Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Sweet Dreams (#2, Colorado Mountain Series) by Kristen Ashley - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Sweet Dreams (#2, Colorado Mountain Series) by Kristen Ashley

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Everyone knows I’m a HUGE fan of Kristen Ashley. I love her one-of-a-kind style of storytelling, the way she develops her strong, loyal and kind-hearted characters, and ultimately how happy I feel by the flip of the last page of every KA book I’ve read.  The Colorado Mountain series is so far my favorite series amongst her expansive repertoire and today, we’re celebrating the paperback release of book 2, Sweet Dreams! This is Tate and Lauren’s story!

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Lauren Grahame has spent her whole life thinking something special was going to happen. She didn’t know what it was, she just knew it would one day be hers. But she learned the hard way that special wasn’t on offer.

So, after divorcing her cheating husband, Lauren searched for nothing special and she thought she found it when she landed a job as a waitress in a biker bar in Carnal. It was perfect: a nothing job in a nowhere bar in Nowheresville.

Then Tatum Jackson walked in. Part-owner of the bar, he took one look at high-class Lauren and wanted nothing to do with her. And he made this known, loudly.

Tate’s angry insults seared in her brain, Lauren decides the feeling is mutual and she doesn’t want anything to do with the gloriously handsome Tate Jackson. The clash of the bartender and barmaid begins but, even though Tate makes his change of mind clear (in biker-speak, a language Lauren is not fluent in), Lauren is intent on going her own way.

Until a serial killer hits Carnal and Lauren finds out Tate isn’t a bartender, he’s a bounty hunter. He stakes his claim for Lauren before he goes on the hunt for a killer but Laurie doesn’t speak biker nor does she understand bounty hunters and Tate comes back from the hunt to find his old lady has moved on.

Life throws curveball after curveball at Laurie and Tate as secrets are revealed, women are brutally murdered, Tate leads Lauren to special and Laurie tries to find her inner biker babe.

Series Reading Order

Each book in the series can be read as a standalone. Click the covers below to purchase.
Click here for all Kristen Ashley series reading orders

the gamble

Max & Nina

lady luck

Tate & Laurie

lady luck

Ty & Lexie


Chase & Faye


Ham & Zara


Deck & Emme

My Reviews: The Gamble | Lady Luck | Breathe | Kaleidoscope


Tate kept my hand in his as we walked to room three, which was way closer to Ned and Betty’s. I had to walk double-time to keep up with his long strides. He didn’t release my hand when he made it to the door. He just unlocked it, opened it, and pushed me inside.

I walked four steps in while Tate flipped the light switch.

It was an exact copy of my other room, to the letter.

I threw my purse on the bed, turned to Tate, and remarked,

“Weird, it’s like I didn’t even move. It’s the same room.”

“Enjoy the ride?” Tate asked and I blinked at him.


“Did you enjoy the ride, Lauren?” he repeated and I smiled.

“Yes, Tate, it was—”

I didn’t finish but I made another sound. It was a gasp because one second he was standing inside the closed door. The next he was standing right in front of me, one of his hands was sliding up my neck into my hair, the other arm was wrapped around my waist pulling my body into his.

“What are you—?” I got out before his fingers in my hair fisted, pulled down just a tad less than gentle, and his mouth was on mine.

And he kissed me.

No. He kissed me.

Brad was a good kisser and he was great in bed. He wasn’t my first kiss though, or my first lover. I’d had a better kisser than Brad, but not a better lover.

But Tate’s kiss . . .

There was no describing it.

It didn’t start slow. It started hard and wet and so demanding

I had no choice but to give back what I got. And I did. Our tongues sparred, then our teeth bit at each other’s lips and our heads twisted this way and that, all of it a mindless, sexy dance that was all- consuming. There was nothing but his mouth and my mouth, what they were doing and what they were making me feel. Nothing. Not in the whole universe.

When he lifted his head a fraction of an inch I found one of my hands was up his shirt in the back and one of them was cupping the back of his head. His hand was still fisted in my hair but his other arm had moved up to curve tight just under my shoulder blades, the pads of his fingers pressed into the side of my breast.

We both were breathing deep, our breaths mingling between us. I could feel his on my sensitized lips and he had to feel mine.

Finally, he spoke. “Shit, Ace.”

“Shit what?” I whispered, staring into his eyes, so close, I could count the tawny flecks.

“This isn’t good,” he whispered back and I swallowed and felt a sour pit forming in my belly.

“It isn’t?”

“I gotta focus.” He went on whispering.

“On what?” I asked, also whispering.

“On shit that doesn’t include what that mouth and tongue of yours could do to my cock.”

My hand at his back fisted. “Tate—”

“And if your pussy is as sweet as your mouth.”


“Shit,” he muttered.


“I gotta find this guy,” he told me.

“I know.”

“I get back, Lauren, you’re on the back of my bike.”

I blinked at what he said, mostly because I didn’t understand it. Then I swayed because he let me go and without a word or looking back, the door to my room closed behind him.

Several moments later, when I could speak, I asked the door, “Get back from where?”

Like the hall earlier that day, the door didn’t have an answer.

About Kristen
20140521-164731-60451242.jpgKristen Ashley grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana, and has lived in Denver, Colorado, and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her posse is loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. Kristen was raised in a house with a large and multigenerational family. They lived on a very small farm in a small town in the heartland, and Kristen grew up listening to the strains of Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon, and Whitesnake. Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music and love was a good way to grow up.  And as she keeps growing up, it keeps getting better.




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  1. carolsavoy said:

    Thank you for the chance to win one of Kristine’s books 🙂


  2. Brandi (@Tx_Brandi) said:

    I haven’t read any of this series yet, and actually just got Kaleidoscope to start not knowing it’s a series! I love that it’s a read-a-lone but will wait til reading the others first.


  3. Barbara said:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    I’ve just finished reading “The Will” and would love to discover more of her books.


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