Friday, February 9, 2018

Beg by Eden Butler Blog Tour

I am a liar. My words were poison and everything I touched got filthy. Except Iris.

She was the best part of who I was. The only bright spark in my dull, gray world.

But denial made me stupid and a cruel insult destroyed everything I hoped to have with the girl of my dreams.

Now I will crawl on my knees and grovel because sometimes, even rock Gods have to beg.

This is an erotic romance novel not suitable for young audiences... or people with heart conditions.

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She was starlight, bright and brilliant and out of my fucking reach. There was a hardness to those beautiful features now, a glint of something distant I’d never be able to take from her face.

Didn’t mean I wouldn’t try.

“You good, mami?”

The endearment bothered her, had Iris jerking a glare my way and I couldn’t decide if I loved or hated it.

“Don’t.” It was all she said, all that seemed able to move beyond the anger and bitterness that had tightened the muscles around her mouth. I did that. I’d caused all that rage, all that venom. I should take it for the medicine it was; gulp it down because I deserved it. But Iris was my past, the sweetest and best part of who I hoped like hell I could be again. More than that, she was my end game, my forever more. I’d do anything to have her back, anything at all to deserve her again.

I took two steps—slow, careful, like she was a landmine easily triggered by the wrong words, the wrong look from me. The closer I came, the straighter her back went and I knew not to push. She hated me and I understood why. I got that I’d done something unforgiveable.

“If saying sorry was enough, it’d be the first thing I’d utter every time I opened my mouth.”

She kept silent, staring straight ahead, watching the nurses shuffle around their reception area, thumbing through files, answering phones. I could only watch her, profile sharp, face tense, but none of that lessened that beautiful lines of her face or the sweet swell of precise features that gave her the look of a statue—something formed with love and care, something far too beautiful for this ugly world.

Blinking brought images straight to my mind of Iris and me, her laughter, her smile and how many times I’d put it there; how often it was my words, my music, my jokes that kept her face lit up and sweet. But that had been a long damn time ago and I hadn’t been the cause of anything remotely similar to those expressions.

“Sorry means nothing,” she started, focus still on the movement of activity around us. “Especially when it comes alone.”


She nodded once and her voice was tight, the inflection shaking with what felt like anger to me. “Words are just words, sounds and syllables that fade to nothing. Actions. Deeds. Those are the things that matter.”

“Tell me what to do,” I said, moving closer than I should have, making Iris step away from me. “Please.”

Iris inhaled, wetting her lips with her tongue before she shot one sharp, furious glare at me. “Forget you know me and for God’s sake, Jamie, leave me the hell alone.”

The click of her boots sounded like slaps against my face as she moved down the hallway, further and further away, and I fought the urge to chase after her. Her hair was longer now, sliding against her back, grazing her waist as she moved. I wanted to tangle all that hair between my fingers. I wanted to know if that honeysuckle scent still hung in her hair.

“Sorry,” I told her, knowing she was too far away to hear me. “You can’t forget the only good you’ve ever known, mami.” I walked forward, scrubbing my face as I watched her. “Forgetting you is that last thing I’ll do.”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of revelation, re-evaluation, and romance

This is the second book of the series, and you absolutely need to read Kneel to understand what is happening here. We were left on a terrible ending, with Jamie (as Dash) having shared a video in a concert, mirroring the nightmare at the beginning of Kneel. He really does need to air his grievances in private!

This book revolves around the fallout from his stupid act – his public life, his career, his private life, and his family – everything is in turmoil, and once again Jamie has fallen into the bottle, and trying to find where Iris has vanished. We find him finally emerging from his stupor and working on what his future may contain. I really don't want to say anything, as it is revealed in such a perfect way, that I could give you the wrong steer. Let me assure you that it is dark, gritty, sad, moving, hopeful, and sad again! Love features, but not always as you might expect, but always with meaning.

This book does a wonderful job of closing the story, and of giving us the closure that we needed, even if not what we expected. Thank you, Ms. Butler.

God of Rock #1 was my favorite read of 2017, so you can imagine I was very excited when Beg was finally available!!

Jamie and his florecita, Iris, are broken up after Dash tries to ruin Iris with the sex tape at his last concert. Now Jamie is drifting. He's left his band and he's hiding out in his hometown, which is the place where everything started, including his love for Iris. This is where he's hoping to get his mojo back. After leaving endless messages for Iris (that are tear inducing to us readers, let me tell ya!!), his hope to get her to forgive him is dim.

Jamie's character's heartfelt longing and his self-hatred for screwing Iris over, AGAIN, go straight to your heart in this book. His journey for redemption is sad, sweet, and full of feels. I love that he makes amends with his father, Wills, and the two end up having a good rapport after years of abandonment. I found his mother’s recovery a little too over the top but hey, even Juanita redeemed herself. The whole book was full of self discovery, learning to forgive and grow. While not as exciting as Kneel, it was a beautiful ending to Jamie and Iris's story.

This is the second book in the series and you really have to read book one, Kneel before diving into this one.

Beg is told from Jamie aka Dash's point of view. It surrounds the fallout from book one and how he deals with that.

I enjoyed watching Jamie come to terms with the issues in his life as well as dealing with the fallout from his actions.

This was a great conclusion to the story.

Also Available in the God of Rock Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Kneel Blog Tour.

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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