wicked mind, one she pours out into her creations. Her filter doesn’t allow all of it to erupt, much to her relief. Sarcastic, with a very dark, perverse sense of humor, Erica puts a bit of herself into every character she writes.

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